Adventure and Learn Hawaii


UBC CDE’s 2024 ‘Adventure & Learn’ program will be held at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, February 5 – 9, 2024. Please check back in late spring for more information.



January 30 – February 3, 2023
Fairmont Orchid Resort, Big Island, Hawaii

UBC CDE is delighted to welcome the following speakers to our 2023 ‘Adventure & Learn’ Program:

Dr. Hannu Larjava, DDS, PhD, Dip Perio
Maintenance of Dental Implants and How to Avoid Long-term Complications
Blueprint for Anterior Esthetics with Natural Teeth and Implants

Dr. Ernest Lam, DMD MSc, PhD, Dip ABOMR, FRCD(C)
Variants of Normal Radiologic Anatomy that May Simulate Disease on Panoramic Images
10 Radiologic Diagnoses Every Dentist Should Know



Please reserve your hotel accommodation as soon as possible as rooms will sell out quickly. All reservations must be booked directly through Jane Patrick at North South Travel

January 31 – February 4, 2022

Join us for this exciting, unique learning opportunity… not to be missed!

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Session 1:  Lumps & Bumps: Mastering the Fundamentals

Session 2:  Bridging the Urgent Care for TMD: Entry-to-Practice to Mastering Like a Pro

SAMSON NG, BSC (Pharm), MSC, FRCD(C), FDSRCSEd, 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.


Session 3:  Good Things Come in Small Packages: Practical Ways to Increase Your Satisfaction and Success in Treating Children

Session 4:  Parenting 101 and FAQs – How to Navigate the Information-Rich but Knowledge-Poor Era

PHOEBE TSANG, 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.