12-13 jan 2018 Toronto, ON

CDSC 2018

The First Canadian Dental Student Conference

Hosted by the FCDSA

Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations



About the event

Join us on January 12-13, 2018 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada to celebrate the Inaugural FCDSA Canadian Dental Student Conference. One of the main goals of CDSC 2018 is to reach beyond the fundamentals of dental education with keynote speakers, sessions and workshops featuring subject experts addressing issues of importance to students in all years of dental school. Attendees can also enjoy a number of entertaining activities such as a formal dinner, networking opportunities and social events that allow students to meet their colleagues and explore the city of Toronto!

Registration fee: $220 + tax

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, only Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit can be used for payment

Early Bird Registration:
Students who register before November 1st have the chance to WIN THEIR REGISTRATION!

Registration includes access to all conference events including:

  • Selected Lectures and Seminars
  • Friday night social event: includes complimentary food and beverages
  • Saturday Formal Gala: includes three course plated meal
  • Two food and beverage breaks per conference day

Registration Deadline: December 10th, 2017

Questions? Please contact us

The FCDSA’s National Student Research Competition invites dental student researchers to participate in a scientific poster exhibition and learn about the cutting edge dental research that is underway across the country. Professors and graduate students will judge each poster based on a pre-established grading scheme, and the most competitive candidates will be awarded one of three cash prizes. The FCDSA welcomes Dr. Alain Moreau, Director of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research, as a judge and speaker at the conference. Overall, the FCDSA’s National Student Research Competition will give dental students the chance to interact with professors and fellow researchers, and will highlight the importance of research in advancing the field of dentistry, in hopes to improve patient centered outcomes.

Date: Friday, January 12th 2018
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Note: this session will be divided into two halves)
Location: Queens Quay room at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

Here is the evaluation scheme for poster prenstations: link

The deadline for abstract submission is November 1st, 2017

Travel

Air Travel: WestJet Travel code EMT48AN Can be used for 10% off flights for conference attendees.

Accommodation

Students, dentists and guests interested in staying at the venue are encouraged to book rooms reserved under our room block at a reduced rate of $209 per night that can be shared with up to 4 individuals. The room block is available from Thursday, January 11th 2018 – Saturday, January 13th 2018.

To register for a hotel room:

By Phone: Reservations can be made directly with Westin Reservations at 1-888-627-8559. Individuals need to state that they are with Canadian Dental Student Conference 2018 to receive special group rates.

Online: Follow the link

A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each guest’s reservation at the time of reservation. Full refund of this deposit will be given to cancellations received until 72 hours prior to arrival. For cancellations received within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable.

Please note: hotel group rate is available until December 10th, 2017. After that date, hotel rooms are subject to availability and the current published hotel rates

Welcome

I am pleased to offer greetings from the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). Congratulations to each and every one of you for choosing to enter the best profession in the world.

I commend the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA) for organizing the 2018 Canadian Dental Student Conference dedicated to the specific needs and interests of Canadian dental students. This event provides you with an opportunity for additional learning, designed by students for students. It also serves as a venue to help you connect face-to-face with your colleagues in a fun, collegial environment.

Staying connected with your peers is important and so is staying connected with your professional associations like the CDA. In addition to the knowledge, camaraderie and support you’ll receive when you become involved in organized dentistry, you’ll also have access to a variety of resources to help you at every stage of your career.

CDA is a federation of provincial dental associations, and we work closely with these member dental associations to address both today’s pressing professional issues, as well as future issues. We recently launched an extensive project to examine the many challenges that will impact the future of our profession. You are that future. So I encourage you to become involved in your profession and help shape the future of dentistry in Canada.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy your time at this conference and I look forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Larry Levin President, Canadian Dental Association

As President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD; https://www.acfd.ca/), it gives me great pleasure to welcome dental students from all Canadian dental schools to this inaugural Canadian Dental Student Conference, organized by the Federation of Canadian Dental Student Associations (FCDSA). I would like to congratulate the FCDSA, and particularly its leadership, in putting together an excellent conference with some very topical and highly interesting presentations on a good variety of subjects directly relevant to dental students and the dental profession at large.

ACFD’s mission is to be the national voice and resource for academic dentistry in Canada, and our vision is to advance the teaching, research and service activities of our member schools by facilitating collaboration. Concretely, the ACFD collaborates with other key stakeholders in the national leadership of dentistry, such as: the Canadian Dental Association; the National Dental Examining Board; the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada; the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation; the Royal College of Dentists of Canada; and the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR), to promote collaboration to improve multiple elements of academic dentistry. And most recently, we have begun to liaise with the FCDSA to improve our work with students. This includes FCDSA representatives attending the ACFD biennial meeting in Quebec City in June 2017.

ACFD’s current focus is developing improved recruitment and selection tools for admissions to dental school (https://www.acfd.ca/about-acfd/publications/acfd-cda-admissions-report-may-2014/), exploring improved and expanded postgraduate year 1/residency programs, integrating our new competency framework (https://www.acfd.ca/about-acfd/publications/acfd-competencies/) across all DDS/DMD programs, and supporting our researchers and graduate students through the NCOHR (http://ncohr-rcrsb.ca/), which was recently renewed funding for another five years.

ACFD is very happy to participate in this conference and support our students as you engage in this excellent learning and networking activity. We look forward to continuing to work with dental students and the FCDSA for many years to come.

Dr. Paul Allison President, ACFD

Schedule

Explore our vast number of different lectures and seminars

Summary of session blocks by room
Select a lecture title below to view session abstract

Please note: Times of individual lectures may be subject to change

9:00 AM
Welcome and opening remarks
FCDSA and Dr. Levin, President CDA

Dr. Alain Moreau

Oral health is a global priority and encompasses many important pediatric and adult diseases that affect a great number of Canadians. Indeed, tooth decay and periodontal diseases are the most common chronic diseases in the Canadian population. Millions of Canadians lose teeth, endure dental pain and develop oral infections that contribute to systemic diseases, compromising their overall health. Oral health research contributes significantly to the improvement of oral health status of Canadians. Improvements in oral health research, in turn, can largely benefit from increased networking of those involved, from patients to oral care providers, from basic science researchers to manufacturers of products for oral health, and from government institutions to the general population and their needs. The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and plays a pivotal role as a “success-connector” in the field of oral health for students, researchers, policy makers, health professionals, and numerous stakeholders across Canada. We actively work as a convener in a very inclusive manner to support the Canadian oral health research community. Our vision addresses challenging and unmet needs by creating an environment to foster collaboration and strategically benefit from shared expertise and background experience to initiate, support, sustain and advance oral health research, and by translating this new knowledge into tools that have an impact on both human health and society.

