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Letter From Dear Doctor

Issue 3 of Dear Doctor Magazine

We are delighted to present the third issue of Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health Magazine. At the outset of this issue we want to take a moment to thank you, our readers, for the stunning and overwhelming support we have received, this is the most important part of making our dream of this magazine a reality.

We are also writing with a plea for your help.

A magazine is a living, creative and evolving entity. It must change and grow to serve its readers. Our goal is to be able to advocate for you, not only as a healthcare magazine, but also as healthcare professionals. Dear Doctor Magazine is designed to increase your knowledge and awareness of dental and oral health topics, to provide necessary information on current topics of interest, treatment and therapies available. More importantly it is our mission to empower you with a greater ability to make informed healthcare decisions and choices together with your healthcare professionals.

Therefore, the information in Dear Doctor presents cutting edge knowledge, with editorial material that is based "on the evidence" of what we as dental health professionals know, and which is borne out by research and clinical experience. To that end Dear Doctor is written exclusively by the foremost experts in their fields, edited especially for lay readership to be read in easy to understand language. The editorial material is not influenced by advertisers. Only advertisers whose products reinforce or endorse current and accepted knowledge appear in the pages of Dear Doctor.

We want you to be able to make educated, informed and confident healthcare decisions together with your healthcare professionals. We feel that substance and credibility are more important than "sound bites". We strongly believe that the editorial content of the magazine cannot be made up of quick reads; that is not the mission of Dear Doctor. The magazine is not a throw away, the issues of Dear Doctor are designed to be kept for reference; they are indexed and catalogued for future use. The feature articles will be summarized on the Dear Doctor website and the consultations available in their entirety.

With these goals in mind, we need your constant and continuing feedback. If you have any questions or opinions while reading Dear Doctor Magazine, please contact us. You can email Dear Doctor your questions, comments and suggestions by visiting our website at Your feedback is critical and welcome to allow us to be responsive to your healthcare needs.

In the following pages you will find feature articles and consultations based on questions asked by individuals, as well as interviews and other useful areas of educational and fun bits of information — topics of interest to both professionals and members of the public at large.

Our profound thanks once again,

Mario A.Vilardi, DMD

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