Schedule

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All Sessions are available to attend for General Admission Conference Participants unless otherwise indicated

Please note: Times of individual lectures may be subject to change

8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
FCDSA and CDA President

A brief welcome to provide an introduction to the FCDSA and an overview of conference activities

Dr. Miguel Ortiz

Social media has become a hotbed of dentistry discourse. Like it or not, it’s part of our daily lives. How do we approach this new medium? What are the consequences of learning through this platform? Do influencers have a responsibility in dental education? Understanding how social media shapes public opinion will give us a better grasp on its effects, whether positive or negative. As an influencer or as a consumer, it is important to be aware of what social media is doing to our profession.

Light refreshments will be provided during this break

Students will be provided with a box lunch from the Hyatt and are invited to visit the exhibition floor during this break

Dr. Mark Kwon

Implant dentistry has become an integral part of comprehensive treatment planning. It has become the treatment of choice for many clinicians when replacing a missing tooth. This workshop includes both lecture and hands-on exercise components. Lecture will cover introduction to basic implant dentistry, focusing on general principles and basic clinical applications. Basic Implant armamentarium and placement of an implant will be high-lighted during the hands-on model exercise component.

Learning Objectives
  • How to incorporate Implant dentistry into your future practices
  • Importance of Interdisciplinary approach in Implant dentistry
  • Understanding basic Implant armamentarium: Surgical and Prosthetic

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required
Dr. Gary Glassman

This course addresses breakthrough concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. As a participant in our program, you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the Wave One Gold Rotary Reciprocating NiTi System.

Also to be discussed will be Vertical condensation of thermo-softened gutta percha using The Continuous Wave of vertical condensation and Gutta Core thermosoftened carriers.

During this exciting fast paced presentation the attendee will receive Hands On experience in a workshop environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts allowing the enjoyment of successful endodontic treatment to last a Lifetime.
  • Assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure
  • Accurately locate the apical constriction, and troubleshooting tips.
  • Create predictable Glide Paths
  • Shape the root canal space using NiTi technology in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Obturate the root canal system in 3-D utilizing the Continuous Wave of Condensation and Carrier Obturation

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Mark Kwon

Implant dentistry has become an integral part of comprehensive treatment planning. It has become the treatment of choice for many clinicians when replacing a missing tooth. This workshop includes both lecture and hands-on exercise components. Lecture will cover introduction to basic implant dentistry, focusing on general principles and basic clinical applications. Basic Implant armamentarium and placement of an implant will be high-lighted during the hands-on model exercise component.

Learning Objectives
  • How to incorporate Implant dentistry into your future practices
  • Importance of Interdisciplinary approach in Implant dentistry
  • Understanding basic Implant armamentarium: Surgical and Prosthetic

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required
Dr. Gary Glassman

This course addresses breakthrough concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. As a participant in our program, you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the Wave One Gold Rotary Reciprocating NiTi System.

Also to be discussed will be Vertical condensation of thermo-softened gutta percha using The Continuous Wave of vertical condensation and Gutta Core thermosoftened carriers.

During this exciting fast paced presentation the attendee will receive Hands On experience in a workshop environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts allowing the enjoyment of successful endodontic treatment to last a Lifetime.
  • Assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure
  • Accurately locate the apical constriction, and troubleshooting tips.
  • Create predictable Glide Paths
  • Shape the root canal space using NiTi technology in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Obturate the root canal system in 3-D utilizing the Continuous Wave of Condensation and Carrier Obturation

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required
Dr. Jonathan Mahn

Buying a practice is perhaps one of the most important decisions in a dentist’s career and life. The legal, financial, practical, and physical considerations of this decision are typically anazlyzed with a fine-tooth comb. Despite expecting to work full-time as a clinical dentist, the specific clinical plan for the practice may not be always be given the same depth of focus.

A clinical vision must be established in order to define the goals of purchasing a practice. This discussion will provide an overview on strategic considerations for clinical growth based on this vision. It also touches on recognizing clinical opportunities that exist in evaluating a practice for purchase.

The speaker will encourage and engage questions pertaining to the above topic.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the importance of establishing 1 Clinical Vision to Focus Your Practice Strategy
  • Identify 2 Options to Leverage Existing Clinical Strengths of a Practice
  • Recognize 3 Clinical Growth Strategies in a practice purchase opportunity
Nadean Burkett

Entering and exiting practice ownership is one of the most important career and business transitions for a dentist. Although practice succession generally focuses on the transaction – buying/selling – this is only part of the success formula. The other component, which is often an after-thought, is the transition plan and preparation.

