Clinical Participation Courses

A limited number of spaces may be available. For more information or to get your name on a waitlist, please .


Cast Gold Restoration

Monday – Friday, June 5-9, 2017

This is an intensive hands-on course held at the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of British Columbia on cast gold procedures using techniques developed by Dr. R.V. Tucker. Each day begins with a lecture before proceeding to the hands-on clinical day. In addition to working on individual patient cases, participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of laboratory procedures.

Patients and assistants, and supplies can be provided upon request. Contact Dr. Margaret Webb at m.webb@arbutusdental.com.

View Program
Register

Margaret A. Webb, DMD, graduated from The University of British Columbia (UBC) and has a private practice in general dentistry in Vancouver, B.C. She is actively involved in the Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs as well as The American Academy of Gold Foil Operators and has been a member of both for many years. She is the cooriginator of the cast gold course for 3rd year dental students at UBC and has taught this one week clinical course through Continuing Education at UBC on an annual basis for 7 years. Dr. Webb received the Clinician of the Year from the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators in November 2008. Dr. Webb is also a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. She mentors study clubs in Montreal, Quebec and Victoria, BC.

 


Basic Orthodontics for the General Practitioner

~ Course full for 2016/2017- please email cde@dentistry.ubc.ca to be put on waitlist

Limited Enrolment

View Program
Register

Paul A. Witt, DDS, Dip Ortho, FRCD(C), received both his dental degree (1974) and a diploma in orthodontics (1979) from the University of Toronto. He has been practising full-time as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics since 1979 and has been teaching orthodontics part-time since 1981. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Graduate Orthodontics Program and the chief lecturer for the Orthodontic Module, both in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.

 


Removable Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner with Dr. Mike Racich

October 2016- April 2017

Limited Enrolment

View Program
Register

Today, when treatment planning comprehensive dental care, a practical approach is to first meet the person, next the face, then the mouth and finally the teeth, i.e. Facially Generated Treatment Planning. Whether we are planning fixed or removable restorative or prosthodontic care, Facially Generated Treatment Planning facilitates positive patient outcomes and realistic expectations. A useful method of learning these skills is to employ removable prosthodontic strategies and techniques to conceptualize, prototype and carry out patient care. For
example, the setting-up and/or the readjusting of denture teeth can be quickly done allowing practitioners to “practice” in real time facial and intraoral esthetics, cosmetics, form and function, thereby aiding future treatment planning for either fixed or removable cases.

Michael J. Racich DMD, FAGD, is a1982 graduate from the University of British Columbia and has a general dental practice emphasizing comprehensive restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and TMD / orofacial pain. Dr. Racich is a member of many professional organizations and has lectured nationally and internationally on subjects relating to patient comfort, function and appearance. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Racich has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the Canadian Dental Journal and has authored the books: The Basic Rules of Oral Rehabilitation (2010), The Basic Rules of Occlusion (2012) and The Basic Rules of Facial y Generated Treatment Planning (2013). Currently he mentors the didactic/clinical FOCUS Dental Education Continuum (study clubs, proprietary programs, coaching, and 2nd opinions only).

Advanced Orthodontics for the General Practitioner

with Dr. Benjamin Pliska

September 2016 – August 2017

Limited Enrolment

View Program
Register

Benjamin Pliska DDS, MSc., FRCD(C), is 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 sleep medicine.

 


UBC-Radiant Advanced Orthodontic Study Club

with Dr. Paul Witt

September 2016 – July 2017 ~ Course full for 2016- please email cde@dentistry.ubc.ca to be put on waitlist

Limited Enrolment

View Program

Paul A. Witt, DDS, Dip Ortho, FRCD(C), received both his dental degree (1974) and a diploma in orthodontics (1979) from the University of Toronto. He has been practising full-time as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics since 1979 and has been teaching orthodontics part-time since 1981. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Graduate Orthodontics Program and the chief lecturer for the Orthodontic Module, both in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.