Learning Objectives
  • To increase knowledge and understanding of translational research and the importance of developing interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives in the field of oral health;
  • To stimulate an awareness of innovative approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • To generate a better understanding about NCOHR’s contribution and support toward talent development and more specifically the next generation of clinician-scientists in the field of dentistry and oral health research.
Peter Barry

The Learning Curve for recent graduates transitioning into private practice is steep; and very rewarding for this who prepare themselves for how to thrive in a profession that is under rapid transformation. After four challenging & rewarding years of dental school you will anxiously await the arrival of your license. It will be an exciting time that is filled with many choices & opportunities. A seeming life time has been spent to reach this point, with a big investment of money, time and effort along the way. This exciting keynote presentation is filled with revealing concepts and practical strategies that will direct the graduating dentist to develop the skills & capabilities required to thrive & succeed in 21st century private practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Finding, screening, and attracting the right opportunities that will enable me to thrive
  • Strengthening the many hats dentists wear on a day to day basis.
  • Developing the leadership & communication skills required to succeed as an associate or owner!
  • Every practice is different! Why do different practices require different approaches?
  • Escaping the Busyness Trap while enjoying a balanced life. Managing my time & energy strategically & creatively.
Ed Dermit, Susan Roberts, & Ron Haik

Dental school graduates enter the dental profession well equipped with the clinical skills necessary to improve the lives of their patients. Yet, new dentists would also be well served by understanding key business drivers that are impacting their profession, and how to position themselves to achieve financial security. CDSPI is pleased to help point you in the right direction. As a not-for-profit organization, whose insurance, investments and advice are offered as member-benefits of the provincial dental associations, CDSPI provides dental students with a unique insider’s perspective on these key topics. Join us for a 40-minute presentation that will address three key questions:

  1. What are the key trends shaping the Canadian dental industry?
  2. What are the key risks that you will face as a practicing dentist, and how do you protect yourself?
  3. How do you manage the many competing financial priorities you will face after you graduate – paying off debt, starting to invest, buying a practice, etc.?

Learning Objectives
  • Students will learn how economic and business issues impacting the dental profession may guide their career choices.
  • Students will understand how to protect themselves against professional and financial risks they may face.
  • Students will learn about basic approaches to managing their finances that will help them in prioritizing competing goals and objectives.

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Frontenac Foyer.

Graham Rosenberg

The dental industry is evolving, providing dentists with different options on how to practice in the future. As a new graduate, it is important to be informed when selecting the best career path. Graham Rosenberg, dentalcorp’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, will discuss the changes in industry including trends and emerging business models.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize emerging business models
  • Understand industry trends, including demographic shifts and practice valuations
  • Identify career opportunities following graduation
Mark Carbonelli

A great mentor can be influential to your development, help you identify your personal and professional ambitions and provide unique advice and expertise from their own learnings. Mark Carbonelli, dentalcorp’s Chief People Officer, will share insights on what to look for in an mentor and how to structure your development through networking and continuing education opportunities.

Mark will also discuss the four pillars of effective continuing education to obtain a well-rounded curriculum that instills the learning, capabilities and confidence to better support your growth and development following graduation.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify your career objectives
  • The role of continuing education in your development
  • Recognize the importance of mentorship
Julia Croll

Today’s environment is highly competitive and revolves around consumer choice. dentalcorp’s VP Marketing, Julia Croll, will share tips on how to create a personal brand to set yourself apart, land the perfect associateship and grow your patient base.

She will also share insights on the evolution of digital marketing and its impact on consumer decision making, social media best practices and how to engage with your community to make an impact.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize emerging business models
  • Understand industry trends, including demographic shifts and practice valuations
  • Identify career opportunities following graduation

Panellists to be announced
Dr. Jim Yuan Lai

Dental implant therapy is becoming an extremely popular option for replacement of teeth. Many patients have dental implants that are surviving more than 35 years and more implants are being placed. Potential mechanical and biologic complications may arise. Sometimes these complications can be managed and at other times, the implant or prosthesis is lost. Both clinicians and patients need to understand the potential mechanical and biologic complications so that a patient can make a well-informed decision if implant therapy is the most appropriate treatment.

Learning Objectives
  • Assess patient-specific risk factors for implant complications
  • Communicate effectively with patients on the advantages and disadvantages of implant therapy
  • Identify the potential mechanical and biologic complications of dental implants
Dr. Ken Hargreaves

Considerable excitement exists for developing dental applications that employ post-natal stem cells and concepts of tissue engineering. Although much remains to be done to advance this field, progress has been made in clinical regenerative endodontic procedures: literally, saving teeth by regenerating a pulp-dentin complex. This program will describe the current status of regenerative endodontic procedures, their potential and predictors of healing success. Both clinical and basic studies will be reviewed to provide the practitioner with the latest information on this field with an emphasis on practical steps to be apply these procedures in treating selected patients.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the three major steps in tissue engineering and how they apply to regenerating the pulp-dentin complex.
  • Understand the clinical principles needed for regenerative endodontic procedures.
  • Be able to describe clinical outcomes of successful regenerative endodontic procedures.
Bill Henderson

Today’s dental school graduates face a very different world than your predecessors, even those who graduated as little as 5 or 10 years ago. You graduate with more student debt than any group in history. There is more competition for associate jobs than ever before. And when it is time to eventually buy a practice, prices are the highest they have ever been, and competition comes not only from other first-time buyers, but from increasing number of investor dentists - some small and some very, very large. Learn the keys to navigating around these challenges and achieving a personally and financially rewarding career.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the risks and benefits of practice ownership.
  • A step by step guide to mapping your unique path to ownership.
  • Who are the competition for practices and how you can beat them.

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Frontenac Foyer.

