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    • 1 Oct 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual/Webinar

    Modern Advances in Periodontics and Implantology – Thursday, October 1, 2020
    Category 2 – 2 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Naheed Mohamed

    Dr. Mohamed is a Canadian Board certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Mohamed began his training at the University of Toronto where he received his Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree. He then went on to pursue dentistry at the prestigious Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After completing his dental degree Dr. Mohamed went on further to specialize in Periodontics and Implant Surgery completing his residency at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland. During his time in Cleveland, Dr. Mohamed received anesthesia training through the hospital and completed a Master’s Degree in Regenerative Medicine.

    Dr. Mohamed has particular interests in minimally invasive approaches to surgery. He is an expert in dental implant and related site development surgery through bone augmentation and reconstruction. He also provides numerous cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile aesthetics from smile design gum contouring to lip augmentation. Dr. Mohamed has lectured internationally, has published 

    Course Description:

    This program will cover the recent advances in technology and its use in dentistry.  Digital protocols will be introduced that can improve upon traditional treatment planning approaches.  The use of modern 3D technology and the digital workflow can simplify advanced procedures enhancing predictability of the surgical outcomes.  Through the use of state of the art diagnostic imaging technologies, intra-oral scanning, live guided navigation, surgical microscopes, and 3D printing; multiple surgical applications will  be showcased through real clinical cases.

    Learning Objectives:

       discuss them use of modern digital technologies like cbct, intra-oral scanning, and 3D printing

       learn to digitally plan surgical procedures and 3D print surgical guides and stents

       understand the benefits of microsurgery and the use of an operating microscope.

       understand the benefits of live guided navigation surgery and its applications

       learn about innovative protocols like digitally guided bone block harvesting, digitally created bone grafts and osteotomy guides.

       understand how digital planning and computer automated design can improve upon live clinical surgery.


    6:15 pm - 6:30 pm HPDA Updates & Announcements

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Lecture

    8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Q&A

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth – Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Category 2 – 2 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Gary Glassman

    Dr. Gary Glassman graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1984 and was awarded the James B. Willmott Scholarship, the Mosby Scholarship and the George Hare Endodontic Scholarship for proficiency in Endodontics.  A graduate of the Endodontology Program at Temple University in 1987, he received the Louis I. Grossman Study Club Award for academic and clinical proficiency in Endodontics. The author of numerous publications, Dr. Glassman lectures globally on endodontics, is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in the graduate department of endodontics. As Adjunct Professor of Dentistry and Director of Endodontic Programming from 2010-2017, Gary helped develop the dental school curriculum for the Oral Health Science programme for the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica. Gary is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, endodontic editor for Oral Health dental journal, endodontic editor for Inside Dentistry, Faculty Chair for DC Institute and Chief Dental Officer for dentalcorp Canada.

    Course Description:

    Endodontic treatment is not complete until the tooth is restored to form, function and aesthetics. The survival and success of the endodontically treated tooth is directly related to the timing and quality of the coronal restoration. This programme will outline the endodontic and restorative breakthroughs that have allowed the retention of a tooth for a lifetime.

    Learning objectives:

    1) Assessing the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure

    2) The effects of endodontic treatment on the tooth

    3) The timing of the restorative procedure

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD

    Practical Pearls for Predictable Dentistry – Friday, October 30, 2020
    Category 2 – 6 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Dennis Marangos

    Dr. Marangos is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry,  1986.  He completed a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto in 1987.  He maintains a private practice in Toronto with emphasis on aesthetic and restorative dentistry and orthodontics.

    Dr. Marangos has lectured for many groups and study clubs on restorative dentistry, orthodontics and the management of TMD and craniofacial pain, direct and indirect restorative dentistry, Biometrics, Occlusion, Predictable Aesthetic Dentistry as well as teaching hands-on programs in Adhesive Dentistry and the placement of direct anterior and posterior composite restorations. From 2012—2019 he was awarded the distinction of being “A Leader in C.E.” by the publication Dentistry Today.

    He is the principal doctor at the Yorkville TMJ Centre, a practice that focuses on the management of head, neck and TMJ related pain as well as treating patients diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing. In the Fall of 2014, Dr. Marangos was successful in obtaining his Diplomate in Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. His professional affiliations and memberships include: Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Equilibration Society.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Marangos is on the Editorial Board of “CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice”.

