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Dental Tribune Canada Edition No.2, 2016

A4 Dental Tribune Canada Edition | April 2016 EVENTS Dental professionals from across the globe will be able to see the latest in den- tal products and services at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific session, AACD 2016, which will be held in Toronto from April 28–30. AACD 2016 is considered by many to be cosmetic dentistry’s premier educa- tion event, with its hands-on workshops, lectures and social events catering specif- ically to professionals involved with cos- metic dentistry. The AACD exhibit hall will be open all three days, featuring breakfasts, lunches and several cocktail receptions. More than 1,500 dental professionals are expected to attend the event, which will take place at the Metro Toronto Con- vention Center in downtown Toronto. While the exhibit hall is open to attendees of AACD 2016, those who aren’t attending the meeting can still purchase products and services with daily passes. Jeff Roach, director of strategic partner- ships at AACD, said, “Our attendees look forward to the amazing products and services our exhibitors offer, and with several cocktail receptions and other ac- tivities planned, we anticipate plenty of foot traffic.” A new meeting structure is in place to deliver this year’s educational offerings. The conference will feature separate themes on each of the three days: design, implementation and realization. Organizersdescribethethemesasbeing a scaffolding on which the entire confer- ence will be structured. The three themes are designed as a sequential and cumula- tive process, with each day building on knowledge gained the previous day. Billed as AACD Triple Plays, some of the themes will track as rapid-fire morning and afternoon sessions delivered by top- name speakers. Thursday’s rapid-fire ses- sions will focus on treatment planning. Friday’s “implementation” theme in- cludes rapid-fire sessions on orthodontic American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific session will be from April 28–30 and surgical options. The “revitalization” theme on Saturday features rapid-fire ses- sions on restorative implementation. In addition to the rapid-fire offerings, all of the courses at AACD 2016 are designed with the intent to elevate clinical skills of the entire dental team. The AACD event also will include a lineup of accreditation courses for attendees who seek to differ- entiate themselves at a level of excellence achieved by only the most dedicated and passionate dental professionals. For more information and to register, you can visit (Source: AACD) Cosmetic dentists heading to Toronto JDIQ courses in French and English Pediatric dentists set sights on San Antonio The fun and history of Alamo City combine with top speakers and high-value C.E. at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 2016 annual session. The event will be held from May 26–29 at the Henry B. Gon- zalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Online registration is open via You can use AAPD’s online itinerary planner to find de- tails on the scientific program, social events and other events in San Antonio. Barbecue, hoedown, carnival rides The welcome reception on Friday, May 27, will feature a family-friendly fiesta San Antonio style, with barbecue, southern hoedown and carnival rides for the kids. The keynote speaker on Friday, May 27, will be Erik Wahl, an internationally recognized graffiti artist known for his high-energy, inspirational live perform- ances. The best-selling author of the business book “UNThink” uses his on-stage painting as a visual meta- phor to communicate his core message: encouraging organizations to achieve greater profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. Because attendees must register for the meeting prior to making meeting-block hotel reservations, attendees are encouraged to register early. There are a number of hotels in the AAPD block, including the Marriott River- center (headquarters hotel), the Marriott Riverwalk, the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, the Hilton Palacio del Rio, the Residence Inn Alamo Plaza and the Westin Riverwalk. As you can tell from the hotel names, the convention center and hotels string the city’s famed River Walk and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry scientific session will be from May 26–29 in Texas The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry annual session will be from May 26–29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on San Antonio’s highly popular River Walk. Photo/Stuart Dee, provided by the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau The Journées Dentaires Inter- nationales du Québec, the an- nual meeting of the Ordre des Dentists du Québec, will be held in Montréal from Friday, May 27, through Tuesday, May 31. The meeting typically attracts more than 12,000 delegates from around the world. Organizers describe the event as being the “world’s most highly attended bilingual convention.” The JDIQ offers a scientific program with more than 125 lectures and workshops presented in both English and French. Featured speakers for this 46th edition of the meeting include Drs. Véronique Ben- hamou, Philippe Martineau, Marina Braniste, Matthieu Schmit- tbuhl, Gordon J. Christensen, Marie- Andrée Houle, Samer Abi Nader, Maude Albert and Nadia Rizkallah. Session topics include cone-beam com- puted tomography, endodontics, lasers, dental photography, dentures, compos- ites, challenging implant cases, advanced local anesthesia, dento-alveolar surgery, conservative dentistry, sleep apnea and embezzlement protection for practices. More than 225 exhibitors will span 500 booths in the exhibit hall, which will be open on Monday and Tuesday, May 30 and 31. A continental breakfast will be avail- able to early risers on both days, and a wine and cheese reception will close out each of the two days. Many of the workshop courses have already sold out. Prospective attendees are encouraged to register as soon as pos- sible at You can download the free mobile app, JDIQ 2016, to your smart phone or tablet via the App Store or Google Play. Or you can access the app via the QR codes on the meeting website. The meeting organizers look forward to seeing attendees in Montreal at the end of May, with their usual promise of beautiful summer weather. (Source: JDIQ) its many restaurants, bars, shopping and entertain- ment venues. A wide variety of other popular destinations are just blocks away in the heart of downtown San Antonio. All of the meeting’s scientific sessions will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Preconference course on esthetic restorations The preconference course “Esthetic Pediatric Restora- tive Dentistry” will be presented by Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS; William F. Waggoner, DDS, MS; Theodore P. Croll, DDS, MS; and Nasser Barghi, DDS on Thursday, May 26. The course will offer the most current esthetic pediatric restorative dentistry techniques with data available to support restorative regimens. Indications and contraindications will be presented. You can learn more about this course and the complete scientific pro- gram with the AAPD 2016 Online Itinerary Planner. (Source: AAPD) ODA BOOTH NO. 122

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