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Spectrum Day Edmonton

1 Day Event

Friday, May 12, 2023

CE Points / Day


Early Bird Price (Expires on April 27th) : 1 Person $169 +Tax 


Early Bird Price (Expires on April 27th) : 2 for 1  with the price of $209 +Tax 

INCLUDING: PARKING at EXPO ( parking voucher value $15), Breakfast, Break and Lunch

Regular price (After April 27th) : 1 Person $289 +Tax 

Location : Edmonton EXPO Centre 

7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0J2



Date : May 12, 2023  /  8:00AM-5:00PM


Breakfast & Registration: 8:00-8:30am

Lectures & Exhibitors: Ballroom 106 Open hours: 8:00am-4:30pm 


Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre

11834 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5

($99 One Queen/$104 One King guest room -Single/Double occupancy)

Book Your Room


Chateau Lacombe hotel

10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

($119 Standard King or Standard Double – Single/Double occupancy)

Book Your Room


Speakers and Topics

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Ettore Palmeri, MBA, AGDM, B.Ed., BA

8:30 - 9:30 am 

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Karim Sahil RDT, MDT

9:30 - 10:30am

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Robert Salisbury, RDT

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

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Fadi Areksosy

1:00 - 2:00pm


 Dr. Joshua Benjamin

2:00 - 3:00pm 

Manny Pada

Mr. Manny Padda

3:15 - 4:00 pm 

8:30 - 9:30 am
Starting Me Over – Motivation is an Inside Job

Ettore Palmeri, MBA, AGDM, B.Ed., BA



Once we understand that we choose what we do; we are much better prepared to face life and business challenges. You are the most powerful person in your life because no one is making choices for you.       



Ettore Palmeri, MBA, AGDM, B.Ed., BA, is the president of Palmeri Media Group; one of the largest dental media providers of print, digital and event solutions in Canada and the world. Ettore is a dynamic and compelling teacher. His credentials include an extensive academic background. He has lectured extensively to students, teachers and business people on how to use Personal Development strategies to accelerate the achievement of personal, professional and financial goals.


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9:30 - 10:30 am
The best way to communicate with a Dentist is to speak their language

Karim Sahil, RDT, MDT



Many would agree Implant surgery in the aesthetic zone is very challenging. A bigger challenge can be to create the right prosthesis to remodel the events after a tooth is extracted and replaced with an implant. Failing to see what the clinician sees can often lead to undesirable outcomes. Many techniques exist to restore the loss of dentition, and every extra bit of information should be considered for a successful outcome. Understanding the “WHY” makes the “HOW” that much easier.


This seminar will be discussing,

  • The importance of reading X-rays

  • Proper design/choice of abutments to avoid bone loss

  • Multi layer zirconia Vs 3 stage porcelain build-up

  • New generation of ceramic materials for zirconia and lithium disilicate

  • Successful case studies using CeraMotion


Karim Sahil has earned his RDT, MDT, and acquired his Dental Technology certificate at George Brown College. As a Registered Dental Technologist, he earned a certificate of mastery on all five components of Dental Technology, including ceramics, crown and bridge, dentures, partial dentures, and orthodontics.  He gained his Master Dental

Technologist certificate from New York, USA, on the study of mandibular physiology, occlusion, and full mouth reconstruction. He maintains a dental laboratory in a dental clinic at Yorkville Village Dentistry.


He provides services that include cosmetic dentistry, fixed implant restorations, and advanced full mouth restorative prostheses for dentists and oral specialists. He is also the president of the Association of Dental Technologists of Ontario.


Kairm Sahil

AM BREAK  10:30-11:00AM 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What I learned to perfect a case  from one guided implant drill stent

Robert Salisbury, RDT 


"Doing Well By Doing Good" What I learned to perfect from one guided implant case in 2015. 

In the CAD CAM guided implant world, we will explore in detail below:


  • Cost considerations of hardware and software from CBCT to printer and drill guide to implant insertion with various obstacles in-between. OEM or 3rd party parts?

  • Business partnering models of several manufacturers/suppliers.

