Calendar of Courses





Saturday, February 27, 2021 |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

The objective of this presentation is to review different causes of an oral ulceration, the diagnostic steps to identify the etiology, the clinical course typically seen with ulcers of different etiology and recommendations for procedures to definitively diagnose and treat the ulcer. The outcome of the material should help to provide a more comprehensive strategy to evaluate an oral ulcer and develop a differential diagnosis.

CHARLES SHULER, BSc, DMD, PhD, Professor was the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia for ten years, finishing his second five-year term June 30, 2017. He is now a professor of oral pathology in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences at UBC Dentistry and teaching oral pathology/medicine. Prior to being appointed at UBC he was a faculty member at the University of Southern California for 18 years. At USC he served as the Director of the University of Southern California Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology holding an endowed chair position as the George and Mary Lou Boone Chair Professor of Craniofacial Molecular Biology. He also served as the Director of the Graduate Program in Craniofacial Biology and the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs at the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Shuler received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, his D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Chicago and his Oral Pathology education at the University of Minnesota and the Royal Dental College Copenhagen Denmark. He has been active in assessing and managing clinical oral pathology patients with soft and hard tissue lesions. He has had an active research program funded by national granting agencies that focused on evaluating the molecular regulation of the soft and hard tissues of the secondary palate to better understand the etiology of craniofacial birth defects and pathologic changes of the tissues.



Tuesday, March 16, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

While the typical bleaching tray fabrication is well described, sometimes there are situations for which either different tray fabrication options or different impression techniques may serve the patient and the practice better. In this pandemic when typical alginate impressions may not be desirable on some patients, thermoplastic trays may be indicated for children, orthodontic patients, high caries patients, while splints may need a different approach as well.

VAN B. HAYWOOD, DMD is Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia @ Augusta University. In 1989, he co-authored the first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching (at-home tray bleaching), and in 1997 co-authored the first article on extended treatment (sixmonths)
of tetracycline-stained teeth using this tray technique. He has completed further research and over 145 publications on the tray bleaching technique and the topic of bleaching and esthetics, including first papers on treating bleaching sensitivity with potassium nitrate, direct thermoplastic tray fabrication, bleaching primary teeth, and caries control with bleaching materials. Many of these articles are on his free website He teaches in the Fixed Prosthodontics courses, the Occlusion course and the Esthetics course, as well as in sophomore and junior student Fixed and Operative clinics. While he is more known for his introduction of tray bleaching to the world in 1989, he directed the Occlusion course for many years, and has published on articulators, splints and occlusion.


Friday, March 19, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

Temporomandibular disorders have many concepts associated with them, some of which are supported by sound data and some of which are not. This complexity arises from the many problems that can be arise with masticatory function. In order to effectively manage and treat TMD, the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders. Highlighting facts and fantasies related to the etiology of TMD, as well as discussing the diagnostic challenges thereof, will be the focus of this presentation.

JEFFREY P. OKESON, DMD is Professor and Dean of the
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He founded in the College’s Orofacial Pain Program in 1977. Dr. Okeson has more than 240 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. He has also written two major textbooks translated into twelve foreign languages and widely used throughout the world. Dr. Okeson is an active member of many TMD and orofacial pain organizations holding many offices and serving on numerous committees and boards. He is a very sought-after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1300 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 59 different countries. He has received numerous teaching awards including “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 1 out of 5 Americans have a disability. Providing oral health care to individuals with disabilities may require modifications to the types of treatment rendered and the way it is delivered. This course is targeted toward dental health providers looking to increase their ability to deliver dental care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD), acquired disabilities, and other special healthcare needs.

