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January 17, 2024 Dr. Dan Ward

‘Quality Care In A Material World’

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

CE: Quality Care In A Material World - Dr. Dan Ward

‘Aesthetic, Bioactive, Ceramic, Direct; Protocol Driven Excellence’

Predictable protocols with the materials that work with the tooth structure, are evolving. Single shade, simplified shade, and bulk-fill/flowable universal composites allow us to do more with less inventory and fresher materials. Universal bonding agents create stronger bonds using dentist preferred techniques. Bioactive materials are the latest buzz. We will get past the hype and teach you all the products available and when and how they can be optimally used.

Effective communication and treatment planning is imperative. Learn how to use photography to allow patients to see their oral condition and make the right decisions. Proportional smile design in conjunction with personality traits can be used to create smiles that fit the face and match the temperament of the patient. With many new all-ceramic materials available it can be difficult to choose which one to use. Learn how to select the best choice for each patient. We will show examples of each and teach you how to prepare, personalize, and seat them for long-term success. This presentation will update you on the latest materials and techniques allowing you to be more confident and successful.

Course Objective:

At the end of the program participants should be able to:

  • Understand the trend towards single shade, simplified shade, and bulk fill/flowable universal composites to increase predictability and efficiency
  • Learn about the latest advancements in bonding agents which increase bond strengths and long-term stability
  • Demystify the hype around bioactive materials and learn how these can effectively interact with the oral environment to reduce sensitivity and increase remineralization
  • Learn how to effectively communicate using digital dental photography to help patients make the best-informed choices
  • Design smiles using proportional and personality-based models that better match their face and temperament
  • Learn how to select and use the appropriate all-ceramic crowns to use in each situation

Dr. Ward was an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University for 13 years and has been in private practice in Columbus for 40 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and an Associate Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  Dr. Ward has published over 50 articles and is a reviewer for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Ward has developed a computerized method of smile design called the RED Proportion.

*Course Sponsored by: Rare Bird Speakers

February 2, 2024 Chris Moore from the Ohio Dental Association


ZOOM—OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training + HIPAA

Friday, February 2, 2024

Virtual Training For All Employees

11:00am—2:00pm  (3 CE Hours)

Chris Moore, Director of Dental Services—ODA

OSHA requires annual training for any employee who could come in contact with bodily fluid. This rule has been in effect since the early 1990’s. To help you train your offices, CPDS will be offering this training via Zoom over the lunch hours of 11:00—2:00pm. Every person who attends must register. The cost is $60 per person to attend, and each person will receive 3 CE credit hours.

CE: OSHA Training - Chris Moore

May 9, 2024 Dr. Bruce Christopher

'Bambi vs. Godzilla' &
'The Psychology Behind Success'

Dr. Bruce Christopher

CE Flyer/Registration

Thursday, May 9, 2024

'Bambi vs. Godzilla'

Difficult people are everywhere! They can be patients, co-workers, Dr's, neighbors, even spouses. This program humorously reveals the six basic difficult personality styles that are out to drain you and your practice of vital energy. You will learn what they do, why they do it, and what you can do about it! Your team will learn how to stay empowered in the face of negative, reactive, and draining people – and laugh while they do it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to increase your behavioral repertoire
  • Develop strategies for empowering your communication style and moving negative behavior toward positive results.
  • Create an energized culture and climate in your office
  • Use power-driven communication to positively influence others


  • Your people, and your practice, will realize these benefits
  • Increase skill level in dealing with difficult personality types
  • Increase confidence when dealing with patients and co-workers
  • Re-energize office environment and morale
  • Realize results on your bottom-line as your staff apply the principles of empowered communication

'The Psychology Behind Success'

What do the super-stars of success know that the rest of us do not? In this fast-paced seminar, your practice will learn the six essential key ingredients to the science behind success. Why do some people just seem to rise to the top in their field? Why is it that some people have all the luck? You will learn how your E.Q. is more important than your I.Q. and how your attitude is more important than your latitude.

In this seminar, the people in your practice will discover a blueprint for achieving success in their relationships, in their health, in their careers, and in your office. They will learn about a new dimension for success called: "Emotional Intelligence " or EQ. Your people will explore their own EQ and discover how well they can handle themselves, work with others, and manage their emotions. They will even have the opportunity to take an E.Q. test and find out their own EQ score.

  • Explore the Five Factors of “Street Smarts for Success
  • Identify & achieve what they want personally & professionally
  • Strategies for dealing with the "Fearsome Foursome" Roadblocks to success
  • Develop Self-leadership skills for practice productivity

Dr. Christopher is a credentialed professional speaker and trainer, a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Speakers Association, and is a practicing clinical psychologist. He has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP), which is the speaking profession's highest merited international measure of professional platform competence. He speaks over 100 times each year and is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Fortune 500 and at the most prestigious medical and dental conventions.


October 3, 2024 Eric Richmond Esq., Dr. Hal Jeter, Dave Owsiany JD, Hary Kamdar

'Common Regulatory and Legal Issues in the Dental Office'

Eric Richmond Esq.
Course Overview:

Join the ODA's Director of Legal and Legislative Services for a course on common regulatory and legal issues in the dental office. Learn about the most common issues facing dental offices today and learn of changes in laws and regulations in the past year. Issues include interacting with government entities, having a plan for your dental office when responding to government entities, anesthesia and sedation compliance, TDDD licensing, employment issues and much more.

'ODA Update'
Dr. Hal Jeter
Dave Owsiany JD

This presentation will provide members with the latest information on happenings at the ODA.

'Special Update from the Ohio State Dental Board'

Harry Kamdar

More Information will follow in the individual brochure, but topics will include:

Licensing, Trends, Reciprocity, Enforcement, Disciplinary Action, and Pitfalls.


