CE Webminar #3 January 13, 2022

Sponsored by HIOSSEN IMPLANT

Topic: “Privacy Related Issues Arising For Dentists”
Speaker: Ms. Suzanne M. Kennedy., LLB
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Outline: Suzanne Kennedy is a partner at Harris & Company who leads the firms Privacy Law group. Suzanne regularly advises clients on privacy compliance issues in the health and education sectors, providing support to dentists through the BC Dental Association. In this session, Suzanne will provide an overview of privacy related issues arising for dentists, including topical issues that have arisen in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the Personal Information Protection Act
  • Elements of privacy management program
  • Use of surveillance in a dental practice
  • Privacy breach management and reporting
  • COVID-19 and Vaccination Data collection

The Speaker: 

Suzanne has built a strong practice in access and privacy law. She advises both public and private sector employers on their responsibilities as they navigate the implications of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and other related legislation. Suzanne regularly provides one-on-one training to in-house privacy and access coordinators on responding to access requests, conducting internal investigations, and the use of internal system information. In addition to privacy law, Suzanne has extensive experience in education and health law. Suzanne has represented various healthcare and educational professionals and organizations, providing advice in a range of areas including employment, professional regulatory proceedings and compliance, court and administrative tribunal proceedings, procurement, and contract negotiations.

CE Webminar #2 November 17, 2021

Sponsored by HIOSSEN IMPLANT

Topic: “Morse Taper Connections: A Surgical and Prosthetic Advantage in Everyday Implant Dentistry”
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Shieh
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Free (Limited to CCDSBC Members only)

Objective: Discuss versatility, ease of use and clinical benefits in various clinical applications of teeth replacement with dental implants. We will have cases discussions covering:

  • Anterior immediate esthetic case
  • Premolar + GBR or soft tissue management case
  • Straight forward single molar / immediate molar
  • Full arch All on 4
  • Multiple implants + Soft Tissue + Sinus Lift

The Speaker: 

Dr. Joshua Shieh is a third generation clinician who’s family holds a tradition of dentistry since 1937.  He graduated from South India’s acclaimed Dr. MGR Medical University in 2006 and was awarded the “Student Plaque Award for the Most Outstanding Student” by the International College of Dentists in Washington DC. He worked at various positions in management, clinical, and academics for 3 years at his alma mater and returned to complete his Master’s degree program in the subject of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2012. Dr. Shieh currently serves as a clinical instructor at the Oral Rehabilitation Centre, Grad Periodontics clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and volunteers as a committee member at the Ontario Dental Association. A fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), member to the American Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), commits his efforts with special interests in hard and soft tissue regeneration related to implant dentistry.

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.

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.

Win door prize at the event!

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)

Outline:

  • 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

Win door prizes at the event!

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.