COURSES

WSP & AMED Courses

The Severely Atrophic Maxilla 2024: Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction Strategies

Course By:- Michael A. Pikos, DDS, OMS

Course Description:-

This presentation will focus on foundational principles for the treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla for full arch immediate implant reconstruction. It will include zygomatic and pterygoid implant protocols and will feature both a surgical and restorative digital workflow. Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of a prophylactic approach to full arch immediate implant reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla.
  • Understand the application of zygomatic and pterygoid implant protocols for treatment of the severely atrophic maxilla.
  • Understand the surgical and restorative digital workflow for full arch immediate implant reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla.

Sponsored By:- Biohorizons

Current Use of the Tunnel Technique: 25 Years of Experience

Course By:- Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD

Course Description:-

This lecture will outline the development of soft tissue grafting leading to the current Tunnel Technique. Palatal donor tissue and vertical incisions are no longer necessary for root coverage grafting, resulting in not only a better postoperative course, but also greater root coverage and better esthetics. Use of the Tunnel Technique in mandibular sites including sites with deep recession, shallow recession aberrant frenal attachment, and shallow vestibule will be shown. Outcome parameters of gain of keratinized tissue and long-term outcome will be addressed, illustrated with case examples, and documented with current literature references. Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the evolution of soft tissue grafting techniques.
  • Describe the modifications of tunnel technique in mandibular anterior sites with complications including aberrant frenal attachment, deep recession, shallow recession, and shallow vestibule.
  • Explain the lack of significance of keratinized tissue gain in bilaminar techniques.

Sponsored By:- Biohorizons

Implant Esthetic Nightmares: How to Manage Peri-Implant Complications?

Course By:- Hussein Basma, DDS, MS

Course Description:-

Dental implants, while generally reliable, can encounter complications that warrant comprehensive understanding and management. This lecture focuses on addressing Peri-implant soft tissue deficiencies (PSTD), emphasizing the recent advancements in classification systems for this matter and delving into a decision tree approach. Participants will also gain insights into strategically managing diverse implant complications, empowering them to make informed clinical decisions. Furthermore, the lecture underscores the critical role of both soft and hard tissues in the context of PSTD treatment, shedding light on their interconnected influence on treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand potential risks for peri-implant soft tissue deficiency before placing and loading an implant.
  • Gain insights into the classification of peri-implant soft tissue deficiency master treating them through the application of soft and hard tissue grafting techniques.
  • Grasp the rationale behind choosing the optimal treatment approach based on the type of implant complications.

Anatomical Predictors for Successful Outcomes in Ridge Preservation with Immediate Implant Placement

Course By:- Debora Dias, DDS, MSc

Course Description:-

Following tooth extraction, the alveolar process undergoes significant dimensional changes, impacting the success of implant-supported rehabilitations. Ridge preservation procedures for immediate or late implant placement have been proposed to counteract and minimize these alterations. This lecture will provide the latest evidence-based information on ridge preservation with immediate implant placement, with an emphasis on anatomical landmarks for precise treatment planning. Different anatomical scenarios and their corresponding management approaches will be discussed through clinical cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the anatomical changes in the alveolar process following immediate implant placement and socket grafting, and their implications for the long-term success of rehabilitations.
  • Determine indications for ridge preservation with immediate or late implant placement, and how to distinguish between these two scenarios.
  • Navigate the new anatomical guidelines for ridge preservation with immediate implant placement.

WHEN TWO WORLDS MEET: Contemporary Periodontics and Biomimetic Dentistry Achieve Dentistry’s Goal – SAVING TEETH

Course By:- Randy K. Shoup, DDS & Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD

Course Description:-

Most patients want to preserve or enhance their health and physical well-being in as natural a state as possible. This presentation will show how collaboration between the periodontist and the biomimetic dentist can achieve this goal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the challenges and solutions available to the biomimetic dentist by removing the least amount of tooth structure to achieve the maximum long-term benefit.
  • Discuss options that dentists, hygienists, and periodontists have to eliminate inflammation and regenerate the lost periodontal support.
  • Role play conversations that the dental team (dentist, hygienist, and periodontist) should have before, during, and after delivering therapeutic care.

