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NWDE 2020

September 26, 2020 - Digital Lecture Day

Dr. Pallavi Parashar

Lumps, Bumps and Craters: Oral Manifestations of Infectious diseases

Dr. Rodrigo Cunha


Dr. Farzin Ghannad

Guided Bone Regeneration

Anna Louise Tolan RDH

Never Give Up! Clinical therapeutic challenges

Kathleen Bokrossy RDH

Creating the Ultimate Dental Hygiene Experience

Dr. Taras Konanec

Warm Injection Molding with Composite and Modern Matrices


Dr. Rodrigo Cunha


Simplifying Endodontics: from shaping to packing

Endodontics can often be difficult and frustrating. Incorporating technology into your daily practice will provide you with the tools and confidence required to take on more challenging cases. This evidence-based course will focus on essential technologies that are critical for the successful treatment of complex endodontic scenarios. Topics to be cover include:

  • Ultrasonic units and ultrasonic tips, which enable the clinician to remove tooth structure in a more conservative manner and access difficult-to-reach areas.
  • Rotary and Reciprocating file systems, which are indispensable for faster and safer negotiation of canals with severe curvature.
  • The role of irrigants and irrigation has changed within the past few years as it has evolved from an adjunct solution to an important tool for disinfection.
  • Different devices and techniques will be discussed for filling the root canal system “blocking” the portal of the entrance to bacteria which is paramount to maintain the asepsis achieved during disinfection.

Learning Objectives:

After completing the course, the students will be able to:

1- Apply the “Microsonics” concept in order to enhance the chances of finding extra canals (i.e MB2 and Mesial-Middle Canal);

2- Compare both rotary and reciproca8ting instruments when shaping the canals;

3- Recognize the importance of the irrigation protocol with the aim of achieving disinfection;

4- Compare several devices and techniques for a perfect three-dimensional obturation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha completed his Undergraduate Dental Degree in 1994, which he obtained from the Catholic University of Campinas in Sao Paulo - Brazil.  His post-graduate studies include a Specialty degree in Endodontics obtained in 1997 from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); in 2002, a M.Sc. degree in Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics), and in 2006, a Ph.D. degree in Dental Sciences both of which he received from Sao Leopoldo Mandic Centre for Dental Research. 
In 2011, Dr. Cunha moved to Winnipeg to work as a Full-time Professor at the College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Cunha became Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Endodontics) in 2013 and, in 2016, decided to work in Private Practice full-time. Dr. Cunha is the co-founder of Prairie Endodontics and Winnipeg Endodontic Study Group. Dr. Cunha has been a guest speaker at more than 200 events worldwide. Dr. Cunha has published more than 100 papers and abstracts in several peer reviewed journals and six book chapters and has extensive clinical experience obtained working in Private Practice limited to Endodontics since 1995.

Sponsored by Dentsply.

Dr. Farzin Ghannad


Guided Bone Regeneration

The vast array of bone graft materials have created complexity and confusion. This lecture will talk about different bone substitutes as well as barrier membranes. Understanding basic bone grafting concepts along with basic surgical techniques is the key for successful outcome. The course will summarize bone grafting material and techniques used for socket preservation, lateral ridge augmentation and sinus elevation. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Farzin Ghannad maintains private practices in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Kamloops limited to periodontics and implant surgery. He held the position of associate director of graduate periodontics and implant surgery at the University of British Columbia from 2010 to 2015. He obtained his DDS from the University of Goettingen, Germany in 1996 and completed his MSc degree and specialty training in Periodontology at the University of British Columbia in 2007.

Sponsored by STRAUMANN.

Dr. Pallavi Parashar


Lumps, Bumps and Craters: Oral Manifestations of Infectious diseases

An update for practitioners regarding oral manifestations of common infectious diseases. Special emphasis will be on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) associated oral lesions and HPV-associated cancers.


Dr. Pallavi Parashar is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist. She received her Dental Degree in India, after which she completed a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at University of Maryland, Baltimore. She was awarded a DDS degree at University of Colorado after she completed the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists.

