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Editor Barb Sligl

Art Direction BSS Creative

Contributing Editor Janet Gyenes

Editorial Assistant Adam Flint

Contributors Lucas Aykroyd Crai S. Bower Timothy A. Brown Ann Britton Campbell Michael DeFreitas Lisa Kadane Manfred Purtzki Dr. Kellen Silverthorn Barb Sligl Roberta Staley Cover photo Lucas Aykroyd

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FEATURES

13 Into the desert in Jordan 23 On the tundra in northern Manitoba COLUMNS

DEPARTMENTS

7 photo prescription

5 July/August mix 17 CE calendar 29 sudoku 30 small talk

The Outer Banks

9 pay it forward Humanitarian drive

10 motoring

Dr. Nicholas Tong

Fossil-fuel future?

12 the thirsty dentist Patio pleasers from some of the country’s top must-go spots

26 the wealthy dentist

Rethink and revamp the office

28 practice management

Staying solo is smart

cover photo Soul-stirring sunsets and camel rides…this is the stuff of Jordan’s Wadi Rum, also known as the “Valley of the Moon” and the backdrop of Lawrence of Arabia (page 13).

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of Arabia. Think guided camel rides, Petra’s spectacular Monastery and starry nights. And storybook worlds. Like taking a socalled Hawk Walk with a bird as big as your torso. It’s an experience anyone can have at the Ireland School of Falconry at Ashford Castle in Cong (page 5). Your arm may get tired as a perch for a Harris hawk but you’ll feel as if you’re part of some primeval bond. Or simply practice Samuel de Champlain’s 1606 credo in Halifax, where he established merrymaking with L’Ordre de Bon Temps, or the Order of the Good Time, to raise the spirits of his men wintering in Nova Scotia (page 17). A good rule. So, make new friends, furry, feathered or otherwise, wherever you are. It’s summer!

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ooking into a wolf’s eyes. Or a hawk’s. Or a Bedouin’s smiling face as he makes you coffee from hand-ground beans. It’s about getting up close and personal with those that inhabit the places you’re visiting. The wildlife appears aplenty in Churchill. In fact, the three-day spectacle never stops outside Churchill Wild’s Nanuk Lodge in northern Manitoba, says our writer in his version of a Farley Mowat experience (page 23). Wolves, polar bears, moose, aurora borealis…oh my! And then there’s the desert. Here, our writer makes his way through the narrow Siq gorge that leads to Petra’s Treasury (page 13). It’s the stuff of soul-stirring sunsets in Wadi Rum, also known as the “Valley of the Moon” and the wow backdrop of 1962’s Lawrence

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what/when/where > July/August

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Maya, a Harris hawk at Ireland School of Falconry on the grounds of Ashford Castle

raise my left arm straight out to my side. My limb becomes a branch. A slightly shaking perch. I’m nervous to look back but want to see what’s coming. I can almost hear the rustle of leaves, flap of wings, some shift in the air. I turn my head but I’m too late, Maya’s already landed on my clenched, leatherencased fist. So fast. She’s a Harris hawk, after all. She gets her reward, some sinew or innards of a mouse or other down-the-food-chain creature, from my instructor at the Ireland School of Falconry. I think Maya gives me a little nod, settling back “under my thumb,” as the saying goes (an old term that some say stems from how the thin leather strap—a “jess”—affixed to these predatory birds is tucked under the thumb to keep them in place). Maya is beautiful. Sleek and shiny with eyes that seem to hold primeval wisdom. She knows more about this land than I ever will. And this Hawk Walk with my avian escort at Ireland’s oldest school of falconry is an immersion into the island country’s fascinating history and culture—and through the ancient woodland of Ashford Castle. The 350-acre estate is home to a stronghold that’s sat on the shores of Lough Corrib since 1228. >>

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>> This fairy tale-like castle is a rather apt home for Maya and her clan of 30-plus other feathered friends, and also makes a particularly posh base for exploring the western edge of central Ireland around Galway, where besides walking with hawks (and Irish wolfhounds, who also make an appearance at Ashford Castle), the Irish summer includes festivals and a horse race on a beach…

The walking path to Cong from Ashford Castle

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The annual Cong Food Village Festival takes place in early June, but you can still sample the area’s food and drink, like Velvet Cloud’s handmade sheep’s yogurt. And the village is a short, sweet walk from Ashford Castle, along the river and over an old monastery bridge (it was also one of the stars in the John Ford classic, The Quiet Man, with John Wayne).

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Room with a view at Ashford Castle

Maya, the Harris hawk, in flight

Be entertained at Traidphicnic, a weekend festival of traditional Irish music, arts and crafts in the seaside village of Spiddal (July 6–8), followed by the Galway International Arts Festival (July 16–29), which has become one of Europe’s top arts festivals (it’ll be 41 years old), showcasing theatre, opera, dance, live music, visual arts and lively discussions. This year, Grammy-award-winning rock iconoclasts The Flaming Lips make an appearance, as well as the Irish National Opera performing Orfeo ed Euridice.

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Go a little wilder at the annual Omey Races (July 29), a series of horse races on the strand between Omey Island and Claddaghduff in Connemara, which takes place at low tide. To see the horses fly across the sand, manes blowing at the edge of the world is like something out of Middle Earth…or some other not-of-this-world storybook.

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Maya and one of her falconers

ON THE WATER

On another stretch of the Irish west coast, off an island near Galway, is the Inishbofin Maritime Festival (August 10–12), a two-day sailing regatta for historic vessels like the currach (as seen in Game of Thrones with Jon Snow at the helm) and púcán, as well as yachts, sailing dinghies and kayaks.

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Round out your exploration of Irish history and culture at Galway Heritage Week (part of the larger week-long National Heritage Week; August 18–26), during which you can take part in workshops and learn about local subjects like the Connemara pony. But first, take that Hawk Walk… — Barb Sligl


p h o t o p r e s c r i p t i o n m i c h a e l d e f r e i ta s Michael DeFreitas is an award-winning photographer who’s been published in a wide variety of travel publications. With his initials, MD, he’s been nicknamed “doc,” making his photography prescriptions apropos.

