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2018 Fall Program

D: Dentists
H: Hygienists
A: Dental Assistants
L: Laboratory Technicians

All instruments for our hands-on courses are graciously provided by:

 

FALL 2018
DATE TITLE AUDIENCE PRESENTERS

Oct. 12, 2018

 

Homecoming Ernie Ambrose Lectureship Series


The annual Ernie Ambrose Lectureship series sparks the discussion and exchange of ideas amongst McGill Dentistry Alumni. Come join fellow alumni, faculty and staff in this highly-anticipated and exciting event!

Friday October 12th
2:00-4:30 pm (New Time!)

Cost: $50 per person. Registration required.

Speakers Drs. Lesley David, DDS ’93 and Nicholas Makhoul, DMD ’05

Topic : TBD


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

$50 / person

 

Drs. Lesley David, DDS ’93 and Nicholas Makhoul, DMD ’05

Oct. 19-20, 2018

 

Occlusion and Case Planning for Everyday Dentistry


Two day interactive program

Occlusion. It can be one of the driest & most confusing of subjects. It is however one of the most, if not THE most critical aspect of diagnosis and treatment planning when it comes to the longevity of the restorative dentistry that we provide for our patients.

During this two day interactive program, Dr. Michael Melkers will guide an exploration and discussion of where we have been as a profession, where we are in our understanding and what mysteries still need to be solved.

  • Triple trays to fully adjustable articulation...when & why
  • Jaw position..when is it important and when does it not really matter
  • Occlusion you can use...that doesn't need to confuse you
  • Why are your restorations breaking and what can you do about it
  • Phasing planning treatment
  • Moving the information to your technician & keeping the details straight
  • Cases, cases...and more case so you can see actual application

The day will be a journey in and out of the confusion that we have believed and applied as a profession-what worked, what didn't and why. The fundamentals and theory of occlusion will be discussed but also supported with real world applications and case examples.

Day Two of the program will be a continuation of the lecture but also integrate participation. Building on the lessons from Day One, attendees will turn theory into practical application of communication & case planning on actual cases. Dr. Melkers will make time for discussion & to allow for questions that the attendees bring from their own frustrations, successes & clinical experience.


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $1299

 

Michael Melkers, DDS, FGAD

 

Oct. 30, 2018

The Excellent Long-Term Stability of Contour Augmentation with GBR


Full day lecture

This lecture will present the surgical aspects of contour augmentation with GBR. This surgical technique was developed in the late 1990’s at the University of Bern, and is most often used in post extraction sites for early implant placement. The goal of contour augmentation is a thick facial bone wall to support esthetic soft tissue contours. The technique uses two bone fillers, on the one hand locally harvested autogenous bone chips to enhance new bone formation during the initial phase of bone healing, and on the other hand a low-substitution bone filler such as DBBM (deproteinized bovine bone mineral), which is mainly used for the long-term stability of the augmented bone wall. The two synergistic fillers are covered by a resorbable collagen membrane. The membrane provides a temporary barrier function, and stabilizes the applied bone fillers. The surgery is completed with a tension-free, primary wound closure. The surgical procedure will be presented with different case reports, and documented by clinical and radiographic long-term studies using CBCT for up to 10 years of follow-up.

 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $399

 

Daniel Buser  

 

2018 Winter Program

D: Dentists
H: Hygienists
A: Dental Assistants
L: Laboratory Technicians

All instruments for our hands-on courses are graciously provided by:

 

Winter 2018
DATE TITLE AUDIENCE PRESENTERS

Feb. 10, 2018

Periodontal Surgical Therapy: Osseous Resective Surgery 


Full day hands on

This hands-on course will give the participant the opportunity to go through the diagnostic, treatment planning, and executive process of applying osseous resective surgical therapies within the realm of periodontics. After a brief introduction, a discussion about pre-surgical assessment will follow. The participants will then be introduced to their patients for the day – fresh pig jaws.

The first practical exercise will be a suturing lesson. Conceptual and technical fundamentals of the most common suturing techniques will be presented, and each participant will have the opportunity to practice them.

