*Please note, registration for these courses opens June 17th.
Community Dental Care
We will review the required screening process for clients, infection control protocols, treatment options, patient care and education. We will discuss the potential of impact that dental care may have on the patient in need, as well as their family and friends. Dentists and other clinic volunteers will share personal experiences of providing treatment in the free dental clinic and the results that are evident immediately as well as long term.
Abbotsford is fortunate to have a free dental clinic in downtown Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Food Bank’s Free Dental Clinic was the vision of a local dentist who served overseas and wished to continue this charity at home. A team of very dedicated dentists, hygienists, and certified dental assistants volunteer their time and services. The clinic has been up and running since the summer of 2007 in the upstairs portion of the Abbotsford Food Bank. It helps patients with low incomes and little or no dental coverage.
The Abbotsford Food Bank Free Dental Clinic’s mission:
To provide free dental care for those unable to provide it themselves. We believe charity starts at home and our hope is to affect the lives of
both the patients and volunteers in a positive way.
ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80238 HLTH DP222 A3A) Brenda Molnar, 1 session, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $75. Nov 20
Cosmetic Dental Whitening and Botox®
Currently the two top cosmetic dental services are tooth whitening and Botox® cosmetic services. Treatment is sometimes provided in a spa-like dental studio, but can just as easily be offered in your general dental practice. Today’s patients are interested in effective adjunct dental treatments that are safe and non-surgical to help “stop the clock” on the aging process. We will discuss common tooth whitening options which are always changing and improving. The instructor will review the prognosis for whitening procedures for teeth darkened due to: age, tobacco, accumulation of surface stain, etc. Those attending are encouraged to participate by sharing personal experiences, asking questions and becoming involved
in the discussion. We will also learn about Botox® treatment to eliminate or minimize frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eye, and lip creases. The instructor will discuss contraindications, short term and long term prognosis, postoperative care and possible side effects.
ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80221 HLTH DP219 A3A) Anna Slazkiewicz, 1 session, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $75. Nov 13
Prosthodontic Theory - Please note the 2013 intake is full
This course is for licensed practising CDAs and hygienists who have a minimum of one year’s experience in clinical practice. It covers the following services under the supervision of a dentist.
Fabrication and trying in provisional restorations intra-orally, including intra-coronal direct provisionals, and adjusting occlusion extra-orally followed by assessment by a dentist before cementation.
Temporary cementation of provisional restorations and removal of temporary cement followed by assessment by a dentist. Performing non-surgical gingival retraction techniques excluding the use of epinephrine. Removing temporary and permanent cements using appropriate hand instruments excluding the use of dental handpieces. Removing provisional restorations.
CDAs who have successfully completed the theory and clinical course, and have been recognized by the College of Dental Surgeons, may legally perform these procedures under the supervision of a dentist. This theory component of the course is offered via correspondence. Instructor is Cathy Larson. Please note seats are limited. The clinical component will be offered in the spring at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. For complete details, contact Heather Chapman at 604-864-4626, or 1-888-504-7441, local 4626, or email@example.com
Last updated Oct 2013