Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia
TODS Featured Speaker – Dr. Ross Anderson
Family Dentists and Early Childhood Caries: Improving Access To Care
Friday October 25, 2013 8:30am – 12:00pm
Treatment of S-ECC in hospital and private operating rooms remains one of the most common procedures for infants and toddlers in Canada. The CDA and ADA have embraced an Access to Care model that will over time help to reverse this trend. Family dentists can prevent ECC cases and reduce the burden of illness in others.
Through an interactive hands on session Dr. Anderson will discuss the Age One Visit – Caries Risk Assessment, examination of the infant and toddler, motivational interviewing , use of primary preventive techniques and anticipatory guidance. He will discuss restorative techniques that utilize dental materials in a therapeutic way to treat high risk patients.
Dr. Ross Anderson is currently the Chief of Dentistry at the IWK Health Centre and Assistant Professor and Head, Division of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University. He is program director for the Paediatric Dental General Practice Residency at Dalhousie/IWK. He is fortunate to be able to work with a talented group of health care professionals in the Paediatric Dental unit at the IWK and in the IWK operating rooms providing care to medically compromised children and those children and adolescents with special health care needs.
Ross completed his undergraduate DDS at University of Toronto in 1977, his Paediatric Dentistry in 1983 and his M.Sc. in 1985. He is a Fellow with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
He completed an internship at Sick Kids from 1977-1978 and practiced as a fly in dentist to remote aboriginal communities in North Western Ontario from 1978-1981. From 1985 to 1991 he served as the Clinic Director and staff Paediatric Dentist for Canadian Forces Europe in CFB Baden/Lahr, FRG, as a civilian on contract with the Canadian Forces.
Ross has completed two terms as the President of Medical Dental Scientific Staff of the IWK Health Centre. He is past President of the Canadian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and was the inaugural President of the Oral Health Section of the Canadian Academy of Paediatrics.
He has been actively involved with the Canadian Dental Association and has received a CDA certificate of merit for his work with them, specifically as the coauthor on the CDA statement on the first dental visit for infants. He is the recipient of the W.W. Wood award, a national teaching award for excellence in dental education. He developed “Susie’s Sippy Cup Dilemma”, a case base-learning module for medical practitioners on Early Childhood Caries that is used at Dalhousie University and by several Universities in the US. He is a frequent invited speaker to dental, medical and other health care providers.