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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in New Orleans

Friday-Saturday, November 12-13, 2021
at the LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

10 clinical hours (6 lecture, 4 participation) | Course #52-21 | AGD #: 670
and Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 am (each day)
Course Starts: 8:30 am (each day)
Course Ends: no later than 5:30 pm (Friday) and 1:00 pm (Saturday)

*Dental assistants may attend the lectures and observe during the hands-on workshop but they must register BY
 PHONE WITH A DENTIST. The 1st dental assistant may attend for FREE. An additional fee is required to bring
2nd dental assistant.

This course is limited to 30 dentists and 5 lab technicians.

Registration Fees 

Early Bird
(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/1/21)

(AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/1/21)
Dentist (only 30 seats available)



Lab Technician (only 5 seats available)



1st Dental Assistant (must register w/dentist)*



2nd Dental Assistant (must register w/dentist)*




Phone: (504) 941-8193  |Online: Click here

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
   EMAIL CONIFRMATION FROM CDE@LSUHSC.EDU within ten (10) business days, please call our office 504.941.8193.

   CDE@LSUHSC.EDU is never used for marketing purposes, to ensure delivery of course information please add this email address
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Here's what our previous 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."


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-on" 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.

About the Presenters

Marco Brindis, DDS has a private practice in Metairie, Louisiana. Previously, he taught for several years at LSU School of Dentistry in the Prosthodontics Department. 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, and American College of Prosthodontist, and has lectured nationally and internationally. 

Julio Zavala, MCDT, an Associate Professor of Clinical Prosthodontics at LSU 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

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 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

For this course, we have a block room rate of $124/night plus applicable taxes and fees with the Courtyard New Orleans Metairie located at 2 Galleria Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana. To make your reservation at this rate (group name LSU Hybrid Dentures Room Block), click here or call 504.838.3800. The deadline to make reservations under this rate is Thursday, October 21, 2021.  

LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is 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 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 October 29, 2021 by mail (1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, Clinical Building, Room 4319, New Orleans, LA, 70119), 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. 

Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy: By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504.941.8193 or if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.

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.


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