CE Night #3 January 9, 2020

Topic: “Sleep Apnea: Treatment, Regulatory Environment, Insurance Issues & the Long Term Implications of Taking on “Sleep” Patients 

This lecture is sponsored by HENRY SCHEIN Canada.

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Speaker: Dr. W. Halstrom

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Member) $125 (Non-Member)


  • Review of the history /progress of oral appliance therapy
  • Functionality of the therapy
  • Relationship of sleep disorders with various /major medical issues
  • Appliance Requirements relative to appliance varieties and selection
  • Regulatory Issues: Medical and Dental
  • Professional Interactions: Medical (GP/Primary care) – sleep lab- home care providers (CPAP)

The Clinician: Dr. W. Halstrom graduated from the University of Alberta with his D.D.S. in 1960. He maintained a prosthodontic/general practice in North Vancouver, B.C. from 1961 to 1991. Since 1991, Dr. Halstrom has limited his practice to the treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Dr. Halstrom is the Clinical Director of “Dr. Halstrom – Sleep Apnea and Snoring Clinics”. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. As a visionary and leader in the field of Sleep Apnea Therapy, Dr. Halstrom has travelled the world speaking to health professionals on how to best offer essential therapy to one of the world’s most serious undiagnosed medical conditions. He is the inventor of The Silencer®, an oral appliance used for the treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring.


CE Night #2 November 12, 2019

Topic: “How Dental Regulation is changing & staying the same:
Understanding the impact of the Harry Cayton Report and the Directives from the Ministry of Health
Speaker: Dr. Chris Hacker

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Member) $125 (Non-Member)

Synopsis: In 2018, the British Columbia government ordered a performance review of CDSBC. The review by international expert Harry Cayton required a reconsideration of every aspect of CDSBC’s work. Following this, the Ministry of Health ordered two directives: first for the Board to submit an Action Plan to address the findings of the report, and a second calling for swift Bylaw change, among other things. The pace of change resulting from these events is unprecedented and has placed CDSBC at the vanguard of regulatory change. Join Dr. Chris Hacker, Registrar/CEO, for a candid overview of CDSBC’s transformation into an independent regulator, including the implications of the recent Bylaw amendments and the extent to which CDSBC registrants will be impacted by the changes.

The Clinician: Dr. Chris Hacker, Registrar/CEO, leads the staff team at the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, which regulates the conduct and competence of the 10,000 dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants in this province. Chris practised as a general dentist in Vancouver for more than 30 years before joining the College as a complaint investigator in 2011. He continued practising part time until 2017, when he was appointed deputy registrar. He became registrar on March 1, 2019. In this role, Chris directs the operations of the College in support of its mandate of public protection. During his practising years, Chris was a founding member of the Study Club Alliance of BC and a member of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, the Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

CE Night #1 September 10, 2019

Topic: “Wide Open: Genetics In Dental Practice

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Speaker: Dr. Mary MacDougall

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Member) $125 (Non-Member)

Synopsis: With the unmasking of the human genome, our comprehension of the genetic aspects of human disease are leading to new approaches in the prevention, diagnosis and management of craniofacial, oral and dental diseases in dentistry. We are now 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 for dental disorders with their patients. This presentation will provide a foundation in genetics, genetic disorders and the application of gene wide association studies in the dental practice; Covering the identification of genetic dental disorders through family histories, understanding the principles of genetic disorders, providing an overview of various dental structural, patterning and morphologic disorders, and a basic understanding of gene wide association studies and their application to dentistry for disease risk.

The Speaker: Dr. 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) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 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 President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR, 2005-2006) and International Association for Dental Research (IADR, 2013) and has received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards in Pulp Biology Research (2001), Mineralized Tissue Research (2005), as well as 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 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Dr. MacDougall’s research centers on the molecular mechanisms associated with tooth formation, dental tissue-specific cytodifferentiation, extracellular matrix formation and dental genetic dental diseases. She has published18 book chapters and over 150 peer-reviewed articles. Her research has funded by the NIH/ NIDCR since 1985; with total career federal funding in excess of 22.5 million dollars.

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Dental Health Fair 2019

Dental Health Fair 2019

Sunday April 28th, 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Place: Lansdowne Centre @ 5300 No. 3 Road (& Alderbridge), Richmond, B.C.
(Near Toys R Us)

  • Free children oral screening
  • Interactive adult oral imaging
  • Table clinics and demonstrations
  • Free prizes

Volunteer dentists, hygienist, and UBC dental students will be present to answer your questions.

Admission is FREE

For detail, please contact the CCDSBC at 604 618 8856


加華牙醫學會於本年 4 月 28日中午12時至下午4 時, 於列治文第三号路 5300 号 ( 夹 Alderbridge ) 的LANSDOWNE 商場内 ( 玩具翻斗城前 ) 舉行一年一度的牙齒健康展覽。


  • 免費兒童口腔撿查
  • 成人口腔影像視鏡
  • 大量獎品

現場講解及回答口腔 健康的疑問。

詳情請電加華牙醫學會 604.618.8856

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CE Night #4 April 10, 2019

Topic: “Dental Treatment for Older Adults

This lecture is sponsored by Garfield Refining Co.

