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14 Due North on the Yukon’s mighty Tat and beyond 32 The magic of Oz and its wonderful world of wine COLUMNS


9 pay it forward

5 September/October mix 19 CE calendar 37 sudoku 38 small talk

A dentist provides dental care to people—and primates—in Cameroon

11 the thirsty dentist

Dr. Andrea Gelinas

Sour beer sampler

12 motoring The future is…flying?

26 practice management Practise safe email and wear a computer condom


31 the wealthy dentist

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Lessons from the founder of the low-cost index mutual fund cover photo River guide Alene Lees (who’s a physician for her day job) rows her raft amongst the icebergs on Alsek Lake during an 11-day Tatshenshini River expedition in northern Canada and Alaska (page 14).

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In the wonderland of McLaren Vale: d’Arenberg Cube (below) and a cubist-inspired dish at its awardwinning restaurant (page 32)

Get wild

south—is another kind of wild. In the wine region of McLaren Vale, in southern Australia near Adelaide, is the rather out-there winery d’Arenberg. Its cubist, futuristic structure is a destination itself, and it’s only one player in this happening area (page 32). We also explore the next automotive wave: flying cars…really (page 12). Get wayout in Woodstock (page 5). And in Africa, Dr. Andrea Gelinas provides philanthropic dental care to people of Cameroon—and the chimpanzees (page 9). From icebergs to d’Arenberg cubes, it’s a wild late summer and fall. And social. Check us out on Facebook (facebook.com/justforcanadiandentists), Instagram (@justforcanadiandentists; #justforcanadiandentists) and Twitter (@JFCDentists). Let’s chat!

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rifting down the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers past grizzlies and icebergs… Things get wild in Canada’s North, deep in the Yukon and into Alaska. As our award-winning writer (see below) says of her 11-day journey by raft (page 14), “…we see constant reminders that this land belongs to the wild things.” Besides a family of grizzlies, she spots tracks and crosses the paths of moose, award win! n An r ite wolverines, black wr g Contributin ll won third bears, peregrine Britton Campbe t venture, Spor place for Best Ad vel falcons, bald Tra the in re atu or Recreation Fe eagles, belted n of Canada’s Media Associatio r story, Into for he kingfishers… annual awards Chic- Chocs, the Snow in the oh my! ry ua br /Fe ary in the Janu s On another 2018 issue of thi maga zine. continent—and far

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ifty years ago this past August, young people in numbers approaching half a million converged on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Traffic on the remote, rural roads was so intense most people simply abandoned their cars and walked for miles to reach the farm. Their aim was to hear a line-up of musical luminaries that included the Grateful Dead, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Formally named “Woodstock: An Aquarian Exposition,” the three-day concert has long been considered a cultural touchstone of its time, an iconic moment with enormous symbolic weight for a generation who hoped to change the world through peace and love. >> September/October 2019 Just For Canadian dentists



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hose were such turbulent times,” said Bobbi Ercoline of Pine Bush, New York, who also stated she’s the woman captured on film in a serendipitous moment one early morning during the concert hugging her then-boyfriend and now-husband, Nick, in an image that landed on the Woodstock album cover. “There was so much violence in the country, and yet there was none of it at Woodstock. It was exactly how they described it in their promotions—‘Three Days of Peace and Music.’” Summertime concerts still continue at the site, now called the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. But the real draw is its world-class museum that chronicles both the 1969 concert and the tempestuous period of history it took place in. Ample film footage of the original concert can be viewed, as well as newsreels and documentaries showing events of the late ’60s. The walls are adorned with period posters, photos and artifacts from the time, like a mini-dress, bellbottom jeans, draft cards and protest buttons. There’s even a psychedelically painted Love Bug. Exhibits also give a sense of what happened during those three days in August, including an extreme lack of food and sanitation and the epic, monsoon-like thunderstorms that created so much mud the enormous stage actually slid several feet downhill. The music carried on, in spite of concerns that the performers on stage could be electrocuted by the lightning. The huge meadow where it all happened, shaped like an immense natural amphitheater, still sits outside the museum. Although it’s hard to envision the sea of humanity that once covered this quiet, grassy spot, it nevertheless continues to attract pilgrims from around the globe. “Not a week goes by I don’t have people stopping in before or after they’ve visited the site,” said Stacy Cohen, owner of the Catskill Distillery and Dancing Cat Saloon, just a thousand feet away on a narrow rural road. “Their eyes light up in wonderment when they find out I was there.” Bethel Woods celebrated the 50th anniversary of Woodstock from August 15 to 18 with a series of concerts by Ringo Starr, the Doobie Brothers, John Fogerty and Carlos Santana. Fogerty and Santana are veterans of the original concert. A special exhibit, “We are Golden,” will be mounted inside the museum—and events take place here year-round. According to Jorma Kaukonen, who performed at Woodstock as lead guitarist for Jefferson Airplane, “the struggle for positive possibilities as manifested by the Woodstock spirit is still with us.” Bobbi Ercoline hopes the anniversary and ongoing events capture some of the allure of the 1969 concert. “There was nothing unhappy about Woodstock,” she said. “There was so much sharing and caring. If we could get just a little of that back, that would be really good news. And doesn’t the world need more good news these days?” — Rich Warren

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dr. lawrence yanover, a pediatric dentist in St. Catharine’s, ON, took this up-close photograph of an orangebreasted sunbird on a protea, the national flower of South Africa, in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town.

It was our last day in Cape Town and the one thing we needed to still see was the botanical gardens. What a lovely surprise. Between flora and fauna I could hardly put my camera down. It was a highlight of a trip full of highlights. A must see for anyone visiting Cape Town.”


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Monkey business

S ee page 38 for more on> Dr. Gelinas >

In Cameroon, this Toronto-based dentist provides dental care to all the local residents…


hen the burly, eight-year-old male chimpanzee’s eyelids began to flutter, Dr. Andrea Gelinas wondered if this carnivore-shaped canine would be the last tooth she would ever pull. “I thought, ‘if this guy wakes up and I’m in his mouth trying to pull his tooth out, that’s the end of me,’ ” says Gelinas, the sole owner of an eponymous dental office on Toronto’s Dundas Street. It was 2009 and Gelinas was in Cameroon for a month, volunteering at the Mefou Primate Sanctuary with her mom Anne, an amateur naturalist whose heroes were primatologists Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall. Managers at Mefou, which rescued and raised gorilla and chimpanzee infants orphaned by poachers, had asked Gelinas to bring dental equipment and drugs like

amoxicillin and Tylenol—medications compatible with chimp and gorilla physiology—with her during the volunteer initiative. After arriving, Gelinas was told that sanctuary staff as well as local villagers suffering from oral pain were hoping to see her. Gelinas happily obliged, but was a bit taken aback by her dental office: a picnic table and chair under shade. The lineup was “as far as I could see,” recalls Gelinas, who was woefully undersupplied, without elevators or forceps to facilitate extractions. “I thought, ‘how am I going to do this?’ ” Worse, Gelinas’ assistant would have to be Anne, who was so terrified of dentists that she required sedation for basic dental work. (Anne’s extreme anxiety was the reason Gelinas became a dentist; accompanying her mom to appointments sparked a love

of dentistry.) An urgent call was made to a Canadian colleague, who packed a hockey bag full of dental supplies, which two Mefou sanctuary volunteers from Toronto brought with them to Cameroon. But Gelinas was still without a dental chair, drill or suction (her patients spit into a bucket), so extractions bordered on the primitive, with Gelinas using an elevator and forceps to crack a tooth in half, then remove it root by root. The villagers were oblivious to the frontier dentistry; they were simply happy she had freezing. Gelinas treated patients in the morning and worked with primate infants in the afternoon. She was enamoured by their similarities to humans. The babies were fed by bottle, napped in the afternoon, and loved to snuggle, kiss and hold hands. Gelinas’ expertise was also needed for the primates.

