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Publisher Linh T. Huynh

Editor Barb Sligl Art Direction BSS Creative

Contributing Editor Janet Gyenes

Editorial Assistant Adam Flint Contributors Timothy A. Brown Michael DeFreitas Janet Gyenes Manfred Purtzki Kirsten Rodenhizer Dr. Kellen Silverthorn Barb Sligl Roberta Staley Cover photo Janet Gyenes Senior Account Executive Monique Nguyen

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20 Slow drift The easiest way to explore Europe is by river cruise 32 River run The only way to access the wilds of Northern BC COLUMNS

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5 May/June mix 13 CE calendar 29 sudoku 38 parting shot

Hong Kong’s allure

11 pay it forward A dentist helps street youth

12 the thirsty dentist

Keukenhof Garden

Gin goes for gold

27 motoring A hit parade of family haulers

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cover photo Hiking—or rather bushwhacking—from the river’s edge in Northern BC leads to waterfalls (page 33).

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from the editor Scenes from a multiday jet-boat river tour in Northern BC (page 32).

Get wet the Midwest and a new hideaway in the middle of the Pacific (okay, it’s in Hawaii; page 7). Whatever your watery with adventure, whether by jet boat, river-cruise ship, pontoon or kayak, warmer days call for getting wet. Make a splash! Thank you for the words of congratulations for our contributors’ multiple awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). We’re happy to share these stories (find them online at justforcanadiandentists.com) and keep reading for future adventures that inspire and celebrate exploration and destinations—whether new or old, urban or wild, on water or land.

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ater, water everywhere. The earth is mostly water, as are we. It lifts, carries, cleans, quenches. As Leonardo da Vinci said: “Water is the driving force of all nature.” (See page 5 for another master painter.) It makes sense that if water is involved in a getaway, it’ll be a good one—with a certain flow (slow or swift) and ease, it’s an almost guaranteed source of both adventure and relaxation, be it ocean, river, canal, lake or even a pool. We’ll go with rivers this issue, both slow, meandering ones that link to canals and cities in Europe (page 20) and swift, untamed ones that provide access to otherwise-unreachable swaths of the northern Canadian landscape (page 32). We also go from a wild beach in the Pacific Northwest to a serene lake (page 6) in


what/when/where > May/June

style | food | drink | festivals | places | getaways | gear…

ART

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Dutch treat

master class

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kirsten rodenhizer

get your rembrandt on Art lovers gather to gaze at Rembrandt’s 1642 masterpiece, The Night Watch, at the Rijksmuseum (rijksmuseum.nl) in Amsterdam. The four-metre-wide oil painting, formally known as Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, gained its more memorable moniker in the 18th century, after it had darkened with age, mistaken for a nighttime scene. But it remains a masterful work of shadow, light and three-dimensional rendering. The captain’s hand, astonishingly lifelike, extends toward the viewer. Soft pools of light illuminate key figures. And at the back, peering over a soldier’s shoulder: a figure thought to be Rembrandt himself. Learn more about The Night Watch and the artist on a new Rembrandt tour, offered daily at the Rijksmuseum. — Kirsten Rodenhizer See more on art in Amsterdam on page 13. May/June 2017 Just For Canadian dentists

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bellingham, wa vs fox cities, wi

shore things

Perched on the edge of Bellingham Bay, the city is a recreational mecca just 45 km south of the BC border.

the lowdown

The cities of Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah are scattered along the Fox River in northeastern Wisconsin.

Take a guided kayak tour of Chukanut Bay with Moondance Sea Kayak. Spot honeycomb shapes in the sandstone and look for chunks of ancient palms.

on the water

Soak up the sun on a pontoon boat cruising through the Fox River locks, one of the country’s last remaining hand-operated lock systems.

Traverse the mist-shrouded Bagley Lakes Trail framed in heather, in Mt. BakerSnoqualmie National Forest.

take a hike

In High Cliff State Park, walk the Red Bird Trail along the top of limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Climb the 40-foot observation tower for views of Lake Winnebago.

Detroit-style (it’s square!) pizza at FatPie. l i

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Deep-fried white cheddar cheese curds at Pullmans.

Quaff Cedar Dust IPA at Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro.

drink this

In summer, try the Mile of Music Americana Ale at Stone Arch Brew House.

Chewbacca: one of the camels you can ride at Camel Safari.

local hero

Fang T. Rattler, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ baseball team’s mascot.

craft work

Make blue-denim paper from Levi’s remnants at the Paper Discovery Center.

mustsee

The world’s largest collection of glass paperweights (4,000-plus!) at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Some date back to the 1840s.

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Pour your own goat’s milk soap at OTION Soap Bar. The Bellingham Roller Betties, a roller derby league whose slogan is “breaking hearts and body parts.”

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Washington’s untamed West Coast? Or Wisconsin’s meandering waterways? We got our feet wet exploring the best of both. Now it’s your turn. by Janet Gyenes


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Leafy accessory or equitorial escape? Find your piece of paradise… Written + produced by Janet Gyenes

art imitating nature

natural selection “Jungalow” fever? Create the on-trend junglemeets-bungalow vibe in your garden room by accessorizing with decor these melamine plates. The showy monstera leaves, palm fronds and birds of paradise that bedeck these beauties will help elevate your outdoor entertaining. $4.50–$6 tropical side and dinner plates, PC Home; presidentschoice.ca

photo credit: pc home; © Tiffany & Co., RENDERING courtesy westin maui nanea

culture club The spirit of aloha is suffused throughout Maui’s new resort, Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, which opened on April 15. Featuring 390 luxury villas situated on north Ka’anapali Beach, the resort’s Hawaiian namesake, nanea, translates to a state of relaxation getrepose. Every element of this away and oasis embodies Hawaiian history and culture. Imagine reclining in an area shaded by wild plants and trees, which the Hawaiian mahi’ai, or farmers, cultivated by harnessing the power of nature. (Indigenous plants and vegetables grown on site will be featured on the farm-to-plate menu at Mauka Makai Restaurant.) Or marvelling at the shape of the artfully utilitarian hina‘i, a traditional Hawaiian fishing basket. Drink it all in while sipping a cocktail from the Inu Pool Bar: look for the ipu, a motif of the traditional gourd. Then go deeper: visit the Pu’uhonua o Nanea Cultural Center and “talk story” with Makalapua Kanuha, the resort’s cultural advisor. From $559 per night, Westin Nanea Ocean Villas; westinnanea.com

As Seneca once said, “All art is an imitation of nature.” And the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild, is a fantastic tribute to the flora and fauna that captures our imagination, showcased in six stunning themes: Whispers of the Rain Forest; Mirac le Berry; The Falls; Leaves of the Sun; Feathered Cloak; and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Two of our favourites are “Leaves of The Sun,” where the metamorphosis of leaves style stretching skyward is embodied in an 18-karat gold bracelet of forest-green tsavorites and yellow sapphires; and “Feathered Cloak,” which exquisitely renders the fine feathers of the rainforest’s rare birds in a pair of brooches, using coloured gemstones (montana sapphires, blue sapphires, round spinels, spessartite and yellow sapphires) and yellow and white diamonds (all shown above). With this sparkling selection, art just might be outdoing nature. Prices on request, Tiffany & Co.; tiffany.ca

Maui’s new oceanfront oasis

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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.

Hong Kong highlights It’s like you rolled three or four great cities into one

Apply your photography skills to the shooting situations and scenery of hong kong.

