All-Access includes the following Clinical Pass courses (listed in order by day), Surgical Pass and access to the Team Pass for six people. Learn more about each session by clicking below. 

Friday, January 29 starts at 7:00am Pacific / 10:00am Eastern

Williams

Todd Williams

It’s often thought that 20/20 vision is perfect vision. However, according to the American Optometric Association, 20/20 vision only indicates sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. The year 2020 has allowed us to see the needs of 2021, 2022 and beyond with clarity.

Care is both a noun and a verb, and with clarity we now see that while the noun side of care is changing by the day (a new normal), the verb side of care is being refreshed (our normal is being renewed via growth and challenge)

Why is it critical to understand the difference? In every provider/patient interaction, there are two diagnoses happening. As we diagnose the patient with healthcare, they are diagnosing the health of our care. We extend a new normal as they look to us to see if our normal has been renewed. 

The problem is, as we work tirelessly to meet the ever-changing needs and requirements of this new normal, we often neglect the renewal of our why, our purpose, and our passion for serving. But to those we serve, that renewal is everything. 

This session will teach us how to distinguish between the changes we’ve made to the noun side of our care, as well as the renewal of our verb. And most of all, how to communicate both with conviction and purpose to our teams and the community we serve. 

Clarifying and communicating our new normal (what we have to do) and our normal renewed (what we get to do) will allow us to serve, differentiate and succeed like never before. 

Upon completion of this session you should be able to:

  • Identify and articulate the changes you’ve made to your practice to meet the safety needs of this new normal in a way that reassures your team, your patients and those you serve.
  • Articulate both the why behind your work, and how the challenges of this unprecedented time have grown, strengthened and renewed the purpose behind you and your team’s efforts.
  • Measure the unmeasureable by identifying the areas of patient and team feedback that show you’re making progress.

About Todd Williams:

  • Speaker and consultant with more than three decades of culture development experience
  • More than 20 years developing and implementing the service delivery training programs for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Past vice president, culture development, Centura Health

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Gollner

Martin Gollner, DMD, DDS

Digital workflow is on trend in the dental field, and digital technologies are an unstoppable boom. Is a fully digital workflow feasible, or does the dentist still need analog steps to produce predictable outcomes in esthetically and functionally reconstructive therapy? The application of new technologies in dentistry requires a confident team-approach between dentist and dental technician. Furthermore, an implementation of hardware and software in the dental lab and office necessitates learning how to utilize available features and functionality. Only then can performance and outcomes be optimized. Dr Gollner suggests analog understanding is an important foundation for digital work.

A promising strategy includes the application of digital technology in single steps, but also the intelligent linking of analog and digital procedures in a comprehensive treatment workflow. Dr Gollner will cite recent cases in which digital workflow reached a limit functionally, which therefore affected treatment predictability. The lecture will point out the essential important analog steps in planning and implementation of functional and esthetic aspects. Discussion will include which digital technologies make the workflow easier and preferable, which analog processes are more superior to digital, and how we can combine analog and digital steps in a perfect and a workable way.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Determine which therapy steps have to be done in the analog way.
  • Evaluate analog and digital individual clinical situation to develop a treatment strategy easily.

About Martin Gollner:

  • Graduate, dental medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany, 1998
  • Doctoral degree, Academy of Dental Education, Germany, 2000
  • Graduate, oral surgery, DDS, 2003
  • Supervisor implantology, German Society of Implantology, Bayreuth, 2010
  • Private practice in Bayreuth

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 50 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149

Bethell

Robin Bethell, DDS

When treating our restorative patients with Aligners, understanding risk and predictability is paramount.  With the end in mind and the correct diagnosis, we can predict accurately where the teeth will end up.  Additionally, we can impress our patients with ortho success in the shortest amount of time and be retainable through the restorative process.  This can be achieved with some key principles and paradigms that you will learn here.  