Up Your Biologics Game for More Favorable Outcomes: 10 ways to Utilize Bioactive Biomaterials Within your Periodontal Practice

Course By:- Curry Leavitt, DMD, MS

Course Description:-

Learn about the indications and applications for de-epithelialized dehydrated amnionchorion allograft, including guided bone and tissue regeneration, socket preservation and ridge augmentation, both surgical and non-surgical, and donor/recipient site adjunctive applications. Witness the impressive healing capabilities, in addition to a multitude of data and documentation demonstrating the unparalleled biocompatibility of this unique and remarkable allograft tissue. Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the biology of placental tissue allografts.
  • Learn and appreciate the various surgical applications of amnion-chorion barrier membranes.
  • Appreciate the healing capabilities of utilizing placental tissue.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of amnion-chorion barrier membranes.

Sponsored By:- Snoasis

Microbial Dysbiosis: The Root Cause of Periodontitis

Course By:- Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD

Course Description:-

Bacteria have co-evolved with humans, adapting not only to genotypic idiosyncrasies, but also to behavioral and lifestyle changes. Together, the human and the microbiome we host form a ‘holobiont’, with these organisms playing a vital role in maintaining our physiology and health. Moreover, these dynamic communities form ecosystems within various niches in the human body, and by virtue of\ this lifestyle, are extremely responsive to shifts in the local environment. Thus, the microbiome acts as a ‘canary in the coal mine’. As a clinician and a microbial ecologist, my research focuses on harnessing the capabilities of the microbiome to promote health and to act as prognosticators of impending disease states as well as biomarkers of disease activity. For over two decades, our research group has explored the factors that shape this microbiome, with a view to identifying common microbial targets for therapeutic intervention as well as idiosyncratic features within this system.

Learning Objectives:

  • A eubiotic community is one that follows a biological blueprint.
  • Human behaviors and systemic disease can alter this blueprint.
  • Dysbiosis is a cause, not merely a consequence, of oral disease.
  • Dysbiotic microbiomes can act as a ‘canary in the coalmine’.

Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT): An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course By:- George Mandelaris, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD & Brian Vence, DDS

Course Description:-

Long-term aesthetic and functional results of oral reconstruction often involve periodontal and restorative treatment. In many clinical situations, a more holistic approach is indicated which involves orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery skill sets. The concept of interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy (IDT) is often overlooked which leads to compromised or failed treatment results over the long-term. In order to avoid such mistakes and unfortunate consequences, patients should be offered an interdisciplinary team utilizing orthognathic surgery and surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) to optimize conditions for homeostasis of the periodontal tissues and balance of dentofacial disharmonies (including the airway). Surgical, orthodontic, and restorative perspectives will be presented from a tooth-tooth, tooth-jaw, jaw-jaw, and jaws-face context to challenge the contemporary (IDT) team to move beyond traditional therapies into a new frontier for enhanced outcomes. Learning Objectives:
  • To appreciate the limitations of restorative dentistry and conventional orthodontics in treating patients with esthetic dental needs.
  • To review IDT diagnostic modalities critical to treatment planning of the interdisciplinary patient requiring restorative, orthodontic, periodontal, and maxillofacial surgery.
  • To discuss the role of SFOT in the management of decompensating the skeletal malocclusion prior to orthognathic surgery.
  • To present how SFOT can complement orthognathic surgery outcomes, ultimately ensuring esthetic and functional outcome success for the restorative specialist.

Sponsored By:- Biohorizons and Geistlich

The Year in Review: A Summary of the Most Important Articles Related to Periodontics and Implant Therapies Published in 2023

Course By:- Kevin G. Murphy, DDS, MS

Course Description:-

Keeping up to date with the current literate is a challenge for all practitioners. The goal of this lecture is to provide attendees with a succinct summary of the most important articles published last year related to the following subject areas:

  • The assessment, prevalence, treatment regimens of periodontal disease.
  • Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw.
  • The systemic health conditions affecting the periodontium and alveolar bone health.
  • Periodontal regeneration
  • Soft tissue augmentation adjacent to teeth and implants.
  • Alveolar ridge preservation and alveolar bone augmentation techniques.
  • Implant therapies.
  • Peri–implant disease and treatment.

Structural Approach to Idiopathic Condylar Resorption

Course By:- Steven M. Sullivan, DDS, FACS, FACD

Course Description:-

Condylar resorption is an insidious process in which volume loss within the condyles develops oftentimes idiopathically. The attendant facial deformity can be quite severe, resulting in a clockwise rotational movement of the maxillomandibular complex and compromising facial esthetics, the occlusion, and airway.

