Study Clubs

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UBC-Radiant Advanced Orthodontic Study Club
with Dr. Paul Witt

September 2017 – July 2018

Limited Enrolment

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This course provides instruction in diagnosis, treatment planning, and practical experience in comprehensive orthodontic treatment procedures for general practitioners who already have some familiarity with orthodontics. Participating doctors will provide their own patients and should be prepared to present treatment proposals for group discussions with Dr. Witt and the other participants. While it is not necessary, especially initially, that participants orthodontically treat patients, it is anticipated that most participants will choose to become involved in clinical treatments eventually. For those choosing to treat patients, regular attendance at most monthly sessions is necessary to maintain proper continuity of treatment.

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.


Basic Orthodontics for the General Practitioner
with Dr. Paul Witt

September 2017 – July 2018

Limited Enrolment

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This course provides instruction in orthodontic examination, diagnosis, and treatment-planning with emphasis on the goals, objectives, and realistic expectations of orthodontic treatment. Didactic instruction will be supplemented with clinical demonstrations, treatment case examples from a broad practice data-base, and “hands-on” experiences.

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.


Advanced Orthodontics for the General Practitioner
with Dr. Benjamin Pliska

September 2017 – August 2018

Limited Enrolment

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This course provides detailed instruction in diagnosis, treatment planning and specifics of treatment procedures for general practitioners who already have some familiarity with orthodontic procedures. It is emphasized that these sessions provide practical experience, on an ongoing basis, with the practitioner’s own patients. This course is not limited to theoretical concepts and laboratory procedures. Case presentations and discussions on treatment planning will be held at each session and will supplement clinical treatment of patients.

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.


Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner (Part II)
with Dr. Chris Wyatt

Course postponed until Fall 2018

Limited Enrolment
Thursday Evenings

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These seminar based study clubs will explore diagnosis and treatment planning and various fixed prosthodontic options to restore individual teeth and the partially edentulous patients. The topics will include occlusion, materials, and procedures from ceramic veneers to long-span bridges. Each 3 hour session will be broken down into a two-hour seminar and a one-hour case review. Participants will be encouraged to present interesting cases for discussion with the group. A closing dinner in May is a highlight of this Study Club.

Chris Wyatt, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C), Dip Pros, is a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics and a Professor and Head of the Division of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry. He is the 2009 recipient of the W.W. Wood Award for ā€œExcellence in Dental Education.ā€ In 1998 Dr. Wyatt was the recipient of the Killam Teaching Award. In addition to lecturing and providing continuing education courses on prosthodontics within and outside of Canada, he enjoys treating patients with prosthodontic concerns in his private practice. Dr. Wyatt is past President of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and the BC Society of Prosthodontists, and an associate member of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics. He is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association, and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.