Dollarphotoclub_64184840-300x225 While Dr. Wassenaar is committed to making positive impacts on the dental health of our community in Williams Lake, he’s also making impacts on a larger scale.

As an experienced implant dentist, he’s an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Through international organizations, he’s able to participate in global conferences to share and gain knowledge in dentistry on a global scale.

Last month, Dr. Wassenaar was invited to present his scholarly findings on dental implants at the World Congress on Dental and Oral Health 2016 in Dubai. He was excited to lead a lecture and learn from a variety of dentists all around the world.

The topics of this year’s presentations were centered on “focusing on changing disease patterns and treatment needs in dental and oral health.”

The conference was able to bring together research from Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons, Endodontics, Restorative Sciences, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, oral biology, and other dental and oral health fields. It combined the best of the best from every field, so dental professionals could broaden the knowledge on areas outside of their expertise.

Dr. Wassenaar’s Presentation in Dubai

Dr. Wassenaar was excited to accept the request and give a lecture on Implantology.

The premise of his lecture focused on the evolution of technology in with dental implants, and how easy it’s become to improve the lives of those suffering with tooth loss.

In their infancy, about 20 years ago, dental implants were used to improve the lives of patients, but the results weren’t exact. Longevity, esthetics, and function were compromised, because technology just wasn’t at the same level that it’s at today.

Now, we can use biotechnology to find the healthiest and most effective area to place an implant in the bone for better function and longevity. Now, we can use CBCT technology and CAD/CAM to use a precise surgical guide to place implants in a safe and quick way.

Not to mention, bone grafting has allowed dentists to make patient’s jaws more stable to receive an implant. Advancements in implant designs have also made modern implants more beautiful and realistic than ever. 

Dental implants have come a long way and opened the door for a lot of suffering patients.

Modern dental implants have offhandedly changed the face of endodonics and periodontology. It’s easy, safe, and healthier for to remove problem teeth and replace them with implants, instead of having patients suffer with dysfunctional teeth.

For prosthodontics, dental implants have become a conservative option for people with missing teeth. As science, medicine, and technology continue to progress, implant dentistry will make a positive footprint on the entire world.

These are just some of the findings that Dr. Wassenaar was proud to present to some of his international colleagues, so they, too, can see the benefits of dental implants in multiple facets of dentistry.

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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.


Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles

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