Scientific Meeting Speakers

Achieving Excellence in Restorative Dentistry”

Friday, September 26th — 55 Minute Presentations

(7 CE Credits for Friday Sessions)

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman, , Chapel Hill, NC

Title:  Generations of Zirconia…What Clinicians Need to Know.

Synopsis: NOT ALL ZIRCONIAS ARE THE SAME!! Since the introduction of monolithic zirconia as a full contour indirect restorative material in 2010, there have been three generations of this restorative material. Manufactures and researchers are aiming to introduce a zirconia material with properties that can combine strength and translucency. This presentation will cover an in-depth overview of the different zirconia generations and what a clinician should understand about each generations’ mechanical and optical properties that will aid in the selection process when prescribing zirconia restorations. The most recent cementing protocols for monolithic zirconia restorations will also be discussed. Finally, what is the clinical-based evidence recently reported in the literature on monolithic zirconia restorations and can an alternative laboratory survey method provide useful information on zirconias’ current clinical status.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Establishing criteria for zirconia material selection. Monolithic versus layered restorations.
  2. Defining the three zirconia generations. Recommendations for clinical success.
  3. Zirconia survivability, and an introduction of a retrospective approach. Is this useful knowledge?

Bio: Taiseer Sulaiman-DDS, PhD, is the director of the division of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he gained his clinical certificate in Operative Dentistry and completed his PhD in Dental Materials from the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences from the University of Turku in Finland in collaboration with the Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina. Dr. Sulaiman is a clinician and a researcher hoping to bridge gaps between dental research and clinical application. Dr. Sulaiman’s research focus is on dental ceramics, adhesion, cements, color and appearance in dentistry and biomimetics. He is a member of numerous academies including the IADR/AADR, Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He has lectured on numerous national and international stages and serves as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed dental journals.

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Dr. Ryan Cook, 

Title: Tooth Borne Restorations: - Mastering the Perio-Restorative Interface

Synopsis:  The perio-restorative interface is a complex zone where form and function meet. It is criterial that clinicians understand how diagnosis and treatment planning influence final outcomes.  The course will apply evidenced based dentistry to the perio-restorative and how it influences tooth borne restorations.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand and demonstrate how the perio-restorative interface influences treatment outcomes.
  2. Understand surgical techniques that enhance the perio-restorative interface.
  3. Illustrate how the formulation of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan influence the outcomes of fixed restorations.

Bio: Ryan Cook DDS MS is originally from North Carolina were he graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California. Upon the completion of dental school, he was trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in a dual residency program in Periodontics and Prosthodontics. During his residency he completed his Master of Science exploring the topic of Periodontal Biotype and Labial Plate Thickness. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and American Board of Periodontology. After maintaining a full time practice in Laguna Niguel, California he entered academia where he is currently a clinical associate professor and director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. His research interest include the periodontal-restorative interface around teeth/ implants and hard/ soft tissue augmentation techniques.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. David Cagna, Memphis,TN

Title: Modern Removable Partial Dentures - With an Eye on the Future

Synopsis: Treatment planning for partially edentulous patients should often include removable partial denture (RPD) therapy. Designing such a restoration to incorporate optimal support, retention and stability is essential to therapeutic success and durability. Although not generally considered mainstream, the strategic incorporation of dental implants may facilitate RPD patient comfort and function, ranging from more favorable distribution of functional loads along supporting tissues to improved esthetics of the definitive rehabilitation. This presentation reviews factors that should be accounted for when providing implant-assisted RPDs to select partially edentulous patients, from diagnosis to restoration manufacturing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review classical RPD design theory and anticipated biomechanics.

2. Consider necessary diagnostic information gathering.

3. Come to better understand requisite support, stability and retention as reflected in treatment design.

Bio:  Dr. David Cagna is Professor, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs, and Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He received his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1990 and completed prosthodontic residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1994 where he also received a Master of Science Degree.

