Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

Clinical Program 2

Room: Munro 1-2


9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Class II Review - Solutions for Mastering Posterior Composites

Dr. Alan M. Atlas

Course Outline: 


Key elements determine the difference between ordinary and extraordinary direct composite resin restorations. This interactive presentation will provide easy to implement, evidenced-based step-by-step techniques visualized with Dental Microscope HD Video.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the optimal adhesive protocol and composite materials for posterior teeth

  2. Utilize simplified techniques for preparation, placement and finishing

  3. Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post operative sensitivity

Dr. Alan M. Atlas received his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of dental Medicine and currently serves there as Clinical Professor, Director of Implant Dentistry, Co-Director of Comprehensive Care Clinics and Primary Care Unit Group leader in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. In addition, he is actively involved in the development and integration of clinical research studies for implants, CAD-CAM ceramics and dental materials at Penn. Dr. Atlas is an internationally recognized lecturer whose unique academic and private practice perspective is focused on applying scientific based protocols to general and advanced clinical dentistry.


His presentations pan worldwide. Dr. Altas serves on the editorial board of several journals and is Clinical Associate Editor of Qintessence International Dental Journal. He publishes on various topics in dentistry including research on esthetic and implant restorations and clinical protocols in adhesion restorative dentistry.

Dr. Atlas maintains a private practice dedicated to esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

10:30AM - 11:00AM: BREAK

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11:00AM - 12:00PM

Zirconia Ceramic Implants: The [R]evolution
in Dental Implantology

Sammy Noumbissi, DDS, MS

Course Outline: 


Functional, safe and aesthetic replacement of dentition has long been and continues to be a challenge. Titanium implants have been successful, and their use has exponentially increased in dentistry over the years. However, the widespread use of implants has led to a broad range of macroscopic, microscopic and even nanoscopic designs. The materials used to make implants have also evolved from commercially pure titanium to alloys and today we are witnessing a rise and gradual shift to alternative materials. It is now known that not all patients are physiologically capable to accept or tolerate metal implants and as such the search for an alternative to titanium and titanium alloy implants has been active for over thirty years. Bioceramic composites such as Y-TZP Zirconia, Alumina Toughened Zirconia (ATZ) and others have emerged as viable alternatives to titanium and titanium alloys in dental implantology thanks to their inertness, excellent biomechanical properties, their ability to retain little to no plaque and their not being vulnerable to corrosion in the oral environment. This presentation will first cover zirconia as an implant material, the reasons why and instances when it should be the material of choice for implantation. Second through clinical case presentations decision trees on how to develop case specific selection of appropriate implant systems, sizes and configuration.


Learning Objectives:

• Understand zirconia as an implant material

• Biotolerance vs biocompatibility

• Surfaces and osseointegration of ceramic implants

• Versatility and viability of ceramic implants

• Systemic health factors in implant success


Dr. Sammy Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. He was then selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he received three years of formal training in dental implantology which culminated with a Certificate

in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He is a researcher, author and has published abstracts and articles on ceramic implants in peer reviewed  dental journals. He lectures nationally and internationally, the current and founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology and Chair of the Zirconia Implant Research Group which are independent associations and education providers exclusively focused on metal free and ceramic implantology. Dr. Noumbissi has been practicing and educating dentists on metal free implantology since 2009. His practice and the academy are both located in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.



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1:00PM - 2:00PM

Updates and Complications in Implant Dentistry

Murray Arlin, D.D.S., dip Perio, F.R.C.D.(C)

Course Outline:

Surgical techniques:


  • Risk factors

  • Complications

  • Immediate implants

  • Short and Narrow implants

  • Bone augmentation

  • Repair of Peri-implantitis

Prosthetic techniques:

  • Misadventures

  • Full arch restoration

  • Cantilevers

  • Screw vs Cement

  • Restoring fully edentulous maxilla

  • Digital technology

Dr. Murray Arlin, D.D.S., dip Perio, F.R.C.D.(C) received his D.D.S. from McGill

University in 1977. After 1-yr Residency in General Dentistry at the Jewish

General Hospital in Montreal, he began his Post-Graduate Program in

Periodontics at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1980.


Dr. Arlin received his Membership and Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 1981 and 1983 respectively. Dr. Arlin has lectured internationally and at the Dental Post-Graduate level at the University of Toronto and the Nova Southeastern Dental school in Florida.


2:00PM - 3:00PM

Mastering the Four Different Veneer Systems

DR. Ed Philips

Course Outline:

Now more than ever it essential to achieve an overall aesthetically acceptable result. Patients are no longer satisfied with the mere replacement of a lost tooth. An overall review of smile patterns and the 10 artistic and scientific principles of smile design are essential. The way to score a smile numerically will be discussed.

Dr. Ed Philips is the author of the book "Your Guide To The Perfect Smile". His

past teaching appointments include Course Director for Aesthetic Dentistry

at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Continuing

Education; Senior Clinical Instructor for Millenium Aesthethics in Niagara; the

Post-Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Buffalo, SUNY;

Contin-uing Education Course on Cosmetic Dentistry for the Ontario Dental

Association; Post Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry at Case Western

Reserve University School of Dentistry and Professor for the Faculty of Health

Sciences, George Brown College.


Dr. Philips limits his practice to The Studio for Aesthetic Dentistry in Toronto.

3:00PM - 3:30PM: BREAK

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3:30PM - 4:30PM

Prevention and Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease: The Svoboda Way

Dr. Emil svoboda, PhD,DDS

Course Outline:

Gain the skills and understanding to confidently treat, or prevent peri-implantitis by making prosthesis installation safer. The incidence of prostheses related peri-implant disease is troubling. Dr. Svoboda has identified two important root causes of prostheses installation related complications and proposes solutions that have promise to prevent *60% of related peri-implant disease. In this course, participants will discover how the first root cause of complications,

Prosthesis Dimensional Error, exposes patients to problems related to open and tight contacts, hyperocclusion, the implant-abutment misfit, poor prosthesis margin fit and residual subgingival cement. The participants will also learn about the second root cause of complications, the Gingival Effects. Discovered by
Dr. Svoboda, the Gingival Effects can exacerbate problems related to prosthesis fit and residual excess cement. Dr. Svoboda shows participants how he solves these problems by including a safer intra-oral cementation step into the prosthesis installation process. He will discuss how specific design features in the abutment and prosthesis help build the necessary tolerance for Prostheses Dimensional Error and how they also mitigate the Gingival Effects. His

solutions are relevant to both the current screw-in and cement-in prostheses installation techniques and most implant and abutment systems.

Dr. Svoboda, earned his PhD and DDS degrees at the University of Toronto,

and went into clinical practice. A student for life, he developed a keen interest in dental implants and restorative dentistry. His course of study earned him Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. After 25+ years of implant surgery, restoration and independent research, he successfully developed abutment designs and

installation techniques that render treatment safer for patients.


Dr. Svoboda lectures throughout Canada and the United States about his safer installation protocol.




Location: The Toronto Congress Centre

650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

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