Paciﬁc Dental Conference · Thursday, March 5, 2020 Ofﬁcial Meeting News · Vol. 11, No. 1 DENTAL TRIBUNE Live dentistry Crestal approach sinus lift, a laser procedure, Botox treatment for TMD, digital-driven pro- cedures and treatment of dreaded black triangle. Innovative loupes Viewable areas are twice as large as prismatic expanded-field designed loupes and up to five times that of Galilean loupes. Obturation system Root canal therapy combines backfill obturation system with use of a warm vertical compaction device. »Page 3 »Page 8 »Page 10 Walk this way for more There’s something for everybody in dentistry during these 3 days ahead in Vancouver n Stepping into the 2020 Pacific Dental Conference Exhibit Hall this morning represents taking a big step forward in your dentistry career. Regardless of whether you spend your workday in the front office, the head office, the back office, the lab or operatory — the educational and advancement opportunities accessible through these more than 300 exhibi- tors are unlimited. Six live-dentistry sessions This year’s Pacific Dental Conference, one of the largest dental conferences in North America, will include six live-dentistry sessions in the meeting’s Exhibit Hall, with demonstrations of cases involving a crestal approach sinus periodontics/grafting, removal of ceramic restorations with a laser, placing implants and restorative work using microscopes. lift, Beyond the Exhibit Hall during these next few days, the conference will feature a varied and contempo- rary selection of continuing education programs with more than 200 open sessions and hands-on courses cover- ing such areas as grafting, equipment maintenance, endo, veneers — even CPR. For the majority of attendees, C.E. credit is given for general attendance 5 Step across the PDC logos to 300 exhibitors, more than 150 open sessions, six live-dentistry sessions and up to 20 hours of C.E credit at the 2020 Pacific Dental Conference. (Photo/today Staff file photo) (maximum of 5 hours) and hour-for- hour credit for individually attended courses. The PDC programming offers you the opportunity to acquire up to 20 C.E. credits. On Saturday, March 7, the PDC Lab Expo brings together dental techni- cians and dentists to meet a selection of top notch companies to exchange infor- mation and forge new business relation- ships as companies display their latest technologies and advancements. All registered PDC attendees have access to the PDC Exhibit Hall and the PDC Lab Expo. Get all of the PDC information you need, all in the palm of your hand, by downloading the PDC 2020 App. The app is compatible with all major mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android phones. Search for Pacific Dental Conference in your applicable app store. Music, dancing, wine tasting PDC After Hours takes place Friday evening and late into the night at Van- couver’s legendary Commodore Ball- room, featuring the Famous Players Band, widely recognized as Vancou- ver’s best live band because of the way they change the way people experience live music. The $30 (plus GST) cost includes two drinks, snacks and all the live music you can dance to on the Commodore’s “sprung” dance floor. Guests must be at least 19 and have valid ID. Your opportunity to experience the wines of Italy is from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight in the Vancouver Convention Centre West Ballroom Foyer. The wine tasting will feature a selection from some of Italy’s top winemakers. The cost is $40 (plus GST). Check at registration to see if any tickets remain available for either of these two events. You can get more information on speakers, sessions, social events and other details about the conference at www.pdconf.com. (Source: Paciﬁc Dental Conference)
4 speakers Paciﬁc Dental Conference — March 5, 2020 SPEAKERS 7from page 3 ethics and communications issues. This morning, he presents “Eth- ics and Professionalism in Dental Advertising.” With so many dentists to choose from, especially in urban areas, and so much information avail- able online, many dentists are con- cerned about patient retention and attracting new patients and are feeling the need to spend big on advertising or be left behind. A dentist’s moral com- pass can be lost in the process. This session will highlight the professional implications of various marketing and advertising strategies in dentistry. A number of effective and professional alternatives in marketing will be presented along with a 10-step plan to improve the dentist’s image. This afternoon, Schwartz presents “Applied Ethics in Dental Practice.” Discussions will examine cases that highlight ethical conflicts and help integrate the CDSBC Code of Ethics and college guidelines into dental practice situations. How does one deal with sexual issues with staff and patients? Issues such as child neglect, domestic violence and insurance co- payment can often confound many dentists when they try to do the “right thing.” By using this patient-centered perspective and careful, ethical