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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GEORGE A. BRUDER, 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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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.

MARISSA GARCIA, DDS, MSC, Dip Perio is a board Certified Periodontist and has been working in private practice since 2006. Dr. Garcia is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and has served as the Director of the Undergraduate Periodontics Program for 12 years. She obtained her dental degree and a Diploma in Periodontics at the Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru, before pursuing a Diploma in Periodontics and Masters in Science degree at UBC. During her studies she earned the Joseph Tonzetich Fellowship (2005) which is awarded to students with superior research ability in the field of Oral Biochemistry. In recognition of her teaching at UBC, Dr. Garcia earned the prestigious W.W. Wood Award (2014) for excellence in education and twice received the American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award (2008 and 2015).

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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DANI BOTBYL, RDH, 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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MARK DONALDSON, 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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PREETY DESAI, 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.

Mechanical Management of Biofilm: Are we at a tipping point?

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This evidence-informed review will explore the air-flow mechanism and its clinical application for biofilm management.

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PENNY HATZIMANOLAKIS, MSc, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC received her education at the University of British Columbia, completing both a Bachelor (2004) and Master degrees (2009) in Dental Sciences. In 1994, she obtained her diploma from Vancouver Community College in Dental Hygiene. As a UBC educator, she's involved with the Periodontics graduate and undergraduate Dental and Dental Hygiene Degree Programs. Chairs the DH Admission and is the DH 4th year coordinator. As a researcher, she focuses on periodontal and implant diseases. She's published and co-authored in multiple peer-reviewed journals and a conference and webinar speaker for multiple organizations. As a clinician, she practices with a periodontics/prosthodontics specialty team from the year 2000. As part of the dental community, she's a board member on the Pacific Dental Conference and supports Dental Hygienists and their teams in achieving the highest standard of care, through her company, UpScale Consulting.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea From A to Zzzzz, A Comprehensive Review for the Dental Professional

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition effecting both children and adults, while despite being a common disorder it is estimated that OSA remains highly undiagnosed, with 75-80% of cases unidentified. Spend the day with our team learning the very latest evidence-based approaches to OSA screening, diagnosis and treatments for patients of all ages. Improved understanding of OSA and its management will help you achieve quality treatment outcomes and ensure better overall health of your patients.

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BENJAMIN PLISKA, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), is an Associate Professor in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, an Orthodontic Consultant at BC Children’s Hospital and a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics practicing in Vancouver. Dr. Pliska obtained his DDS from the University of Western Ontario, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he obtained his orthodontic training and M.S. degree. Dr. Pliska frequently lectures on the intersection of Orthodontics,Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Imaging.

FERNANDA ALMEIDA, DDS, PHD, is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her Master of Science from the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is an alumna of UBC, where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Dental Sciences). Dr. Almeida has been involved in oral appliance research and the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea since 1996, and her research is focused on oral appliance side effects, compliance, titration modalities, imaging and treatment outcomes.

NEIL CHADHA, MBCHB(hons), MPHE, BSC(hons), FRCS, is Head of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, B.C. Children’s Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Chadha’s training includes Fellowships at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Population Health & Epidemiology from the University of Manchester. An active researcher, Dr. Chadha frequently publishes and presents on best practices and evidenced-based care.

JOHN FLEETHAM, MB, BS, FRCP, is Head of the Vancouver Coastal Health Sleep Disorder Program and Professor of Medicine at the Univeristy of British Columbia. Dr. Fleetham graduated from the University of London and received his postgraduate training in the UK, Kingston, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has practised respiratory medicine and sleep disorder medicine since coming to Vancouver in 1981. Dr. Fleetham has published over 100 articles and 15 book chapters, and the majority of these have been on different aspects of sleep disordered breathing.

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

NDEB Clinic Examination Candidate Orientation

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 OR  Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Faculty of Dentistry offers a three hour orientation session during which NDEB candidates can familiarize themselves with our dental clinic setting. NO GUIDANCE OR ADVICE will be given regarding the assessment.

UBC's NDEB orientation session is not held or endorsed by the National Dental Examination Board of Canada.

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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.