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One infant had banged a tooth, causing the nerve to die, which lead to an abscess. Gelinas removed the tooth while the young-

Dr. Andrea Gelinas, in Cameroon with one of her primate patients ster was under anesthetic. She also extracted the front teeth of another chimp who snapped his two central incisors in half when he fell in the primate playground. The big male chimpanzee wasn’t suffering an abscess but his canine tooth stuck

out, making the other chimps think that he was being aggressive. (Chimps use their canines to threaten other primates.) He was being shunned and losing weight. The extraction, Gelinas recalls, was difficult, due to the chimp’s dense bone. Nonetheless, she was able to extract the tooth successfully. Gelinas hasn’t returned to Africa since that trip, although she hopes to undertake dental missions in the future with her staff. In the years since her trip to Cameroon she has been busy getting Gelinas Dental Studio off the ground and starting a family. Several years ago, she decided to strike out on her own after the practice where she worked as an associate was sold to a large dental corporation. Rather than buy an existing practice, she and her uncle bought a building and gutted it, creating a brand new office that opened in August 2017. Then, eight months later, she gave birth to a boy. Gelinas handed over operations to an associate, returning about three months later while her husband took over infant-care duties. One of Gelinas’ main objectives is to be a welcoming and inclusive place for the LGBTQI2S community and especially youth

who are “transitioning,” or undergoing sex reassignment. “The homeless population of trans kids is quite large and there is a lot of neglect, medically as well as dentally,” Gelinas says. She is working towards becoming the dental office of choice for kids who utilize the Egale Youth OUTreach services, which provides counselling and a range of supports, such as housing, food and healthcare access for young folks. Transitioning from one sex to another is a long and complex process, with the goal often being sex reassignment surgery. Good dental health is crucial to optimum outcomes. “You have to make sure they are going into the surgical phase of their reconstruction with a clean mouth, because if you have several abscesses going on, it will affect your immune system and how quickly you bounce back from surgery,” Gelinas says. It is the knowledge as well as empathy, which began when Gelinas helped Anne face her fear of the dentist, that drives her compassion towards patients who face especially tough challenges trying to navigate an often discriminatory world. “I want to provide a safe space to come in for treatment.”

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

Pucker up for sour beer

The latest suds trend is fruity, refreshing and best for those who don’t like beer

from left: courtesy Halcyon Barrel house; Blake ford; Dandy Brewing co.


tried my first sour beer by accident at Una Pizza + Wine in Calgary. I decided that a fruity, lambic-style beer from Belgium sounded about right for a late lunch on a hot day. It arrived in a bottle with its own little cork. I poured, sipped, and was in awe over the nuanced, cherry-leaning, tart-but-still-beery fluid. I was hooked. I had stumbled upon my preferred beer style: sour (and preferably fruited). The original brewers from centuries ago probably chanced upon it as well. They stored their ale in barrels and—like milk sitting around at room temperature— naturally occurring bacteria caused it to sour as the beer aged. “There wasn’t as much knowledge of microbiology back then, so a lot of beers did turn sour,” confirms Bryce McBain, brewmaster for Halcyon Barrel House in Vankleek Hill, ON. This natural process spells trouble for dairy, but if you’re like me—a not-veryenthusiastic beer drinker who avoids bitter, hoppy brews—then purposefully using bacteria and yeast to sour and funk up beer as it ferments and ages (a process that traditionally takes months) is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to it. McBain thinks it’s pretty great, too, and Halcyon Barrel House focuses almost exclusively on mixed fermentation, barrel-aged, wild and sour ales. The Echo Chamber, for example, is a pleasing mix of crisp, tart apple, light hop and beery fizz. The iconic Gravity Well, aged in red-wine barrels, is dark and malty, with notes of

2 A Single Branch, Wild Ambition Brewing: Dry and sour, with apple and cherry flavours at the fore, this fruited sour is perfect for patio season.

Their barrel-aged red sour with cherries, called A Single Branch, is fermented in oak for five months before being re-fermented with sour cherries sourced from an orchard in nearby Oyama. The result is a cider-like beer, with crisp apple and cherry notes that balance the tart taste. Also approachable is Blending In, a bière de coupage with a dry hop that melds a cloudy, grapefruit-y sour with just a touch of beer’s bitter taste. “The response has been better than we expected,” says Kehoe, though he admits with a laugh that a few customers have accused their beer of not actually being beer. This happens a lot when people first try sour beer, says Benjamin Leon, co-founder of The Dandy Brewing Company in Calgary. “It’s beer, but it’s a whole new experience for beer,” says Leon, who recommends one of Dandy’s American-style kettle sours for customers who dislike beer—like the flagship Wild Sour Ale, a blonde kettle sour with appealing hopped grapefruit notes. Equally crushable is the Session Plum Sour, with a slightly tropical taste and hint of guava. Leon points out that Dandy’s sours are not made in the Belgian style. Created in stainless steel kettles, they sour quickly before fermentation in a process that takes days, not months or years. “We don’t want to hide what we’re doing,” says Leon. “It’s a very distinct style within the sour umbrella.” But no matter how breweries are making them, sours are here to stay. Says Leon: “There are a lot of people out there that, now they know sour beer exists, it’s their drink of choice.”


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3 Wild Sour Ale, The Dandy Brewing Company: Sour, funky and hoppy, you’ll taste grapefruit and hints of white wine in this Dandy classic.

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Try these sour beers

1 Gravity Well, Halcyon Barrel House: Sour, dark and malty, with plum, cherry and red wine notes, this beer might change your life.

plum, cherry and red wine that balance its sour soul. They’re perfect for late-summer patio sipping. Though sour beers are the latest taproom darlings, showing up in tasting rooms from Vancouver to Halifax, they’ve been around for centuries. The Belgians have perfected the process and their bestloved styles—lambics, Flanders reds and oud bruins—have become the benchmark by which other sours are judged. As with most Euro-trends, North Americans have been slow to catch on. After decades of bland macro beer, craft brewers began to up the ante with darker ales, bitter IPAs and now sours. “Sour beers were never popular in the Americas until recently and I think that has to do with the emergence of craft beer and craft brewers,” concurs McBain, who first tried a Flanders red from Belgium 15 years ago and was smitten. “We were inspired by those beers and wanted to take a shot at making them ourselves.” The challenge of making beer in the Belgian farmhouse style also appealed to Mitchell Kehoe, brewmaster at Wild Ambition Brewing in Kelowna. Kehoe and partner Teresa Cashen opened the small brewery and tasting room in an industrial part of the city—just off the Okanagan Rail Trail—in late 2018 with the idea to make all of their beers mixed fermentation ales. “I originally was a home brewer and I got into this style because I couldn’t just walk down the street and get beers like these,” says Kehoe.



