Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography (Course One)

Friday-Sunday, November 10-12, 2017

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.
  • 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 and esthetic 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. 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.


douglas lambertDouglas 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 for 14 consecutive years. He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers.

Fred McIntyreFred 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 was a former consultant for Great Lakes Orthodontics, and has cared for our veterans over the past years as a prosthodontist at the VA hospital in Buffalo, NY.

paul olinPaul 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 SpauldingRick 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.


  • Final registration will begin at 12:00 PM Friday, November 10. Light refreshments will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 12:30 PM to 8:45 PM on Friday; from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM on Saturday; and from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM on Sunday.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks midmorning and midafternoon. Dinner will be at 4:30 PM on Friday. Lunch will be from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM on Saturday. The luncheon and dinner are included with your registration.

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

Special instructions

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the second floor (the Washington Avenue entrance located below street level) or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.


Because credit is earned on an hour-per-hour basis, your credit will reflect the hours that you attend the program. However, if you are taking this module in order to complete the "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry" you will need to complete all of the hours listed. If you miss part of the program, you will need to make up the credits. Please keep in mind, especially when making your travel arrangements, that the final Level II program will be offered in 2017-2018.

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 month (30 total days) before the November 10-12, 2017, session. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the November program, $595 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

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Push the button on the stationary box to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Level II – The Patient Series

This course is part of the five-weekend Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry: Level II.


25 hours*

*5 credits will be earned through extended coursework in the dental office

Minnesota Credits
17 fundamental
8 core (Diagnosis and Treatment Planning) 

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in esthetics, occlusion, operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, radiology & oral diagnosis, and special patient care.


12:30 PM to 8:45 PM (Friday)
8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (Saturday)
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Sunday)


6-410 Moos HS Tower
(Lynda J. Young Conference Room)
Minneapolis Campus