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Live-Stream Webinar -HPDA Specialists Night - Specialists' Tips & Tricks

  • 8 Apr 2021
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual/Webinar


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Live-stream Webinar - HPDA Specialists Night - Specialists' Tips & Tricks – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Category 2 – 2 CE Points

Presenters: Dr. Paul Bhatti, Dr. Michael Yang, Dr. Ali Sigal


6:15 - 6:30 pm Opening remarks

6:30 - 7:00 pm Dr. Paul Bhatti - presentation followed by Q&A

7:00 - 7:30 pm  Dr. Michael Yang -  presentation followed by Q&A

7:30 - 8:00 pm  Dr. Alison Sigal -  presentation followed by Q&A

8:00 - 8:30 pm Breakout room discussions

Dr. Paul Bhatti has had extensive education and training in becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His education began by obtaining a  Bachelorsdegree in Human Physiology from the University of Toronto. From there, he continued his education and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University. This was followed by obtaining a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a completion of an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency in 2002 from Sinai Hospital/St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Bhatti is both a fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Bhatti has also held teaching positions at the University of Detroit-Mercy as well as the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto. Currently Dr. Bhatti is affiliated with McMaster University and performs his more complex surgeries at McMaster University Medical Center as well as Hamilton General Hospital. Dr. Bhatti is also part of the Hamilton Health Sciences/McMaster University Cleft-Lip and Palate Team.

Dr. Bhatti is also the founder and CEO of Sowingo - a cloud-based ecommerce web and mobile platform designed to empower the private healthcare practice..

"Tips and Tricks in Taking out Teeth" 

This brief webinar is designed for dentists with all skill levels and focuses on simplifying one of the most common surgical procedures in a dental practice - teeth extractions. A variety of best practice strategies and techniques will be reviewed including methods on how to achieve adequate local anaesthetic, knowing when to use the correct instrumentation depending on the type of case, which types of luxation movements produce the best results, and much more. The information reviewed in this course will benefit any dentist looking for helpful guidance on how to perform faster, minimally invasive and efficient dental extractions in their practice.

Dr. Michael Yang is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. Dr. Yang’s interest in Dentistry began while completing his Honours Bachelors of Science in Microbiology at the University of Toronto.  He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the New York University, College of Dentistry.  Subsequently, Dr. Yang completed his specialty certification in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry.  His Master’s Thesis involved the verification of dental implant position for Fixed Prostheses in the edentulous patient. 

Dr. Yang has extensive training in full mouth rehabilitation, pre-prosthetic surgical techniques, dental implants, aesthetics, digital smile design and computer guided surgery.  His focus is on restorations in the aesthetic zone and complex rehabilitations.

Dr. Michael Yang is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada.  Dr. Yang is also an active member of the Halton-Peel Dental association.  He maintains private practice at M Prosthodontics in Mississauga, Ontario where he is the owner/co-founder, Burlington Prosthodontics in Burlington, Ontario and in Toronto.  Dr. Yang is an Instructor of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and lectures in Canada and internationally.

Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Guidelines for the Single Tooth Restoration

The single tooth restoration in the aesthetic zone is one of the most challenging aspects of Prosthodontics.  The challenges of this treatment modality arise from factors relating to the surgical management of the soft and hard tissues, implant placement position, restorative space and appropriate biomaterial selection that best mimic natural characteristics.  Proper case selection, diagnosis and treatment planning, and execution are critical to the successful outcome of these challenging patients.

This presentation will focus on treatment planning of the single tooth implant restoration,   surgical management of the extraction site and implant placement.  Immediate provisional restorations, which not only provides temporary aesthetics but also maintains the health and architecture of the tissue, will also be presented.  Concepts for proper documentation, laboratory communication and biomaterial selection will also be  discussed.

Learning Objectives:

       Identify the criteria for success and complexities associated with the single tooth restoration

       Understand the surgical and prosthetic guidelines to best control the final aesthetic outcome

       Understand the importance of soft tissue management following implant placement

Dr. Alison Sigal graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology before attending the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Masters of Science Degree with Specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. Between programs, she completed a hospital-based residency at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto). While at McMaster, she was a varsity athlete, marauder scholar and an anatomy and physiology teaching assistant. As a second-year kinesiology student, she founded the first guide running club – leading workouts and runs with McMaster students that had various degrees of visual impairments and participated with them in the Ontario Paralympic Games. She is currently practicing in Milton, ON at Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry, which she opened in 2017 to provide comprehensive airway centric oral care to all children from birth onwards and persons with special needs of all ages. Dr. Sigal designed and built Little Bird with sensory integration at the forefront and the goal of bringing the natural rejuvenating outdoors, inside. It is a clinic that feels more like home as opposed to a traditional medical environment. In addition to the provision of patient care, Little Bird is focused on multidisciplinary collaboration, research, educating and training. In 2008, she founded the Federal Non-Profit Organization, Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH; www.ohth.ca) dedicated to advocating, educating, and improving access to oral health care for persons with special needs. Since 2008, she has expanded OHTH, launching and overseeing the establishment of 15 sustainable, student led chapters across Canada, including all of the Canadian dental schools. She is the primary dental consultant to Special Olympics Ontario – “Healthy Smiles” initiative, and clinical director overseeing volunteers provide dental screenings of athletes at Special Olympics events. In 2016, Dr. Sigal became the first pediatric dentist to be appointed on staff at the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory, Ontario. Creating and implementing efficiencies to ensure improved dental care for all pediatric patients living on the aboriginal reserve and surrounding coastal communities. She has dedicated herself to intensive research, studies, learning and collaboration with global leaders in pediatric, airway focused healthcare. During this journey she received additional training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT), frenum assessment/care and Buteyko Breathing. Dr. Sigal has developed a comprehensive assessment and approach to optimize the growth, development and function of all children from birth onwards that is based on the foundation of anatomy and physiology. Outside of volunteerism and practice, Dr. Sigal loves spending time with her husband and two children, family and friends. She lives an active lifestyle including her love of windsurfing, any outdoor activity and cooking with her family of foodies. 

Handful of Pediatric Dentistry tips and tricks that I will discuss: 

- Environment (even in COVID times), how to make it welcoming and fun for kids. Simple things you too can do! 

- Kid communication 101 - essential ingredients. Breaking down barriers and fostering positive experiences. 

- Prevention! Starts with first tooth - goal of cavity free futures for all. 

- Quick Review of Primary tooth trauma - Reassurance and when treatment is indicated. 

- Happy to answer any questions from our society on any Pediatric topics including airway centric care, care of children and persons with special needs of all ages. 


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