Dr. John O’Keefe caught up with Dr. Patrick Arcache, who was recently installed as the new President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and prosthodontics.
Here are his thoughts about the role and purpose of the CARDP and about his coming year as President. We hope you enjoy the short interview and share your thoughts and feedback with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to hearing from you!
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) provides knowledge and expertise through Annual Scientific Meeting Symposiums, outstanding continuing education programs for Dentists who wish to improve their professional lives and the wellbeing of the patients they serve.
CARDP is comprised of Dentists from across the country as well as the USA. The membership includes both General Dentists and Prosthodontists who share a passion for excellence in Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry. The Academy moves its Annual Scientific Meeting venue to various select cities across the country in order to foster and maintain a national representation.
Dr. Arcache believes that organized dentistry needs to move away from the rigidities of knowledge sharing and knowledge translation. The profession of dentistry should become a campfire where knowledge is diffused in a more collegial and friendly manner.
CARDP fosters a spirit of peer-to-peer learning and offers a great potential of mentorship which is becoming the key to learning and knowledge acquisition in the coming 10 to 20 years.
Next Year’s CARDP meeting will take place in Montreal, September 26 to 28, 2018. You can access more information about CARDP and its upcoming meeting by visiting their website.
Full Interview (3.23″)
Dr. Patrick Arcache’s Bio
Patrick Arcache is a 1984 graduate of St-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1987 he obtained a certificate in Temporomandibular Disorders Therapy, Occlusion and Restorative Dentistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Upon emigrating to Canada in 1990, he worked in the Nunavut Territory for three years. In 1993 he moved to Montreal and started working in private practice.
Having joined the University of Montreal, he was put in charge of teaching Occlusion to 2nd year students.
For the last ten years, he has been responsible for the Orofacial pain clinic, working there with the Orthodontics residents. He is involved in multiple clinical research projects focusing on Sleep breathing disorders.
His private practice is centered around TMD Therapy Disorders and Sleep Apnea as well as complex restorative cases with occlusale problems.
Dr. Arcache has been a member of CARDP since 1998, becoming a fellow in 2006. He was sponsored by the late John Nasedkin.
Patrick is the proud father of Alexandra and Paul and shares his life with his better half Roula. He is an avid hiker and traveler and can’t wait to go back skiing.