Exploring the Outer Banks

destination photography

Explore islands, wildlife, history in coastal north carolina

North Carolina’s photographic and historic opportunities are plentiful

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he eastern sky was just starting to brighten as I set up my tripod and camera on the beach near Nags Head Fishing Pier. It was my second day on the banks and I was hoping for some good weather. I used a wide-angle zoom, shutter priority and a 2-second shutter speed for a wide depth-of-field, placing the rickety wooden pier in the middle of my frame. I took a series of shots until the bright sun started to peak above the low clouds on the eastern horizon. I dashed from the beach to the pier entrance hoping to capture some silhouettes of the fishermen at the far end of the jetty. Thank goodness for the low clouds. Sometimes we get lucky. Without those clouds the bright sun would have produced too much contrast for the shot I was trying to get. As the sun peaked above the clouds I started shooting at various focal lengths from 70–200mm. The sun line across the calm water was a bonus. The 280-km chain of barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks have much more to offer than 80 km of beach. The region played a significant role in the American Civil War and each year hosts a number of battle reenactments. Later in the week I was setting up on a low hill on Roanoke Island adjacent to a Confederate artillery battle line. Below, a ragtag bunch of Union troops were starting their charge up the hill. As the last gunner signaled ready, the Union troops were already breathing down on them. The gunnery officer raised his sabre and yelled, “fire!” In a deafening barrage, six cannons exploded, their barrels belching fire and smoke. The Union troops quickly retreated as the choking smoke drifted across the battlefield. After quickly checking my images I changed to a medium telephoto lens set at 60mm and framed the cannons and increased my shutter speed to 1/400 second to better capture the flames spewing from the cannon. After getting my flaming cannon shot— on the fourth charge—I switched my focus to the battles and skirmishes that happened during the day-long celebration. The participants in these re-enactments take their roles seriously, so I tried to document

The Banks has half a dozen famous historic lighthouses including Cape Hatteras Light near Buxton on Hatteras Island, the tallest and most photographed lighthouse in the US. After exploring every angle with a waning sun, I opted for framing the black-and-white tower within the porch posts on the lightkeeper’s house. I used a wide-angle 14–24mm zoom lens set at 20mm, a shutter speed of 1/60 second and an aperture of f16 to render most of the scene in sharp focus.

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their uniforms and battle formations while still respecting their battle zone. The South bested the Union troops in the actual battle back in April of 1864.

A day later I spent the morning photographing a number of beach scenes including a few cliché images of those wooden slatted fences used to hold back the encroaching beach dunes. I exposed for the foreground in the backlit scenes and used a 2-stop graduated neutral-density filter to darken the sky. It’s difficult to match the exposures of backlit subjects, so I tried various combinations of increasing exposures using the darker portions of the graduated filter. I spent the rest of that day wandering the dunes with the wild Spanish horses in Currituck National Wildlife Refuge near Corolla. Apparently, the Spanish established a settlement on the island in 1521, but fled when attacked by the indigenous Coree Indians and left their livestock behind. It’s against refuge rules to get closer than 50 metres, so a tripod and telephoto in the 200–300mm range is best. The horses are in constant motion while the wind blows their manes and the grass, so I used a higher shutter speed of 1/500 second to freeze the action. It’s just one element to capture in the Outer Banks and its islands.

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Besides an abundance of Civil War sites, the Wright Brothers’ historic site on Kill Devil Hills (a group of large sand dunes)

near Kitty Hawk is pretty epic. It was here on a chilly windy morning on December 17, 1903 that the Wright Flyer made aviation history. Today, the site has a museum at the base of the hill and a large stone monument with busts of Orville and Wilbur gracing the summit. Early one morning I made my way up this hill snapping a series of images highlighting the slope and then the monument itself. Using a wide-angle zoom and tripod I composed my hill images using the walkway as a leading line and captured the scene at ½ second and f18. A polarizing filter helped to accentuate the surreal morning sky. Later that morning on the nearby dunes I photographed a family flying a kite in the morning breeze. The image provided the perfect juxtaposition for a story I did on the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

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Roberta Staley is a Vancouver-based magazine writer, editor and documentary filmmaker.

Humanitarian drive

A dentist gains much more than she gives by providing dental care to the underprivileged

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he smile of the 12-year-old girl radiated the same warmth and kindness that Cambodians are known for around the world. The front two teeth, however, were marred by grey, an unmistakable indicator of cavities. Dr. Hannah Kashyap of Ottawa West Dental was determined to do everything she could to try to save the teeth. In Cambodia, a nation that underwent decades of late-20th century civil war, followed by genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, great strides have been made to lift the nation out of poverty, thanks to the thriving tourism and textile industries. Kashyap knew that saving the front teeth of the girl could mean the difference between a life in the hospitality industry that could lift her out of poverty or subsistence farming in rural Cambodia. Kashyap undertook the 2 ½-week-long mission to Cambodia last year with Global Dental Relief (GDR), a United States-based organization that works in six countries providing dental care to children. The 12-year-old’s caries, located between the front teeth, were “border line” and luckily could be fixed with a simple filling, rather than a root canal. Due to adequate but basic facilities and conditions, fillings and extractions were the extent of the services offered. Still, the children received exemplary care, Kashyap says. “You are creative with what is available. Your skills and techniques get better because you’re forced to use instruments that might not otherwise be used for what you are doing.” Not all of the children were as fortunate. Kashyap saw many youngsters of similar age who had severe decay or had lost their permanent front teeth. “It can be upsetting seeing the amount of work needing to be done—knowing it’s not possible to do everything,” says Kashyap, who is hoping to join GDR on another mission to either Kenya or Guatemala. The trip to Cambodia wasn’t Kashyap’s first international trip; she undertook dental-related excursions before entering the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in Montréal, graduating in 2013. Following a degree in biochemistry and Hispanic languages, multilingual Kashyap first

travelled to Brazil and then India, where she of Toronto, working for the Weeneebayko volunteered to work on several projects Area Health Authority. She travelled more with Impact India Foundation. This included than 200 kilometres north of Moose Factory giving oral hygiene demonstrations to the small isolated Cree community of in a small town northeast of Mumbai. Attawapiskat First Nation, and even further “Incorporating humanitarian work either in north to Peawanuck First Nation in Polar my community or abroad has always been Bear Provincial Park. Kashyap recalls the important to me,” says Kashyap, who hails “early childhood caries and a lot of rampant from the United Kingdom. decay because of the diets and poor oral McGill’s dentistry program supported hygiene, combined with medical issues Kashyap’s humanitarian bent, as like diabetes.” In some cases, Kashyap well as providing the opsays, all the children’s teeth had to be portunity to combine extracted. Refined sugars in their diet creativity with her and drinks were largely to blame, “Incorporating love of science. Kashyap adds. Kashyap believes humanitarian work Starting in their that dental health is a global either in my community first year at McGill, challenge for governments or abroad has always students become and dentists around the world. been important to me,” involved with says Dr. Hannah McGill’s Dental Kashyap Outreach Program, helping to provide care for low-income families and the homeless at the faculty’s undergraduate teaching clinic, through mobile clinics and the Jim Lund Dental Clinic. (The clinic is Montréal’s first permanent free dental clinic created through a partnership between McGill and the Welcome Hall Mission.) By third year, they are providing free dental care under supervision. “I wanted to eliminate pain, give someone a smile they’re proud of, and restore someone’s ability to eat and gain self-confidence,” Kashyap says. More could—and should—be done to In her last year of school, Kashyap was help ensure accessibility and affordability. one of two fourth-year students selected Education, first and foremost, is key, Kashyap for a mission to the Yucatán Peninsula says, and governments should mandate oral in Mexico with the Montréal chapter of health education at the primary school level. Kindness in Action (KIA), a Canadian charity Other initiatives that some governments are that provides dental health services to considering is making dental care public. underprivileged countries. Over 700 Mayans (For example, publically funded dental received dental care over the course of coverage was part of the Ontario NDP’s a week. “It was the first time the group election platform in the recent provincial had visited the area and it was a really big election.) Another alternative, Kashyap says, success,” Kashyap says. is more volunteer outreach by dentists. Upon graduation, Kashyap spent a year “There are so many opportunities to give providing emergency dental services as a back both in one’s community and abroad,” resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. she says. The result is nothing but positive This included a rotation in Moose Factory for both dentist and patient. “The truth is, in northern Ontario, 850 kilometres north you gain so much more than you give.” July/August 2018 Just For Canadian dentists

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motoring

D r . k e l l e n s i lv e r t h o r n Dr. Kellen Silverthorn is Just For Canadian Dentists’ automotive writer. He tries to keep one convertible and/or one track-day car in the family fleet.

