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Course Description


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BE AWARE OF WEAR: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treatment Planning, and Restoring The Worn Dentition (morning topic)

WHAT'S A DENTIST TO DO: Diagnosis, Treatment Options, and Rehabilitation of Difficult and Unusual Cases (afternoon topic) 

In New Orleans

Friday, December 6, 2019 | Course #80-19* 
at the LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented by Thomas E. Dudney, DMD

7 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #: 730
and Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am | Course Starts: 8:00 am



Dental Assistant:

Early Bird
by 12:00 pm (CST)/
noon 11/6/19


by 12:00 pm (CST)/
noon 11/27/19


(During sign-in 12/6/19)



Online: By clicking HERE      |      Phone: 504.941.8193      |      Fax: 504.941.8403
Mail: 1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, Clinical Building, Room 4319, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799


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: Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

* If you want to register for the video conference (course #80-19-video) option, please call our office. VIDEO CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS CAN ONLY BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE.


Be Aware of Wear: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treatment Planning, and Restoring the Worn Dentition (morning topic)

Tooth wear is more prevalent than ever. It is incumbent on the entire dental team to know how to recognize the clinical signs of wear and understand the importance of prevention, and the restorative options when necessary. This half-day lecture will illustrate the different types of tooth wear with clinical examples, and demonstrate a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment. After attending this course, attendees should be able to recognize the clinical signs of intrinsic and extrinsic erosion, establish office protocols to help patients prevent and/or treat acid erosion, recognize the clinical signs of horizontal and vertical wear patterns, design an occlusal scheme that fits the patient’s grinding patterns, understand bite opening vs. crown lengthening vs. orthodontic intrusion to gain space for restorations, know the importance of an interdisciplinary team in treating wear cases, and develop a systematic approach in the treatment of simple to complex wear cases.

What’s a Dentist to Do: Diagnosis, Treatment Options, and Rehabilitation of Difficult and Unusual Cases
(afternoon topic)

Sometimes the restorative dentist encounters clinical situations that are out of the ordinary and can be difficult to treatment plan. This lecture will examine several such cases in order to explore treatment options and develop treatment plans. Treatment results will be demonstrated along with helpful clinical tips on: material selection, how to determine incisal edge position, intra-oral composite mock-ups, opening bites, taking CR records, avoiding biologic width violations, fabricating and evaluating provisional restorations, multiple unit adhesive cementation, bonding to porcelain in the mouth, and fine tuning occlusal adjustments. After attending this course, attendees should be able to explore treatment options and examine clinical results for: traumatic avulsion of permanent incisors, dark central incisors, severely worn dentitions, class III anterior crossbites, gummy smiles, and/or appliance dependent patients.

About the Presenter

Thomas E. Dudney, DMD

Dr. Dudney has a private practice in Alabaster, Alabama specializing in both cosmetic and general dentistry. He is clinical director for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum hands-on programs. Previously he served as clinical director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also an accredited member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.


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

JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. We have a block room rate available for this course. Click this link to go directly to the block rate reservation site.




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 November 6, 2019. Notification of cancellation received after November 6, 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.


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