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

Siri, bring me my flying car Unlocking your inner George Jetson and tapping in to automotive futurism


lying cars are the third in the trifecta of automotive futurism—after electric cars and autonomous vehicles. Electric vehicles (EV) already appear to have unstoppable momentum. And I wouldn’t bet against autonomous vehicles (AV) over the longer run either. But flying cars? Flying cars (FC) introduce a whole other dimension, literally, to daily transportation. Ponder for a moment where you live; if telephone poles, streetlights, tall trees or buildings would easily accommodate flight paths from your driveway in the family FC? Now add multiple propellers or jet engines to the mix. If we agree to dismiss FCs as flights of fancy, can we envision and accept Amazon

delivering a FitBit by drone or Domino’s a cheese pizza? I’ll bet the answer is “maybe?” The gulf between the delivery drone that we (might) accept and the FC that we (likely) struggle with, is one of scale—and whether humans are aboard. Several realities are begging for disruption by flying cars. The first is gridlock by automobile commuters in major cities. Mass transit is a partial solution, though not taking quantum leaps forward anytime soon. Scooters and bikes work in some countries but not so much in snow, nor single-familydetached suburbia. Time lost, frustration and greenhouse gases emitted by those caught in today’s traffic have significant cumulative consequences for society.




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Short-haul commercial air travel also begs for disruption. I live on an island with 700,000 others. The flight time to the mainland is about 12 minutes at over 300 mph. Progress once airborne isn’t the issue. However, the commercial air industry sucks three hours of non-productive ground time from each individual who takes that oneway flight. Six hours if it’s a return trip. Ticket costs are also excessive. Disruption awaits! Intriguing is who among the 130 companies is spending research dollars in the FC space. We’ve got titans of airplane and aerospace (Boeing, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Bell), Silicon Valley types (Apple, Google, Amazon), as well as ride-hailers (Uber, Lyft). Car companies too: Audi, BMW, Tesla,



General Motors, Toyota. The nationalist trend is also upheld by France, Netherlands, ItalDesign, Slovakia, the United States (Kittyhawk, TerraFugia) and especially China (Ehang, Yuneec, Lilium). Several of these have demonstrated early prototypes. Just like with AVs, FCs will need years of development, with human pilots ready to assume control during protracted machine learning. Taxi-like FC services will also precede being able to order your own FC from Amazon or Apple. And we’ll need earlyadaptor jurisdictions willing to work with FC companies to perfect the product and its integration into the transport system. Many thought the lack of willing jurisdictions—and willing insurance companies too—would prevent AVs from moving forward. That proved incorrect. The new AV industry brought with them high-tech jobs and smart young people. Cities competed to host AV programs from technology companies. FCs should enjoy a similar welcoming path. Key personalities will also be important. In EVs, Elon Musk of Tesla has been “that guy.”

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In the AV sphere there are a few candidates for “that guy,” including Musk again, but with Waymo now the acknowledged leader in bringing true AVs to market, I would argue that Sebastian Thrun should be so-crowned. Of note, Thrun is also CEO of the FC startup Kitty Hawk, and Musk is no stranger to aerospace moonshots. Ideally, FCs will incorporate many of the advancements underway in EVs and AVs. Progress in EV battery-energy-density will allow future generations of FCs to be cleaner and quieter battery-powered. Future AVs will provide the coding scaffold to render FCs pilot-less. The 130 FC companies, and their host countries, could agree on relevant standards prospectively, so we don’t repeat the Sony Beta versus VHS confusion. Huge challenges await the FC. The regulatory framework could stop the industry in its tracks. And yet it hasn’t stopped AVs. Several countries will steamroll their NIMBYs if the reward is leadership in a game-changing transportation (and military) revolution. (See “Made in China 2025” policy to steer away from cheaper factory-produced products

to higher-value goods and services). Everyone who builds cars or aircraft today, or owns an airline, is like the horsestable owner of circa 1898. Disruption awaits! Unit costs could also hamstring the industry. Flying cars will eventually need to cost little more than today’s new cars. Said FCs should still function on the ground equivalent to today’s conventional light vehicles. Not all trips will call for flight, and completing the changeover of the nation’s fleet from conventional cars to FCs could take decades. Integrating EVs and AVs into the transportation system of the developed world will be child’s play compared to integrating FCs. The Rubicon of trees, hydro poles, streetlights and the like will have to be crossed. That first 100 feet—and last 100 feet—of FC elevation will be critical to the industry’s success. Safely integrating FCs into our communities will significantly alter how they look and feel. Disruption awaits!

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Where the Wild Things Are Rafting the Tatshenshini and Alsek Ri vers in Canada’s North story

+ photography by Ann Britton Campbell

Soaring mountain peaks, glaciers, and icebergs on Alsek Lake make the Tatshenshini and Alsek river trip one of the world’s most breathtaking


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The grizzly bear emerges from the bush on the banks of Melt Creek, its low-slung head swinging side to side as it lumbers toward the swift-moving water. Two cubs follow, as oblivious as their mother to the fact that 15 slightly freaked out river rafters are watching from the opposite shore. Moments earlier Brad, lead guide on this 11-day Canadian River Expeditions rafting trip down the spectacularly remote Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers—from Dalton Post in southern Yukon, across the northwestern tip of British Columbia to Dry Bay, Alaska—interrupts a lazy afternoon around camp with a clarion call. “Everyone together. Here. Now!” We drop our books and campfire-side conversations and double-time it to where Brad and fellow guide Tyler stand overlooking the creek. We’re thrilled to see the bears and slightly crushed when we realize only Edna has a camera, and it’s a modest pointand-shoot. Tyler reads our wildlife-photo-obsessed minds and gives the order: “No one goes to their tents to get their cameras.” A third guide, Alene, returns from a sweep of camp (including the out-of-theway outdoor toilet) and confirms all 12 guests are assembled. The guides coolly unclip their bear bangers (noisemakers to launch above the bears’ heads should we need to scare them away) and bear spray (should the situation become dire). Note, we do not have a gun. We watch with mounting concern as the mother grizzly enters the glacier-fed creek and begins paddling toward a point of land 100 metres upstream from us. The cubs plunge in behind her and are quickly overwhelmed by the strong current. The mother spies her flailing offspring and launches toward them. With a powerful sweep of her forelegs she gathers in the cubs and heads back to the far shore. clockwise, from top left

Glaciers hang between mountains, forming part of the largest icefields in the world outside the Poles; Rafts carry guests, gear and supplies for this epic 255-km river journey; Wildlife viewing parties, complete with binoculars and spotting scope, are near-daily affairs; The Fairweather Range, home to Mount Fairweather, BC’s highest peak at 4,663 metres, provides a dramatic backdrop for the final day on the Alsek River; Bocce is a rough-and-tumble affair; River guides including Brad (left) and Tyler keep spirits high and stomachs full with impressive riverside meals; A hike up Gateway Knob leads to a lookout over Alsek Lake September/October 2019 Just For Canadian dentists


travel at home The flight back to civilization includes bird’s-eye views over Glacier Bay National Park’s Alsek Lake and its glaciers below, from left Camp life includes time for reading and contemplating the spectacular surroundings; bear claw scratches are reminders that this remote wilderness is the bears’ playground

