Once again the holidays have arrived ever so quickly. As we slow down to reflect on this past year, we hope you and your family are enjoying the Holiday Season. For those of you counting, this is Dr. LeSage's 23rd annual newsletter; hopefully, you enjoy the yearly updates. As is usually the case, this has been another exceptionally busy year for our practice.
First of all, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers that have allowed us to grow and prosper. The growth and success of the practice has been a direct reflection of your support through your referrals.
Most of you are very aware of Dr. LeSage's continued efforts to be at the cutting edge of dental education and technology. The Institute consists of Dr. LeSage and associate’s state of the art private practice and media savvy consultation room; as well as a teaching and training operatory and classroom for practicing dentists from around the globe.
Dr. LeSage….. continues to be an educator as well as a practitioner in the field of comprehensive, responsible, esthetic dentistry. For the 17th straight year the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum program he directs has been a life changing venue for the practicing dentist looking to improve their clinical skills. The continuum is a 12 day program where dentists learn contemporary esthetic dental procedures through lecture, hands-on participation and live patient demonstrations. Dr. LeSage facilitates just over half the program. He completed a 10 year tenure as Fellowship Chair of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and his 17th year as an Accreditation Examiner. Dr. LeSages’s lectures have taken his family across the country and internationally to Beijing & Shanghai China, Turin, Italy and Vancouver Canada. He lectured to the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry in Chicago, to the AACD in Seattle, also in Hawaii, Minneapolis, New York, Encino, Newport Beach and Washington DC.
He has taught over 140 hours of continuing education and studied over 80 hours this year. The Beverly Hills Institute of Dental Esthetics will continue to conduct educational programs on a regular basis. Dr LeSage hosted 33 dentist from the Philippines sharing Composite Bonding skills through and all day lecture and live patient demonstration. He enjoys the mixture of sharing knowledge with his dental colleagues and of private practice. His private practice is the most rewarding as he provides the highest standard of care to you his patients.
Dr. LeSage has published several articles (all published articles are viewable on the bhide.info website) this year all involving the theme of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (conservative dentistry)- efforts to save our patients tooth structure. He is one of a very few dentists in the world that has had this philosophy since 1987.
Dr LeSage published a landmark article in the peer-reviewed Compendium Journal on his revolutionary concept of a Veneer Classification System. This article further demonstrates his minimally invasive approach to esthetic and comprehensive dental techniques - stressing the need for clinicians to perform no to minimal preparation veneers in most all cases.
Dr. Afsaneh Malaekeh…… joined BHIDE in late 2009. She is Dr. LeSage’s wife and really enjoys her role on the BHIDE team. She is the past President of the UCLA Dental School Alumni Association and a busy mom of Ceerous(9) and Ellika(5). Dr. Malaekeh continues to create beautiful smiles with Adult Invisalign Treatment and handles the routine general dentistry needs of our adult and young patients. We are confident you will find her knowledgeable and caring with every visit.
Dr. Moldovan…… is our Periodontist(gum specialist) at BHIDE. She does very advanced periodontal surgical procedures from gums graft, implant placement, sinus lifts and bone augmentations. Dr. Moldovan is incredibly knowledgeable as she too is involved with UCLA Continuing Education courses involving implants. She is loved and respected by all here at BHIDE.
Edwin, Rita, and Gracie…….chairside are Dr. LeSage’s third and fourth hands for every patient visit. Their goal is to make every visit as comfortable and timely as possible. Please do not hesitate to make any special request.
Shilla…… now going into her eighth year with the practice leads the hygiene department. She enjoys her 3 year old daughter Kayla and her 1 year old when not in the office.
Shilla, Shima, Mina, and Stephanie continue to run the hygiene program and have done an exceptional job in educating and motivating you our patients in oral hygiene and its relationship with your overall health. They each have taken over 15 hours of continuing education keeping up with the most recent advancements in periodontal maintenance and care.
Julie and Vivian…….. help accommodate your schedule with your dental wants and appointments. They have over 40 years of experience in the dental field, so please do not hesitate to ask them any question regarding the administrative aspect of our practice. They are more then happy to accommodate you in any fashion.
We hope you have enjoyed hearing a little about each of us. Every day each
one of us brings to the office dedication and desire to improve upon our patient's oral health. It is an integral part of our mission statement; "providing the highest quality oral health in a cheerful, honest and caring environment with a commitment to uncompromised personal and professional service for each patient."
Our lives have been blessed with good fortune and we hope that the same holds true for each and every one of you. May the New Year be filled with even more happiness, good health and prosperity?
Dr. LeSage, Dr. Malaekeh and the entire BHIDE Team!!