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    • September 13, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 1200

    Coming Soon.

    • September 13, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Edmonton Conference Centre
    • 91

    Edmonton & District Dental Society presents NorthWest Dental Exposition 2024 "CONNECTED"

    The EDDS's NorthWest Dental Exposition (NWDE) is among the largest single-day dental trade shows in Canada. This full-day meeting will include scientific sessions as well as an exhibit hall. The goal of NWDE 2024 is to provide our participants with the best experience in CE courses and connecting with their industry partners.    

    NWDE 2024 lectures and exhibit hall will be held at Edmonton Conference Centre on September 13, 2024 (Friday). This year’s theme is “Connected”.

    Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for companies wishing to further promote their company.

    This is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage with our members.  For further information, please visit the EDDS website or contact us directly at edds.yeg@gmail.com

    Click here to download the official NWDE 2024 Sponsorship Package brochure

    Here is some information regarding the exhibitor & sponsor registration: 

    Exhibition Booth for Vendors: $1200 ( Each additional booth: $725 ) 

    Exhibition Booth for Colleges & Associations: $395 ( special registration code required )

    Exhibition Booth for Education Institutions: Free ( special registration code required )

    Title Sponsor: $25,000 (limit of 1) - Kingsway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Major Sponsor: $8,000 (limit of 2) 

    Event Sponsor: $3,500 (limit of 1 for each event)

    Breakfast Sponsor -

    Lunch Sponsor -

    Coffee Sponsor -

    Afterparty Sponsor - Kingsway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Door Prize Sponsor: $1,000 (limit of 3)

    Note: These 3 prizes will be given in the morning, at lunch, and at the end of the day. Exhibitors are welcome to organize their own  independent prize giveaways at their exhibit booth, and these promotions can be emailed in advance of the meeting date.

    The early bird gets the best position on our exhibition hall booths!

    Please view Exhibition Hall Map with Booth Numbers and write down the number of your preferred booth location before registering.

    Please contact EDDS Central Office for more information –

    email: edds.yeg@gmail.com or telephone 780-642-8270

    • October 25, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 300

    Dr. Daniel Cullum

    Lecture Synopsis

    Coming Soon.


    Dan Cullum graduated from University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry (with distinction), is a Diplomate of the ABOMS and Visiting Lecturer at UCLA, Dept. of OMS. He speaks internationally, has contributed articles, textbook chapters and was lead contributor and editor of the innovative textbook “Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery.” He practices Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery focusing on immediate and minimally invasive techniques in implant reconstruction. Dr. Cullum is President of Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center offering “Minimally Invasive ‘Masters’ Training” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

    • December 06, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 300

    Coming Soon.

    • January 17, 2025
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 300

    Dr. Jeanette Maclean

    Lecture Synopsis

    Coming Soon.


    Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.
    • March 21, 2025
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 300

    Dr. Melissa Shotell

    Dr. Michael Scherer

    Lecture Synopsis

    Participants will attend a course which encompasses intraoral optical scanning utilizing digital images for prosthetic execution of clear aligners, digital dentures and implant prosthetics. This course aims to describe the background, theory, and procedures related to intraoral optical image production and generating scans to assist in digital workflow including treatment planning, treatment execution, and maintenance of clinical cases.


    Dr. Melissa Shotell

    Dr. Melissa Shotell is a Board Certified Orthodontist and practices in a multi-specialty practice in Sonora, CA focusing on the interplay of orthodontics and restorative treatment. After completing dental school Dr. Shotell practiced as a restorative dentist for several years, then returned to school to complete a certificate and master’s degree in orthodontics from Loma Linda University. Dr. Shotell considers education to be her passion presents nationally and internationally on dental technology, is part-time clinical faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas orthodontics department, and teaches in the CE department for the University of Alberta. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Aligner Orthodonics.

    Dr. Shotell is also the co-founder and chief clinical officer of Plus Orthodontics. Dr. Shotell shares tips and tricks on orthodontics and clear aligners on social media as alignerbee.

