IN-PERSON COURSES - 2022-2023
Unless otherwise stated, these courses will be held in person at the McGill,
Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, Undergraduate Clinic.
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 workshops.
Lunchboxes served for full-day courses.
Cooking Lessons in Digital Dentistry
Jan 27-28-29, 2023 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Lecture and Hands-on Workshop
This course covers everything you and your dental team need to know about digital dentistry and will answer your digital questions and concerns! Learn about the basics, right up to advanced methods of “cooking with” CBCT scans, optical scanning techniques, free software to plan and design different dental prostheses, and 3D printing techniques. You will learn how to 3D print dental models, night guards, and surgical guides all at low cost. Conventional analog and digital “cooking recipe” workflows will also be discussed.
Each participant will experience "LIVE HANDS-ON" techniques to demonstrate the use of optical scanners, software, and 3D printers and fabricate their own surgical guide and night guards. You will also be provided with files containing DICOM and STL files of demonstrated cases for you to practice with. Finally, you will be given multiple "RECIPES" to print in your practice to simplify digital techniques for you and your assistants to best learn from all of these technologies!
This course will focus on various intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and resin materials. Don’t worry if you own something else, the digital workflows will be very similar or identical in most cases.
Pierre Obeid, DDS
3 Full-Days (including Hands-on Workshop sessions) - In-Person Only
Dentists (only): $1499
ODQ CEU: 25 | CERP CEU: 20
EDUCATIONAL GRANT & MATERIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Periodontal Surgical Therapy: Mucogingival Therapy and or Osseous Resective Surgery
Saturday, Feb 11, 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 11, 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
EDUCATIONAL GRANT & MATERIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Diagnostically Driven Dentistry
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 | 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | Lecture and Active Learning Workshop
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
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
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