The remainder of the morning will focus on osseous resective surgery as relates to a mandibular crown lengthening procedure. Indications and contra-indications for this procedure will be presented, as well as a step-by-step sequence for how to execute treatment. Each participant will perform the procedure on their pig jaw. A break for lunch will follow.

In the afternoon, participants will have another opportunity to perform an osseous resective procedure, but this time it will be for a maxillary pocket reduction, as performed in the definitive treatment of periodontitis. An emphasis will be placed on the special techniques for reflecting a palatal flap, as well as incorporating a distal wedge procedure. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $799

 

Sam Malkinson  

 

10 sessions (Feb. 20th 2018 - Jan 29th 2019)

The Single Edentulous Space - From Treatment Planning to a Fixed Restoration


10 sessions, hands on working with patients

Replacement of missing teeth is a common occurrence in dental practice. Dental implants have changed the way edentulous patients are treated and have now become the standard of care. This course is designed for general dentists who have limited or no experience with restoring dental implants and who want to incorporate simple implant cases to the daily practice. Participants will learn the theoretical basics, diagnosis, treatment planning and practical procedures, first in a lab setting and then on their own patient for single implant rehabilitation. After this series of courses, dentists should feel confident and competent planning the treatment and then restoring single implant cases. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $2499

 

Lauren Spevack

Meng François Seng

 

Mar. 17, 2018

Periodontal Surgical Therapy: Mucogingival Surgery


Full day hands on

This full-day, hands-on course will give the participant the opportunity to go through the diagnostic, treatment planning, and executive process of applying various mucogingival surgical therapies within the realm of periodontics. After a brief introduction, a discussion about pre-surgical assessment will follow. The participants will then be introduced to their patients for the day – fresh pig jaws.

The first part of the morning session will entail a brief discussion of indications and contra-indications to augment attached gingiva via a gingival graft. Each participant will perform the procedure on their pig jaw.

The morning session will continue with root coverage for treatment of recession. Indications and contra-indications for this procedure will be presented, as well as a step-by-step sequence for how to execute treatment. Treatment will focus on a classical approach to a single tooth recession. Each participant will perform the procedures on their pig jaw. A break for lunch will follow.

In the afternoon, the focus will shift to more advanced techniques for root coverage, as well as techniques for treating recessions on multiple contiguous teeth. Techniques employing both autogenic and xenogenic soft tissue grafts will be covered. All participants will once again get a chance to perform the various techniques on their pig jaws. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $799

 

Sam Malkinson  

 

Mar. 24, 2018

Implant-Retained Overdentures: Hands-on Course


Full day hands on

Implant therapy has dramatically broadened the prosthetic treatment spectrum for the completely edentulous patient experiencing retention problems with conventional dentures. Excellent long-term results have been reported using both implant-retained and implant-supported restorative modalities. This presentation reviews the current approaches to rehabilitating the edentulous jaw using dental implants. Factors critical to treatment planning will be discussed, including proper case selection, treatment sequencing, indication and selection of prosthetic design, choice of surgical protocol, number of implants required, spatial requirements, as well as cost and patient satisfaction. A step-by-step demonstration of clinical and laboratory steps will be presented, including lab-based and chair-side denture retrofitting procedures. Intra-operative complications and postinsertion maintenance recommendations will also be discussed. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

Half day Lecture:
D $299

Full day:
D $799

 

 

Samer Abi Nader  

 

Apr. 6-7, 2018
May. 5, 2018

Atraumatic Extraction & Immediate Molar Implant Placement


Three-Day Hands-On & Patient Workshop 

Replacing the “hopeless prognosis” molar with an implant is one of the most predictable treatments in dentistry today. Nonetheless, there are some significant barriers to overcome in such a treatment plan. Some of these are the number of steps required, the duration of healing time, and the overall cost. Implant placement immediately post- extraction has the potential to minimize these factors, resulting in a much more positive experience for the patient and practitioner alike when replacing a molar tooth with an implant. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

Two day:
D $1399

Three day:
D $2399

 

 

Omid Kiarash & Sara Behmanesh   

 