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Learn how to logically approach orthodontic-restorative cases and manage risks.
  • Motivate patients to invest the time in orthodontic alignment and exceed their expectations with predictable outcomes. 

About Robin Bethell:

  • Founder and partner of five dental offices (Forest Family Dentistry and Blue Door Dental Designed) in Austin, Texas.
  • Graduated from University of the Pacific in San Francisco, 2007.
  • Invisalign faculty and a Top 1% Invisalign provider in Texas.
  • Completed training in Kois Education and Digital Smile Design.

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

The Future is Now Series

Gurel

Galip Gürel, DDS, MSc

The unexpected surrender to the Covid-19 pandemic affected all of our personal and professional lives, but I believe everything happens for a reason. During quarantine I had the most expensive three months—though our practice was closed, I chose to still pay full salaries to my team (they’ve been with me for years). Though it was expensive, it was also the longest vacation of my life. My career today—I am living my peak years, treating the number of patients I want, charging what I believe I deserve, and this gap time made me realize having a life without dentistry was not as scary as I imagined. To the contrary, it was fun.

Going back to work was extremely challenging with all the protective measures we had to apply. This not only made us aware of how to take better care of ourselves, but also forced us to change some protocols on treatment planning and execution of cases. We realized we don’t have the luxury of bringing patients back and forth to our office for minor corrections, and instead we added elements to our daily workflow. Better case selection, better time management, trying to make a couple of different procedures in one appointment as biologically possible as it can be, and perfecting some of our analog and digital approaches to speed us up.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Determine the importance of creating balance in life.
  • Realize the importance of a flawless workflow and efficient treatment planning.

About Galip Gürel:

  • Graduated, University of Istanbul Dental School, 1981
  • MSc degree, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
  • Founder and honorary president, EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry)
  • Visiting professor, New York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France), and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey)
  • Editor-in-chief, Quintessence Magazine, Turkey
  • Editorial boards, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Private practice specializing in esthetic dentistry, Istanbul

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Receives honorarium from MIS Implants. 

Lecture, up to 50 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Broyles

Frances E. Broyles, MD

The number of agents available to improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes has increased substantially in recent years. Only 15 years ago, available therapies other than a few drugs and insulin were non-existent. Today, a myriad of single drugs using multiple new mechanisms and combination drug administration has increased the ability to individually tailor therapy for any given patient. The development of new technologies like continuous glucose monitors, pumps and closed loop systems has resulted in easier and more effective ways to control blood glucose and to better manage diabetes. This presentation will review the new therapies in diabetes treatment and act as a guide to helping dentists become more effective with more comprehensive patient care.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the disease/complication modifying approach to treating diabetes and realize it is not just about controlling the blood sugar.
  • Learn about new technologies in diabetes, continuous glucose monitors, pumps and closed loop systems.

About Frances E. Broyles:

  • Medical director, diabetes/endocrinology and nutrition, Swedish
  • Winner, Seattle Met Top Doctor Award, 2019
  • Key contributor, Swedish diabetes program
  • Member, national osteoporosis board

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Medical director of diabetes/endocrinology and nutrition at Swedish First Hill Campus.

Lecture, up to 30 minutes
Health Medicine and Nutrition; AGD Subject Code 150

Oppenheim

Gary Oppenheim, MD, FACC

In this presentation, Dr Oppenheim will present a futuristic view of cardiology and where technologies in this area of medicine stand now. He will give an overview of presently available modalities such as mechanical heart, current diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and treatments. Dr Oppenheim will also provide an overview of what is being developed and may be available in the not too distant future, including 3D cardiac organ printing, xenotransplantation, genetics and AI. This information is designed to help clinicians better understand the state of the art in treating patients with heart disease.

Upon completion of this sessions, you should be able to:

  • Have a better awareness of what is currently available in the field of cardiology.
  • Glimpse into the likely future of cardiology diagnosis and treatment.

