West Wind Dental’s own Dr. Andrew Hamilton is a graduate and alumnus of the prestigious Kois Center program in Seattle. On this page, learn more about what the Kois Center is and how this training results in even better care for our patients.
First, what is a Kois Center graduate?
The Kois Center is a family of dentists and dental professionals who are passionate about dental healthcare and have the discipline to pursue excellence. Graduates have completed all nine courses in the curriculum at the Center. Once students become graduates, they have the opportunity to attend an Annual Symposium, where current updates based on new studies are discussed.
Graduates have made a serious commitment to this rigorous curriculum—sacrificing time away from families, home and their practices—challenging themselves to be the best. To achieve this goal has required questioning of traditional standards and examination of strongly held beliefs under the light of published evidence. It has also required the courage and willingness to change, when necessary, how they practice dentistry.
What’s different about the Kois Center?
To move beyond beginner status, dentists must regularly take classes to improve existing skills and learn new ones. Dental courses are not created equally, so it can be a challenge to find comprehensive classes with teachings based in published science, a requirement for dentists who want to develop into skilled and knowledgeable practitioners. Dentists need quality post-graduate training that will challenge them, mentors that will guide them, and strategies to implement these new skills in their dental practice. Your dentist has found this at the Kois Center.
The Kois Center is an advanced graduate didactic and clinical program for practicing dentists. The Center features a comprehensive nine-course curriculum, with the latest advances in esthetics, implant and restorative dentistry. The curriculum is based upon the mission statement:
“Enabling motivated dentists to achieve extraordinary levels, expanding knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry.”
The Kois Center is part of an educational network inspired by John Kois and populated by dentists who have made a commitment to a rigorous program of continuing education.
John believes that together we can be better than any of us could ever be separately, and his leadership has created and fostered a unique community of likeminded dentists who are committed to continuous learning. Kois Center graduates are members of a family—a think tank populated with dentists dedicated to helping each other and their patients achieve the absolute best. When a dentist completes a class, they can stay connected with peers and mentors for support and advise them on their own journey to expertise.
Dr. Hamilton looks forward to applying all he has learned through this rigorous program to the West Wind Standard of Care.
For more, read Dr. Hamilton’s Kois Center graduation announcement.