CE Flyer/Registration

January 11, 2023 Dr. Michael Morgan

CE Brochure

'Direct Composites'

Dr Michael Morgan

Course Objective:

There have been significant improvements in composite and adhesion technologies. Composites are often perceived as being so complicated/time consuming that many clinicians are apprehensive to incorporate them into practice. However,  new technologies actually enable clinicians to place the majority of their direct composites in a highly predictable, repeatable and efficient manner with a simplified bonding and composite technique.

This course will provide you with an arsenal of practical approaches to simplify direct resin placement while increasing the options available to you. Simplified placement translates into lower cost to the doctor to provide treatment and more efficiency in delivery time.

Development of metal-free alternatives for the restoration of posterior teeth has been driven by patient demand for improved esthetics. Advances in adhesive and resin technology are rapidly positioning composites as functional preferences in posterior treatment. New techniques and materials can allow clinicians to place posterior resin restorations faster, easier, more predictably and in a time comparable to amalgam restorations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Simplified shade mapping system to efficiently choose the value, shade and surface characteristics of any resin restoration.
  • How to immediately dentin seal and resin coat dentin prior to composite placement.
  • Techniques to simplify layering and achieve natural polychromicity in two shades or less.
  • Three methods to determine the lingual contour and incisal position of Class IV composites.
  • Proper preparations for Class-IV restorations.
  • How to efficiently and predictably restore multiple Class II posterior composites.
  • Master fast/ beautiful finishing/polishing
  • Understand multiple uses for flowable composites.

Dr. Michael Morgan, has gleaned from over 25 years of teaching and 37 of years of practice. Dr. Morgan embraced the challenging field of direct composite restorations and aesthetic dentistry. While studying in Switzerland under the tutelage of the world’s most skilled dental artists, he began developing the comprehensive, cutting-edge philosophy that guides his work today.

All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.


February 2, 2023 Chris Moore OSHA/HIPAA Training

CE: OSHA/HIPAA Training - Bloodborne Pathogens - Chris Moore

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Chris Moore, Director of Dental Services—ODA

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Virtual Training
3 CE Credit Hours

Chris Moore, Director of Dental Services—ODA

OSHA requires that any employer who has employees who could come in contact with  bodily fluid, offer annual training to their employees.  This rule has been in effect since the early 1990’s. To help you train your offices CPDS will be offering this virtually. The training will be done via Zoom over the lunch hours.

Christopher A. Moore, MA Director of Dental Services—ODA
Chris Moore currently serves as director of dental services for the Ohio Dental Association.  He has served at the ODA for over 30 years and currently administers the association's third party payer, peer review, dental practice and regulatory compliance programs. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University.

All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

March 30, 2023 Dr. Kari Cunningham

‘Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner’ & ‘Excellence in Diversity & 'Inclusion from Patient Care to Team Leadership’

Dr. Kari Cunningham

Basic Principles in Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner

From preventive, restorative and surgical procedures, to behavior guidance techniques and minimally invasive options for the pre-cooperative child, clinicians will learn basic principles in pediatric dentistry to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Define pediatric dentistry, early childhood caries, severe early childhood caries, and dental neglect.
  • Components of an infant dental visit and identify aspects of preventive pediatric dentistry.
  • Basic and advanced behavior guidance techniques.
  • Describe the types of  restorations and armamentaria needed for the treatment of primary teeth.
  • Purpose and indications for pulp treatment in the primary and immature/mixed dentition.
  • List indications for extractions and the armamentaria needed for pediatric dental surgical procedures
  • Describe the purpose of space maintenance therapy
  • Understand minimally invasive dental options for pre-cooperative children such as SDF, Hall Crown, and Atraumatic Restorative Techniques

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion from Patient Care to Team Leadership

Discuss diversity and inclusive excellence as an oral health care practitioner. Discussions around bias, stereotypes, and social justice will take place. We will review how the clinician can be more inclusive of populations based on age, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and how an online presence can assist potential patients in their search for a diverse and/or inclusive dental office. We will define temperaments and how the diversity of our temperaments can facilitate leadership in the dental office and lead to effective communication among team members and patients.

Dr. Kari A. Cunningham is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and owner of Panther Pediatric Dentistry. She contributes to the profession as a leader, faculty member, and volunteer. She is currently serving as the President of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society. She also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at CWRU where she provides lecture courses to the dental students, EFDA students, and pediatric dental residents.

May 17, 2023 Dr. Nadar Sharifi

CE Brochure

Uppers are from Mars, Lowers from Venus: Clarifying Overdentures

May 17, 2023  Dr. Nadar Sharifi

Dentists can choose from four available options when treatment planning for a completely edentulous arch; denture, implant retained overdenture, implant supported overdenture and a fixed bridge. Complete dentures and implant retained fixed bridges are well understood, but the two intermediate overdenture options are confusing. I’ll clarify the difference between the implant retained overdenture and the implant supported overdenture. Indications for each option will be created for both the upper and lower arches.

Clarification of the overdenture answers one question, but poses another - how does attachment selection impact overdenture fabrication? Three attachment families to choose from in addition to rotational bars and non-rotational bars. All of these attachments have indications and contra-indications. Simplification for overdenture therapy.

Clinical pick up of an attachment under an overdenture is a challenging task full of potential errors. Review three excellent techniques and share clear guidelines when one should be selected over another. I’ll introduce the Atlas of Overdenture Design that I’ve created and share those solutions for future reference and comfort with this treatment for all our patients.

Leave with increased confidence and a clear understanding of clinical treatment ideals, including the ability to:

  • List the four restorative solution for treating an upper or lower edentulous arch
  • Clarify the difference between implant retained & implant supported overdentures.
  • Identify which three options dominate in the upper arch and the different three that dominate in the lower arch.
  • Understand how implant location dictates attachment selection.
  • Master the difference between resilient and non-resilient attachments.
  • Review clinical protocols for intra-oral attachment pick up
  • Getting the occlusion right – easy delivery solutions
  • Review different impression protocols and understand when each is indicated

This all-day course is geared toward general practitioners, prosthodontists, surgical dentists and lab technicians.

