Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

DS Educational Summit

Program At A Glance


Clinical Program

Room: Munro 1-2 

9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Class II Review - Solutions for Mastering Posterior Composites

Dr. Alan Atlas, D.M.D

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 Cli9nics 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.

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Clinical Program 

Room: McKennit 1-3 

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Doc talk on why you must move from analog to digital

Dr. 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.

Technical Program

Room: McKennit 4-6  

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1:00PM - 2:00PM

The Right Material for Every Situation- Evidence Based Selection

Dr. Russell Giordano II, D.M.D, D.SC, CAGS,F.A.D.M

Course Outline:

A wide variety of materials are available for the fabrication of monolithic and

veneered framework restorations. Ceramics will be discussed with respect to

properties, handling, and clinical applications. The latest developments in glass

ceramics and zirconia are reviewed. Full contour zirconia remains the fastest

growing segment of the “monolithic” market. Zirconia types, manufacturing

methods, and finishing of the material can affect strength, wear, and longterm

survivability. Cements and bonding techniques for ceramics will also be



Dr. Russell Giordano II , D.M.D, D.Sc., CAG S Prosthodontics, F.A.D.M.

Associate Professor and Director of Biomaterials at the Boston University

Goldman School of Dental Medicine and a tenured Associate Professor in the

Division of Materials Science and Engineering. He received a D.M.D., certificate
in prosthodontics and D.Sc. at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He worked

on the development of the CEREC Vitabloc MKII at the Massachusetts Institute

of Technology as a postdoctoral student. Since 1987, Dr. Giordano have been actively involved in materials development and testing for CAD/CAM systems, tissue engineering, and restorative materials. His research on CAD/CAM materials led to the invention of a new machinable block marketed as Enamic.

Technical Program 2

Room: Munro 3-4  

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2:00AM - 3:00PM

InLab SW 18 - So Powerful, So Intuitive, So Profitable. It Almost Feels like Cheating

Devaughn Frazer

Course Outline: 

From model to milling, Devaughn Fraser demonstrates the newest version of inLab software, inLab 18, covering all the new, advanced features.


Devaughn Frazer has worked in the health industry for 16 years - 12 of which

specifically as a technician, or in the capacity of Director of Highland Dental Lab. Seeing, and anticipating the morphing dental landscape, modernization began at Highland 12 years ago with the acquisition of their first in-house milling unit. Since that time, no other lab or practice in Canada has created more restorations with their Sirona MCXL than Highland.


Ten years later, the lab is truly state of the art with multiple scanners, mills, and a 3D model printer. Not to be overshadowed by equipment, Devaughn has received advanced design certificates from Sirona and Vita. Further, he is numbered amongst a lucky few that are ‘Global inLab Trainers’, certified and instructed in Germany and Italy. Devaughn self identifies as a ‘tooth nerd’ and can be found immersed in a dental publication or tinkering with his dental ‘toys’. Beyond that, Devaughn is an avid outdoorsmen, rugby fanatic and suffers from a congenitally defective sense of humor.

Hygiene/WIDS Program 

Room: Munro 5-6  

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9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Implant Maintenance Dance: Do the two-step

Tim Donley, DDS, MSD

Course Outline: 

When it comes to dental implant maintenance, things are changing rapidly.

The goal of debridement is two-fold. Come and learn the very latest on what

to use and what not to use to achieve adequate implant maintenance. You

will leave with a clear strategy to make your implant maintenance predictable

and problem-free.

  1. Fully understand the differences between periodontal and peri-implantdiseases.

  2. Develop an implant exam designed to increase the chances of success.

  3. Learn the ideal protocol for debriding and maintaining titanium.

  4. Develop an implant maintenance protocol to insure implant health.


Timothy Donley DDS MSD is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and

Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre

Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general

practice residency, he practiced general dentistry. He then returned to Indiana

University where he received his Masters Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Donley is

the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an

adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University. His course

is part of the ADA Seminar Series. Dentistry Today recently listed him among

the Leaders in Continuing Education. He lectures and publishes frequently on

topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.


