Dr. Uche Odiatu is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, an NSCA certified trainer, a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, the co-author of two books: The Miracle of Health and Fit for the LOVE of it! and a professional member of the America College of Sports Medicine. He is a board member of the Holistic Allied Professional Association. Dr. Odiatu maintains a dental practice in Toronto and has inspired audiences at the largest dental conferences in the world and for Fortune 500 companies. He has been the invited guest on over 300 radio and TV shows, including ABC 20/20 and Canada AM.Course Outline:

Mick Jagger is 73, Paula Abdul is 53, Rod Stewart is 71, and Halle Berry is 48. Why not have their energy levels and vitality? Hey, 25, 35 or 65! Don’t you want to kick off the covers and spring out of bed with incredible spirit? Do you want to be more energetic and ready for a busy clinic day without aches and pains?

Learning Objectives:

After this session we’ll have you bouncing out the door ready to take on the world each morning:

  • FORTIFY your body with the TOP Age-Defying FOODS for a powerful clinic day
  • Receive Dr Uche’s top supplement list and why each one plays a role in keeping your edge.
  • Discover the FOUR key strategies you must MASTER to turn back the hands of time
  • EMPOWER yourself to enjoy a long rewarding dental career
  • Maintain your balance and flexibility – practical ergonomics
  • Discover how to combat SARCOPENIA (muscle wasting). We lose 1% of our muscle mass per year from 30 to age 70 and it affects everything we do from walking to thinking to oral hygiene at home.
  • Receive the latest science on Interval Training & its best use for busy professionals.
  • Become your patient’s best role model for OPTIMAL HEALTHY living
  • LEARN how the oral cavity changes with each decade of life and how to inspire patients for optimal home care
  • CREATE a personal blueprint to stay healthy, active and strong from this day forward
  • UNDERSTAND how the human body ages and the new science of anti-aging
  • UNCOVER the code to living without chronic pain and discomfort

Capital Dental Symposium V - February 3rd, 2023

  • 3 février 2023
  • 200 Coventry Road
    Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1K 4S3


Dr. Clive Friedman & Dr. Benjamin Pliska - Dentistry And Sleep Disordered Breathing: Point-Counterpoint Session (08:30-11:30) Cat 2

3 fvrier 2023  08:30 - 11:45
Frais: $0.00
Place Disponible:36





With the increased interest in sleep disorders, there is considerable controversy among dentists with regards to the role of dentistry in management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. You will have the opportunity to hear different perspectives on the topic from two prominent clinicians: Dr. Clive Friedman and Dr. Benjamin Pliska. The question period will allow both experts to answer questions from the audience.

Dr. Clive Friedman

“Functional Pediatric Oral Health”


Course Outline:

This presentation will cover concepts of what is meant by functional oral health. Areas that will be addressed will be prenatal development, and areas that predispose an individual to aberrant developmental patterns as they grow, oral restrictions and their immediate impact as well as long term impacts on health and development. Tongue function, nasal breathing, sleep and posture as components of oral health will also be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

After this presentation attendees should be able to:

  • Evaluate current understanding of oral health and identify new aspects
  • Describe the importance of early recognition and assessment of problems in the pediatric airway
  • Describe the interventions that impact long term development, and airway issues from birth through to 6 years of age



Dr. Clive Friedman was born in Johannesburg and has trained and worked in South Africa, Israel, England, USA and Canada. He obtained his specialty in pediatric dentistry in New Orleans and has a special interest in persons with special needs, behaviour, prevention, education and wellness. He teaches at both the University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has been president of the International Association of Disability and Oral Health and the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disability. Currently he sits on ICC - International Clinical Council of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans. He is also on the editorial board for the British Society for Disability and Oral Health Journal. His current interest is in transitioning patients with special needs from a pediatric practice to a GP practice and the impact of tethered tissue on long term growth and development.


Dr. Benjamin Pliska

“Orthodontics and Sleep Disordered Breathing: Separating Fact from Fiction”


Course Outline:

Recently interest in obstructive sleep disorders has led to much speculation within the dental profession making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. This presentation will be a succinct review of published literature and recent clinical trial data, providing a clear picture of the evidence base on the topic. The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development, as well as the current evidence of managing pediatric sleep disorders with dentofacial orthopedics will be directly addressed.


Learning Objectives:

  1. define the role of the orthodontist in patients with sleep disordered breathing
  2. evaluate the evidence of maxillary expansion in children with OSA
  3. describe the relationship between dentofacial morphology and OSA



Dr. Benjamin Pliska is an Associate Professor of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry and maintains private practices in Vancouver as a certified specialist in Orthodontics. Dr. Pliska is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry, and obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Dentistry from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pliska lectures both locally and internationally on his research interests, which include airway imaging and pediatric sleep medicine.