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CDSBC President Dr. Don Anderson is blogging about his experiences and thoughts on College initiatives and activities.

"Raising the Bottom" for those struggling
with addiction

24 January 2017

I have been furthering my interest in the topics of wellness and addiction since I last wrote about them in October (see Depression, Addiction and Dentistry). I have found the writings of Terry Gorski and the Love First book and website from Jeff and Debra Jay to be particularly helpful in furthering my understanding. I'd like to share with you a few of the key things I've learned, and update you on College developments in this area.

One item that really stood out to me from Gorski’s writing is the myth of the popular belief that you must wait for an addict to hit rock bottom...

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Previous Posts

Priorities for Sedation
16 January 2017

This fall we heard the terrible story of the sedation incident with young Amber Atwal in Edmonton. This child had a general anaesthetic (GA) sedation procedure provided by a dentist, after which she suffered a brain injury...
Depression, Addiction and Dentistry
28 October 2016

Today I'd like to discuss a couple of specific wellness issues that are important to me and that we sadly see too often in dentistry...

Looking Forward
5 October 2016

My name is Dr. Don Anderson and I am your new President of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. I welcome you to my first blog. Of my 42 years in practice, I have spent 30 of those years as a volunteer for various regulatory committees...