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FREE SESSION - Major public policy issues in dentistry: Why do they matter to you?

About this Seminar

This is a FREE full-day session, reviewing the major public policy issues facing dentistry today. These

1. The place of dentistry within Canada’s health care system;
2. Demographic changes, oral disease, and access to dental care;
3. Changes in insurance, provider supply, and competition in the dental care market;
4. The corporatization and commercialization of dentistry;
5. Ethical decision-making in dentistry.

The session begins with an historical perspective on the development of Canada’s dental care
system, and moves to discussing the various public policy issues outlined above. Each topic is
separate, but build on each other into the overarching aim of demonstrating their relevance to
clinical practice and organized dentistry. All presentations are grounded in rich media and
quantitative and qualitative data. Debate and discussion are encouraged throughout the


Dr. Carlos Quiñonez

D.M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.C.D. (C)

About Dr. Carlos Quiñonez

D.M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.C.D. (C)

Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist, associate professor and program director at
the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (U of T). He graduated with his DMD from the
Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba (U of M) in 1998, and then completed his MSc
at the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine in 2004. He then completed a PhD and dental public health
specialty at the U of T in 2009. Carlos’ research centres on the politics and economics of
dentistry, with a specific focus on health and social equity. He is the author of over 200 peerreviewed
articles, book chapters, and government reports, and regularly consults with
government and non-governmental agencies on issues of dental care policy. He is the Editor of
Ontario Dentist, the Ontario Dental Association’s professional journal, past-Chair of the
Canadian Dental Association’s Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs, and past-President
of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry.


  • Location ALT HOTEL - 480 2 Ave S, Sasktatoon (across the street from the Remai Modern)
  • Date 2019 May 04
  • Start time 9:00 am
  • End time 3:30 pm
  • Credit hours 6
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