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2021 Hands-On Course (s) Information

Hands on Course # 1,

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration Starting at 7:30 am)

     Dr. Faraj Edher – Vancouver, BC  Mr. Angus Barrie – Vancouver, BC

Title:  Clinician – laboratory synergy & a fully integrated digital workflow, Digital workflow, IOS, smile design, CAD/CAM

Location:  Gazebos Room – Lobby Level

Synopsis: This full day hands-on program aims to provide practical didactic and hands-on training to help clinicians best utilize a fully integrated digital workflow, and enhance their communication and synergy with labs. The program will include hands-on exercises and demonstrations using intra-oral scanners, virtual smile design, lab design software, chair side design, milling and 3D printing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the fully integrated digital workflow
  • Understanding the clinician to laboratory digital workflow
  • Fundamentals of intra-oral scanners / digital impressions
  • Intra-oral scanning techniques and tricks – practical applications
  • Troubleshooting with intra-oral scanners
  • Virtual smile design step by step protocols
  • Clinic and lab communication, synergy, and workflow
  • Importing, exporting, and working with digital files
  • Introduction to chair side design and fabrication of tooth-borne restorations (crowns, veneers, inlays, etc).
  • Introduction to chair side excitement apps for enhanced patient communication and experience

Hands-on experience:

  • Intra-oral scanning basics and common clinical scenarios
  • Virtual smile design – simple case
  • Virtual smile design – complex case
  • Demonstration of lab communication, design, and 3D printing
  • Chair side design and manufacturing – crown
  • Chair side design and manufacturing – inlay / veneer


Bio: Dr. Faraj Edher is a Specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his dental degree from the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine, and then continued his Masters in Craniofacial Science and post-graduate specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He has founded, co-founded, and is actively involved with several international dental associations, and has represented Canadian dentists and dental students at multiple international platforms.

Dr. Edher is the Director of the Digital Dentistry Institute, a global educational organization that conducts comprehensive training programs in digital dentistry and implant dentistry. He regularly gives presentations, seminars, and workshops, both locally and globally, on a range of different topics. These topics include generalized and specialized presentations focusing on digital dentistry, implant dentistry, treatment planning, and aesthetic rehabilitation.

His current clinical and research interests are focused on the applications of digital technology in dentistry, complex implant reconstructions, and aesthetic rehabilitations. In addition to practicing full time in Vancouver and Coquitlam, Dr. Edher is a Clinical Assistant Professor and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has numerous publications in areas such as digital dentistry and dental implants.

Bio: Mr. Angus became a dental technician in 1987 after completing the dental technology program at Vancouver Community College and worked for both his father’s dental laboratory as well as Turner Dental Lab on Vancouver Island before moving to Vancouver in 2002. Since 2002 Angus has concentrated on implant restorations and the growth of CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory. He as worked as implant department manager for Fine Arts Dental Lab, operations manager for Uni Nature Dental Enterprise and general manager for the Aurum Group lab in Vancouver. Angus has experience with Dental Wings, 3Shape, Nobel Procera and other CAD software as well as 3M and Roland milling machines. He is currently Chair of the College of Dental Technicians of BC and a member of the PAC for Dental Technology program at VCC. When Angus is not at work he enjoys activities with his dogs and motorcycling.

CE Credits: 7

Hands on Course Fee $ 475.00 (Available for Members and then Delegates)

Fees (Include Hands on Course and Materials, Arrival Coffee, 2 Breaks and luncheon with all taxes and gratuities.)


 Thursday, September 30, 2021

Hands on Course # 2

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Registration Starting at 8:30 am)


Dr. Robert Miller Delray Beach, FL

Title:  Using PRF/PRP to Enhance Clinical Outcomes

Location:  Cole Harbour Suite, Gallery Level








Synopsis: The correct management of soft and hard tissue is one of the keys for final functional and esthetic outcome in implant dentistry and is a constant challenge in our daily practices. Regardless of skill set, sophisticated techniques, or even the most expensive biomaterials, we may not be able to achieve our desired results. An exhaustive amount of research and development has been dedicated to comprehending the intrinsic mechanisms that lead to tissue regeneration. Utilizing the understanding of these complex mechanisms of healing, we are now opening new horizons and possibilities for greater success. ‘Natural’ Guided Regeneration is now achievable. Utilizing L-PRF as an autologous blood concentrate, along with the latest biomimetic concepts, has the potential to alter our vision and elevate the level of care we offer our patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how the use of autologous growth factors enhances wound healing.
  2. Compare and contrast PRF and PRP and choosing the correct formulation for a procedure.
  3. Demonstrate the use of fibrin/platelet membranes across the spectrum of dental specialties.

Bio: Dr. Miller is a 1981 Graduate of New York University Collage of Dentistry.  He completed a residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York and currently practices in Delray Beach, Florida at the Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Miller is a Master of the IPS, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow AAID, and fellow Academy of Osseointegration.  He Currently serves as chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach Florida and is a member of the executive board of the Society for Oral Laser Applications (SOLA), based at the university of Vienna, Austria.  He Began his training in lasers in 1990 using multiple wavelengths.  In 1997 and for the last 30 years he has been a major proponent of the use of lasers in dental surgery.

CE Credits: 7

Hands on Course Fee $ 495.00 (Available for Members and then Delegates)

Fees (Include Hands on Course and Materials, Arrival Coffee, 2 Breaks and luncheon with all taxes and gratuities.) Sponsors Kimberley Connolly – Lab Technician