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Speaker: Dr. Chris Wyatt

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture) Fee: Free (Member) $100 (Non-Member)

Synopsis: The Canadian population is aging, and an increasing number of people are presenting to our dental clinics with the positive and negative effects of old age. A growing number of older adults are successfully aging at home, and living active lifestyles. However many older adults suffer chronic disease and disabilities including cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, and senile dementia. In addition, the provision of dental care for older adults is affected by polypharmacy and xerostomic effects of medications.

Older adults are retaining teeth longer and have experienced sophisticated dental care over their lifetime. They have invested a considerable amount of time and money in their mouths and expect to retain their teeth, implants and dental prostheses. However, for many older adults, poor oral hygiene predisposes them to gingivitis, periodontitis, denture stomatitis, and especially dental caries. Poor oral health and tooth loss often results in discomfort, poor aesthetics, halitosis, compromised mastication, and these combined decrease quality of life.

The loss of natural teeth is just as much an aesthetic and functional concern for an older adult as a younger patient. The options for replacement of teeth are no different from those who are younger. However, frailty (physical and cognitive) poses significant limitation on a patient’s ability to undergo a complex dental treatment and comply with maintenance recommendations. This presentation will discuss issues about planning and provision of dental care for older adults.

The Clinician: Dr. Chris Wyatt is Professor and Chair of the Division of Prosthodontics & Dental Geriatrics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. Dr.Wyatt graduated with a DMD degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986, a Diploma in Prosthodontics in 1995, and an MSc in Dentistry in 1996 from the University of Toronto. He is a founding member of the ELDERS group (Elder’s Link with Dental Education, Research, and Service), and the Director of the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program. In 2010, Dr. Wyatt was appointed as head of the new Graduate Prosthodontics Program at UBC. He is past President of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and the British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists and is a member of the Geriatric Dentistry Committee of the British Columbia Dental Association

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CE Night #3 January 8, 2019

Topic: “Oral Cancer and Precancer 1-2-3

This lecture is sponsored by Colgate Canada.

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Speaker: 1. Dr. Catherine Poh / 2. Dr. Samson Ng

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture) Fee: Free (Member) $100 (Non-Member)


  • Update the epidemiological information in incidence, mortality and risk factors
  • How to assess an oral lesion and evaluate potentially oral pre-malignant lesion
  • How to submit a biopsy (for oral pre-malignant investigation)
  • How to manage patients with oral lesions VS (oral pre-malignant lesion)

Synopsis: Oral cancer is a major global health issue with high morbidity and mortality rates. Most troubling, however, is the lack of significant improvement in prognosis of this disease over the last 5 decades, even in developed nations. This is mainly due to late diagnosis with considerable spread and recurrence. Even survived, the patients often face significant functional and esthetical compromises. The best solution is to identify the lesion at risk at its early and treatable stage.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to learn:

  1. Updated information on the epidemiological information in incidence, mortality, and risk factors
  2. How to assess an oral lesion
  3. How to submit a biopsy
  4. How to manage patients with oral premalignant or cancerous lesions

The Speaker:

  1. Dr. Catherine Poh (DDS, PhD, FRCD (C), Dip. ABOMP), is a Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, a Clinician Scientist of the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, and active staff at the Oral Oncology Program, BC Cancer , and the combined ENT-head & neck and oral medicine clinic at the VGH. She is one of the 2 practicing Oral Maxillofacial Pathologists in BC. Dr. Poh is actively involved in developing processes by which new research information can be transferred into dental communities. Her primary research focus involves application of molecular and imaging tools for community screening, early detection, and management of cancerous and precancerous oral lesions. Her investigations also involve the impact of oral cancer screening in medically underserved communities.
  2. Dr. Samson Ng (BSc(Pharm), DMD, 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 of British Columbia and active staff at the Oral Medicine Clinic, Department of Dentistry of the Vancouver General Hospital, the Oral Oncology Program, BC Cancer Agency, and the combined ENT-head & neck and oral medicine clinic at the VGH. 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.

