Education Tracks

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Mastering every step in every procedure is essential for dental professionals to be able to provide the best possible care to their patients. DS World courses are focused on procedural excellence through enhanced digital workflows.

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Scientifically sound, evidence-based education for achieving excellence in all dental disciplines encapsulates the ultimate experience in digital dentistry. Courses will be delivered through lecture and slide presentation, many offer 1-1.5 CE hours. DS World 2022 registration open now, course track registration opening soon! DS World 2022 registration open now, course track registration opening soon!


Endodontics

The Top Endo Struggles Solved: Secrets to Decreasing Chairtime

Providing excellent endodontic knowledge can really grow a practice.  Let’s face it, endodontic procedures are hard and can trip us up from time to time.  There are so many aspects that can be confusing and even kill our confidence as a clinician.  Sometimes, it’s hard to diagnose the problem, access the canals, locate the canals, negotiate those canals once you find them and even obturate the canals.  I want to share with you my systems that make endodontics consistent and less stressful, therefore, reducing your chairtime.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn a simple diagnosis system that will give you the right treatment plan every single time.

Make endo profitable and learn how to instrument the canals with more ease and get to working length faster and safer with understanding how to use my favorite files.

Learn how to troubleshoot your obturation, so that those fills aren’t short, and you love your radiograph every time.  

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Sonia Chopra
DDS


Sonia Chopra, DDS, is a board-certified endodontist, TEDx speaker, Forbes contributor, author, endodontic instructor, and founder of Ballantyne Endodontics in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

ProTaper Ultimate: The Ultimate Solution

This lecture will discuss shaping with the ProTaper Ultimate shaping system. It will cover activated irrigation with the SLP EndoActivator and single cone obturation with AH Plus Bioceramic sealer. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn the sequence of ProTaper Ultimate.

Learn how to use the SLP EndoActivator for enhanced disinfection. 

Learn and understand single cone obturation with AH Plus Bioceramic sealer.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speaker

Reid Pullen
DDS


Dr. Pullen graduated from USC Dental School in ‘99, completed a 1 yr AGD in the US Army & 5 yrs as a GD before graduating from Long Beach VA Endodontic program in ‘06. He is a diplomate of the Am. Bd. of Endo in ‘13 and in private practice since ‘06.

Making Endodontics Faster, Safer, and More Predictable With Procedure Innovations

This program will show how you can perform endodontics more predictably, in less time and more safely, by incorporating endodontic innovations. Many recent advances in endodontic armamentaria and protocols have, for the better, simplified clinical endodontics.  By doing so, we can perform endodontics more efficiently and safely.  This will include innovations in diagnosis, instrumentation (including calcified canals), intra-canal disinfection, obturation, and single visit endodontics, amongst other aspects of endodontics.  Numerous practical tips, tricks, and tools will be highlighted to help you consistently perform root canal treatments more predictably. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn which innovations will help you consistently perform endodontics faster and more safely.

Learn how to predictably negotiate, instrument, and obturate calcified and curved canals.

Learn how to perform root canals and restore in a single visit with predictable outcomes and post-op comfort.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Manor Haas
DDS, Cert. Endo., MSc(D), FRCD(C)


Dr. Haas is a certified specialist in endodontics who is on staff at the Univ. of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children Dept. of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and Microsurgery.

Increasing Your Office Productivity With Endodontics

The reality of running a successful practice is that it needs to, in part, be productive. This course will show how you can improve your office productivity  by introducing endodontics as a service to your patients. If you already perform your own root canals, this course will show you how you can perform more endo procedures to a broader range of cases than what you already do. This includes posterior teeth and calcified cases. You will see the real world return on investment endo can bring to you, your patients, and your practice with very practical clinical and administrative tips.  This will benefit your patients and your practice.  A win-win.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Staff  

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how your practice can benefit and grow by incorporating endodontics or by carefully and predictably taking on more endo cases.

Learn what armamentaria and clinical protocols will truly help you perform more root canals.

Learn how your patients and practice can benefit with single visit endo and same day restorations.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Manor Haas
DDS, Cert. Endo., MSc(D), FRCD(C)


Dr. Haas is a certified specialist in endodontics who is on staff at the Univ. of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children Dept. of Dentistry, and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and Microsurgery.

Avoiding Implants: Testing the Limits of Endodontics

This program reviews and compares the reported success rates of endodontic and implant treatments. Endodontic treatments of several seemingly hopeless teeth are presented along with treatment-planning discussions for participants. One novel regenerative treatment application for treatment of a vertical root fracture is presented.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Participants should be able to discuss the reported outcomes of endodontic and implant treatments.

Participants should be able to describe indications for various endodontic procedures (non-surgical & surgical). 

Participants should be able to appreciate the possibilities of novel, extreme or "heroic" treatments.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Karl Woodmansey
DDS

 

Dr. Karl Woodmansey has a BS in Biomedical Science from Montana State University, DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry, and MA in Education from University of the Pacific. He practiced dentistry before entering fulltime academia in ‘11. 

The Best Endodontic File: Does It Exist?

In the last several years, there has been an explosion in the number of new endodontic file systems introduced, with most manufacturers making claims of superiority for their design or metallurgy. With the confusion and misinformation around what might be the “best endodontic file”, it is increasingly difficult for practitioners to make informed choices about which design features can achieve the best clinical outcomes.  This case-based review of cutting-edge instrumentation options will place special emphasis on creating anatomically driven shapes that promote three-dimensional disinfection and filling of the root canal system, allowing clinicians to make the best instrumentation choice for any root canal anatomy. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Differentiate the design features and working characteristics of commonly used root canal instrumentation systems. 

Understand the importance of root canal shaping to promote three-dimensional disinfection and obturation.

Efficiently perform more predictable endodontics.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

David Landwehr
DDS, MS

 

David Landwehr, DDS, MS, studied at the University of Minnesota He studied oral and maxillofacial pathology at Ohio State University and had endodontics training at the University of Michigan.

Case Selection Considerations for the General Practitioner

This course tackles the top 5 most asked questions that general practitioners have during endodontic lectures. Have you ever encountered a patient who complains that the pain is on both the top and the bottom? Ever wondered what to do with a cracked tooth? How about tips for numbing a "hot" tooth? Looking for pointers to ensure you have located all canals? Why does isolation take so long? Each topic will be broken down and addressed so you can take the most up to date information back to your practice for immediate implementation.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss the steps to take when posed with a difficult diagnosis to help you determine the culprit tooth.

Discuss the techniques for achieving profound anesthesia on a "hot" tooth.

Discuss techniques to minimize time lost during difficult isolation and focus on locating often missed canals with the tools already available to you in your office.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

David Landwehr
DDS, MS

 

David Landwehr, DDS, MS, studied at the University of Minnesota He studied oral and maxillofacial pathology at Ohio State University and had endodontics training at the University of Michigan.

 


Beth Ann Damas
DDS, MS

 

Beth Ann Damas DDS, MS, received a dual degree from the University of Illinois, then completed an endodontic residency at the University of Detroit Mercy and Board of Endodontics Diplomate certification.

Vital Pulp Therapy: Who, What, Where, and Why

This course will reintroduce you to the concept of vital pulp therapy. Minimally invasive endodontic therapy can be utilized to maintain a healthy pulp structure and a happy pain free patient. Conservative endodontic therapy can be utilized in both adolescent and adult patients. Adding this technique to your dental toolbox will allow you to treatment plan your cases from a broad and comprehensive perspective.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the concept and overall goal of vital pulp therapy.

Understand how to evaluate when vital pulp therapy is a treatment option.

Understand the dental products available in today’s market to treat cases of vital pulp therapy and how to use them.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

Beth Ann Damas
DDS, MS

 

Beth Ann Damas DDS, MS, received a dual degree from the University of Illinois, then completed an endodontic residency at the University of Detroit Mercy and Board of Endodontics Diplomate certification.

Oops I Did It Again! Don't Screw Up That Root Canal

Root canal therapy can be very rewarding for the dentist and patient. Pitfalls can occur at several stages during treatment. Join me in finding out how to identify, resolve and avoid the most common endodontic challenges.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Recognizing the most common endodontic pitfalls.

Learn how to avoid making mistakes during root canal therapy.

Explore how to repair or recover from procedural errors during endodontic treatment.

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

Diwakar Kinra
DDS, MS

 

Diwakar Kinra, DDS, MS began his endodontics practice in 2004. He is a Professor of Graduate Endodontics and Periodontics at the University of Detroit-Mercy and Endodontics at the University of Michigan.

Preserving What Matters: A Restoratively Driven Path to Endodontic Excellence

This course focuses on the extension of the tooth life cycle. Participants will learn how to efficiently preserve long-term success of the tooth via current endodontic and restorative trends and techniques. The goal of this course is to reinforce the value of combining Endo/Resto and the need to retain Pericervical Dentin and the establishment of a “TruFerrule”.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Diagnose and Treatment plan Endo/Resto procedures with confidence. 

Discuss endodontic therapy including access and dentin preservation. 

Provide clear guidelines for choosing direct vs. indirect options when restoring. 

AGD: 070 Endodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD credits

 

Speakers

George Bruder
DMD


Dr. Bruder is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has delivered more than 2000 lectures both nationally and internationally and published numerous articles on Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic technologies.  

Preventive

The Oral-Systemic Link: A Review and What's New

This presentation will focus on the role of inflammation in the periodontal disease/systemic disease connection. There is emerging literature on relationships between periodontitis and a broad array of inflammatory diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.  The discussion will center around the ongoing research on the possible interconnecting mechanisms of periodontal disease and various systemic diseases.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss and describe the current literature on periodontal disease and systemic health.

Discuss the difference between association and causal relationships.

Discuss how inflammation is the main component within oral-systemic link.

AGD: 490 Periodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Harold Henson
RDH, PhD


Dr. Harold Henson is an Assoc. Prof. in the Dept. of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, Dir. of the Center for Teaching & Learning, & Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program at UT School of Dentistry at Houston. 

The Research of It All, Tying Research Into Buying

This course intends to provide documented research on armamentarium, specifically aimed to meet the needs of practicing chairside clinicians.  The course is focused on infection prevention, operatory safety and care, and digital technology usage to improve safety and practice for dental assistants.  

Roles

Hygienist            Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss the role of the dental assistant in delivering quality health care considering ethical care competencies. 

Discuss current research and market trends in dental infection control, operatory safety, and product care.  

Integrate digital technologies available to improve patient experiences and clinical workflow. 

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Emily Boge
Ed.D., RDH, CDA


Wife, mother, farmer, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker–dental hygienist—Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 22 years in the dental industry. 

Biofilm Beware

The results are in! Ultrasonic instrumentation has been shown (again) to be the most safe and efficacious way to attack the oral biofilm. The sticky, rotten biofilm is causing havoc in our patients’ mouths and bodies. We, the rockin’ RDHs, can make a difference. Join us for the latest research and tips to make the most of our best weapon against inflammation!  This course will dive deep into how biofilms work and affect our daily lives. Examine function and execution of ultrasonic instrumentation.  We will also learn how to choose and maintain ultrasonic tips for maximum efficiency in clinical practice. 

Roles

Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Discover the latest research on safety and efficacy of ultrasonic instrumentation.

Learn how to maximize ultrasonic instrument selection and utilization.

Solidify skills to make Biofilm Beware of your clinical excellence.

AGD: 490 Periodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Brandi Hooker Evans
RDH-ER, MHE


Do you know anyone that simply loves to be a dental hygienist? Meet Brandi Hooker Evans from Idaho, USA. Brandi acquired her formal education from Idaho State University, most recently, a master’s degree in Health Education. 

Talk Digital to Me – Tying Digital Opportunities Into the Auxiliary

This course discusses how implementing innovative technology can train the auxiliary team members to provide positive clinical outcomes and contribute to the dental practice’s overall productivity. We will explore versatile workflow options that allow the auxiliary team to work more efficiently and increase case acceptance.

Roles

Hygienist            Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Explore implementation strategies to develop versatile workflows for the auxiliary team to increase overall productivity.

Explain scanning techniques the auxiliary team can use during patient appointments to contribute to higher case acceptance.

