Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

Clinical Program 1

Room: McKennit 1-3

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8:30AM - 10:00AM

Digital Dentistry – Endless Possibilities

Lee Culp, CDT & Lida Swann, DDS

Course Outline: 


Throughout the years, restorative trends and techniques have come and gone. Some material developments have transformed the face of aesthetic dentistry, while other initial concepts have phased out and died. Yet the concept of digital dentistry is one that started out small, and has progressively increased in momentum until its boundaries appear to have become endless. The most exciting factor surrounding these technologies is not, however, only in the potential applications of these technologies that are being hypothesized by dental professionals. These advancements are not, therefore, something that will “eventually” emerge in the market, they are realities that are currently being released to further revolutionize the quality of dental care that is being delivered in modern restorative dentistry.

As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dentist and dental technician, while the utilization of new technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team. This exciting multimedia presentation will offer participants a unique insight into digital design, using 3 Shape Dental Designer and Implant Studio, from pre surgical planning to using Digital Denture design, printed diagnostic wax-up and milled provisional PMMA restorations, and their digital replicas to guide us in the creation of cad-cam restorations, for both tooth and implant supported prosthetics, will be presented.

Aspects to be covered:

• Adapting conventional techniques to CAD-CAM technology

• Dentist/technician communication

• 3D Smile Design

• Intra-oral scanning

• Digital Implant, planning, surgical guides, final restorations

• Restorative material choices

• Esthetics and function

• Diagnostic treatment planning

• Digital Diagnostic Wax up

• Digital Temporary restorations

• Digital Dentures

• Milling vs Printing

• Cultural vs Technological changes

Recognized international author and speaker Lee Culp, CDT is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory, education and, research and product development center, for new and innovative digital dental technologies, and their applied applications to diagnostic, restorative and surgical dentistry. He is a pioneer in digital dentistry, and a leading resource/inventor for many of the materials, products, and techniques used in dentistry today, and holds numerous patents for his ideas and products. Lee is lecturers and innovative artisans in the specialty of digital dentistry, dental ceramics and functional esthetics.


He is the 2007 recipient of the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Society of Prosthodontics, the 2007 recipient of the AACD Presidents Award for Excellence in Dental Education, as well as the 2003 recipient of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, Excellence in Education Award, and the 2013 American College of Prosthodontics-Dental Technician Leadership Award, as well as the 2014 Spectrum Publishing-Lifetime Achievement award, and the Dr Peter Dawson-Dawson Academy 2017 – Dentistry Distinguished Service Award.


Dr. Lida Swann received her DDS in 2002 from Colegio Universitario Colombiano and her Master in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 2014. She was then awarded the UNC Dental - Implant Surgical Fellowship, and then offered a full time faculty position in the UNC Graduate Prosthodontics program. Her educational focus is on implant research and applications of digital technology on implant placement and restorative procedures, and on proper tooth preparation and tissue management for Cad-Cam restorations, as well as, materials science with regard to cementation and restorative materials options. Dr. Swann lectures nationally and internationally on Cad- Cam technology and other topics related to restorative dentistry.

10:00AM - 10:30AM: BREAK

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10:30AM - 12:00PM

Doc talk on why you must move from analog to digital

Bobby Chagger, B.SC., DDS, FICOI

Course Outline: 


With the advent of digital dentistry, there have been many technological advances. One such advance is the utilization of digital impressions. The speaker will discuss the rationale behind digtal impressions and how they are incorporated in Implantology, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Surgery. Particular emphais will be placed upon the integration of a

CBCT, a digital impression and dental implant planning. This workflow allows for the fabrication and utilization of surgical guides.


Learning Objectives:

1. Different modalities of digital impressions

2. Integration of a digital impression with a conebeam volume for dental implant          planning.

3. Digital impressions for planning and orthodontic treatment

4. Digital impressions for chair-side and laboratory based prosthetics

5. CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry overview

Dr. Bobby Chagger has spent his career pursuing both clinical and financial "excellence through innovation" in dentistry. He graduated from the University of Waterloo, and obtained a DDS from University of Toronto. Bobby later graduated from the Misch International Implant Instutute an studied Advanced Functional Esthetics from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He became a CEREC Educator, CEREC Software BetaTester, and traveled across North America, Asia and Eurpoe to work with companies like Sirona to understand how new technology is changing possibilities in dentistry. He has published articles on CEREC technology and now trains other dentists in both basic and advanced dentistry utilizing CEREC 3D. Bobby's clinicial gains from innovation, and specific interests in cosmetic dentistry, dental implantology and CEREC have led him to create a new model for practice management. Chagger Dental operates and has expanded successful practices in Mississuaga, Oakville and Burlington, Ontario, using a unique business model Bobby continues to evolve and share with peers in the dental world.


