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On the Silk Road

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Penguins and people hang out together on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa (page 13).

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hile in South Africa, our writer was woken up one morning by the rustling of his (rather luxurious) tent dwelling on a private game reserve. He emerged to discover baboons jockeying for position atop the roof. His wife managed to capture one of the baboons in repose atop the tent, silhouetted as the sun rose. Such is the journey into South Africa’s Limpopo region where a safari (led by a six-foot-seven-inch Afrikaner guide, no less) takes one farther than anticipated (page 13). And that’s a good thing. In the words of one of South Africa’s renowned citizens (there are many), “you cannot take the life of your times further than you have taken yourself.” So said Bishop Desmond Tutu, and it’s something we all should remember. In that spirit, travel to be immersed.

At the southernmost tip of South Africa, in Cape Town, immersion comes through a reviving and thriving arts-and-culture scene in which a past industrial icon is reimagined as a wellspring for creativity (page 5). And Edmonton, a town formerly known for its hockey team more than anything else, is becoming a culinary hotbed. Yes, really. With multiple new restaurants winning national awards and young chefs inspired by their hometown (and determined to stay in it), it’s now a city with plenty to dish out (page 24). Then there’s the always go-to city of Chicago (page 17), plus a Canadian cider revolution going on (page 12). It’s autumn, so pour and partake…and journey far.

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A renaissance in Cape Town


nce the tallest building crowning Cape Town’s skyline, the 42 concrete tubes of the Grain Silo Complex—each silo 33 metres in height and 5.5 metres in diameter—were an eyesore and an icon, all in one. Falling into disrepair and occupying prime Table Bay waterfront land, hot debate surrounded these now-disused agricultural relics. But a decision was made—to create a firstof-its-kind museum inside these grain silos. “They used diamond-cutting tools to sculpt the interior spaces,” says guide and assistant curator Kimberly Jacobs, noting that it was a rather monumental task. But Zeitz MOCAA opened last year, just in time for this year’s centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth—a milestone that’s being marked by celebrations across the country. The largest (and most significant) museum of contemporary African art in the world, its one hundred galleries over nine floors tell important stories through various mediums, from animation to avant-garde sculpture, and everything in between. >>

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Cape Town

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The art scene in this city is becoming as big as its scenery

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View from Lion’s Head in Cape Town, with Table Mountain in the background

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morning, I decide to get a little closer to the artists in their own spaces, heading out to one of the post-apartheid hotbeds for creativity, a township outside of the city proper called Langa. Once a site of segregation, now the Langa Quarter marshals the artistic talents of its local residents, actively bringing in visitors in a once-overlooked part of town, says Tony Elvin, the CEO of the initiative. “We’re bringing together art and music and food and hospitality,” he says, noting that they’ve even opened an Airbnb. “To get a sense of the place, you really need to be able to sleep there.” Elvin leads our small group through the streets, lined with little homes, which teem with life, a place not so different from another township, Soweto, where Mandela himself found his intellectual and leadership footing. As we move from block to block, happy kids ride by on the bikes or follow along behind us on foot, seeing what’s up, while smiling stoop-sitters wave at our little convoy. We meet a number of artists in their studios, which often double as their place of residence—a man who makes glass mosaics, another whose living room is lined with his striking portraits, a pottery workshop where anyone can come in and fire for free, most (or all) of them training another generation of artists to follow them. We finish on a square covered in graffiti. “Langa has now become a magnet for very cool street art,” Elvin smiles. Hungry, we head to 4Roomed, in the nearby township of Khayelitsha. It’s a sunny space that seats just 40, a place that inspires hope and resurgence. In this case, chef Abigail Mbalo turned a televised run on South Africa’s version of Top Chef into a food truck, and now a bright bricks-andmortar restaurant in a carriage-house space that resembles the four[stay] room homes of her childhood. At the five-star Table And the food draws on that Bay Hotel. Located on the legacy, too, culinary art Victoria & Albert Waterfront, inspired by traditional it’s within walking distance recipes, with a fresh, local of the Zeitz MOCAA and twist when it comes to the other top attractions. ingredients. I tuck into a the-table-bay.hotelssalad made with greens from capetown.com backyard gardens, fresh-baked bread paired with vegetable curry, and orange and lemon cake. Sated after a delicious meal, I’m ready to go ahead—more artists to meet, more galleries to explore. — Tim Johnson


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Room with a view at Ashford Castle

Silo structure inside the Zeitz MOCAA

Street scene in Langa

Art by Mary Sibande in Zeitz MOCAA

Street art in Langa

if you go Give yourself at least half a day to spend at Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s largest and most significant museum of contemporary art: zeitzmocaa.museum. Plan your trip at southafrica.net.

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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.

Xi’an hits the spot

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Explore a UNESCO site, the Silk Road and Muslim culture in China’s Xi’an

The Silk Road left its mark on China’s culture, especially in its terminus city Xi’an

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s I stepped onto the observation deck overlooking the immense 250-metre-long and 100-metre-wide Pit 1 vault with its 11 separated trenches packed with life-like warriors, chariots and horses, I had to remind myself to breathe. After the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and its adjoining Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is China’s secondmost popular attraction. It’s truly one of the world’s greatest spectacles and so unique that UNESCO designated it a World Heritage site in 1987. Large skylights help to light the massive enclosure with its 6,000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, horses and chariots, but you’ll still need a tripod and wide-angle lens to capture the entire scene. I opted for a 14–24mm zoom set at 14mm and shutter speed of two seconds to capture the entire pit then switched to a 70–200mm zoom lens to capture sections of the army (shutter speed of 3 seconds at f11). Established in 200 B.C., Xi’an or Chang’an, was China’s first capital and eastern terminus on the Silk Road. The Road prospered under Emperor Qin (221–206 B.C.) who standardized China’s currency exchange and instituted a system of standard trading weights and measures. By 700 A.D., the city had become the world’s largest city and remained China’s capital for 11 dynasties. Unfortunately, the Silk Road’s great success eventually led to its downfall. By the late 13th-century, China’s 5,000-year-old silkmaking secret was smuggled to the west, and trade along the route fell to a trickle, prompting Kublai Khan to shift the country’s capital to Dadu (Beijing) in 1271. Xi’an is also the birthplace of Islam in China. While exploring the ancient manicured gardens, expansive courtyards, ornate arches and stone stele of Xi’an’s Great Mosque, I tried to imagine life in this small community back in the 700s. Unlike Arab mosques with their traditional domes and minarets, this mosque has a more traditional Chinese architectural style. After shooting the beautiful gardens, I selected the mosque’s great gate, with its Arabic writing above, to frame the central pagoda using a wide f16 depth of field.