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Don’t shy away from rain! Tropical Hong Kong with its frequently wet days offers colourful umbrellas by day and steamy neon-lined streets by night. I took this atmospheric, late-night street shot through the window of a tour bus to capture the taxi and neon using my 24–70mm zoom, 1/200 second and ISO 400. I asked the driver to turn off the wipers so I could shoot through the raindrops on the windshield. Just For Canadian dentists May/June 2017

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For more info on Hong Kong: discoverhongkong.com

nstantly recognizable by its worldfamous skyline, Hong Kong is one of the most-photographed cities in the world. From that glimmering skyline to its peaceful green countryside, you’ll find surprising photo ops around every corner in this culturally diverse and colourful city: night markets, neon-cluttered streets and secluded temples perched on lush forested hilltops. My first goal on a recent visit was to get a signature opening-bookend image to set the scene for my story. The first evening was a bit foggy, so I headed to the waterfront for a skyline nightscape shot. With a medium telephoto zoom (set around 30mm) and tripod, I set my shutter speed to 10 seconds and waited for it to get a bit darker so I could emphasize the lit buildings. The glowing fog was a bonus. With one bookend shot in place I proceeded to capture Hong Kong culture. As you may know from previous columns, I really like to photograph people and daily life and thus am drawn to local markets. These bustling oases of commerce tucked amid HK’s towering skyline provide a peek into the everyday lives of ordinary residents, whether vendors or shoppers. I find big zoom telephoto lenses intrusive and behaviour-altering. Rather, I prefer to use a wide-angle lens (14–24mm) or a medium telephoto (24mm–70mm) and get close to the action while trying not to intimidate the vendors or shoppers. Wide angles are also well suited for close-up detail shots such as Chinese jade charms, masks, calligraphy brushes and prayer tags. Also, I seldom bring the camera up to my eyes, relying instead on wide-angle closeups shot “from the hip” or a low angle that includes vendors and their products. When language permits (English is widely spoken in HK) I always try to strike up a conversation with my subjects. Small talk about a vendor’s product or a buyer’s purchase puts them more at ease with my presence. I simply show an interest in their lives and most are happy to engage. The small fish market on Nelson Street, a few steps from my hotel, hums with activity all day. Most vendors have covered stalls so,

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even if it’s raining, shooting isn’t a problem. I preset my camera to shutter speed priority (1/30th second) and ISO 400, knowing that my wide-angle 14mm has a wide depth-of-field, and then started a conversation with one of the vendors. Before I knew it, I got a lesson on fish identification and some cheesy posed shots. After that it was easy to get more spontaneous shots. Other local market hotspots include the Ladies and Goldfish Markets on Tung Choi Street, the indoor Jade Market on Battery Street, and the Flower and Bird Markets near Flower Market Road.

In stark contrast to the frenetic markets, HK’s many temples are calm respites that offer a quieter perspective on the city’s culture. Perched on a hilltop surrounded by verdant forest, one of my favourites is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin New Territories. As I made my way up the 430-step trail lined with Buddha statues, inquisitive rhesus macaques scampered around the overhead branches. The beautiful ornate temple is great for detail shots and a chance to get fairly close to the monkeys. I used two cameras 14–24mm and 24–70mm zooms. Other must-see temple sites include the giant 34-metre-high Tian Tan Buddha Statue and the mystical ambiance of the steles along the Wisdom Path on Lantau Island, the Wong Tai Sin Temple with its fortune-telling sticks and the peaceful Chi Lin Nunnery and adjoining Nan Lian Gardens. And, of course, no visit to Hong Kong would be complete without the food. Situated at the commercial crossroads of Asia, the city offers Cantonese delicacies fused with other Asian and international influences. From the simple street “fast food” fare of congee (rice porridge), wonton soups and yau cha kwai (fried bread sticks), to the more elaborate har gow (steamed shrimp dumplings) and xiao long bao (soupy dumplings stuffed with foie gras) at one of the dim sum palaces, you’ll find food porn everywhere. I seldom use flash, opting for natural light and a medium telephoto lens and tripod to record my food shots. I love Hong Kong because it stimulates all my senses…so when I found a display of “I Love HK” T-shirts I knew I had my closing bookend image.

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Roberta Staley is an award-winning magazine writer and the editor of the Canadian Chemical News, published by the Chemical Institute of Canada. She is also a magazine writing instructor at Douglas College and a graduate student at Simon Fraser University.

Community dentistry

Meeting the urgent call of those who fall between the cracks of oral health care

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he life of homeless teens and street youth is one of misery, fear and trauma. On a daily basis they are confronted with, or succumb to, alcohol and drug addiction, malnutrition, disease, mental illness, violence, crime and the sex trade. Getting teens and young adults off the streets can be a monumental undertaking, requiring the cooperation of multiple levels of government to tackle their housing, addiction, mental health and disease, education and unemployment issues. But one of the most important ways to help homeless youth and reintegrate them into society is to address the extreme oral neglect that results from street life, says Dr. Daniel Kandelman, Chief of the Department of Dental Medicine for Integrated Centre for Health and Social Services of south-central Montreal Island, who is also an associate professor in the Faculté de médecine dentaire de Université de Montréal (UdeM). Back in 2000, Kandelman recalls, several dental students approached their professors voicing concern over the poor oral health of the poverty-stricken youth living on the streets of Montreal. Kandelman, a Harvard School of Public Health graduate and a former World Health Organization consultant, took action. Along with fellow professor (now retired) Dr. Denys Ruel, Kandelman approached a community health clinic in downtown Montreal that had recently initiated specialized services for street youth. The dental students—under clinical supervision—began offering two half-day clinics a week at the facility. The fact that the dental students were about the same age as the homeless youth engendered trust. “Getting that trust, then trying to give them a better smile, gave them a much better chance at being reintegrated into society,” says Kandelman, who has authored numerous journal articles as well as two books on preventative dentistry. Kandelman learned early in his career how important dentistry is to the poor. A French national, Kandelman graduated from dental school in Marseilles, the port city in southern France. He got his first taste of what he calls “community dentistry,” doing his military service as a dentist on Comoro

Islands, off the eastern coast of Africa. “For care of teeth and provide prosthetic mainsix months, I was the only dentist for about tenance advice to those who are bedridden. 100,000 people. I learned a lot from this “That’s the reality for future dentists,” says experience and saw how difficult it is for Kandelman. “With a growing elderly, popupeople to live in poverty.” lation, they will face the challenge of treatBack in Montreal, Kandelman was detering patients outside the office with mobile mined to expand the basic dental outreach equipment.” His faculty is already making programs for homeless youth. Complete inroads in this initiative. Thanks to a grant dental treatments were offered and new equipment brought in. Today the team is composed of dental instructors who supervise a turnover of a dozen dental students as well as graduate residents. An additional dental clinic for screening and examining young adults at risk for HIV-AIDS was From Marseilles, established under France, to the the umbrella of Comoro Islands, Africa, RÉZO health and now the streets services, an of Montreal, Dr. Daniel organization Kandelman’s teaching for disabled gay and work serves those and bisexual male in need youth. Altogether, about 600 patients a year now benefit from from the Quebec Ministry of Health and these two programs. Social Services that allowed for the purchase Kandelman also created, and was the of portable dental equipment, students are director until 2017, of UdeM’s Faculté de being schooled in a homebound dental médecine dentaire the International Centre program, learning how to provide preventafor Dental Health Prevention for People with tive and curative care to aged patients in Special Needs (ICPSD). There was an urgent “very precarious health conditions” at home. call to integrate the centre into a commuAnother vulnerable population that falls nity that often falls between the cracks of under care of the ICPSD, says Kandelman, oral health: senior citizens. Geriatric patients are low-socioeconomic and immigrant have a decreased ability to maintain their pregnant women. ICPSD offers half-day oral health, especially when it comes to clinics for this group, as well as advice on cleaning dentures. This leaves them at risk how to care for their child’s teeth. for deadly pneumonia by aspirating bacteDespite being ensconced in academia, ria-laden saliva. Diabetes 2 and diseases of Kandelman’s life has been one of public the heart are also linked to poor oral health. service; to him, dentistry is more a calling To assist the elderly, Kandelman, along than a career. Dentists, he feels, have an with UdeM dental colleague Dr. Guy ethical responsibility to help ensure that Rostenne initiated a dental health proall citizens receive regular, quality oral gram for institutionalized senior patients health care, helping preserve the dignity at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de and health of citizens—especially the Montréal. Overseen by a clinical instructor, most vulnerable. “I’m very proud of these dental students support the cleaning and programs,” he says. May/June 2017 Just For Canadian dentists