Apr. 7, 2018

Temporomandibular Disorders and Non- Invasive Strategies for its Management


Full day lecture

This full-day lecture is for dentists interested in expanding their knowledge in the diagnosis of common temporomandibular disorders through non-invasive strategies. The criteria for diagnosis will follow the DC/TMD consortium. Different appliance designs will be presented. There will be a live patient demonstration of the impression process and bite registration for the fabrication of a stabilization appliance (Michigan splint). 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $399
O $199

 

Zovinar der Khatchadourian, DMD 

 

4 sessions (Apr 7 - June 1, 2018) 

Temporomandibular Disorders and Non- Invasive Strategies for its Management 


Working with Patients

This course is designed for dentists interested in expanding their knowledge in the diagnosis of common temporomandibular disorders (as per diagnostic criteria of the temporomandibular disorder consortium – DC/TMD consortium) and their management through non-invasive strategies including the fabrication of a stabilization appliance (Michigan splint). 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $2499

 

Zovinar der Khatchadourian, DMD 

 

Apr. 14, 2018

Analgesics and Medical Emergencies 


Full day lecture

Pain is an unfortunate companion of some dental procedures. How well we manage post-operative pain plays a large role in how “good” a dentist we are perceived to be. Behind only local anaesthetics, in terms of frequency of prescribed use, the safe and effective use of analgesics is a cornerstone of any operative dental practice. This interactive seminar will focus on the strategies for and pharmacology of analgesics appropriate for dentistry. The focus will be on NSAIDs, acetaminophen, and opioids. We will also briefly discuss the possible analgesic roles for corticosteroids, and some “natural” remedies.

Medical emergencies in the dental office are an uncommon fact of life for practicing dentists. As healthcare providers, our teams must be properly equipped and adequately prepared to deal with such emergencies when they arise. This session will discuss which medical emergencies we tend to be presented with. We will talk about how to treat the common medical emergencies as well as how to recognize and treat the more dangerous, sometimes life-threatening emergencies. All of the participants should leave this session with more confidence (and ability) to effectively deal with most in-office medical emergency situations. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $399
O $199

 

Peter Nkansah  

 

May 5, 2018

Silver Diamine Fluoride Symposium


Full day lecture

Dental caries remain one of the most common chronic diseases in developed countries. Disparities in oral health also exist, with low income families and individuals without dental insurance often experiencing a higher burden of untreated dental decay. While medical management of dental caries has been touted as the new norm, not much has changed in dental offices across North America.

However, we are now entering an era of change, where these challenges will increasingly be addressed using the latest tools and evidence. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $399

 

Dr. Graham Craig, AM, MDS, PhD, FRACDS

Ali B. Attaie DDS, MPH

Jeanette MacLean DDS 

Nabil Ouatik DMD, Msc, FRCD(C) 

Hemaseh Nasseh DDS 

Fall 2017 Program

D: Dentists
H: Hygienists
A: Dental Assistants
L: Laboratory Technicians

All instruments for our hands-on courses are graciously provided by:

 

fall 2017
DATE TITLE AUDIENCE PRESENTERS

Sept. 30, 2017

Practical Infection Prevention and Control for your Office


Half day lecture

In the current dental practice environment, dentists are faced with more stringent infection control guidelines imposed by licensing bodies as well as with patients who have a greater awareness of the risks of infectious disease transmission inherent to dental treatment. As a result, dentists must be able to apply complex policies and practices in order to promote a safe and professional treatment environment that not only complies with regulatory bodies and inspires patient confidence but is practical and financially sustainable.

This course will present the core concepts that are the keys to the development of any dental infection prevention and control program. The material, in the form of solutions to frequently-asked questions and concerns submitted by attendees prior to the course, will be presented in an interactive fashion that encourages group participation and problem solving.  


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $299

 

Wendy Somerville

 

Oct. 3 2017-May 15, 2018

Working With Patients: Periodontal Surgery


Seven session series - hands on and lecture

A completely novel initiative, the “Working With Patients: Periodontal Surgery” series will take a maximum of 12 participants, and through the course of the year, teach them how to identify, treatment plan, perform, and post-operatively manage periodontal surgical cases, among their own patients. Included in this series are the concurrent McGill Continuing Education Courses of Fundamentals of Periodontics, Fundamentals of Periodontal Surgery, and Advanced Periodontal Surgery. Participants are required to attend these courses in order to be ready for the clinical sessions.  


