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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 MDA/CDA Convention has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for news regarding the April 2021 Virtual Convention.

Manitoba Dental Association presents The 2020 MDA/CDA Convention

SEEING DENTISTRY CLEARLY

When?

April 2nd to 4th, 2020

Thursday to Saturday

Where?

RBC Convention Centre

375 York Ave,
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Joint Communique from the Canadian Dental Association and the Manitoba Dental AssociationCDA / MDA Convention is postponed due to COVID-19

On behalf of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), we are writing to inform you that in the interest of public health and safety and based on the advice of Manitoba Health, the joint CDA / MDA Convention scheduled for April 2 to 4, 2020 in Winnipeg is postponed indefinitely with the possibility of rescheduling the convention at a later date before the end of the year. The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will continue to monitor the evolution of this pandemic. We will make every effort to inform you as soon as we can of the plans for a possible rescheduled convention.

We hope that you can appreciate that this decision was made with careful consideration for the health of the general public, our members, and those planning to attend the conference. We regret any inconvenience that this may have caused and we appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

Dr. Alexander Mutchmor
President
Canadian Dental Association

Dr. Marc Mollot
President
Manitoba Dental Association

Attendee Registration

Rick Mercer Coast to Coast to Coast General Public Tickets

ICD 100th Gala Celebration Registration

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It’s strange how simple things become once you see them clearly

–  Ayn Rand

It is with great anticipation and pleasure that I welcome you to the MDA/CDA 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention. As Manitobans we are proud to partner with the CDA to bring you a national conference themed “Seeing Dentistry Clearly” April 2-4, 2020 at the RBC Convention Centre.  Our last collaboration with the CDA was in 2014 and the committee and I look forward to meeting you all in the centre of Canada once again.  Along with the MDA, CDA activities, the ICD delegates are gathering in Winnipeg to celebrate their centenary!  The MDA welcomes you all.

This year we saw the light and realized January was too cold a month to hold a national event. So to break with tradition, we are hosting the convention in April, right after the extreme cold, just before hockey playoffs and cottage season.  Now, there is no reason for you not to attend!  

Here on the prairies we can’t help but see things clearly; vast wide open spaces, nothing blocking our view.  This is not always the case in dentistry. As dental professionals we sometime lose sight, our vision gets blurred, concepts and basic principles become unclear as we face the ever changing challenges we are presented with.  The Convention Committee has gathered a broad range of talented speakers from across the nation to ensure we all “See Dentistry Clearly”. Our invited speakers are presenting a host of topics from treatment planning, to mental health first aid, from periodontics to oral pathology.  There is something for everyone.   Be sure to go to the website, choose your favourites and register.

I encourage you to visit the exhibit floor featuring over 100 companies offering a wide range of dental products. Test drive the latest gadget, visit a live demonstration.  Don’t forget to scan in for your CE trade show points.

Our convention offers a variety of social choices.  To kick off our weekend we will be hosting an opening reception at the Delta Hotel. Our spousal program begins on Friday morning.  Friday evening is sure to please all at the President’s Gala.  It will be a night of gourmet food, cocktail hour entertainment by Winnipeg’s own Nadia Douglas and live dancing music by The Danny Kramer Band.  Be sure to get your tickets. If you have never been, 2020 is the year to be seen at the Gala!  You won’t be disappointed.

The convention’s ultimate event, our Saturday night closer with none-other than Canada’s comedian, journalist, & author, Rick Mercer!  You don’t want to miss this.  Rick’s “Coast to Coast to Coast” show wraps up the weekend and will surely be the highlight of the convention.

We are collaborating with all of Canada in April 2020, so take advantage of all that is being offered.

I’m looking forward to “Seeing You All Clearly” in 2020.

Dr. Pat Kmet
Chair MDA Convention

Convention
Schedule

Attendee Registration

Rick Mercer Coast to Coast to Coast General Public Tickets

ICD 100th Gala Celebration Registration

About
Manitoba

So much to see and do in Friendly Manitoba.

Winnipeg, the vibrant capital city of Manitoba, is located near the geographic centre of Canada and North America. A culturally and ethnically diverse population of more than 700,000 brings a warm and welcoming spirit of “joie de vivre” to the city’s cosmopolitan, international flair.

Designated the Culture Capital of Canada 2010, Winnipeg offers a variety of arts, culture, sports, recreation and entertainment sure to satisfy every taste. Here, a thriving arts scene converges with pristine green spaces. Dine in some of the country’s best restaurants; marvel at architectural wonders and experience the culture and people who live the ‘friendly Manitoba’ moniker.

