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Dr. Robert Convissar
Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice, Dr. Convissar has over 22 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths. The author of over 15 peer reviewed papers and author/ coauthor of 4 textbooks on laser dentistry, Dr. Convissar has presented over 300 laser seminars on all 5 continents. He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City, where he also serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, published in
September of 2010 is the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world.

$899

$699
For AGD Members

Proof of membership required for discounts.

HANDS-ON COURSE IN LASER DENTISTRY
A Standard Proficiency Certification Course
Candidates who successfully complete this course and its prerequisites* will receive a Certificate of Standard Proficiency in Dental Lasers recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry, an international organization with more than 1200 members in over 25 countries.

Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of SEVEN different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted. The first day will detail laser use in the following subject matters:

1) Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative Periodontal Therapy
2) Surgical and Restorative Implantology
3) Fixed and Removable Prosthetics
4) Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology
5) Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry
7) Endodontics
8) Pedodontics/Orthodontics
9) Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
10) Practice Management/Marketing

The second day workshop will give each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models. Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.

At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths used in dentistry today, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate for their practice, and be able to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices first thing tomorrow morning.

*Standard Proficiency Certification will be awarded upon successfully completing an online examination administered by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. The candidate must own a laser or have access to a laser, and have taken a previous introductory laser course. The candidate must become a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. A free introductory course on lasers is available on the Academy of Laser Dentistry Website at: www.laserdentistry.org/education/index.cfm

For more information on the Certification process, please visit LaserDentistry.org
DATE

JAN. 29 - 30, 2016

TIME

Registration & Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am

Lecture
8:30am - 4:30pm

LOCATION

Richmond Endodontic Center
11300 No 5 Rd
Richmond, BC
PRICES & DISCOUNTS

Non AGD Members - $899
AGD Members - $699 (use Discount Code bcagd699) **

** AGD memberships to be confirmed with BC AGD registrar at time of event
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

There is a $50 administration fee for any cancellations and a no refund policy in effect 30 days prior to each course.
Approved PACE Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
11/1/2014 to 10/31/2017
Provider ID# 219288
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Dr. Matt Illes
Dr. Matthew Illes is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and serves as a prosthodontic consultant at the University of British Columbia. He is a fellow of both the AGD and International Congress for Oral Implantologists.  Dr. Illes has a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Vancouver, B.C. He also serves as current president of the BC AGD.

Please note, this course has no remaining reserved seating for UBC students. Additional seats may become available for UBC students at a later date. Those interested should join the waiting list below

$99

$1
For AGD Members

$1
For UBC Students

Proof of membership required for discounts.

MODERN OCCLUSION
Post operative re-appointments to adjust the bite on a single restoration are time consuming, often stressful and  detrimental to the health of a practice.  Post operative mechanical complications such as porcelain chipping can be a serious problem particularly with respect to the restoration of maxillary anterior teeth.  The lecturer will discuss occlusal methods to reduce the incidence of the latter issues to improve the predictability of restorative treatment.  A clinical strategy for the maintenance of maximum intercuspation (MIP), in patients whom do not require occlusal reconstruction through single arch or dual arch treatment, will be provided using conventional instruments and materials.  The presenter will also review a clinical protocol to reduce the risk of leaving interfering contacts which have the potential to constrict the envelope of function and create mechanical problems.  The program will focus on common scenerios faced by the general practitioner in their daily practices as pertains to the restoration of one or more teeth in MIP occlusion.
DATE

May 12, 2016

TIME

Registration & Dinner
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Lecture
6:30pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION

BCDA DLC
#110 - 1765 West 8 Avenue
Vancouver, BC
PRICES & DISCOUNTS

Non AGD Members - $99
AGD Members - $1 (use Discount Code bcagd1) **
UBC Students - $1 (use Discount Code ubc1)

** AGD memberships to be confirmed with BC AGD registrar at time of event
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

There is a $50 administration fee for any cancellations and a no refund policy in effect 30 days prior to each course.
UBC Dental Student Disclaimer

The BC AGD subsidizes its CE events for all 3rd and 4th year UBC dental students as a courtesy to the school to encourage participation in advanced education.  The BC AGD kindly requests a minimum of  2 weeks notice for any cancellations to provide the academy with a reasonable period of time to attempt to fill a vacancy.  UBC students are asked to email BC AGD President Dr. Matt Illes at bcagd1@hotmail.com in the event that a cancellation is unavoidable.
Approved PACE Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
11/1/2014 to 10/31/2017
Provider ID# 219288
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Dr. Paresh Shah
Dr. Paresh Shah maintains a private practice in Winnipeg, Canada with a focus on implant, cosmetic and interdisciplinary complex restorative care. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1991.

Dr. Shah has a proficiency certificate in Esthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) in 2007 and a Masters in Physiology from the University of Manitoba in 1987. He is also a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute Prosthetic Program and the Kois Center in Seattle.