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Today, China’s oldest mosque is a focal point for the city’s Muslim Hui or Uyghur community, descendents of early Arab merchants and religious figures who spread the religion to China along the legendary

Silk Road. The network of narrow alleys and aisles that fan out from the mosque is home to the eclectic Muslim market. Although much of the silk products are now geared to tourists, the entrepreneurial ambience, enchanting aromas and ancient culture shaped by Silk Road commerce have changed little over the centuries. Most food vendors still prepare their popular Halal delicacies, such as sweet-and-sticky

Xi’an Huanggui persimmon cakes or bing (fried dough flatbread stuffed with meat) using ancient techniques and ingredients. Not far from the mosque is the 200-foot-tall Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Completed in 704, during the Tang Dynasty, the pagoda is home to Buddhist sutras and figurines that the Buddhist monk and translator Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Due to faulty construction and a 1556 earthquake, the structure leans perceptibly to the west resulting in its affectionate nickname, “the leaning tower of Xi’an.” I used f16 and 1/60 second for a wide depth of field and composed a shot with an ornate cast-iron pot in the foreground and the pagoda in the background for a more dramatic effect to show the leaning. No visit to Xi’an would be complete without attending the classic Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at the Grand Theatre. The riches from Silk Road trade during the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907) created 300 years of peace and prosperity for Xi’an. Chinese historians refer to this period as China’s Golden Age, a time when the arts soared and the blending of cultures and religions peaked.

Luckily my table was fairly central to the stage making it easier to record the show. I used a slow shutter speed so I could shoot at f8 (with ISO setting of 400) to render the performers in focus during peak moments when the action briefly halted (to reduce the amount of movement blur). One hundred performers wowed me with traditional dances, acrobatics and music, while chef Sang Hua Rung dazzled with an artistic and tasty dumpling banquet throughout the show—all part of the cultural journey back in time to China’s most influential era. Local legend says that an Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220) doctor from Xi’an named Zhang Zhongjing returned to his hometown to find the villagers suffering from typhoid and weak with starvation. The doctor prepared a mixture of mutton, cayenne and special medicine, wrapped the concoction in pieces of ear-shaped dough and boiled it so that his patients could swallow. His dumplings saved the sick villagers and became a staple in the Chinese diet. Today, many regard Xi’an as the birthplace of the dumpling banquet. By the end of my Xi’an adventure I was genuinely surprised that, despite the dramatic changes and modernization sweeping China today, there are still places, even in large cities like Xi’an, where the diversity of enduring Chinese traditions, cultures and Silk Road history still thrive.

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6,000 life-sized warriors, horses and chariots line 11 trenches within the 250-metrelong and 100-metre-wide Pit 1 vault at the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and China’s second-most popular attraction after the Great Wall


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Cultural odyssey

Bushwhacking into Bolivia to bring dental care to those in need

courtesy of Dr. David Burwash


n order to get to the small, isolated, cattle- and sugarcane-farming community in Bolivia, Dr. David Burwash and four fellow dental colleagues had to jump on a single-engine plane with their masses of gear. The plane was only meant to carry three passengers and Burwash noticed the pilot make the sign of the cross and kiss his rosary beads as the engine roared to life. Clearly a bit of divine intervention wouldn’t go unwelcome on this flight into the Bolivian wilderness. That was Burwash’s first trip to South America as a volunteer dentist, undertaken in 2001, a year after graduating from the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry. Overloaded planes and worried pilots weren’t the only challenges he and his colleagues faced. Once on the ground, travel to remote communities also required navigation of Amazon River marshland, teeming with piranhas, caiman alligators, electric eels, freshwater stingrays and anacondas. The dangers, however, were worth it for the health benefits it brought the farm families. A twice-yearly endeavour organized by Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre and the local Catholic church, the one-week mission provided dental care to people in the region—some of whom walked five days to reach the clinic—they would otherwise never have. While in Bolivia, Burwash, who operates Baker Hill Dental in Cranbrook, BC, was aghast to see how deeply Coca-Cola had assimilated into the local community, despite its isolation. Children with a few extra boliviano coins in their pocket would spend them on Coke, developing not only a mouth full of caries but often becoming obese as a result. There was a marked difference between these children and those who had no money to spend on soft drinks, Burwash says. The poorest kids would chew on sugarcane for a treat and the fibrous strands of the plant would abrade the plaque, resulting in a healthier mouth with fewer cavities. Burwash gives credit for his humanitarian proclivities to his father, Dave, a dental technician who moved the family to Canada from London, England, settling in Winnipeg, where he was involved with food

programs for the hungry. As much as he husband, fearful she would lose the ability liked Winnipeg, Burwash, a wildlife photogto eat, insisted that only two teeth—“dos rapher, was drawn to BC’s forests, pristine dientes”—be pulled. Rather than engaging waterways and native animals. He moved to in an argument, Burwash pretended he Fernie and within short order bought Baker didn’t understand Spanish. “Si, doce dientes,” Hill Dental in nearby Cranbrook. Burwash’s Burwash nodded, using the Spanish word father also moved to BC and, although refor 12 rather than two. Clinic organizers tired, helped his son out in the dental office. manoeuvred the husband away from his Burwash continued to extend a helping wife, and Burwash quietly confirmed with hand to those in need, providing free dental her that she wanted all the teeth extracted. care to Cranbrook’s Syrian Afterwards, says Burwash, the woman was refugees, people with “thrilled, because she was out of pain.” special needs, as well as Since then, Burwash has been Dr. David the indigent who were to Peru and Guatemala many Burwash with referred by the local volunteer Guatemalan charity Operation translator Nixon Lima. Street Angel. As Dr. Burwash says, “It’s The same a huge privilege to be year—2003—that able to do something Burwash bought like this.” Baker Hill Dental he received an invitation to join the Canadian charity Kindness in Action (KIA) on a week-long dental excursion to Latin America. This trip would take him to the Sacred Valley of southeastern Peru, where KIA volunteers set up a temporary dental facility in the small urban centre of Urubamba. Hundreds of indigenous peoples, most of them subsistence farmers who raised llamas and cultivated corn and potatoes, bussed in from all over the mountainous countryside for dental care. The poverty was times with KIA, alleviating suffering and so extreme, says Burwash, many people had undertaking restorative and preventative no shoes. dentistry. It’s a never-ending battle, he says, The excursions, besides being “emoagainst the ravages of processed sugar in tionally, physically and mentally” draining, candy and Coca-Cola and Pepsi, which are with days lasting up to 12 hours, were also ingratiated into the social fabric of many challenging culturally. Burwash recalls one developing-world communities, where a situation where a septuagenarian couple lack of clean drinking water and a dearth of spent two days travelling to the dental clinic oral-health education plays into the compain Peru. The wife, while stoic, confessed that nies’ marketing campaigns. “In Guatemala, she was in agony from her teeth. Burwash little kids walk around carrying four litre had her open her mouth, only to see a bottles of Coca-Cola,” Burwash notes. dozen rotting stubs. The 12 teeth she had Still, says Burwash, who is planning two left were broken off at the gum line and KIA trips next year, one to Guatemala and badly infected. The woman desperately another to Uganda, “it’s a huge privilege to wanted all of them to be removed but her be able to do something like this.” September/October 2018 Just For Canadian dentists



