I graduated in 1997 from the University of Manitoba. Since that period of time, I've learned a whole lot of things that I didn't know, that I've pursued, pretty much, extensive continuing education, pretty much across North America, in order to get a better understanding of the treatment that we provide for people. I spend continuing education amounts every year in order to be able to do that.
Well, it's like a lot of things; as the newer techniques are being developed, a lot of them require additional training in order to be able to provide them. If you don't get the training and you just read about it, it's not the same thing as having a hands-on experience with somebody who's had multiple years of experience doing it and multiple experiences with individual patients with it. So you got the best of both worlds by having that kind of an experience that says, hands-on, you get to do the procedure. You get to do it with people that are qualified, that have done it. They can critique and just make you better as a result of it.
Dr. Doug McDermid, a Winnipeg, MB dentist at Lakewood Dental Centre, graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry in 1977 and hasn’t stopped learning since. He has completed advanced dentistry courses in dental implants at McGill University, studied aesthetics at the New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, studied occlusion and temporomandibular dysfunction with Clinical Research Associates, and completed courses in periodontal therapy.
So, it’s no surprise that Lakewood Dental Centre, a Winnipeg, MB dental practice that Dr. McDermid established 40 years ago with his wife Cheri, continues to thrive with his expansive dentistry knowledge. Lakewood Dental Centre is a well-respected pillar of its community. By providing excellent dental care, the dentists have realized their vision of contributing to the overall well-being and total health of patients of all ages.
When Dr. McDermid isn’t by his patients’ side at the dental chair, he spends his time remaining an active member of the Manitoba Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the International Association for Orthodontics, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.