December 15, 2017

Dr. Lou Graham: Updates in Clinical Care

Thank you to Dr. Lou Graham for his educational and informative lecture!  Please add your thoughts and comments below. … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Larry Rosenthal, DDS - New York City INTERDISCIPLINARY CHALLENGES IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY Expectations for esthetic dentistry outcomes are becoming even more beautiful and predictable as technology advances. There are new learning curves for both you and your ceramist to maximize these changes. Not only do the restorative dentist and the lab have new techniques to acquire, but collaborating specialists also have advanced technologies that require new paths of interdisciplinary communication. Dentistry is at a crossroads in ease of practice for both the patient and the dentist. Times are changing and the result is positive and exciting. Larry Rosenthal brought glamour to dentistry. In the seventies Ronnie Goldstein brought the "smile" to post-graduate dental education. In the eighties Larry attached the "smile" to beauty. In 2002, Larry was a chief benefactor of the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry at NYU. … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cherilyn Sheets, DDS - Newport Beach , CA ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: Part 1:  DIAGNOSE IN A NEW DIMENSION Part 2:  CAD/CAM RESTORATIVE SUCCESS During the last decade, a new technology has been developed that will give clinicians added precision in restorative risk assessment. It is called Quantitative Percussion Diagnostics, which evaluates the structural stability of natural teeth and dental implants. QPD also help patients to understand the bioengineering challenges that some teeth present due to crack propagation and other serious biomechanical problems.  Combined with video documentation of the defect, it creates a powerful documentation and patient educational tool simultaneously. Part 2 addresses failures in CAD/CAM restorations, particularly as CAD/CAM grows in popularity. As with all successful dentistry "it all starts with the prep,"  which is especially true in digital dentistry, as it requires more precise tooth … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

STAFF DAY Stephen Schechner, Esq. - Hillside, NJ ADVANCES IN PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: RISK MANAGEMENT  (8:30 AM – 10:15 AM) This course provides guidelines on how to avoid administrative disciplinary proceedings before the NJ State Board of Dentistry, professional liability litigation, and insurance and Medicare/Medicaid audits. Topics will also include issues of informed consent, the litigation process, and appearances before the State Board of Dentistry. Stephen Schnechner is the approved counsel for the Princeton Insurance Company and the OMSNIC, the risk retention group owned by the oral surgeons. He is on the teaching staff at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.   Barry Zweig, DMD - UMDNH ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: INNOVATIVE CONTEMPORARY ESTHETICS  (10:45 – 12:30 PM) Is it time to increase the scope of your practice? Would you introduce a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure? The lecture … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gerard J. Chiche, DDS - Mountain Lakes, NJ ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: Part 1:  SMILE DESIGN Part 2: OCCLUSAL AND ESTHETIC PLANNING This presentation will highlight seven key areas for efficient esthetic diagnosis and treatment.   All-ceramic crown techniques will be outlined in terms of system selection, cement and adhesive selection, and bonding sequence, with a focus on occlusal management in order to minimize porcelain fractures and complications.  The following are course objectives: A step-by-step occlusal strategy for optimum protection Identification of occlusal red flags prior to treatment Optimal clinical techniques to establish a “comfort zone” with all-ceramic crowns and veneers Management of esthetic/restorative complications and soft tissue management Gerard Chiche is the director of the Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.   In 2009, he became the first … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dean Vafiadis, DDS - NYU ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: Part 1: DIGITAL DENTISTRY: ESTHETIC CAD/CAM Part 2: DIGITAL DENTISTRY: RESTORING THE WORN DENTITION CAD/CAM technology reduces clinical chair time and laboratory costs. CAD/CAM accuracy is comparable to conventional techniques. The fabrication of one-visit esthetic anterior ceramic restorations in-office will be demonstrated. The fabrication of ceramic full coverage restorations and veneers using several digital scanners will be shown. This presentation will also review the current technology which allows the fabrication of an implant abutment without a fixture level impression. In addition this impression does not require the removal of the healing abutment. Part 2 will help de-mystify how to restore VDO position up to 10 mm. The long term success of these patients has been documented and recorded both radiographically and photographically with up to 10 year results. Using … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Harold Baumgarten, DMD - Philadelphia, PA ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: A CAD/CAM APPROACH TO IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT AND RESTORATION A new technique will be presented that combines immediate flapless implant placement with immediate provisionalization using intra-oral scanning, and CAD/CAM technology to develop patient-specific components to maximize esthetic results. Harold Baumgarten is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia. … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lee Culp, CDT - Boise, Idaho ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING  EXCELLENCE OF THE TECHNIQUES & PRODUCTS OF DIGITAL DENTISTRY As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful dental practice will wisely incorporate fundamental clinical computerization, acquire appropriate materials and equipment and understand advancing manufacturing technologies. This decade will realize sweeping changes in the efficient fabrication of restorations due to increased communication between the dental practice and the dental laboratory. Importantly, the individual creativity and artistry, learned from decades of study of tooth anatomy and optical effects by the dentist and ceramist will be retained and improved. This presentation will focus on the latest developments of computerized assisted design and manufacturing of dental restorations that are changing the very nature of dental practice.   Lee Culp is the … [Read more...]

ACDS schedule: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pinhas Adar, CDT- Atlanta, Georgia ADVANCES IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY: THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY & SOLUTIONS with IMPLANT ESTHETICS (8:30 AM – 9:45 AM) This presentation will share the latest technology and solutions with FC Zirconium in implant esthetics. Learning Objectives: 1.    A review of the key predictors for selecting new technology in dentistry and how they affect our process with implant dentistry. 2.    A step-by-step sequence for management of implants in the anterior region, including stent design and soft tissue design with Zirconium ceramic. 3.    A review of different cases illustrating the protocol for success including dealing with mistakes and problems associated with implant placement and the solutions with the new technology Master Ceramist Pinhas Adar studied initially in Tel Aviv, Israel at Ort Yad Shapiro and then completed his internship with Mr. Willi Geller in Zurich, Switzerland He … [Read more...]