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Spectrum Day Vancouver 2023

1 Day Event

Saturday November 18, 2023

Regular Price
$269+GST
Early Bird Price $199+GST (until November 1, 2023)
DTA
BC Members Price $150+GST (DTABC members exclusive link will be provided to the members by the DTABC Association)

Book your Room here

PROGRAMS

Technical Program

Denturist / Clinical Program

Denturist and Clinical Program

CE Points / Day

Event Fee :

$269 + GST (Regular Pricing)

$199 + GST

(Early Bird Pricing Until November 1st)

$150 +GST 

(DTABC Members Pricing)
DTABC members exclusive link will be provided to the members by the DTABC Association

Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch Included

Book your room here

Date : November 18th, 2023

Location: Pan Pacific Vancouver

999 Canada Pl #300, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5

Registration Opens: 8:15am

Breakfast: 8:15am-9:00am

Oceanview Suite Foyer

Exhibit Hall: 10:00am-4:30pm
Room: Oceanview 1-4

Technical Program: 9:00am-5:30pm
Room: Pacific Rim 1

Denturists / Clinical Programs: 9:00am-5:00pm 
Room: Pacific Rim 2

Technical Program

Technial Program

9:00am - 10:00am

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Devon Todd,
President of
Factory Automation 

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How to Just Hit Mill with your DGSHAPE DWX Milling Solution

 

Speaker: Devon Todd, President of Factory Automation 

Description: Mill maintenance doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. Learn how to reduce downtime, extend your mill life, and maximize production with your DGSHAPE DWX Milling Solution as Devon Todd presents some easy tips for milling success. 

 

Devon Todd is an experienced CNC Technician with two decades of expertise. He studied Maintenance and Engineering at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Devon has worked in various roles as a CNC Service Engineer in both industrial machining and equipment distribution. In 2018, he established Factory Automation, where he serves as President. Factory Automation is the trusted service and support provider for CAD/CAM manufacturers throughout Canada. Devon has built a reputation known for his commitment to precision and excellence. He is a dedicated father of two and takes pride in maintaining a harmonious work/life balance.

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10:00am - 11:00am

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Mark Chan,
DD​

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Vita Axzent LC Applications and simplified approach to characterizing analog and cad cam applications 

 

Speaker: Mark Chan, DD

 

Description:  This session will go through a systemic approach to the new Vita Akzent LC stain and glaze system

  • CAD/CAM single unit Restorations Applications 

  • Analogue/Digital Denture Applications 

  • Full Arch Implant Applications 

  • Processing Finishing Tips and Tricks 

Mark Chan received his diploma from Denturism in Toronto at George Brown College with honours. Currently Mark is practicing in Ontario with a main focus on high-end removable and implant prosthetics. With a passion for both technical and clinical techniques he is certified in Bio-logic, BPS and SDC denture concepts and is a ZunstZhanWerk “Art of Denture” award winning Denturist, he is a sought after consultant and opinion leader in the Denturist and Lab community.

11:00am - 11:30am:  Morning Break

Oceanview 1-4

11:30am - 12:30pm

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Hirofumi (Hiro) Yokota,

Master Ceramist

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Mastering the control of Paste Ceramic, using CeraMotion OneTouch pastes. 
 
Speaker: Hirofumi (Hiro) Yokota, Master Ceramist 

Description:

Step by step IPAC/ RCDSO guidance explained.  

(Hiro) Yokota is from Saitama, Japan.  His dental technician training was at Toho College and Waseda Dental Technician Training Center in Tokyo. Real world experience as an educator and technician have taken Mr. Yokota to Shanghai, Chicago and Victoria.  Treating patients in partnership with the dentist led to his position in Signature Dental Laboratory for the last 20 years, working with Dr. Derek and Dr. Mark Hopkins.  The desire to improve clinical outcomes while pursuing efficiency led development of an External Stain Technique.  Making full contour Lithium Disilicate and Zirconia restorations with esthetic characteristics has revolutionized laboratory workflows.  The success of this technique has motivated producing a textbook on the technique.  The continued development of materials and techniques to better patient’s lives is Mr. Yokota’s passion.

12:30pm - 2:00pm:  Lunch Break

Oceanview Suite 1-4

2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Benoit Laroche

Application Support Engineer / Canadian Sales Manager, Exocad

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Concurrent Design Challenging or not?

Speaker: Benoit LarocheApplication Support Engineer / Canadian Sales Manager, Exocad

Description:

Completing a crown design on Implant abutment in one project requires some essential knowledge. Here we will go over principals to prevent never ending postproduction adjustments to attain proper fit of the 2 components.

Benoit Laroche is Canadian Sales Manager and Application Support Specialist with exocad. 