Dr. Parashar currently co-directs the Oral Medicine Graduate Program at the University of Alberta. She provides clinical consultations to patients in her private practice at Renew Oral Surgery (Renew Oral Pathology Consultation Services) and also participates in the Oral Pathology biopsy service. Prior to her move to Canada, she was a faculty at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and was the Head of Clinical Oral Diagnosis. She spent time as a scholar at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Parashar has Diplomate status with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She was recently inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

 Dr. Parashar specializes in Clinical and Microscopic diagnosis of Oral Lesions. She is passionate about her profession and is actively involved in research activities. She also enjoys travelling, and spending time with her family and her 2 dogs.

Dr. Taras Konanec


Warm Injection Molding with Composite and Modern Matrices

Direct composites are underappreciated in today’s world of implants and computer-assisted ceramics. Yet, composite can be one of the least invasive, most natural and wonderfully esthetic of all restorations. Experience a unique approach to modern resin dentistry. 

Participants will learn how to use injection molding to create ideal margins, rounded emergence profiles, and mirror-smooth restorations. Anatomic Bioclear matrices are one of the main advancements in anterior composite dentistry in recent years – and the technique keeps evolving!

Learning objectives
  • Close a black triangle and create a mirror-like finish and invisible margins.
  • Receive an update and a hands-on evaluation of modern matrices, wedges, and separators.
  • Review the preparation features of an enamel-driven Clark Class II in a molar and restore it.
  • Learn and perform the three steps to achieve rock-solid posterior composite contacts.
  • Learn how dentists can improve the longevity of their posterior composites.
  • Learn how to best combine heated flowable and composite materials using the injection molding technique.
  • How the achieve the three-step “rock star polish”.
Who should attend?

Clinicians and restorative hygienists interested in providing fast, predicable long-lasting and esthetic restorations.

About the speaker

Dr. Taras Konanec, DDS’97, co-owner of the Drummond Dental Group in downtown Montreal is in his 21st year of teaching as a part-time faculty lecturer at McGill University in the Department of Operative Dentistry and in the Graduate Practice Management Course. He is the 2018 recipient of the McGill Faculty of Dentistry’s Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award. 

Dr. Konanec’s passions lie in minimally invasive dentistry techniques and in microscope-enhanced dentistry. He focuses on the use of the BioClear Method to restore anterior teeth and cast gold to restore posterior teeth. He practices daily using a dental operating microscope to enhance attention to detail. He is a member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs, Spear Study Club, and the Academy of General Dentistry.


Anna Louise Tolan


Never give up! Clinical therapeutic challenges

Protocols for initial debridement are well established, while the challenge for clinicians is to ensure clients with persistent bleeding points are receiving definitive periodontal therapy. To achieve this, we must continually assess our treatment effectiveness by examining outcomes and addressing its limitations for disease progression.

This practical and informative session will help to expand your armamentarium, master how to work a furcation, and provide tools and techniques to boost your confidence in making evidence-based decisions on new approaches to deliver and manage remedial maintenance instrumentation. It will focus on specific instrumentation techniques and tips used in comprehensive periodontal therapy, and the detection and removal of burnished calculus. The proof of your application of new skills will be evident in your next bleeding point assessment – and in knowing you never gave up the challenge to achieve successful outcomes in periodontal therapy.

Learning objectives

  1. Identify the potential causes for persistent inflammation and bleeding points.
  2. Understand the challenges of morphology.
  3. Develop techniques for detection and removal of burnished calculus.
  4. Identify and utilize an individualized combination of hand, power, and subgingival air flow debridement interventions to successfully impact disease.

About the speaker

Anna Louise Tolan, a practicing dental hygienist, brings 30 years of clinical experience specializing in advanced periodontal therapy and client education. She received her fellowship from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and serves on several industry advisory committees as a key opinion leader.

During this session, she will engage and encourage you to continually assess your treatment effectiveness and boost your confidence in making evidence-based decisions.

