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Implant Surgery - Level 2 Course is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Jun 05 - 06, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: Placing implants in healthy patients with adequate bone, and even those who require some bone grafting, is relatively simple, enjoyable, and profitable! It should be a part of the practice of any interested dentist. This course is oriented toward those dentists who have had a moderate level of surgical experience, enjoy it, and want to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in placement of implants. The following and other topics are included in the course: • Diagnosis and treatment planning for implants vs. conventional restorative prosthodontic services • Practice management related to implant placement • Indications and contraindications for implants • Essential oral anatomy • Evaluating when implant placement requires bone grafting • Bone grafting materials and techniques • Simplified sinus lift procedures • Comparison of implant companies • Implant placement techniques • Actual placement of implants in dentoforms • Related prosthodontic materials and techniques Behavioral Objectives: At the completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Determine and prioritize in which clinical situations implants are needed • Determine which clinical situations are within the range of their capabilities, and which require referral to appropriate specialists • Discuss the important physical heath requirements, oral clinical requirements, and patient psychological requirements for implant placement • Discuss the relationship of oral anatomy to implant placement • Describe bone types appropriate for implant placement • List steps and equipment and supplies necessary for patient education and adequate diagnosis • Describe adequate radiographs for simple implant placement • Discuss and compare the popular types of root-form implants • Relate the implant types and sizes to the amount of bone necessary for implant placement without grafting • Describe and list the requirements for emergency equipment when placing implants • Discuss surgical principles related to implant placement • List appropriate dentist and staff responsibilities for implant placement • Discuss appropriate operatory set-up for implant placement • Describe necessary anesthetic procedures, analgesics, and antibiotics • Describe and list typical surgical equipment and instrument needs • List the steps, techniques, and instruments needed for typical root-form implant placement, including soft-tissue management, osteotomy, implant placement, grafting if necessary, one appointment or two appointment surgery with implant exposure, loading of implants, implant maintenance • Describe implant failures and how to prevent them • On returning home, place implants in healthy patients who have adequate bone • Have the desire for further education/training in implant dentistry
Jul 31 - Aug 01, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Restorative / Implant Dentistry 3 Course is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Jul 31 - Aug 01, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: Complex rehabilitative needs, with and without overlying occlusion problems, are present in many of your patients. Are you ready to treat them? This presentation provides in-depth discussion and observation of many such patients treated by Gordon. The following aspects of oral rehabilitative care are included: simplifying diagnosis and treatment planning; if, what, and when to refer to other practitioners; integrating fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontic procedures; optimum use of staff; post-treatment follow-up and repair; and long-term maintenance of rehabilitative dentistry patients. Diagnosis and treatment of the following six conditions of occlusion are included: primary occlusal trauma; secondary occlusal trauma; clenching; bruxism; temporomandibular dysfunction, and abfractions. You are encouraged to bring radiographs and casts of your own patients for whom you are planning comprehensive oral rehabilitative procedures. These cases will be discussed and observed and critiqued on closed circuit television. This course is well known to broaden your knowledge and create enthusiasm for treatment of complex cases, including respecting the financial resources of patients by accomplishing either complete or spaced, piecemeal treatment. Behavioral Objectives: At the completion of this course participants should be able to: • List and compare multiple treatment plans for complex cases requiring any or all areas of dentistry • List the steps in typical treatment plans for various treatment alternatives • Discuss and compare treatment plans with and without implants • Determine when to refer patients for necessary specialty treatment • Discuss accomplishing complex treatment over a period of years to maximize third-party benefits • Discuss differences in planning and treatment for complex cases vs. single tooth restorations relative to periodontal status, attitudes about dental therapy, occlusion, articulators, build-up concepts, posts and cores, tooth preparations, metals, ceramics, cements, preventive concepts, and long-term follow-up • List the characteristics of adequate informed consent • Discuss ways to increase patient acceptance of treatment plans • Discuss tooth preparations for complex cases • Compare implant types for typical complex cases • Discuss use of implants for single tooth restorations, multiple tooth restorations, and implants combined with natural teeth • Discuss use of implants with removable partial and complete dentures • Discuss when to use small-diameter implants vs. conventional or wide-body implants • Discuss the influence on treatment plans caused by clenching, bruxism, primary and secondary occlusal trauma, abfractions, and TMD • Discuss practice management concepts related to complex dentistry