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the thirsty dentist janet gyenes Janet Gyenes is a magazine writer and editor who likes to dally in spirits, especially when discovering something like corenwyn jenever (a gin-like Dutch spirit)—straight or in cocktails like the “bramble.” Have a boozy idea or question? Send it to feedback@inprintpublications.com

Gin goes for gold

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in is supposed to behave in a certain way. It’s supposed to be clear. It’s supposed be to as pure as a hunk of ancient ice carved off a ’berg drifting in the middle of nowhere land. It’s supposed to be as crystalline as that same hunk of ice once it has melted into a pristine puddle. It’s not supposed to be yellow. Or worse: brown. But some distillers, especially on the West Coast of Canada, have gone rogue. They’re trading gin’s silvery seductiveness for a golden glow. They’re putting the juniperforward spirit in used booze barrels and letting it sit in solitude, for weeks or months on end, like a hermit hidden deep in a forest of mighty oaks. Why are distillers doing this? And what’s the gin like when it’s released from its rest? Gin is supposed to taste refined. Genteel. Self-possessed with its overtones of juniper, coriander and citrus, and its nuances of rose petals or even lavender. Think

Everyone at the tasting has eight glasses of liquid in front of them, ranging in colour from flaxen to almost amber. (The latter, and the last we sip, turns out to be Sons’ barrelaged amaretto.) There’s also a colourful printout of a barrel-aged gin tasting wheel, divided in segments with the descriptors: green, fruity, floral, spicy, earthy, woody; and, of course, juniper. “Your first sniff is a hello,” say Lester. We dutifully stick our noses in our glasses and take a big whiff. Next, he tells us to take a sip of the spirit and let it sit in the middle of our tongues. Then “let it swish forward and taste to let it touch all of your mouth.” One of the first few barrel-aged or “rested” gins we sample is called New Tom Gin. It’s produced by deVine Vineyards, Winery & Distillery, in Victoria, BC, based on the Old Tom gin of cinnamon old fashioned Dickensian times, 2 oz. deVine New Tom Gin Add all ingredients into a pre-Prohibition. It’s 1/2 oz. cinnamon simple martini shaker. Add a scoop slightly sweeter than syrup* of ice. Stir vigorously for London dry gin. But there’s 2 dashes Angostura 20 seconds. Strain into a no grain in this glass; the bitters rocks glass with fresh ice. New Tom is triple-distilled Garnish with lemon peel. from BC wine grapes. The tasting wheel *Cinnamon simple syrup: Put 1 cup water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Add quickly comes in handy as 1 cup of brown sugar and stir constantly until dissolved. Add 1 cinnamon Lester starts tossing out stick; simmer 5–8 minutes. Remove from heat. Infuse for 2–6 hours. Strain and pour into a bottle. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. aromas and flavours he detects in the New Tom— licorice, allspice, star anise, English gent, not rough-hewn hipster. fennel—on the spicy spectrum of the tastI’ve come to a seminar at Legacy Liquor ing wheel. And then he shifts to the fruity in Vancouver to get the lowdown on barrelwedges of the wheel: “Quince and pear. A aged gin. It’s a preview for the annual BC bit of lemon and lime.” Distilled festival, where 34 craft distillers will Gin’s neutral base and botanicals give share samples of their spirits, ranging from the spirit its distinctive characteristics. So akvavit to whisky. does the type of wood the gin rests in. “I’m James Lester, founder of the Vancouver in love with barrels. They make everything Gin Society is leading today’s tasting. He’s better,” says distiller Gordon Glanz, founder also a distiller and co-founder of Sons of of Odd Society Spirits in East Vancouver. Vancouver Distillery, which makes amaretto His Oaken Wallflower Gin, which is made and vodka. Gin? Not so much. A few of from 100% BC-grown barley and aged for the barrel-aged gin distillers are on hand several months in oak whisky barrels, is one too, observing and answering questions. of our samples.

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Gin used to be stored in oak, not glass, says Dave Brimacombe, head distiller and co-founder of Wayward Distillation House in Courtenay, BC. His Wayward Order Bourbon Barrelled Gin starts from a base spirit of 100% BC honey. Then it’s banished inside a 12-year-old, 200-litre Basil Hayden’s bourbon barrel for six months. Despite its age, the gin’s juniper nose is still apparent. But the flavour? “I’m definitely getting gin-and-tonic ice cream. A gin Creamsicle,” says Lester. I ask the distillers how we should drink this burlier version of its pale predecessor and the answers vary as much as the seven samples do in aroma and flavour. Sip it neat, use it in a classic G&T, mix it in a Negroni or sub it for bourbon in either an Old Fashioned or a Boulevardier. I’m still not sold. A few days later, at the BC Distilled event, I chat with deVine’s distiller, Ken Winchester. He tells me a bit about the backstory of Old Tom gin and how his New Tom compares. Old Tom gin preceded the classic London dry gin by about 150 years. “It was stored in barrels. It also had a grape [spirit] base,” he says. Old Tom sometimes had sugar added to it, or even turpentine to boost the resiny elements. Winchester’s version starts with deVine’s Vin Gin, a London dry gin that he describes as clean, resiny and citrusy—a classic cocktail gin. “Then we took it a step further.” It goes into once-used bourbon barrels from Woodinville in Washington, and rests for eight to 12 weeks. But what’s lost with this modern throwback? Is it still really a gin? “It’s a bit of a hirewire act,” Winchester admits. What’s “found” though, is an entirely different category of spirit. Some botanicals soften as the gin rests, while others, like the star anise in this one, get more assertive. It’s ideal for deVine’s Cinnamon Old Fashioned recipe (left). I ask Phil Hemming, director of the BC Gin Society, what he thinks of this newfangled spirit. “I’m not a gin purist at all. I’m all for innovation,” he says. Then he suggests a classic cocktail to make with this newish category of spirit, a Martinez, which strikes a balance between the buttoned-up London dry gin and brown spirits such as bourbon. It’s both an old-school classic and new cool. And I think I kind of like it.

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A new take on tradition is bridging the gap between clear and brown spirits


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Poffertjes Bikes and canals in abundance

Muscovy duck in Amstelpark

Lowlander beer sampling

Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has a certain reputation (which is part of its charm) but it’s the bikes, art, beer…and ducks…that demand attention (CE events in Amsterdam + beyond are highlighted in blue.)

