For the third consecutive year, The Brace Space, Stuart Davidson Orthodontics and Citadel Oral surgery are teaming up to put on a CE for Charity event at the Halifax Central Library. CE stands for Continuing Education and it is great to see so many participants from across the province, coming to listen to the knowledgeable speakers who will be presenting tomorrow. In doing so they will not only gather new information to help in their practices, but also know that all proceeds will be going to Make A Wish and Phoenix House! We are so thankful to all the sponsors who have helped make this happen. Congratulations to all on this great success story.
This past week Dr Dan Stuart and Dr Sarah Davidson took to the skies for the 116th American Association of Orthodontic presentations in Florida. It is an annual meeting of approximately 15,000 Orthodontists and other related Orthodontic professionals, where our specialists get a chance to share their knowledge and learn about all the new innovations and techniques in the world of Orthodontics. They then get to take this information home to our Halifax and Dartmouth clinics! We caught a picture of Dr Davidson about to start her sessions and was given a send off by her little family!
Happy New Year from The Brace Space! It doesn’t matter what your New Year’s Resolutions are; learning something new, building confidence, completing a new project or finding the motivation to reach your goals. We wasted no time in 2016 to set goals we hope to achieve all year long. It starts with entertaining on the job training! We are always looking to better our patient experience, so we decided a competition to improve our timing with Invsalign scans would allow our patients to get back to their busy lives! No more messy and unpleasant traditional impressions. The Itero scanner is a compact, handheld wand that allows us to take a highly accurate, radiation-free laser impression that renders a digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth. The scan is evaluated by your Orthodontist and together with Invisalgn, it immediately starts the process of creating your beautiful and happy smile!
If you called our offices this week you would learn that they are closed. You would be told 'The Doctors are away for CE.' But what does that mean exactly? CE, or Continuing Education, is the learning that happens once your doctors leave school. Your doctors are dedicated to lifelong learning as it is their goal to offer the best treatments available in the best environment possible. For this reason they seek out and regularly attend and/or teach CE, on a wide variety of topics, world wide. CE can be on new techniques, new technologies or new ideas and concepts in things such as practice management or how to enhance a patient experience. This past week Drs. Stuart and Davidson attended The Pankey Institute in Biscayne Key, Florida. It was a busy week with lots of hard work and study but you'll be happy to know our newly-certified Pankey Doctors passed with flying colors!
The Northeastern Society of Orthodontists Annual General Meeting was a destination meeting this year on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico! Although the sun was shining in the balmy outside, the air-conditioned meeting room inside looked and felt a lot like home (cold and dark!) It was a great conference though with Orthodontists from all over the Eastern Seaboard of the US and Canada gathering for some continuing education.