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The Convention Schedule

Caribbean Dental Program - Schedule

Convention Schedule: 2020
The Accra Beach Resort Hotel & Spa
Christ Church, Barbados

It is hoped that delegates and lecturers will participate in the social events. It is recommended you walk with your camera while experiencing the local culture.

  • Yoga will take place on the lawn at 7.00 a.m. on 14th, 15, 16th,17th and 19th. Persons can supply their own mats or use one that will be available from the Secretariat. The class is for one hour and there are facilities for delegates to freshen up before lectures commence.
  • The Opening Ceremony & Cocktail Reception: it is hoped that the Prime Minister, The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley and/or the Minister of Health and other dignitaries will be present at this official opening ceremony along with lecturers and delegates. This is followed by a “Meet & Greet Reception” hosted by CDP & Accra Beach Hotel & Spa. Dress is elegant.
  • A Sunset Cruise on Wednesday: the cruise is sponsored by Mr. Ralph Weekes who gives a presentation on finance prior to departure. Transport leaves the hotel on Wednesday at 5.00 p.m. The Jolly Roger Pirate Ship departs at 5.30 for the cruise. Food, a bar and music will be included. Ticket are available from the Secretariat. Dress is casual.
  • The Convention Dinner Floor Show and Dance: This will be hosted on Thursday at Accra Beach Hotel and includes music by a live band, floorshow and buffet dinner. Delegates must obtain tickets for this catered event from the Secretariat. Party Dress
  • Free Evening on Friday: this provides delegates free time to explore and enjoy Barbados
  • “OISTINS” Fish Fry on Saturday: delegates are requested to meet at Marcia’s Fish Fry at 6.00 p.m. to experience the local culture, food, drink, karaoke & display of local craft for purchase. Dress is casual.
Caribbean Dental Program - Schedule

April 14, 2020

Chair

06:30
Dr. Alison Mayers

Registration in Secretariat

07:30

Exhibitor’ Setup & Yoga on the lawn

07:30

Word From Sponsor

09:30  -  09:45

Coffee Break

09:30  -  09:45

Mindfulness in Dentistry

09:45  -  11:00
Dr. Sally Safa

AAP New Periodontal Classification System

11:00  -  12:15
Dr. Sally Safa

Lunch

12:15  -  13:15

Word From Sponsor

13:15  -  13:30

Soft tissue grafting for teeth and implants

13:30  -  14:45
Dr. Sally Safa

Peri-implantitis. Diagnosis and Treatment

14:45  -  16:00
Dr. Sally Safa

Opening Ceremony & Reception

17:00  -  20:00

April 15, 2020

Chair

06:30
Dr. Ronald Ramsay

Yoga on the lawn

07:00  -  07:30

Registration

07:30  -  08:00

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

Early Orthodontic Treatment

08:15  -  09:15
Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh

Coffee Break

09:15  -  09:30

Surgical Orthodontics

09:30  -  10:30
Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh

Invisalign: the good, the bad and the ugly

10:30  -  11:30
Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh

Word From Sponsor

11:30  -  11:45

Incorporating Digital Workflow in Dentistry & Implants.  .

11:45  -  13:45
Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh

Lunch

13:45  -  14:45

Rethinking Conventional Wisdom

14:45  -  16:15
Mr. Michael Lee-Chin
Mr. Ralph Weekes

Sunset Cruise

16:45  -  22:000

Transport departs Accra at 17:00

April 16, 2020

Chair

06:30
Dr. Eugene Gamble

Yoga on the lawn

07:00  -  07:30

Registration

07:30  -  08:00

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

Managing Dental Anxiety in Children

08:15  -  09:15
Dr Carol-Jean Bushell

This lecture discusses management strategies to reduce and/or eliminate dental anxiety and to influence the paediatric patients’ attitudes towards dental treatment since dental anxiety and fear are common in children. This can pose a serious problem for the dentist due to the association with increased levels of caries and behavior management problems. Dentally anxious patients require approximately 20% more chair time than low anxious patients and this can interfere with the efficiency and quality of treatment provided by dentists.

