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Practical Techniques and Choices in Restorative Dentistry
SYNOPSES:  The contemporary restorative dentist has an increasing evidence base to consult when making both treatment planning and therapeutic decisions. However, there are numerous areas of controversy where the evidence does not provide a clear answer without interpretation. This presentation will discuss several controversial topics related to restorative dentistry and attempt to provide guidance based on the best available evidence. Topics to be discussed include:

1.    An evaluation of current ceramic materials;
2.    Diagnosis and management of dental erosion;
3.    Current controversies in restorative dentistry:  amalgam vs. composite resin;
b.    Tooth reinforcement with adhesive materials;
c.    Contemporary cement selection;
d.    Etiology and management of noncarious cervical lesions;
e.    Bonding of zirconia restorations;
f.    Direct pulp capping: MTA vs. calcium hydroxide
g.    Metal vs. flexible endodontic dowels;
h.    Implants vs. endodontics;
i.    Cemented vs. screw-retained, implant-supported restorations;
j.    Cordless gingival displacement;
k.    Occlusal vertical dimension.


Terry Donovan received his dental degree from the University of Alberta in 1967 and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan, for 13 years. In 1981, he received his certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California. At USC he was professor and director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics program from 1988-2006, associate dean for General Practice and executive associate dean for Academic Affairs from 1984-1991, and chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1994-2001.  Dr. Donovan is currently professor and section head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill.

 Dr. Donovan is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and American College of Dentists and an honorary life member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, American Dental Society of Europe, and Western Canada Dental Society. Dr. Donovan is a past chairman of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment. 

FRIDAY –– OCTOBER 14, 2016


Conservative Adhesive and Esthetic Dentistry:
Proven Solutions for Clinical Success

SYNOPSIS:  The presentation will give an evidence-based overview of adhesive dentistry, focusing on what works and what doesn't work: whether “universal” adhesives are the answer; how the practitioner can achieve optimal esthetics with minimal intervention; the ideal methodology to best eliminate sensitivity with posterior composites; and why MMPs are so important.

Course Objectives:

1.   Distinguish among the many types of adhesive systems and learn what works and what doesn’t;

2.   How best to use contemporary restoratives including bulk-fill restoratives, bioactive materials, sonic and thermoplastic posterior composites, and more;

3.   Conservative clinical techniques for esthetic improvement including novel approaches to white-spot removal and the latest information on tooth whitening. 


Harold Heymann graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1978 and received his MEd in 1980. He is Graduate Program Director of the Department of Operative Dentistry and the first-named Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Professor of Operative Dentistry at UNC. He is particularly active in the clinical research of esthetic restorative materials and participates in a dental practice devoted largely to esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Heymann is a past president and fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dental Materials and a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and International Association of Dental Research. He also serves as a consultant to the ADA.  He is co-senior editor of The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, historically the number one-selling dental textbook in the world. He is also editor in chief of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. In addition to being the author of over 200 scientific publications, he has given over 1,400 lectures worldwide on various aspects of esthetic dentistry and has received the Gordon J. Christensen Award for excellence as a continuing education speaker.



Occlusal Considerations for Long-Term Success in Implant Dentistry

SYNOPSIS:  There are many opinions regarding what can be done and what should not be done regarding the occlusal loading of osseointegrated dental implants. Unfortunately, many of our assumptions are based not on scientific information but rather are empirical and anecdotal in nature. This presentation will analyze and organize the current scientific information available in an attempt to provide the clinician with solid evidence upon which to build the occlusion of implant-supported restorations.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:
1)    axial versus nonaxial load
2)    occlusal overload
3)    progressive loading
4     parafunction and proprioception with implants
5)    effects of prosthesis misfit
6)    prevention of ceramic failure in implant-supported restorations 


Tom Taylor is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency while in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and received his prosthodontic training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Taylor is professor and head of the Department of Reconstructive Sciences and chairman of the Division of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is involved in both clinical and laboratory research and has published extensively in the prosthodontic and dental implant literature. 

Dr. Taylor is the former prosthodontic editor and abstract editor for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He is a diplomate and a past president of the American Board of Prosthodontics and currently serves as the Board’s executive director. He is a fellow and a past president of both the American College of Prosthodontists and the International College of Prosthodontists. He is a past president of the Academy of Prosthodontics and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is also a past president of the International Team for Implantology. 



CSI Dental:  Embezzlement in the Dental Office

SYNOPSIS:  This seminar involves the examination of noteworthy embezzlements from Prosperident’s case files and will provide participants with an inside look at dental office embezzlement that is not available anywhere else. Attendees will see how embezzlements were committed, warning signs that were missed, how embezzlers were eventually caught, the amounts stolen, and the consequences to both the embezzler and the dentist.  Using these embezzlement cases as teaching tools, attendees will gain the following knowledge:

▪ Causes of embezzlement in the dental office;
▪ The limits of conventional prevention strategies;
▪ Steps a dentist can take to determine whether embezzlement is happening;
▪ What to do if embezzlement is suspected or discovered. 
David Harris is the CEO of Prosperident, the world’s largest dental embezzlement investigation firm. Prosperident’s team of specialized investigators is consulted on hundreds of frauds committed annually against both general dentists and dental specialists.  Mr. Harris is a licensed private investigator with a graduate degree in applied mathematics and a CPA. David is “dual certified” in fraud investigation; he possesses both the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Certified in Financial Forensics designation from the American Institute of CPAs.  
Mr. Harris has been interviewed on the subject of embezzlement by many leading dental publications and organizations. He is a prolific writer and authors or coauthors a dozen or more articles that appear in major dental publications annually. He has lectured at several U.S. and Canadian universities in the faculties of business, law and dentistry and has spoken at regional, national and international dental conferences.


