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    • September 23, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 1762


    We are excited to announce that our EDDS NWDE 2022 will take place on September 23, 2022 at the Edmonton Convention Centre. As the first in-person dental conference in Western Canada since March 2020, we are looking forward to a return to our full event including a robust program of speakers and exhibitor hall. Most importantly, we can't wait to be REUNITED with the members of our dental community - the theme of our event. 

    Our event schedule is as follows: 

    • Greg Clarkes - Emergency Planning
    • Dr. Darsi Perusini and Dr. Marissa Kobewka - Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics: Interdisciplinary Perspective
    • Dr. Reid Friesen - Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Review of Etiology/Diagnosis and Management 
    • Dr. Nazia Abrol - The Critical W’s in FGG and CTG
    • Dr. Miller Smith - Oral Maxillofacial Surgery A to Z - from the dental clinic, to knowing what and when to refer. 
    • Dr. Alan Kilistoff, Girish Padmanabhan - Ergonomics and Magnification - how to enjoy retirement. 
    • Dr. Anthea Senior - Bitewings, Periapicals and Panoramics in the Dental Office: Are they still useful in a 3D world?
    • Dr. Aviv Ouanounou - Pathophysiology, Pharmacotherapy and Dental Management of the patient with common medical conditions
    • Anna Louise Tolan RDH
      • NEVER GIVE UP! Clinical Therapeutic Challenges
      • Recordkeeping: What to Document
    • Dr. Jeffrey Lo - Endodontic/Periodontal Lesions and Cracked Teeth 

    Exhibit Hall 

    This year we will be using an interactive digital map to navigate the exhibit hall! 

    To view our exhibit hall and list of exhibitors, please visit: https://nwde2022.expofp.com/

    Registration details:

    • Active EDDS Members: Free registration, free guests/staff members (up to 4) 
    • Non-member dentists: $250, free guests/staff members (up to 4)
    • Auxiliary staff/other dental professionals: $50, no guests/staff members 
    • Students: free 

    Registration deadline is September 8th, 2022. Late registration fee is:

    • Non-member dentists: $300, free guests/staff (up to 4)
    • Auxiliary staff/other dental professionals: $75.  

    Thank you our NWDE Committee for bringing this event to life and our title sponsor Kingsway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for your continued support!

    To register today, visit our website at https://eddsonline.com/NWDE

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Dr. Cathy Kucey

    NWDE 2022 Chair 

    • October 15, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 486

    Dr. Lesly David

    Lecture Synopsis

    This day will focus on various topics germane to everyday practice. Frequently asked questions will be addressed pertaining to extractions, surgical emergencies and how to manage them, and surgical case selection to minimize stress and complications. The decision of when to refer or not will also be discussed. The topic of implant dentistry cannot be ignored! A simpatico approach between GP and OMFS will be reviewed to ensure appropriate treatment planning so both patients and treating clinicians are informed of all aspects of care. Indications for immediate versus delayed implants and temporization will also be included. This day will be clinically relevant for your Monday morning. Knowledge, techniques, and tips will be shared to help make surgery for the restorative GP stress free, rewarding, and fun. Yes, surgery can be fun!


    Dr. Lesley David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto. 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. Dr. David is a co-founder of Global Dental Mentorship. She has numerous publications in implant dentistry. Dr. David lectures internationally on various topics in implant dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    • December 02, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 489

    Dr. Mehrdad Razaghy

    Lecture Synopsis

    During this full day lecture, we will learn how to perform our everyday dentistry, from the very first moment we meet a new patient, to treatment-planning, restoring, and maintaining, while appreciating the biomimetic concept. By the end of this lecture, we will have a very clear understanding of the following topics, completing a full circle of the biomimetic philosophy:

    1.      Importance of understanding biology

    2.      Examination and dental photography

    3.      Importance of preventative dentistry

    4.      Non-invasive options; At home and internal bleaching

    5.      Additive Composite restorations ( Anterior and posterior protocols )

    6.      Full restorative protocol of conservative posterior bonded ceramic restorations (Inlays, Onlays, and overlays)

    7.      Immediate dentin sealing

    8.      Deep marginal elevation

    9.      Fiber reinforced direct posterior restorations

    10.   Full Esthetic protocol ( Bonded porcelain veneers from Digital Smile design to final delivery)


    Shortly after completion of his bachelor's degree at University of California Los Angeles, Dr. Razaghy spent a year focusing on his research in the field of neurosurgery and was part of six major publications at David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA.

