Two Minutes With Dr. Ken Serota
Dr. Ken Serota graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1973 and was awarded the George W. Switzer Memorial Key for excellence in Prosthodontics. He received his certificate in Endodontics and Master of Medical Sciences Degree in nuclear medicine from the Harvard-Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1981 he was a recipient of the American Association of Endodontics Memorial Research Award for his work in nuclear medicine screening procedures related to dental pathology. He provided an interactive endodontic program for the Ontario Dental Association from 1983 to 1997 and was awarded the O.D.A. Award of Merit in 1987 for his efforts in the provision of continuing education. In 1994, he was selected for Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard.
Academy for his contributions to the art and science of dentistry and to the Academy of Dentistry International 2002. The author of over seventy publications, he has lectured on Endodontics and Implantology internationally. He is Global Clinical Director of Dentaltown.com and his role is to ensure that mobile connectivity of today’s digital world creates the new standard in the delivery of dental continuing education. The founder of the ROOTS currently runs the Facebook pages NEXUS and Dental Divas Global and maintains a private practice Endodontics Solutions in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. His personal credo is “a rising tide raises all ships”
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE IN THE DENTISTRY FIELD?
I loved going to the dentist from the time I was a child. My earliest memories are of Dr. Rife who was just the most fantastic person and I never thought of being anything else
WHAT ARE THE BEST/WORST ASPECTS OF YOUR JOB?
Worst – seeing people in pain. Best – helping relieve it
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?
WHAT DRIVES YOU?
Learning about anything!!!
YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
YOUR FAVORITE FILM?
FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
WHAT REALLY ANNOYS YOU?
People who don’t wish to learn
WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
I’m an insomniac, sad to say, everything
WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE?
YOUR BEST CHARACTERISTIC?
I love to connect people
Low frustration tolerance
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?
Relentless, impatient, driven
WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Not sure what that is
IF YOU WEREN’T A DENTIST, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN?
DO YOU READ AND RECOMMEND SMILE DENTAL JOURNAL REGULARLY?
Have read it occasionally, not always accessible, but I am enamored of the energy and efforts of Solange Sfeir
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE?
“A rising tide raises all ships”