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Spectrum Day Toronto
Clinical Programs

1 Day Event

Friday, October 20, 2023

Free Admission, Cocktail Reception with Entertainment, CE Points, Free Parking

 Toronto Congress Centre 

650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1



Program 1


Gordon Pinsent 1


Program 2


Gordon Pinsent 2


Program 3


Gordon Pinsent 3


Program 4


Pierre Berton 1-2

SDT-Clinical 1

Clinical Program 1
Room: Gordon Pinsent 1



Dr. Izchak Barzilay,

Cert Prostho, MS, FRCD(C),

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Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami,

MSc Perio, FRCDC(C), ABD Dip.

A Day In The Life Of A Prosthodontics

Dr. Izchak Barzilay, Cert Prostho, MS, FRCD(C)



In a very interesting lecture Dr. Barzilay will discuss the challenges that prosthodontists face on a daily basis: complexity of cases, technological advancements, patients' expectations, time management, cost of treatment, patient compliance, while at the same time making the work rewarding as they restore smiles and improve the lives of their patients.

Dr. Izchak Barzilay received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1983, a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY in 1986, and MS from the University of Rochester in 1991. He is Head of the Division of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; CEO and Founder– Build Your Smile Dental Foundation, Chair Board of Directors – Royal College of Dentists of Canada; Adjunct Professor, Division of Prosthodontics of the Eastman Department of Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Professor, George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON; Associate in Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Past - President of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada: Past President - Ontario Study Club for Osseointegration.; Publication reviewer for Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and is in private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Toronto, Ont. He has published on various topics including immediate implants, bonding plastics to various metals and other material and implant related topics. Dr. Barzilay holds many fellowships in prestigious organizations and has been awarded multiple awards for his research and teaching accomplishments.

Crown Lengthening

Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami, MSc Perio, FRCDC(C), ABD Dip.


  • Biologic principles

  • Goals and Objectives

  • Indications and Treatment Plan

Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami obtained her Master of Science in Periodontology and Implant Surgery in 2012 from the University of Toronto. Dr. Bahrami is board-certified in Canada and USA and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto and practices as a periodontist and implant surgeon at Prosthodontics Associates.

10:30-11:00am   • AM Break  • Exhibit Hall



Dr. Elahe Behrooz, 

DDS, MBA, MSc (Prostho), FRCDC

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Dr. Mahmood Abu Ruja.,

DDS, MSc, PhD, MSc(Prostho), FRCDC

Prosthodontic Management of Implant Failures

Dr. Elahe Behrooz, DDS, MBA, MSc (Prostho), FRCDC



Failure of dental implants is a rare but serious complication with possible prosthetic implications. These prosthetic implications may range from minor to major modifications to prosthesis design and require thorough evaluation. This lecture aims to provide tools to identify implant complications and execute the most appropriate prosthodontic treatment including the modifications to the existing prosthetic design.



  • Identification of signs and symptoms of implant failure

  • Understanding the prosthodontic implications of late implant failures

  • Analyzing the various possible required modifications to prosthetic designs after late implant failures

Dr. Elahe Behrooz , DDS., MBA, Cert. Prostho., F.R.C.D.(C) obtained her first DDS degree in Iran and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She obtained her second DDS degree from the University of Toronto (U of T) with honors and is a graduate of the Prosthodontic program at the U of T. She is currently involved in private practice limited to Prosthodontics and implant dentistry, is a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in the Graduate Prosthodontics department, is the chief of clinical operations of the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation (Domestic) and a clinical associate at the department of Dentistry, Mt Sinai Hospital.

Zirconia: Clinical Applications and Challenges

Dr. Mahmood Abu Ruja, DDS, MSc, PhD, MSc(Prostho), FRCDC


All-ceramic restorations have been used in recent years for their superior gingival response and esthetic quality. Yttria-tetragonal zirconia polycrystalline (Y-TZP) is a non-silicate ceramic of great interest in the field of prosthetic and implant dentistry due to its excellent mechanical properties. In spite of the high mechanical properties, Y-TZP has poor bond strength to the underlying substrate even when resin-based cements are used due to the lack of a glassy matrix and the absence of silica. Different surface treatment methods have been proposed to improve the bond strength to resin cement, including chemical and/or mechanical surface treatments, but no benchmark has been established to date.

In this lecture, we will:

  • Provide an overview and insight into newer materials

  • Understand the different structures and properties of Y-TZP

  • What are the indications for different materials

  • Learn how to handle and bond Zirconia.

