Saturday October 22, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Dental Practitioners know that one size does not fit all – it is important to individualize your treatment plans to match your patient. In Pediatric Dentistry, you also have to understand that you don’t just treat the patient; you need to address the needs of the family. In order to do this, we need to build relationships with the patient and family and have more than one tool in our box to offer options to our families.
These tools will be presented in this session as we discuss:
CDHBC QAP Competency – B2, C3, D4, D6
Dr. Anita Gartner is a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Prior to her pediatric training at University of Washington, she worked as a general dentist in private practice and in public dentistry. Dr. Gartner has been involved in organized dentistry since graduating from dental school and has volunteered in pediatric study clubs on both sides of the border both locally and nationally.
She was a staff member for 20 years at B.C. Children’s Hospital and served on the Dental Audit and Selection of the Dental Department Head committees. She has volunteered with the BCDA (Access to Care, Direct Care Sub-take Force, Medically Supported Dental Care Task Force, Non-for-Profit Clinics, Women’s Dental Mentorship) and in the past the CDSBC (CDA Advisory). Dr. Gartner is past president of the Vancouver and District Dental Society and has taught at both UBC and UW. In the community she has organized the Open Wide Community Clinic Day (partnered with UBC Alumni, YWCAS, Salvation Army and CDI College), spoken at community events (Bellies to Babies, Family Expo, Summer Kick Off Hastings Sunrise, community daycares and elementary schools) and volunteered treating patients in need such as the newly immigrated Syrian families.
She practices in East Vancouver, where you can often see her walking her dogs to work. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, working out at the gym and paddling on a dragon boat team.