2019 IAOMT Meeting | Interview with Speaker Justin Ponquinette and OneMedAll
“Dentists are healthcare providers, and we have the ability to have a positive impact on someone’s well-being”.– Dr. Justin Ponquinette.
Dentists have been around for over a thousand years. Dentists are trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat various problems associated with oral health. Dentistry is largely based on maintaining proper oral health but is also an aesthetically focused practice.
Among the huge population of dentists around the world, the name Justin Ponquinette became well-known, a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 2004 then became a dentistry practitioner in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and has been practicing for 11 years.
His desire to primarily own a dental practice evolved from Pursuing dentistry. Dr. Ponquinette wanted to do something in the field of healthcare but with the freedom of not practicing in the hospital which is allowed in dentistry.
He was amazed by the artistic aspect of dentistry such as the ability to alleviate pain and change people aesthetically. There are several fields of specialization in dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry is his speciality. He gave emphasis to the important role of dentistry in the well-being of the patient.
“We’re more than just drillers and fillers. We have a systematic impact upon people and it’s important that we embrace the power that we have as health care provider”Dr. Ponquinette
Not only to the oral health issues of someone but also to someone’s systematic well-being is what concerns a dentist. He recognized the holistic approach of periodontology wherein dentists focused on the restoration of teeth rather than replacement.
For the past 11 years in the practice, he witnessed how people became more educated about oral health care. According to him, dentists do anything that is a benefit to the patient. They were focused on how to simply solve the problem concerning oral health issues. They assured that their patients made feel better as they got aid from them.
Along with the emerging technology, the uses of autologous blood products and ceramic implants were something that rapidly developing in treating oral issues. Consequently, he took a deeper study on how to become a more responsible dentist promoting advocacy of bringing a healthier community.
Keep an open mind. Don’t be afraid to change.Dr. Justin Ponquinette
A little tip from Dr. Ponquinette ended the interview, he said:
“One should keep an open mind and being a dentist is more than a technician, embrace the challenges of treating someone systematically, and do not be afraid to change.”
OneMedAll thanks Dr. Ponquinette for spending time with us at the 2019 IAOMT meeting. This full interview can be seen below.
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