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Course Description

Hybrid Dentures Logo

A limited-attendance lecture and "hands-on" workshop course for
implant surgeons and the restorative dentist they work with.
Restorative dental assistant attends FREE. 
Plus, receive a f
ree 90-day subscription to The LSU Online CDE Training Platform.
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This course was offered on June 16-17, 2017. Click here for course description.

"One of the best courses I've taken. A 5-star course." "Great lecture and workshop. A top notch weekend."
"The BEST CE course I have attended in years!" "Course exceeded my expectations."
-Four general dentists who attended the first class (Oct. 28-29, 2016)

Presented by Marco Brindis, DDS with
Julio Zavala, Master CDT
Friday and a half-day Saturday, November 17-18, 2017
(One and one-half days)
at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
A maximum of 10 hours clinical CDE credit (6 hours lecture/4 hours participation)

Course #30-17
AGD #670 (Removable Prosthodontics)

Registration Fee
$1,995 (Dentist)*
FREE (Restorative Dental Assistant)*
*Restorative Dentists: If you are bringing your assistant, please call (504) 941-8193 to register; do not register online.
Note: Restorative dental assistant may attend the course at no additional charge and may attend the Friday lectures and observe the Saturday "hands-on" workshop.
This course is limited to 25 dentists, early registration is recommended.
Reserve your spot with a $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit to hold your seat. The remaining balance is due Friday, October 27, 2017. Please do this by registering over the phone at (504) 941-8193.

Within the US: Tuition fees paid by check (payable to LACDE) or by credit card.
Outside the US: Tuition fees paid in US dollars ONLY.

Tuition includes: attendance by your dental assistant at no additional charege,
the use of a simulation model in the "hands-on" workshop; all supplies, hand pieces, and instruments used in the workshop; breakfast, lunch, and a complimentary pre-dinner reception for attendees and faculty on Friday; and breakfast on Saturday. Each dentist receives a free 90-day subscription to The LSU Online CDE Training Platform.

To Register
Register Online
(Online registration for dentist attending alone) - Course confirmation will be sent by email.
Call: (504) 941-8193 - Restorative Dentists: If you are bringing your assistant, please call (504) 941-8193 to register; do not register online.
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

Hands-on conus prosthesis
Hands-on Conus prosthesis
Conus abutments on master cast
Conus abutments on master cast
Final conus prosthesis
Final Conus prosthesis
Incorporation of the
Incorporation of the latest digital technology

Course Overview
The overall objective of this course is to teach and train you how to fabricate a new generation of hybrid dentures that fills the need for a long-lasting and more hygienic prosthesis for your edentulous patients. In order to accomplish this overall objective, the course is designed around and requires completion of two separate parts. Part One is live at LSU School of Dentistry with a day of lectures on Friday and a half-day "hands-on" simulation workshop on Saturday. Part Two takes place after the course when attendees return home and start using The LSU Online CDE Training Platform. This training platform is new and unique. It's the catalyst that makes the learning and training memorable and effective.

After using the online training platform to review and practice the fabrication techniques observed and learned during the lectures and "hands-on" simulation exercises, your self-confidence should increase and you should be more likely to incorporate this new and more hygienic prosthesis into your practice. Your repeated use of the online training platform transforms the two parts of this course into one synergistic learning experience. This synergistic effect creates a new concept in continuing dental education. We call it CE SynergyTM. To encourage you to use the online training platform, you will receive a free, 90-day subscription to The LSU Online CDE Training Platform.

The Friday lectures cover the evidence-based information needed to make accurate diagnoses and treatment plans for edentulous patients. During the lectures, different types of prostheses for edentulous patients are reviewed so that attendees understand why the fit of this new hybrid prosthesis is fixed rather than removable. The Saturday morning "hands-on" simulation exercises provide the initial training necessary to supplement the lectures on how to start fabricating and providing these new hybrid dentures. Your edentulous patients should greatly benefit from this new generation of hybrid dentures, because the unique prosthesis provides them with the best possible hygienic solution.

Learning Objectives
After listening to the lectures and participating in the "hands-on" exercises, all attendees should:

  • Recognize the need for a new generation of hybrid dentures that fills the need for a long-lasting and more hygienic prosthesis for edentulous patients.
  • Comprehend the rationale for why edentulous patients need a more affordable prosthetic solution.
  • Be able to explain and describe the techniques for converting an existing denture into a Conus prosthesis.
  • Appreciate the versatility and practicability of a system that utilizes different techniques that extend the longevity and maintainability of this unique prosthesis (e.g., Night Guards and Sleep Apnea Appliances).
  • Understand the importance of utilizing immediate dental implant loading with this unique prosthesis.
  • Have all the educational tools required to start using this protocol.

After returning home, all attendees who utilize The LSU Online CDE Training Platform for review and practice should:

  • Have a greater self-confidence in their ability to accurately and predictably use the fabrication techniques.
  • Realize that repeated use of the online training platform is the key to mastering the fabrication techniques.
  • Learn that the online training platform is key to reinforcing and building on the learning that took place at the live course.
  • Understand the need for a thorough review of the techniques with their dental team before practicing on patients.
  • Acknowledge they are now probably more willing to implement the techniques and procedures they learned.