Discuss how the auxiliary team can digitize manual tasks that are more cost-effective and provide a better patient experience.

AGD: 550 Practice Management

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

India Chance
BSDH, RDH

 

India R. Chance is a RDH, Certified Infection Control Educator, & Authorized OSHA Trainer who provides continuing education for dental healthcare providers to improve their knowledge of infection prevention & workplace safety. 

Brace Yourself! Decision-Making for Orthodontic Treatment and Periodontal Care in Patients With Periodontal Diseases and Malocclusion

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) estimates that 27% of patients receiving orthodontic treatment in the US and Canada are adults, and therefore may be more likely to present with periodontal diseases and conditions. In fact, it is estimated that the prevalence of periodontitis is 42% in adults > 30 years of age and approximately 50% of adults have at least one site with > 1mm of gingival recession! It is therefore critical to understand the rationale and proper sequencing for periodontal and orthodontic care for common clinical presentations, including: periodontitis, thin periodontal phenotype/gingival recession, and esthetically compromised hopeless teeth. After active disease and inflammation are well-controlled, integration of periodontal and orthodontic treatment can be used to allow for optimal outcomes based upon the directionality of orthodontic forces, the bony and soft tissue morphology, and the need for esthetic improvements at hopeless teeth. In these complex cases, a staged, interdisciplinary approach can most adequately treat patients to achieve optimal esthetics, function, and oral health. This course will elucidate the decision-making process and sequencing for periodontal and orthodontic treatment in patients with both malocclusion and periodontal diseases/conditions.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Critically assess the effects of periodontal inflammation on orthodontic tooth movement and the implications for orthodontic treatment in individuals with periodontitis.

Discuss the optimal sequencing for nonsurgical and surgical periodontal care in individuals undergoing orthodontic tooth movement.

Evaluate the impact of periodontal phenotype alteration and/or gingival recession treatment for individuals undergoing orthodontic tooth movement.

AGD: 490 Periodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Mia L. Geisinger
DDS, MS


Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. 

Leveraging Ultrasonics as a Triple Threat in the Hygiene Workflow

Advancements in ultrasonic technology have generated systems that are a ‘triple threat’ as they excel in the removal of biofilm, calculus, and stain. Most dental hygienists have ultrasonic equipment but many are not maximizing its potential. This session will provide an overview on how to use ultrasonic instruments to achieve increased efficacy and efficiency in prophy and SRP appointments. With the use of specialized camera, Dani will provide live technique demonstrations, discuss patient comfort, and unlock the secret of how to make sure you have the ultrasonic tips you want and need!

Roles

Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Describe a minimum of 3 technique modifications that can improve deposit removal, reduce treatment time, and decrease the use of hands instruments.

Analyze ultrasonic instrument designs and characteristics to identify which instruments are best defined as a triple threat in your practice.

Explain how to maximize the life of your ultrasonic instruments and what to do to ensure prompt replacement.

AGD: 490 Periodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Dani Botbyl
RDH


Dani Botbyl is a registered dental hygienist and has served as the National Clinical Educator with Dentsply Sirona Canada for 22 years. 

Ethical Practice for Dental Hygienists: Your Patients Deserve Better 

This course intends to provide clear information and guidance for clinicians, as they navigate the unique ethical decision-making challenges of private practice. This course also reviews the Standards of Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and relates them to ethical decision-making in dental hygiene, along with the integration and maintenance of innovative armamentarium such as an intraoral scanner.    

Roles

Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in delivering quality health care with ethical care competencies. 

Evaluate the Standards of Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and how they relate to ethics. 

Integrate current technologies into daily routine preventive care. 

AGD: 555 Ethics in Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Emily Boge
Ed.D., RDH, CDA


Wife, mother, farmer, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker–dental hygienist—Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 22 years in the dental industry. 

Implants

Immediate Implant Provisionalization in Healed and Immediate Extraction Sites

Developments in implant design allow us to not only place implants in both healed and extraction sites, but we can now predictably immediately load these implants in many cases. The quality of the bone we place implants into, the physical status of the patients we treat, and the prosthetic design are examples of the considerations that must be addressed when hoping to immediately load implants. Understanding the indications and challenges to immediately loading implants is the key to success. The new Prime Taper EV implant offers an incredibly stable and efficient implant design with all of the bone preservation features and benefits of the Astra Tech EV implant. Now we can immediately load with confidence whether we are considering a single tooth to full arch immediately loaded implants. The evolution of digital dentistry can facilitate this process with pre-surgically fabricated abutments and provisional restorations. We will explore the indications, contra-indications, challenges, and techniques involved with immediate load implant procedures. We will also peek at the impact that digital dentistry has on this treatment modality.   

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand when immediate loading is indicated.

Understand the planning and preparation required for immediate loading.

Explore some benefits from digital dentistry with immediate loading.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

David Barack
DDS


Dr. Barack studied Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University prior then University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in ’78; residency at UIC in ‘84 and received his diplomate of the Am. Bd. of Periodontology in ‘91. 

Keys to Successful Socket Augmentation and Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR)

Successful and esthetic implant therapy is highly dependent on reconstruction of deficient alveolar ridges. Whether performing a routine socket augmentation or a large horizontal and vertical guided bone regeneration procedure, the clinician must be able to provide an accurate diagnosis, generate an appropriate treatment plan, and execute predictable techniques. We are inundated with graft materials and augmentation techniques, where it is challenging to know how to approach each patient. What is the best material for augmenting an extraction socket? What membrane is most predictable for a vertical GBR procedure? Should implants be placed simultaneously with most bone grafts? These are common questions that clinicians face in their daily practice. This presentation will discuss the fundamental principles of bone grafting, from simple socket augmentation to more complicated alveolar ridge augmentation. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss systemic and local patient factors that influence bone grafting success or failure.

Familiarize the participant with grafting techniques to regenerate deficient alveolar bone sites in preparation for implant placement.

Discuss regenerative materials for socket augmentation and guided bone regeneration procedures.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Tara Aghaloo
DDS, MD, PhD


Dr. Tara Aghaloo is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her dental training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency, M.D., and PhD at UCLA. 

Limiting Implant Bone Loss for the Surgical and Restorative Dentist

This presentation will showcase proven research and how to avoid problems by utilizing surgical and restorative workflows. By picking apart old dogmas in implant dentistry, we can understand the peri-implant biology and limit bone loss in the long term. Both surgeons and restorative doctors must understand these principles for the patient to benefit. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Explore the ideas of zero bone loss concepts.

Understand both surgical and restorative principles.

Change your protocol to think biologically and understand the difference between teeth and implants.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Kyle Stanley
DDS


Dr. Stanley was named "The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry" by the AACD, “The Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry” by the Seattle Study Club, and "World's Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry".

Dental Implants: Restorative Solutions for the Edentulous Arch

This presentation is appropriate for the dentist and dental team members who are interested in a greater understanding of the characteristics of treatment modalities for patients with an edentulous arch or arches. The emphasis of the presentation will include a comparative analysis of tissue-supported, implant-supported, fixed and removable solutions. By appreciating the value and limitations of available restorative options, the attendee will gain confidence in prescribing the latest implant restorative innovations for their patients.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant            Hygienist            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Confidently treatment plan and restore dental implants in everyday practice.

Identify different types of implant restorative modalities and options and understand the advantages and limitations of each.

Recognize which restorative treatment modality addresses the needs unique to a patient.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Mark Montana
DDS


Dr. Mark Montana earned his DDS and Certification in Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California. He has since emphasized fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics in private practice.

Managing Complications in Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are a known and predictable treatment option for missing teeth, where most patients today desire this type of therapy. Although implant survival is extremely high, complications can and do arise in these patients during the placement, healing, prosthetic, or recall phases of treatment. The reasons why these adverse outcomes can occur are many and varied and in this lecture, we will examine the most common surgical and prosthetic complications, the data behind their occurrence’s and prognosis, and examine the various ways to treat these adverse outcomes.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Explore the various complications that can occur during the surgical placement of dental implants.

Be able to triage, diagnose, and treat the most common prosthetic complications that occur in everyday practice.

Learn principles to help minimize implant complications and failure in future patients.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Mark Ludlow
DMD, MS


Dr. Ludlow is the Section Head of Implant Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, & Removable Prosthodontics at the Univ. of Utah School of Dentistry. He completed his DMD at Univ. of Connecticut and MS in prosthodontics at Univ. of North Carolina. 

Contemporary Oral Rehabilitation Workflows Involving Ridge Reconstruction

Alveolar ridge preservation and reconstruction are known to delay treatment and have made clinicians search for treatment options without grafting procedures. Recent advancements in materials for bone and soft tissue augmentation, associated with modern implant design and restorative options following digital workflows have significantly improved efficiency and reduced overall treatment time. The aim of this presentation is to discuss advantages and disadvantages of contemporary treatment workflows when ridge reconstruction is indicated. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Select materials based on their properties and features.

Recognize the importance of implant design in reducing treatment time.

Understand workflows to improve success and efficiency.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Rodrigo Neiva
DDS, MS


Dr. Rodrigo Neiva, leader of the Department of Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine as Chairman and Clinical Professor, also earned a Certificate and MS in Periodontics from University of Michigan.

Moving Your Patients to “Yes”:  Proven Strategies for Success

Leading and influencing people is arguably the hardest part about dentistry.  Whether it's managing the dental team, implementing new technology, or helping patients accept new treatment, case presentation skills are every bit as important as anything we do with our handpieces.   But how much time do we devote to learning about case presentation?  What do we focus on?  What goes on in our patients' minds when we discuss their treatment?  Is there a system in place?  Are we effective communicators?  This presentation will focus on the present challenges in treatment acceptance and offer tactics and strategies for helping patients say 'YES'.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

The importance of case presentation systems and structure for dental implant patients.

Three steps to every case presentation to help patients say "yes".

Storytelling: The key to bonding and building trust.

AGD: 770 Self Improvement

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

David Wong
DDS


Dr. Wong is a board-certified Periodontist in private practice in Tulsa, OK. A Diplo. of the American Board of Periodontology & Board Examiner; he holds adj. faculty positions at Univ. of Oklahoma College of Dentistry & Penn Dental Medicine. 

Clear Aligners

SureSmile® and the GP Destructive Malocclusion Pathway

Although clear aligner therapy has proven to be an extremely effective treatment modality, many general dentists find it difficult to successfully integrate clear aligners into their practice and achieve widespread acceptance among their patient base.  The destructive malocclusion pathway represents a departure from the commonly accepted aesthetic approach to clear aligners. Utilization of the destructive malocclusion diagnostic screening protocol opens the door for the general practitioner and team to approach patients from a functional aspect. SureSmile clear aligner therapy represents an alternative treatment modality the general dentist can offer patients to help mitigate one of the most observed dental pathologies in adults. No more awkward conversations with patients trying to convince them to do cosmetic dentistry when health and function are their primary concerns. The destructive malocclusion pathway and workflow allows the doctor and team to seamlessly integrate an incredibly beneficial dental service into their family practice. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn the role SureSmile clear aligners can play in comprehensive functional patient care.

Learn how to screen your patients for destructive malocclusion.

Learn how to successfully integrate SureSmile into the general practice.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speakers

Douglas Voiers
DDS, MHB


Dr. Voiers earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Ohio State College of Dentistry and a Master’s in Human Behavior at Newport University. He provides aesthetic, reconstructive, ortho & advanced technology dentistry in a family practice. 



Brian Gaudreault
DMD


Dr. Brian Gaudreault is TUSDM Class of 1999, GPR Brigham/Mass General Class of 2000, TUSDM Ortho Residency Class of 2002, Southeast Orthodontics Boston, MA Founding Partner, and Project 23 Co-Sponsor.

The SureSmile® Difference: Why Choose SureSmile®?

Join Dr. Megan Weisenberger and Dr. Mona Patel as they share how to positively impact your workflow and revenue by adding SureSmile® Clear Aligners into your practice.  They will share their integration story, the SureSmile digital workflow and team training to create a seamless integration and minimize doctor time utilization.  Additionally, they will explain case selection criteria to help you evaluate clinical conditions as it relates to case complexity and review examples of everyday patients that are already in your practice that could benefit from clear aligner therapy.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Better understand the SureSmile® digital workflow & team training tips.

