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)


  • 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.

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.

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

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.