Systematically Achieving Success Using the Latest Materials and Techniques
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Overview & Objectives
With so many materials and techniques available, it’s difficult to know which to use. We’ve all been burned trying new materials only to find problems later. Adhesives and restorative materials have evolved. Bioactive materials are the latest buzz. As our population continues to age, cutting edge materials can help our patients keep their teeth and health.
With the current staffing challenges, we must simplify our techniques while incorporating new useful and exciting technology. No "one size fits all" material exists, so dentists must be familiar with a plethora of products. Learn how to use the newest techniques with confidence. This course was developed by an active practitioner specifically with busy dentists in mind.
The focus of this practical course is on the following topics: Anterior Direct Composites: Layered vs. Single Shade; Improved Dentin Bonding Materials and Techniques; A Guide to Bioactive Materials; Age-Appropriate Restorations; Communicating with Patients Using Digital Photography; Smile Design Using the RED Proportion; Visagism-Personality Based Smile Design; Innovative Posts & Cores; and Selecting the Ideal All-Ceramic Materials.
After completing this course, participants should be better able to:
▪ use simplified single shade and layered composites to create beautiful anterior restorations
▪ select and use the latest highly-effective universal bonding agents to reduce sensitivity in posterior teeth
▪ utilize bioactive materials to create longer-lasting restorations
▪ effectively use digital dental photography to educate and motivate your patients to accept needed treatments
▪ design smiles that “fit” your patients’ faces using proportional and personality-based models, and
▪ choose between high-strength zirconia or high-translucent zirconia, and lithium di-silicate.
Daniel H Ward, DDS was an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University for 13 years and has been in private practice in Columbus, Ohio for 40 years. He lectured at the Post-Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, SUNY Buffalo, UMKC, and the University of Florida and served as chief examiner. He is a fellow in the American and the International College of Dentists, fellow of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and an associate member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Ward has lectured throughout the world nationally and internationally. He has published over 40 articles in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Dental Clinics of North America, Compendium, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, and Oral Health.
Early Bird Registration
BY 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 01/20/23
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $200
Dental Assistant: $115
BY 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 02/21/23
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $215
Dental Assistant: $130
AFTER 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 02/21/23
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $240
Dental Assistant: $155
Sign-in & Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am (CST)
Course Starts: 8:00 am (CST)
Course Ends: 4:30 pm (CST)
Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge
For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.
NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.
LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.