Dr. Victor Moncarz

Weaving in anecdotes from his 45 years in practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and personal life, Dr. Moncarz will help students understand the importance of:
1. Knowing yourself: who you are today and who you aspire to be, taking into consideration your personal life, your contribution to your community, and your professional life. Periodically reviewing the balance between these three elements of your life will allow you to avoid complacency.
2. The interplay of the personal, community and professional spheres. How do you know which one is dominant at any given time, and do you know yourself well enough to recognize when you need to shift energy from one sphere to another?
3. Knowing when to be a leader, when to be a follower, and when to be a team player.

Dr. Ken Hargreaves

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies. The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency. Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients
  • Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain
  • Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case
2:00 PM
Introduction to Dental Implant Treatment Planning and Implant Surgery: Model Base Hands-on Workshop
Dr. Mark Hsiang En Lin

This half day presentation will serve as an introduction to dental implantology and will enable all students to become familiar with the various implant treatment planning options. Different fixed and removable implant supported methods for patient treatment are analyzed and discussed. An overview will cover the various implant treatment modalities from single tooth replacement to over denture and full arch implant reconstructions. Students will be expected to develop the judgment and skills required to manage single partial edentulism treatment options.

Learning Objectives
  • Rationale for dental implant therapy compared to traditional prosthetic tooth replacement treatment options
  • Diagnosis and evaluation of treatment for single implant replacement
  • Simulated models and clinical cases to demonstrate single implant treatment planning, surgical implant placement and implant prosthetics
  • Biomechanical rationale for implant treatment planning
  • Sequence of osteotomy preparations for implant recipient sites
  • Goals of dental implant surgery
2:00 PM
Student Research Competiton

The FCDSA will be hosting its first National Student Research Competition during the afternoon of Friday, January 12th 2018 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel as part of the Conference itinerary. This event invites dental students and faculty from all over Canada to learn about the cutting edge dental research that is underway across the country, and will give select students the opportunity to compete for prizes in a scientific poster exhibition.

2:00 PM
Practicing Dentistry in A Rural Setting - Why Go So Far?
Dr. Nathaniel A. Wong

With the increased saturation of metropolitan areas and decreased patient numbers, the choice of where to practice has become a major decision for graduating dental students. This presentation will include an in-depth review of the pros and cons of why one might consider practicing dentistry outside of the city and why this may be of benefit personally, professionally, and financially.

Learning Objectives
  • To dispel myths about serving remote areas
  • To compare and contrast similarities and differences between urban and rural dentistry 
  • Outline advantages and disadvantages of being a rural dentist

This lecture is part of the CDA Oasis Lecture Series and will will be recorded as part of The Grind by CDA Oasis.

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Frontenac Foyer.

Dr. Paul Belzycki

Several factors must be considered to deliver long-lasting, biologically functional and esthetic restorations. It is of the upmost importance that treatment strategies selected are based on sound and accepted principles of dentistry that are sequenced effectively and executed with meticulous attention to detail. Following these guidelines, you will be able to provide your patients with crown and bridge restorations that can last over 30 years. This presentation will illustrate both intraoral procedures and laboratory sequences necessary to achieve long lasting restorations, with several case photographs from the presenter throughout the presentation. Selection of appropriate dental materials and techniques will also be emphasized. Endodontic, periodontal and prosthetic considerations for the design and fabrication of complex restorations will be discussed. The importance of treatment integration between various specialties of dentistry, either as a solo practitioner or in conjunction with specialists and laboratory technicians, will be considered. Overall, the presenter encourages students to practice with enthusiasm in the “Pursuit of Perfection” in all of their dental treatments.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about important factors in the delivery of long-lasting, biologically functional and esthetic restorations
  • Learn how selecting the proper dental materials and techniques can influence restoration success
  • Discussing the importance of treatment integration between various specialties of dentistry

This lecture is part of the CDA Oasis Lecture Series and will will be recorded as part of The Grind by CDA Oasis.

9:00 AM
So You Think You're Ready? What You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Practice.
Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Because most dentists will buy a practice only once in their professional careers it becomes imperative to get it right the first time because there are very real, painful consequences for getting it wrong. This presentation will take a brief overview of the current market conditions for practices in Canada and the drivers of value in a practice.

The discussion will cover: An overview of the Canadian market for dental practice purchases; do's and don'ts of purchasing a dental practice; the pitfalls to avoid; how to put together a team and a plan for a practice purchase; and creative strategies for achieving YOUR transition goals.

Learning Objectives
  • Determine your readiness to buy or sell your practice.
  • Analyze current market conditions and identify future predictors.
  • Learn how to develop and execute a transition plan.
Dr. Harry Höediono

Many young dental students and recent graduates are facing challenges that are new to the dental profession. The landscape for young dentists has changed, and many graduates are left with debt, doubts and disappointment. But, not all is doom and gloom. Many young grads are finding rewarding work that CAN be fulfilling and financially rewarding as well. This lecture is review of the current job market and how students can best prepare themselves for a successful future in dentistry. A practical common-sense strategy can be developed even before graduation, so that students can map out a flexible path and tools to make them more attractive to potential employers. This lecture outlines why dentistry is still a good choice as a profession, and how a changing job market requires a changing and flexible mindset. Should new grads associate or set up from scratch? What are the pitfalls, and where are the sinking options? Is corporate dentistry a boom or a bust? More and more young people are realizing that a balanced lifestyle, and financial security require a reshuffling of priorities, and more careful planning. This is a very interactive session which encourages young grads to bring their questions for a shared discussion with other young grads, and an experienced practitioner to help guide them to success.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the changing dental landscape/market.
  • Prepare yourself with tools that make you more attractive to employers.
  • Develop a long-term plan that is sustainable with life balance.
David Chong & David Rosenthal

A look at what dentistry is like after you leave the classroom. Focusing on the business side of dentistry, 30 years of stories, experiences and examples will form the basis of this presentation. From graduation to becoming a practice owner, students will get an understanding of the challenges they will face and how they can be overcome. Specifically, the session will look at how students can handle their debt, how they can minimize their taxes, how to find and evaluate an associate position, an overview of the market for dental practices and what to look for when buying a dental practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Tips to pay down student loans as soon as possible
  • What to look for in an associate position
  • What to look for when buying a practice

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Frontenac Foyer.

