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Orthodontic & Periodontal Esthetics

Orthodontic & Periodontal Esthetics - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Wednesday-Saturday, April 2-5, 2014

Would you like to provide more periodontal and orthodontic procedures in your practice?

Learn how to incorporate orthodontics and periodontics into your complex patient cases. You will enjoy the hands-on experience with fixed and removable orthodontics to enhance anterior esthetics, as well as the hands-on training with electrosurgery to lengthen crowns and improve gingival contours. You will benefit from the expertise and practical experience of several dynamic speakers. The small-group format will give you the individual attention needed to develop skills that will improve your esthetic results and expand the services that you can provide in your practice.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • diagnose and treatment plan orthodontic and periodontal treatment as part of the overall restorative and esthetic treatment plan.
  • use cephalametric analysis as part of the facial esthetic evaluation.
  • perform limited orthodontic treatment for anterior esthetics with fixed appliances and with a removable orthodontic system.
  • perform limited periodontal recontouring with an electrosurgical unit.
  • fabricate a surgical stent to guide crown lengthening, reshaping of interdental papilla and other recontouring needs.
  • incorporate limited orthodontic and periodontal procedures into your practice.
Who Should Attend

This course is open to any dentist who wants more practical experience with orthodontics and contemporary periodontal techniques. This course is a core module in the "Postgraduate Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry."

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, round table case discussions. A patient is not needed for this module.

Course Instructors

Richard J. Baylon, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, 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 has lectured with Dr. Gerald Samson, a dual trained Pedodontist and Board Certified Orthodontist on topics broadly defined as orthodontic treatment of the growing child. Dr. Baylon also serves as a consulting pediatric dentist for 3M ESPE Dental Products Division.

Roger G. Ettel, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; consulting faculty, Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Ettel is currently in full-time practice limited to periodontology in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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.

James R. Miller, D.D.S., M.S., Board Certified Orthodontist in private practice at Advances in Orthodontics, P.A., Golden Valley, Minnesota; Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Orthodontics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Miller was a full-time faculty member in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry from 2003-2011. He founded the University of Minnesota Orthodontic Faculty Practice in 2007, which is a critical access provider to an underserved child and adolescent population.

Paul S. Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences; Director, Dental Implant Program, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin also maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice. He is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota.

W. Peter Nordland, D.M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Periodontics, Loma Linda University; President and Co-founder of the Periodontal Plastic Surgery Club. Dr. Nordland has developed this subspecialty and is considered an expert in the field of Oral Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nordland has introduced many new surgical procedures and has developed his own microsurgical instrumentation. He is also the Director of the Oral Microsurgical Residency Program at the Newport Coast Oral-Facial Institute. He has presented over 150 professional papers and lectures internationally. In addition, Dr. Nordland has authored or co-authored three textbooks, written chapters as well as several journal publications on Periodontal Plastic Surgery. He is in private practice limited to Periodontology in La Jolla, California.

Gerald S. Samson, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics and Fellow American College of Dentists. Dr. Samson completed pediatric dental residency at Emory University in 1979, and orthodontic residency at Northwestern University in 1981. He has been in private orthodontic practice since that time. Dr. Samson holds formal appointments at 7 universities in the United States and has been the featured speaker at numerous domestic and international meetings. In addition, he reviews scientific articles for The Angle Orthodontist on the subject of orthodontic mechanics.

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