The Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Dr. Jean-Pierre Picard, has been featured in an extensive profile in the latest issue of the Canadian Dental Association Magazine, CDA Essentials. Learn more about Dr. Picard’s remarkable contributions to the field of organized dentistry and his leadership within the Canadian Armed Forces by reading the full article.

https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/services/essentials/2024/issue2/24

The College would like to congratulate Dr. Picard on this significant and well-deserved achievement!

The Royal College of Dentists of Canada would like to invite you to the next session of our monthly webinar series on June 11, 2024 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

We are pleased to welcome two graduate students from McGill University presenting on topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Hans ShihZygomatic Implant Perforated Flap.

Maxillectomy patients present a challenge for oral rehabilitation secondary to the loss of bone and soft tissue support. The changes in tissue contour leads to difficulties in retaining conventional prostheses including partial dentures and complete dentures. The addition of adjuvant radiation therapy compounds the problems secondary to decreases in salivary flow, which is normally an important element for retention of removable prostheses. The loss of bony support often precludes traditional implants placement. The zygomatic implant perforated flap was introduced into the field as an innovative technique to overcome these challenges. The talk will review zygomatic implants, the zygomatic implant perforated flap, followed by a case.

Dr. Mohammad Safar In-House Virtual Surgical Planning Approach to Jaw Reconstruction.

Learning Objectives:

This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Jordan Gigliotti.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Dental specialist: non-member – $50 (please proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)


Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Hans Shih

Montréal, QC

Presenter

Dr. Mohammad Safar

Montréal, QC

Moderator

Dr. Jordan Gigliotti

Montréal, QC

RCDC will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for our first in-person networking event this summer! Open to all Fellows and Members in good standing (including Life Fellows and Life Members), this is a great opportunity to connect with your peers from all specialties. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The event will take place at The Halifax Club, located at 1682 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2R7.

Register here before June 5, 2024

This webinar has ended, but you may register to view a recording of the session by clicking the button above.

We are pleased to welcome three graduate students from University of Toronto presenting on topics in Endodontics.

Dr. Emily Bishop and Dr. Dani Stein-Meyerson – Exploring the Efficacy of Regenerative Endodontics – Case Presentations.

Regenerative endodontics has emerged as a promising field in endodontics, offering a novel approach to treat immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulp and open apices. These two case presentations outline the application of regenerative endodontic procedures in two patients presenting with a necrotic pulp and periapical lesion in mandibular premolars. These cases underline the potential of regenerative endodontics in promoting tissue regeneration and functional recovery in immature teeth with pulp necrosis, offering a conservative alternative to traditional root canal therapy.

Dr. Daniel Cho-Kee – Retrospective Analysis of Sodium Hypochlorite Accidents Characterized by CBCT and Survey: Identification of Risk Factors

To report the factors affecting the incidence and progress of SHAs using cone beam computed tomography scans and a modified survey. Twenty-four clinicians who experienced a SHA on an adult patient while undergoing endodontic treatment on a permanent mature tooth were recruited. All clinicians submitted anonymous patient information including age, sex, and small field CBCT scans but only nineteen sent the additional modified surveys which collected supplementary information on patient demographics, clinician technique, and SHA manifestation and management.

This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Bettina Basrani.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Dental specialist: non-member – $50 (please proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)


Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Emily Bishop

Toronto, ON

Presenter

Dr. Dani Stein-Meyerson

Toronto, ON

Presenter

Dr. Daniel Cho-Kee

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. Bettina Basrani

Toronto, ON

This webinar has ended, but you may register to view a recording of the session by clicking the button above.

Dr. Carlos QuiñonezWhat public policy issues has the federal dental care plan put into stark relief?

This session will discuss longstanding and consequential public policy issues that the federal dental care plan has highlighted for dentistry, governments, regulators, associations, and the public. As health care professionals and stewards of society’s dental care resources, how can the profession move forward for the benefit of those we are tasked to serve?

This session will be moderated by Dr. Sonica Singhal.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Dental specialist: non-member – $50 (please proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)


Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Carlos Quiñonez

London, ON

Moderator

Dr. Sonica Singhal

Oakville, ON

This webinar has ended, but you may register to view a recording of the session by clicking the button above.

