Course Schedule

  • Beyond the Single Crown: Complex Cases for The General Practitioner

    The Beginning

    Expanding and building your fixed practice can not only rejuvenate your career, but also boost your bottom line! This involves a clear goal, good knowledge base, and a gradual systematic approach. We begin with reviewing occlusion and the current schools of thought to find a functional common ground. Learning to assess your patients and their needs and the collection of adequate diagnostic records will help you recognize complex cases and their risks. Patient selection will be reviewed, including informed consent, proper medical history, and assessing risk of treatment based on the patient’s pharmacological history.

    The End Result

    Treatment planning and Case presentation go hand-in-hand to ensure that the end result will be what your patients want and need. The basics of preparation and temporization are reviewed to ensure a stable and long lasting result. Laboratory transference is the single most important thing you can do to ensure you get what you and your patient want. Delivery and insertion of the final product involves a series of checks and balances to avoid stress and costly remakes. Following up with the patient is just as important as case presentation because it builds your confidence, reputation and practice.

    • Expand your fixed practice
    • Recognize problems before they happen
    • Develop a predictable, reliable system
    • Create patient satisfaction
    • Increase your bottom line
    • Prepare with conviction
    • Temporize well every time
    • Give your lab what they need
    • Insert predictably and without stress
    • Satisfy your patients and yourself

    Restore or rebuild?

    Canine guidance or group function

    Heavily worn conclusions

    Can this be improved?

    Temps are critical

    Balancing occlusion

    Don't repeat the problem

    Incorporating implants

  • Lunch

    Gourmet buffet lunch designed to encourage networking with like minded colleagues at the event - this relaxed yet intelligent vibe has always been a favourite for past delegates!

  • The Digital Dental Workflow & Digital Dental Impressions

    From Old To New

    Dentistry has been largely been done in the same way for generations, with methods and procedures remaining more-or-less unchanged. With the advent of digital technologies affecting various aspects of how the world works today, dentistry is no exception to this change. The importance of being aware of and keeping ahead of the changing face of technology is crucial for the existence of the modern dental practice. Attendees will gain an understanding of the various aspects of digital dentistry and how it has revolutionized the way the dentistry is practiced today.

    The What, The How, and The Why

    Dental impressions have been the mainstay for many areas of dentistry since the first hydrocolloid impression in 1937. Be it for data gathering, record keeping or the fabrication of a dental prosthesis, the process has essentially remaining largely unchanged for decades. Digital impressions has recently seen a significant resurgence in dentistry. With numerous options and various choices, the user is often left wondering what, how and why? This session will aim to bring clarity to this topic with evaluation of the current evidence that exists regarding accuracy, flexibility and efficiency as well as a look at what is meant by the term "digital dental workflow". The use of this technology will not only increase efficiency and productivity in the general practice today, but will dramatically improve outcomes which will benefit both the clinician and the patient. As this emerging technology continues to develop, along with the marked increase in digitization of the various aspects of dentistry, knowledge of this topic is not only important, but is essential.

    • Understanding what is the true digital workflow in the dental practice today
    • Digital office management and patient education
    • Understanding lab and in office digital methods today
    • Digital implant planning
    • Understanding and comparing conventional and digital impressions
    • Explore the various type of dental impression technologies
    • Minimize complications and remakes, maximize accuracy
    • Increased productivity and decreased chair time

    5-axis milling of zirconia crowns in-lab from digital files

    In office 3-axis milling of full contour crowns from digital files

    Guided implant surgery planning using CBCT

    Conventional stone dies

    Digital dies

    Comparing conventional pressed crowns and milled crowns

    Digital wax up

  • Building a Strong Business Foundation

    Providing the best possible care is not the only requirement of a successful dental practice. The business side of dentistry is becoming increasingly important as the dental industry becomes more competitive. Transforming your practice into an efficient network of systems tailored specifically to work with your clinic sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this presentation Bianca will speak about:

    • The importance of having solid business systems
    • What makes up a solid business system
    • How to build business systems that meet the needs of your individual clinic
    • The importance of accountability and how to create an environment that empowers your team to want to be accountable
  • Going Paperless Successfully

    Going paperless is no longer a question of if - but how and when. ClearDent has worked with hundreds of offices to transition from paper to paperless, enabling them to store data in a way that's more accessible, which allows for increased profitability and streamlined workflow. Boost productivity and overall practice growth and profit with proper planning, design, and use of software. In this session, we will discuss how to implement a paperless practice utilizing technologies such as tablets, touch screens computers, digital x-rays and more, to ensure that administrative and clinical data are recorded accurately and legally, as well as best practices to utilize the recorded data to increase administrative and treatment efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Improve office workflow with full integration of equipment and software
    • Increase efficiency and effectiveness with tablets and voice control
    • Pinpoint profit bottleneck with key report metrics
    • Manage data conversion the right way, and liberate your data
  • Lunch

    Gourmet buffet lunch designed to encourage networking with like minded colleagues at the event - this relaxed yet intelligent vibe has always been a favourite for past delegates!