About Gary Oppenheim:

  • Specialist in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Swedish
  • Graduated medical school from University of Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania in 1981

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Cardiologist in Seattle, Washington and is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center-First Hill, Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill, University of Washington Medical Center, Swedish Edmonds Hospital,and Swedish Issaquah Hospital. 

Lecture, up to 30 minutes
Basic Sciences; AGD Subject Code 010

Higton

Céline Higton, BDS Hons (KCL)

‘Rubberdamology’ is an exact science. Imagine trying to solve 6x2 + 11x – 15 = 20 without having been taught quadratics in school? Impossible. When the shift between mechanical and chemical retention in dentistry became more common place, dental schools around the world were only too keen to teach the new methodology. However, the ‘sideshow’ techniques that would facilitate this new way of providing dentistry were somewhat left by the wayside—the use of rubber dam being one of them. This square sheet of rubber strikes fear into the hearts of many dentists as ‘it just never works’, but it really is as simple as 1, 2, 3. The aim of this talk is to cover the foundation of all rubber dam techniques and to demystify the sorcery known as ‘Rubberdamology.’

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of correct clamp selection.
  • Understand the difference between the primary stabilizing clamp and the accessory retracting clamp or ligature.

About Céline Higton:

  • Leading associate dentist at Prodenta, London
  • Studied dentistry at King’s College London, graduating with honours and multiple accolades and awards
  • Completed three years of architecture
  • Leading expert in ‘rubberdamology’

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

The Future is Now Series

Giordani

Gustavo Giordani, DDS

In this new world we live in, pairing specialties with fast procedures has become something fundamental to the success of esthetic rehabilitation. When faced with an interdisciplinary case involving cosmetic surgery, the use of digital planning for a correct, fast and guided execution, combined with prosthetic rehabilitation, offers a more predictable, quick and less invasive treatment. During this presentation, we will review how to work with a fast and predictable digital workflow combining implants, surgical periodontics, and esthetic rehabilitation.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Combine interdisciplinary treatment in a fast and predictable workflow.
  • Apply predictable techniques for soft tissue donor sites. 

About Gustavo Giordani:

  • Graduate, specialization in maxillofacial and periodontal surgery and implantology, Universidade Paulista - UNIP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • In practice with Dr Marcelo Calamita and Dr Marcos Pitta, Sao Paulo
  • Surgeon at Atelie Oral, considered the most successful dental clinic of Brazil and South America 

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Receives honorarium from MIS Implants.

PERIODONTICS
Lecture, up to 50 minutes
Periodontics; AGD Subject Code 490

Lunch or Afternoon Tea 12:45-1:15pm Pacific / 3:45-4:15 Eastern

Session Options 1:15pm Pacific / 4:15pm Eastern
Pick one session to watch live and view the others on-demand.

Tamimi

Dania Tamimi, BDS, DMSc

The dental patient may present with a chief complaint of "my teeth don't fit like they used to" or "there is a gap between my front teeth that wasn't there before." This talk will radiographically explore some of the etiologies for changing bites, ranging from habits, TMJ disorders, and sleep-disordered breathing. The clinician will walk away understanding how the occlusion is related to the TMJ, the airway, and the rest of the craniofacial complex, laying the groundwork for a whole patient approach to dentistry. After all, to treat our dental patients we should be able to diagnose their condition accurately and comprehensively. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate TMJ radiographically in light of an acquired occlusal change.
  • Understand how the occlusion, TMJ and airway are linked. 

About Dania Tamimi:

  • Graduate, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Doctorate of medical science and certificate of fellowship in oral and maxillofacial radiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 2005
  • Editorial board member, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology (OOOO)
  • Lead author: Specialty Imaging: Dental Implants (translated to Portuguese and Russian) and Specialty Imaging: Temporomandibular Joint (translated to Spanish)
  • Co-lead author, Diagnostic Imaging, Oral and Maxillofacial (translated to Spanish)
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology private practice in Orlando, Florida

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics (Oral Radiology, TMJ, and Orthodontics); AGD Subject Code 149

Notarantonio

Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FAACD, FICOI

During this course we will dive into the powerful world of editing as well as patient and laboratory communication utilizing Keynote. Lab communication will focus on shade matching utilizing both conventional techniques and via the eLab protocol. You will also learn basic techniques to show patients treatment possibilities and options with low cost software. Furthermore; you will be able to apply the techniques you learn through this course to increase your direct-to-patient marketing efforts via digital and print media.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Learn techniques for proper laboratory communication including shade and texture.
  • Understand how photography can be utilized for enhanced marketing efforts.

