Calendar of Courses


September

STUDY CLUB: ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER

ON-GOING (September 2022 - August 2023) | HANDS-ON AT UBC

Limited Enrolment

General dentists who have taken a basic orthodontic course, or who are recent graduates of UBC, or who have had exposure since graduation to fixed appliance principles and practice are eligible to join this advanced group.

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.

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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.

Siddharth (Sid) Vora, BDS, MSD, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry. He obtained his dental surgery degree from the University of Mumbai, India, in 2002; a Doctor of Philosophy (Oral Biology) in 2009 from Boston University; and a Master of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle in 2012. Dr. Vora was a faculty member at UW. He was also a senior Fellow at Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

ANKYLOGLOSSIA IN INFANTS: Learn the Diagnosis, Effects and Management for Tongue Tie and Lip Tie in Infants

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

In the last few years the amount of research in the field of tongue tie and lip tie has increased significantly, resulting in a greater understanding of the concept of tethered oral tissue. Furthermore, discussion of lip and tongue tie has appeared in news articles as well as online forums, making the information and misinformation more available to professionals and the general public alike. More and more tongue tie and lip tie are being diagnosed. Surgical intervention is being done at a much higher frequency. Dentists are the top choices to do such procedures due to dentists’ understanding and familiarity of the oral cavity. This course helps in understanding the concept of tongue tie and the effects of the surgical procedure.

JAMES CHEN, DMD graduated from UBC biochemistry in 2011. After taking a year off, he started his dental journey at UBC dentistry and graduated in 2016. Since then, he has relocated to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. As of 2021 Dr. Chen has become a proud owner of Downstream Dental in the Comox Valley. While the office is a general family practice, it has a focus on kids and infants. Dr. James Chen has three young kids and enjoys family time more than anything.

October

STUDY CLUB: CLINICALLY APPLICABLE ORAL PATHOLOGY

ON-GOING (October 2022 - June 2023) | LIVE WEBINAR

New members are always welcome! Dr. Shuler's study club starts in October and meets once a month.

This study club will guide dental professionals to develop an approach to recognize and manage oral soft tissue changes that can be incorporated into their daily clinical practice. The group will examine case studies of oral soft and hard tissue lesions that have been seen in dental clinical settings. Each case will be reviewed with respect to the process of recognizing the tissue change and establishing the process for moving to a final diagnosis. Participants in the course will be encouraged to bring examples from their own private practices and all cases reviewed will have been initially identified in a general dental practice.

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CHARLES SHULER, , BSc, DMD, PhD, Professor, UBC 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


HOW TO PRACTICALLY MANAGE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT DEVICES IN THE TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA 

Saturday, October 1,2022 |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Dentists are now an integral part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for treating sleep breathing disorders, particularly due to the growing contribution of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) to the treatment of adult patients. This interactive Webinar will test your knowledge about MAD therapy, as well as your differential diagnosis and therapeutic approach for their related side effects. It will be organized around clinical cases with very different profiles, as well as different designs of oral appliances.

JULIA COHEN-LEVY, DDS, MSC, PHD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry, Montreal, Canada. She is a qualified specialist in orthodontics, having graduated from the University of Paris 7 in France (CECSMO 2004) and the University of Montreal, Quebec (DES 2020). She holds a doctorate about adult obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (PhD, Paris 6), a post-doctorate on pediatric sleep disordered breathing (Dr Nelly Huynh laboratory, Montreal Canada), as well as a master’s degree in medical law and liability. Dr. Cohen-Lévy’s areas of interest are multidisciplinary treatments and collaboration with medical disciplines. She has published experimental and clinical research on mandibular advancement devices, maxillofacial surgery and dentofacial orthopedics in the field of sleep medicine.

BC PHARMANET: What Practicing Oral Healthcare Providers in British Columbia Need to Know

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

This interactive webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the British Columbia PharmaNet program, including step-by-step enrolment, benefits to all oral healthcare professionals and their patients, and case-based reviews to maximize the value of this tool and help seamlessly align the data with contemporary dental practice. Real-life scenarios will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed. Prescribe with confidence, protect the safety of your patients.

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 epartment of Pharmacy at the University of Montana and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the OHSU. He has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners and has spent the last 28 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.


