A dental specialist is being added to the 1 Dental Unit Detachment Esquimalt group.
In August, Main Peter Walker, a prosthodontist, will make the transfer from 1 Dental Unit Detachment in Halifax to Esquimalt.
He focuses on treating advanced dental and facial issues, together with the restoration and alternative of lacking or broken tooth to enhance operate and aesthetics. He’s additionally extremely skilled in dental implants, crowns, mounted partial dentures (bridges), dentures, and jaw problems.
“A prosthodontist supplies specialist care to handle extra difficult or tough instances which can be past the scope of a basic dentist,” says LCol Deidra McLean, Dental Detachment Commander. “The prosthodontist also can assist with coaching and improvement of basic dentists and develop the scope of care they’re able to offering.”
The unit now features a periodontist, a prosthodontist, two complete dentists, eight basic navy dentists, two civilian basic dentists, six hygienists, and 23 dental assistants, plus reception and administrative workers.
Having a full complement of specialists is a primary for the clinic. As a result of nature of the Canadian Armed Forces posting, the restricted variety of specialists obtainable within the navy, releases, and retirements, most Dental Specialty Care Clinics are often not absolutely staffed, says LCol McLean.
Up to now, when there was not a prosthodontist or dental specialist posted to the detachment, sufferers requiring specialty care had been referred to civilian specialists, however come August that can not be the case.