Dr Marianna Klimek, DMD, participating in Expo 2003, organized by the American Denturist Society
For the last 20 years I have been practicing Dentistry in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We went through this regulating process many years ago and today Denturists and Dentists work together with mutual respect and cooperation …. Our country had a great need for prosthetic treatment and better service for the public in the provinces where there were not enough Dentists …. Nowadays, the general public is much more aware of the importance of dental health and seeks dental treatment more frequently.  Modern Dentistry has advanced in the past few years. Through continuing education, general Dentists are able to provide additional treatment in the areas of Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. Denturists as health professionals cooperate with Dentists on a daily basis. They refer their patients for regular check-ups and dental treatment that is required before fabricating new partial dentures. As a Dentist, I am fully confident that citizens would be better served by a regulated Denturist profession, wherever there is a need for their services”.