Mary Govoni

Even the most well-run dental practice runs into frustrating moments throughout the day when the hectic pace of day-to-day patient care creates disorganization and stress. When the right supplies are in the wrong place, or the equipment and instruments aren’t ready when they need to be, treatment doesn’t flow as quickly and smoothly as it should. Team and patients alike feel the strain. Discover how disorganization helps to create stress. Identify organization systems that can help decrease stress and technology solutions which enhance patient care.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe time-saving technology for patient communication, case acceptance and patient retention
  • Learn organization techniques that create efficient work flow in the business and clinical areas
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current practice systems and technology
  • Learn how to maximize the benefit of existing technology in the practice
Dr. Sam Daher

Dental patients are often unaware of what is happening in their mouths and practitioners frequently do not understand the relationship between clinical signs and symptoms of malocclusion.  General Dental Practitioners have the responsibility to not only diagnose malocclusion, but also to have conversations with their patients to educate, and motivate them to act on recommendations to improve their oral health and reduce risk factors for systemic problems. In this course, Dr. Daher will outline the consequences of occlusal disease as well as the effects of periodontal disease on common systemic health issues, and outline how Invisalign can support patient needs.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of malocclusion
  • Determine the relationship between crowded teeth, periodontal disease, and risk factors for systemic disease
  • Identify the basics needed to start an Invisalign case
9:00 AM
CBCT Guided Full Arch Immediate Reconstruction: From Surgery to Prosthetics
Dr. Allen Aptekar

The use of Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology for guided reconstruction has not only changed, but also will continue to change the way we plan and treat implant patients going into the future. This lecture will discuss how we can now use digital technology to integrate the surgical, restorative, and laboratory disciplines, in order to have a much more accurate, efficient and seamless result in immediate implant reconstruction.

Learning Objectives
  • To have an understanding of how we can use digital technology in implant dentistry.
  • To see how we can treatment plan dental implant cases using CBCT.
  • To see how we can provide accurate full arch implant reconstruction in a very predictable and efficient way.
Dr. Amarjit Rihal

This lecture will cover the latest in dental CAD/CAM technologies and how it is enhancing the delivery of dental services for patients.

Learning Objectives
  • Understanding CAD/CAM material choices, what to use where?
  • Same day dentistry, how to enhance your patients experience
  • Virtual treatment planning and guided surgical solutions, how to maximize your treatment planning process

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Frontenac Foyer.

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Digital Dentistry is advancing at an exponential rate. It is hard to keep curriculums up to date in the dental school environment that include these new innovations. This presentation will present some of the newer digital technologies that may not have been seen at the undergraduate level and describe their potentials and uses.

Learning Objectives
  • Familiarize students with newer digital technologies available on the market
  • Understand how to market technologies to patients
  • Position a practice as a digital friendly practice
  • Use technologies to increase efficiency and accuracy
Dr. Ryan Schure

Excessive gingival display, colloquially referred to as the “gummy smile”, is a condition that affects many of our patients. While not necessarily pathological, it can create significant aesthetic concerns, and so having a basic understanding of the causes and treatment of the condition is essential. This presentation will review the various aetiologies of the gummy smile and focus on minimally invasive clinical protocols from a periodontal perspective to improve aesthetics for these patients.

Learning Objectives
  • Review basic facial aesthetic principles
  • Review dentoalveolar and non-dentoalveolar causes of gummy smiles
  • Discuss conservative treatment options for specific cases of gummy smiles
Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

The dental pulp and the periodontium are intimately related and hence, the clinical expression of both diseases can be similar. This would pose difficulty in establishing a correct diagnosis and undertaking a proper course of treatment. This presentation discusses the main avenues for communication between dental pulp and the periodontium, the effect of periodontal diseases on pulp as well as the effect of endodontic diseases on periodontium, the classification of pulp-periodontal relationships and a simple yet evidence-based clinical decision-making algorithms for the correct diagnosis.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe how dental pulp and the periodontium can be communicating
  • Describe the classification of pulp-periodontal relationships
  • Describe the steps required for the proper diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Effrat (Effie) Habsha

Congratulations! You are about to graduate Dental School. You have earned an impressive degree, but what comes next? How can you take the knowledge you gained in dental school and utilize it to create a successful private practice? The focus of this lecture is to provide insights and tips in creating a successful career path. Whether your path is to specialize or to go into private practice, there are keys that you can follow to help guide you in the direction of success. I will share my tips and offer insight into achieving personal and professional success.

Learning Objectives
  • Share the presenter's career path
  • Provide keys to a successful private practice
  • Introduce novel ways to set yourself apart from your competition
Dr. Elahe Behrooz

A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit; a Greek proverb reminding us all that most growth comes with benefitting those we never think we can even reach out to. We all have witnessed how relieving pain and discomfort and bringing back smiles on patients’ faces, especially the less fortunate, medically-compromised, mentally-challenged or financially-burdened individuals, can be the ultimate achievement of practicing dentistry. Dental outreach endeavours can enrich the "dental school experience" and our lives in general and are highly recommended to those interested in expanding their horizons.

Learning Objectives
  • To introduce dental outreach activities as a major contributor to an enriched experience in dental school
  • The concept of single-day fabricated removable prostheses
  • Strategy in optimizing efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of dental care in under-serviced areas
Dr. Suzie Bergman

With the advent of Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, more and more patients are looking to their general dentists for orthodontic treatment, rather than going to a specialty practice. Technology has made huge advances in the field of orthodontics. However, not all ortho systems are created equal. There are different levels of training, and specific applications for each system. For the dental student, the question becomes, “Do I want to specialize and do orthodontics exclusively, or is this just one area of dentistry that I would like to provide for my patients?” In this lecture, Dr. Suzie Bergman, a general dentist who delivers orthodontic services to her patients, will discuss the benefits of learning comprehensive orthodontics and incorporating it into a general practice. She will take some of the mystery out of the multitude of different courses on the market, and explain some pros and cons of the most common ones available today. The lecture will also focus on how to make orthodontics a productive, efficient and profitable area of a comprehensive dental practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Introduce the concept of providing orthodontic treatment in a general dental practice.
  • Discuss the various orthodontic systems on the market and their applications.
  • Highlight ways to make orthodontics efficient and productive for the doctor and dental team.
9:00 AM
New Solutions in Treatment of ECC
Dr. Ian McConnachie

Early Childhood Caries(ECC) remains for the dental profession a condition that we have been unable to bring effectively under control. Indeed, it remains the number one disease treated under general anesthesia for children under 5 years of age. Further, while first dental examination by first birthday has been a standard of care for over 10 years, a significant percentage of the profession remains uncomfortable in providing this essential care. At the same time, the profession has witnessed a massive increase in options for management of ECC that permit dentists to dramatically improve disease outcomes while establishing an empathetic child-centered dental home.