M. Nader Sharifi, D.D.S., M.S. holds a certificate in prosthodontics and a masters degree in biomaterials from Northwestern University.  He received his dental education at the University of Illinois.  He has presented more than 500 lectures covering numerous topics on restorative dentistry earning him recognition from esteemed study groups, societies and associations across the nation and internationally.  He also maintains a full-time private practice of prosthodontics in Chicago’s downtown loop.

November 8, 2023  Dr. Mark Murphy

'Sleep Apnea'

November 8, 2023

Dr. Mark Murphy

CE Brochure

Treating Sleep Apnea in Your Practice; From Getting Started to Medical Billing

This course will allow the general practitioner to survey the current landscape of medical and dental treatments for sleep apnea and decide how and if they want to evolve into this life saving arena. The overview will cover marketing, physician communication, basic treatment philosophies, appliance choices, medical billing and the financial and emotional impact on your practice and team. Sleep medicine has progressed in both the diagnosis and treatment protocol and outcome predictability. We will have a limited hands on/demonstration aspect in the afternoon to evaluate and compare different devices, sleep tests, impression and bite registration techniques. This course is an overview to help you determine of you want to treat these patients and not a substitute for full training in sleep dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • General understanding of the sleep related conditions and the role of the dental team.
  • Develop a matrix for screening, testing, and treating your current patients.
  • Overview of the medical billing process and the financial and emotional impact on your practice.
  • Mark T. Murphy, DDS, D ABDSM, FAGD

    Mark practices DSM part time in Rochester Michigan, is the Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, chairs the Dental Sleep Medicine program at the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Sleep and TMD at the Pankey Institute.

    He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, the Identalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul's Dental Center, and the Dental Advisor.

    He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleep and TMD. He has a knack for presenting pertinent information in an entertaining manner.


    January 14, 2022 Dr. Robert Johnson

    Forensic Dentistry

    Dr. Robert Johnson

    Course Objective:
    To educate dentists, staff and other professionals concerning the use, scope and science of forensic dentistry. To help dental professionals understand their potential role in forensic dentistry.

    At the end of the program participants should be able to:

    • Understand the basic areas of Forensic Dentistry and recognize the role that it has in the legal system.
    • Learn  the basics of dental identification and    understand forensic dentistry’s role in mass fatalities cases, including the use of WIN-ID computer system.
    • Apply basic dental skills to begin to learn the process of dental identification and to recognize the signs of human abuse seen in dental offices.
    • Learn the basics of bite marks and pattern injuries, and understand the role that dental health care providers have in dealing with abuse cases.

    Robert C. Johnson, DDS, is currently the Forensic Odontologist for the Mahoning County Coroner and a core team member on the ODA’s Forensic Dental Team. He earned a B.S. degree from Youngstown State and his DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

    He served on the  active clinical staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center from 1981-1992 and is the chairman of    Corydon Palmer Dental Society, Forensic Dental Team and Mass Fatality Team. Dr. Johnson has presented forensic lectures and workshops at the ODA Annual Session; to dental and medical residents; several Ohio dental societies, dental hygiene  and Dental Assisting students, and to local area police agencies.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    February 17, 2022 Multiple CE Speakers

    Multiple CE Speakers

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    8:30 Course #1    

    Frank King  

    ‘Pain Behind The Smiles: Suicide Prevention for Dental Professional’

    *  Recognize prevalence of suicide & prevention practices in the workplace
    *  Epidemiology, etiology, & risk factors 
    *  Strategies for screening, assessing, & reducing the risk of suicide
    *  Risk factors & interventions related to military veterans
    *  Identify self-injurious behaviors, objects, substances, & actions common in suicide         attempts
    *  Skills for suicide Postvention

    Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 6 TEDx Talks and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental Health Awareness with associations, corporations, and colleges.
    This program is sponsored by Legally Mine

    Course #2

    Chris Moore,  Director of Dental Services—ODA

    OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training 

    Virtual Training + Live in person at the Holiday Inn Boardman 

    Chris Moore, Director of Dental Services—ODA

    OSHA requires that any employer who has employees who could come in contact with  bodily fluid, offer annual training to their employees.  This rule has been in effect since the early 1990’s. To help you train your offices CPDS will be offering this virtually. The training will be done via Zoom over the lunch hours of 11:30—1:30pm.  

    Christopher A. Moore, MA   Director of Dental Services—ODA
    Chris Moore currently serves as director of dental services for the Ohio Dental Association.  He has served at the ODA for over 30 years and currently administers the association's third party payer, peer review, dental practice and regulatory compliance programs. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    Course #3   1:30 

    Steve Comer from Legally Mine

    Understanding Legal Tools: Keys to Lawsuit Protection, Tax Reduction & License Protection

    The mission of Legally Mine is to empower members of the healthcare community with the knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, legitimately reduce their tax liability, and to cultivate an environment wherein they can thrive financially. Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction. The course is given in plain English and when done most attendees understand the proper use of legal tools for the first time in their lives.

    Steve Comer is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business startup and investment education, business ownership and growth in the public and private sectors, as well as domestic and international business consulting. He has published multiple books, program, and articles within these area's of specialty and is passionate about their instruction. 

    Course #4 2:30

    Dr. Thomas Kell
    y—President ODA & Practicing Dentist in Beechwood Ohio

    Dave Owsiany J.D., Executive Director ODA

    Annual ODA Update

    This presentation will provide members with the latest information on happenings at the ODA

    February 17, 2022 Chris Moore - Virtual OSHA Training

    OSHA Training - Bloodborne Pathogens

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    Chris Moore,  Director of Dental Services—ODA

    OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training

    Virtual Training 

    Chris Moore, Director of Dental Services—ODA

    OSHA requires that any employer who has employees who could come in contact with  bodily fluid, offer annual training to their employees.  This rule has been in effect since the early 1990’s. To help you train your offices CPDS will be offering this virtually. The training will be done via Zoom over the lunch hours of 11:30—1:30pm.

