On-Demand Presentation of the 2021 Meeting
Enrollment Duration: 90 Days
Live Virtual Essay Program
"Current Materials Choices for Anterior Veneers"
Lee Ann Brady, DDS
Accomplishing exquisite anterior restorative results is a combination of preparation technique and materials selections. It is challenging to select from one of the many choices of esthetic restorative materials that are available. We will discuss the esthetic and functional parameters of each material to facilitate appropriate material selection.
- Understand the current indirect materials available for veneers
- Understand the lab process used for veneer fabrication
- Understand the physical and handling properties of veneer materials
"Ridge Preservation in the Daily Dental Practice - Protocols and Alternatives"
Dr. Markus Tröltzsch
Oral implantology has become a very safe and predictable procedure. Although implant placement and augmentative procedures are routine procedure nowadays, many pitfalls can adversely affect long term satisfaction of the patient and the surgeon. Today the dentist ́s challenge is to select the appropriate technique and material for the given task while the options and the medical challenges grow constantly. The literature and nowadays social media boast high success rates and satisfied patients but reality sometimes offers a different picture.
This presentation will focus on various techniques of how to achieve a solid tissue foundation for the implant placement.
Attendees will learn:
- How to assess a patient in order to choose the correct technique and material for the given case
- How to classify osseous defects and deduct success rates for the augmentative procedure
- How to achieve predictable results with both ridge preservation and 3D – Titanium Mesh GBR
- How to handle augmentation complications correctly
- The effect of bisphosphonates and other drugs that interfere with bone turnover
- Pharmacology related to augmentation surgery
- How we can safely practice these procedures with SARS-CoV-2
"The Interface between Biofilms and Biomaterials, and Why It Matters"
"Creating a Direct Composite Veneer that can rival Porcelain"
Bob Margeas, DDS
This 60 minute lecture and live demonstration via the use of a visualizer will show you step by step how to create a direct composite veneer with the use of tints and multiple composite shades. You will see how incisal translucency is created. Which burs, finishers, and polishers are best for creating surface texture and anatomy. The techniques learned can be incorporated into your office for increased profitability and preditability.
- How to create contacts without the use of wedges or matrices
- What speed should you use to create surface texture
- How to determine the proper shade when doing composite veneers to match adjacent teeth.
"Risk-Based Caries Management of Vulnerable and Aging Populations"
Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD
This presentation will review the principles of minimally invasive risk-based caries management for patients with physical or intellectual, acquired or developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan. The presentation will review of the evidence and lack of evidence in this area and the importance of working with other health care providers to manage the disease. Management of caries without use of general anesthesia will be emphasized and the need for disease/risk appropriate follow-up intervals will be discussed. Interactions with caregivers will be emphasized.
Participants will be able to:
- Apply evidence-based risk related principles to the management of caries throughout the lifespan in persons with varied levels of disabilities.
- recognize the indicators of increased dependence on caregivers
- appropriately recognize and manage dental/caries defects with the best evidence available
"The Digital Revolution in Periodontics and Implant Therapy"
George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD
Contemporary periodontology has evolved beyond the traditional model of pocket reduction and free gingival graft surgery. This expanded scope has largely been as a result of imaging technology in the profession. The growing availability of 3 dimensional tomography and computer aided dentistry have given clinicians the opportunity to manage diagnostic information and ensure more predictable prosthetic treatment outcomes. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan are, and will remain, the most important principles in ensuring ideal results. However, the judicious application of technology and information management to interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy has the potential to improve the co-diagnostic process and ensure that the diagnostic steps are optimized, clearly communicated, and effectively translated to the patient. Collaborative accountability requires that all interdisciplinary team members be held accountable for their role in patient care based on objective pre-surgical information.
This presentation will present a historical perspective of imaging in periodontics and associated applications in contemporary implantology and interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy treatment planning, to what is considered today’s contemporary scope of practice.
- To present the evolution and current scope of the periodontics and interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy
- To review diagnostic findings and imaging modalities critical to treatment planning of the interdisciplinary patient
- To review and highlight the role of the imaging in interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy as well as present a vision for the future.
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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.