    Course Description:

    As dentists, we are constantly faced with a barrage of new materials, diagnostic instruments and ideas that will “revolutionize” our dental lives. But how can we be sure of the claims from all the manufacturers? Dr. Marangos will guide you through some of the material choices we have today in Dentistry using predictable diagnostic protocols to ensure the correct material for a particular treatment which is specific to a patient’s needs are used. Topics will include everything from the New Patient Exam, to diagnosis of the functional (occlusion, TMD, Sleep Apnea and Bruxism), biomechanical (adhesive restorations, direct vs indirect options, impression materials and techniques), aesthetic (smile design considerations and materials), and periodontal implications of our proposed treatment plan.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Implementing a diagnostic process that will guide your treatment.
    • The importance of a full, comprehensive patient examination.
    • Once a diagnosis is made, what are the treatment modalities available to successfully complete the treatment?
    • What are your material choices based on the diagnosis and patient risk factors?
    • When is a direct vs indirect restoration indicated? What are the material choices for each procedure?
    • Current concepts in Adhesive Dentistry that lead to predictability and success.
    • How to combine direct and indirect restorative techniques for success.
    • Step-by-step procedures for: anterior and posterior composite restorations for single and multiple units.

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    Pharmacology for the Dental Practitioner – Thursday, December 3, 2020
    Category 1 – 2 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Aviv Ouanounou

    Dr. Aviv Ouanounou is an assistant professor of pharmacology and Preventive Dentistry at the faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto. He received both his DDS and MSc at the University of Toronto. He teaches pharmacology and Preventive Dentistry to undergraduate and graduate students and is also a clinical instructor and Treatment Plan Coordinator.  Dr. Ouanounou won numerous teaching awards including wining “Best Teacher of the Year Award” three times: in 2013, 2015 and just recently in 2019.  Also, Dr. Ouanounou is the recipient of the 2014-2015 prestigious Dr. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Ouanounou is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.  He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He has published and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.  He also maintains a general private practice in Toronto.

    Course Description:

    Clinical pharmacology studies the effects of drugs and their use for preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this lecture I will review the various pharmacological agents commonly used in the daily dental practice. We will discuss local anaesthetics, its mechanism of action, onset and duration of action and adverse effects and potential complications associated with its use.  Also, we will review the analgesics most commonly used in dentistry namely, acetaminophen, NSAIDs and opioids.  In this section, I will discuss the adverse effects, common drug interactions and recommended dosages.  Moreover, anti-infectives most commonly used will be discussed.  Also, since the use of herbal medications has significantly increased in the last few years, a discussion on the most common herbal medications will be provided and its effects on dental treatment.   Finally,  in this lecture we will review special topics such as geriatrics, pregnancy, kidney failure and liver disease, all situations requiring special caution on the part of the clinician when prescribing or administering drugs in the daily dental practice. 

    Learning objectives:

    • 1.      Understand basic concepts of pharmacology namely pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. 
    • 2.      Understand the mechanism of action of local anaesthetics, the factors that affect their onset and duration of action and the common complication associated with their administration.
    • 3.      Be informed of the analgesics currently used in dentistry.  Understand the various adverse effects and drug interactions relevant to dentistry.   
    • 4.      Understand the rational use of anti-infective agents in dentistry, both in terms of the management of existing orofacial infections and for prophylaxis against the development of bacterial endocarditis or other infection post treatment.

    • 15 Jan 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • TBD

    Major public policy issues in dentistry: Why do they matter to you? – Friday, January 15, 2021
    Category 1 – 5 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Carlos Quiñonez

    Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist, associate professor and program director at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (U of T). He graduated with his DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba (U of M) in 1998, and then completed his MSc at the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine in 2004. He then completed a PhD and dental public health specialty at the U of T in 2009. Carlos’ research centres on the politics and economics of dentistry, with a specific focus on health and social equity. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and government reports, and regularly consults with government and non-governmental agencies on  issues of dental care policy. He is the Editor of Ontario Dentist, the Ontario Dental Association’s professional journal, past-Chair of the Canadian Dental Association’s Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs, and past-President of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. 

