“Digital Dentistry, Where Are We Now?
Friday Speakers, October 1, 2021
55 Minute Presentations
(6 CE Credits for Friday Sessions)
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Dr. Van Ramos – Seattle, WA
Title: Digital vs Analog Dentistry: Implications for Graduate Prosthodontic Education
Synopsis: You would think that 3-year graduate prosthodontic residency programs would be on the cutting edge of digital technology. Residents can learn digital workflows that are designed to simplify treatment and produce more consistent indirect restorations. However, each of the 49 graduate program directors has the autonomy to decide how cutting edge he/she wants to be relative to the type and amount of digital dentistry that the program will employ, providing that CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) requirements are satisfied. This presentation will discuss the amalgamation of digital and analog dentistry at the University of Washington Graduate Prosthodontic Residency Program.
- The clinician will learn the scope of digital dentistry required by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
- This presentation will teach the clinician the limitations of digital workflows for the management of occlusion on complex cases.
- This clinician will learn diagnostic criteria to simplify the treatment planning and sequencing of complex rehabilitations.
Bio: Dr. Ramos is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Washington. He recently retired after 30 years of active duty service from the United States Army Dental Corps where he was the Prosthodontic Residency Program Director and the Prosthodontic Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army. Dr. Ramos received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1985 and his certificate in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1994. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Ramos lectures nationally and internationally on esthetics and implant dentistry.
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dr. Keith Phillips – Fox Island, WA
Title: The Synergy of Digital and Analog Dentistry for Patient Care
Synopsis: The digital world has taken over many facets of our lives. In the area of photography, digital has just about totally replaced analog. This is true in our in our personal lives as well as our dental lives. Many other parts of our every day practices have been either totally replaced or partially replaced with new digital work flows that help us more efficiently treat our patients. However, there is still a place for our analog techniques that can still be an adjunct to better visualize patient outcomes alongside the digital techniques. This lecture will explore the synergy of digital and analog techniques to help us attain consistent patient outcomes.
- The use of various digital technologies
- Combining digital and analog techniques
- Surgical-prosthetic interrelationships
- Communicating the above to the surgeon and dental technician in order to develop proper occlusal schemes for the definitive prosthesis.
Bio: Keith M. Phillips received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a certificate in Prosthodontics with an M.S.D. from the University of Washington and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics as well as a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. After completion of his postdoctoral training Dr. Phillips became Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as well as Chief of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Phillips returned to the University of Washington to become the Director of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics from 1996 to 2004 and was Associate Director from 2004 to 2009. He is currently an affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, The University of Southern California, and The University of Pennsylvania. He has written several peer reviewed papers and book chapters, is a reviewer for numerous journals and is a past Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington with major areas of focus on periodontal prosthodontics, Implant surgery, and implant assisted oral reconstruction.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Brent Beyak – Victoria, BC
Title: The Single Screw Retained Multiple Unit Dental Implant Restoration
Synopsis: A legion of dental implant supported fixed restorations are delivered every year around the world. Dental implants are unique in that they are man-made contrivances that penetrate through all three layers of the human body, ecto, meso and endoderms. It behooves clinicians performing these miraculous modern treatments to take an active role in the long-term maintenance of their efforts. Controversy exists regarding the optimal method to retain fixed dental implant restorations. Available literature seems to support both sides of the issue and, like many issues in dentistry, either side can be supported using ‘Evidence Based Research’. Cemented or screw retained superstructures are debated and the winner seems to be whichever one you like. Nonetheless, a key concept, beyond restoration retention, is how to maintain and evaluate the supporting tissues around the dental implants for the long term. An alternative fixation philosophy and long term maintenance program will be suggested in this presentation.
- Screw mechanics, problems and alternatives
- Microbial interactions with dental implant restorations
- Proposed dental implant restoration maintenance
Bio: Dr. Brent L. Beyak
Engaged 100 % in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia since 1993 as a Certified Specialist of Prosthodontics. DDS Program, University of Alberta, 1980 – 1984. Course Coordinator, didactic and clinical instructor of complete removable prosthodontics. University of Alberta, 1984 – 1987. Private practice in General Dentistry Edmonton, Alberta, 1984 – 1989. Private practice in General Dentistry Victoria, British Columbia, 1989 – 1990. Advanced Prosthodontic Graduate Program University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1990 – 1992. American Board of Prosthodontics Diplomate, 1995. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, 1995. Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Pros), 2005.
