(Note, this is an edited version of what appeared earlier. I am not allowed to say why I have been compelled to edit this.)
On May 13, 1994 I bought my dental practice from Dr. Roy Rasmussen, who retired after 44 years of practice. Over the next 20 years I continued to build and grow a great place to be, work, and enjoy.
In 2003 I started a side practice of diagnosing and treating people with orofacial pain and TMJ Dysfunction, primarily from trauma. I was good at the diagnosis and treatment and particularly good with the writing of medical legal reports and the teaching/lecturing of my multi-disciplinary approach to other health care teams and the public. That part of my practice grew to exceed my general practice.
On June 30, 2014 I sold my General Practice to Dr. Sean Lee so that I could provide some balance in my work life and lower my stress levels.
On June 30, 2017 I left this practice that I built.
So what am I doing now?
I am taking a summer sabbatical.
I am studying to earn a Fellowship in General Dentistry from the AGD.
I am attending a major TMJ/Orofacial Pain Conference in Seattle.
I am resting and exercising hoping to regain better physical and mental health.
I am spending much needed time with my wife and daughters and taking a holiday in Ontario to visit my family there, too.
And I am in discussion with several other people about where I can hang my professional hat.
I AM NOT RETIRING.
I hope to reopen somewhere in Calgary starting work in October or November. I will announce when and where here on Facebook and on my website (which needs to be redesigned) in the Fall.
It is my intention to have a practice that is focussed on Orofacial Pain and TMJ Dysfunction with a smaller boutique style practice of Comprehensive General Family Dentistry. I hope to be working with other great dentists who will complement what I do and how I do it. And I will do it with a great team of people working and supporting our efforts with honour, caring, compassion and love.
My apologies for the stress that has occurred due to miscommunication from Dr. Lee to my (former) patients. I am not allowed to directly solicit or contact patients. I am allowed to respond to people who contact me.
Thank you for reading this long post. I look forward to serving the General Public as a General Dentist later in 2017.
Additionally, the Restrictions to Advertising as unreasonably interpreted and unequally enforced by the Alberta Dental Association and College is currently being challenged in the Courts as part of a Class Action lawsuit. I am the lead plaintiff but there are many of my colleagues who are supporting this effort. It is our opinion that the Draconian measures implemented are creating real harm to the General Public due to the lack of the public’s ability to gather relevant information easily and inexpensively, about the dental treatment providers they may wish to trust their oral healthcare with. Stay Tuned for this as well.
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