Dr. Mahmood Abu Ruja is a clinician-scientist in the field of Prosthodontics, with over 10 years of experience as a clinician and a lecturer in Prosthodontics. He received his dental degree from The University of Jordan in 2006. He completed his MSc in Prosthodontics and Ph.D. in Dental materials at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Dr. Abu Ruja's research explored topics related to dental materials, Zirconia bonding and surface treatment, and complications of dental implants. He received many national and international awards for his research. Dr. Abu Ruja is currently an instructor in Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.

12:00-1:00pm  • Lunch Break  • Exhibit Hall



Reefa McDoom,


Restorative Dental Hygienist in the Prosthodontic Practice

Reefa McDoom, CDA II, RRDH


“The Prosthodontist and the Restorative Dental Hygienist; an effective team.”


The RRDH in a Prosthodontic setting is a forward-thinking, unique, and lucrative approach to dentistry. I will offer a candid perspective on how this tag-team system has been implemented and effectively used at Prosthodontic Associates. 

Reefa McDoom has practiced dental hygiene for over thirty years in Toronto receiving honours at all levels. She has practiced in general, periodontal, and prosthodontic practices since 1989 and currently divides her time between perio and restorative dental hygiene in a Toronto prosthodontic practice. Reefa has lectured to hygienists and restorative dental hygienists and is passionate about both local and international volunteer and outreach.


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Dr. Michael D Scherer

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Clinical Workflows for Digital Locator Full-Arch Prosthetics

Dr. Michael D Scherer



Interested in learning about simple and predictable full-arch implantology skills? Participants will attend a focused presentation that focuses on step-by-step “real-world” clinical practice procedures focusing on Locator full-arch removable overdenture and fixed cases. Emphasis will be placed on practical skills for clinicians, dental teams, and dental technicians to use in their practices on Monday morning.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Exposure to step-by-step clinical procedures for Locator implant overdentures and fixed restorations.

  2. Acquire knowledge and confidence in the clinical protocols for restorative procedures for full-arch restorations

  3. Become familiar with the parts & pieces used for making impressions for and delivering restorations

Dr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, DVD training series, and in‐person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics, and digital technology with a special emphasis on full‐arch reconstruction. As an avid technology & computer hobbyist, Dr. Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and utilize new technology with CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging concepts. Dr. Scherer also maintains online education: Formal online courses: 1‐ Fast‐Track Digital Dentistry & 3D Printing, 2‐ Fast‐Track Full‐Arch Reconstruction Implant Overdentures, 3‐ Digital Dentures and five YouTube channels: “LearnLOCATOR”, “LearnLODI”, “LearnSATURNO”, “LearnLOCATOR F‐Tx” and “The 3D Dentist”‐ popular YouTube channels.

3:00-3:30pm   • PM Break  • Exhibit Hall


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 Michelle Glover, CDA II

Future Proofing Your Dental Practice with Prime Solutions

Michelle Glover, CDA II 



Digital dentistry has taken the dental profession to the next level. With advancements in CBCT, intra oral scanning, milling and 3D printing, where does one even begin? How can you get started in this fascinating digital shift without it feeling overwhelming? Join Michelle Glover-DaCosta of Dentsply Sirona as she shares insights to how digital technology has changed the way clinicians operate day to day. You will hear first-hand how integrated digital solutions have helped so many grow their business, helped achieve greater patient case acceptance, improved the dental teams’ routines, and most importantly provided better clinical results. 

Michelle Glover-DaCosta graduated with honours from George Brown College as a Level II Dental Assistant. She worked as lead CEREC CDA in private practice for years where she developed her skills in the world of digital dentistry. Michelle became very passionate and well versed in CAD/CAM and the benefits it provides to the dental industry through advanced training with CEREC Doctors. This began her drive to educate and inspire others to understand the benefits of CAD/CAM both from a dental practice and laboratory workflow. In 2016 Michelle join the dental sales industry by accepting a CEREC Representative position with Patterson Dental. It was through her passion for digital dentistry that she accepted the Lab Digital Solution Specialist position with the industries leader in CAD/CAM, Dentsply Sirona. During her time at Dentsply Sirona, she’s been fortunate to help launch innovative solutions such as Primescan, Lucitone Digital Print dentures and the Primeprint Solution. She has since taken on the role of Senior CAD/CAM Territory Manager in North-East Ontario where she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and excitement for digital dentistry with clinicians and their teams.


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Dr. Shashikant Singhal

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Digital Technology & Ceramics – Solutions For Success!

Dr. Shashikant Singhal



Significant advancements have been made in digital technology over the last few years. Contemporary intra-oral scanners are fast, easy to use and accurate. However, "What’s best for my office?" is still a frequently asked question! Additionally, the advancements in contemporary ceramic materials and patient’s expectations add further confusion in selecting an ideal technology and ceramic option. Therefore, it is extremely important for an office to understand available options for clinical success.


