Dr. Paquette graduated in1979 from UNC School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He received a Master's in Pediatric Dentistry from UNC in 1983. His Master's thesis won a national research award that same year. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as a consultant in pediatric dentistry for the Unites States Air Force in Europe and Asia until 1987. In January of 1990 he obtained his Master's degree and specialty certificate in orthodontics from the St. Louis University Department of Orthodontics. His Master's thesis in orthodontics won the coveted Milo Hellman award in 1991 which is presented annually to only one orthodontist worldwide whose research is considered to have contributed the most to advance the specialty of orthodontics. www.paquetteortho.com
Robert A Miller
Dr. Miller received his D.M.D. degree in 1983 from The Medical University of South Carolina and his orthodontic degree at the Medical College of Virginia in 1985. Dr. Miller then served in the USAF as Chief of Orthodontics at Clark Air Base in the Philippines for 3 years prior to starting private practice in Culpeper, Virginia in 1988. Dr. Miller is an ABO Diplomate since 1992 and a past president of the Virginia Association of Orthodontics. He is a pioneer in the area of orthopedic correctors having developed the Flip Lock™ Herbst device in the early 1990’s. Dr. Miller and his wife, Juliana, also an orthodontist, practice in Culpeper, Warrenton, and Centreville, Virginia. They have two boys, Ronan and Jonas.
Dr. Miller has lectured throughout the world on lecture topics including precision bracket placement, temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s), Class II correctors, office system efficiency, improving staff relations and treatment protocols for unique orthodontic appliances. He is the author of numerous professional publications in orthodontics. Dr. Miller holds membership in the AAO, WFO, SAO, Virginia Association of Orthodontists (VAOmember.org), ADA, Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, Leader of the Spear Study Club of Northern Virginia and a member of the Northern Virginia Orthodontic Study Club.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6th 1:30pm – 4:30pm (Category 1: Core Course - 3 CE points)
"That Doesn't Look Normal"
Dr. Susanne Perschbacher D.D.S., M.Sc., Dipl. ABOMR, FRCD(C) Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Dr. Kristina Perschbacher, D.D.S., M.Sc., FRCD(C) Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
Dr. Susanne Perschbacher received her DDS at Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario) and completed her specialty training and MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Susanne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, University of Toronto, where she teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She also works in a private radiology practice in Toronto.
Dr. Kristina Perschbacher graduated with her DDS from Western University and obtained her MSc and specialty education in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. The majority of Kristina’s time is spent seeing patients in private Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine practice. She also teaches in the undergraduate oral pathology and postgraduate oral radiology programs at the University of Toronto. Kristina is also an oral examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
COURSE OUTLINE: Diagnosis is one of the most important and challenging roles of being a dentist. Yet many practitioners find themselves overwhelmed when faced with diagnosing pathology of the oral cavity and jaws. Even variations of normal may create confusion and uncertainty. This lecture will review the important steps in identifying and managing common and rarer conditions of the jaws through an interactive case-based approach. The principles and steps to performing a complete oral examination and radiologic interpretation will also be reviewed. Participants will become more confident and better equipped to care for patients who present with the unusual.
• The principles of examination
• The steps to performing a complete soft tissue oral examination
• The steps to performing a complete radiologic interpretation
• To recognize some common hard and soft tissue variations of normal and radiographic artifacts
• To recognize features of some common abnormalities
Technology Can Be Your Friend & Help You Give Your Patients
The Smile They Want & Deserve Dr. Paquette
1. Integrating technology into the orthodontic practice, the truth onCBCT and the transition to the impressionless practice with intraoralscanning.
There are many myths and misunderstandings surrounding CBCT and its use in the orthodontic practice. We will review current knowledge and discuss how it can be integrated to benefit patients. We will also review the state of the art of intraoral scanning and the transition to the impressionless practice.
Educational objectives: The attendee will learn the advantages and disadvantages of 2-D vs 3-D as well as relative levels of radiation. Attendees will also learn the current state of technology available for eliminating impressions in the orthodontic practice.
2. A non-surgical approach to impacted canines
Impacted canines are frequently encountered in the orthodontic practice. Methods will be reviewed to help the orthodontist avoid surgical intervention in many situations.
Educational objectives: Attendees will gain an understanding of normal vs ectopic eruption and how properly timed orthodontic treatment can avoid surgical intervention in many situations.
3. Advanced esthetics
For most patients today, a great smile is more than straight teeth. We will review diagnostic and clinical approaches to improve clinical outcomes for improved esthetics including approaches for hard and soft tissue contouring.
Educational objectives: Attendees will learn how combining orthodontic treatment, smile design and adjunctive treatments can improve esthetic results of orthodontic treatment.
Lecture Outline & Educational Objectives
SATURDAY, JUNE 7th 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Accelerated Class II Treatment Strategies Dr. Miller
This presentation will include topics such as treatment timing of the growing patient and non-surgical techniques using skeletal anchorage systems.
1. Class II Correction on the Growing Patient
Educational Objectives: This presentation will cover the epidemiology of the class II malocclusion and discuss popular methods of treatment from a historical to non-compliance perspective. Newer technologies such as Crossbow and Esprit versus Forsus will be covered.
This segment of Dr. Miller’s presentation will focus on skeletal anchorage. The science of Securus TADS and Bollard miniplates producing the ‘wall hanger effect’ for resistance from failure will be covered. The use of Acceledent in combination with various appliance systems will also be discussed.
SUNDAY, JUNE 8 9:00am – 12:00pm
"Professional Liability Program and You – The Big Picture"
(Category 1: Core Course - 3 CE points)
Ms. Renee Brewer Dr. Judi Heggie
René Brewer obtained her law degree from McGill University with Great Distinction in 1994 and began practice as a litigator at Russell & Dumoulin in Vancouver (now Fasken Martineau Dumoulin). In 1998 she moved to Ottawa, where she joined Gowling Lafleur Henderson, acting as General Counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association until 2011. Ms. Brewer has been Manager of the Professional Liability Program since November 2011.
Dr. Judi Heggie obtained her DDS from the University of Toronto in 1987. After graduation she worked as an associate dentist, as a partner in a group practice, and in public health. Dr. Heggie joined the College part-time in 1996. She has been with the Professional Liability Program since 1997 and is now PLP's Senior Dental Consultant. In her role, Dr. Heggie reviews claims against dentists and provides opinions on the dental treatment and damages. Dr. Heggie, along with PLP Manager René Brewer, regularly speaks to dental groups and graduating dental students about risk management.
Session Description: The Professional Liability Program provides malpractice protection and risk management advice to Ontario dentists. In this presentation, PLP staff will provide information about PLP and the services it provides, describe the law of dental negligence, and offer guidance on how to avoid common errors leading to claims for malpractice.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Understand the objectives and features of the dental malpractice protection provided by PLP