    Christopher A. Moore, MA   Director of Dental Services—ODA
    Chris Moore currently serves as director of dental services for the Ohio Dental Association.  He has served at the ODA for over 30 years and currently administers the association's third party payer, peer review, dental practice and regulatory compliance programs. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    April 6, 2022 Dr. John Alonge

    'Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions - An Interactive Presentation using Audience Response Polling'


    'Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Using Audience Response Polling'

    Dr. John Alonge

    Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions - An Interactive Presentation using Audience Response Polling

    For some practitioners, development of a working differential diagnosis is one of the most difficult tasks in the diagnostic sequence.  This program is designed to increase skills of both dentists and hygienists to successfully formulate a differential diagnosis to either treat or to confidently refer.  

    This program is an excellent learning format for dentists and dental hygienists who together diagnose and plan treatment for their patients.

    Objectives/Benefits from Attending:
     *  A practical and useful review of the diagnostic terminology and sequence
        necessary to formulate a differential diagnosis.

     *  Appreciate practical methodology to help refine clinical diagnoses.

     *  Formulate differential diagnosis on soft tissue and radiographic lesions.

     *  Multiple clinical cases will be presented to enhance understanding and
        retention of material

    Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Using Audience Response Polling

    This lecture will review the prevention, recognition and the management of medical emergencies which can and do occur in the dental office.  This presentation will be interactive, including audience response polling to enhance the learning experience. 
    Attendees will have access to a hand-out in advance so that more time will be spent listening, thinking and interacting.  
    Emergency topics to be covered:
    • Syncope                                • Orthostatic hypotension
    • Hyperventilation                    • Aspiration
    • Asthmatic attack                   • Allergic Reactions
    • Anaphylaxis                          • Hypoglycemia and Insulin Shock
    • Angina                                  • Myocardial Infarction
    • Cardiac arrest                       • Stroke (CVA)
    • Seizures and epilepsy          • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism                     • Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Participants will leave with enhanced knowledge along with simple approaches that
      can provide life-saving skills.
    • Participants will be better able to combine the didactic knowledge presented with the
      ability to manage an actual emergency situation.
    • Real emergency scenarios will be presented along with review of recognition and   
      management protocols for each.


    Dr. John Alonge is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology currently in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Alonge is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received his dental degree as well a master’s degree in anatomy in 1983, along with numerous awards and honors; among them, election to Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. He completed his General Practice Residency Program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona and was then transferred to Hickam AFB, Hawaii where for three years he served as Chief of Outpatient Oral Surgery prior to entering formal Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Upon completion of his surgery training in 1990, Dr. Alonge was then assigned to Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio where he served as Oral Surgery Training Officer for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program. He separated from the Air Force in 1994 to enter private practice. Dr. Alonge has extensive experience in all subspecialty areas such as dento-alveolar surgery, dental implants, corrective jaw and facial surgery.  Dr. Alonge has lectured regionally, nationally and internationally and is a member of the Examination Committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was inducted into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He serves as a clinical instructor for the LECOM School of Dental Medicine Erie Outreach Clinic.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    November 10, 2022 Susan Gunn

    Your Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Ethics Is YOUR Choice’ and ‘Money In, Money Out’ 

    Susan Gunn
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Your Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Ethics is YOUR Choice
    Sense of humor and real life stories drives home the point that ethics really are simply a choice. Your choice. And, your choice makes a difference.
    Straight out of news headlines, discover what it means to have ethical standards, what/who influences our ethics and how one loses their sense of ethics. How do we apply ethics in our practice?

    Learning Objectives:
    *  What are ethics?
    *  How do ethics encompass all you are involved in?
    *  What and who influences our ethics?
    *  How can a practice develop their Code of Ethics?

    Money In, Money Out: Making Sense of Financial Systems In Your Practice
    Accounting has never been a trendy topic, but Susan is on a mission to change your mind! Regardless of how your bills are paid (QuickBooks, CPA, Other), the organization of financial information is essential to understanding your practice. From banks and merchant card services to insurance companies and payment plans, there is a lot to keep track of and stay HIPPA compliant.

    Learning Objectives:
    *  What to do at the end of the day, month, year
    *  Business oversight with a Practice Management Charts of Accounts
    *  Difference between Balance Sheet Reports and Profit & Loss Reports
    *  Paying employees – always a good thing
    *  Working with your CPA

    Susan Gunn: For over 25 years, Susan’s mission is to serve the dental industry by providing solutions that enable practice owners to understand the business of their practice and to protect their practice from embezzlement.
    She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, has written 46 books geared for professional practices sold internationally and is a special consultant to the American Dental Association. Susan is the host of the popular bi-weekly podcast program Money In, Money Out.
    Susan’s mantra? “Lead with Integrity”

    2021 Speakers

    Continuing Education Brochure 2021
    Continuing Education Registration Information 2021

    January 13, 2021 Chris Moore, MA and Dave Owsiany, J.D., Kristi Simone, Sean White

    January 13, 2021

    Course #1

    ‘ODA, Regulatory Compliance and Dental Practice Update’

    Christopher A. Moore, MA and David J. Owsiany, J.D

    CE Brochure - January 13 2021

    Course Objective:

    This presentation will provide members with the latest information on happenings at the ODA and those regulatory compliance and dental practice issues that are or will be impacting Ohio dentists.

    Christopher A. Moore, MA, ODA Director of Dental Services
    Chris Moore currently serves as director of dental services for the Ohio Dental Association.  He has served at the ODA for 31 years and currently administers the association's third party payer, peer review, dental practice and regulatory compliance programs. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University.