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Canadian Dental Association. Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. American Board of Prosthodontics. American College of Prosthodontists. International College of Prosthodontists. CAIC
Served on Executive and as President of the B.C. Society of Prosthodontists 2000 – 2004. Served on Executive and as President of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada 2004 – 2009. Serves as Examiner in Prosthodontics for the Specialist Entry Examination for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada 2007 – 2015. Mentor of the Vancouver Society of Restorative Dentistry 2011- present
Compatibility of elastomeric impression materials for use as soft tissue casts. Beyak BL, Chee WW, J Prosthet Dent. 1996 Nov;76(5):510-4
Patient’s ability to localize adjustment sites on the mandibular denture. Yeoman LR. Beyak BL. J Prosthet Dent. 1995 Jun;73(6):542-7
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dr. Amarjit Rihal, Winnipeg, MB
Title: Digital Smile Design: From 2D to 3D the Complete Digital Workflow
Synopsis: This course will look at Digital Smile Design concepts, touching everything from 2D digital photography to 3D printed mockups. Examples of digital workﬂows using the latest in intraoral scanning and design platforms will demonstrate using virtual articulation and smile design to execute your cases from treatment planning to fabrication to cementation.
- The use of 2D smile templates to treatment plan complex cases
- The use of intraoral scanning and digital wax-ups to create functional prototypes
- The use of the latest digital design platforms to design, fabricate and execute your treatment plans
Bio: Dr. Amarjit Rihal, DDM Dr. Rihal obtained his DMD degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. His professional interest has involved all aspects of implant and CAD/CAM dentistry. He currently manages operations of his in-house lab Lodge Dental, and is the owner of his own digital lab called Rihal Digital Designs. He presently is a partner in a large group practice in Winnipeg, MB and serves on the boards of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), National Dental Examination Board (NDEB) and the current chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). He is also a part time instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of General Dentists and the International College of Dentist.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Dr. Saj Jivraj – Oxnard, CA
Title: Graft-less Solutions Myths and Realities
Synopsis: Graft-less solutions to treat the edentulous patient have become mainstream in the dental world. The advantages of this procedure being speed, reduction in surgical procedures and the ability to provide the patient with fixed permanent teeth the very same day.
There are many misconceptions related to this procedure which may result in a compromised end result. The purpose of this course is to critically review the All on 4(TM protocol), and present solutions to the misconceptions that exist.
- Rationale for alveolectomy.
- Occlusal considerations in full arch implant rehabilitations
- Biomechanics of prosthesis design
- Importance of the immediate load provisional restoration.
- How digital planning can assist in delivery of care
Bio: Dr. Saj Jivraj Completed his dental degree at the University of Manchester in England and his Advanced Prosthodontic training at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is the Former Chairman Section of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Dr Jivraj has published numerous articles on Esthetic and Implant Dentistry in Peer Reviewed journals, and has presented on aspects of Implant Dentistry and Advanced Prosthodontic procedures both nationally and internationally. He is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry”, published by the British Dental Association and is chief editor for the book “Graftless solutions for Edentulous patients”, published by Springer.
He is on the Editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He currently holds a Faculty Position as an Associate Clinical Professor at the USC School of Dentistry, and Clinical teacher at the Eastmann Dental institute in London. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Oxnard CA.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dr. Terry Donovan, Hillsborough, NC
Title: Evaluation of Contemporary Ceramic Materials
Synopsis: The contemporary dentist has a myriad of ceramic materials available for patient treatment. Many contemporary ceramic materials are considerably more durable than those available previously. Two of the most important materials are lithium disilicate and zirconia. Both of these materials can be used in the monolithic form and the layered form. In addition, there are several generations of zirconia, and these generations have significantly different clinical performance. This presentation will examine evidence of clinical performance for these materials and make specific recommendations for use in specific clinical situations.
This presentation will also discuss the relative accuracy of digital vs. analogue impressions and restorations.