In this brief high-level look, the practitioner will learn an approach to introducing the young pre-cooperative child to a positive dental experience utilizing the latest information on caries risk management. This will include risk assessment models, the examination of the young child, and strategies for care based on the child’s risk level, all aided by a useful algorithm. Materials presented will include review of some current dental materials, including the newly approved in Canada Silver Diamine Fluoride. The practitioner will leave the session with strategies for controlling ECC and enjoying the experience.

Learning Objectives
  • The clinician will learn an approach all based on a philosophy of care that is both empathetic and collaborative with the family
  • The approach to this population is with a model of care that is based on individualized and ongoing risk assessment and management
  • The use of the concept of Staged Care, with current dental materials that allow the pre-cooperative child with Early Childhood Caries to grow into the positive dental experience
Dr. Keyvan Abbaszadeh

What is oral surgery? What do oral surgeons do? Oral surgery has been practiced for millennia, making it one of the oldest specialties in healthcare. Through the centuries, with the advances in science and technology, this field has also undergone tremendous evolution. Procedures carried out by today’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons may range from routine dental extractions to complex reconstruction of facial trauma to management of head and neck pathology. This talk will provide a glimpse into the life of an oral surgeon from the day after his graduation from dental school to couple of decades into his practice. Educational, practice, family, social, and professional aspects will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the educational requirements to be licensed as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • Learn about typical procedures carried out by oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  • Have an understanding of opportunities and challenges in the practice of this field
Dr. Lesley David

This seminar will focus on the basics of implant treatment planning. Frequently asked questions will be addressed to enable an understanding of what’s involved to properly present and execute implant treatment solutions to and for patients. Clinicians must be aware of the various implant solutions with regards to replacing missing teeth as patients present with an abundance of knowledge regarding their care. Various topics such as bone grafting, immediate implants and immediate placement, extractions, socket grafting, and implants in the esthetic zone will be reviewed. Cases will be presented to illustrate the importance of proper diagnosis and planning; keys to successful care will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives
  • The clinician will understand how to treatment plan an implant case.
  • The clinician will gain knowledge with regard to the realities of implant care today.
  • The clinician will understand how to communicate with patients to optimize outcomes and increase case acceptance.

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in the Frontenac Foyer.

Dr. Miriam Grushka

Oral dysesthesia has been used to describe altered sensation in the oral cavity, including oral phantoms. Burning Mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition of most commonly burning phantom of the tongue and oral mucosa, with normal oral tissue on examination. It is often accompanied with complaints of oral dryness which has been thought to be a sensory change similar to the burning sensation. Burning mouth syndrome is more common in postmenopausal women in their fifth decade of life. The discomfort can be very intrusive to the patient and affect activities of daily living. Diagnosis of BMS is often one of exclusion due to the lack of physical findings and normal investigations. The focus of this talk will be on differentiating the different causative factors of burning pain within the oral cavity, current diagnostic aids in diagnosis of BMS, and treatment of BMS. The talk will also address the pathophysiology of BMS for further understanding of BMS.

Learning Objectives
  • To identify different causes of oral burning
  • Understand the mechanism of burning phantom pain
  • Diagnosis and management of Burning Mouth Syndrome
Dr. Ian McConnachie

SDF entered into the North American dental marketplace in June of 2015 and Canada in 2017. While new here, it has been available for decades in other jurisdictions. The combined antimicrobial, remineralization and desensitization agent is being heralded as a major breakthrough for our patients. But is it? How is it applied? What are the risks? What are the limitations for its use? Who is it best used for? Children only? What are some of the questions for which we do not yet have answers?

Over this brief introduction to SDF, the clinician will learn answers to some of these questions … and learn some new questions to ponder going forward based on current literature.

Learning Objectives
  • The clinician will learn the actions of SDF on healthy enamel and carious enamel and dentin
  • How to apply this material safely, who best benefits from its use, some of its limitations
  • The clinician will learn some of the questions for which we do not yet have answers
Dr. John Yun

As a general dentist in a highly saturated market, we must constantly develop our professional career through Continuing Education and provide services on the various aspects of dentistry to stay competitive. How will you set yourself apart from the rest? How would you create a blue ocean in your practice? In this lecture, Dr. Yun will discuss some of the innovative procedures out there that can be productive for the practice and meet the demands of your patients needs.

Learning Objectives
  • Introduce concept of injection molding restorative technique with Bioclear matrix.
  • Discuss immediate implant AKA “Teeth in a day” solutions and myths associated with it.
  • Highlight other “blue ocean” procedures to set yourself apart.
2:00 PM
ODA Oasis Lecture Series

The ODA Oasis Lecture Series will feature a variety of speakers in a small lecture setting, which will invite students to participate in discussions with guest speakrers that will be recorded as part of The Grind by ODA Oasis.

Social

Meet dental students from across Canada and enjoy your time in Toronto!

Real Sports Bar & Grill

Join us from 7:00 – 10:00 pm on Friday, January 12th for an evening of networking and fun! Complimentary food and drinks will be served at Real Sports Bar & Grill

Come and relax after our first day at the conference and meet dental students from across Canada!

Sponsored by dentalcorp

Formal Gala

Join us for a formal evening featuring a three course dinner, photobooth, DJ and dancing to conclude the conference!

Speakers

Meet our speakers

Dr. Keyvan Abbaszadeh

Dr. Keyvan Abbaszadeh

DMD, FRCD(C)

Dr. Keyvan Abbaszadeh obtained his doctor of dental medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994. His post-graduate education included internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., followed by completing a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. He has been in private practice in London, Ont., since then. Keyvan is a fellow of and an examiner for, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Paul Allison

Dr. Paul Allison

Dr. Paul Allison gained his dental degree (BDS) from University College London (UCL) in 1986, a Royal College of Surgeons fellowship (FDSRCS) in 1990, an MSc in dental public health at UCL in 1994, and a PhD in Dental Sciences at McGill University in 1998. He became Assistant Professor at McGill University in 1999, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Full Professor in 2009. He became Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill in 2008. He is President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) and President-Elect of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). His field of expertise is public health.

