North West Dental Exposition

Hosted by EDDS

NWDE 2020

October 2, 2020

Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

The NWDE is the largest single day dental trade show in Canada. NWDE includes scientific sessions as well as a wide range of exhibitors. In 2018 we had 162 booths and over 1800 dental professionals in attendance.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies wishing to further promote their company. Please contact EDDS Central Office for more information –
email: or telephone 780-642-8270


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Trade Show Booths

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Scientific Sessions

Early Bird Lecture

(8:00 am to 9:00 am)
Dr. Teresa Debevc - 2017 World Workshop of Periodontitis & Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions

The results of the gathering of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Disease and Conditions will be presented.  This Workshop which was supported by both the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology, provided a comprehensive update of the previous disease classification established in 1999.  The highlights from these proceedings include a recategorization of various forms of periodontitis, the development of a novel staging and grading of periodontitis and the inaugural classification for peri-implant diseases and conditions.  This presentation will concentrate on the changes in the forms of periodontitis as well as the staging and grading system  of periodontitis.  This staging and grading system provides a structure for treatment planning, and monitoring a patients periodontal therapy. This staging and grading system provides a new paradigm in periodontology as it makes way for a more personalized approach to patient care. 

Dr. Teresa Debevc has been a periodontist in the Edmonton area since 1995.  Her undergraduate education  was at Western University in 1990 followed by an dental residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.  She practised as a general dentist in the Toronto area and then attended the University of British Columbia for her graduate Periodontics training.  After practising in the Edmonton area as a Periodontist for more than 20 years she became the discipline lead for undergraduate periodontics in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.  She is excited to take part in the curriculum renewal in the department of Dentistry.  Part of her position has been to implement the use of the World Workshop  on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions" in undergraduate dentistry.


Classification at a Glance

Staging and Grading Periodontitis

Three Steps to Staging and Grading a Patient


Bonnie Hoath

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9:00 AM-11:30 AM KEEP SHARP: Instrument Sharpening Essentials (Only 30 spots available at a cost of $25 per person, non-refundable, available via pre-registration only)

1:00 PM- 3:30 PM KEEP SHARP: Instrument Sharpening Essentials (Only 30 spots available at a cost of $25 per person, non-refundable, available via pre-registration only)

Keep Sharp: Instrument Sharpening Essentials (Sponsered By Hu-Friedy)

Overview: This course will be delivered in a combined lecture and hands-on format. Participants will examine and address both manual and automated sharpening techniques to achieve a positive sharpening outcome.

Course Objectives:

  • Review of instrument design and sharpening stone options.
  • Address obstacles to instrument sharpening and how to overcome them.
  • Discuss 4 common sharpening errors and how to avoid them.
  • Identify useful strategies for both manual and automated sharpenign (Sidekick) to achieve positive sharpening outcomes.

Speaker Bio:

Bonnie Hoath is a University of Alberta dental hygiene graduate. She later completed her BDScDH at the University of British Columbia. Bonnie has practised clinical dental hygiene for over 30 years with most of her time spent in a specialized periodontal practice. Bonnie has also enjoyed teaching as part-time faculty in the UBC Graduate Periodontal Program. Through her company, Perio Dimensions, she has provided numerous lectures and hands-on workshops with a focus on enhancing skills for optimal patient care. 


This course is proudly sponsored by Hu-Friedy:  advancing dental performance, smile after smile.


In Gold We Trust: The New Wave of Endodontics *Hands-on Course*

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John West, DDS, MSD

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM- 3:30 PM

*Note: Morning presentation is prerequisite for afternoon hands-on workshop. No Exceptions! Participants are requested to bring six endodontically accessed mature teeth to hands-on.

$125 per person. Online pre-registration is mandatory. No refunds.

Course Description

Incorporating more and better endodontics is the fastest way to grow today’s dental practice.

Why? Three reasons:

  1. Endo has almost no overhead and therefore highly profitable.
  2. Endo gives you the greatest control over your dental result. When we master the fundamental skills using advanced endodontic technology, Endo becomes easy and safe.
  3. Endo is hugely fun. Every successful finish X-ray is like a mini art project that has value to your patients and is an enjoyable procedure to do during your operative day.

After this morning presentation and afternoon hands-on workshop, you will jump with joy when you see an Endo patient on your schedule. This is a time in your day to become energized because you are truly in control. No one else!

Endodontist, Dr. John West offers this promise and you can hold him to it: “Give me a day and together, we will transform your endodontics for a lifetime.”

Come learn the Gold Metal Mind of endodontics!


