Unless otherwise stated, these courses will be held in person at the McGill Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences. Please watch for additional courses which will be added as they become available.

For hands-on workshops, please bring your protective eyewear or loupes.

COVID-19 - Personal Protective Equipment will be provided for all participants - masks are currently mandatory for all courses.

Lunchboxes served for full-day courses. 

Locales will be provided with appropriate distancing or you may eat off-site if you prefer. 

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Modern techniques and materials for oral soft tissue regeneration - soft tissue substitutes or autogenous tissue?

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022  |   8:30 am to 12:30 pm  |   Hands-On Workshop

Course Description: 

Today, implant and reconstructive therapies include a variety of clinical steps to optimize biological and esthetical outcomes. Soft tissue grafting procedures are considered an integral part of implant therapy and various techniques and materials are applied at different time-points. Whereas autogenous transplants are still widely used, they are associated with major disadvantages, most prominently the associated morbidity. Therefore, more recently, a number of soft tissue substitutes, predominantly collagen matrices have been developed and some of them demonstrate favorable clinical success and less morbidity compared to autogenous grafts.  This half-day workshop will not only give participants the chance to understand the importance of soft tissue grafting procedures in implant dentistry but also the opportunity to perform the procedures on their pig jaw.









Daniel Thoma, PD DR. med. dent 

Dentists: $499 





Quatre journées:

Vendredi, 9 sept - 8:00 - 16:30

Samedi, 10 sept - 8:00 - 17:00

Vendredi, 4 nov - 8:00 - 16:30

Samedi, 5 nov - 8:00 - 16:00

Somaire du cours:

Cette formation se veut une formation complète et adéquate qui permettra aux dentistes participants d’acquérir des compétences, des connaissances et des habilités afin de dépister et traiter des patients souffrant d’apnée obstructive du sommeil ou de ronflement à l’aide d’appareils dentaires.
Après avoir suivi le module 2 au JDIQ, la deuxieme session permettra aux participants d’approfondir leurs compétences et leurs connaissances tout en développant leurs habiletés techniques lors de la fabrication d’orthèses dentaires. Les participants passeront donc par toutes les étapes de fabrication de l’orthèse, soit du choix de celle-ci au premier rendez-vous allant jusqu’à la mise en bouche et les rendez-vous de contrôle et du contrôle des effets secondaires à court, moyen et long terme.
Cette deuxieme "session" se déclinera sur 2 weekends de formation de quatre jours ayant lieu les 9-10 septembre et les 4-5 novembre.

À propos:






                                Luc Gauthier, DMD, MSc          |   Jean-Patrick Arcache, DMD       |    Gilles Lavigne, DMD, MSc, PhD 








Julia Cohen-Levy, DDS, MSc, PhD   Jean-Phillipe Vézina, MD    Jean Poirier, DMD, FRCD(c)    Jean-François Masse, DMD, FRCD(c)

Dentistes: Jusqu'au 10 juillet:  $3750    À partir du 10 juillet: $3950

UFC ODQ: 33   |   UFC ADA Cerp: 29


Saturday, Oct 1st, 2022  |  8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |  In-person Lecture or Livestream

Sunday, Oct 2nd, 2022   |  8:30 am to 12:30 pm  |   Lecture/Livestream and Hands-on Workshop

Course Description: 

This symposium will demonstrate how to successfully incorporate these effective therapies into practice. The different sessions will not only cover the scientific evidence, but participants will also learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and clinical protocols for SDF and ART. An optional hands-on portion of the symposium will allow for participants to practice and apply these techniques. Less invasive options like SDF and ART have the potential to modify current approaches in pediatric dentistry, geriatric dentistry, dentistry for persons with special health care needs, and public health dentistry. Equally important, in general dental practice, SDF and ART have the potential to offer more effective treatment and improve patient satisfaction.










