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Saliva: All you need to know, from Caries to Covid-19 and so much more
with Dr. Eli Whitney

Saturday, July 18, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)

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For dentists, saliva can be both a friend or a foe. Patients often do not think about saliva until there is too little, or in some cases too much. Salivary secretion is a multifactorial process that can be altered in many systemic conditions. Dental professionals also need to be aware of salivary gland pathology from trauma-induced changes to tumours, both benign and malignant. Dental professionals need to apply a systematic approach to patients who present with salivary gland concerns. Finally, in the era of COVID-19 dentists need to be aware of the potential role of saliva in the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

ELI WHITNEY, BSC, DDS, CERT ORAL MEDICINE, CERT ORAL PATHOLOGY, FRCD(C) received his BSc and DDS degrees from the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry. In 2000 he became the first resident in the UBC Dentistry Oral Medicine Oral Pathology specialty training residency. He completed his specialty training in 2004 and started as an Assistant Professor at UBC Dentistry immediately afterward. Dr. Whitney was promoted to the rank of Senior Instructor and tenured in 2011. He teaches in the fields of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology (oral mucosal diseases and salivary gland disorders, temporomandibular disorders,facial pain and neurosensory disorders, dental management of medically complex patients). Dr. Whitney’s research interests lie in educational research. He has published manuscripts in the Journal of Dental Education and he was the lead author of the American Competencies for beginning Oral Medicine practitioners. He has previously served on many educational committees in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and he is now serving as the Faculty of Dentistry Acting DMD Curriculum Director. In addition to his UBC Faculty of Dentistry appointment, Dr. Whitney was appointed to the Vancouver General Hospital Medical Staff in 2004 and since then he has been treating patients with oral mucosal disorders, facial pain, and temporomandibular disorders. Since 2011 he has been seeing patients with salivary gland dysfunction and connective tissue disorders at the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre. Dr. Whitney is a past president of both the British Columbia Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology (BCSOMP) and the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine (CAOMPOM). He is an examiner in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

 


What Needs to Be in Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Friday, June 5, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)

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Medical emergencies are defined as any condition that if left untreated may lead to patient morbidity or mortality. However if your definition of an emergency is any condition of a patient that raises your blood pressure or pulse rate - then you need to take this course.

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.


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Fall 2020 Courses

September

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Hygienists

September 26 & 27 and October 23 & 24, 2020

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 26 & 27, 2020

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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September

Study Club: Basic Orthodontics for the General Practitioner
with Dr. Paul Witt

September 2020 - July 2021

Limited Enrolment

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This course provides instruction in orthodontic examination, diagnosis, and treatment-planning with emphasis on the goals, objectives, and realistic expectations of orthodontic treatment. Didactic instruction will be supplemented with clinical demonstrations, treatment case examples from a broad practice data-base, and "hands-on" experiences.

Paul A. Witt, DDS, Dip Ortho, FRCD(C), received both his dental degree (1974) and a diploma in orthodontics (1979) from the University of Toronto. He has been practising full-time as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics since 1979 and has been teaching orthodontics part-time since 1981. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Graduate Orthodontics Program and the chief lecturer for the Orthodontic Module, both in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.

Creating Endodontic Success: Predictably, Efficiently and Painlessly

Saturday, September 26, 2020

This course addresses breakthrough endodontic concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. The participant will become familiar with the “Apex Last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the Wave One Gold Reciprocation NiTi System. The end result is increased resistance to cyclic fatigue with more confidence in your hands. Predictable irrigation protocols using sonic/ultrasonic irrigation andapical negative pressure as well as warm vertical condensation will be discussed.