Review case selection criteria and before/after case examples.

Learn how to increase your ROI by integrating SureSmile SureSmile® Aligners.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speakers

Megan Weisenberger
DMD


Dr. Megan Weisenberger received her undergraduate degree in Investigational Medical Science from Saint Louis University, dental school at Case Western Reserve University and residency at the University of Cincinnati.


Mona Patel
DDS


Dr. Mona Patel owns & practices General Dentistry at Bayshore Dental in Whitefish Bay, WI. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and completed an AEGD at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. 

The Power of SureSmile® With Primescan

With today's all the latest advancements in technology and artificial intelligence, taking digital impressions has become fast, easy, and extremely accurate using tools such as the PrimeScan DI will help you implement new digital workflow and services like SureSmile taking your dentistry to the next level.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to take a perfect full arch digital impression with Primescan.

Learn and understand how to navigate the SureSmile Aligner software.

Learn step-by-step how to submit a new case to SureSmile.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speaker

Daniel Vasquez
DDS


Daniel Vasquez, DDS, an innovative and respected dentist in California, has been working with CAD/CAM and CEREC for 14 years. During that time, he has completely digitalized his practice. 

SureSmile Panel Discussion

Join us for a candid discussion with our panelists as they describe their journey with clear aligner therapy. In this lively discussion the panelist will be sharing with you their trials, tribulations, triumphs, defeats & most importantly lessons learned as they successfully incorporated aligner technology into their practice. The tips & tricks shared during this session will ensure your journey of offering aligner therapy to your patients is a successful one.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speakers

Shalin R. Shah
DMD


Dr. Shalin Shah maintains a private practice, Center for Orthodontic Excellence, in Princeton, NJ. He earned his BA, Doctor of Dental Medicine, certificate in orthodontics, and MS in oral biology from University of Pennsylvania.


Megan Weisenberger
DMD


Dr. Megan Weisenberger received her undergraduate degree in Investigational Medical Science from Saint Louis University, dental school at Case Western Reserve University and residency at the University of Cincinnati.


Mona Patel
DDS


Dr. Mona Patel owns & practices General Dentistry at Bayshore Dental in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. She has been in practice for 14+ years, and utilizes a full digital office workflow with CEREC, CBCT, and fully integrated Treatment Centers in her practice. Dr. Patel is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and completed an AEGD at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She is passionate about creating smart office design & digital patient workflows in dental practices and consults on implementation. She is a KOL speaker for Dentsply Sirona & Patterson Dental, as well as a Clinical Mentor for Implant Pathways & 3D Dentists. Dr. Patel is also the Wisconsin Clinical Leader & Partner for Imagen Dental Partners.


Shivi Gupta
DMD


Dr. Shivi Gupta owns a practice in San Diego, CA that focuses on CADCAM and CBCT. She completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency at UT Health Science Center San Antonio & Dental School at University of Manitoba, Canada. 

SureSmile® Case Selection to Drive Your Practice

Clear aligner therapy has exploded throughout the world, and now patients are asking for it every day. In this course, Dr. Anthony Ponzio will help you understand how SureSmile can be a great addition to any general dental office, and the first step is identifying which cases are appropriate to your skill and experience level.  Learn how to predict if a case will be easier or more challenging to treat and ways to evaluate case difficultly. Additionally, Dr. Ponzio will show how building the orthodontic portion of a practice can be extremely rewarding, but it can only happen if the entire office is engaged. Learn simple protocols your team can apply immediately to identify patients who can benefit from treatment and be treated safely and effectively in the general dental office.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Introduction to the SureSmile® clear aligner platform.

Learn guidelines to evaluate case difficulty and select which cases are appropriate to your skill and experience level.

Learn simple protocols to keep your team engaged in delivering clear aligner therapy.

 

CE Credits

0

 

Speaker

Anthony Ponzio
DDS


Dr. Anthony Ponzio is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He currently practices in Oak Park, Illinois with a special focus on technology in dentistry.

Restorative

Do It Faster and Better! Evidenced Based Protocols for Efficiency and Proficiency in Adhesion and Posterior Composites

Technique errors, incorrect material selection, and poor patient compliance will expedite failure of posterior composite restorations. This course will provide a current scientific update of adhesives and materials to use to improve expertise and productivity. Step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement, and finishing to achieve precise margins, consistent contacts, and eliminate post-operative sensitivity will be demonstrated with video provided by Dental Microscope HD Video. Additionally,  novel self-adhesive alternative when clinical conditions are not optimal for adhesively placed posterior composites or amalgam.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Review the scientific evidence about how, when, and why adhesively placed posterior composites fail. 

Utilize simplified and innovative clinical protocols from preparation to finishing to optimize restorative procedures in both favorable and challenging clinical situations.

Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts, and eliminate post-operative sensitivity.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Alan Atlas
DMD


Dr. Atlas, DMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He is now a Professor in Endodontics and Preventive/Restorative Sciences and operates a practice focused on aesthetics and restoration.

All That in One Visit? Do Endo, Resto and Cad-Cam for the Most Productive Procedure in Dentistry!

This evidenced based restorative course will demonstrate an innovative step-by-step treatment protocol that significantly reduces workflow time and integrates current endodontic, adhesive, and restorative materials with digital technologies to potentially create the most efficient and profitable single visit in dentistry.  Step-by-step protocols for post selection, core and post placement and essential tooth preparation technique for the successful restoration of the compromised endodontically treated tooth will be visualized with HD video obtained with a dental microscope.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant            Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Define restorative diagnostic criteria for treatment planning tooth preservation versus implant options. 

Understand the when, why, and how strategies to simplify placement of posts and foundational core materials. 

Implement innovative and reduced workflows for integrating endodontic therapy with chairside scanning and milling.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Alan Atlas
DMD


Dr. Atlas, DMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He is now a Professor in Endodontics and Preventive/Restorative Sciences and operates a practice focused on aesthetics and restoration.

Digital Workflows & 3D Technology

Empowering Your Team & Integrating Digital Dentistry

Review the characteristics of a high performing team. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Evaluate key leadership principles in your practice.

Articulate a clear vision for your preferred future.

Learn how to inspire & empower your team.

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Mark E Hyman
DDS, MAGD


Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist from Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. 

Digital Implant Restorations & Your Practice

This course will focus on how digital workflows for implant restorations will improve accuracy, efficiency, and patient comfort in your practice. We will review specific scanning techniques, how to engage your staff in the digital workflow, and how to make the entire experience easy for your patient. Other advantages that we will cover are: fewer intra-operative complications, streamlined lab communication, smoother chair side delivery appointments, and simplified record keeping. In addition, the course will review a synergistic workflow that allows for fully digital creation of patient-specific restorations. We will review how digital restorative solutions can support various implant manufacturers, be utilized for a variety of restorative indications, and allow for treatment specific customizations. Lastly, the course will review how to troubleshoot issues that arise during scanning or delivery appointments. The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the digital workflow for implant restorations from start to finish.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Proper scanning technique and how to assess the quality of your scan.

Incorporating the digital workflow into your day-to-day practice.

Digitally creating restorations that are tailored to the patient’s ideal treatment outcome.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Varisha Parikh
DMD


Dr. Varisha Parikh is a practicing prosthodontist in a multi-specialty group practice in Los Angeles. She studied dental medicine at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health & specialty training in Prosthodontics at UCLA.

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry With CEREC Primescan

Learn about a reproducible workflow to design and mill multiple anterior units in-house with CEREC Primescan. Treatment plan and execute 4-10 units per arch with success. Watch a live demonstration on design with discussion on post mill contouring as well as staining and glazing.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn a workflow for multiple units that results in more predictable results both for the patient and clinician. 

Discuss tips and tricks for improved design. 

Discuss goals in post mill processing to achieve maximum esthetics.

 

Speaker


Jenny Apekian
DDS


Dr. Jenny Apekian is a strong proponent of utilizing the latest technologies in dentistry to improve the patient experience. She utilizes the latest in CAD/CAM technologies, 3D Imaging, 3D printing and treatment delivery systems.

Unleash the Power of CEREC: 30 Uses for Digital Dentistry in Your Practice

Many CEREC users don't realize how many procedures or techniques can be completed with their current software.  The CEREC Primescan is positioned to be the hub for today's modern digital practice.  This course will focus on utilizing the latest software to the fullest, so clinicians can easily add procedures that typically were time consuming or costly.  Peripheral adjuncts like 3D printers and CBCT, along with the ability to easily communicate with digital partner labs will help demonstrate how to eliminate physical impression taking from the dental workflow.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand multiple way to utilize CEREC in your practice; beyond the typical single unit crown and bridge procedures.

Discover the marketing, diagnostic, and case presentation capabilities of CEREC.

See how CEREC can be the focal point of an all-digital practice.

 

Speakers

Peter E. Hagen
DDS


A graduate from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Hagen has kept a CEREC-driven practice for over 30 years. He is a KOL for various companies and sat on the ADA CE Advisory Board.\


Storm Hagen
DDS


Dr. Storm Hagen attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry (inspiration starting in childhood!). He is an avid CEREC user, certified ortho and Primescan trainer, and Sprintray trainer.

Implants Chairside With CEREC & CBCT: Opening Horizons With the Digital Workflow

Preparing for Implant Dentistry. Diagnosis and treatment planning, case selection, and case presentation. Getting the patient to say YES. Pre-implant planning-guided bone regeneration, extraction site preservation and bone grafting. Start with the digital workflow-CBCT-CADCAM integration. Control the surgical phase of implant dentistry with use of guided implantology.   

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant                

 

Learning Objectives

Discover how to master the single implant within a restoratively driven computer assisted digital workflow.

Learn step by step drilling protocols for safe, precise, predictable implant placement.

Discuss how to reduce surgical chair-time by 50% with guided implantology; while avoiding surgical and prosthetic complications.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Anthony Ramirez
DDS, MAGD


Dr. Ramirez is an aesthetic and reconstructive dentist who specializes in cosmetic smile design and digital implantology. Practicing in Brooklyn, NY since 1983, he is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.

CBCT Best Practices

Remember all the things your radiologist told you in class while you were trying to stay awake, study for anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology? This course will energetically explore principles of CBCT best practices to help you answer the question "What the heck do I do next!?"  CBCT has many benefits to help improve your practice and take care of your patients, however, it is just one of many excellent imaging methods for improving the diagnosis and treatment of your patients. Sometimes CBCT is the best choice, other times more advanced imaging is best. Following imaging best practices can both directly improve image diagnostic quality and decrease radiation exposure to all of your patients. Small actions on your part can directly help improve your patient outcomes, speed diagnosis and treatment, save you time and money, save the patient time and money, and even improve your practice bottom line.    

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff                

 

Learning Objectives

Recognize CBCT as one of many imaging methods.

Orient CBCT images for best interpretation.

Identify common artifacts, imaging errors, alternate presentation of anatomy.

AGD: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Jacob Dunn
DMD, MS


Jacob Dunn, DMD, MS, completed his dental degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology after his residency at UNC.

Digital Dentistry Today: Maximizing Treatment Potential and Case Acceptance

The modern dental patients are tech-savvy, have quick access to information, and demand technology driven results. How can the dentist and the dental team use today’s technology to meet the patient’s needs? Learn about my journey to a digital workflow driven practice and why my team is critical for the process.  The presentation will highlight using case acceptance protocols such as the digital implant case presentation to improve patient onboarding.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff                

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how CBCT and digital impressions can drive case presentation.

Orient CBCT images for best interpretation.

Understand the team approach to maximize efficiency of the digital workflows.

AGD: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Michael Parchewsky
DMD


Michael Parchewsky completed his DMD at University of Saskatchewan and OMFS Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and focuses on CAD/CAM & 3D CBCT in dentistry.