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ith Washington’s constant churn of headlines, an important news story barely survived through one 24-hour cycle. In March, the Trump administration signaled its intention to roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards scheduled for the years 2022–2025. To do so would be a late-inning game-changer. Like most stories out of Washington these days, this one left me yearning for the truth behind the headline. CAFE is a salesweighted rule under which automakers sell passenger vehicles in the US. I pondered where 50 years of wisely crafted CAFE policy should have brought us by now. Are we even close to that destination?

Countries) embargoed oil supply to the US in the fall of 1973 as punishment for US support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Six months of the oil embargo and its induced gas shortages and skyrocketing fuel prices revealed the US economy’s utter dependence on oil supply from non-allied nations. With CAFE, Congress legislated passenger vehicle gas mileage to reduce the domestic demand for oil that had exposed the nation to OPEC’s supply-side blackmail. The 1975 US vehicle fleet was by far the worst average fuel efficiency of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations. Blame negligible fuel tax. The 1975 CAFE called for a doubling of sales-weighted new-car-fleet fuel mileage by 1985. Yet, in the US when fuel was cheap consumers bought gas guzzlers. When fuel was expensive, US consumers bought more gas-efficient cars. Manufacturers either met the year-by-year CAFE standards or paid the formula-derived fines when they didn’t. Strangely, the CAFE tool (and negligible fuel tax too) was left gas woes untouched through the A line of cars at a administrations of Carter, US gas station durReagan (x2), George Bush, ing the ’70s-era . . Bill Clinton (x2) and most of ll. te to le oil shortage ta w No ne Bush Jr (x2) until 2007. How many lobbyist dollars kept The smog-addled State of California has CAFE and fuel tax in the drawer for 32 years? led the world’s regulation of automobile New 2007 CAFE standards then mapped emissions since 1961. Yes, that’s long out a required further 50% improvement in before the threats of global warming were new-vehicle-fleet mileage by 2020. popularized by Al Gore. Canada, and most The Obama administration then of the developed world, has tended to accomplished the jaw-dropping feat of follow the US, if not California’s, lead on having the car companies, CAFE, EPA these auto emissions matters. (Environmental Protection Agency) and Importantly though, the original US California all agree to one uniform set of Federal CAFE standards of 1975 were not even tougher standards through 2025. triggered by environmental concerns. Lead time, rule predictability and a single Instead, blame the evil twinning of standard are key criteria for helping the geopolitics and religion. Recall, OPEC auto industry comply with such regulations. (Organization of Petroleum Exporting With the US enacting these targets first,

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it was likely that the other OECD nations would adopt the same fuel economy standards to 2025. These accomplishments since 2007 sound impressive, but the devil is in the details. Light trucks have far looser CAFE targets than cars. Light trucks sales have gradually gained now-overwhelming market predominance in North America. Fines for missing CAFE targets have not been increased by one penny since day one. Far more vehicles are on the road now than in decades prior, and per year each vehicle travels on average far more miles. Consequently, North America consumes more fossil fuel each year. So what’s the report card on our leaders’ track record since 1975 on guiding policy so we arrive where we need to be in 2025? I’d have to give our leaders an A- under readiness for another OPEC oil embargo. Since 1975 with “drill-baby-drill,” the US has gone from the world’s biggest oil importer to a net exporter of petroleum. The real hero here has little to do with public policy though—engineers have devised new techniques to unlock oil reserves previously too difficult to tap. On consumer happiness, I’d give an A+. Extreme sports cars, factory-issue drag cars, SUVs, pick-ups, people-movers. New vehicle prices have gotten ever-cheaper in constant value dollars. Gasoline is far cheaper than soda pop, with the North American consumer still paying the lowest fuel taxation in the OECD. On looking out for the health of the planet, collectively the leaders get a C-, though individually Trump gets an F. Despite improving the fleet’s mpg with CAFE’s regulatory framework, the EU and Japan are miles further ahead in fleet fuel efficiency by also using punitive fuel taxes. Our leaders’ good grades in oil security and happy voters have been knowingly obtained at the expense of the environment. Canada’s fossil fuel path to date has been only slightly less deplorable than our southern neighbour. Future generations will be correct in harshly judging our leaders, and by extension us, on how we wean ourselves off fossil fuel.

U.S. News & World Report collection at the Library of Congress

Why haven’t we weaned ourselves off fossil fuels yet?


the thirsty dentist lisa kadane Lisa Kadane is a newspaper and magazine writer who likes to travel and partake in the destination’s preferred tipple, whether it’s rum, wine, a margarita or whisky sour. She’s been sharing her thoughts on spirits and cocktails since 2010.

Summer cocktails

Sip these patio pleasers from must-see spots across Canada

Lynn Road Lemonade

Wolf in the Fog, Tofino, BC Named after a well-known road along Chesterman Beach, this drink from Tofino restaurant Wolf in the Fog is a twist on the classic Lynchburg Lemonade. “We’ve taken a bourbon-style whisky from Okanagan Spirits, and an orange and sumac spirit from Legend Distillery in Naramata, and added lemon, simple syrup and soda,” says bar manager Hailey Pasemko. “We’ve essentially recreated the classic cocktail but with BC spirits.” Combine in a shaker: 1 oz Okanagan Spirits BRBN 1 oz Manitou (from Legend Distilling) 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup* Add ice, shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top with cubed ice and soda. Garnish: Two lemon wheels. —Recipe by Hailey Pasemko

Carrot Creek

Park Distillery, Banff, AB Its bright orange colour makes it look like nutrients-in-a-glass, but don’t be fooled. In addition to fresh carrot juice, this cocktail— whose moniker is a nod to a local trail—is packed with Vitamin V (as in, vodka). “What we’re trying to do with the Carrot Creek cocktail is entwine the health aspect with alcohol. Up here in the mountains we preach health but we also drink a lot in Banff, so this cocktail gives us the best of both,” says master distiller Matthew Hendricks. Combine in a shaker: 2 oz Park Classic Vodka 2 oz fresh carrot juice 0.75 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz ginger syrup* Add ice, shake and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Garnish: A pickled carrot and a dash of cracked pepper. —Recipe by Matthew Hendricks

