Update in Dentistry 2023 – Aging Gracefully: Enhancing Dental Care for Older Adults

Presented by: Dr. Lindy Romanovsky, Dr. Bobby Baig, Dr. Maria Franco Echevarria, Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh, Dr. Annie Shrestha, Dr. Gevik Malkhassian, Dr. Mary-Ellen Cascone, Dr. Maria Colaiacovo and Dr. David Chvartszaid

RCDSO Expiry Date: September 30, 2026

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 6, Category 1

Points can also be used as Category 2. For further information see our CE Points Page.

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  • Dr Lindy Romanovsky

    Dr. Lindy Romanovsky MD MSc (HQ)

    Geriatric Medicine
    MSK, Geriatrics and Complex Care Rehab Medical Director, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
    Geriatrician and Clinical Associate, Sinai Health and the University Health Network
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Bobby Baig BDS Cert Prostho FRCDC

    Prosthodontist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital,
    Associate Professor, University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, NY. USA
    Instructor in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr Maria Franco Echevarria

    Dr. Maria Franco Echevarria MD DMD MSc FRCDC

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

    Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh DDS MSc FRCDC (DPH) Cert Endo PhD FRCDC


    Division Heads, Endodontics and Research and
    Director of Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Professor in Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of Dalla Lana School of Public Health
    Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Annie Shrestha

    Dr. Annie Shrestha BDS MSc (Endo) PhD, FRCDC

    Endodontist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr Malkhassian

    Dr. Gevik Malkhassian DDS MSc FRCDC

    Endodontist, Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Dr Mary-Ellen Cascone

    Dr. Mary-Ellen Cascone BSc DDS

    Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Co-Director, Dental Residency Program, and Division Head, Dental Program for Persons with Special Needs, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network
    Instructor in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr Maria Colaiacovo

    Dr. Maria Colaiacovo BSc DDS

    Deputy Chief, Co-Director Hospital Dental Residency program and
    Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Instructor in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

  • Dr. David Chvartszaid

    Dr. David Chvartszaid DDS, MSc(Prostho), MSc(Perio), FRCD(C)

    Prosthodontist and Periodontist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Dentist-in-Chief, Department of Dentistry, Baycrest Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

    Dr. David Chvartszaid [pronounced shwarts-zaid] is a double specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics with a history of professional leadership and a strong commitment to patient care. Dr. Chvartszaid is the director of the MSc/Specialty Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto and is the dentist-in-chief at Baycrest Hospital. Dr. Chvartszaid is the associate editor of the Ontario Dentist journal, an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and National Dental Examining Board (NDEB), and the vice-president of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. At the international level, Dr. Chvartszaid serves as the scientific co-chair of the 2019 meeting of the International College of Prosthodontists in Amsterdam and as the reviewer for several international specialty journals.

    Dr. Chvartszaid’s education includes hospital residencies in New York city and dual specialty training at the University of Toronto where he also completed two master’s degrees. His research focuses on optimizing implant treatment outcomes. Dr. Chvartszaid lectures extensively nationally and internationally on various topics related to prosthodontics, periodontics, and implant dentistry. In the last few years, Dr. Chvartszaid has lectured in Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and all across Canada and the US.

    Dr. Chvartszaid’s specialty practice successfully merges prosthodontic, implant surgical and periodontal approaches to address the patients’ needs. His diverse clinical practice includes patients from all over Canada with difficult-to-treat or difficult-to-diagnose dental challenges.

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The number of Canadians living to be 100 years old continues to grow! We need to learn how to help this new generation of SuperAgers live quality lives. The Department of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to present a jam-packed day of learning with our annual Update in Dentistry Symposium. The program will consist of lectures and workshops from our top experts in geriatric medicine, dental anesthesia, prosthodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral medicine, special care dentistry, endodontics and dental public health.

Did you know: In 2018, there were 9,457 centenarians in Canada, and that number has consistently increased year over year. In 2022, there were 13,485, according to Statistics Canada. That’s about a 43 per cent increase over four years.

Objectives

After active participation in this program, participants will:

  1. Possess current and relevant knowledge to provide comprehensive and appropriate care for the older patient now referred to as the young-old.
  2. Understand the role of the dental team in the integrated, interprofessional approach to patient care
  3. Effectively manage dental care in complex medical and polypharmacy scenarios
  4. Assess and dentally manage common geriatric syndromes that impact dental care
  5. Examine the implications of living longer on clinical practice and think long term about treatment decisions and restorations