anal- ysis, dentists can be better prepared to deal with a wider variety of profes- sionally challenging issues. On Friday morning, Schwartz pre- sents “The Basics of Recordkeep- ing.” Professional, ethical and legal responsibilities dictate that a com- plete chart and record documenting all aspects of each patient’s dental care AD dentists inadequa- in their be maintained. Unfortunately, many have cies recordkeeping that could poten- tially impact the well-being of patients, conti- nuity of care and privacy. Addi- tionally, thor- ough dental records help protect the dentist when an unexpected outcome occurs. This course will reinforce cur- rent guidelines in recordkeeping and outline common errors that can occur. Friday afternoon, Schwartz pre- sents “Effective Conflict Resolu- tion Strategies in Dental Practice.” Disputes are inevitable in any busi- 5 Dr. Amy L. Doneen 5 Dr. Barry Schwartz 5 Wendy Somerville ness relationship, and dentistry is no exception. When disagreements occur and effective communication channels remain open, matters are often rectified in a timely fashion. This can result in a greater sense of mutual respect among the parties. The net result is a closer, more profes- sional and appreciative relationship with business associates, patients and employees. This course will highlight conflict- management approaches that do and do not work and will stress the impor- tance of interpersonal communica- tions and alternate dispute resolution strategies. Schwartz was in general practice for 25 years and then taught applied ethics, interpersonal communications and professionalism for 16 years at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, West- ern University at London, Ontario. He has conducted research, published numerous papers and has spoken at many conferences nationally and internationally on the subject of den- tal ethics. On Friday morning, and repeating in the afternoon and on Saturday morning, Wendy Somerville, MSc, will present “Infection Control: Does Your Practice Need a Revised Treatment Plan?” Increasingly stringent infection-control guide- lines, media attention about lapses in practice and patient concern have required dentists to adapt to and apply progressively complex policies and practices to provide safe and profes- sional dental care. This talk will explore the rationale behind recent changes in provincial infection-control guidelines and pro- vide approaches and solutions that will aid in determining how your prac- tice may need to adapt to ensure that you are providing dental care that satisfies regulatory requirements and addresses patient safety concerns. Somerville has provided infection- control consultation for 17 years in inpatient and outpatient medical set- tings as well as for dentistry and medi- cal device reprocessing. Since 2009, she has coordinated the Infection Con- trol Program for the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry and has recently participated in drafting the updated infection-control guidelines for the Order of Dentists of Québec. (Source: Paciﬁc Dental Conference)
6 exhibitors Paciﬁc Dental Conference — March 5, 2020 ADA and Florida Dental Association to hold combined meetings in Orlando n The ADA FDC Annual Meeting 2020, being presented jointly by the Amer- ican Dental Association (ADA) and the Florida Dental Association (FDA), will be held from Oct. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Known also as America’s Dental Meeting, ADA 2020 is geared toward anyone in the dental profession, includ- ing hygienists, dental assistants, lab technicians and business assistants. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits by participating in lectures, workshops and other events designed to help dental professionals meet and master today’s industry trends and best prac- tices. “The Florida Dental Association is thrilled to partner with the American Dental Association to host ADA 2020 in Orlando,” said Dr. Bill D’Aiuto, president of the Florida Dental Association and Orlando practicing dentist, in a press release. “This will be a great opportun- ity to shine a light on our state, and we look forward to working together to make this an impactful event.” More than 31,000 attendees were at the ADA FDI World Dental Con- gress in San Francisco in September. Dental professionals from around the AD Here at the PDC To learn more about the American Dental Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., you can visit booth No. L1-9 at the Pacific Dental Conference. 5 The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., is host site of the 2020 combined annual meetings of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association. (Photo/ Orange County Convention Center) world earned thousands of C.E. hours, explored booths from more than 500 exhibitors, reunited with old colleagues and made connections with new ones. That’s essentially the same plan for the October meeting coming up in Orlando. The meeting will include three days of exhibits Oct. 15-17, with the exhibit hall open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15-16, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. A full day of C.E. courses are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, and throughout the following days of the meeting. A final half-day of C.E. courses is sched- uled for Sunday, Oct. 18. Registration opens on April 22. For more information on ADA 2020, you can visit www.ada.org. (Source: American Dental Association)