About Adamo Notarantonio:

  • Graduate, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, 2002
  • Accredited, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2011
  • Fellowship, AACD--80th person worldwide to achieve this honor
  • Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Recipient, AACD’s Rising Star Award, 2016
  • Accreditation Chairman, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Dental Photography; AGD Subject Code 138

Fayad

Mohamed I. Fayad, DDS, MS, PhD

A lack of consensus exists among dentists and endodontists regarding cracked teeth. Accurate clinical evaluation, imaging and diagnosis is paramount to properly treatment planning cracked teeth. With the resurgence of the philosophy of saving compromised teeth versus extraction, and our patients’ desire to save their teeth, the question remains: Which cracked teeth should be treated and which cracked teeth should be extracted? Applying the current understanding of the ultrastructure of teeth in conjunction with modern diagnostic technologies, materials, adhesive techniques, and restorative approaches, dentists can now use minimally invasive biomimetic techniques to provide restorations that come close to functionally and biomechanically mimicking the original, healthy state of a tooth. This evidence-based presentation will address the classification and diagnosis of different types of cracks and the role of CBCT imaging in these cases, as well as the prognosis and changes in treatment protocols and outcomes of cracked teeth.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand the different types and prognosis of longitudinal tooth fractures.
  • Understand the role of CBCT imaging in identifying cracked tooth types, extent of the fractures, and early bone pattern changes associated with cracked teeth.
  • Understand prognosis and outcomes studies concerning treatment and management of cracked teeth and vertical root fractures.
  • Apply the current understanding of the ultrastructure of teeth in conjunction with modern diagnostic technologies, materials, adhesive techniques, and restorative approaches for restoration of cracked teeth.

About Mohamed I. Fayad:

  • DDS, College of Dentistry, Cairo University, 1985
  • Master’s, oral sciences, University of Buffalo at NewYork, 1994
  • PhD, joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University, 1996
  • Endodontic training, College of Dentistry, UIC
  • Director, endodontic research, College of Dentistry, UIC
  • Clinical associate professor, College of Dentistry, UIC
  • Scientific advisory and manuscript review panels, Journal of Endodontics, and Evidence Based Endodontics Journal
  • Co-editor, 3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment, 2016
  • Private practice

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Endodontics; AGD Subject Code 070

Gracis

Stefano Gracis, DMD, MSD

Treating Clinicians:

Stefano Gracis, DMD, MSD - restorative dentistry and prosthetic rehabilitation

Matteo Capelli, DMD - endodontic treatment, periodontal and implant surgeries

David J. De Franco, DMD, DMedSc - orthodontic treatment

Luca Vailati, CDT - prosthetic laboratory work

Age at initial presentation: 16 years and 10 months

Initial presentation date: February 2015

Treatment completion date: work in progress

This challenging clinical case concerns a young female who, at the time of presentation, was almost 16 years old. About two years earlier, she was hit by a car as she was crossing a street near home. As a consequence of the impact, her right central incisor was luxated buccally while the right lateral incisor and left central were fractured in the cervical area. At the hospital, the luxated tooth was repositioned, but in a more buccal position, and the broken teeth reconstructed. By the time she came to my attention, the right central incisor had become ankylosed and displayed some signs of external resorption, the lateral incisor was clearly fractured and, thus, not maintainable, and the left central incisor appeared disproportionate. The esthetic consequences due to the loss of two (or three) anterior teeth in a young growing individual can be devastating not only for her psyche, but also when considering the difficulties encountered in replacing these teeth in a reliable way with a fixed solution. How would you treat her?

