Canadian Academy of Periodontology

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2024 Meeting Speakers - Perio Track

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Dr. Jonathan Ng

The complete digital workflow from data acquisition to diagnosis and treatment of the partially and fully edentulous patient with the DTX ecosystem

Friday June 7, 2024

Hands-on Capacity – 30


-Imaging, treatment planning and communication within 1 software
-Easily move from scan to plan with digital record taking
-Diagnosis within DTX
-Utilizing AI for prosthetic set up
-Benefits and workflow of navigated surgery with X-Guide
-Hands-on experience for the conversion of a removable complete denture into a fixed immediately inserted transitional prosthesis.

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Digital smile design in the anterior aesthetic zone

Saturday June 8, 2024


- Review digital dentistry workflow and the critical steps in treatment planning for the everyday practice.
- Digital impressions vs conventional materials
- Understand digital treatment planning, and why it is essential.
- Implant case planning with CBCT imaging, DTX software, and navigated surgery.
- How to select cement vs. screw retained restorations


Dr. Jonathan A. Ng, BMedSc, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros., FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. He earned his specialist training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Alberta.

Following completion of a general practice residency, he continued at the University of Alberta Hospital as a staff dentist treating medically compromised patients in a clinical and operating room setting. He also managed a rural practice in Elk Point, Alberta. Dr. Ng is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UBC Department of Dentistry and is also on staff as a clinical Prosthodontist at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver delivering multifaceted prosthodontic care and oral and facial rehabilitation to medically complex patients.

Dr. Ng’s private practice is on West Broadway in Vancouver, Canada. He focuses his private practice on esthetic and functional reconstruction ranging from the single tooth situation to complex prosthodontics. His practice includes the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. He has a passion for the area of digital dentistry such as digital impressions and the digital workflow and has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on these topics. He has published articles on the subject area.

Dr. Ng has been involved in international aid missions with a strong desire to help those in underdeveloped countries. When not practising dentistry, he enjoys photography, playing the guitar and snowboarding.

Prof. Dr. Liran Levin

Auto-transplantation – Why, When and How?

Saturday June 8, 2024

Periodontology in recent years, is looked sometime as crown lengthenings and tissue graftings solely. However, periodontology can, and should, offer much more than these services to our patients and to the referring dental practitioners. Auto-transplantation is perceived, by many clinicians, as an outdated treatment with no valid indication even though the evidence is there to support this procedure. This lecture will dive into some less common and less highlighted features that can help us preserve soft and hard tissues in post-traumatic situations in children and adult patients. Reasoning, indications and protocols for auto-transplantation will be discussed.


1. Understanding the less common management and treatment options for tissue preservation.
2. Discussing practical ways for prevention of soft and hard tissue loss by auto-transplantation.
3. Discussing creative treatment modalities like auto-transplantations following dental trauma.

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.

Dr. Reena Talwar

CBCT Technology: Its Role in Diagnosis and Treatment planning of Surgical Cases in the Dental Practice

Saturday June 8, 2024

The focus of this presentation is to review the applications of Cone Beam CT technology and its role in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning for surgical procedures. A review of oral radiology and anatomy of the maxilla-mandibular complex will be presented. The application of CBCT technology in combination with DTX Studio software for the planning of single, partial and fully edentulous implant-based treatment options will be demonstrated with case presentations and surgical videos.

Dr. Talwar is a certified specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, practicing in Edmonton since 2011. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, discipline of oral and maxillofacial surgery, at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Talwar received her bachelor of science degree in zoology from the University of Toronto in 1990 and her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1994. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Talwar did a general practice residency in Chicago at Loyola University Medical Center from 1994 to 1996. She then completed a research fellowship in trauma at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Subsequently, she graduated from a combined OMS/PhD training from Baylor School of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, in 2004.

Dr. Talwar is a member in good standing with the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA+C), Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Canadian Dental Association. She is also a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Talwar has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky and University of Toronto. She joined the faculty at the University of Alberta in 2010 as an Associate Professor and is active in teaching undergraduate and graduate dental students in the disciplines of head and neck anatomy, oral surgery and implants.

University of Manitoba

Chrysi Stavropoulou
Program Director

Saturday June 8, 2024

Latest and Greatest- Top scientific breakthroughs and emerging trends in Periodontics

  • Dr. Chrysi Stavropoulou (Program Director) - Latest Research at Graduate Periodontics, University of Manitoba (15 minutes)
  • Dr Suraya Dhalla (1st year resident) - Latest advancements in adjunctive non-surgical therapy (15 minutes)
  • Dr Joseph Gauer (2nd year resident) - Ultrasounds and their applications in Periodontics (15 minutes)
  • Dr Daniel Su ( 1st year resident) – Latest advancements in ridge augmentation (15 minutes)
  • Dr Paul Klassen (2nd year resident) – Artificial intelligence and robotics in Implantology (15 minutes)

Residents Bios (pdf)

Chrysi Stavropoulou DDS, MDent(Perio), FRCD(C)

Dr Chrysi Stavropoulou, current Graduate Periodontics Program Director and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, graduated from the National and Capodistrial University of Athens in Greece as a scholar of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, in 2013. Her passion for Periodontology led her in Winnipeg, where she obtained her Master of Dentistry in Periodontics from the University of Manitoba, in 2018. During her residency, Dr Stavropoulou was awarded with the Dr John (Jack) Neilson Research Award and received funds in support of her clinical research. Dr Stavropoulou entered the Academia, as Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, in 2019. Her research interests include oral-systemic relationships and peri-implantitis. She currently holds a grant from Manitoba Medical Service Foundation for her research on peri-implant diseases. Dr Stavropoulou practices as a periodontist one day a week. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentist of Canada, a member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Education Association.

In her leisure time, Dr Stavropoulou enjoys dancing and cycling. She also likes traveling and exploring different cultures.

David Chvartszaid, DDS, MSc (Prostho), MSc (Perio), FRCDC

Immediate implant placement and provisionalization in the anterior zone

Saturday June 8, 2024

Immediate implant placement and provisionalization in the anterior zone is performed to deliver expedited treatment to the patient and to optimize aesthetic outcomes. This procedure requires high levels of skill, treatment planning, and case selection to ensure optimum treatment outcomes. This lecture will focus on key determinants of success in surgical and prosthodontic management and will outline possible complications and their prevention.


1. understand differences between conventional and immediate implant placement
2. understand critical clinical steps and their rationale in immediate implant placement and provisionalization
3. recognize key determinants of achieving primary stability
4. understand different methods of provisionalization
5. recognize, prevent, and manage potential complications

David Chvartszaid is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and the Dentist-in-Chief at the Department of Dentistry, Alpha Omega Dental Centre, Baycrest Hospital (Toronto). He is a specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics and holds master’s degrees in both from the University of Toronto. David Chvartszaid is a past director of the Graduate Prosthodontics program at the University of Toronto and is a past president of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada.

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