Photo Credit: Travel Manitoba

Stay at
Inn at the Forks

Guests of MDA/CDA Convention that are booking at the Inn at the Forks will receive discounted rates!

Simply, click the button below or  visit Inn at the Forks website click the “book now” button, select their arrival and departure date and enter 414051 in the “group code” field.

Delta Hotels
Winnipeg

Delta Hotels Winnipeg is offering a special group rate for those involved with this years convention!

Get your discounted  room at Delta Hotels Winnipeg for 198 CAD – 283 CAD per night.

If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

All Current and Retired Canadian Dental Association Members

This is a special year for the International College as 2020 marks the ICD Centennial Anniversary.  In recognition of this milestone, the 2020 ICD Canada Centennial Gala is being held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on April 4.   ICD Canada would like to share the evening with colleagues from throughout Canada and other countries.  The Gala will take place in Buhler Hall starting at 5:30 pm.  The dress code for ICD guests is business or black tie optional.

The Museum takes one on a journey of inspiration unlike anything experienced before.  It is the only museum in the world solely devoted to human rights awareness, education and the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.  The national museum rises from the prairies earth in Winnipeg at the Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet on Aboriginal Treaty One Land – a historic meeting place for thousands of years.  This is a unique opportunity to celebrate a historical event in a most historical environment.

The Centennial Gala tickets ($150) can be purchased by completing this link.  The form provides the option to pay with a credit card (via Paypal) or with a cheque. If you choose to pay by cheque, instructions will be sent to you on how to send the cheque after you complete the form.

If you require further information, please contact Dr. Gordon Thompson at [email protected]

Host
Location

About
RBC Convention Centre

With upgrades, renovations and a recent $180+ million expansion, the RBC Convention Centre continues to be Winnipeg’s premier event facility for a variety of events from international, national and regional conventions; business meetings from 9 to 9,000 participants; consumer and industry trade shows; entertainment events; gala receptions and dinners; membership luncheons; sporting events and concerts.

Located in the centre of the city’s bustling downtown, the three-story, multi-purpose facility has access to more than 2,300 downtown hotel rooms and is within walking distance to many of the city’s best restaurants and new attractions.

The RBC Convention Centre is a uniquely designed five-level facility with two levels of underground climate controlled parking and three levels of over 260,000 sq. ft. of meeting and trade show space.

It combines state-of-the-art meeting technology with a wide array of distinct meeting rooms to offer meeting planners unparalleled service and flexibility. The first level of the North Building provides over 21,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space plus a number of specialty rooms including a teleconference / video conferencing centre.

The second floor of our North Building provides over 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The third floor level features our primary exhibit hall of 131,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space with full services provided via floor ports.

The South Building features a main floor 24,000 sq. ft. York Ballroom that is divisible by four; additional 22,400 sq. ft. of pre-function, lobby and registration space; underground parking with 150 stalls; a 40,000 sq. ft. outdoor street level plaza with a weather protected gathering place; as well as the stunning City View Room located in the middle of the 131,000 sq. ft. third floor exhibition hall

The RBC Convention Centre is located right downtown in the middle of it all! A short 10 minute drive from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and within easy walking distance to hotels, restaurants and attractions, you will find getting to and around Winnipeg no problem at all.

Featured
Speakers

Thursday
April 2nd

Dr. Timucin Ari
Speaker
Dr. Timucin Ari is a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, who is passionate about providing the best quality care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs. After graduating from Marmara University, Istanbul with Dean’s Honour in 1996, he pursued six additional years of combined PhD and specialty program at the same university to become a pediatric dentist. He then decided to move to London, Ontario in 2010 and worked at Division of Paediatric Dentistry & Undergraduate Orthodontics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry for 9 years with last 2 years as the chair. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ari is also involved with international associations and is Past-President of International Association for Disability and Oral Health. Dr. Ari is married with two children.
Dr. Dwight Eickmeier
BSc, DDS, FADSA, DNDBA, DADBA
Specialist in Dental Anaesthesia. Diploma in Anesthesia, earned from Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York. Graduated June 2008. Doctor of Dental Surgery, earned from the University of Toronto, graduated June 1999. Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), earned from the University of Western Ontario, graduated in June 1995. Currently providing anesthesia services as well as oral surgical services in various offices outside of city limits of London, Ontario.
Dr. Clive Friedman
Speaker
Dr. Clive Friedman was born in Johannesburg and has trained and worked in South Africa, Israel, England, USA and Canada. He obtained his specialty in pediatric dentistry in New Orleans and has a special interest in persons with special needs, behaviour, prevention, education and wellness. He teaches at both the University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has been president of the International Association of Disability and Oral Health and the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disability. Currently he sits on ICC - International Clinical Council of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans . He is also on the editorial board for the British Society for Disability and Oral Health Journal. His current interest is in transitioning patients with special needs from a pediatric practice to a GP practice and the impact of tethered tissue on long term growth and development.