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travel at home Our collective sigh of relief is shortlived as the mother does a wet-dog shake on the gravelly bank and heads back to the water for a second try. Thankfully the cubs want nothing to do with it and head for the bush. The mother grizzly turns, sees her offspring disappear, and follows. With the danger passed, we all begin talking at once—loudly, excitedly, and with more than a little adrenaline coursing through our veins. It’s obvious that, although a deep desire to connect with pristine wilderness is why many of us signed on to this trip, few were prepared for how intense those wild encounters might be. Not that Meta Williams didn’t warn us. We meet Meta on our first day when the van shuttling us from Whitehorse to our launch site stops at Kwäday Dän Kenji, Long Ago Peoples Place. Meta leads our merry band of adventurers—eight Ontarians, two British Columbians and two Brits, ranging in age from 14 to mid-70s, as well as three guides—through a recreated traditional First Nations village. Along the way she shares stories of how her people have survived on the land for thousands of years. “We let the wilderness know we are here,” she says, explaining the importance of being heard in the bush. She stresses respect for bears. “We are in their playground.” In fact, over our 11 days, as the Tatshenshini grows from little more than a creek to a swift, broad, braided river that joins the mighty Alsek before emptying into the Gulf of Alaska, we see constant reminders that this land belongs to the wild things. Silty riverbanks are tattooed with moose, wolverine, black bear, grizzly and other predator and prey tracks. Bear claw scratches and snagged tufts of hair adorn spruce and aspen trees. Fresh scat with flecks of red berries serve as warning signs on the trails and open spaces we explore. Peregrine falcons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers and the like take wing above us. Exquisite blankets of wildflowers—pinky-purple River Beauty, magenta fuchsia, cottony mountain avens—are trampled in spots, suggesting creatures great and small have passed through. And what a stunning landscape it is to pass through. The Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers carve a verdant corridor through the peaks and glaciers of the St. Elias Mountains, home to the most extensive non-polar ice fields in the world. Hardly a day goes by that we aren’t ohhing and aahing over distant hanging glaciers or snowcapped mountain peaks or getting a close-up look at the effects of glaciation, none more vivid than the day we hike to the jagged, crystal-blue face of Walker Glacier.

Unfortunately (and surprisingly for a summer trip) there aren’t many days that don’t also include rain. We try to stay upbeat about the weather and make the most of every sunny break, to dry our gear, to hike and to play killer games of bocce. Certainly the guides keep us well fed, impressing us with blueberry pancakes, eggs Benedict and freshbaked cinnamon buns for breakfast, salads, sandwiches and, on one special day, elk sausage hot dogs with sauerkraut for lunch and hearty dinners such as lamb souvlaki with spanakopita and a Chinese-Canadian themed spread with chicken chop suey, spring rolls and fortune cookies. But there comes a moment on this soggy trip, after rain showers silence another round of optimistic chirping that maybe, surely, possibly the weather is improving, Keith suggests a drinking game. “One slug for each time someone says ‘it’s clearing.’ Two slugs if someone says ‘I see blue sky.” Thankfully, on day 10 we wake to bright, blue skies and fill our memory cards on a leisurely paddle amongst icebergs that float like ginormous white and aquamarine ice sculptures on Alsek Lake. Kent jokes, “I’ve got three pictures of trees, one of bears and 800 of icebergs.” Distant booms and thunder-like

rolls dial up the drama as enormous chunks of ice, some as large as apartment buildings, calve from the Alsek and Grand Plateau Glaciers and drop into the lake. In the afternoon we must wait for ocean-like waves caused by calving to subside before we can scramble along the vegetation-choked shoreline and up a steep, slippery path to a lookout on Gateway Knob. Brad describes the spot as “the best place in the world.” Looking across the icebergchoked lake to the massive glaciers and mountain ranges beyond, I have to agree. On our final day we enjoy a rare, clear view of the 4,600-metre-high peak of Mount Fairweather as we pack the rafts one last time and paddle alongside chunks of ice to our river journey’s end. There is one last thrill as our chartered aircraft takes off from Dry Bay’s grassy runway and circles up and up and up again so as to gain enough altitude to clear the mountains that lie between us and Whitehorse. I marvel at the on-high views of the majestic glaciers, soaring peaks and expansive river valley through which we travelled and imagine that, far below, I can spy a certain glacier-fed creek where a mother grizzly is teaching her cubs to swim.

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clockwise, from top left Nature and industry and stellar views of downtown Seattle at Gas Works Park, where an old coal gasification plant is now an art-like relic

on the shores of Lake Union; mandatory beer sampling at Fremont Brewing, in the “centre of the universe”; biking through Seattle Art Museum’s outdoor sculpture park on the Elliott Bay Trail; along the Burke-Gilman Trail; the Fremont Troll; Sir Mix-a-Lot at the Graduate Hotel in the University District

off to the emerald city Take a spin in Seattle (CE events in Seattle are in blue.)

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he Emerald City is a fitting name for this shimmering—and, yes, green—metropolis of the Pacific Northwest. Trees and water temper its high-tech, corporate side (behemoths Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon and Boeing are all based here) for a very west coast vibe; locals bike on single speeds and public e-bikes in a network of dedicated bike lanes, and there’s such a high concentration of microbreweries (each with its version of IPA, of course) that Seattle vies for beer capital of the US. Set up base downtown, near the Rem Koolhaasdesigned glass prism that’s Seattle’s Central Library. A few blocks from this futuristic glass edifice is the Alexis (alexishotel.com), an old-school building that harks back to the city’s Gold Rush days, when it was a treasurer’s office. Today, the Kimpton property is a hip hideaway close to Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum and its outdoor sculpture park on the shores of Elliott Bay, just below the famous Pike Place Market.

Hop on one of the Alexis’ complimentary bikes (a cool Public bike, inspired by classic Dutch two-wheel design) and pedal up the city’s new Second Avenue Bike Lane (complete with footrests and handrails for cyclists at intersections) through Belltown (past funky bars and shops) to Seattle Center (seattlecenter.com), where there’s a Chihuly garden (the famous glass artist is a Seattle native), the Museum of Pop Culture (the Gehry-designed steel structure is said to resemble a melting guitar; an appropriate symbol for the home of grunge music, perhaps) and the iconic Space Needle. From here, go north and cross the canal at the Chittenden Locks (linger for some mega-yacht watching) to the historic ’hood of Ballard, where fishing and Nordic roots are strong (check out the swish new Nordic Museum). Ride along the much-beloved Burke-Gilman Trail, a bicycle path that’s one of the original rail-to-trail conversions and now used by thousands of commuters and day-trippers—everyday. Go west to Golden Gardens

Park for some beaching and then back east into Fremont, known as the centre of the universe…really (there’s even a proclamation that’s been ratified by the city council). Visit the Fremont Troll, who lives under the Aurora Bridge (a legendary public art installation), have an IPA at Fremont Brewery’s (fremontbrewing.com) hopping beer garden and then continue towards the University District, home of the University of Washington (or U-Dub, as locals call it). En route, Gas Works Park, where a rusting coal gasification factory is being reclaimed by [go] the greenery, is a prime picnic spot overlooking More info: Lake Union and the skyscrapers of downtown visitseattle.org Seattle on the far shore, where you started. Or, even better, join the Mountaineering Club at the U District’s Graduate hotel (where rooms pay homage to another local legend: rapper Sir Mix-aLot; graduatehotels.com/seattle), a rooftop bar where the views include yet another Seattle behemoth: Mount Rainier. Order an IPA, sip, stare, repeat. — Barb Sligl

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Denver Colorado

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Conscious Sedation Consulting