    Course Description:

    1. The place of dentistry within Canada’s health care system;

    2. Demographic changes, oral disease, and access to dental care;

    3. Changes in insurance, provider supply, and competition in the dental care market;

    4. The corporatization and commercialization of dentistry;

    5. Ethical decision-making in dentistry.

    The session begins with an historical perspective on the development of Canada’s health and dental care systems, and moves to discussing the various public policy issues outlined above. Each topic is separate, but build on each other into the overarching aim of demonstrating their relevance to clinical practice and organized dentistry. All presentations are grounded in rich media and quantitative and qualitative data. Debate and discussion are encouraged throughout the session.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. To introduce participants to the varied topics that are important to dentistry in terms of public policy.

    2. To understand the major historical, social, political, and economic dimensions of Canada’s dental care system.

    3. To reflect on policy issues and their relevance to clinical practice and organized dentistry.

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies in Dental Practice – Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Category 1 – 3 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Barry Schwartz

    Barry Schwartz recently retired after 16 years, as Assistant Professor at  Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Ontario and Course Director for Practice Administration where the focus was on critical thinking, interpersonal-communications and applied ethics. He received his DDS and MHSc in Bioethics from the University of Toronto and his certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution from York University. Dr. Schwartz was in clinical practice for 25 years. He conducted research projects at Western and has published many articles both nationally and internationally on the subject of dental ethics. He was awarded the Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Research Award at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Schwartz has been recognized as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists for his contributions in dental ethics.

    Course Description:

    Disputes are inevitable in any business relationship, and dentistry is no exception. When disappointments or disagreements occur and effective communication channels remain open, matters are often rectified in a timely fashion. This can result in a greater sense of mutual respect amongst the parties and prevent similar problems from occurring down the road. It may also transform of the relationship, allowing for greater understanding of the needs and sensitivities of both parties. The net result is a closer, more professional and appreciative relationship with business associates patients and employees. This course will highlight conflict management approaches that do and do not work and will stress the importance of interpersonal communications.

    Learning objectives:

    • explore the causes of common disputes
    • present various strategies of conflict resolution
    • understand the importance of good communication
    • develop office policies that include strategies to effectively defuse conflicts early

    • 8 Feb 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    CPR Certification Health Care Provider Level C – Monday, February 8, 2021

    Category 2 – 3 CE Points

    Course Description:
    Heaven Can Wait teaches First Aid and CPR courses across Ontario. Paramedic David Goodman founded Heaven Can Wait in 2005. His career as an emergency responder was cut short when he suffered a back injury while trying to save the life of a 20-year-old. David created First Aid and CPR programs that are easy to follow, user-friendly and will enable you to feel empowered when dealing with medical emergencies. All of Heaven Can Wait’s instructors are Emergency Services Workers. The WSIB of Ontario, the Federal Government of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation approve all of Heaven Can Wait’s First Aid and CPR programs.

    Learning Objectives:
    – CPR for adults, children and infants
    – Symptoms of cardiac arrest and stroke
    – Medical emergencies in the dental office
    – Rescue maneuvers for partial and completely obstructed airways
    – How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)

    This course is suitable for all dental staff.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • The Waterside Inn - Breakwater Restaurant 15 Stavebank Road South Mississauga, ON L5G 2T2
    • 80

    ODA/HPDA Awards and Past-Presidents Night - Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Category 3 - 2 CE Points

    Dr. Lesli Hapak lives and practises in Windsor, Ont. After graduating from the  School of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont., Dr. Hapak attained a diploma in Periodontics from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. She joined the Essex County Dental Society in 1991 and represented the component society at General Council between 2006 and 2012. Dr. Hapak served as President of the Ontario Society of Periodontics in 2006. She has served on the ODA Education Committee, chaired the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee and currently leads the Governance and Nominating Committee. Dr. Hapak has operated a private practice in periodontology since 1994.  

