2016 ASDA Conference: Hands On Workshops

Thursday October 27, 2016


R-1 John Comisi D.D.S.

"The Reservoir Restorative Revolution: Bioactivity and its Place in Dentistry"

For years the dental profession has been struggling with providing effective long-term preventive and direct restorative solutions for our patients. The evidence is mounting that we may have been "barking up the wrong tree" in our efforts. There have been many "bioactive" materials introduced, and there is a real need for the dental care provider to understand why and how to use these materials, and why they are important in patient care now and in the future.


R-2 Thomas Dudney D.M.D., Elliot Mechanic D.D.S., Brita Nadeau D.D.S

"Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning"

The restorative dentist serves as the quarterback when establishing a comprehensive dental treatment plan. Spectacular esthetic results can be achieved by allowing the patient’s face to dictate the treatment. This interactive workshop will allow participants to be involved in a study club like atmosphere. Topics include facially generated treatment planning, orthodontic case setup, patient and team member communication skills, altering tissue levels, implants, temporization and cutting treatment time from years to months.


R-3 Scott Ganz D.M.D.

"Improving Dental Implant Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Through Optical Scanning, CBCT, and 3D Printing: New Paradigms for Today’s Digital Workflow"

Digital technologies have greatly impacted the clinician’s ability to diagnosis, treatment plan, and execute treatment for our dental implant patients. The use of 3-D imaging and interactive treatment planning software provides the initial foundation for proper diagnosis. Intraoral or desktop optical scanners can help define with great accuracy the desired surgical, restorative, and aesthetic outcome. This workshop will help clinicians to understand the state-of-the-art concepts of today’s digital workflow.


R-4 Joe Passaro D.D.S., Joe Woodell D.D.S.

"Treatment Planning Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Dentistry Using a Customized PowerPoint Template and Photographs"

The Systematic Treatment Evaluation Protocol (STEP) protocol allows the desired two-dimensional position of a patient’s teeth to be determined using a customized PowerPoint template. This template is useful for the doctor to make decisions and communicate with the patient, the dental laboratory and the interdisciplinary team. Each participant will receive a STEP template with an Idealized Dentofacial Esthetic Analysis (IDEA) for their own use. A PC with PowerPoint 2010 or Mac with PowerPoint is required.

Friday October 28, 2016


F-1 Fay Goldstep D.D.S.

"Regenerate, Bioactivate: Treating Patients in the 21st Century"

Today’s dental materials and technology can predictably regenerate and remineralize lost oral structures. Bioactive, minimally invasive dentistry is the proactive way to treat patients. Decay is detected, mapped and treated with bioactive materials that reduce restorative failure: glass ionomer cements, giomers, MTA, calcium aluminate hybrid cements. Diagnosis and treatment evaluation of periodontal disease includes genetics and inflammatory biomarkers. Lasers and other non invasive therapies can repair and heal.


F-2 David Little D.D.S.

"Implant Dentistry...Enhancing Restorative Outcomes Using the Latest Technology"

Patients are better informed about the choices available for replacing missing teeth and are more aware of the role that implant dentistry can have on enhancing the quality of their lives. Whether replacing a single tooth or an entire edentulous arch, technologies such as CBCT, planning software, and CAD-CAM allow us to virtually develop a restorative driven treatment plan that produces predictable results. Learn about the latest advances and practice techniques for implant placement and restoration.

Saturday October 29, 2016


S-1 Damon Adams D.D.S.

"Trends, Innovations, Controversies, and Clinical Tips"

New materials and technologies are reshaping the way in which we offer care to our patients, yet it is often difficult to know which to implement. A variety of clinical tips designed to assist the dentist and team in choosing the latest lab-fabricated all-ceramic dental materials and treatment protocols will be demonstrated. This engaging hands-on presentation will focus on current trends, controversies, and innovations.


S-2 George Freedman D.D.S.

"Simplified Single Tooth Replacement: Stress-Free, Cement-Free Implant Restorations"

Dental implant restoration can be predictable and profitable. Patient awareness and acceptance of implant treatment has grown tremendously. Unfortunately, the process and the cost of restoring the implant to esthetic function and form are confusing and costly. Learn a simplified step-by-step system for straightforward and hassle-free implant restorative treatment: diagnosis, surgical referral, post-surgical implant restoration, trouble-shooting and problem solving.


S-3 Jack Griffin Jr. D.M.D.

"Let's Grow Teeth…Excellent Clinical Dentistry using Bioactive/Regenerative Materials"

Have you ever had a patient say that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it? This course deals with the elimination of sensitivity while providing an environment where tissues can heal. With newer regenerative/bioactive materials we can stimulate dentin healing and self-repair in our direct and indirect restorations while reducing sensitivity. Learn how and when to place these materials which promote oral health by decreasing plaque, reducing bacterial accumulation, or promoting regeneration of tissues.