This coming 2020, the team at B.C. Endodontic Solutions is excited to host two exclusive Continuing Dental Education opportunities for dentists as well as offer a chance for some fun and relaxation out of the city and day-to-day work environment.

Whistler Endo Symposium 2021

Download the Flyer for this opportunity HERE

The first is our inaugural Whistler Endo Symposium Travel & Learn program, led by Dr. Joel Fransen & Dr. Michael Sha.
Hosted on the hills of Blackcomb Mountain, this trip promises to provide some Endo gems & nuggets and whisk you up to snowy Whistler Resort for a few days of downhill skiing & snowboarding, snow tubing, Scandinave Spa retreats, and Village wandering and shopping.

Friday to Sunday, January 22-24, 2021

Program Overview


  1. Diagnosis: When and how to utilize CBCT to avoid misdiagnosis pitfalls
  2. Management of Dental Trauma Injuries
  3. Apical Surgery



Before November 1, 2020:After November 1, 2020
$595 for dentists$645 for dentists
$145 for support staff$195 for support staff

Course Times:


Registration: 3pm
Course Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

TOPIC: Endodontic Diagnosis
Dr. Joel Fransen

Successful treatment relies on an accurate diagnosis. This presentation will cover tips and tricks for elucidating the true pulp and periradicular status of teeth. In addition to how to attain a correct diagnosis, we will also review the relevant terms one needs to use. A number of interesting and thought-provoking cases will sharpen your diagnostic acumen and make you the diagnostic king of the mountain.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn and understand the correct pulpal and periradicular diagnoses
  2. Learn the a systematic approach to evaluating, testing, and accurately diagnosing teeth


Course Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

TOPIC: Management of Dental Trauma Injuries
Dr. Joel Fransen

Take the drama out of trauma. This session will reintroduce you to the beauty of broken teeth and how best to tackle these scheduling-destroying emergencies. You will be exposed to a systematic approach to successful treatment of these teeth along with their often anxious patients. Many modern methods & material have improved our ability to save traumatised teeth, and this session will introduce you to these new developments. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to diagnosis the different types of trauma
  2. Understand the implications and treatment regimen for each type of trauma


Course Time: 8:00am – 11:00am

TOPIC: Apical Surgery
Dr. Michael Sha

Apical microsurgery is a good alternative option to teeth if either the tooth cannot be retreated or the retreatment has failed.  Case selection is very important to ensure high success rate of apicoectomy.  We will go into case selection criteria and a recipe book on how to select and ensure a successful apical surgery in your office.

Learning Objectives

  1. Know when to recommended apicoectomy (case selection)
  2. Understand the theory behind retro-prep and retro-fill (retro-filling materials will be discussed)
  3. Introduce the instruments to use to do an apical surgery in your office

Activities in and around Whistler Village

  1. Ski & Snowboard down Whistler & Blackcomb mountains
  2. Cross-Country Skiing along numerous trails
  3. Recreational activities at the Meadow Park Sports Centre
  4. Relax at the exclusive Scandinave Spa Whistler
  5. Various Sightseeing Tours throughout Whistler
  6. Ziplining down the Mountain
  7. Snowmobiling, Snow Shoeing, Dog Sledding, the Tube Park, and much more!

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