Whistler Ski & Learn

Annual Ski Seminar, Whistler 2022

Thursday, February 24 – Saturday, February 26, 2022, Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, BC

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Thursday, February 24: Improving the In-Office Patient Experience for Older Adults with Cognitive Decline, Dr. Nicholas Tong
Friday, February 25:  Sleep and Oral Appliances: Benefits & Complications, Dr. Fernanda Almeida
Saturday, February 26: The Future of Personalized Treatment for Sleep Apnea, Dr. Fernanda Almeida


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.