Calendar of Courses

July


PANORAMIC RE-PRIMER

Thursday, July 29, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Panoramic images are commonly acquired in dental practice, and it is important for dentists to understand the appropriateness of this imaging tool in diagnosis. The purpose of this lecture is to remind (or “re-prime”) dentists’ knowledge about panoramic imaging: how to systematically review the panoramic image, technical errors, and variations in normal anatomy that may simulate the appearance of disease; limitations of panoramic images in diagnosis; and when (and when not) to order imaging. As with any test that has an associated risk, the careful and judicious use of panoramic imaging in dental patients should result in a net benefit to their immediate management.

ERNEST LAM, BSC, DMD, MSC, CERT. OMR, PHD, DIP ABOMR, FRCD(C) Dr. Ernest Lam’s areas of research and clinical interests are in oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral and maxillofacial radiology education research. He serves as a Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Director of the Graduate Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

August


PORTLANDIA DENTISTRY: AN EVIDENCE-BASED EXPLORATION OF THE ALTERNATIVE DENTISTRY MOVEMENT

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

The huge boom in alternative medicine and a waning trust in the healthcare system coupled with information only a quick search away has led to a growing and diverse variety of unconventional approaches to healthcare. The field of dentistry is not immune from this movement – our patients are exposed to a variety of alternatives to conventional care, self-care, and even conspiracy theories in regards to their oral health. Exactly what is the information that our patients being are exposed to? What are the current trends in alternative dentistry? Where did some of these unique ideas originate? And, most importantly, what does the literature say (or not say) about them? In this course, you will get the answers to these questions (and more). You will learn how to effectively communicate with your patients in regards to alternative dental care and provide them with evidence-based advice, while at the same time respecting their autonomy and personal choices.

TOBIE A. JONES, DMD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the Director for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry. After graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 2011, Tobie spent four years in the Navy as a general dentist at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. In 2016, she joined OHSU as full-time faculty, and is currently the course director for both the first and second year dental students’ pre-doctoral Comprehensive Care courses, and the university’s IPE course, Foundations of Patient Safety and Interprofessional Practice, which is taken by all first year health professions students.


MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND THE MODERN DENTAL PRACTICE: ETHICAL AND MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TREATMENT PLANNING

Friday, August 13, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Cannabis consumption is at an all-time high in the United States. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Legalization in several states, and pending legislation in many others, has amplified the need for medical providers to understand how the drug not only affects a patient’s physical health but their psychological well-being as well.

SARAH GRAFTON, DMD completed her doctoral degree in Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2000, and a post-graduate general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Dr. Grafton has experience in both the private sector as well as in education in a variety of roles, giving her a unique perspective on care delivery and the educational environment.Since 2014, she has been appointed at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor and has most recently served as Vice Chair for Clinical Efficiency within the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care. She is highly committed to education and clinical excellence and has a passion for patient experience and quality assurance. Dr. Grafton’s scholarly interests include behavioral health and community-based dentistry, dental treatment for those with substance abuse disorders, and clinical efficiency with quality assurance in dental education.


DIGITAL DENTISTRY: NOVELTY OR NECESSITY?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Digital dentistry has technologically exploded in the last few years. Increased efficiency, novel technologies, new materials, and systematic workflows have significantly increased the applicability of digital dentistry.This presentation will review the fundamentals of digital dentistry and describe workflows, new technologies, and clinical applications so that an informed decision can be made regarding the implementation of digital dentistry.

LES KALMAN, DMD is an educator, researcher, and academic lead for Continuing Dental Education. His research focuses on innovations in medical devices and technologies, with an emphasis on metal additive manufacturing and software solutions. He remains active with externally funded investigations, has published over 40 articles, holds two patents and a trademark, and has translated several technologies to industry. He served on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Board. He serves on the Standards Council of Canada, the Ambassadors Circle, and the Advanced Credentialing Committee for the ICOI. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), Fellow, Master, and Diplomate (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), Fellow (Academy of Osseointegration), Fellow (American College of Dentists), Schulich Alumni of Distinction, and has received the Merck Patients First award.