Learning Objectives:

  • This presentation will present a structural approach to the reconstruction, compare and contrast conventional double-jaw surgery with total joint replacement, as well as touch on the pathophysiology and suspected cause.

Regenerative Periodontal Surgery: preserving the natural dentition with a comprehensive treatment approach

Course By:- Rachel Schallhorn, DDS, MS

Course Description:-

Regenerative periodontal surgery offers patients the opportunity to improve and maintain their natural dentition. Achieving success in regenerative therapy requires a comprehensive and patient-centered approach. Key elements of regenerative therapy will be reviewed, including site-selection, surgical techniques and materials-selection, long-term outcomes and maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze various periodontal defects encountered during treatment and indications for different treatment approaches.
  • Review regenerative periodontal surgical techniques and materials.
  • Discuss a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to treatment including preparation for surgery and long-term maintenance.

Ridge Preservation Using Non-Resorbable Open Membrane Technique

Course By:- Bor Jian Chen, DDS

Course Description:-

Ridge Preservation with the use of membrane and bone graft is a predictable approach to Attenuate Alveolar Ridge Resorption after tooth extraction. Using the d-PTFE membrane as an open occlusive barrier, preventing down-growth of epithelium, regenerating bone formation can be achieved. No requirement of Mucogingival junction translocation or soft tissue grafting is needed during implant placement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the consequences of tooth extraction.
  • Utilize the d-PTFE membrane as an open membrane technique.
  • Learn surgical techniques and how to prevent early exposure of membranes.

Biomimetic Onlays, Rationale, Armamentaria, and Technique

Course By:- Kia Karimi, DDS

Course Description:-

In this presentation I will discuss the rationale for adhesively retained partial coverage restorations vs crowns. I will explain the importance of using proper armamentaria, guidelines and techniques for preparations, and tips and tricks on Rubber dam dentistry. Concepts such as selective caries/crack removal, Immediate dentin sealing, Resin coating, Deep margin elevation, Short fiber reinforced composites, Ribbond, and tips to improve bonding to various substrates will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will understand the reason for adhesively retained partial coverage restorations vs crowns.
  • You will have techniques on rubber dam dentistry.
  • You will improve your bonding to various substrates.

The “Why” of Advancing Surgical Technology: Cuttingedge methods to enhance doctor health and patient care

Course By:- Shepard DeLong, DMD

Course Description:-

Is it inevitable? Will we find a way to offer definitive care for our patients and ourselves? We think so. From biocompatibility to robotics, this course will be an overview of modern technological advancements in dental practice. How do AI, AR, VR, relate to the Dental Operating Microscope? You will learn about the many benefits of microscope enhanced dentistry, and how it can be used in concert with other devices like lasers and iPads to help build and maintain trust with patients. Restorative, Diagnostic, and Surgical applications will be discussed with case presentations. Why? With both evidence and anecdotes, a compelling argument will be made for riding the wave of advancing technologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain perspective on the far reaches of medical and dental science today and how it relates to normal practice.
  • Understand the benefits of combined technology.
  • Learn about the value of visual aids like the Operating Microscope, AI and Augmented Visualization.

The Restoration of Endontically Treated Teeth & Dentin Conservation: Theoretical Concepts & Practical Applications.

Course By:- Mark Anthony Limosani, DMD

Course Description:-

Learning goals include conducting an ongoing review of current literature as it pertains to the influence of tooth structure conservation and outcome. We will discuss current alterations to the traditional treatment philosophy and their impact on dentistry. The lecture presentation concentrates on how to perform endodontics in a predictable, reproducible manner using modern techniques that aim at enhancing the long-term prognosis of the tooth. Included in this lecture will be a thorough discussion concerning access, headways in rotary le design and metallurgy, instrumentation philosophy, and various obturation options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide insight into the paradigm shift related to strategic dentin preservation.
  • Outline the armamentarium required to accomplish our procedural goals.
  • Demonstrate clinical protocols that marry the traditional objectives of disinfection with a more minimally invasive approach to treatment.

