2015 Northern Ontario Dental Association (NODA) – AMAZING!
David Mayzel and I attended the Northern Ontario Dental Association’s annual get together from September 17-19, 2015 in North Bay. It was a fantastic event. We saw old friends (Julie Lyons-Wolfe from The Handpiece Clinic, Marc Z. from Henry Schein, Marc B. from Patterson Dental, Rick Baldwin with TD Bank, Mits K. from TMFD, Tim + Laura from Lifecycle Wealth, Scott Kosmack from Accu+ Dental Lab, etc.) and met new ones.
Day 1: This was the second long-distance drive I did with S.A.M. and she performed amazingly! From Toronto, I stopped briefly in Barrie to supercharge. Then kept going up to North Bay. The resort we were staying at (Clarion Resort, North Bay) had a Tesla charging station to my amazement, so I was always fully charged wherever I went. After settling in, everyone hopped on a series of buses and went out to Dr. Scott’s incredible cottage to enjoy some beer, wine, and appetizers. That’s the pic on the top right below. Also, inside the cottage seemed to be completely made out of pine and / or cedar (I couldn’t get past the amazing smell!). What an incredible place. And don’t get me started on the stars that light up the sky at night. A truly amazing spectacle!
Day 2: Some of us went golfing (me); some of us went canoeing (David). It was a fun day, even when it rained on us. I hung out with Dr. Brian Clarke’s amazing team of hygienists, receptionist and assistant (see the pic below of us doing the “Triple P” – from Jamaica!; FYI, our team name was “Triple P” as well).. It ended with a “Denim and Diamonds” party of sorts. I gotta tell you though: the one-man band (I think his name is James Williams) was truly incredible. He played keyboard, guitar, drums, saxaphone, etc. and sang. He also did requests. He was a machine for the better part of the afternoon and evening (he finished at 11:30 p.m.). We were dancing for hours on the dance floor because of him. He’s in the pic below…
Day 3: Time for breakfast, touring around the exhibitor’s hall (bottom 2 pics below), and then heading back to Toronto.
Will we be back? I believe it’s happening in Sault Ste. Marie next year. I’ll definitely consider it – considering all the fun things we did.