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Happy New Year from all of us at Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics!

Christmas 2019

Call for Correction with Sponsored Content – “What Is a Denturist”

To: Robyn Wilkinson, Managing Editor
Melinda Crake, Sales Manager

Dear Ms. Wilkinson and Ms. Crake,

I am writing today on behalf of the Canadian Dental Association with respect to a sponsored content piece which ran in your paper this week. The article, titled “What Is a Denturist”, contained information that was not only misleading, but absolutely false.

At the end of the first paragraph, the following sentence appears: “A denturist, sometimes referred to as a prosthodontist, will make and fit your dentures or implants and can help with any necessary replacements or repairs.” The CDA would like to make absolutely clear that a denturist is not a prosthodontist, and the two professions should never be conflated.

Prosthodontists are university-trained professionals who have undergone a minimum of ten years of university training, including three years of additional specialty training beyond dental school. They are doctors, recognized as dental specialists. Denturists are technicians, with three years of postsecondary training at the college level.

Denturists are not able to provide diagnoses, nor are they permitted based on their scope of practice to establish a comprehensive treatment plan. Moreover, denturists cannot place implants into a patient’s mouth as they are not permitted to perform surgery. They are limited to providing removable dentures.

Denturists can make assessments of patients, but they do not have the diagnostic knowledge to provide a diagnosis. They also are not supposed to take an x-ray of a patient, as per Article 6 of the Ontario Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, nor are they able to use those radiographic images for diagnostic purposes.

The Canadian Dental Association strongly urges you to provide a correction to the article in a subsequent edition of the paper, and to address the version that is posted on your website either by correcting the information therein, or removing the article.

We would be pleased to answer any further questions you may have.

Kevin Desjardins
Director, Public Affairs / Directeur, Affaires publiques
Canadian Dental Association / Association dentaire canadienne

Donation Commitment to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

Recognizing the value of continued quality healthcare in the Burlington area, Dr. Patrick and Cindy Pedlar have made a recent 5 year commitment to donate a portion of patients fees to the Joseph Brant Hospital Fundraising Foundation as a way of giving back to the community! Click here to view the thank you letter from the Foundation.

Vote for Patrick! Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Best Dentist

Burlington Readers' Choice 2016 nomination Patrick Pedlar

We are proud to announce that Patrick has been nominated for the Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Best Dentist!

Please click here to vote for Patrick!

Deadline for voting is Sunday February 7 at 11:59 pm.

Office Christmas Party 2015

Dr. Pedlar Christmas Party 2015 Burlington Restorative Dentistry

Dr. M. Patrick Pedlar – 2015 Patients’ Choice Award Winner

Top 10 dentistry clinics in Burlington, ON

Dr. M. Patrick Pedlar is ranked in the top Burlington, ON Dentistry practices

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Dr. Pedlar Attending Meetings for Burlington Dental Academy and the Ontario Dental Association

Dr. Patrick with Dr. Mohamad at the ODA’s (Ontario Dental Association) Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) 2015 in May

Drs. Patrick Pedlar (President), Terry Donovan (Guest Speaker), Oliver in Harry (Program Chair) and Herman Thang (President Elect) after the Burlington Dental Academy’s Annual full day seminar “Practical Pearls in Restorative Dentistry” in February 2015

Dr. Patrick Pedlar presiding over the Burlington Dental Academy’s meeting in January 2015

Dr. Patrick Pedlar presiding over the Burlington Dental Academy’s meeting in January 2015

Give Kids a Smile Day

On April 24, the City of Burlington with the participation of the Burlington Dental Academy will be providing free dental screenings for children. We will be available for patients 9:30 till 11:00 on Friday.

Joint Dental Specialty Meeting, Toronto, 17-18 October 2014

Dr. Pedlar Restorative Dentistry Joint Dental Specialty Meeting in Toronto

There was an innovative continuing education event held in Toronto on 17-18 Oct 14. For the first time, the Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario (APO), the Ontario Society of Periodontics (OSA) and the Ontario Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (OSOMS) partnered to offer the Joint Dental Specialty Meeting. The event started with a dinner and wonderful night of entertainment with the renowned mentalist Hain Goldenberg. The next day, Dr Michael A. Pikos gave an impressive lecture on “ Innovation on Implant Dentistry”. This meeting was the perfect platform to mingle with other specialties and learn on the most recent surgical updates from a leader in dentistry. The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada would like to commend Drs. Natalie Wong, current APO President and M. Patrick Pedlar, for initiating and carrying the idea of having the 3 specialties meet under the same roof.

Picture “Joint Symposium” : From left to right: Dr Tonino Ciocca (APO secretary-treasurer), Dr Neena D’Souza (APO president elect), Dr Yelitza Ararat (APO member), Dr Natalie Wong (APO president), Dr Nancy Dubois (APC president), Dr Patrick Pedlar (APO past president).