Alberta Society of Dental Specialists

Speakers Forum

The ASDS executive is developing a comprehensive list of ASDS members, who are currently mentoring study clubs or providing lectures on various topics in their specialty discipline in dentistry. This list will be made available on the ASDS website as a reference list of potential speakers for dental study groups or society meetings. The benefit of this Forum is to emphasize our societies strong committment to continuing education, to build a strong relationship between general practitioners and specialists in a mentorship forum and ultimately to provide the best quality health care for our patients.

The benefits for participants in the Speakers Forum include:

  1. An additional promotional tool for ASDS member participants
  2. Highlight the participant member’s commitment to continuing education.
  3. Emphasize the ASDS’s commitment to improving the basic standards of dentistry throughout the province.
  4. Increase exposure to the ASDS website and improve the profile and influence of the society.

The above concept represents a beneficial outcome for both the ASDS and its members. Assuming that you are interested in participating, the executive is requesting submission of two presentation titles and a brief outline, which can be placed on the ASDS website. All submitted presentations should be approximately 1.0 to 2.0 hours in length.  Once the topics have been received, the ASDS executive will be responsible for categorizing and selecting the final list to be displayed on the ASDS website

 

Speakers List

Endodontics

Speaker: Donald Yu

“How To Feel, Fill & Thrill Accessory Canals: Schilder Technique - Vertical Compaction of Warm Gutta-Percha Technique” (2hrs)

Dr. Yu, using multimedia approach, will share his comprehensive in-sight and knowledge with the participants who intend to enhance their endodontic treatment in their practice. He will define and explain in detail the principles and the technique of vertical compaction of warm gutta-percha (Schilder Technique) and with emphasis on accessory canals and apical ramifications

  • What is the capability of gutta-percha in filing?
  • Can you fill accessory canals with gutta-percha?
  • Can dentinal tubules be filled too?
  • What is the apex?
  • What is the apical patency?
  • What is a radiographic terminus?
  • How long is too long and how short is to short?
  • What is underextension, overextension, underfill, overfill?
  • What is gutta-percha?
  • Where are the accessory canals?
  • How do you fill the accessory canals?
  • How do you down-pack?
  • What is “thermal profile”?
  • What kind of sealer should you use?
  • What is intracanal pressure?
  • How thick should the sealer be?
  • Should all cases be successful?

Study Clubs Mentored:

  1. Edmonton Multidisciplinary Dental Study Club
Last updated: May 25, 14

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Speaker: Jerald Pruner

Management of Odontogenic infections

A review of the dental and surgical management of dental infections and the end stage presentations of severe progression.

Last updated: May 25, 14

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Speaker: Jerald Pruner

3rd Molar Surgery- What is the risk to the nerve anyway?

Evaluates 2D imaging and compares to CBCT imaging in predicting the proximity of 3rd molar roots to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve. Radiographic predictors of proximity are reviewed in order to minimize iatrogenic injury during 3rd molar extraction.

Last updated: May 25, 14

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Speaker: Jerald Pruner

Oral Surgery Clinical Case Presentation

Clinical Cases illustrating the variety of treatment provided to Oral Surgery patients ranging from exodontia to the treatment of pathology, reconstructive and orthognathic surgery.

Last updated: May 25, 14

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Speaker: Jerald Pruner

The Odontogenic Keratocyst

A review of this pathologic entity along with case presentations.

Last updated: May 25, 14

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Speaker: Jerald Pruner

Review and update on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

A review of current knowledge on this topic including the diagnosis and management of patients presenting to your office.

Last updated: May 25, 14

Orthodontics

Speaker: Barry Hoffman

CAD/CAM Orthodontics and Interdisciplinary Treatment

The application of custom orthodontic appliance design to combined orthodontic/restorative and orthodontic/orthognathic surgical treatments. 

Study Clubs Mentored:

  1. Parkland Orthodontic Study Club
  2. Montreal Damon Study Club
  3. Toronto Damon Study Club

Email address: hoffoffice@shaw.ca

Last updated: May 25, 14

Pediatric Dentistry

Speaker: Leonard Smith

Dispel the Myth, Save the Child

Early childhood caries (EEC) once was known as baby bottle tooth decay. Among its causes were poor nutrition, a lack of basic dental care, and extended exposure to the teeth to sugars - often when babies were put to bed with bottles containing milk, formula, and fruit juice. Although known to be preventable, bottle decay was considered by many dental and medical professionals bo be a mormal part of childhood and a relatively harmless affliction to baby teeth - teeth that were going to fall out on their own once adult teeth emerged.

In truth, ECC is extraordinarily dangerous and destructive. It is the number one chronic, infectious disease in children aged 5 years and younger in North America. The condition is defined as the presence of decayed teeth or missing teeth due to decay; acute cases in children aged younger than 3 years are referred to as severe early childhood caries (S-EC).

