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ASM 2018: A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event. 

Dr. William Robbins maintains a full-time private practice and is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He has published more than 80 articles, abstracts and chapters on a wide range of dental subjects and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

ASM2018 is the single largest venue where the dental team members can earn continuing education credits all under one roof. The meeting offers a broad and diverse range of renowned speakers and topics for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office staff. There will be lectures, workshops and various exhibitors, showcasing the latest products and services from more than 300 companies.

I hope you benefit from the information presented in this conversation. Be sure to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Until next Time!

Chiraz Guessaier
CDA Oasis Manager


With the increased emphasis on interdisciplinary treatment in recent years, the deficiencies associated with traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment-planning have become more evident and problematic. Historically, the treatment plan was simply based on restorative space, anterior tooth coupling, and resistance and retention form of the final preparations, with no focus on placing the teeth in the correct position in the face. Practitioners did not have access to advanced periodontal, orthodontic, orthognathic surgery and plastic surgery tools that are currently available. With the advent and common usage of these new treatment modalities, the historical method of diagnosis and treatment-planning is no longer adequately serving our profession. It is the purpose of this lecture to provide a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment.

The session will allow attendees to:

  • Describe the four global diagnoses that dictate all interdisciplinary treatment-planning
  • Describe the 5 Core Questions with their corresponding treatment options
  • Learn a common language to communicate with the interdisciplinary team

The session will take place on April 26th at 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (ticketed event)

Full Interview (5.44″)


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