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Course Description

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A limited-attendance lecture and "hands-on" workshop course for dentists and their assistants.

Your dental assistant attends FREE. Plus, receive a free 90-day subscription to The LSU Online CDE Training Platform.

Here's what our 2018 class participants had to say -

"Very Engaging! Thanks for sharing the failures/complications. Very helpful hands-on lab. Best hands-on course I've ever taken."

"Fantastic information with step-by-step instruction."

Presented by Marco Brindis, DDS with Julio Zavala, Master CDT
Friday and a half-day Saturday, June 7-8, 2019 (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 #68-19
AGD #670 (Removable Prosthodontics)

Registration

To register online, click the link on the top of the page. ***Online registration is limited to individual dentists attending the course alone***
To register by phone,
please call (504) 941-8193. ***If you are bringing your assistant, please call us to let us know their name - DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE****
To register by fax,
print the form using the link at the top of the page, complete, and fax to (504) 941-8403.
To register by mail,
print the form using the link at the top of the page, complete, and mail form along with payment to: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, 1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799.

Early Bird Registration (by April 22, 2019)
$1,845 (Dentist)*
FREE (Dental Assistant)*

Regular Registration (after April 22, 2019)
$1,995 (Dentist)*
FREE (Dental Assistant)*

Note: Your dental assistant may attend the course at no additional charge and may attend the Friday lectures and observe the Saturday "hands-on" workshop.

***We are no longer accepting registrations for this course. This course will also be offered in November, use this link to register.***

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 charge, 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.

Course Overview

The overall objective of this course is to teach and train you how to fabricate a new generation of hybrid dentures for their edentulous patients that is long-lasting and more hygienic. To accomplish this overall objective, the course has two parts. Part One is a day of lectures at LSU followed by a half-day "hands-on" workshop in LSU’s new state-of-the-art Simulation Lab. Part Two takes place after attendees return home and start using The LSU Online CDE Training Platform.

After using the online training platform to review and practice the fabrication techniques observed and learned during the course, attendees’ self-confidence should increase and you should be more likely to incorporate this new and more hygienic prosthesis into your practice. Each dentist will receive a FREE 90-day subscription to the online CDE training platform.

The Friday lectures cover the evidence-based information needed to make accurate diagnoses and treatment plans for edentulous patients. The Saturday morning "hands-onâ€Â simulation exercises provide the initial training necessary to supplement the lectures on how to start fabricating and providing these new hybrid dentures.

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 is long-lasting and more hygienic
  • Comprehend the rationale for why edentulous patients need a more affordable prosthetic solution
  • 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 appliances)
  • Understand the importance of utilizing immediate loading with this unique prosthesis, and
  • Utilize all the educational tools required to start using this protocol

After utilizing The LSU Online CDE Training Platform for review and practice should, dentists 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, and
  • Understand the need for a thorough review of the techniques with their dental team before practicing on

 

Dr. Brindis directs a hands-on exercise Dentists and assistants learn together at LSU's NEW SimLab
in LSU's state-of-the-art SimLab

 

Conical abutment system An edentulous patient enjoys the feel of her new hybrid denture.

 

Program Schedule

Friday, June 7, 2019

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

Buffet 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 pm

Pre-Dinner Reception for Course Attendees & Faculty

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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 - 12:45 pm

Workshop - Conversion of a Denture into a Conus Prosthesis

  • Immediate loading protocol
  • Pick up chair-side techinique. Step-by-step.
  • Finishing of 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 is Assistant Professor 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, 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.

Experience New Orleans

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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

JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Block Room Rate for June: $195/night + applicable taxes.
Reserve your room by calling 504-525-6500 or clicking here.

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!

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 neither approves or nor endorses individual courses or instructors nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP.

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 May 7, 2019. Notification of cancellation received after October 15, 2019 or after the course begins 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.

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.

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

  

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