- Understand the differences between different generations of zirconia.
- Understand the predictable life span of various ceramic materials.
- Understand the utility of laboratory surveys in predicting the survival of ceramic restorations.
Bio: Dr. Terry Donovan received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practised 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.
Saturday Speakers, October 2, 2021
20 Minute, 40 Minute and One Hour Presentations
(6 CE Credits for Saturday Sessions)
8:30 am – 8:50 am
Dr. Timothy Hess – Auburn, WA
Title: Operative Dentistry 2021: Which Material, When?
Synopsis: Clinicians have many options to restore teeth. We must ask the question “Which Material, When?” This presentation will briefly discuss suggestions for material selection and restoration design based on clinical experience and teaching.
Special emphasis will be made to offer tips to newer clinicians. Technique suggestions for clinical competency will be made and it is hoped that this guidance will lead to optimal restorative success.
- Select review of today’s restorative options.
- Material selection guideline for the newer clinician.
- Technique suggestions for clinical competency.
Bio: Dr. Hess is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1994. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Affiliate Faculty in Oral Medicine and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the UW School of Dentistry. He currently lectures on implant failures due to restorative techniques, operative techniques, zirconia restorations as well as facial aesthetics including the topics of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.
Dr. Hess has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, IJOMI, CJRDP, Decisions in Dentistry and Operative Dentistry. He has presented at the ADA Annual Meeting, the AGD Annual Meeting, Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, International Academy of Gnathology, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.
He is a Past-President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society. Dr. Hess is a Member of Academy of Operative Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentist and has received his Life Long Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a Member of the International Academy of Gnathology and an Active Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
8:50 am – 9:10 am
Dr. Faraj Edher – Vancouver, BC
Title: Innovations and modern techniques in prosthodontic workflows
Synopsis: Advancements in technology and materials have changed the world of prosthodontics. These changes apply to the simplest and most complex restorative cases, with digital workflows allowing for enhanced communication between clinicians, technicians, and patients. This presentation will give an overview of new innovations and techniques that can be implemented to make comprehensive prosthodontic reconstructions more predictable, efficient, and durable.
- Understanding how to utilize a digital workflow from treatment planning to final restorations.
- Introducing innovative ways to combine steps in the restorative workflow utilizing technology and modern materials.
- Overview on tools to assist in predictably maintaining and monitoring complex fixed prosthodontic reconstructions.
Bio: Dr. Faraj Edher is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and the Director of the Digital Dentistry Institute, a global educational organization that conducts comprehensive training programs in digital dentistry and implant dentistry. He regularly gives presentations, seminars, and workshops, both locally and globally, focusing on digital dentistry, implant dentistry, treatment planning, and aesthetic rehabilitations. In addition to practicing full time in British Columbia – Canada, Dr. Edher is a Clinical Assistant Professor and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has numerous publications in areas such as dental implants and digital dentistry.
9:10 am – 9:30 am
Dr. Rana Tarzemany – North Vancouver, BC
Title: An update on Soft Tissue Grafting
Synopsis: Soft tissue grafting is one of the most frequent procedures performed in the field of periodontics. Yet, the indications for surgical intervention should be carefully evaluated. Gingival grafts originally included autogenous grafts mainly harvested from the palate. In recent years, there has been significant advancements in the evolution of alternative allogenic and xenogeneic grafting materials with successful long-term outcome.
This presentation will provide a brief overview and update on current soft tissue grafting indications, procedures, and material.
- A brief overview on soft tissue grafting indications and techniques
- An update on available soft tissue grafting materials
Bio: Dr. Rana Tarzemany received her D.D.S. degree from Azad Tehran Dental School, Iran, and completed her graduate studies in the field of combined PhD and Diploma in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a certified periodontist, a Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada FRCD(C), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery (DABP). Currently, she serves as a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at UBC Faculty of Dentistry, a faculty member at Digital Dentistry Institute, and practices periodontics in Vancouver.
Dr. Tarzemany is a recipient of numerous prestigious research awards. She has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and is involved in teaching and lecturing in study clubs and national and international meetings.
