Dr. Wassenaar Awarded Certificate of Merit by Mayor of Williams Lake, British Columbia

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On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 the city of Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada awarded two of its citizens with Certificates of Merit. The goal of the ceremony was to acknowledge Williams Lake citizens who are drawing positive attention for the city. Read about who was awarded and the specific reason that Dr. Wassanaar was chosen for the Certificate of Merit in Williams Lake.

The Two Recipients of the Williams Lake Certificate of Merit

Dr. Wassanaar was given the Certificate of Merit for his international work that has brought attention to the dental community of Williams Lake. The second awardee was a young wrestling champion named Tyleen Scaiano. Both Dr. Wassanaar and Ms. Scaiano were given the awards at the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, June 6.

Dr. Wassanaar’s International Accomplishments

The main reason that Mayor Walt Cobb presented Dr. Wassanaar with a Certificate of Merit was for his advanced work in implant dentistry. By becoming a renowned dental implant surgeon based out of Williams Lake, Rudy Wassanaar has drawn attention to the city. This led the way for other dental professionals to visit Williams Lake, and to consider the city a leading center for implantology.

Dr. Rudy Wassanaar Responds to His Certificate of Merit Award

As a longtime citizen of the city of Williams Lake, Dr. Wassanaar was appreciative of the chance to be recognized by the community. This was his response to receiving the Certificate of Merit:

“I’ve lived here and worked for 30 years and worked hard always to do a better job. For the last few years, I’ve been getting international attention with what I’ve been doing with implant dentistry so I’m hoping it will attract more professionals to Williams Lake, more people that look for certain services, be comfortable living here and moving here, and that applies to every small town in Canada.”

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Honoring a Lifetime of Accomplishments in Williams Lake

Williams Lake Smiles is a practice that has been on the leading edge of dental implant technology since its inception. If you’re missing teeth, few doctors on the planet have the knowledge and mastery of dental implants that Dr. Rudy Wassenaar does. Whether you’ve been considering the procedure for years, or need to find out more before moving forward, contact Williams Lake Smiles to learn more.

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Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

Happy New Year to all our patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

There’s just something about a new year! It represents a clean slate, a new beginning for many of us. As we finished up with 2020, we all want to believe that 2021 will bring a sort of relief from much of what the past year has brought us. 

Although there are still many restrictions and hurdles ahead of us, we are all doing our best to prove that we are resilient and focused on brighter and healthier days ahead.

The start of 2021 finds many of us evaluating our health and making plans and potential changes for the year ahead. So, as you are making some New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to add dental care to that list!

Managing your dental health is a key factor of keeping your immune system strong to help protect you against any attack. Just as important as a good diet, rest and exercise, your dental health is something you should not ignore.

Often dental changes can happen with little to no discomfort or warning. Just as changes in the rest of your body happen, it is the same for your teeth and mouth. We all know that age, stress, hormones and busy schedules (just to name a few) sneak up on us and seem to cause changes to our bodies almost overnight. Where you used to be able to eat whatever you wanted, barely exercise and stay up all hours of the night, you might be noticing that you just can’t do that anymore! It is similar with our dental care routine. If you have been doing the same routine for what seems like forever, it might be time to evaluate and change things, even slightly, to be more effective in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

Our team at Williams Lake Smiles is here to help make your health a top priority. We look forward to continuing to work with you as life changes happen and want to make dental pain and emergency the smallest challenges possible.

This past year we have been working even harder to make our office a safe, welcoming place for you to visit. You may notice our policies and protocols have changed and will continue to do so based on recommendations from our professional colleges, provincial and local health authorities. Please respect these new policies and understand that some extra screening and time is required in order to achieve this. To keep things running smoothly, it is very important to complete all screening paperwork prior to all visits to our office. If the required paperwork is not completed, we may need to reschedule your appointment time.

Contact our team to schedule a dental appointment to help you be the healthiest you in 2021.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Dr Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles


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