MOST COMMON ORAL LESIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ORAL PATHOLOGY, ORAL MEDICINE, AND ORAL RADIOLOGY

Saturday, August 28, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

This course will cover practical clinical oral pathology with an emphasis on both normal and abnormal conditions commonly seen in the dental practice, including systematic examination and interpretations as well as diagnosis, management, and the use of screening tools and biopsies, by reviewing cases.

FIROOZEH SAMIM, DMD, MSC, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(C) received her DMD from Shiraz University of Medical Science. She completed the Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology residency program at University of British Columbia (UBC) and obtained her Master of Science in craniofacial and pediatric dentistry. After holding the position of an assistant professor at UBC and staff of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, she is currently an assistant professor at McGill University and a staff of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Health Science Center of Newfoundland. Dr. Samim’s expertise lies in the diagnosis, nature, and primarily non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular disorders.


September

I FOUND A LUMP IN MY PATIENT'S MOUTH, WHAT COULD IT BE?

Saturday, September 25, 2021  | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | LIVE WEBINAR

Unlimited Enrolment

The course will review the different causes of lumps and bumps in the oral tissues. Images from actual clinical cases will be used to present examples and discuss the mechanism of formation of the lump. Specific diagnoses associated with oral lumps will be discussed and different clinical features associated with the specific diagnoses presented. The approaches that can be used in questioning the patient’s chief complaint and history of present illness will be presented to assist in the assignment of potential etiologies and generate a differential diagnosis. Specific diagnostic procedures will be presented to achieve a final diagnosis for the lump/bump leading to a specific recommendation for treatment. There will be an emphasis on the normal physiology of the tissues and the changes that contribute to the signs and symptoms seen in the patient. The importance of developing a differential diagnosis will be stressed and based on the clinical history and physical examination strengths of the oral health professional.

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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.

October

STUDY CLUB: CLINICALLY APPLICABLE ORAL PATHOLOGY with Dr. Charles Shuler

October 2021 - June 2022  |  LIVE WEBINAR

Limited Enrolment

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.

SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER

October 1 & 2, 2021 |  HANDS-ON COURSE AT UBC

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. An emphasis is placed on treatment planning and patient selection criteria through evidence based lectures and handouts. Recorded Surgery demonstrations will be presented by the course mentors along with the opportunity to practice various grafting techniques on animal mandibles.

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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 currently practices in his private clinics in Vancouver & North Vancouver and serves the communities of Campbell River and Yellowknife.

FARZIN GHANNAD, DDS, MSc, Dip.Perio, FRCD(C) earned his dental degree from the University of Goettingen, Germany in 1996. He moved to Ottawa in 1997 where he maintained a successful general dental practice until 2004. In 2007, Dr. Ghannad completed his 3 year Masters Specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery at the University of British Columbia earning a diploma in Periodontics & Master of Science. He is one the two founders of Implant Perio Centre in Vancouver and Implant Perio Centre in North Vancouver. Dr. Ghannad held the position of Associate Director of Graduate Periodontics and Implant Surgery at the University of British Columbia from 2010-2015. During that period, he was also affiliated with Vancouver General Hospital and performed periodontal and implant treatment on medically compromised patients. Currently,he works in his private practices in Vancouver, North Vancouver and serves the community in Kamloops and Yellowknife. As an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, he is involved in training of periodontal residents. Dr. Ghannad actively lectures nationally and internationally in study clubs and hands on courses on the subject of periodontics and implant surgery.

THE COMPLETE CLINICIAN: COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PLANNING & SURGICAL PLACEMENT OF IMPLANTS VIA COMPUTER GUIDED TECHNOLOGY

Didactic Session: October 14 - 17, 2021  |   Surgical Weekend: November 6 & 7, 2021  OR November 20 - 21, 2021

This is an intense hands-on surgical course that provides one-on-one training 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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TASSO IRINAKIS, DDS, MSc, DIP. PERIO, FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics and one of the current leaders in comprehensive implant patient care and implant education for dental professionals. He served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery program at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade. Dr. Irinakis is an Associate Clinical Professor in the faculty of dentistry and has published several articles on implants and bone grafting in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally and holds 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 Prosthedontics 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.

