Dentistry doesn’t stand still and neither does Dr. John and his team. They are constantly evolving to better meet the needs of their patients.
Every dentist must have a certain amount of Continuing Education Credits to renew their dental licenses. There are a variety of courses that assist dentists: technology advancements, new treatment methods, and the latest in scientific research.
Why is it important to patients?
The courses that Dr. John chooses for he and his team are those that keep their practice on the cutting edge of technology and those that Dr John refers to as “continued caring” courses. Those that enhance the health centered, relationship-based dentistry that he and his team provide.
Recently, Dr. John attended a two day Continuing Education seminar at The Schuster Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first day featured Dr. Bruce LeBlanc, a nationally renowned expert in adhesive dentistry (the technique of placing plastic/resin fillings in teeth). The course is titled Maximized Adhesive Dentistry.
Over the last 20 years, composite resin filling materials have replaced silver amalgam fillings as the most suitable product to restore teeth conservatively. Dr. John has not placed silver fillings since 2002, he believes in staying current on the latest in dental materials means he provides better dentistry for his patients.
The second day featured Dr. Mike Robichaux, the course is titled: Creating and Mastering a Health Centered Practice. A “continued caring” course that enhances Dr. John’s philosophy as The Dental Health Coach. His philosophy:
The core of our practice is to understand what our patient’s goals are for dental health. The next step is to understand and educate about the causes of dental disease. Then, together, we develop a plan for not just treating the symptoms of disease, but creating health.