    David J. Owsiany, J.D., Executive Director, Ohio Dental Association
    David Owsiany has been executive director of the ODA since 2002. He is an honorary member of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists and previously served as director of legislative and legal services for the ODA, was a clerk to Justice Robert W. Cook of the Illinois Appellate Court, worked for the staff of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and was president of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. David earned his BA degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his JD degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

    Course #2


    Kristi Simone & Sean White

    Dentists have 4 opportunities to show up on Google when a patients searches for "dentist near me," "dentist + city," dental implants, family dentist, etc. Patients turn to local search to learn about dentists in their area and evaluate what dental practice they should choose for their care. And, dentists tell us that online search is the second source of new patients, followed only by patient referrals. We know that if a patient doesn't search for a dentist as a first step, he or she searches for you after a referral to confirm and validate your services, reviews and reputation. This seminar will cover four key opportunities dentists have to get new patients through online search: Google pay-per-click advertising, Google map ads, Google My Business map listings and organic optimization through a mobile-friendly website, social media and search engine optimization. We will explain how mobile and voice search impacts dentists’ new patient actions. And, we will give you marketing strategies that you can implement on your own to show up when a patient searches for a dentist in your area. 

    Learning Objectives:
     *  Understand the four opportunities to show up during a Google search 
     *  Learn how update your practice Google My Business page, local practice listings
         and website to attract patients 
     *  Incorporate pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization and social media to
        help Google find you.

    Kristi Simone joined Whiteboard Marketing in 2013, but has partnered with Sean on multiple projects since 2011. Her husband, Dr. Bryan Simone, owns The Grove City Center for Dentistry in Grove City, Ohio. She has 15 years of extensive experience in dental practice marketing, and currently serves as Whiteboard Marketing’s Chief Marketing Officer. 

    Sean White is President and CEO of Whiteboard Marketing. Founded initially as a TV production company in 2005, as its clients’ needs changed, Whiteboard Marketing has evolved into a full-service marketing agency that specializes in dental practice and small-business partnerships. Sean’s experience is broad-based and includes all aspects of client service. 

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    February 12, 2021 Dr. Timothy Bizga

    Endo/Resto: Simplifying a Procedural Juggernaut to Achieve Single Visit Profitability / Prep N’ Produce: A Comprehensive Guide to Prep Design, Indirect Material Selection and the Glues We Choose to Use

    Dr. Timothy Bizga

    February 12, 2021

    CE Brochure

    Endo/Resto: Simplifying a Procedural Juggernaut to Achieve Single Visit Profitability
    This course is designed to walk dentists and assistants through an entire endodontic appointment from phone call to final result. The course focuses on the ultimate goal of the single visit Endo/Resto appointment: preservation and extension of the tooth life cycle. Dentists and assistants will not only come away with understanding how to efficiently fill the root, but how to immediately preserve long term success of the tooth via current restorative trends and techniques. The goal of this course is simple: reinforce the value of combining Endo/Resto into a single visit appointment thereby preserving teeth, providing exceptional service to the patient, and improving practice profitability.

    Course Objectives:
    ● Diagnose and Treatment plan Endo/Resto procedures
    ● Discuss minimally invasive techniques for endodontic therapy including access and dentin preservation ● Discuss tips and tricks for reliable, profound anesthesia
    ● Understand the concepts surrounding when and where to use posts
    ● Learn the value of single visit Endo/Resto procedures for both patient and profits
    ● Explain why single visit Endo/Resto is preferred and when it is not an option

    Prep N’ Produce: A Comprehensive Guide to Prep Design, Indirect Material
    Selection and the Glues We Choose to Use

    Crown & Bridge procedures deliver one third of the annual revenue for the average dental practice, and
    80% of those cases are single unit crowns. This course begins with the principles of proper diagnosis
    and treatment planning to provide clinicians with a roadmap for when, why, and how to recommend
    crown and bridge treatment. Building upon that foundation, the course will include tips on prep design
    and the overall importance of good tooth preparation to ensure a successful outcome. A review of the
    current concepts of tissue management and impressioning will be discussed, along with a portion of the
    course dedicated to demystifying the cementation selection process.
    Course Objectives:
    ● Understand when a crown is the most appropriate clinical recommendation vs. a multi-surface
    direct restoration
    ● Review case presentation techniques to help improve case acceptance rates
    ● Discuss importance of proper prep design
    ● Learn the importance of tray selection and temporization
    ● Review the latest array of indirect material choices and cementation options

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    May 19, 2021 Dr. Ankur Gupta

    Realizing Extraordinary: steps to implement right now to optimize patient care, team dynamics, and personal longevity.

    Dr. Ankur Gupta

    May 19, 2021

    CE Brochure - May 19, 2021

    Realizing extraordinary: steps to implement right now to optimize patient care, team dynamics, and personal longevity.

    When asked, what makes your office different? Special? Extraordinary? Most dental offices respond with the same answers. They say things like, "we are very friendly," or "we have superior clinical skills." Unfortunately, when all offices answer the same way, it means that they are normal, not extraordinary. In this 6 hour presentation, Dr. Gupta provides specific, easy to implement tools, techniques, and steps that will make clinical dentistry more predictable, team communication more efficient, and your patients' experience more extraordinary.

    He will also share small changes you can make in your daily routine that will promote health and longevity throughout your dental career.

    • Learn updates in dental technology that will simplify life in the operatory
    • Create an extraordinary new patient experience
    • Learn 10 free or low-cost service initiatives that no other dentist in your town is doing
    • Create in-office philanthropy that will not only position you as a special office, but will also catapult your community reputation
    • Gain strategy to permanently implement fun and exciting ideas, rather than watch them fizzle out over time
    • Develop a daily routine ensuring the best possible outcome for your neck, back, and wrists

    Speaker Bio:
    Dr. Gupta after completing a one-year GPR in Cleveland, started a practice from scratch in 2005. Armed with what he considered adequate knowledge, hand skills, and a personable demeanor, he watched as his practice floundered, finances became un-predictable, and his lower back and spirit toward life became worrisome. Rather than continue the trend, he made a guinea pig out of his office, family, and self; attempting any and all personal and professional “experiments” in self-improvement. More than a decade later, he enjoys excellent new patient numbers and case acceptance, a solution oriented dental team; and most importantly, a meaningful and positive identity. He happily shares the failures and successes with dental and community groups throughout the country, always ending his presentations with practical, implementable, step-by-step ways to be better.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    November 4, 2021 Dr. Thomas Viola

    'Phantom Of The Opera-tory' and 'Take It On The Run Baby!

