School of Dentistry

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COURSE THREE: Advanced Patient Treatment Direct & Indirect Restorations

Advanced Patient Treatment - Direct & Indirect Restorations: Course Three

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15 and April 10-12, 2015

Would you like to take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level? Would you like to “put it all together” on patients?

This remarkable patient treatment program will give you advanced experience with the use of direct composite restorations, porcelain veneers, and other indirect restorations on actual patients. You will benefit from over-the-shoulder mentoring from several of the top clinicians and teachers in restorative and esthetic dentistry and from interaction with a laboratory technician during the treatment planning, fabrication and seating phases of patient treatment. In addition, you will gain insights from observing the planning and treatment of other course participants’ patients. You will take away from this continuing dental education course the confidence and skills to treat complex restorative cases with a variety of advanced restorative techniques in your practice.

Prerequisites
  1. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I
  2. Occlusion & Function: Level III
  3. Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography: Level II, AND
  4. Advanced Composite Restorations: Level II
Benefits/Objectives

You will take away from Course Three the capacity to:

  • identify the best choice of dental materials for your patients with an understanding of the contemporary restorative and esthetic materials available today.
  • broaden the scope and depth of restorative and esthetic services available in your practice.
  • solve clinical problems with composites creatively.
  • incorporate occlusal considerations into your diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • apply new materials and techniques to patients in your practice.
  • improve the efficiency with your chairside assistant—your dental assistant may participate with you in the course during patient treatment.
  • improve communication with your dental laboratory.
  • increase patient satisfaction with your services.
  • become the “go-to” dentist for esthetic expertise in your community.
Who Should Attend

Graduates of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I who want to take their restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, case presentations, patient treatment.

Patients

You are requested to bring your own patients for the two weekends. Patients should be prescreened for application of: 1) anterior composites, 2) posterior composites, 3) porcelain veneers, and 4) posterior indirect or CEREC restorations. One to two patients will be needed for clinical treatment during this series. Some patients may be provided for out-of-state dentists.

Supplies & Equipment

All equipment and materials are provided except for magnification and a digital camera.

Dental Laboratory & Assisting Services

The School of Dentistry will provide laboratory services for you. You have the option of bringing your assistant, or if requested, the School of Dentistry will arrange for a dental assistant to work with you as needed. You are responsible to pay for dental assisting and laboratory services separately. These services are not included in the tuition payment.

Course Award

Course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance after successfully completing of all phases of the Level II program.

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. 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 11 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.

Mike Spencer

Michael Spencer, D.D.S., practiced general dentistry in St. Louis Park, Minnesota for 37 years; graduate of the 1998 Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, University of Minnesota. Dr. Spencer is also a graduate of the Certificate Program in Esthetic Dentistry, University of Buffalo, New York, 2007. He has also served as a clinical mentor for the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, University of Minnesota since 1999.

Mike Flinn

Michael Flinn, D.D.S., general dentist, Redwood Falls, Minnesota; graduate of the 1998 Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, University of Minnesota. Dr. Flinn is also a graduate of the Certificate Program in Esthetic Dentistry, University of Buffalo, New York, 2001. He has served as a clinical mentor for the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, University of Minnesota since 2002.

Steve Flinn

Steven Flinn, D.D.S., general dentist, Hutchinson, Minnesota; graduate of the 1998 Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, University of Minnesota. Dr. Flinn is also a graduate of the Certificate Program in Esthetic Dentistry, University of Buffalo, New York, 2001. He has served as a clinical mentor for the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, University of Minnesota since 2001.

 

 

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