Contemporary Implant-Assisted Therapy:
Finding Success and Avoiding Complications

SYNOPSIS:  This presentation will detail recommended, evidence-based clinical protocols for implant-assisted management of partially and fully edentulous arches. Emphasis will be given to contemporary options in the esthetic zone, utilizing a modern and varied portfolio of implant and restorative options including immediate and early implant placement and loading protocols. Tissue and bone-level implant indications, implant number, implant position, abutment and connection options, and prosthodontic alternatives as well as laboratory alternatives will be considered.


▪ Treatment parameters associated with treatment risk;
▪ Surgical options to enhance outcomes;
▪ Implant/abutment combinations that improve outcomes and minimize risk;
▪ Restorative considerations (abutments and materials), space and emergence;
▪ Complications, using patient presentations, and how these can be avoided;
▪ Placement and loading protocols and associated complications.
Dean Morton completed his dental training at the University of Sydney and his advanced education in Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa. He serves as professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and is assistant dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation. He also directs the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry. Previously, he served as professor and chair of the Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Morton is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, serves on its Board of Directors, and is an examiner. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Prosthodontics, and the International College of Dentists. He is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology and serves on its Board of Directors.  He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and sits on several editorial boards. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts and lectures nationally and internationally on implants and esthetic dentistry.

FRIDAY — APRIL 7, 2017


Bonded Restorations:  Direct versus Indirect

SYNOPSIS:  Ceramics in modern dentistry represents bio-compatibility, esthetics and strength. However, when indirect restorations are prepared, in the majority of cases it is not minimally invasive. On the other hand, when these restorations last, say, 20 years, who really cares about a little more initial loss of sound-tooth hard tissue? This presentation covers the fundamentals of resin bonding and provides a variety of options to achieve acceptable esthetics combined with minimally invasive direct resin composite restorations in both the anterior and posterior regions.

When compared to direct resin composites, preparation of indirect restorations is more important and verifying adhesion is clinically more complicated to perform. True minimally invasive dentistry is based on five factors: caries infiltration, careful excavation, defect-oriented preparation, longevity of restorations, and repair. However, when it comes to postendodontic restorations, minimally invasive composites may not be successful, because restabilizing root-canal treated teeth is the main focus and saving sound enamel and dentin may not be the prominent aspect of longevity.
1992 —      DMD, University of Erlangen, Germany
1993-94 — Major, German Airforce
1994-99 — Assistant Professor, Univ. of Erlangen
1999 —      Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2000 —      PhD
2002 —      Fellow, International College of Dentists
2006 —      Fellow, Academy of Dental Materials
2006 —      Associate Professor, Univ. of Erlangen
2009 —      Chairman, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of Marburg
2009 —      Honorary Professor, Stomatological Academy, Krasnojarsk, Russia
2011 —      Editor-in-Chief, Quintessence Germany
2011 —      Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy
2012-14 — President, German Association of Conservative Dentistry
2012-15 — Dean, Marburg Dental School
2015 —      Teacher of the Year, Marburg D.S.
2016 —      Dean, Student Affairs, Medicine/Dentistry
Editorial Boards: Clinical Oral Investigations, American Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, International Journal of Dentistry
Awards:              21 Scientific Awards, 5 Teaching Awards
Publications:       3 Books, 35 Book Chapters, 300 Peer-Reviewed Papers

FRIDAY — MAY 12, 2017


Techniques to Optimize Soft Tissue Esthetics in
Anterior Tooth Restoration and Replacement 

SYNOPSIS:  Planning and sequencing treatment for patients who present with a compromised soft tissue framework resulting from advanced gingival recession, a history of tooth loss, or unfavorable esthetics related to dental implant placement can be a challenge. It is not uncommon for extensive and complex treatment strategies to be involved with alveolar ridge development and reconstruction as a result of deficient ridge anatomy following tooth removal or a history of periodontal compromise.

Numerous techniques have been developed to manage the gingival margin position in these situations, including hard and soft tissue augmen-tation protocols as well as prosthetic design considerations and orthodontic space/site manage-ment. In addition, young patients who are still growing present a unique set of challenges for ridge management and replacement of missing teeth. Tooth autotransplantation is a treatment solution that offers several advantages for these patients by providing a natural tooth that is both alive and functional. This presentation will discuss protocols used to optimize anterior esthetics for both adult and growing patients.
Jim Janakievski received his DDS degree from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency. After several years in general practice, he completed his postgraduate training at the University of Washington and received a certificate in Periodontology with an MSD degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics; and he continues to teach there as an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology. Dr. Janakievski maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Janakievski is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of interdisciplinary dentistry, dental implants and tooth autotransplantation.  In addition to presenting at national and international conferences, Dr. Janakievski participates in practice-based clinical research through the McGuire Institute.



