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The Big Picture

Professional Liability Program


February 24, 2019

The RCDSO licenses and oversees nearly 10,000 dentists in the province.


We work in the public interest by putting patients first. We are committed to transparency, accessibility, and fairness in all of our work. We protect the public’s right to quality dental services by providing leadership to the dental profession in regulation.

Patients must be able to put their trust in dentists. When a patient visits their dentist, they expect a trained, licensed professional to provide safe, ethical treatment and the highest standard of care. It is our responsibility to ensure that dentists have the necessary qualifications to do just that. The safe care of patients and protection of patients’ rights is our first priority and at the heart of everything the College does.

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Bone Grafting and Parallel Procedures for the Treatment of Deficient Implant Sites

Dr. Imad Tamimi


March 9, 2019


Understanding of bone grafting and bone healing and the use of different surgical techniques in the treatment of deficient implant sites.



Implant and bone augmentation – Dentist will be able to understand the different modality of bone grafting and different techniques used to handle deficient implant sites.


Course Outline:

  • Bone physiology, bone healing

  • Bone material

  • Bone harvesting techniques

  • Bone grafting and augmentation for socket preservation

  • Bone Fixation – Reg bone augmentation

  • Basic understanding of sinus lifting procedures.

Hands-on: Place bone graft and membrane in a deficient site with suture techniques

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Understanding the Pathogenesis of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher

April 2, 2019

Summary: Dentist will understand pathogenesis and possible treatment options for patients dealing with osteonecrosis of the jaw.


Course Outline:

  • Discussion of symptoms of osteonecrosis and developing the diagnosis

  • Causes of medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ)

  • Discussion of antiresorptive therapy (bisphosphonates, denosumab), chemotherapy, poor oral hygiene, infection and their relationship to MRONJ

  • Treatment modalities and strategies for managing MRONJ, osteomyelitis and osteoradionecrosis

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Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics

Dr. Pierre Luc Michaud


April 6, 2019

Objectives: Participants of this course will learn about the fabrication of fixed contemporary prosthodontics using different dental materials.
Summary: Dentist will have better understanding of treatment options for patients needing fixed prosthodontic.
Course Outline:
·       Principles of tooth preparation
·       Managing endodontically treated teeth
·       Dental materials and manipulation (cements, ceramics, procelain)
·       Perfecting shade selection
·       Placing inlays/onlays

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Anterior Implants - A Fairytale or a Nightmare

Dr. Rakaan Baaj

April 28, 2019

Course Outline:
· Anterior implants components
· Where and when to place an implant
· How to determine the exact position in 3 dimensions
· Components of aesthetics and how they affect the implant
· How to use asses aesthetic, phonetics and function prior to placement
· Occlusion concepts, and how they affect implants placement
· Soft tissue engineering around the implant
· Presentation through clinical cases and interactive approach

(this is not a lecture presentation, this is an intellectual workshop)


Communication Breakdown

Professional Liability Program

June 16, 2019

Session Description: The Professional Liability Program provides malpractice protection and risk management advice to Ontario dentists. This interactive session on communication will be presented by two PLP professional staff members. It will include an introduction to PLP and its services, followed by a discussion of the the value of effective communication within the healthcare setting. The presenters will describe basic and advanced communication techniques and offer guidance on how to avoid communication pitfalls.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the services offered by PLP.

  • Understand the importance of effective communication within the healthcare setting.

  • Describe basic and advanced communication techniques.

  • Identify and prevent situations that may lead to miscommunication.

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Updated Standard of Practice for Sedation in Dental Practice

Dr. Michelle Wong


July 27, 2019

Objectives & Course Outline:

  • Review indications for sedation and how to assess the dentally anxious patient

  • Understand the November 2018 Update of the “RCDSO Standard of Practice: Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia in Dental Practice”, relevant for the conscious sedation practitioner

  • Review equipment and facility requirements of conscious sedation

  • Review emergency drugs that are required in the dental office

  • Review medical emergency algorithms that are applicable to the general dentist and team

  • Understand when to refer to dental anaesthesiologists and oral maxillofacial surgeons


Introduction to CBCT imaging for implant dentistry: All the things you learned about 2D radiology transferred into 3D

Dr. Dania Tamimi


October 13, 2019

Implant treatment planning is highly dependent on diagnostic imaging. The invention of conebeam CT has introduced the ability to see the alveolar process three-dimensionally, allowing for more accurate analysis before implant placement. In this course, the anatomy of the structures that pertain to implant placement will be discussed. Dr. Tamimi will guide the participants through the 2D and the 3D appearance of the maxilla, mandible and the maxillary sinus, as well as the diagnostic sequence for evaluating a CBCT scan. The analysis of pathology and the decision tree for diagnosis will be discussed. 

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Invisalign Fundamentals


October 27, 2019

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will understand how to:

  • Identify ideal case types for Invisalign Treatment

  • Integrate all aspects of  the Invisalign process into the practice

  •  Use the software that depicts a virtual setup of your planned treatment

  • Enroll in the Invisalign Pro Program immediately following the course



PLEASE CONTACT for more information


Surgical periodontal perspective of implant placement

Dr. Nader Hamdan BDS, MSc, MDent(Perio), FRCD(C)

November 30-December 1, 2019

Dr. Hamdan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University. He received BDS (DDS) from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1999. After he graduated he practiced general dentistry for 12 years before going on to pursue an MSc in dental sciences at McGill University.

BDS, MSc, MDent(Perio), FRCD(C), Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology And Dental Implant Surgery

Co-Author Peri-Implant Complication: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Surgical periodontal perspective of implant placement

Didactic and Hands-on Lab component included

This session is part of a 12 class session for Implant planning and provision.

Please contact for details.

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