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GARY GLASSMAN, DDS, FRCD(C) graduated from the University of Toronto,Faculty of Dentistry in 1984 and was awarded the James B. Willmott Scholarship,the Mosby Scholarship and the George Hare Endodontic Scholarship for proficiency in Endodontics. A graduate of the Endodontology Program at Temple University in 1987, he received the Louis I. Grossman Study Club Award for academic and clinical proficiency in Endodontics.The author of numerous publications, Dr. Glassman lectures globally on endodontics,is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in the graduate department of endodontics.As Adjunct Professor of Dentistry and Director of Endodontic Programming from 2010-2017, Gary helped develop the dental school curriculum for the Oral Health Science programme for the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica. Gary is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, endodontic editor for Oral Health dental journal, endodontic editor for Inside Dentistry,Faculty Chair for DC Institute and Chief Dental Officer for dentalcorp Canada. He maintains a private practice, Endodontic Specialists in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

September 26 - 27, 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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TASSO IRINAKIS, DDS, MSC, DIP. PERIO, FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics and one of the current leaders in comprehensive implant patient care and implant education for dental professionals. He served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery program at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade. Dr. Irinakis is an Associate Clinical Professor in the faculty of dentistry and has published several articles on implants and bone grafting in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally and holds three private practices in Vancouver , Nanaimo and Courtenay, BC.

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

October

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

COURSE POSTPONED

This is an intense six day, 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. Course highlights include two days of live surgeries, two live demo surgeries performed by an oral surgeon and a periodontist, full treatment planning of each individual case, computer guided implant placement (a cornerstore of this course) and one-on-one supervision by a specialist for every surgery.

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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 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, 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 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.

Porcelain Veneers: A Step by Step Approach

Saturday, October 31, 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.

November

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire! Oral Health Concerns and EVALI (e-cigarette and vape associated lung injury)

November 5, 2020 (EVENING COURSE)

Electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or vapes are a relatively new product category, which first emerged in 2004. Emerging evidence demonstrates that e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes and with the legalization of e-cigarettes containing nicotine, there is improved access to e-cigarettes for current smokers, therefore allowing adults more choice around alternative methods of nicotine intake and/or tobacco cessation. Today, with the deregulation of cannabis in Canada and a majority of the United States, many smokers are also reaching for marijuana or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) to be a part of their smoking regime. Is it true that where there is smoke there is fire? This interactive program looks at some of these most challenging patients, their most common negative sequelae due to drug use 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 on Monday morning.

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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.

Mastering Adult Minimal Sedation: Inhalation and Oral Sedation in Dentistry

November 6 - 8, 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.

The Basic Rules of Occlusion

November 20 - 21, 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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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, November 21, 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.

Extractions, Ridge Preservation and Sutures, Tips & Tricks for the Dental Practitioner

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Tooth extraction is a common practice in a dental office. The proper management of an extraction case starts with the diagnosis, treatment planning and should lead to the appropriate execution of the treatment. This lecture will focus on identifying risks and potential difficulties prior to extraction of a tooth, management of extractions in the most a-traumatic way possible as well as the decisions for post extraction manipulations such as ridge preservation and suturing techniques. Principles for soft tissue management and sutures will be discussed and demonstrated. Hands-on component to practice post-extraction suturing techniques will follow.

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LIRAN LEVIN, DMD, FRCD(C), FIADT, FICD, is a professor of periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Prof. Liran Levin was the Head of Research at the School of Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine - Technion IIT Haifa, Israel. Prof. Liran Levin received his DMD degree with distinction at Tel Aviv University and completed his Post Graduate Periodontology Program at the Department of Periodontology, Rambam Health Care Campus. He also received his Periodontology Specialist Certificate from the European Federation of Periodontology as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontology. Prof. Liran Levin has published more than 260 articles and book chapters in the international professional literature and is involved in research mainly in periodontology, dental implants and dental trauma. He has been lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally in the fields of dental implants and periodontal diseases. Prof. Levin serves as an Associate Editor for the International Dental Journal, Scientific Associate Editor for the Quintessence International, Associate Editor for the Dental Traumatology and as an Editorial Board Member and a manuscript reviewer for some of the leading international professional Journals in the fields of periodontology, dental implants, dental trauma and general dentistry. Prof. Levin has served as The Chairman of the Ethics in Dental Research Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He is currently the President-elect of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT).

Soft Tissue Grafting for the General Practitioner

Friday November 27 and Saturday, November 28, 2020

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. There will be two live demo surgeries by the Course Mentors on their patients 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.

December

NDEB Clinic Examination Candidate Orientation
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.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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Surgical Crown Lengthening for General Practitioners

Saturday, December 5, 2020

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, DIPPERIO 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).


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