Dr. Allen Aptekar

Dr. Allen Aptekar

BSc., DDS

Dr. Allen Aptekar studied at the University of Toronto, earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He continued his studies at the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with distinction. Dr. Aptekar then went on to complete a hospital residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and the University of Toronto with a special focus on emergency dentistry and oral surgery.

Dr. Allen Aptekar has received numerous awards and accolades in his decade of work in implant dentistry. He holds diplomate status with the American Board of Oral Implantology, a designation that only 400 dentists/surgeons have in the world. He holds diplomate status with the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Aptekar is also on faculty with the Misch International Implant Institute Canada and is the editor in chief of Spectrum Implants, which is the only peer reviewed dental implant journal in Canada. Dr. Aptekar is actively involved in the advancement of implant dentistry. He continuously lectures on many dental implant related surgical topics to both dentists and denturists. He practices in the greater Toronto area, where he limits his practice to the surgical and restorative phases of dental implantology and bone augmentation.

Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh (Azar) is a certified dental specialist in two fields of Root Canal Therapy as well as Dental Public Health. He received his dental degree from Iran in 2001, his specialty training in Canada at the University of Toronto in Dental Public Health (2007) and Endodontics (2010), followed by his PhD (2011). Dr. Azar has great interest in both academic and clinical research. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine. He is also the Head of Endodontics at the Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Azarpazhooh has authored and co-authored over 150 papers and abstracts, 6 book chapters, and has presented at over 50 national and international scientific meetings. A keen practitioner of evidenced-based dentistry, Dr. Azar has a passion for collaborative decision making in teaching and in practice. Hence he approaches patient care with the best interest of the patient in mind. Despite his heavy load of teaching, research and clinical practice, out of the office, he enjoys life with his wife, in traveling, cycling, photography, and gardening.

Peter Barry

Peter Barry

Transformational Trainer &
Strategic Enhancement Coach
PracticeMastery
CMC, RRDH

Peter Barry is the founder of “Practice Mastery” a highly personalized boutique coaching company that helps dentists achieve extraordinary growth, higher income and exceptional quality of life. His unique approach blends coaching with consulting and training to empower his clients with the skills required to achieve their highest level of clinical/professional growth & development.

Peter is extensively schooled in the art & science of value creation, communication excellence as well as the process of personal & team development in project management. He provides customized group “Success Coaching” as well as one on one Executive Leadership Coaching to dentists/dental professionals across North America.

As a sought-after Key Opinion Leader he provides custom lectures & support training to dental industry companies as well as professional organizations. He is a faculty member and frequent speaker at the Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence (Implant Residency Program). His speeches, professional articles and custom training programs are filled with revealing concepts & practical strategies that inspire the heart to take- action; while empowering the mind with the creative strategies & skills needed for achieving clinical excellence & professional growth as well as practice development goals.

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

D.D.S., Cert. Prostho., M.S., F.R.C.D.(C)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1983, a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY in 1986, and a MS from the University of Rochester in 1991. He is currently Head of the Division of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Barzilay has published on various topics including immediate implants, bonding plastics to various metals and other material and implant related topics. He has been awarded the Tylman Award (American Academy of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics), Prosthodontics Research Award (International Association for Dental Research), Buonocore Award (American Association for Dental Research Rochester Chapter), the Essay Award (American College of Prosthodontics), the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants-Best Paper-1996, the A.B. Hord Master Teacher Award (University of Toronto) and the Division of Prosthodontics 2007 Alumni Award (University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center). Dr. Barzilay holds fellowships in the Academy of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Elahe Behrooz

Dr. Elahe Behrooz

D.D.S., Cert. Prostho., M.S., F.R.C.D.(C)

Dr. Elahe Behrooz obtained her first DDS degree in Iran and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She obtained her second DDS degree from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto with honors in June 2016 and is currently a resident in the Graduate Prosthodontics program in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and has authored and co-authored multiple publications both in Iran and Canada. She holds fellowships of multiple organizations including the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the OKU honorary dental society. In addition to her passion for prosthodontics, she enjoys playing the guitar, socializing and traveling to underserviced areas to provide dental care.

Dr. Paul Belzycki

Dr. Paul Belzycki

DDS

Dr. Paul Belzycki was born and raised in Toronto, and graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1979. Dr. Belzycki continues to live in Toronto where he has maintained a solo practice focused on adult restorative dentistry for 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and listening to Blues music.

Dr. Suzie Bergman

Dr. Suzie Bergman

DDS

Dr. Suzie Bergman graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1994 and has since had a passionate commitment to creating beautiful, healthy smiles. Her practice in Washington State focuses on orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, TMD and periodontal treatment. She has pursued continuing education throughout her career, in order to offer her patients state-of-the-art, comprehensive care. In 2011, Dr. Bergman graduated with highest honors from Progressive Orthodontic Seminars’ two-year postgraduate program. Orthodontics changed the way she looked at her dental patients as well as her practice. Soon after completing the program, she entered the rigorous training to become an instructor for Progressive, and now lectures and consults for the company both domestically and internationally. While her concentration lies in orthodontics, Dr. Suzie also pursues training in esthetic dentistry, pain management protocols, TMD treatments (including Botox administration), and minimally invasive periodontal treatment.

Mark Carbonelli

Mark Carbonelli

BA, MIR, MBA

Mark spearheads dentalcorp’s strategic human resources initiatives and is responsible for recruiting, retaining, engaging and developing the very best dental talent across the country. Mark’s team provides practices with resources to enhance their skills and advance the patient care agenda.

Mark is a proven human resources leader with a wealth of knowledge from years of experience working at some of North America’s leading brands. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Labour Relations from York University, a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

David Chong Yen

David Chong

CPA. CA. CFP

David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP, a chartered accountant, tax specialist and founder of the chartered accounting firm DCYPCCA, has been advising dentists on tax, estate, financial planning, valuations and accounting for over 3 decades.

In addition to being a speaker at various dental schools, associations across Ontario, the Toronto Academy of Dentistry Winter Clinic, ODA Annual Spring Meeting and RCDSO Road Shows, David wrote the ODA published book titled, "Dentists Tax and Financial Guide" and has also published hundreds of tax articles for the dental community, including those that have appeared in Dental Practice Management, Dispatch, Oral Health and Ontario Dentist publications.

Julia Croll

Julia Croll

BComm, MBA

Julia is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives to drive the growth for dentalcorp’s network of Practices and the corporate brand.

