The ASDS executive is developing a comprehensive list of ASDS members, who are currently mentoring study clubs or providing lectures on various topics in their specialty discipline in dentistry. This list will be made available on the ASDS website as a reference list of potential speakers for dental study groups or society meetings. The benefit of this Forum is to emphasize our societies strong committment to continuing education, to build a strong relationship between general practitioners and specialists in a mentorship forum and ultimately to provide the best quality health care for our patients.
The benefits for participants in the Speakers Forum include:
The above concept represents a beneficial outcome for both the ASDS and its members. Assuming that you are interested in participating, the executive is requesting submission of two presentation titles and a brief outline, which can be placed on the ASDS website. All submitted presentations should be approximately 1.0 to 2.0 hours in length. Once the topics have been received, the ASDS executive will be responsible for categorizing and selecting the final list to be displayed on the ASDS website
Dr. Yu, using multimedia approach, will share his comprehensive in-sight and knowledge with the participants who intend to enhance their endodontic treatment in their practice. He will define and explain in detail the principles and the technique of vertical compaction of warm gutta-percha (Schilder Technique) and with emphasis on accessory canals and apical ramifications
Study Clubs Mentored:
A review of the dental and surgical management of dental infections and the end stage presentations of severe progression.
Evaluates 2D imaging and compares to CBCT imaging in predicting the proximity of 3rd molar roots to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve. Radiographic predictors of proximity are reviewed in order to minimize iatrogenic injury during 3rd molar extraction.
Clinical Cases illustrating the variety of treatment provided to Oral Surgery patients ranging from exodontia to the treatment of pathology, reconstructive and orthognathic surgery.
A review of this pathologic entity along with case presentations.
A review of current knowledge on this topic including the diagnosis and management of patients presenting to your office.
The application of custom orthodontic appliance design to combined orthodontic/restorative and orthodontic/orthognathic surgical treatments.
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Early childhood caries (EEC) once was known as baby bottle tooth decay. Among its causes were poor nutrition, a lack of basic dental care, and extended exposure to the teeth to sugars - often when babies were put to bed with bottles containing milk, formula, and fruit juice. Although known to be preventable, bottle decay was considered by many dental and medical professionals bo be a mormal part of childhood and a relatively harmless affliction to baby teeth - teeth that were going to fall out on their own once adult teeth emerged.
In truth, ECC is extraordinarily dangerous and destructive. It is the number one chronic, infectious disease in children aged 5 years and younger in North America. The condition is defined as the presence of decayed teeth or missing teeth due to decay; acute cases in children aged younger than 3 years are referred to as severe early childhood caries (S-EC).
The US National Center for Health Statistics reports that ECC afflicts 28% of North American children aged between 2 and 5 years - about 5 million kids. Approximately 1.2 million (23%) of these chldren never receive treatment. The disease is epidemic among many minority, immigrant, rural, and remote populations. Some research estimates the incidence of ECC in Aboriginal children is greater than 70%. In 2001 alone, more than 6000 Aboriginal children under the age of 5 in Canada had all their upper front teeth removed due to dental disease.
Advances in dental care and public awareness have failed to reduce the incidence of ECC and S-ECC in North America. While dental associations in both Canada and the United States have recoginized the seriousness of the problem, many dentists do not see the need to treat patients under th eage of 3 years, even though current practice guidelines recommend that first dental visits should occur as early as 6 months of age and no later than 12 months.
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The most comon infecious disease in young childre is dental decay and that oral health is the most prevalent unmet healthcare need of children Children who present with early childood caries (ECC) can suffer from pain, sleeplessness, malnutrition, difficulty playing, struggles in school and toxic stress. Although it is almost completely preventable through low-cost preventive measures, prevalence is very high in Canada affecting over one quarter of children. Several factors interact on different levels (child, family and community) to create a situation in whch ECC prevails. Recommendations for prevention are presented and include early visits to a dentist, detnal care as part of prenatal care, interdisciplinary collaboration across health and social services, as well as many others.
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Bone grafting (particulate, block, sinus augmentation both osteotome lifts and lateral window) and soft tissue grafting will be discussed. What graft is appropriate for the given case? Should a graft be done at all? Should the case be staged with bone graft done first or simultaneously with implant placement? Where does soft tissue grafting help? When should it be done? This and more critical thinking and treatment planning will be discussed.
Scaling root planning has been completed, pockets still present, now what? Understanding periodontal disease and bone loss. Treatment planning for pocket reduction. When is osseous surgery appropriate and when should you plan to regenerate bone? What about mucogingival defects? Do these matter at all? What if is around implants? What does the long term research show?
Aesthetic alliance (Nobel)
Presentation covers laser/tissue interaction, LANAP and it’s limitations, Er-YSGG periodontal therapy, CO2 laser surgical cases and more
South Edmonton Interdisciplinary Study Club (SEISC).
Presentation recommends viewing complex cases in 2 phases: Phase I (Disease Control) and then Phase II (Reconstruction). PSR and details of complete periodontal examination are provided. The main point of this presentation is to get the attendee to assess the periodontal condition before embarking on any sort of reconstruction. Ailing and failing implant cases are shown to illustrate what can happen without proper diagnosis and disease control on the front end.
South Edmonton Interdisciplinary Study Club (SEISC)
Basic plastic surgery from decades past up to current and their indications. Some interesting cases I did with Dr. Gerry Chiche at LSU are presented with beautiful results after a long series of surgical and restorative “modifications.”
South Edmonton Interdisciplinary Study Club (SEISC)
Study Clubs Mentored
After 5 Study Club, Westchester Study Club
Digital Scanners have the potential to revolutionize restorative and prosthetic dentistry. This presentation will address some critical questions prior to incorporating this technology into your practice. Are digital scanners accurate for the purposes of fixed prosthetic restorations? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this technology? Does this tecnhology make economical sense? How many different areas of your practice will be impacted by this technology?
Edmonton and District Multi-disciplinary Study Club
Dental materials of some kind are used in every aspect of our dental practices. The patient's trust that dentists use high quality dental materials for their dental treatment. This trusting relationship may be misguided with the introduction of "Grey Market" dental materials. This presentation will explore important aspects of this issue such as; how does the dental profession control the quality of dental materials, what are Grey Market materials, what are the economics of Grey Market materials, what are the professional and legal implications of using Grey Market materials?
Edmonton and District Multi-disciplinary Dental Study Club