Presidents Message

2017 President’s Welcome Message:


On behalf of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP), I would like to welcome you to the 25th Annual Scientific session. The Academy is Canada’s pre-eminent dental Academy. Our meeting in Vancouver this year is focused on the multidisciplinary approach to solving complex dental problems. Bringing together the gold standards and incorporating the modern digital world. Our essay and clinician chair, Dr. Ash Varma and his committee have worked tirelessly to put together an outstanding array of speakers, from varying disciplines and all highly recognized and respected in their field. I am confident that there will be many pearls of wisdom to take home by the end of the session.

The committee has also arranged for in depth introduction into digital impression scanning and in-office milling and the digital work flow. Computer technology has changed the way we do dentistry in almost every aspect. The future is here.

Dr Margaret Webb has done a wonderful job of coordinating a hands-on course on conservative cast gold restorations, in conjunction with the Dr Tucker study club. This is truly the gold standard of study clubs and is highly acclaimed for its dedication to high standards and principled attention to detail.

Our social program, was carefully thought out to bring us together and to enjoy the best that the west coast has to offer. Arlene Kallos has organized a hands-on cooking course at one of the finest cooking schools in Vancouver. Rod Pearce has gratefully secured another year of sturgeon fishing for those looking for a once in a lifetime adventure! Arlene has also requisitioned a local duo of architects to lead a group on a walking tour of Coal harbour/Gastown. And of course, there is the ever-popular High Tea, at a most prestigious boutique hotel, The Wedgewood.

This year our President’s Gala will take on a slightly different flavour. The President’s Bash will be hosted on Friday night, to allow our sponsors, travelling speakers and guests to party with us. It will business casual dress, a seated dinner in the revolving restaurant, and followed by dessert on the main floor with an awesome local band to dance to afterwards!

Our event coordinators, Alexander Richardson, have choreographed these events into a tightly organized package that will certainly fill your 3 days with highly educational lectures, intertwined with great friends and fun times, culminating in a great life long learning experience!

Come join me and our Vancouver team in September for what I guarantee will be an outstanding scientific session.


Les Kallos BSC, DMD

President, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.