8 exhibitors Paciﬁc Dental Conference — March 5, 2020 New, innovative loupes expand your vision The panoramic ﬁeld loupes’ viewable areas are twice as large as prismatic expanded ﬁeld-designed loupes and up to ﬁve times greater than Galilean loupes, providing unprecedented ﬁeld of view, clarity, deﬁnition and color By Designs for Vision Staff n Designs for Vision is intro- ducing several new loupe and headlight designs. The com- pany has launched several new products lines, including the groundbreaking Reveal™ (US pat. 10215977B1) provid- ing hands-free fluorescence enhanced theragnosis™ (FET™). Here at the PDC You can see the Visible Difference® yourself by visiting Designs for Vision’s booth, No. 1745, or contact the company to arrange a visit in your of- fice by calling (800) 345-4009 or email- ing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reveal supplies the visual infor- mation to support decision making and facilitate proper treatment options in cariology, oral hygiene, periodon- tology, implantology and restorative dentistry. Signiﬁcant advancement The new patented Panoramic Field Loupes (U.S. pat. 8928975B2) represent the most significant advancement in telescope design in more than 100 years, according to the company. The viewable areas are twice as large as prismatic expanded field designed loupes and up to five times greater than Galilean loupes. Pan- oramic Field loupes provide unpreced- ented field of view, clarity, definition and color. Revolutionary optical design Designs for Vision is also adding the Micro 3.0EF to the award-winning Micro Series Loupes. The Micro 3.0EF has a field of view of 100 mm and weighs less than 70 grams. The Micro Series also includes REALITY 5 Star rated Micro 3.5EF Scopes and Micro 4.5EF Scopes util- izing a revolutionary optical design that reduces the size of the prismatic telescope by 50 percent and reduces the weight by 40 percent while providing an expanded field view of the oral cavity. 5 According to Designs for Vision, Panoramic Field Loupes are the most significant advance- ment in telescope design in more than 100 years. (Graphic/Provided by Designs for Vision) See the lightest 3.0x magni- fication with the new 3.0x Galiliean loupes from Designs for Vision. The lightweight Galilean design enables clinicians to step up in magni- fication while retaining an expansive 70 mm field of view. Hands-free infrared Designs for Vision is also introdu- cing patented (U.S. pat. 8,851,709 and RE46,463) hands-free infrared technol- ogy with the WireLess IR HDi™ and the Micro IR HDi headlights. The patented IR feature allows you to operate the headlight without touch- ing the system. The IR headlights use a built-in infrared signal to allow you to turn the light on or off simply and safely. Onboard biometrics sense the position of the headlight to filter out unintended signals while working. Improved infection control The patented feature enables improved infection control by letting practitioners operate the headlight without touching the system. IR Designs for Vision has added the High Definition Imaging to all of its ‘Facilitate proper treatment options in cariology, oral hygiene, periodontology, implantology and restorative dentistry.’ headlights including the LED DayLite® WireLess™ IR and the LED DayLite WireLess Mini, providing a lightweight cordless solution with light intensity comparable to many corded headlights. High-def, wired or wireless You can choose High Definition Imaging with either a wired or wireless design to meet your preference, and any of the HDi headlights will illuminate the entire oral cavity. Designs for Vision’s WireLess head- lights free users from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modular designs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. Prior technology married a cordless light to one pair of loupes via a cumber- some integration of the batteries and electronics into the frame. The com- pact design of the LED DayLite Wire- Less headlights are independent of any frame/loupes. Lightest, smallest power pack The LED DayLite Micro HDi uses the new High Definition Imaging with a lightweight headlight in combination with the Micro power pack. The Micro power pack is the lightest and smallest power pack. The complete unit includes two power packs, and each power pack can run up to 10 hours. See for yourself You can see the Visible Difference® yourself by visiting Designs for Vision’s booth (No. 1745) at the Pacific Dental Conference; or to arrange a visit in your office, call (800) 345-4009 or email email@example.com.
