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COURSE ONE: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography

Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography: Course One

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016

Would you like your patients to visualize a new smile? Would you like to prevent restorative failures by integrating occlusal analysis into your treatment plan?

This hands-on continuing dental education program will give you the practical tools to improve your case acceptance and prevent restorative failures. You will gain skills in clinical photography, occlusal analysis, materials selection, as well as modification of preparations for unique clinical situations and for the materials selected. You will take away from this course a better understanding of how to treatment plan complex esthetic and restorative patient cases including the ability to assess and diagnose occlusal problems.


You will take away from Course One the capacity to:

  • discern more esthetic possibilities for your patients—to see what the experts see.
  • treatment plan complex restorative patient cases, including dental implants.
  • produce intra-oral photography and cosmetic previews that will show patients how you can improve their smile.
  • integrate comprehensive occlusal analysis into your diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • identify the best esthetic material and technique for each clinical situation.
  • present complex treatment plans.
Who Should Attend

Graduates of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I who want to refine their skills with digital photography and occlusal records, and advance their clinical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment planning of complex restorative, esthetic and implant patient cases.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, case discussions, demonstrations, patient simulation, clinical practice with intra-oral photography.


You will not need to provide patients for this weekend. However, you will need to provide patient records for at least two patients who have complex esthetic and restorative needs. The patient records that are needed include mounted casts, radiographs, digital photographs and periodontal charting.

Course Instructors

This course is under the direction of Dr. Paul Olin, Dr. Paul Belvedere, Dr. Fred McIntyre and Dr. Doug Lambert; with mentorship from Dr. Michael Spencer, Dr. Steven Flinn and Dr. Michael Flinn; and with assistance from Rick Spaulding, who has special expertise in digital dental photography. Dr. Olin is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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. He also served as the Co-Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota; and as a faculty member of many other contemporary postgraduate esthetic programs.

Doug Lambert

Douglas L. 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.

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 related to esthetics and has lectured on the subject of esthetics at all levels of dental education. He is a consultant for Great Lakes Orthodontics and Chief of Prosthodontics at Buffalo VA Hospital.

Paul Olin

Paul S. 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.

Rick Spaulding

Rick Spaulding, a leading photographer specializing in dental digital photography. Rick has provided numerous lecture and hands-on courses at the University of Minnesota and at numerous state and national dental meetings. You will benefit from Rick’s 20 plus years of photographic experience (13 years in digital dental photography) and his ability to relate complex subjects in simple terms.

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