The US National Center for Health Statistics reports that ECC afflicts 28% of North American children aged between 2 and 5 years - about 5 million kids. Approximately 1.2 million (23%) of these chldren never receive treatment. The disease is epidemic among many minority, immigrant, rural, and remote populations. Some research estimates the incidence of ECC in Aboriginal children is greater than 70%. In 2001 alone, more than 6000 Aboriginal children under the age of 5 in Canada had all their upper front teeth removed due to dental disease.

Advances in dental care and public awareness have failed to reduce the incidence of ECC and S-ECC in North America. While dental associations in both Canada and the United States have recoginized the seriousness of the problem, many dentists do not see the need to treat patients under th eage of 3 years, even though current practice guidelines recommend that first dental visits should occur as early as 6 months of age and no later than 12 months.

e-mail - myproducts @shaw.ca

Last updated: Jun 04, 14

Pediatric Dentistry

Speaker: Leonard Smith

It's about More Than Just Baby Teeth: An Examination of Early Oral Care In Canada

The most comon infecious disease in young childre is dental decay and that oral health is the most prevalent unmet healthcare need of children Children who present with early childood caries (ECC) can suffer from pain, sleeplessness, malnutrition, difficulty playing, struggles in school and toxic stress. Although it is almost completely preventable through low-cost preventive measures, prevalence is very high in Canada affecting over one quarter of children. Several factors interact on different levels (child, family and community) to create a situation in whch ECC prevails. Recommendations for prevention are presented and include early visits to a dentist, detnal care as part of prenatal care, interdisciplinary collaboration across health and social services, as well as many others.

e-mail - myproducts@shaw.ca

Last updated: Jun 04, 14

Periodontics

Speaker: Jules Mascarenhas

Hard and soft tissue grafting for optimal implant therapy

Bone grafting (particulate, block, sinus augmentation both osteotome lifts and lateral window) and soft tissue grafting will be discussed. What graft is appropriate for the given case? Should a graft be done at all? Should the case be staged with bone graft done first or simultaneously with implant placement? Where does soft tissue grafting help? When should it be done?  This and more critical thinking and treatment planning will be discussed.
 
Perio 101

Scaling root planning has been completed, pockets still present, now what? Understanding periodontal disease and bone loss. Treatment planning for pocket reduction. When is osseous surgery appropriate and when should you plan to regenerate bone? What about mucogingival defects? Do these matter at all? What if is around implants? What does the long term research show?

Study Clubs

Aesthetic alliance (Nobel)

Last updated: May 06, 14

Periodontics

Speaker: Doug Dederich

Lasers in Periodontics-Fact from Fiction-5 hours           

Presentation covers laser/tissue interaction, LANAP and it’s limitations, Er-YSGG periodontal therapy, CO2 laser surgical cases and more

Study Clubs

South Edmonton Interdisciplinary Study Club (SEISC). 

Last updated: May 25, 14

Periodontics

Speaker: Doug Dederich

How to Prepare a Patient for Dental Implants-2 hours

Presentation recommends viewing complex cases in 2 phases: Phase I (Disease Control) and then Phase II (Reconstruction). PSR and details of complete periodontal examination are provided. The main point of this presentation is to get the attendee to assess the periodontal condition before embarking on any sort of reconstruction. Ailing and failing implant cases are shown to illustrate what can happen without proper diagnosis and disease control on the front end.

Study Club

South Edmonton Interdisciplinary Study Club (SEISC)

 

 

Last updated: May 25, 14

Periodontics

Speaker: Doug Dederich

Periodontal Esthetics-2 hours

Basic plastic surgery from decades past up to current and their indications. Some interesting cases I did with Dr. Gerry Chiche at LSU are presented with beautiful results after a long series of surgical and restorative “modifications.”

Study Club

South Edmonton Interdisciplinary Study Club (SEISC)

Last updated: May 25, 14

Periodontology

Speaker: Vivienne Allain

Presentation Titles

  • Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting - Why, When and How
  • Peri-implantitis- How to prevent, and treat

Study Clubs Mentored

After 5 Study Club, Westchester Study Club

Last updated: May 07, 14

Prosthodontics

Speaker: Kieth Manning

Digital Intra-Oral Scanners in Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry

e-mail: kmanning@energysquaredental.ca

 Digital Scanners have the potential to revolutionize restorative and prosthetic dentistry. This presentation will address some critical questions prior to incorporating this technology into your practice. Are digital scanners accurate for the purposes of fixed prosthetic restorations? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this technology? Does this tecnhology make economical sense? How many different areas of your practice will be impacted by this technology?

Study Club

Edmonton and District Multi-disciplinary Study Club

Last updated: May 25, 14

Prosthodontics

Speaker: Kieth Manning

Grey Market Dental Materials

kmanning@energysquaredental.ca

Dental materials of some kind are used in every aspect of our dental practices. The patient's trust that dentists use high quality dental materials for their dental treatment. This trusting relationship may be misguided with the introduction of "Grey Market" dental materials. This presentation will explore important aspects of this issue such as; how does the dental profession control the quality of dental materials, what are Grey Market materials, what are the economics of Grey Market materials, what are the professional and legal implications of using Grey Market materials?

Study Club

Edmonton and District Multi-disciplinary Dental Study Club

Last updated: May 25, 14