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PA's Women in Dentistry is hosting our five year anniversary symposium!  As a female dental professional we hope that you are able to attend this milestone event. This informative session will be presented by some of the brightest female specialists in Dentistry on a variety of relevant topics.  There is so much to know in dentistry and it is difficult to stay well informed on new developments.  The goal of this symposium is to provide an update on current concepts in dentistry.

Opening Remarks

Dr. Effrat Habsha
Founder of PA’s Women in Dentistry
BSc, DDS, Dip. Prostho., MSc, FRCDC

PA's Women in Dentistry is hosting another evening for you! As a female dental professional we hope that you are able to attend PA’s 5th Annual Women in Dentistry Symposium on Thursday May 14th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.   As this will be our 5th anniversary we have brought in some of the best talent we know including some fun extra’s that we wanted you to experience! We hope to see you there!

Diagnosis and Management of the Dry Mouth Patient

Dr. Miriam Grushka
M.Sc., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Xerostomia, the subjective complaint of dry mouth and hyposalivation remain challenging both in terms of diagnosis and management. Both conditions can be very uncomfortable for the patient, but management differs for each of these conditions.  Hyposalivation is addressed through the use of sialogogues including medication as well as topical agents while xerostomia may require treatment as a sensory disorder. In this short discussion, the diagnosis and management of each will be reviewed and best practices discussed. 

Top Tips: How to use Oral Benzodiazepines for Minimal Sedation in your Dental Practice

Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch

Minimize the risks while maximizing the benefits of sedation in your dental practice with this primer on minimal sedation. This brief overview will review the use of oral benzodiazepines for minimal sedation in the context of current RCDSO Standards of Practice. This presentation will focus on the anxious adult, providing the practical advice and clinical pearls that you need to initiate minimal sedation in your practice with confidence and comfort.

Surface Modifications of Modern Dental Implants

Dr. Padina Pezeshki, Ph.D.

An overview of the implant technology and its evolution will be presented.  Design problems that historically led to clinical failures and complications will be reviewed.  Scientific research and novel strategies including surface modifications will be explored that aid to explain the current successful therapeutic outcomes of dental Implantology. 

The Power of the Pen

Elaine Charal
Certified Graphologist

Your handwriting is much more than those marks you make on paper!  You will uncover ‘secrets’ contained within your own handwriting that may well surprise you!  After my presentation, you will never look at a note from a job candidate, a family member or a colleague in the same way.  ‘Reading between the lines’ when you receive that written fax, letter or note will give you valuable insights to enhance your understanding and communication with friends and business associates.


BSc, DDS, Dip. Prostho., MSc, FRCDC

Dr. 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, 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 in Prosthodontics for the RCDC.  Dr. Habsha is also a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy and Academy of Dentistry International.  She is a member of The Association of Prosthodontist of Canada, The Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario, The Ontario Dental Association, the American Prosthodontic Society, the Canadian Dental Association and the American Prosthodontic Society.


Dr. Habsha’s work in Prosthodontics extends beyond her private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Toronto.  Dr. Habsha has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.  She instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T.  Dr. Habsha is a Staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she teaches the dental residents.  She is a Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and is the On-staff Prosthodontist at MedCan clinic in Toronto. Dr. Habsha has been awarded the Harold Keith Box Prize and received the A.A.P. Senior Student Award.  She has published numerous articles on topics including tooth wear, dental implants, porcelain veneers, partial denture attachments, and other prosthodontic related topics.  Dr. Habsha lectures and provides continuing education programs regionally and nationally on various topics related to Prosthodontics. 




Dr. Grushka graduated from Dentristry at the Univsersity of Toronto and completed her Ph.D. studies in Dentistry at the same university in 1986. During her Ph. D. studies, she also taught in the Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Temporomandibular Joint Clinics. During this period, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Toronto General Hospital, "Mouth Clinic", a clinic designed for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with orofacial pain and oral lesions. In 1986, she qualified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine; in 1988, she completed a two year Post-Doctoral fellowship in the area of facial pain. In 1996, Dr. Grushka graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with an M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology. In 1997, She became a certified Specialist in Oral Medicne in the Province of British Columbia and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Grushka has lectured widely throughout Canada and the United States in the field of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain and has contributed to the scientific literature through both journal articles and book chapters, having authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. Since 1998, Dr. Grushka has limited her practice to Oral Medicine in both private and in a hospital based practice. She ran an "Oral Medicine Clinic" at Etobicoke General Hospital between 1988 and 1993 and also served as Chief of Dentistry at EGH from 1990 to 1991.

Dr. Padina Pezeshki completed her undergraduate studies in engineering physics at Queen’s University.  She further completed a collaborative master’s program at the institute of biomedical and biomaterials engineering and faculty of dentistry at University of Toronto, focusing on Dental Implant designs.  She then worked in the biomedical field as a research and development engineer prior to commencing her PhD.  Dr. Pezeshki’s PhD studies comprised of minimally invasive treatments for bone metastases and led to design and development of devices that are currently in clinical use.  Dr. Pezeshki has authored over 40 journal and conference papers, delivered several national and international invited lectures, including a prestigious TED Talk and is a co- inventor of four medical devices that have been patented.   Currently Dr. Pezeshki is completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Queen’s University while serving as a lecturer at University of Toronto, faculty of engineering. 



Carilynne Yarascavitch BSc DDS MSc Dip. ADBA is a Dentist-Anaesthesiologist, Assistant Professor and Head of the Discipline of Dental Anaesthesia at the Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto. She is and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course Director, Active Staff in the Department of Dentistry, and Director of the Education Research Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.


Certified Graphologist

Elaine Charal


Elaine has been a Professional Speaker for over ten years, and has done "The Power of the Pen" for large, medium and small groups.  Elaine is a Certified Handwriting Analyst who helps companies with their hiring decisions based on reports from the Candidates' handwriting.  She markets "Callirobics", a handwriting exercises kit that combines music and graphics to help children and adults with their fine motor control skills and their writing.  Elaine has appeared on CBC's Steve & Chris Show, the Mike Bullard Show, Breakfast Television in Toronto and Edmonton, Canada AM, Global News at Noon, CHCH News at Noon, "Always Good News" with Connie Smith, Ed the Sock, CTV News at Noon in Kitchener and Edmonton, "Urban Rush" in Vancouver, CFRB's Ted Woloshyn Show, CBC's "Fresh Air", CFRB's Jerry Agar show, and many more!



Thursday May 14th, 2015, 05:30pm - 09:00pm


$79.00 plus taxes


PACE - 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 905 - Toronto ON


Please register online with us at Should you have any problems please email or call 1-877-920-7223.

Please note that PACE cancellation policy does not give refunds unless your cancellation is received in writing 72 hours before the program is to take place if it is a lecture and 10 Business days prior for all hands on programs due to nature of those programs.

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