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An Update on Veneers, Inlays and Onlays

Dr. Pierre-Luc Michaud received his prosthodontics degree from Université de Montréal in 2011. He is an associate professor and the division head of prosthodontics at Dalhousie Dentistry. Dr. Michaud teaches extensively in the Prosthodontics III & IV courses as well as in the Implant Dentistry course to graduate Periodontics residents. He maintains a part-time private practice in the Dalhousie Intramural Faculty Practice where he covers all aspects of prosthodontics.

May 30, 2021

This presentation will cover important topics related to porcelain veneers, inlays, and onlays. These days, when moderate or severe tooth structure loss is affecting a posterior tooth, it is standard practice to attempt to protect it from fracturing by covering it with a crown. Onlays are restorations that also offer cusp coverage, but they are more commonly used on teeth with minimal tooth structure loss. Unfortunately, the scientific literature comparing those two treatment approaches is scarce. During this seminar, the presenter will compare crowns and onlays. Potential situations that may advantage one treatment option over the other will be discussed. While discussing veneers, inlays and onlays, a strong emphasis will be put on the preparation designs. Tips and tricks will be presented to help simplifying recording final impressions, selecting materials, fabrication of provisional restorations and cementation.

 

Program objectives: At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify potential candidates for partial coverage restorations.

  • Identify the advantages and limitations of various treatment options.

  • Diagnose and develop a treatment plan for these procedures.

  • Understand the design and fabrication principles for partial coverage restorations.

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PLP - Changing times...Changing needs

PLP Mission

The Professional Liability Program (PLP) is a program of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) created in the 1970s to administer malpractice protection for Ontario dentists.

Mission

To protect the reputation of the profession, PLP vigorously defends any member from allegations of negligent dental treatment. Similarly, in accordance with the RCDSO’s public protection mandate, in instances in which compensation is warranted, PLP works to provide timely and fair compensation to patients. PLP also promotes patient safety and responsible dentistry by providing individual and group risk management guidance to members of the RCDSO.

June 13, 2021

PLP: Changing times...Changing needs

The practice of dentistry grows more complex every year. There are more treatment options, procedures, materials, medications and ways to communicate than ever before. While the explosion of knowledge and information has resulted in great advances, it can also create new risks for patients and practitioners.

This course examines emerging issues affecting dentists and offers risk management advice. PLP cases that have been resolved provide illustrations and tips to benefit you in your day-to-day dental practice.

 

At the end of the course, participants will understand:

 

  • details of PLP malpractice protection;

  • the basics of offering a refund to a patient;

  • the risks of social media;

  • teledentistry and its risks;

  • how good recordkeeping helps manage risk;

  • informed consent from a litigation perspective.

 

Presentation Length: 3 hours CE Credits: 3

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Implant 101 - 2021

Dr. Nader Hamdan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University (Canada).

Dr. Hamdan’s educational and professional journey stretched over different countries. He obtained his first dental degree in 1999 from Jordan University of Science and Technology, practiced general dentistry for 12 years before pursuing an MSc in Dental Sciences program at McGill University (Canada). Dr. Hamdan went on to complete a three-year specialty program in Periodontics at the University of Manitoba (Canada). At that time, he also obtained a second master’s degree - a Master in Dentistry (Periodontics), passed both components of the Canadian National Dental Specialty Examination and was certified as a periodontist and became Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in periodontics. Dr. Hamdan is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.Dr. Hamdan was also invited to co-author multiple book chapters and books in the fields of dental Implantology and periodontics and he is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed international dental journals.

Dr. Hamdan is an examiner for the Canadian Dental Board (NDEB), a co-founder of the Canadian Institute for Dental Education and Research (CIDER), and a member of many professional national and international academies, associations and societies. He is also the Chairman of The Continuous Professional Education Committee at Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry, a member of the Steering Committee of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) and the Vice Chairman of the Knowledge Translation Group of NCOHR.

Dr. Hassan Elawour was born in Kuwait, he graduated from Latakiya University with a DDS degree in Dentistry. He attended the University of Manchester in UK where he obtained a Master in Oral Surgery under the supervision of professor JP Rood and Mr Richard Lloyd.
Dr. El-Awour is a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of Ireland in oral surgery and oral medicine FFDRCSI (OSOM), a member of the royal college of Ireland,a fellow and a diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. A diplomate of the Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh in implant dentistry (DIPIMP RCSED) He is also a member in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He runs The Tooth Corner Dental Offices, with more than 28 locations.
 

Dr. Mohamed Gebril is a full-time assistant professor at the faculty of Dentistry- Dalhousie University. Dr.Gebril is a certified Prosthodontist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He’s an active member of the Association of Prosthodontics of Canada, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Nova Scotia Dental Association. He received his degree in Dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry- Alexandria University in 2011. In 2013, he moved to London- Ontario where he completed a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario (2013-2015). In 2016, he started his speciality training in Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry- University of British Colombia. During his residency, he developed a keen interest in digital dentistry and its clinical as well as research applications. He believes that digital dentistry is an effective tool to improve the quality of care provided to his patients.