This will ensure clients receive the most definitive periodontal therapy.

Sponsored by HU-FRIEDY.

Kathleen Bokrossy


Creating the ultimate dental hygiene experience

Every aspect of life has been shaken by COVID-19 and it is imperative that we, as dental hygienists, adjust how we practice and communicate the importance of oral hygiene. It is time to make the paradigm shift that has our patients value their appointments and take ownership of their oral and overall health.

Now is the time that we can make change happen. The public is listening and becoming more aware of the oral-systemic connection. We can finally shift from “just a cleaning" to being part of their preventative medical strategy.

We need to create an experience and help our practice stand out from the crowd. An experience that will have our patients talking, sharing, and referring.

Together we will discuss strategies on how to transform the dental hygiene experience and change the status quo for the clinician, the patient, and the practice.

By transforming the dental hygiene experience we will see a positive change within our practice and within our clients.

Learning objectives:

  • Be current with screening tools that need to be implemented into the assessment phase
  • Learn questions to add to the client’s medical history
  • Review strategies to help shift from ‘just’ an oral appointment to one of the overall body health
  • Outline key components to implement positive change within your dental hygiene practice
  • Discover new strategies and technologies to help create a comfortable and engaging experience

About the speaker

Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH entrepreneur, author and Quality Assurance Coach, has been bringing engaging energy to the dental profession for over 30 years. Kathleen is the president of rdhu Inc., a Professional Development company which provides team events, hands-on education and online learning. 

She is the publisher for Dental Hygiene Quarterly and is on the Speakers Bureau for P & G, Crest & Oral B and a K.O.L for Bisco Canada and Ivoclar Vivadent.
She has written many articles for Dental Publications and has participated in writing a chapter on ‘Instrumentation’ for a U.S. textbook. 

Her vision is to help ‘Transform the Dental Hygiene Experience’ for the clinician, the practice and their patients. Kathleen works closely with dental practices to help them thrive in today’s marketplace.

Sponsored by Crest, Oral-B, Ivoclar Vivadent.

Dr. Robert Margeas

Free Hand Diastema Closure

Registration Details

Please contact the EDDS office at edds.yeg@gmail.com to register.

Registration deadline date September 10, 2020.

Fee: $200 (no tax)

Note: Technique kit will be shipped to address provided.

Closing midline diastemas with composite can be a challenge with achieving proper width, marginal staining, gingival emergence profiles, and overhangs. Matrix bands can produce long flat contacts, and wedges may lead to unsightly black triangles. This live, step-by-step interactive webinar focuses on Dr. Margeas’ simplified technique that quickly establishes ideal width, proximal contact and contour without removing any tooth structure and requiring minimal finishing. Participants will also learn and perform polishing and surface texturing that will further produce predictably natural-looking long-term restorations.

Course outcomes & hands-on learning objectives

  • Learn how to use the pull-through technique for tight diastema contacts;
  • Finishing and polishing technique to prevent white lines;
  • Learn the ideal technique for shade selection.

Who should attend?

General esthetic dentists, RRDH (dental hygienists with a designation to perform restorative procedures).

About the speaker

Dr. Robert Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is board certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI).

He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He is currently the editor in chief of Inside Dentistry, on the editorial board of Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Oral Health in Canada. His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

Follow him Instagram at @drbobmargeas.

NWDE 2019

October 4, 2019

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

Schedule of EventsDownload the schedule (PDF)

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Salon 8

Early Bird Lecture

2017 World Workshop of Periodontitis and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions
Dr. Teresa Debevc
8:30 am

Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Scientifc Sessions

Salon 10 Understanding Your Patient's Electronic Health Record on the Alberta Netcare Portal
Salon 11 The Silent Killer: Understanding and Addressing the Missing Link in Today's Periodontal Therapy Program
Ms. Jo-Anne Jones Sponsored by Oral Science
Salon 19/20 Keep Sharp: Instrument Sharpening Essentials
Ms. Bonnie Hoath sponsored by Hu-Friedy
Attendence at this course by pre-registration only
Salon 4 Hands-on Session
In Gold We Trust: The New Wave of Endodontics
Dr John West Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona
Salon 9 Corporate Dentistry: All the Questions You Want Answered Made-In-Alberta Models: Future of Dentistry Panel
Mr Pierre Fournier with Dr Jen Snatic, Dr Noor Jaffer and Dr Hans Herchen
Salon 12 iRSM Panel on Oral Cancer
9am - two repeat 75 min sessions - each lecturer speaks for 20 minutes
Dr Walter Dobrovolsky, Dr Hadi Seikaly and Dr Brock Debenham
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Door Prize Draws (must be present to win)

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Scientific Sessions

Salon 10 Understanding Your Patient's Electronic Health Record on the Alberta Netcare Portal
Salon 11 Social Trends and Behaviours: The Impact on Oral Health
Ms. Jo-Anne Jones Sponsored by Oral Science
Salon 19/20 Keep Sharp: Instrument Sharpening Essentials
Ms. Bonnie Hoath sponsored by Hu-Friedy
Attendence at this course by pre-registration only
Salon 4 In Gold We Trust: The New Wave of Endodontics
Dr John West Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona
1pm - Workshop in the Afternoon
Attendence at this course by pre-registration only
Salon 9 Corporate Dentistry: All the Questions You Want Answered Made-In-Alberta Modesl: Future of Dentistry Panel
Mr Pierre Fournier with Dr Jen Snatic, Dr Noor Jaffer and Dr Hands Herchen
Salon 12 iRSM Panel on Oral Cancer
two repeat 75 minute sessions - each lecturere speaks for 20 mins
Dr Bill Preshing, Dr Suresh Nayar and Mr Bernie Krewski
4:30 pm

Door Prize Draws (must be present to win)

5:00 pm

Wind-Up Party


Wind Up Party

We are pleased to announce that Kingsway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is once again sponsoring the 7th annual Wind-up Party which will be held at the exhibition hall from 5 PM to 7 PM. There will be music, food and a prize draw.

Kingsway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Logo

Photo of the staff at Kingsway Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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

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. 

Email: bonnie@periodimensions.com

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*

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

Sponsored by


Tracy Ganson

9:00 AM-11:30 AM Understanding your Patient’s Electronic Health Record on the Alberta NetCare Portal

1:00 PM- 3:30 PM Understanding your Patient’s Electronic Health Record on the Alberta NetCare Portal

Speaker’s Bio: not yet available

Jo Ann Jones

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

Read more here: https://www.jo-annejones.com/topics/91-the-silent-killer-understanding-and-addressing-the-inflammatory-pathway-in-today-s-dental-practice

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

Handout (PDF)

Read more here: https://www.jo-annejones.com/topics/85-societal-trends-and-behaviours

Speaker’s bio: https://www.jo-annejones.com/bio

Sponsored by


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 - https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/hp/cancer/if-hp-cancer-guide-hn001-dental-oral.pdf

  2. Mouth and Dental Care for Cancer Patients – Information for Patients - https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/cca/if-cca-mouth-and-dental-care-for-cancer-patients.pdf

  3. Current concepts and novel techniques in the prosthodontic management of head and neck cancer patients - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-019-0318-3.pdf

  4. The Alberta Reconstructive Technique: An Occlusion –Driven and Digitally Based Jaw Reconstruction - https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28064

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


NWDE 2018

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: eddsconect@hotmail.com or telephone 780-642-8270


Early Bird Session
(8:00-9:00 am)

Mr. Blair Maxston – Understanding the Complaint, Investigation, Hearing & Appeal Process Under the HPA – Key Strategies for Avoiding Discipline Hearings

Scientific Sessions
(9:00-11:30 am) (1:00-3:30 pm)

Making Good Choices in Endodontic Management Sponsored by Dentsply - Dr. Jeff Coil

Technology in the Modern Dental Office - Dr. Amarjit Rihal

Social Media Effectiveness as a Key Part of Personal & Professional Success - Steve Osmond

