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    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual/Webinar
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    Webinar - Pharmacology for the Dental Practitioner: an Overview – Thursday, December 3, 2020
    Category 1 – 3 CE Points

    Open to all dentists in Ontario

    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.
    Agenda:

    6:00 - 6:15 pm Welcome and Announcements

    6:15 - 8:45 pm Lecture

    8:45 - 9:00 pm Q&A and Test

    Please note the lecture starts at 6:15 pm sharp. Attendees who log in 15 minutes late or more will not be eligible for Category 1 credits, but will instead receive Category 2 credits. Our webinar platform will automatically report the time that attendees log in/out of the webinar.

    You are required to complete a mandatory exam - You will receive a link following the lecture with instructions on how to complete and submit your exam upon completion (due by 9:30 PM on December 3, 2020).

    RCDSO requires that attendance polling questions be asked at random points throughout the session. Attendees will be provided with links to submit their answers online.

    Due to the numerous steps involved with Category 1 webinars, please register by the Dec 2 registration deadline. We cannot accept late registrations.

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    6.2.7
    • 11 Dec 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    Join your HPDA Colleagues for an educational, interactive and fun virtual wine tasting!

    Technology breaks down barriers and we are able to deliver to you an inclusive, immersive, and interactive experience.  Distance and separation is no longer a challenge!

    Mingle with your colleagues and friends, visit the virtual photo booth to take and share your photos, learn from our professional sommelier, Ryan Sullivan, how to store, decant, serve, pair and how to taste wine like a Sommelier.

    How do I benefit?   Two bottles of specially curated Wine and a Charcuterie platter will be delivered to your preferred address from Daniel et Daniel.  Its that simple!

    Menu

    Charcuterie Board
    Artisanal Cured Meats, House-Made Seasonal Chutney, Grainy Mustard
    Sliced Baguette

    Cheese Board
    International Cheeses, Fresh Fruit Garnish
    Sliced Baguette, Crostini, Crackers

    Crudité Cup
    Garden Fresh Vegetables, Dips

    Monde du Chocolat
    Assorted Truffles

    Allergy Alert:

    Please note that although we make every effort to accommodate guest with allergies, we cannot guarantee that there will be no cross contamination.

    Please register by December 1, 2020

    Hope to see you there!


    A message from Ryan Sullivan, The Flying Somm

    • 15 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual/ Live-streaming course

    Virtual live-streaming course - The Political Economy of Dentistry: Your Bottom Line – Friday, January 15, 2021

    Category 1 – 3 CE Points

    Open to all dentists in Ontario

    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:

    This is a half-day session, reviewing the major public policy issues facing dentistry today. These include:

    • The place of dentistry within Canada’s health care system;
    • Demographic changes, oral disease, and access to dental care;
    • Changes in insurance, provider supply, and competition in the dental care market;
    • The corporatization and commercialization of dentistry;
    • Ethical decision-making in dentistry.

    The session begins with an historical perspective on the development of Canada’s dental care system, and moves to discussing the various public policy issues outlined above. The overarching aim of the session is to demonstrate the relevance of these public policy issues to clinical practice and organized dentistry. The session is grounded in rich media and quantitative and qualitative data, with debate and discussion encouraged throughout.

    Please note the lecture starts at 9:00am sharp. Attendees who log in 15 minutes late or more will not be eligible for Category 1 credits, but will instead receive Category 2 credits. Our webinar platform will automatically report the time that attendees log in/out of the webinar.

    You are required to complete a mandatory exam - You will receive a link following the lecture with instructions on how to complete and submit your exam upon completion (due by 1:00 PM on January 15, 2021).

    RCDSO requires that attendance polling questions be asked at random points throughout the session. Attendees will be provided with links to submit their answers online.

    Due to the numerous steps involved with Category 1 webinars, please register by the January 13 registration deadline. We cannot accept late registrations.


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    6.2.7
    • 15 Jan 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual/ Live-streaming course

    Virtual live-streaming course - Dentistry in a post-COVID-19 era – Friday, January 15, 2021 - Afternoon Session

    An exclusive meeting for HPDA members. Join today and stay informed!

    Category 2 – 3 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:

    The delivery of dental care has been radically altered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some even argue that the pandemic will, or has already, kickstarted changes to the organization and financing of dental care as well. What does this mean for dentistry? Are some of these changes here to stay? What might clinical life look like in the years to come? This session will review some of the major clinical and policy changes that have occurred or are likely to develop in dentistry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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    6.2.7
    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual/Live-streaming Course

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

    Category 1 – 3 CE Points

    Open to all dentists in Ontario

    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
    Agenda:

    6:00 - 6:15 pm Welcome and Announcements

    6:15 - 8:45 pm Lecture

    8:45 - 9:00 pm Q&A and Test

    Please note the lecture starts at 6:15 pm sharp. Attendees who log in 15 minutes late or more will not be eligible for Category 1 credits, but will instead receive Category 2 credits. Our webinar platform will automatically report the time that attendees log in/out of the webinar.

    You are required to complete a mandatory exam - You will receive a link following the lecture with instructions on how to complete and submit your exam upon completion (due by 9:30 PM on January 21, 2021).

    RCDSO requires that attendance polling questions be asked at random points throughout the session. Attendees will be provided with links to submit their answers online.

    Due to the numerous steps involved with Category 1 webinars, please register by the January 21 registration deadline. We cannot accept late registrations.


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    6.2.7
    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD

    Practical Pearls for Predictable Dentistry – Friday, March 26, 2021
    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.

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    6.2.7
    • 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


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    6.2.7
    • 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


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    6.2.7
    • 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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    6.2.7
    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

    CPR Certification Health Care Provider Level C – postponed to June, 2021

    Expiry of our CPR certificates has been extended to June 30, 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.

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