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12-Night South Africa CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Oceania Nautica

DentalEmergency Medicine

Sailing January 6th, 2023 - January 18th, 2023

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. David Isen

Dr. David Isen



About The Speaker

Dr. Isen’s dental clinic is anesthesia-based, treating patients who require intravenous sedation or advanced techniques in local anaesthesia. Many of these people have special medical needs or are dental phobic. David has given over 400 presentations around the world on topics related to the management of medical emergencies in healthcare settings, local anesthesia for dentistry and the use of sedation in dentistry. He has lectured for many university, continuing education programs, dental societies and conventions. He is the author of numerous articles, has peer-reviewed papers for a variety of dental journals and as well has acted as a consultant for dental and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Brian Jafine

Dr. Brian Jafine



About The Speaker

Dr. Brian Jafine graduated with a Bachelor of Science and received his DDS degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in Ontario, Canada. He has been a practicing Endodontist for 30 years, and received his post graduate degree in Endodontics from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Jafine’s emphasis is on patient comfort, as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancement in endodontic techniques, enabling him to provide the best quality of care for his patients. He has a wide range of experience in different areas of endodontics, from root canal treatments to microsurgery. His expertise is also frequently called upon by referring dentists for endodontic retreatment. Dr. Jafine is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Dental Associations, as well as the American Association of Endodontics. He is also a member, and has served as President, of three specialty organization: the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, the Ontario Society of Endodontists and the George Hare Endodontic Study Club. Dr. Jafine’s specialty practice, Partners in Endodontics, strives to utilize the best in current sterilization and endodontic treatment techniques. Specialty equipment in his two office locations includes surgical operating microscopes and digital radiography systems in order to provide the optimum in endodontic care for patients requiring root canal treatment.

CME Topics

Medical Emergencies, Dental Disease & Its Relationship To Systemic Medical Conditions

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a 12-night Continuing Medical Education program and Cruise in South Africa. Dr. Brian Jafine and Dr. David Isen are both practicing dentists from Ontario and have developed an educational program that will be of interest to both dentists and physicians. Dr. Jafine’s emphasis is on patient comfort, as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancement in endodontic techniques. Dr. Jafine’s topics will include dental complications of eating disorders, osteonecrosis of the jaw, Lyme Disease, mouth ulcers, oral manifestations of medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer and the use and abuse of antibiotics and opioids in Dentistry. Dr. Isen’s dental clinic is anesthesia-based, treating patients who require intravenous sedation or advanced techniques in local anesthesia. His topics will include Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Medical Emergency Drugs and Managing Specific Emergencies such as syncope, stroke, drug overdoses and seizures. Dr. Jafine and Dr. Isen are very much looking forward to seeing you in South Africa in January 2023.

Dr. David Isen

  • The Pathophysiology of Medical Emergencies in Healthcare Settings
  • The Medical History and Vital Sign Assessment
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Review
  • Cardiac Arrest and Using an Automatic External Defibrillator
  • Using Medical Emergency Drugs:  Part 1
  • Using Medical Emergency Drugs:  Part 2
  • Managing Specific Emergencies, Part 1:  Syncope, Cardiac Emergencies and Stroke
  • Managing Specific Emergencies, Part 2:  Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Drug Overdose and Seizures

Dr. Brian Jafine

  • Maxillary Sinusitis Of Dental Origin
  • Eating Disorders And Dental Complications
  • MRONJ (Medication-Related Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw)
  • The Use And Abuse Of Antibiotics And Opioids.... Pain Management In Dentistry
  • Lyme Disease and Dental Implications
  • Spots Dots And Ulcers In The Mouth...What Are They And What Is Their Impact On Our Health??
  • Controversies In Dentistry....Focal Infection Theory, Fluoride, And Amalgam Restorations... How Do They Impact Our Health??
  • Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer...Oral Manifestations And Their Impact On Our Health

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition
Conference Tuition Book Before April 6th, 2022 Book After April 6th, 2022
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

You may want to pack a thesaurus when embarking on our South African voyage, because descriptors such as exciting, awe-inspiring and breathtaking will only scratch the surface. From Mossel Bay to Maputo to Cape Town, your journey will take you to destinations that many Westerners never get a chance to experience. Learn about everyday life along the South African coast, or wonder at the incredible power and beauty of the animal kingdom on a safari in South Africa. When you choose to travel in this region, you can be sure that your voyage will be extraordinary.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Oceania Cruises

Each of our voyages is an invitation to discover your next travel story and reignite your passions. Experience faraway places that you have always dreamed of. Encounter new ways of looking at the world and travel to the far corners of the globe. Savor your experience with imaginative insider tours that immerse you in the heart of the destination’s culinary and cultural traditions. Thousands of reasons – one passion. There are as many reasons to travel as there are travelers in this world. It’s your turn to embrace your passion for travel with Oceania Cruises.