    Dr. Thomas Viola

    November 4, 2021

    CE Brochure - November 4, 2021

    'Phantom Of The Opera-tory - Essential Pharmacology For The Whole Dental Team'
    Course Objective:

    The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to their medically complex patients. It is imperative that all dental practitioners be equally aware of the medical considerations of agents commonly used in the practice of dentistry as well as the dental considerations of the medications frequently prescribed for the treatment of multiple systemic diseases. This program will present an overview of dental pharmacology for the whole dental team. Special emphasis will be given to those medications prescribed or administered in the practice of dentistry whose actions, effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact treatment of systemic disease.

    Learning Objectives:

    · Pharmacology of opioid & non-opioid analgesics.

    · Appropriate prescribing practices for opioid & non-opioid analgesics in the
    management of acute dental pain.

    · Local anesthetic agents with respect to their mechanism of action, adverse effects &

    · Pharmacology of anti-infective agents commonly used in dentistry and their clinical


    'Take It On The Run Baby! - Street Drugs & Other Substances: Patient Care Considerations'

    Course Objective:

    Its a fast-paced world and many patients may seek the assistance of substances to cope and get through their busy, trying days. The use and abuse of both licit and illicit substances has the potential to produce adverse reactions and life-threatening medical emergencies during dental treatment. This comprehensive program will explore strategies for identifying the dental patient using and abusing substances, as well as techniques for effective patient management and treatment. Special emphasis will be given to a discussion of patients using cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes.

    Learning Objectives:

    · Impact of substance dependence and abuse on dental therapy & on overall patient health.

    · Explore the world of the most commonly used street drugs with regard to:

    · Street names ,common adverse effects

    · Oral manifestations

    · Dental treatment considerations

    · Describe techniques useful in identifying and successfully managing patient
    substance use and dependency.



    Dr. Thomas Viola, over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker and author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality CE content through his informative engaging presentations. Tom’s sellout programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment. Special emphasis is given to dental considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning.




    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    2020 Speakers

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    January 15, 2020 Dr. John A. Svirsky

    ‘Come In And Catch It: The Review That Sticks’ and ‘It’s More Than Physical’

    Dr. John Svirsky

    Wed. January 15, 2020     

    CE Brochure - January 15, 2020

    Course #1 Objective: 
    Perfect review course that covers the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of the 25 soft tissue lesions that every dentist and hygienist should know and treat appropriately. Numerous entities only require recognition. Classic lesions that have been forgotten since school will be brought back to life and your diagnostic confidence will be re-energized. Dr. Svirsky makes oral pathology fun!

     Learning Objectives:
    *  Demonstrate logical approach to diagnosis of oral lesions
    *  Recognize & diagnose common soft tissue lesions/diseases found in a dental  practice
    *  Integrate therapeutic regimens used to treat selected oral diseases such as aphthous ulcerations, herpes, candidiasis, angular cheilitis & lichen planus

    Course #2 Objective:
    New course for 2020 will be a review of physical and chemical injuries. Course will include electrical and other burns, traumatic injuries, osteonecrosis, oral sexual practices, chemotherapy complications, cosmetic fillers and much more. Just to keep your interest, chewers, pickers, pokers and “midnight tokers” (Steve Miller Band) will make appearances. Get ready to have a wild oral pathology ride. This course is rated PG 13.

     Learning Objectives:
    *  Recognize & treat lesions related to physical & chemical injuries
    *  Logical approach to diagnosis & treatment of burns/traumatic injuries 
    *  Develop a logical approach to management of chemotherapy complications
    *  Develop a logical approach to management of radiation complications
    *  Recognize oral sexual injuries
    *  Recognize traumatic injuries from both heat & cold 
    *  Diagnose & treat osteonecrosis
    *  Recognize lesions found in pickers & chewers
    *  See some unusual cases that even embarrass me (that may be an exaggeration) 

    Dr. John Svirsky is a board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is a sought after speaker with an international reputation as an informative and entertaining lecturer.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    September 10, 2020 Dr. Robert Lowe

    'The Aesthetics Of Occlusion: Back To The Future!’ 

    Dr. Robert Lowe

    September 10, 2020

    CE Brochure - September 10, 2020

    Course Objective:
    According to Dr. Harold M. Shavell, who many consider “The Michelangelo of Dentistry”, Occlusion is the Common Denominator of All Dentistry.” Every restoration placed has the potential to profoundly alter the occlusal and/or the incisal relationships of the patients' dentition. Thus, understanding, visualizing, and reproducing human dentate morphology, regardless of the material the key to long lasting dental restoration.
    Reviewing fundamentals of direct restorative, crown and bridge will help all dentists improve the quality and art of the dentistry they provide. This lecture will take everyone “back to the future” to discover that the importance of sound technique and morphologic precision is just as important in today’s dental practice as it was when Dr. Shavell practiced his craft.