9:30 am – 9:50 am
Dr. Nariman Amiri – Vancouver, BC
Title: Porcelain Veneers: A step by step approach
Synopsis: Porcelain veneers offer our patients a valid option to improve the colour, shape and alignment of their anterior teeth. However, it is essential for a successful treatment to follow an appropriate case selection and to implement specific clinical protocols. Clinicians need to master how to properly treatment plan and execute tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation to achieve expected outcomes. The focus of this hands-on program is to provide general dentists with key factors in achieving predictable esthetic outcomes with porcelain veneers. In this presentation a review of prosthodontic treatment planning as well as indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers will be provided. A systematic approach to tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation will be discussed.
- To review the indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers.
- To review appropriate treatment planning for porcelain veneers.
- To review the clinical protocol for porcelain veneer fabrication including tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation.
Bio: Dr. Nariman Amiri is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in dentistry and is a board-certified specialist in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Amiri is in full time private practice in Vancouver, Canada, dedicated to Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry. He is also associated with UBC as a part time clinical professor for graduate and undergraduate clinics in the Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Amiri is the organizer and principal mentor for Treatment Options in Prosthodontics (TOP) study club in Vancouver and lectures in meetings and societies including UBC Continuing Education on topics related to digital smile design, aesthetic dentistry, implant dentistry in full mouth reconstructions and aesthetic zone management. www.drnarimanamiri.com
9:50 am – 10:10 am
Dr. Joel Fransen – Richmond, BC
Title: A Big Issue About a Little Tissue – Diagnose, Do, and Defend Your Endo
Synopsis: The old is new again. There are a lot of great developments in endodontics but without a reliable, accurate, and defendable diagnosis no device other than a parachute can save you. Dr. Fransen will provide useful information for getting your diagnoses on the mark, getting your files to length, avoiding mishaps, and minimizing your vulnerability to investigators. Don’t let endo be the end of your career.
- Endodontic Diagnosis
- Endodontic Treatment
- Endodontic Nightmares
Bio: Dr. Fransen is an avid cyclist in the Tour de Cure, raising money for oral cancer research at the B.C. Cancer Agency, as well as a member of the Canadian National Speed Skiing team, and died in the wool Liverpool supporter. All of this is possible because, during the week, he kills bacteria, viruses, and pulps hiding in hard-to-reach places. Dr. Fransen is a certified specialist in endodontics and has twenty-three years of clinical experience, fourteen of which as an endodontist.
10:10 am – 10:30 pm
Dr. Sandra Tai, Richmond, BC
Title : Interdisciplinary Treatment with Clear Aligner Technique
Synopsis: Complex restorative cases often require an interdisciplinary approach for optimized treatment outcome in esthetics, form and function. Recent innovations in technology and clear aligners have revolutionized treatment planning possibilities for patients presenting with multiple dental issues requiring complex comprehensive treatment. This will be illustrated with clinical cases demonstrating how a pre-restorative orthodontic phase with clear aligners can facilitate a more ideal restorative outcome for veneer placement, preparing single tooth implant sites and creating anterior or posterior occlusal clearance to facilitate restorative treatment.
- How to use digital software to plan tooth movements in preparation for veneers
- How to prepare a single tooth implant site using clear aligners
- How to create occlusal clearance fore restorative treatment using clear aligners
Bio: Dr Sandra Khong Tai received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, USA. She is a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada and Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is also Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Paciﬁc in San Francisco. Dr Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certiﬁed orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider who has treated over 3,000 cases with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr Tai is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics and the author of the textbook “Clear Aligner Technique”. (Quintessence Publishing 2018) which has been translated into 11 languages – English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese. She has authored a chapter on Clear Aligner Treatment in the 7th edition of Graber’s Orthodontics (Elsevier 2021), and she is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr Tai is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a Fellow of the College of
Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, Canada. Professional afﬁliations include memberships in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and Edward H Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr Tai has lectured extensively on clear aligner technique all over the world. She is one of the pioneer testing doctors on Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement and Invisalign First appliance and is involved in several research projects on clear aligners.