    Learning Objectives:
    - ODA President Dr. Lesli Hapak will give us updates from the ODA
    - Award recipients and Past HPDA Presidents will be honoured
    - All HPDA Members welcome

    Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Appetizers and Cocktails: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Dinner - Address from Dr. Hapak - Presentation of Awards: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Waterside Inn - Breakwater Restaurant
    15 Stavebank Road South
    Mississauga, ON L5G 2T2


    The Waterside Inn is offering a special group rate of 159 CAD per night for One Bedroom Suite, 189 CAD per night for Deluxe Suite and 219 CAD per night for Two Bedroom Suite. Please contact Waterside Inn directly to make the room reservation (Group Name - ODA/HPDA Award Nights)

    Free Parking is available at the lot on Port Street directly across from the hotel

    Free for HPDA members.
    Non-members welcome for $75 + HST

    Limited attendance - please register early.

    • 8 Apr 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    Specialists' Tips & Tricks - Panel Discussion – Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Category 2 – 2 CE Points

    Panelists: Dr. Paul Bhatti, Dr. Michael Yang, Dr. Ali Sigal

    Dr. Paul Bhatti has had extensive education and training in becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His education began by obtaining a Bachelors degree in Human Physiology from the University of Toronto. From there, he continued his education and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University. This was followed by obtaining a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a completion of an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency in 2002 from Sinai Hospital/St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital of Michigan. As part of his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, Dr. Bhatti has had extensive general anesthesia and IV sedation training. Dr. Bhatti is both a fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    Dr. Bhatti has also held teaching positions at the University of Detroit-Mercy as well as the University of Michigan. Currently Dr. Bhatti is affiliated with McMaster University and performs his more complex surgeries at McMaster University Medical Center as well as Hamilton General Hospital. He also performs surgical procedures at St. Joseph’s Health Centre – Hamilton. Dr. Bhatti actively takes trauma calls at Hamilton Health Sciences which services facial trauma calls for the Hamilton and surrounding areas. Dr. Bhatti has also previously taught at the University of Toronto in the Department of Oral Surgery and routinely lectures in various topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

    Dr. Bhatti is also an active surgeon with Hamilton Health Sciences/McMaster University Cleft-Lip and Palate Team.

    Dr. Michael Yang is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. Dr. Yang’s interest in Dentistry began while completing his Honours Bachelors of Science in Microbiology at the University of Toronto.  He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the New York University, College of Dentistry.  Subsequently, Dr. Yang completed his specialty certification in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry.  His Master’s Thesis involved the verification of dental implant position for Fixed Prostheses in the edentulous patient. 

    Dr. Yang has extensive training in full mouth rehabilitation, pre-prosthetic surgical techniques, dental implants, aesthetics, digital smile design and computer guided surgery.  His focus is on restorations in the aesthetic zone and complex rehabilitations.

    Dr. Michael Yang is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada.  Dr. Yang is also an active member of the Halton-Peel Dental association.  He maintains private practice at M Prosthodontics in Mississauga, Ontario where he is the owner/co-founder, Burlington Prosthodontics in Burlington, Ontario and in Toronto.  Dr. Yang is an Instructor of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and lectures in Canada and internationally.

    Dr. Alison Sigal graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology before attending the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science Degree with Specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. Between programs, she completed a hospital-based residency at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto). She is currently practicing in Milton, ON at Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry, which she opened in 2017 to provide comprehensive oral care to all children from birth onwards and persons with special needs of all ages.In 2008, she founded the Federal Non-Profit Organization “Oral Health Total Health”, dedicated to advocating, educating, and improving access to oral health care for persons with special needs. She is also the primary dental consultant to Special Olympics Ontario – “Healthy Smiles” initiative. She has received additional training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, frenum assessment/care and Buteyko Breathing. She has presented and been invited as the keynote speaker for future meetings on both airway centric pediatric health care and dental care for persons with special needs of all ages.

    Course Description: TBD

    Learning objectives: TBD

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Rec Room Square One

    Join us for great food and fun games at The Rec Room Square One. 

    Bring your family, friends and staff. We will have a private room for dinner and socializing.  Each attendee will receive a wristband to play games then afterwards you can redeem points for prizes. 

    Don't miss this fun night!

    • 13 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    Implant Maintenance and AGM – Thursday, May 13, 2021

    Category 2 – 2 CE Points

    Presenter: Dr. Peter Fritz

    Course Description: TBD

    Learning objectives: TBD

    • 4 Jun 2021
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • 5 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hockley Valley

    2-day Conference - detailed information will follow


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