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Exploit horizontal tooth movement to decrease the degree of difficulty when dealing with multiple teeth loss in the esthetic area.
  • Identify the possible consequences of orthodontic tooth movement when hard tissue regenerative procedures are carried out with materials that do not respond in the same way to the biological processes initiated by the movement itself.

About Stefano Gracis:

  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate, prosthodontics with an MSD, University of Washington
  • Member, Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (president 2007-2008) 
  • Member, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (president 2016-2018)
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry 
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Prosthodontics
  • Private practice focusing on prosthodontics and restorative dentistry, Milan, Italy

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149

Runkle

Ken Runkle

When it comes to treatment acceptance, the most important understanding that any dentist can realize is to understand the difference between case acceptance and case completion. In this talk, we will describe the differences between case acceptance and case completion, how to measure them and how to achieve them. Your production and your collections will increase because of this presentation. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to measure case acceptance 
  • Understand how to measure case completion

About Ken Runkle:

  • Speaker and consultant for dental professionals throughout America on the subjects of personal and practice development.
  • Founder and president of Paragon Management Associates, Inc.
  • 30+ years of consulting with over 1,000 dental practices, Ken delivers strategic and commonsense solutions upon which to build an efficient and consistently growing practice.

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Key opinion leader and consultant for CareCredit.

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations, AGD Subject Code 550

Austin

Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

As editorial director with Dental Economics magazine, Dr Joshua Austin authors the column Pearls for Your Practice and has personally worked with most new products and technologies that have entered the market. In this informative, fast moving course, Dr Austin will share the current trends in dental materials and technologies. Learn how materials have changed over the past few years and how those changes can affect your procedures and practice.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Illuminate growing trends and discover the best new restorative dental products on the market.
  • Analyze the impact new products/technologies have on the practice’s bottom line.
  • Explore many other products and items that can make your life easier and your dentistry faster.

About Joshua Austin:

  • Graduate, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School
  • Editorial director and columnist, Dental Economics magazine
  • Private practice in restorative dentistry, San Antonio, Texas

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

DENTAL PRODUCTS REVIEW
Lecture, up to 30 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Session Options 2:40pm Pacific / 5:40pm Eastern
Pick one session to watch live and view the others on-demand.

Harris-sm

Lincoln Harris, BDS

Informed consent is a valuable tool when communicating with our patients about the benefits and risks of treatment vs. no treatment. Most dentists see this as roadblock to case acceptance, when, in fact, the reverse can actually be true. In this presentation, Dr Harris uncovers ways to effectively explain the overall health benefits of treatment, allowing patients to make more informed decisions and resulting in higher case acceptance. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Converse with your patients to get a better understanding of their needs. 
  • Incorporate the overall health benefits as an important component of informed consent.

About Lincoln Harris:

  • In-demand teacher who has presented at international and domestic events for more than two decades
  • Maintains a thriving private practice in Bargara, Australia

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • CEO of RipeGlobal.

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Practice Management and Human Relations; AGD Subject Code 550

Ferris

Drew Ferris, DDS

Drew will present on the advantages of using a digital platform in providing care to patients. As an orthodontist, clear aligner treatment has allowed him to transition his practice from an analog to a digital practice model. Whether virtual consults with new patients, digital treatment planning and communication with an interdisciplinary team, or virtual care during treatment, we can continue to grow our practices and maintain profitability during unprecedented times. This presentation will highlight different ways to utilize technology to your advantage in order to provide the highest quality treatment and exceptional patient experience.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Illustrate the capabilities and advantages of a digital versus analog approach in treating challenging interdisciplinary cases
  • Highlight digital approaches to communicating with your team to optimize quality care
  • Understand how virtual care can be used in your everyday practice

About Drew Ferris:

