The title of this post is misleading because since I am a Palm Harbor Dentist, I have no idea what dentistry is like in Australia. The son of a friend of mine works for Henry Schein and sells dental supplies and equipment in Australia. Fixing teeth is global, therefore I will talk about fixing teeth in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
In 1981, as I began my Dental Studies at Columbia SDOS (School of Dental and Oral Surgery, now the School of Dental Medicine), I clearly remember one lecture early on with the medical students. A highly respected physician/lecturer/researcher began his presentation with “Here at Columbia University we will teach you the most up to date medical information available, unfortunately half of it is wrong and we do not now know which half.” A very powerful sentence which has deeply influenced my Dental Career. I understood the meaning of this statement to be, we need to stay continuously abreast of new and evolving research and developments, ie: to be lifelong students.
The concept of life long learning is not unique to Medicine/Dentistry. Technology progresses at lightening speed. The evolution of dentistry is exciting. I continuously look forward to the introduction of new, but proven, technology in my Palm Harbor Dentist office. Before the close of 2013, my dental practice will have adopted digital impressioning into our standard of care.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A