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Dr. Peter C. Fritz The Dental Specialist in Turbulent Times

External forces were squeezing dental specialists to undergo an unscheduled transformation. The VUCA world was upon us, and we were experiencing a level of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity in our disciplines like never before. And then the pandemic arrived.

Engagement, markets and your workforce have never been more demanding. As much as we would like to recapture the relative simplicity of how it once was, that ship has sailed. Suppose the goal is to keep dental specialists relevant in the dental landscape of tomorrow. In that case, we must apply a different focus to remain essential and purposeful in the eyes of our patients and collaborative partners.

Having benchmarked with top specialty clinics in more than 25 countries across the globe, it is apparent that only a peer best understands the demands, struggles, and challenges of leading a successful specialty practice.  However, to meet the future, we can’t simply reinvent what has worked in years past, we must develop a revolutionary approach and borrow tactics from industries we might never have considered that would parallel our operating model.

This lecture will review the competitive environment in which we operate and foster a candid and evidence-based analysis of where dental specialists are headed and how to lead the way.  We will discuss innovative strategies that allow specialists to adapt and adjust to meet the current struggles and to align their teams by leveraging information and relationships.  Finally, we will reveal how belonging to a trusted network of peers, such as the RCDC, can help us to thrive and discover meaningful opportunities in the VUCA world.

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 C. Fritz

St. Catharines, ON

Moderator

Dr. Reena Talwar-Povoledo

Edmonton, AB

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Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh – Cracked Tooth…Keep It or Remove It?

Cracked teeth are common, yet remain a diagnostic challenge in clinical practice. This lecture presents the best evidence that exists regarding the classification, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth.

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

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. Ming-Yi Chou

Toronto, ON

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The Royal College of Dentists of Canada would like to invite you to the next session of our monthly webinar series.

Dr. Hasnain Dewji and Dr. Jaffer Kermalli Dental Missions from A to Z

Drs. Dewji and Kermalli have organized and participated in many dental missions around the world from Iraq, Afghanistan, Peru, Africa, Haiti, Syria, UN Refugee camps, etc.

“We endeavor to provide dentistry at a North American standard in the third world. Over the years we have mentored and involved dentists to overcome the comforts of their clinic and provide much needed charity work to those in need. This presentation will go over how to organize a dental mission from making contacts, to acquiring products, transportation and execution.”

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

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Hasnain Dewji

Mission, BC

Presenter

Dr. Jaffer Kermalli

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami

Toronto, ON

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Dr. Igor Pesun – Craniofacial Differences: Management of Premature Infants to Seniors

The prosthetic management of patients with craniofacial differences requires a team of specialists working together to provide the patient with the desired functional, biological and esthetic outcomes. Due to the multiple etiologies of anomalies, patients with craniofacial differences present complex situations requiring Prosthodontists to work with a team of specialists. To be able to treat these patients, basic prosthodontic principles need to be applied, all the while breaking the rules and thinking outside the box. This presentation will look at the management of patients with craniofacial differences from premature infants to seniors.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Igor Pesun

Winnipeg, MB

Moderator

Dr. James Noble

Toronto, ON

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Dr. Sheri McKinstry – Reconciliation in Dentistry from an Indigenous Perspective

In 2008, the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, made a Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools on behalf of the Government of Canada. He apologized for the Indian Residential Schools that separated over 150,000 Aboriginal children from their families, traditions and cultures, to assimilate them into the dominant culture. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada that heard from more than 6,000 witnesses, revealing that children were abused, not only physically and sexually, but also mentally and spiritually, and they died in the schools in numbers that would not have been tolerated in any school system anywhere in the country, or in the world. This session will help introduce what is reconciliation, why it is important, and what role the Canadian dental community plays in the Indigenous Canadian social justice discourse.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Sheri McKinstry

Saskatoon, Sask.

Moderator

Dr. Alyssa Hayes

Ottawa, Ont.

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Dr. Sally Safa – Emotional Intelligence – Gaining a Better Understanding

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to recognize and regulate one’s own emotions as well as understanding the effect that our emotions have on those around us.  People with high emotional intelligence use this information to guide thinking and behaviour to adjust their emotions and adapt to the environment. Unfortunately, unlike our colleagues in business, we are not taught this in our education. In this overview, we will see how becoming mindful of our emotions can have a profound impact in our personal and professional lives.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Sally Safa

North York, Ont.

Moderator

Dr. Reena Talwar-Povoledo

Edmonton, Alb.

