Restorative Speakers and Courses

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• The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution: Achieve the Most Profitable Workflow in Dentistry (Presented with Dr. Diwkara Kinra)

  • This interactive course will demonstrate an innovative step-by-step treatment protocol that significantly reduces workflow time and integrates current endodontic, adhesive and restorative materials with digital technologies to potentially create the most profitable single visit in dentistry.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the full scope of endodontic and restorative diagnostic risk factors necessary to treatment plan tooth preservation or tooth removal
  • Implement essential protocols for the endodontic-restorative connection from access to obturation and placement of posts and core materials
  • Utilize innovative and reduced workflows for integrating endodontic therapy with adhesion based foundational buildups, scanning and milling

• Use The Best To Do Your Best! The What, How, and Why on Adhesion and Posterior Composites

  • The recent scientific evidence indicates that class 2 posterior composites are failing at alarming rates compared to traditional amalgam restorations. Material selection and placement technique have proven to be the most important elements for long term success. This course will demonstrate step by step procedures as visualized through the dental microscope, using evidenced based materials and techniques for composite placement, that are the prerequisites for successful long term outcomes for our patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the clinical prerequisites and the impact of material selection on long-term clinical outcomes of class 2 composite resin restorations
  • Learn techniques to minimize post operative sensitivity, marginal deterioration and open contacts all of which contribute to early failure of posterior composites
  • Describe why utilizing specific low polymerization stress materials are essential to achieve gap free margins and reduce recurrent caries, the primary reason for failure of composite restorations

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  • Dr. Alan Atlas maintains a full-time private practice dedicated to esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Endodontics and the Department of Preventive/Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Atlas is Director of the Endodontic-Restorative Microscopy and Technology Clinic teaching dental students precision restorative dentistry utilizing the dental microscope and digital technologies. His presentations span worldwide including China, Africa, Japan, Korea, and Europe.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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• The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution: Achieve the Most Profitable Workflow in Dentistry (Presented with Dr. Diwkara Kinra)

  • Day and Location: Friday, 2-3:30 p.m. Surf E
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes

• Use The Best To Do Your Best! The What, How, and Why on Adhesion and Posterior Composites

  • Day and Location: Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Lagoon E/F
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: Yes
“CEREC Efficiency”

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• CEREC Efficiency

  • The CEREC procedure can create a minor disturbance in the practice. Doctors are taken out of their comfort zone and quite often the procedure ends up taking longer than expected. This program will look at the stages of the CEREC appointment and break down the many areas where time can be optimized.

Learning Objectives

  • Become efficient with CEREC 4.6/5.0 Software
  • Learn how to select materials for optimum milling and processing efficiency
  • CEREC tips and tricks

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  • Dr. Bob Conte graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1993 and has been in private practice in Warwick, RI for the past 25 years. The busy 3 doctor practice is a largely restorative-based with CEREC at the core of everyday activities. Dr. Conte has lectured and trained throughout the country and internationally. • 13 Years CEREC experience • Sirona Beta Tester • Henry Schein/DentsplySirona Basic and Advanced Trainer • Visiting faculty Spear Education and CerecDoctors.com • Moderator RI/SE Mass CEREC Study Club

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 9-10 a.m. Surf C/D
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: No
“The Incredible Bulk! Six Simple Steps to Successful Posterior Composites”

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• The Incredible Bulk! Six Simple Steps to Successful Posterior Composites

  • The use of direct composite resins in posterior teeth has become routine in our daily practices with Class II restorations accounting for 45% of those placed in our patients. Even though posterior composites have reached widespread use within the dental community, their proper placement is not always as simplistic as it might seem. Advances in polymer chemistry have allowed us to predictably place composites in larger bulk or semi-bulk increments to create efficiencies, but attention to detail is paramount to yield long lasting results. Concerns still abound regarding polymerization shrinkage and stress, post-operative sensitivity, microleakage, recurrent decay, inadequate interproximal contacts and contours, bases and liners, and inability to polish or maintain polish. We will explore a six-step approach to simplifying and streamlining your posterior composite technique that can give you and your patients high quality, reproducible results and make your practice more profitable!