Infection Prevention and Control - Why so picky? Here's why...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

This course is a review of the current infection prevention and control guidelines and recommendations for application in the dental setting. It is tailored for all dental healthcare personnel (dentists, hygienists, certified dental assistants and office staff). It is an opportunity to enhance your infection control knowledge and understanding, thus allowing you to reflect effectively on your own application and your commitment to patient safety.

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LAMIA EL-ADWAR, BDS, MSc, FCP, is a clinical professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. She earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1995. She taught as a clinical instructor in the School of Dentistry, at Glasgow University in 1996. She completed a combined specialty program in Conservative Dentistry (Endodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics & Operative Dentistry) and Master's degree at Alexandria University, Egypt in 2001. Dr. El-Adwar joined the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC in 2004, and in 2005, she completed the Faculty Certificate Program on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Dr. El-Adwar has assumed numerous administrative responsibilities and teaching roles, one of which is serving as the infection prevention and control coordinator 2010-2019. She is an educator with a passion for teaching and has been honoured by multiple teaching awards.

Travel & Learn

Join us for these exciting, unique learning opportunities… not to be missed!
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Adventure & Learn, BIG ISLAND, Hawaii, February 3 - 7, 2020

Annual Ski Seminar, Whistler BC, February 28 - March 1, 2020

Al Heaps & Associates, Palm Springs Dental Practice Transition Seminar and Golf Weekend, March 13 - 15, 2020

UBC Annual Spring Break Symposium, MAUI, Hawaii, March 23 - 27, 2020

2020 Spring Courses

Certificate in Dental Practice Management

February 28 - March 1, April 17 - 19, May 1 - 3, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)

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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 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.

The program consists of three 3-day modules.

Takeaways

This program provides the following takeaways in an integrated, applicable manner, focused on dental practices:

Business Strategy
• Identify your goals and evaluate business challenges and opportunities
• Understand industry trends as they affect your practice and dentistry
• Consider numerous ways to reduce your costs
• Appreciate all of the advantages and disadvantages of new technology

Accounting/Finance
• Assess your own practice, and identify and measure Key Performance Indicators
• Determine what your practice is worth
• Interpret your Financial Statements to uncover hidden costs
• Evaluate cost structures and cash flow

Leading People
• Broaden your understanding of effective leadership
• Build a culture that reflects your strategy and values
• Design an effective performance management and reward system
• Address one-on-one challenges; lead others to lead themselves

Services Marketing
• Understand what drives patient behavior and how patients evaluate your practice
• Identify problem areas in service delivery that frustrate both patients and staff
• Implement techniques to measure patient perceptions and satisfaction
• Improve service delivery to increase patient satisfaction and staff morale

Operations
• Identify what drives efficiency in your practice
• Streamline your Service Operations
• Understand cost drivers in your service
• Design your operations to meet your strategy


Dr. Jim Armstrong is the CEO of Aarm Dental Group. He is an MBA trained dentist through 2 MBA programs 12 years apart; and a past president of the BCDA. Jim serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Mahesh Nagarajan is an Assistant Professor in the Operations and Logistics Division at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He teaches supply chain management, applied game theory and inventory management.

Mr. Scott Sinclair is a lecturer at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He has been actively involved in professional accounting education for more than 30 years.

Dr. Anthony Boardman is the Van Dusen Professor of Business Administration at the UBC Sauder School of Business. His interests include strategic analysis and implementation and the effects of ownership on performance.

Dr. Tim Silk teaches brand management, new product development and consumer behaviour at the UBC Sauder School of Business. His work focuses on consumer behaviour in pricing.

Dr. Daniel Skarlicki is the Edgar Kaiser Professor and Chair of Organizational Behaviour at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he also teaches marketing and behavioural sciences.

April

The Basic Rules of Occlusion

5 Day Program: April 3 - 4 & April 17 - 19, 2020, 2 Day Program: April 3 - 4, 2020

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, denturist or dental technician, 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.

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April

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

April 4 - 5, 2020

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 one or two LIVE demo surgeries performed on patients by the course mentor(s). All dentists will perform hands-on surgeries in simulation on animal mandibles.

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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 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.