Practice ownership is not a necessary part of a dentist’s career. Understanding that achieving that goal is not a competition, but rather, a long-term journey which may change over time as one’s skills, needs and expectations evolve.

If it is one of their goals, the dentist planning to enter practice ownership should be more than “feeling” ready. The best way to be ready is to prepare a comprehensive written business plan that includes all five elements so that they confidently approach the search and can identify opportunities where others only see challenges.

Putting “success” into practice succession comes as a result of planning, preparation and execution on the part of both the dentist entering and exiting ownership.

Learning Objectives
  • Defining transaction and transition
  • How to develop strategies to enter practice ownership
  • What are the options for practice succession in dentistry today?

Students will be provided with a box lunch from the Hyatt and are invited to visit the exhibition floor during this break

Dr. Benoit Soucy, Dr. Patti-Anne Jones

As we shall explore in this session, dental insurance is not really insurance. In most cases in Canada, it is an employment benefit that supports access to oral healthcare by providing reimbursement, either in part of in full, for the cost of oral healthcare. The coverage provided is defined in a contract between an employer and an insurance company. Although dentists are not involved in the negotiation of that contract and typically do not have formal relationships with either the employers or the insurance companies, they are expected, to facilitate the claims process, on behalf of their patient.

Dealing with insurance companies creates additional administrative workloads and financial risks that do not exist when treating uninsured patients, but it is essential to the maintenance of a successful practice. To help you manage this additional burden, we will review the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved, principles that cannot be compromised and best practices that will protect your professional independence and your relationship with your patients.

By the end of the session you will understand how to use your provincial fee guide to code your services on a dental claim, how and when to use either the standard paper claim form or CDAnet for the transmission of claims and how to deal with requests for additional information from insurance companies without risk of breaching your obligation of confidentiality towards your patients.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain to their patients the difference between dental benefits and insurance and how it impacts the reimbursements they can expect
  • Manage the additional administrative workload and financial risk that is undertaken when treating patients who are the beneficiaries of a dental plan
  • Use provincial fee guides to code insurance claims and both the standard paper claim form and CDAnet for the transmission of claims.

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas, Dr. Kavita Mathu-Muju, Dr. Brandon Doucet

Dental Public Health centres on the promotion of oral health and prevention of dental disease at the population level. Dental student activism in oral health can bring transformative change to the oral health of Canadians. This presentation will describe how students can become informed about dental public health issues, thus increasing their ability to provide meaningful advocacy. This includes a description of current topics and how they potentially impact policy. Every dental student has the capacity to meaningfully contribute to promoting oral health for Canadians.

Getting involved in public health can be something that can be daunting at the beginning. In dental school you are taught to give back to the community, but is this a sustainable way of living? You can truly make an impact on individuals within your community and help positively impact their future trajectory. Public health and advocacy go hand in hand and they are both of utmost importance. Find out how you can learn about the issues and begin to advocate for these issues while transforming the lives of those who are in most need of access to care.

Learning Objectives
  • The first steps to take to get involved with public health and the different routes that are available to you.
  • Describe resources available to advocate for oral health.
  • How to get involved with advocacy on a local and national level
  • How we can improve dental care access on the path to a universal plan
  • Explain the value of dental students’ role in shaping oral health culture.
  • Describe how dentists’ advocacy efforts change over the professional lifespan.

Students will be provided with a box lunch from the Hyatt and are invited to visit the exhibition floor during this break

Dr. David Clark, Dr. Jihyon Kim

It’s hard to believe posterior tooth preparations haven’t been reinvented since G.V. Black proposed his method nearly 130 years ago.

In a quest to bring composite dentistry out of the 19th century, Dr. David Clark and the Bioclear Method has redefined the way we think about restorative dentistry by developing modern-day systems and methods for cavity preparations, special matrices, wedges, separators and bonding, restorative and polishing materials and methods. His injection molding technique has created a “third modality” with monolithic restorations.

