5 Dentsply Sirona World 2019 courses that'll make you a multidisciplinary dental star


At DS World, dental professionals can explore different disciplines in introductory to expert level courses taught by dentistry’s finest.

Are you a general practice dentist who’s looking to expand your services? Would you love to run a multidisciplinary practice, but don’t know how to start? Maybe you’ve dabbled in other disciplines, like orthodontics, endodontics, implants or sleep, but are you still looking for that little bit of extra training to produce the best possible results?

If any of these sound like you, then Dentsply Sirona World 2019 has the answers to all your questions. No other dental meeting offers introductory to expert level training from the brightest dental minds in so many different areas of dentistry all in one place at one time.

While every course offered is great for empowering dental professionals, here are FIVE (plus a bonus one) of the best courses at Dentsply Sirona World 2019 if you’re looking to become a multidisciplinary dental star and grow your practice!

(1) “Simplifying Aligner Therapy for the CAD/CAM Dentist”

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Speaker: Dr. Meena Barsoum

Day and Location: Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Surf E; Saturday 1-2 p.m. Surf E

CE Eligible: Yes

This course will teach students how to deliver simple, predictable and cost-effective aligner therapy in their practice. Utilizing their existing CAD/CAM technology, students will learn how to properly take and submit records as well as monitor case progression throughout treatment. Students will also learn how to fabricate aligners in-house using 3D printing technology.

What will you learn?

1. How to capture digital scans and photographs to submit aligner cases

2. How to monitor case progression, place attachments and provide IP

3. How to fabricate aligners in-house using 3D printing technology

(2) “Top 5 Trouble Shooting Tips from the Endodontist Perspective”


Speaker: Dr. Beth Ann Damas

Day(s) and Location: Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Surf F

CE Eligible: Yes

This course will discuss commonly encountered questions from general practitioners during endodontic courses. The session will guide you through tricky situations you may encounter in your practice such as difficult diagnosis, cracked tooth syndrome, delivery of effective anesthesia and locating canals to help you to quickly and efficiently trouble shoot the problem. Effective and reliable strategies that can easily be implemented in your office will be discussed.

What will you learn?

1. Learn how to diagnosis the problem when the patient presents with unlocalized pain

2. Learn how to effectively administer anesthesia to the "hot" tooth

3. Understand how to utilize technology within your office to locate canals and understand changes in anatomy

(3) “Predictable Endodontics within the 3D General Practice”

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Speaker: Dr. Scott Resnick

Day(s) and Location: Friday, 2-3:30 p.m. Lagoon E/F; Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lagoon E/F

CE Eligible: Yes

This course is intended to teach how best to incorporate 3D imaging for endodontics into the office of a general practitioner.

What will you learn?

1. The attendees should gain a better understanding of the clinical application of 3D technology

2. The attendees should gain a better understanding of the business implications of 3D technology

3. The attendees should gain a better understanding of case acceptance with 3D technology

(4) “Easily Incorporating Guided Implant Surgery into the Non-Surgical Practice”


Speaker: Dr. Arun Garg

Day(s) and Location: Friday, 2-3:30 p.m. Breakers E/F

CE Eligible: Yes

Guided implant surgery is the most reliable way to ensure the accurate placement of dental implants. This course is designed for dental practices looking to incorporate this vital diagnostic and treatment modality and it is tailored to dental practices with a non-surgical focus. Even if you are already experienced with guided implant surgery, the learning objectives are not limited to beginners and includes advanced efficiency maximizing techniques.

What will you learn?

1. Learn an efficient method of single tooth guided surgery as well as how to integrate guided surgery into any dental practice

2. Incorporate step-by-step techniques to get started with guided implant surgery for those not yet started

3. Maximize your accuracy, efficiency and patient satisfaction with guided implant surgery even if you are already experienced

(5) “Uncover Sleep Apnea in Your Practice”

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Speaker: Dr. Erin Elliott

Day(s) and Location: Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lagoon G/H; Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. Lagoon G/H

CE Eligible: Yes

Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes. Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea? Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ overall health and quality of life while using your technology and building your practice.

What will you learn?

1. General Sleep Apnea Awareness

2. Impact of Technology

3. Patient Treatment

**Bonus Course

(6) “The Financial Impact of Technology in Driving Practice Growth”

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Speaker: Trent Watrous

Day(s) and Location: Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Lagoon A/B

CE Eligible: Yes

This course is designed to give the attendee a clear path on how and why to invest in technology in their practice. The course content contains materials on practice profitability and key operational metrics.

What will you learn?

1. Understand the basic drivers of profitability in a dental practice

2. Understand the cash flow generated by investing in technology

3. Assist attendees in determining a path towards making strategic investments in technology

“Speaker Disclosure: Speakers are being compensated by Dentsply Sirona for this event, but do not have monetary or other interest(s) with Dentsply Sirona or any other company whose products are discussed or presented in this presentation.”