AACD 2018 - 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session
AACD 2018 - 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session
Schedule
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    A101 - Accreditation Workshop
    Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
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    Find out what excellence in cosmetic dentistry is all about by attending the Accreditation Workshop, the first of the two required workshops in the Accreditation process. This open course provides a detailed overview of the Accreditation program and the resources available to help you on your journey through the process.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Become familiar with the requirements for AACD Accreditation
    2. See examples of Accreditation cases
    3. Understand why a credential in cosmetic dentistry is desirable

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A101
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Parihan Tamkin, DDS
    Education: Accreditation Required
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 219
    Available positions: 126
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    A100 - Advanced Accreditation Workshop
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD, Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD, John Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD, Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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    The Advanced Accreditation Workshop provides an in-depth analysis of how Accreditation cases are evaluated and is a great opportunity for participants to have their own cases reliably critiqued. This workshop is universally viewed as the most helpful step for individuals working toward Accreditation. Participants are encouraged to have taken the two required workshops in the credentialing process prior to attending this advanced course.

    All participants are encouraged to bring clinical cases for review, whether completed or in the case selection phase. All cases should be loaded on a memory stick in the AACD’s PowerPoint® template which is available for download on the AACD Website
    For identification purposes during the workshop, write your name, member number, and case type on each memory stick using a permanent marker.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand how cases for Accreditation are examined based on specific criteria
    2. Sharpen your eye to discern fine details in examining cosmetic dentistry
    3. Present cosmetic dentistry cases for feedback to decide if the criteria has been met

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A100
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L&3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Marilyn Calvo, DDS, AAACD
    Education: Accreditation Recommended
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 146
    Available positions: 36
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    L101 -Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry at U.S. and International Universities
    Steven Milhauser, DDS, Dana Murn-Kohal, Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD, Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
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    The AACD University Educator’s Forum will bring together U.S. and international university faculty to discuss the importance of esthetic dentistry curriculum at universities. Colleagues will share important updates, course outlines, and curriculum content with other attendees. Highlights of AACD’s Virtual Campus and Credentialing program will be discussed and shared.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn what other universities are teaching about esthetic dentistry
    2. Understand what is available from the AACD to help esthetic curriculum and ideas
    3. Collaborate on common problems and share insights on solutions for faculty and students to further their education in esthetic/cosmetic dentistry

    Course ID: L101
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 770
    CE Credits: 4.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.A. Reynolds, DDS, AAACD, Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: University Educators Forum
    12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    A102 - Criteria Workshop
    Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD
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    This is one of the required workshops in the AACD Accreditation program. This course begins with a display of successful and unsuccessful cases, which are then evaluated following the criteria Accreditation Examiners use in examining clinical cases. The process for analyzing these cases is enlightening for those preparing to submit clinical cases for Accreditation.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Become familiar with the criteria used in Accreditation examinations
    2. See dentistry example cases that satisfy or fall short of the criteria
    3. Understand the relationship between Accreditation criteria and excellence in cosmetic dentistry

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A102
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 2.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Michael P. Sharp, DDS, AAACD
    Education: Accreditation Required
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 243
    Available positions: 102
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    L100 - General Session - Ashley Latter
    Ashley Latter
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    In 2014, Ashley Latter was voted number 12 in the top 150 most influential people in UK Dentistry, and it’s clear why. During the last 20 years, he’s delivered more than 23,000 hours of business coaching to the dental industry, empowering dentists and their teams to communicate with their patients resulting in his clients world-wide selling over £200m worth of extra dental treatment in an ethical way. At AACD 2018, Ashley will instruct attendees on the eight steps for the perfect consultation, so you will have more patients saying yes ethically. During his presentation, you’ll learn the essential skills for and attributes of a successful consultation; develop more self confidence and a positive attitude of success and accomplishment; discover the one major reason why some dentists are more successful than others; develop the one key skill for building rapport instantly with all types of patients; discover the biggest communication mistakes most dentists make; and develop new skills and behaviors that will enable you to increase your treatment plan acceptance rate in an ethical way.

    Course ID: L100
    Room Number: Arie Crown Theater
    Subject Code: 770
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: General Session
    Current number of participants: 749
    Available positions: 704
    7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
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    A Night at the Museum of Science and Industry

    Catch up with old friends while exploring one of the largest science museums in the world. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry boasts more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits and is home to more than 35,000 artifacts. Make new connections with colleagues over your mutual interest in the World War II submarine or swap storm stories by the 40-foot tornado. The night will be full of food, friendship, and discovery.

    Course ID: Welcome Reception
    Corporate Supporter: Infinity Dental Web
    Room Number: Museum of Science & Industry - 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
    Topic: Welcome Reception
    Current number of participants: 835
    Available positions: 465
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  • Thursday
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    L200 - General Session
    Matt Mayberry
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    Rounding out the lineup of keynote speakers at AACD 2018 is internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and performance strategist Matt Mayberry. A former Indiana University and Chicago Bears linebacker, Mayberry is one of the most widely read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, where he writes on peak performance, leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and motivation. His work has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, NBC, Fox News, Business Insider, MSN Lifestyle, Fox Business, ABC, and ESPN to name a few.


    At AACD 2018, Mayberry will deliver a keynote entitled “Transformational Leadership: The Building Blocks to Becoming a Game-Changing Leader.” He’ll dive deep into what true leadership really is; more than titles, authority, and recognition, leadership is about developing people, helping others reach their full potential, and creating other leaders. It’s about equipping those you are leading with the right tools and strategies to not only maximize the success of the organization, but as individuals.



    Attendees will discover the transformational mindset shifts that separate a leader with a title to a leader that changes the game, how to lead confidently and effectively through change, how to create a personal action plan that will increase their effectiveness to lead, and how to increase employee morale, engagement, and performance by effectively transforming their leadership style.
    Course ID: L200
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: Arie Crown Theater
    Subject Code: 770
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: General Session, Self Improvement
    Current number of participants: 792
    Available positions: 661
    8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    G200 - Snapshots of Chicago
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    Repeated Friday G310 • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Take a photography tour around Chicago’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. Experience and photograph the beauty of Chicago with its modern architecture, creative people and magnificent views. Be ready to join the guide on foot as you explore the local hot spots, including the Lakefront, the Chicago River, the Chicago skyline, the underground, the bridges, the neighborhoods and so much more! This tour will help you see things that you’ve never seen before, in ways that you never thought to look and turn them into meaningful, creative memories. So grab your cameras and be ready to capture those memories.

    Course ID: G200
    Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
    Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
    Current number of participants: 10
    Available positions: 5
    9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    L206 - Web Marketing for the Cosmetic Practice
    Keith C Humes
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    The world of Internet marketing has become a very complex marketplace. Keith Humes has been successfully navigating his clients in the space for the last 20 years. In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain useful insight into some of the proven
    strategies that have built multi-million dollar cosmetic practices.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn what is needed to create an effective online footprint and use this information to analyze the quality of your online presence
    2. Learn about quality link building practices and how to avoid Google penalties
    3. Prepare for and understand mobile marketing best practices

    Course ID: L206
    Corporate Supporter: Rosemont Media
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Marketing
    Current number of participants: 64
    Available positions: 24
    9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    A202 - Achieving Success with Multiple Indirect Porcelain Restorations in The Smile Zone – A Focus on Accreditation Case Type I
    J. Fred Arnold, DMD, FAACD
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    Successfully completing Case Type I to Accreditation standards does not happen by accident. This presentation will take you through all of the steps necessary to achieve predictable results when doing a smile design case with indirect restorations. Emphasis will be placed on case selection, treatment planning, smile design, clinical techniques and communication between the dentist and ceramist.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the Accreditation criteria to achieve success with
    Case Type I
    2. Learn lab communication skills and how to build a synergistic
    relationship between the dentist and the ceramist
    3. Learn treatment planning, material selection, preparation design, prototype fabrication and delivery techniques for Accreditation level success

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A202
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Amy Wilken-Heying, DDS, AAACD
    Education: Accreditation Recommended
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type I
    Current number of participants: 127
    Available positions: 55
    A203 - Replacing a Missing Tooth in the Esthetic Zone – Focus on AACD Accreditation Case Type III
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD
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    Replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone presents multiple challenges. Seamlessly replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone is an even greater challenge. Creating an ideal result typically starts with optimizing soft tissue contours. By learning to manage the periodontal/restorative interface, dentists and technicians can better predict and control outcomes. This course will forever change the way you approach replacing missing teeth in the esthetic zone.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the importance of properly evaluating and managing tissue architecture when replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone
    2. Learn why achieving ideal results is closely dependent on proper case selection
    3. Learn the pros and cons of tooth replacement with an implant vs. a bridge

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A203
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: William J. Rowe, DDS, AAACD
    Education: Accreditation Recommended
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type III
    Current number of participants: 115
    Available positions: 230
    L203 - Complex Case Collection
    Lee Culp, CDT, AAACD, Joseph Kan, DDS, MS, PhD, Aldo F. Leopardi, DDS, MS, Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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    Some of the biggest names in dentistry discuss some of the most complicated cases in dentistry. Lee Culp, CDT; Joseph Kan, DDS, MS; Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS and Michael Sesemann, DDS, FAACD will tackle two cases: one involving six or more restorations in
    the upper arch including implants and natural teeth and another involving six or more indirect restorations in the upper arch where all restorations are on natural teeth. Each specialist will discuss the challenges of each case and solutions for treatment. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and participate in discussion.
    Course ID: L203
    Room Number: E351
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Implants
    Current number of participants: 258
    Available positions: 87
    L204 - Wake Up and Thrive, the Right Way!
    John Sullivan, DDS, AAACD, Nancy Lashley Sullivan
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    Adding Dental Sleep Therapy to your practice is the new frontier and as a result, we’re inundated with “magic bullet” protocols promising exponential growth, but at what cost to your integrity and your bottom line? Your patients are sick and you are the first line of help! We’ll show you how to easily and ethically incorporate Dental Sleep Therapy in a new or existing practice and add to your practice enjoyment.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn a new way to screen new or existing patients for sleep apnea
    2. Learn how to incorporate sleep treatment into a new or existing practice without jumping through the insurance hoops
    3. Create honest, ethical marketing messaging that makes your phone ring

    Course ID: L204
    Room Number: E353C
    Subject Code: 750
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Sleep Apnea
    Current number of participants: 70
    Available positions: 112
    L207 - The New Era of Marketing and Converting Large Aesthetic Cases in Your Practice
    Bart Knellinger
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    Do your marketing efforts attract nothing but price shoppers? Is your competition undercutting your practice by advertising cheap price incentives? Learn how to acquire and convert large fee for service aesthetic cases by leveraging the patient experience,
    clinical outcomes and your expertise. You will discover the core elements needed to attract big cases in a market that is rapidly being commoditized.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn strategies for unique core messaging to change the patient’s mindset from price to outcome
    2. Discover tactics to deliver your core message to your target audience
    3. Learn how to close big cases with flexible financing options

    Course ID: L207
    Corporate Supporter: Progressive Dental
    Room Number: E352
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Practice Management
    Current number of participants: 106
    Available positions: 239
    L208 - Beat the Biofilm Blues
    Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH
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    Your patient has little or no calculus, little or no bleeding upon probing and pockets in the 4 – 5 mm range. But when you start to scale, it’s a bloody mess. Your patient has a biofilm infection! What do you tell your patient and how do you treat it? This course will
    give you the confidence to diagnose and treat biofilm infections.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Identify the characteristics of a biofilm infection
    2. Understand the role of specific bacteria
    3. Understand treatment options and modalities

    Course ID: L208
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Periodontics
    Current number of participants: 48
    Available positions: 27
    L209 - Using Botulinum Toxin to Improve Implant Success & Aesthetics
    Jan Roberts, DMD, Warren Roberts, DMD
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    Using botulinum toxin prior to implant surgery can enhance hard and soft tissue grafting success and aid in successful bone regeneration.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand how the muscles of the alveolar ridges can interfere with implant success
    2. Understand the importance of angiogenesis in graft and implant treatment
    3. Understand how relaxation of the musculature using botulinum toxin can enhance positive outcomes when placing implants

    Course ID: L209
    Corporate Supporter: Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics
    Room Number: E353A
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Botox
    Current number of participants: 31
    Available positions: 119
    L210 - What’s Hot in Dentistry Today!
    Howard Glazer, DDS, Sargon Lazarof, DDS
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    Biodent is introducing two revolutionary products to the dental industry. The first is the only fully functional immediate tooth replacement system cleared by the FDA, ULTRATOOTH. The second is NumBee, a needle-less profound single-tooth anesthesia.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn the history, development and use of Ultratooth
    2. Learn about the advantages and use of the Numbee for single tooth anesthesia
    3. Learn how to incorporate both techniques in practice

    Course ID: L210
    Corporate Supporter: Biodent
    Room Number: E270
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Materials
    Current number of participants: 29
    Available positions: 64
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    L211 - Navigating a New Era – Digital Dentistry
    Matthew R. Roberts, CDT, AAACD, Franklin Shull, DMD
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    Restorative materials and workflow options continue to evolve for the dental clinician as well as the laboratory technician. This lecture will cover the latest advancements in materials and digital workflows for the production of all-ceramic restorations. Specific topics will include best practices for case planning and communication between the digital dentist and digital laboratory, updates on new restorative materials, and appropriate cement protocols based upon the clinical situation and restorative material
    of choice.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Increase the level of material knowledge and selection criteria to understand the limitations of today’s restorative materials
    2. Streamline communication between the dentist and dental technician in the digital world to achieve predictable, long-lasting esthetic results
    3. Understand proper selection criteria and protocols for contemporary cementation materials

    Course ID: L211
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E265
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Digital Dentistry
    Current number of participants: 113
    Available positions: 0
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    W250 - Becoming Visible, Creating The Invisible: The Art of the Class IV
    Davina Detrik, DDS, Galen Detrik, DDS
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    Full-arch direct resin veneers and full-mouth rehabs had a beginning; the Class IV is where it all started. We’re going to take you through a unique artistic journey, both simplistic and scientific in construct. We start with the end in mind, then peel back every detail and nuance it takes to recreate single-tooth nature and establish yourself as a niche dentist. You’ll walk away knowing how to become visible, engineering the invisible.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to utilize shade mapping minus the complexity, to envision the outcome long before you take bur to tooth
    2. Learn how to go from putty matrix to high-grade luster on a final restoration, seamlessly recreating aesthetics and function
    3. Learn three blue-ocean strategy tactics to establish yourself as the go-to aesthetic dentist in your area for resin artistry

    Course ID: W250
    Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
    Room Number: E258
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Aesthetic, Restorative
    Current number of participants: 67
    Available positions: 0
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    W251 - Stratification Techniques in Mastering Class IV Direct Restorations
    Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD
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    Mastering direct restorations in the esthetic zone requires an intimate understanding of micro esthetics and the concepts of stratification. Replacing segments of tooth structure that harmonize and dissolve invisibly into the surrounding dentition is an invaluable tool for the clinician. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply the stratification technique using a state of the art, naturally shaded composite system, IPS Empress Direct, while focusing on Class IV restorations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the concepts of stratification and the effects of light refraction related to tooth form, surface finish and translucency
    2. Create a predictable formula for a polychromatic direct restoration
    3. Understand preparation design for direct restorations

    Course ID: W251
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E255
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 59
    Available positions: 0
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    W252 - Style Italiano: Complete Direct Restoration Procedure Course
    Marcos A. Vargas, DDS
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    In this course Dr. Vargas will discuss procedures for both anterior and posterior direct restorations. Using the Style Italiano technique, you will learn how to take the esthetics of your anterior restorations to the next level. Using bulk fill composites, you will learn how to restore posterior teeth quickly, efficiently and predictably. Attendees will observe and then they will execute all steps of an anterior restoration using Style Italiano and a posterior restoration using a bulk fill material.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the complete anterior and posterior direct restoration process
    2. Achieve natural esthetic looking restorations
    3. Learn simplified, predictable finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W252
    Corporate Supporter: 3M Oral Care
    Room Number: E253B
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorations
    Current number of participants: 47
    Available positions: 0
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    W253 - Beautiful and Practical Anterior Restorations Using a Nanofilled Composite
    Jaimeé Morgan, DDS
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    Working smarter, not harder is the key to successful anterior composite restorations. Often referred to as a secondary treatment option to porcelain; composite resins have not gotten the credit they deserve. Predictable, concise shade matching + simplified layering technique + time efficient placement = beautiful, durable and profitable dentistry. The step-by-step approach used in this hands-on course will provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to achieve remarkable results in your dental office quickly, efficiently and profitably using the latest state-of-the-art materials, methods and techniques.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn to integrate exquisite optical dimension in your composite restorations
    2. Discover a simplified and logical method to shade matching
    3. Achieve invisible margins and avoid intra-oral show through

    Course ID: W253
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253C
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 87
    Available positions: 0
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    W254 - Predictable Techniques to Create Life- Like Provisionals for Auxiliaries
    Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD
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    This session will present a philosophy of esthetics centered on the concept of natural beauty created from research in the fields of both art and science. Esthetic success depends not only on the creation of a beautiful smile, but also on ensuring optimal function and health. Multiple fabrication techniques will be presented including materials selection and custom staining. The workshop will cover provisional cementation techniques to reduce sensitivity and provide retention. Participants will fabricate a crown and bridge provisional.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand both indirect and direct provisional techniques
    2. Trim, finish and polish provisionals to create exquisite fit and esthetics
    3. Choose cementation techniques for partial and full coverage posterior provisionals

    Course ID: W254
    Room Number: E259
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Temporaries
    Current number of participants: 53
    Available positions: 0
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    W255 - The Nature-Mimicking Class IV
    Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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    Repeated Thursday W265 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Friday W355 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    A seamless Class IV restoration requires an optimal composite resin system and its correct implementation to replicate the natural colors of dentin and enamel. If layered according to nature’s optical and color patterns, the resulting restoration should blend in with the tooth substrate and be imperceptible. Correct tooth preparation, along with finishing and polishing techniques add up to render the Class IV completely natural. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Class IV restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the Patient.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
    2. Learn how to correctly prep a Class IV for maximum retention and esthetics
    3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W255
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253D
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 50
    Available positions: 0
    12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
    MP001 - Esthetic Treatment Planning for a Previously Restored Patient
    Courtney Lavigne, DMD
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    When we treat patients that were previously restored by a prior dentist, there are a number of unknowns and potential barriers to ideal care. This course will take you through the communication skills and treatment planning objectives for predictably re-doing cosmetic work, including how to communicate effectively with the patient to manage their expectations from the beginning of treatment.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn communication skills to educate the patient on their existing condition and potential unknowns based on previously completed dental work
    2. Identify common barriers to ideal treatment when existing restorations are in place and how to manage them
    3. Review case examples taking you from start to finish in complex re-treatment involving esthetics


    Course ID: Mp001
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 28
    Available positions: 222
    12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    A200 - Accreditation Written Examination
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    The Accreditation Written Examination challenges each individual’s knowledge in the foundational aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Dentists and laboratory technicians well-versed in all phases of cosmetic dentistry are expected to successfully complete this first step in the AACD Accreditation process. Failure to pass the written examination indicates further education would be beneficial prior to attempting the clinical cases.
    Course ID: A200
    Room Number: E353C
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 45
    Available positions: 105
    A201 - Accreditation Written Examination
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    The Accreditation Written Examination challenges each individual’s knowledge in the foundational aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Dentists and laboratory technicians well-versed in all phases of cosmetic dentistry are expected to successfully complete this first step in the AACD Accreditation process. Failure to pass the written examination indicates further education would be beneficial prior to attempting the clinical cases.
    Course ID: A201
    Room Number: E353C
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 5
    Available positions: 27
    1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    Full
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    MP002 - Protecting Our New Smile: Healthy Joints, Muscles & Occlusion
    Jeffrey Lineberry, DDS, AAACD
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    Our patients come to us to get a beautiful smile that will be stable and long lasting. To make this happen, we must understand the basics of occlusion, muscles and the TM joint and how these can and will impact treatment in our patients.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Review the basics of muscle and joint anatomy along with how to do a basic exam of both
    2. Learn when and how we should be concerned about instability in the stomatognathic system
    3. Discover bite and occlusal clues that increase risk in case management

    Course ID: MP002
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 180
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Occlusion
    Current number of participants: 334
    Available positions: 0
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Full
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    G210 - A Ride Through The Prohibition Era
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    Step back in time to the Prohibition era! This historic era comes to life as several sharply dressed gangsters guide you back in time to when Al Capone ruled the south side of Chicago. This live action tour will give you the inside scoop on Chicago’s wildest politicians and rollicking red light districts while showcasing all the old gangster hotspots.
    Course ID: G210
    Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
    Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
    Current number of participants: 18
    Available positions: 0
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    L228 - Treatment and Concept of the Biological Tissue Adaptation (BTA) Technique
    Kenji Tsubota, DDS
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    The biological tissue adaptation (BTA) technique is a novel restorative approach for alignment of the gingival margin. Gingival tissue is trimmed by gingivectomy and an overhanging restorative margin is established so that it has the same thickness as the
    contacting gingiva. The technique does not require flap surgery or ostectomy, which have the disadvantages of attachment loss, time-consuming procedures and patient burden. The technique has been published in The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry 2017, Vol. 33(2): 38-48.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn the procedure of the BTA technique
    2. Understand the reasons why the BTA technique is successful
    3. Understand the BTA concept to maintain the healthy tissue

    Course ID: L228
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 490
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sarah Jebreil, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 66
    Available positions: 184
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    A220 - Matching One or Two Indirect Restorations to Natural Dentition – A Focus of Accreditation Case Type II
    John F. Weston, DDS, FAACD
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    Accreditation Case Type II tests a clinician’s ability to match one or two indirect porcelain restorations to natural dentition. This particular restorative treatment may be one of the most difficult challenges in dentistry due to the demand put on the restorative team to duplicate surrounding natural teeth. This lecture focuses on techniques that assist the clinician and laboratory technician toward achieving success with this clinical challenge.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn restorative team clinical techniques and tips that promote success with this type of challenge
    2. Identify and understand Accreditation Case Type II criteria and train your esthetic eye to recognize the subtleties of Accreditation level results
    3. Learn factors involved to pass Case Type II including case selection, choice of materials, photography and dentist/laboratory technician communication

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.
    Course ID: A220
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Ted J, Murray, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type II
    Current number of participants: 133
    Available positions: 49
    L221 - Unique Digital Workflows: From Surgical to Restorative
    Lee Culp, CDT, AAACD, Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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    As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dentist and dental technician. Additionally, the utilization of new technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team. This exciting multimedia presentation will offer participants unique insights into digital design — from surgical planning to using the printed diagnostic wax-up and milled provisional PMMA restorations, and their digital replicas — to guide us in the creation of cad-cam restorations, for implant supported prosthetics.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand different digital workflow options for tooth and implant supported restorations
    2. Learn about new digital diagnostic processes, from digital smile design, to digital diagnostic dentures
    3. Learn about new digital communication tools, for perfecting tooth shape communication between patient-dentist and technician

    Course ID: L221
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Kirk Opdahl, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Implants
    Current number of participants: 85
    Available positions: 260
    L222 - Clinical Realities and Considerations for Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy
    Aldo F. Leopardi, DDS, MS
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    In the partially edentulous patient, achieving functionally acceptable treatment outcomes is often realized. However, when tooth replacement is required in the aesthetic zone, the additional challenge of meeting both patient and clinician aesthetic expectations may prove to be an exponential one. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the literature and clinical realities and complications of dental implant therapy and complications and how we can apply what we learn toward improved aesthetic zone treatment planning and clinical procedures.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand common complications and pitfalls, including abutment selection and cementation challenges
    2. Improve your understanding of dental implant treatment planning in the aesthetic zone, especially when missing multiple anterior teeth
    3. Discuss current workflow utilizing guided surgery to help achieve improved outcomes

    Course ID: L222
    Room Number: E270
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 54
    Available positions: 39
    L223 - Papilla Management in the Esthetics Zone
    Joseph Kan, DDS, MS, PhD
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    Achieving anterior implant esthetics is a challenging and demanding procedure. To create implant papilla that emulates nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding the biologic and physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue will facilitate predictability in simple to complex esthetic situations. This presentation will focus on current philosophies and methodologies for papilla management around single and multiple adjacent implants in the esthetic zone. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and treatment planning and surgical and prosthetic management of soft and hard tissue for anterior papilla esthetics.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the biology of implant papilla
    2. Understand prognostic variables for papilla management
    3. Understand what is and is not possible with papilla reconstruction

    Course ID: L223
    Room Number: E352
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Education: Grace Sun, DDS, FAACD
    Topic: Implants
    Current number of participants: 99
    Available positions: 246
    L224 - Pillars of Strength – Lessons in Leadership
    Debra Englehardt Nash
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    Change in life and business in inevitable. Sometimes the changes are subtle, and other times they’re downright scary. The large portion of our complications is not elephant-sized attacks but the day-to-day swarm of frustrations and mishaps and sorrows. How you respond to the day-to-day annoyances and the significant emotional occurrences is up to you. However, no matter what happens in your external world, if your internal world is in order – if you’ve developed your values, your strengths and your support team – then whatever happens externally won’t cause you to lose your footing.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Dealing with life’s unexpected changes to bring clarity and work.
    2. Turn your Vision into action by defining your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
    3. Create and ideal support team to make your Vision and Goals a reality.
    4. Overview of the most important business systems for success.