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he first lesson you learn when you set foot in Amsterdam: watch where you walk. There are 880,000 bicycles in this city (more bikes than people!), and it’s clear from the moment we step out of Centraal train station and see the crammed four-level bike park that cyclists rule here. Yet later on, gazing at an adorably tilted canal house, I miss the “ding” of an oncoming bell and narrowly avoid being mowed down— by an entire family on a single bike; kids tucked behind handlebars and the day’s groceries on a wooden barrow up front. It’s all part of the Dutch capital’s charm. Visitors can rent their own two-wheeled transport for touring (bikeisready.com). But it’s best to start on the water. Amsterdam is home to a 17th-century network of canals that ring the city centre, radiating to the outer boroughs. We orient with an hour-long cruise, putt-putting under arched bridges and among bobbing houseboats as a sonorous-but-informative guide points out the major ’hoods, plus landmarks like Golden Age gabled houses; Westerkerk, the city’s tallest church, and the 1655 Royal Palace. Then there’s Anne Frank House, where the young diarist lived in, hiding during 1942–1944;

pancakes dusted with icing sugar, only get you so now a must-see museum (annefrank.org). far. Fortunately, the city is a hot-pot of cuisine Hopping off the boat, we turn to gallery [more] from around the world. Its Indonesian food hopping. The gothic-castle-like Rijksmuseum Check out (rijksmuseum.nl) houses thousands of works iamsterdam.com scene—a byproduct of Dutch colonial history by Dutch masters, the most gawped-at being in Southeast Asia—is feast-worthy. Tomorrow Van Gogh’s 1887 self-portrait, Vermeer’s 1657 we’ll try a rijsttafel, or “rice table,” a DutchIndonesian spread of small plates and rice, at Sampurna The Milkmaid and Rembrandt’s massive masterpiece The Night Watch. Our group snags a study sheet and joins (sampurna.com), near the flower market, or Restaurant Blauw (restaurantblauw.nl), west of Vondelpark. the clutch of tourists examining the 1642 painting for details that reveal the artist’s mastery of light, shadow But we’re headed to Amstelpark, a south-side oasis and three-dimensional rendering (see page 5). with meandering walking paths, willow-lined ponds, Farther along the grassy Museumplein, or Museum gardens and wandering Muscovy ducks. It’s also the site of Taste of Amsterdam, an annual food fest that Square, lie The Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk modern art museum. But Moco Museum, a private gallery brings a sea of food trucks and tasting tents, along with celebrity chefs, cooking classes and demos (June 2–5; opened last year in a 1904 townhouse, offers a quirky counterpoint to the big institutions, showcasing what en.tasteofamsterdam.com). We start by devouring organic it calls “the rock stars of art.” The big draw these days is salad wraps, then get straight to sipping: cold Batavia Banksy—90-plus pieces by the enigmatic UK street artist, Dutch coffee and genever, a Dutch precursor to gin, from local distiller Hoog Houdt. Then it’s on to Lowlander Beer; including his famed Girl with a Balloon (until May 31; brewed with botanicals like chamomile and coriander. We mocomuseum.com). By now, our stomachs are growling. Dutch delicacies raise our cups, toast the day and promise to step carefully like pickled raw herring and poffertjes, chubby minion the way home. — Kirsten Rodenhizer May/June 2017 Just For Canadian dentists

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University of Alberta

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Multiple Dates

Edmonton Alberta

Assistant Sedation Certification Edmonton – Jun 17, Sep 16, Oct 28 Calgary – Nov 04, Dec 02

Multiple Dates

Edmonton Alberta

IV Conscious Sedation Program Session 1 Sep 15-18, Session 2 Oct 23-31, Session 3 Dec 16-21

University of Alberta

780-492-5391 See Ad Page 4

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May 04

Orlando Florida

Evidence Based Analgesia For Dental Professionals

AADC

800-896-0707

aadc.org

May 05

Dubai

Communication Scenarios - How To Create And Implement Effectively To Your Dental Clinic

Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPPmea)

971-4-3616174

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Sep 15Oct 02

Vancouver British Columbia

Mastering Adult Moderate Conscious IV Sedation

Sea to Sky Dental-Ed

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Sep 15Oct 02

Vancouver British Columbia

Mastering Adult Moderate Conscious Oral Sedation

Sea to Sky Dental-Ed

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Nov 03-19

Sacramento California

IV Moderate Sedation Training For Dentists

Conscious Sedation Consulting

888-581-4448

sedationcon sulting.com

Dec 18-21

Miami Beach Florida

Anesthesia Update

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

800-222-6927

nwas.com

Ongoing

Leuven Belgium

Biocompatible And Durable Restorations With Glass Ionomers From GC

GC Europe

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Ongoing

Amsterdam Netherlands

ITI International Team for Implantology

41-61-270-8383

iti.org

Monthly Courses

Vancouver British Columbia

Botox, Dermal Fillers, Lasers

Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics

855-681-0066

ptifa.com

May 19-20

San Diego California

Botox & Dermal Fillers & Frontline TMJ & Orofacial Pain

American Academy of Facial Esthetics

888-543-2842

facialesthetics. org

Aug 18

Ft. Lauderdale Florida

Gain Perio/Restorative Access: Flaps And Lasers, A Workshop

University of Florida

888-550-4590 See Ad Page 14

ce.dental.ufl.edu

Sep 01-10

Spain Portugal

The Evolving Impact Of All-Ceramics And CAD/ CAM Technology On The Contemporary Dental Practice - From Concepts To Clinical Success - Dr. Ariel J. Raigrodski

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

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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

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Jun 09-11

Los Angeles California

Endodontic Microsurgery

UCLA School of Dentistry - Continuing Dental Education

310-825-5035

ucla.edu

Apr 25-28 2018

Denver Colorado

Annual Session 2018

American Association of Endodontists

800-872-3636

aae.org

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Family Violence: Implications For Florida Dental Patients And Practice, Updated 1st Edition

Western Schools

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May 06

Orlando Florida

Dental Fraud, Waste And Abuse: What Are The Trends And What Can Be Done About It?

American Association of Dental Consultants

800-896-0707

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Jun 09

Fairfield New Jersey

Ethics & Recordkeeping

Dental Studies Institute

973-808-1666

dsi-nj.com

May 18

Gatlinburg Tennessee

Disordered Breathing & Sleep Apnea Screening, Diagnosis And Treatment

Tennessee Dental Association

615-628-0208

tenndental.org

Aug 26

Las Vegas Nevada

Dental Symposium

Dental Development Seminars

843-488-4357 See Ad Page 15

weteachextrac tions.com

Oct 19-21

Kelowna British Columbia

2017 TODS Meeting: Multi-Topic Conference

Thompson Okanagan Dental Society

250-832-2811

todsmeeting.com

Nov 04-11

Tahiti & the Society Islands Cruise

Updates In Dentistry / Dental & Medical Symposium At Sea On The 5-Star All-Inclusive Luxury Small Ship Paul Gauguin

Professional Education Society

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Jan 20-27 2018

Huatulco Mexico

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Jan 29Feb 02 2018

Maui Hawaii

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Feb 08-10 2018

Whistler British Columbia

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Feb 17-24 2018

Montego Bay Jamaica

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Feb 22-25 2018

Palm Springs California

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Mar 09-16 2018

Turks & Caicos

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Mar 10-18 2018

Caribbean Cruise

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June 2018 to June 2020

Gainesville Florida

Comprehensive Dentistry Program Class 30 AGD MasterTrack

University of Florida

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Aug 06-16 2018

East African Safari

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Oct 21-25 2018

Key Biscayne Florida

TMD Complete: Cases Start To Finish

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Stop Referring your Retirement Money to the Oral Surgeon. Come Learn How to Remove Teeth Quickly and Confidently by Mastering the following procedures: Flaps, Sectioning, Removing Bone with Hand Pieces, Closing Sinus Perforations, Stopping Bleeders, Incising Abscesses and Placing Drains, Removing Wisdom Teeth, and MUCH more.

