The Royal College of Dentists of Canada would like to invite you to the next session of our monthly webinar series on April 30, 2024 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

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

Dr. Emily Bishop – In vivo Assessment of Engineered Immune Modulatory Nanoparticles for Preventing Root Resorption and Ankylosis

Avulsion is a severe dental traumatic injury with a long-term prognosis largely dependent on the extra oral dry time and survival of the periodontal ligament cells. When these conditions are unfavourable, external root resorption and/or ankylosis occurs ultimately leading to tooth loss. The aim of this study was to assess the tissue response to a novel therapeutic strategy with photoactivated engineered chitosan nanoparticles (CSRB), using a delayed replantation animal model.

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.

Dr. Dani Stein-Meyerson – Photomechanical investigation on the impact of endodontic cavity designs

Conservative endodontic cavities aim to preserve as much tooth structure as possible to maintain the structural integrity of root-filled teeth. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of access cavity designs on the micro strain formed at the crown and cervical dentin under different mechanical loads using a digital moiré interferometry (DMI). Six freshly extracted human mandibular first molars were included in the study.

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

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Dr. Daniel Cho-Kee

Toronto, ON

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Dr. Dani Stein-Meyerson

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

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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

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

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 the Université Laval in Québec City, presenting on topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Gabriel Oliel – Orthognathic Surgery as a Treatment Option for Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Catherine Baillargeon-Audet – Lip and/or Palatal Clefts – An Overview of Surgical Treatment.

This session will be moderated by Dr. Annie-Claude Valcourt and Dr. Carl Bouchard.

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

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Gabriel Oliel

Québec, QC

Presenter

Dr. Catherine Baillargeon-Audet

Québec, QC

Moderator

Dr. Annie-Claude Valcourt

Québec, QC

Moderator

Dr. Carl Bouchard

Québec, QC

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 the Graduate Orthodontics program at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Katherine Kazak – Online Marketing in Orthodontic Practice.

Dr. Helen Moon – How Applicable are Bolton’s Anterior and Overall Ratios For Different Ethnic Populations World-wide?

This session will be moderated by Dr. William Wiltshire.

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

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Katherine Kazak

Winnipeg, MB

Presenter

Dr. Helen Moon

Winnipeg, MB

Moderator

Dr. William Wiltshire

Winnipeg, MB

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

Dr. Marco F. Caminiti – Complex Maxillofacial Deformity Management: The Holland Bloorview Experience

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a unique and special place for children and adolescents with complex medical issues. The dental clinic plays a crucial role in the management of patients with special needs, cleft lip/palate, congenital deformities and acquired problems. Headed by an extremely skilled prosthodontist and staffed with orthodontists, pediatric dentists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the team involves themselves in amazing care for these wonderful kids. This presentation will showcase the work being performed and hopes to engage the viewer in strategies to support and/or manage these cases.

This session will be moderated by Dr. James Noble.

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

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Marco F. Caminiti

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. James Noble

Toronto, ON

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 the Pediatric Dentistry program at the University of Toronto to present cases involving pediatric patients.

Dr. Kelsey O’Hagan Wong – Early Dental Management of An Infant with A Congenital Insensitivity to Pain

Dr. Alexandra Rabalski – Nonbacterial Chronic Osteomyelitis: A Pediatric Clinical Case

This session will be moderated by Dr. Jill Oxner.

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

Speakers

Presenter

Dr. Kelsey O’Hagan Wong

Toronto, ON

Presenter

Dr. Alexandra Rabalski

Toronto, ON

Moderator

Dr. Jill Oxner

Toronto, ON