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Letter From Dear Doctor

Issue 21 of Dear Doctor Magazine

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” Pearl S. Buck

We at Dear Doctor are very proud to create editorial content that is beneficial to our readers and are most grateful for the very positive feedback we are getting in return. This aspect of our work does indeed give us great joy. We know only one standard — excellence. In that spirit, we are delighted to introduce, in this issue, Dr. John Kois of the Kois Center for Advancing Dentistry Through Science. Dr. Kois will take you through the steps to achieving exceptional dentistry with predictable results.

How does one attain such a desirable goal? As a consumer, you might well make an assumption that when dental work is done, it will not only look good, but also last for a long time, if not a lifetime. But you may not be familiar with the process that ensures that outcome. As dentists, we have a great responsibility to you, our patients, that is contained within a professional, if unspoken, code of clinical conduct. This includes the ability to evaluate and account for all risk factors that have lead to an individual's current clinical situation, then to control and correct them with the goal of producing predictable and successful results. “Successful Dental Treatment: Getting the Best Possible Results,” the title of the feature article, is what the Kois Center for Advancing Dentistry Through Science embodies.

In our last issue, we published a “Patient's Bill of Rights” that emphasized communication. Open communication and trust, more often than not, lead to the best results in clinical dentistry. We hope you will find our article “Successful Dental Treatment” useful in understanding how good communication between patient and dentist brings about achievements we can all be proud of.

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

There is so much contained in a smile — so laugh often and much, in enjoyment of life, in all its expressions and meanings.


Mario A.Vilardi, DMD

Garry A.Rayant, BDS, DDS, LDSRCS, MS

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