Advanced Patient Treatment - Direct & Indirect Restorations (Course Three)

Friday-Sunday, February 16-18, & April 6-8, 2018

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 course the confidence and skills to treat complex restorative cases with a variety of advanced restorative techniques in your practice.

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.

Who Should Attend

Graduates of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and 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 CAD/CAM 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. 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.

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.

Michael SpencerMichael 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.

Michael FlinnMichael 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.

Steven FlinnSteven 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.

Schedule

  • Final registration will begin at 12:00 PM Friday, February 16.
  • Light refreshments will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 12:30 PM to 8:45 PM on Fridays; from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM on Saturdays; and from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM on Sundays.
  • 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.

Attendance

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. Please keep this in mind, especially when making your travel arrangements.

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.

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

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

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order 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   

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 ssommervold@graduateminneapolis.com 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 four-weekend Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic & Dentistry: Level II.

Credits

50 hours*

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

Minnesota Credits
34 fundamental
16 core (Diagnosis and Treatment Planning)

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

Time

12:30 PM to 8:45 PM (Fridays)
8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (Saturdays)
8:00 Am to 12:15 PM (Sundays)

Location

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