Power Off Biofilm! Sponsored by Hu-Friedy - Nancy Miller RDH

Buying a Practice or Adding Another One – A Case Study Pierre Fournier, Michael Permack, Darren Shanahan, Betty Anne Whalley, Cal Carpenter - Panel Discussion

Characteristics of a Good Dental Practice - Dr. Gordon Thompson/Dr. Bernard Dolansky

NWDE 2017

NWDE 2017 Wellness


Early Bird Lecture
(8:00 am to 9:00 am)

Dr. Cornell Lee – Update on Ceramic Restorations

Scientific Sessions
(9:00-11:30 am)  (1:00-3:30 pm)

Dr. Dave Singh - Dental Sleep Medicine – Introduction to
Craniofacial Epigenetics and Pneumopedics

Dr. Thomas Shipley - Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment
(9:00am -11:30am – only)

Dr. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha - Simplifying Endodontics for Everyday Practice

Dr. Alan Friedel - Modern Periodontal Concepts – Conquering Biofilm

Stephanie Staples - Bring Your "A" Game to Work and Life

Dr. Gordon Chin - Ready to Sell
(9:00am-11:30 am – only)

Mr. Steve Meldrum – Learn How to Optimize Your Corporate Cash Flow Now for Retirement or the Next Generation (1:00pm-3:30pm - only)

NWDE 2016


Friday, September 30, 2016

Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta



p>Early Bird Lecture at 8:00 am
Dr. Julian Buchwald - Dental Volunteerism and Photography

Scientific Sessions
(9:00-11:30 am)  (1:00-3:30 pm)

Dr. German Ramirez-Yanez – "Early Treatment of Malocclusion" (Morning Only)
Sponsored by Universal Dental Laboratories

Dr. Manor Hass  - "Root Canals Done Faster, Better, Safer: A Practical Course for GP's" (Morning)

"Controversies & Advances in Endodontics Every General Dentist Should Know" (Afternoon)
Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Dr. Tim Donely – "A Better Periodontal Debridement Protocol" (Morning)

"Better Outcomes Through Host Modulation & Nutrition (Afternoon)
Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Dr. David Juliani – "CAD/CAM Revolution- Single Visit Zirconia - Integrated Implantology
and Ortho Software Connecting to Invisalign (Morning)

LIVE DEMONSTRATION - "What's New" in the World of CAD/CAM (Afternoon)
Sponsored by Patterson Dental Canada

Lisa Philip – "Recession Proofing Scorecard" (Morning)

"Key Areas of Focus to Grow Your Practice" (Afternoon)
Sponsored by Transitions Group

Mr. Pierre Fournier–"Why you should have a financial plan & a business plan to succeed in your practice? (Afternoon Only)

NWDE 2015


Friday, September 25, 2015

Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta


Thursday Evening Staff Night (complimentary drinks and appetizers)

Complimentary Breakfast and Wind Up Party – Door Prizes drawn for throughout the day

Kingsway Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

WIND UP Party - Hosted by Kingsway Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Friday September 25th - immediately following the expo

Program of Events

Early Bird Lecture at 8:00 am Dr. S. Charkhandeh Wake Up to “Sleep” in your Practice
9:00 am – 11:30 am Dr. E. Habsha Porcelain Veneers from A-Z
9:00 am – 11:30 am Dr. R. Schwartz The Endo-Restorative Interface
9:00 am – 11:30 am Catherine Samson Stress, Life Balance and Wellness
9:00 am - 11:30 am Renata Whitman and Ron Haik How to Make Sense of Today's Market Volatility
9:00 am – 11:30 am Dr. T. Dao Neuropathic Pain After Endodontic Therapy Clinical Presentations, Mechanisms and Evidence Based Management
1:00 pm– 3:30 pm Dr. E. Habsha Porcelain Veneers from A-Z
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Dr. R. Schwartz Interdisciplinary Endodontics
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Catherine Samson Stress, Life Balance and Wellness
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Renata Whitman and Ron Haik Navigating Your Yellow Brick Road – Investment & Insurance Solutions
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Dr. T. Dao Neuropathic Pain After Endodontic Therapy Clinical Presentations, Mechanisms and Evidence Based Management