The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of available intra-oral technologies and ceramic materials to offer successful clinical solutions at your practice.



  • Provide an overview of Intra-oral scanners

  • Understand the available contemporary ceramic materials for various clinical indications

  • Learn how to implement Digital workflows

Dr. Shashikant Singhal, B.D.S., M.S., graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the College of Dental Sciences, India. After graduation, he maintained a successful dental practice in Delhi, India. However, his passion towards dental materials research and eagerness to learn about materials science inspired him to enroll in the Advanced Clinical Dentistry Program (Biomaterials) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL. He concentrated his research on contemporary dental materials and presented his research data at both national and international scientific meetings. Currently, Dr. Singhal serves at a position of Director of Education and Professional Services at Ivoclar in Amherst, NY. He directs the educational initiatives of Ivoclar in North America. In addition, he participates in the development of new products/technologies and conducts clinical evaluations. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, published multiple research articles, presents his research data at scientific meetings and lectures at national and international venues.

5:30-7:00pm  • Cocktail Reception with Entertainment


Clinical Program 2
Room: Gordon Pinsent 2


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Dr. Rony E. Dagher

Simplified Canal Shaping and Obturation: keep it safe, effective and simple

Dr. Rony E. Dagher



Efficient methodology in shaping root canals and obturation. Keeping it simple efficient is the best manner to avoid iatrogenic mishaps and make performing root canal therapy enjoyable. The system that will be discussed is Wave One Gold and Guttacore carrier based obturation. 

Dr. Rony Dagher B.Sc., DDS, Cert Endo. M.Sc (D), FRCD(C) is an Endodontist and a fellow with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, who maintains a private practice in Mississauga Ontario Canada. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained his DDS from Case Western Reserve University. ​ He attended the Toronto General Hospital surgical residency program and practiced general dentistry for 7 years prior to enrolling and completing a specialty Master’s degree in Endodontics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Dagher has served as an instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate endodontic departments at the University of Toronto. He has served as an Endodontic examiner for the Royal college of Dentists of Canada. ​ Dr. Dagher holds a special interest in Dental Traumatology and regenerative Endodontics. He currently lectures on many Endodontic topics including rotaries, trauma, disinfection and regeneration. He is currently a member of numerous endodontic and dental associations and societies.

10:00-10:30am  • AM Break  • Exhibit Hall



Dennis Marangos, BSC, DDS, FAGD

Re-Visiting the Matrix: Mastering Class 2 Posterior Sectional Systems

Dr. Dennis Marangos



This presentation will provide an overview of some of the common Class 2 posterior matrix systems used in composite resin dentistry. Through lecture and live demonstration, this presentation will compare the features, benefits, and clinical outcomes of prominent matrix systems available in the market.

This presentation will explore their design, materials, application techniques, and effectiveness in achieving successful Class 2 restorations. The goal for this presentation is to assist dental professionals in making informed decisions regarding the selection and utilization of posterior matrix systems for composite resin restorations. I. Introduction A. Welcome and introduction    B. Brief overview of the topic    C. Importance of Class 2 posterior sectional matrix systems in dentistry II. Understanding Class 2 Restorations    A. Definition and common characteristics    B. Challenges and limitations in achieving successful Class 2 restorations    C. Importance of proper matrix system selection III. Overview of Posterior Sectional Matrix Systems A. Definition and purpose of sectional matrix systems B. Components of a posterior sectional matrix system    C. Different types of matrices available    D. Advantages of using sectional matrix systems IV. Choosing the Right Matrix System    A. Factors to consider when selecting a posterior sectional matrix system    B. Comparing different matrix systems and their features    C. Clinical case examples demonstrating the use of different matrix systems V. Techniques for Using Posterior Sectional Matrix Systems    A. Step-by-step guide for proper placement of sectional matrices    B. Tips and tricks for achieving accurate and tight contacts    C. Techniques for achieving anatomically shaped and properly contoured restorations VI. Troubleshooting and Tips    A. Common challenges and problems encountered with sectional matrix systems    B. Solutions and troubleshooting techniques    C. Best practices and tips for maximizing success with posterior restorations VII. Case Studies and Clinical Examples VIII. Summary and Conclusion

Dr. Dennis Marangos graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1986. He completed a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto in 1987 and currently maintains a private practice in Toronto with emphasis on aesthetic, restorative dentistry and orthodontics. He is the principal dentist at the Yorkville TMJ Centre, a practice that focuses on management of head, neck and TMJ related pain as well as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Dr. Marangos has lectured and presented hands-on workshops for many groups and study clubs on restorative dentistry, orthodontics, the management of TMD and craniofacial pain, direct and indirect restorative dentistry, biometrics, and occlusion.