RECOGNIZING AND MANAGING CRITICAL ORAL PATHOLOGY 

Thursday, October 6,2022 |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Join us to review concerning oral lesions with plenty of pictures and management recommendations. This lecture will start by reviewing the vast differential diagnosis of oral ulceration from benign common entities to oral manifestations of systemic diseases to oral cancer. Next, entities classified as oral potentially malignant disorders will be discussed followed by examples of oral cancer and a review of risk factors. Finally, the importance of head and neck exams and biopsies will be emphasized through an interactive picture session.

SARAH GLASS, DDS, obtained her DDS from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and completed a three year Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency at New York Presbyterian/Queens. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Today, she works as an assistant professor at VCU School of Dentistry. Her job responsibilities include teaching, working in the biopsy service, and seeing oral medicine patients.

LEVERAGING ULTRASONICS TO IMPROVE THE REMOVAL OF CALCULUS, BIOFILM & STAIN

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | HANDS-ON COURSE AT UBC WITH ONLINE COMPONENT

This workshop combines unique learning activities with the use of live magnetostrictive ultrasonic units, manikin heads, typodonts, ultrasonic inserts and HVE devices giving participants the opportunity to practice artificial deposit removal while focusing on sound ergonomics and minimizing aerosols. Participants attending the evening workshop must complete a two hour online pre-requisite course. You will be empowered to enhance your dental hygiene practice after completing this course!

DANI BOTBYL, RDH, BEd(c), is a registered dental hygienist and has served as the National Clinical Educator with Dentsply Sirona Canada for 22 years. She has developed and presented evidence-based educational programs to dental hygiene students, pre- and post-doctoral dental students, faculty and practicing clinicians nationally and internationally. Dani has been a trailblazer for the advancement of ultrasonic instrumentation in dental hygiene practice and education in North America and abroad. She is credited with assembling and leading the first team of researchers to investigate the topic of ultrasonic instrumentation education, conducting several studies on the integration of an enriched ultrasonic curriculum and its outcomes in dental hygiene programs. This culmination of her knowledge and research has produced multiple publications in industry and peer-reviewed journals. In 2018, with her co-authors, Dani was awarded the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene Research Award for Best Original Research Paper. 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 and Clinical Examiner for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association board of directors. 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


ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR THE DENTAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER 

Monday, October 17,2022 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

This Course will review the most common/y used herbs and natural substances. It will also provide you with information on drug herb interactions and unsafe herbs and natural supplements.

PAMELA ALBERTO, DMD, is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She was formerly the Director of Predoctoral Surgery and the Assistant Dean of Predoctoral Education at New Jersey Dental School. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Forensic Dentistry, American Board of Forensic Medicine, Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry. She is a member of the International Society of Plastics, Anesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery, New Jersey Dental Association and American Dental Association. She is a Diplomate in the College of Dentistry in the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Alberto currently lectures nationally and internationally on Alternative Medicine, Guided Bone Regeneration with Implants, Surgical Management of Impacted teeth, Cosmetic procedures and Implant Complications. Dr. Alberto is cofounder of Cheerful Heart Missions that provides Dental care for patients in Haiti and Dominican Republic. She maintains a private practice in Sparta and Vernon N.J

THE COMPLETE CLINICIAN: Comprehensive Treatment Planning & Surgical Placement of Implants via Computer Guided Technology

October 20 -23, 2022 & November 19 OR November 20, 2022 |
2 Options: 5-DAY HANDS-ON IMPLANT SURGICAL COURSE or 3-DAY DIDACTIC PROGRAM AT UBC

The Complete Clinician course caters to novice implant dentists eager to embark on the rewarding journey of implants; implant placers with limited experience who wish to progress to the next level, and to surgeons who would benefit from incorporating computer guided technology into their implant practice. With two unique offerings; three full days of didactic and live surgery demos or five full days of didactic, live surgery demos, patient screening and clinicial hands-on patient treatment, this course provides exceptional training to learn how to diagnose and perform implant surgery.

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 inpeer reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally and holds private practice in Courtenay, Nanaimo and Vancouver, 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, North Vancouver and Port Coquitlam, BC.