11:00 am – 11:20 am
Dr. Robert J. Miller – Delray Beach, FL
Title: Microscope Based Dentistry
Synopsis: Magnification in dentistry has allowed clinicians to increase accuracy and quality of outcome through better visualization and a reduction in damage to non-target tissue. Traditional loupes have been in the 2-6 power range. However, surgical microscopes have magnification in the 6-15 power range. The addition of through the lens lighting, and more ergonomic positioning, allows the clinician greater opportunities to accurately complete procedures and record the procedure through photography or videography. Traditionally, surgical microscopes have been used in endodontics. Today, most reconstructive and surgical procedures can benefit from increased levels of magnification. This lecture will demonstrate how surgical microscopy can be used across the wide spectrum of dental specialties.
- Demonstrate how magnification enhances restorative and surgical outcomes.
- Demonstrate how to perform more minimally invasive procedures.
- Demonstrate how to document cases using through the lens technology.
Bio: Dr. Miller is a 1981 Graduate of New York University Collage of Dentistry. He completed a residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York and currently practices in Delray Beach, Florida at the Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Miller is a Master of the IPS, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow AAID, and fellow Academy of Osseointegration. He Currently serves as chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach Florida and is a member of the executive board of the Society for Oral Laser Applications (SOLA), based at the university of Vienna, Austria. He Began his training in lasers in 1990 using multiple wavelengths. In 1997 and for the last 30 years he has been a major proponent of the use of lasers in dental surgery.
11:20 am – 12:00 Noon
Dr. Fernanda Almeida – Vancouver, BC
Title: Patient-centered sleep apnea treatment and the role of Oral Appliances
Synopsis: This lecture will briefly cover the basics of sleep apnea diagnosis, including the role of imaging techniques and portable sleep monitors. Attendees will understand the patient-centered approaches and P4 strategies with deeper focus on evaluating treatment efficacy and effectiveness. This session will enable attendees to personalize their patients’ sleep apnea treatment.
- To understand the basics of sleep apnea diagnosis, imaging and treatment
- To discuss patient-centered approaches in Medicine and Dentistry
- Enable attendees to personalize sleep apnea treatment
Bio: Dr. Almeida has devoted her career to treatment and research of snoring and sleep apnea patients. As an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Dr. Almeida leads oral appliance research and the treatment of patients and have received several world recognition awards.
She is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Canadian Sleep Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society. She is also board certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and main author of the Guidelines on Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep Apnea designed for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Almeida is devoted to providing the best standard of care to patients in her dental sleep science medicine clinic – Vancouver West Dental Associates.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dr. Edward Lowe – Vancouver, BC
Title: Anterior Aesthetics Today…Functional and Conservative
Synopsis: The management of anterior aesthetic cases is often a daunting task as patients who are well informed from the media and the Internet make increasing requests for the “perfect” smile.
Terms like porcelain veneers, bonding, and teeth whitening have gone mainstream in the lexicon of restorative dentistry along with trademarked products like E.max, Invisalign, Lumineers, and DSD. Today’s esthetic dentist is expected to master form, function, and esthetics and arrive at a treatment decision that meets the expectations of the patient.
So where do we begin? Is every patient an aesthetic makeover candidate? What materials do we choose for the restorations? How do we communicate our desires to the dental ceramist? What if our patient does not accept the full treatment plan? Knowing where and when to make compromises in our treatment decisions is one of the hardest tasks that dentists do on a daily basis.
This short program will explore some of the endless possibilities we can achieve by planning cases out methodically and remaining true to the mantra of “Responsible Aesthetics”.
- Utilizing a systematic approach to planning any anterior case, simple of complex
- Develop an understanding of the criteria for a no-prep vs. prepped veneer case
- See where digital tools fit in the aesthetic workflow of an anterior case
Bio: Edward Lowe, B.Sc., D.M.D., is a 1986 graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry. He maintains a full-time private practice devoted to comprehensive functional aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry in downtown Vancouver, BC.
He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry for the past 11 years. Dr. Lowe has published over 70 articles and lectures internationally on comprehensive restorative & aesthetic dentistry.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman – Cary, NC
Title: Materials in Digital Dentistry…Are We There Yet?
