disciplinary environment allowed her to bring her skills to train, assist and problem solve with the dental teams in her territory.
Cathy retired from her role with Straumann USA in 2009 to spend more time with her family. She now lectures, sharing her passion to educate those involved in the advancing world of implant dentistry. In 2013, Cathy started her own consulting business called Geddes Solutions. While working with many dental professionals in her career, Cathy saw the need to educate the dental team on how to answer patients’ top-three questions on implants with absolute confidence based on clinical research articles. When we provide scientific support rather than one person’s personal experience on treatment, we can move forward with a decision for treatment based on facts. My goal is for patients to be fully informed so they can make the best decision possible for lifelong dental health. Cathy simplifies the implant process to increase case acceptance for your dental practice. If your team is not comfortable answering questions, how can your patients be comfortable choosing an implant as a treatment option?
As an expert in the auxiliary role of dental implants, Cathy delivers lectures to dental professionals in the United States and Canada. Her specialty role is training auxiliaries to increase their confidence in presenting cases and answering patients' questions with confidence. This is an excellent way for study clubs to add the necessary auxiliary training to their current curriculum to increase the number of referrals to specialty practices.
Cathy is a CDA, Certified Dental Assistant who graduated from George Brown College in Toronto Canada. Her 30-years of experience in the dental profession includes, dental assisting and sales in general dentistry, endodontics and periodontics. In 1991, Cathy became a sales representative for DENTSPLY Canada, first in Toronto and later in Vancouver, finally transferring to San Diego California. By 2005, Cathy decided to focus her career in the growth area of implant dentistry and became a Territory Manager in Sales for Straumann USA, a world leader in dental implant technology and regeneration. Cathy’s ability to work in a multi-