LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description

Live Course in Lake Charles, LA
Click here to learn more about this course Live by Video Conference if you live 150 miles or more outside of Lake Charles.

LSU Day in Lake Charles:
Planning to Preparation to Placement...Perfecting the Art of Cosmetic Porcelain Restorations
A course for dentists and the entire dental team

Presented by Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD

Friday, February 1, 2019
at L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
777 Avenue L'Auberge
Phone (337) 395-7777 or (866) 580-7444

Course #07-19 (In-Person CE Credit)
7 hours clinical CDE credit (lecture)
AGD #780 (Cosmetic Dentistry)

: 7:00 - 8:00 am
Course Start Time: 8:00 am
Course End Time: no later than 4:30 pm

Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration (by January 4, 2019)
$295 (Dentist)
$175 (Hygienist)
$95 (Assistant)

Regular Registration (after January 4, 2019)
$325 (Dentist)
$205 (Hygienist)
$115 (Assistant)

To Register
Register Online - Course confirmation will be sent by email.
Call: (504) 941-8193
Fax Registration Form to: (504) 941-8403
Mail Registration Form with payment to: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
                                                          1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799

Porcelain restorations are the standard in cosmetic dentistry and in this day of heightened cosmetic awareness, we are held to higher cosmetic standards than at any time in dental history. Often the choice in materials, preparation styles, temporization, and lab communication can lead to confusion, stress, and less than ideal results. How can we prevent breakage, de-bonding, and simplify placement? Focus will be on efficiency in each of these areas to make aesthetic porcelain restorations both stress free and rewarding. This program is intended for any dentist or staff members interested in maximizing office efficiency and taking the stress out of successful esthetic porcelain cases.

The format will be a high energy, interactive lecture going through many actual clinical cases. The emphasis will be on anterior/cosmetic cases but we will also discuss choices in posterior tooth colored indirect restorations that are giving us more success than any restorations since gold. Anterior cases will be taken from planning, mock up, preparation, impression taking, temporization, lab communication, and cementation. Our goal is to take the anxiety out of each of these steps and to increase your efficiency with these materials. We will review cases where things didn't work out so well and what to when these problems arise. This is a comprehensive course covering current concepts in esthetic restorative materials to use in any cosmetic and general dentistry practice...what works today!

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, participants should understand:
  • Great new and when to use them: lithium disilicate, zirconia, pressed
  • The basics of smile design, cosmetic case planning and preparation
  • The most durable aesthetic materials EVER
  • Steps to ensure luting/cementation success...what and how to use
  • Preparations for success...minimal preparation that will help ensure success
  • Excellent digital photography for lab communication, case blueprint, and patient acceptance
  • Efficient mock ups, hassle-free temporaries, stress-free cementation
  • Anterior tooth replacement: using veneer principles for great results

About the Presenter

Jack D. Griffin, DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD
Dr. Griffin runs a busy practice in St. Louis County where he and his staff have maintained a 50-55% overhead since 1988. His Eureka Smile Center emphasized cosmetics while doing all phases of general dentistry. He is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Griffin's unique educational philosphy focuses on improving clinical and financial outcomes while making practice more fun and rewarding.

Hotel Accommodations
Please call (504) 941-8193 to inquire about hotel room block information.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./ (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. In the event a course is cancelled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for this course, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than January 18, 2019 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after January 18, 2019, it will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab, and turn mobile phones off.


1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  •