The advances in dental technology and materials over the past decade or so have been incredible and are truly a boon to the dental practice. It seems that the amount of new information about techniques, materials and technology is developing exponentially.
I was fortunate early in my career to have had mentors who not only taught me the importance of clinical excellence, but also the importance of mentoring the upcoming generation of dentists. As Chairman of the New Dentist Committee for the New York State Academy of General Dentistry, I truly enjoy the clinical and practice management programs that we organize for our student, resident and new dentist members.
I became a DPS evaluator to test new dental products and materials in a clinical setting. Dentists love to learn "hands-on", and this provides an avenue to do so, as well as to provide feedback. I rely strongly on the dentist evaluations from Dental Product Shopper when I am looking to purchase products in my own practice.
Name: Arthur R. Volker
Dental School: Columbia University
Years in Practice: 10
Specialty: General Dentistry
Practice Location: Sunnyside, NY
Favorite Products: Kavo TLC Handpiece, Dexis Platinum Sensors, Palodent Plus Matrix System