2024 Speakers and Workshop Presenters


David Sarver DMD MS

Irwin Smigel Keynote Speakers- "Contemporary Concepts in Dentofacial Esthetics”

Dentistry has undergone a digital transformation ranging from diagnostics to aligners, custom fixed appliances and appliances printed in the office.  Diagnosis comes first followed by the treatment methodology.  The orthodontic profession has changed in stride with all the changes that have occurred in dentistry and remains in lockstep with how dentists plan their cases.  The interaction between the two is important for excellent collaborative care.  This transformative presentation will address contemporary smile design coupled with facial characteristics to “fit the smile to the face.”  Learn how to elevate good results to great results.   We are proud to present Dr. David Sarver as our 2024 Irwin Smigel Keynote Speaker.

David Hornbrook DDS

“Taking Control for Aesthetic and Functional Success”

One of the hottest topics in dentistry is how to provide predictability and success when taking bite records for large restorative cases.  If muscles are given the freedom to place the condyles in their most stable position, long-term perceptibility and health can be achieved.  Learn how to use the “Freedom Appliance” to obtain a muscle driven bite termed “Muscle Centric,” Step-by-step sequencing will be discussed about determining vertical dimension and developing optimal aesthetics when restoring a debilitated dentition.

Ben Miraglia DDS

“A Collaborative Approach to Malocclusion”

Malocclusion is a relatively new disease for humans.  This course will discuss the relationships of occlusion to sleep disordered breathing as well as Temporo-Mandibular Disorders. The primary focus will be on treating the cause versus treating the symptoms.   Understand the differences between nose breathing and mouth breathing.  Clinical cases will be shown to share a collaborative treatment approach in all age groups.  Learn how to implement airway health into your practice.

Joyce Bassett DDS

“Catapult Your Restorative Workflow and Aesthetic Cases with the Power of Digital Design”

This course will outline the steps necessary to digitally take a case from data collection through design, using in-house CAD software. This digitally generated approach will guide the dentist and expedite important design decisions, provide unique patient communication options, and improve the predictability of the aesthetic outcome. Develop presentation skills to instill confidence and brand you as the go-to dentist. You will leave the course ready to catapult your practice to the top level of aesthetic dentistry. 

Jason Olitsky DMD

“No-Preparation Porcelain Laminate Veneers”

No-preparation veneers are a high-demand dental treatment option that can attract patients to your office. See how to produce highly aesthetic and healthy long-lasting results with no preparation porcelain veneers.  Learn important criteria in case selection and how to make more cases fit the criteria.  Observe the details of the technique from diagnosis and design to final cementation of upper and lower arch smile transformations with results that rival traditional preparation cases.  

Debra King DMD

"The Power of 'Can I' and How it Relates to Your Dental Practice"

Building competence and confidence are paramount for the success of your practice.  Partnering with your team with shared goals and ideals is a vital part of this process.  Achieving a win-win for your patients, your team and your business requires a clear vision and plan.  Learn important aspects of how to motivate yourself and your team to build the practice of your dreams.  See how the implementation of these principles has been instrumental in building a world-renowned dental practice.


Howard S. Glazer DDS

“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 my include Composites, Adhesives, Bio-Active Materials & Techniques, Impression & Provisional Materials, Rotary Cutting Instruments, Lasers, Curing Lights, Patient Communication Tools, and Cements.  Learn about many new products that can make your day at the office easier, more productive and fun.

Marcos Vargas DDS MS

”Excellence in Anterior and Posterior Direct Resin Composites”

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Dr. Vargas will be presenting hands-on programs on 2-different afternoons.  The first day program will be techniques to successfully close anterior diastemas.   The second day will be a posterior composite course.  Don't miss the opportunity to learn directly from this Master.

Rolando Nunez DDS MS

"Bonding and Beer: Crafting the Perfect Bond"

Dental ceramics have revolutionized restorative dentistry, offering unparalleled aesthetics and durability. However, achieving reliable bonding to these materials presents unique challenges for clinicians. This course will cover the intricacies of bonding to dental ceramics, specifically porcelain, lithium disilicate and zirconia. Participants will learn the latest bonding techniques, materials, and technologies to optimize adhesion to these three distinct ceramic types and gain invaluable insights into surface treatment protocols for each material.

Robert Margeas DDS

"Practical Techniques to Improve Practice Profitability"

In today's competitive healthcare landscape, it's essential for dental practitioners to optimize their workflows, maximize patient throughput, and streamline processes while maintaining the highest standards of patient care.  This course is designed to equip dental professionals with practical strategies and techniques to enhance productivity and efficiency.  Learn real-world techniques and gain practical skills while delivering exceptional patient skill from this talented and renowned clinician and teacher.

Jason Olitsky DMD

“Dental Photography Workshop”

Learn the skills and techniques needed to incorporate intra-oral photography into your practice. This course will show you how to take and manage high quality digital photographs in promoting, documenting, evaluating and communicating the key elements of comprehensive dentistry.   An easy-to-understand system of how to use photography to get better aesthetic results will be presented, that can be immediately implemented into your practice.

George Freedman DDS

"3-D Printing: The Future is Here & Will Change Your Practice""

3-D printing will change the dental world far more than the cosmetic/esthetic revolution did a generation ago and far more quickly. The challenges lie in the new materials, new technologies and limitless applications. How to bond, cement, impress (yes!) for the ultimate digital workflow. Innovative diagnostic technologies are also equipping the dental profession with ever greater latitude for treatment and maintenance opportunities. 

Michael Gelb DDS MS

“Airway Centric® Workflow”

This hands-on session will give you the opportunity to see how the airway can be stabilized with nightguards and devices and can be grown with orthodontic appliances and clear aligners.  The focus will be on a digital workflow beginning with diagnosis and recognition and include bite taking, design and insertion of these devices. Learn how to implement these new techniques and devices into your practice and improve the quality of life for your patients.  

David Hornbrook DDS

"Tack & Wave Veneer Cementation: Optimizing Efficiency & Predictability"

One of the most stressful procedures dentists do is placement of porcelain veneers.  There are so many factors, including fit, shade tissue response, and meeting patient expectations.  Discussions will include try-in, cement selection, dentinal adhesion, cement cleanup, and finishing all in a very sequential step-by-step format.  Each participant will have the opportunity to place veneers on a prepped model.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from this great master.

Thomas Dudney DMD

"Achieving Excellent Results with Versatile Bioactive Materials"

Bioactive materials represent a revolutionary approach in restorative dentistry, offering enhanced biocompatibility, durability, and therapeutic benefits compared to traditional materials.   Versatile ion-releasing materials have been developed that can be used in a variety of applications including direct restorations, liners and bases, sealants, and cementation.  Learn practical skills to effectively use bioactive materials in various dental procedures, leading to superior clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Akimasa Tsujimoto DDS PhD

"The Aesthetic Potential of Translucent Zirconia with Universal Resin Luting Cement"

Recent material advances in zirconia have broadened its range of applications. Translucent zirconia has high mechanical properties that enable its use as a thin veneer.   Highly aesthetic natural tooth matching creates new options for minimally invasive restorative treatments with veneers. Improvements in universal resin luting cements have greatly simplified the procedures, making them more widely applicable. Learn how to use translucent zirconia and universal resin luting cement to place minimally invasive aesthetic veneers.

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