Calendar of Courses

2019 Fall Courses

September

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists

September 14 & 15 and October 4 & 5, 2019

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists is a three and one half day course, designed to teach and evaluate participants on basic and current concepts of local anaesthesia, and administration of local anaesthetic agents. To participate in this course, registrants must hold a conditional license with the College of Dental Hygienists of BC. This course is held over two weekends in September/October. For further details and to register.

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A Comprehensive Review of Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists

September 14 & 15, 2019

Concurrent to the Full Local Anaesthesia program, we also offer the A Comprehensive Review of Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists. This is a non evaluation review program held over one weekend in September. This course is specifically for registered dental hygienists who have previously completed a local anaesthesia licencing program, but would like a review course, or who are required by the College of Dental Hygienists of BC to take a review program. For further details and to register.

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Bridging the Knowing and Doing Gap: A Restoratively Driven Path to Endodontic Excellence

Saturday, September 28, 2019

This course focuses on the extension of the tooth life cycle. Dentists will learn how to efficiently complete endodontic therapy and immediately preserve long-term success of the tooth via current restorative trends and techniques. The goal of this course is to reinforce the value of combining Endo/Resto. The morning lecture is open to all, the afternoon hands-on will be limited to workshop size in the clinic.

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BRUDER, GEORGE A., DMD was the founding Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine from 2006 - 2015. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Edward M. Osetek Educator Award from the AAE and is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Bruder is a Diplomate of the ABE and the Coordinator of Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic Technologies in the Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.Dr. Bruder has delivered more than 750 lectures nationally and internationally and published numerous articles on Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic technologies. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous text book chapters including the chapter on non-surgical Micro-Endodontic Retreatments with Dr. Robert R. White in Color Atlas of Endodontics, by Dr. William Johnson.

October

Surgical Crown Lengthening for General Practitioners

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fractured teeth with sufficient root support can often be rescued by a combination of surgical crown lengthening and prosthodontic rehabilitation. Treated anterior teeth for better esthetics also often requires surgical crown lengthening. The focus of this lecture and hands-on program is to provide general practitioners the necessary background information and practical training using animal mandibles to perform surgical crown lengthening procedure.

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LARJAVA, HANNU, DDS, PHD, DIPPERIO graduated from the University of Turku, Finland, in 1978 (DDS) and earned his PhD from the same institution in 1984. He then specialized in periodontics (1987) and moved to the NIH for a postdoctoral fellowship. In 1988, Dr. Larjava was invited to the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he spent 1.5 years as an Associate Professor performing research work and clinical teaching. After a short time in Finland, Dr. Larjava was appointed as the Chair, Division of Periodontics at the University of British Columbia in 1993 which position he currently retains. He has also served for many years as the Director and Acting Director of Graduate Periodontics. Currently, he is also the Head of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences department. Dr. Larjava has an active research interest in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and oral wound healing supported for many years through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, Foundations and other sources. He has published over 180 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Larjava has lectured nationally and internationally in numerous CE courses and conferences.

The Complete Clinician: Comprehensive Treatment Planning & Surgical Placement of Implants via Computer Guided Technology

October 17 - 20, 2019 AND November 16 - 17, 2019

This is an intense, hands-on surgical course that will train you one-on-one to diagnose and perform implant surgery on your patient. The course is perfectly tailored to the novice implant dentist and to the surgeons who wish to incorporate computer guided technology into their implant practice. Learn to place implants in a friendly and stress free teaching environment.

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TASSOS 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 two private practices in Vancouver 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.

KEVIN AMINZADEH is a board certified Prosthodontist. He had a long dentistry career prior to attending the University of Michigan for his Dental Specialty degree. He is a key opinion leader in the field of implant and microscope enhanced dentistry and an international speaker on Implant and Esthetic Prosthodontics. He is the founder and director of Implant Genius, an implant treatment planning service utilizing computer guided technology. He serves the dental community as a Clinical Assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC. His state-of-the-art practice is situated in Vancouver, BC.

Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (evening course)

This unique two part education workshop will combine learning through an online theory session plus hands on application in the UBC clinic. Case studies, clinical images, video, cutting edge teaching methods using simulated calculus and biofilm and live ultrasonic equipment will be combined for a one-of-akind learning experience. RDHs of all levels and users of magnetostrictive or piezo technology will see improved clinical performance after completing this workshop.

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BOTBYL, DANI, RDH, DDS, BEd(c) is a leading authority in ultrasonic education, who, for the past seventeen years, has served as the National Clinical Educator with Dentsply Sirona Canada. Dani has developed and presented evidence-based educational programs specific to ultrasonics to dental hygiene students, pre- and post-doctoral dental students, faculty and practicing clinicians nationally and internationally. She has published numerous articles in industry and peer-reviewed journals. Current research interests include educational preparedness of dental hygienists for ultrasonic instrumentation with results guiding the implementation of her effective teaching methods around the world. Past appointments include a faculty position at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology in Welland, Ontario Canada, Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada and Quality Assurance Assessor for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. Dani’s dynamic presentation style coupled with clinically relevant topics and a passion for enhancing the practice of dental hygiene creates learning experiences that aren’t to be missed!

Cannabinoids and the Dental Patient -
New concerns, interactions, and patient management challenges

Thursday, October 24, 2019 (evening)

Drug abuse remains a major problem in our society. If substance abuse, dependence and particularly cannabinoid use affects one in ten North Americans,this means one in ten of your patients. This interactive program looks at some of these most challenging patients, their most common negative sequelae due to cannabinoids and the management of these patients with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed. Most importantly, you will learn directly applicable strategies to successfully treat these medically complex patients.

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DONALDSON, MARK, BSP, 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 the Associate Vice President 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 in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and affiliate faculty in the School of Dentistry at UBC. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 20 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field.

Mastering Adult Minimal Sedation: Inhalation and Oral Sedation in Dentistry

October 25 - 27, 2019

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 Director 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 Diagnostic Sciences 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 the Senior Executive Director, Pharmacy Advisory Solutions for Vizient, in Whitefish, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and Adjunct Professor, in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 20 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 currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of the American Dental Association, Compendium and ACHE Healthcare. He is board certified in healthcare management, was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia for the State of Montana and was the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This award is conferred upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry by the Academy of General Dentistry.

SCOTT C. DICKINSON, DMD received his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. After graduation he completed an AEGD while serving in the U.S. Army. During this time Dr. Dickinson received training on and regularly used nitrous oxide and oxygen, oral, and intravenous sedation techniques. During his service in the Army he performed the duties of both a flight surgeon and a general practicing dentist. After leaving the Military he entered private practice where he served as the Vice President of Clinical Support for Aspen Dental Management. In this role he was responsible for the training, new dentist orientation, and continuing education needs of both the company and the over 700 doctors it associates with. He now maintains an active general dental practice in Pensacola Florida where he regularly uses sedation techniques to more comfortably treat his patients.

Minimally Invasive Periodontics & Implants - Implementing Laser Technology

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Participants attending this course will get an evidenced based understanding of marketed lasers with their advantages and disadvantages; clarifying from corporate rhetoric and marketing with anecdotal clinical results.

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DESAI, PREETY, BSc, DDS, Dip Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry (Aachen, Germany) is the first Canadian periodontist implementing the all tissue laser into her periodontal practice since 2006. She has called Kamloops her home since 1996 and has over 12 years postgraduate training. Dr Desai has received degrees from all 3 major Canadian Universities: BSc from the University of Toronto, DDS from McGill University and a GPR from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She practiced general dentistry for 3 years in Toronto and also worked in public heath prior to specializing in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC Canada. She has recently completed her specialty MSc Degree in Laser Dentistry 2016 from Aachen University, Germany and has implemented the erbium all tissue laser into all aspects of periodontal and implant surgery since 2006. She is clinical associate professor at University of British Columbia and is passionate about sharing her experience of the advantages laser technology into her specialty practice. Leading the Spear Study Club and multiple others, she has also lectured at the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, ICOI, Pacific Dental Conference, CARDP, JDIQ, Academy of Laser Dentistry, WCLI and internationally in India, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand amongst others. In addition, has ALD Advanced Proficiency Status and is also a published author in Periodontics and Laser Periodontal Surgery.