Addition Speakers TBA

NWDE 2014


Friday, September 19, 2014

Shaw Conference Centre  9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta


Early Bird Lecture at 8:00 am
Dr. Clayton Davis
New Anticoagulants What to Know, and How to Manage

The following lectures will
be presented twice
Morning starting at 9:00 am
Afternoon starting at 1:00 pm

Dr. Warren Roberts
Theraputic Use of Botox in the Dental Office (Dr Roberts' Bio)

Mr. John Liston
Motivation – Leadership & Organizational

Renata Whitman and Ron Haik
Death, Taxes and Other Disasters
A Silver Linings Financial Playbook for Dentists

Dr. Franciso Otero
Application of periodontal research into clinical decision making in a general practice office:
Where are we today ?

Dr. Jonathan Ng
The Digital Dental Impression – Out with the Old, In with the New

Advance Registration – no charge prior to September 5, 2014
Fax to 780-642-8267 or email  eddsconnect@hotmail.com
On Site Registration - $50.00 per person
For More Information call
EDDS Central Office   780-642-8270

NWDE 2013

The Edmonton and District Dental Society Celebrates 100 years!

Edmonton and District Dental Society 1913 – 2013

By Dr. Douglas Lobb – Life member and Past-President (1996) of the EDDS

Centennial Celebration


When I first graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry I had the privilege to practice with Dr. Douglas MacDougall in Edmonton (EDDS President 1964). I remember to this day his highest recommendation to a ‘new’ dentist was to join the Edmonton and DistrictDental Society. He said “you will never regret that decision, you will receive some of the finest continuing education in dentistry, meet your fellow colleagues, learn and grow with your community and be a life long learner”. That advice was not only true but it is as important today as it was 36 years ago.


The Edmonton and District Dental Society (EDDS) is Alberta’s oldest dental society and one of the most well attended dental societies in North America. In 1910 the fore-runner of the EDDS, the Edmonton Dental Club was founded. It had eleven charter members and Dr. J. G. Roberts was the first President. The admission fee was two dollars. Three years later the name was changed to the Edmonton Dental Society with its first organizational meeting held on February 25, 1913. A constitution and bylaws were adopted and Dr. J. G. Roberts again served as the first President. There were twenty three charter members and the meetings were held every second month. The fee for the season was set at five dollars. New members were required to read a paper to the Society.


According to Dr. H. R. MacLean’s book The History of Dentistry in Alberta 1880 – 1980 the Calgary District Dental Society was also formed in 1913.


During this time, the:


• Prime Minister of Canada was Sir Robert Borden

• Premier of the Province of Alberta was Mr. Arthur Sifton

• President of the University of Alberta was Dr. Henry Marshall Tory

• Mayor of Edmonton was Mr. William Short.


The EDDS meetings were well reported in the Edmonton Bulletin and sixteen members of the Society volunteered their services one day a month to work in the Dental Clinic of the Edmonton Public School Board. The willingness of past EDDS members and their support staff to contribute to their community and to those less fortunate has continued as a hallmark of  our Society to this day.


In 1915 ladies contributed to the musical entertainment at five meetings – solos and readings were presented. For many years there was an active ‘dental wives’ social club. This demographic has certainly changed over the last four decades as more women have earned dental degrees and become active members of the EDDS and the dental profession. Social functions though, continue to be an important and a strong part of this Society.



Initially the medical profession was represented at almost all of the meetings and took an active part in any discussions. It is unfortunate that this trend has not continued in more recent years; perhaps with the amalgamation of the two professions at the University of Alberta to a Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, we can look forward to having our medical colleagues return as participants and presenters.