Direct composites are under appreciated in today’s world of implants and computer-assisted ceramics. Yet, composites can sometimes be less invasive and more natural. Esthetic treatments, including diastema closure, black triangle closure, Class II, III and IV composite restorations are just the start of what can be done with the Bioclear technique.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn and perform the three steps to achieve rock-solid posterior composite contacts
  • Close a black triangle and create a mirror-like finish and invisible margins
  • Receive an updated, hands-on evaluation of modern matrices, wedges and separators
  • Learn the injection molding technique using liquified flowable and paste composite resin
  • Understand solutions to avoid the most common mistakes that lead to less-than satisfactory results when performing anterior composites
  • Discover the benefits of injection molding into special black triangle matrices

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. David Clark, Dr. Jihyon Kim

It’s hard to believe posterior tooth preparations haven’t been reinvented since G.V. Black proposed his method nearly 130 years ago.

In a quest to bring composite dentistry out of the 19th century, Dr. David Clark and the Bioclear Method has redefined the way we think about restorative dentistry by developing modern-day systems and methods for cavity preparations, special matrices, wedges, separators and bonding, restorative and polishing materials and methods. His injection molding technique has created a “third modality” with monolithic restorations.

Direct composites are under appreciated in today’s world of implants and computer-assisted ceramics. Yet, composites can sometimes be less invasive and more natural. Esthetic treatments, including diastema closure, black triangle closure, Class II, III and IV composite restorations are just the start of what can be done with the Bioclear technique.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn and perform the three steps to achieve rock-solid posterior composite contacts
  • Close a black triangle and create a mirror-like finish and invisible margins
  • Receive an updated, hands-on evaluation of modern matrices, wedges and separators
  • Learn the injection molding technique using liquified flowable and paste composite resin
  • Understand solutions to avoid the most common mistakes that lead to less-than satisfactory results when performing anterior composites
  • Discover the benefits of injection molding into special black triangle matrices

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required
Digital/Ortho/Prostho/Implant Stream
Dr. Tom Roozendaal

Graduation is just around the corner. What kind of dentist will you be? Will you settle into a pattern of repetition, routine and complacency? Or, will you see dentistry for what it really is: a vast and rapidly expanding field that promises innovation, excitement and opportunity? Digital dentistry has transformed the profession, is here to stay and offers so many possibilities to the new dentist. The time to start exploring these technologies is now. This seminar will provide insight into how digital dentistry is utilized in the general dentist setting including restorative procedures, implantology and patient communication.

Learning Objectives
  • Insight into how Digital Dentistry is utilized in the general dentist setting

Students will be provided with a box lunch from the Hyatt and are invited to visit the exhibition floor during this break

Dr. Miguel Ortiz

In the era of digital dentistry, analog impressions are old news. Unfortunately, as difficult as they seem, analog impressions are a necessary tool in day to day practice. We will review the most common impression techniques, then learn how to avoid classic mistakes. Finally, I will share with you the Back to Back Double Cord Impression Technique that I use in my own practice.

Learning Objectives
  • To understand the principles of impression taking and soft tissue retractions
  • To redefine a “bad impression"
  • To understand how Back to Back Double Cord Impression Technique works

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Miguel Ortiz

For many years dental photography was seen as optional. Whether for documentation purposes or laboratory communication improving photography techniques was foreign to most dentists - training unattainable and proper equipment unreachable. Today these barriers have disappeared; training is widely available and high-quality equipment is affordable for everyone. Which leads to an important question: since dental photography improves communication with the laboratory and is directly correlated to better treatment outcomes, is proper dental photography a standard of care matter?

Learning Objectives
  • To understand where dental photography is today
  • To re-evaluate the relationship between dental photography and the standard of care
  • To learn what tools are necessary for proper communication with the laboratory
Trends in Restorative and Cosmetics Stream
Dr. Steven Faigan

The goal of an esthetic dental restoration is to provide patients with a natural looking smile and healthy surrounding periodontium that endures. The success of this interdisciplinary treatment involves an integral understanding of the periodontal-restorative interface by the dental team. This presentation will review in a clinically meaningful way the key diagnostic and sequential treatment planning steps to help deliver outstanding esthetic results for both implant and tooth supported restorations.