Jo E. Frencken,

DDS, MSc, PhD                                  








Nabil Ouatik,

DMD, MSc, FRCD(c)   








John Frachella,









Gerry Beauchemin,   


Dentists/Others: $399 (Sat only)                                                         Dentists/Hygienists: $799 (Sat & Sun)

ODQ CEU: 7  |  CERP CEU: 7                                                              ODQ CEU: 15  |  CERP CEU: 11

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third molar surgery for the general practitioner

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022  |  8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |   In-Person Lecture or Livestream

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022   |  8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |   Live patient clinical workshop 

Course Description: 

Third molars are routinely encountered in general dentistry practice. It is essential that dentists have a basic understanding of the natural history of third molars, which teeth require removal and the ideal time to intervene. This course aims to provide dentists with this essential knowledge and the basic skills to treat the “ideal” third molar patient in their practice. Moreover, attendees will develop important skills in patient evaluation and case selection to avoid failed extractions and adverse outcomes. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch recorded surgeries performed by the faculty with commentary to gain an understanding of the techniques employed. Furthermore, on Day 2 participants will be able to bring their own patient to perform third molar surgery under the guidance of the course instructors.










Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD, Dip ABOMS, FACS, FRCD(c)  |   Jordan Gigliotti, DMD, MD, CM, FRCD(c)

Day 1 - Saturday Only:

Lecture or Livestream - Dentists $599

Lecture or Livestream - Others $399

ODQ CEU: 6.5



Day 1 & 2 - Saturday and Sunday (In-person only)

Dentists only -  $1999 (Limited attendance)

ODQ CEU: 18.5


Jordan Gigliotti
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Dental Practice

Nov 11-12-13, 2022  |   8:30 am to 4:00 pm  |   Lecture and Active Learning Workshop

Course Description: 

Radiology plays an important role in both diagnosis and treatment planning of patients. With the introduction of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), a new era of three-dimensional imaging has begun in dentistry. This course aims to educate general practitioners and dental specialists on CBCT utilization and/or ownership.
Small field CBCT is on Friday & Sat, AM only (Nov 11-12).

This program will include a didactic portion and a hands-on clinical portion that utilizes the CBCT unit at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry. The didactic component on Friday morning and afternoon will introduce the participants the principles of CBCT technology and its applications. In the Saturday morning session, there will be a hands-on exercise in which the participants will be trained on how to acquire CBCT scans and how to use 3D viewer software to interpret images (small-field).

IMPORTANT: The image viewing software is not supported by Apple computers. Please bring a PC laptop and a mouse.









Didem Dagdeviren, DMD, MSc, PhD, Dip ABOMR, FRCD(c)

Small Field only -​ Friday, Nov 11, 2022  |  8:30am to 4:30pm  |  Saturday, Nov 12 | 8:30am to 12:30pm​

Dentists:  $1499​

ODQ CEU: 15   |  CERP CEU: 11​

Small & Large Field –​ Friday, Saturday, Sunday Nov 11, 12, 13, 2022  |  8:30am to 4:30pm ​

Dentists:  $2499​

ODQ CEU: 30   |   CERP CEU: 19.5

Incorporating Digital Technology

Saturday, Nov 26, 2022  |   8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |   Lecture and Hands-On Workshop


Course Description:

This course will look at the role of how digital technology can allow a modern dental office to develop its digital lab and provide design/manufacturing services internally. Multiple digital workflows will be demonstrated involving: advanced digital treatment planning and wellness comparison scans, chair-side same-day crowns using virtual articulation, aesthetic digital smile designs with 3D printed prototypes, digital implantology workflows, and in-office aligners and bruxism appliances with Suresmile and 3D printing.









Amarjit Rihal, DMD, FRCD(c)

Half-Day Lecture/Livestream (Morning Only):

Lecture/Livestream - Dentists/Others: $299

ODQ CEU: 3.5  |  CERP CEU: 3.5

Full-Day Workshop - (In-Person Only)

Dentists: $799  

ODQ CEU: 10.5  |  CERP CEU: 7


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Periodontal Surgical Therapy: Mucogingival Therapy and or Osseous Resective Surgery

Saturday, Feb 18, 2023  |   8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |   Hands-On Workshop

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023  |   8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |   Hands-On Workshop

Course Description: Mucogingival Therapy (Saturday, Feb 18, 2023)

This full-day, hands-on course will give the participant the opportunity to go through the diagnostic, treatment planning, and executive process of applying various mucogingival surgical therapies within the realm of periodontics. After a brief introduction, a discussion about pre-surgical assessment will follow. The participants will then be introduced to their patients for the day – fresh pig jaws.

