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

VIDEO CONFERENCE from Lake Charles, LA to Your Home of Office Desktop or Laptop
If you live 150 miles or more outside of Lake Charles
here to learn more about this course Live in Lake Charles at the L'Auberge Casino Resort.

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, DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD

Friday, February 1, 2019
Streamed from Lake Charles, LA to Your Desktop or Laptop

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

: 7:00 - 7:45 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)

Note: According to §1611.A.1-3 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, 10 hours clinical CE credit may be earned online during each renewal period for the relicensure of a dentist. Also, according to §1613.A.1-2 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, 8 hours clinical CE credit may be earned online during each renewal period for the relicensure of a dental hygienist. If done online, this course requires the successful completion of a written examination at the conclusion of the course.

In order to receive a Verification of Participation letter for CE credit, each video conference registrant must complete online a short test followed by a separate brief evaluation questionnaire via Survey Monkey. The links to the test and the evaluation questionnaire will be sent before you take the course.

To Register
If you plan to attend by video conference, you must register by calling (504) 941-8193.
This course is limited-attendance. REGISTER EARLY!
Course confirmation will be sent by email. Instructional guide on how to access the video conference course will be emailed at least one month before the course date.

How LSU CDE Video Conferencing WorksLake Charles Video Conference Distance Map
This course is live in Lake Charles and streamed via online video conference to your home or office desktop or laptop. 

With online video conferencing, you save the time and expense of traveling to and staying in Lake Charles, while experiencing the latest video conferencing technology available:

  • see the presentations exactly as if you're in Lake Charles 
  • ask questions, hear the speaker's answers, and view the presentation on your desktop or laptop
  • a CE staff member will facilitate the questions you ask

This video conference course is designed for those who live 150 miles or more outside of Lake Charles.

On the map to the right (click image to enlarge), areas outside of the circle (in Louisiana, the Gulf-South, and throughout the country) are encouraged to attend via Video Conference. Areas inside the circle will attend live in Lake Charles. If you plan to attend by video conference, you must register by calling (504) 941-8193.

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.

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.

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