     Learning Objective:

      * “It All Started With Alloy” - Biomorphaesthetics: The Quickest Way to Understand Occlusion...Guaranteed!
      * “If You Can Draw It, Carve It” - Using The Principals of Biomorphaesthetics With Anterior and Posterior Composites
      * Morphology and Occlusion—”Back To The Basics” - The Importance of Linguovision
      * ABC Contacts—The Pokorny Construct—What Do Those Dots Mean?
      * Occlusal Adjustment: Spheroiding or Biomorphaestethic Reshaping...NOT Grinding
      * The Art and Science of Provisionalization

    Dr. Robert  Low
    Dr. Robert Lowe is an internationally known lecturer.  His programs focus on today's latest dental materials. He received his DDS degree, magna cum laude, Loyola University in 1982, has maintained a full time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI, and ACD. In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award and in 2005 received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dentistry Today consistently names Dr. Lowe to the “Top 100 Clinicians in Dentistry”. 

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    November 5, 2020 Dr. Chad Duplantis

    'Millennial Dentistry: Elevating Your Restorative Game’

    Dr. Chad Duplantis

    November 5, 2020

    CE Brochure - November 5, 2020

    Course Objective:
    Technology is here to stay, and the clinical team must be on board to accept the new reality or be left behind. This course is designed to help the office run more efficiently, communicate better, and produce quality dentistry consistently. We will discuss various technological advancements and their impact on dentistry. Included in our discussions will be scanners, mills, advancements in indirect materials, and digital implant workflows. At the end of the day, many myths will be debunked and the team should leave with a new outlook on practicing quality dentistry. Although this course has a digital undertone to it, the whole team can benefit from the presentation. 

    Learning Objectives:
    What is with all of the changes, and who’s benefiting the most?
      * Discuss the digital tools that your office needs for success, including scanners, mills, and 3D printers.
      * Learn in-depth the digital workflow for both the dental team and the laboratory and why it leads to predictable outcomes.
      * Discuss many of the new indirect materials and when and how to use them, both chair-side and laboratory fabricated.
      * Learn the benefits of an accurate digital smile design and ability to transform a 2D rendering into a fabulous smile.
      * Visualize the restorative driven digital implant     workflow, including diagnosis, collaborative treatment planning, and final restorative outcome.
      * Discuss successes and how to avoid failures utilizing new  technology.

    Dr. Duplantis
    Dr. Duplantis received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1999.
    He then continued with Post doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000. He has also received his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. 

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    December 9, 2020 Dr. Mark Malterud

    'Restorative Centric, You Need To Start Somewhere' and 'Super Generalist: The Pathway to Independence and fulfillment

    Dr. Mark Malterud

    December 9, 2020

    CE Brochure - December 9, 2020

    Restorative Centric, You Need to Start Somewhere

    This lecture will explore the use of an anterior midpoint stop splint (AMPS) as a starting point to deciding what directions to take a restorative case. By knowing where the joint wants to be in it’s most relaxed position allows us to establish records that can guide us along the restorative path to a beautiful healthy smile. Knowledge of the basic anatomy of the joint and muscles of mastication will be taught to help the participants understand the physiology of function and parafunction. An AMPS such as the NTI will allow not only establishing a restorative starting point but can help many of the patients in your
    practice who suffer from Migraines or tension headaches. This course will also cover the indications and contraindications of use of the AMPS and how the clinician can problem solve using the signs and symptoms that manifest from the devices.
    Learning Objectives:
    ● The participants will walk away with a better understanding of joint anatomy and how the excess muscle activity can trigger tension headaches and migrainous activities.
    ● The participants will have a step by step approach to achieve predictable results from
    understanding a starting reproducible jaw position. Whether it is establishing the vertical dimension of occlusion for a denture or a full mouth reconstruction, these devices or a form of them, can be used to find a relaxed and patient comfortable position.
    ● The participants will understand that there is a relationship between migrainous activity and nocturnal parafunctional activity and that this is all an extension of sleep disorders.
    ● The participants will learn the steps to fabricate an immediate in office AMPS and how to adjust it properly. Once the efficacy of the device is established, a technique for creating a laboratory fabricated device will be taught, as many of these patients don’t want to go a night without wearing their AMPS and often desire a back up.
    ● The participants will see varied uses of the device and understand how each of the different designs can help in creating a more comfortable patient.

    SuperGeneralist: The Pathway to Independence and Fulfillment

    Super Generalist is a term that came across my radar screen over 35 years ago while I was in Dental School and upon graduation I have had that term as a personal goal to seek for my entire dental career. Having trained heavily over the years from basic bonding to complex implant and prosthetic restoratives dentistry has allowed me to help a lot of my patients and keep a lot of dentistry that might have been referred out within the confines of our office. This Lecture will explore the avenues available to expand your dental school training beyond the limits you may feel that you as a general dentist are restricted to. Through presentations of various cases from simple to complex, utilizing technologies and techniques learned through experience and continuing education, participants will learn how they can help more of their patients and keep many procedures within the confines of their practices. We are not all interested in being everything to everybody but all of us are interested in learning more in areas that are of interest to us or that we have never been exposed to in depth and this course will help expand your knowledge into areas that you may not have thought about before.
    Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
    ● A better understanding of what procedures they may choose to perform for their patients.
    ● Exposure to many new products techniques and procedures and how they can make the office more profitable.
    ● A better idea of areas that they may want to seek out training to enhance their knowledge to provide services that their patients are seeking.
    ● A better understanding of places they may go to seek out advanced training.
    ● A better understanding of procedures that they can do if trained appropriately.
    ● Hopefully breaking down any preconceived ideas of limitations the participants may have and instill the confidence to expand their platter of services to help more of their patients.

    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    2019 Speakers

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    April 11, 2019  Dr. Lou Graham

    'Dentistry: The Fastest Growing Demographic in Dentistry’

    Dr. Lou Graham

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    CE Brochure - April 11, 2019

    Course Objective:
    With patients entering their 8 th and 9 th decades of life and even more, our role as health care providers continues to face new challenges in treating this population. As these patients walk into our offices, they present challenges that are often unique and require customized approaches to their care.

