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26th Annual Island Dental Colloquium

By Continuing Dental Education

Friday, February 14, 2020

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Mauai Free Event

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University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, invite you to join us for the 26th Annual Island Dental Colloquium. We are offering an outstanding educational opportunity featuring three excellent faculty speakers. Course lectures run from 7:30 am to 11:30 am each day. Take advantage of this unbeatable travel education program combined with the beauty and excitement of the island of Maui.


Endodontics for the General Practitioner

David C. Brown, BDS, MDS, MSD

Endodontic treatment remains the cornerstone of modern dental treatment. This clinically relevant lecture will cover the principles to provide your patients with successful endodontic treatment. Diagnosis and treatment planning will be discussed together with emergency pain management protocols. Dr. Brown will detail access cavity preparation, tips for negotiating canals, instrument selection and shaping the root canal. Recent advances in irrigation will also be highlighted. Obturation and a guide to restore the endodontically treated tooth will be made. David C. Brown, BDS, MDS, MSD, is in private endodontic practice in San Francisco. He has taught endodontics at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for 20 years and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Endodontics. Dr. Brown is also a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists.

Mastering Restorative Materials & Techniques 2020

Jeff Brucia, DDS

The numerous choices in restorative materials has confused the clinician as to what is best indicated in a given situation. The continuous evolution in adhesive materials and techniques, combined with the ever-increasing demands for predictable and long-lasting aesthetic restorations, demands continuous learning in the areas of material science and restorative techniques. This lecture will provide an overview of the restorative options you should be considering today as well as a comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of dentinal adhesives. Dr. Brucia will guide you through the collection of materials and techniques available today for providing both direct and indirect single, multiple unit and implant-supported restorations that will meet your patients’ expectations for quality dental care. This is a must-see program for all wet fingered restorative dentists. Jeff Brucia, DDS, is a graduate of the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He is practicing aesthetic and restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco. He is the co-director of the FACE Occlusion Study Club where he chairs the Department of Esthetics and Adhesive Material Science. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and presently serves as academy secretary. Dr. Brucia is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award and has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education.

Medically Complex Patients: What Dentists Want to Know

Linda Centore, PhD, NP

With our aging demographic, dentists are likely to see patients living longer due to advances in medicine. Patients with multiple chronic illnesses and medications request the same treatment options as younger patients. In a busy clinical setting, dentists need to know how to assess whether a medical or psychiatric condition is controlled or uncontrolled in a matter of a few pertinent follow-up questions. This lecture will review the patient evaluation through didactic material and case illustrations. Relevant follow-up questions for common chronic conditions will be discussed. Cognitive ability and emotional stability may impact realistic expectations and the capacity for a good faith relationship. Early identification of medical and/or psychiatric conditions impacting comprehension, consent and cooperation is essential to a successful clinical outcome.

Linda Centore, PhD, NP, is a clinical professor, licensed psychologist and board-certified primary care nurse practitioner at University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. She teaches patient evaluation with oral surgery colleagues and provides med-psych consults to patients in the student dental clinic. In her private practice, she collaborates with physicians and dentists in co-treating patients with new or worsening health conditions to promote resilience, coping and improved quality of life.

The Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Orascoptic and Premier Dental Products for their generous support of this program.

Register for the program online at or contact UCSF at 415.514.0778

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