Calendar of Courses


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.

ENDODONTIC ESSENTIALS FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONER

OCTOBER 29 & OCTOBER 30, 2021 | LECTURE OCT 29, 5 PM - 8 PM (PACIFIC), HANDS-ON WORKSHOP OCT 30, 9 AM - 12 PM

Lecture & Workshop (Limited Enrolment), Lecture Only (Unlimited Enrolment)

This program is for general practitioners who are looking for a comprehensive and practical course on endodontics. During Friday's evening webinar, learn how and when to diagnose, screen and manage patients remotely and clinically. Dr. Manor Haas will cover various aspects of endodontic practice. Participants who attend the limited attendance, hands-on workshop on Saturday morning will do so from the comfort of their office or office. During this three hour session, participants will put Friday’s learning objectives into practice. Dr. Haas will perform live demonstrations and closely supervise participants’ work.

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MANOR HAAS, DDS, CERT ENDO, MSC(D), FRCD(C) is a certified specialist in endodontics. He is extensively and passionately involved in continuing education to dentists and has lectured and provided workshops and webinars internationally. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is on staff at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. He maintains a full-time practice limited to endodontics and microsurgery in Toronto. He is a regular contributor to dental journals, websites and blogs.

A portio of this program is generously sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from:


SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER 

Friday, October 29, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

This course is a virtual two-hour course focusing on evidence-based best practices for use of opioids in pain management in the dental office. The course will review the epidemiology, the patterns, and the trends of the opioid epidemic and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in the US; will discuss the social, financial, and human cost of the opioid epidemic and SUD in the US; and will examine the role of dental professionals and healthcare providers in the current US opioid epidemic. Finally, the program will discuss risk factors for the development of SUD and other common drugs that are abused. It will also provide strategies to approach these patients, discuss the risk factors of the use of opioid analgesics in the development of SUD in adults and adolescence, and provide resources for family members.

A. OMAR ABUBAKER, DMD, PHD currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry; Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery School of Medicine; and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at MCV Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and has authored two oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, over 100 chapters, over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, numerous abstracts, and scientific presentations. He maintains an active intramural private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in International Addiction Studies from the International Program in Addiction Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide, Australia and Kings College London, England. He recently became involved in education and research in the field of addiction and opioid epidemic.

November


60 MINUTE REVIEW OF NITROUS OXIDE/OXYGEN SEDATION & 60 MINUTE REVIEW OF LOCAL ANESTHESIA 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

This webinar consists of two 60 minute reviews. The first hour is a concise, evidence-based overview in nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation. A review of the properties, physiology, and administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation will be
presented. And the second hour is a concise, evidence-based overview in modifications to specific local anesthesia techniques. A review in alternative administration of local anesthesia will be presented.

LYNNE MORGAN, RDH, MS, MA is an Adjunct Dental Hygiene Faculty, Division of Dental Hygiene and Division of Periodontology, teaches dental anatomy, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide sedation to dental hygiene students and periodontal instrumentation to first- and second-year dental students. She is also involved in teaching local anesthesia
and nitrous oxide sedation to practicing dental hygienists in a series of continuing education courses. Additional responsibilities include clinical dental hygiene instruction to second-year dental hygiene students, periodontal instrumentation to first- and secondyear dental students, as well as clinical instruction to third- and fourth-year dental students. Her interests focus on curriculum and instructional design. She has received several teaching awards and is a committee member for Dental Hygiene Admissions. Ms. Morgan holds a Certificate in Dental Hygiene from Mott Community College, B.S. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint, an M.S. in Health Education
from the University of Michigan-Flint, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Detroit Mercy. She joined the University in 2014.


GENETICS IN DENTAL PRACTICE, ARE YOU READY? 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

With the unmasking of the human genome, our comprehension of the genetic aspects of human disease are is leading to new approaches in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of craniofacial, oral, and dental diseases in dentistry. We are now able to appreciate appreciating the role that hereditary factors contribute to caries, periodontal disease, missing or supernumerary teeth, altered tooth structure, and oral cancer. Based on the expanding market of commercial personalized genetic test kits, dentists should be prepared to discuss genetic factors, testing, and susceptibility to for dental disorders with their patients. This presentation will provide a foundation in genetics, resources, genetic disorders, and the application of gene-wide association studies in the dental practice.