10 exhibitors Paciﬁc Dental Conference — March 5, 2020 DiaDent Dia-Duo Obturation System Intuitive, time-saving method and technique will change your approach to root canal therapy Here at the PDC To learn more about the DiaDent Dia- Duo Obturation System and receive special product promotions, you can visit Diadent in booth No. 1151 in the PDC Exhibit Hall. You also can call the company at (877) 342-3368 or visit www.diadent.com. 3 The Dia-Duo Obturation System is a new piece of technol- ogy comprising both the Duo- Gun Backfill Obturation System and the Duo-Pen Warm Vertical Compaction Device. (Photo/ Provided by DiaDent) By DiaDent Staff n The purpose of obturating a root canal is to fill the space three-dimen- sionally to eliminate any pathways through which bacteria might enter. Thanks to DiaDent, doctors can now have a bulletproof way to seal root canals that will help ensure treatment success. Use of warm compaction reduces chances of voids Studies indicate that using the warm compaction technique increases the chances that no voids will be left behind in the obturation process. The Dia-DuoTM Obturation System is a newly introduced piece of tech- nology comprising both the Duo-Gun Backfill Obturation System and the Duo-Pen Warm Vertical Compaction Device. ‘Elegant and ergonomic design’ With what the company describes as an “elegant and ergonomic design,” DiaDent’s Dia-Duo Obturation System, according to the company, provides an easy, intuitive and time-saving method and technique that will revo- lutionize the way practitioners per- form root canal therapy. Duo-Pen: Cordless, warm vertical compaction Duo-Pen is a cordless warm vertical compaction device. According to DiaDent, the device effectively and tightly compacts and seals all canals — including lateral canals. After a canal has been shaped and cleaned, a master cone is selected for a snug fit and tug back. Duo-Pen is ‘Steady, fast and continuous ﬂow of gutta-percha completely and tightly seals the canal.’ then used to cut, soften, downpack, and compact the root canal filling material. Color-coded heating condensers are available in five different taper and tip sizes including #.04-40, #.04- 45, #.04-50, #.06-50, and #.08-55. Quick-heating condenser The quick-heating condenser reaches highest level of temperature of 230oC within one second to save treatment time. The display in the handpiece shows the remaining battery power and setting temperature. Duo-Gun: Cordless obturation system Duo-Gun is then followed. Duo-Gun is a cordless obturation system that extrudes warm gutta-percha to back- fill the yet unfilled portion of the canal. According to the company, the lightweight and ergonomic design prevents users from hand fatigue. Duo-Gun’s tips are extremely strong and durable, yet they are also flexible and bendable, the company asserts. obturation flow. Steady, fast and con- tinuous flow of gutta-percha com- pletely and tightly seals the canal, the company asserts. Fast and precise Available in both 23 gauge and 25 gauge, Duo-Gun can deliver fast, pre- cise and direct injection of softened gutta-percha into the root canal, according to the company. The tips can be bent to the desired shape and angle using the multi-tool provided. The quick heating system ensures the device is ready for use in 15 seconds. Left-handed and right-handed Duo-Gun is also designed for both left- handed and right-handed individuals as both sides of the handpiece have power button and display window. Duo-Gun has three variable tem- perature settings (140oC, 170oC, and 200oC) to enable precise control of Also available separately Both units can be fully charged in 90 minutes. Duo-Pen and Duo-Gun can also be purchased separately. Detailed instructional and introduc- tory videos can be viewed online by visiting DiaDent’s website at www. diadent.com. Demo units available Brochures and demo units can also be requested. Better yet, you can visit the DiaDent booth (No. 1151) here at the Pacific Dental Conference today to receive special product promotions and handle the devices yourself. For additional product and com- pany information, you also can contact DiaDent directly by phone by calling (877) 342-3368.