    Course ID: L224
    Room Number: E351
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Rhonda Mullins
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Practice Management, Dental Team
    Current number of participants: 146
    Available positions: 199
    L225 - Using Botulinum Toxin to Enhance the Ultimate Smile Design
    Jan Roberts, DMD, Warren Roberts, DMD
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    The frame around a cosmetic smile design needs to be attractive and appropriate or it detracts from the work of art it surrounds. Conversely, when the frame is complimentary and congruent with the smile it encompasses, the overall result is enhanced. Botulinum toxin can be effectively used to enhance the overall result of cosmetic smile makeovers.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand how micro, mini and macro esthetics all provide a frame for the teeth
    2. Learn how the use of botulinum toxin in conjunction with cosmetic dental procedures can affect a better outcome than traditional cosmetic dental treatment alone
    3. Learn how botulinum toxin can influence the final outcome of a smile design using case studies

    Course ID: L225
    Corporate Supporter: Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics
    Room Number: E353A
    Subject Code: 130
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Botox
    Current number of participants: 62
    Available positions: 88
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    L226 - Seven Laws of Extremely Profitable Practice: From Debt to Financial Freedom
    Christina Blatchford, DMD, William A. Blatchford, DDS
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    The Ultimate Debt-Free Dentist System by Blatchford, used can be yours. Mastering 100% proven strategies and metrics allows you to become a more efficient dentist with measured balance in your life in and out of your practice. It allows you to do much more of the dentistry you love and do it more efficiently. It dramatically improves your bottom line, quickly eliminates debt and frees you to have more fun when away from your practice.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Maximize the delivery of your advanced AACD clinical skills
    2. Significantly reduce your overhead right now
    3. Create a net profit surge by learning how to uncover your patient’s dental wishes and easily convert them into results

    Course ID: L226
    Corporate Supporter: Blatchford Solutions
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Brian Saby, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Management
    Current number of participants: 79
    Available positions: 0
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    L227 - Treating Esthetic Challenges with the Human Touch
    Douglas Terry, DDS, AAACD
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    This three-hour presentation will encompass many facets of esthetic and restorative dentistry including: biomaterials selection, operative techniques and principles, diagnostic and communication concepts, the adhesive design concept, functional
    composite prototyping, digital technology, periodontal plastic surgical procedures and prosthetic guidelines for treatment of interdisciplinary cases. This presentation will emphasize the significance of using the human touch to achieve natural esthetics
    in restorative and prosthetic dentistry. In conclusion, a comparison of digital versus conventional design and fabrication of the single central will be illustrated.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and integrate restorative materials and adhesive protocols with sound fundamental design principles for direct and indirect composite and ceramic restorations
    2. Discover the difference of conventional and digital fabricated restorations
    3. Understand the significance of using an interdisciplinary team approach while developing an appreciation for the basic building blocks for achieving perioesthetic excellence

    Course ID: L227
    Corporate Supporter: GC America
    Room Number: E265
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 117
    Available positions: 0
    L230 - How to Create the Ultimate Internet Presence
    Darren Seigel, JD
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    Navigating the Internet is a daunting task. There have been more changes in search, website-technology, and social media in the last year than in the prior ten years combined.

    Understanding what it takes to be successful on the Internet has always been confusing. Not anymore! This course will teach you how to create the ultimate Internet presence for your practice.

    Everything will be covered in layman’s terms, and questions are encouraged. If you only attend one session, this is the one you cannot afford to miss.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn how to significantly increase your web traffic
    2. Learn how to maximize your conversions from the Internet
    3. Learn how to create a powerful and productive social media presence

    Course ID: L230
    Corporate Supporter: Advice Media
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Marketing
    Current number of participants: 76
    Available positions: 12
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    W260 - Achieving AACD Quality Success with Composite Artistry
    Jenine Arab O’Malley, DDS, AAACD
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    In order to create lifelike composite resin restorations, one must have the ability to implement internal characterization with the effective use of opaquers and tints. These are an invaluable adjunct to our restorative protocol, providing an efficient way to achieve polychromatic characterization, create incisal edge effects and mask a discolored tooth to yield imperceptible restorations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand material properties to have an appreciation of knowing what material to use where for attaining predictable esthetic results
    2. Learn a simple approach of applying opaquers and tints to emphasize polychromatic and internal effects, including protocol for masking a discolored tooth
    3. Understand smile design principles for creating the correct shaping, surface texture, and polishing in attaining remarkable restorations

    Course ID: W260
    Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc
    Room Number: E258
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 91
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W261 - Stratification Techniques in Mastering Class IV Direct Restorations
    Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Thursday W251 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Mastering direct restorations in the esthetic zone requires an intimate understanding of micro esthetics and the concepts of stratification. Replacing segments of tooth structure that harmonize and dissolve invisibly into the surrounding dentition is an invaluable tool for the clinician. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply the stratification technique using a state of the art, naturally shaded composite system, IPS Empress Direct, while focusing on Class IV restorations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the concepts of stratification and the effects of light refraction related to tooth form, surface finish and translucency
    2. Create a predictable formula for a polychromatic direct restoration
    3. Understand preparation design for direct restorations

    Course ID: W261
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E255
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Nicholas C. Marongiu, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 53
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W262 - Oral Surgical Extraction Techniques: Fundamentals of Bone Grafting-Principles and Socket Preservation Materials and Techniques
    Bart Silverman, DMD
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    This seminar will focus on atraumatic extraction techniques for the general practitioner who wants to incorporate extractions, socket grafting and ridge preservation techniques in their day to day practice. Fundamentals of bone grafting including bone grafting materials and choices of available membranes will be discussed. A step by step approach to socket grafting will be presented including a discussion on complications. Course includes a hands-on model component.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Discuss techniques and procedures available for bone grafting for eventual dental implant placement
    2. Employ easy to use atraumatic extraction techniques the following day in their practice
    3. Learn socket grafting and ridge preservation techniques and handle complications

    Course ID: W262
    Room Number: E256
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Implants
    Current number of participants: 55
    Available positions: 0
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    W263 - Beautiful and Practical Anterior Restorations Using a Nanofilled Composite
    Jaimeé Morgan, DDS
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    Repeated: Thursday W253 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Working smarter, not harder is the key to successful anterior composite restorations. Often referred to as a secondary treatment option to porcelain; composite resins have not gotten the credit they deserve. Predictable, concise shade matching + simplified layering technique + time efficient placement = beautiful, durable and profitable dentistry. The step-by-step approach used in this hands-on course will provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to achieve remarkable results in your dental office quickly, efficiently and profitably using the latest state-of-the-art materials, methods and techniques.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn to integrate exquisite optical dimension in your composite restorations.
    2. Discover a simplified and logical method to shade matching
    3. Achieve invisible margins and avoid intra-oral show through

    Course ID: W263
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253C
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 61
    Available positions: 0
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    W264 - Conservative and Predictable Partial Coverage and Full Coverage Posterior Ceramics
    Parag Kachalia, DDS
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    This program will focus on evidence based preparation design for full coverage zirconia restorations and partial coverage glass ceramic restorations, as well as the proper cementation techniques surrounding these materials. Attendees will practice preparing models for these types of restorations and utilize various cementation protocols. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to be exposed to a digital work flow from scanning to in office milling.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn about advances in ceramic dentistry over the last five years
    2. Learn the preparation design as it relates to new ceramics in the marketplace
    3. Learn proper cementation techniques specific to each ceramic system

    Course ID: W264
    Corporate Supporter: 3M Oral Care
    Room Number: 253B
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Materials
    Current number of participants: 59
    Available positions: 0
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    W265 - The Nature-Mimicking Class IV
    Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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    Repeated Thursday W255 9:15 am – 12:15 pm and Friday W355 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    A seamless Class IV restoration requires an optimal composite resin system and its correct implementation to replicate the natural colors of dentin and enamel. If layered according to nature’s optical and color patterns, the resulting restoration should blend in with the tooth substrate and be imperceptible. Correct tooth preparation, along with finishing and polishing techniques add up to render the Class IV completely natural. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Class IV restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
    2. Learn how to correctly prep a Class IV for maximum retention and esthetics
    3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W265
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253D
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 57
    Available positions: 0
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    L229 - Principles and Step-by-Step Procedures to Achieve a Perfection for Complex Cases
    Won-Gun Chang, DDS
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    This lecture will discuss principles for successfully treating complex cases including: how to decide on a treatment plan; a step-by-step guide, to taking photos to explain the treatment procedures, tips for case presentations and other clinical tips. The
    instructor will use example cases to illustrate these principles such as an interdisciplinary approach in the anterior esthetic zone and complex cases involving implant restorations and orthoprostho combined treatments.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand principles to decide treatment planning in every single case
    2. Perform step-by-step procedures in complex cases
    3. Tell an easy case from a difficult case and to treat properly

    Course ID: L229
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Treatment Planning
    Current number of participants: 83
    Available positions: 167
    6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
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    MP003 - Evolution of Zirconium Restorations: From Aesthetic to Conservative
    Troy Schmedding, DDS, AAACD
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    As Zirconium came onto the dental scene with such promise of strength, its aesthetic values lagged way behind. However, the new class of Zirconia materials allow practitioners to create strong restorations that are both aesthetic and conservative. This course will instruct attendees on how to use this monolithic material to create strong and beautiful restorations that rival the appearance of traditional glass ceramics.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Discuss new aesthetic multi layered zirconia and its indications
    2. Learn correct cementation protocols for zirconium restorations

    Course ID: MP003
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 388
    Available positions: 0
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    L300 - General Session - Mike Rayburn
    Mike Rayburn
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    Rayburn’s keynote is called “The What IF? Keynote Experience.” You will learn three simple tools for harnessing your unrealized potential, creating and leading change, and becoming a virtuoso performer. You’ll hear amazing music including a solo guitar version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Oh, and you laugh a LOT!
    No one does what Mike Rayburn does.

    Course ID: L300
    Room Number: Arie Crown Theater
    Subject Code: 770
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: General Session, Self Improvement
    Current number of participants: 495
    Available positions: 958
    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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    G300 - Behind-the-Scenes at the Field Museum
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    The Field Museum houses nearly 23 million specimens and artifacts, but less than 1% of those are on display to the public. Experience the Field Museum in a way few are able. Explore the storerooms, libraries and working laboratories that house these exquisite and unique collections during an exclusive tour. Enjoy a light lunch at the museum before setting out to explore at your own leisure – visiting exhibits that piqued your interest the most, as well as visiting the current special exhibit. Recent
    past exhibits have included Vikings; Eternal Egypt: Masterpieces from the British Museum; and Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, to name just a few.
    Course ID: G300
    Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
    Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
    Current number of participants: 16
    Available positions: 0
    9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    A302 - Photography Lecture for Accreditation Documentation
    Brett B. Magnuson, DMD, AAACD
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    This course teaches digital photography basics and focuses on case documentation for Accreditation. It will center on equipment and software options, camera settings, perfecting images for the AACD photography series, image capture and download, shade communication, lab communication, case presentations, creating a PowerPoint® presentation, and tips to maximize clinical success.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn photography basics and equipment options and how to perfect images for the AACD Accreditation photography series
    2. Manage RAW images, convert to JPEG, and create an AACD PowerPoint presentation for mentor communication
    3. Learn how to trouble shoot the Big 3 (F stop, ISO and shutter speed) and how to manage light for optimal results

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A302
    Room Number: E353C
    Subject Code: 138
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Tanya Lea DeSanto, DDS
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation, Photography
    Current number of participants: 124
    Available positions: 58
    AW300 - Fellowship Workshop for Accredited Members
    Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
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    Attendance limited to Accredited Members

    In accordance with the AACD’s mission of education and excellence in cosmetic dentistry, Fellowship provides the highest level of achievement for AACD Accredited Members. There will be a brief discussion, with emphasis on examination criteria, using
    multiple cases as the participant guide. This workshop will assist you with preparation for attaining the highest credential available to members in the Academy.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the Fellowship Protocol
    2. Review successful and unsuccessful Fellowship cases
    3. Review the evolution of the Accreditation criteria and learn how to objectively utilize this criteria in this examination process

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: AW300
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Kirk Opdahl, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Fellowship
    Current number of participants: 36
    Available positions: 146
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    A303 - Accreditation Case Type IV Lecture
    Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD
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    This lecture will discuss predictable techniques to create esthetic anterior composite restorations to help achieve Accreditation results. The lecture focuses on Class IV composite and the diastema closure. Shade selection, color mapping, preparation
    techniques, and composite layering techniques utilized in the creation of polychromatic restorations will be discussed. Finishing techniques to shape, contour, and polish composite restorations to mimic natural dentition will be reviewed.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn a step-by-step technique to layer a composite restoration
    2. Obtain tips to practice techniques on diagnostic models and plan the restoration prior to the clinical appointment
    3. Understand a predictable technique to contour and polish a composite
    restoration that disappears into the natural tooth

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A303
    Room Number: E253B
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type IV
    Current number of participants: 52
    Available positions: 0
    L305 - Perfect Imperfections of a Smile
    Florin Cofar, DDS, Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD
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    Does symmetry have a place in smile design principles when performing smile makeovers? Is harmony and balance, composition and arrangement more the ideal? Does the face play into your outcome-based dentistry? Explore in great detail the parameters necessary to create a natural looking smile and the steps necessary to accomplish these nature defying results. An implant case and a veneer case will demonstrate these crucial principles to gain predictable outcomes.


    Educational Objectives:
    1. Explore the face and its influence on tooth shape
    2. Learn white, pink and black esthetics and the threshold for success
    3. Prepare to think, explore and learn as several cases will be discussed in great detail

    Course ID: L305
    Room Number: E351
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Marilyn Calvo, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Smile Design
    Current number of participants: 272
    Available positions: 73
    Full
    AW304 - The Diagnostic Wax-Up – Dental Anatomy and Smile Design
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Friday AW321 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Delegating the diagnostic wax-up without a clear understanding of the additive or subtractive nature of the restorative elements can lead to confusion and frustration at the time of tooth preparation. The ability to first work out the esthetic and functional parameters in a three dimensional way can help clarify and simplify restorative
    protocols as well as illuminate pathways for the sequencing of complex cases. This participatory course will focus on the diagnostic mock-up and assist the participant in making the transition from the design phase to the clinical application of a proposed treatment plan.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn to apply the esthetic components of the proposed treatment plan via a diagnostic wax-up
    2. Review and apply accepted principles of smile design, tooth arrangement and dental anatomy
    3. Learn to use the diagnostic mock-up to create treatment previews and preparation guides

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: AW304
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Michael J. Bannan, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 49
    Available positions: 0
    L307 - Balancing Artistic and Digital: Full Mouth Rehabilitations
    Sung Bin Im, MDT, CDT, Aram Torosian, CDT, MDC
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    This presentation will outline the comprehensive management of esthetic and implant rehabilitations from an artistic and digital standpoint to optimize the communication between the restorative dentist and the dental ceramist. This system for clinical and laboratory teamwork includes key concepts for effective communication, integration of CAD-CAM technology according to the ceramic selection and the fabrication and delivery of full arch implant supported Zirconia.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn superior communication strategies between the clinician and ceramist for predictable results
    2. Learn the various CAD/CAM approaches for restoring complex and esthetic rehabilitations
    3. Understand esthetic guidelines and the fabrication techniques of all ceramic restorations including advanced clinical and technical aspects for both tooth and gingival shaded ceramic components

    Course ID: L307
    Room Number: E352
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Digital Dentistry, Lab Focus
    Current number of participants: 89
    Available positions: 256
    Full
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    L308 - Eight Proven Steps to Hear a YES More Often in Your Consultations
    Ashley Latter
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    Repeated: Friday W365 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Would you like to ethically get more patients saying yes to your treatment plans? If so, then attending this course by Ashley Latter’s is a MUST. Ashley has delivered over 25,000 hours of communication training to the dental world—more than any other
    dental coach on the planet— and this course will draw from his legendary two-day Ethical Sales & Communication Program. By the end of this course, attendees will have learned the eight proven steps to ethically get more patients saying yes to treatment
    plans.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn a structured approach to asking questions so that you can create more opportunities
    2. Communicate in a manner that excites that patients to take action
    3. Overcome patients price objections to create a win-win

    Course ID: L308
    Room Number: E353A
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Mickey Bernstein, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Practice Management
    Current number of participants: 179
    Available positions: 0
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    L309 - Essential Online Marketing Strategies to Attract New Patients
    Leonard Tau, DMD
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    A patient’s journey begins with a Google search. In order to be found, you need to be at the top of the search results. There are many methods to become more credible and more visible in a Google search. Online reviews, website design, search engine
    optimization (SEO), Google Adwords, social media and blogging are just some of the ways to differentiate yourself and gain trust from not only Google but also the most important person, the prospective patient. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet for a more interactive program.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to attract more patients by getting to the top of a Google search
    2. Learn why online reviews are the easiest and most effective way to get on page one of Google search results
    3. Learn the basic elements of PPC and SEO

    Course ID: L309
    Corporate Supporter: BirdEye
    Room Number: E270
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Marketing
    Current number of participants: 109
    Available positions: 0
    L310 - Moving Teeth to Help Achieve Optimum Aesthetic Results
    Brooks Haney, DDS
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    When tooth position is the problem, tooth movement is the solution. During this presentation, you will learn how you can offer a conservative, cosmetic, minimally invasive, shortterm treatment option for your adult patients with crooked or misaligned teeth. This alternative to traditional treatment options such as crowns and veneers can be used in conjunction to your restorative treatment. Utilizing proven orthodontic principles, general practitioners can deliver this treatment option with ease, confidence and predictability.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Describe the concept and case selection for general practitioner short term orthodontics
    2. Learn the essentials of case selection, including who qualifies and is a candidate for cosmetic tooth alignment
    3. Review clinical cases treated with CONFIDEX™

    Course ID: L310
    Corporate Supporter: Six Month Smiles
    Room Number: E265
    Subject Code: 370
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Orthodontics
    Current number of participants: 56
    Available positions: 44
    L311 - CAD-CAM 360°: Work-Flows
    Nelson Silva, DDS
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    This presentation addresses several clinical scenarios focusing on the use of digital interaction with laboratories to tackle challenges in daily clinical work. Restorative and implant therapies will be presented and discussed.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn useful CAD-CAM workflows
    2. Learn how CAD-CAM can improve dentist/lab interactions
    3. Learn treatment planning and how to tackle clinical challenges using the digital environment

    Course ID: L311
    Corporate Supporter: MicroDental
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Topic: Digital Dentistry
    Current number of participants: 34
    Available positions: 41
    Full
    W350 - The Art of Polishing: Strength, Longevity and Beauty
    K. William (Bud) Mopper, DDS, FAACD
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    Most workshops run out of time before the final polishing stage which is one of the most important steps to completing a successful restoration. In this must-see course, you will learn how to polish to a high gloss on microfill, nanofill, lithium disilicates,
    zirconia and CAD/CAM ceramics. Join Dr. Mopper and learn how to achieve a long-lasting final polish that is biologically compatible to the soft tissue. Dr. Mopper will teach you everything you need to know about polishing every significant dental restorative.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Achieve esthetic results that will last for many years
    2. Learn techniques to polish microfill and nanofill to a shine that will amaze you and your patients
    3. Create an incredible polish on lithium disilicates, zirconia and CAD/CAM ceramics in minutes

    Course ID: W350
    Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
    Room Number: E258
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Polishing
    Current number of participants: 51
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W351 - Direct Posterior Composites: Balancing Aesthetics, Efficiency & Performance
    Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Friday W361 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Predictability and long-term success of posterior composite restorations continue to be a primary concern for many practitioners due to technique sensitive steps required for proper placement. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technologies allow us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. This workshop will focus on proper adhesion protocols and the establishment of proper form and function while meeting the esthetic demands of today’s patients.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand proper adhesion protocol and application techniques
    2. Understand the spectrum of indications for new bulk-fill resin composite materials
    3. Understand proper placement techniques to achieve optimum contacts and anatomy

