Advanced Restorative Continuum: “The Ultimate Super-Dentist Boot Camp”
Sunday, July 29
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
This three-weekend, 48-hour intensive program features numerous topics and exercises in the broad realm of restorative dentistry, aimed at taking you and your practice to the next level. Each weekend module will focus on a different general area of restorative dentistry and will include lecture, lab and hands-on training. This is a practical course geared for general dentists looking to advance their restorative skills and patient care with foresight, compassion, ethics and integrity.
Module I: The Diagnostic Diamond
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 – 29, 2018
During the first module, you will be introduced to the “Diagnostic Diamond,” a formulized system to integrate patient data in a clear and organized manner leading to a risk-based, sequential treatment plan. The hands-on portion will take dentists through the steps to take accurate aesthetically derived facebow records, the indications for and delivery of deprogrammers, centric relations records, equilibration and occlusal guards. You will be able to better understand the comprehensive diagnostic process and formulate predictable and affordable treatment plans for your patients with options, and the risks and benefits of each.
You Will Learn
- To understand the power of mastering a comprehensive diagnosis
- How to take an accurate CR record and know when it’s indicated
- When to restore VDO and when to leave it alone!
- To be able to plan like a prosthodontist but execute within your comfort zone
- How to synthesize restorative dentistry into a meaningful, risk-based treatment plan
- How dental critical thinking is fun, profitable and filled with possibilities
- How to phase the most complex treatment with a simplified approach
- Clinical photography–keeping it super simple
- Aesthetic facebow records that really mean something
- Easy and repeatable CR records–we can all do this
- Design in aesthetic dentistry–it’smuch more than just teeth
- RestoringVDO–it all begins with one simple truth
- Deprogrammers – they work when you understand them
Module III: Materials and Methods – Indirect Restorations
Saturday and Sunday, July 28 – 29, 2018
In the third module, you will learn about the latest dental materials to restore the anterior and posterior dentition with indirect materials. During the hands-on portion, you will go through the steps to prepare teeth conservatively with a systems-based, predictable approach. You will leave this course able to understand which materials to use where and when, including longevity estimates, preventing post-operative sensitivity and preventing premature restoration failure.
You Will Learn
- The latest in build-up and block-out techniques
- How to disassemble a tooth and develop a dynamic diagnosis
- How to manage the vast array of aesthetic materials with confidence
- How to adjust occlusion and maintain occlusal stability
- Aesthetic planning and execution for indirect bonded ceramics
- Block-outs and build-ups (bonding, pins and posts)
- Provisionals – seven techniques to manage almost every temporary
- All-ceramic preparations and restorations
- Adhesive delivery – dentin treatment: immediate and delayed sealing
- Preventing chipping using the five-step check
Module II: Materials and Methods – Direct Restorations
Saturday and Sunday, June 16 – 17, 2018
During this module, you will learn about the latest dental materials to restore the anterior and posterior dentition with direct materials. The hands-on portion will take dentists through the steps to prepare teeth conservatively with a systems-based, predictable approach. You will understand which direct materials to use where and when, including longevity estimates, preventing post-operative sensitivity and preventing premature restoration failure.
You Will Learn
- The latest in caries management: surgical and non-surgical
- How to restore with composite like a master
- How to manage pulp exposures with the highest success rates
- How a rubber dam can make you more popular and efficient with patients
- Aesthetic planning and execution for direct materials o Managing pulp exposures
- Liners and bases
- Class I, II, III, IV and V techniques
- Using the lobe technique to minimize adjustments
- Margin elevating–the open sandwich technique revisited
COST & REGISTRATION
Tuition: $4,495 (for registrations received by March 5); $4,795(registrations received after March 5)
Deposit: $1,000 (non-refundable)
Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-In: 7:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco
This activity is designated for 48 units of continuing education credit.
*Program is limited to 30 participants; includes continental breakfast and lunch each day.
Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, is a professor of clinical dentistry and former chair of the Section of Restorative Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Lecturer Award from UCLA. He is the secretary of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and has been inducted into the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is an expert on cast gold restorations and has published articles in Operative Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, and has also co-authored a chapter on cast gold restorations in the 4th edition of Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.
Jessie V. Vallée, DDS, is an adjunct faculty member at University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry after having spent the last decade balancing private practice and teaching. She held the position of director of preclinical education in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dentistry at the Dugoni School where she oversaw all preclinical restorative courses, including: fixed prosthodontics, operative dentistry, dental anatomy, occlusion, implant dentistry and removable prosthodontics. She also taught in the Advanced Aesthetics and Complex Care Clinic and authored two chapters in the textbook, Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice. Dr. Vallée has returned to full-time, private practice in Silicon Valley.