Dr. Wassenaar Recognized as Esteemed Expert in Implantology Field

dr wassenaar recognized as esteemed expert in implantology field Dr. Rudy Wassenaar can now add another title to his already impressive career and education in dentistry. At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, held in New Orleans from October 26-29, Dr. Wassenaar was recognized as an official Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Earning this title is no easy task. An expert panel of implant dentists reviews professional and leadership credentials. The potential Fellow must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in dentistry and to the Academy’s standards of ethics and patient welfare.

Dr. Wassenaar was required to provide documentation of his excellence in the dental field, which includes proof of his Diplomate status of the American Board of Oral Implantology, the certifying board that the Academy sponsors, and proof that he provides the surgical and restorative phases of implant treatment.

This distinguished honor sets apart the leading implantologists in the field. Dr. Wassenaar is one of 300 dentists who hold this prestigious membership. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by US state and federal courts.

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Dr. Wassenaar and the talented staff at Williams Lake Smiles are committed to providing the best dental care for patients here in Williams Lake, BC. As a distinguished member of the dental field, patients can count on receiving top-quality care with Dr. Wassenaar.

To find out more about the dental services that are offered, contact our office today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

We hope this finds all our patients and friends healthy and well as summer is supposed to be arriving! Fingers crossed that we will see some sunshine in the Cariboo soon!

Our clinic staff have been working hard through this "new normal" of COVID-19 and ensuring that our clinic is exceeding the regulations to create the most safe and comfortable environment for all our patients. In the field of dentistry, we have always been experts in infection control. Now we are establishing a modified workflow to go above and beyond in this endeavor.

We are starting to resume some scheduling of more routine procedures as well as emergency care at this time. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about our current protocols or would like to schedule care.

Please respect our measures we are taking to ensure physical distancing within our office. This includes completing the COVID-19 prescreening form that is emailed to you before each appointment. We are also continuing to limit our waiting room to one person at a time and having patients complete payments and scheduling in their treatment room before exiting through the side door. This allows us to prevent interaction between patients whenever possible.

You may also find that we are slightly less flexible in our available appointment times for now as we are managing these new measures. We need to consider the amount of patients within our clinic at any time as well as stagger our patient entry and exit times.

Please be patient and kind as we all adjust to this protocol that is in place for the safety of all of us.

Take a few minutes to watch and share our latest instalment of Dr Wassenaar's appearance on the television program "The Wellness Hour". This interview outlines a lot of what we are doing to make sure that our patients have the utmost confidence and comfort in visiting Williams Lake Smiles at all times.


Our first TV interview has enjoyed 860,000 views with world-wide sharing. We would love to hear your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.


Dr Rudy Wassenaar

Dr Sophia Dahai

And all the Williams Lake Smiles team

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