Advanced Implant Software Training

Digital dentistry has made the implementation of surgical procedures and dental implant surgery safer and more predictable. More general dentists are exploring the opportunity of providing patients implant procedures in the comfort of their practices and they should. The combination of cone beam technology and intra-oral scanning has proven to be a safe, predictable and an efficient method for treatment planning straightforward as well as more complicated surgical cases. The introduction of 3D printing has created yet another realm of possibilities since in-house manufacturing of medical grade surgical guides is now easily achievable. In this fast paced workshop participants will learn how to perform all tasks necessary to perform same day or one appointment guided implant surgery using powerful software leveraging the digital workflow.  A quick review of importing of intraoral scans and merging with CBCT data in SICAT Implant software will be followed by hands-on treatment planning in more advanced situation. Guided socket shield technique and guided orthograde sinus lift will be explained.   

Roles

Dentist/Specialist       

 

Learning Objectives

Learn the tools necessary to perform safe, predictable and fast implant surgery in straightforward and more advanced situations.

Understand the benefits of providing guided dental implant surgery using in-office 3D printing workflow to make same day surgical implant placement possible.

Explore advanced procedures guided implant surgery can make safe and predictable.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker


Juergen Langenbach
DMD


Dr. Langenbach learned about Digital Dentistry in dental school in Mainz, Germany in 1989 where his school was a test site of CEREC. Since then, he followed this technological concept with passion.

Taking the Torture Out of Treating TMJ

This lecture will give you an introduction to a novel approach of diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment for temporomandibular joints (TMJ). 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Anatomical review of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) in relation to CBCT and MRI imaging. 

Understanding the different grades of an injured or altered jaw joint.

Explore treatment options with the use of digital scanning, software, and 3D printing. 

AGD: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Lynne Thomas
DDS


Lynne D. Thomas, DDS, graduate of the University of Michigan, and CDOCS Go! Faculty integrated digital technology into her practice to enhance smiles and boost function of the masticatory system.

Considerations for Full Mouth Rehabilitation

This course will focus on how to manage the restorative phase for a full mouth rehabilitation. Our discussion will begin with diagnostics and how it influences the restorative phase.  Appointment sequencing and workflow of the restorative appointments will be discussed as well as time unit considerations and managing the laboratory workflow.   Delivering the final restorations and the subsequent “engineering” checks to follow. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Participant will learn how to set up diagnostic wax up for seamless transition to the patient’s mouth.

Understand which cases can proceed with immediate restorations or which cases might benefit from trial bite therapy.

Discuss the pros and cons between pre-operative printed prototype shells vs chairside milled prototypes. 

AGD: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Lynne Thomas
DDS


Lynne D. Thomas, DDS, graduate of the University of Michigan, and CDOCS Go! Faculty integrated digital technology into her practice to enhance smiles and boost function of the masticatory system.

Full Arch Fully Digital - The Future Is Here!

There has never been a more exciting time in dentistry! The need for fixed full arch implant therapy is steadily rising and general practitioners are looking for better ways to treat edentulous patients and those in the terminal dentition. Whether you place implants yourself or work with a surgical team, find out what's new in the implant world! From consult to final delivery, discover how technology can improve your clinical outcomes, your patient satisfaction and your bottom line. We will discuss implant selection, guided surgery, immediate conversion and final prosthetics. Are we really there yet? You'll have to stop by to find out! 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Detail benefits of a guided workflow for full arch fixed implant therapy.

Compare accuracy of analog vs digital full arch intraoral impressions.

Discuss full arch fixed restorative workflows for final prosthesis fabrication.

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Sarah Jockin
DDS, DABOI


Dr. Sarah Jockin is a champion of digital dentistry and can’t imagine treating her patients without it. She is an Assoc. Clinical Professor at UF Gainesville, teaching CAD/CAM digital workflows to Graduate Prosthodontic Residents. 

Implant Restorations and Custom Abutments Using a Digital Workflow

Learn to identify the appropriate implant restoration for each clinical scenario. Use a fully digital workflow for custom abutments as well as chairside restorations.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Determine which type of implant restoration to prescribe for different clinical scenarios.

Walk through a digital workflow for fabrication of a custom abutment which still allows for chairside milling of the final crown.

Learn from successes and failures in restorative design of implant restorations. 

AGD: 690 Implant

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Jenny Apekian
DDS


Dr. Jenny Apekian is a strong proponent of utilizing the latest technologies in dentistry to improve the patient experience. She utilizes the latest in CAD/CAM technologies, 3D Imaging, 3D printing and treatment delivery systems.

A Clinician's Journey Through CBCT: The 3D Difference and the Impact of CBCT Imaging for the General Practice

Enhanced diagnosis with the 3D difference to reveal, identify, educate and treatment plan with an efficient streamlined digital workflow. Practice to gain the trust of our new patients quickly and effectively during a dynamic and enhanced initial visit thereby improving case acceptance and treat more patients with ideal treatment plans. Diagnosis driven dentistry captures the patient’s attention while overcoming the Inherent limitations with 2D imaging. Gain a real world look into the use of CBCT and its impact for the integrated general practice. Meet the challenges of the modern dental practice by incorporating the most advanced imaging system which opens up new avenues and opportunities to broaden the clinicians' range of services.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Learn to improve diagnosis, treatment plan and case acceptance with enhanced 3D imaging and the creation of the virtual patient, a blueprint for success.

Learn the benefits of expanded indications for the use of CBCT imaging and how-to interpret maxillofacial radiology and anatomy and how to recognize and treat abnormal, pathologic, and incidental findings.

Learn a methodology to perform safe, precise, predictable, and efficient implant dentistry using Cone Beam CT directed implantology.

AGD: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Anthony Ramirez
DDS, MAGD



Dr. Ramirez is an aesthetic and reconstructive dentist who specializes in cosmetic smile design and digital implantology. Practicing in Brooklyn, NY since 1983, he is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Plan, Print, Place and Restore: The Complete Digital Implant Workflow

This breakout will discuss proper implant planning from a prosthetic approach, an emphasis will be placed on treatment planning and case acceptance.  We will go through the complete workflow for single in-office implants to more complex multi-unit cases outsourcing to a lab.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand how proper 3D treatment planning of the implant and crown can lead to greater case acceptance.

Learn how to design and fabricate single and multiple site surgical guides and perform guided surgery.

Learn multiple in-office and lab workflows for single and multi-unit implant restorations.

AGD: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Dan Butterman
DDS


Dan Butterman, DDS, is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Misch International Implant Institute, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of PEERS Implant.

3D Printing in Implant Dentistry

This breakout will focus on the use of 3D printing for single and multi-site surgical guides for an efficient, cost effective, and predictable workflow.  Additionally, we will discuss implant model fabrication, 3D printed temporaries, and printed splints to protect our treatment.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to plan, design, and print single and complex multi-unit surgical guides.

Learn how to fabricate implant models and splints.

Understand multiple options for 3D printed temporaries.

AGD: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Dan Butterman
DDS


Dan Butterman, DDS, is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Misch International Implant Institute, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of PEERS Implant.

Prime Time for Primeprint

This course is designed for those that are new to 3D printing or want to maximize efficiency in their current process through Primeprint. We will cover the benefits of Primeprint, clinical applications and basic workflow. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Discover the advantages of the Primeprint workflow.

Learn about the clinical applications of Primeprint.

Discover how Primeprint workflow will create a positve impact on the ROI of your practice.

 

Speaker

Dee Dee Meevasin
DMD


Dr. Meevasin focuses on the latest in digital dentistry at her practice, Dee for Dentist. She was the first to bring CEREC Omnicam, Galilos, Axeos, OperaVR, Solea & PrimePrint to Las Vegas.

Finally, Every Dental Practice Can Easily 3D Print! 

3D printing is ready to become an integral part of your daily practice. Previously outsourced manufacturing of complex tasks can now be easily integrated into the dental office. These duties can be safely performed by your dental team in a timely manner and with huge money savings. Manufacturing of study models, splints, guides for implant surgery and more will be part of your in-house routine. This is the first time 3D printing can be performed safe, fast and without the mess and odor of previous systems. Dr. Langenbach will explain how to integrate 3D printing into the digital workflow starting with acquisition of intraoral scans to designing and manufacturing of various medical grade appliances using a clinical case presentation.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the complete workflow for 3D printing of medical grade appliances.

Learn how to implement 3D printing into your digital workflow with ease and predictability.

Learn how to create a patient experience like no other, where patient, team and doctor work visibly on treatment solutions to increase treatment. acceptance and quality of care.

AGD: 010 Basic Sciences

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Juergen Langenbach
DMD


Dr. Langenbach learned about Digital Dentistry in dental school in Mainz, Germany in 1989 where his school was a test site of CEREC. Since then, he followed this technological concept with passion.

Cement Selection and Bonding Guidelines for Dental Ceramics

The ability to bond these dental ceramics allows the practitioner to perform more conservative tooth preparations. As there are many different types of dental ceramics available (zirconia, lithium disilicate, porcelain, processed composite, etc), determining the correct protocol for each type of ceramic can be confusing.  This lecture aims to simplify the process of bonding ceramics and provide the clinician with a protocol that can be used to bond any type of dental ceramic.  In this course, we will review the best clinical practices based on research studies conducted at the UAB School of Dentistry and provide pearls for you to take back to the office.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant            Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Review the indications for bonding dental ceramics.

Present a protocol for preparing the surface of ceramic crowns (ie etching, sandblasting, priming, cleaning).

Classify the types of cements used for adhesive bonding.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Nathaniel Lawson
DMD, PhD


Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program.

Digital Workflow Masters! The 1 Hour Crown

This course is targeting towards assistants and doctors who are hoping to improve their same day dentistry workflow! Achieving the 1 hour crown is only possible if you get your entire team involved. Learn tips and tricks from shade matching, software design, and staining and glazing, that will make your every day clinical life easier! Join Dr. Brett Titensor as he walks you through the perfect crown appointment. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Learn steps to take in order to use your chairside time wisely.

Learn design tips in order to get your crown to the mill in under 5 min.

Learn how to process, stain, and glaze beautiful crowns in as little time as possible.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Brett Titensor
DDS


Dr. Brett Titensor practices in a fully digital dental office in Flower Mound, Texas. The technology has led to great success encompassing Implants, Sedation, Cosmetics, and Restorative Dentistry.

Clean and Easy 3D Printing for Dental Clinicians and Technicians

This course will show dental professionals how to create dental appliances and fabricate parts using clean and simplified digital workflows. Whether you are chairside printing or in lab printing, take your workflow to the next level with 3D printing integration. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to design a simple splint and custom tray.

Learn how to design and create a baseplate. 

Learn how to print and post process parts.

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

1 CDT Credit

 

Speaker

Tra' Chambers


Tra’ Chambers is the owner of Express Dental Laboratory, a full-service laboratory in Norman, OK. He received his BS in biology with an emphasis in biotechnology from Brigham Young University Idaho.

Digital Treatment Options for the Fully Edentulous Patient

Treating the fully edentulous patient can be one of the most rewarding endeavors in clinical dentistry. At the same time, it can be one of the most intimidating endeavors from a treatment planning and execution perspective. In this course, we will explore and simplify the principles that will lead to both surgical and prosthetic success for treating these patients with 3 different prosthetic solutions: digital complete dentures, digital overdentures, and digital fixed hybrid solutions. The planning concepts along with their accompanying clinical applications, will be discussed to help facilitate the daily implementation in practice.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Hygienist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Understand how to simplify clinical protocols to achieve great predictability with digital dentures.

Become familiar with the varied nuances relative to overdentures and how the digital workflow can benefit the practice.

Review full arch implant planning and execution protocols to achieve prosthetic and surgical success.

AGD: 670 Removable Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit
1 CDT Credit    

 

Speaker

Mark Ludlow
DMD, MS


Dr. Ludlow is the Section Head of Implant Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, & Removable Prosthodontics at the Univ. of Utah School of Dentistry. He completed his DMD at Univ. of Connecticut and MS in prosthodontics at Univ. of North Carolina. 

A Dentist and a Lab Guy walk into a bar…. (And talk about Digital Dentures!)