    Dr. Michael Scherer

    Dr. Michael Scherer serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Zest Dental Solutions, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a successful practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Board of Oral Implantology, two credentials only held by small handful of people in the world. He has published numerous articles, books, and in-person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full-arch reconstruction.

    As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital dentistry has led him to develop and pioneer new approaches with restorative & surgical full-arch implantology, 3D printing workflows, CAD/CAM systems, and outside of the box radiographic imaging and digital design concepts. Over the past 10 years, he has given over 360 presentations at dental conferences, main podium presentations, in-office training, and hands-on workshops. He has coached thousands of dentists around the world on how to integrate digital dentistry and implant dentistry from a high tech yet “wet-fingered, real-world” clinical perspective that makes his presentation style well-received by clinicians.

    • April 25, 2025
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 300

    Dr. Leslie P. Laing

    Lecture Synopsis

    1) Tricks and tips in the fabrication of removable dentures will be presented with the objectives of making comfortable, well-fitting, aesthetic, and appropriately functioning removable prosthetics.

    2) Sjogren’s Disease (SjD) is an overlooked, frequently mis-diagnosed auto-immune disease that deserves more than a multiple-choice question as to what causes dry mouth. In addition to “busting” several myths about SjD, ways to make the mouth less dry, less prone to dental decay, and to distinguish various auto-immune diseases intra-orally will be presented.


    My undergraduate background includes Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and Life Sciences and Education at the University of Toronto. After teaching high-school level Biology and Mathematics in Ottawa for four years, I spent a year at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland which was the impetus for seeking further graduate training. I then completed an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Queen’s University in Kingston, where I was introduced to auto-immune diseases, and where my interest particularly in Sjögren’s Disease, or Sjögren’s Syndrome as it was called at the time, was sparked. Upon graduation, I returned to the University of Toronto to complete a post-doctoral fellowship and become an Immunologist at a research institution, Allelix Biopharmaceuticals. I taught Biology at the University of Toronto Schools before returning to the University of Toronto for my Dentistry and Prosthodontic specialty training. For over ten years I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and am currently a Clinical Associate in Dentistry. I continue to work part-time in private practices in Toronto, Mississauga, and Brockville devoted to implant and Prosthodontic dentistry, where I have also established Sjögren’s Disease/Dry Mouth Resource Centres. I continue to conduct research projects on various aspects of Sjögren’s Disease and other causes of dry mouth. Since January 2020, I have been the sole Prosthodontist and Dry Mouth Specialist at Toronto Public Health Dental and Oral Care Clinics providing over 550 removable dentures to low-income seniors. I was recently awarded the Queen’s Toronto Alumni Branch Tricolour Champion (2020) and the Queen’s University Alumni Association Humanitarian Award (2022). I am honoured to be the current President of the Sjögren’s Society of Canada, co-chair of its Medical Advisory Board, and member of its Board of Directors.

