CE #3 Feb 22, 2024

Topic: “Advancing Dentistry with High-Performance Lasers”

This lecture is sponsored by NDI – National Dental Innovations Win door prize at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Scott Benjamin

VENUE: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC

Time:
6:00 p.m. (Registration)
6:30 p.m. (Dinner)
7:30 p.m. (Lecture)

Fee: Free (Members) $175 (Non-Members)

Synopsis:

Embark on a scientific journey into the forefront of dental innovation with our lecture, “Advancing Dentistry with High-Performance Lasers.” Discover the transformative power of a dual-wavelength Er:YAG laser, seamlessly performing anesthetic-free restorative tooth preparations across multiple quadrants in a single appointment. Explore the revolutionary Shock Wave Enhanced Emission Photoacoustic Streaming (SWEEPSTM) of the Er:YAG laser, expeditiously disinfecting root canal systems and elevating laser-activated irrigation in endodontics, surgery, implantology, and periodontics. Delve into the synergy of the Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths for soft tissue and periodontal procedures, unlocking unparalleled treatment possibilities. This program presents the scientific foundations

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the intricate dynamics of laser energy and its interaction with biological tissue
  • Explore the transformative impact of proper laser selection on treatment efficiency and outcomes
  • Familiarize yourself with advanced laser procedures and their benefits for patients
  • Recognize how appropriate laser technology enhances oral healthcare for practitioners and patients
  • Appreciate the diversity within laser technologies, acknowledging their nuanced applications in dentistry

The Clinician:

Dr. Scott Benjamin is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and has been in full-time private practice in rural upstate New York for over 40 years. Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University, Colleges of Dental Medicine in Arizona and Illinois, and a Faculty Expert at the Laser and Health Academy. In the past Scott was an Associate Professor at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. He has been an internationally recognized leader in dental lasers and computerized dental technology since its infancy. Scott is actively leading the development of the laser curriculum for the American National Standard for Laser Education for both continuing dental education for the ADA and ANSI and dental and hygiene schools with American Dental Educators Association’s Laser in Dentistry-Special Interest Group (LiD-SIG) and is a Past-Chair. In 2014 he was honored by the ADA as the Volunteer of Year for his outstanding work in the development of American National Standards on behalf of the ADA and ANSI, especially in the areas of lasers and imaging. In 2018 Scott was the recipient of the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s John Sulewski Award for his devotion and commitment for advancing the use of lasers and light-based technologies in oral healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Benjamin is an internationally recognized authority and lecturer on Oral Cancer and its early detection and diagnosis. He was a participant at the World Health Organizations (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Oral Cancer and Precancer Closed Session Working Group on “Potentially Malignant Oral Mucosal Lesions and Conditions Terminology; Classification; Diagnosis and Prognosis”. His interest continues today on a much broader scale with his involvement in the development of dental lasers, clinical screening, diagnostic, and treatment modalities and incorporating the appropriate utilization of advanced technologies into the everyday clinical dental practice. Dr. Benjamin is a consultant and advisor for many dental practices and several dental technology companies utilizing his expertise in clinical dentistry and oral health, oral cancer, lasers, digital radiography, imaging, practice management, dental computerization, diagnostics, ergonomics, and workflow.

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CE #2 Nov 8, 2023

Topic: “Endodontic Treatment with GentleWave® System”

This lecture is sponsored by Sonendo GentleWave Win door prize at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Li

VENUE: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC

Time:
6:00 p.m. (Registration)
6:30 p.m. (Dinner)
7:30 p.m. (Lecture)

Fee: Free (Members) $175 (Non-Members)

Outline:

  • Introduction of the GentleWave® System: how is it applied during the root canal treatment?
  • Mechanism of action: why can GentleWave® provide better cleaning of the root canal system?
  • Screening process before running GentleWave®: where do I have to be careful?
  • GentleWave® case review: what have been improved?
  • Recall findings on GentleWave® cases: does it improve clinical outcome?
  • GentleWave® treatment workflow vs. the conventional treatment workflow:what have been changed?
  • Reflection on the key concepts in endodontic treatment: is GentleWave® a game changer?✓Introduction of the GentleWave® System: how is it applied during the root canal treatment?

The Speaker:

Dr. Kevin Li, graduated from University of Manitoba Dental School in 2005. He completed a 2-year advanced General Practice Residency in New York Hospital Queens and worked as a general dentist in the great New York area for 2 more years. He received his endodontic specialty training at the prestigious University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School and graduated in 2011 before returning to Canada. He has since been in full-time clinical practice for 12 years as the principle endodontist at Metrotown Endodontics in Burnaby. Dr. Li also hold a PhD degree in Oral Biology from University of Manitoba prior to dental school and is well published in basic dental research. Dr. Kevin Li is a certified endodontic specialist in BC and a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has served in the Scientific Advisory Board in the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Li lives in South Burnaby with his wife and daughter.

