Calendar of Courses

September

The Complete Clinician: Comprehensive Treatment Planning & Surgical Placement for Implants via Computer Guided Technology

Didactic Session: September 20-23, 2018

Clinical Session: October 20–21, 2018 or November 3-4, 2018

This course will run over two sessions for a total of 6 full days of education and training. The didactic session will run twice giving participants the option to choose May 24-27, 2018 or September 20-23, 2018. You will also have the option to choose between two clinical session dates: October 20-21 or November 2-4, 2018. This is an intense hands-on surgical course that will train you one-on-one to diagnose and perform implant surgery on your patient. The course is perfectly tailored to the novice implant dentist and to the surgeons who wish to incorporate computer guided technology into their implant practice! Learn to place implants in a friendly and stress free teaching environment. Our mentors are certified specialists in prosthodontics, periodontics and oral surgery.

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with Drs. Tassos Irinakis, Ali Sadeghi and Kevin Aminzadeh of the West Coast Institute

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists

September 22 & 23 and October 12 & 13, 2018

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists is a three and one half day course, designed to teach and evaluate participants on basic and current concepts of local anaesthesia, and administration of local anaesthetic agents. To participate in this course, registrants must hold a conditional license with the College of Dental Hygienists of BC. This course is held over two weekends in September/October. For further details and to register.

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A Comprehensive Review of Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists

September 22 & 23, 2018

Concurrent to the Full Local Anaesthesia program, we also offer the A Comprehensive Review of Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists. This is a non evaluation review program held over one weekend in September. This course is specifically for registered dental hygienists who have taken a local anaesthesia program, but would like a review course, or who are required by the College of Dental Hygienists of BC to take a review program. For further details and to register.

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Smile Design Excellence 2018, Live Patient Program (Porcelain Veneers)

September 28 & 29 and October 19 & 20, 2018

How do you design smiles with beauty and functionality in mind? How do you integrate your team into a smile design process to maximize patient comfort & satisfaction?
What are the core principles you need to know before you plan your case? How can you test your designs to guarantee success? Answer these critical questions and more in VDEC’s life-changing 4-day, hands-on smile design course for experienced and aspiring dentists alike! Specially designed to transform your whole team into smile design experts, each registration fee includes one dentist and three dental team members.

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with Dr. Wilson J. Kwong, VDEC

The Three Endodontic Skills You Need to Know to Grow Your Practice

Saturday, September 29, 2018

A General Practitioner Course Specifically Designed to Learn the New Skills, the New Tools, and the New Techniques of How to DO Endo.

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John West, DDS, MSD is the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics and continues to be recognized as one of the world’s premier educators in clinical and interdisciplinary endodontics. John West received his DDS from the University of Washington in 1971 where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor. He received his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1975 where he is a clinical instructor and has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. West has presented unrivaled endodontic continuing education across the world while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Washington. He co-authored Obturation of the Radicular Space with Dr. John Ingle in Ingle’s 1994 and 2002 editions of Endodontics and was senior author of Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System in Cohen and Burns 1994 and 1998 Pathways of the Pulp. He has authored Endodontic Predictability in Dr. Michael Cohen’s 2008 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Principles, Design, Implementation, and Michael Cohen’s 2010 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Volume II: Comprehensive Case Studies and is lead author of Esthetic Management of Endodontically Treated Teeth in Ronald Goldstein’s 2016 third edition of Esthetics in Dentistry. He is a Thought Leader for Carestream Digital Dental Systems and serves on the editorial advisory boards for: The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and is associate editor for Endodontic Practice/US.

October

Introduction to Dental Microscopy and Advanced Endodontics: A Two-Day Hands-On Workshop

October 13-14, 2018

A stimulating two-day course combining the most current technological methods for endodontics and the fundamentals of clinical microscopy for dentistry. Participants will focus on clinically relevant information that is needed to provide successful advanced procedures for restorative and endodontic procedures, and use that information as they perform their dentistry with the aid of the dental operating microscope (DOM).