Coffee Break

09:15  -  09:30

Hypodontia – Restorative Management in The Young Patient

09:30  -  10:30
Miss Kathryn Harley

Aim: To provide an update in the management of children with missing or malformed teeth.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To discuss suitable conservative techniques for young patients
  2. To emphasize the role of adhesive restorations in managing this age group
  3. To discuss the role of maintenance

Lecture 2 Synopsis: The Restorative Management of Enamel Defects

The Restorative Management of Enamel Defects

10:30  -  11:30
Miss Kathryn Harley

Aim: To understand the aetiology and management of the different types of enamel defect.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To ensure that participants can recognize the difference between Hypoplastic and Hypo-mineralised enamel defects
  2. To outline the different management techniques applicable for each
  3. To appreciate the role of conservative clinical procedures

Word From Sponsor

11:30  -  11:45

When Does A Tooth Need A Crown?

11:45  -  12:45
Prof. Richard Ibbetson

The range of restorative options for more extensively damaged teeth has expanded significantly. Some of these treatment modalities require significant tooth reduction whilst others are significantly more conservative. The presentation will review the indications and application of the various treatment modalities and will seek to link these to clinical outcomes.

Aim: To review the application of contemporary techniques to the restoration of extensively damaged teeth

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To appreciate the need for the preservation of tooth structure
  2. To know the options for restoring more extensively damaged teeth and their relative merits
  3. To understand the role of adhesive ceramic inlays and onlays
  4. To appreciate the requirements for crown preparation

Is The Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge Obsolete In The Age Of Implant?

12:45  -  13:45
Prof. Richard Ibbetson

The development and integration of the dental implant into clinical practice has changed the delivery of fixed prosthodontic care. Nowhere has this impact been more significant than in the provision of fixed prosthodontic care for the replacement of missing teeth. The presentation will evaluate the impact of the dental implant on fixed prosthodontics and discuss the role of the tooth-supported fixed bridgework for the replacement of missing teeth.

Aim: To review the current role of tooth-supported fixed bridgework in the replacement of missing teeth

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To review the impact of the dental implant on fixed prosthodontic practice
  2. To appreciate the options for fixed tooth replacement in the decision-making process
  3. To know the success rates for the different types of fixed prosthesis

Lunch

13:45  -  14:45

Dinner & Dance

18:00  -  22:00

Convention Dinner & Show

April 17, 2020

Chair

06:30
Dr. Safiya Robinson

Yoga on the lawn

07:00  -  07:30

Registration

07:30  -  08:00

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

Achieving Predictability & Excellence in Everyday Dentistry

08:15  -  09:15
Dr. Fred Peck

Every day we see a variety of dental patients, some requiring simple repairs with other involving complex occlusal and cosmetic issues. Solving these problems is best performed with a predictable protocol of a proper diagnosis. Often treatment solutions may involve use of direct resin bonding techniques for quick repairs, developing the aesthetics and occlusal schemes and definitive treatments. The integration of digital technologies along with digital photography can help improve the outcome. It’s the reliability of the everyday techniques and products that reduce stress and make dentistry fun.

The Following Topics Will Be Discussed:

  • Proper diagnosis of a patient’s current dental condition based on Kois principles
  • The use of photography for case acceptance, lab communication and legal documentation
  • Repair of a Class IV fracture with composite resin and the integral use of a matrix
  • Full direct resin veneer techniques and where they are appropriate to use
  • Contouring and polishing composite resins and temporary crowns to achieve realistic results. Efficient techniques for a single crown preparation
  • Predictable methods for smile enhancements with resin or porcelain, including case examples
  • Transfer of patient information to the lab technician for predictable aesthetic results
  • Avoiding both communication and clinical failures with patients

Who Should Attend: All dental professionals interested in advancing their restorative and cosmetic dental skills and techniques.

