Steve Buchanan D.D.S. -Irwin Smigel Keynote Speaker- "Dynamic CT Guided Endodontics
"Static" CT-guided implant surgery has been used for nearly two decades, but recently a new tool (optically-driven dynamic guidance) has been introduced which is uniquely suited to endodontists' needs in difficult conventional cases. Dynamic guidance offers the advantage of immediate CT-planned procedures and a method to confidently prepare minimally invasive endodontic access openings conserving structural integrity. Dynamic guidance completes the CBCT circle to execute the most complex treatment plans.
Corky Wilhite D.D.S.-"A Strategic Phased Approach for Composite Smile Makeovers”
Beautiful, functional, and long-lasting composite restorations rarely happen by accident. Experience and expertise are required to achieve success. Learn a strategic approach to smile makeover cases that will simplify treatment and help insure maximum function and ideal aesthetics with composite bonding. Discover how to treatment plan major smile makeover cases utilizing a phased approach. Upgrade your transitional bonding skills to achieve the ultimate aesthetic result. Minimize stress when treating multiple-tooth cases.
Markus Blatz D.M.D., Ph D.-"Contemporary Ceramics in Aesthetic Dentistry"
The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of aesthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: What are the best materials considering the large variety of ceramics available today? What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? Is all zirconia the same? What are the best materials on implants? This presentation will answer these questions and update aesthetic treatment options with ceramics.
Linda Greenwell B.D.S., M. Sc. - "Treating and Managing Tooth Wear – With Tooth Whitening and the 3-Step Additive Technique"
Diet and lifestyles contribute to changes in oral health. More patients are being seen with severe tooth wear from acid erosion, grinding or enamel defects. Dentists find new techniques a challenge and implementing change in practice with the team and patients is of great concern. This presentation will provide strategies and knowledge to diagnosis, treatment plan and restore tooth wear patients using the minimal invasive 3-Step Additive Technique.
Marcos Vargas D.D.S., M.S. -"Excellence in Anterior Direct Resin Composites."
Patient demands for aesthetic and conservative dentistry have created the need to produce imperceptible direct anterior restorations. Modern composite materials have the potential to produce functional, long-lasting, rewarding, cost effective, predictable, and highly aesthetic direct anterior restorations in daily practice. This lecture will discuss shade selection, preparation, composite manipulation, contouring, surface characterization, and polishing techniques to predictably obtaining exquisite composite restorations.
Chris Ramsey D.M.D.- " MASTER Your Sixth Sense: Understanding the Art of Persuasion, Body Language, and Human Decision Making for Improved Treatment Acceptance"
The Art of Persuasion is powerful in its effect on decision making. Learn how to see what others do not see -“The Sixth Sense"- in everyday communication. Understand “Body Language” cues which allow for better communication and insight into both conscious and sub-conscious decision making and how that effects treatment acceptance. With the understanding of these elements, the doctor and team members will begin to see what many others do not in everyday communication.
Hands-On Participation Workshops
AnchorR-1 Joyce Bassett D.D.S. -" Maximize Your Aesthetic Results through New Concepts in Preparation Design"
Do you ever wonder where to remove tooth structure when prepping a difficult case? Is it difficult to obtain the final aesthetics because you removed too much tooth structure here and not enough tooth there? Cutting edge preparation techniques that will simplify difficult space management cases will be presented, along with best options for managing short-term and long-term provisionalization for challenging cases. Participants will prepare an eight-unit space management case and fabricate functional provisionals.
AnchorR-2 Howard S. Glazer D.D.S.-"I Have It...You Need It!"
This is a program about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! See a potpourri of materials and techniques that will make your day at the office easier, more productive and fun! Topics include: Composites, Adhesives, Minimally Invasive & Bio-Active Materials & Techniques, Impression & Provisional Materials, Rotary Cutting Instruments, Lasers, Curing Lights, Patient Communication Tools, Cements and Implants.
R-3 Corky Willhite D.D.S.-Ultiate Esthetic Composite Restorations for Severe Wear"
This hands-on workshop will focus specifically on restoring severely worn teeth and is based on a layering technique that can be used for Class IV restorations and full composite veneers. Step-by-step instruction will include how to prep conservatively, avoid tooth show-thru, and provide the patient with a long-lasting restoration that can function as a natural tooth. Learn how to create invisible margins in very visible portions of the tooth and solve demanding translucency and contourissues.
F-1 Delfin Barquero D.D.S. -"Mimicking Nature Bioactively"
The goal of restorative dentistry has been to use materials and methods that mimic nature and its response to disease. New chemistries and techniques have been developed that complement nature as well as potentially produce better restorative outcomes. Learn about and practice using these new dental materials. Understand why there will be significant changes in our restorative protocols due to the incorporation of bioactive materials and techniques.
F-2 Linda Greenwell B.D.S., M. Sc.-"Resin Infiltration for Anterior Teeth: Eradicating White Marks Simply. Treatment Options for White Spot Removal"
Many patients have white spots, mottling and white marks on their teeth. These white markings on teeth can have an impact on children and adults. There is an increasing incidence of white markings on teeth. Learn about the etiology of and proper evaluation of white spots. Understand step-by-step methods to use resin infiltration to effectively remove simple and deeper lesions.
S-1 Chuck Maragos C.D.T. and Jenny Wohlburg-"MiYO The NEW Color and Glaze that is Taking the Monolithic World by Storm"
Monolithic zirconia crowns have become increasingly popular. The aesthetics have dramatically improved with the introduction of high-translucent zirconia formulations. Learn the techniques developed on how to apply the new MiYO's intrinsic special sauce uniquely formulated to replicate natures subtleties. Practice creating incisal translucency, mammelons, crack lines, halos and even gingival coloring all in a 0.1mm-0.2mm layer of glaze with the look of a hand layered restoration.
S-2 Marty Zase D.M.D.-"Zero Sensitivity Bleaching"
Bleaching with zero sensitivity is possible. The use of a special pre-whitener immediately before each bleaching application is the secret. Contrary to what most dentists believe, the shape of the custom trays does matter. We will go through all the steps for making effective trays and the protocols for doing bleaching with no sensitivity. Learn how to develop bleaching methods to correct stubborn, resistant teeth. Participants are asked to bring models of their own teeth.
S-3 Irwin Smigel Rising Stars Presentation- Damon Adams D.D.S. Moderator, Paola Ochoa D.D.S.-"Advanced Aesthetics Leveraged by Digital Marketing" Sarah Winter, D.M.D.-"The Importance of Temporization in Smile Design"
Extensive skill and training, a committed staff, and the latest technologies and materials are sometimes just not enough to grow the dental practice. The dentist must engage the community directly, becoming an active part of it. Social media platforms present a great opportunity where advanced aesthetic dentistry meets the ultimate interactive visual platforms used by other industries to achieve growth and success.
The process of improving a smile can be rewarding for both the patient and the dentist when certain predictable steps are taken. This course will focus on the treatment planning and diagnostics required for using ideal temporization as part of the smile design process. Learn how to use an intra-oral mockup and a smile design wax up for planning the case and increasing patient confidence in the dentist and the treatment plan.