Our 2020 Speakers

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Bruce Adams
BSc. Dip.Path
Bruce Adams is passionate about connecting people through digital technologies...
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Ben Balevi
B.Eng, DDS, DipEBHC(Oxford), MSc.
Ben Balevi is a full time solo-private practitioner who received a degree in...
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Angus Barrie
RDT
Angus Barrie became a dental technician in 1987 after completing the dental...
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Kirk Behrendt
BS in Communications
Kirk Behrendt is the CEO of ACT Dental, a customized coaching company for...
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Tobin Bellamy
DMD, FRCD(c), FASDA
Tobin Bellamy received his dental degree from the University of British...
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Tim Bizga
DDS, FAGD
Timothy M. Bizga is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His...
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Kathleen Bokrossy
RDH
Kathleen Bokrossy is a dental hygienist, entrepreneur, presenter, author and a...
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Dani Botbyl
RDH
Dani Botbyl is a leading authority in ultrasonic instrumentation, who, for the...
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Jason Boudreau
CFP, CLU
Jason Boudreau has a deep passion for guiding successful families on how to...
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Alan Budenz
MS, DDS, MBA
Alan Budenz is a general dentist, a trained anatomist, and a Professor in the...
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Karolina Bukin
Bachelor of Visual Arts, SPEAR Masters Program, Medical Office Assistant Diploma
After graduating with an art degree, Karolina Bukin's journey took her to the...
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Anthony (Rick) Cardoza
DDS, D-ABFO
Anthony “Rick” Cardoza is a forensic dental consultant for the County of San...
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Calvin Carpenter
CPA, CA
Calvin Carpenter is the Vice President of MNP's Professional Services team....
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Timothy J. Caruso
PT, MBA, MS, Cert. MDT, CEAS
Timothy J. Caruso is a practicing Physical Therapist for over 30 years & has...
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Mark Chan
DD
Mark Chan received his diploma from Denturism in Toronto at George Brown...
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Kenneth Chow
BSc, DDS, FCDS(BC), FACD
Kenneth Chow completed his Dentistry at USC (1992) and his Oral and...
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David Clark
DDS
David Clark founded the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry and is a board...
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Marty Clement
CPA, CA
Marty Clement is a Partner and Business Advisor with the Tax Services team in...
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Blake Clemes
BA, DDS
Health & Safety legislation in dentistry lectures since 2012. DDS from UWO...
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Dana Colson
DDS
Dana Colson practices wellness-based dentistry in midtown Toronto. She...
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Jason Conn
BSc, DMD, CAGS, FRCD(C)
Following completion of his science degree in organic chemistry at Simon Fraser...
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Lyndon Cooper
DDS, PhD, FACP
Lyndon Cooper is the Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of...
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Karen DaCosta
RDH (ret), Teaching and Training Adults (cert)
Karen DaCosta worked as a registered dental hygienist, a Level II dental...
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Amy Doneen
DNP
Amy L. Doneen is an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Science Center,...
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Terry Donovan
DDS
Terry Donovan received his DDS from the University of Alberta in 1967, &...
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Lance Dowdle

Lance Dowdle has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has lectured...
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Henry Doyle

Henry Doyle is a graduate of the University of Alberta and licensed broker with...
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Faraj Edher
DDS, MSc, Dip Pros, FRCD(C)
Faraj Edher is a Specialist in Prosthodontics focused on cosmetic...
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Tarek El-Bialy
BDS, MSc Ortho, PhD, FRCD(C), EMBA, ABO, Dr. Med. Dent.
Tarek El-Bialy is a professor of orthodontics and biomedical engineering at...
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Stuart Ellis-Myers