11:30am-1:00pm   • Lunch Break • Exhibit Hall


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Dr. Mario Rotella

The 1- Wing Maryland bridge. SYNOPSIS MARYLAND BRIDGE

Dr. Mario Rotella



Missing teeth in the anterior aesthetic region represent an urgent need for dental
intervention and often require an early treatment strategy that restores both the
aesthetic and functional aspects of the dentition. Cantilever resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) are considered a minimally invasive treatment approach to the replacement of single missing anterior teeth and provide excellent clinical outcomes, high survival rates and great patient satisfaction.


The Maryland bonded bridge traditionally featured metal wings and porcelain pontics. Today, zirconia is the material of choice due to the better esthetic result. This lecture is intended to provide additional knowledge and information on the “Maryland” bridge, taking in consideration:

  • case selection

  • material choice

  • preparation design and bridge design

Mario Rotella is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (F.R.C.D. (C), board certified specialist in Prosthodontics. Dr. Rotella received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Siena (Italy), where he graduated with summa cum laude. He completed a 2-year Advance Education in General Dentistry program at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. At the same institution, he completed a 3-year Prosthodontic program and a 1-year Implant surgical fellowship. Dr. Rotella focuses his practice concentrating on the treatment of complex cases of aesthetic and functional rehabilitation on natural dentition and implants, with emphasis on veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Rotella’s practice encompasses the traditional prosthetic procedures and the most innovative ones, with particular focus on the minimally invasive prosthetic procedures for the application of veneers, partial restorations, and all-ceramics crowns and bridges. Dr. Rotella has presented his work in several dental meetings and he has, also, published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.


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Lukas Nguyen, RDT

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Single Visit Dentistry: Chairside Digital Workflow

Lukas Nguyen, RDT


This Seminar will illustrate the advantages of having a smooth digital workflow between the dentist and the dental laboratory. It will explain how to easily implement a digital workflow, including its main components, and importantly the new solutions it can bring to your daily practice.

Lukas Nguyen, RDT has been working as a dental technologist for over 7 years. From volunteering at bite Ortho in the plaster department to fabricating night guards, soldering orthodontics appliances and case management, Lukas has worked his way to becoming the manager and lead consultant for all digital workflows. Lukas is also a founder of Jedi dental Studio and co-founder of Techno tooth Ltd, which focus directly on digital lab work. Lukas has a true passion for dental work and inherently believes “A happy person should have a confident smile and always be proud of it”

3:00-3:30pm   • PM Break • Exhibit Hall



Pax Forghani, BDS

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Precision Redefined: Exploring the Power of Digital Dentistry

Pax Forghani, BDS



  • Precision in surgical procedure and its integration with restorative treatment

  • Customization of prosthesis connection to the implants

  • Integration of 3D model, 3D face scan and CT scan and its result regarding a correct occlusion and smile design

Dr. Pax Forghani is Pro-Art’s in-house Digital Dentistry Manager. With Pax already engaging with doctors and actively involved in case management, his presence enhances our commitment to seamless patient care. Originally hailing from Mexico City, Pax pursued Dentistry at the National Polytechnic Institute, supplemented by a distinguished diploma in Implantology from the Hiossen Master Course. He seamlessly balanced a private practice in Mexico City while simultaneously heading the Digital Dentistry Laboratory at Hiossen Implants Mexico headquarters. Pax boasts specialization in digital dentistry, having received direct training from 3Shape. His remarkable expertise spans over 1,500 successful surgical plans encompassing diverse systems like Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Neodent, Astratech, BioHorizen, ZimVie, Hiossen, Adin, and immediate loading techniques using stackable guides. Pax's blend of practical knowledge and forward-thinking insight ensures that Pro-Art remains at the forefront of digital dental advancements, embodying our pledge to elevate patient experiences.


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Dr. Pierre Obeid

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Your Digital Journey Starts Here

Dr. Pierre Obeid



This 1-hour presentation will provide an overview of what you and your dental team need to know about 3D digital dentistry. More importantly, understand the future of 3D digital dentistry and why you must adapt to these new technologies and not fall behind.


