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Aurum Group’s Study Club 2023 sessions in Calgary, AB are officially underway!
Register today today and join the club!

Membership Includes:

  • Access to 9 evening sessions
  • Up to 27 CE Credits from January – November 2023
  • Opportunity to Collaborate, Network and Improve your Clincal Success

Session #7: Dental Photography, from lab to chair.

Mr. Aiham Farrah
September 21, 2023
Dinner Buffet @ 5:30pm, Presentation 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Looking through the lens of dental photography, this lecture aims to explore the journey of communication from the dental lab to the dental chair, shedding light on achieving optimal restorative outcomes and their respective working techniques. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest advancements in restorative materials, and the crucial relationship between teeth preparation and ceramic results, another key aspect covered in this lecture is the language of shade taking, and how to effectively communicate with dental technicians.

Throughout this lecture, illustrative case studies and clinical examples will be presented, allowing attendees to visualize the concepts discussed and apply them in their own practices. By the end of this lecture, practitioners will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of dental photography’s role and gained the opportunity to get the firsthand experience in taking the 7 fundamentals shots that we require to bridge the gap between the dental laboratory and the chair.

Aiham is a Certified Dental Technician with a specialty in dental ceramic USA (CDT) and a member of the National
Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL). In 2003-2006 and 2009-2012 his private dental lab practice specialized in
cosmetic restorative dentistry. Since 2009, he has been an international KOL and a consultant for Ivoclar for the middle east
region, and was certified as a master trainer by the ICDE Ivoclar, Switzerland. In MENA 2013, his work was awarded ‘Best
Esthetic case’ and granted the best contribution in Digital Dentistry Excellence award in 2015. He has lectured within the
Dental Technology division at multiple universities in 2010, 2011, he now lectures internationally at dental conferences.
Aiham speaks about different topics including Today’s restorative materials, Esthetic solutions in CAD/CAM, Dental
teamwork, Dental Psycho-morphology, Advanced cosmetic characterization, The art of the smile design etc. Aiham is an
accomplished demonstrator in courses and workshops for dentists and dental technicians. His work has been featured in
several local and international publications including QDT, LMT, Reflect, Dental Labor, Dental News, Dental Tribune, Dental
Dialogue. In 2019, Aiham joined The Aurum Group, in a consultative role, as a cosmetic ceramist, consultant and a national
trainer of Comprehensive Esthetics.

Session #8: Diagnosing and Treating TMD

Dr. Curtis Westersund
October 19th, 2023
Dinner Buffet @ 5:30pm, Presentation 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We are all tired of being lectured too! I do not know about you, but CE can be boring when all you do is sit and listen. CE should have information, interaction, and a clear understanding of tricks, tips, and protocols.

So, let’s talk about diagnosing and treating TMD… While there is only so much dentistry that can be done in a lecture hall, there are protocols and information gathering that can be shown in a more clinical setting. We can make effective use of your time in understanding, seeing, diagnosing, and treating TMD with live patients (we will need volunteers from the audience). We will discuss TMD problems you may have dealt with or are dealing with.

You will learn:
1) Better understand the signs and symptoms with TMD in actual people (remember, volunteers needed).
2) See how to diagnose and treat common TMD problems effectively.
3) Start on a journey to better serve your patients. (And please do not say you have no TMD patients in your office right now!)

NOTE: I will take a real TMD suffering dentist from our Aurum Group, see them in my practice prior to the meeting, gather data I can share, discuss treatment planning and in the class, deliver a Natural Fit Orthotic using ULF-TENS and T-Scan. If you want some answers on your TMD issues, contact Aurum or myself to set this up at least 10 days prior to the lecture.

Curtis Westersund has been a General dentist since 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. He is the current Vice President of ICCMO. He has been published on Occlusion and Posture, and on the use of home sleep technology. He has chapters in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine on “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Combined with the T-Scan System”: Dr. Westersund practice treats patients with chronic head, neck, and jaw pain associated with craniomandibular strain as well as sleep disturbance issues associated with obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway restrictive syndrome. Dr. Westersund lectures and trains dentists world-wide in the diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders with a focus on biometric measurement.

Session #9: Unleash the power of your dental team: building a high-performance business.

Mr. Chad Gibson
November 30th, 2023
Dinner Buffet @ 5:30pm, Presentation 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for an immersive workshop designed exclusively for dentist practice leaders. This transformative session, led by team building expert Chad Gibson, will equip you with the tools and knowledge to unlock the untapped potential of your team. Discover the five proven habits that elevate leadership to extraordinary levels, foster collaboration, and consistently deliver remarkable results. Throughout this workshop, you will learn essential communication strategies, acquire techniques to build a high-performance team, and develop the ability to hold yourself and your team accountable for achieving desired outcomes. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to elevate your leadership skills and drive your dental practice toward unparalleled success..

Learn how to:
• Set and align on big goals as a team.
• Lead from a team-centric perspective that inspires collaboration and excellence.
• Listen and communicate beyond reactions and toxic behaviors to truly understand the needs and aspirations of your team.
• Implement your plans and achieve your goals regardless of obstacles.
• Hold yourself and your team 100% accountable for achieving extraordinary results.

Chad Gibson is a highly respected team building expert, specializing in empowering dental practice owners to unlock the full potential of their teams. With a unique and focused framework, Chad guides you in cultivating a team culture rooted in inspiration, performance, and accountability, resulting in extraordinary business outcomes. As a prominent figure in the leadership industry, Chad is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences and broadcast events, recognized for his expertise and practical strategies. With a distinguished career in leadership, Chad’s impact is far-reaching, having overseen thousands of team members and achieving exponential growth in his previous corporate roles. His exceptional contributions have been acknowledged by Forbes, solidifying his position as one of the senior consultants on a team awarded as one of the “Best Management Consulting Firms in America.” Through Chad’s simple yet powerful approach, dental practice leaders gain invaluable skills and techniques to lead high-performance teams and achieve breakthrough success in their businesses.


Join us for an enlightening experience as Chad Gibson revolutionizes the way you lead and elevates your dental practice to new heights.

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