  1. Learn successful access cavities

  2. Master manual and mechanical Glidepath for safe Rotary and Reciprocation

  3. Rotary vs. Reciprocation: “How Do I Choose?”

  4. Conefit for easy 3D obturation

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Jo Ann Jones

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM The Silent Killer:  Understanding and Addressing the Missing Link in Today’s Periodontal Therapy Program  

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1:00 PM- 3:30 PM Social Trends and Behaviours: The Impact on Oral Health

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Corporate Dentistry: All the Questions You Want Answered Made in Alberta Models-Future of Dentistry Panel

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM 

1:00 PM- 3:30 PM 

DSOs: All that you want to know. Update, The Alberta models, Future of dentistry panel

Dr Hans Hershen, CEO, Dentalchoice
Dr Jan Jaffer, CEO, TREC dental
Dr Jed Snatic, Owner ,Lifepath Wellness

Host: Pierre Fournier, Chief Problem Solver, The Dentist Advisor

Pierre’s bio: With 15 years of hands-on business experience having managed People, Products and Processes for large multi nationals and 18 years of Wealth Management services to Business Owners and Professionals he has learned what works and what doesn’t work. His focus is helping new Drs, established Drs and transitioning Drs with Retirement, Risk, Tax, Estate and Legacy with best practices for the different times of their careers. His regular and popular seminars on business and wealth, quarterly newsletter, dental conferences presentations, teaching at the U of A ,help Drs to prevent mistakes and eliminates FREEDOM 70 from their vocabulary. With his experience and background combined with over 100 professionals in all fields that know your segment, he can help you solve your business and wealth problems.

iRSM - Panel on Oral Cancer

Cancer of the head and neck account for nearly 4500 cases in Canada in 2015. The incidence of this disease is rising due to the emergence of HPV as a risk factor in addition to the usual risk factors of smoking and alcohol. Patients with head and neck cancer not only have to deal with the effects of the disease but with the effects of the treatment for the disease.

This symposium will take the participants through a journey from diagnosis through the various modalities of cancer treatment and the oral and dental effects of treatment and its management. In addition to 5 eminent clinicians who manage head and neck cancer in Edmonton, it will also feature a head and neck cancer patient who has been through this journey. The symposium will also highlight the Alberta Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines HN-006 on Oral and Dental Care Management in Head and Neck Cancer.

Morning session: 9 – 11:30am - 75mins x 2 sessions – three speakers:

  • Dr Walter Dobrovolsky – Diagnosis of oral cancer, HBO, Avenues and funding of oral health care in Alberta – 23mins each session
  • Dr Hadi Seikaly – Head and neck cancer – incidence, rise of HPV and surgical management – 23mins each session
  • Dr Brock Debenham – Radiation therapy in head and neck cancer – 23mins each session

Afternoon session: 1 – 3:30 pm – 75mins X 2 sessions – three speakers:

  • Dr Bill Preshing – Oral and dental effects of oral cancer treatments and its management – 23mins each session
  • Dr Suresh Nayar – Oral and prosthodontic management in head and neck cancer – 23mins each session
  • Mr Bernie Krewski – a head and neck cancer patient perspective – an interview with a patient. – 23mins each session


  • Dr Walter Dobrovolsky, Clinical Professor OMFS, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta; Executive Director AOMSA
  • Dr Hadi Seikaly, Professor & Divisional Director, Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alberta Hospital
  • Dr Brock Debenham, Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta
  • Dr Bill Preshing, Clinical Professor, Department of Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Dr Suresh Nayar, Associate Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Alberta; Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine, Edmonton.
  • Mr. Bernie Krewski, Head and Neck Cancer survivor.

Reading materials:

  1. Oral and Dental Care Management in Head and Neck Cancer – AHS Clinical Practice Guidelines HN-006 -

  2. Mouth and Dental Care for Cancer Patients – Information for Patients -

  3. Current concepts and novel techniques in the prosthodontic management of head and neck cancer patients -

  4. The Alberta Reconstructive Technique: An Occlusion –Driven and Digitally Based Jaw Reconstruction -

Introduction to Alberta Netcare

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Overview: This course will provide an overview of Alberta Netcare as it applies to Dentists.

Bio: Alberta Netcare is the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR) – a secure and confidential electronic system of Alberta patient's health information. Alberta Netcare Portal (ANP) is the viewer into a patient's EHR, providing key health information such as patient demographics, hospital visits, laboratory data, transcribed reports, patient event history and drug data. 

Alberta Netcare and Learning Centre websites provide resources and learning materials for those interested in learning more about Alberta Netcare.

The following Alberta eHealth team members will be presenting;
Roger Jasinski
Brian Hamilton
Gail Almond

Course Objective:

1.       Discuss benefits of Alberta Netcare

2.       Review requirements to gain access to Alberta Netcare (including privacy/security requirements, role of a Custodian, Access Administrator & End User),

3.       Provide Alberta Netcare Demo/Training