KEVIN AMINZADEH, BSC (Pharmacy), DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Specialist in Prosthodontics 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 direct of Implant Genius, an implant treatment planning service utilizing computer guided technology. He is the owner of Key Dental Labs, servicing a niche for esthetic implant and natural tooth restorations. 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.


TOP FIVE PRESCRIBED DRUGS: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? 

Friday, October 21,2022 |  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

In this course we will discuss the top 5 prescribed drugs in North America. We will review the pharmacological actions of these drugs, any reported adverse reactions and drug interactions associated with their use. We will review the effects of these medications on the oral cavity and any needed dental modifications for these patients. Specific emphasis will be given to the effects and interactions of these commonly prescribed drugs with those often given by dentists namely, local anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, and antifungals.

AVIV OUANOUNOU, BSC, MSC, DDS, FICO, FICD, FACD, is an associate professor of pharmacology and Preventive entistry at the faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto. He received both his DDS and MSc at the University of Toronto. He teaches pharmacology and Preventive Dentistry to undergraduate and graduate students and is also a clinical
instructor and Treatment Plan Coordinator in the University clinics. Dr. Ouanounou won numerous teaching awards including wining “Best Teacher of the Year Award” three times: in 2013, 2015 and in 2019. Also, Dr. Ouanounou is the recipient of the 2014-2015 prestigious Dr. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching at the University of Toronto and is the 2018-2019 Recipient of the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education. Dr. Ouanounou is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fouchard Academy. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He has published and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also maintains a general private practice in Toronto.


CRACKED TEETH: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT FROM AN ENDODONTIC PERSPECTIVE 

Tuesday, October 25,2022 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Cracked teeth are commonly seen in daily endodontic practice. This presentation will discuss the clinical diagnosis of cracked teeth and the treatment options. Endodontic treatment has been proved to be effective in saving most cracked teeth.

FENG-MING WANG, DDS, PHD, completed an Endodontics Residency at the University of California at Los Angeles before joining the Department of Endodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Wang was board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2017. Dr. Wang teaches both didactic and clinical Endodontics to predoctoral and postdoctoral students, and Cellular and Molecular Biology to graduate students. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on pulpal & periapical inflammation and autophagy in human diseases with the ultimate goal to develop new strategies in endodontic therapy and promote oral health. Dr. Wang serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, the official journal of American Association of Endodontists (AAE), and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of AAE. Dr. Wang maintains private practice in Dallas, TX. He was named one of D Magazine’s Best Dentists in Endodontics for 2021.

CERTIFICATE IN DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

LIVE ONLINE LEARNING October 28 -30, 2022 November 25 - 27, 2022 & January 20 - 22, 2023

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, especially during and after the pandemic, are key to developing a sustainable, patient-centric practice. Designed and delivered live, online by 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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November

THE BASIC RULES OF OCCLUSION

November 5, 2022 | LECTURE, DEMONSTRATIONS, CLINICAL PRACTICE at UBC

The Basic Rules of Occlusion outlines an evidenced-based practical approach to the understanding and implementation of occlusal therapy in everyday practice. Whether a dental generalist, dental specialist (prosthodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, oral surgeon, orofacial pain practitioner), denturist or dental technician, dental hygienist or dental assistant. The Basic Rules of Occlusion sooner or later will apply clinically as dental practitioners facilitate stomatognathic stability. An understanding of these Basic Rules will enhance all aspects of dental practitioner practice for the benefit of all the stakeholders. By the end of the program, basic occlusal therapy will become a routine part of the participant’s treatment genre, providing patients with an incredible service that is cost effective, efficacious, and exciting to do.

MICHAEL J. RACICH, DMD, a graduate from University of British Columbia, 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 International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and has authored the books: The Basic Rules of Oral Rehabilitation (2010), The Basic Rules of Occlusion (2012), The Basic Rules of Facially Generated Treatment Planning (2013), and The Basic Rules of Being a Dental Patient (2016).


CARIES MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE

Monday, November 7,2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

The course will provide the latest evidence-based information on caries risk assessment and caries management that will aid the practitioner and his/her team in delivering optimal care for all patients in clinical practice. The course will describe the tools to implement “caries management by risk assessment” in the dental office or in an academic environment. Implementation in dental practice provides patients with genuine hope and success in the management of their oral health. It is a practice builder.

