March 31, 2010
The above link will take you to an article that I just published in April 2010 issue of Inside Dentistry.
The article focuses on the esthetic potential of minimal prep, no prep, and a new concept that I’ve been working on that we call partial prep for porcelain veneers.
The article shows several example of these different options to give the reader a perspective on the options that are available. Also helps to provide the reader with some parameters of case selection……which is key in these conservative cases. I think that there is alot of exciting applications in cosmetic dentistry for these ideas.
I’m always interested in feedback.
Let me know what you think.
January 13, 2010
I just found the below link that will take you to a recent article I published on Digital Impression systems.
It may be of interest to those dentists looking at getting into digital impressions. We’ve had our iTero system for 18 months now and love it. From single unit crowns to 10 units of no prep veneers to bridges, the iTero has been great!
May 6, 2009
I have just returned from attending and presenting at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) annual meeting.
It was a busy week. I gave three different presentations during the week. The first was a discussion in the corporate symposium venue discussing Septodont’s new composite n’Durance. The second was on the AACD main program reviewing and discussing the topic of Elective Cosmetic Dentistry and Adolescents and Young Adults. This program focused on the many conservative options available to enhance the smiles of this patient demographic. Lastly, I ended the week with a workshop on porcelain veneer preparation skills. In this workshop we discussed and practiced with several variations of porcelain veneer preparation design and how material selection effect the design.
In addition to my speaking responsiblilities I am on the Professional Education Committee (PEC) for the AACD. This committee is responsible for the the annual scientific session, along with other education efforts of the AACD. In Hawaii my duties where minimal and mostly in a support capacity. However, I will be the AACD program chair for the 2011 meeting in Boston. So my work for the AACD and the PEC has just begun.
The AACD is a great organization. It is one of my favorite weeks of the year. A great week of learning, sharing, and seeing many friends.
April 16, 2009
I just got in the mail today the April edition of Oral Health. Oral Health is one of the largest dental journals in Canada.
Last year the editor asked that I submit an article for publication to the journal. I sent in two case studies on patients that I had recently completed no prep Venus veneers on. He liked the article so much he requested that I submit a photo of the patients for the cover of the journal…..which I, of course, did.
the following link will take you to the online version of the article: http://www.oralhealthjournal.com/issues/ISarticle.asp?id=209315&story_id=132400142748&issue=04012009&PC=
the article discusses the thought process behind no prep veneers as well as some techniques. importantly for dentists this article was published to demonstrate that it is possible to get great esthetics and great soft tissue response with veneers on unprepared teeth. Given all the negative critiques of Lumineers and other similar products, in this article I tried to disspell some of the myths that are out in the profession.
i welcome comments and other ideas on this subject.
for those interested in pursuing more about this concept of no prep veneers I can refer you to two places:
1. I learn much of this information from Dr. Dennis Wells in Nashville. Dennis provides inoffice courses on this subject. go to: www.musiccityseminars.com for more info…….great course.
2. I’m chairing the 2nd Annual North American Symposium on No Prep Veneers in Cleveland June 5,6. This program brings together many experienced dentists and ceramists to discuss the concept of No Prep veneers. go to: www.acesthetics.com for more info.
Gary Radz, DDS
February 21, 2009
Yesterday I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Benco National Sales meeting. What a great day! This was a bit different for me….there was not a single dentist in the audience of 500 people. Rather it was the entire sales force of Benco. It was a fun challenge to present to a nondentist group.
What I learned in my preparation and my 3 days participating in their meeting is that this is a great company that’s trying hard to do the right thing. Benco has only recently started expanding West so I really didn’t know that much about the company. Now, knowing them better I’m truly impressed with the goals and the direction of this company! They truly are dedicated to the success of their dentists/clients.
I having a great time here with this group and will leave with a new appreciation for Benco and it’s dedication to our profession.
January 8, 2009
As of Monday, we are now open for business in our new downtown dental practice in Denver.
Although not entirely complete we are able to see patients and conduct business. It is going to be a wonderful place to work.
Also, our education facility is nearly completed. Looking forward to start booking some educational events here in the near future. Currently in discussions with the Tulsa Implant folks and the Cadent iTero sales team to begin to host some programs for them.
Looking forward to getting that aspect of our facility going as well. Continue to follow this blog for more information regarding dental education and/or go to the schedule section of www.garyradz.com for a complete listing of our in office programs as well.
Gary Radz, DDS
Snow Mountain Seminars
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December 19, 2008
In September we had the first organizational meeting of the Colorado Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This group is an affilate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (www.aacd.com) . I look forward to having a local group of like minded dentists to share ideas.
This group also will help to provide a venue to bring to Colorado esthetically focused continuing education. I accepted the job as CE chairman for our new organization. Having served in the past and currently in a similar capacity within our parent organization I hope to use that experience to bring in some excellent speakers.
Our first program will be on Feb. 6th, 2009 at the CDA/MDDS building. We will have 2 great speakers at this program. First will be Dr. Hugh Flax from Atlanta. Hugh is currently the AACD vice-president and will assume the presidency in two years. Hugh also founded the Georgia AACD affilate, so he will be a great source of information for our membership as to how to fully utilize our new organization. Additionally, Hugh as a wealth of knowledge in the area of laser usage in cosmetic dentistry and will be doing a presentation on this subject as well. Our second speaker is local prosthodontist Dr. Aldo Leopardi. Aldo was one of the highest rated speakers at the last AACD national meeting! He’ll be presenting his anterior implant lecture, which is an excellent program for any cosmetic dentists to learn more.
Anyone interested can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I look forward to learning more locally and to the challenge of bringing to Colorado cosmetic dentists great speakers.
Gary M. Radz, DDS
downtown denver dental practice : www.radzdds.com and www.downtowndenverdentist.com
October 23, 2008
My primary purpose with attending the ADA was to look for new equipment and ideas for my new office.
After working in the same outdated practice (purchased in 1999) for 9 years I’ve FINALLY got a chance to design an office that is functional. I’m very excited about the design of this new office….it will dramatically improve the enviroment and the equipment of the practice. We are decked out with Midmark chairs and cabinetry, will have the new Helios lights in 2 operatories, loaded up with Kavo handpieces and will have room to move around our iTero digital impression system.
More importantly for this blog……I have created a conference room that will allow for me to be able to provide area for doing small group teaching out of my office. I have for years been asked if I provide more in depth training in my office……until now I didn’t have a good way to do that. Now our state of the art conference room and adjecent operatory will give me the ability to teach more in depth/detailed course to small groups. Also, will give me the room and ability to do some video taping and eventually/hopefully webcasting as well.
So I’m really excited about the educational oppertunities I’ll be able to provide soon…….Don’t worry it’s not going to be another LVI or Nash Institute ( I don’t have the energy or that grand of vision), but should be a nice place to occasionally teach small groups of friends.
More later as this continues to evolve.
gary radz, dds
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Hi, welcome to the blog site for the educational aspect of what I do in dentistry. On this site I intend to keep visitors updated on what I’m doing in dentistry and what is happening new in dentistry.
Additionally, I want to develop a forum to be able to interact with other dental professionals to inform, educate and share opinions.
Welcome….I look forward to the interaction.
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