Learning Objectives
  • This presentation will cover in a clinically meaningful way the crucial role that thorough patient evaluation, esthetic risk assessment, and accurate diagnosis all play to deliver outstanding and enduring esthetic and functional results
  • Gain an understanding of the intricacies of the periodontal- restorative relationship for tooth and implant supported restorations
  • Understand the fundamental principles and key strategic sequencing of both the periodontal surgical and restorative treatment planning steps

Students will be provided with a box lunch from the Hyatt and are invited to visit the exhibition floor during this break

Dr. Marie Dagenais and Dr. Peter Chauvin

To obtain a license to practice dentistry in Canada every fourth-year dental student must pass the examinations administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB). Beginning in March 2021, the format of the certification examination will be very different. The existing 2-day examination consisting of a written multiple-choice examination and OSCE station examination will change to a one-day computer based examination called the Virtual OSCE. This presentation will showcase the format of the new Virtual OSCE.

Dr. Bruce Ward

Having had experience as an associate in two practices, and employing two associates in my own practice, I have developed theories as to what a new associate needs to look for in a practice,what to do to fit into a practice, and have it work for everyone involved. Through a series of examples from real practice, I will try to give the attendees insight into how to be a good associate, a good dentist, and an important member of the team.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will learn how to find an associateship that works for you
  • Participants will learn how to be a good associate
  • Participants will learn how to enter into an associateship that will be a positive experience for you, the owner, the staff, and the patients
Dr. Patti-Anne Jones

This brief presentation will focus on the potential pros and cons of practising as a dental associate and how to zone in on the best opportunities, tipping the scales in favour of the “pros”. It will discuss unique challenges faced by graduates in this era as they look to find a suitable associate role in the midst of intense competition, corporate roll-ups, and substantial debt loads. Key sources of principle-associate disputes will be presented and how they may be avoided with proper due diligence, an appropriately drafted principal-associate agreement and by asking the right questions in preliminary stages of negotiation. Consideration will also be given to how a positive associate experience can contribute enormously to the development of an associate’s knowledge and skills, not only in clinical dentistry, but also practice and patient management.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the pros and cons of practising as a dental associate and how associate roles have changed over time
  • Explain how to go about finding an associateship that offers the best opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Describe how many surprises and unfortunate circumstances may be avoided by asking the right questions before entering into a principal-associate agreement
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Dr. Bruce Ward, Dr. Patti-Anne Jone, Dr. Scott Kollen & TBA

A brief panel discussion between various experts on the topic of associateships. Discussion and questions are highly encouraged to stimulate conversation.

Poster Competition

Canadian dental students from coast to coast will be presenting posters on their research in this competition for cash prizes.

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

After the judges of the poster competition deliberate, prizes will be announced and awarded.

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In this 1-hour session the dental students will learn some of the ways that they can incorporate yoga into their lives to make their future dental careers less straining on their bodies and minds. The class will consist of some meditation and breathing exercises to calm the students from many of the stresses that is part of being a dental professional, as well as exercises and stretches specific to the bodily strains faced by many dentists long-term. Some areas that will be focused on include overall posture, lower back, core, neck, shoulders, forearms, and wrists. We hope that the students take these lessons, and continue to provide their patients with quality dental care, while maintaining their own health and well-being.

Learning Objectives
  • The students will learn exercises and stretches specific to dental professionals, to promote the longevity of their careers, and prevent work-related injury.
  • The students will learn to calm their minds through meditation and breathing exercises, to promote their mental health.
  • The students will learn proper posture, to promote their overall health and well-being.
Sasha Glavic

This session will get you on the road to managing your financial future. It will disrupt your current thinking and motivate you to take action to improve your financial wellness.

Learning Objectives
  • You’re never too young to start. Learn what goes into a financial plan and why timing is everything
  • Investing is not gambling. Learn how to decide what’s right for you and how to keep your emotions in check
  • You’ve worked so hard and achieved so much. Learn the importance of protecting your practice and your lifestyle
Careers Stream
Dr. Shannon Munsie

A GPR provides invaluable clinical experience in hospital dentistry, management of medically complex patients and the opportunity to learn from amazing mentors in various specialties. I will review what a GPR program is, hospital dentistry, factors to consider in choosing a GPR, and how to make the most of your residency.

Learning Objectives
  • What is a GPR?
  • How to choose a program that is a good fit?
  • How to make the most out of your GPR experience

This lecture is part of the CDA Oasis Lecture Series and will will be recorded as part of The Grind by CDA Oasis.