North Meets South

Deerhurst Resort, Muskoka, ON Gin mixed with tequila might sound like an odd combo, but the floral notes of Muskoka Spirits’ dry-style gin play nice with the tart tang of La Pinta pomegranate tequila for a Muskoka-meets-Mexico cocktail. “You could drink three of them,” says Rory Golden, executive chef and food and beverage director at Deerhurst Resort in the heart of cottage country. In a highball glass over ice add: 0.75 oz Muskoka Legendary Gin 0.75 oz La Pinta pomegranate tequila 6 Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh sun-dried cranberries steeped in La Pinta 0.5 oz Muskoka Springs Pale Ginger Ale Splash of soda Stir. Garnish: Skewer of 4-5 tequilasteeped cranberries. —Recipe by Rory Golden

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Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, NL Somewhere between a Pimm’s Cup and a mojito lies the Tilting, a sessionable cocktail that’s named for the wild mint and blueberries that grow on the road to Tilting, a community on Fogo Island. “Our berries are such a hallmark of Fogo Island,” says Amanda Stephen, dining room manager at Fogo Island Inn. “We also have an abundance of fresh mint.” Newfoundland rum further speaks to The Rock and adds an additional punch. In a shaker, muddle: 10 mint leaves 0.5 oz simple syrup* Add: 1 oz Newfoundlander’s White Rum 0.5 oz Pimm’s No. 1 1 oz unsweetened blueberry juice 0.5 oz lemon juice Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add ice and top with No Boats on Sunday cider. Garnish: A mint sprig. —Recipe by Amanda Stephen *Simple syrup In a sauce pan combine equal parts sugar and water (e.g. 1 cup of each) and heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate for up to two weeks. For ginger syrup, add 2 tbsp. fresh grated ginger to the sugar-water mixture and steep for 24 hours; strain out the ginger and refrigerate.

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e all have our own ideas about what makes a perfect summer cocktail. For some, it’s the bitter tonic and floral bang of an ice-cold G&T; for others, nothing beats the tequila-and-lime crushability of a slushy beergarita.


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From the lost city of Petra to the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan is an epic adventure story

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iant red sandstone cliffs flank me as I follow a winding path toward a place I’ve waited my entire life to see. I’m exploring the Siq, the 1.2-km natural gorge that leads to the Treasury, the centrepiece of the 2,000-year-old lost city of Petra. It put Jordan on the map for Western cinema-goers when Harrison Ford and Sean Connery rode away in the finale of 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Holy stations with idols, lofty burial places, and surreal rocks resembling elephants or skulls heighten the anticipation as I approach the spectacular memorial tomb of a first-century Nabataean trader king. “I’ve been here hundreds of times, but each time it feels like the first time,” says my guide Mahmoud. When I spot the Treasury up ahead through a sunlit gap in the cliffs, its rich, multifarious façade—dancing Amazons, Greek eagles, Roman columns—hits me with thrilling force. Petra is like nowhere else on earth, and I’ve only scraped the surface of this 57-square-kilometre archeological site with more than 800 monuments. That feeling of never-ending discovery extends to the whole Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. If you think a Middle Eastern nation that borders on Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and Syria would be too perilous to visit, think again. My 10-day visit here proves as smooth as the 10-hour Royal Jordanian flight on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Montréal to the capital city of Amman. And if you think only religious visitors flock to Jordan—famous for Biblical landmarks from Mount Nebo, where Moses beheld the Promised Land, to the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized— think again. While theological lore still looms large, this compact nation (84,932 square kilometres) also delivers delicious cuisine, outdoor adventures, luxury accommodations and, beyond Petra, less-publicized ruins from its Ammonite, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Famished after touring Petra, which includes an 850-step climb to the gargantuan, mountain-carved Monastery, I take a masterclass in Jordanian cooking at Petra Kitchen. Lentil soup, hummus and pan-roasted chicken seem even tastier after making them myself at this cheery establishment with blue wall tiles. Local olive oil heightens the flavours. The country has about twice as many olive trees (18 million) as people, as everyone here loves to point out, making olive oil a staple. This adds up to a winning feast fit for King Abdullah II, who’s ruled Jordan—quite popularly—since 1999. Sated, I embark on more adventures. Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O’Toole, is a classic film, but actually visiting Wadi Rum, the desert stomping grounds of heroic British officer T. E. Lawrence, is an overwhelming experience for the eyes, heart and mind. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation is an enormous landmark on par with Australia’s Uluru or Maui’s Haleakalā. As I ride a charmingly grumpy camel and whoosh around Wadi Rum in a jeep, the 720-square-kilometre desert in southern Jordan entrances me with its dream-like sandstone mountains, echoing

gorges and magical sunset views. I slip into a meditative state. When night falls, I unwind further in a luxury tent at the Sun City Camp. I’m sampling the luxe quotient now. And another brand of it awaits in bustling Amman at the brand-new Fairmont hotel, where I sip Turkish coffee served beneath crystal chandeliers. Caffeinated, I set off to explore the hilltop Citadel, a melange of buildings ranging from Roman times to the seventh-century Umayyad Dynasty. After hiking to the Temple of Hercules and its eye-catching colossal marble hand (thought to be a relic from a once-standing statue of the god), I marvel at the superb views across this city of four million. In Jordan, I just can’t get enough ruins. Jerash lies an easy hour’s drive north of Amman, with wild Aleppo pines flourishing along the highway. Among the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial towns, Jerash burgeons with photogenic stone gates, forums, temples and theatres. From the colonnaded, 800-metre-long Cardo Maximus imprinted with chariot-wheel grooves to the stupendous Oval Plaza with its Ionic columns, I find myself humming Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” under my breath because it all feels so epic. And Jerash offers another good workout: someone’s Fitbit hits 10,000 steps just as my tour group exits the sweeping site. I continue my exploration via Jordan’s many artistic and cultural traditions. I’m fascinated by the intricate mosaics of local artisans at the Noor Al-Hussein Community Development Program in the ancient town of Madaba, near Mount Nebo. Using materials such as limestone, jade, onyx and coral, they create everything from wall art to mosaic-encrusted ostrich eggs. I’m even more intrigued to witness the Bedouin tradition of coffee-making on a hike near the Feynan Ecolodge, located in the 308-square-kilometre Dana Biosphere Reserve. In a carpet-laden tent, I discover how to grind coffee beans rhythmically by hand, learn that the Bedouin have 17 different names for fire and am told that accepting a fourth cup of coffee from your host means serious business (such as a marriage engagement or tribal vendetta!). It’s a wild juxtaposition of ancient and modern ways. As goats and donkeys roam nearby, I find out that today’s Bedouin stay in touch with each other via Facebook and pick their campsites based on cellular service. Back at the Feynan Ecolodge, I enjoy the silence of my candle-lit, mud-walled room before rooftop stargazing, as our guide tells Arab legends about the origins of the Milky Way galaxy. I only wish I had more time to explore the surrounding moonscape-like terrain. In the Dana Biosphere Reserve, four different climate zones—where wolves, jackals and blue lizards roam—await wildlife buffs. My tour wraps up with more laid-back luxury at the seaside Kempinski Hotel Ishtar. I’ve now made it to the edge of the Dead Sea. After feasting on tender, grilled Denis fish and chocolate biscotti at the nearby Ocean restaurant, I find myself slathering on therapeutic Dead Sea mud and floating in the famously salty, buoyant water. My mind is floating, too, in magical directions. From mysterious rock tombs to the silent majesty of the desert, it feels like anything is possible in Jordan, the kingdom of dreams.