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $3499

 

Sam Malkinson

 

Oct. 13-14, 2017

Direct Resin Artistry 


One day lecture, or two day lecture + hands on

Direct composite resin restorations in the posterior dentition have become a common day-to-day treatment modality for the majority of dental practitioners in the 21st Century. However, many retrospective studies show that the majority of composite resins placed in a General Practice setting perform poorly in comparison with silver amalgam: sensitivity, marginal staining and secondary caries are common and recurrent problems.  


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

Friday Only:
D $399
H, A, L $199

Friday & Saturday:
D $1399

 

Jason Smithson 

 

Oct. 21, 2017

Tooth Preparation: A New Twist to an Old Story


Full day hands on

Tooth preparation is the one of the most common acts in restorative dentistry today. The objective of this course is to provide the dental clinician with a predictable and systematic approach, including a variety of tips, tricks and technical refinements, that are essential in securing a successful restorative outcome when facing a variety of challenging clinical situations. Common problems, difficulties and errors will be pre- sented and clinically relevant strategies that can be easily integrated and applied in clinical practice emphasized. We will challenge the validity of certain biomechanical concepts and try to highlight the importance of the various digital and material innovations and their impact on todays practice. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $799

 

Samer Abi Nader

 

Oct. 21, 2017

Fundamentals of Periodontics


Full day hands on

Using an active learning approach, Fundamentals of Periodontics will give participants the basic didactic and translational understanding necessary to manage cases of inflammatory periodontal disease. In the morning session, current concepts and standards of care for periodontal examination, charting, and radiographs will be presented. This will be accompanied by an algorithm for how to properly diagnose inflammatory periodontal disease, and how to treatment-plan initial periodontal therapy. Armed with this knowledge, participants will form into groups of 3-4, and each group will be given a different case on their laptops or tablets. Each case will have a case history, charting, and radiographs. Groups will diagnose and treatment- plan each case up to the end of initial therapy. A short debrief will follow to discuss everyone’s answers to all the cases. A break for lunch will follow. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

D $399

O $199

 

Sam Malkinson  

 

Fri, Nov 3 - 8am - 4:30pm Sat, Nov 4 - 8am -4:30pm Fri, Dec 8 - 8am - 4:30pm Sat, Dec 9 - 8am - 4pm

The Dentist’s Role in the Treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders 


Two Day or Four-Day Seminar & Workshop 

For the last decade there has been a tremendous interest in Sleep Breathing Disorders (SDB) and mainly in sleep apnea and snoring.

Several health issues have been directly or indirectly linked to sleep spnea. After years of efforts, dentists are now part of the treatment team, and their role is finally recognized.

This in-depth introductory seminar will expose the participants to the medical, surgical and dental aspects of the treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders. 


Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

Two Day:
D $799
O $399

Four Day:
​D: $2399

 

Jean Patrick Arcache  

 

Fri, Nov 10 - 8am - 4:30pm Sat, Nov 11 - 8am - 4:30pm Sat, Feb 3 - 8am -4:30pm 

Sinus Bone Graft Workshop


Two or three day workshop

A common challenge in oral implantology is treating an atrophic maxillary ridge with deficiency in vertical height. Today sinus bone grafting represents a predictable solution allowing implant placement in an atrophic posterior maxilla with high implant success rate. In this course, you will:

  1. Understand the key principles of sinus augmentation procedures with predictable outcomes.
  2. Describe the science and art of sinus bone grafting via unique interactive lecture discussion, video clips, hands on workshops and surgical demonstration.
  3. Experience a welcoming and unique university based environment for increasing diagnostic and surgical skill sets.
  4. Learn not just the “how to”, but the “do's” and “don'ts”. 

Course Location

2001 McGill College Avenue, Room 102 (1st floor), Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

Two Day:
D $1399

Three Day:
D $2399

 

Omid Kiarash  

 

 

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