    Course ID: W351
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E255
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 62
    Available positions: 0
    Full
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    W353 - The Ceramic Blend Factors
    James D. Klim, DDS, AAACD
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    Repeated: Friday W363 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    One of the incredible values of in-office CAD/CAM dentistry is control over choosing and customizing our ceramic restorations. This becomes very beneficial when we address restorations in the smile zone. This class will provide a dependable step-bystep sequence and simulated hands-on experience for blending ceramic restorations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to choose ceramic translucency and shade using the e.max Shade Navigational App
    2. Review preparation style options to optimize ceramic blending
    3. Understand how to use cement try-in paste to finalized cementation resin choice

    Course ID: W353
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E256
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 51
    Available positions: 0
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    W354 - Elements of Composite Artistry: Your Path to Excellence
    Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD
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    This course is an interactive hands-on experience focused on teaching vital guiding principles and techniques to achieve excellence with direct composite. Attendees will learn practical skills to treatment plan and create predictable restorations that maintain quality, create value and improve productivity. They will also understand esthetic concepts and learn polishing techniques that exceed patient expectations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn essential concepts and techniques to create natural esthetics
    2. Understand the principles of layering and shading required to create true color esthetics
    3. Practice various finishing and polishing techniques to achieve ideal surface gloss and surface texture

    Course ID: W354
    Corporate Supporter: Shofu Dental Corporation
    Room Number: E259
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 71
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W355 - The Nature-Mimicking Class IV
    Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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    Repeated Thursday W255 9:15 am – 12:15 pm and W265 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    A seamless Class IV restoration requires an optimal composite resin system and its correct implementation to replicate the natural colors of dentin and enamel. If layered according to nature’s optical and color patterns, the resulting restoration should blend in with the tooth substrate and be imperceptible. Correct tooth preparation, along with finishing and polishing techniques add up to render the Class IV completely natural. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Class IV restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
    2. Learn how to correctly prep a Class IV for maximum retention and esthetics
    3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W355
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253D
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 47
    Available positions: 0
    9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
    L306 - When Beautiful Cases Fail – Understanding the Role of Function and Airway in Aesthetic Treatment Planning
    Jeffrey Horowitz, DMD
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    Breaks for Lunch 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

    We have all had beautiful cases fail unexpectedly despite meticulous attention to detail. While bruxism often gets the blame, it is way more likely that there are other functional anomalies contributing to the case’s failure. Airway, joint health and occlusal discrepancies are just a few of the systems that must be considered prior to treatment. This lecture takes many of the current concepts in these somewhat confusing disciplines and organizes them so that most practitioners can comfortably identify the hidden conditions that impact long-term treatment outcomes.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to differentiate occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders
    2. Understand the role of airway and skeletal patterns in diagnosis and treatment
    3. Learn how to predict long-term success for the restored or non-restored dentition

    Course ID: L306
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 730
    CE Credits: 6.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Hugh D. Flax, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: TMJ, Restorative, Airway
    Current number of participants: 61
    Available positions: 284
    12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
    MP004 - Zero Sensitivity Bleaching
    Marty Zase, DMD, AAACD
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    What is the biggest problem with tooth whitening? Sensitivity! Bleaching with zero sensitivity really is possible. This presentation will explain all of the steps, materials and techniques necessary, including using a pre-whitener and specially designed custom trays, to achieve pain-free whitening with both in-office power bleaching and take home trays.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to do zero sensitivity bleaching both at home and in office
    2. Learn how to decide whether to use daytime or night-time tray bleaching
    3. Learn how to secure patient compliance to get the best bleaching results

    Course ID: MP004
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Nathanial D. Hill, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Whitening
    Current number of participants: 31
    Available positions: 219
    12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    A301 - Fellowship Calibration
    Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
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    Attendance limited to Fellowship Examiners

    Fellowship Examiners must attend this calibration in order to maintain examiner status.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Inform, analyze and calibrate Fellowship Examiners to current standards
    2. Evaluate and test Fellowship cases
    3. Review the evolution of the Accreditation criteria and learn how to
    objectively utilize this criteria in this examination process

    Course ID: A301
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Education: Fellowship Examiners Required
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Fellowship
    Current number of participants: 5
    Available positions: 177
    1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
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    MP005 - Preparation Guides: Are You Prepping Too Much or Not Enough?
    Zachary Sisler, DDS
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    Preparing anterior teeth for esthetic restorations can be a daunting task for any clinician. If you’re always wondering “Did I prep too much or not enough?” this course is for you. By using a simple preparation guide, you can decrease the fear of the prep
    appointment while improving the patient experience. This course will outline different preparation guides and techniques to help clinicians visualize the space needed for restorative material thickness.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to fabricate preparation guides from a diagnostic wax-up
    2. Discuss the predictability that can be achieved from providing optimal reduction for the laboratory
    3. Discover the beautiful esthetics that can be achieved in the final restorations

    Course ID: MP005
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Preparation Guidelines
    Current number of participants: 357
    Available positions: 0
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Full
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    G310 - Snapshots of Chicago
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    Repeated Thursday G200 • 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Take a photography tour around Chicago’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. Experience and photograph the beauty of Chicago with its modern architecture, creative people and magnificent views. Be ready to join the guide on foot as you explore the local hot spots, including the Lakefront, the Chicago River, the Chicago skyline, the underground, the bridges, the neighborhoods and so much more! This tour will help you see things that you’ve never seen before, in ways that you never thought to look and turn them into meaningful, creative memories. So grab your cameras and be ready to capture those memories.

    Course ID: G310
    Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
    Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
    Current number of participants: 15
    Available positions: 0
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    L332 - How to Differentiate Yourself in the Community by Doing the Right Thing
    Lisa Fitch, CAE, John Sullivan, DDS, AAACD
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    The Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program is one of the shining stars of our Academy. Yet many members don’t know why they should get involved and aren’t even aware of all of the opportunities to help. This panel discussion will highlight the many innovative
    ways members have supported the AACD Charitable Foundation. Using real life examples, the panelists will also show how these activities benefited their practices by engaging their dental teams and by creating awareness of their practices within their local communities. Learn how to leverage your team’s participation in GBAS as an amazing marketing opportunity to differentiate your practice from others as an ambassador of an Academy that does the right thing for the right reasons.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn what the GBAS Program is all about
    2. Learn how supporting GBAS can differentiate your practice from your competition
    3. Discover opportunities to support the foundation that fit your practice philosophy

    Course ID: L332
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 156
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Jack Ringer, DDS, FAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Domestic Violence
    Current number of participants: 40
    Available positions: 210
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    L323 - The Geometry of Beauty
    Florin Cofar, DDS
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    This course will include an overview of how digital technologies are impacting the dental industry and how these technologies can enhance an analog workflow. For example, the presenter will discuss the SKYN concept and how designs using natural
    morphology can be enhanced with CAD-CAM’s ability to copy. Also included in the discussion: a clinical approach to smile design basics; 3D printing from library printed designs to the digital alveolar model; a 3D staining technique for monolithic restorations; digital synapses and options for orthodontic and surgical integration.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand how to concept and implement a digital cone
    2. Treatment plan integrating both digital and analog workflows
    3. Understand how CAD-CAM allows for interdisciplinary integration

    Course ID: L323
    Room Number: E353C
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Grace Sun, DDS, FAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Smile Design
    Current number of participants: 118
    Available positions: 64
    L324 - Perfect Imperfections of a Smile – Advanced Cases
    Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD
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    The influence of White, Pink and Black esthetics on smile make-over procedures was discussed in the morning session, what else must clinicians consider? How does the patients expectations play into the planning of these esthetic cases, and their execution? Additionally, time can influence our decisions making process and the resultant outcome. Multiple cases from simple anterior Bonding to complex veneers and full mouth reconstruction will be used to illustrate routine excellence.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. How do you determine patients expectations? What’s important to know?
    2. Discussion will involve time given to do the case, expectations and patient outcomes
    3. Come prepared to think, explore and learn as single bonding, complex veneer and full mouth reconstruction cases will be discussed in great detail

    Course ID: L324
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Smile Design
    Current number of participants: 122
    Available positions: 60
    L326 - Critical Perspective on Aesthetic, Science and Longevity of Veneers
    Carlos de Carvalho, DDS, PhD
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    From a research perspective, a series of biologically-oriented principles have accumulated over the last several decades, making resin bonding more predictable and reliable. This presentation will enable the participants to learn about state-of-the art
    methods, which they will apply in their clinical routine, including an established scientific approach to a complete protocol for the luting and preparing of porcelain laminate veneers.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Select the best design based on the fundamentals of tooth preparation
    2. Determine which cement to choose
    3. Establish a clinical routine based on established scientific approaches


    Course ID: L326
    Room Number: E351
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Nathanial D. Hill, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Prep/Seat Veneers
    Current number of participants: 181
    Available positions: 164
    L327 - Management of Gingival Ceramics: Creating a Balance Between Implant Restoration and Nature
    Jungo Endo, RDT
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    Traditionally, excessive use of tooth colored ceramics and a limited utilization of soft-tissue colors resulted in an unaesthetic outcome for partially and edentulous patients with implant rehabilitations. Using both tooth and soft tissue colored ceramics allows for a more desirable esthetic outcome by mirroring preexisting soft and hard tissue and by taking into account lip support and loss of biological tissues as well. Today, patients’ high esthetic demands require us to give restorations a more natural look with proper esthetic contours. In this lecture, Jungo Endo, RDT will explain possible problems you may encounter in highly esthetic demanding cases and how to solve them.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to achieve life-like implant restoration with gingival porcelain
    2. Learn how to take correct shade from natural gingiva and how to communicate that information to dentists
    3. Learn how to control the value, color and translucency of gingival ceramics with complex cases

    Course ID: L327
    Room Number: E352
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Pink Esthetics
    Current number of participants: 63
    Available positions: 282
    L329 - Mission Possible: The End Game for Perio
    Tanya Dunlap, PhD
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    Patients struggle with gum disease because brushing, rinsing and flossing don’t get deep enough and because antibiotics have limited effects on pathogens. When prescription tray delivery of a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide gel is added to the treatment, patients have a new chance to arrest the disease. This course reviews the science, case study application, implementation and revenue potential of the tray therapy. Come to learn how easy it is to get better results for your patients and your
    practice.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Differentiate the benefits and limitations of antibiotics vs peroxides for gum disease treatment
    2. Identify patients who can benefit from prescription tray therapy
    3. Evaluate protocols to incorporate localized antibiofilm therapies into existing treatment plans

    Course ID: L329
    Corporate Supporter: Perio Protect
    Room Number: E270
    Subject Code: 492
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Periodontics
    Current number of participants: 57
    Available positions: 36
    L330 - Using Dermal Fillers to Enhance the Ultimate Smile Design
    Warren Roberts, DMD
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    This course will review how dermal fillers are used to enhance the complete smile design. The diagnosis for dermal filler use and the patient consult will be presented using the new FACETEC software technology. Three separate appointments using the before & after functions will enable you to create the ideal rejuvenation with only the dental team and the patient aware of the subtle procedures. To achieve ideal patient care, the various injection techniques will be presented, including the new SoftFil ‘butterfly’ injection system.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn to understand the proper diagnosis of facial rejuvenation and when, how and why to use dermal fillers
    2. Learn to use the ultimate software to diagnose and have instantaneous before and after photographs
    3. Learn current injection techniques, including the use of the SoftFil injection guide for ultimate patient care


    Course ID: L330
    Corporate Supporter: SoftFil MicroCannulas
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Smile Design
    Current number of participants: 56
    Available positions: 19
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    AW320 - Class IV Composite Resin Accreditation Workshop
    Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD
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    This hands-on workshop will help prepare participants to achieve Accreditation results with direct resins. Using a model, the participant will learn a predictable technique to restore a Class IV composite restoration to mimic the natural tooth. Tints and opaquers will be used where necessary to help achieve a polychromatic restoration.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Use a lingual matrix to establish the lingual contour and incisal edge position
    2. Learn how to layer the composite resin to achieve a natural, life-like restoration
    3. Be able to predictably contour and polish a restoration to natural tooth contour

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: AW320
    Corporate Supporter: Bisco
    Room Number: E253B
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Education: Accreditation Recommended
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Accreditation Case Type IV, Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 55
    Available positions: 0
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    L331 - How to Achieve Predictable Success in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
    Wynn H. Okuda, DMD, FAACD
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    Having a cosmetic practice for the last 30 years has given me the opportunity to learn many lessons. Working on the modern cosmetic patient can be very demanding and his/her expectations can be difficult to attain unless you are armed with the latest in
    innovative concepts to correct their cosmetic restorative problems. It’s important to have a methodical approach in order to achieve predictable and consistent success. In this presentation, I will share my “Okuda Axioms” that have allowed me to be successful with cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 30 years.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn about the “Axioms of Success” to create a successful cosmetic practice
    2. Understand the latest in Smile Design concepts to meet the high demand of the current cosmetic patient
    3. Learn how to use state-of-the

    Course ID: L331
    Corporate Supporter: GC America
    Room Number: E265
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 121
    Available positions: 0
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    AW321 - The Diagnostic Wax-Up – Dental Anatomy and Smile Design
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Friday AW304 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Delegating the diagnostic wax-up without a clear understanding of the additive or subtractive nature of the restorative elements can lead to confusion and frustration at the time of tooth preparation. The ability to first work out the esthetic and functional parameters in a three dimensional way can help clarify and simplify restorative
    protocols as well as illuminate pathways for the sequencing of complex cases. This participatory course will focus on the diagnostic mock-up and assist the participant in making the transition from the design phase to the clinical application of a proposed treatment plan.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn to apply the esthetic components of the proposed treatment plan via a diagnostic wax-up
    2. Review and apply accepted principles of smile design, tooth arrangement and dental anatomy
    3. Learn to use the diagnostic mock-up to create treatment previews and preparation guides

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: AW321
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Lauren J. Shanard, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 88
    Available positions: 0
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    AW322 - Photography Hands-On Workshop for Accreditation Documentation
    Brett B. Magnuson, DMD, AAACD
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    This course is recommended for Members in the Accreditation Process (MIP’s)

    Recommended lecture • A302 • Friday, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    This course is designed to teach participants basic camera operation and case documentation. Techniques for improving the quality and consistency of clinical photography will be demonstrated. Proper framing of the AACD photo series, capturing
    images, downloading images to a computer, converting files, creating a PowerPoint® presentation, and copying images to a USB jump drive for submission will be practiced. Accredited Members will be on-hand and computers will be provided.

    Loaner cameras will be available and participants are encouraged to reserve purchase until the completion of this course.

    Participants may bring a camera and flash they know how to operate, that is specifically designed for intra-oral photography. Participants must bring (1) GB memory card, (1) compressed air, (1) USB jump drive, photographic mirror, clear plastic lip retractors, gloves, and a small flashlight.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn photography basics and equipment options and how to perfect images for the AACD Accreditation photography series
    2. Manage RAW images, conversion to JPEG, and create an AACD PowerPoint® presentation for mentor communication
    3. Learn how to trouble shoot: Understand the Big 3 (F stop, ISO and shutter speed) and how to manage light for optimal results

    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: AW322
    Room Number: E253C
    Subject Code: 138
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Marty Zase, DMD, AAACD
    Education: Accreditation Recommended
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Accreditation, Photography
    Current number of participants: 68
    Available positions: 0
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    W360 - Composite Veneering; Layering, Contouring and Polishing for Incredible Results
    Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD
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    Participants will learn a step-by-step application of direct resin for creating a composite veneer. Layering the composite with appropriate materials to create the strongest but most polishable restoration will be taught and practiced during the hands-on course. Understanding and applying the techniques with tooth morphology and contour will help the participant treat rotated teeth, diminutive teeth, and teeth that need to be brought into the dental arch

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn layering principles and what materials are critical for success
    2. Learn the importance of microfill composites for ultimate esthetics in free hand bonding
    3. Learn when and how to use opaquers

    Course ID: W360
    Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
    Room Number: E258
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Resins
    Current number of participants: 60
    Available positions: 0
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    W361 - Direct Posterior Composites: Balancing Aesthetics, Efficiency & Performance
    Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Friday W351 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Predictability and long-term success of posterior composite restorations continue to be a primary concern for many practitioners due to technique sensitive steps required for proper placement. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technologies allow us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. This workshop will focus on proper adhesion protocols and the establishment of proper form and function while meeting the esthetic demands of today’s patients.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand proper adhesion protocol and application techniques
    2. Understand the spectrum of indications for new bulk-fill resin composite materials
    3. Understand proper placement techniques to achieve optimum contacts and anatomy

    Course ID: W361
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E255
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 50
    Available positions: 0
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    W363 - The Ceramic Blend Factors
    James D. Klim, DDS, AAACD
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    Repeated: Friday W353 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    One of the incredible values of in-office CAD/CAM dentistry is control over choosing and customizing our ceramic restorations. This becomes very beneficial when we address restorations in the smile zone. This class will provide a dependable step-bystep
    sequence and simulated hands-on experience for blending ceramic restorations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to choose ceramic translucency and shade using the e.max Shade Navigational App
    2. Review preparation style options to optimize ceramic blending
    3. Understand how to use cement try-in paste to finalized cementation resin choice

    Course ID: W363
    Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Room Number: E256
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 50
    Available positions: 0
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    W364 - The Nature-Mimicking Direct Veneer
    Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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    Repeated Saturday W455 9:15 am – 12:15 pm and W465 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Direct veneering is an ultraconservative approach for solving anterior esthetic challenges involving color and form. A minimalistic preparation design along with a proper layering technique will result in an extremely esthetic and long-lasting veneer restoration. Being able to visualize the chromatic variation and correlate it with the restorative resins is fundamental for mimicking the natural dentition. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a direct veneer restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
    2. Learn how to prep less for maximum esthetics
    3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W364
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253D
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 48
    Available positions: 0
    W365 - Eight Proven Steps to Hear a YES More Often in Your Consultations
    Ashley Latter
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    Repeated: Friday L308 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Would you like to ethically get more patients saying yes to your treatment plans? If so, then attending this course by Ashley Latter’s is a MUST. Ashley has delivered over 25,000 hours of communication training to the dental world—more than any other dental coach on the planet— and this course will draw from his legendary two-day Ethical Sales & Communication Program. By the end of this course, attendees will have learned the eight proven steps to ethically get more patients saying yes to treatment plans.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn a structured approach to asking questions so that you can create more opportunities
    2. Communicate in a manner that excites that patients to take action
    3. Overcome patients price objections to create a win-win

    Course ID: W365
    Room Number: E353A
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Deb Ham
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Management
    Current number of participants: 146
    Available positions: 4
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    L333 - How to Become a Leader in the AACD
    Peter Auster, DMD, Chiann Fan-Gibson, DMD, AAACD, Les Latner, DDS, AAACD, Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD, Dwight Rickert, CDT, FAACD
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    Start here to discover your interests and to network with the academy’s most passionate volunteer leaders. This course introduces AACD governance and what it takes to help run this academy behind the scenes. Hear from representatives of the AACD Boards along with previous volunteers and decide where and how you wish to volunteer. If you have any interest in participating beyond being an AACD member, it is highly encouraged that you attend this course.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn why is it important to volunteer at AACD
    2. Discover AACD volunteer leadership opportunities
    3. Learn how to get involved in the AACD

    Course ID: L333
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Chiann Fan-Gibson, DMD, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Leadership
    Current number of participants: 9
    Available positions: 241
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    AACD Annual Membership Meeting
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    Voter Registration opens at 5:00 pm Friday • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Shape the AACD’s future by attending the annual membership meeting. Learn about pressing topics within the organization and be involved in making decisions that will impact the future of cosmetic dentistry and your Academy. Don’t miss this meeting—
    your participation and input are valuable! Vote for the next term of leadership.

