Becoming a Better Dentist and a Life Long Student

Vancouver Dentist - Payam Matin

I joined the Marshall clinic in Sept 2013 and was very impressed from the start. As a dentist, there are things that we look for in the quality of restorations and seeing Dr. Bruce’s patients on a daily basis reaffirmed the high standards that he maintains for every single patient and every procedure that he offers. Bruce’s advance training at the Kois center and the Pankey institute has made him into a very qualified dentist that goes beyond expectations to provide excellent care for his patients. I have learned much from Bruce since I started practicing with him but if I were to choose a couple of major points they would have to be: being a life long learner and treating patients with empathy.

In my journey of continual learning and becoming a better dentist, I have taken many continuing dental education courses since graduation from dental school in Boston. The most recent ones that I have attended in the past couple of months are Kois occlusion course and an Invisalign training, both very beneficial. Dr. John Kois is a highly regarded dentist that has his learning center in Seattle and educates many already practicing dentists throughout the year. Some of the important things that I have learned from his lecture was his unique approach of simplifying the concept of occlusion and recognizing destructive patterns, reasons and how to manage occlusal problems. Furthermore, the Invisalign training provided me with a simple way of approaching teeth alignment with clear trays. Invisalign is an alternative approach to traditional braces and has its indication for mild to moderate amount of teeth movement.

All in all, my approach to dentistry is of a conservative nature and I will always be a life long student and keep an open mind to new techniques and ideas as dentistry evolves and my vision changes.

Happy teeth, happy smiles, happy people

Dr. Payam Matin of the Marshall Dental Clinic

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