 

Coffee Break

09:15  -  09:30

Achieving Predictability & Excellence in Everyday Dentistry

09:30  -  11:30
Dr. Fred Peck

Every day we see a variety of dental patients, some requiring simple repairs with other involving complex occlusal and cosmetic issues. Solving these problems is best performed with a predictable protocol of a proper diagnosis. Often treatment solutions may involve use of direct resin bonding techniques for quick repairs, developing the aesthetics and occlusal schemes and definitive treatments. The integration of digital technologies along with digital photography can help improve the outcome. It’s the reliability of the everyday techniques and products that reduce stress and make dentistry fun.

The Following Topics Will Be Discussed:

  • Proper diagnosis of a patient’s current dental condition based on Kois principles
  • The use of photography for case acceptance, lab communication and legal documentation
  • Repair of a Class IV fracture with composite resin and the integral use of a matrix
  • Full direct resin veneer techniques and where they are appropriate to use
  • Contouring and polishing composite resins and temporary crowns to achieve realistic results. Efficient techniques for a single crown preparation
  • Predictable methods for smile enhancements with resin or porcelain, including case examples
  • Transfer of patient information to the lab technician for predictable aesthetic results
  • Avoiding both communication and clinical failures with patients

Who Should Attend: All dental professionals interested in advancing their restorative and cosmetic dental skills and techniques.

 

Word From Sponsor

11:30  -  11:45

Achieving Predictability & Excellence in Everyday Dentistry

11:45  -  13:45
Dr. Fred Peck

Every day we see a variety of dental patients, some requiring simple repairs with other involving complex occlusal and cosmetic issues. Solving these problems is best performed with a predictable protocol of a proper diagnosis. Often treatment solutions may involve use of direct resin bonding techniques for quick repairs, developing the aesthetics and occlusal schemes and definitive treatments. The integration of digital technologies along with digital photography can help improve the outcome. It’s the reliability of the everyday techniques and products that reduce stress and make dentistry fun.

The Following Topics Will Be Discussed:

  • Proper diagnosis of a patient’s current dental condition based on Kois principles
  • The use of photography for case acceptance, lab communication and legal documentation
  • Repair of a Class IV fracture with composite resin and the integral use of a matrix
  • Full direct resin veneer techniques and where they are appropriate to use
  • Contouring and polishing composite resins and temporary crowns to achieve realistic results. Efficient techniques for a single crown preparation
  • Predictable methods for smile enhancements with resin or porcelain, including case examples
  • Transfer of patient information to the lab technician for predictable aesthetic results
  • Avoiding both communication and clinical failures with patients

Who Should Attend: All dental professionals interested in advancing their restorative and cosmetic dental skills and techniques.

 

Lunch

13:45  -  14:45

Free Evening

13:45  -  00:00

April 18, 2020

Chair

06:30
Dr. Tricia Brathwaite

Yoga on the lawn

07:00  -  07:30

Registration

07:30  -  08:00

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:15

A -Z of Implant Dentistry

08:15  -  09:15
Dr. Mike Lloyd Hughes

Implant dentistry is an ongoing learning pathway and cannot be learnt on simple “weekend” courses.

Aim: To demonstrate an ongoing learning experience through this Lecturer’s eyes.

Objectives:

  1. To understand the important aspects of implant dentistry
  2. To give advice on where to start and how to progress in implant dentistry
  3. To demonstrate clinical cases of what is good and what is bad in implant dentistry

Coffee Break

09:15  -  09:30

Simple and Complex Dentures Placed on Teeth and Implants

09:30  -  10:30
Dr. Mike Lloyd Hughes

Dentures still play a role in restoring patient’s dentitions, even in modern times.

Aim: To demonstrate the planning and delivery of simple and complex dentures, utilising teeth and dental implants.

Objectives:

  1. Re-cap on the terms support retention and stability, in relation to dentures.
  2. Re-cap on how to take edentulous impressions
  3. Discuss the examination, management and construction of simple to complex dentures on teeth and implants
  4. To show clinical examples of different retention features for teeth and implant dentures

Long Term Stability of Complex Cases

10:30  -  11:30
Dr. Mike Lloyd Hughes

Patients need to change their behaviours in order to control their dental diseases and achieve a healthy mouth that will be long lasting.