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CE #1 Sept 13, 2023

Topic: “Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries”

This lecture is sponsored by Garfield Refining, Master Dental Solution and Surgically Clean Air. Win door prize at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Mark Parhar

VENUE: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC

Time:
6:00 p.m. (Registration)
6:30 p.m. (Dinner)
7:30 p.m. (Lecture)

Fee: Free (Members) $175 (Non-Members)

Synopsis: Traumatic dental injuries are very prevalent and it is of utmost importance to understand
the management of these injuries to give the tooth the best chance of surviving. In this lecture we will
discuss the following:

  • Overview of the classification of traumatic dental injuries
  • Case based approach for the management of traumatic dental injuries
  • Improve the knowledge for the management of traumatic dental injuries
  • Clinical techniques and materials to use for treatment of traumatic injuries
  • Follow-up and Sequelae of Trauma

The Clinician:

Dr. Mark Parhar was born and raised in Nanaimo, B.C. He completed his undergraduate degree in Honors Biochemistry from UBC and went on to obtain his DMD from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry in 1997. After practicing general dentistry for 11 years, Dr.Parhar returned to UBC for the Graduate Endodontics program where he received his Diploma in Endodontics and Master’s of Science degree. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, the International Association of Dental Traumatology, and the Pierre Fauchaud Academy. Dr. Parhar is a member of the medical staff of the Vancouver Canucks and was previously on the medical staff of the Vancouver Giants since 2001. He has been actively involved in various aspects of sports dentistry such as mouthguard programs, dental coverage for sporting events, and dental trauma management. He was the Director of Dental Services for the 2007 World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver. He was also the Co-manager of Dental Services for the VANOC Medical Services during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games. In 2011, he was awarded with a Merit Award from the British Columbia Dental Association for his contribution to sports dentistry.
He lectures regularly on dental trauma and still contributes to the International Olympic Committee dental program to help improve the dental services for athletes during Olympic games. He is a Certified Specialist in Endodontics. He also teaches in the Graduate Endodontics program at UBC on a part-time basis. Dr. Parhar is in private practice in Port Moody, BC.

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CE #4 April 13, 2023

SPONSORED BY Bioclear and Clinical Research Dental

Topic: “Injection Molding and the Bioclear Technique”

This lecture is sponsored by Bioclear and Clinical Research Dental. Win door prize at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Rafael Bustamante

VENUE: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC

Time:
6:00-6:30 p.m. (Check-in)
6:30-7:15 p.m. (Dinner and Lecture)
7:15-9:00 p.m. (Demo & Hands-on Session)

Fee: Free (Members) $150 (Non-Members)

Synopsis: Direct composites are underappreciated in today’s world of implants and computer-assisted ceramics. Yet, composites can sometimes be less invasive and more natural. Esthetic treatments, including diastema closure, black triangle closure, Class II, III and IV composite restorations are just the start of what can be done with the Bioclear Technique. In this Introductory course, Clinicians will learn the benefits of injection molding utilizing the Bioclear matrix systems, the core principles and pillars of the Bioclear method including biofilm removal, matrix selection, heated composite, an infinity margin prep design and the rock start polish. Clinicians will also be able to participate in a hands-on learning exercise which will help demonstrate how these practices can be implemented into everyday clinical life.

The Clinician:

Dr. Rafael Bustamante, DDS, graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2000 with a degree in Biochemistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alberta in 2004. He adopted the use of the dental operating microscope in early 2005. He is certified in all levels, has completed the Master Track Accreditation and is on the Faculty at the Bioclear Learning Center. In a joint venture with CRD, he has supported the formation of the first Bioclear Study Club in Canada. He has participated in many virtual and live courses to clinicians from all over the continent introducing and teaching the Bioclear Method to them.
He thrives on the quest for exactness in restorative dentistry and he feels most fulfilled when restoring teeth using the Bioclear Method or when performing either surgical or non-surgical endodontics. When he is not obsessing over tenths of a millimeter under the microscope, he is volunteering in the community, grilling anything over a roaring fire, reading a non-fiction book or enjoying a quiet evening with his wife and children.

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CE #3 January 12, 2023

SPONSORED BY HENRY SCHEIN CANADA

Topic: “Digital Workflow for Fabrication – Milling and Printing

This lecture is sponsored by Patterson Dental. Win door prize at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Tom Roozendaal

NEW VENUE: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC

Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Members) $150 (Non-Members)

Synopsis: Dr. Tom Roozendaal integrated in house CAD/CAM into his practice in 2006. This was used strictly for tooth borne prosthetics for several years. Due to his focus on implantology, he added a CBTC to his office in With recent advancements, the combination of these two pieces of technology, has allowed the dawn of complete chairside implant planning, placement and restoration. Dentists now have the power to prosthetically drive implant placement with digital scanning, surgical guide fabrication, temporary crowns or customized healing abutments and final restorations all in office, if desired and without the need for an external laboratory. This paradigm leads the way to comprehensive planning, increasing predictability in surgical placement, developing stable ideal emergence profiles, decreasing surgical appointments and increasing overall efficiencies. The results are enhanced esthetics, decreased chair time, better implant hygiene and satisfied patients.