12 exhibitors Paciﬁc Dental Conference — March 5, 2020 Dentsply Sirona introduces a new rewards program and more … By Dentsply Sirona Canada Staff Here at the PDC Visit Dentsply Sirona Canada (booth No. 430) to find the products and servivces referenced here along with many other resources and tools that will enable you to build and maintain a healthy, growing practice. continued n Dentsply Sirona Canada is excited to announce break- through products and an all-new rewards program as part of its com- mitment to creating “Healthy Smiles by building Healthy Practices.” Visit the Dentsply Sirona booth (No. 430) to find all the resources and tools needed to build a healthy growing practice, so you can trans- form your patients’ lives — improv- ing their smiles by providing better dental and oral care. Attendees will have the chance to experience the latest in digital dentistry along with innovations in endodontics, implants, orthodontics and restorative dentistry. At the same time, clinicians can take advantage of educational opportunities and learn how they can sign-up and save with Dentsply Sirona Canada’s new Rewards Program: One DS Canada. 5 (All images/Dentsply Sirona) One DS Canada rewards program The One DS Canada program is Dentsply Sirona’s way of thanking its customers’ loyalty by helping them save money on DS products that help put a smile on patients’ faces every day. Doctors qualify for the program with an eligible equipment purchase and can earn significant cash-back rebates over the next two years, once a quali- fying consumables purchase level is reached. Clinicians are invited to take a seat in the exclusive ONE DS Lounge and learn more about the program. New product lineup It’s 2020 — time to find out how you can keep your practice thriving and improve your patients’ lives through dental and oral care in this new decade. Dentsply Sirona is excited to show- case a number of innovations as part of the PDC 2020 Exhibit Hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands- on with new products and demo the latest in digital dentistry and more. Don’t miss the chance to see these products for yourself. debridement and debris removal, with increased respect to the natural anat- omy of the canal while preserving structural integrity. 5 SureSmile clear aligners SureSmile clear aligners: More than just invisible Combining clinically superior plan- ning capabilities with state-of-the-art manufacturing, SureSmile® Aligners and digital planning software deliver a complete, clinician-controlled clear aligner treatment solution for clinicians and patients, according to the company. Orthophos imaging Dentsply Sirona is call- ing its new Orthophos Society: “The perfect part- ner for your practice.” 5 Orthophos imaging units The three models in the Orthophos series are the Orthophos E, Orthophos S and Orthophos SL. Each provides a different range of solutions for different requirements with a clear functionality. All Orthophos units pro- vide an outstanding image quality with a low dose and a high level of user comfort, according to the company. Because of this diversification, both entry-level users and specialists can find the right unit and image quality for their needs. SmartLite Pro LED curing light More than just a curing light, the SmartLite® Pro curing light is described by Dentsply Sirona as being a unique modular curing device with an award-winning design. According to the com- pany, it delivers far more than just good looks. State-of-the-art optics provide leading quality of cure for reliable outcomes. The SmartLite 5 SmartLite Pro: Designed to perform Pro also features interchangeable tips for a variety of clinical indi- cations. Besides the curing tip, the unit comes with a Transillu- mination Tip, which is a diag- nostic aid for the visualization of interproximal caries, evalua- tion of cracked teeth and the illumina- tion of endodontic access. The forward-thinking design also enables the addition of new tips as technology advances in the future. 5 DS Education Centre at the PDC Educational opportunities DS Education Centre: Win the War on Biofilm (1 C.E. credit) — During the tradeshow, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a one-hour hands-on lecture on “Winning the War on Biofilm” presented by Cheri Wu, BDSc, at the Dentsply Sirona Education Centre. Visit the booth to sign up. Also at the booth, PDC attendees will have the chance to sign up for Dentsply Sirona World 2020 and take advantage of “super-early-bird” pricing. Dentsply Sirona World is the event where Canada’s leading dental professionals can learn, grow, connect and take their practice to the next level. Dentsply Sirona World 2020 will return to Las Vegas from Oct. 1-3. The 2019 event sold out quickly, so inter- ested