Aim: To demonstrate how patients need to change their habits and manage control of their diseases with long term investment in their teeth.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the diagnosis and management of periodontal disease
  2. Demonstrate follow up of patients who present with unstable perio, caries, and apical infections, and who want to invest in complex Restorative dentistry involving implants
  3. To show the treatment pathway in this Lecturer’s practice
  4. To discuss what are the risks for dental implants in these group of patients
  5. To demonstrate stability and follow up with clinical cases

Extraction of Wisdom Teeth. When to Extract and Complications

11:45  -  12:45
Dr. Carly Gordon

To extract or not to extract? This lecture will provide the attendees with a solid foundation for the treatment planning of wisdom tooth extractions. Cases will be presented to highlight the indications, contraindications, and complications with regard to removal of third molars. Strong emphasis will be placed on the management of the complications associated with wisdom teeth extractions, as well as strategies to avoid surgical problems. A wide variety of potential complications, including bleeding, dry sockets, pain, swelling, infections, nerve injuries, sinus communications and displaced teeth, will be covered. This lecture will help the general practitioner guide their patients appropriately on the topic of third molars.
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss preoperative assessment of patients to minimize the potential of avoidable surgical problems
• Understand when wisdom teeth should be removed and the evaluation of a patient for oral surgery
• Understand the potential complications associated with wisdom tooth extraction
• Discuss the management of a wide variety of common complications

Atraumatic Extractions and Socket Preservation for Implant Preparations

12:45  -  13:45
Dr. Carly Gordon

With Implant dentistry becoming mainstream in the dental practice, it is imperative for the general dentist to rationalize dental implants as a treatment option and understand the science of implant surgery and restoration. The long-term success of dental implants is often dependent on the quality and quantity of bone available for implant placement. Extraction socket grafting is a crucial step in implant site development and often reduces the need for additional bone grafting procedures. This lecture will demonstrate techniques for the removal of teeth in an atraumatic manner to preserve the bony architecture. In addition, we will review the step by step procedure for predictable alveolar ridge preservation with socket grafting.
Learning Objectives:

• Sequence tooth extraction and implant placement procedures for a successful outcome
• Understand atraumatic extraction techniques
• Understand bone grafting and regenerative membrane indications for socket preservation

Lunch

13:45  -  14:45

Oistins Fish Market

18:00  -  00:00

April 19, 2020

Chair

06:30
Mrs. Heather Maynard

Yoga on the lawn

07:00  -  07:30

Registration

07:30  -  08:00

Word From Sponsor

08:00  -  08:30

Leadership Skills 101 – Developing The Skill of Assessing the State of Business and Personnel

08:30  -  09:45
Mrs. Cindy Mark

Dentists hone their patient care skills until they are perfect, while their leadership skills are usually led by their gut instincts or happenstance. The future success of any office depends on, the patient experience, setting goals in a realistic manner by using Key Performance Indicators and having team accountability.We will discuss methods to help with team accountability once you set the goals in your office. Software is either your friend or foe, if not being used to it’s potential it can actually be burying treatment and accurate information for decision making. No matter what software you are using we will talk about some of the common problems seen with data. Most areas of Practice Management will be touched upon with this very interactive series.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide you with a plan to take back to the office that you can implement Monday morning
  • Definition of industry norm for Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Communication and Leadership for every team member
  • Goal Setting with team accountability
  • Common downfalls in accurate software information collection

Coffee Break

09:45  -  10:00

Setting Realistic Goals and Communicating Them to Your Team

10:00  -  11:15
Mrs. Cindy Mark

Understanding Practice Assets. Significance of Data Retrieval & it’s interpretation For Analyzing Performance

11:15  -  12:30
Mrs. Cindy Mark

Lunch

12:30  -  13:30