Specialist in dental CAD/CAM for over 20 years. He has used, taught and supported each component of all major dental systems from image acquisition, CAD, CAM and the hardware related to production. Provided technical support and sales efforts in many locations across the world. 

He is always willing to share experience and knowledge to contribute to the evolution of the Dental CAD/CAM industry.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Ryan Swift

Vice President, Micrylium

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The Many Rules of Dental Asepsis Standards, Documentation and Implementation
Speaker: Ryan Swift, Vice President, Micrylium

 

Description:

An in- depth review of the current standards for infection control in Dentistry. The rules and guidance are not all contained in a single document. There are International , National, Regional and Municipal guidance materials.

 

There are institutions that regulate us like (RCDSO), provincial organizations (IPAC) and municipal officers (Public Health). To comply and be fully protected we need to understand all of them and include them in our policies. We start with the concept of managing “external documents” for the regional requirement. Then we explore the implementation of specific policy within the practice.

 

Our goal is to ensure the practitioner is well informed and prepared.

Ryan Swift - Regulatory and product development professional with 20 years experience. Expertise in process design, technical writing and infection control.

Worked with many dental manufacturers and distributors to achieve Health Canada, FDA and ISO registrations.

 

Designed and brought to market several therapeutic drug products and drug delivery methods.

4:00pm - 4:30pm:  Evening Break

Oceanview 1-4

4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Kaveh Shams,

DT

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Let’s Talk Aesthetics!
Ultra-thin zirconia veneers with Prettau Skin, clinical and lab procedure

Speaker: Kaveh Shams, DT

 

Description: Speaker will go through the procedure of designing and milling minimally invasive veneers, from data acquisition, design factors and the material used for this restoration type.  

Kaveh Shams graduated from Lambeth College – London in Dental Technology in 2010. Since then, he worked in multiple dental labs and milling centers in Europe and Canada. He also offered his service to the dental community of Canada as a CAD CAM specialist for numerous dental companies.

 

His passion for digital dentistry made him join Zirkonzahn, and now he works as a CAD CAM expert and the branch manager for Zirkonzahn Canada.

Denturist and Clinical Program

9:00am - 10:30am

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Mark Chan,

DD

Dr. Ho-Young Chung

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Immediately Loaded Overdentures:
A Paradigm Shift

Speaker: Mark Chan, DD and Dr. Ho-Young Chung

 

Description: Can overdentures be loaded immediately on the day of implant placement? What if patients could avoid second-stage surgery and minimize healing time? Let’s have a real-world discussion on immediately placed and immediately loaded overdentures. 

 

This concept has been clinically supported with 500+ arches and is also supported by literature.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits vs risk for immediately loading a removable prosthesis

  • Understand the surgical and prosthetic principles of removable therapy

  • Compare delayed vs immediate loading

  • Learn treatment planning and workflow

  • Prevent and manage surgical and restorative complications

Mark Chan received his diploma from Denturism in Toronto at George Brown College with honours. Currently Mark is practicing in Ontario with a main focus on high-end removable and implant prosthetics. With a passion for both technical and clinical techniques he is certified in Bio-logic, BPS and SDC denture concepts and is a ZunstZhanWerk “Art of Denture” award winning Denturist, he is a sought after consultant and opinion leader in the Denturist and Lab community.

Dr. Ho-Young Chung is a general dentist whose practice has been limited to implant dentistry since 2015. He has a referral-only (solo) practice in Kamloops, BC, Canada and places 800+ implants per year.

 

Dr. Chung lectures on various topics including Immediate Anterior and Posterior Implant Therapy, Implant Complications, Sinus Augmentation, and Immediate Implant Overdentures.

 

Dr. Chung has twice performed Live Implant Surgery at the Pacific Dental Conference on the Main Stage. As a faculty member of Zest Dental Solutions, he is recognized as one of the world leaders in immediate implant overdenture therapy

 

Dr. Chung is the Founder of CEJ Academy, an implant training facility that hosts live surgery and hands-on courses on a variety of implant topics. He is a Key Opinion Leader for Megagen Implant Canada and W & H and a faculty instructor for Zest Dental Solutions.

10:30am - 11:00am:  Morning Break

Oceanview 1-4

11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Faraj Edher

DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros, FRCD(C)

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Simplifying the Complicated: Maximizing Precision and Predictability with Digital Workflows

Speaker: Dr. Faraj Edher, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros, FRCD(C)

 

Description: Advancements in technology and materials have changed the world of prosthodontics. Digital workflows allow for enhanced communication between clinicians, technicians, and patients – in addition to improved treatment outcomes. This presentation will give an overview of innovations and techniques that can be implemented to create a fully integrated digital workflow and achieve more predictable, efficient, and durable treatment outcomes in Fixed Prosthodontics.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understanding how to utilize a digital workflow from treatment planning to final treatment outcomes for fixed prosthodontics.

