Presented by
the Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

IN WITH THE NEW BUT NOT NECESSARILY OUT WITH THE OLD! Dentistry has advanced; how are you dealing with the changes?

Welcome to the 2020 update in dentistry!

This conference has been approved for 6 Category 1 Core Course credits by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

We have all been treating patients with technologies that have been around for decades or more. These methods, while valid, are now giving way to newer ways of doing things, and this includes all fields of dentistry. While keeping up to date with new guidelines and changing technology is necessary for maintaining excellence in clinical practice, clinicians also need to understand the rationale behind the most recent guidelines and how they relate to the traditional older guidelines taught in dental school. In fact, many new developments have at their base, older and so called tried and true methodologies. Clinicians should be aware of, be able to critically evaluate and apply new information, updates and paradigm changes wisely. A critical understanding of fundamental principles should always be the priority when considering patient management. This one-day symposium will focus on old and new principles and changes that dental practitioners need to know to provide predictable and superlative patient care.

Experts in oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, anesthesia, endodontics, prosthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial pathology will highlight and provide scientific and clinical insights behind recent developments and changes in knowledge that is essential for clinical excellence and for the daily practice of dentistry. Old and new principles, critical for the development of safe and effective treatments for our patients, will be compared, contrasted and evaluated critically, and the speakers’ aims will be to demonstrate where older and newer paradigms and technologies interface. Registrants will also participate actively in small group workshops dedicated to topics that include prosthodontics, pharmacology, periodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics and endodontics.

At the end of the symposium registrants will have learned about some of the most recent updates in the dental disciplines. Registrants will also have insight into how the newer principles compare with traditional principles.