Dental Emergencies: A Guide to the Treatment of Patients Requiring Urgent Care

Presented by: Dr. Bettina Basrani, Dr. Robert Carroll, Dr. Cameron Clokie, Dr. Daniel Haas, Dr. Dorothy McComb and Dr. Howard Tenenbaum

RCDSO Expiry Date: August 31, 2017

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RCDSO CE Points: 15, Category 1

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  • Dr. Bettina Basrani DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

    Associate Professor, Director M.Sc. Endodontic Program, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

    Dr. Bettina Basrani is Tenured Associate Professor and Director, MSc Program in Endodontics on the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr Basrani received her DDS, Specialty Diploma in Endodontics and PhD from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began her teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2000, she moved to Canada to serve as Chair of the Endodontic Program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2004, she moved to Toronto, where she has continued her academic and clinical work, nurturing two careers in parallel—that of educator/researcher and of practicing clinician. Dr Basrani has received teacher awards throughout her career and has international courses and lectures, over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications, textbook chapters, textbooks and abstracts to her credit. She serves as an Editorial Board Member for the JOE, IEJ. Dr Basrani is a member of many endodontics societies around the world.

  • Dr. Robert Carroll

    Assistant Dean
    Continuing Dental Education and Professional Relations
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

    Prior to his appointment as Assistant Dean, Dr. Carroll managed the Professional Practice Department of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and was in private practice for 28 years. While in private practice Dr. Carroll was Chief of Dentistry at Soldiers Memorial Hospital and was responsible for the emergency dental service of that hospital.

  • Dr. Cameron Clokie

    Professor of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery,
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

    Dr. Clokie is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1985 and subsequently a PhD in bone regeneration related to interface development from McGill University. He has many publications and has lectured internationally on a variety of topics related to oral healthcare including Implant Dentistry and Bone Regeneration. In 1993, Dr. Clokie established the Bone-Integrated Implant Research Group at McGill University that has been actively involved in the evaluation and development of new bone regenerative technologies. In this capacity he has served as a consultant and as a member of the scientific advisory boards for numerous companies and industrial partners. He has been granted patents for technologies developed in his laboratory both for North America and Europe. Dr. Clokie has developed an international network of collaborators working in this field attempting to better understand the impact of growth factor technologies on bone regeneration. The fundamental goal of his work is to develop bioimplants that will eventually replace the need for autogenous bone grafts. He also maintains a busy clinical practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Toronto, Ontario with a focus on dental implants, facial reconstruction and bone regeneration.

  • Dr. Daniel Haas DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

    Professor and Dean at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry

    Dr. Daniel Haas, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), is Professor and Dean at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He holds the Arthur Zwingenberger Decanal Chair and has a cross-appointment with the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine. He was the 2004 recipient of the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology. He received the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education in 2005. He received the 2007 Heidbrink award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology for outstanding contributions to anesthesia in dentistry, and the 2010 Leonard Monheim award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists for outstanding contributions to anesthesiology benefiting the dental profession, being the first Canadian to win either of these last 2 awards. He has lectured internationally on the subjects of pharmacology, anesthesia, and medical emergencies in dentistry.

  • Dr. Dorothy McComb

    Professor and Head, Restorative Dentistry,
    Director, Comprehensive Care Program,
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

    Dr. McComb is Professor and Head of Restorative Dentistry and Director of Comprehensive Clinical Care at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, she received her Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Toronto (majoring in Dental Biomaterials) and her Fellowship in Clinical Sciences from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Significantly involved in undergraduate teaching, continuing education and biomaterials research since 1980, Dr. McComb has published extensively and lectured widely with over 60 articles, book chapters and major reports authored to date. She participated in the 2001 NIDR Consensus Development Conference on “Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries throughout Life” producing a systematic review of the evidence pertaining to “The Scientific Basis for the Teaching and Practice of Operative Dentistry 1) The Permanent Dentition and 2) The Primary Dentition” which included 98 references and 5 systematic review tables.

    She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Operative Dentistry Journal, a member of the CDA Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs and Dental Sciences Councillor for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. McComb is the 2004 recipient of the 3M-ESPE Canadian National Teaching Award and the 2005 W.W. Wood Teaching Award. She has maintained a part-time general practice throughout her academic career.

  • Dr. Howard Tenenbaum

    Professor of Periodontology,
    Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto
    Professor Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology,
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
    Head Division of Research, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

    Dr. Tenenbaum received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto in 1978 and then completed his specialty in Periodontology as well as a Ph.D. in bone cell biology by 1982. This was followed by a 2-year post-doctoral MRC fellowship in Bethesda at the National Institutes of Health. In addition to his degrees, Dr. Tenenbaum has a Fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, as well as the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.

    Dr. Tenenbaum is a Professor of Periodontology, and was Head of that Discipline for 8 years (1997-2005), at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He was also Associate Dean for Biological and Diagnostic Sciences for 6 years having just stepped down September 2007 to pursue his research more actively. He is a cross-appointed Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and is the Head of the Division of Research in the Department of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Tenenbaum also serves as an FDA panel member for Dental Devices and Drugs (USA) and is Vice-Chair of the Federal Dental Care Advisory Committee (Canada).

    Dr. Tenenbaum has had research funding from the Medical Research Council of Canada, CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) and other agencies for the past 25 years and has pursued ongoing research in the fields of bone cell biology (including a series of bone cell studies aboard the US Space Shuttle carried out by Senator John Glenn), periodontics, and orofacial pain. He has published over 140 articles, book chapters and abstracts in major scientific and clinical journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on several topics including orofacial pain, cellular biology of bone, and management of refractory periodontal diseases.

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