8:30am-4:30pm JORGE VERA, DDS
This course is designed for general practitioners and endodontists who wish to provide excellent endodontic care for their patients through advanced rotary instrumentation, effective irrigation and masterful obturation. This exciting multi-media program covers solutions and suggestions on how to treat straightforward and complex endodontic cases as well as hands on workshops designed to enhance the clinicians' practical skills.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: AXIS/SYBRONENDO 7
8:30am-4:30pm TODD SCHOENBAUM, DDS
IMPLANT PROSTHETICS IN THE ASTHETIC ZONE
The restoration of implants in the aesthetic zone varies significantly from implant treatment in other areas. Successful outcomes require not just osseointegration of the implant itself, but also creation of appropriate gingival architecture, selection and fabrication of an abutment / crown system that balances aesthetic and functional demands. Special attention will be given to provisional techniques, abutment / crown selection, impression techniques and gingival shaping. The techniques and materials demonstrated will balance efficient and practical techniques with clinical results and scientific evidence.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: BISCO, NOBLE BIOCARE 7
8:30am-4:30pm MARC GEISSBERGER, DDS
NEW MATERIALS IN INDIRECT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials in the arena of indirect restorative dentistry. Tips and techniques for these materials will be discussed during this presentation. Pros and cons of each material will be discussed. This course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: CATAPULT ELITE, KERR, DOXA, ORASCOPTICS 7
5pm-10pm ARTHUR SCHULTZ, DDS
CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT
This course will provide the information to satisfy the requirement for renewal of your dental license. An update on new areas of the law applicable to the dental team will be presented, especially where changes have been made. Examples from previous and ongoing litigation will be presented to illustrate what can happen.
TUITION: ALL $85 SPONSORS: DELTA DENTAL 4
8:30am-4:30pm DON COLUZZI, DDS
Dr. Coluzzi will present a lecture about laser fundamentals, tissue interaction, and safety as well as include a review of currently available instruments. Numerous clinical cases demonstrating soft and hard tissue procedures with several different lasers will be shown. A hands-on workshop session will then follow, and several different lasers will be utilized. Dr. Coluzzi will guide participants in performing a variety of dental laser applications on pig jaws. These will include soft tissue surgery, soft and hard tissue crown lengthening, and tissue management for final impressions. The concluding presentation will be a discussion of the benefits, advantages, and limitations.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 7
8:30am-4:30pm DAN WARD, DDS
CONTEMPORARY RESTORATIVE TRENDS
Modern dentistry is ever changing with the introduction of new materials and techniques, yet it is difficult to decide which to implement. No "one size fits all" material exists so the practitioner must have a broad knowledge of many protocols. With the aging demographics of our population it is important to use age-appropriate restorative materials. Composites with optimized nano-filler particles and non-bis-GMA resins decrease wear, polymerization shrinkage stress and optimized optical qualities. Glass Ionomer restorative materials can serve as a therapeutic restorative material, reducing post-operative sensitivity and potential recurrent decay. These subjects and some you may have never heard about will be presented. This course is an excellent way to update your skills using the latest restorative materials.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: CATAPULT ELITE, BISCO, SDI 7
8:30am-4:30pm FOROUD HAKIM, DDS
DIRECT RESTORATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ESTHETIC PRACTICE
While the use of amalgam as the default direct restorative material has declined worldwide and has even ceased completely based on region, the need for a direct restorative substitute has never been greater. With heightened patient desires for esthetic restoration alternatives, the elimination of metal based restorations and conservative, earlier restorative intervention, resin dentistry is a staple of the modern general practice.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: CATAPULT ELITE, VOCO, KERR, DOXA 7
8:30am-4:30pm MARK MALTERUD, DDS
BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE BY CREATING PREDICTABLE BIOMIMETIC, MINIMALLY INVASIVE RESTORATIONS
This lecture will present the diagnostic and restorative protocols that embody the philosophy that the best dentistry is no dentistry. Early detection of caries and either remineralization or early restoration can set a tooth up for long term success. The materials, equipment and techniques that have lead to 25 years of resin bonding success will be explored. When the National Institute of Health prints that composite resins only last 5.7 years and the main reason for replacement is recurrent decay we need to step back and examine how this impacts our patients and practices. The reasons for this lack of success will be discussed and techniques for creating long term success will be taught.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: CATAPULT ELITE, SHOFU, AIR TECHNIQUES, MEGAGEN, DIRECT CROWN 7
8:30am-4:30pm TIM BIZGA, DDS
DESIGNED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT, ENGINEERED FOR SUCCESS
Those in search of riches know that one must move a lot of dirt in order to find a little bit of gold. This course is designed to sift through the "dirt", providing informational "gold" on a variety of dental topics essential to seeing long term success. How our daily practice is affected by what we do, what we use, and what we think about for each case. Participants will learn about the current trends in today's general practice, understand the latest materials in today's market and gain an understanding of how, adding one new procedure or one new technique, can elevate your game.
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $160, RDH/CDT: $134, RDA: $114, RESIDENTS:$101 SPONSORS: DENTSPLY 7
12pm-4:30pm MORGAN LAWSON
INFECTION CONTROL & OSHA REVIEW
The course is designed to use an interactive method that requires staff to participate in the discussion and to learn how to think through how best to implement the Cal-OSHA and Dental Board's requirement** CLASS WILL SATISFY A CALIFORNIA STATE LICENSE REQUIREMENT FOR INFECTION CONTROL
TUITION: DDS/DMD: $117, RDH/CDT: $112, RDA: $102, RESIDENTS:$87 SPONSORS: OSHA 4
To provide the dental practitioner updated information on potential clinical pharmacology dilemmas. Focus will be on the pharmacology of antibiotic and analgesics used in dental practice. The course will review new products, changes in current products, and provide information on potential medical misadventure (side effect, drug-drug interactions, and allergies). The course will also review information required from the dental patient to assure the most appropriate medication therapy and outcomes are achieved.
DDS/DMD: $117, RDH/CDT: $112, RDA: $102, RESIDENTS:$87 4