  • Overview on the applications of IOS, Facial Scanning, Virtual smile design, and 3D Printing.

  • Introducing innovative ways to combine steps in your workflows utilizing technology and modern materials.

Dr. Faraj Edher is a Specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his dental degree from the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine, and then continued his Masters in Craniofacial Science and post-graduate specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia.

 

Dr. Edher is the Founder of one of Canada’s largest study clubs, the BC Dental Study and the Director of the Digital Dentistry Institute. He is passionate about innovation and education in the fields of digital dentistry, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry.

 

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He has founded, co-founded, and is actively involved with several international dental associations, and has represented Canadian dentists and dental students at multiple international platforms.

 

In addition to practicing full time in Vancouver, Dr. Edher is a Clinical Assistant Professor and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia.

12:00pm - 1:30pm:  Lunch Break

Oceanview Suite 1-4

1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Benoit Laroche

Application Support Engineer / Canadian Sales Manager, Exocad

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Integrating Digital Dentistry and remaining profitable

Speaker: Benoit Laroche, Application Support Engineer / Canadian Sales Manager, Exocad

Description: Digital Technology is necessary to show credibility with today’s client base. Understanding the different components and how to integrate them is key to maintaining a profit margin. Here, we will go through the different steps of CAD/CAM available and how to integrate them to your practice.

Benoit Laroche is Canadian Sales Manager and Application Support Specialist with exocad. 

Specialist in dental CAD/CAM for over 20 years. He has used, taught and supported each component of all major dental systems from image acquisition, CAD, CAM and the hardware related to production. Provided technical support and sales efforts in many locations across the world. 

He is always willing to share experience and knowledge to contribute to the evolution of the Dental CAD/CAM industry.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Dr. Jaspaul Seehra

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Locator Fixed, A new solution for an affordable fixed option

 

Speaker: Dr. Jaspaul Seehra
BSc, DDS, MSc (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Cert. (Oral Implantology)

Description: Zest Locator abutments were introduced to dentistry in 2001 and quickly became the internationally preferred removable tissue supported overdenture retention attachment of choice.

In late 2022, the same Locator abutments were approved as part of an affordable fixed implant supported option for your patients. The Zest Locator abutments that you have used for your tissue borne implant retained overdentures can also be used within a Locator Fixed solution. This presentation is an introduction to the Zest Locator Fixed Solution.

Dr. Jaspaul Seehra, originally from the United Kingdom, relocated to British Columbia during his teenage years. He earned his B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University and later obtained a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Washington. After practicing dentistry in Washington State, he pursued an M.Sc. in Oral Surgery in the UK. Returning to British Columbia in 2000, Dr. Seehra established a private practice focused on Oral Surgery in Vancouver. He joined the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC as a clinical instructor, aiming to assist medically compromised and marginalized patients.

Dr. Seehra co-founded the Portland Dental Clinic in Downtown East Side Vancouver, completing a General Practice Residency at UBC with a focus on TMD & Orofacial Pain Management. His role involved mentoring students at various clinics and hospitals. He obtained privileges with Fraser Health in 2000, serving at St. Mary’s, Royal Columbian, and Surrey Memorial hospitals. Additionally, he worked as a dental consultant with Work Safe BC and actively raised awareness about Crystal Methamphetamine’s effects on oral health.

Dr. Seehra stays updated in his field, earning a Certification in Dental Implantology from the UK in 2022. Currently, he retains privileges at Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals, offering dental surgery and trauma care, while maintaining a private practice in New Westminster. Dr. Seehra delivers essential dental care to patients facing disabilities, complex medical conditions, addictions, and various barriers.

3:30pm - 4:00pm:  Evening Break

Oceanview 1-4

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Oleksandr Oborotov

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Cast partial design in 3Shape

Speaker: Oleksandr Oborotov

Description: You will learn how to order different types of metal frames in 3Shape and design one. I am going to show you the metal frame parameters in 3Shape.

Oleksandr Oborotov, 9+ years of experience in the dental CAD/CAM, Oleksandr is proud to offer quality digital designs, trainings and mentorship. Working closely with denturists and dental labs on design and manufacturing, he brings the refined experience from the field on digital dentures, splints, all-on-x and virtual implant planning. He has helped many dental labs and clinic with their successful transition in to the digital. 

Denturist and Clinical Program
THANK YOU
TO OUR SPONSORS
& EXHIBITORS
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CE Provider:

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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. 9/1/2022-8/31/2025. Provider ID# 355116

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