Stuart Ellis-Myers a.k.a. ‘Twitchy’ is the world’s only 863+ performance funny,...
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Markus Fischer
RD, RDT, PID
Markus Fischer is a denturist, dental technician and dental educator. In March...
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Carlos Flores Mir
DDS, DSc
Carlos Flores Mir has a part-time orthodontic practice in Edmonton, AB. Tenured...
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Andrea Font Rytzner
MSD, DDS
Andrea Font grew up in Palma de Mallorca, off the coast of Spain. Got her...
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Devaughn Fraser
DT
Devaughn Fraser has worked in the dental industry for 16 yrs as a technician or...
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David Gane
DDS, BSc (hons)
David Gane DDS, a graduate of UWO, has authored imaging software applications,...
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Mitchell Gardiner
BA, DMD
Dr. Gardiner graduated from New Jersey Dental School in 1977. He has been in...
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Matthew Gillespie
DDS
Matthew Gillespie received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University...
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Gary Glassman
DDS, FRCD(C)
Graduate from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and the...
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Michelle Glover
CDA Level 2 George Brown College
Michelle Glover graduated with honour’s from George Brown College as a Level II...
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Graham Grabowski
DMD, FRCD(C)
Graham Grabowski earned his DMD from the University of British Columbia, and...
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Bassam Haddad
CDT
Bassam Haddad graduated in 1990 and earned many professional international...
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Dan Hagi
DDS, FAGD, FICOI, (a)FAAID
With a focus on aesthetic dentistry and metal-free oral implant rehabilitation,...
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Gil Hagi
Hon BSc. Computer Science, University of Toronto
Gil Hagi is the founder of Tasty Tech Ltd., a leading devloper of digital smile...
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Andrew Han
DMD, FRCD(C)
Andrew Han received his DMD from Tufts University in 2008 and his Certificate...
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Brian Ho
BSc, DDS, FICOI, MICOI
Brian Ho obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Western University in...
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Shaun Howe
CPA, CA
Shaun Howe, CPA, CA, is a Partner with MNP’s Professional Services team in...
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Tija Hunter
CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA
Tija Hunter has more than 37 years of dental experience. She is office manager...
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Matt Irvine
BSc (McGill 1991), DMD (UBC 1995)
Matt Irvine is a full time general dentist and innovator who works to find new...
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Nekky Jamal
BSc., DMD
Nekky Jamal is a full time clinician in Lloydminster, Alberta and a proud...
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Bernard Jin
DMD
Bernard Jin is co-chair/senior faculty of BITES Institute. His private practice...
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Rod Johnston
MBA, CMA
Rodney Johnston is the Founder and Principal Broker of OMNI Practice Group and...
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Erin Kerr
Student
Hi there! I am Erin Kerr, a 24-year-old paralegal student from Surrey, BC. I...
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James Kohner
DDS
James Kohner is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State...
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John Kois
DMD, MSD
Received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and MSD in Periodontal...
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Scott Kollen
DMD
Scott Kollen was born, raised, and educated in greater Vancouver. He made the...
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Mark Kwon
DMD, FICOI
Mark Kwon is the founder of BITES Institute. He is a full time clinician in his...
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Douglas Lambert
BSB, DDS
Dr. Lambert graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He...
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Cheryl Landrigan
APR
Cheryl Landrigan is BCDA's Director of Communications & Member Education....
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Joan Laycock-Kovacik
B Comm. CPA CGA CFP
Joan brought the experience she obtained while working at a bank, accounting...
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Robert Lee
BDS, MBA
Robert Lee transitioned from clinical dentistry to the industry 25 years ago...
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Emily Letran
DDS
Emily Letran is the CEO of multiple dental practices and private coach to many...
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Mark Lin
BSc., MSc. (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C)
Mark Lin runs a full-time specialty practice as a prosthodontist, and within...
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Angelina Loo
DMD, MSc, FRCDC
Angie Loo is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and lectures...
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Edward Lowe
DMD, AAACD
Ed Lowe is a 1986 graduate of UBC Dentistry and owns a private practice devoted...
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David MacDonald
BDS, BSc(Hons.), LLB(Hons.), MSc, DDS(Edin.), DDRRCR, FDSRCPS, FRCD(C).
UBC Professor & chair - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMFR) & Consultant -...
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Lachlan MacPherson
CPA, CA
Lachlan MacPherson is a Partner with MNP’s Professional Services team in...
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Amanda Maplethorp
DMD, Certficate in Orthodontics
Dental degree UBC 1978, Orthodontic Certificate University of Oregon HSC 1981,...
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Robert Margeas
DDS
Robert Margeas graduated from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry in...
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Judy Kay Mausolf

Judy Kay Mausolf is a speaker, author and dental culture specialist with...
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Tyler McClendon
BFA
After graduating from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, BC native Tyler...
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Alan McConchie
LLB
Alan McConchie is an experienced litigator with a focus on defamation,...
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George K. Merijohn
DDS
San Francisco periodontist George K. Merijohn practiced 28 years & is an Assoc....
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Jessica Metcalfe
DMD
Jessica Metcalfe is appointed as a General Dentist, Education Director,...
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Alena Minova
BA
Alena Minova is one of the 20 CanStat certified Alexander Technique specialists...
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Sanjukta Mohanta
BSc, DDS
Sanjukta Mohanta graduated from the University of Toronto in 1999. She...
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Angela Mulrooney
DMD
Angela Mulrooney turned a run-down clinic into a cutting edge practice referred...
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Jonathan Ng
DDS, MSc, Dip Pros., FRCD(C)
Dr. Ng obtained his dental degree from the UofA and his Prosthodontic specialty...
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Ward Noble
DSS, MS MSEduc
Ward Noble graduated from the University of California, San Francisco and then...
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Mehdi Noroozi
DDS, MSC, FRCDC, DABP
Mehdi Noroozi is a fellowship qualified and board certified specialist in...
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Christopher Norton
DDS
Chris Norton graduated from Baylor Dental School, 1984, in Dallas. He has...
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Mary Osborne
RDH
Mary Osborne has worked in dentistry for over forty years as a clinical...
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Shannon Pace Brinker
CDA
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is a National and International Speaker and published...
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David Patrick
MD, FRCPC, MHSc
Professor David Patrick is an Infectious Disease Physician and Epidemiologist,...
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Clifford Pau
DMD, MSc, BSc
Clifford Pau is Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Dentistry, teaching...
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Liz Pearson
Registered Dietitian
Liz Pearson is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for peanut butter...
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Paul Pelletier
LL.B. PMP CAPS
Paul Pelletier is a ground breaking expert specializing in workplace respect,...
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Carlos Quiñonez
DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)
Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist and associate professor at...
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Melisa Rathburn
DDS
Melisa Rathburn received her DDS from Marquette University and her advanced...
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Amarjit Rihal
DMD
Amarjit Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty...
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Jan Roberts
BSc, DMD
Jan Roberts is leading & well respected Vancouver dentist who has been in...
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Warren Roberts
DMD
Warren Roberts is an anatomy-based botulinum toxin & facial aesthetics...
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Katherine Roche
BSc Mechanical Engineering, DDS
Katherine Roche attended the University of Alberta for an undergraduate degree...
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Mark Rotsaert