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The Big One(s)


y social circle now features super-sizing any birthday celebration ending in zero or five. A neighbour had 70 costumed guests at his 70th birthday party. Our financial advisors had 65 friends at their 65th b-day bash in Tuscany. Growing up, I remember my 16th, 18th and 21st birthdays being special. Stepping stones to adulthood. Now, on the other side of adulthood, have Boomers made big X0 and Y5 birthdays indulgent—or have they always been, but I’d never peered behind the 49-and-older veil? Still, osmosis multiplied by duration of exposure is a persuasive combination. I’m starting to warm to the idea of having extra special birthdays every five years. Our savvy travel agent now robo-sends custom planning offers for big-occasion birthdays. Both my wife and I have an X0 birthday upcoming in 2019. Official festivities planning is underway. “Regular” birthdays have been birth-weeks in our household for eons. It seems extra special birthdays could now last a month, or even a whole season. Jeez, my wife’s and my specialness mandates could even overlap—and then who would take out the garbage or make the bed? I take some satisfaction in that I thought about her X0 birthday before I thought about mine…but then hers comes earlier in the year. My wife’s favourite trip to date has been an African Safari. I’m guessing for her X0 birthday a trip to the Galapagos will win out over a Mekong River cruise, but what if she thinks this birthday’s specialness augers for both trips in 2019? Logically, I then thought about what specialness I’d want for my own X0 birthday. Confession: My immediate go-to thoughts were, “Would the planets align to see the Isle of Man motorcycle races and the Monaco Grand Prix on back-to-back May weekends?” Mr. Google tells me the planets are indeed aligning in 2019. Those are two


indulgent halo events I’d likely never attend without a “Big X0” mission egging me on. As I mulled over my (okay, indulgent) first reaction, some ambivalence set in. For me both the Isle of Man and Monaco GP are spectator events; I’d be watching others doing what I would love to do. Being world-class events in Europe they’d be crowded and expensive. Jet-lag of epic proportions would be another penance. Maybe my first reaction was misguided? Should I instead opt for a ParticipAction-style Plan B? Surely I have bucket-list items I’d also likely never do without the halo of a X0 b-day specialness

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mandate. Perhaps Mexico’s Carrera Panamericana seven-day road race? Or is that event a bit too ambitious for me at the age of X0? What’s the worst that could happen? Maybe I shouldn’t answer that, but instead move onto a Plan C. I’m also observing that my social circles now include gentlemen road racers who’ve managed to intrigue their adult children into the sport. Whether the racing bug ultimately bites them or not, how cool

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would it be for my Big X0 birthday to have our two adult children share a second Targa New Zealand entry? That event is an annual addiction for me and 100+ Kiwi motorhead friends. I’ve even come to manage Kiwi jetlag in both directions. Of course I can visualize my accountant’s reaction to any of this…that look where said accountant sits up taller, chin moves up and forward, forehead wrinkles and eyeballs bulge ever so slightly. Maybe you too know the accountantscolding look? So I’ll need to develop a more cost-conscious Plan D…more of a beer-and-brats approach. NASCAR’s Daytona 500 isn’t really my thing, but it is an iconic Americana spectator event writ large that I’ve yet to attend, and February in Central Florida beats…well it beats anywhere in Canada in February. Still, it’s (again) watching other people do what I’d rather be doing, and I have actually raced on the Daytona “roval” in CrapCans. A ParticipAction Plan D on a beer budget could be more CrapCan racing too. I’ve wanted to check-off more East-of-theMississippi must-do tracks on my bucket list. In no particular order: Watkins Glen, Virginia International, Barbour in Alabama, Road Atlanta. I could just eke out that track list relying on Big X0 and Y5 birthdays alone, but I’d have to be the equivalent driver of septuagenarian Paul Newman by the time I finish. Procrastination will be the enemy here. Spoiled by choice, damned by inaction. Fortunately, I can rely on everyone else’s X0 and Y5 birthdays between now and late 2019 to motivate me forward. That, and I’ll forever regret (is forever that long once you hit X0?) if I let sloth carry the day. So yes, I’m going to embrace this evolving cultural norm of my generation’s super-sized X0 and Y5 birthdays. I’ll let you know how mine works out. Now, tell me, what’s your first-reaction answer for your next Big X0 or Y5 indulgent birthday mandate?


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Cider houses rule

Fermented apple juice is becoming the next craft darling


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plunged my nose into a glass of Vanilla Plum cider from The BX Press Cidery and inhaled. It smelled of ripe fruit and fall baking, and invited me to sample its liquid layers that tasted like an apple and plum tart—not too sweet, spicy and with a crisp finish. My curiosity piqued, I wandered over to a neighbouring booth and tried a cider aged in rum-soaked bourbon barrels. I sipped a cherry cider made from apples and juice from the Okanagan’s best-loved fruit for an encore. The bottles lined up at Ward Ciders in Kelowna during BC Cider Week weren’t your typical sweet, mass-produced hard ciders. Rather, the province’s craft cider makers had gathered together with a view of Okanagan Lake—adjacent to an apple orchard, no less—to showcase what’s possible in the growing world of cidercraft. I was blown away. Like beer brewers before them, cider makers are experimenting with cider styles and methods, with complex and delicious results. They’re hopping ciders that have been fruit-infused, making dessert ciders from late-harvest apples, steeping apple juice with botanicals during fermentation to make spiced ciders, and growing heirloom apples to produce single-varietal or blended heritage ciders. Fuelling this creativity is an insatiable thirst for North America’s original alcoholic beverage. “Cider is blowing up,” says Mike Lachelt, co-founder of Salt Spring Wild, a cider

producer on Salt Spring Island. “Not just in BC but all over North America.” From BC to Nova Scotia, and from California to Virginia, apple-growing provinces and states are reclaiming and reinventing cider. The English and French originally brought the alcoholic beverage, made by pressing apples and fermenting the juice, to the New World when they settled in the colonies and New France (now Québec). Evidently, the Puritans put apple seeds in the ground a mere nine days after making landfall in 1607; a decade later, in 1617, the first apple tree was planted in Canada near Québec City. In those days, no one ate apples to keep the doctor away, but they did drink cider, which—thanks to fermentation—was considered cleaner than water. Prohibition effectively put a cap on cider production, and it’s taken the better part of a century to make a comeback. While this “secret history” is interesting and makes a compelling narrative, the reasons why people are taking a shine to cider are less esoteric. As I can attest, it just tastes good. With so many styles, there’s one for every palate. People also like that cider is gluten-free and all natural with no added sugars, explains Anna Relvas, owner of Faustino Estate Cidery in Osoyoos. “That’s what sets craft cideries apart from the big producers,” she says. For other cider drinkers, it’s a gateway beverage that stands on its own.