Learning Objectives:

• Learn the fundamentals of 3D digital dentistry

• Gain insight into the armamentarium needed to practice this method of dentistry

• Recognize dental CAD software to plan and design dental prostheses

• Clinical examples of the basics to advanced methods of 3D digital dentistry

• Appreciate the revolution of 3D printing in dentistry

Dr. Obeid Graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, has been practicing general dentistry for over 25 years and is licensed in the Province of Ontario and the State of Michigan. He actively lectures and mentor’s dentists and denturists on the skills needed for proper communication, collaboration, and efficiency in both surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry and multidisciplinary approaches to complex treatments. His areas of expertise include 3D Digital Dentistry Workflow Strategies, CBCT data acquisition and interpretation, CAD/CAM software planning, and 3D printing manufacturing and technologies. Dr. Obeid is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (DABOI), a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI), a Fellow at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (FAAID), a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) as well as certified in intravenous sedation.

5:30-7:00pm  • Cocktail Reception with Entertainment


Clinical Program 3
Room: Gordon Pinsent 3


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Pamela Bedour, RDH

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Create Optimal Clinical Results & Patient Experience Through Diagnosis and Management of Gingival Inflammation

Pamela Bedour, RDH



Gingival inflammation is the first step on the way to periodontal disease through its initial regulation of changes in the oral bacteria that lead to breakdown of the tissues that support the teeth. In its earliest stages the initiation of gingival inflammation is painless and rarely noticed by the patient. Eliminating oral inflammation is the key objective in the dental recall program. But to do this effectively, dental professionals need to be able to measure oral inflammation levels associated with periodontal diseases objectively. This lecture will discuss a protocol combining 4 pillars for periodontal disease management:

• Diagnostic

• Management of Risk Factors

• Disruption of Biofilm

• Host-Modulation Therapy

Pamela’s expansive and rewarding dental hygiene career has included positions in general practice and a variety of specialties, including periodontal, prosthodontic and orthodontic offices. She was a clinical instructor for both Fanshawe College and Schulich Dentistry at Western University for many years. Pamela obtained her BSc in Oral Health Promotion through O’Hehir University in 2021. She has recently transferred with Oral Science from Ottawa to become the Dental Hygiene Preventive Care Partner for the London and Lake Erie territory.


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John Viviano DDS D ABDSM

OSA: Is Dentistry Doing Enough?

John Viviano, DDS., D. ABDSM



Sleep Apnea prevalence is approaching 1 Billion world-wide. In Canada, the prevalence of mild to moderate disease hovers around 1/3 of our typical patient base. The medical alternative known as CPAP is poorly accepted by many patients, leaving 1/3 sub-optimally managed and 1/3 unmanaged all together. Learn about how oral appliances compare to CPAP and about the role you and your team could be playing to help these patients.

Lecture Objectives:

  1. The prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

  2. How CPAP and OAT compare regarding Efficacy and Compliance.

  3. How these differences impact on Therapeutic Outcomes. 

  4. Most important factor influencing which is the best treatment alternative.

  5. Dealing with Physician resistance.



  1. Intermittent Consultant to Various Oral Appliance Companies

John Viviano DDS D ABDSM obtained his credentials from the University of Toronto in 1983. His clinic is limited to managing sleep-disordered breathing and sleep-related bruxism. He is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has lectured internationally, conducted original research, and authored original articles on the management of sleep-disordered breathing. His clinic is the first Canadian facility accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and he is Clinical Director of the Sleep Disorders Dentistry Research and Learning Centre, hosts zSleepClub an online Study Club, the SleepDisordersDentistry LinkedIn Discussion Group, conducts dental sleep medicine CE programs for various levels of experience, including a 65 hour mini residency and administers the Online Learning Platform.

11:00-11:30am  • AM Break  • Exhibit Hall


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Hugo Patrao, RDT

Immediate Loading Implants with a Modeless Approach for Full Control of the Final Outcome

Hugo Patrao, RDT



Immediate Loading Implants with a Modeless Approach for Full Control of the Final Outcome. Maximize your chair time and disrupt as little of your patient’s day as possible with an immediate approach to implant placement. How to plan all-in-the-box treatment that includes the implant, full guide surgical stent and temporization restoration work to load on the same appointment.

Hugo Patrao is a Service Partner with a degree in Dental Technology and registered with the GDC. He delivers specialized training on maximizing digital workflows for optimum results. Hugo has been at the forefront of dental technology, working with heads of research and development teams from around the world to deliver new dental appliances and helping clinicians incorporate new technologies and digital planning into their practices and protocols. Hugo currently resides in Portugal

12:30-2:00pm   • Lunch Break  • Exhibit Hall



Dr. Ed Philips

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When Does a Veneer Become a Crown

Dr. Ed Philips



Understand the functional differences and most importantly the esthetic implications of a crown vs a veneer”

Dr. Philips’ past appointments include Course Director for Aesthetic Dentistry at the University of Toronto, Senior Clinical Instructor for Millennium Aesthetics and author of the book “Your Guide to the Perfect Smile”. Dr. Philips limits his practice at. The Studio for Aesthetic Dentistry in Toronto.


