Speakers and Courses

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• Predictable, Practical, and Profitable: A New Approach to the Evolution of the Latest CAD/CAM Materials and Technology

  • It is overwhelming with all the choices we have with block selection in CAD/CAM dentistry. We select our material based on maximum strength, recommendations from colleagues and comparative analyses of various blocks. What if we could simplify the process to show a predictable and practical approach to achieve consistent esthetic results, even in the anterior? The traditional process isn't necessarily the most efficient and practical solution. All aspects of CAD/CAM dentistry are rapidly evolving and we need to stay ahead of the curve.

Learning Objectives

  • How to achieve predictable, consistent and esthetic results
  • How to maximize efficiency using the "right" materials and technology
  • • Understanding the business and profitable side of CAD/CAM dentistry in your practice

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  • Dr. Miyen Kwek graduated in 1997 from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Over the years, he has created a unique brand of community dental practices in Ontario, Canada where he focuses primarily on comprehensive care, implants, and digital dentistry. His ability to combine business systems, technology, clinical efficiency and case acceptance has resulted in a platform that has helped clinicians attain significant success in practice growth. His unique approach to the business of dentistry has sparked the interest of many dentists providing them with a clearer path to clinical excellence and profitability. He has mentored countless colleagues over the past decade using an innovative hands on teaching style for oral surgery, implants and now CAD/CAM, launching them years ahead in their career. Miyen has an incomparable view on how to succeed and believes that the “path less travelled” and “thinking outside the box” holds the key to success in today’s changing marketplace in dentistry. Dr. Kwek continues to lecture for Dentsply Sirona on various topics such as oral surgery, implants and fully integrated technology.

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  • Day and Location: Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Surf B
  • CE Eligible: No
“ Esthetic Enhancements for Your Chairside Crowns from Single Tooth to Full Smile Design”

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• CAD/CAM Materials Today: From Science to Patient

  • An in-depth review of the state-of-the-art science that drives my daily clinical decisions.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the latest science behind CAD CAM restorative materials
  • To analyze the benefits and limitations of each chair side restorative options
  • To evaluate Lithium Silicate materials on their own merit vs. supportive scientific evidence

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  • Dr. Miguel A. Ortiz began working in the dental industry as a Dental Technician in 2002 after graduating from one of the only two year ADA accredited programs in California State. During the next 8 years he both worked and studied full time in Los Angeles, receiving a B.S. Biochemistry with Honors from California State University. He was recruited to Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he won the Leo Talkoy Award for excellence in clinical dentistry and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, (DMD). Dr. Ortiz went on to become a prosthodontist at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017.

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• Ridge Preservation: The First Step in Implant Prep and Prosthetic Enhancement

  • Day and Location: Friday, 2-3:30 p.m. Surf B
  • CE Eligible: No
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• Predictable, Practical, and Profitable: A New Approach to the Evolution of the Latest CAD/CAM Materials and Technology

  • It is overwhelming with all the choices we have with block selection in CAD/CAM dentistry. We select our material based on maximum strength, recommendations from colleagues and comparative analyses of various blocks. What if we could simplify the process to show a predictable and practical approach to achieve consistent esthetic results, even in the anterior? The traditional process isn't necessarily the most efficient and practical solution. All aspects of CAD/CAM dentistry are rapidly evolving and we need to stay ahead of the curve.

Learning Objectives

  • How to achieve predictable, consistent and esthetic results
  • How to maximize efficiency using the "right" materials and technology
  • • Understanding the business and profitable side of CAD/CAM dentistry in your practice

+ Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Jeff Sumner, a President’s scholar at the University of Guelph, Canada Scholar and an Academic All Canadian Athlete in swimming, received his DDS at the University of Toronto in 1997. Post-graduation, Jeff worked in the Tillsonburg area as an associate for two years before purchasing a practice in Kitchener, Ontario. He feels strongly that technology is and will always play a significant role in creating excellence in dentistry. He has been a “digital dentist” since 2010, when he started using CAD/CAM technology with CEREC. Jeff is one of 10 Canadian Mentors who teaches CEREC dentistry, implants and clear aligner orthodontic technology across Canada and the United States. He has mastered and simplified the digital workflow to maximize clinical efficiency and profitability.

+ Other Important Information

  • Day and Location: Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Surf B
  • CE Eligible: No