UBC Orthodontic Symposium 2017: Advances in Orthodontics
Monday – Friday , March 20-24, 2017
Big Island, Hawaii, Fairmont Orchid
Join us for this exciting, unique learning opportunity... not to be missed!
Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics - Current Understanding and Controversies
Dr. Benjamin Pliska
Benjamin Pliska, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), is an Assistant Professor of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry and maintains a private practice in Vancouver as a certified specialist in Orthodontics. Dr. Pliska is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario School Of Dentistry, and obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Dentistry from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pliska lectures both locally and internationally
on his research interests, which include airway imaging and paediatric sleep medicine.
Surgery First Orthodontics
Dr. Junji Sugawara
Junji Sugawara DDS, PhD, is currently a Director at the SAS Orthodontic Centre, Ichiban-cho Dental Office, Sendai, Japan, and a Visiting Clinical Professor at the Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA. He graduated from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1973 and worked there for over 30 years. He is an active member of the Edward H. Angle Society (North Atlantic Component) since 2004. The Skeletal Anchorage System (SAS) utilizing the titanium miniplates as temporary anchorage devices and Surgery First are recent key interests and he has given many lectures on these subjects in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Middle East and Asia.
Oral Pathology – A Review for the Orthodontist
Dr. Samson Ng
Samson Ng, BSc(Pharm), DMD, MSc, RCD(C), FDSRCSEd, Dip. ABOM., Dip. ABOMP, is a Canadian and American Board certified oral medicine specialist and oral & maxillofacial pathologist. He is currently appointed as clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, attending staff at the Department of Dentistry of the Vancouver General Hospital, Regional Practice Leader in the Program of Oral Oncology/Dentistry in the BC Cancer Agency and pathology consultant at PMI pathology Lab. Dr. Ng also operates a private practice which provides comprehensive oral medicine and pathology consultations, with a special interest in oral mucosal and temporomandibular joint diseases.
Orthodontic Considerations in the Mixed Dentition
Dr. David Kennedy
David Kennedy, B.D.S., M.S.D., F.R.C.D. (C), is board certified in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. He is the first Canadian to receive Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in both specialties. He has served as an Examiner for the Royal College as well as its President, and a guest examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics. He has published extensively and has lectured both nationally and internationally on Early Orthodontic Treatment. Dr Kennedy is a Clinical Professor and Co Clinic Director in Graduate Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Periodontal Therapy for the Orthodontic Patient
Dr. Michelle Lee
Michelle M. Lee, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), received her dental degree from McGill University and completed two years of training in hospital dentistry and general practice at the niversity of Washington, Seattle, WA. Dr. Lee received her certificate in Periodontics and a master of science from the University of Washington. She returned to Vancouver in 2007 to practice with her father, Dr. Kenneth K.S. Lee, also a periodontist and prosthodontist and maintains a full-time private practice. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Fellow of the ITI.
Restorative Update 2017: Materials and Clinical Techniques with Dr. Richard Stevenson
In partnership with the University of Washington in Bellingham, WA ~ Friday April 7, 2017
Come hear the latest on restorative dental materials and techniques, and what you should include in your dental practice.
Topics will include:
• What the clinical research tells us about bonding
• Using glass ionomers to improve longevity of composites
• Class II composite filling techniques
• Blocking out to save tooth structure
• Understanding the latest ceramic materials
• Preparation designs for e.max and Zirconia
• Veneer preparation variations
• Cements - what to use where and how
• Surgical Caries management
• Pulp capping and managing pulp exposures
• Developing an occlusal functional diagnosis
• Preventing restoration fractures using a 5 step system
• Impression materials and techniques
• Provisional restorations
• Implant abutment designs
• Implant impressioning
• Implant delivery considerations.
RICHARD STEVENSON III, DDS is a Professor of Clinical Dentistry, and Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Stevenson was the Director of Professional Program for International Dentists and the Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He was awarded Faculty of the Year by his students 4 times and was UCLA’s distinguished alumnus in 2011. Dr. Stevenson is Board Certified in Operative Dentistry and a Mentor of two Tucker Study Clubs.
Porcelain Veneers: A step by step approach with Dr. Nariman Amiri
Saturday April 22, 2017
Porcelain veneers offer our patients a valid option to improve the colour, shape and alignment of their anterior teeth. However, it is essential for a successful treatment to follow an appropriate case selection and to implement specific clinical protocols. Clinicians need to master how to properly treatment plan and execute tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation to achieve expected outcomes.
The focus of this hands-on program is to provide general dentists with key factors in achieving predictable esthetic outcomes with porcelain veneers. In the didactic section of this full day course, a comprehensive review of prosthodontic treatment planning as well as indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers will be provided. A systematic approach to tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation will be discussed. The hands-on component will be focused on reparation, impression and temporization of typodonts on the maxillary anterior teeth
Nariman Amiri, DMD, MHI, Certificate in Prosthodontics, FRCD(C), is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in dentistry and is a board certified specialist in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Amiri is in full time private practice in his state of the art clinic in Vancouver, dedicated to Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry and as part time clinical professor for graduate and undergraduate clinics in the Department of Prosthodontics at UBC. Dr. Amiri is the organizer and principal mentor for two study clubs (Boundary Prosthetic and Treatment Options in Prosthodontics) and lectures extensively in meetings and societies including UBC Continuing Education.