previous page The spectacular Monastery (Ad Deir in Arabic) is cut out of the surrounding rock and one of the largest monuments in Petra, Jordan. opposite page, top row from left Guided camel rides are one way

the art of coffee-making in a tent near the Feynan Ecolodge; Showcased in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the narrow Siq gorge leads to Petra’s Treasury bottom row from left The Citadel in the Jordanian capital of Amman

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halifax

Seaport Farmers’ Market

Lobster roll at The Bicycle Thief

Halifax waterfront and boardwalk Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21

Oysters at Gahan House Harbourfront

Live music at the Seahorse Tavern

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alifax has long known how to have a good time. In 1606, explorer Samuel de Champlain kicked off centuries of Nova Scotia merrymaking when he established L’Ordre de Bon Temps, the Order of the Good Time, to raise the spirits of his men wintering 200 km north of Halifax. The Order is still in existence today, celebrating food, drink and entertainment—all of which Halifax offers in abundance. Focus your quest for good cheer in the compact downtown. On the waterfront, a series of wooden boardwalks and piers wind along Halifax harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Buskers provide toe-tapping, hand-clapping entertainment while food kiosks dish out local fare: fresh-caught fish and chips, Black Bear ice cream and oh-so-Canadian poutine and Beavertails. Enjoy tales of Halifax’s rich marine heritage at the dockside Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca). View artifacts both small (a pair of children’s shoes from the Titanic) and large (the steamship CSS Acadia, moored at the museum wharf) as well as an exceptional small craft gallery. If

you’re inspired to get out on the water, choose from a variety of harbour cruises including the child-magnet Theodore Tugboat tour (ambassatours.com). Back on land, stroll south to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (halifaxfarmersmarket.com) with its mix of fresh produce, food outlets and local crafts. Just beyond is the highly recommended Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (pier21.ca) where engaging displays and first-person accounts tell the story of Pier 21, the entry point for one in five immigrants to Canada between 1928 and 1971, as well as the broader immigrant experience. The museum’s research centre is a gold mine for visitors interested in finding records of relatives who stepped off the ships and in to their new lives in Canada via Pier 21. Raise a glass to those ancestors at Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery (alexanderkeithsbrewery.com/ tour) where beer has been flowing for almost 200 years. The brewery’s popular tours offer some light history and brewing lore, followed by live music and glasses of beer served in the brewery’s former aging cavern, now the Stag’s Head pub.

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If beer is the social lubricant for Maritime cheer, live music is the soundtrack. Check out who’s playing at the always entertaining (if somewhat claustrophobic) Lower Deck (lowerdeck.ca) as well as at Split Crow Pub (splitcrow.ca), a divey spot that claims to be Nova Scotia’s original tavern. Find the Celtic heart of Halifax at The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse (oldtriangle.com) that features live music seven nights a week and traditional Irish dancing on Sunday afternoons. When it’s time to eat, go beyond pub grub and opt for more creative fare at Edna (ednarestaurant.com), known for its daily oyster and seafood-forward dining specials as well as a killer weekend brunch, and Chives Canadian Bistro (chives.ca), where the chef’s obsession with regionally sourced Nova Scotia ingredients is celebrated by Haligonians. Sample more local oysters (try Merigomish and Malagash) at Gahan House (halifax. gahan.ca). For Italian cuisine prepared with modern twists, dine at the hip, old-Euro-bistro-feeling La Frasca Cibi & Vini (lafrasca.ca) or The Bicycle Thief (bicyclethief. ca), a busy, boisterous restaurant that captures the energy of this good-times town. — Ann Britton Campbell

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Sep 12-15

Dublin Ireland

37th Annual European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy Congress: ESRA 2018

Kenes Group on Behalf of ESRA

41-22-9080488

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Oct 12

San Francisco California

Society For Education In Anesthesia 2018 Fall Meeting

Society for Education in Anesthesia

414-389-8614

seahq.net

Oct 19-20

Minneapolis Minnesota

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

800-685-1418

smile.umn.edu

Nov 10

Sacramento California

Medical Emergency And Airway Management Sedation Monitoring For Dentists And Staff

Conscious Sedation Consulting

888-581-4448

sedation consulting.com

Ongoing

Leuven Belgium

Biocompatible And Durable Restorations With Glass Ionomers From GC

GC Europe

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Monthly Courses

Vancouver British Columbia

Botox, Dermal Fillers, Lasers

Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics

855-681-0066

ptifa.com

Sep 24-25

Helsinki Finland

Aesthetic Dentistry

Nordic Institute of Dental Education

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Dec 23-30

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Composite And All Ceramic Restorations: The Gap Narrows With Dr. Brian LeSage

Mindware Educational Seminars

888-574-8288 See Ad Page 19

mindwaresem inars.com

Ongoing

Vancouver British Columbia

Course #1 Shaping, Cleaning, And Obturation Of Root Canal Systems Course #2 Re-Treatment & Other Complex Cases

Endodontics Unsponsored

604-987-2285

vancouverroot canals.com

Ongoing

Toronto Ontario

4-Day Endodontic Solutions

Hands On Training

905-695-2883

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Sep 14-15

South Hackensack New Jersey

Intense Endodontics: A 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

Essential Dental Seminars

888-542-6376

essentialsemi nars.org

Oct 13-20

Tahiti & Bora Bora

Current Dental Issues Symposium: Endodontics Beyond The Basics On The All-Inclusive Paul Gauguin

Professional Education Society

877-737-7005

pestravel.com

Oct 13-27

Japan Cruise

Dr. Brian D. Jafine – What’s HOT, What’s NOT And What’s NEW In Endodontics!

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

877-536-6736 See Ad Page 20

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Oct 21-25

Key Biscayne Florida

TMD In Restorative Practice

The Pankey Institute

800-472-6539

pankey.org

Ongoing

Chengdu China

Stomatology Studies

Sichuan University

86-2885501481

scu.edu.cn/en

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, And Management Considerations

Western Schools

800-953-8731

western schools.com

June 2018 to June 2020

Gainesville Florida

Comprehensive Dentistry Program Class 30 AGD MasterTrack Course

University of Florida

888-550-4590

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ADVENTURE AND LEARN

MAUI, HAWAII

FEBRUARY 4 – 8, 2019 Fairmont Kea Lani Resort

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WHISTLER, BC

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PALM SPRINGS, CA

February 21 – 24, 2019 Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, Rancho Mirage, California

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BIG ISLAND, HAWAII MARCH 25 – 29, 2019 Fairmont Orchid Resort

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Aug 06-16

Luxury Safari Kenya & Tanzania

Perio Pot Pourri

Mindware Educational Seminars

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Aug 22-25

Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

CDA Convention Hosted By Dental Association Of PEI: Take The Bridge To Better Dentistry

Dental Association of PEI

902-892-4470 See Ad Page 21

cda-dapei.ca

Sep 05-08

Buenos Aires Argentina

FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) 2018

FDI World Dental Federation

90-212-296 04-60

fdiworldental. org

Oct 09-21

Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Achieving Superb Results With Every Day, Direct And Indirect Procedures With Dr. Sam Halabo