Presented in tandem by Dr. Wendy Clark and Jimmy Stegall, this presentation is ideal for both clinicians and technicians who want to incorporate digital dentures into their workflows, as attendees will see directly how the cases are accomplished from both perspectives. For many decades, very little changed with complete denture workflows. But, over the last ten years we have started to see technology transform the status quo. The adoption of digital denture workflows has been phenomenal, and it’s time to take it to the next level! As these workflows evolve to incorporate digital dentistry, clinicians can benefit from interweaving components of both conventional and digital denture processes. This course will walk through the basics of various digital denture workflows for immediate, duplicate, reference, and conventional complete dentures. Systematic clinical guidelines for the 3-appointment denture will be presented that make chairside steps easier, and results more predictable to accomplish for both the clinician and the laboratory. The program will also demonstrate how digital denture materials and fabrication methods can provide higher strength, better fit, and a permanent archive of the denture.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Review clinical guidelines for immediate, reference, & conventional digital dentures.

Learn how to provide the best data for your lab to achieve predictable results.

The latest updates to the digital denture printing process & materials, including resins.

AGD: 670 Removable Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD Credits
1.5 CDT Credits    

 

Speakers

Wendy Auclair Clark
DDS, MS


After finishing her prosthodontics training in Alabama, Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark practiced prosthodontics for 7 years with Team Atlanta prior to her current role as full-time prosthodontic faculty at the University of North Carolina. 


Jimmy Stegall


Jimmy Stegall is a dental lab operations and management executive with 40+ yrs of teaching and clinical experience. Jimmy is a National Procedural Solutions Specialist for Dentsply Sirona, providing clinical and laboratory training.  

The Digital Conus Overdenture:  Friction is the New Retention

The Atlantis Conus restorative option takes advantage of the conometric concept for implant supported prostheses. The basis of this unique restorative option is surface friction. This proven technique of a cone in cone telescopic technique provides a non-resilient prosthesis and eliminates the need for screws or cement in the fully edentulous patient. It provides the patient with optimal comfort and function with the ultimate advantage of cleanability and a decrease in the chance of soft tissue peri-implant problems. This conometric concept has been studied for the past 20 years from an analog approach. Today, because of the digital workflow and new digital denture resin, this unique concept has now been adapted to a 100% digital approach.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the success of the analog approach in regard to the basic principles unique to Conus, and the concept and advantages of friction retention.

Explore the new digital workflow, its difference in clinical steps from the analog approach, and outstanding retentions outcomes.

Understand the advantages of 3D printed dentures and its effect on laboratory and clinical workflows including the bonding strengths of 3D printed vs traditionally processed dentures.

AGD: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD Credits
1.5 CDT Credits    

 

Speaker

Barry Goldenberg
DMD, MS, Pc


Dr. Barry Goldenberg graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He has restored implants since 1986 in his St. Louis County private practice, which is limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Reconstruction. 

Optimal Design Methodology For Indirect Digital Restorations In Relation to Material Selection

The intent of this lecture is to merge and enhance your current knowledge base of dental materials and to give you the skill set necessary to use the software to its fullest capabilities. Come and join me for an in depth conversation about the most popular restorative materials in our current armamentarium. Let's discuss a design technique you and your team can use time and time again. We will explore workflows, learn tips and tricks, and hopefully make your next chairside appointment more efficient, predictable, and less stressful.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the significance of material selection and initial software proposals.

Explore the various materials and workflows available for single visit dentistry.

Learn a full proof crown design methodology.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Andrew Hall
DMD


Dr. Hall is a well-rounded professional who practices and enjoys all types of dentistry. He completed his advanced education in general dentistry and studied at Las Vegas Institute (LVI), for neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry.

Beware of Dog(ma): How Dental CAD/CAM Technology Can Improve Dental Education

The practice of dentistry can be dogmatic - long held strong opinions ultimately become facts the profession holds as sacred. This lecture will take an academic look at the evolution of materials and techniques and how they can be applied to conservatively restore function and esthetics.  Dental research has evolved since CEREC was introduced over 30 years ago. Current research supports a conservative, adhesive all-ceramic dental practice. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Compare and contrast the evolution of surgical vs medical model of a modern dental practice.

Apply dental CAD/CAM materials and techniques to satisfy Shillingburg's principles of indirect tooth restorations.

Evaluate dental CAD concepts to improve restorative outcomes.

AGD: 010 Basic Sciences

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Stephen Sterlitz
DDS


Prof. Steve Sterlitz is a dental nerd. Retiring from the Navy Dental Corps in, he is the Restorative Division Chief at the Univ. of Kentucky College of Dentistry. A CEREC user and educator, he applies dental technology in private practice.

Successful Implementation of the CEREC Workflow in Dental Education

CAD/CAM and new material technologies offer a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. There are not considered only “optional” anymore but represent the new standard of care. It is, therefore, our responsibility to educate dental students and practitioners with these technologies from early in their careers. 

This presentation showcases the successful implementation of digital workflows in the preclinical and clinical curricula at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as an example and possible footprint for other schools and dental offices. CEREC inhouse and connect workflows will be explained along with secure file management and IT infrastructure needs. “Train-the-trainer” programs are essential to engage the entire team and get every member to a certain comfort level with these tools. And aside from proper technology and equipment usage, critical aspects of these workflows are patient-based material selection and understanding of proper cementation techniques to ensure long-term clinical success and optimized functional and esthetic patient outcomes. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to successfully implement digital workflows in dental schools and offices.

Understand strategies for successful training programs.

Comprehend guidelines for proper technology applications and patient-base material selection protocols for long-lasting dental restorations.

AGD: 770 Self Improvement

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

Markus Blatz
Prof. Dr.


Prof. Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where he founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. He also holds a Professorship at University of Freiburg, Germany.

 

Julian Conejo
DDS, MSc


Dr. Conejo is the Clinical CAD/CAM Director at the Dept. of Preventive & Restorative Sciences, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He conducts research and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

All Smiles Should Not Be Created Equal

As CEREC users, we have the power to control the outcome of what is delivered. In this course we will examine tools that can be utilized to optimize the unique fingerprint of the patient’s smile. This course will guide you through the initial consultation and the importance of diagnostic aides such as photography, photoshop and digital scanning, not only for communication but aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning. Learn how to assess cases and achieve predictable results using CEREC. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn a methodical approach to evaluating and designing smiles. 

Understand how to employ techniques to customize outcome.

Review considerations for material selection.

AGD: 010 Basic Sciences

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Lynne Thomas
DDS


Lynne D. Thomas, DDS, graduate of the University of Michigan, and CDOCS Go! Faculty integrated digital technology into her practice to enhance smiles and boost function of the masticatory system.

Team Approach of Modern Full Arch Implant Treatment

Taking the concept from Golden States Warriors' "Strength In Numbers," two Bay Area's natives, Sean Han & Dr. Jeremy Ueno are sharing their unique team approach workflow on full arch cases using a new tapered implant system. This session will have a heavy emphasis on communications between Labs, Specialist, and the restorative team. Starting from facially driven wax up to high esthetic final fabrication, the dynamic duo with team up to give you a proven and efficient way for you to assemble your own team to tackle one of the most challenging but most rewarding case that we can offer to our patients.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the evolution of full arch planning and conversion process.

Recognize the importance of communication between Clinical and Laboratory teams and how to take the correct records to deliver the desired outcome.

Identify strategies for predictable and repeatable esthetic final restorations and how to choose the correct materials.

AGD: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD Credits
1.5 CDT Credits    

 

Speakers

Sean Han
CDT


Sean Han is a CEO and Master Ceramist at Master's Arch, a dental laboratory specialized in full arch prosthesis and education. He is a frequent guest speaker for University of Pennsylvania and a full-time instructor at CerecDoctor.com.


Jeremy Ueno
DMD


Dr. Ueno is a periodontist teaching full arch treatments to both surgeons and restorative dentists at his learning center Teeth Camp in Northern California. He’s immersed in education lecturing internationally & leading study clubs.  

The Magic of Materials: Resins and the Primeprint Solution

We will be taking a tour of what products you will be able to fabricate using the Primeprint, and specifically the materials you will require to bring this innovative experience to life. Models, splints, thermoforming, surgical guides, oh my! Further, we will look at processing protocols and safety concerns.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate the broad scope of possibility of the Primeprint Solution.

Define expectations and how to best utilize the printer for your needs.

Navigating the protocol of resins and the best practices to protect yourself and others.

 

Speaker

Devaughn Fraser


Devaughn has worked in the health industry for 20 years - 17 of which specifically as a technician and is the Director of Highland Dental Lab. Devaughn has received advanced design certificates, is a ‘Global inLab Trainer’ and beta tester.

Primeprint Solution and the Team - Empowering Assistants to Dive Into 3D Printing

Dr. Barsoum will review the most common digital workflows using the Primeprint Solution.  This course is focused on team members and helping them master the workflow, software and maintenance protocols for 3D printing.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to fabricate solid and working models with the CEREC software and manufacture them with the Primeprint.  

Learn how to design and post process models, splints and surgical guides.  

Learn about DSCore and DS Core Create to help improve efficiency and outcomes. 

 

Speaker

Meena Barsoum
DMD


Dr. Meena Barsoum serves as resident faculty in the CAD/CAM division of CDOCS.com; he is an internal speaker and educator. He owns a private practice in Chicago, Illinois that is centered around CEREC and digital technology. 

Evolution of the Digital Workflow - Implementing DS Core Into Your Daily Practice

Dr. Barsoum will review the DS Core Create and the benefits of implementing cloud solutions into your digital workflows.  Attendees will also learn how to optimize their data storage and utilize DSCore to enhance their design efficiency and data sharing.  Attendees will also have an introduction into DSCore Design Services, a cloud based design solution for 3D printing. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to register for DS Core and set up the sharing services.

Learn how to manage patient data and utilize DS Core to free up their scanner.

Learn how to place orders for DS Core Create such as occlusal guards.

 

Speaker

Meena Barsoum
DMD


Dr. Meena Barsoum serves as resident faculty in the CAD/CAM division of CDOCS.com; he is an internal speaker and educator. He owns a private practice in Chicago, Illinois that is centered around CEREC and digital technology. 

Anterior Esthetics: Techniques in Design and Processing 

This course will walk through simple smile design techniques for case acceptance, digital diagnostics wax ups, proper tooth preparation for veneers and crowns, and multiple software design techniques for anterior restorations. Contouring and characterization will also be discussed.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Review successful prep for veneers and anterior crowns.

Understand the advantages of using photography for case acceptance. 

Understand software design modes for anteriors and explore materials and processing.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Dan Butterman
DDS


Dan Butterman, DDS, is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Misch International Implant Institute, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of PEERS Implant.

Cementation and Resin Bonding of CAD/CAM Ceramics in Esthetic Dentistry

Digital workflows, new ceramics, and adhesive technologies offer a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. In fact, cementation type and technique are directly correlated to the clinical success of ceramic restorations, especially in the esthetic zone. However, there is still much confusion and many questions: What cements or bonding protocols should I select for the different ceramics to avoid failures? Can I bond zirconia restorations? Are new universal cements and bonding agents as good as traditional ones? This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on proven cementation and resin-bonding protocols to achieve optimal esthetics and clinical longevity with CAD/CAM ceramic restorations.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Understand different CAD/CAM ceramic materials and their selection.

Learn how to select cementation and bonding protocols for each ceramic material.

Comprehend how to achieve maximum esthetics with CAD/CAM ceramics.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Markus Blatz
Prof. Dr.


Prof. Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where he founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. He also holds a Professorship at University of Freiburg, Germany.

Digital Solutions for Single-Tooth, Partially Edentulous, and Fully Edentulous Implant Restorations

Traditional methods of creating implant restorations have been replaced by digital processes and are forever changed. The multiple technologies of CBCT imaging, intraoral scanning, laboratory scanning, 3D digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production have contributed to this trend. This lecture will review how these technologies help streamline the implant restorative process for single-tooth and partially edentulous cases. It will provide a comprehensive overview of evolving digital workflows with specific emphasis on implant dentistry. Clinical and laboratory protocols will be reviewed that focus on prosthetically driven processes that create precise and predictable treatment outcomes. A review and comparison of the conventional implant restorative workflow to one that implements digital technology will be explored. Please join us to learn what your future can hold with the flexibility and simplicity of the digital workflow!

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Identify how digital dentistry can change your implant restorative workflows.

Recognize how digital workflows can increase simplicity, efficiency, and predictability.