“Cider fits very nicely into the category somewhere in between wine and a beer. It’s not as heavy as some of the craft beers, and the alcohol percentage is lower than wine. So cider fills that gap,” says Chris Haworth, cider maker and co-owner with West Avenue Cider House near Hamilton, ON. Because cider appeals to both beer and wine drinkers, there’s a lot of crossover. Haworth says wine tourers often stop in for a tasting en route to Niagara from Toronto. And locals have started heading to the cider house (rather than a pub) for happy hour. This shift is evident in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, where breweries, wineries and now cideries all serve a clientele eager for small-batch, local products along what’s been coined the Good Cheer Trail. In fact, Jill Delaney, general manager at Annapolis Cider Company in Wolfville, attributes the burgeoning interest in cider to the growth of craft in general, and interest in locally sourced ingredients for both drink and food. “It has become a real movement here,” she says. Judging from the number of people who were out sampling cider during BC Cider Week—and buying bottles to bring home for later consumption—cider is still gaining momentum. With any luck, a modern history with fermented apple juice is in the making.

There are many variations on cider, including single varietal, blended, rosé (made from red-fleshed apples) and even perry, which is “cider” made exclusively from pears. Here are a few styles garnering a lot of attention. Hopped Hops, the bitter, hipster beer ingredient, have made their way into ciders to add acidity and a piney or citrus quality. try: 4 Hopped Apricot from Salt Spring Wild


Spiced Add in spices and other botanicals during or after fermentation to steep the cider with aromatic intensity. try: 3 Cranberry Cinnamon from The BX Press Cider & Orchard

Barrel-aged Ageing cider in former wine or bourbon barrels pulls those flavours from the wood to add complexity and up the alcohol content. try: 1 Barrett Fuller’s Secret from West Avenue Cider House

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Fruit-infused Apples form the base of all ciders, but mixing in the juice of fruits that complement apples, such as pears, plums and cherries, is delicious. try: 2 Sour Cherry from Annapolis Cider Company





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INTO [south] africa

Wandering and wondering in the new South Africa from Limpopo to Soweto story by

Dr. Michael Roberts | photography by Carrie Clark

September/October 2018 Just For Canadian dentists


travel the world


dream of an Africa that is at peace with itself.” So said Nelson Mandela, perhaps the best-known name of the continent. And his home country, South Africa, evokes other famous African names of the 20th century: Bishop Desmond Tutu (a Nobel Peace Prize winner, like Mandela), John Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer (both awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature). But besides all those Nobel laureates, South Africa has sublime natural beauty, wildlife and vast, unexpected diversity. It’s a country of magnificent and turbulent history, from the dawn of mankind to the inhumanity of apartheid to the hope of a successful African future for all. From winery to safari, this region and subcontinent is both a cultural and natural adventure. And so my journey began with a glass of wine on the tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope. Here, with Cape Town as my base, I sampled Pinotage in the wine country of Franschhoek, amidst the arid beauty of the Little Karoo in funky Montagu and the ostriches of Oudtshoorn. Dazzled by the fabled 1,000-km expanse of Indian Ocean on the Garden Route, I travelled from the rugged beaches of Wilderness (the apt name of an actual town) to the untamed turbulent sea at Storms River, and then flew from the Western Cape to journey farther east into the province of Limpopo. It’s this fabled region on the edge of Swaziland and Mozambique that drew me into its fold of grand proportions: waterfalls and canyons, gold fields and wild animals. Limpopo is the home to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve on the African continent. Larger than Switzerland, Kruger is home to the Big Five: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and cape buffalo. And on the edges of Kruger are private game reserves that allow the visitor a glimpse of undisturbed primeval South Africa. Once the small plane I took from the Western Cape landed at Hoedspruit air strip, I continued on land to Timbavati and Idube private reserves in pursuit of the fabled white lions and those Big Five. As soon as the jeep entered the dry, dusty road of the reserve, I was greeted by the gentle swaying of giraffes gracing the route. I couldn’t stop grinning as my pulse began to quicken and I pondered what further wonders await me. At basecamp, a luxury lodge of eight tent-like villas by a river, I was welcomed by a personal butler and discovered that my spacious (and air conditioned!) tent was on the edge of a waterhole. From the wooden veranda I could see and hear the sound of water spouting. Minutes after my arrival, I was gazing upon surprisingly nimble hippos emerging from the pool. Over the next few days, as I sat here, by the water in the quiet, I became a part of nature’s daily rhythm: hippos, egrets, herons and gazelles in the early evening; the thrashing of a frolicking family of elephants refreshing themselves in the equatorial heat of midday. At dawn, there was a giddy feeling of excitement and awe in the air as I joined a group with guide and tracker on an all-terrain Land Rover to follow footprints and spoor. Our first encounter of the morning emerged quietly from the bush, an adolescent elephant who “discovered” us. Then we came upon a herd of gazelles and dashing springbok. We also crossed paths with a massive black rhino mired in cooling mud, who simply stared at us.

One afternoon, the safari group silently hung out with a pride of lions, mother and aunties chaperoning playful cubs only slightly curious about our human presence. Sitting stationary with full, deep awareness of breath, all my senses were aroused and attuned to the subtleties of the pride’s movements, scent and sounds. I felt initiated as a true tracker. And I quickly came to realize that the humans here are only visitors to this magnificent ongoing primeval pageant of life. But the best was still to come. As evening fell after another transcendent African sunset and toast of gin and tonic, we tracked a male leopard on his way back to his lair and then, just before we returned to the lodge, a hyena welcomed us from atop the front gates. The next morning, yet another remarkable phenomenon: a toddler leopard learning how to negotiate walking with mother at her side, tenderly overseeing. And the bush walks—past termite hills, baobabs and whitened elephant tusks to a pool teeming with hippos and crocodiles—were led by another exotic creature of sorts. Ranger Rob, a six-foot-seveninch Afrikaner guide with gigantic rifle in hand. I looked up at him like I did the giraffes. With his thick Afrikaner’s accent, Ranger Rob had remarkable and sometimes spine-tingling tales to tell. We’d listen, rapt on quiet evenings around the campfire, sharing our own tales of exploration as well. Mornings were always another discovery, like being awakened by intense scratching and jostling of my luxe tent to discover families of baboons staking territory for dwellings on the rooftop. This was their place. We were just visitors. It became a mantra that I repeated, experience after experience in South Africa. Bittersweetly, I left Kruger to discover other wonders of Limpopo. From a tented eco-boutique hotel at Summerfields, an organic passionfruit and macadamia-nut farm, I feasted riverside on fresh fare—exotic starfruit and mango smoothies, quinoa and coriander salad, parmesan and spinach risotto—punctuated with hikes into the bush and followed by an evening brei or South African bush barbecue. I journeyed to the plateau in discovery of ancient prospecting gold-rush towns, waterfalls, along the Panorama route with views from Gods Window, Pilgrims Rest and Blyde River Canyon, the second-highest rainforested canyon on the planet. As hard as it was to depart from Limpopo, there were still other natural and cultural domains to discover in South Africa. From Nelspruit, Limpopo’s gateway, I took another plane to Johannesburg and into the sprawling heart of South Africa, where I was awed by the cultural resilience of the past 20 years. Joburg has an emerging and vibrant post-apartheid integrated-middle-class community, and the kindness and warmth of the people—pleased to showcase their newly evolving country—struck me. And after I made a pilgrimage to this cradle of civilization, its Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hall and Vilkazi Street in iconic Soweto (the home of Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu), I appreciated this diverse and amazing country even more, if possible. I thought again about how we were only visitors to this land. I remembered the words both of Ranger Rob, “Don’t move, you are in the presence of a magnificent lion,” and Desmond Tutu, “You cannot take the life of your times further than you have taken yourself.” Here, in South Africa, I felt as if I had come very far.