Friday
April 3rd

Dr. Ray Grewal
Management of Antibiotics in Dentistry
Dr. Ray Grewal earned his Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University in New York City. Upon graduation in 2001, he went on to pursue an additional four years of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Yale University. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia and also serves as the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at BC Children’s Hospital and as an attending surgeon at Lion’s Gate Hospital. He maintains a full time private practice in Vancouver where he practices the comprehensive scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Grewal is active in organized dentistry as he is the Immediate Past President of the BC Dental Association and the current President of the BC Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Saturday April 4th
Mr. Corey Poirier
Customer/Patient Experience
He has shared the stage with everyone from John C. Maxwell to Deepak Chopra to Stephen Covey to General Hillier and has presented to hundreds of thousands of attendees since he began his speaking journey. Host of the top rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ Radio Show, ‘For The Love Of Speaking Show’, and the founder of ‘The Speaking Program’, he has been featured in multiple television specials, and he has been featured in/on CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, and is one of the few leaders featured twice on the popular Entrepreneur on Fire show.

Friday April 3rd
Ms. Claudia Lovato
A Perfect Driven Practice: A 2020 Vision
Claudia began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 1995. Her first experience of “saving someone’s teeth” was a pivotal moment in her career. It was then, she knew she had found what she was looking for - a challenging and rewarding career centered around serving and helping others. Claudia’s personality is that of a restless spirit who cannot settle for the status quo. She began to focus on solutions to common problems that plague dental practices in 2005.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. David Isen
Local Anesthetic & Medical Emergencies
David was born and grew up in Toronto. He attended University of Toronto from 1983 to 1987 completing a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and neuroscience. While completing this program, David worked in research at the university and co-wrote and published a research article on epilepsy. He then went to Western University studying dentistry. Following his graduation in 1991, David was lucky to join a well-known, established practice in his old neighbourhood and maintains a private practice in the same suburban Toronto location.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. Bill Robbins
Global Diagnosis: A New Vision
J. William Robbins, D.D.S., MA., maintains a full-time private practice and is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1973. He completed a rotating internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas and a 2-year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in San Diego, California.

Friday April 3rd
Ms. Cindy Ishimoto
Generational Divide: Linking the Generations
Cindy Ishimoto is passionate about cultivating self-directed leaders who help their practices flourish. She wants dentists and teams to know that they CAN make a change and grow as professionals, leaders, and self-directed individuals. With 35 years of dental consulting and speaking experience, Cindy has worked in all specialties, small practices, very large group practices, with new practitioners and those transitioning out of dentistry.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. Dean Kriellaars
Healthy Lifestyle for Peak Performance
Dr. Dean Kriellaars is a faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Spinal Cord Research Centre and a scientist of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. His Human Performance Laboratory has numerous students and staff directed to undertaking research on exercise, physical activity and obesity. Dr. Kriellaars has been awarded two major university teaching awards, as well as national and international awards for scientific research and innovation. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for his community work. In 2007, he was named as the co-chair of the Premiers Council on Health Living for the province of Manitoba. He was awarded the Healthy Living Award (2007) for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the province of Manitoba.

