Women in Dentistry 13th Annual Symposium
Clinical Tips and Tricks for the Entire Dental Team
April 14, 2023 – Full Day Symposium (6 CE Credits)
- Early bird Price (Until February 28th): Student: $79.00 | Team Member – $179.00 | Dentist – $299.00
- Regular Price (From March 1st): Student: $99.00 | Team Member – $199.00 | Dentist – $349.00
Location: Parkview Manor, Toronto, Canada
7:30-8:30 am REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
8:30-8:45 am Opening remarks Dr.Effie Habsha
Achieve Excellence and Predictability with Anterior Composite Restoration
Dr. Pamela Maragliano Muniz
Getting composites right in a predictable manner is hard work. Fortunately, new techniques have emerged to help produce beautiful outcomes in a predictable manner. In this lecture, treatment planning and a technique to produce beautiful restorations discussed. When composite layering is necessary, participants learn tips and practice predictable techniques for beautiful, predictable layered composite restorations. Understanding the characteristics of various composite classifications will help you achieve a gorgeous shade match and long-lasting restorations.
Attendees of this lecture will learn
- Tips for treatment planning anterior composite restorations
- Techniques for predictable form and contour
- Strategies for an excellent shade match
- Understand how to select the right composite to promote long-lasting restorations
Sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent
Dr. Pamela Maragliano Muniz,
Dr. Maragliano-Muniz was a dental hygienist before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from UCLA School of Dentistry. She is a board-certified prosthodontist, the Chief Editor for Dental Economics. In addition, she is a Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, a faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and maintains a private practice in Salem, MA. She lectures internationally and is extensively published. Her passion for prevention has stayed with her throughout her career and in 2010, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz was awarded the 2010 Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year by the American Dental Association.
Medical Cannabis Science: Implications and Applications in the Dental Setting
Stacy Bobak, RDH,
Are you asking your patients about their cannabis consumption on the medical history? This course will help you to confidently continue the conversation about cannabis, with a focus on patients-centered care, in order to shed the misinformation about cannabis and encourage your patients to be mindful of their oral and overall health when it comes to consuming cannabis.
Learn how the availability of evidence-based information aids in performing a risk assessment, from a harm-reduction lens, allowing you to safely implement aspects of this new industry and incorporate new knowledge in your dental practice.
- Analyze recent research to identify the best clinical evidence for the practical applications of cannabinoid therapies related to dental treatment planning.
- Identify potential health risks and implications of cannabis in the dental setting by incorporating cannabis-specific assessments and client education strategies.
- Consider the future of pharmaceutical cannabinoid medicine as it relates to oral health maintenance and oral diseases.
Stacy Bobak, RDH, Certified Cannabis Educator and Recognized Cannabis Industry Specialist
Passionate about cannabis science and oral health, Stacy Bobak, owner of CannaDent, shares the facts about cannabis as they relate to oral health in a fascinating way. As a dental hygiene clinical instructor in the faculty of health sciences at Durham College and professor of cannabis theory in the school of advancement at Centennial College, Stacy has implemented new ways of helping her students and colleagues continue the conversation about cannabis. Stacy is an entrepreneur and international public speaker, she runs a not-for-profit organization that supports the standardization of cannabis education, and she is an advocate for medical patients.
10:00 – 10:30 am Break and Exhibitor Networking
The New Era of Digital Dentistry: Advantages, Parameters, Workflows
Dr. Henriette Lerner
Digital technologies transforms the world in a new place and dentistry in a new discipine. The lecture will describe predictable parameters, workflows for full arch reabilitations ioon teeth and Implants to be impolemented in the daily clinic.
- To be aware of the advantages of a digital workflow
- Learn about the scientific validation of the technologies
- How to implement the technologies in a coherent workflow for predictable results.
Sponsored by Keystone Dental Group
Dr. Medic. Henriette Lerner PhD, FDS RCS, is the founder and Director of HL Dentclinic and Academy in Baden-Baden, Germany, an academic clinical, teaching and research facility of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, in Frankfurt on Main, Germany.
Dr. Lerner is the Past President of the Digital Dentistry Society International (DDS). She has a Doctor of Philosophy on the topic of Digital Dentistry. Among her other certifications, she is a Board Member & Expert for the German Society of Oral Implantology, Board Member and Past President of Digital Dentistry Society.
Dr. Lerner is also Editorial Advisor for 4 scientific journals and the author of a numerous scientific papers , book chapters – Esthetics in Dentistry –Implant Esthetics – Digital Occlusion in Implant Rehabilitation – and Coeditor of the book Digital Dentistry Science and Clinics. Dr. Lerner’s expertise educational field and numerous publications spans the fields of clinical oral research, complex implant cases in esthetics and function, soft and hard tissue augmentation and biomaterials research, as well as occlusion in complete oral rehabilitation, all in the light of digital dentistry and artificial intelligence technologies.
11:20 am-12:05 pm
Permission to Push Back, Please?