    Course ID: AACD Annual Membership Meeting
    Room Number: E353C
    Topic: Annual Business Meeting
    Current number of participants: 62
    Available positions: 1,338
    6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
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    MP006 - It’s About You: Unified Vision + Unleashed Team = Unequivocal Success
    Pamela Marzban, DDS
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    Get re-inspired and recharged as Dr. Pam Marzban shares her story and lessons she learned along the way to help you redefine a clear vision and create strategic goals to keep your business thriving. Learn how to be a better leader and how to hire team
    members that are the right fit for you. Sharpen your delegation skills to increase production and teach your team accountability for a collaborative approach towards success.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Discover an approach for creating an empowering practice vision and strategic goals
    2. Refine a system for locating and inspiring people that are the right fit for you
    3. Learn the who, the how and the what to delegate and empower your team to have ownership of their responsibilities

    Course ID: MP006
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 1.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Management
    Current number of participants: 304
    Available positions: 0
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    L411 - Contemporary Concepts in Cosmetic Dentistry
    Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD
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    This course is an introduction to cosmetic dentistry for team members and will cover topics including the AACD global, macro, micro and pink analysis systems, smile design, contemporary treatment modalities used in comprehensive cosmetic dentistry,
    materials, technology and AACD Accreditation. After taking this course, team members will be able to better communicate with patients and support their doctors in their cosmetic practices.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn elements of smile design and treatment options
    2. Collect diagnostic data with questionnaire/analysis checklist
    3. Understand the AACD Accreditation process, protocols and case types

    Course ID: L411
    Room Number: E265
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Mickey Bernstein, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Esthetics, Dental Team
    Current number of participants: 77
    Available positions: 23
    9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    A400 - Smile Makeovers Using Composite Bonding: Techniques for Accreditation Case Type V
    Corky Willhite, DDS, FAACD
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    Beautiful, functional and long-lasting composite restorations rarely happen by accident. Much skill is required to achieve Accreditation-level results. This course will focus specifically on the smile makeover case required for Accreditation Case Type V. A predictable technique that has worked for many Accredited Members will be thoroughly described, which is useful even if you are not working toward Accreditation. This course will improve your ability to achieve maximum function and ideal esthetics with composite bonding.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Layer resins, tints and opaquers to achieve natural translucency and color blending
    2. Learn contouring and polishing techniques for a beautifully natural finish
    3. Identify strategies to minimize your time and stress treating multipletooth cases (especially for Accreditation)
    DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
    particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
    materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
    technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

    Course ID: A400
    Room Number: E353B
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Michael J. Bannan, DDS, AAACD
    Education: Accreditation Recommended
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type V
    Current number of participants: 172
    Available positions: 10
    L402 - Enhancing Implant Diagnosis: Surgical and Restorative Outcomes Using the Latest Technologies
    David A. Little, DDS
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    Implant dentistry can enhance the quality of our patients’ lives, whether replacing a single tooth or an entire edentulous arch; advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software and CAD/CAM allow us to virtually develop a restorative driven treatment plan that produces predictable results.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand diagnosis and treatment planning using CBCT and planning software
    2. Learn impression techniques, including digital technology and digital dentures
    3. Learn restorative techniques including immediate provisionalization and impressions

    Course ID: L402
    Room Number: E352
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Julie M. Gillis, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Implants
    Current number of participants: 68
    Available positions: 277
    L404 - Minor Tooth Movement Meets Cosmetic Dentistry: How to Make the Marriage Last
    Brian Gray, DDS
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    Nearly every cosmetic dental patient in your practice may benefit from minor orthodontic treatment. This high-energy three-hour presentation will cover how and when to perform minor teeth movement in conjunction with your esthetic restorative care. Dr. Gray will discuss conditions, treatment options and outcomes of patients you see every day. Make minor teeth movement a simple, reliable cornerstone in your armamentarium on your journey to Accreditation. Incorporate minor tooth movement as a standard of care in your practice today.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn about the different Minor Tooth Movement systems available
    2. Identifying proper case selection and treatment planning for cosmetic restorative cases
    3. Achieve an ideal finish and maintain beautiful results with proper occlusion and retention

    Course ID: L404
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 370
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Orthodontics
    Current number of participants: 39
    Available positions: 306
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    L405 - Creating Predictable and Beautiful Ceramic Restorations “From soup to nuts – an interdisciplinary modular and collaborative approach between the patient, dentist and laboratory technician”
    Erik Haupt, FAACD, Jack Ringer, DDS, FAACD
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    This program will be presented from both the dentist’s and laboratory technician’s perspective covering the required protocol for the dentist and laboratory technician to create predictable and esthetic ceramic restorations; be it a simple clinical situation or
    a complex reconstruction. The program will describe technique and material options, demonstrate the process via case examples, plus give the attendees a global understanding utilizing a modular approach that they can immediately employ into their practice or laboratory.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Understand the dynamics necessary to develop an intimate and successful working relationship between the dentist and laboratory technician
    2. Understand the sequential protocol required for the dentist and lab technician to follow in order to create predictable ceramics
    3. Understanding how to determine which material and or techniques to utilize for a given clinical situation

    Course ID: L405
    Room Number: E270
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Kirk Opdahl, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Interdisciplinary Care
    Current number of participants: 121
    Available positions: 0
    L406 - Biomimetic Layering Technique
    Edris Rasta, MDT
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    This presentation will analyze nature and materials that we use daily to mimic nature. It will include an explanation of the biomimetic layering technique developed by observing nature. Attendees will understand the mechanics of occlusion, how to choose the right techniques and materials including ingots, as well as learn shade determination tips and tricks.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to mimic nature using ceramics and a biomimetic layering technique
    Course ID: L406
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Biomimetic Layering, Lab Focus
    Current number of participants: 40
    Available positions: 48
    L407 - Effective Marketing and Practice Management Tips from the North, East, West and South
    William M. Dorfman, DDS, FAACD, Debra Gray King, DDS, FAACD, Larry W. Rosenthal, DDS, AAACD, Dennis J. Wells, DDS, AAACD
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    This program is for the whole team and will feature each speaker sharing some of their most valuable and effective marketing and practice management tips. Panelists have almost 150 years of combined experience and hail from four different parts of the country.
    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn powerful marketing tips that can be implemented immediately
    2. Discover innovative gold plated customer service tips
    3. Learn how to own social media in your city

    Course ID: L407
    Room Number: E351
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Practice Marketing
    Current number of participants: 210
    Available positions: 135
    L408 - The Preeminent $2M++ Practice
    Gary Kadi
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    Get the dental edge on your colleagues! Turn your payroll into a profit center. Understand how to develop a total team 5-step case acceptance system. Train your assistants and hygienists to get to the emotional why behind patients’ true motivation. Understand how to have leading data pushed to your smart phone so you can measure, monitor and direct your team in real-time.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to engage the patient so they demand treatment and want to pay for it
    2. Learn how to compete against corporate machines
    3. Learn how to reduce chair-side hours and increase collections with less stress

    Course ID: L408
    Corporate Supporter: CareCredit
    Room Number: E353A
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Practice Marketing
    Current number of participants: 88
    Available positions: 62
    L409 - Dental Assistant Products Showcase
    Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
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    Any assistant who desires the most current, up-to-date information on the latest dental products and their application should plan to attend this course. Shannon will guide you through the most current information available on today’s popular esthetic materials and the world’s best manufacturers will provide their products and materials to be evaluated. Best of all, you leave with each product demonstrated – valued at more than $1000 worth of samples. Share ideas with other Assistants! Evaluate new
    products and techniques that will benefit your practice.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn what materials work best and why
    2. Learn how to embrace the digital world
    3. As assistants, learn how can we be efficient and effective using these dental products

    Course ID: L409
    Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
    Subject Code: 010
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: J.A. Reynolds, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Materials
    Current number of participants: 19
    Available positions: 156
    L410 - Interdisciplinary Dentistry: The Restorative Quarterback
    Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc
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    The restorative dentist serves as the quarterback when establishing a comprehensive dental treatment plan. Spectacular esthetic results can be achieved by allowing the patient’s face to dictate the treatment. The restorative dentist, orthodontist and other team members work together to achieve long lasting, esthetic, maintainable results that satisfy patient’s expectations. Topics include facially generated treatment planning, orthodontic case setup, improving communication skills with the patient and team members, altering tissue levels, the art of temporization and creatively cutting treatment time from years to months.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Implement effective interdisciplinary treatment planning
    2. Understand the orthodontic case setup
    3. Learn smile design and how to achieve facial changes through creative temporization

    Course ID: L410
    Corporate Supporter: DMG America
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Treatment Planning
    Current number of participants: 22
    Available positions: 53
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    W450 - Creating Incisal Translucency in Your Composite Veneers
    Robert C. Margeas, DDS
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    This course will teach you how to create incisal effects that can mimic a natural tooth, using a new nano composite and microfill composite. You will learn how to rival porcelain for long term results. Let the beauty of translucency take your restoration from acceptable to exceptional.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Use a nanocomposite for strength and opacity
    2. Use tints to create special effects
    3. Learn a finishing and polishing technique that creates surface texture that can rival porcelain
    Course ID: W450
    Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
    Room Number: E258
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 83
    Available positions: 0
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    W451 - An Adhesive Design Concept: The Inverse Injection Composite Layering Technique
    Douglas Terry, DDS, AAACD
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    This three hour hand’s-on presentation will review a novel indirect/direct injection technique that adds a new dimension to the restorative process. This inverse injection composite layering technique provides a precise and predictable method for translating a diagnostic wax-up or a pre-existing diagnostic model into composite restorations by mixing various hues and opacities of highly filled flowable materials. There are a myriad of applications for this technique using an Adhesive Design Concept described in Dr. Terry’s latest book “Restoring with Flowables.”

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Discover a predictable and precise method for developing anterior composite veneers
    2. Understand and explore the significance of color mixing for creating polychromatic lifelike restorations
    3. Appreciate they myriad of applications of the injectable technique and how an improved biomaterial and this revolutionary technique can enhance patient communication and your practice of dentistry

    Course ID: W451
    Corporate Supporter: GC America
    Room Number: E253B
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 41
    Available positions: 0
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    W454 - Mastering the Restoration of a Class IV Fracture and a Direct Composite Veneer Build
    Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Saturday W464 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Develop artistic capabilities by training your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. Then learn which opacities and thickness to use in each area to be reconstructed and learn how to incrementally layer a new composite. You will restore both a class IV and build a direct composite veneer and create a morphologically precise undetectable restoration. BRING YOUR LOOPS Posterior bulk fill technology will be demonstrated.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Train your eyes to see color, line angles, reflective surface, shape and form in the adjacent tooth that is being replicated
    2. Learn how to layer the different opacities of a new composite and make a fracture line disappear
    3. Learn opaquing, tinting, finishing and surface texture techniques to create natural light reflection and obtain an undetectable restoration

    Course ID: W454
    Corporate Supporter: KaVo Kerr
    Room Number: E259
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 35
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W455 - The Nature-Mimicking Direct Veneer
    Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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    Repeated Friday W364 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday W465 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Direct veneering is an ultraconservative approach for solving anterior esthetic challenges involving color and form. A minimalistic preparation design along with a proper layering technique will result in an extremely esthetic and long-lasting veneer restoration. Being able to visualize the chromatic variation and correlate it with the restorative resins is fundamental for mimicking the natural dentition. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a direct veneer restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
    2. Learn how to prep less for maximum esthetics
    3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W455
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253D
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 61
    Available positions: 0
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    W456 - Getting to the Finish Line: Accuracy, Consistency & Speed
    Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Saturday W466 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    The ability to quickly and accurately replicate tooth structure with composite bonding, takes a lot of practice. This program will provide many technique tips for utilizing a beautiful new composite system to quickly create natural looking restorations that consistently and effortlessly blend into the dentition. Some of the topics to be discussed will include shade selection, preparation design, templates, diastema closures, texture and polishing.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to accurately color match composite to tooth structure
    2. Learn placement techniques to speed up the bonding procedure
    3. Learn finishing techniques to consistently reproduce surface texture & polish

    Course ID: W456
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253C
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composite Bonding
    Current number of participants: 73
    Available positions: 0
    9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
    L403 - White and Pink Esthetics in Restorative and Implant Dentistry
    Victor Clavijo, DDS, MS, PhD, Eric Van Dooren, DDS
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    *Note this course replaced L421

    Breaks for Lunch 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

    Integrating white and pink esthetics is paramount for designing a smile that fits the patient’s functional and emotional needs. This course will instruct attendees on esthetic diagnostic tools, treatment planning and interdisciplinary communication, soft tissue management, and new trends in esthetic implant treatments to ensure that final outcomes meet the patient’s esthetic expectations. The protocol and techniques proposed will improve the diagnosis, interdisciplinary communication and predictability of esthetic rehabilitations.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Implement Digital Dynamic Documentation into their treatment planning and interdisciplinary communication
    2. Select and combine different restorative modalities to fit patient needs and expectations
    3. Apply principles of soft tissue management from simple to complex cases

    Course ID: L403
    Room Number: E353C
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 6.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Esthetics
    Current number of participants: 59
    Available positions: 123
    Full
    AW401 - Accreditation Case Type V Hands-On Workshop
    Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD, Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD
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    Breaks for lunch • 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    Esthetic outcomes are limited only by a clinician’s imagination. In this course, you will learn composite mirroring skills. Using composite with various layering techniques, you will be able to build in polychromicity, incisal edge halo and incisal translucency. Additional skills that will be demonstrated include: microesthetic principles, such as secondary and tertiary anatomy and how to attain the appropriate finish, polish and luster.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Train and calibrate your visual perception of polychromicity, incisal halo, and incisal effects that need to be replicated by using a unique model
    2. Learn to use the model as your guide to mirror line angles, outline form, primary, secondary, and tertiary anatomy
    3. Practice finishing and polishing of composites

    Course ID: AW401
    Room Number: E255
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 6.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Cappy Sinclair, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Accreditation Case Type V, Accreditation
    Current number of participants: 55
    Available positions: 0
    W452 - Diode Laser Basic Competency Course
    John J Graeber, DMD
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    Break for lunch 12:15pm – 2:00pm

    This full-day program will provide a detailed and focused basic competency in the use of diode lasers—one of the most popular dental wavelengths. Clinical techniques for dentists and hygienists will be reviewed including: basic troughing, laser sculpting in smile design, frenectomies, and the minimally invasive laser protocol in periodontal treatment. Techniques in low level laser therapy will also be reviewed in wound healing and cellular regeneration. Attendees will demonstrate clinical simulation on pig jaws and must pass a written exam to achieve Academy of Laser Dentistry Basic Competency.

    This course is in collaboration with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). ALD Laser Basic Competency Letter of Completion is included with successful course completion. This course serves as fulfilling the prerequisite for Standard Proficiency Certification with the ALD.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn basic scientific principles in how lasers interact with dental tissues
    2. Understand how to use a diode laser safely to avoid complications
    3. Recognize clinical procedures where the diode laser can be utilized

    Course ID: W452
    Room Number: E256
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Grace Sun, DDS, FAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Lasers
    Current number of participants: 8
    Available positions: 22
    9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    G400 - Chi-Town's Prestigious Neighborhoods & Architecture
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    Tour the Gold Coast’s residences to experience the city’s “old money” that built these prestigious mansions. Explore the 19th century Driehaus Mansion with its galleries elegantly finished in harmony with the surviving furnishings. Afterwards, enjoy lunch
    at a local favorite Chicago restaurant. Then journey to nearby suburban Oak Park, where one of the worlds more renowned architects – Frank Lloyd Wright – began his illustrious career. During a tour through his home and studio, a docent will recount the
    story of Wright’s work and life in Oak Park. After leaving the artist’s home and studio, enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood’s Historic District, which boasts 25 other Wright buildings, creating the world’s largest concentration of Wright-designed structures!

    Course ID: G400
    Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
    Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
    Current number of participants: 11
    Available positions: 4
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    L430 - Essential Legal Concepts and Strategies to Protect Today’s Dental Professionals
    Benjamin T Dyches, DDS, JD
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    Dentists provide care in high-risk environments that make them targets in our legal system. Legal entanglements in healthcare are inevitable. All too often, we see good doctors whose careers and lives have been ruined without just cause. This course will take attendees through two crucial cases, illustrating principals of general liability, medical malpractice, and state board procedures.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn the motivation behind lawsuits.
    2. Learn how vicarious liability can affect you and your practice.
    3. Understand the liability rubric (duty, cause, and injury).
    4. Learn about the Standard of Care, and the Legal burden of proof.

    Course ID: L430
    Corporate Supporter: Legally Mine USA
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 1.5L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Ethics
    Current number of participants: 1
    Available positions: 87
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    L420 - Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient
    David A. Little, DDS
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    The edentulous population continues to grow domestically as well as globally. This market has been underserved for many years, and patients have had to adapt to ill-fitting dentures. Thanks to advances in technologies and techniques, dental professionals are now able to provide predictable solutions to increase function, form, and esthetics. These solutions will enhance the quality of life of a fully edentulous patient. This presentation will discuss implant solutions for the edentulous patient.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn techniques for digital denture technology including impressions and CAD-CAM try in
    2. Learn to use planning software to diagnosis and treatment plan for the edentulous patient from implant retained soft tissue supported to implant retained implant supported solutions
    3. Learn proper abutment and attachment selection and pick up techniques

    Course ID: L420
    Room Number: E352
    Subject Code: 690
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Julie M. Gillis, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Implants
    Current number of participants: 110
    Available positions: 235
    L422 - Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Today’s Cosmetic Dentists
    Dennis J. Wells, DDS, AAACD
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    Dentistry continues to evolve and change, and nowhere is this more evident than in the arena of cosmetic dentistry. Due largely to the internet, patients are more informed than ever about the cosmetic options available, who the best providers are in their region, and the overall quality of a practice. In this lecture, a variety of pearls will be presented which have a proven track record of success in the modern cosmetic dental practice.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn various cosmetic techniques to accomplish smile design in the most conservative manner possible
    2. Discover various proven modalities to enhance the patient experience with cosmetic procedures
    3. Learn tips and pearls on practice management for the modern cosmetic practice

    Course ID: L422
    Room Number: E351
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 223
    Available positions: 122
    L423 - Cancelled Course
    Thomas Sing, MDT
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    Producing esthetic and functional ceramic solutions requires inspiration, motivation, emotion and passion. In this presentation, Mr. Sing will share his unique perspective on mastering the essential facets of both ceramic art and technology.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to handle the single anterior restoration
    2. Learn a systematic approach to complex cases
    3. Learn why some cases fail and other succeed

    Course ID: L423
    Room Number: E266
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Matching Single Central, Lab Focus
    Current number of participants: 20
    L424 - Game Changers! Two Dynamic Formulas that will Boost Communication in Your Practice
    Leigh Ann Faight, RDH
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    This course is all about finding new ways of getting patients to say “Yes!” This is not your typical case acceptance and patient experience discussion. This course is all about more effective approaches to total team communication! Get ready to discover better ways of serving your patients. You will learn the single BEST practice (that you’ve never thought of!) to move patients towards health.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the art of asking questions
    2. Learn simple communication techniques to guide patients toward their oral health goals
    3. Discover best practice phrases to improving your phone skills

    Course ID: L424
    Room Number: E350
    Subject Code: 550
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Mickey Bernstein, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Communication, Dental Team
    Current number of participants: 110
    Available positions: 235
    L425 - Functional and Esthetic Direct Posterior Restorations: Universal Composite vs. Injectables
    Noboru Takahashi, DDS
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    This lecture will provide attendees with essential elements for obtaining optimal functional and esthetic results in direct posterior composite restorations with easy techniques. Both universal composite and injectable resin will be discussed. The concepts of “3D gradation layering method” and “Anatomic navigation system” formulated by the presenter will be discussed. The simplified techniques will be demonstrated step-by-step, so attendees can learn how to achieve natural looking polychromatic restorations in minutes.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to achieve more aesthetic direct restorations with improved techniques and materials
    2. Understand posterior occlusal anatomy based on presenter’s unique analysis approach
    3. Master how to create the perfect occlusion in direct method without antagonistic teeth

    Course ID: L425
    Corporate Supporter: Shofu Dental Corporation
    Room Number: E265
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composites
    Current number of participants: 16
    Available positions: 84
    L426 - Advancing the Esthetics of Chairside CAD/CAM Materials
    Todd Ehrlich, DDS
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    Our chairside CAD/CAM restorative solution can only evolve as fast as the materials allow it. In 2018 there are tremendous opportunities for any type of CAD/CAM restoration for the entire dentition. This course will focus on chairside restorative material options for: implants, inlay/onlays and full coverage zirconia. Function, esthetics and predictability are in your control when restoring with chairside CAD/CAM systems.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Feel confident with partial coverage restorations that bend and flex properly with the surrounding tooth structure
    2. Take control of your implant abutment emergence profile while
    the multi-layered milled crown above it blends in with the adjacent dentition
    3. Utilize simple infiltration and polishing techniques that make zirconia more life-like

    Course ID: L426
    Corporate Supporter: Vita North America
    Room Number: E270
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Restorative
    Current number of participants: 49
    Available positions: 44
    L427 - Introduction to Esthetic Dental Photography
    Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD
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    This course is an introduction to basic photography essentials for the contemporary cosmetic dental practice. Team members will learn procedures and operations necessary to take consistent and quality intra and extra oral images. Presenters will also demonstrate patient positioning using effective mirror and retractor techniques.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn appropriate framing and magnification ratios
    2. Learn the 12 images required for Accreditation case submission and protocols needed to assist doctors in the Accreditation process
    3. Learn how to incorporate dental photography into patient education, marketing and social media

    Course ID: L427
    Room Number: E353A
    Subject Code: 138
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Photography, Dental Team
    Current number of participants: 73
    Available positions: 77
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    L429 - Shoot Like A Pro! Dental Photography
    Milos Miladinov
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    Many dentists have questions about what cameras, lenses and accessories are needed to capture stunning photos. In this lecture, attendees will learn about equipment and techniques for capturing intraoral photography, shade and colour in dentistry, crosspolarisation photography and laboratory photography. Attendees will learn from the presenter’s experiences, which will make both the dentist’s and technician’s life much easier when it comes to dental photography. The process will be simplified to allow attendees to achieve professional level dental photos.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn camera settings
    2. Learn types of dental photography
    3. Learn marketing through photography

    Course ID: L429
    Room Number: E253A
    Subject Code: 138
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Photography
    Current number of participants: 90
    Available positions: 0
    L428 - Cosmetic Dentistry for Dental Students
    William M. Dorfman, DDS, FAACD, Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
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    The AACD will host this student outreach program for local area dental students and all students attending AACD 2018. Learn from AACD Accredited Fellow Dr. Bill Dorfman, featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and CBS’s The Doctors, on how to catapult your future career in cosmetic dentistry.

    Watch current student poster competition winners present their clinical cases and research and learn how to achieve similar results. Get an overview of the AACD’s student member benefits and learn about opportunities to supplement your education in cosmetic dentistry.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn essential tools for building an action plan for a career in cosmetic dentistry.
    2. Understand clinical cases presented by students from various dental schools.
    3. Learn about AACD student member benefits and opportunities for now and beyond graduation.

    Course ID: L428
    Room Number: E253B
    Subject Code: 780
    CE Credits: 3.0L
    CE Credit Type: Lecture
    Type: Non-Clinical
    Level: Foundational
    Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: AACD Student Outreach
    Current number of participants: 21
    Available positions: 33
    Full
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    W460 - KISS Direct Composite Veneers – Keep It Sexy and Simple!
    Dipesh Parmar, BDS
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    Emulating color, form and luster of teeth using direct composite techniques demands thorough knowledge of material optics, layering protocols, as well as finishing and polishing procedures. This class demystifies all this science and art, providing you with
    simplified direct veneer techniques with maximum aesthetic outcomes.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. How to simplify the selection and layering of composite resin to create life-like results repeatedly
    2. How to use tints and opaquers to rapidly add polychromacity to your restorations
    3. Designing and implementing primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy into your restorations to emulate natural tooth morphology

    Course ID: W460
    Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
    Room Number: E258
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: Y
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 90
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W464 - Mastering the Restoration of a Class IV Fracture and a Direct Composite Veneer Build
    Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Saturday W454 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Develop artistic capabilities by training your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. Then learn which opacities and thickness to use in each area to be reconstructed and learn how to incrementally layer a new composite. You will restore both a class IV and build a direct composite veneer and create a morphologically precise undetectable restoration. BRING YOUR LOOPS Posterior bulk fill technology will be demonstrated.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Train your eyes to see color, line angles, reflective surface, shape and form in the adjacent tooth that is being replicated
    2. Learn how to layer the different opacities of a new composite and make a fracture line disappear
    3. Learn opaquing, tinting, finishing and surface texture techniques to create natural light reflection and obtain an undetectable restoration

    Course ID: W464
    Corporate Supporter: KaVo Kerr
    Room Number: E259
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Advanced
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 30
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W465 - The Nature-Mimicking Direct Veneer
    Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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    Repeated Friday W364 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday W455 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Direct veneering is an ultraconservative approach for solving anterior esthetic challenges involving color and form. A minimalistic preparation design along with a proper layering technique will result in an extremely esthetic and long-lasting veneer restoration. Being able to visualize the chromatic variation of and correlate it with the restorative resins is fundamental for mimicking the natural dentition. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Direct Veneer restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the composite artist.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
    2. Learn how to prep less for maximum esthetics
    3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

    Course ID: W465
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253D
    Subject Code: 610
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Veneers
    Current number of participants: 48
    Available positions: 0
    Full
    W466 - Getting to the Finish Line: Accuracy, Consistency & Speed
    Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD
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    Repeated: Saturday W456 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

    The ability to quickly and accurately replicate tooth structure with composite bonding, takes a lot of practice. This program will provide many technique tips for utilizing a beautiful new composite system to quickly create natural looking restorations that consistently and effortlessly blend into the dentition. Some of the topics to be discussed will include shade selection, preparation design, templates, diastema closures, texture and polishing.