Friday April 3rd
Ms. Carissa Listrom
Mental Health First Aid Certificate Course
Carissa is passionate about the Mental Health First Aid program, and the broader topic of Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace. Under her consulting firm, Listrom Training and Consulting, Carissa has delivered more than 75 Mental Health First Aid Basic certification workshops in the past 2 years. She also supports workplaces who are developing or expanding on existing psychological safety programs as a private consultant. Carissa has a Bachelor of Education for the University of Regina and more than ten year of experience facilitating workshops for adult learners. Her Mental Health First Aid courses are interactive, activity-based, and take place in a respectful learning environment where participants can share their personal knowledge and experience in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Based out of Regina, SK, Carissa travels throughout the Prairie provinces delivering Mental Health First Aid Basic courses open to the public, and closed courses for organizations requesting this certification workshop for their staff. She is also a national contract facilitator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. Daniele Larose
Sharpen Your Artistic Edge: Using Composite Artistry
She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Montreal in 1997. She has since developed skills in cosmetic and biocompatible dentistry. Dr. Larose attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Advanced Anterior Aesthetics program. She’s a member of the Quebec Order of Dentists and Honorary Member of the Canadian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Larose regularly lectures to dentists on Cosmetic Dentistry throughout Canada and publishes cosmetic cases in Canadian dental publications.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Nita Mazurat
Medical Reprocessing for Dental Offices
Dr. Nita Mazurat is an Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where she is the clinical dentist for Screening for the undergraduate programs in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, Director of International Students, and Co-ordinator of Regulatory Compliance including Infection Prevention and Control. Nita has been a member of OSAP since 2005 and is a proud international editor to ICIP. She is also a member of IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control, Canada), CAMDR (Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing, CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Technical Committee on Sterilization, and SCC (Standards Council of Canada, Canada’s accreditation body) and is currently awaiting to hear whether or not she will be selected as an advisor to PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada) representing oral healthcare professionals. Her passion for Infection Control is matched only by her passion for her family, her husband of 42 years and their three children, and golf.

Friday April 3rd
Ms. Karen Davies
Sweet Obsessions, Thinking Outside the Box, & Hygiene Exam
International Speaker Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH is founder of Cutting Edge Concepts®. With insightful humor and how-to information, she delivers the timely and effective messages dental industry members need to succeed in today’s world. Karen is also a practicing dental hygienist in Dallas, Texas. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Midwestern State University. She has served on numerous advisory boards in the profession, and is considered a Key Opinion Leader to several corporations. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a “Top Clinician in Continuing Education” annually since 2006. She is an accomplished author and continues to share her passion for practicing on the cutting edge of the profession. Karen is an independent consultant to the Philips Corporation, OraPharma Inc, and is affiliated with PerioSciences, Inc.

Friday April 3rd
Kim Hunter
Human Resources: HR Standards Training
A skilled and engaging facilitator and trainer, Kim is happiest when she’s working with clients to support them to develop operational and human resource solutions that fit their unique needs. Kim’s business background includes extensive sales, management and marketing experience as a regional manager in both Western Canada and the Middle East. Prior to joining People First, Kim was the managing partner in a consulting firm specializing in HR solutions, community-based research and reporting for community and Aboriginal organizations. She has extensive recruitment experience and is passionate about developing successful cross-cultural partnerships with the Aboriginal and newcomer communities.

Friday April 3rd
Christina Semaniuk
Human Resources: Managing Conflict
Christina is a seasoned human resources professional with over 25 years of senior leadership experience as a strategic advisor and business partner within the financial services sector. As a member of the Senior Management team, Christina provided strategic direction and leadership in all human resource initiatives through the development and implementation of proactive programs, activities, policies and procedures relating to recruitment and retention, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, change management, succession and talent management, career planning and workforce diversity. Christina is a certified Sales & Services Trainer and holds an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor Law School.

Saturday April 4th
Ms. Rita Bauer
Digital Photography
Rita Bauer has become recognized as a leading authority on integrating clinical photography in the Dental Practice. During her 30+ years as medical photographer and manager of Photographic Services at the University of Toronto she has trained thousands of dental professionals presenting over 900 lectures and workshops throughout the world. She now divides her time between the Faculty of Dentistry and lecturing, training and consulting on dental photography through Bauer Seminars Inc. For her efforts to the dental community she has received Honorary Fellowship from the International College of Dental Surgeons in 1997, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society in 2001, Award of Distinction from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 2013 and the Ad Eundum Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 2015.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. John Tsourounakis
Gingiva Recession: A Modified Technique
Winnipeg periodontist Dr. John Michael Tsourounakis graduated from Aristotle University in Greece with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, in 2008. After moving to the United States, he obtained his specialty Certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry in New Orleans, in 2012. In 2013 he completed a postgraduate Fellowship in Dental Implantology utilizing seven different dental implant systems, at the same educational institution. During his residency, Dr. Tsourounakis was the first author of three scientific papers, published in the journals of the American Academy of Periodontology. During this period he was honoured with the prestigious Malbern N. Wilderman Award for meritorious research, periodontal excellence in academics, clinical proficiency, professional conduct, and exemplary interpersonal relationship. Dr. Tsourounakis completed his Masters Degree in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans, College of Business in 2011, graduating with distinction with an award in academic excellence. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Saturday April 4th
Anthony Foderaro BA, JD
How Not to Get Sued for Malpractice
As an associate of Fillmore Riley LLP, Anthony Foderaro practises primarily in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law. He has represented health care professionals in medical malpractice matters, as well as regulators in the area of professional discipline. Anthony is an author, and co-author, of several articles and whitepapers dealing with a range of legal issues.