Mastering Adult Minimal Sedation: Inhalation and Oral Sedation in Dentistry

April 24 - 26, 2020

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.

Porcelain Veneers: A Step by Step Approach

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The focus of this hands-on program is to provide general dentists with key factors in achieving predictable esthetic outcomes with porcelain veneers. In the didactic section of this full day course, a comprehensive review of prosthodontic treatment
planning as well as indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers will be provided. A systematic approach to tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation will be discussed. The hands-on component will be focused on preparation, impression and temporization of typodonts on the anterior teeth.

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NARIMAN AMIRI, DMD, MHI, CERTIFICATE IN PROSTHODONTICS, FRCD(C), is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Dentistry, and is a board certified specialist in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Amiri is in full time private practice in his state of the art clinic in Vancouver, dedicated to Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry and as part time clinical professor for graduate and undergraduate clinics in the Department of Prosthodontics at UBC. Dr. Amiri is the organizer and principal mentor for two study clubs (Boundary Prosthetic and Treatment Options in Prosthodontics) and lectures extensively in meetings and societies including UBC Continuing Education.

May

Oral Diseases That Every Dental Professional Should Know
Bellingham, WA

Friday, May 1, 2020

Presented with DDX, this full day course, in partnership with the University of Washington and held in Bellingham, WA is designed to cover seven categories of oral diseases that present as clinically benign-looking when, at times, some carry a serious diagnosis. This course is helpful to dentists,dental hygienists, dental specialties and dental professionals that feel an Oral Pathology review is in order for them and their team.  The morning portion of this course is dedicated to soft tissue pathology. It will cover the variability in the clinical presentation of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which includes association with tobacco, HPV infection, and lichen planus. The morning course will also discuss the oral manifestation of low-risk HPV. The afternoon session will continue to cover soft tissue pathology as well as bone pathology.Every category will start with one or more unknown cases with a differential diagnosis (DDX) discussed interactively with the audience. Clinicians will leave this program with ample knowledge to base their judgment on facts. This course will provide information directly applicable to improving the everyday practice of diagnosing oral diseases.

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DOLPHINE ODA, BDS, MSc, is Professor of Oral Pathology in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the School of Dentistry, University of Washington, and the director of the UW’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. Dr. Oda is on the medical staff at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. In 2013, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Oral Cancer Foundation for over 30 years of service to oral cancer patients. In 2009, she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the UW’s highest honor for outstanding teaching, and has been awarded an additional 30 teaching awards within the School of Dentistry. Dr. Oda’s research interests include molecular changes in oral carcinogenesis and HPV and oral cancer. She has 78 papers published in refereed journals and publishes a popular monthly column called Case of the Month. Dr. Oda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and holds a Washington State dental license. She is also a member of the AmericanAcademy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the International Association of Oral Pathologists, and USCAP.

Two Lectures: 1) The New Periodontal and Peri-Implant Classification System: What You Need to Know, 2)  Implant Maintenance The Entire Dental Team Must Know

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The New Periodontal and Peri-Implant Classification System: What You Need to Know - This comprehensive lecture will review the important updates of the new classification system and distill the information into a user-friendly fashion to aid in creation of a diagnosis and coincident treatment algorithms.
Implant Maintenance the Entire Dental Team Must Know - This course for both dentists and dental hygienists is geared towards the prevention of disease and treatment algorithms around implants. Course attendees will be provided with an updated understanding of the concepts required for the maintenance of dental implants vs. natural teeth.

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PHIL WALTON, DDS, MMSc, FRCD(C), US Board Certified, Diploma of Periodontics, earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to pursuit of his graduate dental studies, he completed externships at the University of Michigan and overseas at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, England. Dr. Walton completed his Master’s degree in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. His practice includes conventional periodontal therapy for tooth maintenance, periodontal plastics as well as advanced regenerative techniques and implant rehabilitation. His current area of focus lies in immediate implant placement and temporization for both single, multiple and full arch reconstruction. Dr. Walton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Canada and a US Board Certified Diplomate of Periodontics and Implantolgy. He maintains an affiliation to University of Toronto, and Harvard as a clinical instructor, international research fellow, admissions committee member and active alumnus.


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