1:00PM- 2:00PM

The Art of Furcation Navigation with

Ultrasonic Instrumentation

Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.ED

Course Outline:

This course will discuss the current evidence surrounding ultrasonic

instrumentation and biofilm disruption in the periodontal patient with emphasis

on the need for a methodical approach. The fundamental principles of

ultrasonic instrumentation technique including proper adaptation, angulation

and adaptation will be discussed. These principles will then be applied to

advanced instrumentation in the periodontal patient with focus on furcation

involvement and areas of challenging anatomical access. A review of furcation

anatomy, accurate assessment of furcation involvement and recognizing

the need for ultrasonic inserts that properly adapt will be emphasized. The

importance of ultrasonic insert maintenance and the ramifications of using

inserts that are worn down will be quantified in terms of the relationship to

clinical outcomes and efficiency.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the role ultrasonic instrumentation has in biofilm reduction inperiodontally involved patients.

  • Review furcation anatomy and accurate assessment of furcation involvement.

  • Examine the need for proper furcation navigation incorporating techniques to access anatomically challenging areas utilizing a variety of ultrasonic inserts.

  • Recognize the need for inserts to be maintained and replaced when they are no longer providing effective, efficient and comfortable patient experiences.


Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.ED is a dynamic speaker, educator and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention and radiology technique. Marianne’s

experience in dentistry spans over 30 years. She is a graduate of Forsyth

School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s

in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine.

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2:30PM - 3:30PM

Intraoral and Panoramic Techniques, Troubleshooting & Interpretation

Dr Anthea Senior, BDS, DPDS

Course Outline:

Together we will review technique tips and tricks for obtaining consistently

excellent images using both Solid State Sensors and Pans. Common intraoral

imaging techniques including periapical (paralleling and bisecting angle),

bitewing images (vertical and horizontal) and endodontic images will be

discussed. Participants will review how to keep the patient dose as low as

possible, how to avoid the most common errors and tips for troubleshooting

challenging cases. This is an opportunity for dental professionals who are

considering switching to digital radiography to try different digital imaging

modalities and for those who have made the switch to digital to refine


Dr. Anthea Senior, BDS, DPDS obtained her bachelor of dentistry degree from the

University of Newcastle (UK) in 1992. In 2003 she completed a 3-year postgraduate diploma from the University of Bristol (UK) in Pediatric Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry and Oral Health and Disease.


Dr. Senior joined the university of Alberta in 2003, teaching part-time in the division of pediatric dentistry. She was awarded the “Dentistry Professor of the year Award” by the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Dental Students Association in 2007/2008. She currently is a full-time Clinical Associate professor in the radiology department and  teaches dental radiography and radiology to all years of the DDS and Dental Hygiene undergraduate programs.

She co-chairs the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Academic Standing Committee, and is a member of the School of Dentistry’s Student Affairs Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Search and Selection Committee.
Dr. Seniors interests include digital radiography, development of an electronic radiology laboratory manual and student affairs.

Denturist Program 

McKennit 7-9    

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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-by-step workflows will be reviewed. This workshop will look

at 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.



12:00PM - 2:00PM

Same day crowns, your digital workflow

Amarjit Rihal, DMD

Course Outline: 


This course will include a live demonstration of a ’Same day crown’ from material

selection, digital scanning, review of design options and editing tools, milling strategies, finishing and cementation. This lecture will utilize the Cerec Omnicam and MXCL mill with Celtra Duo.


Amarjit Rihal, DMD  obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has additional training in both hard and soft tissue grafting as well as placing and restoring implants. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Utilizing his CEREC ac, Sirona InLab system, and Nobel Procera scanner he has designed over 4000 restorations. He currently manages operations of his in-house lab Lodge Dental and is the owner of his own digital lab called Rihal Digital Designs. Dr. Rihal has trained with numerous ceramists in California and is versed on ceramic pressing and layering techniques over zirconia and metal substructures. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), National Dental Examination Board (NDEB) and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). He was also a part time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentist.

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Location: The Toronto Congress Centre

650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

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