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

COMBO DEAL: Register for both of these courses at the same time* and SAVE!
Friday: Fabricate Clear Orthodontic Aligners in Your Office for a Fraction of What You Are Paying Now - No Need to Learn Software
Saturday: Make Your Own Implant Surgical Guides and Models for $20 with Free Software

Friday Presented by Reinol Gonzalez, DMD and Rick Ferguson, DMD
Saturday Presented by Rick Ferguson, DMD
Friday-Saturday, October 12-13, 2018
at LSU School of Dentistry

Course #71-18
16 hours clinical CDE credit (7.5 hours lecture/8.5 hours hands-on)
AGD #370 (Orthodontic/Product Technology Training) 
AGD #690 (Implants)

Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration (by September 14, 2018)
$2,190 (Dentist)

Regular Registration (after September 14, 2018)
$2,290 (Dentist)

*register at the same time is defined as within the same 24-hour period.

To Register
Register Online
Call: (504) 941-8193
Fax Registration Form with Payment 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

Fabricate Clear Orthodontic Aligners in Your Office for a Fraction of What You Are Paying Now

3D Ortho Aligners 1
3D Ortho Aligners 2
3D Ortho Aligners 3
3D Ortho Aligners 4

Learn how to use current software and hardware to design and fabricate clear orthodontic aligners to treat appropriate cases.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, participants should have a better working knowledge of:
  • Software training - aligning teeth, placing attachments, etc.
  • Generation of 3D (STL) models for digital planning - IOS or CBCT
  • How to align teeth quickly and efficiently
  • Tips for ideal movement patterns
  • Digital bracket placement for indirect bonding
  • Fabricating indirect bonding trays
  • Where to position brackets and how to do so
  • Exporting models for 3D printing
  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Setting up models for 3D printing
  • Outsource print options
  • In-office 3D printer options
  • Clear aligner fabrication - "hands-on" with models
  • Placing attachments - "hands-on" with models
  • Tips and tricks for the aligner delivery appointments
Attendees must have previous clear aligner experience and will need to download and install software prior to the course. The link to download software will be emailed prior to course start date. 

To get the most out of this course you will need a PC laptop with a separate mouse that has a scroll wheel.  This software will not work on Apple unless you have BootCamp that allows you to have windows installed on your Apple laptop.

Make Your Own Implant Surgical Guides and Models for $20 with Free Software
Guide Image Before
Guide Image During
Guide Image Post
Guide Image Pre
The Ultimate 3D Course Featuring Two Different 3D Printers
Place an implant accurately in 10 minutes
Reduce chair time and increase profitability

If you place dental implants, don't miss this course! You will learn step-by step how to produce an accurate surgical guide based on a CBCT image for $20 or less in your office. This is a hands-on participation program. Participants will follow along with Dr. Ferguson on their computers to design and assimilate data to print custom implant surgical guides on 3D printers.

Using the latest 3D printing technology, you can fabricate a CBCT-based guide in your office; and, for most cases, you can do this cost effectively. Place a single implant in 10 minutes using this fully guided technique to drill every step and even place the implant through the guide. This technique can be used with any implant. Use your current implant system.

Dr. Ferguson will tell you where to acquire free software and then teach you the technique to make the guide. Also, learn how to produce accurate surgical models to practice surgical procedures or use for patient education. Participants will see how user friendly the software is and how it can be incorporated into their daily practice.

Nothing is sold at this course. Our only goal is to educate dentists to do better, more accurate implant placement. A laptop (Windows or Mac with a 64-bit operating system) will be required for the software training. No other equipment is needed. This course will be software intensive which means you will need a capable laptop computer with a scroll wheel mouse. Two software programs will need to be downloaded to your laptop before the course. The links to download the software will be emailed prior to the course start date.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course participants should be better able to:
  • Understand the science behind surgical guides
  • Learn what two sets of data are needed to produce an accurate guide and how to acquire this data
  • Utilize hands-on software training to merge model scans to CBCT
  • Utilize hands-on software training to design the surgical guide
  • Understand what is 3D printing and how it will change dentistry
  • Know where to get a 3D printer for $550 that can make an accurate surgical guide
  • Know where to get a guide printed for less than $50
  • Includes Dr. Ferguson's custom 3D printer settings ($150 value) and after the course online support for 2 cases
Course and schedule information subject to change.

About the Presenters

Reinol Gonzalez, DMD

Reinol Gonzalez, DMD
Dr. Reinol Gonzalez earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane in 1983 and his DMD from the University of Florida in 1987. He has focused his practice on Orthodontics and Dental Implants for the last 20 years. Dr. Gonzalez brings his problem solving skills to education, simplifying procedures and making dentistry more efficient and profitable.

Ferguson, DMD

Rick Ferguson, DMD
Rick Ferguson lectures throughout the world on a variety of implant surgery and restorative topics. He is the Director of Implant Educators that runs a seven-month program teaching general dentists and specialists how to become implantologists. Dr. Ferguson is a Diplomate of the ICOI, an Associate Fellow of the AAID, clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida and a visiting lecturer at the University of Miami. Dr. Ferguson has taught implant dentistry and hands-on bone grafting courses attended by thousands of dentists over the past 19 years. He is currently in private practice in Davie, Florida.

Hotel Accommodations
Courtyard New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville
910 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone (504) 523-2400 or (877) 703-7072

Room Rate: $213/night plus applicable taxes
Group Name Mention: Aligners and Surgical Guides Course
Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Reserve Online: Book your group room rate online 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 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

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 of 10% of the tuition you paid). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than August 31, 2018 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after August 31, 2018, this will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

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.

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
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