CE Night #2 November 14, 2018

Topic: “Zirconia Crowns for Children

This lecture is sponsored by Sprig Oral Health Technologies

Sprig USA

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Speaker: Dr. Peter Y.K. Chan / Dr. Mark F. Casafrancisco / Dr. Elsa Hui-Derksen Dr. Jennifer Yee / Dr. Jonathan Hung

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Member) $100 (Non-Member)


  • How Zirconia’s chemical and physical properties relate to its clinical performance
  • How design of Zirconia crowns relate to clinical performance
  • A systematic approach for predictable and efficient preparation and seating
  • Hemostasis is paramount to long-term clinical success
  • Cementation techniques for predictable success

The Clinician: Dr. John T.W. Hung alongside certified specialists Dr. Peter Y.K. Chan, Dr. Mark F. Casafrancisco, Dr. Elsa Hui-Derksen, Dr. Jennifer Yee, and Dr. Jonathan L. Hung are all members of Monarch Pediatric Dentistry family. The group is pleased to introduce you to one of the revolutionary changes in the landscape of restorative pediatric dentistry over the last 10 years. Since 2012, the adoption of the prefabricated zirconia crown in our pediatric restorative toolkit has demonstrated how clinically successful this restorative option is for the children of our practice as a viable, biocompatible, functional and esthetic complementary option to our long term friends: the stainless steel crown and the composite strip crown. We hope to show you why this may add some new value or dimension to your scope of practice as an example of how it has continued to uphold and fulfill the lifelong community-wide Monarch mission to “Build healthy happy smiles that last a lifetime”.
Dr John Hung co-founded Monarch in 1997, the practice of which has grown to several locations and five additional partners, with associates to aid in the Monarch mission. Collectively, they are Fellows of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons and/or Diplomates of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. They have served the community at UBC as clinical assistant professors and educators, and serving on staff at BC’s Children’s Hospital. In organized dentistry, their combined accolades include having served or are currently attending a post in the BC Society of Pediatric Dentists, affiliations with the RCDC as board examiners, scientific committee officer membership of the American/Canadian Academies of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as participation in clinical practice-based research in collaboration with UBC Dentistry.

Annual Gala Extravaganza 2018

Cruise Around the World

Date and Venue: Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

This year marks a major milestone for the Chinese Canadian Dental Society of BC, as it will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary. To commemorate this accomplishment, CCDSBC will hold its Annual Gala Dinner Extravaganza on Saturday, September 15th at the elegant Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

From its humble start-up in 1988, CCDSBC has evolved into an influential and prominent organization locally, and nationally. It has always strived to promote and improve the oral health of our community. Over the years through the Annual Gala, CCDSBC has raised much needed funds to establish Bursaries and Endowment Funds at UBC, update equipment to the dental clinic at Vancouver General Hospital, start up a Mobile Community Dental Clinic in partnership with UBC Dentistry, provide funds to the BC Cancer Agency’s Oral Cancer Prevention Program, and lately equip a dental clinic at Villa Cathay Care Home.

The beneficiary for 2018 will be the BCDA’s “Save A Smile” program. It supports the urgent dental care needs of BC children from low income families. Dental disease has a tremendous impact on children. Untreated problems can cause pain, interfere with sleep, impair nutrition, impact concentration and attendance at school, and create barriers to socialization. Funds raised for Save a Smile are fully directed to patient care. To date, the program has supported nearly 1700 children in accessing dental treatment.

Our Annual Gala is a well-established and sought after event in which we get together for an evening of great camaraderie, fantastic food, exquisite wine, and remarkable entertainment. This year you will be taken on a magical Cruise Around the World.

With plenty of door prizes and auction items, arrive early to view the latest Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and take pictures of the great décor and reminisce with colleagues.

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CE Night #1 September 11, 2018

Topic: “Clear Aligners: The Future of Orthodontics

This lecture is sponsored by Align Systems Tech (Canada)

Align Systems Tech

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Speaker: Dr. Sandra Tai / Dr. Brandon Huang

Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Member) $100 (Non-Member)

Synopsis: In this presentation, Dr. Sandra Tai will demonstrate how recent innovations in clear aligner technology now allows the orthodontist to treat a wide variety of malocclusions such as deep bite, anterior open bite, Class II, Class III and premolar extraction cases with clear aligners. Following Dr. Sandra Tai’s lecture, Dr. Brandon Huang will present independently treated cases to demonstrate when appropriate clear aligner techniques are applied, treating complicated malocclusion with clear aligners is a reality to practitioners today.

The Speaker: 1. Dr. Sandra Tai was born in Aldershot, England. She received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and graduated with a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in 1990. Dr Sandra Tai currently practices with her two associates, Dr. Brandon Huang and Dr. Charlene Tai Loh, in Richmond and Burnaby, BC. Dr Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Top 1%/ Diamond Plus Provider who has treated over 1,700+ cases with Invisalign. She was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia since 1996, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate orthodontic programs. Dr Tai is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics and the author of the textbook “Clear Aligner Technique”. She is an international speaker and educator, and has lectured at universities and dental conferences all over the world. 2. Dr. Brandon Huang received his DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science. He is a part-time undergraduate clinical instructor at UBC and is currently under training to become an examiner at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

CCDSBC Members Benefits

Members Benefits

  • Patient Referral Services
  • Mediation Programs
  • FREE Continuing Education Seminars
  • Annual Gala
  • Opportunities for participation in community events
  • Special offer for UBC 4th year dental students and new graduates.
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