Julia has a strong background in advertising, marketing and communications for international brands. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Marketing from Carleton University and completed her MBA at EDHEC Business School in France.

Dr. Sam Daher

Dr. Sam Daher

Dr. Sam Daher was appointed as a DC Institute Faculty member in 2016. He is a certified orthodontist specializing in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics – combining orthodontic treatments with preventative and maintenance models; he has been a keynote speaker for Align Technology and operates 6 practices across the country.

Dr. Daher is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the College of Dental Surgeons of BC; he is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and a contributor for the American Journal of Orthodontics. A bilingual speaker of English and French, Dr. Daher earned his Doctor of Dentistry (DDS) degree from McGill University and his specialty degree in orthodontics (M. Sc.) from the Université de Montréal.

Dr. Lesley David

Dr. Lesley David

DDS, Dip. OMFS, FRCDC

Dr. Lesley A. David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She is on staff at several hospitals and teaches in the undergraduate Oral Surgery Clinic and the graduate Implant Prosthodontic Unit at The University of Toronto. She has been involved in both teaching and research in implant dentistry. Dr. David is a Fellow and Examiner of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She lectures nationally and internationally on various topics in implant dentistry and oral surgery.

Ed Dermit

Ed Dermit

Ed joined CDSPI in 2014 with over 15 years of senior management experience in financial services. In his role at CDSPI, Ed is responsible for driving corporate strategy and identifying opportunities and relationships that bring value to CDSPI clients. Prior to CDSPI, Ed held senior roles at Manulife Asset Management, VenGrowth, ING Investment Management and AGF. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University.

Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Dr. Bernard Dolansky holds a B.A. from McGill University and received his D.D.S. degree from the Université de Montréal in 1970.  After a year in general practice, he attended Northwestern University in Chicago, earning a Master of Science degree and Certificate in Endodontics in 1973. He was engaged in the specialty practice of Endodontics in Ottawa for thirty-seven years.

Dr. Dolansky has served in all executive positions, including President, of the Ottawa Dental Society, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Canadian Dental Association as well as serving as President and Chair of the Dentistry Canada Fund. He is the recipient of the highest awards of both the CDA and the ODA. Dr. Dolansky also played a leadership role in the initiation and creation of CDAnet, the dental profession’s electronic network for dental insurance claims settlements.

Presently Dr. Dolansky is a partner with Tier Three Brokerage, a leading dental practice transition company.  In his present position, Dr. Dolansky uses his past experience to work with members of the dental profession in transition planning; the purchase and sale of dental practices; dental practice evaluations; practice associateships; retirement planning; and partnership arrangements.

Mary Govoni

Mary Govoni

CDA, RDH, MBA

Mary Govoni is an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics, and team communication. She is a past president and life member of the American Dental Assistants Association, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, a member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the National Speakers Association and the Speaking and Consulting Network.

Dr. Miriam Grushka

Dr. Miriam Grushka

D.D.S., PhD.

Dr. Miriam Grushka completed her DDS and PhD in dentistry at the University of Toronto. She is a diplomate of both the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. She has lectured widely throughout North America and Europe and has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in the eld of oral medicine and orofacial pain. She has held faculty positions at Case Western University, Cleveland, and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Miriam Grushka

Dr. Effrat (Effie) Habsha

BSC, DDS, DIP. PROSTHO., MSC, FRCDC

Dr. Effie Habsha received her Bachelor of Science degree and earned her DDS degree from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, she completed a one year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, ON. Dr. Habsha received her Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner and Section Head for the Oral Examination in Prosthodontics for the RCDC. Dr. Habsha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and currently instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T. Dr. Habsha is a Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and is the On-staff Prosthodontist at MedCan clinic in Toronto. She holds an appointment as Staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she instructs the dental residents and is involved in various clinical research projects. Dr. Habsha is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy and holds memberships in numerous Prosthodontic organizations and societies. She lectures both nationally and internationally on various Prosthodontic topics and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Toronto.

Ron Haik

Ron Haik

MBA, CFP®, CIM®, FCSI®, CIWM®, TEP

Ron has practiced in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He gained a breadth of experience in a variety of roles, such as Financial Planner and Investment Advisor in the areas of domestic and offshore planning for the High Net Worth segment. As Vice-President of Investment Advisory Services, Ron leads a national team of Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professionals who serve the Canadian dental community. Ron holds an MBA with a double-major in finance and financial services from the Schulich School of Business.

Dr. Ken Hargreaves

Dr. Ken Hargreaves

D.D.S., PhD.

Dr. Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown, his PhD (Physiology) from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and endodontics from University of Minnesota. He is professor and chair of the endodontics at University of Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio, maintains an endodontics private practice and is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has published 160 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson is the president of Tier Three Brokerage Ltd., one of Canada’s leading dental practice brokerages. A recognized industry expert in dental practice evaluations and sales, he is a regular presenter for the Ontario Dental Association and many other industry organizations

Dr. Harry Höediono

Dr. Harry Höediono

DDS

Dr. Höediono is a 1990 graduate of the University of Toronto School of Dentistry. He has lectured at both UofT and Western University as part of the ODA’s student outreach program as well as lecturing internationally and being interviewed by various magazines and radio/television shows. He is the founder and president of ONTRACK CES (a continuing education software company) and has been in general practice for 27 years. Amongst several other distinctions, he is also a Moss Star Scholar and was awarded the Keith Box Silver Medal in Periodontal surgery.

Dr. Jim Lai

Dr. Jim Yuan Lai

DMD, MSc(Perio), EdD, FRCD(C)

Professor Lai obtained a Bachelor of Science (1993, U of T), Doctor of Dental Medicine (1997, UPENN), Master of Science with specialty training in periodontics (2000, U of T), Master of Education (2008, U of T), and Doctor of Education (2013, UPENN). Professor Lai is currently the Vice-Dean of Education at University of Toronto and has been the Director of Graduate Periodontics for 12 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of International College of Dentists, Fellow of American College of Dentists and Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Mark Hsiang En Lin

Dr. Mark Hsiang En Lin

B.Sc., DDS .,M.Sc. (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C)

Dr. Mark Lin graduated from the University of Toronto in the Biochemistry and received his dental degree from University of Detroit Mercy in which he finished in the top 5% of the class. He then completed his GPR at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio and proceeded to practice general dentistry for 13 years before completing his post graduate training in Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto. He is currently a part-time Associate and serves as a surgical demonstrator in the post graduate Periodontics department and staff at the Implant Prosthetics Unit at the University of Toronto. He also maintains a full-time practice as a prosthodontist with a focus on full mouth reconstructions and implant dentistry.

