Courses are listed in order by day and appearance. Simply click on the title of each presentation to learn more about that session.

Friday, January 29


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 

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

Saturday, January 30


Florin Cofar, DDS and Eric Van Dooren, DDS

The presentation will explore the use of guides and library-based design in esthetic perio-pros scenarios to achieve optimal results.

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

  • Plan using libraries to replicate natural morphology.
  • Choose and sequence crown lengthening and grafting procedures in relation to design and biology.

About Florin Cofar:

  • Degree in dentistry, University of Victor Babes, Timisoara, 2007
  • Post-graduate, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Attendee, Harvard business school

About Eric Van Dooren:

  • Degree in dentistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1982
  • Private practice limited to periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and implants in Antwerp, Belgium Visiting professor, University of Liege (Belgium) and University of Marseille (France)
  • Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

Lecture, up to 65 minutes
Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry; AGD Subject Code 780

Sunday, January 31


Irena Sailer, DMD

The prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with fixed restorations traditionally encompassed single crowns and/or bridges, cemented onto prepared abutment teeth with aid of conventional cements. In case of a lack of tooth substance, the abutment teeth had to be built-up to deliver the geometrically desired shape, conicity and size to retain the restorations. The preparation requirements were mostly material-related, based on the needs of metal-ceramic restorations and later also adapted to the needs of all-ceramic restorations. These traditional treatment concepts are supported by a strong body of evidence, as numerous studies were published over the last 20 to 30 years on the outcomes of full crown and bridgework. Recent systematic reviews of the literature demonstrate excellent survival rates of both metal-ceramic and all-ceramic restorations.

Yet, reviews also highlight that loss of abutment tooth vitality is one predominant biologic complication of the traditional fixed restorations, mostly caused by the invasive tooth preparation, hence iatrogenic. Yet, significant improvements to adhesive cementation technology and restorative materials (composite and ceramics) open-up a new, less invasive treatment approach. Instead of preparing teeth to deliver retention to restorations, the current minimally invasive treatment concepts focus on adhesively bonding them to the substrate and enabling defect-oriented restorations. New restoration types like additional/non-prep veneers, onlays, overlays, and overlay-veneers are increasingly being used for prosthetic rehabilitation today.

This lecture will elaborate the actual possibilities of the non- and minimally invasive restorations for full mouth rehabilitations and will discuss their indications and current limitations for the rehabilitation of vital and non-vital teeth.

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

  • Learn about the different minimally invasive treatment options.
  • Discuss the Geneva 3-step concept for full mouth rehabilitations of patients with wear.
  • Learn about the long-term outcomes and the pros and cons of these types of rehabilitations.

About Irena Sailer:

  • Dental education and degrees, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1997/1998.
  • Head, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva
  • Adjunct associate professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Honorary professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Board of directors, Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Member, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Fellow, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Prosthodontics

Lecture, up to 45 minutes
Fixed Prosthodontics; AGD Subject Code 610


Greggory A. Kinzer, DDS, MSD

Many factors must be taken into consideration when treatment planning complex comprehensive dentistry. One of the common challenges faced with these cases is that many patients may hesitate to accept the larger treatment plan due to the high cost.Although it is not uncommon for patients to delay treatment on larger cases, our goal should be to help them understand that if possible we would ideally like treatment to commence before the complexity advances further or advances to the point that teeth cannot be saved. The goal of this presentation is to discuss what we can do to help more of our patients say yes to these larger, more comprehensive treatment plans by phasing treatment.

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

  • Discuss the goals and benefits of phasing treatment.
  • Discuss a variety of factors that can negatively affect the prognosis when phasing treatment.
  • Provide a systematic approach for planning and treating patients with a phased approach.

About Greggory A. Kinzer:

  • DDS, University of Washington, 1995
  • MSD and certificate in prosthodontics, 1998
  • Faculty member and director of curriculum and campus education, Spear Education, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Affiliate assistant professor in the graduate prosthodontics department, University of Washington School of Dentistry. 
  • Private practice limited to comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry, Seattle

Lecture, up to 40 minutes
Multi-Disciplinary Topics; AGD Subject Code 149


Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD

High quality esthetic dentistry requires an approach that integrates scientific knowledge, clinical skills, technician’s expertise, team communication, and patient preferences. Excellence can become predictable and consistent with the establishment of a methodical approach that integrates functional and biologic parameters into the esthetic project.

Based on the scientific based, clinically relevant binomial, the discussion will address how to integrate traditional analog prosthodontic principles with state-of-the-art digital tools, from treatment planning until the final equilibration. Critical and practical aspects of occlusion will be reviewed in order to provide parameters for the decision-making process and streamline the treatment sequence. Also, the key elements of strategically invasive tooth preparations, tissue management for impressions, and cementation guidelines will be addressed in a conversation about surpassing the patient's esthetic expectations and providing effective function and long-term stability.

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

  • Introduce a systematic approach to confidently and consistently treatment plan cases with different degrees of complexity.
  • Understand how to negotiate conflicts between the ideal esthetic design versus biological, structural and functional needs.
  • Review the clinical procedures and digital tools that critically influence final outcomes.

About Marcelo Calamita:

  • Certificate, MS and PhD, prosthodontics, University of Sao Paulo
  • Visiting professor, Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, University of Florida
  • Associate Professor, prosthodontics, University Braz Cubas and University of Guarulhos
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry (Brazilian edition)
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (Brazilian edition)
  • Private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative, esthetic and prosthetic dentistry, Sao Paulo

Lecture, up to 50 minutes
Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry; AGD Subject Code 780