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2017-18 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  

 

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  

 

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. 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  

 

Winter 2017

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

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

 

WINTER 2017
DATE TITLE AUDIENCE PRESENTERS

Feb. 18, 2017

Ergonomics in the Clinical Environment 


Half-day hands-on and lecture

The focus of this workshop is to review common ergonomic risk factors associated with the dentistry profession, familiarize workers (dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants) with basic ergonomic principles and brainstorm solutions that promote healthy individualized workspaces. 


Course Location

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

D, H, A

 

Marie-Lyne Grenier

 

Mar. 18, 2017

Fundamentals of Periodontal Surgical Therapy 


Full day hands-on and lecture

Fundamentals of Periodontal Surgical Therapy will give the participant the opportunity to go through the diagnostic, treatment planning, and executive process of applying various 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. 

  


Course Location

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

D $799
H $799
A $799

Sam Malkinson

Mar. 25, 2017

 

Implant-Retained Overdentures: Hands-on Course 


Full day hands-on and lecture

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.

  


Course Location

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

AM: D, H, A

PM: D

$299 (am only), $799 (full day) $199 (others, am only) 

Samer Abi Nader

Apr. 1, 2017

Premalignant Lesions and Oral Cancer: What Dentists Must Know 


Full day lecture

Leukoplakia, Erythroplakia and Erythroleukoplakia are oral premalignant lesions that predispose to the development of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), the most common malignancy of the oral cavity. This course will prepare members of the dental team to play an active role in the diagnosis and management of these diseases. 


Course Location

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

D $399
H $199
A $199

Michel El Hakim

Adel Kauzman 

Apr. 8, 2017

Advanced Periodontal Surgery 


Full day hands-on and lecture

Advanced Periodontal Surgery will give the participant the opportunity to go through the diagnostic, treatment planning, and executive process of applying various advanced 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.

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Course Location

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

D, H, A

$799 (dentists, full day) 

Sam Malkinson

June 9-11, 2017

The Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Dentistry 


Full Weekend 3 day hands-on and lecture

Radiology plays an important role in both diagnosis and treatment planning of patients. With the introduction of Cone Beam CT (CBCT), a new era of three dimensional imaging has begun in dentistry. This three-day course in cone beam CT technology (CBCT) will include a didactic portion and a hands-on clinical portion that utilizes the CBCT unit at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry.  


Course Location

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

D

Small & Large Field $1799 (3 days) Small Field $899 (1.5 days) 

Didem Dagdeviren

 

Apr 29, 2017

Legacy or Modern? A Review of Fixed Prosthodontic Concepts 


Full-day lecture

There is no larger frustration than complications or failures in our treatment. When we combine the narratives "art and science", one must think of the skill set necessary to fabricate predictable and long lasting indirect restorations. Successfully treating our patients with fixed prosthodontics mandates that we have a comprehensive understanding of not only occlusion and materials, but also a mastery of mechanical concepts and a healthy respect for the remaining tooth structure. 


Course Location

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

D $399
H $199
A $199

Lane M. Ochi

 

May 6, 2017

Complete Dentures


Full-day lecture

Complete dentures are still an excellent treatment choice for edentulous patients, restoring oral function and aesthetics favourably in many cases. Procedures and principles involved in complete denture fabrication are also essential for providing implant-assisted prostheses. This type of treatment, however, has limitations and potential for problems, which can be consequent to treatment planning, impression technique, bite registration and other steps. 


Course Location

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

D $399
H $199
A $199

Raphael de Souza

Faleh Tamimi

Fall 2016

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

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

Fall 2016
Date Title Audience Presenters

Oct. 15 2016

The Art and Science of Direct Esthetic Restorations 


Full-day lecture & hands-on course

This course is intended to improve your knowledge and your skills when performing direct composite procedures. It combines lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on experience with the ultimate objective of sharing with practitioners a clinically conservative and predictable approach applicable in daily practice.

 


Course Location

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

D

Cathia Bergeron 

Laurie St-Pierre 

Oct. 18 2016
Oct. 29 2016
Nov. 15 2016
Mar. 18 2017
Apr. 8 2017
Apr. 13 2017
Apr. 20 2017
May. 4 2017
Jun. 1 2017

Working With Patients: Periodontal Surgery 


Evening or morning hands-on workshop

A completely novel initiative, the “Working With Patients: Periodontal Surgery” series will take a maximum of 8 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

Sam Malkinson

 

Oct. 22, 2016

Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office 


Morning lecture

As dental licensing bodies require more stringent application of infection prevention practices, patients are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of infectious disease transmission as well as safety issues inherent in receiving dental treatment. As a result, dental offices must be able to apply increasingly complex policies and practice guidelines in order to promote a safe and professional treatment environment that not only complies with regulatory bodies but inspires patient confidence. 


Course Location

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

D, H, A

Wendy Somerville

Oct. 29, 2016

Fundamentals of Periodontics 


Full-day lecture

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. 

 


Course Location

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

D, H, A

 

Sam Malkinson

Nov. 4-5, 2016

Gold Inlays & Onlays: Complete Overview of Tucker Technique from Cavity Prep to Polish 


X2 Full-day hands-on & lecutre

This two day hands-on course will cover all the steps required to produce outstanding conservative cast gold restoration. The lecture portion of the course will cover every aspect in detail. Case selection, basic principles, cavity preparation variation through an extensive selection of clinical cases, impression technique, provisional restoration, evaluation of lab work, seating and finishing. Hands-on portion will give participants the opportunity to prepare several cavity designs on model and learn how to take precise impressions. 


Course Location

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

D

Hugo Ciaburro

Nov. 12, 2016

Tooth Preparation: A New Twist to an Old Story 


Full day hands-on and lecture

Tooth preparation is the single most important aspect of restorative dentistry because it establishes the foundation for all our restorations. The objective of the course is to provide the clinician with a predictable and systematic approach that would assure a successful treatment in various situations.  


Course Location

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

D, H, A

Samer Abi Nader

Nov. 26, 2016

How to Plan Dental Implant Treatments


Full day hands-on and lecture

Implants are becoming a routine treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Successful management of dental implant cases requires appropriate treatment planning. In order to plan these cases properly, it is necessary to understand the limitations and associated risk factors. In addition, planning treatments with dental implants requires specific skills that are unique to this treatment modality. This includes knowledge of the components required for the treatment and the ability to use dental implant catalogues. 


Course Location

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

AM: D, H, A

PM: D

 

Faleh Tamimi

Nicholas Makhoul 

 

 

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