Next Generation Smile Esthetics for the Dental Team

The Bottom Line on Tooth Bleaching 2017

Friday, October 19, 2018

Human facial and smile esthetic principles follow a set of logical and mathematical patterns combined with some degree of artistic interpretation. This course will be a visual journey—with hundreds of observations from many treated orthodontic cases and esthetic outcomes. You will learn about advanced technologies in orthodontics, bone and tooth movement and what is possible concerning esthetic enhancement.

You will begin to see esthetics from a 30,000-foot level, which will help you to become a better esthetic diagnostician. New core foundational skills will emerge helping you make better, more confident long-term decisions for your patients. Treatment for esthetic purposes means managing expectations and providing proper consent. Learn how to apply consent when it comes to elective vs. non-elective procedures.

Learn How To

  • Evaluate esthetics and proportions
  • Analyze macro, mini and micro esthetics
  • Investigate treated cases and outcomes with fellow course participants
  • Study essential elements of bone, tooth movement theory, and cases
  • Investigate accelerated orthodontics and discuss relevant cases
  • Review interdisciplinary cases
  • Interpret the value of new technology and assess the latest trade secrets
  • Evaluate surgical and non-surgically treated cases and esthetic outcomes
  • Synthesize information presented
  • Describe the three elements of informed consent
  • Explain the standard of care with regard to pediatric informed consent
  • Compare and contrast patients’ information-seeking and decision-making preferences regarding necessary procedures versus elective procedures
  • Identify methods to improve your informed consent process for elective procedures

Training Methods

Presentations, discussion

Meet Our Experts

James Miller, DDS, MS, board certified (ABO) orthodontist, Advances in Orthodontics, Golden Valley, MN; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Orthodontics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Miller founded the Faculty Practice at the University of Minnesota in 2006, which is a critical access provider clinic to an underserved patient population. Dr. Miller has given over 60 invited lecture presentations locally, regionally, and nationally and has authored original research in orthodontics, dentistry, social sciences, microbiology, and bone biology.

David Satin, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School. Within the medical school, Dr. Satin directs the core courses in ethics, law, and policy. He has a 20-year track record of research on informed consent and shared decision making. His work spans theoretical debates at the cutting edge of consent, empirical trials with Dr. James Miller’s patients’ information-seeking and decision-making preferences, and most recently practical recommendations for shared decision making in everyday practice. Dr. Satin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics following his residency at the University’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.


  • Final registration will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one week (five working days) before the program. If you cancel less than one week prior to the program, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-6092 

The Continuing Education & Conference Center is located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, just east of the intersection of Gortner and Buford.

Get direction to the Continuing Education & Conference Center


Reserved parking has been secured in Lot 104 (overflow parking in Lot 108), adjacent to the Continuing Education and Conference Center, between the hours of 7 AM and 10 AM. As you pull up to the gate, let the attendant know the name of the continuing dental education program you are attending. Attendees who arrive after 10 AM will have to pay for parking ($6) upon entering the lot. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Please note that if you park anywhere besides Lot 104 or Lot 108, you will be responsible for the parking fees.


List of hotels near campus.


$315 dentist

$185 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant

$165 second and each additional dental therapist, hygienist or assistant


6 hours

Minnesota Credits
4.5 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)
1.5 core (Ethics)


8:30 AM to 3:45 PM


Continuing Education & Conference Center
Room 135
St. Paul Campus

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