Classes offered Four Times a Year! Contact us or visit our website for upcoming dates.

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Periodontal Disease In The Baby Boom Population

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Treating The Aging Baby Boomer: Looking Through Dental Care The Crystal Ball

800-543-2577

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Preventing And Controlling Healthcare Associated Infection In The Dental Practice

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800-773-7571

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May 14-16

Melbourne Australia

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Oral Health CRC

03-9341-1552

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Jun 22-25

Atlanta Georgia

OSAP Annual Conference - Make It Happen!

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention

800-298-6727

osap.org

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858-496-0574

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A.A.I.D.Vancouver Maxicourse

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Vancouver British Columbia

A.A.I.D.Vancouver Maxicourse

888-teeth-99

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Vancouver British Columbia

888-teeth-99

thebiteclub.ca

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Surrey British Columbia

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Bar Overdentures Program 2-Day Lecture + Hands-On

A.A.I.D.Vancouver Maxicourse

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May 22-27

Baja California Mexico

2-Day Lecture + Hands-On

California Implant Institute

858-496-0574

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May 23-27

Puebla Mexico

Wehrle Implant Immersion Course

Ultra Modern Dental Group

222-285-1572

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Jul 01-06

Guatamala City Guatamala

Hands On Extraction Mission Course

Dental Development Seminars

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Sep 14-16

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient Third Molar Extraction

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Oct 12-14 2018

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient Implant Placement

Implant Seminars

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Oct 28-29 2018

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient Facial Rejuvenation

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The BITE Club: Implant Prosthetics Study Club 2017: Sep14, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14 2018: Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 15

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Aug 23Sep 04

Russia & Scandinavia Cruise

Practical Pearls For Achieving Predictable Success In Your Implant Practice With Dr. Will Martin

Mindware Educational Seminars

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Sep 23-30

La Esperanza Guatemala

Hands On Extraction Mission Course

Dental Development Seminars

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Seattle Washington

Seattle Dental Implant Continuum Four sessions as follows: 2017: Oct 14-15, Nov 18-19, Dec 9-10 2018: Jan 13-14

Implant Seminars

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Dec 09-16

Western Caribbean Cruise

Clinical Pearls For Success In Esthetic And Implant Dentistry

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

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Jan 20-26 2018

Jutiapa Guatemala

Hands On Extraction Mission Course

Dental Development Seminars

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Apr 15-26 2018

Japan Cruise

Precision, Productivity And Profitability Of Implant Prosthetics With Dr. Robert Vogel

Mindware Educational Seminars

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Cayman Islands Various Topics And Dates

Cayman Islands Medical & Dental Society

345-945-4388

caymancham ber.ky

Sep 15-17

Jakarta Indonesia

Indonesia Dental Exhibition & Conference

Balai Sidang Jakarta

62-215-726000

jcc.co.id

Oct 13-14

Brisbane Australia

2017 ADIA Queensland Dental Show

02-9319-5631

adia.org.au

Through 2017

BC and Ontario

Functional Occlusion For The General Practitioner

604-922-3465

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Jul 30Aug 06

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Dental Occlusion: It Can Make You Or Break You! & The Total Wellness Dental Practice Model

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

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Sep 13-15

Las Vegas Nevada

CORE I Advanced Functional Physiologic Dentistry

LVI Global

888-584-3237

lviglobal.com

Sep 07-10

Edmonton Alberta

Orthodontic Symposium - Learning About Impacted Teeth

University of Alberta

780-492-5391 See Ad Page 4

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Sep 22-23

Toronto Ontario

Level I – Introduction To Orthodontics Session 1

Rondeau Seminars

519-455-9845 See Ad Page 17

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Sep 29-30

Calgary Alberta

Level I – Introduction To Orthodontics Session 1

Rondeau Seminars

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Oct 20-21

Las Vegas Nevada

Orthodontic Case Finishing Conference

Rondeau Seminars

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Nov 10-11

Toronto Ontario

Case Finishing And Mechanics

Rondeau Seminars

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Mar 26-30 2018

Big Island Hawaii

Orthodontic Symposium

UBC Continuing Dental Education

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Cagliari Italy

Pedodontics Session

Italian Dental Association

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Jul 17-18

Munich Germany

23rd Global Dentists And Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting

Conference Series LLC Conferences

888-843-8169

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Jul 21

Brisbane Australia

Paedodontics Update 2017

Queensland Dental Group

07-3839-8000

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Jul 21-22

Gainesville Florida

Pediatric Dentistry Practicum

University of Florida

888-550-4590 See Ad Page 14

ce.dental.ufl.edu

Feb 16-18

Vancouver British Columbia

Mastering Pediatric Sedation; An Inhalation/Oral Pediatric Moderate Conscious Sedation Course 2 Weekends: Feb 16-18 And Feb 23-26, 2018

Sea to Sky Dental-Ed

778-984-0915 See Ad Page 29

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Feb 16-18 2018

Vancouver British Columbia

Mastering Pediatric Sedation; A Nitrous Oxide/ Oral Pediatric Minimal Sedation Course

Sea to Sky Dental-Ed

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Chemical Therapeutic Agents For Treatment Of Periodontal Disease

Home Study Solutions

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Ongoing

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Therapeutic Mouthrinsing: An Effective Component To Oral Hygiene

Procter & Gamble Company

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Apr 22

Hershey Pennsylvania

The Undeniable Truth About The Drug Epidemic In The 21st Century

Pennsylvania Dental Association

717-234-5941

padental.org

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International Marketing Ventures

520-298-1000

drbicuspid.com

May 28-30

Turku Finland

Conservative Approaches In Restorative Dentistry

Nordic Institute of Dental Education

358-20-7795348

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Jun 15-16

Edmonton Alberta

Atraumatic Restorative Therapy

University of Alberta

780-492-5391 See Ad Page 4

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Aug 10-19

Greek Isles Cruise

Predictable Treatment Planning: From The Seemingly Simple To The Worn Dentition...And Everything In Between

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

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Nov 24

Amsterdam Netherlands

Assistant Symposium, Assistant Anno 2017: Indispensable In Practice

ACTA Dental Education

31-0-205980308

acta-de.nl

Oct 2017 Oct 2018

Seminole Florida

Executive Practice Management™ Program For Dentists – Cohort 6

University of Florida

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Oct 21-28

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Comprehensive Dentistry And The Dental Team: The Pursuit Of Excellence

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

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Dec 23Jan 07 2018

South America Cruise

Social Media Marketing For Your Clinic With Ms. Rita Zamora

Mindware Educational Seminars

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nside the dim, lowceilinged space, an amber glow suffuses all the canvases, tcotchkes and ephemera, revealing a patina of age and touch. I stop in front of a painting of a smiling young woman wearing the traditional white-winged Dutch cap. Vermeer’s 17th-century paintings of similar subjects come to mind and I feel time-tossed in the midst of this

wistful yet lively restaurant on the seashore of a little village in Holland. I’m in Volendam, an old fishing outpost that’s now overrun with tourists. And yet, despite kitschy souvenirs (Dutch wooden clogs by the bucket-full) and crowded bars with beer-guzzling day-trippers, there are moments of tranquility and connection to some essence of the Netherlands, or the “low country,” as Nederland is literally translated (and literally below sea level for a

quarter of the nation). I wander off the main strip to cross cute bridges over a network of canals and snap propped-just-so bikes here and there, again and again. I buy a to-go sample of kibbeling (fried morsels of fish with loads of garlic mayo), the local fast food. Sitting on a bench on a dike overlooking the sea, I find myself in another oh-so-very-Dutch scene and savour a classic bit—and bite—of this place before returning to my ship docked in Hoorn.