Setting Boundaries + Managing Expectations for the Modern Dental Professional
Dr. Marilisa Morea
Do you struggle with people-pleasing or setting boundaries in your professional role? Do you ever feel dismissed or placated as a result of having less experience in your career?
As a female working professional, it can be challenging to set boundaries, especially if we often aim to please. This presentation will examine boundaries including, the importance of setting boundaries and having limits, recognizing when it is time to set a boundary, and, how to put boundaries into practice. The presentation will also explore imposter syndrome as it relates to boundary setting. Part of this discussion will include exploring three different forms of perfectionism and the impact they have on us. Lastly, a brief review of the importance of goal setting will be introduced as it relates to daily life and decision-making. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in the last 15 minutes of the presentation.
- Gain confidence to set boundaries
- Understand various forms of perfectionism and how they impact decision-making
- Adopt ways to set realistic goals
Dr. Marilisa Morea has been a practicing psychologist for almost 20 years in various settings offering support to clients, students, and colleagues. She enjoys engaging with her community and has been offering workshops to physicians, schools, and organizations, in hopes of dispelling the stigma related to mental health. After obtaining her undergraduate degree specializing in Psychology at The University of Toronto, Dr. Morea went on to earn her Doctoral degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
She is the Founder and Clinic Director of Monarch Therapy and Wellness Centre, a Mental Health Clinic that serves all ages and presenting concerns. For 10 years, Dr. Morea served as the lead psychologist at North York General Hospital’s Children and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, where she worked with children, adolescents and their families and offered parent training and groups. Dr. Morea is a published author of a variety of books, most notable, the Get It Together and Crushing Camp Series, comprised of workbooks, guides, and journals that support emotional awareness, self-esteem building and confidence. She also has an Etsy store, HopeWithDrM with various therapy resources. Dr. Morea has offered countless spotlights and collaborations and has been honoured with various awards throughout her training and career. She carries her own pages on various social media platforms under @dr.morea together comprising 50K followers and also has her own Blog on her website that provides information, insights, and support for mental wellness. To learn more about Dr. Morea and her clinic, visit her website at: www.monarchtherapy.ca or head to her social media platforms.
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch and Exhibitor Networking
Drug Delivery for Dental Office Medical Emergencies
Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch
You know what to do, but do you know HOW to do it?
Medical emergencies in the dental office require efficient action for effective care. Failure to use correct methods for
medication delivery can result in suboptimal outcomes for patients in crisis. This talk will provide critical tips on the
steps required to optimize your medication delivery.
In this presentation, attendees will learn optimal delivery strategies for:
- Epinephrine by intramuscular injection.
- Salbutamol with and without an aerochamber.
- Nitroglycerin given sublingually by tablet or spray.
Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch is a graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry U of T (DDS 2004, MSc Dental Anaesthesia 2008) and holds a Masters Certificate in Dental Clinic Leadership and Management, Schulich School of Business, York University. She is a former Research Fellow, The Wilson Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, and Diplomate and Board Member of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. She is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto providing education in both undergraduate and graduate curricula on dental office medical emergencies and anesthesia. She is a Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certified Instructor and Course Director, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO). Dr. Yarascavitch is a Course Director in the Sunnybrook Advanced Life Support Program and is Courtesy Staff, Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, providing teaching and general anesthesia for special care patients who have medically complex conditions. She is the current Scientific Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia (CADA) and Secretary/Treasurer, International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Dental Anesthesiology and Special Care Research (DASCR) Group Network and holds positions on the Editorial Review Boards for Anesthesia Progress and The Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (JDAPM). Carilynne is passionate about sharing her expertise with practical, memorable tips that every dentist can use.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Understand Zygoma Implants
Dr. Lesley David
Regardless of the type of dental healthcare professional you are, it’s important to be at the forefront of patient care. As such, understanding zygoma implants is paramount to ensuring your patients are informed of appropriate treatment solutions. Learning the “Top 5” will enable you to educate your patients as to the indications and applications for this graftless rehabilitative treatment modality. The zygoma implant will be de-mystified and its role in the All-on-4 treatment solution will be reviewed.
Sponsored by Nobel Biocare
Dr. Lesley David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto, Canada. She is an Associate Clinician at the University of Toronto in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, a Fellow and past examiner of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and is on staff at the Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Trillium Hospital.
Dr. David is a remedial course provider for the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario in oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. She is also on several industry related advisory boards and a key opinion leader for various dental related companies. She is a recognized author and international speaker on various topics in implant dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break and Exhibitor Networking
CBCT: ARE YOU GETTING THE FULL PICTURE?
Dr. Lea Al Matny
Digital imaging has become one of the most important diagnostic tools for oral health professionals. CBCT, specifically, was being widely adapted after it demonstrated a great impact in the diagnosis of fractures, resorption, intraosseous pathosis, implant placement, and more. Does this, however, mean an automatic CBCT scan of the teeth in question is in the best interest of our patients? Does this justify the effective dose patients are routinely exposed to?
