Continuing Education

GDP Study Club
This seminar based study club explores various aspects of geriatric dentistry from the perspective of education, research, and service. Geriatrics from physiological, psychological, and social changes with age will be explored with respect to providing dental care. This multidisciplinary study club is open to dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, certified dental assistants, and other health care professionals interested in geriatrics. Each 2-hour session will be broken down into a formal presentation and presentations from the members. Participants will be encouraged to present interesting cases, issues and techniques in providing care for older adults, or published papers for discussion with the group.

CE courses

  1. “Dental Caries in Chronically Disabled Elders”, British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists, October 3, 1997.
  2. “Tooth Loss and Older Adults”, Faculty Forum Seminars, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, December 16, 1997.
  3. “Geriatric Oral Health Promotional Activity in British Columbia”, The Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, CDA Conference, Vancouver, March 12, 2000.
  4. Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, Residential Oral Care – a Challenge for the new millennium. Conference Coordinator & Speaker, Kelowna April 15th, 2000. Vancouver April 29th, 2000.
  5. “Geriatric Oral Health in British Columbia”, Langley Dental Hygiene Study Club, Vancouver, November 15th, 2000.
  6. “Successfully Managing Oral Care for Older Adults”, UBC Continuing Education, Vancouver, Dec 2nd, 2000.
  7. “Oral Health Care for persons in residential care” Taipei City, Long Term Care and Geriatric Service Study Tour Program. BC Health Industry Development Office. February 11th, 2002.
  8. Elderly Long Term Care Residents – a population in need of dental care. Pacific Dental Conference, February 22nd, 2002
  9. “Mouth Care for LTC Residents” – Coquitlam Periodontal Study Club, March 5th, 2003.
  10. “Dental Geriatrics and Long Term Care” – An Afternoon Workshop, UBC Faculty of Dentistry, April 23rd, 2003
  11. “Clinical Outcomes from the Geriatric Dentistry Program” – Pacific Dental Conference, March 5th, 2004
  12. “Dentistry for the Older Adult”. Victoria & District Dental Society, October 15th, 2004
  13. “A Comprehensive LTC Dental Program”, Fraser Valley Gerontological Nurse Group of BC, November 25th, 2004
  14. “Oral Health in LTC Facilities”, UBC Faculty of Dentistry, ELDERS group, June 27th 2005.
  15. “Dental Hygiene in Residential Care” UBC Continuing Dental Education, Fall Thursday Evening Lecture Series for Registered Dental Hygienists, Vancouver, September 29th, 2005.
  16. “Cariology: Management of the Geriatric Population” BC Cancer Agency, Provincial Program in Oral Oncology, November 3rd, 2005.
  17. “Dentistry for the Older Adult in Long Term Care” Certified Dental Assistants of British Columbia continuing Dental Education, April 1st, 2006.
  18. “Healthy Smiles – Treatment and Prevention of Oral Disease” St. Vincent’s & Holy Family Health Foundation seminar for general public sponsored by London Drugs. Vancouver, May 3rd, 2006.

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