participants are being encour- aged to secure a spot today. With so many reasons to visit the Dentsply Sirona booth, the Dentsply Sirona Canada team is looking for- ward to welcoming you. 5 CEREC Primemill The all-new CEREC Primemill It’s true: Clinical five-minute Zirconia milling is now possible. After the huge success of Primescan, launched at last year’s PDC, CEREC takes another big step forward with the introduction of CEREC Primemill, empowering den- tists to provide and experience superior chairside dentistry. It’s 2020 and a new decade, so come meet the DS CAD/CAM team and learn how you can take your practice to the next level. Acuris: Retention redeﬁned AcurisTM is a paradigm in prosthetic shift retention of single crowns. The friction- based retention offers a fixation mode pro- viding the esthetics of a cement-retained crown while exclud- ing the risk of residual cement. The DS implant team can walk you through how this innovative product works in practice. 5 Acuris. 5 TruNatomy files TruNatomy endodontic solutions Describing the technol- ogy as being a total solu- tion to respect the true, nat- ural anatomy, Dentsply calls TruNatomyTM an innovative, efficient and com- plete root canal treatment solution that offers a superior performance,
14 exhibitors Paciﬁc Dental Conference — March 5, 2020 Disinfectant effective against Coronavirus By SciCan Staff n OPTIM has demonstrated effect- iveness against viruses similar to Novel Coronavirus on hard non-porous surfaces and non-invasive medical devices. This product can therefore be used against 2019-nCoV when used in accordance with the directions for use against Poliovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces and non-invasive medical devices. This enveloped virus, also known as 2019-nCoV, is part of a family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses from the common cold to SARS and MERS. What makes this coronavirus unique is that it is a strain never before seen in humans. While it is new, it belongs to a class of viruses that are easier to kill than much tougher viruses such as Poliovirus or Norovirus. OPTIM meets the requirements of the EPA’s emerging viral pathogens claim, Health Canada’s Broad Spec- trum Virucide claim for the emerging pathogens and the European CEN’s overview standard EN 14885 and viru- cidal standard EN 14476. AD Here at the PDC To learn more about OPTIM, visit booth No. 1013. OPTIM Blue and OPTIM 33TB have a one-minute virucidal contact time. OPTIM 1 has a 30-second virucidal contact time.* That means that the surface must remain wet for only 1 minute in order to inactivate viruses including Novel Coronavirus. For the public, this outbreak has heightened awareness around the dangers and spread of viruses, but for health-care workers it reinforces the importance of properly completing and monitoring standard infection control protocols. Oral health-care workers are to fol- low standard infection control proto- cols. Between patient visits, clean and disinfect all clinical contact surfaces such as the dental chair. Also, make sure to regularly clean and disinfect surfaces that present the highest risk of infection in your SteriCentre (e.g. surfaces that come into contact with contaminated instruments and gloves). Before you clean or disinfect contaminated surfaces, ensure you are wearing the proper PPE as per local infection control guidelines. As stated on OPTIM disinfectants’ Safety Data Sheets, PPE is not required to handle the product because it is not irritating to the skin. However, PPE such as utility gloves must be worn to pro- tect oral health care workers from infectious materials. OPTIM instructions for use: Before using OPTIM in your office for the very first time, remove any residue left on surfaces from your previous disinfectant by washing all surfaces with soap and warm water. Thoroughly dry the surfaces. 1. To use OPTIM wipes, pull out a pre-moistened wipe at a 45-degree angle and close the lid. 2. When using the Ready-to-Use OPTIM liquid, spray the solution onto a SciCan Dry Towelette. 3. Wipe the surface down evenly and thoroughly to clean and disinfect. Evenly apply to surfaces to avoid any 5 Buy OPTIM 33TB in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. (Photo/Provided by SciCan) unnecessary pooling. 4. Be sure to leave the surface wet for the contact time indicated on the label. 5. When using any disinfectant on surfaces, it is best practice to periodi- cally rinse and dry the surfaces with soap and water. SciCan’s recommenda- tion is to do this at least once a week. You can contact SciCan at (800) 667- 7733 with any questions. *OPTIM 33TB is available in Can- ada, the U.S. and Europe. OPTIM 1 is available in the U.S. and Europe. OPTIM Blue is available in Europe.