Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

Denturist Program

Room: McKennit 7-9

Technical Program 1 

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8:30AM - 9:30AM

Dealing With Conflict in Interprofessional Life – Part 2

Susan J. Wagner, BSc (SPA), MSc (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)


Course Outline: 

Conflict is an inevitable part of life and collaboration with others – both within the same profession or intraprofessionally and with other professions, interprofessionally. Dealing with conflict contributes to effective team functioning. This workshop will focus on the application of information on conflict sources and strategies to some typical challenging situations in a small group discussion format.


Susan J. Wagner, BSc (SPA ), MSc (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C) is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (UT) where she is also the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Senior Coordinator of Clinical Education. Susan provides leadership and program development in clinical education and received the inaugural Mentorship Award from the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.


Susan has been an investigator on a variety of research projects, including development of an interprofessional objective structured clinical examination (iOSCE) and has published in IPE and assessment. The Susan J. Wagner Student Leadership Award in Interprofessional Education was created in her honour in 2012 and she received the 2008-2009 Inaugural Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Interprofessional Education through the Centre for IPE. Susan has a keen interest in continuing professional and faculty development and gives workshops on clinical education.

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9:30AM - 10:30AM

Treatment options for acrylic screw-retained hybrids

using the Atlantis Conus Protocol

Mark Chan, DD

Course Outline: 

In a world focused on digital technology, analogue concepts and techniques

tend to be forgotten and/or cast aside, only to be resurrected to save the case!

For many the concept of maintaining and providing solutions for the longevity

of existing hybrid implant prosthetics does not come to mind. Millions of

screw-retained implant cases have been placed into function but what about

needed repair and maintenance? Simplified processes, tools, and step-bystep

workflows will be reviewed. This Workshop will go thru the full workflows

for the “Conus” Atlantis protocol for the denturist, as well as tips and tricks from

case planning all the way to case finish.

• Case planning minimum requirements for success

• Case contraindication

• Tips and tricks from real world cases

• Material options alternatives to acrylic base and teeth

• Digital workflows for the denturist


Mark Samuel Chan, DD, 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 and the Associate Editor of Spectrum Denturism.

10:30AM - 11:00AM: BREAK

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11:00AM- 12:00PM

The cranial musculature as a concept and enigmalife+

teeth. What do they have in common?

Joseph Della Marina, DD, LD

Course Outline:

Discover how and why the chewing footprint relates to the success of full dentures. Also, the importance of limiting excursive contacts and deflections in full denture function. Let the all in one solution, enigmalife+ teeth, benefit your patients needs.

Joseph Della Marina, DD, LD, is a graduate of the George Brown Denturist

program 1996 and an Ivoclar BPS certified denturist 2004. Joseph has lectured

for the NDA (National Denturist Association of America), MLDA (Maine licensed

denturist association), Manitoba Denturist association, Denturist Society of

Nova Scotia, International Federation of Denturists (IFD) World Symposium, DISC

(Denturism Implant Study Club, as well as various dental manufactures and

suppliers. Joseph served as an instructor and lecturer for the denturist program

at George Brown College for nine years (2002-2011).


He has also instructed and lectured as an IDEC instructor throughout England and the United States on various topics such as full and partial denture construction and theory, dental implants and practice management, where he also served as an

IDEC examiner. Joseph has been a member of the Denturist Association of

Canada and Denturist Association of Ontario since 1996. Joseph is a member

of the advisory board for Spectrum Denturism Magazine and an Internationally

published author in Denturism.



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1:00PM - 2:00PM

Introducing the benefits of CM Loc

Thomas Zimmermann

Course Outline:

CM and Swiss NF introduce a new age of overdenture attachments using CM’s extensive knowledge of attachments and overdentures utilizing high performance polymers (Pekkton).


Thomas Zimmermann is currently the internal Sales Manager of the branded products in the Dental Division of Cendres+Métaux (C+M). He graduated in Electromechanics in 1995, and in1998 he graduated as an Engineer in Electrotechnique.


In 2004 he graduated in Master of Sales and Marketing. He worked for Zumbach Electronics, AG, Switzerland as the leading manufacturer of X-ray systems for dental, medical and industrial applications for 8 years.

2:00PM - 2:30PM: BREAK

3:00PM - 3:30PM: BREAK

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2:30PM - 3:30PM

Creating predictable outcomes with the Massad Jaw

Recorder and Impression Technique

Jennifer Gordon, DD

Course Outline:

The course will cover:

• Implementing accurate prosthetic impressions in a single appointment.

• Making accurate jaw recordings for the edentulous.

• Dentate patients without manual manipulation.

• How to make and use a neutral zone records.


Jennifer Gordon, DD, owns and manages a successful denture clinic in the Niagara region of Canada. Before that, she graduated from George Brown College in Toronto. Jennifer is also BPS certified as well as certified in the Massad Denture Technique. Jennifer believes the future of digital dentistry is now! Her goal is to sift through the various systems and find one that actually works in the everyday practice of a denture clinic and/or dental laboratory.


3:30PM - 4:30PM

Digital Denture Solutions with DOF

Felix Chung, B.SC. ENG.

Course Outline:


This course will be very valuable, for the present era of digital solutions in denture

techniques. The new SNAP face scanner from DOF will be presented and how it can be incorporated into designing a full denture using an optical scanner, exocad design software and 3D printing technology. A live demonstration will be presented to show attendees the full workflow of fabricating dentures digitally. Also, 3D System’s unique workflow for printing both the denture base and the denture teeth, to create the most affordable process for digital dentures will be discussed.

Felix Chung, B.SC. Eng. is the Managing Director of DOF USA, a dental CAD/CAM equipment and software development company, and the founder and CEO of IMILLING, a milling production center specializing in complex custom titanium implant prosthetics. His goal is to facilitate digital technology in denture processing.

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4:30PM- 5:30PM

Demystifying Digital Dentures

John Orfanidis

Course Outline:

Solutions for digital dentures are becoming more common, and many dental

professionals still struggle to understand how they might benefit from them and to

understand the modified workflows that digital solutions entail.


This session will provide a review of the current state in “digital dentures” and present a unique approach from Evolve to introducing the efficiencies of digital workflows; a solution that allows dental professionals to maintain full control over the final product and keep the overall investment cost to a minimum.

John Orfanidis is the Chief Technology Officer for Evolve and the General Manager of Evolution Dental Science in Buffalo, NY. He is a second generation dental technician. John has been at the forefront of digital dental technology, having worked and consulted for companies such as 3M, Heraeus Kulzer, and SensAble. He was also instrumental in building the North American market for Exocad design software. John has worked at TUFTS University as a trainer, where he is currently a research associate focused on digital technologies and materials.




Location: The Toronto Congress Centre

650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

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