Anterior Composite Restorations Using Microscope Magnification

Course By:- Arnoud Noot, DDS

Course Description:-

Often direct or indirect composite materials are overlooked in trying to solve restorative or esthetic solutions. Our objective needs to be in finding a balance between esthetics, longevity, strength, cost, preserving natural tooth structure and tooth vitality. Despite common beliefs and traditions among dental professionals, composite, restorations can be extremely esthetiic when compared to ceramic crowns or veneers. In our presentation we will demonstrate examples of composite restorations and the careful techniques required in order to achieve consistent desired cosmetic results. Magnification using a surgical microscope is one of those skills needed. We will discuss ideal indications and contradictions or advantages and disadvantages over other materials direct or indirect. These techniques may take some time to develop, but with practice, confidence will ensue and new possibilities will reward both the practitioner and the patient.

Learning Objectives:

  • Esthetic pitfalls: Flash, staining, voids, bubbles, overheating, texture, polishing, overhangs and ledges, blending, excessive occlusal forces, water sorption. Valuable insights will be shared in order to overcome these undesirable problems. Step by step demonstration via video, using a surgical microscope can show an operator’s perspective.
  • The importance of treatment planning and using a diagnostic wax up and isolation with a Rubber dam is encouraged for best results. Air abrasion with aluminum oxide powder can also be helpful for cleaning and conditioning.
  • Advantages over ceramics and direct vs indirect restorations. We will discuss strength vs toughness and resilience. Future restorability options need to be considered. Reparability and modification are some advantages. Direct mock up restorations without adhesive can show a patient the desired outcome.
  • Ideal indications will be presented such as: peg laterals or missing lateral incisors. Composite veneers. Class IV, V restoration. Indirect full mouth rehabilitation. Restoring tooth occlusal wear. Shape and color modification such as diastemas and hypocalcification. The use of different types of matrices, wedges and mylar strips will be explained. Color selection and materials will be reviewed

25 Years of The Dental Operating Microscope (D.O.M.) in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry: Seeing is Believing

Course By:- Glenn van As, BSc, DMD

Course Description:-

In this lecture the speaker will share his personal experience of over 25 years in using the microscope for 100% of his clinical work. The lecture will discuss the four benefits of using the Dental Operating Microscope in daily general practice for restorative dentistry. The advantages of the microscope for improvements in precision, ergonomics, documentation and communication will be shared with attendees. The lecture will share clinical cases in an evidence based fashion with literature to support these cases from simple direct restorative dentistry through to smile makeovers. Come see how the D.O.M. can be the center of the operatory for a general practice providing quality esthetic and restorative dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the four benefits of using the D.O.M. for restorative dentistry.
  • Appreciate the advantages of the microscope in clinical cases from simple indirect restorations though to smile makeover cases.
  • Discover literature that can support the usage of the microscope for restorative dentistry.
  • Understand the power of the microscope in the documentation of your clinical cases.

How to Improve the Endodontic Outcome Using Dental Operating Microscope

Course By:- Andrei Berdichewsky, DDS

Course Description:-

The use of a dental operating microscope (DOM) can significantly improve the outcome of endodontic treatment. The DOM provides a magnified view of the tooth, allowing clinicians to identify and treat canals that would otherwise be difficult to see with the naked eye. The microscope also helps in finding cracked tooth, and locating and removing separated instruments, preserving more tooth structure. To improve the endodontic outcome using a DOM, it is important to have a thorough understanding of dental anatomy treat anatomical variations that may exist within the tooth, and the application of magnification and ultrasonics

Learning Objectives:

  • Benefits of the DOM finding and treating different anatomical situations like difficult to find canals and radicular resorptions.
  • Application of the new clinical prognosis signs on cracked tooth.
  • Using the DOM to manage endodontic adverse events, like separated instruments and perforation repair.

New Approaches in Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy: Combining Orthodontic and Periodontal Techniques to Maximize Esthetics, Function, and Stability

Course By:- Kiyonobu Saburi DDS, Ph.D.

Course Description:-

This presentation will provide original treatment options for bony architecture correction with resective, regenerative and orthodontic tissue remodeling, clearly describe a diagnostic system utilizing cephalometrics and 3D CT imaging, and state the importance of considering the entire dentofacial complex.

Learning Objectives:

  • Surgically-Facilitated Orthodontics.
  • 3D implant positioning.
  • Occlusal reconstruction to idealize dentofacial esthetics and function.