previous page Twilight descends on Timbavati Plain opposite page, top row from left Spectacular Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is the third highest on

penguins at Boulders Beach, Simons Town, Table Mountain National Park bottom row from left Tusked male elephant makes an appearance in Timbavati


the planet; Male baboon atop a tent-framed villa at Simbavati Hill Top Lodge middle row from left Languishing leopard after a recent kill; Frolicking African

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Private Nature Reserve, part of Greater Kruger Park; Bourke’s Luck Holes, potholes and plunge pools of the Treur River along the Panorama Route

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For more info on South Africa go to southafrica.net and check out the private game reserves that the author stayed at: Idube Game Reserve Lodge (idube. com) and Simbavati Safari Lodges (simbavati.com).




FEBRUARY 21 – 23, 2019


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A n intern ation a l guide to continuing dental Education

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On the Loop’s elevated “L” train circuit

Deepdish pizza from Lou Malnati’s


Architectural cruise on the Chicago River

Cloud Gate (also known as “The Bean”) in Millennium Park

Lobby ceiling of the Palmer House Hotel Seurat at the Art Institute of Chicago

Crown Fountain, public art and video sculpture

Lyric Opera House


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his is my kind of town, Chicago is…” So go the lyrics of the famous Frank Sinatra song, his paean to the city and its character, architecture, music, people… And with more than 5,195 restaurants (25 of which have Michelin stars!), 250 theatres (hello Hamilton, the must-see musical that’s on an extended run in Chicago until January 2019), 200 dance companies, iconic opera house, some 56 museums and 700-plus public artworks, Chicago entertains and charms as much as the so-called Sultan of Swoon. Start and stay in the Loop, Chicago’s business district and downtown core, where the historic Palmer House Hotel is the longest continually running hotel in the US (since 1873, when it reopened in grand fashion after the Great Chicago Fire). Step out onto State Street (“… that great street”!) and into the buzz of the city amidst iconic architecture. Better yet, take a ride on the “L” train’s elevated circuit through the Loop and marvel at the cornices and columns here, the glass and steel there, and how it all comes together in this cityscape created by the likes of Mies van der Rohe. After the train, take a

boat on the Chicago River for another perspective on the birthplace of the skyscraper. The towers that skirt the snaking river also seem to embrace Chicago’s go-to gathering spot, Millennium Park. Here, you’ll be wowed by yet more cool structures and art: amphitheatre by Frank Gehry, Cloud Gate sculpture by Anish Kapoor (simply known as “The Bean”) and Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa. On a hot late-September day, this interactive artwork’s two giant spouting video sculptures become a spontaneous waterpark, filled with families and foodies taking a break from the Chicago Gourmet fest (September 28-30). More art is just steps away at the Art Institute of Chicago, voted number-one museum in the world (TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards). Its permanent collection has 300,000 works, including Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which has a famous cameo in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Stand and stare like Ferris and his crew did (and everyone else). And then, just across the river, there’s the Magnificent Mile (900 stores within eight blocks) and

another set of iconic buildings that induce neck craning: the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower (its façade dotted with stones from historic buildings around the world, including the Taj Mahal), John Hancock Center (now called 875 N Michigan) and Willis Tower (where you can step out over the city on a glass-bottomed ledge—103 floors up). To the south is the Museum Campus, made up of Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum (home of “Sue,” the world’s largest, most extensive and best preserved T. Rex). Also in the South Loop: Soldier Field, the stadium of the Chicago Bears (da Bears!), and McCormick Place, the largest convention centre in the US. Walk back towards the Loop with football fans after a Sunday-afternoon game, along “Chicago’s front yard” of Grant Park, for one other must-stop. Lou Malnati’s classic deep-dish pizza. The debate is fierce over Chicago’s best pizza, but you won’t be disappointed with an order of the “Lou” (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, mozza, romano and cheddar in a garlic buttercrust). You’re welcome. And, yes, Frank was right. Chicago is “One town that won’t let you down. It’s my kind of town.” — Barb Sligl

September/October 2018 Just For Canadian dentists


c e calendar

General Dentistry



Anesthesia/ Sedation


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Oct 12

San Francisco California

Society For Education In Anesthesia 2018 Fall Meeting

Society for Education in Anesthesia



Nov 10

Sacramento California

Airway, Medical Emergency & Monitoring For Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation Consulting


sedation consulting.com

Dec 02-03

Chicago Illinois

General Anesthesia & Deep Sedation

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology



Sep 24-25

Helsinki Finland

Aesthetic Dentistry

Nordic Institute of Dental Education

See Website

nordicdented. com

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

Jan 24-25 2019

Studio City California

Porcelain Veneers, PJCs & All Ceramic Crowns Using Supra-Gingival Dentistry

Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry & Ruiz Dental Seminars


ruizdental seminars.com

May 2-4 2019

Chicago Illinois

Treatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence

The Dawson Academy


thedawson academy.com

Aug 08-10 2019

Banff Alberta

44th Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Esthetic Dentistry

American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

info@esthetic academy.org

esthetic academy.org


Vancouver British Columbia

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

Endodontics Unsponsored


vancouverroot canals.com


Toronto Ontario

4-Day Endodontic Solutions

Hands On Training


handsontrain ing.com

Sep 20-23

Ocean City Maryland

2018 Chesapeake Dental Conference

Maryland State Dental Association



Oct 12-13

South Hackensack New Jersey

Intense Endodontics: A 2 Day Hands-On Workshop

Essential Dental Seminars


essential seminars.org

Oct 13-20

Tahiti & Bora Bora

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

Professional Education Society



Nov 30Dec 01

Los Angeles California

The USC 17th International Endodontic Symposium

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry


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Apr 10-13 2019

Montréal Québec

Annual Session AAE19

American Association of Endodontists





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

Western Schools


western schools.com

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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Join us for fantastic learning opportunities at home and abroad. ADVENTURE AND LEARN ANNUAL SKI SEMINAR


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BIG ISLAND, HAWAII FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 2, 2019 PALM SPRINGS, CA FEBRUARY 21 – 24, 2019 MARCH 25 – 29, 2019 Four Seasons Resort Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort Fairmont Orchid Resort and Spa, Rancho Mirage, California The University of British Columbia is a leading provider of continuing dental education. We offer a wide range of programs including lectures, study clubs, hands-on clinics and our ever popular ‘Travel and Learn’ courses.

