For Immediate Release
PRODRIVE FOUNDER DR. DEREK M. J. TURNER INVITED TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR AT THE PRESTIGIOUS SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR DENTISTRY BY DEAN DR. GORDON CHRISTENSEN
Montreal, October 31, 2007 ProDrive Systems Inc. announced today that company founder Dr. Derek M.J. Turner was invited to be an instructor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, now considered the most complete dental postgraduate continuing education facility in America. Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dean of the Scottsdale Center and top American clinician and dental educator invited Dr. Turner, who acted as a continuing education mentor at Dr. Christensen's inaugural lecture.
Dr. Turner, Founder and Chairman of ProDrive Inc., said, "I was honored to work side-by-side with Dr. Christensen as well as other leading doctors while at the Scottsdale Center. This facility represents an excellent multi-disciplinary and evidence-based environment for post-graduate dentists to improve upon and learn new best practices. I have previously worked with Dr. Christensen at Practical Clinical Courses [PCC is an internationally recognized continuing education organization] and look forward to working with him to help educate doctors, now and in the future."
Regarding Dr. Turner's activities at the Scottsdale Center, Dr. Christensen said, "Derek has been working closely with me for more than a decade. I feel that we share a symbiotic goal of improving dentistry, and I'm proud to count him as one of my most trusted colleagues, helping me maintain the Center's ongoing commitment to improving post-graduate education among our peers. His presence at the Center is invaluable as not only does he bring a wealth of knowledge to the table, but the willingness and ability to share that knowledge with other doctors."
About The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
The completion of the Center early this year is the culmination of a vision initiated by Mr. Intiaz Manji and shared by Dr. Christensen that began more than five years ago. The dream was to create a place where the highest quality, most comprehensive, broad-based education could be found. The goal was to create a place that dentists and teams could trust for pragmatic, evidence-based, patient-centered knowledge delivered with truth and integrity.
About Dr. Gordon Christensen
Dr. Christensen is widely-recognized as one of the nation's leading clinicians and educators of dental professionals. He is the founder and director of Practical Clinical Courses, an international continuing education organization for dentists, and has presented more than 47,000 hours of world-class continuing education to thousands of dentists and team members. He has also published hundreds of books and articles. Dr. Christensen is a co-founder of the non-profit Clinical Research Associates (CRA) which since 1976 has conducted research into all areas of dentistry. He continues serving as a consultant, advisor, evaluator and speaker. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
About Dr. Derek M.J. Turner
Dr. Turner is an Ottawa-based dentist with over 30 years' experience in private practice. He pioneered multi-dentist group practice and management in Canada, and was also a forerunner in the use of computers in dental practices in 1979. In the 1980’s, while maintaining a busy dental practice, Dr. Turner cooperatively built and managed 13 dental offices in Ottawa. He has been an invited mentor and instructor at the PCC Advanced Dentistry Courses in Provo, Utah. Dr. Turner received his BSc from the University of Ottawa in 1968, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Toronto in 1972.
About ProDrive Systems
The ProDrive Systems Inc. patented triangular bur and turbine system improves the performance of dental handpieces and enhances practice efficiency. ProDrive's innovations are poised to revolutionize dental technology and practice in North America.
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