Lecturers 2017-12-06T10:57:31+00:00

A Highly Qualified Convention Faculty

Convention Lecturers

Linda M. Douglas
Ms. Linda Douglas
Clinical Director

Ms. Linda M. Douglas graduated as a dental hygienist from the Royal Dental Hospital in London, England in 1982. After graduation she worked in periodontology before moving to Toronto, Canada, where she has worked in private practice since 1990. Ms. Douglas’s desire to support patients with eating disorders has instigated her in-depth study of eating disorders, and their effect on oral health. Linda is the Clinical and Editorial director for Hygienetown.

Understanding And Caring For Patients With Eating Disorders  |  April 5, 2018 | 08:30 -  09:45
Dr. Victor H. Eastmond
Dr. Victor H. Eastmond
GCM; BDS(Lon.); LDSRCS Eng.); DSR(R.)

Dr. Victor H. Eastmond is the Chairman of Caribbean Dental Program Inc. He qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital (RDH), University of London in 1974 and subsequently did house jobs at RDH and St. Georges Hospital in Maxillo-Facial Surgery before moving to Edgeware General Hospital as Senior House Surgeon. Nine months after graduating, he left the hospital post to work in a General Dental Practice in South London. He returned to his native home, Barbados, in 1979 where he now manages a ten-chair dental practice at Rosedale Dental Centre of which he is the Principal with a complement of 30 persons working therein.

In 1968 he gained his certification as a diagnostic radiography from the Royal Free Hospital, U. Lon. then in1998 he gained his certification in Forensic Odontology from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

He is a past Chairman of the Barbados Dental Council, the Barbados Examination Board for Technicians and later for Dentists; a past President of the Barbados Dental Association, the Caribbean Atlantic Regional Dental Association and the Commonwealth Dental Association. He has acted as a consultant for the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) to produce guidelines for accreditation for dental education within CARICOM. His term as a member on CAAM-HP’s Board expired in 2013.

He has received many awards. In November 2007 he was honoured by the Bahamas Dental Association with “The Distinguished Service Award’ which was presented by the President of FDI, Dr. Burton Conrod. He has received The NLG Hope Award from the Barbados Dental Association and in November 2015 he received a National Award (The Gold Crown of Merit) for his work in the field of dentistry.

Although now semi-retired, he continues to provide lectures to schools and dental associations and was recently appointed to The Sandals Foundation Advisory Board in November 2016.

Chair  |  April 3, 2018 | 06:00
Ray Kimsey
Dr. Ray Kimsey

Dr. Kimsey has treated dental phobics ever since his completion of a general practice residency at Miami Children’s Hospital following his graduation from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is qualified in IV sedation and has diplomat status in ICOI. Due to the nature of treating dental phobics Dr. Kimsey regularly performs a broad range of dentistry. His practice is in Coral Gables Florida.

Dr Kimsey takes a comprehensive approach to treating his patients as many of them have other anxiety disorders. Dr Kimsey utilizes both a modified cognitive behavior approach and IV sedation to manage dental phobic patients in Miami. He has made numerous humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic.
Currently serving as a Chairman of Miami Arts Charter School for supporting and creativity and innovation in the arts.

Introduction to the new field of bioactive restorative materials.  |  April 7, 2018 | 08:30 -  09:45
Utilizing bioactive materials to solve our clinical dilemmas.   |  April 7, 2018 | 10:00 -  11:15
Treating dental Phobics  |  April 7, 2018 | 11:15 -  12:30
David Mayzel
Mr. David Mazel
Founding Partner of DMC LLP

David Mayzel is a founding partner of DMC LLP (formerly DMC Law), a boutique law firm in Toronto, Canada which works exclusively for dentists.  David received his B.A. in 1998 from Western University (London, Ontario), his LL.B. in 2001 from Aberdeen University (Aberdeen, Scotland) and carried on a successful commercial litigation law practice prior to the creation of DMC LLP in 2010.  David obtained his Certificate in Dental Practice Management from the University of Toronto’s faculty of continuing education in 2013 and currently serves as DMC LLP’s Chief Operating Partner.  In addition to participating in dental conferences in Canada and the United States, David regularly presents on legal, risk, and practice management topics to dentists, dental students, and dental industry professionals.

The DMC LLP’s website (www.DentistLawyers.ca) features hundreds of blog posts, video presentations, magazine articles and their eBook entitled “Ontario Dental Law”.  David is also the co-founder of both www.DentistLegalForms.com, a website that offers online automated legal forms for dentists, and www.DentalPlace.ca, a website that advertises dental practice sales.  When not assisting dentists, or helping raise funds for a children’s hospital in his home town, David finds time for alpine skiing, sailing and road trips across North America with his family.
His 3-lecture series at this 2018 CDP meeting is co-hosted with his partner Mr. Michael Carabash.

