Wednesday, September 20

Sean Han, CDT

With the advancement of technology, methods, and material science, we can be overwhelmed with many options for tackling full-arch treatment in 2023. By reviewing the failures and shortcomings of my journey of full-arch, we came up with a predictable and repeatable protocol. Understanding and adopting the new technology is of critical importance to achieving precision that requires us who are operating in the full arch restoration world. We will examine each step of the protocol from both clinical and laboratory perspectives and understand the importance of teamwork between the two.

Learning Objectives

  • Facially generative smile design using photos and 3D face scan
  • Understanding the evolution of digital full arch planning and conversion process
  • Photogrammetry workflow from digital conversion, prototype, and to the final restoration
  • Importance of communication between Clinical and Laboratory team
  • Predictable and repeatable esthetic final
  • Esthetics in 3D printed prototype & zirconia final with ceramics
Thursday, September 21

Brian Kasten, DMD

One of the most important factors in achieving ideal outcomes with implant restorations in the esthetic zone is management of the peri-implant soft tissue architecture. As restorative dentists, the way that we can control the peri-implant soft tissues is through management of the emergence profile contours. While it is possible to achieve successful results with traditional techniques, digital technology can greatly improve predictability.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how restorative contours influence the peri-implant soft tissues.
  • Discuss both analog and digital techniques for creating ideal emergence profile contours.
  • Review both analog as well as digital techniques for transferring these contours to the laboratory.

Brian LeSage, DDS, FAACD

Composite versatility can not be overstated.  If you are practicing esthetic dentistry you are using composite materials every day.  Common daily uses would include direct and indirect anterior and posterior restorations, post & cores, orthodontic attachments plus many other indications.  It’s usage can be the most conservative way to replace defective, decayed, or unaesthetic teeth.  It is all about the Biomimetic Approach, considering an additive approach whenever possible.

Posterior techniques will touch on the significance of a sectional matrix and material selection  The esthetic and functional outcome is uncompromised when following Dr. LeSage’s four parameters.  The anterior system includes a starburst bevel, putty matrix, layering of composite, and finishing and polishing. .  See the possibilities of composite usage- it will be an eye opening experience!

Learning Objectives

  • Composite versatility and its many usages.
  • Brief overview for the indication of composite verses porcelain, including material selection.
  • Learn systems to attain seamless and undetectable anterior and posterior restorations.
Friday, September 22

Julian Conejo, DDS, MS

This lecture will provide participants with step-by-step digital workflows to improve esthetic results and clinical success rates on porcelain laminate veneers and anterior tooth and implant supported crowns and full-arch implant supported restorations. The main objective of this lecture is to show how to obtain better clinical outcomes with the implementation of additional digital tools. Perfect your mock-ups, preparations, shade and material selection, restoration designs, cementation and occlusion for laminate veneers, anterior/posterior crowns, and partial coverage restorations. 3D implant planning, immediate provisional and final implant restorations with digital technologies from single units to full-arch cases will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Digital planning for treatment time optimization.
  • Improve preparation, scanning and adhesive cementation protocols.
  • Review available components for digital implant impressions from single units to full-arch.

Oswaldo Scopin de Andrade, DDS, MS, PhD

Laminate veneers, partial restorations and conservative crowns, named “full veneer”, made with ceramic, are predictable treatment options, and have been more and more utilized by clinicians as a predictable type of restorations for anterior and posterior dentition. When bonded to enamel this modality of treatment allows the clinician to obtain a long-term stable result. Utilizing current laboratory techniques, digital technology associate with a strict clinical bonding protocol followed by proper polishing and finishing procedures, is possible to deliver very thin restorations, with minimal loss of hard tissue. This presentation will show some important factors to achieve clinical longevity; in this manner change the way we plan, execute, deliver and control an Oral Rehabilitation made with current ceramic materials.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how our knowledge about laminate veneers changed restorative dentistry
  • Analyze important factors that affect clinical longevity for ceramic restorations
  • Show the importance of how occlusion determine the selection of the material