  • Implant Surgery & Simple Grafting: How They Can Help Your Practice Grow

    Part I: The Successful Implant Clinician

    Implant surgery is an exciting and rewarding field of dentistry. However, both clinical and practice management barriers can exist when a clinician is looking to add implants to their practice. Clinically, we will discuss evidence-based practice while unmasking the hidden pitfalls of implant surgery. This will be complemented with practical discussions on equipment, armamentarium, staffing and scheduling.

    Whether you are looking to start your practice in implant surgery or looking to refine your existing surgical repertoire, you do not want to miss this course!

    Part II: The Successful Implant Practice

    A successful implant practice demands additional skill sets beyond implant dentistry. Bone grafting, sedation, case presentation strategies can take your practice to new levels. Cost, risk and predictability of these new aspects of your practice will be discussed. We will explore these topics and more with the general practitioner in mind.

    • How to choose your implant system
    • Surgical stents: A burden or a blessing?
    • Screw-retained or cement-retained?
    • CT-guided implant surgery, is it for you?
    • How to choose your grafting material
    • Simple sedation for the general dentist
    • Simplified grafting approach
    • Surgical pitfalls: how to spot and avoid
    • Implant failure: What to do next?

    Conventional Surgical Stent. A Burden or a Blessing?

    CT-guided Implant Surgery. Is it for you?

    Complex Jaw Reconstruction involving Fibula Free Flap and Guided Implant

    Screw-Retained Restorative Complication. How to Avoid and Manage

    3D Implant Planning Software

    Bilateral sinus augmentation

    Autologous bone. How and why?

    Broken Implant

    Grafting Simplified

    Managing hourglass defects

    Predictable bone grafting

    Predictable sinus augmentation

  • Clinical Pharmacology and the Geriatric Dental Patient

    Current demographic data clearly show that the North American population is aging, and projections suggest that the percentage of older persons will increase. Elderly patients often suffer from multiple chronic conditions that affect their quality of life, use of health services, morbidity and mortality. Chronic co-morbidities - such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension and type II diabetes – and resulting polypharmacy, have implications in oral health and increase the incidence of drug interactions (DIs) and adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Clinicians must be aware of the possible consequences of aging on the oral cavity which includes increase in dental caries, periodontal disease, xerostomia, edentulism, orofacial pain, and oral cancer. It is necessary for dentists to develop diagnostics skills to treat the elderly patient. In this lecture we will discuss clinically relevant issues in geriatric co-morbidities with emphasis on geriatric pharmacology including the effects that age has on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. DIs and ADRs, which are augmented in the elderly, are likely to occur in polypharmaceutical settings. It is critical that the dentist be continually informed of the pharmacologic status of each patient and be aware of the likelihood of interactions between drugs prescribed by the dentist, drugs-prescribed by the physician, and drugs that are self-administered, such as over-the-counter medications and natural supplements. Specific emphasis will be given to the commonly prescribed drugs by dentists namely, local anaesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics and antifungals.

    • Understand demographics and challenges to dental practice
    • Understand implications of aging and co-morbidity on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
    • Understand the key issues in geriatric co-morbidity
    • Define poly-pharmacy and recognize it in daily practice
    • Relate physiologic changes of aging and co-morbidities to effects on pharmacotherapy
    • Recognize common adverse drug reactions in the elderly and identify the most common drug-drug and drug-disease interactions
    • Discuss common pathologies of medically compromised patients and implications to dental treatment
    • Apply principles to clinical practice
  • Lunch

    Gourmet buffet lunch designed to encourage networking with like minded colleagues at the event - this relaxed yet intelligent vibe has always been a favourite for past delegates!

  • Dental Tax Savings Opportunities

    Even the best dental practices may not have all the information on how to effectively minimize their taxation. This presentation is designed to bring you up to speed with the current best practices in dental tax savings. We will review important recent changes in income tax laws and outline how they can affect dentists as well as introduce a case study of a typical family situation to show how taking an informed approach to tax savings can have a huge impact.

    Tax savings topics to minimize your family's total tax bill, include:

    • Using all family members as part of the tax savings strategy
    • Benefits of incorporation or possibly even a second corporation for those that have incorporated already (i.e. hygiene services or technical services corporation)
    • Salary vs. Dividend - which is better?
    • Bonus vs. No Bonus - which is better?
    • Pros/Cons of Life Insurance within a corporation
    • 10 Tax Saving deductions/maneuvers every dentist should consider
    • Review of Major Tax Savings Opportunities
    • How to take advantage of tax savings given Canada's progressive tax rates
    • Using your professional corporation (PC) to save taxes
    • What's new in 2016? Does a corporation still make sense?
    • Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption and how to prepare for it
    • Common tax mistakes to avoid

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