The first part of the morning session will entail a brief discussion of indications and contra-indications to augment attached gingiva via a gingival graft. Each participant will perform the procedure on their pig jaw. The morning session will continue with root coverage for treatment of recession. Indications and contra-indications for this procedure will be presented, as well as a step-by-step sequence for how to execute treatment. Treatment will focus on a classical approach to a single tooth recession. Each participant will perform the procedures on their pig jaw.  A break for lunch will follow.

In the afternoon, the focus will shift to more advanced techniques for root coverage, as well as techniques for treating recessions on multiple contiguous teeth. Techniques employing both autogenic and xenogenic soft tissue grafts will be covered. All participants will once again get a chance to perform the various techniques on their pig jaws.

Course Description: Osseous Resective Surgery (Saturday, Mar 18, 2023)

This hands-on course will give the participant the opportunity to go through the diagnostic, treatment planning, and executive process of applying osseous resective surgical therapies within the realm of periodontics. After a brief introduction, a discussion about pre-surgical assessment will follow. The participants will then be introduced to their patients for the day – fresh pig jaws.

The first practical exercise will be a suturing lesson. Conceptual and technical fundamentals of the most common suturing techniques will be presented, and each participant will have the opportunity to practice them.

The remainder of the morning will focus on osseous resective surgery as relates to a mandibular crown lengthening procedure. Indications and contra-indications for this procedure will be presented, as well as a step-by-step sequence for how to execute treatment. Each participant will perform the procedure on their pig jaw. A break for lunch will follow.

In the afternoon, participants will have another opportunity to perform an osseous resective procedure, but this time it will be for a maxillary pocket reduction, as performed in the definitive treatment of periodontitis. An emphasis will be placed on the special techniques for reflecting a palatal flap, as well as incorporating a distal wedge procedure.









Sam Malkinson, DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $799  (for 1 day)

ODQ CEU: 11  |  CERP CEU: 7

Dentists: $1199  (for 2 days)

ODQ CEU: 22  |  CERP CEU: 14


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Diagnostically Driven Dentistry

Saturday, Mar 25, 2023  |   8:30 am to 4:00 pm  |   Lecture and Active Learning Workshop

Course Description: 

In dentistry, superior diagnostics create more efficient methodologies, resulting in better decision-making and, ultimately, a higher quality of care. These diagnostics can actually reduce costs to the patient by creating far more customized approaches to their dental care and ideal treatment plans for long-term success. This course will take the attendee into modern-day diagnostics and demonstrate why the GP must be in control in how they integrate treatments with their specialists. 

Highlights of the lecture include: 

- An update on “what’s best for the patient” 

- Why the 2d imaging is limited and we need 3D to help with proper diagnosis 

- Today’s ideal initial exam, getting treatment plan acceptance and giving patients the best information possible and create great images that facilitates the communication 

- Diagnostic guidance you can take back and apply in your dental office 

​This course will use "Anatomage" software for the exercises - participants must bring a PC laptop for this course as the software does not run on Apple devices.









Katya Archambault, DMD, Dip ABOMR

Dentists: $549 

ODQ CEU: 10.5  |  CERP CEU: 10.5

Advanced Occlusion & Case Planning Workshop 

April 29, 2023 - April 30, 2023 |   8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |   Two-day Hands-On Workshop in Simulation Lab

Course Description: 

Limited attendance workshop on advanced occlusion & case planning!  

The goal of this workshop is to move beyond the didactic discussions of the challenges, techniques and intricacies of restorative and rehabilitative care and put the skills into your head and into your hands. The workshop will be heavily focused on hands-on experience of working on cases that will allow you to take your knowledge home and put it to use immediately.   This workshop will involve exploration and planning of actual cases through hands on equilibration and waxing.  Previously only held in his office in the United States and in Australia, this is the first time the program will be presented in Canada. Do not miss this unique opportunity!









Michael Melkers, DDS, MAGD

Dentists only: Early Bird Fee - $3299 (Until March 15)

                        After March 14 - $3499

ODQ CEU: 28  |  CERP CEU: 14

Michael Melkers, DDS, MAGD