Dr. Cagna is a Diplomate and Director of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, International Academy of Gnathology, and American College of Prosthodontists, among others. He serves on a number of editorial review boards for professional journal, has published extensively, and is co-author of the textbooks “Stewart’s Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics” and “Contemporary Application of the Neutral Zone in Prosthodontics.” Dr. Cagna lectures extensively on a variety of topics and conducts an active private practice at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr. Nader Sharifi, Chicago, IL 

Title: Uppers are from Mars, Lowers from Venus: Clarifying Overdentures

Synopsis: When treatment planning for a completely edentulous arch, restorative dentists have three primary options. These include a complete denture, an overdenture and an implant retained fixed bridge. Complete dentures and implant retained fixed bridges are well understood. However, the literature is clear, success with overdentures in the lower arch is straightforward and relatively easy to achieve. While in the upper arch, success is elusive and much more challenging. Dr. Sharifi will clarify those differences and identify the reasons for the differences and present clear-cut guidelines for success with overdentures in either arch.

Clarification of the overdenture answers one question, but poses another - how does attachment selection impact overdenture fabrication? We have attachment options to consider including rotational bars, non-rotational bars, resilient attachments and non-resilient attachments. In addition, there are locking attachments that can act as if we have a fixed bridge in a patient removable format. All of these attachments have indications and contra-indications. This presentation will clarify and simplify attachment selection for overdenture therapy.

Participants leave with increased confidence and a clear understanding of clinical treatment ideals, including the ability to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the four options for treating an edentulous arch.
  2. Clarify the difference between implant retained & implant supported overdentures.
  3. Identify which three options dominate in the upper arch and the different three that dominate in the lower arch.
  1. Demonstrate the differences between rotational and non-rotational bars. Understand the difference between resilient and non-resilient attachments.

Bio: M. Nader Sharifi, D.D.S., M.S. holds a certificate in prosthodontics and a masters degree in biomaterials from Northwestern University.  He received his dental education at the University of Illinois.  He has presented more than 500 lectures covering numerous topics on restorative dentistry earning him recognition from esteemed study groups, societies and associations across the nation and internationally.

Dr. Sharifi currently maintains a full-time private practice in Chicago’s downtown loop and uses his experience as a five day a week wet gloved dentist to ensure time saving and cost effective care are represented in his presentations. In 2007 Chicago Dental Society honored him with the Gordon Christenson Distinguished Lecturer Award. He has also been honored with Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and Membership in the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry – both in 2010.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Dr. Richard Akin, Baton Rogue, LA

Title: Immediate Implant Provisionalization - A Surgeon's Journey

Synopsis: In this lecture, the speaker will discuss his unique perspective on preserving emergence profile while providing a highly esthetic provisional in the immediate anterior implant site. The speaker will also describe his published technique, the ‘Anatomic Harmony Abutment’, which allows for safe and predictable creation of emergence profile at all sites using in vivo fabricated custom chairside healing abutments. Clinical photography and video will be used throughout the lecture to convey principles clearly and, at the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will have the information necessary to implement these principles in their practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The audience will learn an expedited approach to a highly esthetic immediate anterior implant provisional.
  2. Provisionalization strategies, materials and design will be discussed.
  3. Participants will also learn immediate implant socket management in all areas of the mouth.

Biography: Richard Akin, DDS, MD, earned his doctorate degrees from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed his residency training, also at LSU, in 2004. He lectures frequently on the topics of immediate implant placement and provisionalization techniques from a surgical perspective. One of his techniques, the Anatomic Harmony Abutment, was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in December 2016. He is proud to be an alumni and faculty lecturer at the Pankey Institute and embraces the L. D. Pankey philosophy in his life and practice. He is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and proud to be a 2nd generation Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Akin’s hobbies include music, photography, and cooking. He lives and practices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA with his wife and children.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Ira Sy, Richmond, BC

Title: The Balance of Success and Complications Associated with Oral Implant Rehabilitation

Synopsis: Over the past few decades, oral implant therapy has been increasingly popular as a treatment of choice for partial and full edentulism. Although implants have shown to be highly predictable, there has also been an increase in various complications from surgical and prosthetic interventions. Some of these complications have led to acute and chronic problems for our patients and additionally, there has been a need for retreatment.

This program will review clinically some of these iatrogenic complications with regards to the lack of biological placement of implant fixtures to cementation retention leading to the potential of tissue damage and ultimately the loss of osseointegration and failure with endosseous implants. At the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of the prevention and management of complications related to implant therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Effectively treatment plan to minimize future complications
  2. Manage most common implant-related complications
  3. Avoid esthetic complications
  4. Know how the role of different implant systems along with the position of the implant effects the restorative outcome
  5. Minimize complications risks associated with implant surgery

Bio: Dr. Ira Paul Sy received his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University. He obtained his initial specialty certification training in Implants and Periodontics at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill. He later completed a Prosthetic Implant Fellowship at the University of Berne, Switzerland.

