September 27 to 30, 2017
Hôtel Mortagne
1228, Nobel Street Boucherville QC J4B 5H1 Canada

10th World Symposium on Denturism: health and innovation

The 10th World Symposium on Denturism unfolds under the joint themes of health and innovation. Progress, dentistry news, patient health, and also that of denturists will be at the core of this meeting.

The Association des denturologistes du Québec

The Association des denturologistes du Québec works first and foremost for its members to protect their interests, provide them with working tools for their practice and promote denturism. This mission is reflected, in particular, by the organisation of congresses, such as the 10th World Symposium on Denturism, where denturists and suppliers are brought together.



  • 1. Breakfast-opening conference: Nutrition adapted to dental prostheses
    7:30 am - 9:00 am


    CEU 2 

    Room : Îles Percées BC

    What foods to prioritise in order to promote optimal nutritional status in terms of a diet which is adapted to texture;
    • How to prepare food and make it attractive and fun despite being mashed or liquid in consistency;
    • What strategies used to improve the nutrient content of foods, beyond the liquid nutritional supplements;
    • What food or dietary patterns should we give priority to so as to maintain good oral hygiene in the context of dentures.

    Presented by Logo Zahn

    Speakers: Marjolaine Mercier Dt.P.

  • 2. Creating the illusion of having your own teeth
    9:30am - 11:00am


    CEU 2
    Room : Îles Percées BC

    It is important for every denturist to find his/her individual way that makes it possible for him/her to treat the patient effective and for a reasonable price. According to the motto of my good friend Mike Vakallis: you can safe your time in doing proper denture work or you can waste your time in fixing it.

    The presentation is about edentulous patients having the illusion of be still dented, the presentation covers the treatment of patients through participants on a SDC course, from the preliminary impression to inserting the prosthesis. The focus at the preliminary impression lies on the outline of the extension for the functional tray. The functional impression and its meaning for the hold of the prosthesis, as well as the determination of vertical and centric relation at the registration procedure. Furthermore, the influence of the phonetics on the esthetics during a chairside setup of the anterior teeth.

    Presented by 

    Speakers: Pius Obwegeser

  • 3. Managing and avoiding the pitfalls of implants
    10:00am - 11:30am


    CEU 2

    Room: Îles Percées A

    Implant supported dentures present an important challenge for most denturists. From peri-implantitis by managing occlusions to the discontinuity of prosthetic parts and reconstruction of cases built in the past, each case having a share of risks and traps. At this conference, you will discover how to identify and handle some challenges associated with implant restoration.

    During this conference, you will discover how to:

    • Identify a case of peri-implantitis;
    • Determine if the prosthesis must be repaired or replaced;
    • Manage and maximize the mechanical resistance;
    • Determine the right number of implants in the maxilla;
    • Solve problems associated with discontinued parts.

    Presented by Logo Zimmer Biomet

    Speakers: Dr Marc Fecteau

  • 4. The DIAMART, a revolutionary product for denturology
    2h00pm - 3:30pm


    CEU 2

    Room: Îles Percées A

    Composite or porcelain on an implant bridge? Is denturology ready for this step forward?
    Panthera Dental unveils a new product: The DIARMART. This revolutionary product unites the concept of a primary bar to that of a bridge milled in PEKKTON, ZIRCONIA or PMMA.
    Discover how easy it is to diversify your business by combining your implant bar expertise to the resourcefulness of Panthera Dental in order to create accessible high-end products for your patients.

    Presented by Panthera Dental

    Speakers: Bernard Robichaud

  • 5. Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for denturists
    2:30pm - 4:00pm


    (Simultaneous translation)


    Room: Îles Percées BC
    This conference will enable the participants to identify restrictive issues and positions and to apply solutions regarding the tools and equipment used, the methods, and the working environment.

    Presented by 

    Speakers: Lyne Noiseux

  • “No mistake” notes
    05:00 pm to 07:00 pm


    2 CEU

    Room: Îles Percées BC


    Professional service in denturism is reflected not only in the quality of the finished product but also in the record keeping. In order for the writing to give an accurate reflection, the content recorded in the patient’s file must comply with defined principles and rules. In addition to respecting the legal considerations of the profession, “no mistake” annotations are free from criticism and judgment, meet established standards and highlight certain ethical elements. This is what gives them the most credibility on all levels


    Presented by

    Speakers: Yvon Brassard

  • 6. Total Rehabilitation in Implantology
    9:30 am - 11:00 am


    CEU 2

    Room: Îles Percées A

    Total reconstruction in implantology means oral rehabilitation of the upper and lower jaws by implant-supported devices. During this conference, Dr Philippe Bertrand will present the various stages of this treatment: appropriate patient selection, case preparation, an overview of the surgery and then the technical stages of the device design. In addition, part of the lecture will deal with the methods of offering this type of treatment to the patients so that they agree to proceed, with the ultimate goal of regaining their integrity and dignity.

    Presented by Implant Direct - Simply smarter

    Speakers: Dr. Philippe Bertrand

  • 7. Tips and tricks for ingenious denturist
    10:00am - 11:30am


    (Simultaneous translation)

    CEU 2

    Room: Îles Percées BC

    The ingenuity of denturologists is endless, in this conference many ingenious denturos will present their tips and tricks to solve various problems encountered in your daily life.


