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PA's Women in Dentistry Annual Symposium 2014

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PA's Women in Dentistry is hosting another evening for you! As a female dental professional we hope that you are able to attend the Multi-Disciplinary sumposium on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. This informative session will be presented by some of the brightest female specialists in Dentistry.

There is so much to know in dentistry and it is difficult to stay abreast of new developments. This program is designed to present to you, in a concise manner, updates and new developments in Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Radiology and Oral Surgery.

Dr. Effrat Habsha  - Symposium Moderator

Dr. Tina Meisami - The Role of the Dentist in Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects a significant percentage of the population. Many patients present to their general dentist seeking advice or treatment regarding management of sleep apnea.  This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of the disease and what the general dentist can do to help this patient population.

Dr. Grace Petrikowski - What I've Learned in 25+ Years as an Oral Radiologist

Dr. Petrikowski has been practising as a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for over 25 years and will share insights on her specialty, technological advances, and some of the cases she has seen in her career.

Dr. Sally Safa - Socket Preservation: Rationale and Technique

Post extraction, the alveolar ridge will usually decrease in volume and change morphologically. These changes are usually clinically significant and can make placement of an implant difficult.  Immediate post-extraction maintenance of the alveolar ridge may minimize residual ridge resorption and, thus, allows placement of an implant that is esthetically and functionally acceptable. This presentation will focus on the rationale and technique using regenerative materials to preserve the socket dimensions.

Dr. Efrat Pearlman - Early detection and management of Impacted cuspids

Because maxillary canine impaction is a fairly common occurance with a prevalence rate of 1-2% of the population, clinicians must be prepared to manage it. Impacting canines can sometimes be detected at an early age. With proper clinical diagnosis, radiographic evaluation and timely interceptive treatment these impaction can often be prevented. This course will outline both the radiographic and clinical guidelines for early diagnosis as well as the treatment approach. 



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. Petrikowski graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1985.  After completing a one-year dental internship at the University of Alberta Hospital, she entered the Oral Radiology graduate program at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.  She completed her Diploma in Oral Radiology in 1988 and commenced a faculty teaching position at the University of Alberta.  She completed a Master of Science degree in 1991 through the Department of Applied Sciences in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.  Dr. Petrikowski remained in Alberta until 1996, when she was offered a teaching position as an Associate Professor with tenure in the Discipline of Oral Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.  Dr. Petrikowski’s activities included teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as research and private practice.  Dr. Petrikowski has published a number of peer-reviewed scientific articles in oral and maxillofacial radiology and has contributed chapters to several radiology textbooks.  She has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of oral radiology topics.  Dr. Petrikowski remained at the University of Toronto until 2006, at which time she entered full-time private practice.


Dr. Petrikowski is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for the RCDC.  She is also a member of the Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and the Ontario Dental Association.  She was also elected as Honorary Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy for outstanding service to the dental profession.


Aside from her work in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Petrikowski is a harpist and an accomplished pianist.  She keeps a harp in her private office and has been known to occasionally play for staff and patients.


Dr. Efrat Pearlman is a board certified orthodontist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She obtained her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University and a certificate in orthodontics at St. Barnabas Hospital in affiliation with Columbia University in New York City. In addition, she completed a residency at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital. During her orthodontic residency Dr. Pearlman served as chief resident and received numerous awards including the top award for research and the award for the most patient dedicated resident. Dr. Pearlman is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Canadian Association of Orthodontists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.



Dr. Sally Safa is a board certified Periodontist and alumnus of the University of Toronto. She was a Clinical Instructor at the U of T Faculty of Dentistry for ten years. Her private practice is situated in North York, where she grew up.  Her focus is on her patients' periodontal health in achieving a stable foundation. 

Dr. Safa practices all aspect of Periodontal and Implant dentistry, supported by a diligent effort to always stay current with an emphasis on continuing education. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, vacationing and spending time with her husband and two children.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Meisami is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She commenced her undergraduate training in 1988 as a Canada Scholar, a prestigious academic credential awarded by the Prime Minister of Canada for studies in Science. She obtained both her Bachelor's of Science in 1992 and Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 with Honours from the University of Toronto. She completed her surgical training at the University of Toronto in 2001 and subsequently completed a fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery for correction of Dentofacial Deformities at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Meisami has been the recipient of several awards in recognition for her academic excellence and clinical skills.


Tuesday November 18th, 2014, 06:00pm - 09:00pm


$99.00 plus taxes


PACE _ 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 901, Toronto ON


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

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