To learn more, visit us at www.dentistry.ubc.ca/cde 604·822·6156   1·877·328·7744  cde@dentistry.ubc.ca


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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



Jan 19 2019

Halifax Nova Scotia

The What, The When, And The How Of Socket Preservation

Zimmer Biomet


periobytheocean @gmail.com

Jan 19-26 2019

Sandals Royal Barbados

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

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars

877-536-6736 See Ad Page 20

kennedysemi nars.com

Jan 25-26 2019

Winnipeg Manitoba

MDA’s 2019 Annual Convention

Manitoba Dental Association


mdaconven tion.com

Feb 02-09 2019

Maui Hawaii

39th Annual Dental Forum In Hawaii

Dental Seminars & Symposia

952-922-1707 See Ad Page 21


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 09-16 2019

Kauai Hawaii

39th Annual Dental Forum In Hawaii

Dental Seminars & Symposia

952-922-1707 See Ad Page 21


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?

877-536-6736 See Ad Page 20

kennedysemi nars.com

Feb 21-23 2019

Chicago Illinois

154th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

Chicago Dental Society

312-836-7300 See Ad Page 16


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 See Ad Page 20

kennedysemi nars.com

Mar 09-16 2019

Playa Mujeres Mexico

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

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars


kennedysemi nars.com

Mar 25-29 2019

Big Island Hawaii

UBC Annual Spring Break Symposium, An Interdisciplinary Program

University of British Columbia CDE


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 31

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May 16-30 2019

Tour of Spain

Topic TBD

Mindware Educational Seminars

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mindwaresem inars.com


new CE to Kennedy Professional be placed Education Seminars

Jewels of Eastern Europe

Caribbean Christmas on The EDGE!

Oct. 9 - 21, 2018

Dec. 23 - 30, 2018

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

Dr. Brian LeSage “Composites & All Ceramic Restorations”

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

Be among the first to enjoy a magic carpet ride on the world’s most high-tech cruise ship, EDGE!

Tour of Spain May 16 - 30, 2019 Speaker: TBD Conference: TBD Enjoy a tour of Spain starting in Madrid and visiting: Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Grenada, Valencia, Barcelona & Girona; Optional 3-day extension to Palma de Mallorca

Register online and choose from any one of our great trips, all worth 12 CDE Credits! www.mindwareseminars.com …or call us today at: 1-888-574-8288 and book with the best! September/October 2018 Just For Canadian dentists


c e calendar Geriatric Dentistry


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Oct 05

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Geriatric Dentistry: A Comprehensive Approach To The Aging Patient

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


dental.pitt. edu/ce

Oct 24-27

Boston Massachusetts

Osteology Research Academy

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the University of Michigan, and the Osteology Foundation


hsdm.harvard. edu

Multiple Dates

Multiple Locations

Implant Residency Toronto Oct 12-14, Calgary Oct 19-21

The Institute for Dental Excellence



Multiple Dates

Vancouver British Columbia

Canadian Dental Implant Training Centre


vancouvermaxi course.com

Columbia University


dental.colum bia.edu/ce


dale foundation.org

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


Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part 1


Option 1: 12 Days / Six Weekends - Sep 29-30, Nov* 2018; Jan*, Feb*, Mar* And Apr 06-07, 2019) *Dates To Be Announced Shortly Option 2: 12 Days / Two Week-Long Sessions (Week 1: Sep 29 - Oct 04, 2018; Week 2: Apr 02 -07, 2019)

Multiple Dates

New York New York


Chicago Illinois

Dental Cements And Adhesives

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

Oct 12-13

Chicago Illinois

Catalyst - Implant Synergy Symposium

Progressive Dental Institute


progressive dental.com

Nov 09-10

Provo Utah

Implant Surgery – Level 2

Gordon J. Christensen Practical Clinical Courses



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

Jan 14-15 17-18 2019

Los Angeles California

UCLA Dental Implant Continuum 2018/2019: Module 4 - Digital Dentistry And Applications In Implant Dentistry

UCLA School of Dentistry


dentistry.ucla. edu

Feb 07-09 2019

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient - Socket Grafting With Extraction

Implant Seminars


implantsemi nars.com

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Pediatric Dentistry


Oral Surgery


Medical/Dental Issues



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Mar 13-16 2019

Washington District of Columbia

2019 AO Annual Meeting

Academy of Osseointegration



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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Dental Emergencies: Cardiac Emergencies

American Seminar Institute


americansemi nar.com



Hepatitis And The Dentist Professional

eDen Education Pty


e-deneduca tion.com



Contemporary Approaches To Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Dental Practice

MetLife Quality Initiatives Program



Oct 26-27

Key Biscayne Florida

Mastering Equilibration

The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education



Nov 09-10

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Ultimate Occlusion Level 3: Mastering Full Mouth Reconstruction

Clinical Mastery Series


clinicalmastery. com

Oct 20-26

La Esperanza Guatemala

Live Patient Extraction Course

Dental Development Seminars


weteachextrac tions.com

Oct 24

New York New York

Guided Surgery


nycdental society.org

Nov 12

Victoria British Columbia

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

University of Victoria Division of Continuing Studies


continuing studies.uvic.ca

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


continuingedu cation.net


Onsite at your location

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) For Dentists

Sea to Sky Dental-Ed



Oct 26-28

Austin Texas

Safe And Effective Sedation For The Pediatric Dental Patient

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry



Dec 08

Brandon Mississippi

Interceptive Orthodontics For The Growing Patient

Pediatric Dental Seminars


pediatric dentalce.com

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don’t miss The 39th Annual

Dental Forum in hawaii! maui February 2-9 &/OR kauai February 9-16, 2019

Dental Seminars & Symposia, LLC

For details & registration, visit

For travel information, call Linda

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Practice Management, Technology and Planning





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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


kennedysemi nars.com

Nov 02-05 2019

Chicago Illinois

105th Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Periodontology

American Academy of Periodontology





Optimizing Opioid Safety And Efficacy






Basic Pharmacology: Part I - Pharmacodynamic And Pharmacokinetic Principles

Procter & Gamble


dentalcare. com

Sep 27

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Phantom Head Course: Veneers, Bonded Crowns And Bridge Design (Specialist Prosthodontic Techniques In Aesthetic Dentistry)