Mindware Educational Seminars

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mindwaresem inars.com

Oct 26-27

Halifax Nova Scotia

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Multi-Health Disciplinary Approach With Emphasis On Oral Appliances, Drs. Fernanda Almeida And Reginald Goodday

Dalhousie University

902.494.2824

dal.ca

Nov 09-10

New York New York

Transforming Healthcare Through The Integration Of Medicine & Dentistry: Managing Multi-Morbidities And Inflammation

Columbia University

212-305-7124

dental.colum bia.edu/ce

Jan 19-26 2019

Sandals Royal Barbados

Dr. Howard Tenenbaum – Periodontics New Treatments, Pain & Disease

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

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kennedysemi nars.com

Jan 20Feb 01 2019

Rio to Buenos Aires Cruise

Dental Healthcare Delivery In Challenging Environments / Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina On Regent Seven Seas Explorer

877-737-7005 See Ad Page 31

pestravel.com

Feb 04-08 2019

Maui Hawaii

Adventure And Learn

University of British Columbia CDE

877-328-7744 See Ad Page 18

dentistry.ubc. ca/cde

Feb 16Mar 04 2019

Exotic Asia India & Arabia

Dr. Steve Ahing – A Review In Oral Medicine And Pathology – A Lifetime Of Lessons Learned; What’s Worth Remembering?

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

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kennedysemi nars.com

Feb 28Mar 02 2019

Whistler British Columbia

Annual Ski Seminar

University of British Columbia CDE

877-328-7744 See Ad Page 18

dentistry.ubc. ca/cde

Mar 09-16 2019

Turks & Caicos

Dr. Jay Beagle – Implant Dentistry: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

877-536-6736

kennedysemi nars.com

Mar 09-16 2019

Playa Mujeres Mexico

Dr. Allen Bergoyne – Surgical And Prosthetic Treatment Planning And Complications

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

877-536-6736

kennedysemi nars.com

Mar 25-29 2019

Big Island Hawaii

UBC Hawaii Symposium

University of British Columbia CDE

877-328-7744

dentistry.ubc. ca/cde

May 16-26 2019

Ireland & Iceland Cruise

Integrative Dental Medicine: The Next Great Frontier In Dentistry

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

800-422-0711 See Ad Page 16

continuingedu cation.net

MINDWARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

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Jewels of Eastern Europe

Caribbean Christmas on The EDGE!

Rocky Mountaineer + Alaska Cruise

Oct. 9 - 21, 2018

Dec. 23 - 30, 2018

July 15 - 28, 2019

Dr. Sam Halabo “Indirect Procedures & CAD/CAM”

Dr. Brian LeSage “Composites & All Ceramic Restorations”

Dr. Will Martin “Emerging Technologies in Implant Therapy”

Enjoy music, art and history in Prague, Vienna and Budapest, capitals of Old World Elegance

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Visit the Rockies like never before, then cruise Alaska’s coastline, glaciers and more!

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Treating The Aging Baby Boomer: Looking Through The Crystal Ball

Proctor and Gamble dentalcare.com

800-543-2577

dentalcare. com

Jul 10

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Periodontal Disease In The Baby Boom Population

Advanced Continuing Education Systems

888-844-2237

aces4ce.com

Multiple Dates

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Implant Residency (Starting In Vancouver Sept 07-08, Toronto Oct 12-14, Calgary Oct 19-21)

The Institute for Dental Excellence

844-440-8433

tideinc.ca

Multiple Dates

Vancouver British Columbia

Canadian Dental Implant Training Centre

889-teeth-99

vancouvermaxi course.com

Multiple Dates

Vancouver British Columbia

Basic Masters Module, Fall 2018: Sep 28-30, Oct 19-21, Nov 30, Dec 01-02

AIC Education

604-324-0112

aiceducation. ca

Ongoing (custom)

New York New York

Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part II

Columbia University

212-305-7124

dental.colum bia.edu/ce

Ongoing

Online

Implant And Tissue Augmentation Practical Course

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aio.it

Sep 07-08

Provo Utah

Implant Surgery - Level 1

801-226-6569

pccdental.com

Sep 13-15

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient - Socket Grafting With Extraction

Implant Seminars

305-944-9636 See Ad Page 27

implantsemi nars.com

Sep 14-15

Las Vegas Nevada

Surgical Program Session 1

Misch International Implant Institute

248-642-3199

misch.com

Sep 17-21

Los Angeles California

UCLA Dental Implant Continuum - Module 6 Sep 17-18 and 20-21

UCLA School of Dentistry

310-206-8388

dentistry.ucla. edu

Sep 22-24

Toronto Ontario

Hands-on Implant Course

Toronto Dental Implant Course

905-881-5042

torontodental implantcourse. com

Nov 15-19

Bahamas and Cuba Cruise

5 Day Cruise - Implantology Unlimited, Cruise & Learn. Depart From Ft Lauderdale

Implant Seminars

305-944-9636 See Ad Page 27

implantsemi nars.com

Dec 06-08

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient - 3rd Molar Extractions

Implant Seminars

305-944-9636 See Ad Page 27

implantsemi nars.com

Feb 07-09 2019

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient - Socket Grafting With Extraction

Implant Seminars

305-944-9636

implantsemi nars.com

Implantology

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AAID Vancouver MaxiCourse: Comprehensive Dental Implant Training Post-Grad Program

2018: Sep 21-23; Oct 26-28; Nov 16-18; Dec 07-09 2019: Jan 18-20; Feb 15-17; Mar 15-17; Apr 12-14; May 03-05; Jun 07-08

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Italian Dental new CE to Association Gordon J. Christensen be placed Practical Clinical Courses


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Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontics

Oral Surgery

Occlusion

Medical/ Dental Issues

Implantology

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Mar 13-16 2019

Washington District of Columbia

2019 AO Annual Meeting

Academy of Osseointegration

800-656-7736

osseo.org

Jul 15-28 2019

Rocky Mountaineer & Cruise of Alaska

Emerging Technology: Streamlining Implant Therapy From Planning To Surgery, Restoration & Maintenance With Dr. Will Martin

Mindware Educational Seminars

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mindwaresem inars.com

Jan 17-31 2019

New Zealand & Australia Cruise

Dental Symposium - Current Dental & Medical Health Issues / 14-Night Cruise On Celebrity Solstice, Auckland To Sydney

Professional Education Society

877-737-7005 See Ad Page 31

pestravel.com

Apr 06-16 2019

Japan Cruise

Dental Advances / 10-night Cruise On Windstar Star Legend, Osaka To Tokyo

Professional Education Society

877-737-7005 See Ad Page 31

pestravel.com

Jul 26-27

San Francisco California

Demystifying Occlusion

Spear Education

866-781-0072

speareduca tion.com

Aug 17-19

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Ultimate Occlusion Level 2: Mastering Complex Dentistry

Clinical Mastery Series

480-489-5551

clinicalmastery. com

Ongoing

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Removal Of The Mandibular Third Molar

