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Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I -- Lecture and Laboratory Series

Five Weekend Sessions: November 11-13, 2016; January 13-15, 2017; February 10-12, 2017; April 7-9, 2017; and May 5-7, 2017 

Would you like to expand the restorative and esthetic dimension of your practice? Would you like practical information that can be applied immediately in your practice?

You will receive contemporary, evidence-based and practical information from 17 clinicians/speakers who are top names in their fields. You will also gain confidence and skill with contemporary techniques in esthetic, restorative and implant dentistry using a variety of new materials and procedures. One-third of the program is devoted to hands-on experience with in-depth opportunities for patient simulated experience using the new materials and techniques. The entire series is eligible for mastership credit in the Academy of General Dentistry. You will also benefit from the camaraderie of like minded dentists and faculty from around the world. For your convenience, all equipment and materials are provided.

2016-2017 will be the final offering of the

Level I Series

After 20 years, we are phasing out the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I—Lecture/Laboratory Series in its current format. 

Now is the time to invest in your practice by attending this timely, broad-based and practical program in contemporary restorative dentistry.

If you participate in the 2016-2017 final Level I program, you still have the opportunity to take the Level II Patient Series and complete all requirements for the 500 hour university-based Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. The Level II Patient Series (that includes the opportunity for surgical implant placement) will be held in 2016-2017 and the final offering in 2017-2018. The Level III modules will each be offered one more time through 2019.


You will take away from this series more knowledge and skills in:

  • fundamentals of esthetic and restorative dentistry including dental materials, smile design and occlusion.
  • indirect anterior and posterior esthetic restorations.
  • direct anterior and posterior esthetic restorations.
  • surgical and prosthetic implant techniques.
  • areas that support restorative and esthetic dentistry including periodontics, prosthodontics, and practice management.
Who Should Attend

General dentists or specialists who want to: 1) broaden the scope of restorative and esthetic procedures available in their practice, 2) gain confidence and skills with a variety of new products, techniques and technologies, and 3) take their practice to the next level.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and patient simulation.

Five Weekend Sessions

November 11-13, 2016 • Weekend One

Dental Materials* • Dr. Ed Swift
Cosmetic Previews* • Dr. Paul Belvedere & Dr. Doug Lambert

Anterior Composites* • Dr. Robert Margeas

Smile Design* • Dr. Dan Ward
Digital Photography • Dr. Dan Ward

January 13-15, 2017 • Weekend Two

Posterior Indirect Restorations* • Dr. Jeff Brucia

All-Ceramic Restorations and Porcelain Veneer Workshop* • Dr. Lee Ann Brady

Occlusion & Function*/Implant Occlusion • Dr. Fred McIntyre
Digital Dentistry* • Dr. Gisele Neiva

February 10-12, 2017 • Weekend Three

Lasers & Esthetic Dentistry • Dr. John Graeber
Dental Technology in Implants* • Dr. Paul Olin

Anterior and Posterior Composites* • Dr. Paul Belvedere & Dr. Doug Lambert

Contemporary Esthetics for Children* • Dr. Rick Baylon
Veneer Temporization* • Dr. Paul Olin & Dr. Doug Lambert
Resin-retained Bridges • Dr. Paul Olin & Dr. Doug Lambert

April 7-9, 2017 • Weekend Four

Partial & Full Denture Esthetics • TBD
Digital Dentures* • Dr. Paul Olin & Dr. Fred McIntyre

Perioesthetics • Dr. Edward Allen

Practice Management** • Ms. Joy Millis 

May 5-7, 2017 • Weekend Five

Contemporary Implant Prosthodontics • TBD

Contemporary Surgical Implant Techniques • Dr. Jay Malmquist

Practical Implant Placement* • Dr. Paul Olin

*includes laboratory experience
**open to team members attending with the dentist


Here’s what some of the recent attendees have had to say about the Level I Series:

“Best CE course I’ve ever taken. It’s an esthetic course but there is lots of great information you can incorporate into your practice regardless of what type of practice you have.” Dr. Kim Hyopponen, Ashland, WI

“We are fortunate to have this caliber of education close to home. It has been very informative, practical and cost effective when compared to other programs (Pankey, Dawson, Spear, etc.).” Dr. Jeremy Myrom, Glenwood, MN

“So worth it. Great speakers, lots of knowledge. Topics and materials up-to-date.” Dr. Natalia Cordero, Minneapolis, MN

“Very happy and satisfied. Best money invested so far.” Dr. Mostafa Koperly, Denver, CO

“It was very applicable. A lot of it was completely new to me and I felt it took me to another level.” Dr. Alexandra Matthews, Tomah, WI

“Very informative. Would recommend it to my dental colleagues.”