Fraud In The Dental Office  |  April 4, 2018 | 11:15 -  12:30
Derek Marulanda
Mr. Derek Marulanda
Chief Financial Officer

Derek Marulanda’s is the Chief Financial Officer of 1st on Scene Health and Safety Concepts Inc. He is a certified First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor; a certified working at heights instructor and an emergency equipment consultant and quality assurance manager

His interest developed through his extraordinary life experiences and workplace training spanning 25 years. Derek’s is a passionate facilitator that believes it is a privilege to assist participants on their path to professional development and having fun while learning new skills.

As a lifeguard, professional soccer coach and health & safety consultant, he has evolved and developed the necessary skill sets to identify strengths and weakness of his participants seamlessly. Derek directs his training through constructive consultation, creative coaching and effective communication. He has been consistently ensuring a positive learning environment while encouraging confidence with training results for participants of all ages and professions, since joining 1st on Scene Health & Safety Concepts Inc. in 2008.

Practical  |  April 3, 2018 | 1345 -  1600
Dr. Keisha Thomas-Gibson
Dr. Keisha Thomas-Gibson
Consultant Anesthesiologist

Dr. Keisha Thomas-Gibson is a consultant Anesthesiologist, Program Coordinator and Temporary Lecturer in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus. She is a graduate of the UWI and completed her fellowship in Medical Simulation at the University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Kids in 2015. Dr. Thomas-Gibson has a passion for medical education and the promotion of patient safety. She is the Director of the Caribbean Simulation Centre, offering emergency medical training to private entities tailored to their unique clinical experiences and exposures. Currently she is the Program Coordinator for PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) and the Clinical Lead for The Resuscitation Quality Improvement Committee at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.

Specific Medical Emergencies  |  April 3, 2018 | 10:30 -  11:30
Practical  |  April 3, 2018 | 1345 -  1600
Understanding And Caring For Patients With Eating Disorders  |  April 5, 2018 | 08:30 -  09:45
Helen Cohen
Mrs. Helen Cohen
Dental Business/Practice Management Coach & Consultant

Mrs. Helen H. Cohen has been married for over 40 years to a very successful dentist (Dr. David E. Cohen) who is also lecturing on the CDP 2018 Program. Helen received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Art & Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia & her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She holds certification as a professionally trained Life Coach.

In addition, she has completed training from the Schuster Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, Arizona, a business school program for dental practice administration with concentration on Management Training, Team Building & Life Strategies. For continuing education, she has attended extensive dental practice management courses for over 30 years.
She has shared her knowledge on various dental practice topics of interest as a contributing author for DentistryIQ.com. Helen has been a featured guest blog writer for IHadCancer.com on life coaching skills & strategies for coping with cancer related issues.

Her professional work credentials encompass both the dental and mental health fields having been a General Dental Private Practice Administrator for over 20 years. Helen has been a Mental Health Therapist for both in-patient & outpatient settings for children, adolescents & adults. She was a Guidance Counselor for an alternative high school as well as an Assistant Director for a runaway youth crisis shelter.

She currently is a Dental Business/Practice Management Coach & Consultant for the past eight years helping dentist clients gain more satisfaction in managing their private practices.

How to Grow Your Dental Practice  |  April 8, 2018 | 08:30 -  09:45
How Healthy Is Your Dental Team Part 1 – Diagnosis  |  April 8, 2018 | 10:00 -  11:15
How Healthy Is Your Dental Team Part 2 – Treatment  |  April 8, 2018 | 11:15 -  12:30
N. Shaun Matthews
Prof. Shaun Matthews
BDS, FDS, MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS)

Dr. Nigel Shaun Matthews is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, having being recruited on to faculty from King’s College Hospital, London in December 2014, where he practiced as a Consultant Surgeon for 11 years.

He underwent specialist training at the renowned Canniesburn Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland where he cultivated specific interest in both TMJ and facial deformity surgery.

In 2009, Dr. Matthews established the first true TMJ Multidisciplinary Team Clinic in the United Kingdom, a model which is now being mimicked internationally and he held the position of Project Lead for the Trust’s Telehealth Clinic Initiative, having secured a $60,000 grant to develop the concept.

In addition to editing a text book entitled “Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint : A guide to diagnosis and management”, Dr. Matthews has written several book chapters and over 30 peer review articles on TMJ related subjects, and his lectureship commitments have extended to delivering international webinars, presentations and courses all over Europe, North America, Australia, India and Brazil.

He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, as well as a member of the American, European and British Society of TMJ Surgeons. His work on jaw joint replacement surgery has been extensively cited in several international journals, newspapers, as well as the BBC News.