Dr. Lin is a Fellow and Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He is an Associate Fellow and Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He is also a graduate and Fellow with the Misch Implant Institute. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI). He is a faculty member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) in Canada and co-director of the University of Toronto’s Aesthetics residency program. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Lin has given hundreds of lectures, presentations and courses all over the world on the topics of Implant Dentistry and practice management.

Dr. Ian McConnachie

Dr. Ian McConnachie

B.Sc., D.D.S., M.S., F.R.C.D.(C)

Dr. Ian McConnachie is a pediatric dentist in Ottawa, on the editorial board of Ontario Dentist and consulting editor of YOH.ca Magazine. Dr. McConnachie has published extensively in the dental literature and is a nationally recognized speaker on issues in pediatric dentistry. He is vice-chair of the Dental Benefits Committee and a Past- President of the ODA.

Dr. Victor Moncarz

Dr. Victor Moncarz

DDS, FRCD(C), FICD, Dip. ABOMS

Dr. Moncarz completed his D.D.S. as well as his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Moncarz completed a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Montpellier , France in 1981 and spent a year as a Visiting Clinical Teacher at the Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel in 1988. Alongside his private practice, Dr. Moncarz has been teaching at UofT in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for over 40 years. Amongst other prestigious roles, Dr. Moncarz has formerly served as the Executive Director of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Past President of the Canadian Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Alain Moreau

Dr. Alain Moreau

BSc., MSc., PhD.

As the Director of the Network of Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR), Dr. Moreau plays a pivotal role in the network’s efforts to increase capacity and ongoing support for oral health research in Canada. As an internationally recognized expert in the field of molecular genetics of musculoskeletal diseases, Dr. Alain Moreau is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry (Stomatology Department), cross-appointed to the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Department in the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal. He served as Director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer of Sainte-Justine University Hospital (2013-2016) and was a member and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010-2016). Between 2009 and 2012, Dr. Moreau served as co-director of the Dentistry department at Sainte-Justine University Hospital, a first for a non-clinician in more than one hundred years.

Dr. Amarjit Rihal

Dr. Amarjit Rihal

DMD

Dr. Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has additional training in both hard and soft tissue grafting as well as placing and restoring implants. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Utilizing his CEREC ac and InLab system he has designed over 3000 restorations and currently serves as a mentor for CERECdoctors.com. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association, National Dental Examination Board and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. He was also a part time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentist.

Susan Roberts

Susan Roberts

BA, FLMI®, ACS®, AIAA, CHS™

Susan has practiced in the insurance industry for over 20 years in several advisory and claim focused roles. In her role as Vice-President of the Insurance Advisory team, she leads a team of experienced insurance advisors who provide expertise and guidance to Canadian dental professionals. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario along with numerous insurance industry licenses and designations. Susan is the Deputy Principal Broker at CDSPI Advisory Services Inc.

Graham Rosenberg

Graham Rosenberg

BBA, MBA, CPA

Graham leads the development and implementation of dentalcorp’s overall strategy. Working closely with each member of the Leadership Team, Graham is responsible for ensuring that the Company’s goals and objectives are met.

Graham brings over 25 years’ experience in principal investing and company building, across North America and internationally. Prior to co-founding dentalcorp, he served as Managing Director of MDC Partners Inc. and Clairvest Group Inc.

Graham has serves on the Boards of dentalcorp, Northview Apartment REIT, and Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. Most recently he served as Lead Director of True North Apartment REIT and Chairman of the Board of TransGlobe Apartment REIT, which under his leadership was sold in June 2012 for $2.3 billion.

Graham is a CPA and earned his BBA and MBA degrees from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

In 2015, Graham was elected EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Ontario) for Business Services.

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

BA, LLB

David Rosenthal is a senior lawyer whose law practice is devoted to business, corporate and healthcare law for dentists. He advises dentists on purchases and sales of dental practices, dental practice and corporate reorganizations, dentistry professional corporations and various agreements for dentists. David publishes articles regularly and speaks frequently to educate dentists. David is the contributing author regarding legal matters for the book 'Dentist’s Tax & Financial Guide' published by the Ontario Dental Association.

Dr. Ryan Shure

Dr. Ryan Schure

D.D.S., M.SC. (PERIO.), F.R.C.D.(C)

Dr. Ryan Schure earned his DDS from the University of Toronto. He went on to complete his Master of Science degree with advanced training in periodontology and implant surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Schure is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Society of Periodontists, American Academy of Periodontology, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He continues to maintain strong affiliation to the University of Toronto as an Associate in Dentistry, where he contributes to the clinical and didactic training of undergraduate and graduate dental students. He is also involved as a lecturer with the department of continuing dental education and as a member of the undergraduate admissions committee.

Dr. Nathaniel A. Wong

Dr. Nathaniel A. Wong

DMD

Dr. Nathaniel A. Wong is a general dentist and graduate of the University of Manitoba's class of 2006. Upon completing his DMD, he moved to a rural northern Alberta town to practice dentistry for nearly 10 years before moving back to Edmonton, Alberta. Although considered by his peers as a city slicker, surprisingly rural dentistry opened his eyes both personally and professionally. He is currently an owner of a private practice in downtown Edmonton. With dental experience in both rural and urban settings, he was invited to participate in the CDA's podcast of “The Grind” on rural dentistry. He continues to be active in private practice and volunteer in local dental charities and fundraising events.

Dr. John Yun

Dr. John Yun

DMD

Dr. John Yun graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry in 2009.

Dr. Yun and his team of dentists run multiple offices in Ontario and are faculty of BITES and ACE institutes. He takes great pride in constantly developing his professional career through Continuing Education in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics (root canals), implant surgery, and nitrous oxide/oral sedation. Dr. Yun is highly dedicated to patient care and provides comprehensive dental treatment for patients, with gentle touch and caring smile. While he provides all aspects of dentistry, his main focus is implant surgery and Bioclear restorative dentistry. Dr. Yun is a past and present member of Ontario Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, International Association of Orthodontics, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When he is not practicing his passion of dentistry, he spends most of his time with his lovely wife and children.

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