Hybrid Design Implants: The Future In Implant Dentistry

Course By:- Daniel Buser

Course Description:-

The term Hybrid Design (HD) was first used by Dennis Tarnow in 1993. The term stands for an implant with a micro-rough implant surface in the endosseous portion to promote faster and better osseointegration of the implant during healing and during function and a smooth, machined surface in the neck/collar region for the transcrestal area with contact to the peri-implant sulcus. The most prominent HD implant is the iconic Tissue Level (TL) Implant by Straumann, which was first inserted in patients in 1986 at the University of Bern (Buser et al. 1988). Clinical long-term studies with TL implants have clearly documented the least risk for the development of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis (Derks et al. 2016a; Derks et al. 2016b) when compared with implants with a micro-rough surface, all the way up to the implant neck. The long-term documentation at the University of Bern confirmed the low risk of roughly 3% for developing peri-implantitis with TL implants in a large 10-year study with 500+ TL implants (Buser et al. 2012). A most recent study by Windael et al. (2021) with 1478 non-HD implants and a 10-year observation period confirmed this again. Implants with an early bone loss (EBL) ≥0.5 mm during the first year of function showed a 5x times higher odds ratio for future peri-implantitis development. EBL of >0.5 mm means an exposure of the micro-rough surface to the peri-implant sulcus. This lecture will present all relevant aspects of HD implants and what surgical factors are essential to achieve successful outcomes with good long-term stability. In addition, the latest development of the Straumann implant will be presented, the TLX and TLC implants both with a Hybrid Design. It represents the 4th Generation of Straumann implants. Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the concept of Hybrid Design Implants- Understand why HD implants have a reduced risk for the development of peri-implantitis over time.
  • Learn about the surgical key factors for successful outcomes with HD implants with good long-term stability.
  • Learn about the TLX and TLC implants, their indications, and clinical applications.

Sponsored By:- Straumann

WORKSHOP Courses

Elevate Your Practice with High Magnification Dentistry

Workshop By:- Dr. Randy Shoup, Dr. William Linger, Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues, Dr. Ozzie Mayoral

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th • 6-9PM

Invest 3 hours in yourself and in your career that will change EVERYTHING about how you think about dentistry

Course Description:-

Unlimited Supply of Patients Willing to Pay You OUT OF POCKET! Practice PAIN FREE – No More Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip or Leg Pain EVER! Complex Dentistry Made Simple, Easy, and DEPENDABLE!

Learning Objectives:

  • How to offer dentistry that your patients want and are willing to pay for, regardless of their dental insurance.
  • How to create a waiting list of patients wanting your best and finest services.
  • The most popular dental service you offer to your patients that they HATE!
  • How to protect your hands, neck, back, shoulders, hips and legs from chronic injury that will shorten or end your career.
  • How to NEVER practice in pain again.
  • How to protect yourself and your team from repetitive injury.
  • How to do 60% of your operative dentistry without having to give a shot or use a drill.
  • How to perform very complex dentistry with a system that is simplified, easier and offers amazing results.
  • How to see your dentistry with clarity, magnification, a clean field and much less stress on your eyes and hands
  • The latest and most up-to-date technology for performing operative, crown and bridge, endo and perio in a GP office.

All this and so much more compressed in just 3 hours. Yes it can be done and we will do it for YOU!

$99

AMED CHALLENGE:
If you can cut a better crown prep than one of our instructors, we will pay you $100.00
If our instructors can cut a better crown prep than you….YOU JOIN AMED! Bring your loupes, favorite burs, whatever you want. We will have the dentiform and teeth to prep. Let’s see just how good you REALLY are.

Modern Advanced Atraumatic and Surgical Extraction Techniques, Complications Management, Socket Grafting, GBR and Other In-Office Oral Surgery Procedures for General Dentists

Workshop By:- Dr. Thomas Wiedemann

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th • 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and apply practical working knowledge in non-surgical and surgical techniques used in modern exodontia.
  • Apply and select specific instruments for minimally invasive and alveolar ridge protecting extraction procedures to facilitate immediate dental implant placement.
  • Manage common real-life complications associated with tooth extractions.
  • Analyze and anticipate surgical challenges in tooth extractions.
  • Feel comfortable in risk assessment in medically compromised patients requiring tooth extractions.
  • Perform current simple protocols of GBR, including socket preservation, as related to pre-implantological extractions.
  • Perform other frequent and common oral surgery procedures in the general dental practice.
  • Allow participants to refine and update all surgical skills.