Learn new implant technologies that can help improve treatment outcomes. 

AGD: 690 Implants

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Alan Scott Douglas
DDS


Dr. Alan Scott Douglas is a 1989 graduate of The University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. He is currently the program director for the AEGD residency program at the VA hospital, a position he has held for the past 27 years. 

Dental Auxiliary

Scanning Strategies for Auxiliaries

It is a great time to be in dentistry! With all of the advancements in technology, as assistants you get to be more involved in each process.  With CAD/CAM you get to spend more time with your patient. You are a huge part in the confidence your patient has in the practice. We will discuss strategies to get the perfect scan first try. As well as some troubleshooting tips to keep the flow of the appointment going smoothly.  How well the appointment goes all starts with a good scan, a confident team, happy doctor and patient.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Describe the benefits of digital dentistry and intraoral scanning.

Learn techniques used to get a great scan.

Troubleshooting and who scans what.

AGD: 770 Self Improvement

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Cindy Barbee
RDA


Cindy Barbee attended Gulf Coast Community College, receiving her RDA then beginning her career in dentistry. Having worked in many practice types, she has a unique perspective of digital dentistry.

Hold My Suction, I’ve Got This!

This course will offer easy solutions to everyday issues and challenges to help dental assistants confidently keep the digital dentistry appointment running smoothly.  This will include tips and tricks for efficient imaging, quick design tips, and working through the occasional milling mishap. Turn the occasional "oh no" into "I got this". How to become a digital dentistry   N (no)  I (I'm)   N (not)   J (just)  A (an Assistant)  We will also review basic maintenance  that will make the day easier for you...and your doctor. 

Roles

Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Imaging tips...everything is easier with a clean scan.

Increase your confidence in the design phase.

Milling errors, how to fix them or better yet...avoid them.

AGD: 770 Self Improvement

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Rachel Taylor
RDA


Rachel Taylor is a dental assistant with 20 years of experience (17 with CEREC). She has helped hundreds of practices integrate CEREC, and has been a Basic, Clinical, and Ortho trainer for 10 years.

DA's Rock The Block

Getting the shade right is essential to providing patients with beautiful chairside restorations they feel good about. It offers the best results, which makes patients more likely to continue to entrust the practice with their dental care. However, when we get it to shade wrong, not only are our patients unhappy with the result, we must spend time remaking the restoration—and the costs associated with those remakes can add up quickly. It’s important to remember that many factors are involved in color science and shade selection. Understanding the science gives dental professionals an advantage, leading to more accurate shade selection, predictable outcomes, and happier patients.

Roles

Dentist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the basic principles of chroma, hue & value.

Discuss principles of stain palate & application in key anatomical areas of anterior & posterior teeth to create esthetic changes.

Discuss principles and application of glaze consistency in order to achieve proper esthetics and to ensure function isn’t compromised.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Shannon Pace Brinker
CDA


Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is an international speaker, published author & practicing dental assistant for 30+ yrs. She’s published 200+ articles relating to Clinical Application and taught 1000’s of dental assistants across US & Canada.

Dental Assistants Role in 3D Digital Printing

While there are many benefits for dental practices to incorporate digital systems, successful integration into the workflow is key to maximizing the advantages. This course describes success factors for adding 3D printing to your practice, and how it can change the way dental professionals treat patients.

Roles

Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the technology and capabilities of the newest solution for in office 3D printing and processing.

Learn how to create 3D models, printed surgical guide, provisional restorations.

Gain knowledge of fabrication time for each item being printed for efficient practice workflow.

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Shannon Pace Brinker
CDA


Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is an international speaker, published author & practicing dental assistant for 30+ yrs. She’s published 200+ articles relating to Clinical Application and taught 1000’s of dental assistants across US & Canada.

Isolation Issues, Pediatrics, and Non-compliant Patients? De-stress Yourself With Simple Direct Restorative That Works!

Calling all assistants: your dentist needs your help! We’ve all been in difficult cases that end up with very stressed-out staff. Whether it’s poor isolation conditions, an antsy child, or a slew of other issues; this course is to equip the dental assistant with the knowledge and confidence in their ability to work with bioactive restorative material in order to turn an otherwise stressful case into a brief and straightforward appointment.

Roles

Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Recognize instances when your patient will be a more challenging case.

Understand how biocompatible materials work superiorly to other options in some of these difficult situations.

Know how to work with products so you and your team can keep the operatory stress-free!

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Nichole Lubberts
DDS


Dr. Lubberts is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, and the owner of a private dental practice in Grand Rapids, MI. She was awarded Top Dentists of Grand Rapids and speaks routinely at her local dental study club. 

A Day In The Life of a Top Gun Digital Dental Team

Listen, learn & laugh your way through a fast paced, humorous review of “A Day in The Life” of a real-world high performing digital team. Learn how to capitalize on one another’s skills to improve the productivity and quality of care. Learn systems you can implement today.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Review clinical cases from the doctor’s & team’s perspective.

Discuss the fact that “communication is a wonderful thing-you should try it sometime!”

Employ systems to lower stress and prevent burnout. 

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Mark E Hyman
DDS, MAGD


Dr. Mark E. Hyman is a renowned dentist from Greensboro, NC, and a public speaker whose work is characterized by his warmth, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for dentistry. 

Dental Lab

Having the Business You Want is Easier Than You Think!

Dentistry is evolving as fast as the you can refresh your screen, so there is no reason that you can't have the lab and/or practice that you have always dreamed of and the freedom that comes with it.  The ease of the workflows, at our fingertips, is unparalleled and the possibilities are endless.  If you are ready to challenge yourself to push harder, eliminate excuses and make it happen, then "Be Good to Yourself" and come join us on this Journey of creating the workspace and workflows that will keep you driven and fulfilled.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Maximize your workflows to be as efficient as possible.

Team training that creates ownership mentality.

Designing the most efficient 4 day work week.

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit
1 CDT Credit

 

Speaker

Jillian Swafford


Jillian Swafford owns and operates her dental lab Oaks Dental Designs in Pikeville, TN. She is an avid inLab user and loves to see others embrace and gain freedom through this technology. 

How Lucitone Digital Print Dentures Have Radically Changed Our Laboratory

Learn how our laboratory has successfully adopted digital denture materials and workflows, and how it has positively impacted our productivity and profitablity.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Learn more about Lucitone Digital Print materials and workflows.

Discover how LDP workflow integration has positively impacted our productivity.

Review how to communicate with your team and clients about the benefits of using LDP.

 

CE Credits

1 CDT Credit    

 

Speakers

Kaila Nakanishi
CDT


Kaila started in the family business as a model room tech while earning a Bachelor’s in Interior Design. She realized her skills in space planning & color theory were assets in the dental laboratory industry & earned a CDT - Ceramics in ‘19.   


Megan Nakanishi


Megan joined Nakanishi Dental Laboratory in 2010 after graduating from Seattle University with a degree in Business and Economics, proudly turning the company into a third-generation family business. 

Clean and Easy 3D Printing for Dental Clinicians and Technicians

This course will show dental professionals how to create dental appliances and fabricate parts using clean and simplified digital workflows. Whether you are chairside printing or in lab printing, take your workflow to the next level with 3D printing integration. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist            Assistant            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to design a simple splint and custom tray.

Learn how to design and create a baseplate. 

Learn how to print and post process parts.

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

1 CDT Credit

 

Speaker

Tra' Chambers


Tra’ Chambers is the owner of Express Dental Laboratory, a full-service laboratory in Norman, OK. He received his BS in biology with an emphasis in biotechnology from Brigham Young University Idaho.

A Dentist and a Lab Guy walk into a bar…. (And talk about Digital Dentures!)

Presented in tandem by Dr. Wendy Clark and Jimmy Stegall, this presentation is ideal for both clinicians and technicians who want to incorporate digital dentures into their workflows, as attendees will see directly how the cases are accomplished from both perspectives. For many decades, very little changed with complete denture workflows. But, over the last ten years we have started to see technology transform the status quo. The adoption of digital denture workflows has been phenomenal, and it’s time to take it to the next level! As these workflows evolve to incorporate digital dentistry, clinicians can benefit from interweaving components of both conventional and digital denture processes. This course will walk through the basics of various digital denture workflows for immediate, duplicate, reference, and conventional complete dentures. Systematic clinical guidelines for the 3-appointment denture will be presented that make chairside steps easier, and results more predictable to accomplish for both the clinician and the laboratory. The program will also demonstrate how digital denture materials and fabrication methods can provide higher strength, better fit, and a permanent archive of the denture.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Review clinical guidelines for immediate, reference, & conventional digital dentures.

Learn how to provide the best data for your lab to achieve predictable results.

The latest updates to the digital denture printing process & materials, including resins.

AGD: 670 Removable Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD Credits
1.5 CDT Credits    

 

Speakers

Wendy Auclair Clark
DDS, MS


After finishing her prosthodontics training in Alabama, Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark practiced prosthodontics for 7 years with Team Atlanta prior to her current role as full-time prosthodontic faculty at the University of North Carolina. 


Jimmy Stegall


Jimmy Stegall is a dental lab operations and management executive with 40+ yrs of teaching and clinical experience. Jimmy is a National Procedural Solutions Specialist for Dentsply Sirona, providing clinical and laboratory training.  

The Digital Conus Overdenture:  Friction is the New Retention

The Atlantis Conus restorative option takes advantage of the conometric concept for implant supported prostheses. The basis of this unique restorative option is surface friction. This proven technique of a cone in cone telescopic technique provides a non-resilient prosthesis and eliminates the need for screws or cement in the fully edentulous patient. It provides the patient with optimal comfort and function with the ultimate advantage of cleanability and a decrease in the chance of soft tissue peri-implant problems. This conometric concept has been studied for the past 20 years from an analog approach. Today, because of the digital workflow and new digital denture resin, this unique concept has now been adapted to a 100% digital approach.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the success of the analog approach in regard to the basic principles unique to Conus, and the concept and advantages of friction retention.

Explore the new digital workflow, its difference in clinical steps from the analog approach, and outstanding retentions outcomes.

Understand the advantages of 3D printed dentures and its effect on laboratory and clinical workflows including the bonding strengths of 3D printed vs traditionally processed dentures.

AGD: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD Credits
1.5 CDT Credits    

 

Speaker

Barry Goldenberg
DMD, MS, Pc


Dr. Barry Goldenberg graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He has restored implants since 1986 in his St. Louis County private practice, which is limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Reconstruction. 

3D Printed Dentures: Treatment Planning Workflows for Clinicians and Technicians

This course will review the latest advancements in premium esthetic digital denture base plates and teeth resins. We will review start to finish workflow; from what scans are needed when the patient comes in, to what records need to be there to create a seamless process for printing a denture.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to take proper digital records for 3D dentures.

Learn how to use try in records.

Learn what indications are appropriate for digital dentures.

AGD: 670 Removable Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit
1 CDT Credit    

 

Speaker

Tra' Chambers


Tra’ Chambers is the owner of Express Dental Laboratory, a full-service laboratory in Norman, OK. He received his BS in biology with an emphasis in biotechnology from Brigham Young University Idaho.

Increasing Productivity in Your Practice by Going Digital From Simple Restorations to Digital All-on-X

Today’s dental practices are in the midst of an evolution into a more technology-focused profession. In this fast-paced lecture, the speaker will discuss the advantages of becoming involved in the digital practice transformation, and on areas where current digital dentists are not maximizing their technology. The full gamut of restorative solutions that can be planned with a digital workflow will be discussed. The advantages of going digital, and sometimes disadvantages, will be discussed for each product line. From modeless crowns, digital dentures, splints, to full mouth reconstruction's, the speaker will discuss record capture (including advanced record capture such as full face 3D imaging and photogrammetry), material selection, processing technology, and idealized doctor-lab communication. Attendees will leave enlightened with the patient solutions they can now provide, amazed by the speed at which they can offer treatments, and impressed by the office efficiencies that digital workflows deliver.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the benefits of being a digital dental practice.

Increase the utilization of efficient digital workflows. 

Ideal digital record collection for many restorative workflows.