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Dr. Brock Rondeau

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Airway Focused Orthodontics: Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children

Dr. Brock Rondeau



Dentists in the future must consider restructuring their practices towards helping their patients achieve optimum health. Seventy percent of children by age 12 years have a malocclusion. Parents are looking for dentists who offer early treatment for their children. Ideally treatment with functional appliances will prevent the need for extraction of permanent teeth. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Diagnosis simple orthodontic cases that can be treatment with functional appliances in mixed dentition. 

  2. Functional appliance to treat constricted arches, posterior crossbites, anterior crossbites, deep overbites, open bites due to tongue thrust or thumbsucking habits. 

  3. How early orthodontic treatment can increase your personal satisfaction and income for your practice. 

  4. How functional appliances can help improve the overall health of the children by expanding the arches which open the airway, improve TMJ health and make room for all the permanent teeth.

Dr. Brock Rondeau D.D.S., I.B.O., D.A.B.C.P., D-A.C.S.D.D., D.A.B.D.S.M., D.A.B.C.D.S.M., is one of North America’s most sought after clinician who lectures over 100 days per year for over 35 years. He is the past president and Master senior certified instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics. Over 20,000 dentists have attended his courses and study clubs in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, England, Poland, and Turkey. He has an extremely busy practice, which is limited to the treatment of patients with orthodontic, orthopedic, TMD, and snoring and sleep apnea problems. Dr. Rondeau is a Diplomate of the International Board of Orthodontics, a Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, a Diplomate in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Diplomate in the American Academy of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. He has published over 30 articles in orthodontic and dental journals and has produced a series of videotapes on all phases of orthodontics as well as extensive internet courses in Orthodontics, TMD and Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Dr. Rondeau has also written two chapters in medical and dental textbooks. One on early treatment and functional appliances and another on oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea along with his new “Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children” book.

4:00-4:30pm  • PM Break • Exhibit Hall



Jack Marrano, CDT

Specific Innovation and Advancements in Implant Dentistry - Because it Matters

Jack Marrano, CDT


In this presentation attendees will learn how to utilize the latest innovations in the industry and how they are applied to modern materials workflows and restorative and clinical techniques.  These materials and techniques will be discussed in detail giving the attendees a competitive edge on being able to use these systems to produce world class restorative work.  This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of evolving digital workflows with specific significance on implant dentistry. Emphasis on digital All on X and Digital Dentures showing the ability to produce these restorations in a fully digital and fully modeless workflow will be discussed.  As well as the benefit of advanced 3rd party partners and how they can help you succeed in the modern dental space.


At the completion of this lecture participants will be able to:

  • Understand how digital technology allows the restorative doctore to receive a custom CAD/CAM prosthesis without having to take an impression

  • Understand how use of an intraoral scanner in conjunction with sca bodies can streamline and simplify the implant restorative workflow

  • Recognize which treatment modality addresses the needs unique to a patient

Jack is the Director of Absolute Dental Services Signature Prosthetics Division in the Triangle region of North Carolina, Jack a former Marine, started his ceramics career in 2002. He has completed courses on advanced implant restorative dentistry with Dr Carl Misch and has received a Fellowship from the Misch Institute as well as obtaining Fellowship and Mastership from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthodontists and the prestigious PEERS prosthodontic association. He was also named LMT magazine top 40 technicians in the US under 40. Over the years Jack has been an integral part in the research and development of many of today’s top restorative dental materials. Jack is on the editorial advisor’s board for Dental Lab Products magazine and Spectrum Dialog magazine. Jack has studied and restored cases with many of the world’s top clinicians. In 2022 Jack received the NADL Excellence in education award as well as the Technician Leadership award from the American College of Prosthodontists. Today, he continues to work closely with Restorative Clinicians, Prosthodontists, University Graduate programs and faculty Practices from around the country. Jack is a KOL for top manufacturers and is faculty at the MOD Institute. Jack can be contacted at

5:30-7:00pm  • Cocktail Reception with Entertainment

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Clinical Program 4
Room: Pierre Berton Rooms 1-2


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Dr. Scott McLean

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A Mathematical Approach to Implant Placement Success

Dr. Scott McLean


This presentation will show how to plan the single implant, the 3 unit bridge, and the All on 4 prosthesis using digital technology. Dr. MacLean will show a mathematical approach planning and placing dental implants based on esthetics, strength, and health to achieve longterm success.