The generous dimensions of our suites and staterooms afford the ultimate in luxury. Interiors are decorated with traditional hardwoods, rich fabrics, fine furnishings and original art. A fashionable color palette blends sea, sky and comforting earth tones to create a soothing environment. Plump the goose-down pillows of the Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, and relax in bed while reading the latest bestseller. Stretch out on the plush couch and watch live news broadcasts or the latest Hollywood blockbuster on the flat-screen television. Relax on the private teak veranda, a feature of the vast majority of accommodations.


Memorable dining begins with open-seating, as it allows you to dine when you are ready and with whomever you choose. Regardless of which of our restaurants you select, there are no dining surcharges. Enjoy Toscana’s authentic Italian dishes, Polo Grill’s steakhouse fare, Continental cuisine in the Grand Dining Room, and made-to-order American favorites in the Terrace Café. You may also indulge in delicate pastries and freshly made sandwiches along with illy® specialty coffees at Baristas. Vegans will love the options available to them on the Oceania Sirena! Vegan menus are available for all meals in the Grand Dining Room, and upon request in the Terrace Café. The extensive, delicious vegan options are provided on a separate menu and no pre-order is required. Click here to see the menu now.


From reading comfortably in the library to sipping fine vintages at a wine tasting, a wonderful spectrum of enriching activities awaits you on board. Attend an engaging guest lecture in anticipation of your next destination or enjoy the upper deck as you improve your golf game on the putting green. Spend the afternoon with friends at a lively trivia contest or bridge tournament. Or simply lose yourself in deep relaxation with one of Canyon Ranch® Spa signature treatments.

The Ship

Sleek and elegantly charming, Nautica's decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.

What's Included?

  • Roundtrip economy airfare included from major North American gateways*
  • In-port shuttle service
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Unlimited internet
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Unlimited cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Room service menu 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary Fitness Classes by Canyon Ranch Spa
  • Taxes & fees
  • Prepaid gratuities
*Premium economy and business class prices available on request

Plus Pick One OLife Choice Per Stateroom!

  • 6 free shore excursions
  • Free house select beverage package (unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner) for 1st and 2nd passengers | *$20 additional per person per day charges to full drink package
  • $600 shipboard credit

Click here for the latest health and safety protocols from Oceania Cruises!

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
January 6th Cape Town, South Africa 5:00 PM
January 7th Cruising the Atlantic Ocean 8:00 AM—12:30 PM
January 8th Walvis Bay, Namibia 10:00 AM
January 9th Walvis Bay, Namibia 2:00 PM
January 10th Cruising the Atlantic Ocean 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 11th Cruising the Cape of Good Hope
January 12th Port Elizabeth, South Africa 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
January 13th Durban, South Africa 5:00 PM 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 14th Durban, South Africa 10:00 PM
January 15th Richards Bay, South Africa 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
January 16th Cruising the Indian Ocean 8:00 AM—12:15 PM
January 17th Mossel Bay, South Africa 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
January 18th Cape Town, South Africa 8:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Cape Town, South Africa

It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a huge natural lagoon that attracts hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. The desert's Dune 7 is the highest sand dune near town and offers a spectacular view. The wooden Rhenish Mission Church is also noteworthy.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

South Africa's third largest port, Port Elizabeth is known as “The Friendly City.” A popular destination for water sports, Port Elizabeth offers spectacular beaches, historical attractions, the oldest bowling green in South Africa and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. Bayworld features a fascinating cultural history museum, an oceanarium and a snake and dinosaur park.

Durban, South Africa

British colonial architecture prevails in Durban, yet natural beauty is what characterizes this charming city on the Indian Ocean. Its Golden Mile beach area attracts sunbathers, of course, but also shoppers and those who enjoy walking the promenade. The Juma Masjid deserves a visit, as it's the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere.

Richards Bay, South Africa

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Mossel Bay, South Africa

With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no Sea Courses pre or post tours for this CME AWAY. Please click here to design your own!

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