Past events

May 24, 2024 EDDS Annual General Meeting 2024
May 24, 2024 EDDS 18-Hole Golf Tournament
April 26, 2024 Dr. Philip Walton - Periodontal Disease & Implants
March 22, 2024 Dr. Joe Kan - Anterior Implant Esthetics: Lessons Learned Over Past 25 Years
January 20, 2024 HANDS-ON COURSE - Dr. Manor Haas - Endo Workshop for GPs: Mastering Instrumentation, Irrigation and Obturation
January 19, 2024 Dr. Manor Haas - Making ENDO more PREDICTICTABLE and your office more PRODUCTIVE with product and procedure innovations
December 01, 2023 Dr. Brian Goodacre - Current & Future Applications of Digital Dentures
October 13, 2023 Dr. Cheryl Cable - The changing landscape of head and neck cancers in Canada - What oral health care providers need to know.
October 13, 2023 Dr. Miguel Ortiz - Adhesion Theory/ CAD-CAM Dental Materials / Dental Photography
September 22, 2023 NWDE 2023 Exhibitor Registration
September 22, 2023 Northwest Dental Exposition (NWDE) 2023
June 15, 2023 Alberta Dental Association and College – Alberta Wellness Summit
May 26, 2023 EDDS 9-Hole Golf Tournament
May 26, 2023 EDDS Annual General Meeting 2023
April 28, 2023 Dr. Scott Froum - Saving Implants and Teeth: Changing Prognosis Through Technological Advances
March 24, 2023 Dr. Sonia Leziy - Digital Workflow in Implant Dentistry
January 20, 2023 Dr. Markus Blatz - CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry
January 01, 2023 New Year's Day
December 31, 2022 New Year's Eve
December 26, 2022 Boxing Day
December 25, 2022 Christmas Day
December 24, 2022 Christmas Eve
December 03, 2022 Dr. Mehrdad Razaghy - Hands-on Course – Mastering Posterior Direct Restorations
December 02, 2022 Dr. Mehrdad Razaghy - The Biomimetic Approach: Dentistry Inspired by Nature
November 11, 2022 Remembrance Day
October 31, 2022 Halloween
October 15, 2022 Dr. Lesley David - Oral Surgery Every Day Bliss
October 10, 2022 Thanksgiving
October 04, 2022 Henry Schein Dental Fest Calgary
September 23, 2022 Northwest Dental Exposition (NWDE) 2022
September 23, 2022 NWDE 2022 Exhibitor Registration
September 05, 2022 Labour Day
August 01, 2022 Heritage Day
July 01, 2022 Canada Day
June 19, 2022 Father's Day
May 26, 2022 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2022
May 23, 2022 Victoria Day
May 21, 2022 American Association of Orthodontists’ Annual Meeting 2022
May 19, 2022 EDDS Annual General Meeting 2022
May 08, 2022 Mother's Day
April 29, 2022 Dr. Robert Winter - Outcome-Based Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Outcomes
April 18, 2022 Easter Monday
April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday
April 15, 2022 Good Friday
March 22, 2022 Self-Study CE Reporting Form for Recorded Scientific Session Successful Integration of Invisalign in your practice
March 18, 2022 Dr. Stephane Reinhardt - Successful Integration of Invisalign in your practice
March 17, 2022 St. Patrick's Day
March 10, 2022 Pacific Dental Conference
February 24, 2022 2022 AO Annual Meeting
February 24, 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting
February 21, 2022 Family Day
February 14, 2022 Valentine's Day
January 25, 2022 Self-Study CE Reporting Form for Recorded Scientific Session on Jan 22, 2022
January 22, 2022 CE Reporting Form for Scientific Session on Jan 22, 2022
January 22, 2022 Dr. Philip Walton - Unique Challenges & Considerations for Achieving Implant Success
January 01, 2022 New Year's Day
December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve
December 26, 2021 Boxing Day
December 25, 2021 Christmas Day
December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve
December 15, 2021 Self-Study CE Reporting Form for Recorded Scientific Session on Dec 10, 2021
December 10, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Scientific Session on Dec 10, 2021
December 10, 2021 Dr. Kyle Stanley - "The LA Dental Update": From AI and Implant Dogmas to Mental Health in Dentistry
October 29, 2021 Self-Study CE Reporting Form for Recorded Scientific Session on Oct 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 Dr. Michael Major - Malocclusion & Medical History: a Dentist’s Guide to Pediatric Airway & Sleep Medicine
October 22, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Scientific Session on Oct 22, 2021