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Dr. Oliver Pin-Harry – One More Thing about Maxillary Incisors

Maxillary incisor implants present the combined esthetic- restorative – surgical challenges and risks in one package. This is particularly remarkable when considering immediate implantation and provisionalization in fresh extraction sockets. This presentation will demonstrate that the so-called ideal sagittal angulation to allow a screw-retained crown is often not possible when an immediate implantation protocol is chosen. Clinical cases will illustrate how the clinician can safely deviate from the “ideal” when necessary, without compromising the esthetic and functional outcome.

Dr. Charlene Solomon – Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Prosthodontic Perspective

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep breathing disorder characterized by repeated upper airway disruptive events during sleep with often associated daytime sleepiness. There is a growing awareness of OSA, the effects of OSA and its associated comorbidities. Prosthodontics encompasses the diagnostics and management of dental wear, temporomandibular disorders, and sleep bruxism; with some entities having a potential common thread with OSA; either by association with or as a potential indicator of possible OSA. This presentation provides a global prosthodontic perspective on the screening, identification and management of OSA.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Oliver Pin-Harry

Burlington, Ont.

Presenter

Dr. Charlene Solomon

Winnipeg, Man.

Moderator

Dr. Lesley David

Toronto, Ont.

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You are invited to attend RCDC’s upcoming webinar on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT.

Dr. Karen Burgess will compare Vaping Versus Smoking – What You Need To Know To Talk To Your Patients.

Vaping – Do you know how it works?  Do you know who is doing it? 

Dr. Burgess will talk about how vaping works, as well as who is vaping and why.  She will compare the risks and benefits of vaping and smoking.

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Karen Burgess

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. Kalyani Baldota

Toronto, ON

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You are invited to attend RCDC’s upcoming webinar on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm EDT.

Dr. Sylvain ChamberlandConsideration of Maxillary Skeletal Expansion (MSE) and Mandibular Symphyseal Distraction Osteogenesis (MSDO) for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring 

Patients who are predisposed to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often have upper airway obstruction in the nasopharynx or the oropharynx. Mandibular advancement and tongue-restraining devices are usually effective options for the management of OSA in selected patients. However, positive airway pressure therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for the management of OSA in adults. Maxillomandibular advancement surgery is an effective surgical technique for treatment of moderate to severe OSA. The role of the transverse maxillomandibular dimension (TMMD) in OSA is not fully understood, but recent reports appear to confirm that normalizing TMMD may assist in the treatment of OSA. With the help of two case reports, this manuscript reviews the mechanics used to change TMMD. These cases illustrate that patients may benefit from just increasing the TMMD alone, or both TMMD and anteroposterior measurements, if they experience snoring and OSA. TMMD followed by bimaxillary advancement, when indicated, might be more effective than maxillomandibular advancement alone.

Dr. Ben PliskaAirway Imaging and Obstructive Sleep Apnea – More than just a pretty picture?

The orthodontic profession has become well aware of the health implications of obstructive sleep apnea, however the role that airway imaging can play in disease management is less well understood. This presentation will review and highlight the relationship between upper airway anatomy and function, as well as discuss the limitations of current CBCT imaging as a quantitative tool in airway assessment. 

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email automatically)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Sylvain Chamberland

Québec, QC

Presenter

Dr. Ben Pliska

Vancouver, BC

Moderator

Dr. Jennifer MacLellan

Halifax, NS

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You are invited to attend RCDC’s upcoming webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 8:30 pm EDT.

Dr. Vinay BhideRoot Coverage Procedures – What Does the Evidence Really Tell Us?

Perhaps no other subject has been more popular in the discipline of periodontology over the past two decades  than periodontal plastic surgery. Indeed, surgical correction of gingival recession and other mucogingival deformities around natural teeth has been shown to be a predictable therapeutic modality. However, we cannot always apply the same technique in all areas of the mouth and expect consistent outcomes, as each region has its own nuances. This presentation will critically evaluate the evidence with respect to root coverage outcomes and demonstrate why a site specific approach for treating gingival recession must be considered.

Dr. Jim LaiShould Dental Implant Therapy be Biologically-Guided?

Dental implant therapy has been successful in the rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients who are missing teeth.  An interdisciplinary approach is critical to long term success. This webinar will explore two biological concepts that clinicians need to consider for implant therapy. The first concept is the biological principle of ensuring maximum conservation of teeth and maximum preservation of the alveolar bone. The second concept is to understand the long-term biological consequences of implant therapy. These biological concepts will impact and guide the implant treatment planning process. There needs to be a balance between these biological concepts with mechanically based, prosthetically driven principles for implant therapy.  

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email automatically)

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Vinay Bhide

Toronto, ON

Presenter

Dr. Jim Lai

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. Christopher Wyatt

Vancouver, BC