Dr. Ivy Lin

Considering doing a residency in the United States? Feeling overwhelmed by the myriad of program choices? Wondering how a career as a general dentist can differ between Canada and the US? When it comes to determining the next steps of your dental career, other colleagues’ experience is invaluable. Dr. Lin will share her tips regarding the application and interview process for US residencies, as well as her journey so far as a general dentist south of the border.

Learning Objectives
  • Familiarize with the requirements, applications and interview process for US residencies
  • Recognize the difference between US GPRs and AEGDs
  • Be aware of the clinical career possibilities for a new general dentist in the US

This lecture is part of the CDA Oasis Lecture Series and will will be recorded as part of The Grind by CDA Oasis.

Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas

As dental school comes to end, one can only begin to wonder what the next chapter of life will be. ‘Is private practice the route I should take?’, ‘What about corporate dentistry?’, ‘Should I apply for an AEGD/GPR program?’—These are all common questions a student might ask themselves. While the answers can vary from person to person come learn what the application process looks like to apply to these programs. Listen to this individual’s unique experiences and decide what your future will look like.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the differences and similarities of the process in applying to an AEGD/GPR in both the USA and Canada
  • You will get an insight of the pros and cons of attending an AEGD/GPR post-graduation.

This lecture is part of the CDA Oasis Lecture Series and will will be recorded as part of The Grind by CDA Oasis.

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Shannon Munsie, Dr. Ivy Lin, Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas

A brief panel discussion between various recent residents on the topic of GPRs and AEGDs. Discussion and questions are highly encouraged to stimulate conversation.

Learning Objectives

This lecture is part of the CDA Oasis Lecture Series and will will be recorded as part of The Grind by CDA Oasis.

During this time students may leave the Hyatt to experience lunch in Vancouver. Remember to return with enough time to find your afternoon session!

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Dr. Trista Felty

In this panel presentation, Dr. Felty, will answer questions regarding applying for specialty programs and how she decided to pursue further education. She applied to many orthodontic and general practice residency programs during her last year of dental school and went on several interviews for both. She has been a part of the admissions committees for Temple University’s Dental School and University of British Columbia’s Orthodontic Program. She will give advice on what to expect from the application process, how to handle the in-person interviews and corresponding social events, and what else you can do to stand out during this competitive process. Dr. Felty will also be happy to answer questions on what orthodontic residency was like and what her career path has been thus far.

Learning Objectives
  • Answer questions regarding deciding on a specialty program
  • Give advice on how to make yourself a more desirable candidates
  • Suggestions for applying to specialty programs and going through the interview process

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Megan McFadden

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Dr. David Kennedy

This session will cover the application process for Specialty training. It will review the advantages and disadvantages of different types of Specialty training. The structure of the Graduate Programs at UBC will be explained, giving the rationale for this structure.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the application process to apply for Graduate Programs/ Specialty / Training
  • Recognize the sacrifices involved with attaining specialty training
  • Compare specialty programs that are Master’s based versus non-Masters based
Dr. Faraj Edher, Dr. Trista Felty, Dr. Megan McFadden, Dr. David Kennedy, Dr. Wendy Lai

A brief panel discussion between various specialists on the topic of specialty programs and the application process. Discussion and questions are highly encouraged to stimulate conversation

Practice Management Stream
Dr. Jonathan Mahn

Although dental students and dentists crave business management skills, what seems obvious may be often overlooked. There is less attention focused on a fundamental opportunity for growing one’s practice: patient relationships.

Despite its obvious nature, patient relationships are not always easy to cultivate, maintain, or develop, yet they are critical to our success as dentists. Some of the most talented clinicians may have difficulty filling a schedule while great conversationalists may still have trouble with case acceptance and introverted patients.

This lecture aims to break down the connection between strong patient relationships and practice growth. Additionally, it will focus on the components to realize these relationships and transferring the goodwill within your practice. Simple pearls for use from dental school to private practice will be introduced as key components to relationship-driven practice growth.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the impact of relationships on patient Trust and Case Acceptance
  • Understand the skills required for Relationship-Driven Practice Growth
  • Take home eight essentials to Grow Your Practice using these skills

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Edith Leung and Hurriya Burney

Your financial journey: from a student with large debts to entering the workplace and your high-income earning years, how to manage your cash flow and debts so that you can save for the future. Things to think about when buying or building your own practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Financial literacy = Financial awareness – Understanding your financial situation. Understanding your expenses will help manage your cash flow and budget. Having debt is not the end of the world, the important thing is managing it properly
  • Importance of a financial plan – it’s not just about debt repayment or saving, it can be both at the same time…how does having a solid financial plan help you increase your net worth over time?
  • Buying or building your practice: preparing your business plan, finding the right location, and securing financing. Common mistakes that dentists make when starting up a practice – and how to avoid them.