    Educational Objectives:
    1. Learn how to accurately color match composite to tooth structure
    2. Learn placement techniques to speed up the bonding procedure
    3. Learn finishing techniques to consistently reproduce surface texture & polish

    Course ID: W466
    Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Room Number: E253C
    Subject Code: 250
    CE Credits: 3.0P
    CE Credit Type: Participation
    Type: Clinical
    Level: Intermediate
    Recorded Course: N
    Topic: Composite Bonding
    Current number of participants: 53
    Available positions: 0
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A101 - Accreditation Workshop
Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
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Find out what excellence in cosmetic dentistry is all about by attending the Accreditation Workshop, the first of the two required workshops in the Accreditation process. This open course provides a detailed overview of the Accreditation program and the resources available to help you on your journey through the process.

Educational Objectives:
1. Become familiar with the requirements for AACD Accreditation
2. See examples of Accreditation cases
3. Understand why a credential in cosmetic dentistry is desirable

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A101
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Parihan Tamkin, DDS
Education: Accreditation Required
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 219
Available positions: 126
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
A100 - Advanced Accreditation Workshop
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD, Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD, John Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD, Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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The Advanced Accreditation Workshop provides an in-depth analysis of how Accreditation cases are evaluated and is a great opportunity for participants to have their own cases reliably critiqued. This workshop is universally viewed as the most helpful step for individuals working toward Accreditation. Participants are encouraged to have taken the two required workshops in the credentialing process prior to attending this advanced course.

All participants are encouraged to bring clinical cases for review, whether completed or in the case selection phase. All cases should be loaded on a memory stick in the AACD’s PowerPoint® template which is available for download on the AACD Website
For identification purposes during the workshop, write your name, member number, and case type on each memory stick using a permanent marker.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand how cases for Accreditation are examined based on specific criteria
2. Sharpen your eye to discern fine details in examining cosmetic dentistry
3. Present cosmetic dentistry cases for feedback to decide if the criteria has been met

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A100
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L&3.0P
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Marilyn Calvo, DDS, AAACD
Education: Accreditation Recommended
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 146
Available positions: 36
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
L101 -Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry at U.S. and International Universities
Steven Milhauser, DDS, Dana Murn-Kohal, Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD, Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
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The AACD University Educator’s Forum will bring together U.S. and international university faculty to discuss the importance of esthetic dentistry curriculum at universities. Colleagues will share important updates, course outlines, and curriculum content with other attendees. Highlights of AACD’s Virtual Campus and Credentialing program will be discussed and shared.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn what other universities are teaching about esthetic dentistry
2. Understand what is available from the AACD to help esthetic curriculum and ideas
3. Collaborate on common problems and share insights on solutions for faculty and students to further their education in esthetic/cosmetic dentistry

Course ID: L101
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 770
CE Credits: 4.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.A. Reynolds, DDS, AAACD, Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: University Educators Forum
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
A102 - Criteria Workshop
Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD
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This is one of the required workshops in the AACD Accreditation program. This course begins with a display of successful and unsuccessful cases, which are then evaluated following the criteria Accreditation Examiners use in examining clinical cases. The process for analyzing these cases is enlightening for those preparing to submit clinical cases for Accreditation.

Educational Objectives:
1. Become familiar with the criteria used in Accreditation examinations
2. See dentistry example cases that satisfy or fall short of the criteria
3. Understand the relationship between Accreditation criteria and excellence in cosmetic dentistry

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A102
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 2.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Michael P. Sharp, DDS, AAACD
Education: Accreditation Required
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 243
Available positions: 102
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
L100 - General Session - Ashley Latter
Ashley Latter
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In 2014, Ashley Latter was voted number 12 in the top 150 most influential people in UK Dentistry, and it’s clear why. During the last 20 years, he’s delivered more than 23,000 hours of business coaching to the dental industry, empowering dentists and their teams to communicate with their patients resulting in his clients world-wide selling over £200m worth of extra dental treatment in an ethical way. At AACD 2018, Ashley will instruct attendees on the eight steps for the perfect consultation, so you will have more patients saying yes ethically. During his presentation, you’ll learn the essential skills for and attributes of a successful consultation; develop more self confidence and a positive attitude of success and accomplishment; discover the one major reason why some dentists are more successful than others; develop the one key skill for building rapport instantly with all types of patients; discover the biggest communication mistakes most dentists make; and develop new skills and behaviors that will enable you to increase your treatment plan acceptance rate in an ethical way.

Course ID: L100
Room Number: Arie Crown Theater
Subject Code: 770
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Recorded Course: N
Topic: General Session
Current number of participants: 749
Available positions: 704
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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A Night at the Museum of Science and Industry

Catch up with old friends while exploring one of the largest science museums in the world. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry boasts more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits and is home to more than 35,000 artifacts. Make new connections with colleagues over your mutual interest in the World War II submarine or swap storm stories by the 40-foot tornado. The night will be full of food, friendship, and discovery.

Course ID: Welcome Reception
Corporate Supporter: Infinity Dental Web
Room Number: Museum of Science & Industry - 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Topic: Welcome Reception
Current number of participants: 835
Available positions: 465
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L200 - General Session
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Rounding out the lineup of keynote speakers at AACD 2018 is internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and performance strategist Matt Mayberry. A former Indiana University and Chicago Bears linebacker, Mayberry is one of the most widely read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, where he writes on peak performance, leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and motivation. His work has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, NBC, Fox News, Business Insider, MSN Lifestyle, Fox Business, ABC, and ESPN to name a few.


At AACD 2018, Mayberry will deliver a keynote entitled “Transformational Leadership: The Building Blocks to Becoming a Game-Changing Leader.” He’ll dive deep into what true leadership really is; more than titles, authority, and recognition, leadership is about developing people, helping others reach their full potential, and creating other leaders. It’s about equipping those you are leading with the right tools and strategies to not only maximize the success of the organization, but as individuals.



Attendees will discover the transformational mindset shifts that separate a leader with a title to a leader that changes the game, how to lead confidently and effectively through change, how to create a personal action plan that will increase their effectiveness to lead, and how to increase employee morale, engagement, and performance by effectively transforming their leadership style.
Course ID: L200
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: Arie Crown Theater
Subject Code: 770
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: General Session, Self Improvement
Current number of participants: 792
Available positions: 661
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
G200 - Snapshots of Chicago
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Repeated Friday G310 • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take a photography tour around Chicago’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. Experience and photograph the beauty of Chicago with its modern architecture, creative people and magnificent views. Be ready to join the guide on foot as you explore the local hot spots, including the Lakefront, the Chicago River, the Chicago skyline, the underground, the bridges, the neighborhoods and so much more! This tour will help you see things that you’ve never seen before, in ways that you never thought to look and turn them into meaningful, creative memories. So grab your cameras and be ready to capture those memories.

Course ID: G200
Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
Current number of participants: 10
Available positions: 5
9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
L206 - Web Marketing for the Cosmetic Practice
Keith C Humes
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The world of Internet marketing has become a very complex marketplace. Keith Humes has been successfully navigating his clients in the space for the last 20 years. In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain useful insight into some of the proven
strategies that have built multi-million dollar cosmetic practices.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn what is needed to create an effective online footprint and use this information to analyze the quality of your online presence
2. Learn about quality link building practices and how to avoid Google penalties
3. Prepare for and understand mobile marketing best practices

Course ID: L206
Corporate Supporter: Rosemont Media
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Marketing
Current number of participants: 64
Available positions: 24
9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
A202 - Achieving Success with Multiple Indirect Porcelain Restorations in The Smile Zone – A Focus on Accreditation Case Type I
J. Fred Arnold, DMD, FAACD
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Successfully completing Case Type I to Accreditation standards does not happen by accident. This presentation will take you through all of the steps necessary to achieve predictable results when doing a smile design case with indirect restorations. Emphasis will be placed on case selection, treatment planning, smile design, clinical techniques and communication between the dentist and ceramist.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the Accreditation criteria to achieve success with
Case Type I
2. Learn lab communication skills and how to build a synergistic
relationship between the dentist and the ceramist
3. Learn treatment planning, material selection, preparation design, prototype fabrication and delivery techniques for Accreditation level success

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A202
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Amy Wilken-Heying, DDS, AAACD
Education: Accreditation Recommended
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type I
Current number of participants: 127
Available positions: 55
A203 - Replacing a Missing Tooth in the Esthetic Zone – Focus on AACD Accreditation Case Type III
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD
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Replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone presents multiple challenges. Seamlessly replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone is an even greater challenge. Creating an ideal result typically starts with optimizing soft tissue contours. By learning to manage the periodontal/restorative interface, dentists and technicians can better predict and control outcomes. This course will forever change the way you approach replacing missing teeth in the esthetic zone.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the importance of properly evaluating and managing tissue architecture when replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone
2. Learn why achieving ideal results is closely dependent on proper case selection
3. Learn the pros and cons of tooth replacement with an implant vs. a bridge

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A203
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: William J. Rowe, DDS, AAACD
Education: Accreditation Recommended
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type III
Current number of participants: 115
Available positions: 230
L203 - Complex Case Collection
Lee Culp, CDT, AAACD, Joseph Kan, DDS, MS, PhD, Aldo F. Leopardi, DDS, MS, Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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Some of the biggest names in dentistry discuss some of the most complicated cases in dentistry. Lee Culp, CDT; Joseph Kan, DDS, MS; Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS and Michael Sesemann, DDS, FAACD will tackle two cases: one involving six or more restorations in
the upper arch including implants and natural teeth and another involving six or more indirect restorations in the upper arch where all restorations are on natural teeth. Each specialist will discuss the challenges of each case and solutions for treatment. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and participate in discussion.
Course ID: L203
Room Number: E351
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Implants
Current number of participants: 258
Available positions: 87
L204 - Wake Up and Thrive, the Right Way!
John Sullivan, DDS, AAACD, Nancy Lashley Sullivan
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Adding Dental Sleep Therapy to your practice is the new frontier and as a result, we’re inundated with “magic bullet” protocols promising exponential growth, but at what cost to your integrity and your bottom line? Your patients are sick and you are the first line of help! We’ll show you how to easily and ethically incorporate Dental Sleep Therapy in a new or existing practice and add to your practice enjoyment.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn a new way to screen new or existing patients for sleep apnea
2. Learn how to incorporate sleep treatment into a new or existing practice without jumping through the insurance hoops
3. Create honest, ethical marketing messaging that makes your phone ring

Course ID: L204
Room Number: E353C
Subject Code: 750
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Sleep Apnea
Current number of participants: 70
Available positions: 112
L207 - The New Era of Marketing and Converting Large Aesthetic Cases in Your Practice
Bart Knellinger
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Do your marketing efforts attract nothing but price shoppers? Is your competition undercutting your practice by advertising cheap price incentives? Learn how to acquire and convert large fee for service aesthetic cases by leveraging the patient experience,
clinical outcomes and your expertise. You will discover the core elements needed to attract big cases in a market that is rapidly being commoditized.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn strategies for unique core messaging to change the patient’s mindset from price to outcome
2. Discover tactics to deliver your core message to your target audience
3. Learn how to close big cases with flexible financing options

Course ID: L207
Corporate Supporter: Progressive Dental
Room Number: E352
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Practice Management
Current number of participants: 106
Available positions: 239
L208 - Beat the Biofilm Blues
Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH
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Your patient has little or no calculus, little or no bleeding upon probing and pockets in the 4 – 5 mm range. But when you start to scale, it’s a bloody mess. Your patient has a biofilm infection! What do you tell your patient and how do you treat it? This course will
give you the confidence to diagnose and treat biofilm infections.

Educational Objectives:
1. Identify the characteristics of a biofilm infection
2. Understand the role of specific bacteria
3. Understand treatment options and modalities

Course ID: L208
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Periodontics
Current number of participants: 48
Available positions: 27
L209 - Using Botulinum Toxin to Improve Implant Success & Aesthetics
Jan Roberts, DMD, Warren Roberts, DMD
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Using botulinum toxin prior to implant surgery can enhance hard and soft tissue grafting success and aid in successful bone regeneration.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand how the muscles of the alveolar ridges can interfere with implant success
2. Understand the importance of angiogenesis in graft and implant treatment
3. Understand how relaxation of the musculature using botulinum toxin can enhance positive outcomes when placing implants

Course ID: L209
Corporate Supporter: Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics
Room Number: E353A
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Botox
Current number of participants: 31
Available positions: 119
L210 - What’s Hot in Dentistry Today!
Howard Glazer, DDS, Sargon Lazarof, DDS
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Biodent is introducing two revolutionary products to the dental industry. The first is the only fully functional immediate tooth replacement system cleared by the FDA, ULTRATOOTH. The second is NumBee, a needle-less profound single-tooth anesthesia.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn the history, development and use of Ultratooth
2. Learn about the advantages and use of the Numbee for single tooth anesthesia
3. Learn how to incorporate both techniques in practice

Course ID: L210
Corporate Supporter: Biodent
Room Number: E270
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Materials
Current number of participants: 29
Available positions: 64
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L211 - Navigating a New Era – Digital Dentistry
Matthew R. Roberts, CDT, AAACD, Franklin Shull, DMD
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Restorative materials and workflow options continue to evolve for the dental clinician as well as the laboratory technician. This lecture will cover the latest advancements in materials and digital workflows for the production of all-ceramic restorations. Specific topics will include best practices for case planning and communication between the digital dentist and digital laboratory, updates on new restorative materials, and appropriate cement protocols based upon the clinical situation and restorative material
of choice.

Educational Objectives:
1. Increase the level of material knowledge and selection criteria to understand the limitations of today’s restorative materials
2. Streamline communication between the dentist and dental technician in the digital world to achieve predictable, long-lasting esthetic results
3. Understand proper selection criteria and protocols for contemporary cementation materials

Course ID: L211
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E265
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Digital Dentistry
Current number of participants: 113
Available positions: 0
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W250 - Becoming Visible, Creating The Invisible: The Art of the Class IV
Davina Detrik, DDS, Galen Detrik, DDS
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Full-arch direct resin veneers and full-mouth rehabs had a beginning; the Class IV is where it all started. We’re going to take you through a unique artistic journey, both simplistic and scientific in construct. We start with the end in mind, then peel back every detail and nuance it takes to recreate single-tooth nature and establish yourself as a niche dentist. You’ll walk away knowing how to become visible, engineering the invisible.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to utilize shade mapping minus the complexity, to envision the outcome long before you take bur to tooth
2. Learn how to go from putty matrix to high-grade luster on a final restoration, seamlessly recreating aesthetics and function
3. Learn three blue-ocean strategy tactics to establish yourself as the go-to aesthetic dentist in your area for resin artistry

Course ID: W250
Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
Room Number: E258
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Aesthetic, Restorative
Current number of participants: 67
Available positions: 0
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W251 - Stratification Techniques in Mastering Class IV Direct Restorations
Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD
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Mastering direct restorations in the esthetic zone requires an intimate understanding of micro esthetics and the concepts of stratification. Replacing segments of tooth structure that harmonize and dissolve invisibly into the surrounding dentition is an invaluable tool for the clinician. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply the stratification technique using a state of the art, naturally shaded composite system, IPS Empress Direct, while focusing on Class IV restorations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the concepts of stratification and the effects of light refraction related to tooth form, surface finish and translucency
2. Create a predictable formula for a polychromatic direct restoration
3. Understand preparation design for direct restorations

Course ID: W251
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E255
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 59
Available positions: 0
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W252 - Style Italiano: Complete Direct Restoration Procedure Course
Marcos A. Vargas, DDS
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In this course Dr. Vargas will discuss procedures for both anterior and posterior direct restorations. Using the Style Italiano technique, you will learn how to take the esthetics of your anterior restorations to the next level. Using bulk fill composites, you will learn how to restore posterior teeth quickly, efficiently and predictably. Attendees will observe and then they will execute all steps of an anterior restoration using Style Italiano and a posterior restoration using a bulk fill material.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the complete anterior and posterior direct restoration process
2. Achieve natural esthetic looking restorations
3. Learn simplified, predictable finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W252
Corporate Supporter: 3M Oral Care
Room Number: E253B
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorations
Current number of participants: 47
Available positions: 0
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W253 - Beautiful and Practical Anterior Restorations Using a Nanofilled Composite
Jaimeé Morgan, DDS
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Working smarter, not harder is the key to successful anterior composite restorations. Often referred to as a secondary treatment option to porcelain; composite resins have not gotten the credit they deserve. Predictable, concise shade matching + simplified layering technique + time efficient placement = beautiful, durable and profitable dentistry. The step-by-step approach used in this hands-on course will provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to achieve remarkable results in your dental office quickly, efficiently and profitably using the latest state-of-the-art materials, methods and techniques.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to integrate exquisite optical dimension in your composite restorations
2. Discover a simplified and logical method to shade matching
3. Achieve invisible margins and avoid intra-oral show through

Course ID: W253
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253C
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 87
Available positions: 0
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W254 - Predictable Techniques to Create Life- Like Provisionals for Auxiliaries
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD
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This session will present a philosophy of esthetics centered on the concept of natural beauty created from research in the fields of both art and science. Esthetic success depends not only on the creation of a beautiful smile, but also on ensuring optimal function and health. Multiple fabrication techniques will be presented including materials selection and custom staining. The workshop will cover provisional cementation techniques to reduce sensitivity and provide retention. Participants will fabricate a crown and bridge provisional.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand both indirect and direct provisional techniques
2. Trim, finish and polish provisionals to create exquisite fit and esthetics
3. Choose cementation techniques for partial and full coverage posterior provisionals

Course ID: W254
Room Number: E259
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Temporaries
Current number of participants: 53
Available positions: 0
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W255 - The Nature-Mimicking Class IV
Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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Repeated Thursday W265 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Friday W355 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

A seamless Class IV restoration requires an optimal composite resin system and its correct implementation to replicate the natural colors of dentin and enamel. If layered according to nature’s optical and color patterns, the resulting restoration should blend in with the tooth substrate and be imperceptible. Correct tooth preparation, along with finishing and polishing techniques add up to render the Class IV completely natural. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Class IV restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the Patient.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
2. Learn how to correctly prep a Class IV for maximum retention and esthetics
3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W255
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253D
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 50
Available positions: 0
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
MP001 - Esthetic Treatment Planning for a Previously Restored Patient
Courtney Lavigne, DMD
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When we treat patients that were previously restored by a prior dentist, there are a number of unknowns and potential barriers to ideal care. This course will take you through the communication skills and treatment planning objectives for predictably re-doing cosmetic work, including how to communicate effectively with the patient to manage their expectations from the beginning of treatment.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn communication skills to educate the patient on their existing condition and potential unknowns based on previously completed dental work
2. Identify common barriers to ideal treatment when existing restorations are in place and how to manage them
3. Review case examples taking you from start to finish in complex re-treatment involving esthetics


Course ID: Mp001
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 28
Available positions: 222
12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
A200 - Accreditation Written Examination
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The Accreditation Written Examination challenges each individual’s knowledge in the foundational aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Dentists and laboratory technicians well-versed in all phases of cosmetic dentistry are expected to successfully complete this first step in the AACD Accreditation process. Failure to pass the written examination indicates further education would be beneficial prior to attempting the clinical cases.
Course ID: A200
Room Number: E353C
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 45
Available positions: 105
A201 - Accreditation Written Examination
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The Accreditation Written Examination challenges each individual’s knowledge in the foundational aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Dentists and laboratory technicians well-versed in all phases of cosmetic dentistry are expected to successfully complete this first step in the AACD Accreditation process. Failure to pass the written examination indicates further education would be beneficial prior to attempting the clinical cases.
Course ID: A201
Room Number: E353C
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 5
Available positions: 27
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
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MP002 - Protecting Our New Smile: Healthy Joints, Muscles & Occlusion
Jeffrey Lineberry, DDS, AAACD
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Our patients come to us to get a beautiful smile that will be stable and long lasting. To make this happen, we must understand the basics of occlusion, muscles and the TM joint and how these can and will impact treatment in our patients.

Educational Objectives:
1. Review the basics of muscle and joint anatomy along with how to do a basic exam of both
2. Learn when and how we should be concerned about instability in the stomatognathic system
3. Discover bite and occlusal clues that increase risk in case management

Course ID: MP002
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 180
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Occlusion
Current number of participants: 334
Available positions: 0
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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G210 - A Ride Through The Prohibition Era
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Step back in time to the Prohibition era! This historic era comes to life as several sharply dressed gangsters guide you back in time to when Al Capone ruled the south side of Chicago. This live action tour will give you the inside scoop on Chicago’s wildest politicians and rollicking red light districts while showcasing all the old gangster hotspots.
Course ID: G210
Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
Current number of participants: 18
Available positions: 0
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
L228 - Treatment and Concept of the Biological Tissue Adaptation (BTA) Technique
Kenji Tsubota, DDS
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The biological tissue adaptation (BTA) technique is a novel restorative approach for alignment of the gingival margin. Gingival tissue is trimmed by gingivectomy and an overhanging restorative margin is established so that it has the same thickness as the
contacting gingiva. The technique does not require flap surgery or ostectomy, which have the disadvantages of attachment loss, time-consuming procedures and patient burden. The technique has been published in The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry 2017, Vol. 33(2): 38-48.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn the procedure of the BTA technique
2. Understand the reasons why the BTA technique is successful
3. Understand the BTA concept to maintain the healthy tissue

Course ID: L228
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 490
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sarah Jebreil, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 66
Available positions: 184
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
A220 - Matching One or Two Indirect Restorations to Natural Dentition – A Focus of Accreditation Case Type II
John F. Weston, DDS, FAACD
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Accreditation Case Type II tests a clinician’s ability to match one or two indirect porcelain restorations to natural dentition. This particular restorative treatment may be one of the most difficult challenges in dentistry due to the demand put on the restorative team to duplicate surrounding natural teeth. This lecture focuses on techniques that assist the clinician and laboratory technician toward achieving success with this clinical challenge.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn restorative team clinical techniques and tips that promote success with this type of challenge
2. Identify and understand Accreditation Case Type II criteria and train your esthetic eye to recognize the subtleties of Accreditation level results
3. Learn factors involved to pass Case Type II including case selection, choice of materials, photography and dentist/laboratory technician communication

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.
Course ID: A220
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Ted J, Murray, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type II
Current number of participants: 133
Available positions: 49
L221 - Unique Digital Workflows: From Surgical to Restorative
Lee Culp, CDT, AAACD, Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dentist and dental technician. Additionally, the utilization of new technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team. This exciting multimedia presentation will offer participants unique insights into digital design — from surgical planning to using the printed diagnostic wax-up and milled provisional PMMA restorations, and their digital replicas — to guide us in the creation of cad-cam restorations, for implant supported prosthetics.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand different digital workflow options for tooth and implant supported restorations
2. Learn about new digital diagnostic processes, from digital smile design, to digital diagnostic dentures
3. Learn about new digital communication tools, for perfecting tooth shape communication between patient-dentist and technician

Course ID: L221
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Kirk Opdahl, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Implants
Current number of participants: 85
Available positions: 260
L222 - Clinical Realities and Considerations for Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy
Aldo F. Leopardi, DDS, MS
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In the partially edentulous patient, achieving functionally acceptable treatment outcomes is often realized. However, when tooth replacement is required in the aesthetic zone, the additional challenge of meeting both patient and clinician aesthetic expectations may prove to be an exponential one. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the literature and clinical realities and complications of dental implant therapy and complications and how we can apply what we learn toward improved aesthetic zone treatment planning and clinical procedures.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand common complications and pitfalls, including abutment selection and cementation challenges
2. Improve your understanding of dental implant treatment planning in the aesthetic zone, especially when missing multiple anterior teeth
3. Discuss current workflow utilizing guided surgery to help achieve improved outcomes

Course ID: L222
Room Number: E270
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 54
Available positions: 39
L223 - Papilla Management in the Esthetics Zone
Joseph Kan, DDS, MS, PhD
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Achieving anterior implant esthetics is a challenging and demanding procedure. To create implant papilla that emulates nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding the biologic and physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue will facilitate predictability in simple to complex esthetic situations. This presentation will focus on current philosophies and methodologies for papilla management around single and multiple adjacent implants in the esthetic zone. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and treatment planning and surgical and prosthetic management of soft and hard tissue for anterior papilla esthetics.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the biology of implant papilla
2. Understand prognostic variables for papilla management
3. Understand what is and is not possible with papilla reconstruction

Course ID: L223
Room Number: E352
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Education: Grace Sun, DDS, FAACD
Topic: Implants
Current number of participants: 99
Available positions: 246
L224 - Pillars of Strength – Lessons in Leadership
Debra Englehardt Nash
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Change in life and business in inevitable. Sometimes the changes are subtle, and other times they’re downright scary. The large portion of our complications is not elephant-sized attacks but the day-to-day swarm of frustrations and mishaps and sorrows. How you respond to the day-to-day annoyances and the significant emotional occurrences is up to you. However, no matter what happens in your external world, if your internal world is in order – if you’ve developed your values, your strengths and your support team – then whatever happens externally won’t cause you to lose your footing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Dealing with life’s unexpected changes to bring clarity and work.
2. Turn your Vision into action by defining your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
3. Create and ideal support team to make your Vision and Goals a reality.
4. Overview of the most important business systems for success.

