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VDDS News & Views!September 2014
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AGM - Monday, Sept. 22

Study Club Updates

Join VDDS!

2014/15 CE Season

Theatre Events

Travel with VDDS

AGM Dinner
Mark the Date!

The Vancouver & District Dental Society's Season Opening Dinner and
Annual General Meeting will take place Monday, September 22 at
The Vancouver Lawn, Tennis & Badminton Club.  Vancouver Lawn & Tennis Cropped This is a great opportunity to socialize with colleagues following the summer. Reception, Dinner and Meeting: 6.00-9.00pm.
Midwinter Clinic
Friday December 12
Staying Green


In an effort to stay Green we really want to stress the transit option (Bus, Skytrain, Seabus) for our lectures. As an  

incentive, bring in your (autographed) ticket stub to the meeting to be entered into a prize draw.

The Aurum Group

Innovation ~ Technology ~ Aesthetics. Click HERE For more information.

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Study Club Updates!

Prosthodontic Study Clubs
Prosthodontist, Dr. Nariman Amiri is accepting new members in his specialty study clubs: TOPS I and II as well as his BPS study club. There will be seven sessions, one Friday a month from 1:30-5:30pm. Please contact:

Pacific Implant Institute
has availability in their
Implant Mini-Residency Study Clubs under the mentorship of Drs. Ron Zokol and Bobby Birdi:
Level 1: Implant Prosthetics and Basic Surgery. Level 2: Advanced Implant Prosthetics and Surgery. Click HERE for more information.

On-Line Botox Study Club
The Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics (PTIFA). Contact: [email protected]

Study Clubs 


If your study club has an informational brochure in pdf format, VDDS will link this information to your study club listing on our website.


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Enjoy Quality Dental CE, Travel and Theatre Events!
VDDS Color Logo VDDS is known for its excellent Dental CE and fabulous social networking opportunities.

The Vancouver & District Dental Society and the BC Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry (BC AGD) are pleased to announce a joint "members-only" initiative for the 2014/15 season! All VDDS members will be able to attend one BC AGD lecture of their choice during the coming season for a $50.00 fee! BC AGD members in turn may attend a VDDS lecture of their choice for a $50.00 fee. We know this member "perk" will be of value to both organizations and allow some networking opportunities!  Pre-registration is a MUST for members of both organizations.  Click HERE for a list of AGD lectures and dates.

2014 Gold Member Initiative
... we invite all regular Gold Members to bring a staff member to CE sessions on a complimentary basis! (Lecture only; Lunch a la carte).

Whether you choose a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE membership, or qualify for the Recent Grad Special Rate (2012-2014), VDDS is here for your educational and networking needs. Click HERE to choose the membership that best suits you.
Another Stellar Season of Quality Dental CE!
The primary focus of The Vancouver & District Dental Society is the
Dr. Damon C. Adams
First CE Lecture
Friday, October 3
consistent high quality Dental Continuing Education that it offers its members. We are excited to announce the 2014/15 CE Season, now also posted on our website. Click HERE.
VDDS invites all members to the 2014 Annual General Meeting, that includes an evening reception and dinner. Join us at The Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, Monday, September 22, 6.00-9.00pm. Click HERE for information and registration. 

Kicking off our CE season Friday, October 3 is Dr. Damon C. Adams and his talk, "All-Ceramics: What's New? What's Proven? Controversies and Clinical Tips!"  Please note that this first lecture will be at a NEW location, the Pan Pacific Hotel. Click HERE for information and registration. We thank TD Canada Trust, our Partner in Education.

Dr. Joe Vassos
Monday, Nov. 3
Next up on Monday, November 3 is "Implant Excellence for the General Practitioner," presented by Dr. Joe Vassos. This event will be held at the Pacific Rim Hotel.
Our Annual Conference & Trade Show, VDDS Midwinter Clinic, takes place this year on Friday, December 12 at the Westin Bayshore.
Westin Bayshore 
Westin Bayshore Vancouver 

Our Continuing Education in 2015 begins with a Dental Team Day on Friday, January 23 with Ms. Kristin Nickells in a morning presentation for the entire dental team: "Your Dental Practice: The Challenges of Being a Boss (or Having one!)" Jerome Marburg, Registrar and Dr. Chris Hacker, CDSBC will follow in their afternoon talk: "How to Avoid Complaints."

On Monday, February 16, our CE will feature a VDDS Specialty Forum on "Oral Surgery," facilitated by Dr. John Rogers.

VDDS will be at the Pacific Dental Conference in March, as well as on tour cruising Mexico! Our final CE session is on Friday, April 17, with Dr. Lou Graham and his talk on "Incorporating Clinical Advancements in Conservative Esthetic Dentistry." Visit the VDDS Website for information on all CE Sessions!

Enjoy Quality Entertainment with VDDS!

Alive on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Thursday, November 13 is the electrifying musical, Flashdance! Click HERE for Prime Seating Tickets!


Coming up in 2015, Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is The Book of Mormon! From the Creators of South Park, experience what all the buzz is about and click HERE for Prime Seating at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Thursday, April 9, 2015.


Contact VDDS for ticket information on all our spectacular shows that promise good fun and quality entertainment for your family, friends and colleagues! 

Exciting Travel Opportunities for 2015 ...
VDDS is thrilled to announce exciting tour plans for 2015 ... all travel opportunities with a CE component!

Spring Break in Mexico!

First up will be our bi-annual Spring Break Cruise & Learn in March, this time on the Pacific West Coast taking in the sites of Mexico! See our Cruise & Learn advertisement in the current edition of Just For Canadian Dentists. Click HERE for information and registration.

Currently, Deb Siu of VIP Travel is holding air to LAX from Vancouver at a very special price - ($419 including taxes) - so give Deb a call immediately at 604-522-3020 if you are thinking of booking your family, friends, staff and other "hangers-on"!  Everyone is ready for some beach weather in March ... for those with families, you can also think about combining the cruise with a visit to Disneyland! 


Enjoy the Magic of Ireland in June!

For our world explorers, we have something very special to offer you ... Elegant Ireland! This unique travel opportunity not only  promises to capture the magic of exquisite Irish Landscape, but will

also take you to the Old-World charm of Ireland, visiting the castles, country estates, Irish pubs and the Blarney Stone. 


More details will be available soon on the Ireland trip. Keep updated with all VDDS events by visiting the VDDS Website

UBC Faculty of Dentistry Celebrate 50 Fabulous Years!
Other important news in the dental community is the UBC Faculty of Dentistry's 50th Anniversary! Since January this year, many special events have taken place acknowledging departmental milestones since 1964. The final celebration, Fifty Fabulous Years, The Bash! takes place at the Commodore Ballroom, Saturday, September 20. Click HERE for ticket infomation.

Gerri Randall
Executive Director 

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Robyn McCorquodale

Communications Manager

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