Dr. Shah is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He serves as a consultant for numerous dental manufacturers in product development and evaluations. Dr. Shah is also a founder and co-director of a Seattle Study Club in Winnipeg.

$1195

$995
For AGD Members

Proof of membership required for discounts.

ESTHETICS & FIXED PROSTHODONTICS
A Hands-On Participation Program
Today dentists are challenged with and an increased complexity in esthetic demands. Furthermore, dentists are faced with an ever-changing selection of materials, procedures and requests from patients. At the heart of all this is what is most ideal for your patients. This program will review practical and contemporary options for treating many of the challenges we encounter in everyday practice with our fixed restorations.

Participants will learn about various contemporary restorative materials including ceramics and zirconia as they pertain to natural teeth and implants. This 2-day hands-on program will also include material selection, impressioning, provisionals, cementation and shade selection. Participants will also learn about digital impressions to understand the workflow and how to incorporate in practice. Whether its conventional or digital impressioning, its important to know how to achieve the best possible results. You will also learn practical techniques to simplify the restoration of your cases and be able to implement many of these immediately.

  • Learning Objectives
  • Learn to evaluate various restorative materials so as to select the most appropriate for each situation
  • Learn the principles of Macro, Mini and Micro-Aesthetics
  • Learn basic principles of shade and color matching
  • Learn to take great predictable conventional impressions as well as digital scans
  • Learn the value of great provisionals to allow diagnosis, planning and transitioning into definitive fixed restorations
  • Learn practical restorative techniques to simplify the restoration of your cases and implement immediately
  • Review contemporary Ceramic & cementation materials and learn where and how to use each predictably and successfully.
  • Learn valuable impression techniques for your crown & bridge as well as implants
  • Learn how to communicate with your lab on impressions for implant esthetics
  • Review indirect material selection for effective treatment outcome and esthetics
  • Review cementation materials and techniques for your fixed restorations on natural teeth and implants
  • Learn techniques to improve the outcome and esthetics of your indirect restorations on natural teeth or implants
  • Review ways to create great implant esthetics with abutment and restorative options
  • Learn how to overcome esthetic challenges 

DATE

November 25-26, 2016

TIME

Registration and Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am

Lecture
8:30am - 4:00pm

LOCATION

Richmond Endodontic Center
11300 No 5 Rd
Richmond, BC
PRICES & DISCOUNTS

Non AGD Members - $1195
AGD Members - $995 (use Discount Code bcagd995) **

** AGD memberships to be confirmed with BC AGD registrar at time of event
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

There is a $50 administration fee for any cancellations and a no refund policy in effect 30 days prior to each course.
Approved PACE Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
11/1/2014 to 10/31/2017
Provider ID# 219288
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Dr. Rodrigo Cunha
Dr. Cunha completed his Undergraduate Dental degree in 1994, which he obtained from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas (PUCC) in Campinas, SP-Brazil.  His post-graduate studies include a Specialty degree in Endodontics obtained in 1997 from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); in 2002, a M.Sc. degree in Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics), and in 2006, a Ph.D. degree in Dental Sciences both of which he received from Sao Leopoldo Mandic Centre for Dental Research.   Dr. Cunha is an Associate Professor and Division Head, Endodontology at the College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba since 2011 and Head of the Restorative Department since 2013.  He has taught at the preclinical and clinical levels in both undergraduate and graduate courses; has been a guest speaker at many events in South America, North America, Europe and UAE. Published more than 50 papers and abstracts in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Cunha is also the author of five book chapters in Endodontics Textbooks.
Dr. Cunha is a Reviewer for the IEJ and JOE and also an Associate Editor of the South Brazilian Dentistry Journal. Dr. Cunha is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDC) since 2013. He is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) and Canadian Academy of Endodontics (CAE)

$595

$395
For AGD Members

Proof of membership required for discounts.

SIMPLIFYING ENDODONTICS
A Hands-On Participation Course for the Everyday Practice
Endodontics can often be difficult and frustrating. Incorporating technology into your daily practice will provide you with the tools and confidence required to take-on more challenging case.

This evidence-based hands-on course will focus on essential technologies that are critical for the successful treatment of complex endodontic scenarios. Topics to be cover include:

  1. The dental operating microscope (DOM), which combines both magnification and illumination leading to enhanced visibility and an increased probability of locating extra canals without removing excessive tooth structure.
  2. Ultrasonic units and ultrasonic tips, which enable the clinician to remove tooth structure in a more conservative manner and access difficult-to-reach areas.
  3. Electric motors with rotary or reciprocating files, which are indispensable for faster and safer negotiation of canals with severe curvature.
  4. The role of irrigants and irrigation has changed within the past few years as it has evolved from an adjunct solution to an important tool for disinfection.
  5. Different devices and techniques will be discussed for filling the root canal system “blocking” the portal of entrance to bacteria which is paramount to maintain the asepsis achieved during disinfection.
  6. The benefit of incorporating three-dimensional imaging into your practice for enhanced visualization of difficult anatomy and making challenging diagnoses will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, the students will be able to:

  1. Apply the “Microsonics” concept in order to enhance the chances of finding extra canals (i.e MB2 and Mesial-Middle Canal);
  2. Compare both rotary and reciprocating instruments when shaping the canals;
  3. Recognize the importance of the irrigation protocol with the aim of achieving disinfection;
  4. Compare several devices and techniques for a perfect three-dimensional obturation.
  5. Recognize the importance of a three-dimensional image in order to assess the dental anatomy prior to the endodontic treatment.

