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Dr Peter Apse

By Editor. 25.09.2009

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Another dentist to share his views on dentistry in Latvia is Dr Peter Apse, a professor at the Riga Stradins University and founder of the private dental clinic Adenta.

 


Dr Apse thinks that there are good and not so good doctors in any country of the world but the proportion of highly qualified dentists in Latvia may be smaller than, say, in Western Europe. He himself came to Latvia from Canada in 1992 where he worked as a dental practitioner in general and specialist clinics ( Dr Apse’s speciality is prosthetics and dental implantology). Adenta dental clinic employs mainly university teaching staff and provides a full range of dental services for adults and children. He estimates that about 30% of their patients are foreigners – embassy staff and foreign businessmen residing in Latvia. Patient responses are very positive and therefore their main ‘advertisement’ is the word of mouth. However, Dr Apse is slightly reserved in his enthusiasm about dental tourism. He says, “ treatment usually is a long-term process. It is necessary to formulate and agree on the treatment plan after all the diagnostic examination has been performed. Treatment plans are then presented to the patient who must then make decisions regarding the proposed treatments in terms of time, process and finances. Fast treatment, the same as fast foods may not allow normal healing time and may not be in the best interest of the patient. However, careful planning and timing of the treatment can be performed within the context of long distance dentistry”.

 

James Russell 12.12.2011 20:55

Found an old friend, Peter Apse, thanks to google. I would like to hear from him. What are the boys doing now? I retired as
med consultant for the BC Ministry of Health's Health Servicees for Community Living about 10 years ago and worked part time
in a wallk in clinic until last year. Now have 'lots of time on my hands but seem to be busy. We go to Mexico in winter and
are going New Years day for 6 weeks. Bonnie is a social worker in North Bay. Joan is a speech pathologist in Ottawa and
Jan

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James Russell 13.12.2011 13:24

Peter, I for got to give you my e-mail address, jerussel@telus.net. o Merry Christmas.

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HyC8Jg5b 20.12.2015 16:48

That hits the target dead ceenrt! Great answer!

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Marty Langlois 25.02.2018 05:25

Worked for Dr. Evans in 1976-1978
Robin was your assistant
What a great office staff !!
My sister Monique worked for Dr Anders
Do you still have contact with Dr evans?
Marty

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