Conus abutment system
Conus abutment system
Simulation lab
Simulation lab
An edentulous patient enjoys hernew hybrid denture.
An edentulous patient enjoys the feel of her new hybrid denture.

Schedule - Friday, November 17, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 am Sign-In & Buffet Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 am
Morning Lectures
- Current surgical/restorative treatment options for the edentulous patient
- Advantages & disadvantages of the different prosthetic options
- The good, the bad, and the ugly of the current hybrid denture protocol
- Maintenance protocols and cleaning
10:30 - 10:45 am Morning Refreshment Break
10:45 am - Noon
Morning Lectures, continued
Why it is important to have cross-arch stability and immediate loading
- The new generation of hybrid denture prosthesis
- Rationale for the new generation of hybrid prosthesis
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 pm
Afternoon Lectures
- Fabrication technique: Indirect Technique
- Step by step. Appointment by appointment
- Fabrications technique: Chair side technique
- How to convert your current denture into a Conus prosthesis
2:45 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Lectures, continued
- Versatility of the system: Night Guards and Sleep Apnea Appliances
- Immediate loading protocols
4:00 pm Adjourn
4:00 - 5:00 pm Pre-Dinner Reception for Course Attendees & Faculty

Schedule - Saturday, November 18, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 am Sign-In & Buffet Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 am
Workshop - Fabrication of Final Prosthesis
- Make implant level final impression. Advantages of the ASTRA TECH Implant System EV
- Digital workflow on the fabrication of Conus abutments
- Conus abutment delivery technique
- Titanium smart bar cementation
- Final bar pick-up impression to fabricate the master cast
- Final prosthesis fabrication workflow
10:30 - 10:45 am Morning Refreshment Break
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Workshop - Conversion of a Denture into a Conus Prosthesis
- Immediate loading protocol
- Pick up chair-side technique. Step by Step
- Finishing of the prosthesis
- Demonstration: How to duplicate the denture to fabricate a protective Night Guard
- My pick-up didn't go well. How to re-do an intraoral pick-up
12:45 pm Course Adjourns

About the Presenters

Marco Brindis, DDS
Marco Brindis, DDS
Dr. Marco Brindis is the Interim Chair of the Prosthodontics Department of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry where he maintains an intramural restorative practice devoted to esthetics and implants with an interdisciplinary approach. After earning a D.D.S from the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City in 1998, he completed: a preceptorship in dental implants at the Universidad Intercontinental in 1999, a preceptorship in dental implants at the dental school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2002, and a surgical implant fellowship at the Biotechnology Institute in Vitoria, Spain in 2003. During 2007, Dr. Brindis received a certificate in prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry and completed the esthetic and occlusion courses at the Pankey Institute. Dr. Brindis is very passionate about interdisciplinary dentistry for full mouth reconstruction, esthetics and implant dentistry and he has been working on the development of new implant protocols to treat edentulous patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontist and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Julio Zavala, CDT
Julio Zavala, MCDT
Mr. Zavala, Associate Professor of Clinical Prosthodontics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, earned his Bachelor's degree in Dental Laboratory Technology in 1996 and has practiced dental laboratory technology for over 20 years. After earning his first CDT certification in 1997, he earned: five CDT certifications, the Master CDT designation, and became certified in crown & bridge, complete dentures, orthodontics, removable partial dentures and ceramics. Mr. Zavala earned multiple awards at LSU both as a student and professor. As a student, he earned the John Lapez award in 1994, the Chancellor's Award and the Coordinator's Award in 1995. As a professor, he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Golden Apple Award six times since 2000. In 2016, he was honored with the CDT of the Year by the National Association of Dental Laboratories.  Currently, he is working in joint partnership developing online interactive technique manuals for LSU. Mr. Zavala attends meetings and lectures across the United States, Spain, Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia on an annual basis. He is a member of the Louisiana Dental Laboratory Association, National Association of Dental Laboratories, National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Mission of Mercy, and volunteers in various community events.

Course Location
The course will be held at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry located five miles from downtown New Orleans next to historic Bayou St. John and beautify City Park. The dental school is about twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans by taxi.

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Travel and Hotel 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. We anticipate the course ending at 12:45 pm on Saturday, so make your airline flight plans accordingly. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.

Hotel Accommodations
Courtyard New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville
910 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 523-2400

Room Rate: $183/night plus applicable taxes
Group Name Mention: Hybrid Dentures Course Block
Online Reservation Link: Book your group rate for Hybrid Dentures Course online here>>
Last Day to Book Room: Thursday, October 19, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education and the Department of Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry are pleased to acknowledge Dentsply Implants' support for this course through an unrestricted educational grant and support in kind. This support helped make this course possible. Thank you!

Dentsply Implants

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 service of the American Dental Associationto 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. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for a maximum of 10 continuing education credits.

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 this course is cancelled or filled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for a course or workshop, you will receive a refund (minus an administrative cancellation fee of 10% of the tuition paid) if LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education receives written notification of your cancellation no later than October 20, 2017. Notification of cancellation received after October 20, 2017 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.

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.

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


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