Mark Rotsaert been involved in digital dentistry for more than 20 years. More...
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Cliff Ruddle
DDS
Clifford J. Ruddle received his dental degree from University of the Pacific,...
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Brian E. Rudy
BSc. (McGill), JD. (UBC)
Brian E. Rudy is an experienced corporate lawyer with a practice that includes...
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Les Rykiss
DMD, dip. ABAD,FASDA, FIADFE, Associate Fellowship WCLI
Les Rykiss DMD, graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1990, and...
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Jessica Saepoff
DDS
Jessica Saepoff holds a DDS degree from Georgetown University Dental School,...
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Derek Salisbury
firefighter/paramedic/HAZMAT tech
Derek Salisbury is a career firefighter/paramedic for the past 18 years working...
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Barry Schwartz
DDS, MHSc (bioethics), cert ADR, FPFA, FACD
Barry Schwartz was in general practice for 25 years and then taught applied...
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Frank Setzer
DMD, PhD, MS
Frank Setzer is a Diplomate of American Board of Endodontics, serves as Clinic...
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Dean Smith

Dean Smith is the Information Technology Manager at the Canadian Dental...
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Kerry Smith
CPA, CA
Kerry Smith, CPA, CA, is a Partner within MNP’s Professional Services team in...
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Wendy Somerville
MSc
Wendy Somerville has provided Infection Control consultation for 17 years in...
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Maryam Taleghani
DMD, FRCDC, Dip. ABOM, Certified Specialist in Oral Medicine
Maryam Taleghani is a Canadian and American board certified specialist in oral...
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Peter Z. Tawil
DMD, MS, FRCD(C), Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
Peter Z. Tawil is the current Olmsted Family Distinguished Professor and the...
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Michael Thorne

Michael Thorne attributes his notoriety as one of Inman News’ 100 Top Real...
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Phil Tippetts-Aylmer
CFP, CIM
Phil has has worked in the Canadian financial services industry for over 22...
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Glenn van As
BSc., DMD
Glenn van As graduated from UBC in 1987. He is in private practice in North...
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William van Dyk
DDS
William van Dyk impresses dental audiences with his extensive knowledge of what...
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Thomas Viola
RPh, CCP
Thomas Viola is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of...
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Joy Void-Holmes
RDH, BSDH, DHSc
Joy D. Void-Holmes is an educator, writer and consultant. Published author of...
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Larry Williams
DDS, MPH
Larry Williams served for 30 years in the United States Navy Dental Corps where...
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Andrew Willoughby
DMD
32 yrs Clinical experience. Emphasis on Functional, Multi-Disciplinary...
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Cheri Wu
RDH, BDSc (DH)
Cheri Wu holds a BDSc (DH) from UBC and is a RDH with 28 years of clinical...
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David Yang
DDS, FRCD(C)
David Yang is the Provincial Practice Leader in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery...
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Jim Yeganegi
BSc., DMD
BSc, in Biology graduated 1991. DMD from Tufts School oF Dental medicine ,...
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Juan Yepes
DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH
Juan Yepes is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry...
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Speaker Directory

Organizations Speaking at the PDC

Academy of Emergency Training  
The Academy of Emergency Training is a dynamic school of instruction which is overseen by...
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Alert First Aid  Canadian Red Cross Training Partner
Alert First-Aid is BC's largest Canadian Red Cross Training Partner with training centers across...
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First Nations Health Authority  
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first province-wide health authority of its kind...
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College of Dental Hygienists of BC  
The College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia is responsible for regulating the practice of...
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BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program  
The British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BCOCPP) is a multi-disciplinary team focused...
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Henry Schein Software Course  CDA
Marielle is a Certified Dental Assistant and worked in the field for three and a half years prior...
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OHM Medical Training  
OHM Medical Training Services Inc. is a Registered Training Affiliate with the Heart & Stroke...
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The 2020 Sessions