American Dental Association

312-440-2500

ada.org

Oct 20-26

La Esperanza Guatemala

Live Patient Extraction Course

Dental Development Seminars

843-488-4357

weteachextrac tions.com

Nov 12

Victoria British Columbia

Practical Oral Surgery For The General Dentist, Dr. O. Ross Beirne

250-472-4747

continuing studies.uvic.ca

Aug 24-27

Melbourne Australia

Comprehensive Orthodontics: Live Series

Progressive Orthodontic Seminars

714-973-2266

posortho. smilestream. com

Sep 21-22

Toronto Ontario

Level 1 – Introduction To Orthodontics, Session 1

Rondeau Seminars

877-372-7625 See Ad Page 22

rondeausemi nars.com

Oct 12-13

Edmonton Alberta

Level 1 – Introduction To Orthodontics, Session 1

Rondeau Seminars

877-372-7625 See Ad Page 22

rondeausemi nars.com

Oct 19-20

Halifax Nova Scotia

Level 1 – Introduction To Orthodontics, Session 1

Rondeau Seminars

877-372-7625 See Ad Page 22

rondeausemi nars.com

Mar 31Apr 07 2019

Western Caribbean Cruise

Maximizing The Orthodontist - GP Partnership; Creating A Common Vision And More Satisfying Results For Orthodontic Patients

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

800-422-0711 See Ad Page 16

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) For Dentists

Sea to Sky Dental-Ed

778-984-0915

dental-ed.com

Sep 07-09

Denver Colorado

Comprehensive Review Of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

312-337-2169

aapd.org

Sep 14

Montréal Québec

Pediatric Dentistry For The Infant, Preschooler And School-Age Child

Academy of General Dentistry

514-733-8160

cst.agd.org

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CDAPEI 2018

Join us August 22-25, 2018 at the PEI Convention Centre for the CDA annual convention and fun in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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Practice Management, Technology and Planning

Prosthodontics/ Restorative

Pharmacology

Periodontics

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Chemical Therapeutic Agents For Treatment Of Periodontal Disease

Home Study Solutions

877-547-8933

homestudyso lutions.com

Aug 25

Los Angeles California

A Simple Two-Step Treatment of Severe Periodontitis, and More! 2018

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

213-821-2127

usc.edu

Sep 12-21 2019

Venice & the Adriatic

Dr. Francis Serio – A Little Bit Of Everything In Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Peri-implantitis, Treatment Planning

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

877-536-6736

kennedysemi nars.com

Ongoing

Online

Optimizing Opioid Safety And Efficacy

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Into the eyes of wolves And other Churchill wild adventures

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ou’re never prepared for your first face-to-face encounter with a wolf. No matter how many times I’ve heard that wolves are not the creatures in childhood tales of wandering girls in red capes or Prokofiev symphonies, that they are a shy predator who would rather turn tail and run than stalk a human, standing 15 feet from a black wolf in the subarctic bush leaves me stunned and, yes, a little anxious. Wolves stare. I avert my eyes. This particular young male, three years old, our guide suggests, is part of a pack encamped near Churchill Wild’s Nanuk Lodge, about an hour’s flight northeast of Churchill, Manitoba. I visited the outfitter’s Seal River Lodge a couple of years ago, where I watched juvenile polar bears frolic and then I swam with beluga whales. Both amazing experiences, but when I learned about the prospect of wolf encounters at Nanuk I became obsessed with travelling north again. It may sound absurd, but the other Nanuk

amenities—potential polar bear sightings, including sows with cubs, moose and even wolverines—were merely a bonus. I craved my Farley Mowat moment and that meant one predator: wolves. Of course, finding wolves in the wild is totally unpredictable, given that a pack will routinely travel 30 miles a day in search of food. I’d also watched Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley pack but that alpha female is radiotagged, so it felt like cheating. The wolves were also so far away, tearing into an elk on the ridgeline, that I only saw them through a spotting scope. The Nanuk Lodge outfitters would make no excuses for elusive wildlife. They were quite surprised this pack was still “sticking around.” Having spied the pack upon descent a group of us head out the gate just 30 minutes after deplaning from the Piper. We’d also spotted 16 polar bears in and around the Hudson Bay estuary during our flight. Now, rumbling west along the runway and onto ATV trails, we come to a stop along the stream bed.

A pair of pups tussles with each other on a shallow bench in the distance. Older individuals in the 14-wolf pack step through the brown-and-brittle tundra grasses, their sable coats blending easily with the enveloping brush. I’m thrilled just to see any wolf, but also happy that I brought my telephoto lens. Each wolf pauses at nearly the exact same point, looks in our direction, and continues its wide swath. I assume this distance will be maintained wherever and whenever we see more wolves. I am wrong. Churchill Wild founder Mike Reimer takes a tracker’s approach to his lodges, believing that with careful consideration and respect, one can enter the habitat of storied predators without disruption. He’s honed these skills while traversing over 100,000 square kilometres of the subarctic. Be it polar bear, rutting moose or wolf, the individual knowledge of guides and a steady, deferential approach propels the Churchill Wild safari experience beyond any other tours I’ve taken in North America. With deep understanding comes mutual trust.


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this page, opposite and previous The three-day spectacle never stops outside Churchill Wild’s Nanuk Lodge in Northern Manitoba: wolves, polar bears, moose and aurora borealis

Our guides discuss this relationship as we bounce along the tundra trails in open wagons en route to our first bear encounter: a sluggish young female who, we learn, has mostly slumbered for the past three weeks, an indication she may be pregnant. We walk in a jagged path toward her, stopping several times to fan out silently, place our tripods in the permafrost and start snapping. We come within 100 metres but, although she sniffs the air to establish our coordinates, she remains a white fur puddle without a ripple of care. Like the snow geese that vacillate over the tundra in flocks numbering in the hundreds, this somnolent bear awaits the coming change of season. Within one month from our mid-September visit, Hudson Bay will freeze over and the bear’s brain will ignite with the desire to hunt. The frigid air will also bring lessons in survival for the sow and cub we approach the following morning; in short, how to hunt seals and other pinnipeds while staying equally vigilant of aggressive and hungry adult male bears.

We again approach deliberately, taking almost 45 minutes to reach our final spot 150 metres away, watching the youngster restlessly move about his napping mother. I keep my anthropomorphizing to a minimum even if, as the parent of three boys, I well remember the toddler days when lazing about was the last notion on their minds. Eventually, after we’ve retreated to the ATVs for cups of hot chocolate, the cub cajoles his mother to take a stroll. Noses in the air, the pair turns toward us in equally measured passage. “They’re curious about the chocolate,” says the guide as mother and cub cross a creek 100 metres away. The approach continues, eventually coming within 25 metres, at which point a couple of claps and a stern word encourage them to stop and stake their territory in typical ursine fashion. As we depart they continue to survey us and, given the posture of their snouts, our sweet beverages. Unlike bears, who are often discouraged with an audio outburst, a call—made with

the vibrations of string that’s attached to a plastic bottle—will encourage a moose to approach. That, and a well-timed water pour into the stream in imitation of a urinating female. Somehow our guides have also divined a mist-covered canvas for when this 13-point bull steps free of the willow-lined bank to investigate the source of all this calling and peeing. Perhaps it’s the evening’s silence, even the aurora borealis will crackle later tonight, that compels me later, back at the lodge, to linger beside the fence that surrounds Nanuk. I’m hoping for one more canine encounter. They’d howled the previous night from the airstrip before bedding down in the adjacent sedge. Perhaps I’m being greedy, considering that just yesterday I had encountered that black male staring from behind a sapling not 15 feet from my lens. And then there he was, grey as gravel, staring me down from just behind a fire-red shrub, with gentle almond eyes and a smirk that conveyed his confidence, knowing who would look away first.