This Course Consists of Lectures and Hands-On Training on Porcine Mandibles

$995

Understanding Sutures and Flap Designs for General Dentists

Workshop By:- Dr. Thomas Wiedemann

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th • 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend predictable wound healing, suture mechanics and the importance of correct suturing.
  • Select the proper threads, needles, and hand instruments.
  • Know the armamentarium needed to facilitate surgical sutures in the mouth.
  • Understand why and how to choose a particular type of suture material.
  • Learn to perform and apply the most useful suturing techniques in divers clinical situations and understand the theory of these different suturing techniques in surgical exodontia, bone grafting, implants, clot and membrane stabilization, primary closure.
  • Discover how to avoid the most common suturing mistakes.
  • How to deal with suture challenges and complications.
  • Understand principles of wound healing and flap design.
  • Perform full-thickness and split-thickness flaps on a pig-jaw, including a GBR-procedure and the use of different types of classic and modern suture techniques as related to pre-implantological extractions.
  • Perform other frequent and common oral surgery procedures in the general dental practice.
  • Allow participants to refine and update all surgical skills.

This Course Is Under The Direction of Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS

$495

Advanced Dental Ergonomics with Ergonomic Loupes Workflow, Posture, Positioning and Wellness in Dentistry

Workshop By:- Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th • 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Course Description:-

Naked eye dentistry should be a thing of the past, the high rate of musculoskeletal disorders of 60-80%, the rate of early retirement from the profession due to limiting injuries or mental fatigue are a reality. Conventional loupes without an appropriate guide to adjust them to the individual dimensions of the user have been a limitation for the professional to acquire healthy work postures within the neutral. Currently there are ergonomic loupes on the market, which have revolutionized the high magnification market. These loupes came to solve the postural problems of many conventional loupes on the market and in turn generate a high optical quality to magnify and see better. Added to this, low-weight LED lighting systems, non-touch on and off, and video camera systems for live documentation bring this technology closer to the broad benefits already known in the dental microscope, but with a lower investment cost, portability and a much flatter, easier and faster learning curve to handle. In this course we will be able to address the proper use of these loupes and apply it in the office with a systematic approach to simplified positioning, starting from the biomechanics of the human body to working with four hands to perform better, without suffering from it.

ALL MODULES BELOW INCLUDE A LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION
Program:
Part 1. Biomechanics of the human body, the ergonomic stool, posture.
Part 2. Systematic positioning.
Part 3. Ergo loupes features and user guidelines.
Part 4. Four handed dentistry. The role of the dental assistant.

Learning Objectives:

  • Incorporate knowledge of the biomechanics of the human body and the neutral sitting posture.
  • Adapt the use of technology according to the individual anthropometrics of each operator.
  • Use magnifying glasses with a systematic positioning system.
  • Use the magnifying glasses fluently minimizing the learning curve.
  • Adapt four-handed dentistry to work efficiently with the assistant.
  • Understand the use of the ergonomic stool and its synergy with magnifying glasses.
  • Incorporate an organization office strategies that minimizes mental fatigue.
  • Advanced Dental Ergonomics with Ergonomic loupes.
  • Workflow, Posture, Positioning and wellness in dentistry.

The Course Includes An Individual Ergonomics Assessments and Situational Report, Pre and Post Course Using Video Analysis

$199

Advanced Dental Microscope Ergonomics

Workshop By:- Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th • 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Course Description:-

This course is designed for Microscope dentists including experienced users, new users and those looking to buy a microscope. The goal of this course is to teach the basics of ergonomics and the application in the dental practice. We have seen many experienced dentists are using the microscope less than 20% of the time. Why? Because they do not have the information on ideal ergonomics of the human body and how to properly adjust the microscope in a systematic approach. We will help you minimize the learning curve and you should be able to use the microscope 90-100% of the time. We will teach how to keep the body in the best posture and use the microscope to its full potential.

ALL MODULES BELOW INCLUDE A LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION
Program:
Part I. Understanding Biomechanics of the human body.
Part 2. Positioning The Patient In The Chair.
Part 3. The Assistant’s Role.
Part 4. Microscope Adjusting And Setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Work through the microscope in all quadrants with direct and indirect vision.
  • Use the dental microscope for all procedures in dentistry in an operatory setting.
  • Practice with microscope 100% of the time, from anesthetic to suturing.
  • Use video and photo documentation with the microscope.
  • Setup a microscope centered practice.
  • How the microscope can’t be beat for the four pillars of quality dentistry: Magnification, Illumination, Communication and Ergonomics.
  • An outline and instruction of the skill set needed to pass the AMED certification exam.
  • Personalized training tailored to your individual needs and skill level.