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Inside Keukenhof Garden top middle Windmill and ferry in Veere top right Carpet at Amsterdam Museum bottom left Locals hang out on a canal’s edge, Amsterdam top left

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Fish koppen in Arnhem

My ship, so to speak, is an Emerald Waterways river-cruising vessel. And here, in Hoorn, we’re less than 50 km from our starting point in Amsterdam. The entire seven-day tour of the Netherlands (Belgium’s Flemish region, part of the geographical Low Countries, is thrown in there with a stop in Antwerp) only travels as far as a standard day trip from the Dutch capital. But by boat it’s a leisurely, time-warping journey into bygone

days and lesser-known villages. Starting in Amsterdam, we spend a night in this famed city and take a walking tour that covers the, ahem, highlights. Interested passengers get the lowdown on the redlight district (where independent professionals are part of a union with health benefits, as our local guide proudly explains) and learn the difference between koffie huis and coffee shop (the latter is where you can legally partake in marijuana, be it

with a joint or “space cake”). And this modern, sophisticated city also has a thing for self-propelled transportation, populated with more bikes than people (as our guide states of the Dutch: “As soon as we’re on a bike the beast in us comes alive.”). A mere five minutes at any street corner is a live-action film on how to dress with aplomb while cycling. There’s an interplay of young and old, new and traditional, off-beat and staid. In a soaring, spired church

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that’s been transformed into a gallery space, I’m drawn in by an avantgarde art exhibit that seems all the more powerful because of where it’s displayed. And at the Amsterdam Museum, I watch people tread across a glorious multi-hued 40-metre carpet that’s a study in symbology of the different nationalities living in Amsterdam (179!). if you go It’s astoundEmerald Waterways offers river ing. As is the

cruises—on modern-styled ships in which most cabins have floor-toceiling, drop-down windows for fresh-air, balcony-like viewing—from Amsterdam throughout the summer sailing season. The “Highlights of Netherlands & Beauty of Belgium” tour is every spring. emeraldwaterways.ca For more on Amsterdam, see page 13.

contrasting serenity I happen upon in the Begijnhof, an enclosed oasis of sorts in the centre of the city that dates back to the 14th century. The secluded courtyard was once the home of nun-like, single women who formed their own community. It’s this trapped-in-amber quality of a long-gone era that persists as the river cruise departs Amsterdam to explore the “low country” in earnest. The ship glides out of the big city, past commercial ports and

shipping containers stacked like Lego, and leaves the modern world for something mistier, veiled with centuries of light and dark, like some chiaroscuro artwork by the Dutch master Rembrandt (see page 5). At twilight, the orange orb of the sun dips behind silhouetted trees in line with the stark, straight horizon. And at dawn, this flat land, so even and unwavering, slowly reveals itself again, trees still in tidy formation. Still and silent, it’s early morning in

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Veere. A town I’d never heard of before, it’s delightfully Dutch—a life-size diorama of a Bruegel village scene. I borrow one of the ship’s bikes (because, when touring the Netherlands by boat, there must be bikes too) and make like a Hollander, coasting along the cobblestone streets, past the town’s old walls (adorned with a weathered whale bone), atop the bulge of dikes and past an authentic windmill. To get to the windmill I manoeuvre the cruiser bike onto a selfpulled cable ferry to traverse a miniature canal. On the other side, I push the bike along more dikes and paths, revelling in the spring warmth and twitter of birds and bugs. I plop down among wildflowers under the big wooden sails of the windmill. Water gurgles nearby. It’s almost as if I’m one of Vermeer’s maidens. I only need that cap. Bucolic is often overwrought, but here the word fits. In the town itself, low brick buildings are home to establishments that range from koffie huis (no coffee shop here) to sweet shop. A snoep shop, an “oud Holland” candy store, has 101 sorten with names as sweet as their flavours: polka-brokken, stropies, duimdrop, kaneelstokken… At another saccharine, cute-ascan-be façade, a wooden box of bloemen is set out on a chair with a handwritten sign that the flower seeds are half a euro. As the slow-boat cruise through this low country continues, I come across similarly lovingly rendered tidbits of everyday life, whether floral arrangements in Keukenhof Garden (see page 38), window displays in Edam (as in the same-named gorgeous colourful-rind wheels of cheese) or beautifully filleted fish in the Arnhem market (lying in lyrical swirls in bright buckets or unceremoniously labelled koppen or “heads”). In Edam, one of my more idyllic interludes of Dutch life was an appeltaart followed by a bier in the sun at a corner bar (yes, an apple tart with fresh whipping cream at a neighbourhood bar). Earlier that day, on a guided tour of the town, I had watched a group of local women puttering down the canal in a small blue boat, perhaps on their way to lunch. I thought of them as I sipped my appeltaart-chasing beer. Laughing and waving, their hair blowing in the breeze, they seemed to embody the Dutch spirit, warm and now familiar. If they had been wearing the white caps, it wouldn’t have seemed out of place.

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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.

The family hauler

A hit parade of larger-than-life vehicles for transporting the family entourage—in style

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arly-1960s suburbia provided the milieu of my automotive awakening. Trendsetting neighbours’ driveways boasted ginormous Americana station wagons. Two-ton, 220-inch-long family haulers were typical on my street—always with at least six seats—sometimes nine. Two-car garages were de rigueur for those families. The second car’s origin was more variable; with leading contenders a VW Beetle, a small British sedan or a Big Three compact. Japan’s automotive invasion had not yet reached my Ontario hometown by the early ‘60s. Of that selection, only the early VWs are much sought after today. In contrast, full-size Big Three station wagons (yes, wagons) from the ‘50s, and ‘60s have had a voracious collector following for 25 years now. The bigger the car, the higher up the brand pecking order, and the fancier the model, then the faster the collector’s heartbeat. My personal favourite is the 1957 Buick Century Caballero Estate—a chrome-laden, leather-clad hardtop wagon of a semi-svelte 208 inches in length. Caballeros were Buick’s most expensive 1957 model (at $3,700), though not their largest model (215 inches long). Full-size Big Three leviathan wagons faded from the new car marketplace in the mid-1970s. Blame or credit is due to the conspiring forces of air-pollution regulations, lead-free gasoline, OPEC oil embargoes and the so-called Japanese invasion. The innovative Chrysler minivan debut of 1984 opened a new chapter in family haulers. The “mini” appellation is something of a misnomer—Honda’s latest is 203 inches long. Nevertheless, the immense practicality for family life of the 1984-style minivan saved Chrysler from oblivion and re-inflated the economy in Windsor, Ontario (where these vehicles are still built to this day). Success breeds imitators. Competing American, Japanese and Korean firms rushed minivans into the North American marketplace. Like Chrysler’s minivans, the most successful were re-engineered from existing front-drive economy cars with decent fuel economy. Minivans were so game-changing and