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Cementation of Indirect Materials - Dr. Nate Lawson
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for 21st Century Preventive Care: Are you practicing in this Century? - Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form forIncreasing Clear Aligner Predictability and Efficiency using Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound technology - Dr. Stephen Schalk
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Digital workflow for chairside milling with ITERO Element 5D Scanner - Dr. Lovedeep Randhawa
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Small Steps, Giant Health Transformations - Andrew Luu
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Mastering Resin Restorations - Dr. Pio Modi
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for The process of care module, ADPIE and GBT for Dental Implants Learning outcomes. - Penny Hatzimanolakis RDH
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Avoid 10 common occlusion traps that destroy your dentistry - Dr. Nada Albatish
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Ultrasonics 2021 - Navigating "New" Best Practices - Dani Botbyl RDH
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Special Funding Programs for Special Patients & CAWD Launch - Dr. Cheryl Cable
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Considerations when wanting to implement a digital workflow in the dental office - Mark Rotsaert
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Keeping it Real! Day to Day Restorative Materials and Techniques used by a Pediatric Dentist after practicing for 5 year - Dr. Omar Mohammad
October 02, 2021 CE Reporting Form for An Overview of Neurotoxins in Aesthetic Medicine - Dr. Amanda Maloney
October 02, 2021 Northwest Dental Exposition 2021
May 27, 2021 Annual General Meeting 2021
April 09, 2021 Dr. John A. Sorensen - Predictable Excellence in Esthetic Fixed Prosthodontics:
April 09, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Scientific Session on April 9, 2021
March 26, 2021 Dr. John Svirsky - Update on Xerostomia, Vaping and Human Papilloma Virus (half day) Review of common radiolucent and radiopaque lesions (half day)
March 26, 2021 CE Reporting Form for Scientific Session on March 26, 2021
January 21, 2021 Dr. C. Yarascavitch - “Hey Doc, I'm scared of the Dentist!": Comprehensive Management of the Anxious Patient.
December 04, 2020 Dr. Brian J. Goodacre - Digital Dentures: Benefits, Workflows, and Future Applications
November 06, 2020 Dr. Charkhandeh - Sleep & Airway Management; Why, How & What?
October 10, 2020 Dr. David Gratton - Digital Workflows for Everyday Dentistry
September 26, 2020 Northwest Dental Exposition 2020
November 29, 2019 Dr. Cheryl Cable, Dr. Brian Kucey, Dr. Karen Cheng, Dr. Leon Yu, Dr. Saljae Aurora, Dr. Jessica Yu, Dr. Carl Young, Dr. Kenneth Dick Day of Local Specialists in conjunction with the Alberta Society of Dental Specialists
October 18, 2019 Dr. Terry Donovan - Practical Pearls for Clinical Dentistry: Controversies in Restorative Dentistry
October 04, 2019 Northwest Dental Exposition 2019
April 26, 2019 Dr. Juan Yepes – Oral Diagnosis in the Pediatric Patient
March 22, 2019 Dr. Christine Berthold – The Key to Endodontic Success
January 11, 2019 Dr. Joel Antel – Patient Communication and Office Organization for New and Established Practitioners
November 18, 2018 Dr. Tim Bizga – The Keys to Successful Predictable and Efficient Composite Restorations
October 26, 2018 Dr. Bill Preshing & Greg Clarkes – Safely Caring for Our Patients with Medical Issues/Medical Emergency Management- A Team Based Approach
September 21, 2018 Northwest Dental Exposition 2018
April 06, 2018 Dr. John Svirsky – Recognition, Diagnosis & Treatment of Soft Tissue Lesion
March 23, 2018 Dr. Stace Lind - The General Practice Restorative Update
January 12, 2018 Dr. Dave Burnham/Dr. Reena Talwar – Dental Implant Treatment Options & Complications - Simple to Complex
December 01, 2017 Dr. Lee Ann Brady – Avoiding Restorative Failure
November 17, 2017 Dr. James Kohner – Soft Tissue Grafting - Managing Periodontal Disease
October 27, 2017 Dr. David French – Implant Designs & the Impact on Treatment Planning & Risk Prevention