During this time students may leave the Hyatt to experience lunch in Vancouver. Remember to return with enough time to find your afternoon session!

Nadean Burkett

Being a professional is a career choice offering a variety of options and opportunities over one’s lifetime. A practical guide for everyone, and most particularly of interest to those whose career choice is that of 80% of dental students - entering the real world of private practice – and empowering the students to use a simple tool to make informed choices with confidence.

This is a discussion focused on building a career plan tailored to guide and assist the individual in setting their own path to success and how that is different from “getting a job”. The career plan is a guide and reference when seeking and evaluating options and opportunities but is not static or rigid. Resources and effort expended in creating the career plan are an investment, and over a lifetime that career plan will undergo several transitions.

In the current market conditions, it is more important than ever to have a career plan so that one can identify opportunities even when some may come disguised as challenges. The career plan is simply a tool that imparts each individual with the ability to make confident decisions in context, not fear.

Templates and user guide provided electronically to attendees on request.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will learn what is a career plan
  • Participants will learn how do I develop and use my career plan
  • Participants will learn when the career plan should be updated to remain relevant

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Matt Bladowski

The dentist graduating today is entering a much more dynamic and complex environment than 5 or 10 years ago. Increased competition among dentists, corporate dentistry, relaxation in practice ownership rules, increased costs in many areas including infection control and marketing, advances in technology, can be confusing and overwhelming. This can paralyze some dentists from making decisions of practice ownership, while push others into practice ownership without the right preparation.

During this session we are going to share stories and real experiences with the main focus on helping students navigate through the complex environment and develop a framework through which they can make the right decisions. It starts through an inner analysis to help them understand their strengths and where they want to go. This will help them decide if practice ownership is the right path and the steps they need to take in order to get there. This includes searching for the right associateship and using this time to develop not only as clinicians, but as full‐rounded individuals. We clear some misconceptions about the industry and talk about the most common mistakes that recent graduates make and provide some suggestions on how to avoid them.

We often see dentists feel like they need to make choices between patient care and business interests. In other words, they must choose what is the most profitable for business or the patient. We see it in negative patient reviews all the time. We know that patient care and ethics come first. Through research and examples, we show how the most successful dental practice model is one that focuses on patients and does what is right for them.

Learning Objectives
  • Provide participants with an objective framework to help them make more effective career decisions
  • Provide guidance to help them get the most out of their current associateship
  • Set them up for success by providing the participants with the confidence to become great dentists and the patience not to rush into practice ownership
Digital/Ortho/Prostho/Implant Stream
Dr. Gary Glassman

This course addresses breakthrough concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. As a participant in our program, you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the Wave One Gold Rotary Reciprocating NiTi System.

Also to be discussed will be Vertical condensation of thermo-softened gutta percha using The Continuous Wave of vertical condensation and Gutta Core thermosoftened carriers.

During this exciting fast paced presentation the attendee will receive Hands On experience in a workshop environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts allowing the enjoyment of successful endodontic treatment to last a Lifetime.
  • Assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure
  • Accurately locate the apical constriction, and troubleshooting tips.
  • Create predictable Glide Paths
  • Shape the root canal space using NiTi technology in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Obturate the root canal system in 3-D utilizing the Continuous Wave of Condensation and Carrier Obturation

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Gary Glassman

This course addresses breakthrough concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. As a participant in our program, you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium instrumentation using the Wave One Gold Rotary Reciprocating NiTi System.

Also to be discussed will be Vertical condensation of thermo-softened gutta percha using The Continuous Wave of vertical condensation and Gutta Core thermosoftened carriers.

During this exciting fast paced presentation the attendee will receive Hands On experience in a workshop environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts allowing the enjoyment of successful endodontic treatment to last a Lifetime.
  • Assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure
  • Accurately locate the apical constriction, and troubleshooting tips.
  • Create predictable Glide Paths
  • Shape the root canal space using NiTi technology in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Obturate the root canal system in 3-D utilizing the Continuous Wave of Condensation and Carrier Obturation

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

During this time students may leave the Hyatt to experience lunch in Vancouver. Remember to return with enough time to find your afternoon session!