Includes: Preliminary Course, Ergonomic Assessment and Post Course, Ergonomic Assessment

$495

Advanced Dental Microscope Ergonomics

Workshop By:- Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH • 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Course Description:-

This course is designed for Microscope dentists including experienced users, new users and those looking to buy a microscope. The goal of this course is to teach the basics of ergonomics and the application in the dental practice. We have seen many experienced dentists are using the microscope less than 20% of the time. Why? Because they do not have the information on ideal ergonomics of the human body and how to properly adjust the microscope in a systematic approach. We will help you minimize the learning curve and you should be able to use the microscope 90-100% of the time. We will teach how to keep the body in the best posture and use the microscope to its full potential.

ALL MODULES BELOW INCLUDE A LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION
Program:
Part I. Understanding Biomechanics of the human body.
Part 2. Positioning The Patient In The Chair.
Part 3. The Assistant’s Role.
Part 4. Microscope Adjusting And Setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Work through the microscope in all quadrants with direct and indirect vision.
  • Use the dental microscope for all procedures in dentistry in an operatory setting.
  • Practice with microscope 100% of the time, from anesthetic to suturing.
  • Use video and photo documentation with the microscope.
  • Setup a microscope centered practice.
  • How the microscope can’t be beat for the four pillars of quality dentistry: Magnification, Illumination, Communication and Ergonomics.
  • An outline and instruction of the skill set needed to pass the AMED certification exam.
  • Personalized training tailored to your individual needs and skill level.

Includes: Preliminary Course, Ergonomic Assessment and Post Course, Ergonomic Assessment

$495

Advanced Dental Microscope Ergonomics

Workshop By:- Dr. Glenn van As

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th • 1:00PM - 04:30PM​

Course Description:-

In this hands on course attendees will have the opportunity to use the wonderful combination of lasers with the dental operating microscope. Attendees will see how the powerful magnification and illumination that is possible with the microscope when paired with laser technology can provide a win-win for patients and dental practitioners. Soft tissue diodes and all tissue erbium lasers will be provided as well as pig jaws for attendees.

A brief lecture will be followed by a hands on portion where all attendees will use both soft and hard tissue laser.

Learning Objectives:

  • See how the dental operating microscope and lasers make a great tandem.
  • Understand procedures where a diode soft tissue laser might be indicated.
  • Understand how an all tissue laser can be utilized for a variety of procedures in all aspects of your practice.

3.5 CE

$299

Optimizing Anesthesia Comfort in The Modern Periodontal and Implant Practice

Workshop By:- Dr. Lisa Teel

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th • 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Course Description:-

Discover a key to boosting patient satisfaction and increase practice growth. Patients’ #1 fear in dentistry consistently is shown to be the anesthesia. This holds true in all dental practices, including specialty clinics. Explore how advancements in local anesthetic delivery are reshaping patient comfort, practitioner efficiency, and practice reputation. From virtually painless injections to enhanced clinical outcomes, this course unveils the power of computer-controlled injection technology across Periodontics, Implants, Hygiene, and beyond. Innovations in digital technology for local anesthetic delivery allows for a more comfortable patient overall experience. Benefiting patients, dentists and hygienists, it is possible to give consistent, virtually painless, palatal and other site injections. This course will review modern periodontal & dental implant clinical cases and how the patient’s experience and perception of outcome, along with their word-of-mouth marketing for your practice, can be greatly improved using computer-controlled injection technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Embrace the future of anesthesia delivery: differentiate between traditional syringe methods and state-of-the-art computer-controlled devices.
  • Harness the power of Dynamic Pressure Sensing to master Single Tooth Anesthesia with precision and ease.
  • Elevate your injection techniques with digital anesthesia protocols for optimal patient comfort and satisfaction.
  • Understand how newer CCLAD devices can benefit patients and practices by lowering anxiety, easing ability to locally anesthetize, streamline the IV/Oral sedation process, and lessen post operative complications while improving outcomes.
  • Gain hands-on expertise with the STA system through mouth-model practice sessions, empowering you to implement these techniques with confidence in your practice.

$199 for Docs, $99 for RDH