He has served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontology and Implantology residency program at the University of British Columbia. In addition, he has served on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of British Columbia, and Case Western Reserve University as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontics and is also Visiting Professor of Periodontics at the University of Witten in Germany.

His main interests are in the field of minimal invasive aesthetic soft tissue therapy, advanced hard tissue biological regenerative therapy, and Prosthetic/ Surgical implant assisted reconstruction. In 2011, he was the only Canadian selected in the Straumann World Wide Esthetic Case Competition. In 2014 he was selected to author “Oral Implant Assisted Rehabilitation in the Aesthetic Zone- Clinical Reality and Potential Pitfalls”.

Dr. Sy was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, and the PEERS (Platform for Exchange of Education and Research) group for North America.

Currently, he is a consultant for Implant Therapy at the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals and offers an Comprehensive Implant Fellowship under the Vancouver Institute of Osseointegration (VIOSS). He maintains a full time private practice focusing in comprehensive Implant assisted therapy in Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Saturday Speakers

September 28th – Presentation times as indicated

(7 CE Credits for Saturday Sessions)

8:30 am – 8:50 am

Dr. Michael Goldberg, Toronto, ON

Title: The Severe and Refractory Periodontal Patient

Synopsis: This lecture will provide an overview of the concept of diagnosing and managing patients with Severe and/or Refractory Periodontal Disease.  Through the use of case examples and literature generated from the Severe and Refractory Disease Clinic at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital, participants will have a better understanding on the use of various blood tests to assist with the diagnosis of these cases as well as the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities to help in the management of these challenging cases.  We will also discuss the potential implications of this condition in treatment planning for implant-based dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn and identify characteristics associated with Severe/Refractory Periodontal Disease
  2. Learn about the advanced diagnostic tools currently being utilized in this population of patients
  3. Learn how to manage these patients through conventional and pharmacological modalities

Bio: Dr. Michael Goldberg is currently an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Periodontics at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry.  He is the director of the Severe and Refractory Periodontal Disease Treatment Unit at the Faculty and the newly-formed Implant Monitoring Clinic, also at the Faculty. Dr. Goldberg has also taken on the clinical directorship of the Centre for Advanced Dental Research and Care (CADRC) at the Sinai Health System in Toronto.  Dr. Goldberg is engaged in an overall review of the influence of systemic, genetic and environmental factors on the development and treatment of periodontal disease. In addition, he is the head of the division of Periodontology as well as an associate in the Wasser Pain Management Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.  Dr. Goldberg is a partner in private specialty practice, limited to periodontics and implant surgery, in downtown Toronto

8:50 am - 9:10 am

Dr. Mark Lin, Toronto, ON

Title: The Natural Dentition versus Dental Implant Occlusion

Synopsis:  This presentation will focus to identify the differences between the natural dentition occlusion as compared to the various restored dental implant prosthetics required occlusion.

Dental implant occlusion can range from the single implant restoration to multiple quadrant or double arch fixed or removable implant prosthetics.  As such the implant protected occlusion concept for various types of implant prosthetic occlusion will be reviewed.

In addition, management of parafunctional habits will be reviewed to protect the natural dentition and implant restorations

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the differences between the natural dentition and implant prosthetic occlusion.
  2. Note the differences between various types of implant prosthetic restoration and the specific implant occlusion design requirements
  3. Management protocols for patients with parafunctional habit

Bio: Dr. Mark H.E. Lin received his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in which he was on the Dean’s list for 4 consecutive years and finished within the top 5% of the class. He practiced general dentistry for 13 years, then returned to complete his postgraduate training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto. Currently, he is serving as a part-time instructor at UofT’s post-graduate prosthodontic clinic. He is a contributing editorial board member in Prosthodontics for the Oral Health Journal. He maintains a full-time specialty practice as a Prosthodontist with a focus on full mouth reconstructions, dental implant surgery, various grafting procedures, implant prosthetics and management of implant complications. Dr. Lin is a Fellow and Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is a Fellow and serves as an Examiner with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Prosthodontics.

9:10 am - 9:30 am

Dr. Nader Sharifi,  Chicago, IL

Title: Picking up attachments: The Hardest Job in Dentistry

Synopsis: The fear of locking an overdenture into undercuts keeps many of us at bay when considering picking up an attachment clinically versus having the lab process it indirectly. Both solutions have their indications, but we need comfort and confidence with the direct pick up protocol without fear of locking on. However, there are other complications that lurk in the procedures we use to add or pick up attachments for our overdentures and implant assisted RPDs.