Brandelyn Cameron, Kim Goodine

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN (DSD) is a multipurpose conceptual protocol which provides remarkable advantages

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the diagnostic abilities that are facilitated through an extra-and-intra oral aesthetic and structural evaluation
  • Recognize improved communication between the team members providing a better visual perception, education, and motivation for patients
  • Digital photography/videography workflow
  • Recognize increased effectiveness of case presentation and, accordingly, case acceptance
  • Recognize clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Brandelyn Cameron, Kim Goodine

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN (DSD) is a multipurpose conceptual protocol which provides remarkable advantages

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the diagnostic abilities that are facilitated through an extra-and-intra oral aesthetic and structural evaluation
  • Recognize improved communication between the team members providing a better visual perception, education, and motivation for patients
  • Digital photography/videography workflow
  • Recognize increased effectiveness of case presentation and, accordingly, case acceptance
  • Recognize clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology
Trends in Restorative and Cosmetics Stream

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Peter Walford

The transition from GV Black to digital dentistry has not been smooth; it has left many practitioners, new and old, in confusion for over 30 years. This presentation will discuss restoration of a molar with composite resin, showing necessary science and clinical steps to clarity and excellence.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the 5 Axioms that Define a Correct Preparation for Composite Resin
  • A device and method for establishing proximal contacts every time, regardless of the size of the preparation
  • A selection sieve for choosing resins
  • An adhesive protocol that has stood the test of time in the hands of many practitioners

During this time students may leave the Hyatt to experience lunch in Vancouver. Remember to return with enough time to find your afternoon session!

Dr. Brad LeBrecque

The seminar would be a combination of procedure presentation followed by a hands on session covering various topics such as frenectomy, caries removal, osseous surgery, periodontal surgery and endodontic therapy

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the basics to the user of lasers in dentistry
  • Understand the physics and safety of lasers
  • Acquire hands-on skills applied to the use of lasers in dentistry

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Brad LeBrecque

The seminar would be a combination of procedure presentation followed by a hands on session covering various topics such as frenectomy, caries removal, osseous surgery, periodontal surgery and endodontic therapy

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the basics to the user of lasers in dentistry
  • Understand the physics and safety of lasers
  • Acquire hands-on skills applied to the use of lasers in dentistry

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required
Dr. Paul Newitt, Dr. Peter Balogh

Implant dentistry is a complex field, a blending of a variety of skillsets in three distinct specialties: periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. For the general practitioner to deliver safe and efficient implant dentistry treatment to patients, they must first appreciate the bigger picture, that the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful take time to build and thus require a surgeon who understands their current abilities and does not reach too far beyond them.

To illustrate the truth in this, this workshop will explore the planning process [planning with the end in mind] and the basics on tooth extraction, socket preservation grafting [oral surgery], soft tissue grafting skills [periodontics], and following the referral of the surgical case to a colleague for implant placement, the restorative phase [prosthodontics].

The hands-on portion will delve further into prosthetics, exploring impression-taking, the myriad of prosthetic components, and how to select and utilize prosthetic components for a customized impression post in bone level implants.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basic surgical steps involved in moving from tooth extraction to implant restoration
  • Understand the goals of dental implant surgery and how to communicate the benefits of implant treatment with patients
  • Be able to create a custom impression post for bone level implants

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Paul Newitt, Dr. Peter Balogh

Implant dentistry is a complex field, a blending of a variety of skillsets in three distinct specialties: periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. For the general practitioner to deliver safe and efficient implant dentistry treatment to patients, they must first appreciate the bigger picture, that the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful take time to build and thus require a surgeon who understands their current abilities and does not reach too far beyond them.

To illustrate the truth in this, this workshop will explore the planning process [planning with the end in mind] and the basics on tooth extraction, socket preservation grafting [oral surgery], soft tissue grafting skills [periodontics], and following the referral of the surgical case to a colleague for implant placement, the restorative phase [prosthodontics].