LOCAL ANAESTHESIA FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS

October 16 & 17 and November 5 & 6, 2021

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists is a three and one half day course, designed to teach basic and current concepts of local anaesthesia, and administration of local anaesthetic agents. The course is comprised of two session with lectures, clincial instruction, and application of clincial techniques on October 16 & 17 (full days) and the written and clinical evaluations on November 5 (evening) and November 6 (full day). To participate in this course, registrants must hold a conditional license with the College of Dental Hygienists of BC.

NOTE: Dental hygienists who are authorized and certified to administer local anaesthesia (LA) in BC have the inidcation of "C" next to their license class. Successful completion of UBC's Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists course meets the College of Dental Hygienists of BC criteria to obtain a "C" certification. For further details, please check the College of Dental Hygienists of BC website.

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MASTERING ADULT MINIMAL SEDATION: INHALATION AND ORAL SEDATION IN DENTISTRY

October 22 - 24, 2021

This hands-on course offers instruction in all aspects of adult minimal sedation to include nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation and oral sedation, as well as effective methods in dealing with anxiety control in general practice. Participants will learn various techniques and will have the opportunity to try several types of nitrous oxide and oxygen delivery units. The three day course satisfies the requirements for state or provincial dental boards or colleges who require 21 hours of continuing education to certify for combined inhalation and oral adult minimal sedation. The two day course is designed to achieve certification in nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation, with 14 hours of continuing education.

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

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

November

CERTFICIATE IN DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT:Building a Business Worth Smiling About

November 26 - 28, 2021, January 14 - 16, 2022 and February 11 - 13, 2022
(THREE 3-DAY MODULES)

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

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December

APPLICATION OF AUTOLOGOUS GROWTH FACTORS (PRF AND CGF) IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY

December 4, 2021 |  HANDS-ON COURSE AT UBC

This comprehensive one day hands-on course will cover both the science and clinical application of PRF (platelet rich fibrin) and the latest protocol, CGF (concentrated growth factors) in clinical practice. Both PRF and CGF involve the slow release of growth factors which aid in acceleration of healing of both soft and hard tissue. The benefits of utilizing patient’s own blood to obtain PRF and CGF in order to enhance success in implant, bone and soft tissue grafting procedures will be discussed. Participants will receive handson training on venipuncture technique and fabrication of PRF and CGF for clinical
application.

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PAUL JANG, DMD, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C), is a clinical assistant professor in the graduate periodontics program at UBC and maintains a private practice focusing on periodontal regeneration and implant surgery. He completed his post-graduate periodontal specialty training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and he is board-certified in Canada and USA. He is the past president of the BC society of periodontists and is the founder and director of the Northwest Dental Implant Study Club. Dr. Jang lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of periodontal plastic surgery, application of growth factors in bone and soft tissue regeneration, and full arch implant rehabilitation.


ADVENTURE & LEARN, MAUI

January 31 - February 4, 2022 | FAIRMONT KEA LANI RESORT

Lumps & Bumps: Mastering the Fundamentals, Dr. Samson Ng
Bridging the Urgent Care for TMD: Entry-to-Practice to Mastering Like a Pro, Dr. Samson Ng
Good Things Come in Small Packages: Practical Ways to Increase Your Satisfaction and Success in Treating Children, Dr. Phoebe Tsang
Parenting 101 and FAQs - How to Navigate the Information-Rich but Knowledge-Poor Era, Dr. Phoebe Tsang

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SAMSON NG, BSC (Pharm), MSC, FRCD(C), FRSRCSEd, Dip, ABOM, Dip. ABOMP is a Canadian and American Board certified oral medicine specialist and oral & maxillofacial pathologist. He is currently appointed as clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia, and staff at the Department of Dentistry, and research clinician at the Department of Otolaryngology of the Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Ng also operates a private practice which provides comprehensive oral medicine and pathology consultations, with a special interest in oral mucosal and temporomandibular joint diseases

TSANG, PHOEBE, DMD,PHD is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry in BC. She has specific interests in microbiology which led to her pursuit of PhD in oral biology at UCLA. She has been appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC Faculty of Dentistry. She is a member of the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists. Besides practicing dentistry at her private practice in Abbotsford, she also teaches pediatric dentistry graduate program at BC Children’s Hospital and serves as consultant at the Forsyth Institute.


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