  • DDS, University of Missouri in Kansas City, with honors
  • Orthodontic residency, Loma Linda University
  • One of seven Align Master faculty members in North America
  • Adjunct faculty, Loma Linda University
  • Orthodontics practice, Santa Barbara, CA

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Orthodontics; AGD Subject Code 370

McDonald

Drew McDonald, DDS, MS

Traditionally, the orthodontic community has advocated that every child should be seen by age 7 to evaluate for early signs of malocclusion. Recent advancements in technology and research, though, have allowed dentists to understand the role that underlying health conditions, such as airway and tongue dysfunction, play in development of malocclusion in young kids and that signs of these issues can be recognized much earlier than age 7. Armed with this knowledge, dentists and orthodontists have a unique opportunity to not only recognize the signs of airway and tongue issues early in life, but to also design interdisciplinary treatment plans aimed at intercepting these problems before they manifest into significant malocclusion and provide a larger benefit to our patients’ overall health. Through overview of research and case presentations, this lecture will provide an outline on how to identify airway and tongue issues in young patients and create an interdisciplinary approach to care that benefits more than just teeth.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand how airway and tongue issues contribute to the development and persistence of skeletal and dental malocclusion.
  • Recognize the signs of airway and tongue dysfunction in very young patients before they contribute to significant malocclusion.
  • Know what options are available as an interdisciplinary team to assess and treat young patients when airway or tongue issues are present.
  • Understand the benefits that early, airway directed treatment can provide for patient growth and development, as well as overall health.

About Drew McDonald:

  • Graduate, Creighton University
  • Recipient, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for merit and scholarship
  • Orthodontic residency, University of Missouri-Kanas City
  • Master’s degree, University of Missouri-Kanas City: thesis on sports mouthguard design and effects on muscle forces and joint loading of the TMJ complex
  • President, New Mexico Association of Orthodontists
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Private practice, Albuquerque, NM

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Orthodontics; AGD Subject Code 370

Chiche

Gerry Chiche, DDS

This presentation will illustrate management of gingival levels through a case presentation. Discussion will address the options and the decision process leading to the final interdisciplinary treatment. It will be a direct continuation of the systematic esthetic checklist we routinely advocate for simplicity and predictability. In addition, we’ll talk about ceramic restoration,deciding on minimally invasive dentistry or not, and how it all pertains to the most appropriate treatment for the patient. 

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Systematically select between crown lengthening and orthodontic intrusion.
  • Understand the impact of minimally invasive dentistry on the final interdisciplinary treatment.

About Gerry Chiche:

  • Clinical professor, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Co-author: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations and Smile Design—A Guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient
  • Recipient, 2003 LSU Alumni Award, 2003 Educational Community Achievement Award of the Seattle Study Club for best dental educator of the year, and 2007 Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
  • Recipient, first Restorative Chair endowed by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society, 2009

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Employee of Augusta University.
  • Receives grant/research support from Nobel Biocare.
  • consultant for Kuraray-Noritake.
  • Receives other financial or material support from Komet.

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry; AGD Subject Code 780

Boone

Jeffrey L. Boone, MD

All dementias including Alzheimer’s have a substantial vascular component. We can save the brain by saving the heart and cleansing the 30,000 miles of blood vessels found in our amazing brains. Faster cognitive decline and neurodegeneration occurs in people with higher cardiovascular risk. High cardiovascular risk individuals have smaller hippocampus gray matter and lower total brain volumes.

The Boone Heart Institute (BHI) leads in a world-wide effort to protect the brain through multilayered medical and supplement strategies to control and reverse cognitive decline. PCSK9 inhibitors are the latest advancement in BHI-designed protocols to prevent symptomatic dementia. BHI defines and reverses anatomic, genetic, biochemical, and physiologic concerns associated with cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease. BHI’s revolutionary WAVi qEEG documents objective reversal of brain speed and brain power declines.