Saturday
April 4th

Kim Hunter
Human Resources: HR Standards Training
A skilled and engaging facilitator and trainer, Kim is happiest when she’s working with clients to support them to develop operational and human resource solutions that fit their unique needs. Kim’s business background includes extensive sales, management and marketing experience as a regional manager in both Western Canada and the Middle East. Prior to joining People First, Kim was the managing partner in a consulting firm specializing in HR solutions, community-based research and reporting for community and Aboriginal organizations. She has extensive recruitment experience and is passionate about developing successful cross-cultural partnerships with the Aboriginal and newcomer communities.

Friday April 3rd
Christina Semaniuk
Human Resources: Managing Conflict
Christina is a seasoned human resources professional with over 25 years of senior leadership experience as a strategic advisor and business partner within the financial services sector. As a member of the Senior Management team, Christina provided strategic direction and leadership in all human resource initiatives through the development and implementation of proactive programs, activities, policies and procedures relating to recruitment and retention, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, change management, succession and talent management, career planning and workforce diversity. Christina is a certified Sales & Services Trainer and holds an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor Law School.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Jose Viquez
Dental Implants: Basic Concepts for Success
Winnipeg Prosthodontist Dr. Jose Viquez earned his DDS degree from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica in 2010. After joining his father in private practice for a brief period, Dr. Viquez decided to pursue his advanced training in Prosthodontics. In 2014 he received a Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics after completing a three year residency program at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where he had the opportunity to work with multiple implant systems. In 2015 he completed the Surgical Dental Implant and Esthetic Dentistry Fellowship Program in the Department of Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Viquez is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentist of Canada.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. Kristina Perschbacher
Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
Dr. Kristina Perschbacher graduated with her DDS from the University of Western Ontario 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.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Suzanne Perschbacher
Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
Dr. Susanne Perschbacher received her DDS at 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

Saturday April 4th
Mr. Dean Smith
Cyber Security
Dean Smith is the Information Technology Manager at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and is responsible for all aspects of technology at CDA. Working in the IT field since 1998, Dean came to CDA after spending nine years working for High Road Communications where he was responsible for building secure web applications for a variety of clients throughout North America. Security and IT risk are the two primary focus areas of IT within CDA and Dean plays a lead role in ensuring CDA leads Canadian dentistry in promoting security and privacy. Dean has played a key role in the development of mobile computing as well as CDA member services including ITRANS and CDA Secure Send.