Dr. Scott MacLean has a keen interest in all types of dentistry including implants, orthodontics, and general dentistry. A 1991 Dalhousie Dental School graduate and valedictorian, he was a multiple scholarship winner and student leader. He now teaches dental implants at Dalhousie. Dr. Maclean also lectures internationally at dental conventions on implants, crown and bridge, and dental technology use such as laser and photography. He authored a monthly "Internet for Dentists" article in the Canadian Dental Association's Journal (JCDA). Dr. Maclean was 2004 president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA), chair of Clinical Practise and Specialist Relations Committees and on their Governing Council. He has been a member of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontic, Academies of Esthetic Dentistry and General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantology, American Academy Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Atlantic Implant Study and International Association Orthodontics Study Clubs. He was 2001 president of the Halifax County Dental Society and on the NS Dental Technicians Examining Board. Dr. Maclean was administrator of the Atlantic Dental Listserv, on the organizing committee for the 2000 Canadian Dental Association convention, and enjoys taking continuing education courses to keep his knowledge current. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS, where he was an all-star on the national championship football team leading to an induction in the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Scott, as his patients call him, has three children – Alex, Haley, and Emily – and enjoys computers, woodworking, and digital photography. He has coached hockey and soccer and is a golfer – in need of improvement.


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Dr. Azeem Sheikh

The Art of Case Presentation

Dr. Azeem Sheikh

Learning objectives:

In today’s competitive market, many dental offices find it difficult to get case acceptance when recommending various dental implant treatments. Using a systematic approach to case organization and presentation, Dr. Sheikh will share his protocol on what he uses to achieve an 80% acceptance rate for dental implants. Attendees can expect a fun filled session where Dr Sheikh explains how his practice leverages the tools available to provide a clear concise message to patients for them to say YES to treatment.

Dr. Azeem Sheikh operates a solo practice in Brampton and has placed over 6000 immediate implants with a 99% success rate. He is currently the Implant Course Director for the Hiossen Implant Training program, and founder of the Ontario Dental Implant Network; an implant study club providing courses and mentorship to over 120 doctors in the GTA. For more info please visit

11:00-11:30am   • AM Break • Exhibit Hall


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Dr. Effie Habsha

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Digital Dentistry in Contemporary Prosthodontics:

Is it Practical?

Dr. Effie Habsha



Digital technology has had a dramatic impact on all disciplines of dentistry, particularly in the fields of Prosthodontics and Surgery. The evolution of digital technologies has provided dental professionals with the possibility of following a completely digital workflow beginning from diagnostic treatment planning to prosthesis fabrication. Clinical data acquisition using  intra oral scanners has bridged the digital gap between the clinical practice and the dental laboratory.  While these latest digital tools offer new and different workflows compared to conventional techniques, it is imperative that clinical efficiency and restoration accuracy not be compromised.    

This presentation will provide a practical and pragmatic overview of the digital tools and technologies used in a modern prosthodontic practice. A comprehensive overview of digital technology used in diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical treatment planning, guided implant surgery and prosthodontics will be covered. The use of intra oral scanners and the workflow required for simple reconstructions to comprehensive full arch rehabilitations in both conventional and implant based applications will be presented.  Some of the challenges, limitations and inefficiencies encountered utilizing new technologies will be described.  


Course Objectives:


  • Demonstrate the utilization of digital technology in Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics

  • Demonstrate the use of intra oral scanners with conventional crown and bridgework and implant dentistry

  • Review the accuracy, benefits and limitations of intra-oral scanners

  • Provide an overview of the digital workflow required in comprehensive fixed reconstructions

Dr. Effie Habsha earned her DDS, Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Habsha has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and currently instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T. She is also the founder of Women in Dentistry: Work.Life.Balance, a group created in 2010 for women in dentistry which aims to educate, empower and connect all women in the dental field. Dr. Habsha maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Toronto and lectures nationally and internationally on various prosthodontic and surgical topics.

12:30-1:30pm  • Lunch Break • Exhibit Hall


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Dr. Bobby Baig

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Dr. Don Hui, DDS FRCD(C)

Are You Still Dancing The Verification Jig? 