BHI’s approach to brain health is simple: start early and stay young.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the brain-heart connection.
  • Define practical therapeutic strategies (including PCSK9 inhibitors) to prevent dementia.

About Jeffrey Boone:

  • Selected one of the 160 Top Doctors in America by Men’s Health Magazine, 2007
  • Listed as one of the 17 Top Cardiovascular Doctors in America for Men, 2007
  • President, CEO and medical director, Boone Heart Institute
  • National co-director, NFL Player Care Foundation Cardiovascular Program
  • Private practice with a focus on cardiovascular health, preventive cardiology, and stress medicine, Denver, Colorado

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Medical director of the Boone Heart Institute. 

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Health Medicine; AGD Subject Code 150

Session Options 4:00pm Pacific / 7:00pm Eastern
Pick one session to watch live and view the others on-demand.

Fradeani

Mauro Fradeani, MD, DDS

Prosthetic rehabilitation is undergoing many changes thanks to some revolutionary clinical procedures and technologies. An innovative operative protocol allows us to face highly compromised clinical situations with a minimally invasive prosthetic procedure (MIPP) that – thanks to the maintenance of a maximum amount of enamel and the VDO modification – guarantees a remarkable, long-lasting resistance.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Select the appropriate technique and ceramic material when approaching a full-mouth rehabilitation.
  • Learn innovative operative protocols with minimally invasive prosthetic procedures (MIPP) for a long-lasting esthetic result.

About Mauro Fradeani:

  • Associate editor, International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Member: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Member: American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Founder and director of both the ACE Institute and Mauro Fradeani Education.
  • Author, two-volume book Esthetic Rehabilitation in Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Private practice in prosthetics on natural dentition and implants, Pesaro, Italy

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 55 minutes
Fixed Prosthodontics; AGD Subject Code 610

Brindis

Marco A. Brindis, DDS

The introduction of predictable adhesive technologies has led to interest in minimally invasive dentistry (MID). Contemporary indirect restorations should be based on this approach. However, MID does not mean partial restorations are the only choice. During this treatment plan session, I will start with a brief introduction of when and where to use full vs. partial coverage restorations maximizing the respect for the original tissue. Then I will provide you with a case with detailed information about the patient. I will give you time to come up with treatment options. I will then, show you the treatment plan I chose, why I chose it, the immediate and long-term outcome, and things that I would have done differently. We will wrap up with Q&A.

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  • Recognize when the use of full coverage crown in the MID era is still indicated.
  • Identify what type of materials are more suitable for MID.

About Marco Brindis:

  • DDS, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico City, 1998
  • Surgical implant fellowship, Biotechnology Institute, Vitoria, Spain, 2003
  • Certificate in prosthodontics, Louisiana State University, 2007
  • Member: American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, and Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Professor, department of prosthodontics, Louisiana State University
  • Intramural restorative practice devoted to esthetics and implants

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 60 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149

Baker

Karen Baker, MS

Antibiotic stewardship has taken on new importance with the emergence of superbugs and the decline in effective and available oral antibiotics. Karen will share updates about recent developments in dental antibiotic prescribing and outline strategies for prescribing to ensure therapeutic success with minimum risk. Difficult questions about antibiotic prophylaxis will be examined and all relevant guidelines and decision tools will be included. Extensive handouts will be provided to maximize the chairside value of this timely, fast-paced, and entertaining course.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Select regimens for odontogenic infections based on allergies, intolerances, effectiveness, Black Box Warnings, and guidelines.
  • Prescribe antibiotic premedication for certain patients with a variety of implants including cardiac and orthopedic devices.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of prophylactic antibiotics for implant placement, tooth extractions, and other surgical procedures.

About Karen Baker:

  • Master’s degree, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Faculty, dental college, University of Iowa

Disclosure of Commercial Support:

  • Does not have any current or past affiliations to disclose (such as receiving research grants, speaking engagements, travel reimbursements, honoraria, etc).

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Anesthesia and Pain Management; AGD Subject Code 340