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
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:
Updated information on the epidemiological information in incidence, mortality, and risk factors
How to assess an oral lesion
How to submit a biopsy
How to manage patients with oral premalignant or cancerous lesions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Synopsis: Larry enjoys teaching enthusiastically about how dental
materials are manufactured, designed and used in practical
easy to understand ways. You will have a greater awareness of
the current research of dental materials and techniques for best
outcomes. Larry believes in collaboration and bridges research
with operative dentistry to help produce better outcomes for the
patient and the dentist.
The Speaker: Larry has served the dental profession since 1971 in various capacities including; Expanded Duty Dental Assistant USAF General Dentistry
Residency Program, Education Facilitator USAF General Dentistry Residency Program, Retail Dental Sales Management, Manufacturers Representative, Product Development Manager, and Director of Clinical Affairs and Marketing.
Synopsis: As restorative dentists, we are always seeking to create esthetic, long lasting restorations. The development of new dental ceramics has created a market place filled with different options with improve strength and beauty. The goal of this lecture will be to discuss the different ceramics available to us, including their strengths and weaknesses and review their specific clinical indications and contraindications for use. Furthermore, we will review current dental cements, discuss the difference between bonding and luting agents, and outline the indications for use of these different cements based on the current dental literature.
The Clinician: Dr. K. Sutton was born and raised in the lower mainland. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2002 and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2007 from the University of British Columbia. Dr Sutton practiced general dentistry for five years in Toronto, Ontario, during which time he realized his inclination to specialize and pursued a Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Residency Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 2015, Dr Sutton completed his residency and acquired his certificate in prosthodontics and Masters of Science degree in Dental Sciences. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Sutton successfully challenged both the Canadian and American Prosthodontic Board exams to earn the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Sutton maintains prosthodontics specialty practices in Vancouver and Langley BC. In addition, he is a clinical instructor at UBC dental school, and a staff prosthodontist at the Vancouver General Hospital, Department of Dentistry, providing prosthodontic care to hospitalized and medically compromised patients.
Synopsis: Regardless of the orthodontic clinician’s background, treatment philosophy, or geographic location, predictability and repeatability of favorable treatment outcome is universally desirable by all orthodontists. The Carriere Motion Appliance (CMA) has been introduced for over a decade in North America, and its myriad uses to correct various aspects of a malocclusion have been thoroughly explored.
The Clinician: Dr. Khaled A. Sharaf, began his University studies at Concordia University in Montreal where he obtained a bachelors degree in cell biology. Afterwards, he completed his degree in dentistry at McGill University in 2001. After graduation, he went on to pursue a combined dental residency at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex with Masters in Business Administration from McGill University. Dr. Sharaf worked for two years as a general practitioner in the cold but fascinating communities of James Bay, Quebec. For nearly two years, he provided urgent dental care, and discovered a true passion for orthodontics. Subsequently, he completed a three-year specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Alberta, and obtained his Masters degree in Orthodontics in 2009. Dr. Sharaf is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
The scope of digital dentistry in the general or comprehensive dental practice
What is the output and what are the workflows
Why you need to be open- there is no need to “build a wall”
Sinclair’s commitment to digital dentistry and Where we are going
The Speaker: Mr. Michael Brost brings over 17 years of experience in the dental industry and has lectured extensively across Canada and the United States to dental students, dentists and team members. Mike has always been a perpetual student of the industry as a whole, with a keen interest in digital solutions, restorative options and comprehensive dentistry.
Topic: “Clear on Codes: How to Protect Your Practice from Insurance Audits”
Speaker: Dr. Tim Gould
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: Insurance audits have become a key concern for dentists in BC. The ‘Clear on Codes’ course focuses on the insurance audit process, and steps dentist can take to protect themselves from being a target for audit. Aggressive billing trends and frequently misused codes are identified with emphasis on how to bill appropriately using the BCDA Suggested Fee Guide. The following topics will be discussed:
Accuracy in billing for treatment performed, record-keeping and collecting the co-pay
Appropriate use of codes and descriptors in the Suggested Fee Guide
Steps in the audit process
How a dentist is targeted for investigation/audit
How to protect yourself from being audited
Voids in record keeping resulting in increased recovery
Aggressive billing trends and targeted codes
Areas where BCDA can offer assistance
The Clinician: Dr. Tim Gould, BDS, PhD, DipPeriohad an extensive and varied career before joining the BCDA as Co-Director of Member Services in 2013. This included the position of Chairman of the Post-Graduate Program in Periodontics at UBC Faculty of Dentistry, and subsequently full time Periodontal practice in Vancouver. Dr. Gould’s past experience and previous BCDA Committee, Task Force and Board appointments have helped significantly when offering practice advice or mediating conflicts for our members.