There are a variety of techniques available with numerous outcomes. We will review the clinical evolution of these techniques and culminate with the current, cutting-edge solution that limits the negative possibilities. This presentation is clinically based and will provide a clear and simple roadmap for excellent outcomes with all our patients.

Participants leave with increased confidence and a clear understanding of clinical treatment ideals, including the ability to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the four outcomes of a clinical pick up procedure
  2. Identify the drills necessary and materials options
  3. Clarify the different results with the material options available
  4. Identify the impact that abutment height and angulation has on the risk of locking on

Bio: M. Nader Sharifi, D.D.S., M.S. holds a certificate in prosthodontics and a masters degree in biomaterials from Northwestern University.  He received his dental education at the University of Illinois.  He has presented more than 500 lectures covering numerous topics on restorative dentistry earning him recognition from esteemed study groups, societies and associations across the nation and internationally.

Dr. Sharifi currently maintains a full-time private practice in Chicago’s downtown loop and uses his experience as a five day a week wet gloved dentist to ensure time saving and cost effective care are represented in his presentations. In 2007 Chicago Dental Society honored him with the Gordon Christenson Distinguished Lecturer Award. He has also been honored with Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and Membership in the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry – both in 2010.

9:30 am – 9:50 am 

Dr. John Davies, Toronto, ON

Title: New Biologic Challenges in Implant Dentistry: From Osseointegration to Peri-implantitis

Synopsis:  Clinical osseointegration is the anchorage of an implant in bone sufficient to withstand occlusal loading. But, from a scientific perspective, osseointegration represents a multiplicity of biologic processes that can be broadly divided into three phenomena: osteoconduction, bone formation and bone remodeling. Osteoconduction is defined as the recruitment and migration of osteogenic cells to the implant surface – but important questions are: “Where do they come from?”, “How do they get to the implant surface?”, “Does the implant surface play a role in this biology?” and “Are there other early biologic processes that are influenced by implant surface design?” It is particularly important to be able to differentiate this healthy healing biology from that which happens in peri-implantitis for two reasons. First, peri-implantitis has become increasingly common with the advent of topographically complex implant surface designs. Second, one of the most recent definitions of osseointegration conflates normal healing and peri-implantitis.

Learning Objectives:

1) To understand the three major phenomena that comprise osseointegration.

2) To realize that implant surface design has a profound effect on peri-implant wound healing

3) To be able to critically evaluate the most recent definition of the term “osseointegration”.

Bio: Davies, who trained as an oro-maxillo-facial surgeon, is a Professor of Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of Toronto. Davies received the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from the University of London, in 1998, for his sustained contributions, over a period of 20 years, to the field of Biomaterials, and was the 2002 recipient of the Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for Basic Science. He was elected a Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) in 2000. In the mid-80’s, he devised the first in vitro biological methods to study the mechanisms of bone bonding to bioactive ceramics. His work has led to an understanding of the mechanisms by which bone grows on implant surfaces and within tissue engineering scaffolds. He has developed ceramics that can be resorbed by osteoclasts (This technology has also been adopted by the Canadian Space Agency to investigate the cellular mechanisms of microgravity-induced osteopenia. See the tomorrow-Today website for a feature article about Bone Loss in Zero Gravity.), calcium phosphates that stimulate increase in local bone mass, scaffolding materials for bone regeneration, and extra-embryonic cells as a potential source of cell-based connective tissue repair.

9:50 am – 10:10 am 

Dr. Peter Fritz, Fonthill, ON

Title: Saving the Failing Implant. What is salvageable? What is the Cost?

Synopsis: Despite our best efforts, some of our patients will develop post-surgical complications with implant dentistry. Often complications can take months or years to manifest such as with peri-implantitis. Given the significant differences in the rate of complications between experienced and inexperienced surgeons, it is in the best interest of the patient to seek out the clinician with the lowest complication rate. One way to communicate the severity of the complication is by assigning it a financial cost. Using business-modeling programs it is revealed that using a team approach for patient care not only provides the most predictable and cost-effective outcome for the patient, but is also the most profitable approach for the clinicians involved in the case.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize that it is economically irresponsible to offer surgical services without factoring the financial cost of potential complications to your practice.
  2. Understand a framework for categorizing surgical complication types.
  3. Comprehend that strictly from an economic perspective for all stakeholders, the best strategy for the general dentist is to refer patients for surgical procedures to the clinician with the lowest complication rate.
  4. Recognize that the best long-term value for the surgical patient is to incur a higher initial cost to mitigate significant unknown costs at a later time.

