Spectrum Day Toronto
free Core 1 PROGRAMS
1 Day Event
Friday, October 20, 2023
Free Admission, Complimentary Cocktail Reception with Entertainment,
Free CE Points, Free Parking
Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)
650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1
Core 1 Course available to Dentists ONLY. Registration will close at 180 attendees.
Dr. Peter Hong
Patient Safety Incidents and Adverse Events:
Alan Lachapelle & Dr. Peter Hong
PLP staff will share their expertise and use case studies in promoting patient safety and managing patient care when an adverse clinical event or negative treatment outcome arises. This interactive presentation is designed to help dentists identify an adverse event, understand their legal obligations and communicate effectively with patients to mitigate potential consequences.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
define adverse events;
understand their legal and professional obligations when an adverse event occurs;
develop strategies for communicating with patients and their families about an adverse event; and
recognize important factors in managing patient care when an adverse event occurs.
Mr. Lachapelle graduated from Seneca with High Honours in Legal Administration in 1987. He received an Alternative Dispute Resolution certificate from the University of Windsor Law School and consolidated his credentials through management courses with the Insurance Institute of Ontario and private educational facilities. After 7 years as a paralegal at a downtown Toronto law firm specializing in defence work, Mr. Lachapelle joined the Professional Liability Program of the RCDSO in 1994 as Claims Examiner. He advanced to Claims Supervisor and Senior Professional Liability Advisor before assuming the Department Head role in 2017.
Dr. Hong received his DDS from the University of Toronto, with honours, in 1983. After graduation, he worked in public health, and started a general practice in Toronto. He also worked at Sunnybrook Hospital as a staff dentist for over 30 years. He continues in clinical practice and teaches dental students at U of T. Dr. Hong began working for the College on a part-time basis in 2001 as a Monitoring Officer, joined the Professional Liability Program as a Senior Dental Consultant in 2016 and became the Assistant Manager - Dental in 2019.
10:00-10:30am • AM Break • Exhibit Hall
12:30-1:30pm • Lunch Break • Exhibit Hall
Core 1 - Afternoon Program
Room: Donald Sutherland 3-5
Greg S. Anderson BSc DDS
Parvaneh Bahrami, DDS MSc Perio,FRCDC, ABD Dip.
Dental Recordkeeping- Back to Basics
Greg S. Anderson BSc DDS & Parvaneh Bahrami, DDS
Professional, ethical and legal responsibilities require that a complete chart and record documenting all aspects of each patient’s dental care be maintained. A detailed chart accurately records the patient’s dental condition when first presenting at the office, assists and supports a proper diagnosis and treatment planning, and provides a clear description of the patient’s on-going care. Good records are also the dentist’s best defence in the event of a formal complaint or lawsuit. In this presentation, RCDSO representatives offer guidance and practical advice in understanding the dental recordkeeping requirements in Ontario.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Understand and appreciate the reasons for keeping good patient records
Describe the requirements for various components of a complete chart
Identify problem areas and take advantage of helpful tips to keeping better patient records
Dr. Greg Anderson received his DDS from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, in 1986. He practised in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario for over 20 years and joined the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, as a part-time Clinical Instructor in 2007. In 2011 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry and later as the Interim Director of Clinics. He maintains a faculty position as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and is currently Director of the Comprehensive Care Program and the the Undergraduate Clinical Prosthodontics program as well as Co-Director of the Dental Anatomy and Occlusion course. He is former Director of the Ethics, Professionalism and Law program for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. In 2012, he joined the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario where he currently serves as one of the Practice Enhancement Consultants in the department of Quality where he assists in administration of the PET assessment and works with dentists helping them to find appropriate remedial education courses.
Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami received her DDS in Iran in 1992. In 2004 she completed the Qualifying program at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto where she also obtained her Master of Science in Periodontology in 2012. Dr. Bahrami is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC). She also is board certified by The American Board of Periodontology and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Dr. Bahrami is a clinical instructor in the periodontology department at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. She practices as a periodontist and is currently a Practice Advisor in the Communications Department at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
3:00-3:30pm • PM Break • Exhibit Hall
5:30-7:00pm • Cocktail Reception with Entertainment
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