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.

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.

CE Night #4 April 19, 2018

Topic: Bioactive Restoratives “Bioactive Prevention & Restoratives”

This lecture is sponsored by Sinclair Dental. Win door prizes at the event!

Speaker: Mr. Larry Clark

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: 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.

CE Night #3 February 21, 2018

Topic: “Current Dental Ceramics, Ceramic Implant Abutments and Cementation Techniques”

This lecture is sponsored by DENTSPLY Sirona Implants. Win door prizes at the event!

Speaker: Dr. K Sutton

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: 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.

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CE Night #2 November 22, 2017

Topic: “Clinical Applications of the Carriere Motion Appliance”

This lecture is sponsored by Cerum Ortho Organizers. Win door prizes at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Khaled A. Sharaf

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: 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.

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CE Night #1 September 19, 2017

Topic: “The Digitally Integrated Dental Practice: What You Need to Know Now

This lecture is sponsored by Sinclair Dental. Win door prizes at the event!

Speaker: Mr. Michael Brost (National Director, Digital Dentistry, Sinclair Dental)

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)*


  • Why dentists need to embrace digital technology
  • 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.


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CE Night #4 (3 CE Credits) Apr 27, 2017 (Thursday)

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.


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CE Night #3 (3 CE Credits) Jan 26, 2017 (Thursday)

Topic: The Practice Changing Magic of “Gold”

This lecture is sponsored by DENTSPLY Sirona

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Speaker: Dr. John West
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 endodontic “Gold Rush” is on!  So what?  The benefit to you and me is the world’s best file has just gotten better…a lot better!  So what?  You now have the “tools” to produce predictable and profitable endodontics in your own office in a way and at a level that was previously not possible. “Gold” technology transforms endodontics from fear to fun!  John will teach the critical skills of “How to Do Endodontics” that actually produces FUN.  In two hours you will learn the skill mechanics for a lifetime of Gold Metal endodontic performances. This is one endodontic presentation that is worth its weight in “Gold”.
The Clinician: Dr. John West, DDS, MSD As the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics, British-born Dr. John West is recognized as one of world’s premier educators in clinical and interdisciplinary endodontics. John West received his DDS from the University of Washington where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor.  He earned his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine while being educated by the late Professor Herbert Schilder.  John is a clinical instructor at Boston University where he has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. He has presented unrivaled endodontic continuing education in all the world’s continents while maintaining a private practice at the Center for Endodontics in Tacoma, Washington. He mentors the world’s only stand-alone four day mini-endodontic residency program at the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA) in San Francisco.  John is a clinical visionary, an inventor, a teacher, an author, and an advocate for any dentist who wants to experience the successful possibilities of endodontics in his or her practice. His personal teaching style resonates with audiences as he teaches them how to achieve clinical artistry in their craft and invites them to become masterful endodontic clinicians. He co-authored Obturation of the Radicular Space with Dr. John Ingle in Ingle’s 1994 and 2002 editions of Endodontics and was senior author of Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System in Cohen and Burns 1994 and 1998 Pathways of the Pulp. He has authored Endodontic Predictability in Dr. Michael Cohen’s 2008 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Principles, Design, Implementation, and Michael Cohen’s 2010 Quintessence text Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Volume II: Comprehensive Case Studies.  He is lead author of Esthetic Management of Endodontically Treated Teeth in Dr. Ronald Goldstein’s 2017 third edition of Esthetics in Dentistry.  John’s memberships include: 2009 president and fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and 2010 president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the former Northwest Network for Dental Excellence, and the International College of Dentists. He is a 2010 consultant for the ADA’s prestigious ADA Board of Trustees and is a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice.  John is a member of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s Boston University Alumni Board and a Thought Leader for Carestream Digital Dental Systems.  He serves on the editorial advisory boards for: The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and is associate editor for Endodontic Practice/US. John and his two sons, Jason and Jordan, are in private endodontic practice in Tacoma, Washington where they are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of the restorative dentist, their patients and themselves.


CE Night #2 (3 CE credits) Nov 23, 2016 (Wednesday)

Topic: “Peri-Implant Disease – Is it really what we thought it was?”

This lecture is sponsored by DENTSPLY Sirona Implants

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Speaker: Dr. Norman W. Ickert
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)
Fees: Free (member) $100 (non-member) *

Objective: This presentation will initially review the traditional concept of peri-implant disease, including evidence-based risk factors. Furthermore, it will explore a newer theory, deepening our understanding of this perplexing phenomenon of bone loss around dental implants. Ultimately, the objective is to use the current science and clinical experience to provide an objective system for clinical management of peri-implant disease in our practices. Several clinical cases will be shown to highlight all concepts.
The Clinician: Dr. Norman W. Ickert, completed his general dental education at Vancouver’s University of British Columbia in 1982. He is the Director of the Ickert Dental Implant Centre, a referral practice limited to implant related dentistry. Dr. Ickert also teaches surgical implant dentistry at the Kois Centre in Seattle. Dr. Ickert is proud to limit his practice to comprehensive, aesthetic and functional rehabilitative dentistry, including both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of dental implants, as well as many other related hard and soft tissue enhancement procedures. Due to the highly challenging nature of this specific field of practice, Dr. Ickert and his team have committed themselves primarily to this aspect of dentistry. This implies continuous, comprehensive, educational, surgical, prosthetic training, with world leaders in this field, both within North America and Europe. Dr. Ickert has completed his Master’s Program in Oral Medicine and Implantology, graduating March 2012 from the University of Muenster, Germany. Dr. Ickert is also a Mentor, a Clinical Instructor, and a former Advisory Board Member at Seattle, Washington’s Kois Center. He has his IPS Mastership Certificate from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

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  • Patient Referral Services
  • Mediation Programs
  • FREE Continuing Education Seminars
  • Annual Gala
  • Opportunities for participation in community events
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