Bobby is a Fellow of he International Congress of Oral Implantology, is certified in IV Sedation and professionally is affiliated with The Canadian Dental Association and Ontario Dental Association. He is a proud faher and supports numerous community and charitable organizations in the Halton-Peel Region.



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1:00PM - 2:00PM

Digital Workflow: A Team Approach

Stephen K.C. Ho, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C), FADSA

Course Outline:

Most of us have already attended many lectures on digital technologies in

dentistry. Many of these lectures have focused on specific products or systems.

The goal of this lecture is to provide a learning framework for adoption of

digital technologies in your practice. At the conclusion of the lecture, participants should be able to discuss:

1. The nomenclature useful for digital dentistry

2. Understand the five machines in the digital dentistry workflow

3. Begin to consider the proper order of acquisition for specific practices

4. How we can share technology to learn and achieve digital dentistry together

Dr. Ho completed his dental training at the University of Toronto. He then

completed a hospital dental residency jointly at the University of Illinois

at Chicago and the University of Chicago. Dr. Ho returned to the University

of Toronto for his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and

Anesthesia. Dr. Ho has taken post-graduate medical education in Sleep Apnea

Diagnosis and Treatment.


Dr. Ho has focused expertise in the area of Obstructive Sleep Apnea as well

as CT-based 3D treatment planning for dental implants, corrective jaw surgery

and airway size determination. Dr. Ho’s 3D treatment planning expertise has

allowed him to participate as a lecturer, legal consultant and professional

resource to other dental specialists performing their own surgery.


 Dr. Ho is the founder of the Credit Valley Oral Surgery Sleep Treatment Clinic . Dr. Ho’s facial airway imaging technology and deep knowledge of both surgical and non-surgical solutions in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea allows patients to have individualized solutions to their sleep breathing problems. Dr. Ho has developed a Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA) procedure that does
not require the patient to wear braces and has successfully cured patients of their Obstructive Sleep Apnea.


2:00PM - 3:00PM

3D Printing in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Les Kalman

Course Outline: 


3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has exploded in the last few years. Improved accuracy, increased efficiency, lower cost and biocompatible materials have significantly increased the applicability of 3D printing to implant dentistry. Should clinicians incorporate either in-office or outsourced 3D printing? Will 3D printing benefit today’s implant practice? This presentation will review the fundamentals of 3D printing, the workflow, materials and clinical applications.


Learning Objectives:


  • Appreciate the fundamentals of 3D printing 

  • Understand the workflow and current materials 

  • Identify clinical applications 3D printing

Les KalmanBSc (Hon), DDS, completed a BSc (Hon) & DDS at Western followed by a GPR at the London Health Sciences Centre. He maintains a full-time solo private practice with an emphasis on digital dentistry, prosthodontics and medical device research while continuing hospital privileges at Strathroy-Middlesex General. His research was supported by the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund and the National Research Council. In 2011, Kalman transitioned to full-time academics as an assistant professor and outreach coordinator. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry. He has authored over 30 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.  In his spare time, Kalman enjoys time with his family, photography and bikes.

3:00PM - 3:30PM: BREAK

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3:30PM - 5:30PM

THE ZYGOMA IMPLANT: A Graftless Alternative for Fixed Full Arch Maxillary Prostheses

Dr. Lorenzo Vigna


Course Outline: 

The All on Four treatment concept allows for rehabilitation of the maxilla or mandible with just four dental implants. This procedure allows for immediate load fixed rehabilitation of either arch. The maxilla is more challenging due to the presence of the sinuses and its irregular pattern of bone resorption. Many patients do not have the bone volume necessary for four standard implants. Even with the tilted implant concept, spread is often limited by the anterior wall of the maxillary sinuses and the degree of bony resorption.


This presentation will focus on the unique Zygoma Dental implant and its application to fixed maxillary prostheses. This presentation will focus on

maxillary treatment planning for fixed prostheses; both Hybrid and Zirconia.

Prosthetic and anatomical considerations will be presented that outline

the application of the Zygoma implant for a successful full arch maxillary

rehabilitation. Complications associated with the Zygoma implant will also be

presented. The All on Six concept will be reviewed and cases will be presented

that reflect the various clinical situations requiring the Zygoma implant.

Dr. Lorenzo Vigna was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He graduated with Honours from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Vigna completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Vigna has a private practice in St. Catharines and a new one in Toronto at The Bloor Clinic.


He is the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Lead for Dental Service for the Niagara Health System.  Dr. Vigna is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery with McMaster University and teaches E.N.T. residents in both his private clinic and hospitals. Dr. Vigna is a member of various associations including the Michigan Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is one of the leading clinicians in Canada for Dentsply Sirona and the Conus Treatment Concept and also for NeoDent and the Zygoma Implant. Dr. Vigna specializes in Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation.



Location: The Toronto Congress Centre

650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

TF: 1 866-581-8949 Ext. 206 / 207