CE Webminar #1 September 14, 2021

Sponsored by 3M Canada

Topic: “Cementation Simplified”
Speaker: Dr. Chuck Hudson
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Synopsis: Cements have evolved along with the indirect restorative materials used today, allowing simplified procedures and predictable clinical outcomes. This course explores common indirect substrates and their surface treatment protocols, and discusses conventional and resin cementation recommendations for each material. It is designed to simplify your cement selection and provide clinical tips for long term success

Objective:

  • Identify common indirect restorative materials and discuss surface treatment protocols for each
  • Examine modern cement options for specific materials and clinical situations
  • Establish a simplified approach to your cementation decisions
  • Gather clinical tips for the cementation procedure to achieve predictable outcomes

The Speaker: 

Mr. Chuck Hudson, B. Eng, M. Eng., graduated from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) in 1985, where he received a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, focusing on biomaterials. He joined 3M Canada in the research and development laboratory, working on the development of dental glass ionomers for 3M Dental. Currently, Chuck is Scientific Affairs Manager for 3M Oral Care in London, Ontario, Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in the North American dental industry. He has lectured throughout Canada, the US, and internationally on dental materials and techniques to enhance dental
procedures.

CE Night #4 April 15, 2021

Topic: “Prosthodontic Management of Implant Complications” Speaker: Dr. Alec Cheng
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Synopsis: Implants have become routine treatment in dentistry and is generally considered to be a safe procedure with a high success rate.  However, like all other treatment modalities, complications do occur.  This presentation will cover a wide variety of complications arising from implant treatment. The management of these complications from a prosthodontic perspective will be presented.

The Speaker: 

Dr. Alec Cheng, DDS (Toronto), MS (Iowa), Cert. Pros. (Iowa), FRCD(C), FCDS(BC),is in private prosthodontic practice in Vancouver and Surrey with a focus on implant and complex reconstructive dentistry. He is a highly sought after speaker and is actively involved in providing advanced education in prosthodontics to dental practitioners through study clubs. Besides dentistry, Dr. Cheng is serving actively in various non-profit organizations in the local community, striving to make a positive impact on those around him.

CE Night #3 January 26, 2021

Topic: “Endodontic Diagnosis & Management of Longitudinal Fractures” Speaker: Dr. James Lin
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Synopsis: Having a correct diagnosis is of utmost importance in the practice of dentistry. One can argue that this is even more so the case in Endodontics as failure to properly diagnose will result in the delay of treatment, leading to inadequate resolution of pain and infection. During this pandemic, there are anecdotal reports that patients are experiencing more cracked or fractured teeth. Longitudinal fracture, a term that encompasses both cracked and fractured teeth, is a potentially vexing problem that is challenging to diagnose and manage. In this case-based lecture, Dr. Lin will review the current endodontic diagnostic terminology and discuss the assessment and management of longitudinal fractures. 

After the lecture, the participants should:

  • Know the current endodontic diagnostic terminology describing the pulpal and periapical status
  • Be able to differentiate clinical and radiographic findings that mimic, but are not related to, endodontic pathoses
  • Methods of recreational consumption
  • Understand the classification describing the various types of longitudinal fractures
  • Gain insight in the assessment, management and determination of prognosis associated with different types of longitudinal fractures

The Speaker: 

Dr. James Lin, D.D.S., M.Sc., Diploma in Endodontics, F.R.C.D. (C)., is a certified specialist in Endodontics. He started university education at the University of Toronto and was accepted to both of its medical and dental schools. Dr. Lin elected to pursue dental training and received numerous academic awards, including being top of his class and graduating with honours in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. After graduation, he practiced general dentistry for 12 years before embarking on his specialty training at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he
received a Diploma in Endodontics and M.Sc. in Craniofacial Science. He is a clinical associate professor and served as the Director of Endodontics for the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at
UBC for 6 years. His endodontic research and academic work had been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and he co-authored two textbook chapters. Dr. Lin maintains a private practice in Vancouver specializing in Endodontics.

CE Night #2 December 16, 2020

Topic: “Bone Grafting for Implants in Areas of Significant Bone Loss & Novel Solutions with Implant Dentistry

Speaker: Dr. Jason Choi & Dr. David Yang
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Outline:

  • Surgical techniques for bone grafting
  • Apply existing digital dentistry tools to solve unique clinical challenges

The Speaker: 

Dr. Jason Choi is a Certified Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery who provides the full scope of surgical treatment for the oral-facial complex. Dr. Choi completed his dental education at the University of Southern California and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

Dr. David Yang is the Provincial Practice Leader of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery for BC Cancer. He has a keen interest in jaw necrosis and implant
reconstruction, topics on which he has presented locally and internationally

CE Night #1 November 17, 2020

Topic: “Puff, Puff, Pass – Marijuana

Speaker: Dr. Clifford Pau
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Synopsis: What is cannabis? What are some common ways to consume cannabis? How does it impact on dentistry? With the Legalization of Cannabis in Canada in October 2018, the access to various forms of cannabis has been increasing. In this session we are going to discuss the following topics on cannabis use:

  • Pharmacology of cannabinoids
  • Clinical signs of use and intoxication
  • Methods of recreational consumption
  • Common dental drug interactions and clinical considerations
  • Medical cannabis in chronic pain management and its potential use in dentistry
  • Legal implications

The Speaker: Dr. Clifford Pau, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.M.D., is currently practicing as a general dentist in British Columbia, Ontario and Hong Kong. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1998, Dr. Pau continued his study in pharmacology at the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. In 2000, he completed a research-oriented program that earned him a Master of Science degree. Dr. Pau’s graduate research focused on the mechanism of pain induction and therapeutic choices. His project involved the development of a model to evaluate various pharmacologic treatments for ischaemia-induced chronic pain. Following successful completion of his master thesis in the summer of 2000, he was accepted in the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at UBC.

Dr. Pau continued his research during his dental training and was the recipient of the prestigious Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) award for two consecutive years for his research work in improvement of teaching methods in dental anatomy and ergonomics using advanced computer virtual reality techniques. His research papers were presented and published in the proceedings of annual meetings of the American Dental Education Association in 2003 and 2004. Dr. Pau has been a full-time clinician since his graduation in 2004, and a part-time faculty at UBC since 2006. He has a strong commitment to teaching clinical dentistry as well as pharmacology and therapeutics. He was the recipient of Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award from UBC Faculty of Dentistry for three consecutive years (2017-2019). Also, Dr. Pau enjoys practicing dentistry in various cities in the world. The diversity of cases he sees allowed him to broaden his knowledge in clinical dentistry.