popular that a counter-movement was bound to emerge. Not everyone wanted to be associated with those “baby-on-board” stickers or soccer moms driving the tall “one-box” minivan. The market was ripe for an edgier family-hauler that compromised on practicality in favour of a two-box style. Late1980s sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) somewhat fit the bill: Jeep Cherokee, GMC Jimmy, Ford Explorer, Toyota 4-Runner and Nissan Pathfinder. These early SUVs were essentially small body-onframe pick-up trucks with their load bed re-configured to an extended passenger compartment. Such vehicles were off-road capable—if that is [wagon] what was meant THE START… by “sport.” But The 1957 Buick how many famCentury Caballero ily haulers went Estate off-road? These small trucks were inferior to then-modern passenger cars in terms of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), as well as fuel efficiency, braking, handling or crashworthiness. Regardless, the bodyon-frame truck-based SUVs had a long and profitable run as family haulers. The SUV market diversified into all size ranges, horsepower ratings and levels of luxury. Yet, passenger cars had abandoned body-onframe for unibody construction progressively from 1950 onwards to offer lightness and cost-savings. This proved to be the soft-underbelly of the SUV as the dominant family-hauler. Take a unibody car model (say, Toyota Camry) and fashion a tallish two-box “cross over” from it. The resulting Lexus RX350 looked like a two-box SUV, but with unibody-car drivability, economy and NVH. Yet other brands (say, Honda) took this

unibody one-box minivan and re-styled it as a less practical two-box SUV-look Acura MDX crossover. Today, any tall two-box is still labelled a “SUV” by the public, though technically all but the Super Big Gulp-sized twoboxes have long been unibody crossovers. So if cross-overs are the latest vehicles to claim the title of dominant family hauler, what threatens their hegemony? Electrification will almost certainly be

[minivan] THE ‘80s… This era culminated in the 1990 Chrysler Town & Country

the next disruptor. Manufacturers initially targeted the family’s second smaller car for electrification. A wise strategy, as battery size/range/re-charging concerns are more pressing for the family hauler role. An enforced four-hour re-charge stop on the cross-province journey to grandma’s place does not constitute a selling feature. The new Model X ($106,000 CAD) shows where Tesla’s Elon Musk thinks the fully elec-

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[electric] THE FUTURE… The new Tesla X and latest incarnation of the family hauler

top speed: 155 mph acceleration: 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds size: 77 cubic feet, six-seater Aerodynamics: lowest drag

trified family hauler is headed. The X has the tall-wagon look of a crossover, but incorporates the trendy impractical coupe-like sloping roof-line. A too-butch SUV-look must be passé these days. Tesla seems uninterested in a practical one-box. Despite the flash and fervour, we are still awaiting improved range, re-charging and price-points of full electrics…so in the meantime the under-the-radar go-to is plug-in hybrids. For now, familyhauler minivans and crossovers are improving plug-in hybrid capabilities and cost much less than full electrics, while eradicating range anxiety and still allowing 90%-plus of most family-hauler kilometres to be fully electric powered. They may not have “Falcon Wing” doors, but could plug-in hybrids bring back the big station wagons of my youth?

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practice cash flow each year, paying income tax at 40%, in order to come up with the equity of $500,000. It makes sense to purchase your dream home as soon as you qualify for the mortgage rather than wait until you pay off your student loan, or wait for home prices to drop. Using debt to lock in the cost of an asset such as your principal residence is only one of the many benefits of how borrowed money can create financial security. Another benefit of taking on debt is to boost your investment returns through leveraging. Most of us generally don’t like the idea of leveraging, of using borrowed funds rather than your own money to invest. You invest $100,000 in capital gains earning stock with a return of 7%. You earn $7,000 before tax or $5,400 after tax (assuming a 23% capital gains tax rate), a 5.4% return. With leveraging you buy $500,000 of investments, with $100,000 down and a loan at 3% for $400,000. The return on investments jumps to $35,000, less loan interest of $12,000. This translates into an after-tax return of $19,000, a respectable 19% return on your $100,000 investment, instead of a 5.4% return in the absence of leveraging. And why is now a good time to consider leveraging? 1 Interest rates are staying low. Most dentists have access to loans at the bank prime, a rate usually reserved for large businesses. 2 Dentists enjoy a steady practice income. 3 Most investment portfolios produce mediocre returns. Dentists are frustrated that they cannot save enough for a decent retirement. But they’re unwilling to purchase riskier investments to get higher returns. Leveraging helps to boost investment returns without increased exposure to market risk. 4 The interest on the investment loan is tax deductible. It can be a tax shelter, since the interest expense is 100% deductible, while only 50% of any capital gains earned are taxable. Leveraging is a two-edged sword, it magnifies both gains and losses. Leveraging can make you rich, but it can turn you into a pauper just as easily. Make sure you understand the risks, and proceed with caution. Then build that wealth.

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Lifestyle

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Make a plan on the former so you can start smelling the latter exceeds any capital gains exemptions you may have available (CYA = call your accountant!) you may have to pay an additional $12,500 in income tax in the future. That is over and above the $27,500 in taxes you would pay today. For the larger practice sales (and there are many of those happening), that’s a lot of extra tax

next year or two and what lifestyle do you envision in your retirement? I am planning my own exit strategy and dentists (at all stages of their career) should be planning theirs. The process of determining your exit plan can be daunting and a little perplexing. It requires an honest and very personal self-analysis. And this is likely to change with time and depend on career stage. The obvious first step to take is to con-

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to be paid. In one recent sale, I estimate that our client would have been required to pay about $520,000 in additional capital gains taxes if the new tax rate was in effect. While it remains to be seen whether the government will change the capital gains exemptions, it is prudent to plan and prepare as if your taxes will increase. Lifestyle matters. Taxes are a fact. Dentists, especially those in the later stages of their careers, should take a few moments to reflect. Where do you want to be in the

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hank goodness. The recent Federal government’s budget did not change the rules on capital gains. Jack Mintz, a tax policy expert at the University of Calgary, said raising taxes on capital gains would hurt innovation. Of specific interest to healthcare practitioners—and, in this case, dentists—is that the proceeds of the sale of a dental practice will be taxed as in the past with no changes for now. However, this is a lifestyle magazine and I write about practice management and lifestyle, not taxes. With that said, my concern is what might happen in the future. There are rumblings that further examination of the capital gains tax structure is likely and if changes occur this will affect the lifestyle of many dentists. And that means, that if you, as a dentist, want to maintain your lifestyle, and the sale of your practice is an important part of your retirement plan, you should understand that taxes on the sale of your practice may go up in the future. This is the simple math: For every $100,000 of sale price that

sult with your accountant or most trusted advisor. Should you hang on a little longer? Will the extra year or two working in your practice add significantly to your retirement fund or could any gain be lost in a taxation change? What is the state of your health and that of your closest companions? Will you have the energy to travel, volunteer and give back, smell the proverbial roses? Lifestyle matters more than money. How much money is enough to allow for the lifestyle you and yours want and need? Baby Boomers are planning their exit strategy in record numbers. The “race to the exit gates” has begun. Market peak (practice sale prices) is now (in my opinion). What is your plan?