    His passion for creation and research carried through his path in dentistry and allowed him to be involved in various research projects. Mehrdad’s journey in dental research began by joining Dr. Pascal Magne’s research laboratory at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Since then, besides teaching, Mehrdad has been part of multiple projects, alongside international visiting scholars, under the mentorship of Dr. Pascal Magne. His focus has been on biomimetic and minimally invasive restorative techniques and dental materials. He has been part of publications in the esteemed Journal of Dental Materials and International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and practices general and restorative dentistry at Mehrdad Razaghy DDS Inc, a private practice in Beverly Hills.

    Dr. Razaghy is an active lecturer in the U.S. and currently teaches multiple continuing education modules in the fields of biomimetic dentistry, dental photography, additive dentistry, digital smile design, rubber dam isolation, and bonded porcelain ceramic restorations.

    • January 20, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 490

    Dr. Markus Blatz

    Lecture Synopsis

    The recent evolution in ceramic, adhesive, and CAD/CAM technologies is breathtaking and offers a whole new range of aesthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options in restorative and implant dentistry. However, there are many open questions and straight answers are hard to find.

    What are the fundamental aesthetic treatment planning guidelines to select the best materials and treatment options for our patients considering the large variety of silica-based, high-strength, and hybrid ceramic materials available today? How to best integrate digital workflows and resin bonding technologies? How to design new smiles and handle bonded laminate veneers? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment to function properly in the mouth? Is all zirconia the same? How to cement different ceramics? What are the best protocols and materials to restore dental implants? And, in this age of “evidence-based dentistry”, what is the scientific evidence on all of these topics?

    This presentation will answer such questions in an unbiased manner and provide an update on aesthetic, less invasive, and long-term functional treatment options from conservative laminate veneers to implant-supported full-mouth rehabilitations. Case selection, tooth preparation, dental implants, digital manufacturing in the dental laboratory and in clinics, fundamental material science, as well as cementation and bonding techniques of ceramics based on decades of research and the latest scientific evidence will be presented.


    Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University.

    Dr. Blatz is co-founder and immediate past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). He is a Board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous recognized scientific dental journals and is Associate Editor of Quintessence International. He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”.

    Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry.

    • March 24, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 491

    Dr. Sonia Leziy

    Lecture Synopsis

    Discussion on the rationale for this treatment approach, how I make it work in a time and cost-effective manner, illustrations to emphasize the use in small to full edentulous sites. I have a fairly large focus on immediate implant placement, but with peripheral discussion on delayed protocols and ridge preservation.

    Generally tied in with a digital workflow. I also discuss surgical treatment concepts with a fairly large focus on soft tissue management and grafting protocols.

    Focus on Peri-implant diseases (recognition and management)


    Dr. Leziy completed her post-graduate degree in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia. She Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Fellow of the ICOI, and a member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontists and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She has chaired and moderated scientific programs for several organizations. She is an associate clinical professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Leziy maintains positions on several editorial boards. She is the implant editor for the journal Inside Dentistry (Aegis publishing). Dr. Leziy is a key-opinion clinician with Straumann and 3Shape. Among her articles published in numerous peer reviewed journals on implant esthetics and surgical protocols, she has also contributed 4 textbook chapters published by Quintessence Publishing (2008, 2011) and by Wiley Publishing (2018) and Quintessence Publishing (anticipated late 2022). Dr. Leziy has been involved in several clinical trials involving dental implant design advances. Her Elatus Dental Bio-architecture hands-on courses focus on soft tissue grafting advances (dermal ‘ARC’ protocol and guided implant surgery and restoration).

    Dr. Leziy lectures internationally on the subject of implants, digital workflows and advanced esthetics/periodontal plastic surgery. She was a Lucy Hobbs Award Winner in 2012, and 2013 co-recipient of the Seattle Study Club Saul Schluger Award. She has been recognized among the top 100 clinicians in continuing education by Dentistry Today in 2007 to present.

    She maintains a full time private practice on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

    • April 28, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 491

    Dr. Scott Froum

    Lecture Synopsis

      As more practitioners become involved in the placement of dental implants the proportion of implant complications will dramatically increase. A recent paradigm shift in dentistry has been the incorporation of regeneration/repair of ailing dental implants. In addition, as 'saving implants vs saving teeth' are compared both clinically and financially, the literature shows a much higher degree of predictability and a lower financial burden when practitioners attempt to keep the existing dentition in the mouth through regenerative dental therapy. This lecture will focus on current and new biotechnology that can enhance regeneration around both teeth and dental implants. Objectives:

      1.      Learn prognosis classifications for dental implants and teeth

      2.      Implement hard and soft tissue grafting into your armamentarium for treating implant and tooth lesions

      3.      Establish a save vs. extract decision matrix for both teeth and implants


      Coming soon.

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