MARY MACDOUGALL, BA, PHD is the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. She earned her Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry and her B.A. in Biochemistry at the University of California at San Diego, Revelle College. She has held faculty appointments at three dental schools: University of Southern California, the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA, Adjunct Professor) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB, Adjunct Professor). She served as Associate Dean for Research at both UTHSCSA and UAB, where she held the Presidents Council Chair in Dental Research and the James R. Rosen Chair in Dental Research, respectively. She is the founding Director of UAB’s Global Center for Craniofacial Oral and Dental Disorders (GC-CODED) and the NIDCR supported training programs DART (UAB) and CO-STAR (UTHSCSA). She served as both the President of the American Association for Dental Research (2005-2006) and International Association for Dental Research (2013). She has received a number of awards, including the IADR Distinguished Scientist Pulp Biology Research Award (2001), the Distinguished Scientist Mineralized Tissue Research Award (2005), the AADR National Student Research Group Mentor of the Year Award (2003), the AADR Distinguished Mentorship Award (2011), the Burton C. Borgelt/SCADA Faculty Advisor Award from the Student Clinician of the American Dental Association (2012), and the IADR Distinguished Women Faculty Mentor (2017). She is an AADR and AAAS Fellow. Dr. MacDougall’s research centers on the molecular mechanisms associated with tooth formation, dental tissue-specific cytodifferentiation, extracellular matrix formation, and dental genetic disorders. She is an internationally recognized scholar having published 18 book chapters and over 155 peer-reviewed articles. Her research has been funded by the NIH/NIDCR since 1985; with total career federal funding in excess of 22.5 million dollars.


TERTIARY IMPLANT STABILITY 

Friday, November 12, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Via a live narrated Zoom PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A period, this course focuses on the treatment planning, technical, and maintenance aspects of implant surgery which can mean the difference between durable success and deteriorating failure.

SAM MALKINSON, DMD, CERT. PERIO, DIP ABP, FRCD(C) graduated from McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry in 2007 and went on to do an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Connecticut, followed by a General Practice Residency at the University of British Columbia. He then pursued a specialty in Periodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned his Master degree for his thesis concerning the effects of aesthetic crown lengthening on social perceptions. Having returned to Montreal in 2012, he is in full-time private practice, limited to periodontics and implantology.

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

Saturday, November 13, 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.


FIVE STEPS TO A PRACTICING DENTISTRY PAIN-FREE: EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES FOR A LONG & HEALTHY CAREER 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Due to the multi-factorial nature of work-related pain in dentistry, rarely does a single intervention (i.e., new loupes, strength training) permanently resolve chronic pain issues. Research reveals 5 key areas that are essential to effectively resolving work-related pain in dentistry. The sequence in which these are implemented is also integral to successfully resolving pain. This dynamic interactive webinar introduces ground-breaking education that can help rejuvenate your love of doing dentistry and transform your life.

BETHANY VALACHI, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS is author of the book, “Practice Dentistry Pain-Free”, clinical instructor of ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry, and is recognized internationally as ‘the’ expert in dental ergonomics. For over 20 years, Dr. Valachi has helped thousands of dental professionals prevent pain and extend their careers with her relevant, evidence-based dental ergonomic education. She has published more than 80 articles, presented over 1,000 lectures internationally, and offers dental ergonomic video training.


SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE IS THE NEW BLACK IN MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF CARIES: WHAT, WHY, WHEN, HOW? 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Oral health has entered a new normal with a need for the reduction of aerosol-producing treatments. Our focus as dentists should be on non- and minimally-invasive solutions. This session will cover the WHAT: history of development, mechanisms, evidence, and chemistry of SDF; the WHY: advantages and disadvantages with supportive evidence; the WHEN: clinical uses, indications and contraindications; and the HOW: incorporation into restorative practice, clinical protocols, and clinical tips from practicing dentists all over the globe. The session will include wide coverage of multiple clinical questions addressing the challenges associated with SDF.

AMAL NOURELDIN, BDS, MSD, MS. PHD is a Clinical Associate Professor, Vice Head, Director of Predoctoral Program and Director of Cariology in the Department of Public Health Sciences of College of Dentistry Texas A&M specializes in three areas of dentistry: operative dentistry, preventive dentistry, and cariology (caries management). She received her dental degree (1993) at Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine,
Cairo University, Egypt. Dr. Noureldin began her career as a dentist and faculty and earned a Master of Science degree in Operative Dentistry, Cairo University, Egypt (1998), a Master of Science in Biomaterials (2003) from Baylor College of Dentistry (Texas A&M University, USA), and a PhD degree in Operative dentistry
(2007), joint supervision between Baylor College of Dentistry and Faculty of oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University. Dr. Noureldin is a dentist, scholar, educator, and a dedicated mentor. Her research has been broadly concerned with dental caries and white spot lesion prevention and treatment. She is the principal investigator in multiple research grants and projects that have been supported by Industry contracts and intramural grants. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to science by writing a book chapter in the recently published Medical Management of Caries: Silver Diamine Fluoride in 2019. Dr. Noureldin is the Director of the Prevention Program at COD. In recognition of her leadership qualities and accomplishments, she was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award (2016) and the Clinical Faculty Research Award in 2019 by Texas A&M College of Dentistry.

BIOFILM; ARE WE AT A TIPPING POINT?

Thursday, November 25, 2021  | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | LIVE WEBINAR

Unlimited Enrolment

The underworld of subgingival biofilm can be a challenging environment for clinicians and patients. Traditionally, the professional battle against biofilm communities is a combination of hand and power-driven instruments. With the introduction to North America and over 15 years in Europe, using air-pressure technology with low abrasive-based powders has been developed. This evidence-informed session will explore the guided-biofilm therapy, GBT and its clinical application for biofilm management.

