2024 Speakers and Workshop Presenters


FEATURED SPEAKERS


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 Sucess”

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”

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.


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.


HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS


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.


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

"2024 Dental Material Advance"

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.  


Irwin Smigel Rising Stars Presentation

Dental Advances

The Irwin Smigel Rising Stars program was established to encourage young dentists to present before a group and launch their speaking careers.  Since its inception 2 individuals have appeared on the cover of Dentistry Today and have become active lecturers.  Selected participants will be given the opportunity to cover various topics relating to Aesthetic Dentistry.

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