Saturday April 4th
Ms. Carissa Clarke
Mental Health First Aid Certificate Course
Carissa is passionate about the Mental Health First Aid program, and the broader topic of Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace. Under her consulting firm, Listrom Training and Consulting, Carissa has delivered more than 75 Mental Health First Aid Basic certification workshops in the past 2 years. She also supports workplaces who are developing or expanding on existing psychological safety programs as a private consultant. Carissa has a Bachelor of Education for the University of Regina and more than ten year of experience facilitating workshops for adult learners. Her Mental Health First Aid courses are interactive, activity-based, and take place in a respectful learning environment where participants can share their personal knowledge and experience in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Based out of Regina, SK, Carissa travels throughout the Prairie provinces delivering Mental Health First Aid Basic courses open to the public, and closed courses for organizations requesting this certification workshop for their staff. She is also a national contract facilitator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Friday April 3rd
Dr. Paresh Shah
Digital Dentistry - Hands On Demo
Dr. Paresh Shah has been in private practice in Winnipeg, Canada since 1992. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental School in 1991 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg after graduation in 1992. He is an active member of the Seattle Study Club network and also a founder and co-director of a Seattle Study Club in Winnipeg. He has used digital technology in his practice for over 10 years and provided over 300 lectures globally on all aspects of restorative, interdisciplinary care and digital dentistry.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. John Tsourounakis
Gingiva Recession: A Modified Technique
Winnipeg periodontist Dr. John Michael Tsourounakis graduated from Aristotle University in Greece with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, in 2008. After moving to the United States, he obtained his specialty Certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry in New Orleans, in 2012. In 2013 he completed a postgraduate Fellowship in Dental Implantology utilizing seven different dental implant systems, at the same educational institution. During his residency, Dr. Tsourounakis was the first author of three scientific papers, published in the journals of the American Academy of Periodontology. During this period he was honoured with the prestigious Malbern N. Wilderman Award for meritorious research, periodontal excellence in academics, clinical proficiency, professional conduct, and exemplary interpersonal relationship. Dr. Tsourounakis completed his Masters Degree in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans, College of Business in 2011, graduating with distinction with an award in academic excellence. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Carlos Quiñonez
Income Equality & Oral Health
Dr. Carlos Quiñonez is an associate professor and director of the specialty-training program of dental public health at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He has worked as a clinician in both public and private sectors, and is a recognized leader in dental care policy in Canada and internationally. His main focus is on applied policy research, with an emphasis on equity and the history, politics and economics of dentistry. Dr. Quiñonez was also the past president of Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He holds positions across a number of university department and institutes.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Bernard Dolansky
Practice Transition
Dr. Bernard Dolansky B.A, DDS, MS, Cert.Endo, practiced endodontics in Ottawa for thirty-seven years as the founding partner of Associated Endodontists, a large endodontic practice that successfully transitioned four partners and five associates. He is a past President of the Ottawa Dental Society, the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Dentistry Canada Fund as well as occupying leadership roles in his local community. He has participated and consulted with numerous companies in the dental industry. After twenty years of participation in hundreds of dental practice transitions, he presently lectures and writes on dental practice evaluation and transition planning. As a partner in Tier Three Brokerage, he uses his experience to assist dentists with transition planning; practice purchase and sale; evaluations; associateships; retirement planning; and partnership arrangements.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Tom Breneman
Practice Transition
After graduation Dr. Tom Breneman moved to Brandon and opened a solo dental practice. Four years later with a fellow Brandon dentist, they purchased a lot, designed and built a dental building and opened West Man Dental Group. Six years ago Dr. Breneman transitioned to a part time associate (now retired) and that practice continues to thrive. Tom also got quite involved in Brandon the community first with Kinsmen eventually serving as National President, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business person of the year award, and an honorary doctorate from Brandon University for Volunteerism at BU In Dentistry. He chaired numerous committees and served as MDA & CDA president, and was a recipient of the Dental Alumni of Distinction Award. Dr. Breneman has the privilege of being the MB/Sk Tier Three Brokerage Representative which allows him the opportunity to help others to successfully transition their practices.

Saturday April 4th
Ms. Kathy Purves
IPAC Standards Coming to Manitoba
Kathy Purves spent 17 years in the dental field as a dental assistant, working in different provinces. She obtained a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and a B.Sc. from the University of Winnipeg. Kathy has been with Germiphene Inc, a Canadian company, for more than 23 years. Germiphene Inc, based out of Brantford, ON, is committed to excellence in infection control for the healthcare field. Kathy has used her dental and science background to her advantage, speaking on relevant information regarding infection prevention and control guidelines around the world. She has lectured to dental professionals in North America, Africa, Southeast Asia, South Pacific and Europe. Kathy is currently a member on a regulatory committee for Manitoba Dental Association, assisting with the development of an infection, prevention and control standards manual.

Saturday April 4th
Dr. Oscar Hernandez
The Challenges in Treating Refugees and Making a Difference One Smile at a Time
Dr Oscar Hernandez is a general dentist from Quebec City. He graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico in 2000 where he practiced at the beginning of his career. In 2011, he graduated for the second time from Laval University in Quebec City. Dr Hernandez is engaged in his profession and his community. He is a Fellow- Designate of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Oscar has served as President of the Young Dentists of Quebec and continues to provide service to his professional regulatory authority. Over the course of his career, Dr Hernandez has adopted a philanthropical and inclusive practice philosophy. Every week, Dr Hernandez and his team pride themselves in treating vulnerable people and in particular refugees.
Dr. Howard M. Fogel
DMD, MS, FRCD(C), Diplomate ABE, FICD
Dr. Howard Fogel received his degree in dental medicine from the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry in 1980. He practiced general dentistry in Winnipeg for five years. In 1988, Dr. Fogel completed an endodontic residency and masters degree program in the Endodontic Advanced Education program at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Fogel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a member of the College of Diplomates. He is a Specialist Member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics and the American Association of Endodontists. He is also a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Manitoba Dental Association and the Winnipeg Dental Society. He has served on the executive and is a past President of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics. Dr. Fogel taught in the Section of Endodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry for over 35 years. He has presented many continuing education lectures and workshops as well. He was honored by being elected a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2018.