  • Building your brand with Implant workflow and overcoming inaccuracies in workflows.  

  • Consulting with an outsource and being trained by manufacturers. 

  • Balance sheet of the industry with the world's largest dental companies.

  • When you say to your client " rely on us" what does that mean for OEM and 3rd party warranty?


Robert Salisbury, RDT  Works with ACE Surgical Henry Schein. He has been a proud 2nd generation RDT for 41 years. After owning his own lab for 18 years, he expanded into technical training working in a group of labs throughout North America. Working with LVI Initially on smile design courses, we championed as a team the PTC system at the Aurum Group training 200 dental technicians. Spearheading ways to drive down the costs of implant treatment, he works along with the University of Alberta Perio Grad program, connecting the surgeon to the technician for the benefit of the patient. 



LUNCH BREAK  12:00-1:00PM 

1:00 - 2:00 pm
The Secret Behind the Perfect Match

Fadi Areksosy


Learn how to create idea shade matches using Aidite 3D Pro and Biomic Liquid
Ceramic. A simple approach to exceptional results.



Fadi Areksosy obtained his degree as a dental technician in 1998. His experience in the
field of de
ntal laboratory restoration and technologies spans more than 12 years, and he
has attended multiple intensive professional international training on a range of CAD/
CAM systems in Germany. Additionally, he has seven years of experience working both
locally and remotely as an application specialist and technical trainer for CAD/CAM
systems, equipment and materials


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TBA Speaker
2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Critical Relationship between Dentist and Dental Technician
in the digital world

Dr. Joshua Benjamin



How to Improve Communication between Dentist and RDT - case planning, shade selection, importance of clear communication and documentation.   Understanding a dentist's treatment plan and responsibilities:  diagnosis, treatment planning, various types of restorations that may be involved.


Dr. Joshua Benjamin received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and has been practicing as a general dentist in Calgary. Dr. Benjamin is passionate about helping his patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles, and he particularly enjoys applying orthodontics and smile design prior to placing implants and final restorations.


In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Benjamin is actively involved in the dental community. He serves on the executive council of the Calgary District Dental Society, where he works to promote the highest standards of dental care and education in the region.


In his upcoming lecture, Dr. Benjamin will share his experience and tips for creating a solid and rewarding working relationship between dental technician and dentist.


Harvest Dental Care

PM BREAK  3:00-3:15PM 

3:15 - 4:00 pm
Maximizing Dental Lab Value for a Successful Exit: Mastering Key Evaluation Criteria

Mr. Manny Padda


 In this insightful presentation, we will dive into the criteria which potential buyers will review to evaluate your business in order to achieve a successful exit from dental lab ownership. Our speaker, Manny Padda will guide you through critical indicators, including timelines, lab set up, customer retention, market positioning and competitive advantage.

Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on how to assess their dental lab's performance, to maximize its value.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an industry leader and prepare for the next chapter of your professional journey.


Manny Padda is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Smile Innovations Group, Canada’s leading dental lab network focused on dental laboratory partnerships and transitions. 

Prior to founding Smile Innovations, Manny was a self-made entrepreneur, building his first multi-million dollar company, by age 26. Leveraging his powerful network, he made the leap from executive search to investing and has invested in over 150 companies with 30+ exits.

Manny is passionate about mentorship and education and has sat on multiple advisory boards in the not-for-profit sectors, including Room to Read, Science World and League of Innovators. It is his personal mission to educate 1 million youth globally.

 Manny’s work has garnered awards including StartUp Canada’s 2017 National Entrepreneur Promotion Award, NACO’s 2016 Canadian Angel Investor of the Year, EO Global Citizen of the Year, and the 2017 Governor General Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. He has spoken at events around the world, from Startup Weekend in San Francisco to EO Impact in Zurich and #BCTechSummit in his backyard of Vancouver.


Manny has completed Harvard Business School's Private Equity & Venture Capital Program and holds an MBA from Queen's University.


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Manny Padda

Cocktail  4:00-5:00PM 

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CE Provider:


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. 9/1/2019-8/31/2022. Provider ID# 355116

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