Bio:  Peter is an intrepid, insurgent, life-long learner. He combines clinical, scientific and a strong business acumen to pursue excellence in patient care and economic responsibility.  Peter owns and maintains a private practice in Fonthill, Ontario where he is an advocate of change and innovation in the collaborative specialty of periodontics. Uninhibited and persistent, he drives the competitive edge, ignites engagement in clinical and business activities and surrounds himself with only the highest performers. He strives for constant improvement and leads his team with charisma and trusted collaboration, igniting team spirit to boost productivity, harmony and engagement. He has gained significant peer and industry recognition as a revolutionist and for establishing a world-class periodontal clinic, considered as one of the most innovative and successful solo periodontal practitioner clinics in the world.

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Dr. Terry Donovan, Hillsborough, NC

Title:  Clinical Evaluation of Prefabricated Endodontic Dowels

Synopsis: Currently many types of dowels are available for restoring endodontically treated teeth. These include custom cast dowel and cores and prefabricated dowels. Prefabricated dowels are either flexible or stiff (metal). This presentation will review the indications for placement of a dowel and review available clinical evidence supporting which type of dowel to use.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the indications for prefabricated endodontic posts
  2. Participants will understand the different type of posts available
  3. Participants will know the relative clinical performance of flexible vs. stiff endodontic posts

Bio: Dr. Terry Donovan received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981. He was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988 - 2006. He has been Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984 - 1991, and 1994-2001. He is currently Professor and Section Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively and has lectured world wide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, North Carolina Dental Society, CAlC, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, The American Dental Society of Europe, and the Western Canada Dental Society. He is past Chairman of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Ron Zokol, Vancouver, BC

Title: Management of Advanced Bone and Gingival Deficiencies

Synopsis: The surgical prosthetic rehabilitation of deteriorated jaws is optimally managed with a restoratively driven treatment plan.  The positioning of the teeth is determined on the basis of function and esthetics.  The optimal position of the supporting implant is determined by the position and size of the restoration.  Notwithstanding the cost of treatment, everything else is manage by our ability to reconstruct the bone volume for implant support and the character & quality of the gingival tissue for esthetics, healthy & longevity.  This presentation will discuss the more challenging aspects of regenerative surgery and hopefully will shed some light on the criteria to allow more predictable solution for the more difficult surgical procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Management of bone and gingival defects in the esthetic zone
  2. Management of advanced bone defects including vertical bone augmentation
  3. Evaluation of factors influencing success and failure in advanced surgical procedures

Bio: Dr. Ron Zokol graduated in 1974 from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, where he is a sessional Lecturer to the Graduate Prosthodontic students and as a member of the Dean Shuler’s Board of Councillors.  He is also a member of the External Advisory Board for the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maine.  He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He is a past president of the Vancouver and District Dental Society.  He has served as Chair of the General Examination Committee and Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia board examinations.  He was a surgical instructor for the Misch Implant Institute for 10 years.

He founded the Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education in 1996 and has lectured locally and internationally for more than 25 years in prosthodontics and surgery.  Having been in private practice from 1974 to 2014, he now continues to practice at BC Perio in Vancouver, Canada with a team of Periodontists providing services in advanced surgical and prosthetic rehabilitation.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr. John Burgess, Birmingham, AL

Title: Selecting Cements for the Busy Practice- Update 2019

Synopsis: Cementation has changed significantly with all ceramic restorations. Defining zirconia using a 3,4,5 mole percent continuum will allow the audience to distinguish stronger opaque zirconia materials from high cubic containing zirconia and understand why these materials must be handled differently.  This presentation will provide step by step procedures for bonding or cementing porcelain, lithium dislocate and zirconia restorations using glass ionomer, resin and bioactive cements. Understand why and how to bond or cement all ceramic restorations in a busy clinical practice. Producing a durable bond to zirconia is essential for conservative preparations and cubic containing zirconia restorations learn how to predictability bond and when.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the applications for the three different cements types - glass ionomer, resin and bioactive
  1. Discover the indications, limitations and step by step procedures for cementing or bonding zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations.
  1. Understand what bioactive cements will and will not do. The cement used can make a significant difference. Learn a step by step procedure for the predictable bonding of zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations

Bio: Dr. John Burgess directs clinical research and is active in the division of biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. As an active clinical researcher, he serves as an investigator on nine clinical projects as well as multiple in vitro projects.  He has authored or co-authored more than 400 publications and has given more than 1,000 all day continuing education courses national and internationally. Has served as a member of the American Dental Association’s Council of Scientific Affairs, reviews for dental journals, is an elected member of the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, The Restorative Academy, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American and International Associations for Dental Research and the American Dental Association.

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2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Dr. Terry Donovan, Hillsborough, NC

Title: Indirect vs Composites vs Bonded Ceramics for the Restoration of Posterior Teeth

Synopsis: There is great demand for conservative esthetic restoration of posterior teeth.  Options include direct composite resin, indirect composite resin and bonded ceramic with many different commercial products.  This presentation will discuss indications and contradictions for each of the options.  Material selection in specific situations will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the indications and contradictions for esthetic restorations on posterior teeth
  2. Participants will understand the differences in performance of inlays vs onlays
  3. Participants will understand which materials to use

Bio: Dr. Terry Donovan received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981. He was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988 - 2006. He has been Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984 - 1991, and 1994-2001. He is currently Professor and Section Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively, and has lectured world wide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, North Carolina Dental Society, CAlC, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, The American Dental Society of Europe, and the Western Canada Dental Society. He is past Chairman of the American Dental  Association's Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dr. Jim Kessler, Antonito, CO

Title: Predictably Planning and Restoring Anterior Implant Restorations

Synopsis: Implant retained restorations have progressively become the “gold standard” for tooth replacement.  However, a retrospective look at our implant restorative efforts is often disappointing.  This may be particularly true with anterior restorations where we not only have the demands of function, but the added challenges associated with soft tissue management as well as meeting the patient’s esthetic demands or expectations.

In this presentation we will discuss identification of esthetic or functional compromises that are key to pre-operative outcome prediction. This will allow clear communication with our patients regarding what they can realistically expect prior to the initiation of any procedures.  This pre-operative outcome prediction results in a less stressful and more satisfying event for the restoring dentist, interdisciplinary team members, and the patient.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify critical risk factors that could lead to premature functional or esthetic failure
  2. Understand the challenges with anterior implant retained restorations.
  3. Communicate predictably with their interdisciplinary team and patients.

Bio: James C. Kessler, B.S., D.D.S., Retired Professor and Director of Advanced Esthetics and Technology, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. 

Owner – High Country Dental Arts Laboratory

Doctor Jim Kessler is a 1977 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Jim spent 20 years in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma and 18 years in full time dental education. Prior to his retirement in education, Jim directed the newly established Advanced Esthetics and Technologies Program at the University of Oklahoma. Jim was honored as the 1987 and 2011 Alumnus of the Year for the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and is past president of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Upon retirement from dental education he has established a one-person dental laboratory near his home in Colorado.

 RESERVE ESSAYISTS

Dr. Ian Tester, St. Catharines, ON

(55 Minute Presentation)

Title: Back to the Future

Synopsis: The lack of attention to proper diagnosis of function and dysfunction in our patients is a disturbing trend.  This information is critical to our overall success.  Early research in this area was often mixed with dogma and anecdotal evidence which created confusion.  This lecture will refocus our attention using a multimedia presentation to review the best of the past and introduce current concepts that will ensure better, more predictable Dentistry for the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review of basic occlusal concepts
  2. Provide a rationale for choosing when to restore a patient in their presenting MIP position vs using a reference position (CR)
  3. Understand basic techniques for better diagnosis of presenting function and dysfunction

Bio: Ian W Tester DDS, MSc is a Fellow and Past President of CARDP and a member of numerous dental organizations including the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.  He practices general dentistry in St. Catharines, ON with a focus on treating the complex patient.  in 2004 he received a Master’s Degree in Dental Sciences from Donau University in Krem's Austria, studying with Dr. Rudolf Slavicek.  Dr. Tester lectures on the topics of complex treatment planning, function, dysfunction and reconstruction of the complex patient. He and Wife Nancy have six children and three grandchildren

Dr. Emmanuel Rajczak, Hamilton, ON

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