Course ID: L224
Room Number: E351
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Rhonda Mullins
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Practice Management, Dental Team
Current number of participants: 146
Available positions: 199
L225 - Using Botulinum Toxin to Enhance the Ultimate Smile Design
Jan Roberts, DMD, Warren Roberts, DMD
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The frame around a cosmetic smile design needs to be attractive and appropriate or it detracts from the work of art it surrounds. Conversely, when the frame is complimentary and congruent with the smile it encompasses, the overall result is enhanced. Botulinum toxin can be effectively used to enhance the overall result of cosmetic smile makeovers.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand how micro, mini and macro esthetics all provide a frame for the teeth
2. Learn how the use of botulinum toxin in conjunction with cosmetic dental procedures can affect a better outcome than traditional cosmetic dental treatment alone
3. Learn how botulinum toxin can influence the final outcome of a smile design using case studies

Course ID: L225
Corporate Supporter: Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics
Room Number: E353A
Subject Code: 130
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Botox
Current number of participants: 62
Available positions: 88
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L226 - Seven Laws of Extremely Profitable Practice: From Debt to Financial Freedom
Christina Blatchford, DMD, William A. Blatchford, DDS
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The Ultimate Debt-Free Dentist System by Blatchford, used can be yours. Mastering 100% proven strategies and metrics allows you to become a more efficient dentist with measured balance in your life in and out of your practice. It allows you to do much more of the dentistry you love and do it more efficiently. It dramatically improves your bottom line, quickly eliminates debt and frees you to have more fun when away from your practice.

Educational Objectives:
1. Maximize the delivery of your advanced AACD clinical skills
2. Significantly reduce your overhead right now
3. Create a net profit surge by learning how to uncover your patient’s dental wishes and easily convert them into results

Course ID: L226
Corporate Supporter: Blatchford Solutions
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Brian Saby, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Management
Current number of participants: 79
Available positions: 0
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L227 - Treating Esthetic Challenges with the Human Touch
Douglas Terry, DDS, AAACD
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This three-hour presentation will encompass many facets of esthetic and restorative dentistry including: biomaterials selection, operative techniques and principles, diagnostic and communication concepts, the adhesive design concept, functional
composite prototyping, digital technology, periodontal plastic surgical procedures and prosthetic guidelines for treatment of interdisciplinary cases. This presentation will emphasize the significance of using the human touch to achieve natural esthetics
in restorative and prosthetic dentistry. In conclusion, a comparison of digital versus conventional design and fabrication of the single central will be illustrated.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and integrate restorative materials and adhesive protocols with sound fundamental design principles for direct and indirect composite and ceramic restorations
2. Discover the difference of conventional and digital fabricated restorations
3. Understand the significance of using an interdisciplinary team approach while developing an appreciation for the basic building blocks for achieving perioesthetic excellence

Course ID: L227
Corporate Supporter: GC America
Room Number: E265
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 117
Available positions: 0
L230 - How to Create the Ultimate Internet Presence
Darren Seigel, JD
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Navigating the Internet is a daunting task. There have been more changes in search, website-technology, and social media in the last year than in the prior ten years combined.

Understanding what it takes to be successful on the Internet has always been confusing. Not anymore! This course will teach you how to create the ultimate Internet presence for your practice.

Everything will be covered in layman’s terms, and questions are encouraged. If you only attend one session, this is the one you cannot afford to miss.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to significantly increase your web traffic
2. Learn how to maximize your conversions from the Internet
3. Learn how to create a powerful and productive social media presence

Course ID: L230
Corporate Supporter: Advice Media
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Marketing
Current number of participants: 76
Available positions: 12
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W260 - Achieving AACD Quality Success with Composite Artistry
Jenine Arab O’Malley, DDS, AAACD
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In order to create lifelike composite resin restorations, one must have the ability to implement internal characterization with the effective use of opaquers and tints. These are an invaluable adjunct to our restorative protocol, providing an efficient way to achieve polychromatic characterization, create incisal edge effects and mask a discolored tooth to yield imperceptible restorations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand material properties to have an appreciation of knowing what material to use where for attaining predictable esthetic results
2. Learn a simple approach of applying opaquers and tints to emphasize polychromatic and internal effects, including protocol for masking a discolored tooth
3. Understand smile design principles for creating the correct shaping, surface texture, and polishing in attaining remarkable restorations

Course ID: W260
Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc
Room Number: E258
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 91
Available positions: 0
Full
W261 - Stratification Techniques in Mastering Class IV Direct Restorations
Scott W. Finlay, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Thursday W251 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Mastering direct restorations in the esthetic zone requires an intimate understanding of micro esthetics and the concepts of stratification. Replacing segments of tooth structure that harmonize and dissolve invisibly into the surrounding dentition is an invaluable tool for the clinician. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply the stratification technique using a state of the art, naturally shaded composite system, IPS Empress Direct, while focusing on Class IV restorations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the concepts of stratification and the effects of light refraction related to tooth form, surface finish and translucency
2. Create a predictable formula for a polychromatic direct restoration
3. Understand preparation design for direct restorations

Course ID: W261
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E255
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Nicholas C. Marongiu, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 53
Available positions: 0
Full
W262 - Oral Surgical Extraction Techniques: Fundamentals of Bone Grafting-Principles and Socket Preservation Materials and Techniques
Bart Silverman, DMD
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This seminar will focus on atraumatic extraction techniques for the general practitioner who wants to incorporate extractions, socket grafting and ridge preservation techniques in their day to day practice. Fundamentals of bone grafting including bone grafting materials and choices of available membranes will be discussed. A step by step approach to socket grafting will be presented including a discussion on complications. Course includes a hands-on model component.

Educational Objectives:
1. Discuss techniques and procedures available for bone grafting for eventual dental implant placement
2. Employ easy to use atraumatic extraction techniques the following day in their practice
3. Learn socket grafting and ridge preservation techniques and handle complications

Course ID: W262
Room Number: E256
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Implants
Current number of participants: 55
Available positions: 0
Full
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W263 - Beautiful and Practical Anterior Restorations Using a Nanofilled Composite
Jaimeé Morgan, DDS
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Repeated: Thursday W253 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Working smarter, not harder is the key to successful anterior composite restorations. Often referred to as a secondary treatment option to porcelain; composite resins have not gotten the credit they deserve. Predictable, concise shade matching + simplified layering technique + time efficient placement = beautiful, durable and profitable dentistry. The step-by-step approach used in this hands-on course will provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to achieve remarkable results in your dental office quickly, efficiently and profitably using the latest state-of-the-art materials, methods and techniques.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to integrate exquisite optical dimension in your composite restorations.
2. Discover a simplified and logical method to shade matching
3. Achieve invisible margins and avoid intra-oral show through

Course ID: W263
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253C
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 61
Available positions: 0
Full
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W264 - Conservative and Predictable Partial Coverage and Full Coverage Posterior Ceramics
Parag Kachalia, DDS
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This program will focus on evidence based preparation design for full coverage zirconia restorations and partial coverage glass ceramic restorations, as well as the proper cementation techniques surrounding these materials. Attendees will practice preparing models for these types of restorations and utilize various cementation protocols. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to be exposed to a digital work flow from scanning to in office milling.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn about advances in ceramic dentistry over the last five years
2. Learn the preparation design as it relates to new ceramics in the marketplace
3. Learn proper cementation techniques specific to each ceramic system

Course ID: W264
Corporate Supporter: 3M Oral Care
Room Number: 253B
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Materials
Current number of participants: 59
Available positions: 0
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W265 - The Nature-Mimicking Class IV
Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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Repeated Thursday W255 9:15 am – 12:15 pm and Friday W355 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

A seamless Class IV restoration requires an optimal composite resin system and its correct implementation to replicate the natural colors of dentin and enamel. If layered according to nature’s optical and color patterns, the resulting restoration should blend in with the tooth substrate and be imperceptible. Correct tooth preparation, along with finishing and polishing techniques add up to render the Class IV completely natural. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Class IV restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
2. Learn how to correctly prep a Class IV for maximum retention and esthetics
3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W265
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253D
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 57
Available positions: 0
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
L229 - Principles and Step-by-Step Procedures to Achieve a Perfection for Complex Cases
Won-Gun Chang, DDS
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This lecture will discuss principles for successfully treating complex cases including: how to decide on a treatment plan; a step-by-step guide, to taking photos to explain the treatment procedures, tips for case presentations and other clinical tips. The
instructor will use example cases to illustrate these principles such as an interdisciplinary approach in the anterior esthetic zone and complex cases involving implant restorations and orthoprostho combined treatments.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand principles to decide treatment planning in every single case
2. Perform step-by-step procedures in complex cases
3. Tell an easy case from a difficult case and to treat properly

Course ID: L229
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Treatment Planning
Current number of participants: 83
Available positions: 167
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
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MP003 - Evolution of Zirconium Restorations: From Aesthetic to Conservative
Troy Schmedding, DDS, AAACD
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As Zirconium came onto the dental scene with such promise of strength, its aesthetic values lagged way behind. However, the new class of Zirconia materials allow practitioners to create strong restorations that are both aesthetic and conservative. This course will instruct attendees on how to use this monolithic material to create strong and beautiful restorations that rival the appearance of traditional glass ceramics.

Educational Objectives:
1. Discuss new aesthetic multi layered zirconia and its indications
2. Learn correct cementation protocols for zirconium restorations

Course ID: MP003
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 388
Available positions: 0
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L300 - General Session - Mike Rayburn
Mike Rayburn
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Rayburn’s keynote is called “The What IF? Keynote Experience.” You will learn three simple tools for harnessing your unrealized potential, creating and leading change, and becoming a virtuoso performer. You’ll hear amazing music including a solo guitar version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Oh, and you laugh a LOT!
No one does what Mike Rayburn does.

Course ID: L300
Room Number: Arie Crown Theater
Subject Code: 770
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Recorded Course: N
Topic: General Session, Self Improvement
Current number of participants: 495
Available positions: 958
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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G300 - Behind-the-Scenes at the Field Museum
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The Field Museum houses nearly 23 million specimens and artifacts, but less than 1% of those are on display to the public. Experience the Field Museum in a way few are able. Explore the storerooms, libraries and working laboratories that house these exquisite and unique collections during an exclusive tour. Enjoy a light lunch at the museum before setting out to explore at your own leisure – visiting exhibits that piqued your interest the most, as well as visiting the current special exhibit. Recent
past exhibits have included Vikings; Eternal Egypt: Masterpieces from the British Museum; and Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, to name just a few.
Course ID: G300
Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
Current number of participants: 16
Available positions: 0
9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
A302 - Photography Lecture for Accreditation Documentation
Brett B. Magnuson, DMD, AAACD
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This course teaches digital photography basics and focuses on case documentation for Accreditation. It will center on equipment and software options, camera settings, perfecting images for the AACD photography series, image capture and download, shade communication, lab communication, case presentations, creating a PowerPoint® presentation, and tips to maximize clinical success.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn photography basics and equipment options and how to perfect images for the AACD Accreditation photography series
2. Manage RAW images, convert to JPEG, and create an AACD PowerPoint presentation for mentor communication
3. Learn how to trouble shoot the Big 3 (F stop, ISO and shutter speed) and how to manage light for optimal results

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A302
Room Number: E353C
Subject Code: 138
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Tanya Lea DeSanto, DDS
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation, Photography
Current number of participants: 124
Available positions: 58
AW300 - Fellowship Workshop for Accredited Members
Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
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Attendance limited to Accredited Members

In accordance with the AACD’s mission of education and excellence in cosmetic dentistry, Fellowship provides the highest level of achievement for AACD Accredited Members. There will be a brief discussion, with emphasis on examination criteria, using
multiple cases as the participant guide. This workshop will assist you with preparation for attaining the highest credential available to members in the Academy.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the Fellowship Protocol
2. Review successful and unsuccessful Fellowship cases
3. Review the evolution of the Accreditation criteria and learn how to objectively utilize this criteria in this examination process

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: AW300
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Kirk Opdahl, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Fellowship
Current number of participants: 36
Available positions: 146
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A303 - Accreditation Case Type IV Lecture
Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD
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This lecture will discuss predictable techniques to create esthetic anterior composite restorations to help achieve Accreditation results. The lecture focuses on Class IV composite and the diastema closure. Shade selection, color mapping, preparation
techniques, and composite layering techniques utilized in the creation of polychromatic restorations will be discussed. Finishing techniques to shape, contour, and polish composite restorations to mimic natural dentition will be reviewed.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn a step-by-step technique to layer a composite restoration
2. Obtain tips to practice techniques on diagnostic models and plan the restoration prior to the clinical appointment
3. Understand a predictable technique to contour and polish a composite
restoration that disappears into the natural tooth

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A303
Room Number: E253B
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type IV
Current number of participants: 52
Available positions: 0
L305 - Perfect Imperfections of a Smile
Florin Cofar, DDS, Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD
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Does symmetry have a place in smile design principles when performing smile makeovers? Is harmony and balance, composition and arrangement more the ideal? Does the face play into your outcome-based dentistry? Explore in great detail the parameters necessary to create a natural looking smile and the steps necessary to accomplish these nature defying results. An implant case and a veneer case will demonstrate these crucial principles to gain predictable outcomes.


Educational Objectives:
1. Explore the face and its influence on tooth shape
2. Learn white, pink and black esthetics and the threshold for success
3. Prepare to think, explore and learn as several cases will be discussed in great detail

Course ID: L305
Room Number: E351
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Marilyn Calvo, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Smile Design
Current number of participants: 272
Available positions: 73
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AW304 - The Diagnostic Wax-Up – Dental Anatomy and Smile Design
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Friday AW321 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Delegating the diagnostic wax-up without a clear understanding of the additive or subtractive nature of the restorative elements can lead to confusion and frustration at the time of tooth preparation. The ability to first work out the esthetic and functional parameters in a three dimensional way can help clarify and simplify restorative
protocols as well as illuminate pathways for the sequencing of complex cases. This participatory course will focus on the diagnostic mock-up and assist the participant in making the transition from the design phase to the clinical application of a proposed treatment plan.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to apply the esthetic components of the proposed treatment plan via a diagnostic wax-up
2. Review and apply accepted principles of smile design, tooth arrangement and dental anatomy
3. Learn to use the diagnostic mock-up to create treatment previews and preparation guides

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: AW304
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Michael J. Bannan, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 49
Available positions: 0
L307 - Balancing Artistic and Digital: Full Mouth Rehabilitations
Sung Bin Im, MDT, CDT, Aram Torosian, CDT, MDC
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This presentation will outline the comprehensive management of esthetic and implant rehabilitations from an artistic and digital standpoint to optimize the communication between the restorative dentist and the dental ceramist. This system for clinical and laboratory teamwork includes key concepts for effective communication, integration of CAD-CAM technology according to the ceramic selection and the fabrication and delivery of full arch implant supported Zirconia.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn superior communication strategies between the clinician and ceramist for predictable results
2. Learn the various CAD/CAM approaches for restoring complex and esthetic rehabilitations
3. Understand esthetic guidelines and the fabrication techniques of all ceramic restorations including advanced clinical and technical aspects for both tooth and gingival shaded ceramic components

Course ID: L307
Room Number: E352
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Digital Dentistry, Lab Focus
Current number of participants: 89
Available positions: 256
Full
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L308 - Eight Proven Steps to Hear a YES More Often in Your Consultations
Ashley Latter
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Repeated: Friday W365 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Would you like to ethically get more patients saying yes to your treatment plans? If so, then attending this course by Ashley Latter’s is a MUST. Ashley has delivered over 25,000 hours of communication training to the dental world—more than any other
dental coach on the planet— and this course will draw from his legendary two-day Ethical Sales & Communication Program. By the end of this course, attendees will have learned the eight proven steps to ethically get more patients saying yes to treatment
plans.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn a structured approach to asking questions so that you can create more opportunities
2. Communicate in a manner that excites that patients to take action
3. Overcome patients price objections to create a win-win

Course ID: L308
Room Number: E353A
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Mickey Bernstein, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Practice Management
Current number of participants: 179
Available positions: 0
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L309 - Essential Online Marketing Strategies to Attract New Patients
Leonard Tau, DMD
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A patient’s journey begins with a Google search. In order to be found, you need to be at the top of the search results. There are many methods to become more credible and more visible in a Google search. Online reviews, website design, search engine
optimization (SEO), Google Adwords, social media and blogging are just some of the ways to differentiate yourself and gain trust from not only Google but also the most important person, the prospective patient. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet for a more interactive program.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to attract more patients by getting to the top of a Google search
2. Learn why online reviews are the easiest and most effective way to get on page one of Google search results
3. Learn the basic elements of PPC and SEO

Course ID: L309
Corporate Supporter: BirdEye
Room Number: E270
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Marketing
Current number of participants: 109
Available positions: 0
L310 - Moving Teeth to Help Achieve Optimum Aesthetic Results
Brooks Haney, DDS
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When tooth position is the problem, tooth movement is the solution. During this presentation, you will learn how you can offer a conservative, cosmetic, minimally invasive, shortterm treatment option for your adult patients with crooked or misaligned teeth. This alternative to traditional treatment options such as crowns and veneers can be used in conjunction to your restorative treatment. Utilizing proven orthodontic principles, general practitioners can deliver this treatment option with ease, confidence and predictability.

Educational Objectives:
1. Describe the concept and case selection for general practitioner short term orthodontics
2. Learn the essentials of case selection, including who qualifies and is a candidate for cosmetic tooth alignment
3. Review clinical cases treated with CONFIDEX™

Course ID: L310
Corporate Supporter: Six Month Smiles
Room Number: E265
Subject Code: 370
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Orthodontics
Current number of participants: 56
Available positions: 44
L311 - CAD-CAM 360°: Work-Flows
Nelson Silva, DDS
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This presentation addresses several clinical scenarios focusing on the use of digital interaction with laboratories to tackle challenges in daily clinical work. Restorative and implant therapies will be presented and discussed.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn useful CAD-CAM workflows
2. Learn how CAD-CAM can improve dentist/lab interactions
3. Learn treatment planning and how to tackle clinical challenges using the digital environment

Course ID: L311
Corporate Supporter: MicroDental
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Topic: Digital Dentistry
Current number of participants: 34
Available positions: 41
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W350 - The Art of Polishing: Strength, Longevity and Beauty
K. William (Bud) Mopper, DDS, FAACD
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Most workshops run out of time before the final polishing stage which is one of the most important steps to completing a successful restoration. In this must-see course, you will learn how to polish to a high gloss on microfill, nanofill, lithium disilicates,
zirconia and CAD/CAM ceramics. Join Dr. Mopper and learn how to achieve a long-lasting final polish that is biologically compatible to the soft tissue. Dr. Mopper will teach you everything you need to know about polishing every significant dental restorative.

