Alexandria, VA, August 29, 2012–Dr. Jamie LaViola, an Alexandria dentist with McMillan & Associates, was recently awarded the distinguished status Mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, an Academy of General Dentistry approved didactic and clinical program offering the latest advances in esthetics, implant and restorative dentistry. The “Mentor” designation requires completion not only of a nine-course dental education curriculum but also successful completion of both a written examination and a clinical skills assessment. Requiring over 200 hours of continuing education encompassing all facets of clinical care including gums, teeth, bite problems, cosmetic and implant dentistry, it is certainly an impressive achievement.
“Becoming a Mentor has been a huge growth experience for me both personally and professionally!” exclaimed Dr. LaViola. “The time and effort that I have invested in my training is really paying off. I was so impressed by the dedication of time and knowledge I received from all of the like-minded dentists offered during my Kois training that I wanted to do the same for others.”
Dr. LaViola has always been passionate about dentistry and staying up to date with the latest technology and current techniques. Being a Mentor at the Kois Center has allowed him the ability to stay current by attending the Kois Center Annual Symposium in which updates on new and changing techniques are provided. He states that the evidence-based approach to dentistry, taught by Dr. John C. Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D., at the center allows him to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to new technology and techniques. This enables him to utilize only safe materials and the most effective techniques. Burke Centre Dental Arts is about delivering the best, most advanced, long lasting and conservative dentistry anywhere in the world and being a mentor at the Kois center not only allows Dr LaViola to continue providing care in this fashion but also allows him to share his knowledge with other dentists. “Changing people’s lives is what moves me, and I now have the opportunity to do this on many levels,” said Dr LaViola.
Dr LaViola after owning his own practice for 6 years in West Palm Beach, FL now practices with Dr Alex McMillan IV, at Burke Centre Dental Arts in Alexandria, VA. They are currently accepting new patients.