  • Implant-supported Full Arch Rehabs with Nexus iOS:  the missing link in the digital workflow for the fully edentulous arch

  • An End to End Complete Next Gen Digital Workflow

  • The Nexus iOS system is the first-of-its kind digital full-arch restorative solution

  • Learn what makes this workflow tick

  • Comparison of the end to end Conventional vs. Digital workflows

  • Understand what makes the Nexus Scan Gauges allow for the most accurate full-arch implant capture using the technology you already own

  • Understand the advantages of this innovative digital protocol and what makes it so simple and efficient

  • Reimagine the treatment options for your edentulous patient

Dr. M. K. (Bobby) Baig received his dental degree from H.K.E.S Dental College, Gulbarga University, India in 1997. He has completed his residency at Government Dental College and Hospital in Hyderabad India. Dr. Baig completed Advance Education in General Dentistry program and Graduate program in Prosthodontics at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester New York state USA. Dr. Baig is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of Rochester in the Department of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, USA. He also works as a Clinical Instructor in Prosthodontics in Mt Sinai Hospital, and Associate In Dentistry at University of Toronto. Dr. Baig is a board-certified Prosthodontist in Canada and serves as a national examiner for national specialty examination of Prosthodontics administered by Royal College of Dentist of Canada. Dr. Baig was awarded the Part time faculty Award for excellence in Teaching by the University of Rochester, NY, USA for the year 2019.

Dr. Don Hui received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 2000. He later obtained a Certificate in the Practice of General Dentistry in 2001. He then went on to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anaesthesia Specialty training in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.Currently, Dr. Hui maintains a full-time Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice in Woodbridge, ON.


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Dr. Soheil Khojasteh

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Analgesia and Pain Control in Dentistry

Dr. Soheil Khojasteh

Learning Objectives:

After attending this seminar, participants will have the knowledge to

  • Have an understanding of basic pain physiology

  • Be familiar with the pharmacology of analgesic medications used in dentistry

  • Utilize an algorithm to manage acute dental pain

  • Calculate the maximum dose of local anesthetics used in dentistry


Conflicts of Interest: None

Dr. Soheil Khojasteh obtained his Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 2010, and then he went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto in 2014. After dental school, Soheil enrolled in the dental anaesthesiology specialty program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Soheil is a specialist in dental anaesthesia and a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anaesthesia. He is the immediate past President of the Ontario Dental Society of Anaesthesiology, and the current Vice President of the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesiologists. He is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, in the Department of Anaesthesia, and he has presented to his colleagues in anaesthesia and dentistry at numerous conferences. Soheil currently practices the Procedural Team Anaesthesia model, in which he provides comprehensive dental treatment to his patients under general anesthesia and deep sedation. When he is not in the office, Soheil most enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Monica Pulec, and their two sons, Kian and Noah. His favourite activities include cooking for his family, reading with his children, and cycling the beautiful roads of Ontario.

3:30-4:00pm   • PM Break • Exhibit Hall


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Cliff Magneson, MBA

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Unlocking the Power of LASER Technology: Revolutionizing Dentistry Through Next-Gen LASER Systems

Cliff Magneson, MBA



Join us to delve into the remarkable world of modern LASER technology and its transformative impact on the dental practice. In this enlightening session, we will explore how adopting cutting-edge LASER systems can elevate your clinical capabilities, streamline productivity, and introduce a realm of new procedures with unparalleled precision and exceptional clinical outcomes.


Key Takeaways:

  • Elevating Practice Excellence: Discover how integrating LASER technology into your practice can propel you towards unprecedented levels of excellence. Gain insights into enhancing patient experiences through advanced LASER applications.

  • Harnessing Innovations: With over a decade of experience, Cliff Magneson, an expert in the field, will guide you through the latest innovations in LASER technology. Learn to seamlessly incorporate these advancements to enrich your practice offerings.

  • Across Specializations: Irrespective of your specialization, whether it's Restorative, Airway, Perio, Pediatrics, Endodontics, Implants, or Cosmetics, uncover how LASER technology can be a game-changer across diverse dental domains.

  • Unveiling New Horizons: Prepare to be amazed as we unveil the untapped potential of LASER technology. Explore how it can open up new avenues for procedures, improving efficiency and precision like never before.

Cliff Magneson MBA is President of National Dental Innovations. Helping clinicians improve their practices and treatment outcomes with the most advanced dental technologies has been his passion for more than 30 years. NDI believes that dental innovations bring unparalleled opportunities for clinicians to advance the art, science and business of dentistry for ultimate patient care and professional success. Education unlocks these opportunities and is key to the company’s success in acquiring exclusive distribution in Canada for the top dental technologies from around the world. NDI is proud to represent Fotona exclusively in Canada. Committed to engineering the Best Made Lasers in the World, Fotona Lasers are transforming practices and enabling best in class, highly efficient and productive procedures that are more conservative and more comfortable for patients in the areas of Endo, Perio, Restorative, Surgery, Airway and more.

5:30-7:00pm  • Cocktail Reception with Entertainment


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Toronto Implant Academy (TIA)

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 9-1-2022 to 8-31-2025.
Provider ID# 355116

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