    Presented by 

    Speakers: ADQ

  • 8. Understanding Occlusion – Unlock the Bite, Unlock your problems
    2:00pm - 3:30pm


    CEU 2

    Room: Îles Percées A

    Are you ready to be more, do more, and become better? Go beyond what you learned in school and listen to an entirely new perspective on occlusion. Comprehend how dentures work and why by understanding the details of hydraulics in the mouth. A patient without difficulty or sores in the mouth is a patient referring people to you or your dentist.

    Count up your adjustments – are you doing them for free? Learn how attending to the details will cut adjustments in half – and what that will do from a business and patient satisfaction perspective.

    Course objectives will focus on understanding these details:

    • Understanding lingualized occlusion and the benefits for specific jaw relationships;
    • Cut adjustments in half more consistently;
    • Understand the mechanics of the mouth and how dentures work integrate in the mouth;
    • Impact on success when setting teeth in nonstandard occlusal relationship.

    Presented by 

    Speakers: Marc Wagenseil

  • 9. Prescribed medication and their impact on the work of the denturist
    2:30pm - 4:00pm


    (Simultaneous translation)

    CEU 2

    Room: Îles Percées BC

    In this lecture, Dr Rioux will endeavour to familiarise you with the various medications that you come across in your everyday practice. Notably, it will address the medications that are often prescribed for your patients who receive dental implants.

    Dr Rioux will also answer several frequently asked questions, for example: what Prescribed medication reduce saliva? or are there medications to facilitate taking dental impressions of patients with Parkinson’s disease? All in a very recreational setting since Dr Rioux will use an innovative technological application at his conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Presented by 

    Speakers: Dr. Dave Rioux

  • 10. Breakfast-conference: Too late – you’re dead!
    7:30 am - 9:15 am


    (Simultaneous translation)

    CEU 2

    Room: Boucherville

    If you’ve ever asked yourself “Am I ready to retire?” or “What will happen to my family and my business if I die?” Then this information is for you!

    Imagine if you were to die or become seriously ill… today:

    Have you planned everything? Absolutely everything? Would you like to test your degree of planification?

    •  Is your spouse prepared for such a tragedy? How about your children, your business, your employees, your clients?
    • How to avoid disaster and minimize taxes payable after death?
    • Where to start? How to proceed
    • How do you ensure the sustainability of your business and protect its full value?
    • How to successfully plan, prepare and transfer or possibly handover your business?

    Presented by 

    Speakers: Me Patrice Vachon



This is the perfect opportunity to hear internationally renowned speakers, meet over 50 exhibitors at the commercial exhibition, network and feast with colleagues from around the world.



Dentsply Sirona


Implant Direct - Simply smarter
Ivoclar Vivadent


Logo Patterson - Dental/Dentaire
Panthera Dental
Logo Zahn
Logo Zimmer Biomet


  • 3DRPD inc. – 12
  • Abutment Direct – 13
  • Alkom Digital – 26
  • Association des denturologistes du Québec – 8
  • BioHorizons Canada – 1
  • Candulor AG – 21
  • Central Dentaire Ltee – 48-49
  • Centre de services d’implantologie Dr Claude Morissette – 19
  • Centre québécois de formation en denturologie – 9
  • CuspiDent. – 14
  • DenPlus inc. – 31-32
  • DentaNet – 50
  • Dentsply Sirona – 38-39-40-41
  • Desjardins – 11
  • Henry Schein Canada – 35-36
  • Implant Direct – 46-47
  • Implantologie Dr Philippe Bertrand – 30
  • International Federation of Denturists – 6
  • Ivoclar Vivadent – 44-45
  • Kulzer – 51
  • Laboratoire Dentaire Concorde Canada inc. – 52
  • Laboratoire dentaire MJ inc – Opti Dent – 29
  • Laboratoire dentaire Summum – 15
  • Lafond Desjardins Laboratoire Dentaire – 10
  • Les Produits J.A.D inc. / Mid-Continental – 17-18
  • Lussier Dale Parizeau inc. – 34
  • Medicapital – 24
  • National Denturists Association – 3
  • Nobel Biocare Canada Inc. – 53
  • Ordre des denturologistes du Québec – 4
  • Panthera Dental – 20
  • Patterson Dentaire – 42-43
  • Posiflex Design – 55
  • Réseau d’implantologie Dr Dave Rioux – 22
  • Rotsaert Dental Laboratory – 25
  • Sinclair Dentaire – 28
  • Société d’Implantologie Dentaire – 16
  • Straumann – 7
  • Sunstar Americas, Inc. – 2
  • Synca Marketing – 54
  • The Denturist Association of Canada – 5
  • Unique Dental Supply inc. – 23
  • Vita North America – 37
  • Zimmer Biomet Dental Canada inc. – 33


In the Zone
In the Zone

New this year! In addition to the special activities offered, you will enjoy an activities area in the exhibition room where you can just as well pedal for a smoothie, take a cup of tea and a breath of fresh air to

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Meetings and AGM

Here is the schedule of the meetings and AGM

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Meetings and AGM

To book your room, please contact directly Hotel Mortagne and mention that you are part of the 10th World Symposium on Denturism 2017 group (confirmation no. 19124). A discount will be offered. As the number of rooms is limited, we advise you

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You can accumulate 2 CEUs per 1.5-hour conference and 1 CEU per AGM (Annual General Meeting). Note the attendance sheet must be signed at the reception of each conference, general assembly, or special event for you to be granted your CEUs.
Yes. It will be possible to register for specific courses at the registration desk during business hours.

Where will the 10th World Symposium on Denturism take place?

Hotel Mortagne
1228, Nobel Street Boucherville QC J4B 5H1 Canada

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