In October 2016, Dr. Matthews was honoured by the Barbados government with the Barbados Golden Jubilee Award in recognition of his service to the people of Barbados, through his work in the United Kingdom, in medicine and surgery. To date, this marks one of the highlights of his career.

The Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunction  ….. Is Surgery an Option?   |  April 7, 2018 | 13:45 -  15:00
The Role of Virtual Surgical Planning in the Management of Complex TMJ Surgical Procedures  |  April 7, 2018 | 15:00 -  16:15
Danièle Larose
Dr. Danièle Larose

Life-changing dentistry is available to all dentists especially those who have a creative passion for anatomical detail, design and subtleties in color. The course covers many topics which flow in like fashion to the best composites being used. It is designed for delegates who have the ability to excel in anterior composite artistry and want to learn quickly by using easy tricks to blend the restorations with natural dentition seamlessly in addition to making them last with beautiful and satisfying results. The all-composite possibilities in the aesthetic zone will be provided in this upbeat lecture series by learning the basics for the ultra-conservative “smile-lift” which can remove approximately a decade age-deficit from a patient’s appearance. This can be achieved by correcting rotations; rejuvenating excessively-worn teeth; or closing unwanted gaps. All of this is possible today with state-of-the-art composite materials and techniques.
With new break-throughs in composite technology, it has never been easier to restore teeth conservatively, aesthetically, and predictably. From the Class V abfraction challenge to the Class IV emergency fracture. Delegates will not only learn how to blend the restorations flawlessly within the natural dentition while retaining strength and beauty long-term but will be provided the opportunity for discussion during the interactive lecture series.

The Following Topics Will Be Discussed :
1. Preparation Designs,
2. Choosing Your Composite Materials Wisely
3. Quick Polishing and Easy Characterization.
4. Tips to create life changing smiles will enable delegates to refine their artistic skills.

Course Content:
1. Learn how to choose the right composite materials to make your restorations high-class
2. Understand color development principles
3. When and why to use an opaquer or a tint
4. Choose the best instruments for perfecting dental artwork
5. How to make class III, IV and V disappear
6. Learn how to transform a dark tooth into a natural looking A1 shade

Sharpen Your Artistic Edge Course (1)  |  April 6, 2018 | 08:30 -  09:45
Sharpen Your Artistic Edge Course (2)  |  April 6, 2018 | 10:00 -  11:15
Sharpen Your Artistic Edge Course (3)  |  April 6, 2018 | 11:15 -  12:30
Sharpen Your Artistic Edge (4)  |  April 6, 2018 | 13:45 -  15:00
Sharpen Your Artistic Edge (5)  |  April 6, 2018 | 15:00 -  16:15
David Cohen
Dr. David Cohen
Associate Professor of Clinical Restorative Sciences

Dr. David Cohen is an Associate Professor of Clinical Restorative Sciences and Coordinator of Dental Ergonomics at the UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He has had a private general dentistry practice in Leawood, Kansas, USA, for 30 years. Since 2007, Dr. Cohen has been full time faculty at the dental school. His speaking engagements include UCLA School of Dentistry, American Dental Educators Association and the Mid Continent Dental Congress, St. Louis, Missouri. He is actively involved in assessments and reviews of the ergonomic practices of pre-doctoral dental students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry. His other areas of interest include esthetic dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and practice management.

Musculoskeletal Disorders seen in Dental Healthcare  |  April 5, 2018 | 10:00 -  11:15
Clinician & Patient Positioning  |  April 5, 2018 | 11:15 -  12:30
Operatory Ergonomics & Stretching Exercises  |  April 5, 2018 | 13:45 -  15:00
Ergonomic Hands-On Workshop  |  April 5, 2018 | 15:00 -  16:15
Paul Pocock
Dr. Paul Pocock
B.D.S., M.CI.D., F.R.C.D.(C), F.C.D.S.(BC)

Dr. Paul Pocock is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia (BC) Faculty of Dentistry and is the “Team Orthodontist at the BC’s Children’s Hospital Cleft/Craniofacial Department when treatment is required.

He qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital (RDH), University of London (England) with a BDS degree in 1975. This was followed with gaining experience in the RDH and St. Georges’ Hospital where he performed House-Jobs in Oral Surgery and Periodontics. This was followed by a Senior House Surgeon appointment at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London (UK).

Paul then worked as a general practitioner in the UK for a short time with established practitioners such as Dr. Victor Eastmond who was one of his principals before travelling to Australia and then Canada where he worked in private practices for the next eight years. In Canada, he attended the University of Western Ontario where he completed his orthodontic training.

He now has his Orthodontic Practice in Vancouver and holds positions at British Columbia (BC) Children’s Hospital and also at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate Orthodontic Program and continues to be a member of the Angle Society.

His pastimes include cycling, boating and spending time on his small farm. His wife, Sharon, works in his office, as does my son Tristan, who is a dental technician while his daughter Sara is a professional equestrian who runs their Equine business.

The BC Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Team Naso-Alveolar Moulding in Cleft Neonates  |  April 4, 2018 | 13:45 -  15:00
Intra Oral Distraction Osteogenesis  |  April 4, 2018 | 15:00 -  16:15
Michael Carabash
Mr. Michael Carabash

Michael Carabash is a founding partner of DMC LLP, a boutique dental law firm in Toronto, Canada.  Michael has an LL.B. (Osgoode) and an M.B.A. (Schulich), and a Certificate in Dental Practice Management.  Michael is regularly asked to presents on legal, risk, and practice management topics to dentists, dental students, and dental industry professionals.  DMC LLP’s website (www.DentistLawyers.ca) features hundreds of blog posts, video presentations, magazine articles and their eBook entitled “Ontario Dental Law”.

Michael is also the co-founder of both www.DentistLegalForms.com, a website that offers online automated legal forms for dentists, and www.DentalPlace.ca, a website that advertises dental practice sales.  When he’s not helping dentists sell or buy practices, he’s promoting and organizing the firm’s annual dental outreach program in Jamaica through the Sandals Foundation.  He also loves traveling with his wife and 2 young boys throughout the Caribbean.

His 3-lecture series at this 2018 CDP meeting is co-hosted with his partner Mr. David Mayzel

Marketing Your Practice  |  April 4, 2018 | 08:30 -  09:45
DISC Personality Profiling for Your Patients and Office Staff  |  April 4, 2018 | 10:00 -  11:15
Jessica Lund
Mrs. Jessica Lund
Director of Occupational Health and Safety

Ms. Jessica Lund’s career began by earning a Health Office Administration and Level II Dental Assistant designation in 1995. Since 2010, she has been an active member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, as a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) in Canada. Her pursuit of ongoing professional development has presented her with exceptional opportunities to synergize with a variety of professionals at home and abroad. As a consultant and facilitator, it is her passion to provide services and solutions in her unique field in which she has accomplished positive results by engaging the audience with her blended approach of utilizing online education and practical training.

Emergency Response Planning  |  April 3, 2018 | 09:30 -  10:30
Practical  |  April 3, 2018 | 1345 -  1600
Dean DiMonte
Mr. Dean DiMonte

Dean DiMonte, after working for 20 years of as an Advanced Care Paramedic in Ontario, founded Premergency Inc because there was a high demand for patient care success that required ongoing training. He is President of the company and enjoys providing life-long education and has developed both in-class and distance education programs for the emergency services sector. This has now expanded to all sectors in Canada where it specializes in customized web based applications with professional development courses which are revolutionising training and operations for businesses. His vision is to optimize commerce for all clients with superior service and practical support by offering a blended interactive learning vehicle approach online. This is done with tailored made designs inclusive of training program as per his growing catalogue of courses.

Learning Management Systems & Certifications for Health-Care Professional  |  April 3, 2018 | 09:15 -  09:30
Word From Sponsor (Premergency Inc.)  |  April 3, 2018 | 13:30 -  13:45
Robyn Cohen
Miss Robyn Cohen
Speaker Title

Robyn is an accomplished and multi-talented dancer, choreographer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor, as well as Magician’s Assistant, who has spent her life following her passions. Robyn received her BFA degree, on scholarship, in Dance Performance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She began her Pilates training while studying in college for her Mat Certification with AAAI Fitness in Philadelphia, and since 2007 has been certified through Balance Body University on all apparatus. In 2009, Robyn was honored to instruct Michael Jackson’s last tour in Pilates in preparation for the King of Pop’s “This Is It!”. A certified TRX trainer, Robyn also was featured in Pilates Style Magazine for her training and work in Redcord. Robyn is nationally recognized as a Pilates Method Alliance instructor and in 2015 she also completed her 300+ hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Raven in Silverlake California. She is currently thrilled to be able to share her passion for movement and baseball by instructing and strengthening The LA Dodgers. Robyn is grateful to be able to intertwine her knowledge, education, energy, and her unique experience with her clients.

Yoga On the Lawn  |  April 3, 2018 | 07:15 -  08:30
Yoga On the Lawn  |  April 5, 2018 | 06:45 -  08:00
Operatory Ergonomics & Stretching Exercises  |  April 5, 2018 | 13:45 -  15:00
Yoga On the Lawn  |  April 7, 2018 | 06:45 -  08:00