Vote for a winner. Vote Gagnon.

Vote for
a winner.

Vote Gagnon.

Véronique Gagnon
for ODQ president!

VÉRONIQUE GAGNON
A practicing dentist serving
the population and her profession

Associate owner of Clinique dentaire St-Louis for nearly 20 years, Véronique Gagnon is a general dental practitioner and dental surgeon. She made the leap into this company when she was pregnant with her first child. Married and mother of 2 young men aged 17 and 20, Véronique Gagnon is a lecturer at Université Laval, the institution from which she graduated in 1995.

“Over the years, I have become increasingly involved in the debates of our profession and I am passionate about engagement. I am very familiar with the Ordre team and members of the Board and I want to work with them while tirelessly trying to improve communication between the board of directors and employees.”

Given her fulfilling career of professional involvement and her life as a homemaker and owner-dentist, Véronique Gagnon has unique experience that she wishes to share with the community of dentists and the population of Quebec while she is at the peak of her professional life. Delivering high-quality care, promoting oral health, and enabling better access to care are the reasons behind her decision to run for ODQ president.

A BETTER PRACTICE
FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

Promoting the dental profession

The Ordre des dentistes du Québec (Québec order of dentists) meets high and recognized standards. With the arrival of new technologies, artificial intelligence, and new business models such as American orthodontic banners in the home, ODQ’s role is more crucial than ever. The raison d’être of a professional order is first and foremost to protect the population. Pursuing this noble and above all necessary objective will enable ODQ to maintain its excellent reputation and public confidence in dentists, while remaining a reference for the general public and for public health officials alike.

Managing a dentist’s office can sometimes be a great burden. This is why ODQ must also help dentists flourish in their practice by providing them with the necessary tools and training to practice their profession freely, thus enabling them to innovate and learn from what is done elsewhere to modernize the practice of dentistry and assisting them by taking into account the reality of their practice, whether they are owners or employees of a clinic. There is nothing better than a professionally fulfilled dentist when it comes to improving the health of their patients – or their own.

Dental medicine is a medical specialty. Surgery, either oral or otherwise, is carried out on a human being with specific medical conditions, thus requiring skills in providing proper treatment.

Dental medicine is a medical specialty. Surgery, either oral or otherwise, is carried out on a human being with specific medical conditions, thus requiring skills in providing proper treatment.

Vote for
a winner.

Vote Gagnon.

Véronique Gagnon
for ODQ president!

VÉRONIQUE GAGNON
A practicing dentist serving
the population and her profession

Associate owner of Clinique dentaire St-Louis for nearly 20 years, Véronique Gagnon is a general dental practitioner and dental surgeon. She made the leap into this company when she was pregnant with her first child. Married and mother of 2 young men aged 17 and 20, Véronique Gagnon is a lecturer at Université Laval, the institution from which she graduated in 1995.

“Over the years, I have become increasingly involved in the debates of our profession and I am passionate about engagement. I am very familiar with the Ordre team and members of the Board and I want to work with them while tirelessly trying to improve communication between the board of directors and employees.”

Given her fulfilling career of professional involvement and her life as a homemaker and owner-dentist, Véronique Gagnon has unique experience that she wishes to share with the community of dentists and the population of Quebec while she is at the peak of her professional life. Delivering high-quality care, promoting oral health, and enabling better access to care are the reasons behind her decision to run for ODQ president.

A BETTER PRACTICE
FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

Promoting the dental profession

The Ordre des dentistes du Québec (Québec order of dentists) meets high and recognized standards. With the arrival of new technologies, artificial intelligence, and new business models such as American orthodontic banners in the home, ODQ’s role is more crucial than ever. The raison d’être of a professional order is first and foremost to protect the population. Pursuing this noble and above all necessary objective will enable ODQ to maintain its excellent reputation and public confidence in dentists, while remaining a reference for the general public and for public health officials alike.

Managing a dentist’s office can sometimes be a great burden. This is why ODQ must also help dentists flourish in their practice by providing them with the necessary tools and training to practice their profession freely, thus enabling them to innovate and learn from what is done elsewhere to modernize the practice of dentistry and assisting them by taking into account the reality of their practice, whether they are owners or employees of a clinic. There is nothing better than a professionally fulfilled dentist when it comes to improving the health of their patients – or their own.

Dental medicine is a medical specialty. Surgery, either oral or otherwise, is carried out on a human being with specific medical conditions, thus requiring skills in providing proper treatment.

Dr. Véronique Gagnon

Dentist owner and partner,
Clinique dentaire St-Louis, since 2001

Guest dentist, 1995-2001

Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry,
Université Laval, since 2002

Expert dentist – consultant and inspector,
RAMQ, 2003-2009

TRAINING

Certificate in Administration, Université Laval, 2003

Doctor of dental medicine, Université Laval, 1995

Training in management HEC-ACDQ, in progress

Training in management, Collège des administrateurs de sociétés
(corporate directors college), September 2018

Congress of the Quebec Interprofessional Council,
participation in 2015, 2017, and 2019

INVOLVEMENT ORDRE DES DENTISTES DU QUÉBEC

Member, since 1995

Board of directors, since 2014

Executive, since 2015

Auditor, since 2019

Vice-President, 2017-2018

Governance, 2017-2018

Ethics and deontology, 2011-2015

OTHER PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

ACDQ

Member services and communications, 2009-2014

Board of directors, 2001-2003

Rates and nomenclature, 1999-2003

SDQ (Société dentaire de Québec)

President, 2004-2005

Vice-President, 2003-2004

Board of directors, 2001-2006

In charge of the journal l’Articulé, 2001-2004

Doing things in the right order:
prevention and support for dentists

To maintain high-quality standards and promote the profession, ODQ must regulate the work of dentists and the issuance of permits. It must also equip them by encouraging ongoing training and access to relevant and up-to-date documentation, offering support, providing information, and promoting prevention since this is the cornerstone for maintaining quality care and public protection. Other than professional inspections, ODQ therefore has the duty to support its members, for an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

A solid nexus of support –providing advice on certain issues regarding daily dental practice, such as treatment for patients with special conditions or the establishment of guidelines – also breaks the isolation of dentists who often have to make decisions on their own. Social media represents a preferred means to answer questions from dentists. This is why ODQ must optimize its presence on different digital platforms, enabling it to communicate with its members and the general public.

For better access to care

Recently, children having undergone treatment for cancer won their case concerning the reimbursement of dental expenses linked to adverse effects related to their treatment. The new dental program for CHSLD beneficiaries is also the positive result of a long debate where the general public has emerged a winner. ODQ must therefore continue its efforts in this direction by continuing to promote water fluoridation and the coverage of medically necessary dental care. Currently, extractions before cardiac surgery are not covered by the provincial health insurance plan.

When we discuss oral health, we are also discussing overall health. Among the other issues that deserve the commitment of ODQ members at the present time, we should also mention the lack of access to care for patients who have oral sequelae associated with medical treatments. These glaring needs require concrete action by governments. In this regard, one of the most important roles of ODQ is to maintain open channels of communication and to push for essential public dental care coverage. In some cases, these are even humanitarian interventions.

Vote for a winner.
Vote Gagnon.

CONTACT

Véronique Gagnon

Dentist – Associate Partner
Clinique dentaire St-Louis
T 418 687-5271, extension 24 | C 418 261-7226

veronique@votonsgagnons.com

Feel free to contact me to discuss these exciting topics or to share your ideas, comments, or concerns. I’m a team player and I am seeking the presidency of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec to improve our practice, to promote the public good, and to maintain our excellent reputation. To do so, I need your support.