Learning Points:

  • An overview of digital scanning and available materials for milled restorations
  • Individual steps of the process of chairside implant treatment planning, surgery, healing and the final restoration
  • Clinical examples of each step from patients in his general dental practice
  • How the combination of a digital surface scan, when integrated with a CBCT image can lead to increased predictability, confidence and best results when placing and restoring implants
  • Address many of the complications with implant restorations start with less-than-ideal surgical placement. Attendees will see how this workflow can alleviate many of these challenges and lead to improved patient care

The Clinician: Dr. Tom Roozendaal is a General Dentist who practices on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley. He graduated from UBC in 2001 and is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He sat on the Research Submission Committee of the Academy of Osseointegration for 8 years and currently sits on the Clinical Innovations Committee of that same organization. Dr. Roozendaal is proud to be a General Dentist and is excited about the rapidly expanding realm of digital dentistry which can be integrated into any forward thinking practice. The complete digital workflow for implant planning, placement and restoration is a flagship procedure that Dr. Roozendaal is excited to present from the position of a surgical and restorative dentist.

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CE #2 December 5, 2022

SPONSORED BY HENRY SCHEIN CANADA

Henry Schein

Topic: “Clinical Applications of A Fully Integrated Digital Workflow

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Speaker: Dr. Faraj Edher
Location: 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 (Members) $150 (Non-Members)

Outline: Advancements in technology and materials have changed the world of prosthodontics. Digital workflows allow for enhanced communication between clinicians, technicians, and patients – in addition to improved treatment outcomes. This presentation will give an overview of innovations and techniques that can be implemented to create a fully integrated digital workflow and achieve more predictable, efficient, and durable treatment outcomes.

Learning Points:

  • Understanding how to utilize a digital workflow from treatment planning to final treatment outcomes
  • Overview on the applications of IOS, Virtual smile design, CBCT, and 3D Printing
  • Introducing innovative ways to combine steps in your workflows utilizing technology and modern materials

The Speaker: Dr.Faraj Edher, DDS, MSc, Dip Pros, FRCD(C), is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and the Founder
of the BC Dental Study Club. He is the Director of the Digital Dentistry Institute, a global educational organization that conducts comprehensive training programs in digital dentistry and implant dentistry. He regularly gives presentations, seminars, and workshops, both locally and globally, focusing on digital dentistry, implant dentistry, treatment planning, and aesthetic rehabilitations. In addition to practicing full time in British Columbia – Canada, Dr. Edher is a Clinical Assistant Professor and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has numerous publications in areas such as dental implants and digital dentistry.

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CE #1 September 13, 2022

Topic: “Management of Impacted Teeth”
Speaker: Dr. Jason Choi & Dr. David Yang
Location: 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 (Members) $150 (Non-Members)

Sypnosis: Impacted teeth are common issues experienced by most dental patients. This lecture will discuss the diagnosis and management of impacted teeth. In addition the rational for extracting third molars will be discussed.

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.

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CE #4 April 11, 2022

Sponsored by Convergent Dental

Topic: “Laser Dentistry for Kids: Is pain free and needle free restoration really possible?”
Speaker: Dr. Raylien Chao
Location: Radisson Hotel
Fee: Free (Limited to only CCDSBC Members)

Synopsis: A CO2 laser can perform hard and soft tissue procedure without local anesthetic – no needle! This adds some excitement to our existing tool box of chair-side behaviour management, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and general anesthesia that are routinely used in pediatric dentistry. Besides prevention, one of the most important things in pediatric dentistry is to prepare our little ones with motivation to care for their oral health in the long run. Studies have shown that when the experience in childhood in dentistry is positive, people are more likely to carry forward good oral hygiene practice and routine dental care in adulthood. As a specialist, I have no problem doing dentistry the traditional way, but I am excited to share with you the science behind a CO2 laser and its application in pediatric dentistry that’s shaping a brand-new experience.

Learning Objective:

  • What is available for minimally invisible dentistry for children
  • The key differences when treating primary versus adult teeth
  • Basic science and application for a CO2 laser in hard tissue
  • Basic science and application for a CO2 laser in soft tissue

The Clinician: Dr. Raylien Chao, DDS MS FRCD©., is a board-certified pediatric dentist in Canada and the U.S. She obtained her B.S. degree in Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Upon graduation, she found her true passion in “people” and prevention and took a turn in her career. She received a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University in 2011 and later graduated from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2015 with High Distinction. She completed her pediatric specialty training as the chief resident at NYU Langone Health Center in Florida. During the school years, Dr. Chao founded the Student Chapter of Public Health Dentistry and served on the board for 3 years actively involved in community service. Dr. Chao became a Vancouverite in 2017 and is the current Vice President of the BC Society of Pediatric Dentists (BCSPD). She has two young daughters who have been happily taken every second of her free time outside of work. Otherwise, Dr. Chao enjoys guitar, karaoke, and hikes around the beautiful BC.

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.