MAI-LY DUONG, DMD, MPH received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Masters in Public Health degrees from A.T. Still University in 2012. Following dental school, she completed a certificate program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU Langone Medical Center. She then earned a Masters in Education degree with a dental emphasis from the University of the Pacific. Dr. Duong is an Associate Professor at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in The Center for Advanced Oral Health where she works to support students, residents, and faculty treating individuals with special needs and complex medical conditions. She also works as an associate dentist in private practice. Dr. Duong’s many accomplishments and contributions to the dental profession have earned her recognition with a Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) and Fellowships in the Special Care Dentistry Association (FSCD), the American College of Dentists (FACD), the International College of Dentists (FICD), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA). She has a passion for serving vulnerable populations such as those with special needs and older adults.



Saturday, April 10, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

This course will describe and illustrate different ways orthodontic treatment can facilitate and work in conjunction with other dental specialties resulting in a more desirable treatment.

RICHARD DONATELLI, DMD, MS received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) degree, Master of Science degree, and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Florida. Dr. Donatelli maintains an orthodontic practice within the University of Florida’s Faculty Practice. Dr. Donatelli currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director in the Department of Orthodontics where he teaches orthodontics to the orthodontic residents, pedodontic residents, and dental students. He helps to oversee the Graduate Orthodontic Residency program. He also acts as director of the joint pedodontic/orthodontic course program, and serves as an attending professor in the Graduate Orthodontic Clinic. He also has served as an orthodontic representative on the Craniofacial Center Team and provides and directs an annual continuing education orthodontic course for general and pediatric dentists. Dr. Donatelli has authored many scientific orthodontic research articles published in various peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery, the Korean Journal of Orthodontics, and the Journal of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Dr. Donatelli serves on the editorial review board for The Angle Orthodontist and The World Federation of Orthodontists. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontist, the Florida Association of Orthodontists, the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Donatelli is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Donatelli also maintains a private orthodontic practice in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Friday, April 16, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

With the adoption of cone beam CT technology, the dental practitioner is required to manage significantly more anatomical information and potentially
more knowledge of maxillofacial pathoses than with 2D imaging. A more comprehensive understanding of how to recognize pathoses in CBCT volumes
is required to recognize and describe abnormalities. A very significant part of this task is to be able to find and differentiate benign from malignant lesions. This course is designed to prepare the dental practitioner to systematically review a CBCT volume, recognize and categorize signs of abnormalities and how to tell the difference between benign and malignant lesions.

DON TYNDALL, DDS, MSPH, PHD, FICD is Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the UNC School of Dentistry and Director of Radiology. He received his D.D.S. in 1980 from the UNC School of Dentistry, his M.S.P.H. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from the UNC School of Public Health. Dr. Tyndall has been the Director of Radiology for the School of Dentistry from 1988 to the present. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and was a Director and past President from 1995-1999. Dr. Tyndall has twice served as the Councillor for Scientific Affairs and Public Policy of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. In addition, he is a fellow in the International College of Dentists. His research interests include 3-D digital imaging, 2D and 3D caries detection, applications of CBCT in dentistry and artificial intelligence in radiologic diagnosis. His work as author or co-author has been published in more than 120 journal articles.

BONE GRAFTING: Ridge Augmentation and Socket Preservation with Bone Grafting for Future Implant Placement

April 17 - 18, 2021 |  HANDS-ON COURSE AT UBC

This 2-day course is designed to teach dentists the procedure of lateral ridge augmentation via guided bone regeneration. Bone healing patterns, grafting materials & membranes, indications & management of complications will be addressed in detail. Atraumatic Extraction and Socket Preservation with bone grafting will also be addressed in detail. Participants will learn about the role soft tissue grafting has in assisting bone grafting and improving the esthetics of implant cases. Treatment planning of participants’ cases will be discussed if such cases are brought to the mentors by the dentists. Suturing techniques will also be demonstrated. There will be two interactive video presentations of surgeries by the course mentor(s) and hands-on surgery training, in simulation with animal mandible.

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TASSO IRINAKIS, DDS, MSC, DIP. PERIO, FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics and one of the current leaders in comprehensive implant patient care and implant education for dental professionals. He served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery program at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade. Dr. Irinakis is an Associate Clinical Professor in the faculty of dentistry and has published several articles on implants and bone grafting in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally and holds three private practices in Vancouver , Nanaimo and Courtenay, BC.

