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  • Canada’s Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best
  • The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?
  • How to immunize the world
  • Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital
  • What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety
  • Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate
  • Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Canada’s Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best

For Canada to compete globally, it must challenge its international competitors head-on by doing what it does best: It must innovate. Ottawa — Back in 2012, things looked grim for Canada’s Big Pharma industry. A significant number of the industry’s high-earning products were about to lose their patent protection, and […]


The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?

MONTREAL — There’s a chart executives with Quebec’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. like to show proving what a mess global drug development has become… Read on: Financial Post


How to immunize the world

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an important commitment on the world stage a few weeks ago to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). His was not an idle statement. Canada committed $ 3.5 billion to the effort for the period 2015 to 2020. Harper said something else notable during his […]


Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital

Earlier this year, Western University Health Studies students Ashleigh Davis, Bridget Shaver, Dilshaan Panjwani, and Joseph Tropiano joined together to work on an assignment for Dr. Anne Snowdon’s Health Innovation and Leadership Class. According to Dr. Snowdon, who Chairs the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, the purpose of the […]


What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety

Giving Health Canada the power to recall faulty medicines should have been a no-brainer. Introduced in December 2013, “Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law)” is the first bill to update Canada’s drug safety laws in over 50 years. Considering how important they claimed the legislation to be, Conservatives […]


Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her revamped cabinet are being sworn in as they prepare to implement their agenda with a strengthened majority government. Wynne is breaking apart the massive finance portfolio in a move that appears to signal her resolve to eliminate a $ 12.5-billion deficit. Charles […]


Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Health Minister Rona Ambrose has launched a high-profile panel on innovation, five months after the announcement was first made. The wise person’s panel is meant to examine and keep track of the state of health care innovation in Canada. Ambrose announced the creation of the wise persons panel at an Economic Club […]


 

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Canada’s Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best

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The Best Qualities of Dentists

Studying to become a dentist is one of the most painstaking degrees in the university. It takes a lot of time, effort and money. However, the best dentists on Quarry Park should not just be book-smart or technical masters. They should also have interpersonal skills so that more and more clients would trust their services.

Are you looking to visit a dental clinic anytime soon but don’t know how to choose from the many dentists on Quarry Park? Here are some of the most important qualities you should look for in the professional who you want to take care of your dental hygiene.

  • Dentists should be likeable. With the many clinics on Quarry Park, the competition between dentists in the area is really high. One of the traits you should look for in your dental professional is his or her likeability. It is not enough that he or she is the best at dentistry school or excel in providing the most advanced services. The dentist that you like to handle your dental needs should exude good behavior. The dentist being friendly and accommodating will allow you to feel more relaxed during your appointment. There’s enough anxiety the thought of having dental services already. You don’t need a dentist with foul attitude to add to your stress.

  • Dentists should be understanding and patient. They should entertain you without having to rush through anything. Dentists who have extra time to provide you with the services they offer and allot an extra time for discussion with you with regards to your oral health show that they care about you. If a certain dentist remains calm in the entirety of the appointment, then he or she is a keeper.

  • Dentists should be experts at their field. Most people go to dental clinics for routine services like teeth cleaning or whitening. Nevertheless, if they spot a problem during your appointment, they should be able to tell it immediately, explain every possible effects of the situation and suggest services that could correct the problem. You will know if a dental health professional is trying to keep you in circles and you should avoid one at all costs.

  • Dentists should be meticulous and nimble-fingered. One of the reasons why people are scared of going to dental clinics is because they are anticipating the pain while being examined or serviced. This is why having light fingers is important in being a dentist. When they extract tooth from you or just do general cleaning, their hands should be nimble to avoid aggravating the pain you may be feeling. Also their movements while carrying out their service should be precise. One small mistake could make you cringe to no end. Worst case scenario, instead of treating your oral health problem, you may end up acquiring even more dental issues.

Many dentists get into the profession with the knowledge that there is a lot of money to be had once established. On the other hand, quality dentists on Quarry Park will never put earning a high profit above the desire to be able to help people with their dental needs.

 

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