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Dental Tribune Canada Edition No.4, 2016

. . . . A2 Dental Tribune Canada Edition | November 2016 Tell us what you think! Do you have general comments or criti- cism you would like to share? Is there a particular topic you would like to see articles about in Dental Tribune? Let us know by emailing feedback@dental- We look forward to hear- ing from you! If you would like to make any change to your subscription (name, address or to opt out) please send us an email at and be sure to include which publication you are referring to. Also, please note that subscription changes can take up to six weeks to process. Publisher & Chairman Torsten Oemus President/Chief Operating Officer Eric Seid Group Editor Kristine Colker Editor in Chief Dr. Sebastian Saba Managing Editor U.S. and Canada editions Robert Selleck Managing Editor Fred Michmershuizen Managing Editor Sierra Rendon Product/Account Manager Humberto Estrada Product/Account Manager Will Kenyon Product/Account Manager Maria Kaiser CLIENT RELATIONS Manager Leerol Colquhoun Education Director Christiane Ferret Accounting Coordinator Nirmala Singh Tribune America, LLC Phone (212) 244-7181 Fax (212) 244-7185 Published by Tribune America © 2016 Tribune America LLC All rights reserved. Tribune America strives to maintain the utmost accur- acy in its news and clinical reports. If you find a fac- tual error or content that requires clarification, please contact Managing Editor Robert Selleck at r.selleck@ Tribune America cannot assume responsibility for the validity of product claims or for typographical errors. The publisher also does not assume responsibility for product names or statements made by advertisers. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and may not reflect those of Tribune America. Editorial Board Dr. Joel Berg Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan Dr. Arnaldo Castellucci Dr. Gorden Christensen Dr. Rella Christensen Dr. William Dickerson Hugh Doherty Dr. James Doundoulakis Dr. David Garber Dr. Fay Goldstep Dr. Howard Glazer Dr. Harold Heymann Dr. Karl Leinfelder Dr. Roger Levin Dr. Carl E. Misch Dr. Dan Nathanson Dr. Chester Redhead Dr. Irwin Smigel Dr. Jon Suzuki Dr. Dennis Tartakow Dr. Dan Ward DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · Canada Edition Yankee Dental Congress 2017 will be held from Jan. 25–29, at the Boston Con- vention and Exhibition Center. Meeting organizers describe the Yankee Dental Congress as being New England’s largest dental meeting. The congress is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society in cooperation with the dental societies of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Nearly 28,000 dental health professionals and guests from around the United States are ex- pected to attend the 2017 event. The theme of the 2017 Yankee is “Focus. Fast. Forward.” Meeting organizers say that the theme “emulates how dental pro- fessionals can focus on innovative con- tinuing education opportunities for intel- lectual development in the dental field, to fast-forward the industry for the future.” New approach to pain management Among the education highlights for the 2017 meeting, Yankee is providing several programs that are “focused” on working in conjunction with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s efforts to combat addic- tion in the commonwealth. This includes the Third Annual Inter- professional Symposium: “CTL-ALT-DE- LETE: Rebooting the Approach to Pain Management,” as well as the Yankee Fast Track program featuring topics in pain management and prescription monitor- ing. This track will include a series of six one-hour lectures covering these topics and providing a comprehensive review for the dental practitioner to diagnose and manage patients safely in the dental office while complying with current best practice guidelines and regulations. Sleep Apnea Pavilion The Sleep Apnea Pavilion will showcase the latest technologies “fast” involving the various laboratory providers. Yankee organizers say the congress is among the first dental meetings to provide education on this technology. The pavilion will educate attendees on oral appliance therapy and laser proced- ures for treating sleep apnea as well as pediatric dental sleep medicine. 3-D Printing Pavilion Along with more than 300 continuing education and hands-on courses and events presented by leading experts in the dental profession, Yankee is moving “forward” with its 3-D Printing Pavilion. This pavilion will discuss and demon- strate high-resolution desktop 3-D print- ing and how it provides affordable access to advanced digital workflows for dental labs and now dental practices, too. More than 450 exhibitors The Yankee Dental Congress also features a wide range of the latest dental technolo- gies and products from more than 450 exhibitors, along with several education pavilions located on the exhibit floor. Special presentations this year include “A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Genova,” au- thor of the best-selling novel “Still Alice,” basis for the identically titled Academy Award-winning film. Another special presentation features Nancy Frates, mother of Pete Frates, who was the inspiration for the “ALS ice bucket challenge.” For more about Yankee Dental Congress 2017, visit or call (877) 515-9071. (Source: Yankee Dental Congress) YDC expecting 450+ exhibitors Online registration is now open for the 2017 Pacific Dental Conference. The annual meeting will be from March 9–11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Register at The PDC is one of the largest dental conferences in North America, offering a broad selection of continuing educa- tion programs. With more than 200 open sessions and hands-on courses and close to 300 exhibiting companies occupying 625 booths — the meeting is designed to serve dentists and their en- tire dental team. The exhibit floor will be open to all at- tendees on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10. Special hotel rates are available through Jan. 13; then rates will increase. For the majority of attendees, C.E. credit is given for general attendance (up to five hours) and hour-for-hour credit for individually attended courses. It’s possible to acquire up to 20 C.E. cred- its Entering its fourth year at PDC, the dental technicians’ conference day will have a new look and direction. The PDC Lab Expo will be Saturday, March 11, bringing together dental technicians, denturists, dentists and their teams. Expo attendees will be able to visit the exhibits area between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and during session breaks. Attendees will be able to enjoy lunch and meet company representatives to PDC adds Lab Expo ‘showcase stage’ learn about some of the industry’s latest tech advancements. A new “showcase stage” in the PDC Lab Expo will feature 30-minute demonstrations throughout the day looking at the latest products and technologies. (Source: Pacific Dental Conference) Vancouver, seen here from Jerricho Island, serves as the scenic host site of the annual Pacific Dental Conference in British Columbia. Photo/Provided by the Pacific Dental Conference The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center hosts the Yankee Dental Congress, which will feature more than 300 continuing education courses and more than 450 exhibitors in Boston from Jan. 25–29. Photo/Provided by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau EVENTS

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