8:00AM - 3:00PM


Presented by Effrat Habsha, BSC., DDS., Dip. Prostho., MSc., FRCD(C)

Course Outline:

The aim of Prosthodontic rehabilitation is to provide patients with functional and aesthetic restorations.  New materials and technologies are continually being developed and introduced into the marketplace. The general practitioner is often faced with the difficult task of deciphering between available products and treatment workflows.  Navigating through the maze of materials and clinical workflows can be quite daunting.

This presentation will help the clinician navigate through the choices. A concise review of dental ceramics will be provided with specific attention to the difference between bonding and cementation of ceramic and zirconia-based restorations.  Preparation guidelines, cementation protocols, indications and contraindications for all ceramic restorations in tooth borne and implant supported restorations will be provided.  Incorporated into the presentation will be a review of current cements, impression materials as well as an overview of digital impressions used in a modern prosthodontic practice.

The lecture will also review the most recent advances in digital dentistry. The evolution of digital technologies in Dentistry is changing the way clinicians practice. Digital technology is incorporated into many aspects of dentistry including radiography, computer-aided implant dentistry, CAD/CAM manufacturing of restorations, occlusion and TMJ analysis and digital impression making. This presentation will summarize current concepts in digital technologies in prosthodontics and implant surgery, as well as the incorporation of intraoral scanners in both conventional crown and bridgework and implant dentistry.  This presentation will include numerous clinical examples in which the techniques described are demonstrated.  Key insights in achieving predictable and aesthetic outcomes will be outlined as well as the required interdisciplinary communication between the dentist, specialist and laboratory technician. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course the clinician will be able to:

  1. To understand the science behind Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT).
  2. To understand the difference between Lasers and Light Emitting Diodes in PBMT and where each fit into treatment protocols.
  3. To learn how PBMT can be applied to procedures within our offices and what settings should be used to achieve ideal results.
  4. Participants will have the knowledge and confidence to immediately apply these principles.
  5. Attendees will learn about Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in dentistry and how this can be applied.

Dr. Effrat (Effie) Habsha received her Bachelor of Science degree and earned her DDS degree from the University of Toronto.  Upon graduation, she completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, ON.  Dr. Habsha received her Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Toronto.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner and Section Head for the Oral Examination in Prosthodontics for the RCDC.  Dr. Habsha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and currently instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T.  Dr. Habsha is a Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and is the On-staff Prosthodontist at MedCan clinic in Toronto. She holds an appointment as Staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she instructs the dental residents and is involved in various clinical research projects.  Dr. Habsha is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy and holds memberships in numerous Prosthodontic organizations and societies.  She is the founder of Women in Dentistry: Work.Life.Balance, an organization dedicated to educating, networking and empowering women in the dental field. Dr. Habsha lectures both nationally and internationally on various Prosthodontic topics and maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Toronto. 

Prosthodontics in the 21st Century: Techniques, Materials and Digital Workflows

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  • November 11, 2022
  • Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
    200 Coventry Road
    K1K 4S3