“It was amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it was exactly where you needed to be.”
― Sarah Dessen, an American writer
One of the plans made by Dr Ansgar Cheng (Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics) and his family was to visit a ski resort during their trip to Toronto in December. However, this year, the opening of the ski slopes was delayed, as temperatures were relatively mild and there was a lack of snow due to the El Nino effect. There needed to be a change of plans and Dr Cheng and his family found themselves at Dr Milan Sombarac’s office instead.
Dr Milan has been practicing dentistry for more than four decades and is very experienced in placing dental implants. He even set a world record after placing two dental implants in the oldest patient ever, who was almost 95 years old during then. It was at University of Toronto (U of T) that Dr Cheng and Dr Milan became colleagues.
At his office, the family was treated to Dr Milan’s fascinating private collection.
Subsequently during the trip, Dr Cheng also had the opportunity to share his experience with the residents and staff of the Graduate Prosthodontics Programme at the U of T on implant-supported overdentures.
At the end of the trip, there may not be any skiing done but it was equally rewarding to have spent time catching up with friends and colleagues. Dr Cheng looks forward to continuing the meaningful conversations when he is back the next time and hopefully, some skiing too!