We were pleased to support the Second Canadian Dental Student Conference as a lead sponsor in Vancouver last month. Members of the FCDSA brought together nearly 400 students from across all 10 Canadian dental schools to network and collaborate with fellow peers and industry professionals.
dentalcorp President, Guy Amini, inspired attendees with an engaging discussion on Leading with an Entrepreneurial Mindset. He discussed his experience joining dentalcorp in the early stages, his journey to becoming a successful business builder and leader, and the skills he honed along the way. A lawyer by trade, Guy further discussed his ability to recognize and adapt to opportunities in the market that enabled him to build an alternative path to achieving personal and professional growth.
Dr. Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, DC Institute Faculty Chair and world-renowned speaker, also hosted two exciting endodontic presentations offering attendees hands-on experience in a workshop environment. The course addressed breakthrough concepts and detailed the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. Participants in the program became familiar with the use of the Apex Last approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the Wave One Gold Rotary Reciprocating NiTi System.
During the Associateship Panel Discussion, Dr. Jessey Minhas, dentalcorp Partner and founder of Family Dental Care in Prince George, provided his perspective as a dentist who built a successful practice, while exploring his transition to partnership with a dental service organization.
With graduation just around the corner, Dr. Tom Roozendaal from Warmland Dental encouraged students to think about what kind of dentist they want to be. He challenged attendees to move away from a pattern of repetition, routine and complacency, and see dentistry for what it really is: a vast and rapidly transforming field that promises innovation, excitement and opportunity. He further provided insight into how digital dentistry is utilized in the general practice setting, including restorative procedures, implantology and patient communication.
On Friday Night, we hosted students, speakers and sponsors for an evening of networking and music at The Portside Pub in Gastown. We were delighted to match the student-hosted a raffle, which raised nearly $1,000 in support of AboutFace, a Canadian charity committed to empowering individuals of every age, with any type facial difference.
We were honoured to be the lead sponsor again this year and we’re eager to see what this exceptional group of students will do in the future!