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Seminole Florida

Nitrous Oxide Psychosedation

University of Florida


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Jan 13-17 2020

Saint Barthélemy French West Indies

Saint Barth Dental Association Dental Symposium

Saint Barth Dental Association


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Sep 07-11 2020

Dublin Ireland

Anesthesia Update

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars



Oct 11-12

Huntersville North Carolina

Indirect Esthetic Dentistry Hands-On Training Instructor Dr. Ross W. Nash

The Nash Institute


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Oct 24-25

Amherst New York

Seamlessly Replacing A Missing Tooth In The Esthetic Zone

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry



Nov 14-16

Chicago Illinois

Treatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence

The Dawson Academy


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Dec 29 2019Jan 05 2020

New Year’s Caribbean Cruise

Dr. Susan McMahon: Selfie Ready? 3...2...1... Awesome! Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry For Teenagers And Young Adults

Mindware Educational Seminars

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Apr 10-11 2020

New York New York

Aesthetic Advantage - Hands-On Aesthetic Course

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Vancouver British Columbia

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

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Sep 18-21

MontTremblant Québec

55th Annual Meeting

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Nov 08-09

South Hackensack New Jersey

Intense Endodontics: A 2 Day Hands-On Workshop

Essential Dental Seminars


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Nov 10

Victoria British Columbia

Endodontic Failures: How To Avoid, How To Diagnose And How To Treat By Dr. Jeffrey Coil

University of Victoria


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Nov 28Dec 01

North York Ontario

Endodontic Solutions Program: Strategies For Performing Endodontic Treatments Predictably, Profitably And Painlessly

Clinical Dental Training


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Apr 01-04 2020

Nashville Tennessee

American Association Of Endodontists AAE20

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Sep 20-21

Toronto Ontario

Women’s Dental Conference

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Oct 22-29

Rivieras Cruise

Current Dental Issues Symposium / 7-Night Cruise Rome To Barcelona On Windstar Wind Surf

Professional Education Society

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Nov 07-09

Whistler British Columbia

The Evolution Of Dental Medicine Summit

The Aurum Group

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Nov 08

Toronto Ontario

82nd Annual Winter Clinic

Toronto Academy of Dentistry



Feb 01-08 2020

Maui Hawaii

40th Annual Dental Forum In Hawaii

Dental Seminars and Symposia

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Feb 03-07 2020

Big Island Hawaii

Adventure And Learn

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Feb 07-23 2020

New Zealand & Australia

Dr. Marshall Hoffer - Occlusal Concepts For Everyday Practice, Implant Supported Restoration Of Edentulous Arch; Dr. Dan Levitt - Endodontics; Dr. Jergen Vander Velden - Tips, Tricks And Hacks: Dental Potpourri For The Everyday Dentist

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Feb 08-15 2020

Kauai Hawaii

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Feb 28Mar 01 2020

Whistler British Columbia

Annual Ski Seminar

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Mar 23-27 2020

Maui Hawaii

UBC Annual Spring Break Symposium, An Interdisciplinary Program

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Apr 02-04 2020

Winnipeg Manitoba

2020 MDA/CDA Annual Convention

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May 05-15 2020

West Coast: San Diego to Vancouver

Dental Seminar At Sea / 10-Night Cruise On Windstar Star Breeze

Professional Education Society

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May 28-30 2020

Seattle Washington

2020 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

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Jun 07-21 2020

Norwegian Fjords & the Midnight Sun

CME/CE Seminar At Sea / 14-Night Cruise Along Norway’s Scenic Coast On Holland America’s Newest Ship

Professional Education Society

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Oct 08-19 2020

Italy & Greek Islands

Dr. Hagen Klieg - Oral Pathology: What’s New And What’s Worth Remembering; Dr. Jack Lipkin - Treatment Planning: The Crystal Ball Of Prosthetics

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Sep 19-21

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Surgical Implant Mentorship

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PRP/Autologous Blood Concentrates

Oct 10-12

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Live Patient Extractions Focused On 3rd Molars

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Oct 14-17

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Oct 17-19

Fraser Valley British Columbia

Surgical Implant Mentorship

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Oct 25-26

Vancouver British Columbia

Level 2 - Basic Botulinum Toxin: Cosmetic Upper Face & Pain Management

Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics



Nov 21-23

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Socket Grafting With Extractions & PRP/PRF: Hands On Live Patient Program

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Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium: 10th Annual Symposium With Scientific Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow And Dr. Ken Judy With Eight Guest Speakers Includes Exhibit Hall

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Jan 10-12 2020

Montréal Québec

Cadaver Surgical Exercises For Implantology

The Institute for Dental Excellence



Jul 16-26 2020

Mediterranean Cruise

Dr. Sam Halabo: Building Your Practice With Implants: Enhancing Diagnosis, Placement, Cementation And Marketing

Mindware Educational Seminars

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Aug 10-20 2020

Tour of South Africa

Dr. Robert Vogel: Comprehensive Update Of Current Topics And Techniques For Ideal Implant Dentistry

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Dental Emergencies: Cardiac Emergencies

American Seminar Institute


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Contemporary Approaches To Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Dental Practice

MetLife Quality Initiatives Program



Jan 05-12 2020

Western Caribbean Cruise

Sleep Medicine And Dental Sleep Medicine: A Collaborative Approach To Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea

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Sep 16-20

Seattle Washington

Treatment Planning & Functional Occlusion

Kois Center



Oct 04-05

Calgary Alberta

Intro Course: Understanding Practical, Predictable Occlusion



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Oct 18

Seattle Washington

CE1912: Oral Pathology Bootcamp With Surgical Considerations


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Feb 15-22 2020

Sandals Grenada

Dr. Allen Burgoyne - Surgical & Prosthetic Treatment Planning & Complications

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Sep 13-14

Calgary Alberta

Level I, Session 1: Introduction To Orthodontics

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Sep 20-21

Toronto Ontario

Level I, Session 1: Introduction To Orthodontics

Rondeau Seminars

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Sep 26-28

Oklahoma City Oklahoma

2019 Annual Meeting

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Oct 24-26

Las Vegas Nevada

Early Treatment, Case Finishing And Airway Conference

Rondeau Seminars

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Pediatric Behavior Management

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Kansas City Missouri

University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry


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Sep 18

Toronto Ontario

Periodontal Plastic Surgery: Soft Tissue Augmentation For Function And Aesthetics

Prosthodontic Associates Centre for Excellence


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Oct 25

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Periodontics And Implant Dentistry In The 21st Century: A Paradigm Shift

University of Pittsburgh



Nov 02-05

Chicago Illinois

105th Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Periodontology

American Academy of Periodontology



Feb 13-28 2021

South America

Dr. Steve Faigan - Current Concepts, Diagnosis And Management Of Periodontal & Peri-Implant Diseases And Enhancing Beauty Of Restorative Dentistry With Esthetic Periodontal Surgery

Kennedy Professional Education Seminars


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Multiple Dates

Toronto Ontario

Genesis Continuing Dental Education


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Sep 26-28

Toronto Ontario

Canadian Academy Of Restorative Dentistry And Prosthodontics Annual Scientific Meeting

Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics



Sep 27-28

Denver Colorado

Evaluating, Diagnosing And Treating Worn Dentition

Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education



Nov 06

New York New York

Solving Restorative Challenges

New York County Dental Society


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Mar 07-14 2020

Hawaii Cruise

Outcomes In Both Fixed And Implant Prosthetics: Mastering Key Principles For Success...Pearls To Use On Monday

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea


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Mar 14-21 2020

Turks & Caicos

Dr. Carl Driscol - Growing Your Practice: Prosthodontic Treatment Procedures For The Restorative Dentist

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Jun 23-30 2020

Classical Rhine River Cruise

Achieving Excellence In Restorative Dentistry Through Creative Treatment Planning

