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AvantDerm Holiday Hours 2014/2015

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AvantDerm will be closed from the afternoon of December 24, 2014 to January 4, 2015. We will reopen on Monday, January 5.

The Rapid Access Clinic will be open on December 24,  and we look forward to serving your pre- and post-holiday dermatological needs!


Civic Holiday

Please note that AvantDerm will be open on Monday, August 5. We look forward to serving you and your dermatological needs!


Steven and Chris Featuring Dr. Davindra Singh

Dr. Singh joined Steven and Chris yesterday to discuss “The Ultimate Skin-Saver”, sunscreen! There is much misinformation regarding sunscreen and what is needed to protect one’s skin; Dr. Singh chatted with the dynamic duo, effectively debunking myths and taking names! Summer may be a distant memory, but wearing sunscreen is a year long task. Check out the video below to learn tips on how to protect your skin from harmful UV rays!

The Ultimate Skin-Saver – Steven and Chris with Dr. Davindra Singh


Upcoming Clinic Closures – Monday, September 3

In light of Labour Day, please note that AvantDerm will be closed on Monday, September 3. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4. Happy Long Weekend, be safe!


Upcoming Clinic Closures

Photo Credit: Newfoundland Nature

AvantDerm would like to wish everyone a very Happy Canada Day. In the spirit of celebrating our great nation, we will be closed on Friday, June 29 and Monday, July 2. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 3.

Have fun, be safe, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen!



Photo Credit: HLNTv


The news has exploded in the last few days with reports of a New Jersey mother being arrested for child endangerment after being accused of taking her daughter to a tanning salon.

Pictures have surfaced of the accused, Patricia Krentzil, showing a woman who literally looks burnt to a crisp. Many say that Krentzil suffers from an illness dubbed “tanorexia”, or an addiction to tanning. While Krentzil and her lawyer maintain that she is not addicted to tanning, her habits paint a different picture. The owner of the tanning salon where Krentzil frequents revealed that she tans on average five days a week for the maximum of 12 minutes each session.

What is most alarming is that Krentzil is exposing her child to her own addiction, playing an active role in influencing her daughter’s habits. A study conducted last year at East Tennessee State University investigated the indoor tanning habits of more than 200 university students. Researchers found that young women whose first indoor tanning experience was their mother were 4.6 times more likely to become heavy tanners.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, tanning beds emit UVA that in 12 times that of the sun. Extended exposure to UV radiation significantly increases one’s risk of skin cancer; people who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.


Upcoming Clinic Closures

Please note that AvantDerm will be closed on Wednesday, February 8 and Friday, February 24. We will be open on Family Day on Monday, February 20.


Now Hiring: Nurse (RN or RPN)

AvantDerm is currently seeking a creative, goal-driven and energetic nurse who is ready to take on a leadership role in helping to provide patients with innovative and exceptional care.


  • Perform physical examinations and procedures such as cryotherapy, injections, cantharone application, skin tag removal, laser therapy, skin biopsies, electrocautery and specimen collection (skin, hair, nails, wound, viral) etc.
  • Assist physician during procedures such as excisions, shave electrodessication and curettage, biopsies and cosmetic procedures.
  • Provide counselling on preventative healthcare, such as skin cancers, atopic dermatitis, acne, phototherapy, etc.
  • Provide education to patients about psoriasis and treat patients using phototherapy.
  • Update and revise operations manuals when necessary.
  • Attend meetings to provide feedback and advice that will help our team to innovate and provide the best patient care possible.


  • Deliver community outreach programs to educate the public about skin disease
  • Participate in clinical research processes and present findings at meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Participate in continuing health education programs


  • Completion of a university degree in nursing science (BScN or BN) or completion of an Ontario college diploma in practical nursing.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment while maintaining friendly, comforting interactions with patients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office.
  • Must be able to learn to navigate and use an electronic medical record.

If you are interested in this position please contact us at info@avantderm.com and indicate where you saw this job posting.


Time For A Change

After 10 weeks of being open, we are pleased to announce to launch of our new website! This site is geared towards answering your questions, both specific to AvantDerm and of a broader dermatological scope.  Whether it is information on how to visit the clinic, or treatment options for acne, or engaging commentary on the latest in skin-related news, www.avantderm.com is your #1 source.

AvantDerm is ready to serve all of your dermatological needs, both medical and cosmetic, and we invite you to peruse our website and familiarize yourself with the clinic and our offerings. We are always open to feedback, so if you have any comments or concerns, please email us at info@avantderm.com.