CAPP Training Institute/ Centre for Advanced Professional Practices

971-4-347 6747


Oct 24

Toronto Ontario

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t starts with a quail egg dusted with vegetable ash. Alongside endive with hemp and seaweed and miniature root veggies that were grown, picked and pickled last season, right here in Edmonton. And it’s all so artfully presented, arranged and synchronized, like a master painter’s palette…for the palate. I can’t quite believe how simple yet sophisticated these morsels are…or where I am. The unassuming space on Jasper Avenue in the city’s downtown core is stark yet striking. A slab of honeycomb hangs near the entrance, left unadorned and exposed to drip its liquid gold down the wall. Dried persimmons are suspended from the ceiling; a wasp’s nest within a twisty branch decorates another wall. It’s a bit of foreshadowing for what’s to come on Alder Room’s tasting menu. Here, nature’s bounty is the star. After the ash-dusted quail egg (popped whole in my mouth in a combo of smokiness and softness), each dish in this 10-course experience (a later seating has 19 courses) continues to surprise and delight,

pickled himself, earthen tableware sourced from an artisan potter, and a soundtrack that seems synonymous with each course (Radiohead, Bowie, Moby…). And the city has come to appreciate this kind of opus. “Thanks for being in Edmonton,” say diners to Staley. Because, not so long ago, the city was a culinary wasteland of chain restaurants. Aspiring chefs would move elsewhere. Today, they’re staying. Last year, enRoute magazine’s “Canada’s Best New Restaurants” awards included three Edmonton establishments. Staley’s Alder Room made the list, as did Café Linnea (where I sampled Oeufs-enCocotte, a must-have brunch dish served in a cast-iron pot with a sherry cream sauce) and Bar Clementine (with a Parisbistro-like vibe and glorious cocktail list). This year, two other Edmonton restaurants are in the running: Biera (an unexpectedly sophisticated restaurant ensconced in the Blind Enthusiasm brewery that’s revitalizing Edmonton’s Ritchie ’hood) and Bündok. At Bündok in the new ICE District (on 104th, where the downtown farmers’ market, named the best by National Geographic

Spirits, where I learn that it’s both the city’s first distillery (opened in 2016) and North America’s smallest. I sample a gin made with local red wheat, wild-foraged juniper from the badlands near Drumheller and native seaberry or sea buckthorn from Edmonton itself. The Badland Seaberry Gin label showcases a coyote, proud scavenger that adapts to its environment and thrives. Much like this on-the-edge-of-the-north city, I think. Edmonton’s rebirth into a foodie community has been on a slow boil for a decade or so. The big names in town are Blair Lebsack of RGE RD (whose long-table dinners just outside the city are a full-on feast on a local farm) and Daniel Costa of Corso 32 (an Italian-style restaurant that now has two sister eateries abutting it: Uccellino and Bar Bricco). Lebsack grew up in the Edmonton area, milking a cow, as he says, and digging deep into the food community, where he’s been known to wash dishes for other restaurant owners when their staff calls in sick. And “for 10 years, I’ve gone to the farmers’ market every Saturday,” he says. That steadfast local food network also sources the best ingredients for him. Like

northern feast A sampling of edmonton’s hot food scene

from scallops in a vibrant-green herb broth with a savoury salted gooseberry frozen yogurt (a flavour bomb) to rockfish grilled over coals (yes, there’s a fire ablaze in the “kitchen” that’s like a stage behind the 12-seats-only bar for what’s essentially a culinary performance). Everything is regional or, as chef Ben Staley tells me, 95% from Alberta and neighbouring BC and Saskatchewan, with 5% from “outliers” (nearby states of Montana, Oregon, Washington). “I like to describe this restaurant as being selfish,” says Staley, because it’s a place where he thrives. It’s his vision (just in his mid-20s, he grew up in Edmonton and trained through stints at pioneering local restaurants like North 53) and he’s deliberated over every detail: that “wild” décor, ingredients he’s harvested (hay!) and

Traveler in 2013, takes place outdoors every Saturday until October), I had what was perhaps the best omelette of my life outside of France, topped with a beautiful slice of Brie (and a Laguiole knife as cutlery). Also on the menu: tartines, sea bream crudo, fried chicken skins and dishes that defy (or put a spin on) the culinary history of this city. Take the name: a play on “boondocks,” a word that no longer defines Edmonton. “The process of transferring boondocks into Bündok is synonymous with our thought process of involving the history of ingredients and region into our vision,” reads chef Ryan Hotchkiss’ manifesto of sorts. After my brunch of that beautiful French-style omelette paired with a Provençal rosé, I wander outside among the farmers’ market stalls and stop at Strathcona


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Lebsack’s “resident forager guy,” filmmaker and all-round foodie, Kevin Kossowan (whose video series, From the Wild, “a culinary exploration of the great outdoors,” was recently nominated for a James Beard Award, otherwise known as the Oscars of the food world). This is the guy you’d want to be stranded with in the bush. I walk with him in Edmonton’s River Valley, along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, where he points out horseradish, shaggy mane mushrooms, wild asparagus and highbush cranberries. What looks like nothing but a plain patch of grass is actually full of ingredients. I think of that coyote on the bottle of gin made from similarly foraged seaberry, or the wood sorrel and “hay cream” at the Alder Room. It’s all fodder for the foodies of Edmonton.

NOTE At press time, the Alder Room had just closed its doors, despite its immediate success, accolades and popularity. The good news: an Alder Room 2.0 is in the works, which chef Ben Staley says will continue where the first award-winning iteration left off. “Alder Room isn’t going anywhere and it’d take an army to stop me!” he says, as one would expect from one of the pushing-forward chefs of Edmonton’s burgeoning culinary scene. Check alderroom.ca for updates.


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Fried chicken skins and sea bream crudo at Bündok; Strathcona Spirits gin; Café Linnea

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T-shirt at Little Brick café; first course at Alder Room, including ash-dusted quail eggs served over charcoal; Bar Clementine

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Scallops and savoury yogurt in herb broth at Alder Room; Kevin Kossowan foraging in the Edmonton River Valley; mushroom toast at Bar Clementine

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t h e w e a lt h y d e n t i s t M a n f r e d p u r t z k i Manfred Purtzki, CPA,CA, is a principal in the Vancouver office of Purtzki Johansen & Associates. He can be reached at: Manfred@purtzki.com or 604-669-7558.

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My two favourite tax-saving strategies for dentists

To illustrate this strategy, Dr. Ally Dente needs to draw $300,000 from her professional corporation to pay for living and education expenses, income taxes and a lump-sum payment on the mortgage. No longer able to split income with her family members, the $300,000 payment will be reported as a dividend, resulting in a personal tax of $97,992, as per the table below.

Payout $ 100,000 $ 200,000 $ 300,000 $ 400,000 $ 500,000 $ 600,000 The following is an illustration of the steps involved in converting a regular taxable dividend into a taxable capital gain. 1. The Corporation pays Dr. Dente a dividend in the form of shares instead of cash. These types of shares are called stock dividend shares. They may have an issue price of $.01 per share and a redemption value of $100 per share. Since Dr. Dente receives shares instead of cash, only the issue price at a nominal value must be reported as a taxable dividend. 2. Dr. Dente then sells the stock dividend shares to her spouse at fair market value, which is equal to the redemption price of $100 per share.

as beneficiaries, then your total entitlement will be $3,393,000. To access this capital exemption, the shares must be qualifying small business corporation (QSBC) shares meeting three conditions. 1. At the time of sale, 90% of the fair market value of the corporate assets must be used in an active practice. 2. During the 24 months prior to the sale of the shares, 50% of the fair market value of the corporation’s assets must have been used in an active business. 3. You must have owned the shares 24 months prior to the sale. If you do not meet the test because your company has excess investments,

Income Tax Savings (BC rates) Dividends Capital gains $ 15,622 $ 8,191 $ 54,191 $ 23,402 $ 97,922 $ 43,661 $ 141,654 $ 66,561 $ 185,386 $ 91,228 $ 229,117 $116,128 Selling your practice tax-free 2

Savings $ 7,431 $ 30,789 $ 54,261 $ 75,093 $ 94,158 $112,989 then employ some defensive strategies to remove these investment assets ahead of time without income tax consequences. In accounting lingo, this step is called “purification.”

