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‘Live Dentistry’ is a highlight of Pacific Dental Conference

By Robert Selleck, Dental Tribune Canada
March 07, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia: Perhaps nowhere at the Pacific Dental Conference do the event’s core offerings blend better than on the Exhibit Hall’s Live Dentistry Stage. Companies providing dental products and services connect with clinicians who are highly skilled at putting such products to use — to deliver insights to attendees who feel as if they’re standing at the practitioner’s side throughout the procedure.

For meeting attendees, it’s a drop-in learning experience that’s difficult to match. The 300 seats fill quickly, with attendees typically standing at the back and sides to follow the procedures on the high-def big-screen monitors.

This year’s PDC sessions are as diverse and timely as ever, including “Laser Dentistry” and “Implant with Sinus Surgery.” On stage conducting the “Laser Dentistry” procedure, sponsored by Oral Science, was Glenn van As, BSc, DMD, who is in full-time private general practice in North Vancouver, where he works extensively with lasers and the dental operating microscope. He has a mastership from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and served as an assistant clinical professor from 1989 to 1999 at the University of British Columbia (from which he also graduated).

The “Implant with Sinus Surgery” procedure, co-sponsored by Hiossen Implant Canada, was performed by Mark Kwon, DMD, FICOI. He is a full-time clinician in his implant-only practice in Vancouver and focuses on implant surgeries, advanced bone grafting and full-mouth reconstruction, including all-on-four “Teeth-in-a-Day” procedures. He graduated from Misch International Implant Institute and has been working with implants for more than 16 years.


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