ALI SADEGHI DMD, MD, FRCD(C) is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City as part of his 6-year oral and maxillofacial residency training in the same hospital. He is currently the Department Head of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Lions Gate hospital in North Vancouver and Assistant Clinical Professor at UBC Dentistry. Dr. Sadeghi lectures nationally and internationally on all aspects of Implant Surgery and has private practices in Vancouver and Port Coquitlam, BC.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

This course will summarize the physical properties and clinical experiences available to dental practitioners using a 9300nm CO2 laser.

GREGORY M. SCHUSTER, DDS received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University in 1988 and earned his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1992, with special recognition in fixed prosthodontics from the Department of Restorative Dentistry. After graduation, he taught dental assisting part-time at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA and co-authored “Handbook of Clinical Dental Assisting.” He maintained a private practice in Sumner, WA from
1993-2000 until he moved to Bozeman, MT and started a private practice there. He was a member of “Blue Ribbon Seminars”, a Seattle Study Club affiliate and had a special interest in implant restorations. In May of 2011, Dr. Schuster joined the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor, is currently an Associate Professor, and maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Schuster is now the Director of Clinical Faculty in the College of Dental Medicine.

ROBERT YASSO, DMD received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from Oakland University in 2016 and earned his D.M.D. degree from Midwestern University-College of Dental Medicine – Arizona in 2020. Dr. Yasso was one of the first dental students to perform dental fillings, completely anesthesia-free, using Solea CO2
laser. Dr. Yasso received the Dean’s Outstanding Clinician Award and the Digital Dentistry Award for becoming proficient in the use of the most current digital technology. After graduation, Dr. Yasso joined the Midwestern University-CDMA as an adjunct faculty to mentor D3 and D4 students on the use of the Solea laser in clinic.


Mastering Adult Minimal Sedation: Inhalation and Oral Sedation in Dentistry

October 22 - 24, 2021

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 nitrous oxide and oxygen delivery units. The three day course satisfies the requirements for state or provincial dental boards or colleges who require 21 hours of continuing education to certify for combined inhalation and oral adult minimal sedation. The two day course is designed to achieve certification in nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation, with 14 hours of continuing education.

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JASON H. GOODCHILD, DMD received his undergraduate degree from Dickson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his dental training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). He is currently the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Premier Dental Products Company (Plymouth Meeting, PA) involved in developing and educating dentists on new materials and techniques to improve clinical practice. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry (Omaha, NE), and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Newark, NJ). Dr. Goodchild has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on the topics of treatment planning, treatment of medical complex dental patients, restorative dentistry, pharmacology, emergency medicine in dentistry, enteral sedation dentistry, and dental photography. He has been an invited speaker for the Academy of General Dentistry and American Association of Dental Examiners. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association, General Dentistry, Compendium, and Quintessence International. Dr. Goodchild maintains a private general dental practice in Havertown, PA.

MARK DONALDSON, BSP, RPH, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient’s Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the OHSU, and affiliate faculty in Dentistry at UBC. He has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners and has spent the last 26 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field. Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association, and is a reviewer for over ten other different journals. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter.Dr. Donaldson is the 2016 recipient of the AGD’s Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award and in 2019 he was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) with the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to the profession as a whole.


Certificate in Dental Practice Management: Building a Business Worth Smiling About

November 26 - 28, 2021, January 14 - 16, 2022 and February 11 - 13, 2022

As in all successful organizations, the efficient management of systems, costs and revenues is critical to success. For dental professionals, understanding how to manage these factors and improve customer retention through quality of care are key to developing a sustainable, patient-centric practice.

Designed and delivered by UBC Sauder professors and successful dental practitioners, and based on industry best practices and key measurements, the concepts and skills presented in this certificate program will help you work more effectively with your staff, streamline your systems and make smart decisions for the future.

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