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Dental Recordkeeping

College of Dental Surgeons of BC



Oct 26Nov 02

Southern Caribbean Cruise

Maximizing Clinical Success In Your Dental Practice: Fundamental Technologies & Proven Strategies

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea


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Mar 13-15 2020

Rancho Mirage California

Al Heaps & Associates, Palm Springs Dental Practice Transition Seminar And Golf Weekend

University of British Columbia, Continuing Dental Education


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Sep 13-20 2020

Western Mediterranean Cruise

Dental Treatment Planning And Sequencing; The Keys To Predictable, Profitable Dentistry

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Multidisciplinary Approach To Implant Prosthodontics

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Oral, Maxillofacial & Head and Neck Pathology

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7-Night Western Mediterranean

October 6 - 13, 2019 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

Maximizing Clinical Success in Your Dental Practice: Fundamental Technologies & Proven Strategies October 26 - November 2, 2019 7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Summit

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at the time, I was away and the scammers told my staff that I demanded a payment of tens of thousands of dollars be made to one of our regular suppliers. The spammer had duplicated an invoice that one of our suppliers had sent to us by email several months earlier. The invoice appeared authentic to my staff members. They proceeded to process the cheque.

The next day, I returned from my outof-town trip and was asked, “Tim, why was it so urgent that we had to pay that supplier bill yesterday?” I responded, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.” The staff member showed me the emails that had been sent demanding a payment be made the same day. I looked at the emails, which appeared legitimate, but noticed a couple of words that I don’t use. One was “muchly,” as in, “muchly appreciated.” I have never used that word; it is grammatically incorrect. That was one of the indicators that the emails were part of a scam. Fortunately we were able to stop the cheque from being deposited. And then we made additional precautions and updated our internal security measures to prevent any such similar scams from happening again. This was very close to being a major financial setback. Three of my staff members actually approved this cheque being prepared. Shortly after, I received another scammer email from one of my clients that appeared legitimate. His actual signature, his actual cell phone number, his actual website and some of the awards he has won were all contained in the email. The message said that he was away and wanted to get a Google gift card for his nephew and asked if I could help out by buying the gift card and emailing it somewhere for him to access.

Canadian Dental Hygiene Student seeking return of service contract in exchange for tuition assistance <10K. Set to graduate w/honours Sept/2019. Est. start Nov 2019. Open to remote locations/private/gov’t/military in North America. Former RDA w/15+ years field experience Gen/Spec. Please contact susafle2018@gmail.com or (705) 668-1375.

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Obviously, it was a scam and I laughed, and then called my client to tell him that he had been scammed. He laughed as well and said “I have to thank the scammers because I’m getting calls from people I haven’t heard from in a long time. I’m reconnecting with old friends and buddies and this is a great thing.” Ironically, in this case, the scammers and spammers unwittingly generated a little bit of humour. It’s easy to laugh off when people can easily recognize these as scams perpetrated by amateurs and hacks using blind and rotating fraudulent email accounts to extract money illegally. But sadly, some scams are effective and they often prey on senior citizens. I have advised my father and other senior members of our family to be careful about telephone scams by people pretending to be nieces and nephews on holiday pleading for money from an older family member. For protection, you need a computer condom. Security measures can be implemented by you, the company host of your website domain or your email provider. We can set higher security measures with our email, but of most concern is a junior staff member who might be duped and unable to recognize a sophisticated scam for what it is. This is especially true of a scam directive that has been (supposedly) dictated by the employer (read: boss) or other high-ranking, senior official in the company. We need more scam (and spam) ed and we should all use computer condoms and practise safe email!

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Corporate-owned Life Insurance: Primer For Professionals NICK KORHONEN, CPA, CA


ife insurance is an essential tool in traditional estate planning. It provides liquidity at the time of an individual’s death and offers peace of mind knowing their family is taken care of in case something should happen to them. But did you know life insurance isn’t just for emergencies? Structured properly, life insurance can also be an essential tax planning tool and provide significant benefits today – not just after your death. TYPES OF INSURANCE Life insurance generally falls into two categories – term and permanent. Term Insurance Term insurance is just that: insurance for a fixed period; typically 5, 10 or 20 years. Every year of the term has a set premium, with a fixed amount of insurance available during that time. When the term ends, the policy and insurance coverage expire. Due to its time-bound and fixed nature, term insurance tends to be inexpensive. Permanent Insurance Permanent insurance provides guaranteed coverage for life. The policy pays out the death benefit, regardless of your age or changes to your health, assuming you pay your premiums. In addition to the underlying insurance, permanent insurance policies include an investment component. Although permanent insurance policies require premium payments for life, they are generally structured so the investment component of the policy funds the premium payments after a fixed term. This means that you might only need to make premium payments for 10, 15, or 20 years – similar to a term insurance policy – however, the coverage continues for life. The self-funding nature of these policies makes them a solid method of creating wealth in the long term. TAX BENEFITS OF CORPORATEOWNED LIFE INSURANCE Cost to Acquire Policy Using a corporation to purchase insurance allows for faster accumulation of wealth. By using corporate dollars instead

of personal funds to pay for the policy, the same level of income can purchase significantly more insurance. If you were to buy insurance personally, you would need to pay personal tax on the money you’re taking out of the corporation and would therefore have less cash available to put towards the insurance policy.

Corporate-owned life insurance is an incredibly effective estate, tax and liquidity planning tool if used properly. The type, amount and structure of insurance needed vary significantly depending on personal needs and circumstances. Tax Free Accumulation

an amount of cash to you. This is known as the Cash Surrender Value (CSV). Most policies include a guaranteed CSV and a variable component based on the growth in the investment part of the policy. Since the CSV is a liquid and secure asset, financial institutions are typically happy to use the CSV as security for a loan. Some financial institutions will lend up to 100 percent of CSV. As the policy may be more than you intend to leave to your estate, you can access the value of the policy while you are alive by borrowing and using the policy as collateral. People typically buy insurance to cover a financial need. However, permanent policies have other tax benefits that may persuade you to buy a higher amount of insurance. There are several ways to structure the borrowings. The corporation can borrow against the policy to either reinvest the funds, or make shareholder distributions. In some situations, the individual shareholder may be able to borrow against the corporateowned policy to either finance their lifestyle or investment needs without paying any personal tax. Depending on the use of the funds, interest on the borrowed money and a portion of the annual premium payments might even be tax deductible.