AGD: 130 Electives

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit
1 CDT Credit    

 

Speaker

BJ Kowalski


BJ Kowalski is the President of ROE Dental Laboratory, a full-service lab serving dentists nationwide. He lectures on aesthetics, implant prosthetics, digital dentistry and computer guided implants.

Fixed and Removable Solutions Using Atlantis Workflows

A look at all the fixed and removable solutions available using the Atlantis workflows. We will explore everything from Conus though to Bridgebase and the advantages these workflows and new materials offer us as a restorative team.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Hygienist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the advantages of the Atlantis Conus Workflow.

Understand the advantages of the Atlantis BridgeBase Workflow.

Explore new materials and techniques that can be used on Atlantis workflows, including Lucitone digital dentures.

 

CE Credits

1 CDT Credit    

 

Speaker

Stephen Campbell
RDT


Steve Campbell, RDT Managing Director of Nexus Dental Laboratories is a GDC registered dental technician focused on restorative dentistry, especially implants and digital and CAD/CAM workflows.

Digital Treatment Options for the Fully Edentulous Patient

Treating the fully edentulous patient can be one of the most rewarding endeavors in clinical dentistry. At the same time, it can be one of the most intimidating endeavors from a treatment planning and execution perspective. In this course, we will explore and simplify the principles that will lead to both surgical and prosthetic success for treating these patients with 3 different prosthetic solutions: digital complete dentures, digital overdentures, and digital fixed hybrid solutions. The planning concepts along with their accompanying clinical applications, will be discussed to help facilitate the daily implementation in practice.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician            Hygienist            Assistant

 

Learning Objectives

Understand how to simplify clinical protocols to achieve great predictability with digital dentures.

Become familiar with the varied nuances relative to overdentures and how the digital workflow can benefit the practice.

Review full arch implant planning and execution protocols to achieve prosthetic and surgical success.

AGD: 670 Removable Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit
1 CDT Credit    

 

Speaker

Mark Ludlow
DMD, MS


Dr. Ludlow is the Section Head of Implant Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, & Removable Prosthodontics at the Univ. of Utah School of Dentistry. He completed his DMD at Univ. of Connecticut and MS in prosthodontics at Univ. of North Carolina. 

Team Approach of Modern Full Arch Implant Treatment

Taking the concept from Golden States Warriors' "Strength In Numbers," two Bay Area's natives, Sean Han & Dr. Jeremy Ueno are sharing their unique team approach workflow on full arch cases using a new tapered implant system. This session will have a heavy emphasis on communications between Labs, Specialist, and the restorative team. Starting from facially driven wax up to high esthetic final fabrication, the dynamic duo with team up to give you a proven and efficient way for you to assemble your own team to tackle one of the most challenging but most rewarding case that we can offer to our patients.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Dental Technician

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the evolution of full arch planning and conversion process.

Recognize the importance of communication between Clinical and Laboratory teams and how to take the correct records to deliver the desired outcome.

Identify strategies for predictable and repeatable esthetic final restorations and how to choose the correct materials.

AGD: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD Credits
1.5 CDT Credits    

 

Speakers

Sean Han
CDT


Sean Han is a CEO and Master Ceramist at Master's Arch, a dental laboratory specialized in full arch prosthesis and education. He is a frequent guest speaker for University of Pennsylvania and a full-time instructor at CerecDoctor.com.


Jeremy Ueno
DMD


Dr. Ueno is a periodontist teaching full arch treatments to both surgeons and restorative dentists at his learning center Teeth Camp in Northern California. He’s immersed in education lecturing internationally & leading study clubs.  

Institutions

All Smiles Should Not Be Created Equal

As CEREC users, we have the power to control the outcome of what is delivered. In this course we will examine tools that can be utilized to optimize the unique fingerprint of the patient’s smile. This course will guide you through the initial consultation and the importance of diagnostic aides such as photography, photoshop and digital scanning, not only for communication but aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning. Learn how to assess cases and achieve predictable results using CEREC. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn a methodical approach to evaluating and designing smiles. 

Understand how to employ techniques to customize outcome.

Review considerations for material selection.

AGD: 010 Basic Sciences

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Lynne Thomas
DDS


Lynne D. Thomas, DDS, graduate of the University of Michigan, and CDOCS Go! Faculty integrated digital technology into her practice to enhance smiles and boost function of the masticatory system.

Solving the Cement vs Bond Dilemma for High Strength Ceramic and Zirconia Restorations

The development of newer high strength ceramic and zirconia materials has created a degree of confusion on how to properly deliver them for optimum clinical performance.  Is it better to conventionally cement them or should they be adhesively bonded?  Should they be air abraded or pre-silanated?  The choice between conventional cementation and adhesive bonding will be presented as a foundation to ensure long term success.  Research evidence and clinical case examples will be used to discuss and illustrate materials and recommended clinical applications.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Discuss information on conventional and adhesive cementation materials and techniques to maximize clinical outcomes with high strength ceramic and zirconia restorations.

Review current clinical research evidence and clinical examples of adhesive bonding techniques.

Examine evidence-based clinical decisions on whether to conventionally cement or adhesively bond zirconia restorations.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Dennis Fasbinder
DDS, ABGD


Dr. Fasbinder is a Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at the Univ. of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is board certified in General Dentistry by the American Board of General Dentistry.

Beware of Dog(ma): How Dental CAD/CAM Technology Can Improve Dental Education

The practice of dentistry can be dogmatic - long held strong opinions ultimately become facts the profession holds as sacred. This lecture will take an academic look at the evolution of materials and techniques and how they can be applied to conservatively restore function and esthetics.  Dental research has evolved since CEREC was introduced over 30 years ago. Current research supports a conservative, adhesive all-ceramic dental practice. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Compare and contrast the evolution of surgical vs medical model of a modern dental practice.

Apply dental CAD/CAM materials and techniques to satisfy Shillingburg's principles of indirect tooth restorations.

Evaluate dental CAD concepts to improve restorative outcomes.

AGD: 010 Basic Sciences

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Stephen Sterlitz
DDS


Prof. Steve Sterlitz is a dental nerd. Retiring from the Navy Dental Corps in, he is the Restorative Division Chief at the Univ. of Kentucky College of Dentistry. A CEREC user and educator, he applies dental technology in private practice.

Successful Implementation of the CEREC Workflow in Dental Education

CAD/CAM and new material technologies offer a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. There are not considered only “optional” anymore but represent the new standard of care. It is, therefore, our responsibility to educate dental students and practitioners with these technologies from early in their careers. 

This presentation showcases the successful implementation of digital workflows in the preclinical and clinical curricula at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as an example and possible footprint for other schools and dental offices. CEREC inhouse and connect workflows will be explained along with secure file management and IT infrastructure needs. “Train-the-trainer” programs are essential to engage the entire team and get every member to a certain comfort level with these tools. And aside from proper technology and equipment usage, critical aspects of these workflows are patient-based material selection and understanding of proper cementation techniques to ensure long-term clinical success and optimized functional and esthetic patient outcomes. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Hygienist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to successfully implement digital workflows in dental schools and offices.

Understand strategies for successful training programs.

Comprehend guidelines for proper technology applications and patient-base material selection protocols for long-lasting dental restorations.

AGD: 770 Self Improvement

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

Markus Blatz
Prof. Dr.


Prof. Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where he founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. He also holds a Professorship at University of Freiburg, Germany.

 

Julian Conejo
DDS, MSc


Dr. Conejo is the Clinical CAD/CAM Director at the Dept. of Preventive & Restorative Sciences, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He conducts research and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Digital Solutions for Single-Tooth, Partially Edentulous, and Fully Edentulous Implant Restorations

Traditional methods of creating implant restorations have been replaced by digital processes and are forever changed. The multiple technologies of CBCT imaging, intraoral scanning, laboratory scanning, 3D digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production have contributed to this trend. This lecture will review how these technologies help streamline the implant restorative process for single-tooth and partially edentulous cases. It will provide a comprehensive overview of evolving digital workflows with specific emphasis on implant dentistry. Clinical and laboratory protocols will be reviewed that focus on prosthetically driven processes that create precise and predictable treatment outcomes. A review and comparison of the conventional implant restorative workflow to one that implements digital technology will be explored. Please join us to learn what your future can hold with the flexibility and simplicity of the digital workflow!

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Identify how digital dentistry can change your implant restorative workflows.

Recognize how digital workflows can increase simplicity, efficiency, and predictability.

Learn new implant technologies that can help improve treatment outcomes. 

AGD: 690 Implants

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Alan Scott Douglas
DDS


Dr. Alan Scott Douglas is a 1989 graduate of The University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. He is currently the program director for the AEGD residency program at the VA hospital, a position he has held for the past 27 years. 

Practice Management

Extraordinary Life, Extraordinary Practice: The Magic in the CEO Mindset 

This course will identify the critical thinking habits and specific daily activities that will transition a dentist from Clinical Operator through Practice Owner to successful Business/Enterprise Leader.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Create a new definition for CEO.

Identify successful CEO habits and the four basic roles of a CEO.

Scheduling a Perfect CEO Day.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Ty Aldinger


From military wardroom to executive boardroom to the family room, Ty Aldinger has devoted his career to “leading leaders”. Managing Director, Fortune Management Hawaii, Ty brings 30+ yrs of leadership experience to the dental industry. 

The Ultimate Investment

The purpose of this course is to teach business owners how to win, how to create a practice that eliminates competition, and how to ultimately create multigenerational wealth. You will learn how to think entrepreneurially and therefore think bigger.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn to focus on Who Not How.

Discover and understand your core values.

GWC: Right People / Right Seats

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Mark B. Murphy


Mark B. Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Private Client Group and author. His third book, The Ultimate Investment: A Roadmap to Grow Your Business and Build Multigenerational Wealth is scheduled for release in early 2023. 

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast… Steps to Create a Winning Culture

There is nothing more important—or more difficult—for a practice than creating the ideal culture. In today’s competitive environment, without a great practice culture, it is impossible to truly serve and attract the patients you desire. Leadership drives culture. What are the keys to building a winning culture where everyone is a leader? Join Kim McGuire for a fun, interactive program to learn keys to create your ‘culture by design’.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Discover how to establish core values to enhance your culture. 

Explore how to foster a culture of leadership.

Discuss how to reduce stress in the office and bring fun back to dentistry.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Kim McGuire


An executive coach, author, podcaster and speaker, Kim McGuire, Chief Operating Officer of Fortune Management, has 20 years of experience coaching dentists and their teams to achieve extraordinary results.  

Stop Selling and Start Influencing… How to Make Extraordinary Smiles Happen

Join Shannon Richkowski RDH in a powerful program on the art of case presentation and enrollment.  Good salespeople tell… great influencers ask.  Learn how to become a Dental Team that enrolls the treatment your patients need, no matter what their investment!  Shannon will guide you through simple yet powerful steps to easily build rapport and speak the patient’s language. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Explore how to powerfully build instant rapport.

Learn how to ask the magic question to unlock the patient’s values and rules.

Discuss how to determine the patient’s key Meta-Programs for making buying decisions.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Shannon Richkowski
RDH


Shannon Richkowski, known for her direction of the nationally renowned hygiene mastery, has 20 years of industry knowledge as a hygiene educator, dental coach, and registered, laser-certified dental hygienist.

Are You the Best Kept Secret in Your Area?

"Never let ads write checks your website can't cash." — Avinash Kaushik. Marketing is not just about attracting new patients. Marketing is about keeping your patients connected to your brand.  It’s about creating customer loyalty. It’s about creating “raving fans” (Ken Blanchard) for life. It starts with defining your brand, which reflects your vision.  This guides all your marketing messages. You want to communicate that to your target audience consistently, continuously, and across all kinds of channels. Do you have a clear picture of who your ideal patient is and why?  If you don’t, I can tell you, without a doubt, that you are wasting your time and money on your marketing!

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Explore your brand and your ideal patient-it all starts here.

Learn how to leverage digital media marketing including your website and social media.

Understand the importance of internal marketing such as elegantly asking for referrals and reviews, the 5-Star patient experience.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Gerilyn Alfe
DMD, MBA


As a former practicing dentist and practice owner, Dr. Gerilyn Alfe is in a unique position to help her clients, she has actually “walked in their shoes” for 25 years. After selling her last practice in 2017, she earned her MBA. 