September 06, 2017 Northwest Dental Exposition 2017
April 28, 2017 Dr. Fay Goldstep-Regenerate, Bioactivate – Treating Patients in the 21st Century
March 24, 2017 Dr. Peter Barndt - Digital Workflows for Restoring Dental Implants
January 13, 2017 Dr. Derek Mahoney - Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth, Dentists Role in Shoring & Sleep Apnea
November 18, 2016 Dr. Maria Abdennour - Restorative Endodontics
October 28, 2016 Michael Dare - The Creation and Maintenance of the Safe Dental Sedation Team
September 30, 2016 Northwest Dental Exposition 2016
April 29, 2016 Dr. Matt Witt - Monday Morning Orthodontics
March 18, 2016 Dr. Doug Lambert - A Recipe for Success with Direct Composites
January 22, 2016 Dr. Fernanda Almeida - The Role of Dentists in a Sleepy World: The Good and Bad News About OSA
November 27, 2015 Dr. David Clark-Clinical Oral Pathology Review / Psychiatric Illness & Dentistry: Challenges for Oral Care
October 30, 2015 Corey Poirier - The 5 weeds you must pull from your life
September 25, 2015 Northwest Dental Exposition 2015
April 24, 2015 Dr. Ed Barret - Pediatric Dentistry: Clear Expectations and Predictable Outcomes
March 13, 2015 Dr. Elliot Mechanic - Cookbook for Today’s Restorative Esthetic Dental Practice
January 23, 2015 Dr. Joel Antel - Patient Communication and Office Organization for New and Established Practitioners
November 28, 2014 Drs. Sonia Leziy and Brahm Miller - The interactive Role of the Surgical, Restorative and Technical Teams in Optimal Implant Therapy in the Highly Sensitive Esthetic Zone
October 31, 2014 Meg Soper - Wit fit and Balance
September 19, 2014 Northwest Dental Exposition 2014
April 11, 2014 Barb Bancroft – Shampoos, Tattoos, and Barbeques – Infectious Disease Update
March 14, 2014 Dr. John Kanca – Adhesive Dentistry 2kll
January 24, 2014 Drs. David Hatcher & James Mah – Contemporary Utilization of Cone-Beam CT in Dentistry
December 13, 2013 Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson – Dental Occlusion: It Can Make or Break You
October 25, 2013 Dr. E Luce – A Potpourri of Topics in Medical Sedation Emergencies and the Medically Complex Patient
September 27, 2013 Northwest Dental Exposition 2013
April 13, 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Coil – Endodontics for the General Practitioner: What you need to know!
March 15, 2013 Dr. Michael Sesemann – The Synergy of Esthetics and Function/Material Selection in the 21st Century Esthetic Dental Practice
February 01, 2013 Dr. Ernest Lam – The Role of 3D Imaging in Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Practice
December 07, 2012 Dr. Fred Margolis – Update in Pediatric Dentistry – Esthetic Dentistry for Children
November 02, 2012 Tom Douglas – Managing People, Projects and Priorities
September 21, 2012 Northwest Dental Exposition 2012
March 16, 2012 Dr. Stanley Malamed - Emergency Medicine in Dentistry
January 13, 2012 Dr. Steve Rasner - Extraordinary Success in 2012: The Relevance of Clinical Excellence, Leadership and Balance
January 13, 2012 Dr. Howard Tenenbaum - Novel Approaches to Problems Facing Dentistry Today
December 02, 2011 Dr. David Hornbrook - Hot Topics in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
October 28, 2011 Dr. Mark Hyman - A 360 Slam Dunk Guide for Successful Teams
April 29, 2011 Dr. Louis Malcmacher – The Hottest Topics in Dentistry
March 18, 2011 Dr. Noman Thomas - The Time Has Come to Apply Neuromuscular Dentistry in Practice
January 21, 2011 Evelyn Ramsay – Realizing the Practice’s True Potential
December 03, 2010 Dr. Fran Higgenbottom - Current Concepts in Esthetic Implant Dentistry
October 29, 2010 Dr. Ron Jackson - Esthetic Inlays/Onlays
April 09, 2010 Dr. Joe Whitehouse - Minimally Invasive Dentistry for Everyday Applications-Integrating a Philosophy
March 12, 2010 Dr. John Farrah - Best Kept Secrets: the Next Ten Years in Cometic and Restorative Dentistry
January 22, 2010 Dr. Mark Hutten - An Introduction to the Thommen Medical Dental Implant System
November 27, 2009 Dr. Richard Litt - Sweeping Away the Myths Separating Fact from Fiction in Orthodontics
October 23, 2009 Joan Garbo - Mastering Excellence in Patient Relations

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