Structured properly, most permanent life insurance policies in Canada are known as “Exempt Policies”. Any investment income earned inside these policies grows tax-free. Also, investments within an insurance policy almost always outperform those IS CORPORATE-OWNED LIFE within a standard investment account on INSURANCE RIGHT FOR YOU? an after-tax basis because of the personal and corporate tax rates on investment Corporate-owned life insurance is an income. incredibly effective estate, tax and liquidity planning tool if used properly. The type, Tax Efficient Distributions amount and structure of insurance needed vary significantly depending on personal When the insured individual dies, the needs and circumstances. Contact an corporation receives the tax-free death MNP tax advisor today to learn whether benefit – including both the base amount corporate-owned life insurance could help and any accumulated growth in the policy’s you reach your personal and professional investment component. goals. The amount by which the death benefit exceeds the adjusted cost basis of the policy is added to the corporation’s capital dividend account. The corporation can pay Nick Korhonen, CPA, CA, is the National this out to the remaining shareholders / Tax Leader for MNP’s Professional Services estate, who will subsequently avoid personal team. For more information, contact Nick at income tax requirements – creating an 613.691.4200 or nick.korhonen@mnp.ca. extremely tax-efficient outcome. Leveraged Insurance Options If you were to cancel an insurance policy at any time, the insurer returns to

All For One And One For All BRITTANY GRAY, CDA


n dentistry, it seems we are always looking for that one product that can cross that imaginary department line, specialty boundaries and procedural divide. It is not very often that one product in dentistry can be used by everyone on the team and be beneficial for every dental procedure. Many of the products we use are often practitioner-focused and seemingly useless to someone in another section of our practice or for that matter another specialty base. Zirc’s Mr.Thirsty® One-Step will revolutionize how every team member in your practice works on a day-to-day basis. Grab a coffee and a comfy seat and let me tell you a little about how Mr.Thirsty® will make a big change in the way you practice. Let’s begin where most patients would, in the hygiene department and put yourself in the shoes of the hygienist. Hygienists most often are the start of our patient’s journey within our practice. We all have those patients that for some reason after a 6-, 7-, 8-year hiatus have decided that NOW is the time for a cleaning. YIKES! He enters your room eager to get everything finished up at today’s visit and NO, he does not floss and NO, he does not want to preschedule his recall for 3 or 6 months. Ok, now what? Well, unfortunately patients do not come with a warning label of any sort to let you know exactly what to expect when you lay them back in the chair and take a look around for the first time. Undoubtedly, after this length of time without dental care it will be a bit of a challenge to finish the

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entire cleaning that day, but you know that if you do not do your best to try, you may not have another chance. As health care professionals, it is in our DNA to do what is best for our patients at all times. Here is where Zirc’s Mr.Thirsty® comes to the rescue. Once placed, it allows you to be hands-free with high volume suction for the entire procedure. Yes, I said hands-free.

As health care professionals, it is in our DNA to do what is best for our patients at all times. Here is where Zirc’s Mr.Thirsty® comes to the rescue. Once placed, it allows you to be hands-free with high volume suction for the entire procedure. This will allow you to have your cavitron scaler in one hand and a mirror in the other while Mr.Thirsty® holds the patient open with the built-in bite block, retracts the tongue and protects the airway from loss of any debris down the throat or into the lungs. Sounds like a win-win for all. With Mr.Thirsty® as your assistant you should be able to complete all you need to accomplish in just this one appointment and stay on schedule. Bonus! Once patients are seen in our hygiene department the next logical step is to continue treatment with our doctor and their assistant. We will trade shoes and see things from the assistant’s point of view. Let us continue with the same patient as he was just examined and told he needed a crown on a tooth that he states has been broken for a year. With the invention of the CAD/CAM and in-office milling machines it was like they had this specific patient in mind. He is here today and if we can just fit him into our schedule, he will take care of it- great! Not so fast, it seems as though we already have a full schedule. Where does the doctor feel as though we can find time to fit him in for this crown? Do they also realize the receptionist just added an emergency toothache to the schedule? I believe this is our Mr.Thirsty® moment. After setting up the room with the instrumentation and materials needed

for the crown procedure you make sure to add the Mr.Thirsty® to the tray set-up. You seat the patient, review medical history and explain to him how you are going to easily place Mr.Thirsty®. If it seems as though it’s a bit too big you can simply trim it down to fit. The patient is laid back and Mr.Thirsty® is placed and attached directly to the HVE hose in the operatory. The doctor begins the crown prep as you seat and gather the preliminary diagnostic information for the emergency patient. Yes!! The doctor is working alone with Mr.Thirsty® as the assistant. Once the prep is complete, they can easily scan with the Mr.Thirsty® still in place. They join you to treat the emergency patient after the milling process has begun. The options and opportunities for Mr.Thirsty® in your practice are endless. This all for one and one for all product is a must-have in any practice as it IS that product that the whole team can benefit from and can be used in every procedure. The hygienists love the hands-free aspect of the Mr.Thirsty® for cavitron scaling and scaling and root planning procedures. Both hygienist and assistant alike love to have the option of Mr.Thirsty® when placing sealants on a wiggly little one. Doctors are relieved to have the option to begin a procedure without an assistant on a busy day. Patients are thrilled that chair time is reduced and the dentist is running on time. Mr.Thirsty® is an easy to place, bite block included device for the whole office. The benefit of tongue retraction, airway protection and the easy attachment to any HVE valve makes it the favorite go-to product in the dental office. Score!

Brittany Gray is a Product Specialist at Zirc Dental Products, Inc. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has practiced for over 23 years in Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Brittany continues to stay up to date with her certification and continuing education in dentistry. She is a former member of the American Dental Assisting Association. Contact Brittany to learn more about Mr.Thirsty ® and all the ways Zirc can make your dental team happier and more efficient. Email: brittany@zirc.com Direct Phone: 763-251-3047 800.328.3899 | zirc.com

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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ohn C. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Investments, invented the first lowcost index mutual fund in 1975. It put millions of dollars into the pockets of many investors of moderate means. Bogle’s innovative idea was that the index fund would mimic the stock index performance in the long run and outperform the high-cost fund managers who were trying to beat the market. Bogle’s approach paid off. With $5 trillion under management, Vanguard has become the giant in the financial industry. Bogle died earlier this year at the age of 89 but his commonsense approach to investing is as relevant as ever. Here are his simple rules for investors.

1 Invest for the long term. Bogle’s key advice is that you should not try to outsmart the market. Buy index funds for the long term and you will be diversified. It’s not surprising that Bogle disciples, after 10 years of investing, belong to the top 20% of all investors. It’s not the timing of the market that is critical, it’s the time in the market. According to Bogle: “After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully and consistently.”

buy the whole stock market. 2 Keep your costs down. One investor shared his strategy of What made Vanguard so attractive using Vanguard ETFs (exchangeto investors was the low-fund traded funds) with The Globe expenses. This is because and Mail’s finance columnist Vanguard has no outside Rob Carrick. It’s both owners; the company 4 strategies simple and smart. This is owned by its funds, reader used two thirds which in turn are from the guy of his funds to invest owned by their who invented in the Vanguard Allshareholders, which index Equity ETF portfolio includes you, if you (VEQT). VEQT holdings mutu al are a Vanguard invesare 40% American, 30% tor. Instead of paying funds Canadian and 30% from outside shareholders countries outside North of a typical investment America. The management company, the profits are fee is 0.22%. For the fixed-inreturned to the actual investors come component of the remaining one in the form of lower expenses. third of his portfolio, the investor selected a five-year GIC, issued by the new online 3 Beware of the experts. bank called “motusbank,” with a return of Bogle was not impressed with the expert 2.95% (a decent rate right now). money managers, who all missed the He chose GICs over a more traditional warning signs of the 2008 financial crisis bond portfolio to avoid negative repercusand ignored the “toxic-filled, leveraged sions from fluctuating bond values. Many balance sheets” of the banks. He’s said that investors are not aware that when interest you only need a financial planner to get rates go up, the value of bonds decline. started with your investments, after which And when interest rates go down, bonds you don’t need a money manager at all. appreciate in value. The GIC avoids this investment risk. To compare, the yields for 4 Diversify. Bond ETFs for the entire bond market are “Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. currently about 2.1%. A GIC rate of 2.95% Just buy the haystack,” is another Bogle looks rather good by comparison. maxim. By purchasing the index fund, you