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JEFFREY M. COIL, DMD., M.S.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C), F.A.D.I., received his undergraduate, dental and doctorate degrees from the University of British Columbia. He practiced general dentistry for eight years and was a Clinical Instructor in Endodontics and Periodontics, before obtaining his certificate in Endodontics at the University of Washington in 1993. Dr. Coil is a Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics. He serves as an editorial consultant for the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association and on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics. He is a past President of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and is a member of the British Columbia Society of Endodontists and the American Association of Endodonitists. Dr. Coil is the mentor of the Northwest Endodontic Study Club and Seminar, and is currently the Director of the Graduate Endodontics Program, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Mastering Adult Minimal Sedation: Inhalation and Oral Sedation in Dentistry

October 26-28, 2018

This hands-on course offers instruction in all aspects of adult minimal sedation to include nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation and oral sedation, as well as effective methods in dealing with anxiety control in general practice. Participants will learn various techniques and will have the opportunity to try several types of machines. Participants have the option to register for the full three days to certify for combined oral and inhalation adult minimal sedation, for two days (Saturday & Sunday) to complete the mastering nitrous oxide/oxygen permitting course, or for one day (Friday) to complete a mastering adult minimal sedation permit renewal course.

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with Dr. Jason Goodchild, Dr. Mark Donaldson and Dr. Scott Dickinson

November

Mini-Implants: Good Things Come in Small Packages

November 3, 2018

Confused by conflicting statements about mini-implants? Come and get the skinny on mini's with a presentation that is long on answers. Topics surrounding mini-implants will be covered, touching on history, background, armamentarium, and technique.

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DAN KINKELA, DDS, graduated from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry in 1979 and passed the NDEB of Canada in 1979. He has been in private practice in Smithers, BC since 1998. Dr. Kinkela has placed over 1400 mini-implants over the span of his career. He is a member of the IAO, AAFO, AGPO, IAMDI. Dr. Kinkela has presented on mini implants at the Pacific Dental Conference and Upper Island District Dental Society Conference.

Application of Autologous Growth Factors (PRF and CGF) in Implant Dentistry

November 17, 2018

This comprehensive one day hands-on course will cover both the science and clinical application of PRF (platelet rich fibrin) and the latest protocol, CGF (concentrated growth factors) in clinical practice.

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Paul Jang, DMD, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C) is a clinical assistant professor in the graduate periodontics program at UBC and maintains a private practice focusing on periodontal regeneration and implant surgery. He completed his post-graduate periodontal specialty training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and he is board-certified in Canada and USA. He is the past president of the BC society of periodontists and is the founder and director of the Northwest Dental Implant Study Club. Dr. Jang lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of periodontal plastic surgery, application of growth factors in bone and soft tissue regeneration, and full arch implant rehabilitation.

Contemporary Dental Materials: How to incorporate new dental materials into your practice

November 17, 2018

The morning session of this course will teach you how to select and handle different types of ceramic materials that are currently used in dentistry that will be much less confusing than typical marketing rhetoric. The afternoon session we will cover advances in restorative materials.

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NATHANIEL LAWSON, DMD, PHD, is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on 47 research grants, published 46 peer reviewed articles, 3 book chapters, 18 articles in trade journals, and 76 research abstracts. He is on the editorial board of Compendium and Dental Product Report. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 3M Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.

Contemporary Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: A Simple and Predictable Approach to
Minimally Invasive Oral Surgery

November 24, 2018

This course is designed for the novice and advanced clinician. All concepts and techniques can be applied the next day in your office.

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ALAN JEROFF, DMD graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental School in 1977 and practises in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed a mini-residency in Oral Surgery at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California and was a clinical tutor at the University of Otago School of Dentistry in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dr. Jeroff lectures widely on Oral Surgery at national and international levels. He is an examiner to undergraduate dental students and interviews candidates for admission into the DMD program at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry. He is presently an assistant clinical professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry and performs all the Oral Surgery procedures including wisdom teeth removal and implant placements at the Burrard Implant Centre Dental Clinic. He is an active participant in study clubs, an aviation enthusiast and an IFR commercial pilot with more than 2500 flight hours in different types of aircraft including gliders and T34 training jets. He currently is a medivac/air ambulance pilot for an organization called Angel Flight, which flies patients for cancer treatments at various cancer centers in British Columbia.

December

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Practitioner

December 7 & 8, 2018

This course introduces the participants to various aspects of soft tissue grafting and periodontal plastic surgery. Topics covered will include autogenous connective tissue grafts (CTGs), autogenous free gingival grafts (FGGs), utilizing allograft materials from the market, pedicle flaps, etc.