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PENNY HATZIMANOLAKIS, MSC, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UBC Penny Hatzimanolakis is a 1994 graduate from Vancouver, BC, Canada. At the University of British Columbia, she has been an educator since 2002 in the graduate periodontics, undergraduate Dental, and Dental Hygiene Degree Programs. She has published and co-authored in multiple peer-reviewed journals, supports graduate research and is a national and international speaker.

CERTIFICATE 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.

 

https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/dentistThis program is proudly brought to you by:
       

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE WORLD OF DIGITAL DENTISTRY IN TODAY'S DENTAL OFFICE

Saturday, November 27, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM |  LIVE WEBINAR

As technology has evolved in our daily lives, there is no exception in dentistry. There is so much confusion today in what technology is and what it is used for. This session will discuss the many essential digital dentistry tools for the dental practice of today and tomorrow. Learn about the simple tools that will improve communication between clinicians, patients, and the dental lab and how these important elements significantly enhance patient understanding, resulting in increased case acceptance.

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JONATHAN NG, , BMedSc, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros, 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.

December

NDEB CLINIC EXAMINATION CANDIDATE ORIENTATION

Wednesday, December 1, 2021  OR  Thursday, December 2, 2021 |  ORIENTATION AT UBC

The Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia is pleased to offer NDEB candidates a three hour orientation session on Wednesday December 1 OR Thursday, December 2 to familiarize themselves with our Dental Clinic.

The University of British Columbia is not endorsed, sponsored, or supported in any way by the National Dental Examination Board of Canada (NDEB). Courses/orientations offered by The University of British Columbia are not offered by the NDEB, and the NDEB receives no payment or fees in relation to same. Test names and other trademarks such as “NDEB”, “BNED” logos and design marks, and service marks, are the property of the NDEB, and are not trademarks of The University of British Columbia.

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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.

PORCELAIN VENEERS: A STEP BY STEP APPROACH

Saturday, December 11, 2021 |  HANDS-ON COURSE AT UBC

The focus of this hands-on program is to provide general dentists with key factorsin 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.

THE OPIOID CRISIS: APPROPRIATE POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA PRESCRIBING

Monday, December 13, 2021  | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | LIVE WEBINAR

Unlimited Enrolment

Canada is facing a national opioid crisis that has affected every region of the country. Unfortunately, dentists follow primary care physicians as the second-leading prescribers of immediate-release opioids. As such, dentists have been identified as having an important role in opioid abuse prevention efforts. You do not want to be part of this problem – you want to be part of the solution. This interactive program looks at the appropriate prescribing of analgesics 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.

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MARK DONALDSON, BSP, RPH, 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 28 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field. Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association, and is a reviewer for over ten other different journals. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson is the 2016 recipient of the AGD’s Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award and in 2019 he was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) with the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to the profession as a whole.


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.

WHISTLER SKI SEMINAR

February 24 - 26, 2022 | FOUR SEASONS RESORT

Improving the In-Office Patient Experience for Older Adults with Cognitive Decline, Dr. Nicholas Tong
Sleep and Oral Appliances: Benefits & Complications, Dr. Fernanda Almeida
The Future of Personalized Treatment for Sleep Apnea, Dr. Fernanda Almeida

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NICHOLAS TONG, BHSc, DDS, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at The University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry in the Division of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics. He is the Program Director for the hospital based UBC General Practice Residency. Dr. Tong graduated with BHSc degree from McMaster University in 2010, a DDS degree from the University of Toronto in 2014, a GPR certificate from the University of Alberta
Hospital in 2015, and a MSc (Craniofacial Science) degree from UBC in 2019. He has been a staff dentist with the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program since 2015, treating frail and functionally dependent patients in Long-Term Care. Dr. Tong is a member of the Geriatric Dentistry Committee with the British Columbia Dental Association and a Fellow with the Special Care Dentistry
Association Council of Geriatric Dentistry

FERNANDA ALMEIDA, DDS, MSc, PhD is a dentist who received her
Doctorate (PhD) at The University of British Columbia, Canada (UBC). Dr. Almeida is currently an Associate Professor at UBC. She also sees patients in a private practice restricted to the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. She has been awarded the WW Wood Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to the educational progress of the undergraduate dental students at UBC as well as 7 full time faculty award for teaching excellence. In the field of Dental sleep medicine, she was the recipient of the Pierre Robin Award from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (2011) and the Meier-Ewert Award from the German Dental Sleep Society (2012) for significant, original and sustained contributions evidenced by publications, and academic appointments and other efforts. Her current research is focused on the use of tongue retaining devices as an alternative to mandibular advancement devices, the effectiveness of CPAP and highly
focuses on the effectiveness of mandibular advancement splints and the identification of the elements of integrated care that are central to providing patient-centered medicine.

April

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

April 30 - May 1, 2022 |  HANDS-ON COURSE AT UBC

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 two interactive video presentations of surgeries by the course mentor(s) and hands-on surgery training, in simulation with animal mandible. This course is most beneficial for the beginner and intermediate implant dentist.

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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.


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