The hands-on portion will delve further into prosthetics, exploring impression-taking, the myriad of prosthetic components, and how to select and utilize prosthetic components for a customized impression post in bone level implants.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basic surgical steps involved in moving from tooth extraction to implant restoration
  • Understand the goals of dental implant surgery and how to communicate the benefits of implant treatment with patients
  • Be able to create a custom impression post for bone level implants

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

During this time students may leave the Hyatt to experience lunch in Vancouver. Remember to return with enough time to find your afternoon session!

Dr. Paul Newitt, Dr. Peter Balogh

Implant dentistry is a complex field, a blending of a variety of skillsets in three distinct specialties: periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. For the general practitioner to deliver safe and efficient implant dentistry treatment to patients, they must first appreciate the bigger picture, that the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful take time to build and thus require a surgeon who understands their current abilities and does not reach too far beyond them.

To illustrate the truth in this, this workshop will explore the planning process [planning with the end in mind] and the basics on tooth extraction, socket preservation grafting [oral surgery], soft tissue grafting skills [periodontics], and following the referral of the surgical case to a colleague for implant placement, the restorative phase [prosthodontics].

The hands-on portion will delve further into prosthetics, exploring impression-taking, the myriad of prosthetic components, and how to select and utilize prosthetic components for a customized impression post in bone level implants.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basic surgical steps involved in moving from tooth extraction to implant restoration
  • Understand the goals of dental implant surgery and how to communicate the benefits of implant treatment with patients
  • Be able to create a custom impression post for bone level implants

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Dr. Paul Newitt, Dr. Peter Balogh

Implant dentistry is a complex field, a blending of a variety of skillsets in three distinct specialties: periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. For the general practitioner to deliver safe and efficient implant dentistry treatment to patients, they must first appreciate the bigger picture, that the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful take time to build and thus require a surgeon who understands their current abilities and does not reach too far beyond them.

To illustrate the truth in this, this workshop will explore the planning process [planning with the end in mind] and the basics on tooth extraction, socket preservation grafting [oral surgery], soft tissue grafting skills [periodontics], and following the referral of the surgical case to a colleague for implant placement, the restorative phase [prosthodontics].

The hands-on portion will delve further into prosthetics, exploring impression-taking, the myriad of prosthetic components, and how to select and utilize prosthetic components for a customized impression post in bone level implants.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basic surgical steps involved in moving from tooth extraction to implant restoration
  • Understand the goals of dental implant surgery and how to communicate the benefits of implant treatment with patients
  • Be able to create a custom impression post for bone level implants

Hands-On Workshop Registration Required
9:00 AM
'SOUND' BITES: Quick, Simple Solutions for Achieving Healthy, Functional Occlusions
Dr. William Lea

A simple and easily-understood, quick and easily-applied way to incorporate an accurate, reliable 3 minute occlusal diagnosis and a superficial, non-invasive, 15-30 minute corrective treatment into everyday practise to predictably establish healthy, stable function.

An explanation of all anyone needs to know about the diagnosis and treatment of most TMD and ‘BITE’ issues and a clear criteria for recognizing and establishing healthy, functional occlusion

Learning Objectives
  • You will learn how to engage easy, simple, effective, dynamic, 3-dimensional methods to accurately diagnose and, if necessary, predictably treat your patients’ dentitions to arrive at healthy, stable function.
  • You will learn how to adapt your treatments to create health for your patients, rather than contribute any unhealthy dysfunctional occlusal problems.
  • You will learn to never fear or be confused about occlusion ever again.

Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

10:45 AM
Invisalign - Step by Step Practice Growth with Clear Aligners
Dr. Stephane Reinhardt

Join Dr Stephane Reinhardt, CEO and Co-Founder of the C.L.E.A.R. institute as he talks about how to overcome the obstacles that prevent us from creating a successful Invisalign practice. Built on his 26 years in practice, and using Invisalign for the last 15 years, Dr Reinhardt will transmit his passion and share some tips and tricks he used to become a leader in CLEAR aligner treatments.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the steps needed to efficiently and successfully implement clear aligner treatments in a general dental practice
  • Understand the orthodontic basics with clear aligners
  • Establish a consultation system, as well as efficient remarketing

During this time students may leave the Hyatt to experience lunch in Vancouver. Remember to return with enough time to find your afternoon session!

Al Heaps, MNP, Maidaisky

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Students are invited to visit the exhibition floor and research posters during this break

Al Heaps, MNP, Maidaisky

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