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

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 Streamline Your Practice with Digital Impressions
  (morning topic) and Cosmetic Dentistry for Adolescents
  and Young Adults
(afternoon topic)

in New Orleans

 Friday, November 20, 2020
   at LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

 7 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #250, #780 | Course #24-20 or #24-20-Video*
   Sign-In and breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am | Course Starts: 8:00 am

*For this course a video conference option is available for attendees more than 120 miles from New Orleans. Video conference
       registrations for this course MUST be processed BY PHONE (504.941.8193). The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours
       earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.


Early Bird
(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/09/20)

(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 11/13/20)
(AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 11/13/20)













FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We understand in these uncertain times, finances can be a concern. If you need financial 
   assistance to attend an LSUCDE course in 2020, please contact our office. We have a small fund set aside to assist with 
   registration costs for each course on a first come, first serve basis.

IMPORTANT: The email address used to register will be the email address to which all course materials will be sent. Once
  you are registered in the course, you will receive an email confirmation from CDE@LSUHSC.EDU
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Overview & Learning Objectives

Streamline your Practice with Digital Impressions: 
Advancements in technology have allowed dental teams to replace traditional impression techniques and materials with simplified and cost-effective digital processes. Digital impressions have many advantages over traditional impressions. Dr. Radz will discuss these advantages and how to alter the operatory workflow to be more efficient and profitable. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application and integration of this technology. He will also present a review of the future potential of digital impressions. After attending the morning lecture, participants should be better able to:
  • Understand the limitations of conventional impression materials and techniques.
  • Know the workflow associated with digital impression systems.
  • Understand the advantages of digital scanning.
  • Discuss the real world applications and results and understand how to achieve better more predictable restorations using this technology.


Cosmetic Dentistry for Adolescents & Young Adults:
More and more dentists are seeing young patients who want to improve their smiles. The younger the patient, the more conservative our approach should be when enhancing their smile. Dr. Radz will discuss how to use predictable and conservative techniques to create beautiful smiles for young patients. The discussion will include bleaching, white spot removal/reduction, anterior direct bonding, transitional removable esthetic appliances, congenitally missing lateral replacement, soft tissue esthetics, and the use of no-prep veneers. The lecture will focus on various techniques and materials as well as treatment planning, case and material selection. After attending the afternoon lecture, participants should be better able to:
  • Determine conservative esthetic treatment options more appropriate for a younger patient.
  • Understand the psychology involved with image-related issues when dealing with this demographic.
  • Discuss the basic concepts of bonded dentistry.
  • Know the applications and indications of no-prep veneers.

About the Presenter

Gary Radz, DDS has a private practice in Denver, Colorado that focuses on cosmetic dentistry. He received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina and is a graduate and former chief resident of both AEGD and GPR residency programs. Over the course of the past 22 years, Dr. Radz has lectured internationally teaching the materials, techniques, and technology used in esthetic dentistry. He has presented at many major national meetings including the ADA, Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York,Chicago MidWinter, both northern and southern California Dental meetings, the Texas Dental Association, and 13 years in a row at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Since 2004 Dr. Radz has served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in the department of Restorative Dentistry, has published over 150 articles related to esthetic dentistry, and serves on the editorial board of five different dental journals including the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Course Location

This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school. 

Experience New Orleans

New Orleans is a unique city bursting with over 200 years of history and culture. It remains America's most unique, authentic, and enthralling destination. Find out all that will be going on in New Orleans while you are in town by visiting or calling 1.800.672.6124, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Central Time.

Travel Accommodations

Please make your own airline and hotel reservations as soon as possible because New Orleans is busy with many events and conventions at this time of year. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi from both downtown New Orleans and LSU School of Dentistry. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.

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Video Conference

If you live more than 120 miles from New Orleans, a video conference option of this course is available. Video conference registrations MUST be processed by phone. For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips and tricks click here.




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. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

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. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than November 6, 2020 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition. 

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation: LACDE (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 canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.

Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.

Photography Release: By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.

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


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