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, October 4, 2019 | Course #72-19-Video* 
at the LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented by Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD

7 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #: 250, 610, 780
and Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am | Course Starts: 8:00 am



Dental Assistant:

Early Bird**







Video conference is offered to those that live more than 120 miles from New Orleans.
Video conference registrations can ONLY be taken over the phone.

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. International registrations can only be processed by phone.

* If you want to register for the in-person option, please register for course #72-19.

** Early Bird Rates are only available before September 4, 2019.


Ever had a patient say “Doc, that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it”? Let’s stop the madness. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make the tooth grow?

With newer regenerative/bioactive materials we can stimulate dentin healing and self-repair in our direct and indirect restorations while reducing sensitivity. These materials promote oral health by decreasing plaque, reducing bacterial accumulation, or promoting cells to cause regeneration of tissues. During this course, you will learn indications for newer liners, bases, cements, and restorative materials which encourage dentin repair, lessen sensitivity, and promote a healthier oral environment. This course will also explore regenerative materials for dentin replacement and cementation of durable esthetic indirect restorations like lithium disilicate and zirconia to reduce post operative problems and increase clinical success.

Learning Objectives

  • The bioactive/regenerative environment...why, how, and what materials
  • The latest in regenerative materials — liners, dentin replacements, cements, restorative materials to provide an environment where tissues can heal
  • The most durable indirect restorations ever: zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns formation and sealing of the restoration margins
  • Efficient direct composite placement — preparation, bonding, matrix selection, bulk fill and bioactive materials for long term oral health
  • Soft tissue optimization: lasers, socket preservation, implant essentials


About the Presenter

Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, AAACD, MAGD, ABAD

Dr. Griffin runs Smile Center in St. Louis County, Missouri. Dr. Griffin emphasizes cosmetics while doing all phases of general dentistry. He is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Griffin’s unique educational philosophy focuses on improving clinical and financial outcomes while making practice more fun and rewarding. Dr. Griffin has been the MasterTrack/CE chair for the Missouri AGD, a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Education, and is a clinical director for the Pacific Esthetic Continuum. 

How LSU CDE Video Conference Works

This course is live in New Orleans and is also streamed live via online video conference if you live 120 miles or more from New Orleans. With online video conferencing, you save the time and expense of traveling to and staying in New Orleans, while experiencing the latest video conferencing technology available:

  • see the presentation exactly as if you were in New Orleans 
  • interactive Q&A 
  • a CE staff member is available to facilitate your questions for the speaker

This Video Conference course is designed for those who live 120 miles or more outside of New Orleans.

If you take this course via video conference, your continuing education hours will count as in person credit hours. In order to receive a Verification of Participation letter for continuing education credit, each video conference registrant must complete a short test online followed by a separate brief evaluation questionnaire via Survey Monkey. The links to the test and the evaluation questionnaire will be sent prior to the course. 




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

Cancellation & Refund PolicyThe 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) if LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education receives written notification of your cancellation no later than September 4, 2019. Notification of cancellation received after September 4, 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.

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. Turn mobile phones off.


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