For me the goal is empowerment, for me when you educate someone they are empowered. They are confident. An empowered patient who understands what’s going on, tells a friend, tells a relative what’s going on and they become empowered. They ask more questions and they make more observations. I am treating them for that one moment in time but the critical thing is the information I give them that they can maintain their health for the rest of their lives. I think I came to this philosophy of a more holistic approach from having a background of working and teaching in a hospital setting and seeing the effect of oral health on the rest of the body and seeing how oral health can have a positive effect on the rest of the body. So I think that is where I came about that idea. Also comes from my parents losing a lot of teeth during the course of their lives, they and then having other kinds of stomach issues and other kinds of heart issues as a result of not taking good care of their oral health.