“Wonderful course. Very inspirational. Renews my motivation to do excellent work.”

Seventeen Exceptional Speakers

These guest speakers were chosen to teach the popular postgraduate program in restorative, esthetic and implant dentistry, as they are among the most knowledgeable and respected clinicians and teachers in their respective fields. The Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Levels I-III are under the direction of Dr. Paul Olin at the University of Minnesota.

Edward Allen

Edward P. Allen, D.D.S., Ph.D.,  has served as President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is the recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, the President’s Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Saul Schluger Award for Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Currently, he is the Periodontal Section Editor for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Periodontology and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Allen is founder of the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas, an educational facility where he teaches surgical technique courses. He has over 100 publications and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide.

Richard Baylon

Richard Baylon, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Baylon is in full-time practice limited to pediatric dentistry and is a member of St. Paul Children’s Hospital Staff. He also serves as a consulting pediatric dentist for 3M ESPE Dental Products Division.

 Paul Belvedere

Paul Belvedere, D.D.S., Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. Dr. Belvedere is an internationally renowned teacher, lecturer, author, inventor and innovator in composite dentistry. He maintained a full-time general and cosmetic dental practice in Edina, Minnesota, for 56 years and has been a featured speaker for the ADA, ASDA, AACD, AGD, state and local dental societies, dental schools and universities worldwide. Dr. Belvedere is considered the "father of posterior composites" by his peers. He has authored numerous articles in the United States and abroad, a chapter in Dental Clinics of North America, and is a consultant to many dental manufacturers.

Lee Ann Brady 

Lee Ann Brady, D.M.D., is a nationally recognized educator, lecturer and writer. Dr. Brady's practice experience is rich and varied. She has worked in a variety of practice models from small fee-for-service offices to large insurance-dependent practices, as an associate and as a practice owner. Dr. Brady currently maintains a private restorative practice in Glendale, Arizona. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Brady held the positions of Resident Faculty and Clinical Director for The Pankey Institute. In 2008, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, to join Dr. Frank Spear in the formation of Spear Education and the expansion of his curriculum. She served as Executive VP of Clinical Education at Spear Education until June 2011. Dr. Brady is the president of Lee Ann Brady LLC, a dental education company that offers workshops, seminars and online education. Her website also features a popular blog full of clinical and practice management tips. In 2010, she was recognized by Dental Products Reports as one the of "Top 25 Women Dentists in the U.S." Dr. Brady has published articles in numerous dental journals and is a frequent presenter at local, state, national and international meetings.

 Jeff Brucia

Jeff Brucia, D.D.S., is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Practice. Dr. Brucia practices aesthetic and restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco, California. He is the Co-Director of the FACE Institute where he chairs the department of Aesthetics and Adhesive Material Science. His focus is to build a partnership between gnathology, occlusion and adhesion. Dr. Brucia is also on the faculty of several university based postgraduate programs in Aesthetic Dentistry. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. In 2010, Dr. Brucia was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education today. Dr. Brucia is past chair of the CDA Board of Managers, Scientific Sessions. As a published author of clinical articles, he has worked as a guest editor and a clinical reviewer for several journals. Dr. Brucia has received Fellowships in the American and International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Doctoral Degree with Delta Sigma Delta. He has worked as a developer and evaluator for new materials with several manufacturers and laboratories.

 John Graeber

John Graeber, D.M.D., Certified Laser Educator; full-time general and cosmetic practitioner in East Hanover, New Jersey who is recognized nationally for his expertise in lasers in dentistry. Dr. Graeber has written several articles on the subject of high-tech dentistry and has provided lecture and hands-on laser courses during the last 16 years for many dental schools as well as for the major dental meetings around the country. Dr. Graeber has performed more the 25,000 laser procedures and trained over 2,000 diode laser owners. He serves on the Board of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and is Associate Editor of the Laser Section of the Yearbook of Dentistry.