November

Basic Suturing

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This hands-on suturing and surgical site management course is designed for general dentists who have minimal suturing skills or those who would like to upgrade their existing skills. In this course, clinicians will gain insight into the principles of healing and basic wound care. Basic excision techniques and suturing methods will be demonstrated and practiced.

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NICOLA DE ANGELIS, DDS, DMSC Surgery, Implantology, Periodontics, Implant Prosthetics and Fixed Prosthesis
Dr. Nicola De Angelis, received his dental degree at Genoa University, where he currently serves as Assistant Professor and coordinator of clinical research projects. He completed the postdoctoral program with a master course in Periodontology at Siena University. He is an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of the Italian Society of Periodontology. He is also a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. De Angelis has published numerous articles on periodontology and implant surgery. He has numerous positions in Italy and he’s currently a Contract Professor and Head of Scientific Research at the University of Genoa. Dr. De Angelis deals with research in the field of tissue regeneration and hold conferences both in Italy and abroad. He maintains a private practice in Acqui Terme, Italy.

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Practitioner

November 29 & 30, 2019

This course introduces the participants to various aspects of soft tissue grafting and periodontal plastic surgery. Topics covered will include autogenous connective tissue grafts (CTGs), autogenous free gingival grafts (FGGs), utilizing allograft materials from the market, pedicle flaps, etc.

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TASSOS IRINAKIS, DDS, MSC, DIP.PERIO, FRCD(C), received his Specialty diploma and Master's degree at The University of British Columbia. Dr. Irinakis is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. He served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery program for nearly a decade. Dr. Irinakis is a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and Oral Surgery journals and serves as a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry and the Journal of Clinical and Practical Implantology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of numerous professional organizations. He has conducted clinical research on Implants & Sinus Bone Grafting and has authored several scientific articles on these topics. He lectures nationally and internationally with focus on Advanced Bone Grafting and Aesthetic Periodontal & Implant Dentistry. He holds private practices in Vancouver and Courtenay, BC.

FARZAN GHANNAD, DDS, MSC, DIP.PERIO, FRCD(C), is a certified specialist in Periodontics and received his Specialty Diploma and Masters degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He completed his dental degree in Heidelberg, Germany and has conducted research and published in the field of Implant Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Ghannad is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC and lectures nationally on all aspects of periodontal therapy, including soft tissue grafting, regeneration and implant dentistry. He practices in Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC as well as Saskatoon, SK.

December

Fundamentals of Anterior Tooth and Implant Esthetics

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 2019

This course is designed for those who want to master restoration of teeth and implants in the aesthetic zone and differentiate their practices in a competitive dental field. You will learn case presentation and patient communication skills that will explore acceptance of your aesthetic cases. In this course you will master digital smile design, digital record collection based on the latest scientific evidence and technology and minimally invasive tooth preparations from veneers to crowns. You will learn to manage soft tissues around dental implants and deliver masterful provisional and final implant crowns that are indecipherable from the natural dentition.

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KEVIN AMINZADEH, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) Dr. Aminzadeh is a board certified Prosthodontist and a key opinion leader in the field of digital and microscope enhanced dentistry. He is an international speaker on digital workflows and esthetic prosthodontics. He is the founder and director of Implant Genius, the world’s first implant treatment planning company in which Prosthodontists provide computer-guided consultations on the ideal implant position and full mouth rehabilitation. He serves the dental community as a clinical assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC. His private practice is situated in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


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