Goal-Oriented Treatment Planning in Surgically Facilitated Orthodontics
SYNOPSIS:  Interdisciplinary treatment planning necessitates goals set forth by each team member to achieve a healthy periodontium, a stable occlusal scheme, and proper tooth position for ideal aesthetics. Combining orthodontics with selective alveolar decortication and bone grafting leads to a wider range of tooth movement while simultaneously reducing risk factors that may lead to periodontal breakdown. Case selection, proposed direction and amount of tooth movement, and treatment timing must all be considered in order to achieve the most favorable outcome with this combined surgical/orthodontic technique.


▪ Define and review common esthetic, functional and periodontal goals for patients;
▪ Identify the limits of traditional orthodontic tooth movement;
▪ Understand how alveolar decortication and bone grafting, combined with orthodontic tooth movement, allow for a wider range of tooth movement and identify which patients are candidates and the potential limitations of this combined treatment;
▪ Understand timing and sequencing when utilizing this combined treatment.
Rebecca Bockow received her dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Immediately following dental school, Dr. Bockow entered private practice as a general dentist in the Seattle area. In 2009, she moved to Philadelphia to receive certificates in both Orthodontics and Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she also earned a Masters in Oral Biology.

Dr. Bockow is a board-certified orthodontist and a board-certified periodontist. She maintains a private practice in the Seattle area limited to orthodontics and periodontics. In addition, she teaches at the University of Washington as an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics.  She has published articles on interdisciplinary dentistry in various dental journals. She has lectured to audiences nationally on topics including corticotomy-facilitated orthodontic therapy and interdisciplinary treatment planning.



A New Perspective on Occlusion and TMD
SYNOPSIS:  We are fortunate that our knowledge base in the field of occlusion and TMD has increased dramatically over the last 25 years. Today we can offer patients predictable treatment outcomes for many of the occlusal and TM joint problems that previously confused us.  The key aspect of determining what treatment is appropriate for each patient is understanding the anatomy of the system. While most dentists concentrate on the front end of the masticatory system (the teeth), the back end of the system (the TM joints) receives little attention. By under-standing the anatomy of both the teeth and the TM joints, we have developed insight into why some patients have malocclusions, why some patients have pain, and why some patients have both.

Three-dimensional imaging using MRI and CBCT allows us to recognize anatomical changes that are responsible for many of the occlusal and pain problems we see clinically. It also encourages a realistic prognosis discussion with the patient about the different treatment options that are available today. By expanding our definition of occlusion to include not only the teeth but also the TM joints, we gain new answers to old questions.
Jim McKee has practiced for 33 years in Downers Grove, Illinois. He sees a wide variety of patients ranging from simple cases to very complex cases requiring an interdisciplinary approach.  He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Illinois Dental Society. He is a past president of the American Equilibration Society and the West Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society. He is the founder and president of the DuPage County Study Club.

In addition to private practice, Dr. McKee has been a faculty member at the Dawson Academy and the L.D. Pankey Institute. Currently, he is a visiting faculty member at the Piper Education and Research Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He has directed several study clubs over the last 25 years and has lectured in North America, Asia and Europe. He authors the Occlusion and TMD section of the Annual Review of Literature, which is written by the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and published annually in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry



Digital Technology and Advances in Maxillofacial Rehabilitation
SYNOPSIS:  The art and science of reconstruction of the mandible and maxilla have rapidly progressed since the advent of virtual surgery. The development of computer-aided three-dimensional planning, along with computer-fabricated surgical splints and cutting jigs, allows for a prosthetically driven, occlusally based rehabilitation in combination with unprecedented precision in surgical reconstruction of form and function. The culmination of technology employed in an active multidisciplinary team setting has resulted in the ability to deliver an implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation for the mandibular or maxillary resection patient during a single reconstructive surgical episode. The collaborative effort of a team of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a microvascular plastic surgeon, and a maxillofacial prosthodontist has optimized the outcomes in mandibular resection patients.


1. The importance of presurgical computerized planning and functional occlusal design;
2. The benefits of virtually planned and prosthetically driven functional maxillomandibular or craniofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation;
3. An algorithm for a surgical jaw rehabilitation.
Lawrence Brecht received his DDS from New York University. He completed his residency at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and a fellowship at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He earned certificates in both Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics from New York Veterans Administration Hospital. He maintains a practice in New York City that is limited to prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics.

Dr. Brecht is director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at New York University College of Dentistry. He has a joint appointment at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of New York University Langone Medical Center as director of Dental Services and is a member of the Institute’s Cleft Palate, Craniofacial, Ear Anomalies, and Facial Transplant teams. He holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and the MD Anderson Cancer Center of the University of Texas.  He is a past president of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and he sits on the boards of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Foundation and the Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation.