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Updates in Clinical Dentistry
Houston, Texas, April 25 2014 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Take your CE to the next level. Join us for a premier live and local event.

Today’s foremost dental educators are coming to your area to discuss Updates in Clinical Dentistry, a comprehensive program in contemporary oral healthcareThis series of live continuing education events will feature critical and timely content, networking advantages, and career development opportunities.

Each Updates in Clinical Dentistry program will cover a range of vital subject areas, providing attendees with 6 live continuing education credits (plus access to 6 on-demand courses at no additional charge). 

At only $79 for a full day, seats for these events will fill quickly. Register today!
Crown Plaza Houston, Near Reliant Medical Center
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77054
Phone: (713) 748-3221

Program Agenda
April 25, 2014
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45 Lecture 1
9:45 – 10:45 Lecture 2
10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Lecture 3
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Lecture 4
2:15 – 3:15 Lecture 5
3:15 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:45 Lecture 6
4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
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Course Information
Topics Covered Include:

"Digital Imaging - Beyond Radiography" by James Kouzoukian, DDS
-Standard of care issues with respect to diagnostic and digital imaging
-Why digital radiography over film?
-PSP vs. sensor radiography systems in dentistry, including technical comparison
-"Will the expert witness please take the stand?"
-Intraoral photography as a practical tool
-Outline of other imaging modalities such as extraoral photography and caries detection

"Excellence with Composite Resin" by Franklin Shull, DMD
-New composite resins technology
-Bulk full composite science
-Universal dentin and enamel adhesives
-Matrix systems for the challenging cases
-The new "wave" of curing lights

"Modern Endodontic Cements and New Horizons in Root Canal Obturation" by Richard Herman, DDS
-History of endodontic obturation and the various available obturation techniques in the past and present
-The role of material science in shaping our understanding of endodontic obturation
-Bioceramic family of cements and their role in modern endodontic obturation
-New obturation techniques taking advantage of the new material science

"New Treatment & Technology for Hypersensitive Patients" by Joe Willardsen, DDS
-Causes of hypersensitivity
-Locating hypersensitive dentition
-The role of hydroxyapatite in hygiene and restorative procedures
-Current techniques for administering desensitizers

"A to Z of Digital Workflow" by Mark Morin, DDS; and Louis Kaufman, DDS
-Enhancing patient experience and patient outcome using CAD/CAM and CBCT technology
-Integrating digital impression into your practice
-One visit crowns impacting your practice
-Growing your practice using digital technology
Speaker Information
James Kouzoukian, DDS
Dr. James G. Kouzoukian graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1984. He received supplemental training in cancer diagnosis and treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan and additional training in trauma, injury repair and advanced pathology treatment at Woodhull General Hospital in Brooklyn. He initiated his own private practice in 1989 in Queens.
He is an active member of the Queens County Dental Society of the American Dental Association. He actively keeps on top of recent advancements in dental research by attending ongoing educational courses in all areas of dentistry and he has been recognized by the dental society for the hundreds of hours he has dedicated for this purpose.

DISCLOSURE:  Dr. Kouzoukian receives material and product support from Air Techniques. He has received an honorarium for his preparation and presentation of this course.

Franklin Shull, DMD
Dr. Shull is a native of Lexington, South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Shull is both a past president of the Greater Columbia Dental Association and the SC Academy of General Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a faculty member at Palmetto Health Richland Department of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Dr. Shull is also on the teaching faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida where he teaches dentists from all around the world about esthetic dentistry. He has been published in many dental journals and recently contributed to a textbook on comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Shull lectures throughout the U.S. on esthetics, dental materials and photography.

DISCLOSURE:  Dr. Shull has received an honorarium for his preparation and presentation of this course.

Richard Herman, DDS
A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Herman received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry and his Certificate in Endodontics from Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Herman has been in Endodontic private practice for 40 years, and served as Chief of Endodontics at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY for 35 years. He also served as an attending in Endodontics at Long Island Jewish Hospital in the GPR program for 38 years. He is a member of the College of Diplomates of the AAE and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Presently, Dr. Herman is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Post-Graduate Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University.
As a member of Real World Endo Board of Advisors, Dr. Herman is certified to conduct Lectures and seminars in Precision Based Endodontics.

DISCLOSURE:  Dr. Herman receives material and product support from Brasseler. He has received an honorarium for his preparation and presentation of this course.

Mark Morin, DDS
Dr Mark Morin graduated from the University Of Detroit Dental School in 1985 and established his private practice in Southfield Michigan that same year. In 1989, he became one of the very first dentists in North America to begin using CAD/CAM systems in his practice. Dr Morin is the most experienced CAD/CAM dentist having placed over 30,000 CAD/CAM restorations to date and is one of the very few dentist with experience on both CEREC and NEVO/PLANSCAN.
Dr Morin is one of North America’s top speakers on CAD/CAM and advanced dental technology. He has taught well over 7000 dentist how to use CAD/CAM to differentiate their practice and increase their efficiency. He has been recognized by Dentistry Today as a “Leader in Continuing Education” for the last twelve years. Dr Morin lectures around the world and is a certified international CAD/CAM trainer.

DISCLOSURE:  Dr. Morin is a speaker for Henry Schein. He has received an honorarium for his preparation and presentation of this course.

Louis Kaufman, DDS
Dr. Louis Kaufman is a nationally recognized educator, author, and practicing clinician. Born into a dental family, Dr. Kaufman is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. In 1995 he joined his father Richard’s well-established 50 year-old General Dentistry practice treating 3rd and 4th generation patients. Dr. Kaufman is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Kaufman also serves on the advisory board of numerous dental manufacturers, consults on product development and educates clinicians around the globe. He lectures at approximately 20 continuing education programs annually and has published numerous articles focused on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

DISCLOSURE:  Dr. Kaufman has received an honorarium for his preparation and presentation of this course.

Joseph Willardsen, DDS
Dr. Joseph G. Willardsen is an experienced cosmetic dentist who has been educated at some of the most respected dental institutions in the world, and is often sought after by professionals in the modeling and entertainment industries for his advanced techniques and proven record of successful cosmetic dental rejuvenation. Dr. Willardsen’s comprehensive training in cosmetic, restorative, and advanced neuromuscular dentistry makes him part of an elite group of dentists. His knowledge and experience has also allowed to him teach other dentists interested in the field of cosmetics. Dr. Willardsen is able to successfully blend the fields of science and art to create beautiful smiles and a healthy set of teeth and gums. Dr. Willardsen is also highly adept with general and restorative dental treatments to help patients improve both the form and function of their teeth and gums.

DISCLOSURE: Dr. Willardsen receives material support; free products form Kuraray.
Credit Information
Dental Learning Systems designates the live portion of this activity for 6 continuing education credits. The total number of Live continuing education credits reflect the total hours of educational programming. Live continuing education credits are not awarded for breaks, lunch, and/or networking segments during the event.

This program will provide attendees with 6 live continuing education credits, plus access to 6 on-demand courses (each worth 2 credits), at no additional charge, for a total of 18 CE credits.

Dental Learning Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Approved PACE Program Provider, FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2016). Provider ID# 209722.

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Registration Information
At only $79 (and $49 for those who register early) for a full day, seats for these events will fill quickly. Register today!
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of digital imaging
  • Describe clinical applications of digital imaging technology
  • Understand composite scientific principles and how they are applied to tooth restoration
  • Discuss materials selection for various restorative situations
  • Describe the methods used for composites and bonding
  • Explain the importance of proper endodontic protocols
  • Discuss the procedural steps in endodontic care
  • Describe the systems in use and advances in endodontic care
  • Review clinical scenarios for tooth retention versus extraction
  • Review causes of hypersensitivity
  • Understand how to locate hypersensitive dentition
  • Discuss current techniques for administering desensitizers
  • Review CAD/CAM and CBCT technology
  • Discuss integrating digital impressions into your practice
Target Audiences
This activity is intended for Dentists.

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Miscellaneous Information
Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.