JOHN D.B. FEATHERSTONE MSC, PHD, is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His research over the past 47 years has covered several aspects of cariology leading to practical management of dental caries. He spearheaded the development of CAMBRA® (caries management by risk assessment) at UCSF and is currently helping implement caries management by risk assessment in several venues across the world. He has published over 300 papers and book chapters and has won numerous awards.


THE WORN DENTITION: FINDING WAYS TO MEET & TREAT THE CHALLENGES ... FROM PLANNING THROUGH EXECUTION

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

The challenges of the worn dentition leave many mystified with what treatment is possible and affordable. Learn insights to proper assessment and treatment options that can vary greatly and yet still fulfill patient objectives and save teeth.

MARSHALL D. FAGIN, DDS, Prosthodontist; international lecturer and educator for over 40 years; private practice; part-time Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, in the Post-Grad Prosthodontic Residency Program. He was awarded Diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 1994 and is a Fellowship recipient of the International College of Dentists for his contributions to Dentistry.


BAD TO THE BONE: DENTAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE RESTORATIVE DENTAL TEAM

Tuesday, November 15,2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

With increasing frequency, every dental practice will see patients undergoing cancer treatment and who are at risk of the side effects and sequelae of their care. The goal is to minimize the risks of dental care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, provide information and education for patients, their families and healthcare providers, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients. This course will provide tools that the attendee can use immediately in the care of their patients. The attendees will receive materials that can become a reference manual for the practice in the assessment and treatment of oncology patients.

MATTHEW MESSINA, DDS, graduated first in his class from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987. After graduation, he completed a general practice residency at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. A practicing general dentist for 30 years, he has also served as a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute for advanced dental education in Key Biscayne, Florida. Dr. Messina is the Clinic Director of Ohio State Upper Arlington Dentistry and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry. He had served as the Interim Director of the Dental Oncology Clinic of the James Cancer Center at OSU since 2018.Dr. Messina is recognized nationally for his presentations on communications, as well as his lectures on leadership skills that allow dentists to provide optimal care for their patients. He is currently a consumer advisor for the American Dental Association, serving as a national spokesperson since 1995.

OSA AND DENTISTRY: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a relatively common disease with serious health consequences in both children and adults. This presentation will review the complex pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing and review current treatment strategies. The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development will be examined, as well as the current evidence related to CBCT imaging and orthodontic treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea and the airway. For adults, oral appliances have become an accepted first line of treatment for a wide range of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This presentation will also discuss the latest evidence regarding the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of OSA, as well as review the management of the most common side effects.

BENJAMIN PLISKA, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) Orthodontics 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. He is an Associate Professor of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, an Orthodontic Consultant at B.C. Children’s Hospital and maintains a private practice in Vancouver as a certified specialist in Orthodontics. Dr. Pliska’s research interests include inter-disciplinary treatment, craniofacial imaging, and sleep medicine - topics on which he frequently lectures and publishes.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE

Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

This course will review ways to reduce the likelihood that a medical emergency will occur by teaching medical history evaluation, vital sign assessment and managing the phobic patient. As well, a discussion regarding the most updated protocols for basic life support and using an automated external defibrillator will be presented. A rescue team-approach will be discussed.Then, using emergency drugs will be reviewed, and specific medical emergency algorithms will be presented for example, syncope cardiac arrest,myocardial infarction, anaphylaxis asthma and more.

DAVID ISEN, BSC, DDS Dr. Isen’s dental clinic in Toronto, Sleep For Dentistry, is anesthesia-based, treating patients who require intravenous sedation or advanced techniques in local anaesthesia. Many of these people have special medical needs or are dental phobic. David has given over 400 presentations around the world on topics related to the management of medical emergencies in healthcare settings, local anesthesia for dentistry and the use of sedation in dentistry. He has lectured for many university continuing education programs, dental societies and conventions. He is the author of numerous articles, has peer-reviewed papers for a variety of dental journals and as well has acted as a consultant for dental and pharmaceutical companies.

December

MASTERING ADULT MINIMAL SEDATION: INHALATION AND ORAL SEDATION IN DENTISTRY

December 2 - 4, 2022

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 and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the OHSU. 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.

