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Dr. Rudy Wassenaar has been invited to give a presentation on dental implants for the World Congress on Dental and Oral Health which will be held at Dubai during April, 2016. Theme of the conference is “Focusing on Changing Disease Patterns and Treatment Needs in Dental and Oral health.” The World Congress on Dental and Oral Health 2016 is the premier knowledge building event and the largest annual public health gathering throughout the Globe. It gathers participants from varied fields with in Dental and Oral health. It explores the current research works on the following topics like Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, Restorative Sciences, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, oral biology and varied fields in Dental and Oral Health.

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This exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world covering all the aspects of Dental and Oral health. We are standing tall in the field of research & technology, and our objective is to provide a platform which will promote, encourage and support scholars, researchers, academic and industrial professionals to carry and accomplish their work.

World Congress on Dental and Oral Health 2016 will provide an interaction between academic and industrial professionals from Dental and oral health throughout the world so that It gives an opportunity to facilitate the development by displaying their knowledge in specific academic disciplines or professional specializations.

Technology and Expanded Applications of Dental Implantology as part of comprehensive treatment planning.

Rudy M. Wassenaar, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Abstract

The last two decades have seen huge shifts in the application of dental implantology as it relates to routine dental care. Initially dental implants were primarily used to improve the lives of our edentulous patients. The implants were placed where the bone was and the prosthetic results were more often than not, not much more than a compromise with regards to function, longevity and esthetics. Now we are much better able to create an almost ideal recipient site for implants by using biotechnology. Bone grafting techniques combined with the utilization of autologous growth factors can now predictably create close to ideal recipient sites prior to implant placement and are determined by the prosthetic requirements of the case ahead of time. New implant designs have come on stream that provide great initial stability allowing for immediate placement and immediate load in selective cases, whereas in the past most implants that were placed were two stage. With the introduction of CBCT technology and CAD/CAM design we can now print extremely accurate surgical guides that allow for faster, better and safer surgeries with less morbidity. Paradigms around how many implants are required for fixed prosthetics in edentulous cases have been turned upside down with the advent of the all-on-four technique.

There is no question that dental implantology has greatly expanded the options available to our patients. It has transformed periodontology where we no longer do pocket reduction surgery at the rates we used to. It has changed the focus of endodontics where we are now much quicker to remove questionable teeth and place an implant as an alternative. In prosthodontics it has become clear that in fact dental implants are the most conservative option in our arsenal for tooth replacement options: an implant is a one tooth solution to a missing tooth. A bridge is a three tooth solution to a missing tooth.. In orthodontics we can now use TAD implants which has greatly improved the availability of anchorage reducing the need for extra-oral anchorage. As time goes on the prediction is that the dental profession will continue to improve the quality of care for our patients as we continue capitalizing on this momentum that has been gaining traction worldwide.

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

Greetings to patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

June is here and hopefully, more summer weather is headed our way!

We are feeling excited and optimistic about the months to come as it appears that there is some positive easing of restrictions in British Columbia. Our team hopes this means that you will be able to slowly begin to see loved ones and move around a little bit more. Good news for us all!

In our office, your health and safety is still our utmost concern so we would like to update you and review our current protocols.

We are happy to be able to move from our online covid pre-screening forms to a verbal questionnaire. This means that you will no longer be required to do the online covid form before every appointment.
For the continued health and safety of all, we ask that you do not attend our office if you feel unwell at all or have traveled outside of the country within the past 14 days. We will ask you covid screening questions on the phone, at the time of scheduling appointments, and then again at the time of your arrival in our office. Mask wear is still mandatory for anyone entering our office. Your temperature will still be taken, shoe coverings provided and we will have you use hand sanitizer upon check-in at the door.

We will still be doing all we can to limit the amount of people in the office at one time and who you come into contact with while you are here.
We ask that you do not arrive too far ahead or drop off family members early for scheduled appointments. If our waiting room is full, we may ask you to remain in your vehicle and we can call you in as soon as we are ready. Please do not bring any extra people with you into the office. No spouses, children or siblings can accompany you to your appointment in the office.
We will continue with all other enhanced safety protocols to ensure that the health of our patients and staff team are our first priority and allow us to continue to provide you with our full range of exceptional dental care.

The Williams Lake Smiles team thanks to our amazing patients and friends for their ongoing patience and support through these unprecedented times of the past year and moving forward.
We appreciate your trust in us to help you be the healthiest you can be!

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule any of your dental needs.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles


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