Keep Calm and Structure On: Get Out of Reactive Mode and Take a Proactive Stance on Automating Your Business

Does it sometimes feel chaotic in your practice?  The truth is a lot of dental practices have trouble being efficient and effective.  The key to creating structure is to have well thought out systems in place, so you and your team can gain and sustain momentum.   Join Curtis Crandall for a powerful program as he highlights the essential systems that are a MUST to understand in your Dental Practice.  By understanding how to create predictable and repeatable systems, you will be able to promote a business structure that is scalable, results oriented and team driven.  Learn from Curtis’ years of practice ownership and executive coaching to take your practice to the next level.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to create systems that are well throughout, easy to understand, and repeatable. 

Strengthen and improve administrative systems including financial, scheduling and hygiene recare, master huddles, meetings and accountability systems.

Identify how to create team member accountability, surrounding your systems, and coach them to results.  

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Curtis Crandall


Breaking into the dental industry in 2004, Curtis saw a need to provide dentists with higher level business and management training. Curtis serves clients at Fortune Management and as CEO for a multi-location DSO in Western Pennsylvania.

The DSO Decision: Winning Answers From Every Angle

The history of DSOs can be traced back to 1939, when Robert F. Beauchamp maneuvered against an impending California regulation that prohibited dentists from owning more than two practices. Before the law took effect, Dr. Beauchamp acquired seven more practices—a creative move that marked the beginning of corporate dentistry. Today, DSOs are one of the fastest-growing segments of dentistry, and their impact on the profession is significant. Whether you are considering selling to a DSO, partnering with a DSO, starting your own DSO, or you want to preserve private practice dentistry and or a private practice, successfully compete against a DSOs, this presentation will give you the clarity, knowledge and vision you will need to succeed as we take an unbiased look from the perspective of the doctor as well as the private equity firms.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Better understand the basic models of a DSO, their history and how they make money as well as the pros and cons of partnering with one.

Gain knowledge of DSO transactions, including how to prepare your practice, typical deal terms, negotiating with DSO’s, and life after the deal.

Review strategies for the preservation of private practice and successfully competing against DSO’s.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

William S. Barrett
Esq.


Bill Barrett is the CEO of full-service law firm Mandelbaum Barrett and Chair of the firm’s National Dental Law Group. He is recognized nationally as a transactional lawyer in the dental industry, bestselling author and speaker. 

Exponential Business Growth — Think, Act, Succeed!

In this climate of private equity backed DSO (Dental Service Organization) consolidation, rising costs and diminishing margins, is it possible to achieve double digit growth in my private dental practice? In this session, Jennifer Tyson not only answers that question with a YES, she will demonstrate several ways in how you can achieve exponential growth year over year. 

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn key concepts that practice coaches use to impact top-line growth with their clients. 

Increase your profitability and take-home earnings with strategies designed for private practice ownership.

Maximize the four revenue streams every practice owner should be receiving.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Jennifer Tyson


Jennifer Tyson is an American businesswoman, writer, and entrepreneur. Jennifer coaches’ dentists and their teams to become their personal and professional best. Jennifer serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Fortune Management. 

“Leaning Into Risk” Embracing Technology and Following Your Purpose to Create Practice Success

Join Dr. Chelsea Stangl in a discussion around embracing the risk involved in practice ownership. Many dentists are risk averse and want to have all the answers before jumping in and making expensive purchases. This presentation will be about Dr. Chelsea Stangl's journey through the ownership of four very different practices, including an urban scratch start and purchasing a rural failing practice, and despite the uniqueness of each situation, she and her husband were able to use technology to quickly establish their identity through the use of high-end technology and creating a culture of Constant and Never Ending Improvement.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn how to use technology to grow your dental practice 

Explore how to conquer your fears about starting up a practice in any environment.

Discover how to incorporate sustainability in your practice. 

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Chelsea Stangl
DMD


Dr. Chelsea Stangl graduated from Boston University in 2009. After having children, her family moved to Crested Butte, CO where they purchased a struggling dental practice and built a multi-specialty practice. 

The Blueprint for a Successful Hygiene Business

Unleash practice growth by transforming your hygiene department to a successful hygiene business. In this presentation, Erin Kriener, RDH, Co-Director of Hygiene Mastery will present the true potential of your hygiene department with patient retention, treatment acceptance and a preventive care program that takes the very best care of the patient and facilitates practice growth.  The hygiene business is the driving force for every modern-day dental office. Today’s dental hygiene profession has progressed beyond being a “mouth maid”.  Erin will show you how to leverage the role of a modern-day hygienist and witness an entire team’s success.  

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Unveil a business model for creating a robust dental hygiene business.

 Increase revenue from same day hygiene services without an increase in doctor time or staff overhead.

Identify how to measure, track and interpret key performance indicators in your hygiene business. 

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Erin Kriener
RDH


Erin Kriener, Assistant Director of Hygiene Mastery, a notable Dental Hygiene industry clinician, leader, educator, and coach.  Erin is known for developing profitable preventive and periodontal programs.

Simple Strategies for Practice Growth

Dentists wear too many hats. While providing great clinical care is generally their main goal, owners are forced to manage the complexities of running a business at the same time. Learn how successful owners and practices have simplified their strategies for creating growth in their practice while focusing on providing great clinical outcomes. Featuring Panelists: Alicia Kieffer, Dr. Michael Snider, Dr. Meena Barsoum, and Dr. Laura Menser

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the key growth levers in a practice.

Gain insight into common mistakes made in executing growth strategies.

Hear directly from a panel of leading technology-oriented doctors about how they created growth in their practices.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1.5 AGD credits

 

Speaker

Rezwan Manji


Rezwan Manji is the co-founder and CEO of Imagen Dental Partners. With more than 15 years of dental experience in high-growth environments, he founded Imagen to create a home for high-performing, technology-driven dentists. 

Understanding the Value of Your Practice

There are many misconceptions as to how the true value of a dental practice is determined, which are based on outdated or inaccurate methods and/or philosophies. In addition, there are many reasons why a practice owner would and should want to know their asset's FMV (Fair Market Value). What could you then do with this information once it is determined, and you know where you 'stand'? This seminar will review the options to consider once aware of your practice FMV. This presentation will also offer beneficial and valuable objective, no-nonsense information on how to prepare your dental practice to maximize its FMV in the near future, how to understand the practice appraisal process easily, and who can and should be trusted to do the valuation.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the methodology and approach used by most buyers to value your practice.

Understand ways to maximize the value of your practice.

Understand the resources available to explore practice valuations.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Anthony Stefanou


Dr. Anthony Stefanou is a 1987 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He built a private practice from scratch where he practiced full time for 20 years and is now focused entirely on the "business side" of the dental industry. 

Competing for Talent in Today’s Market

Undoubtedly, the employee-employer social contract has changed. Whether driven by generational expectations or the recent dental talent shortage, what does it mean for how you attract and retain top talent in your practice? How does it impact the way you think about leading your team? And what are proven strategies that can position you ahead of the competition when hiring? This session will explore these trends and offer practical solutions for how you can build a talented, engaged team in today’s employee-centric market. Featuring Panelists: Dr. Amy Connor and Dr. John Yu.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Gain a deeper understanding of changes in employee expectations.

Learn proven strategies for attracting and engaging “A” players for your practice.

Depart with increased confidence in your ability to compete for the best talent in your market.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

René Bonin


René Bonin serves as the Chief People Officer for Imagen Dental Partners, in Scottsdale, AZ. With 20 years of business experience, she seamlessly partners a unique company culture and enviable organizational effectiveness. 

Next Gen: Developing Your Associate

Grooming the next generation of technology doctors can be a challenge in today’s environment. Hiring, recruiting, retaining, and growing associates requires focused strategies to ensure they remain engaged in your practice. Developing those associates into practice leaders can also drive significant growth for your practice. Learn techniques and strategies to get the most out of your associate and give them the most out of their experience and hear directly from some high-performing associates. Featuring Panelists: Dr. Michelle Singapori, Dr. Lindsay Fuqua, and Dr. Bobby McDonald.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the challenges of managing this generation of associates in today’s environment.

Learn techniques to develop and grow your associate.

Gain insight and perspective from several high-performing associates.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speakers

Meena Barsoum
DMD


Dr. Meena Barsoum serves as resident faculty in the CAD/CAM division of CDOCS.com; he is an internal speaker and educator. He owns a private practice in Chicago, Illinois that is centered around CEREC and digital technology.

 

Jack Fiedler


Imagen’s Minnesota Clinical Leader, Dr. Jack Fiedler of Regarding Dentistry, enjoys empowering dentists and teams to be their best and enjoy their work. Coming from a family of dentists, Dr. Fiedler wants to leave things better than he found them.

Help! How to Read your Practice’s Financial Statements & Make Data-Based Investment

One of the most important aspects of your practice is also likely an area where you have minimal training: Practice Financial Management. Far too many outstanding clinicians have not received the proper training on their practice’s financial statements and how to utilize them to drive your practice’s profitability. Far too many of these same clinicians have also made significant investments in infrastructure and equipment in their practice, only to find out a year later that the investment was a mistake.

This session is designed to provide financial statement and investment consultation so that you can maximize your practice financial performance and make confident investment decisions in your practice.

This session will walk you through the typical practice financial statements, identify the most impactful portions, and key ratios to review and manage and show you how to triangulate the data within financials with the data in your DPMS to identify and exploit hidden opportunities within your practice. Lastly, we will explore the data, tools to utilize, and questions all dentists must ask themselves when making sizable office infrastructure and equipment investments. Featured Panelists: Dr. Steven Hernandez and Dr. Rob Stanton.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Learn to use your financial statements to drive practice decision-making.

Unlock critical insights into your practice performance.

How to utilize data to make responsible decisions on investments within your practice.

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD credit

 

Speaker

Chris Roth


Chris Roth serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Imagen Dental Partners. He is a highly respected finance executive with over 25 years of experience managing financial operations for dynamic public and private corporations. 

Discover the Future of Dentistry with Imagen Dental Partners

Discover why the nation’s top technology-driven doctors have joined a unique partnership designed to support and grow practices and achieve a greater and more diverse economic outcome than independent dentistry.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Discover why having a plan for your practice’s future is essential in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Learn why Imagen is one of the fastest-growing communities in dentistry and what makes it so appealing to technology dentists.

Develop an understanding of how the Imagen Financial Model maximizes the long-term wealth creation potential for partnering practices.

 

Speaker

Andrew Jones


Andrew Jones, Chief Development Officer at Imagen Dental Partners, has significant expertise in business development and private equity including practice valuation, transitions, and dynamics transforming the dental industry. 

Transition Strategies for Technology Doctors

Doctors of all ages and in all stages of their careers should be thinking about their retirement and its impact on their practice, team, and patients. Learn how other technology doctors have navigated the diverse and complex exit and retirement options.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Outline the four transition options and what strategies support each option

Outline industry dynamics that technology doctors can maximize at time or exit.

Provide insight on how technology doctors can maximize value at the time of exit.

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Andrew Jones


Andrew Jones, Chief Development Officer at Imagen Dental Partners, has significant expertise in business development and private equity including practice valuation, transitions, and dynamics transforming the dental industry. 

Maximizing the Profitability of Your Practice

In this session, attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of proven methods and techniques to maximize revenue and reduce costs resulting in improved practice profitability. Attendees will learn how technology can be utilized to grow practices through procedural expansion and learn ways to improve patient flow and case acceptance. In addition, the course will review key cost drivers and ways to control costs in your practice.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Provide a framework on key drivers of practice growth and the important elements of a growth plan.

Provide benchmarks on controllable costs and tips and tricks to control costs within your practice.

Illustrate the importance of procedural expansion, especially through clear aligners, implants, and practice profitability.

AGD: 550 Practice Management & Human Relations

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Michael Augins


Michael Augins serves as President of Imagen Dental Partners and brings over 20 years of industry experience to the company. Before co-founding Imagen, he served as Senior Vice President & Regional CCO North America for Dentsply Sirona. 

Dentsply Sirona is designated as an Approved National PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or any other applicable regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID 208218

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