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Complex Restorative Dentistry in the Digital Era
November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT$96.00 – $995.00
Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
Delivery: In-Person Lecture & Hands-On
Speakers: Drs. Tal Wilkins IV and Michael C. Fling
Location: Washington AGD Global Education Center
Subject Codes: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics
Credit Hours: 8.0
Light breakfast, lunch, parking, all hands-on materials are provided for attendees.
Tuition (Lecture & Hands-On):
AGD Member Dentists: $795
Non-AGD Member Dentists: $995
UWSOD AGD Dental Student Member: $96
A smile makeover is a very complex and involved treatment which incorporates an in-depth knowledge of smile design, proper occlusion, and the ability to work with a team, to include the dental laboratory technician. When altering the Vertical Dimension of Occlusion, it adds complexity and cost which many patients cannot afford.
While porcelain crowns or veneers are the typical mainstay of this type of treatment, utilizing composite veneers by injection molding, 3D-printed posterior onlays, and shell provisional crowns can offer a less costly option. These materials can also be used as an interim restorative material while phasing treatment and allowing the patient to proceed through treatment at their own pace. With the advent of new digital technology, it is now possible to utilize flowable composites, 3D printed or milled transitional restoration to stabilize a deteriorating dentition.
This new approach significantly lessens the learning curve for new practitioners performing full mouth rehabilitation or smile makeovers.
You will learn:
- How to use Global Diagnosis in complex treatment planning
- Techniques to make diagnostic wax ups easy
- Ideal tooth placement for esthetics and function
- Analog technique for wax-up and stint fabrication for provisionalization
- Determinants of vertical dimension, how and when to alter
- Overlay bonding technique
- Digital diagnostic work-up techniques
- Digital overlay fabrication techniques
- Injection composite restoration fabrication and finishing techniques
Meet Your Speakers
Michael C. Fling
Michael C. Fling, DDS is a dentist in Oklahoma City, OK, who has over 30 years of experience helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Since 1984, Dr. Fling has been providing high quality dental care to residents of Oklahoma city and the surrounding communities of Edmond, Norman, Moore, and Shawnee. Dr. Fling combines his decades of knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art technology to provide dental care that not only treats, but heals smiles affected by decay, trauma, or other damage. He has helped numerous satisfied patients improve their confidence and quality of life through cosmetic and restorative treatments. Dr. Fling also leads multiple seminars every year to forward dental education, improving communication between patient, dentist and technician.
Talmadge D. Wilkins IV
Talmadge D. Wilkins IV, DMD, FAGD is a graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. Before studying dentistry, he received a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University. At WVU, Dr. Wilkins was a member of its rifle team where he won four NCAA National Championships and earned six All-American honors. During this time, he was also a member of the US Shooting National Team. While he won many national honors, his highest accolade was winning a gold and silver medal for the United States in the 1994 World Championships in Milan, Italy. After dental school, Dr. Wilkins completed a general practice residency followed by training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. He is the former Assistant Director of the Medical College of Georgia’s General Practice Residency. Dr. Wilkins has also graduated from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Executive Management Program. Dr. Wilkins is currently furthering his study by attending the esteemed Pankey Institute for dental education.
The Washington AGD Continuing Dental Education Committee gratefully acknowledges corporate partners of our programs for their generous support. CE program providers and instructors will disclose to participants any monetary or other special interest the program provider may have with any corporate partners products they are discussing in CE activities. Disclosure will be made in publicity materials and at the beginning of the presentation itself in accordance with our PACE Commerical Support Guidelines.