When you sell your dental practice, which may include the clinic real estate, by selling the shares of the corporation, you will benefit from the $848,252 lifetime capital gains exemption. However, sudoku 1 easier solution this exemption only 2 8 5 9 6 1 4 3 7 applies in the event 6 3 9 4 7 5 1 2 8 of a share sale. The 4 7 1 8 3 2 5 9 6 5 9 7 2 1 3 6 8 4 exemption extends 1 4 3 5 8 6 2 7 9 to all of the company 8 2 6 7 9 4 3 5 1 shareholders. If you 7 6 2 1 5 9 8 4 3 have a family trust, with 9 1 4 3 2 8 7 6 5 four family members 3 5 8 6 4 7 9 1 2

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1 Converting dividends into capital gains

3. The spouse issues a promissory note to Dr. Dente equal to the value of the shares received. 4. The spouse sells the stock dividend shares to a holding company (Holdco) and, in exchange, Holdco issues a promissory note to the spouse. 5. The Corporation redeems the stock dividend shares held by Holdco. And Holdco uses the redemption proceeds to pay off the promissory note owed to the spouse. 6. The spouse pays off the promissory note payable to Dr. Dente. And voilà, the circle has closed. Dr. Dente ends up with the cash at capital gains tax rates.

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ith the government imposing an ever-increasing tax burden on professionals, here are two strategies that will let you keep a lot of those tax dollars in your own pocket.

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practice management Timothy A. Brown Timothy A. Brown specializes in dental practice appraisals, brokerage, consulting, locum placements, associateships and practice financing across Canada. You can reach Timothy at timothy@roicorp.com.

In praise of transcription Your time is too important to waste on navigating a keyboard

could benefit from learning to dictate and use a transcriptionist. By doing this, I avoid looking at the screen and losing my thoughts. And my fingers do not have to keep up with those thoughts. I don’t have to pause or stop because of writer’s block. Like most of us, I don’t suffer from speaker’s block. My key ideas get recorded and any redundancies can be eliminated in a final proofread. In fact, this column was dictated and transcribed. It required It 's some minor editing but the result is a clear ti m e to and complete form of spe a k communication. I have up encouraged my sales people to adopt this practice of dictating and transcribing any communiqués they have with their clients. There are many products and services skills. Plus, when I view the screen and see (voice recorders, transcribers) on the market even a minor error, my mind stops and that aid this entire process. With the help of focuses on that error. The result: I lose my grammar and spell checks, the document train of thought, and often it’s hard to or memorandum is relatively error free. recover. For dentists and other healthcare That’s why I believe that people who professionals this means greatly improved have a similar thought process to mine clinical notes and much better treatment


planning proposals. And those who use formal treatment plans (written, detailed and formatted to business standards) have much greater treatment plan acceptance. So, why not just speak? Don’t type. Don’t write. Talk. Let the transcriptionist do the transcribing; let the speaker do the speaking. Your ability to communicate will improve substantially. Mine did. And there’s a correlation between my company’s success in professional practice sales and the usage of dictation and transcription. It’s been instrumental in my team being better communicators and has allowed us to be extra timely and responsive. Personally, it’s allowed me to optimize my thought processes and expertise and reduce the time and effort of having others do it for me. Finally, this magazine often promotes the idea of a beneficial lifestyle change. In that spirit, I’m advocating making “dictate and transcribe” part of your practice’s methodology—not exactly a lifestyle change—but it will simplify your life and reduce stress caused by having to write so many handwritten notes or type out endless emails on the computer. Handwriting and typing is substantially slower than speaking—and less effective. Time is most likely one of your most precious assets, so use less of it poking away at a keyboard.


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dr. brian Barrett may be retired but he’s still active in the dental CE sphere, helping organize meetings and conferences. But when not coordinating for the PEI Dental Association, you’ll likely find him on a boat, fishing gear in hand. Or perhaps tinkering with his car… Besides his Porsche, he’s partial to US College Football, Edinburgh, haggis, beer and soft-serve ice cream. Next up? Hopefully a dream trip meandering through North America in his RV… My name: Brian Douglas Barrett I live, practise in: Charlottetown PEI (Retired after 40 years) My training: DDS Dalhousie University Why I was drawn to dentistry:

Best meal anywhere: Haggis with Neeps and tatties in Scotland!

America in my RV

Memorable restaurant: Temple Bar in Dublin Ireland

I always travel with: My wife!!

A “wow” hotel/ resort I’d happily stay at again: Vistana Resort in

My jet-lag cure: Keep going—lots of water

Favourite city: Edinburgh, Scotland Favourite book: Any Jack Reacher novel by

automotive tools and equipment I’d describe my home as: Lived in but immaculate thanks to my wife

My go-to exercise/sport: Fishing Favourite spectator sport: US College Football

My car: Porsche 996 Turbo

Celebrity crush: Kaley Cuoco

Last purchase: Exhaust system for my car

I’d want this with me if stranded on a desert island: Internet service

inches taller The word that best describes me: Loyal I’m inspired by: Other people’s strengths My motto: When you are going through hell don’t stop

Dr. Barrett with one of his catches (his go-to sport is fishing), dressed up in black-tie and a few of his favourite things: the White Album, Love Actually, Lagavulin and soft-serve ice cream

Lake Buena Vista Florida

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My last trip: Meeting in Niagara-on-theLake, Ontario

A favourite place that I keep returning to: Facolli Falls in northern Québec for fishing

Must-see TV: Law and Order

Most exotic place I’ve travelled to: Venice, Italy The best souvenir I’ve brought back from a trip: The photographs from anywhere I have visited


Can’t believe I’ve never been to: Japan

Favourite film: Love Actually

Favourite band/ album or song: The Beatles—White Album

Don’t need to go to: the Middle East

My first job: YMCA Camp Counsellor

Dream vacation: Meandering around North

Gadget or gear I could not do without: All my

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Last splurge: Lagavulin Single Malt Most-frequented store: Canadian Tire I have too many: T- shirts with logos

My secret to relaxing and relieving tension: Listening to music A talent I wish I had: Ability to play a musical instrument

My fridge is always stocked with: Beer

A big challenge I’ve faced: Joint replacement surgery

My guilty pleasure: Soft-serve ice cream

One thing I’d change about myself: My weight, unless I can get six

A cause that’s close to my heart: Organized dentistry and association activities Something I haven’t done that’s on my must-do list: Visit Asia If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d be: Exotic car dealer

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My dad was a dentist

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