Ms. Lindy VanAmburg, Director General, Policy and Programs, Oral Health Branch, Health Canada

Ms. Marika Nadeau, Director General, Engagement and FPT Relations, Oral Health Branch, Health Canada

Info Session – Health Canada: The Canadian Dental Care Plan

Last month, the Government of Canada announced the details of the upcoming roll-out of the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP), a significant milestone for the health and well-being of people in Canada.

Health Canada will provide details of this plan, including the roll-out of the plan, the services covered and how providers can participate in the CDCP. You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions.

This session will be moderated by Dr. Keith Da Silva, Director, Dental Public Health, RCDC.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE

Speakers

Presenter

Ms. Lindy VanAmburg

Ottawa, ON

Presenter

Ms. Marika Nadeau

Ottawa, ON

Moderator

Dr. Keith Da Silva

Saskatoon, SK

This webinar has ended, but you may register to view a recording of the session by clicking the button above.

Dr. Peter Fritz The Revolutionary Impact of AI on Dentistry: Will Dental Specialists Survive?

The future of the dental specialist is clearly on the brink of unprecedented change.  Together, we will investigate the burgeoning role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in dentistry.

We will explore the existing applications of AI, including AI-powered dental radiology, predictive analytics, automated patient management systems, and intelligent prosthetic design. In demonstrating these advancements, we hope to paint a vivid picture of the technological possibilities in modern dental practice.

The swift progression of AI technology brings forth both exhilarating possibilities and significant concerns for dental specialists.  Will AI erode the importance of human expertise in dentistry, or could it empower dental specialists by automating routine tasks and fostering a focus on personalized patient care?

This Session will be moderated by Dr. Izchak Barzilay, Chair, RCDC Board of Directors

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Dental specialist: non-member – $50 (please proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Peter Fritz

St. Catharines, ON

Moderator

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Please note that our offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, to Tuesday, January 2, 2024, inclusively. Our regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

This webinar has ended, but you may register to view a recording of the session by clicking the button above.

We are pleased to welcome two graduate students from Dalhousie University presenting on topics in Periodontics.

Dr. Drew YoungMinimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting for Root Coverage

Treatments for root coverage are continually evolving towards a more minimalistic approach. This shift aims for less patient morbidity, faster healing times and superior esthetic outcomes, while still achieving clinical success. A case involving a tunnel approach combined with an acellular dermal matrix, used to treat multiple gingival recessions in the maxilla, will be presented. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this technique, and considerations for minimally invasive soft tissue procedures.

This Session will be moderated by Dr. Debora Matthews

Dr. Haider HussainOptimized Guided Bone Regeneration

In instances of inadequate thickness of alveolar bone, Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) may be required to facilitate successful implant placement. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and limitations. Exploring a case of failed GBR due to early infection and membrane exposure, we will discuss ways to optimize successful GBR procedures using d-PTFE membrane. We will present the advantages and disadvantages of types of regenerative membranes and various bone graft materials, together with the management of late membrane exposure.

This session will be moderated by Dr. Haider Al-Waeli

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Dental specialist: non-member – $50 (please proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Drew Young

Halifax, NS

Moderator

Dr. Debora Matthews

Halifax, NS

Presenter

Dr. Haider Hussain

Halifax, NS

Moderator

Dr. Haider Al-Waeli

Halifax, NS

This webinar has ended, but you may register to view a recording of the session by clicking the button above.

Dr. David PsutkaThe use of platelet-derived growth factors in alveolar ridge reconstruction and in the management of temporomandibular disorders.

The gold standard for bone grafting in reconstructive surgery and dental implant site preparation has historically been autogenous bone.  This lecture will show how this paradigm seems to be changing.  Platelet derived growth factors combined with homologous and or xenograft materials are providing predictable outcomes in bone regeneration.

Intra-articular TMJ injection with PDGF has been demonstrating impressive results in the management of TMJ intra-articular pain from internal derangements and degenerative joint disease.

This lecture will discuss the biology and clinical use of this technique.

This session will be moderated by Dr. Alero Boyo

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Dental specialist: non-member – $50 (please proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. David Psutka

Mississauga, ON

Moderator

Dr. Alero Boyo

Halifax, NS