During two world wars, members of our Society leaving to serve its country were honoured. Frequently members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps were guests of our Society. At the conclusion of World War II, many soldiers returned to Canadian universities to complete their education.  A number studied dentistry and joined dental societies across Canada including the EDDS. With military dental clinics in CFB Griesbach and Namao (now Edmonton Garrison) the EDDS has had a close relationship with our military colleagues and the Royal Canadian Dental Corps.


There were many prominent speakers whom addressed the EDDS in its first fifty years, including:


• Premier Manning

• Eight presidents of the Canadian Dental Association

• Two Deans of Eastern dental schools and two of American dental schools

• Several lawyers, a Dean of Law and a Dean of Education

• Two mayors of the City of Edmonton

• Fifty-two medical specialists, and

• A publisher of the Edmonton Journal.


The second fifty years was a transition in many ways for the dental profession, the EDDS and life in general. We have witnessed great innovations and improvements that have shaped and continue to shape us and our world; some examples are:


• Introduction of the air rotor and high speed instrumentation including ultrasonics and lasers

• Development of tooth and ceramic bonding to change how we restore teeth and address the public’s demand for esthetics

• Introduction of implants, implant therapy and the supporting bone and soft tissue augmentation

• Improved understanding of physiologic and pathologic processes

• Development and miniaturization of semiconductor technology that has given us access

to computers, the internet, search engines, cell phone technology, digitization of film – photography and radiographs

• The changing demographics of health care professionals and the professions themselves.


Traditions are important for societies, including the EDDS. Some traditions have changed as we have grown and others have remained the hallmark of our Society.In 1919 the first  organized golf tournament was held, and picnics and baseball games were offered during the summer months. Golf tournaments and a curling league have remained popular sporting events enjoyed by many EDDS members today. In 1923 a formal dinner and dance was held at the Macdonald Hotel. This became an established practice in the following years. Social events such as the President’s Ball and Dental Wives Club changed over time, becoming less popular and giving way to other ‘fun’ events such as the Lobster fest.



Community and social responsibilities have remained a very important part of the EDDS history. Our Society has been instrumental in a number of activities, such as:


• The EDDS and many of its members have graciously donated their dental supplies, money and time to provide dental treatment for the Boyle McCauley Health Centre,

benefiting inner city residents who would not otherwise have ready access to dental health care.

• Start School Smiling initiative allowing elementary grade children free dental check ups and teeth cleaning each September.

• Open Wide where one day of free dental care was provided to those with high needs and limited resources. This service is now provided by the students and staff of the University

of Alberta, School of Dentistry.

• Donations and volunteering in third world countries. Many EDDS members have provided dental services in areas such as Central America, South America, Caribbean, South-East Asia, and most recently Uganda, Africa.


Despite many changes and challenges each Board has faced, there are two areas that are the EDDS’s underpinnings and enduring pillars of strength. These are providing an unparalleled high level of continuing dental education and providing a forum where colleagues can meet and exchange ideas and points of view. Continuing dental education is really the raison d’être of this society. The EDDS can provide thebest speakers available in North America who lecture on every aspect and specialty of dentistry as well as on other topics that enrich the quality of our lives, family, and community. Relationships are a more difficult aspect to define or articulate, however they are a vital part of the EDDS. We have an ideal place to meet with our friends and dental school classmates, meet new colleagues, and invite our office and support staff to meetings and learn together. This is an ideal venue for dentists and dental specialists to interact and share ideas, as well as being an opportunity for dentists and allied dental health professionals such as assistants, receptionists, hygienists and technicians to interact with each other.


There has always been an important, integral and symbiotic relationship between the EDDS and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry; now the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry,

School of Dentistry. The EDDS has a proud history of supporting the University of Alberta and the School of Dentistry. Many members of the EDDS also participate as clinical and

academic instructors, teaching staff or researchers at the UA School of Dentistry; serving in many different disciplines. In 1994, then President of the University of Alberta, Dr. Paul  Davenport recommended the closure of the Faculty of Dentistry as a cost-cutting measure. Amongst others, the EDDS took an active role to prevent Alberta’s only dental school from closing, inviting Dr. Davenport and Dean of Dentistry, Dr. Norman Wood to a special meeting to hear both sides of the issue and have the opportunity to pose questions to each other. We are grateful Dr. Davenport’s vision did not come to reality and the School of Dentistry is now part of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The EDDS maintains a close relationship to organized dentistry. Each year the Alberta Dental Association and College is invited by the EDDS Board to present to its members on various topics of member and regulatory interest.