In this session, we will examine different scenarios three-dimensional imaging can impact our diagnosis and treatment plan. Then, review the current selection criteria and standard of care we currently have in place for dental radiographs. We will also address the benefits of establishing a CBCT imaging protocol as a comprehensive diagnostic tool.
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the impact three-dimensional imaging can have on diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Understand and explain radiation exposure to patients.
- Establish an imaging protocol to systematically incorporate CBCT.
Sponsored by Carestream Dental
Dr. Lea Al Matny is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist at SeeThru Reports and Clinical Education Specialist at Carestream Dental. She attended the University of Texas Health in San Antonio (UTHSA) where she received both a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Master’s in Dental Science. She is a reviewer for Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology (OOOO) and actively involved in multiple committees at the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR).
Moderated by Robyn Shields – National Operations Manager Crest + Oral B – P&G Professional Oral Health
You have the POWER to Elevate Client Care
Kerry Lepicek, RDH
How often have you wondered, how you can enhance your practice and your clients’ oral health? As dental professionals, we have the power to motivate, enhance and elevate our client care. Kerry will discuss what should be included in our assessment, the types of high-risk clients we treat, and tools we can use to help you improve their oral health. Communication is an essential piece of the puzzle for getting your client to agree to the treatment you are recommending. The key to helping our clients succeed is to make sure they understand their role in the process. Kerry will review how we can use the oral-systemic connection to motivate and inspire your clients. Elevating our client care will positively impact your practice.
- Learn how to identify high-risk clients
- Explore ways to improve your communication with your clients
- Gain insight into different homecare tools to elevate client care
Sponsored by Crest + Oral B
Kerry Lepicek, RDH is a registered dental hygienist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in various practice settings and currently works part-time in a general practice. She has lectured both locally and internationally. Kerry is a trustworthy expert on the topics of oral biofilm, halitosis, the oral-systemic connection, the dental hygiene process of care and the AAP Classifications. Her focus is on educating her clients and the dental profession on health and wellness. Kerry is a Key Opinion Leader for Crest + Oral B, OraVital and Voco. She is the editor for The Hygiene Corner with Women In Dentistry, on the advisory board for AAOSH (American Academy of Oral Systemic Health) and a cast member on The RDH View. Her practical advice will transform your practice and clients’ health.
Healthy Patient = Healthy Practice
A Team Approach
Anna Louise Tolan RDH,FADIA
The progressive dental team recognizes it is essential for its members to know the signs and symptoms of periodontal and peri-implant disease in the patients that call, present, and seek treatment in our practice. As we explore the classification system, each team member will increase their ability to understand the current evaluation of the patient’s oral health and the risks to their overall health. Increased confidence will allow the team members to support person-centred treatment recommendations, including intervals and self-care routines to promote the goal of Healthy Patients = Healthy Practice!
• Examine the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant disease and Conditions
• Understand the recommended treatment plan and intervals of each level of disease
• Implement evidence-based client-specific self-care routines to elevate the oral health and overall health of your patients
Sponsored by Crest & Oral B
Anna Louise Tolan RDH, FADIA. A clinician, educator and lecturer, Anna Louise, is focused on person-centered care. She received her Fellowship from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and is a Dental Hygiene Certification program trainer. Her passion and expertise in using evidence-based protocols make her a popular master clinician and international lecturer.
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break and Exhibitor Networking
Utilizing Digital Technology to Elevate Patient Care
Julie Gaffney, RDH, BSc
Join Julie for an informative learn and jump into the future of dental care. The world is going digital and consumers are demanding a modern experience from their medical and dental care. In this learn, Julie will review digital technology options for educating patient and how they can enhance the patient experience. She will discuss how technology can help with comprehensive treatment planning for exceptional outcomes of care. All dental team members will learn how to utilize digital technology to effectively and efficiently educate and engage with patients, specific to their role.
- Examine elevated patient experience using digital technology
- Illustrate the benefits of using digital scanners to elevate patient education and conversations
- Formulate strategies using applications in digital technology to improve patient understanding of treatment recommendations
- Review how using digital applications can help offer comprehensive care to patients
Sponsored by Align Technology
Julie Gaffney, RDH, BSc. With 30 diverse years in dental practice in both the United States and Canada, Julie is a registered dental hygienist who brings a wealth of expert knowledge in all aspects of the field. Throughout her extensive career, Julie has held positions including Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Office Manager, Educator, Specialty Dental Hygienist, Marketing Specialist, Author and International Speaker. Julie’s passion lies in orthodontics and she is proud to be a prestigious member of Align Technologies Hygiene Faculty, where she educates teams globally on the benefits of correcting malocclusion. Her dental experience has lead her to her current role as Director of Clinical and Digital Integration at 123 Dentist. This role has allowed her to integrate digital technology at hundreds of practices for elevated patient education and to support best in class care in practices.