Educational Objectives:
1. Achieve esthetic results that will last for many years
2. Learn techniques to polish microfill and nanofill to a shine that will amaze you and your patients
3. Create an incredible polish on lithium disilicates, zirconia and CAD/CAM ceramics in minutes

Course ID: W350
Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
Room Number: E258
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Polishing
Current number of participants: 51
Available positions: 0
Full
W351 - Direct Posterior Composites: Balancing Aesthetics, Efficiency & Performance
Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Friday W361 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Predictability and long-term success of posterior composite restorations continue to be a primary concern for many practitioners due to technique sensitive steps required for proper placement. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technologies allow us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. This workshop will focus on proper adhesion protocols and the establishment of proper form and function while meeting the esthetic demands of today’s patients.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand proper adhesion protocol and application techniques
2. Understand the spectrum of indications for new bulk-fill resin composite materials
3. Understand proper placement techniques to achieve optimum contacts and anatomy

Course ID: W351
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E255
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 62
Available positions: 0
Full
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W353 - The Ceramic Blend Factors
James D. Klim, DDS, AAACD
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Repeated: Friday W363 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

One of the incredible values of in-office CAD/CAM dentistry is control over choosing and customizing our ceramic restorations. This becomes very beneficial when we address restorations in the smile zone. This class will provide a dependable step-bystep sequence and simulated hands-on experience for blending ceramic restorations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to choose ceramic translucency and shade using the e.max Shade Navigational App
2. Review preparation style options to optimize ceramic blending
3. Understand how to use cement try-in paste to finalized cementation resin choice

Course ID: W353
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E256
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 51
Available positions: 0
Full
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W354 - Elements of Composite Artistry: Your Path to Excellence
Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD
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This course is an interactive hands-on experience focused on teaching vital guiding principles and techniques to achieve excellence with direct composite. Attendees will learn practical skills to treatment plan and create predictable restorations that maintain quality, create value and improve productivity. They will also understand esthetic concepts and learn polishing techniques that exceed patient expectations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn essential concepts and techniques to create natural esthetics
2. Understand the principles of layering and shading required to create true color esthetics
3. Practice various finishing and polishing techniques to achieve ideal surface gloss and surface texture

Course ID: W354
Corporate Supporter: Shofu Dental Corporation
Room Number: E259
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 71
Available positions: 0
Full
W355 - The Nature-Mimicking Class IV
Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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Repeated Thursday W255 9:15 am – 12:15 pm and W265 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A seamless Class IV restoration requires an optimal composite resin system and its correct implementation to replicate the natural colors of dentin and enamel. If layered according to nature’s optical and color patterns, the resulting restoration should blend in with the tooth substrate and be imperceptible. Correct tooth preparation, along with finishing and polishing techniques add up to render the Class IV completely natural. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Class IV restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
2. Learn how to correctly prep a Class IV for maximum retention and esthetics
3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W355
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253D
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 47
Available positions: 0
9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
L306 - When Beautiful Cases Fail – Understanding the Role of Function and Airway in Aesthetic Treatment Planning
Jeffrey Horowitz, DMD
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Breaks for Lunch 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

We have all had beautiful cases fail unexpectedly despite meticulous attention to detail. While bruxism often gets the blame, it is way more likely that there are other functional anomalies contributing to the case’s failure. Airway, joint health and occlusal discrepancies are just a few of the systems that must be considered prior to treatment. This lecture takes many of the current concepts in these somewhat confusing disciplines and organizes them so that most practitioners can comfortably identify the hidden conditions that impact long-term treatment outcomes.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to differentiate occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders
2. Understand the role of airway and skeletal patterns in diagnosis and treatment
3. Learn how to predict long-term success for the restored or non-restored dentition

Course ID: L306
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 730
CE Credits: 6.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Hugh D. Flax, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: TMJ, Restorative, Airway
Current number of participants: 61
Available positions: 284
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
MP004 - Zero Sensitivity Bleaching
Marty Zase, DMD, AAACD
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What is the biggest problem with tooth whitening? Sensitivity! Bleaching with zero sensitivity really is possible. This presentation will explain all of the steps, materials and techniques necessary, including using a pre-whitener and specially designed custom trays, to achieve pain-free whitening with both in-office power bleaching and take home trays.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to do zero sensitivity bleaching both at home and in office
2. Learn how to decide whether to use daytime or night-time tray bleaching
3. Learn how to secure patient compliance to get the best bleaching results

Course ID: MP004
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Nathanial D. Hill, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Whitening
Current number of participants: 31
Available positions: 219
12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
A301 - Fellowship Calibration
Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
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Attendance limited to Fellowship Examiners

Fellowship Examiners must attend this calibration in order to maintain examiner status.

Educational Objectives:
1. Inform, analyze and calibrate Fellowship Examiners to current standards
2. Evaluate and test Fellowship cases
3. Review the evolution of the Accreditation criteria and learn how to
objectively utilize this criteria in this examination process

Course ID: A301
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Education: Fellowship Examiners Required
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Fellowship
Current number of participants: 5
Available positions: 177
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Full
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MP005 - Preparation Guides: Are You Prepping Too Much or Not Enough?
Zachary Sisler, DDS
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Preparing anterior teeth for esthetic restorations can be a daunting task for any clinician. If you’re always wondering “Did I prep too much or not enough?” this course is for you. By using a simple preparation guide, you can decrease the fear of the prep
appointment while improving the patient experience. This course will outline different preparation guides and techniques to help clinicians visualize the space needed for restorative material thickness.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to fabricate preparation guides from a diagnostic wax-up
2. Discuss the predictability that can be achieved from providing optimal reduction for the laboratory
3. Discover the beautiful esthetics that can be achieved in the final restorations

Course ID: MP005
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Preparation Guidelines
Current number of participants: 357
Available positions: 0
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Full
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G310 - Snapshots of Chicago
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Repeated Thursday G200 • 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Take a photography tour around Chicago’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. Experience and photograph the beauty of Chicago with its modern architecture, creative people and magnificent views. Be ready to join the guide on foot as you explore the local hot spots, including the Lakefront, the Chicago River, the Chicago skyline, the underground, the bridges, the neighborhoods and so much more! This tour will help you see things that you’ve never seen before, in ways that you never thought to look and turn them into meaningful, creative memories. So grab your cameras and be ready to capture those memories.

Course ID: G310
Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
Current number of participants: 15
Available positions: 0
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
L332 - How to Differentiate Yourself in the Community by Doing the Right Thing
Lisa Fitch, CAE, John Sullivan, DDS, AAACD
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The Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program is one of the shining stars of our Academy. Yet many members don’t know why they should get involved and aren’t even aware of all of the opportunities to help. This panel discussion will highlight the many innovative
ways members have supported the AACD Charitable Foundation. Using real life examples, the panelists will also show how these activities benefited their practices by engaging their dental teams and by creating awareness of their practices within their local communities. Learn how to leverage your team’s participation in GBAS as an amazing marketing opportunity to differentiate your practice from others as an ambassador of an Academy that does the right thing for the right reasons.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn what the GBAS Program is all about
2. Learn how supporting GBAS can differentiate your practice from your competition
3. Discover opportunities to support the foundation that fit your practice philosophy

Course ID: L332
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 156
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Jack Ringer, DDS, FAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Domestic Violence
Current number of participants: 40
Available positions: 210
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L323 - The Geometry of Beauty
Florin Cofar, DDS
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This course will include an overview of how digital technologies are impacting the dental industry and how these technologies can enhance an analog workflow. For example, the presenter will discuss the SKYN concept and how designs using natural
morphology can be enhanced with CAD-CAM’s ability to copy. Also included in the discussion: a clinical approach to smile design basics; 3D printing from library printed designs to the digital alveolar model; a 3D staining technique for monolithic restorations; digital synapses and options for orthodontic and surgical integration.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand how to concept and implement a digital cone
2. Treatment plan integrating both digital and analog workflows
3. Understand how CAD-CAM allows for interdisciplinary integration

Course ID: L323
Room Number: E353C
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Grace Sun, DDS, FAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Smile Design
Current number of participants: 118
Available positions: 64
L324 - Perfect Imperfections of a Smile – Advanced Cases
Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD
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The influence of White, Pink and Black esthetics on smile make-over procedures was discussed in the morning session, what else must clinicians consider? How does the patients expectations play into the planning of these esthetic cases, and their execution? Additionally, time can influence our decisions making process and the resultant outcome. Multiple cases from simple anterior Bonding to complex veneers and full mouth reconstruction will be used to illustrate routine excellence.

Educational Objectives:
1. How do you determine patients expectations? What’s important to know?
2. Discussion will involve time given to do the case, expectations and patient outcomes
3. Come prepared to think, explore and learn as single bonding, complex veneer and full mouth reconstruction cases will be discussed in great detail

Course ID: L324
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Smile Design
Current number of participants: 122
Available positions: 60
L326 - Critical Perspective on Aesthetic, Science and Longevity of Veneers
Carlos de Carvalho, DDS, PhD
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From a research perspective, a series of biologically-oriented principles have accumulated over the last several decades, making resin bonding more predictable and reliable. This presentation will enable the participants to learn about state-of-the art
methods, which they will apply in their clinical routine, including an established scientific approach to a complete protocol for the luting and preparing of porcelain laminate veneers.

Educational Objectives:
1. Select the best design based on the fundamentals of tooth preparation
2. Determine which cement to choose
3. Establish a clinical routine based on established scientific approaches


Course ID: L326
Room Number: E351
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Nathanial D. Hill, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Prep/Seat Veneers
Current number of participants: 181
Available positions: 164
L327 - Management of Gingival Ceramics: Creating a Balance Between Implant Restoration and Nature
Jungo Endo, RDT
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Traditionally, excessive use of tooth colored ceramics and a limited utilization of soft-tissue colors resulted in an unaesthetic outcome for partially and edentulous patients with implant rehabilitations. Using both tooth and soft tissue colored ceramics allows for a more desirable esthetic outcome by mirroring preexisting soft and hard tissue and by taking into account lip support and loss of biological tissues as well. Today, patients’ high esthetic demands require us to give restorations a more natural look with proper esthetic contours. In this lecture, Jungo Endo, RDT will explain possible problems you may encounter in highly esthetic demanding cases and how to solve them.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to achieve life-like implant restoration with gingival porcelain
2. Learn how to take correct shade from natural gingiva and how to communicate that information to dentists
3. Learn how to control the value, color and translucency of gingival ceramics with complex cases

Course ID: L327
Room Number: E352
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Pink Esthetics
Current number of participants: 63
Available positions: 282
L329 - Mission Possible: The End Game for Perio
Tanya Dunlap, PhD
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Patients struggle with gum disease because brushing, rinsing and flossing don’t get deep enough and because antibiotics have limited effects on pathogens. When prescription tray delivery of a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide gel is added to the treatment, patients have a new chance to arrest the disease. This course reviews the science, case study application, implementation and revenue potential of the tray therapy. Come to learn how easy it is to get better results for your patients and your
practice.

Educational Objectives:
1. Differentiate the benefits and limitations of antibiotics vs peroxides for gum disease treatment
2. Identify patients who can benefit from prescription tray therapy
3. Evaluate protocols to incorporate localized antibiofilm therapies into existing treatment plans

Course ID: L329
Corporate Supporter: Perio Protect
Room Number: E270
Subject Code: 492
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Periodontics
Current number of participants: 57
Available positions: 36
L330 - Using Dermal Fillers to Enhance the Ultimate Smile Design
Warren Roberts, DMD
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This course will review how dermal fillers are used to enhance the complete smile design. The diagnosis for dermal filler use and the patient consult will be presented using the new FACETEC software technology. Three separate appointments using the before & after functions will enable you to create the ideal rejuvenation with only the dental team and the patient aware of the subtle procedures. To achieve ideal patient care, the various injection techniques will be presented, including the new SoftFil ‘butterfly’ injection system.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to understand the proper diagnosis of facial rejuvenation and when, how and why to use dermal fillers
2. Learn to use the ultimate software to diagnose and have instantaneous before and after photographs
3. Learn current injection techniques, including the use of the SoftFil injection guide for ultimate patient care


Course ID: L330
Corporate Supporter: SoftFil MicroCannulas
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Smile Design
Current number of participants: 56
Available positions: 19
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AW320 - Class IV Composite Resin Accreditation Workshop
Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD
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This hands-on workshop will help prepare participants to achieve Accreditation results with direct resins. Using a model, the participant will learn a predictable technique to restore a Class IV composite restoration to mimic the natural tooth. Tints and opaquers will be used where necessary to help achieve a polychromatic restoration.

Educational Objectives:
1. Use a lingual matrix to establish the lingual contour and incisal edge position
2. Learn how to layer the composite resin to achieve a natural, life-like restoration
3. Be able to predictably contour and polish a restoration to natural tooth contour

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: AW320
Corporate Supporter: Bisco
Room Number: E253B
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Education: Accreditation Recommended
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Accreditation Case Type IV, Accreditation
Current number of participants: 55
Available positions: 0
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L331 - How to Achieve Predictable Success in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
Wynn H. Okuda, DMD, FAACD
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Having a cosmetic practice for the last 30 years has given me the opportunity to learn many lessons. Working on the modern cosmetic patient can be very demanding and his/her expectations can be difficult to attain unless you are armed with the latest in
innovative concepts to correct their cosmetic restorative problems. It’s important to have a methodical approach in order to achieve predictable and consistent success. In this presentation, I will share my “Okuda Axioms” that have allowed me to be successful with cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 30 years.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn about the “Axioms of Success” to create a successful cosmetic practice
2. Understand the latest in Smile Design concepts to meet the high demand of the current cosmetic patient
3. Learn how to use state-of-the

Course ID: L331
Corporate Supporter: GC America
Room Number: E265
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 121
Available positions: 0
Full
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AW321 - The Diagnostic Wax-Up – Dental Anatomy and Smile Design
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bakeman, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Friday AW304 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Delegating the diagnostic wax-up without a clear understanding of the additive or subtractive nature of the restorative elements can lead to confusion and frustration at the time of tooth preparation. The ability to first work out the esthetic and functional parameters in a three dimensional way can help clarify and simplify restorative
protocols as well as illuminate pathways for the sequencing of complex cases. This participatory course will focus on the diagnostic mock-up and assist the participant in making the transition from the design phase to the clinical application of a proposed treatment plan.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to apply the esthetic components of the proposed treatment plan via a diagnostic wax-up
2. Review and apply accepted principles of smile design, tooth arrangement and dental anatomy
3. Learn to use the diagnostic mock-up to create treatment previews and preparation guides

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: AW321
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Lauren J. Shanard, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation
Current number of participants: 88
Available positions: 0
Full
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AW322 - Photography Hands-On Workshop for Accreditation Documentation
Brett B. Magnuson, DMD, AAACD
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This course is recommended for Members in the Accreditation Process (MIP’s)

Recommended lecture • A302 • Friday, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

This course is designed to teach participants basic camera operation and case documentation. Techniques for improving the quality and consistency of clinical photography will be demonstrated. Proper framing of the AACD photo series, capturing
images, downloading images to a computer, converting files, creating a PowerPoint® presentation, and copying images to a USB jump drive for submission will be practiced. Accredited Members will be on-hand and computers will be provided.

Loaner cameras will be available and participants are encouraged to reserve purchase until the completion of this course.

Participants may bring a camera and flash they know how to operate, that is specifically designed for intra-oral photography. Participants must bring (1) GB memory card, (1) compressed air, (1) USB jump drive, photographic mirror, clear plastic lip retractors, gloves, and a small flashlight.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn photography basics and equipment options and how to perfect images for the AACD Accreditation photography series
2. Manage RAW images, conversion to JPEG, and create an AACD PowerPoint® presentation for mentor communication
3. Learn how to trouble shoot: Understand the Big 3 (F stop, ISO and shutter speed) and how to manage light for optimal results

DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: AW322
Room Number: E253C
Subject Code: 138
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Marty Zase, DMD, AAACD
Education: Accreditation Recommended
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Accreditation, Photography
Current number of participants: 68
Available positions: 0
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W360 - Composite Veneering; Layering, Contouring and Polishing for Incredible Results
Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD
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Participants will learn a step-by-step application of direct resin for creating a composite veneer. Layering the composite with appropriate materials to create the strongest but most polishable restoration will be taught and practiced during the hands-on course. Understanding and applying the techniques with tooth morphology and contour will help the participant treat rotated teeth, diminutive teeth, and teeth that need to be brought into the dental arch

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn layering principles and what materials are critical for success
2. Learn the importance of microfill composites for ultimate esthetics in free hand bonding
3. Learn when and how to use opaquers

Course ID: W360
Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
Room Number: E258
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Resins
Current number of participants: 60
Available positions: 0
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W361 - Direct Posterior Composites: Balancing Aesthetics, Efficiency & Performance
Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Friday W351 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Predictability and long-term success of posterior composite restorations continue to be a primary concern for many practitioners due to technique sensitive steps required for proper placement. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technologies allow us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. This workshop will focus on proper adhesion protocols and the establishment of proper form and function while meeting the esthetic demands of today’s patients.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand proper adhesion protocol and application techniques
2. Understand the spectrum of indications for new bulk-fill resin composite materials
3. Understand proper placement techniques to achieve optimum contacts and anatomy

Course ID: W361
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E255
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 50
Available positions: 0
Full
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W363 - The Ceramic Blend Factors
James D. Klim, DDS, AAACD
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Repeated: Friday W353 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

One of the incredible values of in-office CAD/CAM dentistry is control over choosing and customizing our ceramic restorations. This becomes very beneficial when we address restorations in the smile zone. This class will provide a dependable step-bystep
sequence and simulated hands-on experience for blending ceramic restorations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to choose ceramic translucency and shade using the e.max Shade Navigational App
2. Review preparation style options to optimize ceramic blending
3. Understand how to use cement try-in paste to finalized cementation resin choice

Course ID: W363
Corporate Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Room Number: E256
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 50
Available positions: 0
Full
W364 - The Nature-Mimicking Direct Veneer
Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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Repeated Saturday W455 9:15 am – 12:15 pm and W465 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Direct veneering is an ultraconservative approach for solving anterior esthetic challenges involving color and form. A minimalistic preparation design along with a proper layering technique will result in an extremely esthetic and long-lasting veneer restoration. Being able to visualize the chromatic variation and correlate it with the restorative resins is fundamental for mimicking the natural dentition. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a direct veneer restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
2. Learn how to prep less for maximum esthetics
3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W364
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253D
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 48
Available positions: 0
W365 - Eight Proven Steps to Hear a YES More Often in Your Consultations
Ashley Latter
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Repeated: Friday L308 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Would you like to ethically get more patients saying yes to your treatment plans? If so, then attending this course by Ashley Latter’s is a MUST. Ashley has delivered over 25,000 hours of communication training to the dental world—more than any other dental coach on the planet— and this course will draw from his legendary two-day Ethical Sales & Communication Program. By the end of this course, attendees will have learned the eight proven steps to ethically get more patients saying yes to treatment plans.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn a structured approach to asking questions so that you can create more opportunities
2. Communicate in a manner that excites that patients to take action
3. Overcome patients price objections to create a win-win

Course ID: W365
Room Number: E353A
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Deb Ham
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Management
Current number of participants: 146
Available positions: 4
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
L333 - How to Become a Leader in the AACD
Peter Auster, DMD, Chiann Fan-Gibson, DMD, AAACD, Les Latner, DDS, AAACD, Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD, Dwight Rickert, CDT, FAACD
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Start here to discover your interests and to network with the academy’s most passionate volunteer leaders. This course introduces AACD governance and what it takes to help run this academy behind the scenes. Hear from representatives of the AACD Boards along with previous volunteers and decide where and how you wish to volunteer. If you have any interest in participating beyond being an AACD member, it is highly encouraged that you attend this course.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn why is it important to volunteer at AACD
2. Discover AACD volunteer leadership opportunities
3. Learn how to get involved in the AACD

Course ID: L333
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Chiann Fan-Gibson, DMD, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Leadership
Current number of participants: 9
Available positions: 241
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Voter Registration opens at 5:00 pm Friday • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Shape the AACD’s future by attending the annual membership meeting. Learn about pressing topics within the organization and be involved in making decisions that will impact the future of cosmetic dentistry and your Academy. Don’t miss this meeting—
your participation and input are valuable! Vote for the next term of leadership.

Course ID: AACD Annual Membership Meeting
Room Number: E353C
Topic: Annual Business Meeting
Current number of participants: 62
Available positions: 1,338
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
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MP006 - It’s About You: Unified Vision + Unleashed Team = Unequivocal Success
Pamela Marzban, DDS
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Get re-inspired and recharged as Dr. Pam Marzban shares her story and lessons she learned along the way to help you redefine a clear vision and create strategic goals to keep your business thriving. Learn how to be a better leader and how to hire team
members that are the right fit for you. Sharpen your delegation skills to increase production and teach your team accountability for a collaborative approach towards success.

Educational Objectives:
1. Discover an approach for creating an empowering practice vision and strategic goals
2. Refine a system for locating and inspiring people that are the right fit for you
3. Learn the who, the how and the what to delegate and empower your team to have ownership of their responsibilities

Course ID: MP006
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 1.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Management
Current number of participants: 304
Available positions: 0
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L411 - Contemporary Concepts in Cosmetic Dentistry
Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD
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This course is an introduction to cosmetic dentistry for team members and will cover topics including the AACD global, macro, micro and pink analysis systems, smile design, contemporary treatment modalities used in comprehensive cosmetic dentistry,
materials, technology and AACD Accreditation. After taking this course, team members will be able to better communicate with patients and support their doctors in their cosmetic practices.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn elements of smile design and treatment options
2. Collect diagnostic data with questionnaire/analysis checklist
3. Understand the AACD Accreditation process, protocols and case types

Course ID: L411
Room Number: E265
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Mickey Bernstein, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Esthetics, Dental Team
Current number of participants: 77
Available positions: 23
9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
A400 - Smile Makeovers Using Composite Bonding: Techniques for Accreditation Case Type V
Corky Willhite, DDS, FAACD
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Beautiful, functional and long-lasting composite restorations rarely happen by accident. Much skill is required to achieve Accreditation-level results. This course will focus specifically on the smile makeover case required for Accreditation Case Type V. A predictable technique that has worked for many Accredited Members will be thoroughly described, which is useful even if you are not working toward Accreditation. This course will improve your ability to achieve maximum function and ideal esthetics with composite bonding.

Educational Objectives:
1. Layer resins, tints and opaquers to achieve natural translucency and color blending
2. Learn contouring and polishing techniques for a beautifully natural finish
3. Identify strategies to minimize your time and stress treating multipletooth cases (especially for Accreditation)
DISCLAIMER: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® does not endorse any
particular clinical technique or style, nor does it endorse particular products or
materials. It is acknowledged that Accreditation success is not dependent on the
technique or the materials used, but on the excellence of the final result.

Course ID: A400
Room Number: E353B
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Michael J. Bannan, DDS, AAACD
Education: Accreditation Recommended
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Accreditation, Accreditation Case Type V
Current number of participants: 172
Available positions: 10
L402 - Enhancing Implant Diagnosis: Surgical and Restorative Outcomes Using the Latest Technologies
David A. Little, DDS
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Implant dentistry can enhance the quality of our patients’ lives, whether replacing a single tooth or an entire edentulous arch; advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software and CAD/CAM allow us to virtually develop a restorative driven treatment plan that produces predictable results.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand diagnosis and treatment planning using CBCT and planning software
2. Learn impression techniques, including digital technology and digital dentures
3. Learn restorative techniques including immediate provisionalization and impressions

Course ID: L402
Room Number: E352
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Julie M. Gillis, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Implants
Current number of participants: 68
Available positions: 277
L404 - Minor Tooth Movement Meets Cosmetic Dentistry: How to Make the Marriage Last
Brian Gray, DDS
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Nearly every cosmetic dental patient in your practice may benefit from minor orthodontic treatment. This high-energy three-hour presentation will cover how and when to perform minor teeth movement in conjunction with your esthetic restorative care. Dr. Gray will discuss conditions, treatment options and outcomes of patients you see every day. Make minor teeth movement a simple, reliable cornerstone in your armamentarium on your journey to Accreditation. Incorporate minor tooth movement as a standard of care in your practice today.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn about the different Minor Tooth Movement systems available
2. Identifying proper case selection and treatment planning for cosmetic restorative cases
3. Achieve an ideal finish and maintain beautiful results with proper occlusion and retention

Course ID: L404
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 370
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Orthodontics
Current number of participants: 39
Available positions: 306
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L405 - Creating Predictable and Beautiful Ceramic Restorations “From soup to nuts – an interdisciplinary modular and collaborative approach between the patient, dentist and laboratory technician”
Erik Haupt, FAACD, Jack Ringer, DDS, FAACD
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This program will be presented from both the dentist’s and laboratory technician’s perspective covering the required protocol for the dentist and laboratory technician to create predictable and esthetic ceramic restorations; be it a simple clinical situation or
a complex reconstruction. The program will describe technique and material options, demonstrate the process via case examples, plus give the attendees a global understanding utilizing a modular approach that they can immediately employ into their practice or laboratory.

Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the dynamics necessary to develop an intimate and successful working relationship between the dentist and laboratory technician
2. Understand the sequential protocol required for the dentist and lab technician to follow in order to create predictable ceramics
3. Understanding how to determine which material and or techniques to utilize for a given clinical situation

Course ID: L405
Room Number: E270
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Kirk Opdahl, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Interdisciplinary Care
Current number of participants: 121
Available positions: 0
L406 - Biomimetic Layering Technique
Edris Rasta, MDT
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This presentation will analyze nature and materials that we use daily to mimic nature. It will include an explanation of the biomimetic layering technique developed by observing nature. Attendees will understand the mechanics of occlusion, how to choose the right techniques and materials including ingots, as well as learn shade determination tips and tricks.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to mimic nature using ceramics and a biomimetic layering technique
Course ID: L406
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.Quint Whipple, CDT
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Biomimetic Layering, Lab Focus
Current number of participants: 40
Available positions: 48
L407 - Effective Marketing and Practice Management Tips from the North, East, West and South
William M. Dorfman, DDS, FAACD, Debra Gray King, DDS, FAACD, Larry W. Rosenthal, DDS, AAACD, Dennis J. Wells, DDS, AAACD
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This program is for the whole team and will feature each speaker sharing some of their most valuable and effective marketing and practice management tips. Panelists have almost 150 years of combined experience and hail from four different parts of the country.
Educational Objectives:
1. Learn powerful marketing tips that can be implemented immediately
2. Discover innovative gold plated customer service tips
3. Learn how to own social media in your city

Course ID: L407
Room Number: E351
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: James Elias, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Practice Marketing
Current number of participants: 210
Available positions: 135
L408 - The Preeminent $2M++ Practice
Gary Kadi
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Get the dental edge on your colleagues! Turn your payroll into a profit center. Understand how to develop a total team 5-step case acceptance system. Train your assistants and hygienists to get to the emotional why behind patients’ true motivation. Understand how to have leading data pushed to your smart phone so you can measure, monitor and direct your team in real-time.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to engage the patient so they demand treatment and want to pay for it
2. Learn how to compete against corporate machines
3. Learn how to reduce chair-side hours and increase collections with less stress

Course ID: L408
Corporate Supporter: CareCredit
Room Number: E353A
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Dwight G, Rickert, CDT, FAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Practice Marketing
Current number of participants: 88
Available positions: 62
L409 - Dental Assistant Products Showcase
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
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Any assistant who desires the most current, up-to-date information on the latest dental products and their application should plan to attend this course. Shannon will guide you through the most current information available on today’s popular esthetic materials and the world’s best manufacturers will provide their products and materials to be evaluated. Best of all, you leave with each product demonstrated – valued at more than $1000 worth of samples. Share ideas with other Assistants! Evaluate new
products and techniques that will benefit your practice.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn what materials work best and why
2. Learn how to embrace the digital world
3. As assistants, learn how can we be efficient and effective using these dental products

Course ID: L409
Room Number: Exhibit Hall Education
Subject Code: 010
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: J.A. Reynolds, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Materials
Current number of participants: 19
Available positions: 156
L410 - Interdisciplinary Dentistry: The Restorative Quarterback
Elliot Mechanic, DDS, BSc
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The restorative dentist serves as the quarterback when establishing a comprehensive dental treatment plan. Spectacular esthetic results can be achieved by allowing the patient’s face to dictate the treatment. The restorative dentist, orthodontist and other team members work together to achieve long lasting, esthetic, maintainable results that satisfy patient’s expectations. Topics include facially generated treatment planning, orthodontic case setup, improving communication skills with the patient and team members, altering tissue levels, the art of temporization and creatively cutting treatment time from years to months.

Educational Objectives:
1. Implement effective interdisciplinary treatment planning
2. Understand the orthodontic case setup
3. Learn smile design and how to achieve facial changes through creative temporization

Course ID: L410
Corporate Supporter: DMG America
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Treatment Planning
Current number of participants: 22
Available positions: 53
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W450 - Creating Incisal Translucency in Your Composite Veneers
Robert C. Margeas, DDS
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This course will teach you how to create incisal effects that can mimic a natural tooth, using a new nano composite and microfill composite. You will learn how to rival porcelain for long term results. Let the beauty of translucency take your restoration from acceptable to exceptional.

Educational Objectives:
1. Use a nanocomposite for strength and opacity
2. Use tints to create special effects
3. Learn a finishing and polishing technique that creates surface texture that can rival porcelain
Course ID: W450
Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
Room Number: E258
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 83
Available positions: 0
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W451 - An Adhesive Design Concept: The Inverse Injection Composite Layering Technique
Douglas Terry, DDS, AAACD
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This three hour hand’s-on presentation will review a novel indirect/direct injection technique that adds a new dimension to the restorative process. This inverse injection composite layering technique provides a precise and predictable method for translating a diagnostic wax-up or a pre-existing diagnostic model into composite restorations by mixing various hues and opacities of highly filled flowable materials. There are a myriad of applications for this technique using an Adhesive Design Concept described in Dr. Terry’s latest book “Restoring with Flowables.”

Educational Objectives:
1. Discover a predictable and precise method for developing anterior composite veneers
2. Understand and explore the significance of color mixing for creating polychromatic lifelike restorations
3. Appreciate they myriad of applications of the injectable technique and how an improved biomaterial and this revolutionary technique can enhance patient communication and your practice of dentistry

Course ID: W451
Corporate Supporter: GC America
Room Number: E253B
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 41
Available positions: 0
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W454 - Mastering the Restoration of a Class IV Fracture and a Direct Composite Veneer Build
Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Saturday W464 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Develop artistic capabilities by training your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. Then learn which opacities and thickness to use in each area to be reconstructed and learn how to incrementally layer a new composite. You will restore both a class IV and build a direct composite veneer and create a morphologically precise undetectable restoration. BRING YOUR LOOPS Posterior bulk fill technology will be demonstrated.

Educational Objectives:
1. Train your eyes to see color, line angles, reflective surface, shape and form in the adjacent tooth that is being replicated
2. Learn how to layer the different opacities of a new composite and make a fracture line disappear
3. Learn opaquing, tinting, finishing and surface texture techniques to create natural light reflection and obtain an undetectable restoration

Course ID: W454
Corporate Supporter: KaVo Kerr
Room Number: E259
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 35
Available positions: 0
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W455 - The Nature-Mimicking Direct Veneer
Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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Repeated Friday W364 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday W465 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Direct veneering is an ultraconservative approach for solving anterior esthetic challenges involving color and form. A minimalistic preparation design along with a proper layering technique will result in an extremely esthetic and long-lasting veneer restoration. Being able to visualize the chromatic variation and correlate it with the restorative resins is fundamental for mimicking the natural dentition. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a direct veneer restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the patient.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
2. Learn how to prep less for maximum esthetics
3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W455
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253D
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 61
Available positions: 0
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W456 - Getting to the Finish Line: Accuracy, Consistency & Speed
Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Saturday W466 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The ability to quickly and accurately replicate tooth structure with composite bonding, takes a lot of practice. This program will provide many technique tips for utilizing a beautiful new composite system to quickly create natural looking restorations that consistently and effortlessly blend into the dentition. Some of the topics to be discussed will include shade selection, preparation design, templates, diastema closures, texture and polishing.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to accurately color match composite to tooth structure
2. Learn placement techniques to speed up the bonding procedure
3. Learn finishing techniques to consistently reproduce surface texture & polish

Course ID: W456
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253C
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composite Bonding
Current number of participants: 73
Available positions: 0
9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
L403 - White and Pink Esthetics in Restorative and Implant Dentistry
Victor Clavijo, DDS, MS, PhD, Eric Van Dooren, DDS
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Breaks for Lunch 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Integrating white and pink esthetics is paramount for designing a smile that fits the patient’s functional and emotional needs. This course will instruct attendees on esthetic diagnostic tools, treatment planning and interdisciplinary communication, soft tissue management, and new trends in esthetic implant treatments to ensure that final outcomes meet the patient’s esthetic expectations. The protocol and techniques proposed will improve the diagnosis, interdisciplinary communication and predictability of esthetic rehabilitations.

Educational Objectives:
1. Implement Digital Dynamic Documentation into their treatment planning and interdisciplinary communication
2. Select and combine different restorative modalities to fit patient needs and expectations
3. Apply principles of soft tissue management from simple to complex cases

Course ID: L403
Room Number: E353C
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 6.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Esthetics
Current number of participants: 59
Available positions: 123
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AW401 - Accreditation Case Type V Hands-On Workshop
Brian P. LeSage, DDS, FAACD, Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD
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Breaks for lunch • 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Esthetic outcomes are limited only by a clinician’s imagination. In this course, you will learn composite mirroring skills. Using composite with various layering techniques, you will be able to build in polychromicity, incisal edge halo and incisal translucency. Additional skills that will be demonstrated include: microesthetic principles, such as secondary and tertiary anatomy and how to attain the appropriate finish, polish and luster.

Educational Objectives:
1. Train and calibrate your visual perception of polychromicity, incisal halo, and incisal effects that need to be replicated by using a unique model
2. Learn to use the model as your guide to mirror line angles, outline form, primary, secondary, and tertiary anatomy
3. Practice finishing and polishing of composites

Course ID: AW401
Room Number: E255
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 6.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Cappy Sinclair, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Accreditation Case Type V, Accreditation
Current number of participants: 55
Available positions: 0
W452 - Diode Laser Basic Competency Course
John J Graeber, DMD
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Break for lunch 12:15pm – 2:00pm

This full-day program will provide a detailed and focused basic competency in the use of diode lasers—one of the most popular dental wavelengths. Clinical techniques for dentists and hygienists will be reviewed including: basic troughing, laser sculpting in smile design, frenectomies, and the minimally invasive laser protocol in periodontal treatment. Techniques in low level laser therapy will also be reviewed in wound healing and cellular regeneration. Attendees will demonstrate clinical simulation on pig jaws and must pass a written exam to achieve Academy of Laser Dentistry Basic Competency.

This course is in collaboration with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). ALD Laser Basic Competency Letter of Completion is included with successful course completion. This course serves as fulfilling the prerequisite for Standard Proficiency Certification with the ALD.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn basic scientific principles in how lasers interact with dental tissues
2. Understand how to use a diode laser safely to avoid complications
3. Recognize clinical procedures where the diode laser can be utilized

Course ID: W452
Room Number: E256
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Grace Sun, DDS, FAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Lasers
Current number of participants: 8
Available positions: 22
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
G400 - Chi-Town's Prestigious Neighborhoods & Architecture
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Tour the Gold Coast’s residences to experience the city’s “old money” that built these prestigious mansions. Explore the 19th century Driehaus Mansion with its galleries elegantly finished in harmony with the surviving furnishings. Afterwards, enjoy lunch
at a local favorite Chicago restaurant. Then journey to nearby suburban Oak Park, where one of the worlds more renowned architects – Frank Lloyd Wright – began his illustrious career. During a tour through his home and studio, a docent will recount the
story of Wright’s work and life in Oak Park. After leaving the artist’s home and studio, enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood’s Historic District, which boasts 25 other Wright buildings, creating the world’s largest concentration of Wright-designed structures!

Course ID: G400
Room Number: Lakeside Center - East Bldg Gate 38
Topic: GEM - Greet, Eat and Meet Activities
Current number of participants: 11
Available positions: 4
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
L430 - Essential Legal Concepts and Strategies to Protect Today’s Dental Professionals
Benjamin T Dyches, DDS, JD
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Dentists provide care in high-risk environments that make them targets in our legal system. Legal entanglements in healthcare are inevitable. All too often, we see good doctors whose careers and lives have been ruined without just cause. This course will take attendees through two crucial cases, illustrating principals of general liability, medical malpractice, and state board procedures.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the motivation behind lawsuits.
2. Learn how vicarious liability can affect you and your practice.
3. Understand the liability rubric (duty, cause, and injury).
4. Learn about the Standard of Care, and the Legal burden of proof.

Course ID: L430
Corporate Supporter: Legally Mine USA
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 1.5L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Ethics
Current number of participants: 1
Available positions: 87
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L420 - Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient
David A. Little, DDS
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The edentulous population continues to grow domestically as well as globally. This market has been underserved for many years, and patients have had to adapt to ill-fitting dentures. Thanks to advances in technologies and techniques, dental professionals are now able to provide predictable solutions to increase function, form, and esthetics. These solutions will enhance the quality of life of a fully edentulous patient. This presentation will discuss implant solutions for the edentulous patient.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn techniques for digital denture technology including impressions and CAD-CAM try in
2. Learn to use planning software to diagnosis and treatment plan for the edentulous patient from implant retained soft tissue supported to implant retained implant supported solutions
3. Learn proper abutment and attachment selection and pick up techniques

Course ID: L420
Room Number: E352
Subject Code: 690
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Julie M. Gillis, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Implants
Current number of participants: 110
Available positions: 235
L422 - Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Today’s Cosmetic Dentists
Dennis J. Wells, DDS, AAACD
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Dentistry continues to evolve and change, and nowhere is this more evident than in the arena of cosmetic dentistry. Due largely to the internet, patients are more informed than ever about the cosmetic options available, who the best providers are in their region, and the overall quality of a practice. In this lecture, a variety of pearls will be presented which have a proven track record of success in the modern cosmetic dental practice.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn various cosmetic techniques to accomplish smile design in the most conservative manner possible
2. Discover various proven modalities to enhance the patient experience with cosmetic procedures
3. Learn tips and pearls on practice management for the modern cosmetic practice

Course ID: L422
Room Number: E351
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 223
Available positions: 122
L423 - Cancelled Course
Thomas Sing, MDT
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Producing esthetic and functional ceramic solutions requires inspiration, motivation, emotion and passion. In this presentation, Mr. Sing will share his unique perspective on mastering the essential facets of both ceramic art and technology.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to handle the single anterior restoration
2. Learn a systematic approach to complex cases
3. Learn why some cases fail and other succeed

Course ID: L423
Room Number: E266
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Matching Single Central, Lab Focus
Current number of participants: 20
L424 - Game Changers! Two Dynamic Formulas that will Boost Communication in Your Practice
Leigh Ann Faight, RDH
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This course is all about finding new ways of getting patients to say “Yes!” This is not your typical case acceptance and patient experience discussion. This course is all about more effective approaches to total team communication! Get ready to discover better ways of serving your patients. You will learn the single BEST practice (that you’ve never thought of!) to move patients towards health.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the art of asking questions
2. Learn simple communication techniques to guide patients toward their oral health goals
3. Discover best practice phrases to improving your phone skills

Course ID: L424
Room Number: E350
Subject Code: 550
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Mickey Bernstein, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Communication, Dental Team
Current number of participants: 110
Available positions: 235
L425 - Functional and Esthetic Direct Posterior Restorations: Universal Composite vs. Injectables
Noboru Takahashi, DDS
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This lecture will provide attendees with essential elements for obtaining optimal functional and esthetic results in direct posterior composite restorations with easy techniques. Both universal composite and injectable resin will be discussed. The concepts of “3D gradation layering method” and “Anatomic navigation system” formulated by the presenter will be discussed. The simplified techniques will be demonstrated step-by-step, so attendees can learn how to achieve natural looking polychromatic restorations in minutes.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to achieve more aesthetic direct restorations with improved techniques and materials
2. Understand posterior occlusal anatomy based on presenter’s unique analysis approach
3. Master how to create the perfect occlusion in direct method without antagonistic teeth

Course ID: L425
Corporate Supporter: Shofu Dental Corporation
Room Number: E265
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composites
Current number of participants: 16
Available positions: 84
L426 - Advancing the Esthetics of Chairside CAD/CAM Materials
Todd Ehrlich, DDS
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Our chairside CAD/CAM restorative solution can only evolve as fast as the materials allow it. In 2018 there are tremendous opportunities for any type of CAD/CAM restoration for the entire dentition. This course will focus on chairside restorative material options for: implants, inlay/onlays and full coverage zirconia. Function, esthetics and predictability are in your control when restoring with chairside CAD/CAM systems.

Educational Objectives:
1. Feel confident with partial coverage restorations that bend and flex properly with the surrounding tooth structure
2. Take control of your implant abutment emergence profile while
the multi-layered milled crown above it blends in with the adjacent dentition
3. Utilize simple infiltration and polishing techniques that make zirconia more life-like

Course ID: L426
Corporate Supporter: Vita North America
Room Number: E270
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Restorative
Current number of participants: 49
Available positions: 44
L427 - Introduction to Esthetic Dental Photography
Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, AAACD
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This course is an introduction to basic photography essentials for the contemporary cosmetic dental practice. Team members will learn procedures and operations necessary to take consistent and quality intra and extra oral images. Presenters will also demonstrate patient positioning using effective mirror and retractor techniques.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn appropriate framing and magnification ratios
2. Learn the 12 images required for Accreditation case submission and protocols needed to assist doctors in the Accreditation process
3. Learn how to incorporate dental photography into patient education, marketing and social media

Course ID: L427
Room Number: E353A
Subject Code: 138
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Speaker Host/Emcee: Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Photography, Dental Team
Current number of participants: 73
Available positions: 77
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L429 - Shoot Like A Pro! Dental Photography
Milos Miladinov
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Many dentists have questions about what cameras, lenses and accessories are needed to capture stunning photos. In this lecture, attendees will learn about equipment and techniques for capturing intraoral photography, shade and colour in dentistry, crosspolarisation photography and laboratory photography. Attendees will learn from the presenter’s experiences, which will make both the dentist’s and technician’s life much easier when it comes to dental photography. The process will be simplified to allow attendees to achieve professional level dental photos.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn camera settings
2. Learn types of dental photography
3. Learn marketing through photography

Course ID: L429
Room Number: E253A
Subject Code: 138
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Speaker Host/Emcee: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Photography
Current number of participants: 90
Available positions: 0
L428 - Cosmetic Dentistry for Dental Students
William M. Dorfman, DDS, FAACD, Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS
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The AACD will host this student outreach program for local area dental students and all students attending AACD 2018. Learn from AACD Accredited Fellow Dr. Bill Dorfman, featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and CBS’s The Doctors, on how to catapult your future career in cosmetic dentistry.

Watch current student poster competition winners present their clinical cases and research and learn how to achieve similar results. Get an overview of the AACD’s student member benefits and learn about opportunities to supplement your education in cosmetic dentistry.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn essential tools for building an action plan for a career in cosmetic dentistry.
2. Understand clinical cases presented by students from various dental schools.
3. Learn about AACD student member benefits and opportunities for now and beyond graduation.

Course ID: L428
Room Number: E253B
Subject Code: 780
CE Credits: 3.0L
CE Credit Type: Lecture
Type: Non-Clinical
Level: Foundational
Speaker Host/Emcee: Sten M. Ericson, DDS
Recorded Course: N
Topic: AACD Student Outreach
Current number of participants: 21
Available positions: 33
Full
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W460 - KISS Direct Composite Veneers – Keep It Sexy and Simple!
Dipesh Parmar, BDS
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Emulating color, form and luster of teeth using direct composite techniques demands thorough knowledge of material optics, layering protocols, as well as finishing and polishing procedures. This class demystifies all this science and art, providing you with
simplified direct veneer techniques with maximum aesthetic outcomes.

Educational Objectives:
1. How to simplify the selection and layering of composite resin to create life-like results repeatedly
2. How to use tints and opaquers to rapidly add polychromacity to your restorations
3. Designing and implementing primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy into your restorations to emulate natural tooth morphology

Course ID: W460
Corporate Supporter: Cosmedent, Inc.
Room Number: E258
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: Y
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 90
Available positions: 0
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W464 - Mastering the Restoration of a Class IV Fracture and a Direct Composite Veneer Build
Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Saturday W454 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Develop artistic capabilities by training your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. Then learn which opacities and thickness to use in each area to be reconstructed and learn how to incrementally layer a new composite. You will restore both a class IV and build a direct composite veneer and create a morphologically precise undetectable restoration. BRING YOUR LOOPS Posterior bulk fill technology will be demonstrated.

Educational Objectives:
1. Train your eyes to see color, line angles, reflective surface, shape and form in the adjacent tooth that is being replicated
2. Learn how to layer the different opacities of a new composite and make a fracture line disappear
3. Learn opaquing, tinting, finishing and surface texture techniques to create natural light reflection and obtain an undetectable restoration

Course ID: W464
Corporate Supporter: KaVo Kerr
Room Number: E259
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Advanced
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 30
Available positions: 0
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W465 - The Nature-Mimicking Direct Veneer
Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
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Repeated Friday W364 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday W455 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Direct veneering is an ultraconservative approach for solving anterior esthetic challenges involving color and form. A minimalistic preparation design along with a proper layering technique will result in an extremely esthetic and long-lasting veneer restoration. Being able to visualize the chromatic variation of and correlate it with the restorative resins is fundamental for mimicking the natural dentition. In this hands-on program, Dr. Fahl will teach step-by-step how to perform a Direct Veneer restoration that defies detection and brings ultimate satisfaction to the composite artist.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to select and layer artificial enamel and dentin shades according to the color and optical properties of the natural dentition
2. Learn how to prep less for maximum esthetics
3. Learn how to achieve life-like primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy through methodical finishing and polishing techniques

Course ID: W465
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253D
Subject Code: 610
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Veneers
Current number of participants: 48
Available positions: 0
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W466 - Getting to the Finish Line: Accuracy, Consistency & Speed
Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD
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Repeated: Saturday W456 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

The ability to quickly and accurately replicate tooth structure with composite bonding, takes a lot of practice. This program will provide many technique tips for utilizing a beautiful new composite system to quickly create natural looking restorations that consistently and effortlessly blend into the dentition. Some of the topics to be discussed will include shade selection, preparation design, templates, diastema closures, texture and polishing.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn how to accurately color match composite to tooth structure
2. Learn placement techniques to speed up the bonding procedure
3. Learn finishing techniques to consistently reproduce surface texture & polish

Course ID: W466
Corporate Supporter: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Room Number: E253C
Subject Code: 250
CE Credits: 3.0P
CE Credit Type: Participation
Type: Clinical
Level: Intermediate
Recorded Course: N
Topic: Composite Bonding
Current number of participants: 53
Available positions: 0
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