Canadian Academy of Periodontology

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Zoom in with CAP - A lecture series for your referring doctors and hygienists

A lecture series for your referring doctors and hygienists, sponsored by Crest Oral B, offered at no charge to CAP members, their staff, and referring doctors. Please forward the registration page to your referring doctors with our compliments.

Each session will be 1-hour long followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A session and a short sponsor presentation.

Lecture Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm ET

Registration Fees
CAP Members: no charge
Non-CAP Members: no charge
Hygienists: no charge

CE Points: Each session will qualify for 1.5 CE Points

Sponsor: Crest Oral B

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October Session

Thursday, October 19, 2023
8:00-9:30pm EDT

Faraj Edher, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros, FRCDC

Beyond the Dental Chair: Exceptional Patient Experiences for Practice Success

In this presentation, we underscore the importance of patient experience as a key determinant of success in dental practices, moving beyond the sole focus on clinical outcomes. As the field of dentistry continues to progress, it is vital for dental professionals to prioritize patient experience to build strong, lasting relationships and foster patient loyalty.

This session delves into a variety of patient-centric perspectives and philosophies that can be adopted to improve patient care and overall experience. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of innovative methods, communication best practices, and the significance of embracing a patient-first approach within the dental practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of patient experience in dental practice success: By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to recognize the significance of prioritizing patient experience and how it affects overall practice growth and patient retention.
  • Explore strategies for effective communication and patient- centered care: Attendees will learn various methods for fostering open and transparent communication with patients, ultimately leading to improved patient satisfaction, trust, and loyalty. Techniques for creating a positive and supportive dental environment will also be discussed, allowing dental professionals to tailor their care to meet individual patient needs.
  • Implement innovative approaches to enhance the patient experience: Participants will be introduced to new perspectives and philosophies in dental practice management that focus on enriching the patient experience. These include adopting a patient-first mindset, utilizing the latest dental technology for increased patient comfort, and employing a holistic approach to patient care that encompasses both clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Dr. Faraj Edher is a Specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his dental degree from the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine, and then continued his Masters in Craniofacial Science and post-graduate specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Edher is the Founder of one of Canada’s largest study clubs, the BC Dental Study and the Director of the Digital Dentistry Institute. He is passionate about innovation and education in the fields of digital dentistry, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He has founded, co-founded, and is actively involved with several international dental associations, and has represented Canadian dentists and dental students at multiple international platforms.

In addition to practicing full time in Vancouver, Dr. Edher is a Clinical Assistant Professor and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia.

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July Session

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00-9:30pm EDT

Prof. Dr. Liran Levin

Education and Prevention – A Team Approach for Healthy Patients
Moderator: Dr. Disha Nagpal

In the rush to train and practice various techniques, procedures and technologies, we sometimes skip important steps in treatment planning and implementation. While trying to excel in our clinical skills, we now and again, leave out the preventive, educational part of the treatment plan and also the possibilities to maintain and improve by using the natural healing capacity of the body. Treating disease starts with and is based on prevention.

Dentists, periodontists and dental hygienists should be working together for improving our patients’ oral health and general wellbeing. Even though we share the same goals and, sometime, work at the same office, we rarely utilize the incredible potential of true, empowering, and mutually enriching collaborative workflow.

Mutual empowerment, enhanced communication skills and better delivery of the message to our patients’ population will provide greater job satisfaction with optimal results in terms of practice building, increasing patients’ volume and high satisfaction rates from staff and patients.

Each and every patient should be engaged in a comprehensive and well-organized prevention program. Explaining the disease, its etiology, risk factors, and ways for intervention and prevention of all types to patients is our primary role, not filling teeth or placing implants. Preventive measures can truly change our patients’ health and wellbeing.

In this lecture, different levels of prevention will be discussed providing keys for enhancing long term success of dental treatments. We will also focus on tips and tricks for better collaboration between the dentist and/or periodontist and the dental hygienist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the different levels of prevention
  • Identifying the evidence behind prevention measures
  • Acquiring important keys for long term success of dental treatments
  • Discussing practical ways for prevention of dental diseases
  • Discussing practical ways for collaboration and empowerment for staff and patients.

Prof. Liran Levin is a professor of periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA.

Prof. Liran Levin was the Head of Research at the School of Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine - Technion IIT Haifa, Israel.

Prof. Liran Levin received his DMD degree with distinction at Tel Aviv University and completed his Post Graduate Periodontology Program at the Department of Periodontology, Rambam Health Care Campus. He also received his Periodontology Specialist Certificate from the European Federation of Periodontology as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontology.

Prof. Liran Levin has published more than 300 articles and book chapters in the international professional literature and is involved in research mainly in periodontology, dental implants and dental trauma. His papers received more than 10,000 scientific citations. He has been lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally in the fields of dental implants and periodontal diseases.

Prof. Levin serves as the Editor-in Chief of Dental Traumatology, an Associate Editor for the International Dental Journal, Scientific Associate Editor for the Quintessence International and as an Editorial Board Member and a manuscript reviewer for some of the leading international professional Journals in the fields of periodontology, dental implants, dental trauma and general dentistry.

Prof. Levin has served as The Chairman of the Ethics in Dental Research Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He is currently the President of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT) and was chairing the 2020 IADT dental trauma guidelines committee.

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January Session

Thursday, January 26, 2023
8:00PM-9:30PM EST

Dr. Sam Malkinson DMD, Cert Perio, MSD, FRCDC, Dip ABPDIS

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

You have made a diagnosis of periodontitis in a patient and have identified the primary and all the secondary etiologies of that periodontitis. What to do next? In Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy, we will explore all the different therapeutic modalities which may be administered during initial phase I periodontal therapy. While special emphasis will be placed on mechanical therapy, a host of co-therapies and adjunctive therapies will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the purpose of non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • To be familiar with the central components of non-surgical periodontal therapy, as well as some peripheral components
  • To be aware of some adjunctive therapies which as sometimes added on to non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • To recognize what outcomes can reasonably be expected from non-surgical periodontal therapy

Dr. Sam Malkinson graduated from McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry in 2007 and went on to do an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Connecticut, followed by a General Practice Residency at the University of British Columbia. He then pursued a specialty in Periodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned his Master’s degree for his thesis concerning the effects of aesthetic crown lengthening on social perceptions. Having returned to Montreal in 2012, he is in full-time private practice limited to periodontics and implantology.

He has been a Faculty Lecturer at McGill University since 2012 and is currently involved there in teaching through Continuing Dental Education. In 2014 he was named McGill Dentistry’s Clinical Demonstrator of the Year. In 2015 he was honoured with the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education, and the American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Award, for commitment to excellence in providing education in the full scope of clinical periodontics and relaying that enthusiasm to students. He also spent a brief period at Université de Montréal’s Faculté de médecine dentaire as a clinical instructor of periodontics.

Dr. Malkinson is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. He is a member of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, the Québec Periodontal Association, the Federation of Dental Specialists of Québec, the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He has been appointed by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada as an Examiner Expert in Content for Periodontics and is a manuscript reviewer for the Acta Odontologica Scandinavica journal. In his spare time, Dr. Malkinson enjoys cycling, running, cross- country skiing, competitive shooting, hunting, martial arts, driving motorcycles and choral singing.

Generously sponsored by Crest Oral B

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