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    • 19 Oct 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Mississauga Convention Centre - 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

    Best Practices in Dental Care Ethics – Thursday, October 19, 2023

    Presenters: Dr. Carlos Quiñonez & Dr. Lionel Lenkinski

    Category 1 – 3 CE Points

    Location: Mississauga Convention Centre - 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

    Parking is free


    5:30 - 6:30 pm Registration and Dinner

    6:30 - 6:40 pm Welcome and Announcements

    6:40 - 9:00  pm Lecture 

    9:00 - 9:10 pm Q&A 

    Course Description:

    This workshop will engage dentists in discussion of common clinical scenarios and their ethical considerations. It will combine an application of normative ethical principles and theories with actual risk management guidance to help dentists understand best practices in dental care.

    Learning objectives:

    1. To consider the ethical content of common clinical scenarios.

    2. To appreciate different ways of reasoning ethically about common clinical scenarios.

    3. To understand how ethics and risk management combine to achieve best practices in dental care.

    Speakers Biography:

    Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist, professor and Vice Dean and Director of Dentistry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He graduated with a DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba (U of M) in 1998, and completed an MSc at the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine in 2004. He then completed a PhD and dental public health specialty at the University of Toronto in 2009, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Carlos’ research centres on the politics and economics of dentistry, with a special focus on health and social equity. He is the author of The Politics of Dental Care in Canada, published by Canadian Scholars Press, and is regularly called upon by government and non-governmental agencies to provide advice on issues of dental care policy.

    Dr. Lionel Lenkinski is a practicing endodontist, who is also the CEO of the Canadian Dental Protective Association, which is a mutual benefit association that provides risk management advice and legal assistance to dentists across Canada. He has been awarded numerous fellowships honours and awards for his contribution to the profession. He is a columnist and member of the editorial board of Ontario Dentist He has served on numerous Boards where he was instrumental in implementing responsible governance processes. He is considered a subject matter expert on professional ethics, risk management, and regulatory compliance for health care professionals. He is a regular speaker at National, Provincial conferences and Dental Faculties.

    Open to all dentists in Ontario

    HPDA Members - Free

    Non-members - $149 + HST

    Please note the lecture starts at 6:30 pm sharp. Attendees arriving  15 minutes late or more will not be eligible for Category 1 credits, but will instead receive Category 2 credits. 

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    • 30 Nov 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hyatt Place Toronto/ Mississauga Centre

    ODA & RCDSO Night – Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Category 3 – 3 CE Points

    Speakers: ODA President, Dr. Brock Nicolucci & RCDSO Registrar & CEO, Mr. Dan Faulkner

    ODA and RCDSO updates followed by questions and answers.

    Location: Hyatt Place Toronto/ Mississauga Centre - 5787 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L4Z 2H7

    Parking is Free


    5:30 - 6:30 pm Registration, Dinner and Networking

    6:30 – 6:45 pm Announcements

    6:45 – 9:00 pm ODA & RCDSO updates  

    Dr. Brock Nicolucci is the President of the Ontario Dental Association for 2023-2024.

    Dr. Nicolucci received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences in 2000 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005 from the University of Western Ontario. He joined the family dental practice directly from school in 2005. Dr. Nicolucci maintains a general practice with his wife, Dr. Christine Nicolucci, in London, Ont., and practices all aspects of general dentistry with a focus on implantology and periodontics.

    Staying active in organized dentistry has always been very important to Dr. Nicolucci. He became involved with the University of Western Ontario Dental Alumni Society as a board member right after graduation and eventually served as its president from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Nicolucci has also been active in the London & District Dental Society, serving on its Constitution Committee and chairing the Mediations Committee.

    Dr. Nicolucci became involved with the ODA as a general councillor representing the London & District Dental Society from 2015 to 2017 and as a member of the Economics Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2018. He was elected to the ODA Board of Directors in 2018, where he has chaired both the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Articles and By-Laws Sub-Committee. He currently sits on the Governance and Nominating Committee and sits on the CDA General Assembly Representatives Committee.

    Dr. Nicolucci holds numerous fellowships at the Misch Implant Institute, International College of Oral Implantology, International College of Dentists, American College of Dentist, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

    Daniel Faulkner HBSc, MBA

    Registrar & CEO, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

    Daniel is a recognized regulatory leader with over 25 years of experience in health care and professional regulation. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Western University, and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Services Management from McMaster University.

    Daniel spent a large portion of his career with one of Canada’s largest regulatory authorities, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). During his tenure at the CPSO, he held several senior leadership roles including Director of Quality Management, Deputy Registrar and Interim CEO & Registrar.

    In addition to formal regulatory work, Daniel founded Lakeview Regulatory Consultants, advising regulators and related organizations on a wide variety of complex governance, strategy, and program-related challenges. Daniel’s career spans all aspects of regulatory program oversight including practice-based assessments, quality improvement, national licensure and professional mobility, and practical risked-based solutions informed by evidence.

    He recently Co-Chaired the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Working Group which completed the first Ontario performance measurement framework for health professional Colleges.

    As the Registrar and CEO of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Dan is committed to regulatory excellence that is informed by data and evidence, proportional to risk of harm, and accountable and transparent to the public and stakeholders.

    There will also be a Q&A session. In order to be better prepared  to answer questions important to the HPDA members, please forward your questions in advance to info@hpda.ca. The deadline to submit questions is Friday, November 24, 2023

    Questions will also be accepted at the meeting.

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President Dr. James Tonogai
Vice President Dr. Terinder (Ruby) Chahal
Past PresidentDr. William Rodriguez
Treasurer Dr. Paul Andrews
Dr. Duri Hafiz

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