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Jan 10, 2020 | Edina, Minnesota
Maintaining the Worn Dentition: Learn the Latest in Ceramics, Whitening, Provisionals and More is organized by Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (MACD) and will be held on Jan 10, 2020 at Edina Country Club, Edina, Minnesota, United States of America. Course Description: Successful Techniques for Whitening Discolored Teeth (2 hours): From a little whiter to extreme white, this presentation covers a wide range of clinical cases and includes techniques that produce whiter teeth for most people. Successful techniques for bleaching vital and non-vital discolored teeth are demonstrated in a detailed step by step series of techniques. For example chair side, abrasive, and home bleaching techniques will be discussed as well as success experienced in combination applications. Bleaching difficult cases will be shown (tetracycline and other) and methods to obtain whiter teeth for these patients will be revealed. Chairside high intensity halogen light bleaching success with the Zoom and Rembrandt Lighten will be shown and discussed. Effective methods to decrease cold sensitivity will be demonstrated. Provisionals (1 hour): Making esthetic provisionals with automixing bis aryl and methacrylate provisional materials are compared. The results demonstrating what materials should be used in what situation may surprise you. A comparison of light cured, chemically cured, and dual cured materials used to fabricate accurate provisional restorations will be presented. An esthetic malleable single unit provisional restoration will be presented. Advantages and disadvantages of these newer materials will be discussed. Flexible provisional restorations for inlays and onlays with easily fabricated VLC materials are shown. Ceramics (2.5 hours): If you are placing all ceramic restorations you should hear this presentation. Ceramic materials have evolved from weaker feldspathetic porcelain to high strength more translucent zirconia materials. Veneers, inlays and resin bonded all ceramic fixed partial dentures will be shown. Do zirconia restorations produce significant enamel wear on opposing enamel? Are they viable restorative materials and how much occlusial reduction is necessary and what margin design is best to produce viable restorations with all ceramic materials? How to bond and when to cement all ceramic restorations will be detailed in step by step illustrations. Lithium dislocate, full contour zirconia and feldspathetic porcelain materiais, will be compared using their mechanical and physical properties. Translucent zirconia will be examined as well as cases of each type of zirconia shown. Indications, where to use these materials and contraindications will be discussed. The most effective cutting instruments for removing zirconia will be shown and compared. All this and nice cases as well. Maintaining the restored dentition (1.5 hours): Ever had a patient whose name on the appointment schedule strikes fear into your heart because your recently placed dentistry is failing?. Not only do you not want to show this case to anyone, would you like to hide them? Beginning with an easy to use caries risk assessment to quickly identify at risk patients, this lecture discusses factors which increase tooth decay and details in a logical step by step manner how to motivate patients to remove those factors. Useful oral hygiene instruments, modifications and using remineralizing agents like bioactive materials, resin infusing materials like ICON are detailed for at home and office use to treat those patients who are caries prone. But that is just the start as new materials have developed with significantly different mechanisms of action which are extremely useful for high risk patients. Amorphous calcium phosphate, pH modifiers, fluoride supplements and xylitol and bioactive materials will be advocated as alternate and supplemental methods for treating high caries risk patients. Useful instrument modifications will be shown to improve the patient’s ability to maintain your restorative treatments. This program addresses caries management by risk assessment to identify an indivjdual’s risk level for dental caries, and provide proper current preventive treatment modalities and recommendations. Using case studies, participants will review and discuss how they can select appropriate therapies and home-applied practices to reverse or reduce caries. Emphasis is given on recognizing the changing paradigm in preventive care. After a review of currently available sweeteners, xylitol and the research on this sweetener will be provided.
Mar 13, 2020 | Edina, Minnesota
The ADA Airway Mandate…RU Prepared or Clueless? is organized by Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (MACD) and will be held on Mar 13, 2020 at Edina Country Club, Edina, Minnesota, United States of America. Course Synopsis: Even if you don’t actually treat sleep and breathing disorders, the ADA has mandated that dentists screen for these issues and appropriately refer patients. Are you prepared to do this or are you clueless as to the reasons patients have these issues and how they can be treated? An overview of causes of sleep and breathing disorders and what can be done for patients of all ages will be discussed. Course Outline: ○ Introduction to Sleep and Breathing Disorders ○ Recognizing and Treating Sleep and Breathing Disorders in Children • Tongue Tie • Myofunctional Therapy • Arch Development • Orthotropics® ○ Recognizing and Treating Sleep and Breathing Disorders in Adolescents • When is it Safe to Retract? • But I’ll Push the Teeth Off the Bone Support! • Is a Class I Occlusion Really That Important? ○ Recognizing and Treating Sleep and Breathing Disorder in Adults • UARS and OSA-What’s the Difference • You Can’t Expand Your Way Out of an Anterior-Posterior Problem • Re-opening Extraction Spaces • When is Surgery Appropriate? Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Composite Veneers and Class IV is organized by Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (MACD) and will be held on May 08, 2020 at Edina Country Club, Edina, Minnesota, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6 CE Credits. Who Should Attend? This course is specifically designed to expose the dentist to the fundamental concepts and understandings that are necessary to seamlessly emulate and predictably create highly esthetic restorations that rival natural tooth structure utilizing composite resins. Course Outline: This course will help participants achieve a higher level of composite artistry with results that can seamlessly emulate natural teeth or rival the beauty of porcelain restorations by learning the concepts of both anterior composites and advanced restorative applications. Dr. Chan will cover the fundamentals from a myriad of composite systems, the physical and optical properties of resins and manufacturer differences including strength, translucency, predictable shade selection, tooth morphology, and polishing techniques. The nuances that make a restoration average or exceptional such as color theory and composite selection based on the restorative goal will be presented in detail. The course will discuss the polychromatic nature of natural human teeth and how composite resins can be used to emulate that polychromatic appearance effortlessly and predictably. This will include using putty matrices and learning advanced diastema closing techniques. Dr. Chan will demonstrate these skills with photographic examples of actual before and after composite cases. Have you ever wanted to be able to ask YOUR FAQs about composites? How do you prevent voids and how to make them disappear? Best method of shade matching? Treat and prevent post-op sensitivity? Correct poor shade matching? Now is your chance to learn composite artistry from an AACD Accredit Cosmetic Dentist. The Following Topics Will Be Discussed: • Learn fundamental properties of “many” different types of composite systems. • Learn details of shade selection, tints and opaquers and other pearls that ensure consistent results. • Learn how to create polychromatic composite restorations that emulate nature and rival porcelain. • Learn contouring and polishing techniques to create exceptional composite restorations. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.