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Churchill Wild offers safaris based at one of its three lodges throughout much of the year: churchillwild.com. For more info on Manitoba: travelmanitoba.com.


t h e w e a l t h y d e n t i s t Ma n f r e d p u r t z k i Manfred Purtzki is the principal of Purtzki & Associates Chartered Accountants. You can reach him at manfred@purtzki.com.

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patients wedged between the door and front counter. They look like medical clinics. But while medical patients today crawl over broken glass to see a doctor and jam the waiting room, dental patients, not so much. In some parts of the city you see just as many dental practices as coffee shops, and it’s the patients who now have lots of clinics to choose from. How do you make sure they pick yours? Will Rogers said: “You never get a second chance to make a first good impression.” For matters your patients, it is YOUR office. Patients’ first impression of your (almost) as office stands out more than much as how they judge your skills and skills professional conduct as a dentist. Dentists are beginning to realize the power of design as a key building block for practice success, because:

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days of long wait times, when the demand for dental treatment exceeded the supply of dentists. Many new dental practices today still have that same sterile look with

According to a survey by Dental Products Report, one out of three dentists is not happy with the current configuration of his or her clinic. Dentists have come to the realization that patients see the office design as a reflection of their competence and practice as a whole. Consequently, they’re now investing in the renovation of their practices. And so should you. For a successful renovation, you need a designer who creates an environment that is not only unique to you and your personal brand but also focuses on patients’ comfort and well-being. Hire a reputable contractor specializing in dental clinics who understands that the job must get done on budget and on time, which often means nights and weekends to minimize the office interruption. Investing in a renovation or a new build in a retail location pays tremendous dividends. Moving from a third floor office building to street level can boost the monthly new patient count by 30–40 patients. I’ve seen a number of dentist clients who started a practice in a great location generate 50 new patients per month. A good location is a retail space with lots of exposure in a growing residential area where other dental clinics are closed most evenings and Sunday—the busiest day for many clinics in urban areas. So, the old adage holds: location, location, location. And be flexible. It’s a new dental world.

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motivated to spread this message of corporate surgency in dental service. Of note is that many of these large firms now prefer to be called Dental Service Organizations (DSO). Recently I called some of my late-career dentists who have been exploring the possibility of selling their practices and one, in particular, was unnerved by a similar message about the growth of corporate dentistry. My response was very simple: don’t panic. Don’t listen to this propaganda. I started in the industry back in the late 1980s— almost 30 years ago— with a large corporation that had the same , o l o s sta y agenda of persuading g n small independents to sta y st r o join the corporate system and merge under the suggested that corporate dentistry is the safety of the larger umbrella and reign of a saviour of the solo, independent dentist and big corporate entity. that solo dentists should join the corporaCorporate dentistry did not materialize, tions rather than try to compete with them. as predicted then, and solo dentists I question the motives of this individual survived and prospered like no other time in and any others sharing unsubstantiated history. In fact, their practices’ value over the information with dental clientele. I also last 30 years increased substantially. question whether or not these “informants” So, as a solo dentist, what do you do are financially or politically (or both) client called me the other day to say that one of his long-term and respected dental industry suppliers had approached him to say that the word on the street is that the solo dentist is an outdated business model. Furthermore, he

NOW? My first advice—again—ignore the propaganda. Second, question where the message comes from and how it’s being disseminated to you as an independent dentist. Are you being encouraged to either sell and/or merge your practice with a corporate? And by whom? Corporate dentistry is here to stay, it’s expanding, and I have no argument with it whatsoever. But, I do argue the messages being shared by those who predict the end of the solo dentist. Consider who benefits the most in promoting this “doomsday” scenario. Is it a scare tactic designed to bring solo practice values down? Who’s the wellfunded entity that benefits from declining practice values? The solo, independent dentist remains the business model for about 70% of all dentists in Canada. And they remain successful—independent of corporate influences—and true to their own personal, moral and ethical values. Corporate dentistry is a very small part of the Canadian marketplace. My records and other research suggest that approximately 6 or 7% of all dental practices in Canada are corporately owned. And remember that corporate dentistry only started in Canada in the 1980s. I predict the corporates will own, at most, about 10% of the Canadian marketplace in three to five years. Don’t panic—you, as a solo dentist, are fine.

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dentists share their picks + pleasures dr. nicholas tong works part time in private practice with his dad and aunt (both dentists) and his mum (hygienist). It’s a true family business! And his wife is a dentist as well; the couple did all of their dental training together (DDS and GPR). Dr. Tong is now doing his MSc at the University of British Columbia, where he’s a student and instructor of geriatric dentistry in the long-term care setting (UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program). When he’s not providing or teaching dental care, he’s likely strumming his Silvertone Jupiter electric guitar (his last splurge)… My name: Nicholas Tong I live, practise in: Vancouver, BC My training: BHSc (Health Sciences), McMaster University; DDS, University of Toronto; GPR, University of Alberta Hospital

The best souvenir I’ve brought back from a trip: Hand-dyed indigo rug from Sayulita, Mexico

A “wow” hotel/ resort I’d happily stay at again: Any ryokan in Japan

Favourite film: The Grand Budapest Hotel Must-see TV: Narcos Favourite band/ album or song: Bahamas My first job: Summer camp counsellor

Last splurge: Reissue of Silvertone Jupiter electric guitar

My secret to relaxing and relieving tension: Playing music

I have too many: Bikes

The word that best describes me: Kind

My fridge is always stocked with: XO sauce My guilty pleasure: Hummus

I’m inspired by: 1) My wife 2) Bill Preshing, GPR Director at U of A Hospital

Why I was drawn to dentistry: To help others My last trip: Ireland Most exotic place I’ve travelled to: Koyasan, Japan

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Best meal anywhere: Vietnamese meatball sub, Au Petit Café in Vancouver, BC Memorable restaurant: Kai in Galway, Ireland

Can’t believe I’ve never been to: Italy I always travel with: My Nalgene reusable water bottle Favourite city: Vancouver, of course!

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Gadget or gear I could not do without: Timbuk2 bags I’d describe my home as: Wabisabi My car: Honda Fit

My go-to exercise/sport: Cycling Favourite spectator sport: Rugby I’d want this with me if stranded on a desert island: Guitar

A cause that’s close to my heart: Dentistry for frail older adults living in long-term care If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d be: Musician

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Dr. Tong playing a guitar (his secret to releasing tension), biking (his go-to exercise), on holiday in Ireland with his wife (also a dentist) and some of his favourites: film, gear and band


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