 Doug Lambert

Douglas Lambert, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.A.S.D.A., F.A.S.D., A.B.A.D, Diplomate, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lambert is senior partner in an esthetic-based practice in Edina, Minnesota emphasizing cosmetic, comprehensive and sports dentistry. He has authored and co-authored several articles on cosmetic and aesthetic topics and has presented numerous lectures and hands-on seminars nationally and internationally for dental organizations, universities and study clubs. Dr. Lambert has been recognized by Dentistry Today as one of the top educators in continuing education today for 13 consecutive years. He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers.

 Jay Malmquist

Jay Malmquist, D.M.D., Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Malmquist has authored numerous articles and several textbook chapters and has given more than 500 lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad. He maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon, focusing on implant surgery, bone grafting and bone regeneration.  

 Robert Margeas

Robert Margeas, D.D.S., Adjunct Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry; Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and International Team of Oral Implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He serves on the Editorial Advisory board of Inside Dentistry, Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Dentistry Today and Oral Health in Canada. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

 Fred Mcintyre

Fred McIntyre, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Professor Emeritus of Restorative Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo; Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. McIntyre has been active in research, and has published several articles in refereed publications and has lectured on the subject of occlusion and esthetics at all levels of dental education. He is a consultant for Great Lakes Orthodontics and Chief of Prosthodontics at Buffalo VA Hospital.

 Joy Millis

Joy Millis, CSP, President of Joy of Communication, an internationally recognized business development firm, providing educational programs for universities, dental associations, study clubs and private practices. She is the foremost authority on the business of implant dentistry, with a unique combination of specialty and general practice expertise. Joy is on the visiting faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University, Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Texas, where she teaches management excellence for implant dentistry providers. She has earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in the National Speakers Association, an accomplishment achieved by less than 10 percent of professional speakers worldwide. She is a speaker, author, humorist, and practice development coach with over four decades of hands-on clinical and business results in dentistry as an innovator in practice development solutions, influencing patients to receive quality dental care, getting paid without insurance interference, developing referral relationships and recovering lost patients. She equips and motivates dental health professionals to implement quality-based marketing, communication and leadership skills.

Gisele Neiva

Gisele Neiva, D.D.S., M.S., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate General Dentistry Clinic in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Neiva is the Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Restorative Dentistry as well as Co-director of the Computerized Dentistry Program. she has earned two master’s degrees; one in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the other in Clinical Research & Statistical Analysis from The University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Neiva has been involved in clinical and laboratory research for 20 years. Her initial work focused on laboratory materials testing studies of composite resins, resin cements and dental ceramics resulting in a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. For the last seven years, Dr. Neiva has been collaborating with Dr. Dennis Fasbinder on several large randomized clinical trials of CAD/CAM and digital dentistry technology applied to restorative dentistry. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Operative Dentistry, the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Neiva also has a part-time dental practice in Ann Arbor where she employs many digital computerized techniques and materials.

 Paul Olin

Paul Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Director, Dental Implant Program; Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin practices part-time in the faculty practice at the School of Dentistry. He has extensive clinical experience with porcelain veneers and several other areas of esthetic dentistry. Dr. Olin is the Director of Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

 Ed Swift

Ed Swift, Jr., D.M.D., M.S, Professor and Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. Dr. Swift is actively involved in dental materials research, particularly in the areas of dentin bonding and other aspects of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. He serves on the editorial boards of Operative Dentistry and American Journal of Dentistry. Dr. Swift is the sole associate editor for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He also maintains a part-time intramural practice devoted to restorative and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Swift has published over 200 journal articles and has written 12 textbook chapters. He has presented many continuing education courses and scientific papers regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has been an invited speaker for several professional organizations and has been recognized as one of the “Annual Leaders in CE” by Dentistry Today for several consecutive years. Dr. Swift has received research support from 3M ESPE Clinician’s Choice and is a member of the Dentsply Corporate Education Advisory Board.

 Dan Ward

Dan H. Ward, D.D.S., was an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University for 13 years and has been in private practice in Columbus, Ohio for 35 years. He lectured at the Post-Graduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, SUNY Buffalo, UMKC, and the University of Florida and served as chief examiner. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has published numerous articles and lectured worldwide. Dr. Ward is a product evaluator for the Catapult Group and has developed a computerized method of smile design called the RED Proportion.


Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to offer a Postgraduate "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry." Dentists may earn a university certificate in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements. 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I

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