CREATING A COSMETIC PRACTICE WITHIN YOUR GENERAL PRACTICE
“Today’s general dental practice has many patients that are interested in improving the appearance of their teeth. This full day lecture is created to give an overview of the many different types of procedures and materials that can be successfully used to enhance your patients’ appearance. From posterior direct composites to 10 units of porcelain veneers, this course with discuss case selection, material choices, predictable techniques and helpful pearls of information that will allow dentists to be able to add more cosmetic services to their practices. Throughout the program, Dr. Radz will also discuss how he has marketed his general practice to create a practice that is now over 50% elective dentistry, while maintaining a steady flow of new general dentistry patients.”
1. Review and discuss the materials and techniques used to create highly esthetic restorations.
2. Discuss the indications and applications for conservatively designed porcelain veneers.
3. Review the latest in esthetic materials and the potential applications in cosmetic procedures
4. Discussion on the use of digital photography in office marketing. Including a discussion of marketing ideas to increase the amount of elective work requested.
** this is a full day program
TIPS, TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE ESTHETIC BASED GENERAL DENTIST
Dentistry now has a wide variety of new materials and technologies available to help dentist to provide better dentistry faster and more predictably. This fast paced program is designed to share many useful materials now available as well as the tips and techniques to add speed and predictability. Additionally, new technologies with are discussed with a focus on the practical application and integration of these technologies to increase profitability and patient satisfaction.
1. Overview of the importance of bleaching in an esthetic practice
2. Review of the current state of bonding agents
3. Discussion on materials and techniques using composite resin for Class II’s, core build ups, and post and core restorations
4. Incorporation of the latest technologies into the practice work flow
5. Review of the potential of NoPrep veneers, with a discussion on the myths and the realities.
** this can be a full or half day course
Smile Creation using Minimal Preparation Designs and Thin Porcelain Veneers
Current growing popularity in “no-prep” veneers has created a lot of attention within the dental profession and the general public. Many in the dental profession remain skeptical as to the ability to create clinically acceptable veneers using this concept.
This course will discuss the use of minimal preparation veneers in cosmetic cases, as well as address the subject of the “no-prep” concept. Included within this discussion will be review of case selection, material selection, preparation, impression techniques, temporization procedures, and delivery techniques.
The attendee will leave with a better understanding of the potential applications and uses of very thin veneers.
1. Review the indications for “no-prep” and minimal preparation veneers
2. Discussion of the porcelain systems used to create thin veneers
3. Review of preparation guidelines, impression technique, provisionalization ideas, and cementation procedures.
4. Develop an understanding and appreciation for the potential uses of thin porcelain veneers.
** this can be a full or half day course
** a hands on component can be added
NEXT LEVEL ESTHETICS AND PREDICTABLILITY: MERGING TRADITIONAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY WITH THE LATEST MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
In today’s dental market it is now assumed that every general dentists is a cosmetic dentist. It is critical in an effort to meet patients’ expectations to have a through understanding of the latest materials, techniques, and technologies. Advances in porcelain technologies now provide us with exceptional durable materials that can create excellent esthetic results. This course will discuss the old and new options for crowns, bridges and veneers and the indications for each. Materials and techniques to help maximize success rates will be presented. Additionally, new technologies that can improve efficiency and patient satisfaction will be reviewed including a discussion on how these can be incorporated into your practice. The goal of this program is for each attendee to leave with many different pearls that can be immediately implemented into his/her practice immediately.
1. Discussion of why core build-ups and post and cores are critical to success
2. Review of the materials available for crown and bridge cases, including the indications and limitations of each
3. Presentation on proven techniques to create beautiful, conservative porcelain veneers; including a discussion on the potential applications of NoPrep veneers
4. Introduction to Digital Dentures and the techniques required
5. Discussion of the application of dental lasers to enhance case outcomes
6. Opportunities to improve your workflow and operatory efficiencies by incorporating digital impressions into your office.
Elective, Cosmetic Dentistry for Adolescents and Young Adults
“More and more dentists are seeing young patients that want to improve the appearance of their smiles. Unfortunately, orthodontics does not have the ability to cure all of young patients esthetic concerns. This full or half-day lecture discusses the materials and techniques that can allow a dentist to predictably use very conservative techniques to create beautiful smiles for young people. Topics covered include esthetic recontouring, bleaching procedures, anterior direct bonding, the many uses of indirect composites and a discussion on the application of implants. The course discusses many different techniques and material, but will also have discussion on treatment planning, case and material selection. This is an excellent course for dentists who are concerned with the overall treatment of young people with elective dental procedures.”
**best as a half-day program
Myths, Controversies and Concepts Regarding No-Prep Veneers
NoPrep veneers are a hot topic within dentistry and in the general public. Certainly there is a great appeal to this potentially noninvasive procedure. However, controversy and misconceptions are associated with this treatment. This course is designed to address the myths and realities of no prep veneers. Additionally attendees will see examples of no-prep veneers that meet patients’ esthetic requirements, while at the same time will meet the dentist's demands for proper fit and esthetic results. During the course the concept of the Partial Prep (P2Veneer) will be introduced. This program will cover case selection, lab communication, impression techniques, cementation techniques, finishing and polishing procedures and marketing ideas.
The attendee will leave with a better understanding of the potential that exists with a no prep concept, as well as an understanding of its limitations.
1. Review the myths and realities associated with no prep veneers
2. Discuss case selection criteria
3. Review ceramic options currently available
4. Understand the materials and techniques required for proper delivery of no prep veneers
5. Discuss the use of a partial prep concept and it's place within a "no prep" concept
6. Develop an understanding of the limitations of a no prep design
**this can be a full or half day program
**a hands on component can be added