Dr Douglas A. Terry, DDS, visited the Quintessence office last week to sign copies of his new book, Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Second Edition.
Dr Terry has made it his mission to place a copy of the new edition in every dental school in the country so that all dental students would have access to it. He rallied support and was able to get over 50 books donated to dental schools, each of which he signed this past week at Quintessence. If you want a signed copy for your library, this is your last chance because there are only 20 still available! Please call Quintessence at (800)621-0387 to order by phone if you are interested in getting one of the last remaining signed copies.
Dr Terry also worked on his upcoming children’s book, Dental Care for Children: All About Healthy Teeth and Gums, while in the office. When asked why he wrote the book, Dr Terry responded that “children become adults, so we need to teach them about periodontal disease and how to avoid it.” He added that “a picture’s worth a thousand words, so why not show kids what happens when they don’t take care of their teeth?” Dr Terry sees the book as a tool for dentists and parents to educate their children about dental hygiene, and it will cater to children between the ages of 5 and 14.
One thing you might not know about Dr Terry is that he’s part of a group called Texans for Dental Reform. Overtreatment and Medicaid fraud are big issues in Texas (as in other parts of the country), and Dr Terry and his group fight against what he calls “dollar-driven dentistry” to promote good dentistry and ethics in the industry. He says that “it’s criminal to overtreat anyone,” which is why he takes part in the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners meetings. See their website for more information.