Clinical Procedure Education Tracks


Mastering every step in every procedure is essential for dental professionals to be able to provide the best possible care to their patients. Our clinical procedures track, focused on procedural excellence through enhanced digital workflows, is proven to be both effective and efficient in supporting this pursuit, helping dental professionals navigate even the most common procedures with greater success.


Scientifically sound, evidence-based education for achieving clinical procedural 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!


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.

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. 

Implants

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

SureSmile

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

 

Speaker

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. 

The SureSmile® Difference: Why Choose SureSmile®?

Join Dr. Megan Weisenberger as she shares how to positively impact your workflow and revenue by adding SureSmile® Clear Aligners into your practice.  She will share her integration story, the SureSmile digital workflow and team training to create a seamless integration and minimize doctor time utilization.  Additionally, she 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

 

Speaker

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.

The SureSmile® Difference: Why Choose SureSmile®?

Join Dr. Mona Patel as she shares how to positively impact your workflow and revenue by adding SureSmile® Clear Aligners into your practice.  She will share her integration story, the SureSmile digital workflow and team training to create a seamless integration and minimize doctor time utilization.  Additionally, she 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

 

Speaker

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. 

Restorative

The Craft of Surface Texture and Ceramic Aesthetics

Digital dentistry and CAD/CAM provide an efficient workflow for creating aesthetic restorations. The final ceramic art piece will reflect how the ceramic is customized to create a harmonious blend for each case we treat.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist            Assistant            Staff

 

Learning Objectives

Review preparation style options to optimize ceramic blending.

Learn simple steps to mastering the craft of surface texture.

Review the latest in stain and glaze and luster finishing.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

James Klim
DDS, FAGD, AAACD


Dr. James Klim is an internationally recognized speaker, author, manufacturing consultant, beta tester, and educator of biofunctional and aesthetic CAD/CAM dentistry. 

Exploring Anterior CAD/CAM Workflows: Chairside vs. Connect

When it comes to anterior CAD/CAM restorations we have several different digital workflows available to us. Chairside or Connect? Or perhaps something in between? Let's explore these different workflows and how to execute them. Clinical case examples will be illustrated. Factors that may influence our clinical decisions as to when to employ each method will be discussed.

Roles

Dentist/Specialist

 

Learning Objectives

Describe the different digital workflows available for designing and fabricating our anterior CAD/CAM restorations.

Discuss case selection for efficiency, predictability, and optimal results.

Review clinical cases demonstrating digital anterior workflows available for both chairside and connect.

AGD: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

 

CE Credits

1 AGD Credit

 

Speaker

Karyn Halpern
DMD


Karyn M. Halpern DMD, MS grew up in Long Island, New York. She earned both a Doctorate in Dental Medicine and a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. 

CAD/CAM

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.

3D Printing

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.

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.

Dental Aux

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.

Lab

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!

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.

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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