Synopsis: CAD/CAM in dentistry is constantly growing becoming a user- and patient-friendly technology and service using intraoral scanners and laboratory/chairside milling units to manufacture dental restorations and appliances from multiple materials including wax, metals, composite resins, and ceramics. Properties of these materials may vary when compared to restorations prepared from conventional and additive manufacturing methods. Understanding the differences in these properties is important for material and fabrication method selection. Additive manufacturing is becoming an alternative to subtractive manufacturing in many applications. However, chemical composition, mechanical and physical properties of these materials are still lacking. 3D printed materials require a considerable amount of research and time to prove its clinical efficacy.
- Classify the spectrum of CAD/CAM materials that are available to the clinician.
- Define the mechanical and optical properties of CADCAM materials and how it compares to those of the natural tooth structure.
- Understanding criteria for material selection to optimize clinical longevity of various CAD/CAM materials.
Bio: TAISEER SULAIMAN is the director of the Advanced Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Research at the Adams School of Dentistry, 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 at UNC. 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 Academy of Operative Dentistry (where he serves as councilor to the academy), the Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry, IADR/AADR, 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.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dr. Terry Donovan – Hillsborough, NC
Title: Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the AARD (2021)
Synopsis: The Ralph Phillips Memorial Lecture in given every Year as the last presentation on Sunday. It has been represented by Ralph Phillips, Malcolm Jendresen, Pat Allen, and the past several Years by Terry Donovan. Many of our members are familiar with this presentation, which is considered one of the highlights of the meeting. Committee members review research published the previous year in 7 major areas. The 7 areas are Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Dental Materials, Cariology and Prevention, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery, Occlusion and Sleep Disordered Breathing & Implant Dentistry. Their reports result in an article published every Year in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry which is close to 80 pages in length and between 400 & 500 references.
- Familiar with current research in the 7 areas described above.
- Learn how to analyze scientific research articles for validity and reliability.
- Understand the difficulties contemporary dentists face in trying to keep up with the current scientific literature.
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.
Dr. Ron Zokol – Vancouver, BC
(55 Minute Presentation)
Title: “Advanced Surgical-Prosthetic Management of the Failing Anterior Tooth”
Synopsis: One of the most challenging of treatment plans is the successful management of the single tooth in the esthetic zone. Success is not only managed by the survival of the implant but also the acceptance of the esthetic quality of the prosthesis and surrounding gingival tissue. The form of the gingival tissue is influenced by the underlying bone which makes diseases involving both gingiva and bone volume one of the more demanding of technique and expertise to achieve desired results. This presentation will address the management of the three different type of extraction sockets and the challenges for each. We will also address the correct position of the dental implant and the form of the provisional restoration and definitive restoration.
- The minimal treatment of the extraction socket to avoid dimensional loss of bone and gingival tissue.
- The retention of keratinized tissue when the facial bone is deficient.
- The reconstruction of both bone and keratinized tissue when both bone and soft tissue are lost.
- The design of implant-supported prosthesis for optimal emergence profile and oral hygiene.
Bio: Dr. Ron Zokol graduated in 1974 from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, where he continues as a sessional Lecturer to the Second-Year Graduate Prosthodontic students. 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 AAID, 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 and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is a past president of the Vancouver and District Dental Society and past Chair of the General Examination Committee for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC and past Chief of Examiners for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. He was a surgical for the Misch Implant Institute for 10 years. He founded the Pacific Institute for Implant Dentistry in 1996. Dr. Zokol continues to practice at BC Perio in Vancouver.
Mr. Angus Barrie – Vancouver, BC
(18 Minute Presentation)
Learning Objectives: TBA
Bio: Angus became a dental technician in 1987 after completing the dental technology program at Vancouver Community College and worked for both his father’s dental laboratory as well as Turner Dental Lab on Vancouver Island before moving to Vancouver in 2002. Since 2002 Angus has concentrated on implant restorations and the growth of CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory. He as worked as implant department manager for Fine Arts Dental Lab, operations manager for Uni Nature Dental Enterprise and general manager for the Aurum Group lab in Vancouver. Angus has experience with Dental Wings, 3Shape, Nobel Procera and other CAD software as well as 3M and Roland milling machines. He is currently Chair of the College of Dental Technicians of BC and a member of the PAC for Dental Technology program at VCC. When Angus is not at work he enjoys activities with his dogs and motorcycling.