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omething happens when you step into waders for the first time, stuffing your toes into the built-in boots, pulling the seemingly impenetrable material up across your chest and snapping the shoulder straps closed with two satisfying clicks. A transformation takes place, like when a superhero puts on armour. So when Rob Bryce says “Let’s see how far we can go….” and lets a whiff of a question mark hang in the warm breeze, not a single one of us five wader-wearers even thinks to ask the captain of our jet boat: “Go where?” There’s clearly no trail. We’re standing in the shallows of a stream, surrounded by a thicket of trees. Somewhere beyond is Rooster Tail Falls, the destination of our hike. About half an hour ago, we ate our brown-bag lunches under Crayola-blue skies, gazing up at the twin torrents of water, half hoping (and half fearing) a grizzly would amble over, looking for chocolate lilies (the bears like to chow down on the rice-like roots). Up here in Northern BC, on the summer solstice, somewhere along the 54th parallel, on a frayed thread of river only accessible by boat—or a helluva hike—making it to the falls is all about attitude. Bryce is the coordinator and guide of this four-day-long adventure travel program we’re on, offered through the University of Northern BC’s continuing education program. You don’t need to be a student to join these jet-boat trips, which travel to ghost towns, historic canneries and First Nations villages along the Skeena River. But you do have to be curious or up for adventure. By day, we explore. At night, we dry out and dine on decadent meals at Yellow Cedar Lodge in Terrace and at Cassiar Cannery outside of Prince Rupert, before falling into bed to dream about what heroic feat we’ll tackle next. Today, Bryce brought us on a rollicking ride up this ropey vein of the Exchamsiks River, part of the Skeena’s nervous system. Earlier in our jet-boat adventure, he tells us about trailblazers who travelled the Skeena during its sternwheeler days, between 1864 and 1912, before the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway provided a viable alternative. Robert Cunningham was an Irishman and entrepreneur whose Hazelton sternwheeler was river rival to the Hudson Bay Company’s Mount Royal. The adversaries’ antics involved racing up the Skeena and stealing each other’s stashes of cord wood, Just For Canadian dentists

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from top, left to right Bald eagle near Prince Rupert; salmon berries; exploring Dorreen, a ghost town; remnants of cow skulls at Port Essington; on the beach near Port Essington; rundown building at North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site. opposite, from top, left to right Rooster Tail Falls; hidden hot spring; sustainable BC sushi from Fukasaku of Prince Rupert; totem poles, Kitselas Canyon Interpretive Village National Historic Site


travel at home practically hear the cattle’s mournful lowing. Chunky emerald glass bottles and shards of blue-and-white rice bowls are other artifacts we uncover. Cruising along in the jet boat once again, Bryce points to a patch of grass. “They didn’t have milk here, so they brought in some cows to graze on the sedge grass,” he says. “A Japanese fellow milked [the cows] and said the milk tasted like skunk cabbage. The cows didn’t last long.” Back on the Exchamsiks, our bellies are full and everyone is game for a walk on the wild side. Bryce leads the way and we trudge along our watery trail, protected by our waders. The stream deepens and disappears into the woods. We follow, ducking under the arms of branches, skirting cascades and walking over stones, making our way upstream in the dappled sunlight. Avoiding the spikes of devil’s club, I grab trees and shrubs, eventually easing myself out of the water. Then I claw my way up a near-vertical embankment. The earthy smell of fresh dirt under my fingernails takes me back to my childhood, when I felt invincible climbing trees’ uppermost branches, the queen of my castle in the sky. Two of the jet-boaters are already at the top near the waterfall. But I’ve run out of branches to haul myself up. “Rob?” He reaches down, grabs my right wrist and within a split second I’m standing in kneehigh sedge, the sky swallowing me in its boundless blue. Together, we thrash through the long grass to the falls. Our collective adrenaline is pumping and we’re grinning like kids, exhilarated from our bushwhacking and the 270-degree view on top of this water world. Up close, the mountain has the hulking shoulders of a grizzly. Rooster Tail Falls, easily a dozen times my height, is thundering, BACK TO SCHOOL University of Northern putting on a powerBritish Columbia (UNBC) Continuing ful show with its Studies offers fully guided multi-day jet boat tours on the Skeena River travelling to plumage. Spindly, ghost towns, historic canneries, First Nations multi-tiered casvillages and beyond. unbc.ca/continuingcades spill down the studies/courses/tours NORTHERN BC stone. Spidery webs Discover more about this untapped of water gleam in the region of British Columbia. sunlight as a fine veil travelnbc.com MORE Destination of mist rises around us. BC: hellobc.com Giddy, we can’t help but get closer. Taking my turn, I make my way under the falls and let it rain down on me, like child splashing in an outsized water park. A superhero on adventure, somewhere along the 54th parallel, on a frayed thread of Northern BC’s mighty and magical Skeena River.

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Sign at Kitselas Canyon Interpretive Village “The Man Who Fell From Heaven” petroglyph near Prince Rupert

Webb Bennett, a guide at Kitselas Canyon Interpretive Village Tying up on the Exchamsiks River near Rooster Tail falls

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a hush comes over the crowd and I join the stream of people who flow through the doors and onto the outer deck of the Inside Passage. The 72-foot catamaran, painted buttercup yellow, is a leviathan compared to the jet boat I had been travelling on for the past four days. Evidently, we’re not trying to blend in to our surroundings here in Khutzeymateen Provincial Park, better known as the K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary. The Skeena River ends its 580-kilometre journey just south of Prince Rupert, where it spills into the Pacific Ocean at Chatham Sound. The griz sanctuary is situated in the sound’s fish-filled estuary some 45 km northeast of Prince Rupert in the traditional territories of the Coast Tsimshian First Nations. Owned and operated by Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, the boat is surprisingly stealthy. Plus there’s a strict protocol for grizzly-bear viewing. Larger vessels, like ours, have to keep at least 75 metres away from the beautiful bruins. When on deck, words must be whispered and food is entirely forbidden. The Khutzeymateen is famed for having one of North America’s highest concentrations of grizzlies. Think of it as Manhattan for Ursus arctos. The best times to visit are mid-May to July. Since it’s late June, we’ve had lots of luck, already spotting several solitary bears munching on protein-rich sedge. Males grizzlies can reach 300 kg, double the weight of a black bear or a female grizzly. Despite having their characteristic humps, the bears we see don’t look like imposing beasts. They’re are almost lanky, with eyes ringed in dark fir like their long winter naps have been endlessly interrupted by Goldilocks. Then I see them: three little bears. Fuzzy, chocolate-brown scamps chasing one another in the seaweed and playing hide-and-seek in the sedge. Then the mama bear comes and chases her cubs out of the sedge, closer to the shore—and us. She seems to be staring directly at the boat, undaunted, and cajoling her fur babies to put on a show. And they do, dancing behind her in single file near the shore as we wildly snap away, long lenses fully extended. Finally, I put down my camera and immortalize this moment in my mind’s eye. The scene is surreal and it bites deep. Perhaps because it is so real yet so rare. Grizzlies playing in this pristine place, as Mother Nature intended. — Janet Gyenes For more on the grizzly-bear-viewing tour in Prince Rupert: princerupertadventuretours.ca. May/June 2017 Just For Canadian dentists

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pa r t i n g s h o t

wish you were here the netherlands is known for its blooms. Specifically tulips and the “tulipomania” that ensued from 1634–37 when

bulbs fetched astronomical prices. It was the original financial bubble, when a single bulb of a rare species could equal “four fat oxen, eight fat swine, 12 fat sheep,” to name just a portion of one documented list. Today, the colourful and seemingly limitless variations—some fringed and slim, others curly and robust, bold red or soft chartreuse—are on display in markets throughout the country, from bustling Amsterdam to the quiet, painterly countryside just outside the capital, in Keukenhof Garden, like this Tulipa “Webers Parrot” variety. — B. Sligl For more on Holland, see page 20, and for more on Amsterdam, see page 13.

natural masterpieces

The Netherlands is the world’s biggest producer of tulips, its national flower. Endure a bit of touristy bric-a-brac to see a rainbow of blooms at the 19th-century Bloemenmarkt, in the southern canal ring in Amsterdam. Or take a side trip to Keukenhof Garden, 35 km southwest of the capital (open March 23 to May 21), for the definitive show of spring flower power, with more than 800 tulip varieties and seven million bulbs. keukenhof.nl/en — Kirsten Rodenhizer

barb sligl

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Water world in Northern BC. River cruise in Holland.