Calendar of Courses

An Important Message from UBC CDE:

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to postpone all of our APRIL courses. Participants who have registered for April courses will receive an email with more information. We look forward to welcoming you back at a later date. Please contact cdecourse@dentistry.ubc.ca if you have any questions. We wish you and your families good health.

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

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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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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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.

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

April 23, 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

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.

Bugs, Pus and Dysbiosis, Oh My! Understanding the Bidirectional Relationship of Oral and Systemic Health

Thursday, April 30, 2020 (evening)

This program will review the current scientific literature on dental diseases and their association with systemic health. The program will support the participant with screening, approaches and management of oral-systemic connections into clinical practice to achieve comprehensive patient-centred care plans.

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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.

May

Oral Diseases That Every Dental Professional Should Know
Now being offered by  ZOOM LIVE WEBINAR

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.

The Orthodontic Module UPDATE is open to CDAs and RDHs who have already completed an accredited Orthodontic Module. You can take this course regardless of whether or not you are currently licensed to practice, or employed. This course is not applicable to participants who are required by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC to be recertified in Orthodontics.
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June

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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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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October

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

October 15 - 18 and November 14 - 15, 2020 (6 days)

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.

Creating Endodontic Success: Predictably, Efficiently and Painlessly

Saturday, October 17, 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.

November

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.


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