Day 1
Lecture – 6 hours

Day 2
Hands on – 6 hours (am and pm)
For the hands-on component each student should bring 5 previously accessed extracted teeth (2 anterior; 1 maxillary premolar, 1 maxillary molar and 1 mandibular molar). Students will have available dental operating microscopes and ultrasonic units in order to apply the techniques discussed during the didactic portion of the course. It will also be available 2 (two) shaping files: a rotary system and a reciprocating system, thus students will be able to feel which system meets their needs. Again, two different devices and technology for filling the root canal system will be used in order to enhance the students’ experience.
DATE

April 7-8, 2017

TIME

Registration & Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am

Lecture
8:30am - 4:00pm

LOCATION

Richmond Endodontic Center
11300 No 5 Rd
Richmond, BC
PRICES & DISCOUNTS

Non AGD Members - $595
AGD Members - $395 (use Discount Code bcagd395) **

** AGD memberships to be confirmed with BC AGD registrar at time of event
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

There is a $50 administration fee for any cancellations and a no refund policy in effect 30 days prior to each course.
Approved PACE Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
11/1/2014 to 10/31/2017
Provider ID# 219288
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Dr. Matt Illes
Dr. Matthew Illes is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and serves as a prosthodontic consultant at the University of British Columbia. He is a fellow of both the AGD and International Congress for Oral Implantologists.  Dr. Illes has a private practice limited to prosthodontics in Vancouver, B.C. He also serves as current president of the BC AGD.

$99

$49
For AGD Members

$1
For UBC Students

Proof of membership required for discounts.

Mastering the Implant Overdenture
Learn to Master Traditional Denture Skills
Course Overview:

Course Overview: As the “All on 4” technique expands in both its fame and popularity amongst clinicians, greater numbers of patients receiving full arch implant rehabilitation are relying on 4-6 implants to support a fixed prosthesis. The dependence upon less implants than traditionally thought suitable for a fixed prosthesis has arguably lead to diminished use of a removeable overdenture. Despite this shift in philosophy, there still remain situations for which the conventional implant supported overdenture is more advantageous than a fixed implant prosthesis. The presenter will discuss the benefits of developing traditional complete denture skills to permit for the construction of an exceptional maxillary implant overdenture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn the key steps required for the fabrication of a removable maxillary complete denture that are applicable to the maxillary implant overdenture.
  • Participants will learn a clinical protocol to maximize accuracy in impressioning multiple implants for a screw-retained, implant supported bar.
  • The lecturer will demonstrate a clinical strategy that employs a verification jig for the purpose of evaluating the accuracy of the working model to improve the passivity of fit of the overdenture bar.
  • The speaker will review a prosthodontic overdenture design that is capable of providing optimal esthetics, maximum strength and occlusal stability. The design will feature a foundation based upon a milled, titanium bar coupled with a cast, cobalt chromium substructure framework. The resultant overdenture will also feature milled, monolithic, zirconia posterior crowns to maintain the prosthesis occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) in lieu of traditional, cemented, gold alloy inlays/onlays.
  • A CR occlusal strategy featuring an unconventional, functional assessment and adjustment of the overdenture in dynamic occlusion will be shown.
DATE

May 11, 2017

TIME

Registration & Diner
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Lecture
6:30pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION

BCDA DLC
#110 - 1765 West 8 Avenue
Vancouver, BC

PRICES & DISCOUNTS

Non AGD Members - $99
AGD Members - $49 (use Discount Code bcagd49) **
UBC Students - $1 (use Discount Code ubc1)

** AGD memberships to be confirmed with BC AGD registrar at time of event
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

There is a $50 administration fee for any cancellations and a no refund policy in effect 30 days prior to each course.
UBC Dental Student Disclaimer

The BC AGD subsidizes its CE events for all 3rd and 4th year UBC dental students as a courtesy to the school to encourage participation in advanced education.  The BC AGD kindly requests a minimum of  2 weeks notice for any cancellations to provide the academy with a reasonable period of time to attempt to fill a vacancy.  UBC students are asked to email BC AGD President Dr. Matt Illes at bcagd1@hotmail.com in the event that a cancellation is unavoidable.
Approved PACE Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
11/1/2014 to 10/31/2017
Provider ID# 219288
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