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DR. TASSOS IRINAKIS, DDS, MSC, DIP.PERIO, FRCD(C), received his Specialty diploma and Master's degree at The University of British Columbia. Dr. Irinakis is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. He served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery program for nearly a decade. Dr. Irinakis is a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and Oral Surgery journals and serves as a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry and the Journal of Clinical and Practical Implantology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of numerous professional organizations. He has conducted clinical research on Implants & Sinus Bone Grafting and has authored several scientific articles on these topics. He lectures nationally and internationally with focus on Advanced Bone Grafting and Aesthetic Periodontal & Implant Dentistry. He holds private practices in Vancouver and Courtenay, BC.

FARZAN GHANNAD, DDS, MSC, DIP.PERIO, FRCD(C), is a certified specialist in Periodontics and received his Specialty Diploma and Masters degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He completed his dental degree in Heidelberg, Germany and has conducted research and published in the field of Implant Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Ghannad is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC and lectures nationally on all aspects of periodontal therapy, including soft tissue grafting, regeneration and implant dentistry. He practices in Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC as well as Saskatoon, SK.

2019 Courses

February

Adventure & Learn Maui, Hawaii 2018

February 4 - 8, 2019

Maui, Hawaii, Fairmont Kea Lani
Join us for this exciting, unique learning opportunity... not to be missed!

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Medical Emergencies in Dentistry: Prevention, Preparation & Management

Dr. Daniel Haas

Daniel Haas, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), is professor and Dean at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He currently holds the Zwingenberger Decanal Chair and has a cross-appointment with the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Dean Haas’ scholarship has been recognized internationally with the receipt of: the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology research (2004); the Heidbrink Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (2007); and the Leonard Monheim Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (2010). He is the first Canadian to receive each of these three awards. He is also the recipient of the Canadian Dental Association’s Honorary Membership (2016) and the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Distinguished Dentist Citation (2017).

Genetics in Dental Practice: Are you ready?

Dr. Mary MacDougall

Mary MacDougall, BA, PhD, is the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. She earned her Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry and her B.A. in Biochemistry at the University of California at San Diego, Revelle College. She has held faculty appointments at three dental schools: University of Southern California, the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She served as Associate Dean for Research at both UTHSCSA and UAB where she held the Presidents Council Chair in Dental Research and the James R. Rosen Chair in Dental Research, respectively. She is the founding director of UAB’s Global Center for Craniofacial Oral and Dental Disorders (GC-CODED) and the NIDCR supported training programs DART (UAB) and CO-STAR (UTHSCSA). She served as President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR, 2005-2006) and International Association for Dental Research (IADR, 2013) and has received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards in Pulp Biology Research (2001), Mineralized Tissue Research (2005), as well asthe AADR National Student Research Group Mentor of the Year Award (2003), the AADR Distinguished Mentorship Award (2011), the Burton C. Borgelt/SCADA Faculty Advisor Award from the Student Clinician of the American Dental Association (2012), and the IADR Distinguished Women Faculty Mentor (2017). She is an AADR and American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Dr. MacDougall’s research centers on the molecular mechanisms associated with tooth formation, dental tissue-specific cytodifferentiation, extracellular matrix formation and dental genetic dental diseases. She has published18 book chapters and over 150 peer-reviewed articles. Her research has funded by the NIH/NIDCR since 1985; with total career federal funding in excess of 22.5 million dollars.

Conservative Esthetic, Restorative and Preventive Dentistry: Proven Solutions for Clinical Success!

Dr. Harald O. Heymann

Harald O. Heymann, DDS, MEd, is past Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Operative Dentistry and has been the inaugural Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Professor of Operative Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Heymann has been particularly active in the clinical research of esthetic restorative materials and is the author of over 200 scientific publications. He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International Association of Dental Research, and is Past-President and a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dental Materials. He also has served for many years as a consultant to the ADA. Dr. Heymann also is Co-Senior Editor of The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, historically, the #1 selling dental textbook in the world. Dr. Heymann is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Heymann has given over 1,500 lectures on various aspects of esthetic dentistry worldwide and has received the Gordon J. Christensen Award for excellence as a CE speaker.


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