Over the years EDDS members have served in various positions with the Alberta Dental Association, now the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA+C) and the Canadian Dental

Association (CDA) in committee, advisory, and governance roles. Serving on the EDDS Board is a unique opportunity to learn about organized dentistry and practice one’s governance skills. Many board members of the EDDS have continued to serve organized dentistry at the provincial level with the ADA+C, and at the national level with the CDA. To date three dentists have served as President of each organization: the EDDS, ADA+C, and the CDA; they are:


• Dr. Hector Maclean

• Dr. Bryun Sigfstead

• Dr. Richard Sandilands


Dr. Hector Maclean further distinguished himself as the Dean of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry from 1958 to 1970, retiring as Professor Emeritus. In 1977 Dr. Maclean was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, conferred by the University of Alberta. I am proud of the dentists who volunteer to serve as Board members of the EDDS and who continue to provide guidance and leadership for our Society. There may be some new challenges or ways to improve our Society and each year’s Board has brought their own unique skills and professionalism to the task. For example, the EDDS offered a trade show with mini-lectures every spring, called the Spring Symposium. Through a consultative process, the EDDS Board decided to improve the format and change the date of the Spring Symposium to September, thus providing a ‘kick-off’ event to start each EDDS season. Today, the EDDS holds Alberta’s premier trade show and conference – the Northwest Dental Exposition. This year’s date is September 27, 2013. This year Alberta celebrates one hundred years of service by its two largest dental societies: the Edmonton and District Dental Society and the Calgary and District Dental Society. Through their ongoing educational programs, Alberta dentists continue to improve their education, knowledge, and skills. Ultimately though, it is all Albertans who benefit from these societies, not just with better educated dentists, but more importantly though, with improved health and dental health.

NWDE 2012

North West Dental Expo

Friday September 21st

Early-Bird Lecture 8:00am

Dr. Ramune Sileikyte - Accelerated Orthodontics


Following Lectures to be repeated 9:00am and 1:00pm

Henry Doyle - Office Transitions

Dr. John Burgess - Maximizing Adhesive, Cement and Ceramic Potential

Dr. Pierre Boudrais - Setting New Standards: Simplicity, Reliability, Esthetics (Implant Prosthetics)

Dr. Mike Rampado - Endodontics in 2012: What We Know, How We Know It and Where To Apply This Clinical Knowledge

Anne Bosy - Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Body

Dr. Doug Dederich - Lasers in Dentistry



Thursday September 20th - 7:00pm Riverview Room, Shaw Conference Centre

FREE to all EDDS members - contact the central office 780-642-8270 for tickets

door prizes, hors d'oeurves, and the "Lexus of Edmonton Martini Bar"


WIND UP BBQ - Hosted by Kingsway Oral Surgery

Friday September 21st - immediately following the expo

Thank You

We want to acknowledge our major sponsors for the North West Dental Exposition. Without them this amazing event would not be possible:

Kingsway Oral Surgery  - Wind Up Party and Door Prize

South Edmonton Oral Surgery  - Coffee Stations

Sinclair Dental – Breakfast Stations

And a huge thank you to our minor sponsors for all the great prizes:

  • 3M
  • Al Heaps & Associates
  • Alberta Implant Seminar
  • Brasseler Canada
  • Canadian College of EMS
  • Davidson Dental
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • GH Construction
  • Henry Schein
  • MNP
  • Patterson Denta
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • Straumann Canada
  • Universal Dental Laboratories

Thank you to Our Distinguished Sponsors

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