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the six simple steps to achieving predictable results with your posterior composites
  • Compare and contrast the differences between the traditional layering technique and the use of semi-bulk fill and bulk fill applications using today's low shrink/low stress resins
  • Learn the importance of pairing your curing light and your composite to obtain the best results for your patients

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  • Douglas L. Lambert graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he received the Outstanding Senior Student Award and the Quintessence Award. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He has been recognized as one of the Top Educators by Dentistry Today for 16 consecutive years, and honored as a Top Dentist by Minneapolis/St. Paul and Minnesota Monthly magazines the past 15 years. Dr. Lambert is a Past-President of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, was Trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association for 6 years, and has been a delegate to the ADA. He has authored numerous articles, presented lectures and hands-on seminars nationally and internationally, and is part of the education team for the Post-Graduate Course in Comprehensive, Esthetic and Implant Dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and the Catapult Group. He serves as an independent researcher for many dental manufacturers, and as the team dentist for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. Dr. Lambert’s practice in Edina, Minnesota emphasizes cosmetic, comprehensive, and sports dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his family at their cabin and playing a little golf.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Reef D/E
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: Yes
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• Efficient Digital Implant Restoration

  • This course will cover multiple digital workflows for restoring implants with an emphasis on material selection, software tips and tricks, and ideal abutment emergence to prevent peri-implantitis.

Learning Objectives

  • Tips and tricks for efficient software design of abutments and crowns
  • Explore all available abutment and crown materials
  • Learn ideal abutment emergence to preserve peri-implant tissue health

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  • Dr. Dan Butterman is a general dentist with a practice emphasis on implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He is an Advanced CEREC Trainer, Visiting Faculty, and Mentor for cerecdoctors.com. Dr. Butterman has trained dentists throughout the world and lectures internationally on various topics, such as Implantology, CAD/CAM dentistry, and 3-D Printing. In 1994, he graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Butterman also is a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute, and was awarded the Mastership Certification by the International Dental Implant Association and the Fellowship Certification by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He also is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 9-10 a.m. Reef D/E
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes
“Clinical Integration of Full-Contour Zirconia Restorations”

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• Innovations in CEREC Materials: New Materials Offer New Solutions

  • The “holy grail” for an all-ceramic CAD/CAM material would be to replicate the esthetics and translucency of natural teeth while maximizing strength properties for high stress applications in a conservative restoration dimension with efficient fabrication. One development trend has resulted in a new material that maintains the esthetic potential of glass ceramics and significantly improves the strength properties approaching the level of zirconia. Another development trend has resulted in a new material that maintains the high strength properties of zirconia while significantly improving the esthetic potential. These new materials and clinical applications will be discussed with concepts focused on optimizing clinical outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Review comparative properties and clinical application for new CEREC materials
  • Review material handling and fabrication processes for new CEREC materials
  • Review available in vitro and clinical research outcome data for new CEREC materials for recommendations to optimize clinical applications

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  • Dr. Fasbinder is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He is board-certified in General Dentistry by the American Board of General Dentistry. He also maintains a part-time private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Fasbinder directs the Computerized Dentistry Unit at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry that is dedicated to research and education on CAD/CAM dental systems. The CompuDent Unit has been a leader in education and research with chairside CAD/CAM systems and digital impression systems since 1993 resulting in numerous publications. Dr. Fasbinder is a frequent speaker on ceramic-based dentistry and digital dental systems at meetings and conferences throughout North America and International locations.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Thursday, 3-4 p.m. Reef D/E
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: Yes
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• CEREC Materials: Changing the Status Quo

  • CEREC materials are constantly changing, and it can be difficult to keep track of all the materials available to clinicians. This course will help the dentist and team members employ sound decision making principles in material selection, and will give a comprehensive evaluation of the latest materials available on the market.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand all the classes of materials available for the CEREC system
  • Use technical and scientific data to make clinical decisions related to CEREC material choice
  • Learn about the latest CEREC materials on the market, and see what the future may hold for material choices

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  • Dr. John Pasicznyk is a general dentist from Indianapolis, IN where he owns and operates a group of dental practices. Since beginning his journey with CEREC and cone beam CT in 2013, he started teaching with 3D Dentists, became a CEREC basic trainer, and works for Dentsply Sirona as a key opinion leader and beta tester. Dr. Pasicznyk serves as a mentor and educator to dentists around the world, internationally speaking on CAD/CAM dentistry, cone beam CT, digital technology integration, and practice growth strategies. In addition to his clinical expertise in digital dentistry, implants, and orthodontics, he has developed a business model that focuses on growing practices through digital dental technology integration. By merging his clinical knowledge with his experience in multiple practice ownership, Dr. Pasicznyk provides a unique perspective on the necessity of dental technology in the evolving dental industry.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. Surf E
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: No
“How Much a Picture is Truly Worth and Restorative Pearls for Monday Morning”

