Dr Walford has presented seminars since 2007. See Presentation History


Dr. Walford is a McGill? graduate (1975), a national presenter, and has mentored study clubs in composite resin and adhesive prosthodontics on Vancouver Island and Vancouver. He has also initiated and lead five virtual study groups for BCDA. His website www.peterwalforddentistry.comexternal link provides references and procedural guides to program participants.

Past Presentations:

He has presented to UBC Continuing Education, British Columbia Component Societies including Vancouver,Victoria, Kamloops, Upper Island and Northwestern BCDS. He has been 3 times Live Stage Presenter at the Pacific Dental Conference as well as presenting to large sessions, and has acted frequently as Speaker Host. He has presented nationally to the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, of which he is a Fellow and a Restorative Editor of the CARDP Journal, Niagara and District Dental Society,Winnipeg Dental Society, and numerous study clubs led by other mentors. See Presentation History

Published articles

For published articles see Published Articles

Personal Profile

In his personal life he is a retired triathelete, recreational and competitive sailor and accomplished boatbuilder. His family includes four children and eight grandchildren. With his wife he operates an organic market garden on Hornby Island, and he is active in local environmental organizations.

Practice Profile

Dr Walford has practiced in a mobile clinic on Hornby and Denman Islands for 30 years. He strives to bring the same attention to detail and quest for longevity in posterior composites as found in cast gold restoration. His mission is to improve the health, beauty, and longevity of the mouth using innovative and minimally invasive treatment founded on good science and high treatment ethics .



Dr Walford has 3 full-day presentations

1.Meeting Advanced Restorative Needs on a Tight Budget

How do we treat patients with limited funds who need major restoration? This course introduces approaches new cost-effective treatments for severely worn anterior teeth, broken down molars, and mobile teeth requiring splinting. This course shows how to reliably extrapolate simpler adhesive and minimally invasive techniques to larger restorative problems. These procedures target common problems of the ‘Baby Boomer” population. Participants learn how to carry patients through this tight economy and offer workable alternatives to clinical destruction normally met using more costly crowns, veneers and bridges.See Meeting Advanced Needs on a Tight Budget for more information.

2. High Quality, Effective Direct Composite Restorations: Revising GV Black for Composite Resin

This lecture is procedural in focus and covers methods for direct restorations. It illustrates the procedures in composite resin for: Class V, Class I, Class II,MODB, MODXYZ,and Incisal Attrition. The material parallels that of the BCDA Virtual Study Group, "Composite Excellence"

The goal is to revise classic restorative dentistry for the adhesive paradigm of composite dentistry: preparations, isolation, hemostasis, matrixes, pulp protection, bonding protocol, resin differentiation and selection, curing, and finishing.

The emphasis is to deliver greater longevity, improved aesthetics, and continuing comfort to the patient.Attendees learn how to reduce treatment stress,increase their restorative power, and end uncertainty in material choices in day-to-day direct composites. As well, these methods speed placement and eliminate errors, to improve the bottom line.

This program parallels the material of the BCDA Introductory Study Group "Composite Excellence" , see http://www.bcdental.org/CEatDLCProgram/portal/external link
For Syllabus See BCDA Study Group Syllabus

3. Tooth Conservative and Reliable Bonded Prosthodontics:

This lecture is procedural in focus and involves indirect restorations benefiting from adhesion to dentin, enamel and cementum, precious metals, base metals, stainless steel,titanium, porcelain, composite, amalgam, and zirconium.

These tips relate to Posts and Cores, Adhesion Bridges (Inlay Maryland and Yamashita), Gold copings, Vertical Dimension changes, Adhesive crown luting, Re-cement of failed castings, Porcelain repair and re-facing, Wire-and-Composite? splints, Crown prep Instrumentation and Impressions, Provisionalization, Chairside pontics, Partial Denture improvements, including abutment splinting, precision attachments and guide-plane enhancement using bonded procedures.

The emphasis is on increasing the power, simplicity, versatility, and reliability of indirect procedures, reducing costs to the patient while maintaining necessary fees. These methods increase the lifespan of historical procedures and introduce new tooth-conservative approaches to old clinical problems.

This course parallels that of the BCDA Advanced Restorative Virtual Study Group, see http://www.bcdental.org/CEatDLCProgram/portal/external link
For syllabus seeBCDA Study Group Syllabus


Dr. Walford offers 3 half-day presentations focusing on specific technique.

1.!!Incisal Attrition; New treatment for Neglected Sextants
This covers a new method of dealing with worn incisal edges, and associated lingual and facial enamel fractures on both maxillary and mandibular teeth. Appropriate resins, burs, bonding, finishing methods and advanced reconstructive applications are illustrated. This program meets the demographics of more dentate seniors with worn/eroded dentitions that we see in our practices. See http://www.peterwalforddentistry.com/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=Incisal+Attrition+Quick+Viewexternal link

2.!!Solving old problems with new Adhesive Bridges
This covers effective use of adhesive luting processes to generate more conservative bridges and splints. The deeply flawed and largely rejected Maryland Bridge can be be replaced by the IF Bridge (Inlay/Flange Bridge). This design was developed by Dr Walford in 2003 and after 500 insertions offers powerful clinical solutions to old clinical problems. Cases over fourteen years show 97% success, without greying of abutments, making this an excellent and trouble-free option where space or budgets are not adequate for implant placement. As well, this technique replaces fiber/composite splinting where multiple periodontally involved teeth need stabilization. Say goodbye to bulky and short-lived, profitless and dissatisfying composite splinting,and farewell to Maryland Bridges that fall off.

Cases using another seldom-used but powerful adhesive design, the Yamashita bridge for posterior teeth, is shown with indications, limitations, and case selection criteria.

The critical roles of luting cements, substrate preparation,isolation, and lab communication with these designs are covered, as well as ways to make first attempts correct and trouble-free. See http://www.peterwalforddentistry.com/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=Inlay+Adhesive+Bridgesexternal link

3.!!The Beautiful Composite Class V
This lecture focuses on treating lesions and restorations at the gum line with composite resin. Old myths about other materials are debunked, showing excellent service from properly placed resin restorations without resorting to fluoride releasing compomers or alloy for their bacteriocidal properties. Universal isolation techniques, gingival retraction, haemostatic agents, flowable resins, helpful matrixes, and selected resins are covered.

Attendees following these methods will be able to achieve supremacy at the gum line, permitting reliable day-to-day stress-free treatment. Many of thee methods and concepts can be extrapolated for use with other materials. Advanced gingival challenges that can be undertaken with this approach, such as free-handing cusp-less stumps and deeply subgingival proximal boxes, as well as the perennial challenge of the decayed molar furcation.

Extreme Resin Makeovers

This lecture illustrates the materials and methods necessary when increasing vertical dimension with composite resin. Case planning, TMJ assessment, sequencing, stents, resins, shade management, anesthesia, isolation, curing, finishing, setting fees, and communication with the patient are covered. Extreme resin makeovers may be used as final restorative treatment, or as an interim approach for staging definitive dentistry.

Amid the vast array of materials currently available, basic principles are being lost, unnecessarily complicating the restorative world. This lecture simplifies and unifies a conceptual framework,and centers on essential processes and powerful axioms that underlie success. Some persistent myths are debunked, and new focus is placed on substrates and materials. The lecture illustrates the practical potential of proper paradigm understanding and control.