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school bike horns to produce different wine-related smells, then head next door to stand in a 360-degree theatre to watch a fairly psychedelic film that features a tiger selling wine from his trench coat. Ascending, I pass an award-winning restaurant (that offers a season-sensitive degustation menu prepared by husbandand-wife chefs trained in a Michelinstarred restaurant), and a temporary exhibit, running until the end of the year, of Dali bronzes, including a five-metre-tall monumental statue. I arrive on the top floor for a tasting in a room that features crazily multicoloured couches, where I slip out onto an open-air balcony to sip shiraz and Riesling. Burley takes me beyond wineries, too. We walk across broad beaches, and hike along the rim of the Onkaparinga River Gorge, a place with a rich indigenous history and 650 million years of geology, a Mediterranean climate, olive trees and sweeping views. Peregrine falcons soar overhead. “And just think, this is all just a half hour from the city,” Burley remarks. And we taste more wine. At Wirra Wirra—“water, water” in the local indigenous language—the tasting room manager, James Braybrook, takes me back into the barrel halls and fermentation tanks. He explains that they’re completely organic and biodynamic, and use hand plungers to extract juice from the grapes, the most thorough and natural way. Braybrook gives me a chance to try my hand at it—hard work, churning with both hands, as it turns out. Then, he takes me to the catapult. Founded back in 1894 by an eccentric cricket player, the winery eventually fell into complete disuse and disrepair until its purchase by Greg Trott, another nonconformist. Among his additions is a bell, which guests are encouraged to ring, because Trott believed it helped bring people together. After pulling the cord and listening to its deep, even tone resonate across the vineyards, we make our way to the catapult. “Greg had a vision for all the wineries around here to have one,” Braybrook explains, noting that Trott also had hoped they could share vintages by launching barrels to one another. That never happened. “Now, we occasionally fling watermelons from it, for no particular reason,” Braybrook says. And Trott turned Wirra Wirra into the producer of one of Australia’s favourite wines, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz called Church Block. Taking its name from the original parcel

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of land, which sat next to an 1850s chapel, it’s now sold in 25 countries. Deep and balanced, it’s easy to taste how it became so popular, and I continue sipping as the bell continues to ring in the background, someone pulling the cord over and over again. “Church Block runs through our veins,” Braybrook tells me. “It’s everything to Wirra.” Back with Burley, we lunch across the road, al fresco, on a lush lawn, feasting on local ingredients at a destination restaurant called Red Poles, which includes a small gallery and an indigenous artist-in-residence— and tasting paddles for three on-site breweries. We also make a brief stop at Hugh Hamilton Wines, which was founded by the oldest grape-growing family in Australia—they’ve been making wine since 1837. The self-professed black sheep in the family, Hugh parted ways with his siblings to start his own tasting room and winery—where all the labels feature black sheep in different configurations, and the vintages have names like “The Rascal” and “The Floozie.” The tasting room manager notes that they’re available only in one place—right here. “We only sell to our own flock,” she says, tongue firmly in cheek. We finish with a tasting at Bekkers. Small and stylish, they’re open to the public just three days a week. Burley notes that they make some of the very best vintages in the region, the result of a somewhat unlikely union. Their wine is the product—literally—of a marriage of French and Australian winemaking. Settling into a sunny tasting room with floor-to-ceiling windows just a few feet from their vines, Toby—an Aussie who hails from right here, and his French wife, Emmanuelle, walk me through their wines. They limit the wines to three reds— Syrah, Grenache, and a Syrah Grenache, plus a Chablis that Emmanuelle makes in France and imports back to Australia. They’re all excellent, and the husbandand-wife duo—she a winemaker, he a viticulturalist, both of them passionate, travelling around Europe each year to bring the best to their product home— personally pour each one, explaining the unique traits of each vintage. Sitting there in the sun, savouring the flavours, chatting with this remarkable couple, I have all the best of this iconoclastic region right here—easy-sipping wine, quirky and riveting personalities, and a rather impressionistic cubist vibe—all in one place.


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September/October 2019 Just For Canadian dentists


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dentists share their picks + pleasures dr. Andrea Gelinas readily accepts a challenge…like extracting a chimpanzee tooth in Cameroon, Africa (see her philanthropic work—for underprivileged people as well as the local primates—on page 9). But when she’s not working, this chic dentist, with a funky dental studio in Toronto, practises hot yoga., wears bespoke jewelery and indulges in seasalt dark chocolate. She also likes to decamp for stylish boutique hotels like the minimalist Casa Mae in Portugal. En route she’ll likely be catching up on The Handmaid’s Tale or listening to anything by Queen on her Airpods. Bon voyage! My name: Andrea Gelinas I live, practise in: Toronto, ON My training: DDS from Detroit Mercy Dental School Why I was drawn to dentistry: Since childhood because

Best meal anywhere: Seafood straight out of the ocean on the beach in Malaysia Memorable restaurant: Tie— L’Amazonial in Paris OR Indochine in NYC

Dream vacation: Seychelles If I could travel to any time, I’d go to: New York in the 70’s/80’s My jet-lag cure: Lots of water and movies on the plane

A “wow” hotel/ resort I’d happily

Must-see TV show: The Handmaid’s Tale and Scandal

Last splurge: Jewelry from K&Co Bespoke in Toronto

Favourite band/song: Anything by Queen

Most-frequented store: COS

My first job: Medicaid clinic in Newark NJ

I have too many: Todo lists

Gadget or gear I could not do without: Airpods

My fridge is stocked with: Green juice and Parmesan cheese My guilty pleasure: Sea-salt dark chocolate My go-to exercise/ sport: Hot yoga Favourite spectator sport: …none I’d want this with me if stranded on a desert island: Sun screen and my pillow My secret to relaxing and relieving tension: Sleep and writing in a journal A talent I wish I had: Rhythm

it was such a positive experience


I always travel with: My great grandmother’s wedding band

I’d describe my home as: My sanctuary

Favourite city: Lisbon, Portugal, or Split, Croatia

My car: I hate when dentists talk about their cars Last purchase: A History of Hip Hop book from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit

My last trip: Portugal

stay at again: Casa Mae in Lagos, Portugal, and La Mamounia in Marrakech, Morocco

Most exotic place I’ve travelled to: Uganda/Rwanda

A favourite place that I keep returning to: NYC

The best souvenir I’ve brought back from a trip: Chimpanzee tooth I pulled myself

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

Favourite book: None—I read too many in dental school

Don’t need to go to: An all-inclusive resort

Favourite film: The Wizard of Oz

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A big challenge I’ve faced: Opening a business and having a baby in the same year One thing I’d change about myself: Being more patient with myself I’m inspired by: Trailblazing women My motto: Be kind A cause that’s close to my heart: Any LGBTQ2SI organization On my must-do list: Learn how to cook— properly If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d be: An interior designer

photos of Dr. Gelinas and Gelinas dental studio: courtesy of Dr. gelinas

Dr. Andrea Gelinas in front of her Toronto practice, Gelinas Dental Studio (far left), which she designed herself (middle, top + bottom)—including choosing the monkey-pattern wallpaper. Dr. Gelinas with a primate patient in Cameroon (top right). And some of her go-to things: Airpods, jewelry from K&O Bespoke (above) and Casa Mae in Lagos, Portugal (middle). See story on page 9 for more on Dr. Gelinas and her philanthropic work in Africa.


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rafting in the far NORTH + sipping in the land of OZ

Just for Canadian Dentists Sep/Oct 2019  

rafting in the far NORTH + sipping in the land of OZ