    Learning Objectives:
    * Prevention is for all ages and doesn’t stop here!
    * Why this patient population loves our in-office: "PREVENTION PLAN”
    * Customizing your approaches for plaque, xerostomia and so much more
    * Reparative dentistry, when, where and why and what materials are best to utilize
    * Customized periodontal protocols that go beyond brushing and flossing
    * Advanced restoratives technique for: post and cores, deep class 2’s, “elevating the
    margin” technique, perio-splinting, choosing the right cement

    Dr. GRAHAM is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry. Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques. Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School.

    This program is sponsored by Catapult.
    All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.

    April 17, 2019 Dr. Marc Hoffrichter

    This is a special round table event. Please click the registration from below for more information.

    CE Brochure - April 17, 2019

    June 5, 2019  Dr. Howard Glazer

    'I Have It…You Need It! - Must Have Products & Materials for Restorative Dentistry'

    Dr. Howard Glazer

    June 5, 2019

    CE Brochure - June 5, 2019

    This is a program about real dentistry for real people by a real dentist! Dr. Glazer will present a potpourri of the materials and techniques that he uses to make the day more productive, easier and fun! The entire dental team will benefit from learning together about the latest products and how they will benefit your patients. Dr. Glazer writes a bi-monthly column on new materials and products called “I Have It…You Want It” in Dental Economics magazine, and reviews new products and materials on a regular basis for his column.

    Learning Objectives:

    · To learn the different types of restorative materials in various product categories

    · To learn what is faster, easier and better

    · To be able to evaluate product claims and merit

    · To understand the benefits of ouchless anesthesia

    · To understand the value of continual doctor/patient communication

    · To understand how to utilize many of the newer bioactive materials

    Dr. Howard Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.

    For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas, on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. For 14 years he published a column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” Presently, he publishes the column “I Have It..You Need It!” in Dental Economics. He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

    September 20, 2019  Dr. Thomas Dudney

    ‘Be Aware of Wear: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treatment Planning, and Restoring the Worn Dentition’ and 'To Smile or Not to Smile: Why Truly Understanding Smile Design Principles is so Important to You and Your Patient'

    Dr. Thomas Dudney

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    CE Brochure - September 20, 2019

    Course Objective: In today’s society tooth wear is more prevalent than ever and it is therefore incumbent upon the entire dental team to be well versed in recognizing the clinical signs of wear while understanding the importance of prevention when possible and the restorative options when necessary.

    Learning Objective:

    · Recognize the clinical signs of intrinsic and extrinsic erosion.

    · Designing an occlusal scheme that fits the grinding patterns of the patient.

    · Bite opening vs. crown lengthening vs. orthodontic intrusion to gain space for restorations.

    · A systematic approach in the treatment of simple to complex wear cases.

    ‘To Smile or not to Smile: Why Truly Understanding Smile Design Principles is so Important to you and Your Patient’

    Course Objective:
    Today patients seeking aesthetic procedures and smile makeovers have high expectations. . In order to meet patient demands, we must summon both our artistic and scientific skills, combining a thorough understanding of smile design principles in order to achieve the desired results. . Also included in the presentation will be the importance of composite mock-ups, provisional restorations, laboratory communication, and multidisciplinary teamwork.

    Learning Objective:

    · Why incisal edge position is so important and how to determine it.

    · Visualization, preparation, and communication with composite mock-ups.

    · How to evaluate provisional aesthetically, functionally and phonetically to insure clinical success.

    · The importance of the relationship between the teeth, gingival scaffold, and lips.

     Thomas E. Dudney, DMD is a 1977 graduate of University of the Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has served as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London. He was the clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) live patient  programs taught in the US, Canada, and the UK. Presently he is the clinical director for the newly formed Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) hands-on programs.

    This program is sponsored by Catapult.

    October 25, 2019 Dr. Paresh Shah


    Dr. Paresh Shah

    October 25, 2019

    *Speaker sponsored by Ivoclar

    CE Brochure - October 25, 2019

    Course Objective: 
    The 21st Century Clinician 

    Whether it’s related to diagnostics, clinical dentistry, or indirect lab procedures, it’s hard to ignore the fact that technology affects us all in one way or another. There are many well-established, evidenced-based principles that guide our clinical decisions. However, science and technology have advanced and it’s important for dentists to understand how they can best utilize these technologies to enhance patient care.

    We will discuss a variety of scanning technologies and cad/cam options to show how they can be easily implemented.  Lab communication and digital smile design workflows will be presented using clinical cases. Materials and product updates will be a part of this program. Participants will be shown ways to implement a variety of technologies in a convenient manner at your own pace. Participation of team members would be beneficial to help with implementation of many of these concepts and technologies.


    Course Objective:

    Contemporary Esthetics for Everyday Practice

    As dentists we are challenged with and an increased complexity in esthetic dentistry demands. Furthermore, we are faced with an ever-changing selection of materials, procedures and requests from patients. This lecture will provide and update of current restorative materials and present clinical examples to help you understand their proper use.  You will learn ways to make your everyday restorative treatments simple, predictable and profitable.  We will review direct and indirect procedures through a series of clinical cases to easily visualize how to treat many of the challenges we encounter in everyday practice – on natural teeth and implants. You will be shown how mastering the basics can help you transition patients into more complex treatments. You will also learn practical techniques to simplify the restoration of your cases and be able to implement many of these immediately.

    Dr. Paresh Shah has been in private practice in Winnipeg, Canada since 1992. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental School in 1991 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg after graduation in 1992. Prior to dentistry, he received a B.Sc.(Microbiology) in 1983 and an M.Sc.(Physiology) in 1987 from the University of Manitoba. Subsequently, he completed a Certificate of Proficiency in Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo(SUNY) in 2007.

    Dr. Shah has served as a clinical mentor in the Post-Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota from 2001-2009 and is currently an instructor at the University of Manitoba Dental School in the department of fixed prosthodontics. He is on the editorial board of Teamwork Journal and the Canadian Journal of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He is co-founder and co-director of a Seattle Study Club affiliate in Winnipeg.