MAKING ENDODONTICS EASY, SAFE AND PREDICTABLE: An All Skills Class Specifically Designed for the General Practitioner

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | HANDS-ON at UBC

This morning’s presentation followed by the afternoon’s hands-on skills workshop will transform your endodontic ease and predictability while creating a valued and comfortable service for your patient. Dr. West will teach you how to change endodontic fear into fun. You will “Hear It”, “See It”, “Do It”, and then Dr. West will “Measure It” to be sure each and every doctor knows how to win the endodontic game using time tested endodontic biologic principles combined with exceptional leading endodontic treatment technologies. For a day of endodontic enjoyment and endodontic reward, come and learn the practice of “Making Endodontics Easy, Safe, and Predictable”

JOHN WEST, DDS, MSD, D is the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics and continues to be recognized as one of the world’s premier educators in clinical and interdisciplinary endodontics. John West received his DDS from the University of Washington in 1971 where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor. He received his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1975 where he is a clinical instructor and has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. West has presented unrivaled endodontic continuing education across the world while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Washington. He co-authored Obturation of the Radicular Space with Dr. John Ingle in Ingle’s 1994 and 2002 editions of Endodontics and was senior author of Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System in Cohen and Burns 1994 and 1998 Pathways of the Pulp. He has authored Endodontic Predictability in Dr. Michael Cohen’s 2008 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Principles, Design, Implementation, and Michael Cohen’s 2010 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Volume II: Comprehensive Case Studies and is lead author of Esthetic Management of Endodontically Treated Teeth in Ronald Goldstein’s 2016 third edition of Esthetics in Dentistry. He is a Thought Leader for Carestream Digital Dental Systems and serves on the editorial advisory boards for: The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and is associate editor for Endodontic Practice/US.

SURGICAL CROWN LENGTHENING FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Saturday, December 10, 2022 | LECTURE AND HANDS-ON at UBC

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.

HANNU LARJAVA, 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.

RANA TARZEMANY, DDS, PHD, DIP. PERIO, FRCD(C), DABP received her dental degree (DDS) from Azad Tehran Dental School, and completed her graduate studies in the field of combined PhD and Diploma in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a certified periodontist, a Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada FRCD(C), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery (DABP). Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor of Teaching and the Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program at UBC Faculty of Dentistry. She practices as an associate periodontist in Vancouver. In her research, which centers around the molecular mechanisms of wound healing and scar formation, she has received outstanding recognition and academic achievements. Rana is the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards including in 2015, the highly prestigious international Volpe Competition that recognizes the best periodontal research from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. She was the first Canadian to win this competition.



ADVENTURE & LEARN, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

January 30 - February 3, 2023 | FAIRMONT ORCHID RESORT

Dr. Hannu Larjava, DDS, PhD, Dip Perio
Maintenance of Dental Implants and How to Avoid Long-term Complications
Blueprint for Anterior Esthetics with Natural Teeth and Implants

Dr. Ernest Lam, DMD MSc, PhD, Dip ABOMR, FRCD(C)
Variants of Normal Radiologic Anatomy that May Simulate Disease on Panoramic Images
10 Radiologic Diagnoses Every Dentist Should Know

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Please reserve your hotel accommodation as soon as possible as rooms will sell out quickly. All reservations must be booked directly through Jane Patrick at North South Travel

WHISTLER ANNUAL SKI SEMINAR

February 24 - 26, 2023 | FOUR SEASONS RESORT

Friday, February 24:
THE ORTHODONTIC – PROSTHODONTIC CONNECTION:
How a synergistic approach to complex restorative problems results in superior outcomes for dental patients (PART ONE),

Drs. Benjamin Pliska and Roxana Saldarriaga

Saturday, February 25:
THE ORTHODONTIC – PROSTHODONTIC CONNECTION:
How a synergistic approach to complex restorative problems results in superior outcomes for dental patients (PART TWO),

Drs. Benjamin Pliska and Roxana Saldarriaga

Sunday, February 26:
MANAGEMENT OF PROSTHODONTIC CHALLENGES:
From the single anterior tooth to full mouth rehabilitation (PART TWO),

Dr. Roxana Saldarriaga

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