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New Materials, Methodologies and Techniques in Crown & Bridge Dentistry

Des Moines, IA More details

Hilton Garden Inn

8600 Northpark Dr,
Johnston, IA 50131

Staying on the Cutting Edge; New Materials, Methodologies and Techniques in Crown and Bridge Dentistry

with Dr. Marc Geissberger and Dr. Foroud Hakim

This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials, methodologies and techniques in the practice of Fixed Prosthodontics.

You will leave with a clear understanding of the significant changes that have occurred over the last five years with new technologies and materials that have both simplified fixed prosthodontics and streamlined patient treatment.

This course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn what diagnostic aids exist to enhance the practice of Fixed Prosthodontics.
  • Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material.
  • Develop a better understanding of the indications and contraindications of each material.
  • Improve their understanding of the plethora of modern cements and bondingmtechniques and which clinical situationsmare indicated for their use.
  • Navigate the technological advances in CAD/CAM Dentistry and figure out which systems may be most appropriate form their practices

Event Details:
Lecture: Friday, March 1, 2024 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Hands On: Saturday March 2, 2024  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday Lecture Only
AGD Dentists: $449 
(Register by 1-10-24 and receive a $50 member only discount – $399)
AGD Dentists: 2 day Event $1,399
(Register by 1-10-24 and receive a $200 member only discount – $1,199)

Non-AGD Dentists $799
Non-AGD Dentist: 2 day Event $1,999
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists: $125
Lab Techs: $175
Dental Students (Friday only lecture) $35

About the Speakers

Geissberger20201-002-241x300.jpgDr. Marc Geissberger is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, ceramic, fixed prosthodontics and treatment planning. Dr. Geissberger has been awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He serves as a consultant for many dental materials companies and helps guide product development.

Hakim-B-W-267x300.jpgDr. Foroud Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 21 years. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimal and conservative single tooth restoration. He is Vice Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at University of the Pacific and is course director for “Occlusion, TMJ & Advanced Restorative Concepts”. He is also a director in the “Esthetic and Complex Care Clinic” at Pacific. Dr. Hakim has lectured nationally in many venues including seminars, continuums and hands-on-workshops on topics ranging from technology, esthetic dentistry, occlusion, smile design, CAD/CAM, photography, and adhesive and composite dentistry. Dr. Hakim has several publications and has authored two chapters in the 2010 text, “Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice” from Blackwell Publishing.  Dr. Hakim earned his DDS in 1991 from Pacific and later went on to complete an MBA. He is a member of OKU dental honor society and past president of the Delta Delta Chapter. He is also a fellow and graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2007.

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