Aug 28 - 29, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Restorative Dentistry 1 - Restorative/Esthetic/Preventive is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Aug 28 - 29, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: Practical, easily implemented esthetic procedures remain in demand! Patients are actually more interested in moderate-cost esthetic procedures than they were in the past. See, use, evaluate and take home the newest, best, highly essential restorative materials and techniques. Gordon will help you increase your expertise in all phases of esthetic restorative dentistry and show you how to be more profitable in your everyday dental procedures. Actually use the respective materials while completing the hands-on portions of the course, make your own conclusions, and take home many complimentary material samples. This practical course is guaranteed to make your esthetic restorative procedures enjoyable, gratifying, and profitable. Behavioral Objectives: At the completion of this course participants should be able to: • Decide which esthetic restorative procedures to include in your practice • Class II resins – predictable, non-sensitive, fast, profitable, and easy • Tooth-colored inlays & onlays, both laboratory made and in-office milled. Learn high-quality techniques and how to receive optimum third-party and patient payment! • See and use the best new fast curing lights • Zirconia-based and full-contour zirconia restorations – are they working? • Lithium disilicate crowns (IPS e.max) – are they the future? • Effective, profitable preventive procedures and how to implement them • New caries-detecting devices – which are the best? • Optimum and expanded use of staff in esthetic restorative procedures Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Sep 18 - 19, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Implant Surgery - Level 1 Course is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Sep 18 -19, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: Integrating implant surgery into your practice is not difficult or threatening, and it will certainly be a positive and profitable change in your professional life. You undoubtedly already have implant prosthodontics in your practice, and this course will update and enhance your prosthodontic skills. Primarily, the course emphasizes surgically placing small-diameter implants (1.8 to 2.9 mm in diameter) in edentulous and partially edentulous patients and placing conventional-diameter implants (3mm and larger in diameter) in healthy patients who do not require bone grafting. The course includes: • Differential diagnosis and treatment planning for small-diameter and conventional-diameter implants • Anatomy essential for implant placement • Equipping your office and educating your staff for implant placement • A comparison of implant companies • Techniques for placing implants • Actual placement of implants in dentoforms • Related prosthodontic materials and techniques Both implant surgery and prosthodontics can be enjoyable parts of any dental practice after adequate education and motivation. This course provides enough information and experience for you to place and restore implants in a non-complicated patient. Behavioral Objectives: At the completion of this course participants should be able to: • Describe the overall need for root-form dental implants • Discuss patient health characteristics necessary for uncomplicated placement of small-diameter implants(SDI) • Discuss the types of clinical indications that are best for SDI • Discuss oral anatomy related to implant placement • Describe the various types of bone in the oral cavity • Describe needed radiographs for implants • Compare clinical techniques for conventional-diameter implants with SDIs • Describe the quantity of bone needed for conventional root-form implants (> 3mm in diameter) • List and compare implant companies • Describe the clinical procedure for placement of conventional-diameter implants • Describe the clinical procedure for placement of SDIs • Discuss use of SDIs for complete and partial dentures, fixed-partial dentures and as single tooth abutments • Place SDIs
Sep 25 - 26, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Oral Surgery Secrets - Level 2 Course is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Sep 25 - 26, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: Are you removing some third-molar impactions? When and at what age should impacted third molars be removed and when should they not be removed? When and how do you do an operculectomy? When should there be a coronectomy? Should you have a cone beam CT? When and how do you make the incisions, and should there be a release incision? If so, where? What are the potential clinical challenges? These are some of the questions answered by Dr. Koerner in this course. If you want to include these procedures in your practice, join us to learn the principles and procedures and how to perform them according to established standards. Dr. Koerner shares how to evaluate indications for third-molar removal, potential difficulty, and successfully treat in your practice or refer if needed. Behavioral Objectives: At the completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Determine whether or not impacted third molars need treatment and which treatment is most appropriate. • Determine which third molars needing removal are within the operator’s clinical ability and comfort zone. • Describe how to remove upper or lower third-molar impactions step-by-step. • Describe potential surgical complications and how to avoid them or manage them in the proper manner. • List advantages for early removal of third molars (ERTM) when they are easier and have fewer complications.
