Registration and Breakfast

Jun 21, 2024 8:00am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 8:45am

Identification: MA-REG-1


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jun 21, 2024 8:45am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 9:00am

Identification: MA-WEL-1


Networking Break

Jun 21, 2024 10:00am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 10:20am

Identification: MA-NET-1


Updates in Dental Sleep Medicine and Airway Management

Jun 21, 2024 10:20am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 11:20am

Identification: MA-CE-2


Networking Break

Jun 21, 2024 11:20am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 11:40am

Identification: MA-NET-2


Lunch and Networking

Jun 21, 2024 12:40pm ‐ Jun 21, 2024 1:30pm

Identification: MA-LUN-1


Updates in Practice Profitability

Jun 21, 2024 1:30pm ‐ Jun 21, 2024 2:30pm

Identification: MA-CE-4


Optimizing Esthetics: Form and Function: The Sequential Success of Direct Bonding

Jun 21, 2024 9:00am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 10:00am

Identification: MA-CE-1

Patients are often present with misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth, but are fearful to have their teeth “drilled”. Because of false representation via social media, patients seem to be reluctant to having treatment. It is the clinician’s responsibility to communicate clearly and educate patients on the most conservative approaches in restoring the form, function, and esthetics of their smiles. The first step is re-aligning the teeth to the correct position in regaining proper function and to assist in creating good esthetics. Step two is assessing and mapping out what is needed to optimize the esthetics of the newly aligned teeth. Step three is executing and mastering an effective and replicable approach in the sequence of direct bonding techniques to achieve predictable results. Direct composite bonding can be a highly effective, minimalistic, and replicable approach to restoring a patient’s dentition with predictable results versus a more aggressive approach such as porcelain veneering or full porcelain coverage. This course will provide the attendee with a practical approach to biomimetic dentistry and show a variety of examples with proven success.

Learning Objectives:
  • Determine how tooth alignment and occlusion affect final esthetics and longevity of direct restorations
  • Learn how to match composite shades to existing teeth properly
  • Learn how to execute an effective and replicable, sequential process of direct bonding procedures from start to finish

"Expand" Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow (En Vogue)

Jun 21, 2024 11:40am ‐ Jun 21, 2024 12:40pm

Identification: MA-CE-3

Clear aligner therapy is a treatment that can benefit many different patients, and there are various considerations for clinicians to keep in mind, working from nose to gut. This webinar will explain how “the nose knows,” as 60% of airway issues have a nasal component. “Tiger tongue” can also be a factor, as described by Dr. Felix Liao. And you’ll also want to “GERD your loins for expansion,” because it's going to be a spicy night.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how airway issues and nasal breathing impact clear aligner therapy
  • Explain the role of the tongue on successful treatment
  • Discuss gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Bernoulli's principle, and the perceived difficulty of expansive orthodontics

Updates in Digital Workflows

Jun 21, 2024 2:30pm ‐ Jun 21, 2024 3:30pm

Identification: MA-CE-5