June 26, 2021 - November 14, 2021

Implant Dentistry 101- Course Outline

 

This course is designed for dentists interested in securing the hours required to provide implant placement services in practice. The lecture hours include 35 hours of surgical didactic and 35 hours of prosthodontic didactic. Students may be required to present their own cases and select patients requiring single or multiple implants. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained knowledge in the following areas:

 

Surgical Component

· Principles of Implantology and Osseointegration

· Contraindications to Implants (Absolute and relative)

· Anatomical landmarks, medical evaluation of the patient

· Radiographic Techniques

· CBCT Use in Implantology – Navigation – Implant Site Assessment – Guided Surgery Planning Using CBCT

· Introduction to surgical treatment planning

· Selecting an implant system

· Surgical Principles, surgical techniques

· Local anesthesia and pain control

· Soft tissue Preparation – Osteotomy procedure according to the implant system – Flap Management – Closure – One stage vs two stage technique

· Recovery (2 months, 4 months, or 6 months)

 

Prosthodontic Component

· Impression Techniques

· Temporary prothesis

· Cemented vs Screw retained prosthesis

· Single crown

· Multiple unit bridge

· Full mouth rehabilitation

· Fixed vs removable

· Implant overdenture prosthesis

· Occlusion of prosthesis over implants with opposing natural teeth

· Maintenance of the Implant unit over the years

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Soft-tissue Grafting/ The Free Gingival Graft: The Science and The Technique

Dr. Nader Hamdan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University (Canada).

Dr. Hamdan’s educational and professional journey stretched over different countries. He obtained his first dental degree in 1999 from Jordan University of Science and Technology, practiced general dentistry for 12 years before pursuing an MSc in Dental Sciences program at McGill University (Canada). Dr. Hamdan went on to complete a three-year specialty program in Periodontics at the University of Manitoba (Canada). At that time, he also obtained a second master’s degree - a Master in Dentistry (Periodontics), passed both components of the Canadian National Dental Specialty Examination and was certified as a periodontist and became Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in periodontics. Dr. Hamdan is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

November 11 & 12, 2021 6:30pm-9:30pm

Course Description:

Teeth are naturally surrounded with a band of bound-down keratinized tissue that provides a defense wall and a seal against pathologic biofilm and injurious materials. Due to different etiologies, partial or complete loss of keratinized tissue around teeth and dental implants occurs leading to situations of continued inflammation, patient’s inability to perform proper oral hygiene, and consequently increased potential for continued recession, disease and maybe long-tern instability/ loss of teeth and dental implants. The epithelialized free gingival graft has been proposed as a predictable treatment option for loss of keratinized tissue around teeth and dental implants.

 

This course will include a review of the technique and the science behind the practice of free gingival grafting surgery.

 

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand the importance of keratinized tissue and the etiology behinds loss of keratinized tissue around teeth and dental implants.

· Learn the evidence-based indications for the epithelialized free gingival graft surgery.

· Review and the understand wound biology and healing of the free gingival graft.

· Review the Basic anatomy of the donor and recipient sites.

· Learn the surgical technique of harvesting, transplanting and stabilizing an epithelialized free gingival graft.

· Learn the management of the common complications involved with practicing free gingival grafting surgery.

· Learn the basic suturing techniques used for stabilizing free gingival grafts.

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Functional and Esthetic Crown-lengthening Procedures and Suturing Technique

Dr. Nader Hamdan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University (Canada).

Dr. Hamdan’s educational and professional journey stretched over different countries. He obtained his first dental degree in 1999 from Jordan University of Science and Technology, practiced general dentistry for 12 years before pursuing an MSc in Dental Sciences program at McGill University (Canada). Dr. Hamdan went on to complete a three-year specialty program in Periodontics at the University of Manitoba (Canada). At that time, he also obtained a second master’s degree - a Master in Dentistry (Periodontics), passed both components of the Canadian National Dental Specialty Examination and was certified as a periodontist and became Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in periodontics. Dr. Hamdan is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

December 18/19, 2021 9am-4pm

Course Description:
Restorative dentistry as an art and science has made impressive advancements both in techniques and materials that could be utilized to restore teeth. However, dentists have still often encountered with situations that the remaining tooth structure above the gingiva is not adequate to provide predictable and long-term restorative success. Additionally, in today’s world, esthetics and harmonious smiles are not considered “luxury” any longer. More patients are visiting their dentists every day asking for ways to improve their “gummy” or uneven smiles.


Unfortunately, despite the increased demand for functional and/ or esthetic crown lengthening, the clinical reality is that these procedures remain underutilized or abused.

This course aims at providing the necessary knowledge and an evidence-based approach to functional and esthetic crown-lengthening procedures. An evidence-based review of concepts, indications/ contraindications, surgical techniques, and different approaches to enhance surgical outcome and consequently, long-term restorative stability and success will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:
• Review and the understand the concepts of functional and esthetic crown-lengthening.
• Review the concept of “biologic width” and “ferrule effect”, and how that relates to
functional crown-lengthening.
• Learn the indications and contraindication for crown-lengthening procedures.
• understand the etiology and diagnose of an excessive gingival display (gummy smile) and when to manage by esthetic crown-lengthening.
• Review the “proportions” of anterior maxillary dentition and how can esthetic crown-lengthening help to craft harmonious proportions.
• Review the evidence behinds crown-lengthening procedures and develop an evidence-based approach on when to restore crown-lengthened teeth.