Study Clubs

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Dental Biomaterials: From Scientific Evidence to Clinical Practice
with Dr. Ricardo Carvalho and Dr. Adriana Manso

September 2016- March 2017

Monday Evenings or Friday Afternoons – UBC or Surrey
Limited Enrolment

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This blended seminar-lecture based study club will cover the most updated scientific literature available for an evidence-based practice regarding dental biomaterials. As most of the restorative dentistry procedures rely on adequate material selection and clinical handling, we will provide an immediate clinical application for optimal results. The topics will cover a review of the most current scientific literature, material selections and recommendation of clinical procedures. Each 3.5-hour session will be broken down into a seminar and lecture sessions. Clinical cases will be used to explore the decision-making process that was used to determine the best approach in terms of materials selection and techniques used to achieve the best resolution. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own clinical cases and questions related to dental biomaterials to be discussed with the group.

Ricardo Carvalho, DDS, PhD, received his DDS (1986) and his Ph.D (1993) from The University of São Paulo, Bauru School of Dentistry, Bauru, SP, Brazil. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Biomaterials, University of Alabama at Birmingham, post-doc and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology at Georgia Health Sciences University, and Visiting Professor in several other dental schools in the USA and Japan.

Adriana Pigozzo Manso, DDS, MSc, PhD, received her dental degree from the University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil in 1992. She became a specialist in Endodontics in 1995 and in Operative Dentistry in 2001. Her MSc degree in Operative Dentistry in 2005 and PhD degree in Dental Materials in 2009 were both received from the University of São Paulo. She was full time in private practice for 14 years. In 2001 she started teaching at Specializations Courses, and in 2008-2009 she became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Florida. She joined UBC Dentistry in December 2011 as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Biomaterials Division.

Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner (Part I)

Thursday Evenings, September 2016 – May 2017

Limited Enrolment
New night! Thursdays

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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 certificate of participation will be awarded at the celebration dinner in May.

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 “Excellence in Dental Education.” 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.

Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner (Part II)

Thursday Evenings, October 2017 – May 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 “Excellence in Dental Education.” 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.