Oct 02 - 03, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Restorative Dentistry 2 - Fixed Prosthodontics is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Oct 02 - 03, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: Our goal is to help you make fixed prosthodontic procedures faster, easier, and more predictable! 30% of your practice revenue is fixed prosthodontics. You cannot find a more practical, immediately useful course than this one. Join Gordon for this popular “bread and butter” hands-on course and increase your quality and quantity in fixedprosthodontic procedures. Many participants report that after attending this course, they have enhanced their fixed prosthodontic quality, doubled their fixed prosthodontic activity and increased practice enjoyment. Go home with the most updated knowledge on: • Easy, fast preps • The best build-up techniques • The strongest and fastest posts and cores • Selecting and getting the most from your cements • Proven all-ceramic crowns and bridges • Excellent, fast provisional • Obtaining optimum treatment plan acceptance Behavioral Objectives: At the completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Describe the criteria that necessitate crowns and fixed prostheses • Describe when a tooth should be extracted versus restored • Describe how to accomplish ridge augmentation • Describe conservative periodontal therapy • Describe an adequate endodontically treated tooth for fixed prosthodontics • Discuss when implants are preferred over fixed prostheses • Describe preoperative tooth bleaching • Describe criteria related to adequate natural tooth remaining for crowns and fixed prostheses • Describe and place fillers, build-ups, and post and core • Discuss the various methods for soft-tissue management • Compare shade selection techniques • Discuss, draw, and accomplish tooth preparations for PFM & all-ceramic crowns on anterior and posterior teeth • Discuss high-tech for fixed prosthodontics • Discuss how to make perfect impressions • Discuss and accomplish an adequate interocclusal record • Discuss the best provisional restorations for single to multiple teeth • Describe the best methods for working casts and dies • Describe how to achieve excellent lab/dentist interaction • Discuss need for articulators and face bows • Compare metals for fixed prostheses • Compare current brands of all-ceramic restorations • Describe how to avoid pulpal damage • Discuss several methods to salvage crowns and fixed prostheses • Describe how to surgically repair gingival recession • Discuss practice management and fees for fixed prosthodontic services
Oct 23 - 24, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Making Endodontics Fun, Predictable, and Profitable is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Oct 23 - 24, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: As a clinician and an educator for over 35 years, Dr. John West teaches you the skills of making endodontics easy by doing the right thing at the right time. You will learn how to competently, consistently, and confidently “Find, Follow, and Finish” treating endodontic canals at a level of excellence that you may not have thought possible. John is best known for teaching restorative dentists transferable and reproducible endodontic skills that will take you from where you are to where you want to be. He teaches that there are really no problems in endodontics, only situations that require smart knowledge, smart thinking, and smart doing. Objectives: At conclusion, participants should be able to: • Unravel the “toothache headache” • “Find” all canals • “Follow” all canals using the four essential manual motions • Prepare manual and mechanical Glidepaths for safe rotary • “Shape” canals using the latest proven Shaping and Finishing breakthrough technology • “Finish” canals for 3D disinfection and obturation • Immediately implement powerful endodontic practice builders Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 13 - 14, 2020 | CE Hours 15 | USD $2500 | Provo, Utah
Avoiding Implant Failures and How to Treat Them is organized by Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses and will be held from Nov 13 - 14, 2020 at Provo, Utah, United States of America. CE hours: 15 Course Description: What do you do when implants are obviously failing, but you have thousands of dollars of prosthodontic treatment supported by the questionable implants? Many dentists have the mistaken opinion that implants are better than teeth and need little upkeep. However, after over three decades of observing root-form implants in service, dentists are seeing the same periodontal diseases around implants that are observed around teeth – peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis. The percentage of implants with these diseases are reported as high as 45 percent after only a few years of service. What can be done in the early and late stages of implant disease? When should an implant be taken out? • Identify and describe peri-implantitis, and peri-mucositis. • Discuss the relationship of medical conditions to implant failure. • Discuss the relationship of medications to implant failure. • Describe the levels of implant failure. • Discuss treatment of early, moderate, and advanced peri implantitis. • Describe oral hygiene to prevent recurrence of implant diseases. • Describe dental hygienist maintenance of implant diseases. • Discuss rescue of failing prosthodontic treatments. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.