We are always excited to keep you up to date with the newest trends and techniques in the dental industry. Here are highlights from Dr. Lester’s trip to Chicago for the 2019 Annual American Academy of Periodontology Meeting.
Dr. Lester enjoys annual meetings and conferences because she attends state of the art presentations and finds new inspiration for her office. She also visits with former co-residents former and current students from the Eastman Institute of Oral Health and has the opportunity to meet new people.
At the opening session Dr. Lester heard Jack Cochran, MD, a health care innovator, author, and dedicated philanthropist as he shared his insights on health care and leadership. He inspired and encouraged periodontists in the audience to embrace new challenges in effective patient treatment. Dr. Lester was happy to hear a speaker address the need for periodontists to be part of the healing process and how they can affect a healthy change in the patient-doctor relationship.
- Professional respect
- Emotional intelligence
- Effective communication
“Medicine and dentistry are important healing professions to care for patients in their moments of vulnerability, fear, and uncertainty. All specialties are dealing with increasing complexity of information, technology, and therapeutics to keep current and competent.” Dr. Jack Cochran