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• How Much a Picture is Truly Worth and Restorative Pearls for Monday Morning

  • We all know the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In modern day dentistry, this phrase is more true than ever. Dr. Campbell will cover camera selection and settings, a standard photographic series, and how to use photography as a integral part of everyday practice. Photography is not just for “big esthetic cases” anymore but is an indispensable tool that will elevate your practice and improve patient care. He will also use photography to illustrate some “can’t miss” restorative pearls that will help simplify many procedures and enhance restorative excellence.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding camera selection and settings and what constitutes a standard series of photos to assist in treatment planning and lab/patient communication
  • "Must have” composites and armamentarium and techniques to use in different situations
  • Simplifying everyday complex restorative challenges with our current materials

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  • Dr. Campbell is a native of Columbia, SC and a graduate of Wake Forest University (1994) and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry (1998). Following dental school, he completed a GPR at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. He has trained at the Dawson Institute, the Pankey Institute, and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Campbell is a part-time faculty member at Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and is a past-President for the Greater Columbia Dental Association. He is also the founder and chairman of the Enoree River Study Club. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the youngest in South Carolina history. Dr. Campbell has lectured extensively on the use of photography in dentistry, ethics in dentistry and esthetic and restorative dentistry. He has contributed to and has been published in numerous journals. Dr. Campbell resides in Lexington, SC, and is one of two partners at Palmetto Dental Associates, PA (www.positivelypda.com). His hobbies include music, computers, cooking, and a never-ending fruitless quest to become a “scratch” golfer. Dr. Campbell is an unapologetic South Carolina Gamecock and Wake Forest Demon Deacon fan. He and his wife stay busy raising their 17-year-old son, Davis.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 4-5 p.m. Surf C/D
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: Yes
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• The Evolution of the CEREC Appointment - Make Your Next One the Best Yet!

  • “Study the past if you would define the future." ~ Confucius

    Join us as we take a journey through the evolution of the CEREC appointment. In this journey, one intention will be to dive deep into the software and learn how to get the most out of it. We will inspect each variable of the CEREC appointment today and learn strategies to optimize. I am confident you will learn to design restorations efficiently which will bring a renewed confidence and efficiency to your next CEREC appointment. Also, we will review the current material portfolio available and look at the impact of how it affects your workflow and outcomes on a daily basis.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to design restorations in an efficient manner with the CEREC software
  • Learn and employ the best techniques to tackle anterior cases with CEREC software
  • Discuss current materials available and how they impact the CEREC appointment

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  • Dr. Andrew Hall maintains a successful private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado and performs all aspects of general dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Hall is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry and has been involved in CEREC dentistry since 2005. Dr Hall educates internationally on dental CAD/CAM technology. and serves as a CEREC basic and advanced trainer, and beta tester for Dentsply Sirona. Current affiliations include faculty for cerecdoctors.com, chair of the Mile High CEREC study club in Denver, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Fellow to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Surf F
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: No
“Smile Design and Celtra Duo … A Perfect Combination”

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• Smile Design and Celtra Duo... a Perfect Combination

  • This course will examine the principles behind digital smile design using Celtra Duo and CEREC/InLab. Material benefits of Celtra Duo will be discussed as well as options for digital smile designs using different software platforms.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the principles behind Digital Smile Designs involving Aesthetics, Structure, Function and Biological principles
  • Learn the application of facial scanning and digital photography in smile design using a variety of different software applications
  • Learn the material and finishing principles for Celtra Duo to ensure proper aesthetics for anterior smile design

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  • Dr. Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He has additional training in both hard and soft tissue grafting as well as placing and restoring implants. In addition to implantology, Dr. Rihal has acquired expertise in CAD/CAM-based prosthetic dentistry, involving numerous CAD systems and materials. Utilizing his CEREC ac, Sirona InLab system he has designed over 4500 restorations. He currently manages operations of his in house lab Lodge Dental and is the owner of his own digital lab called Rihal Digital Designs. Dr. Rihal has trained with numerous ceramists in California and is versed on ceramic pressing and layering techniques over zirconia and metal substructures. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), National Dental Examination Board (NDEB) and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). He was also a part-time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of General Dentists and the International College of Dentist.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Surf E
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: No