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Digital Dentures The Future is Now!
Eric Kukucka, DD
Currently one of the most attractive new topics in Digital Dentistry is Digital Dentures. Past, Future or Present is always the topic of discussion with Digital Removable. This presentation will cover all the aspects of the Digital Denture Process including understanding clinical protocols , design protocols and manufacturing protocols for Digital Denture Success . Various workflows will be shown with utilization of a Lab Scanning workflow as well as Trios Intra Oral scanning device. An emphasis on the current state of Additive and Subtractive manufacturing methods will be discussed as well.
an event for the next generation of dental professionals
Evaluation and Treatment of Endodontic Emergencies
Denise Foran, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
Dental pain is an issue that all dental practitioners encounter at some point in their practices. Although the mechanisms of pain are not fully understood, research has helped the practitioner to come to better diagnoses and treat these conditions. Knowledge of this subject will enable dental practitioners to educate their patients, effectively collaborate with our medical colleagues, and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
Briefly discuss mechanisms of endodontic pain.
How to manage dental pain on a local and systemic level.
Recognize the typical presentations of non-odontogenic pain.
Understand the role of psychosocial co-morbidities associated with dental pain.
The Role of Cosmetic and Therapeutic Injectables in a Dental Practice
Alex Meneshian, DDS, MD
The practice and scope of dentistry in NY State as well as the US is slowly changing. Dentists are extremely well trained in facial anatomy and the administration of anesthetic injections.
Cosmetic dental patients comprise a certain demographic that tie in well to the practice of facial rejuvenation.
Expand your scope of practice by acquiring knowledge in the use of Botox and dermal fillers.
Dr. Alex Meneshian will discuss key components of establishing a medi- spa within a dental practice, treatment planning cosmetic procedures for the dental patient as well as discussing certain obstacles which you may encounter in your journey.
Incorporating a medi-spa within an existing dental practice.
Discuss key elements of a proper consultation.
Review of important facial anatomical structures
Pharmacology of Injectables
Key applications of Injectables in a dental practice.
My prediction of future trends.
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Know What you See. Common incidental Radiographic Findings
Niloufar Amintavakoli, DDS
It is common in dentistry to recognize findings on radiographs that are not related to the main clinical indication of imaging. In this lecture, I will discuss the variants of normal anatomy that can mimic pathology, lesions that can be found incidentally on dental radiographs and criteria for proper decision making in diagnosis of these incidental findings. This presentation will review and provide alternate strategies of radiographic interpretation and highlight how they are used to make the correct diagnoses
1. Ability to identify common incidental findings in dental radiographs
2. Discuss factors involved
Prosthetic Solutions for a Compromised Surgical Result
Sameet Sheth, DDS
Surgical dental therapy, including dental implants, have been at the heart of dental restorative therapy for decades. Without proper communication between the restorative and surgical dentists, surgical therapy can lead to undesired results, making the restorative therapy challenging to achieve esthetic and hygienic results that are satisfactory. This lecture will look at how less than ideal surgical results impact restorative decision making, and how to achieve results that are esthetically and hygienically acceptable.
1. How to communicate with surgical specialties as a restorative dentist to achieve proper restorative therapies
2. How to restore surgically compromised cases to achieve esthetic and hygienic results in multiple modalities
the future is now
a new type of meeting experience
Understanding Prosthetic Concepts in the Surgical Management of Failed Dentitions: Surgical Success vs. Esthetic Success
Stephanie Chu, DDS
This lecture will elaborate on key interdisciplinary concepts that the surgeon must be
able to identify in order to successfully treatment plan and deliver an esthetic result
The lecture will highlight examples of esthetic failures and successes, ranging from full
mouth rehabilitations to focused areas of therapy, with the overarching theme of the importance of communication with the prosthetic team and mutual understanding of what the other does
It will also illustrate the esthetic consequences of surgical decisions and emphasize how understanding elements of prosthetics and esthetic analysis as a surgeon plays into optimizing success for the dental team and the patient
The lecture is presented from the surgeon’s point of view. At the end of the lecture,attendees should be able to understand the surgical advantage offered by prosthetics in enhancing the final esthetic outcome
A key distinction will be made between what is deemed surgical versus esthetic success, the latter of which cannot be achieved without prosthetic planning and communication
A Secret Pay Raise: How Embezzlers Think and Act
Pat Little, DDS
While the majority of dental teams are loyal and honest, it only takes one desperate individual to financially ruin a dental practice. Traditional internal control strategies are useful and important, but they have limitations and may not be as effective as doctors think. Many doctors fail to discover fraud and embezzlement until significant damage has occurred.
Learn how to mitigate damages by recognizing important warning signs associated with embezzlement and by understanding the characteristics and behaviors of an embezzler. It is important to realize that embezzlers think like criminals and do not follow our rules.
Recognize the profile of a typical embezzler
Analyze the strengths and limits of internal controls strategies
Learn additional actions that need to be taken beyond internal controls
Identify red flag behaviors that are often associated with embezzlement
the future of dental meetings
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3D Printing: The Past, Present and Future
Hesham Nouh, BDS, DSc, MSD
This presentation will cover the application of 3D printing in all the different disciplines of dentistry such as orthodontics, implantology, removable and fixed prosthodontics as well as laboratory uses. The presentation will also cover the workflow from the patient to a finished product.
Topics that will be discussed include
Historical Overview of 3D printing
A Review of Scanners on the Market
Accuracy of Scanners
Basics of printing (How it works)
Resins/Post processing protocols