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Congratulations to Dr. Frederic Wanchu

Dr. Wanchu is the most recent graduate of the Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Frederic WanchuHere’s what Dr. Wanchu had to say about his experience with the program:

“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal. I read this recently and think this sums up how the esthetic program at the University of Minnesota influenced my dental career. After 15 years as a general dentist I had developed an interest in esthetic dentistry and was basically getting what I considered okay results. Then a few courses into the certificate program I started seeing details I didn't notice before. Looking at my past cases I noticed things that could have been done differently (and in most cases better), it got me outside of my comfort zone, I started trying new techniques, incorporating new materials and putting a greater emphasis on the importance of occlusion. It took me five years to complete the certificate program. I missed the last weekend of Level I because my daughter was born that same week, so I had to take it over the following year. The program took up a lot of my office time, my family time and my recreation time but I would do it all over again.”

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