DR. MARC GEISSBERGER, DR. PARAG KACHALIA & DR. BRIAN NOVY
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018
- TIME: 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
- AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH, DA, EFDA
- CE UNITS: 3.0
- LECTURE #: 015
- AGD CODE: 250
- MODERATORS: Dr. Barry Cohen and Dr. Jason Pellegrino
Educational Grant provided by CATAPULT EDUCATION
New materials, technology and techniques are developing at such a rapid pace that practitioners can become overwhelmed. Add to this the increased expectations of esthetic patients and the clinical performance of materials and the entire experience can be challenging. New developments in technology and techniques will be outlined and demonstrated. Strategies and future trends that can keep you on the "cutting edge" will be presented.LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Gain a working knowledge of the new advances in materials in the esthetic area
- Understand the trends and developments that lay ahead and develop strategies to adapt to these changes
- Gain better insight into what motivates the esthetic patient and how to deal with difficult clinical situations
This course will provide an overview of the recent advances in dental technology and dental materials with respect to a restorative-based practice. You will be exposed to new trends in CAD/CAM systems, digital caries detection, intraoral imaging, digital radiography, iPad integration, LED curing technology, and laser dentistry.LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understand the current advantages and disadvantages with respect to CAD/CAM dentistry
- Understand the advantages of implementing and enhanced imaging protocol in the office utilizing traditional and fluorescence imaging
- Gain an overview of the best practices of treating patients with today's restorative materials, including new adhesives, resins, ceramics, and cements
The world of cariology has been turned upside down as researchers pursue new pathogens such as Scardovia and Veillonella rather than Streptococcus and Lactobacillus. If the primary pathogens responsible for caries lesions change, what impact does it have on the methods of prevention and restoration? In an age of "bioactive materials," and new caries lesion classification systems, there is much more to treating caries than oral hygiene instructions about using more string and softer nylon bristles.LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Appreciate the mixed bacteria ecological hypothesis
- Describe "bioactive" restorative materials
- Track caries lesion progression and regression
ADA Members Outside of Second District: $150
Non-ADA Member: $250
MARC GEISSBERGER, DDS
Marc Geissberger, DDS, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. Dr. Geissberger serves as a consultant for many dental materials companies and helps guide product development. A member of the Catapult Group, Dr. Geissberger has been awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Geissberger earned a Masters in Educational Psychology in 1994 and has been a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2008. He completed his Fitness Nutrition Specialty (FNS) training in 2011. Dr. Geissberger's goal is to provide an education experience for your group in a non-intimidating format that focuses on providing the clinician with the latest techniques and information that can be immediately incorporated into everyday practice.
PARAG KACHALIA, DDS, DMD
Parag Kachalia, DDS, is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research and is a team leader within the University of the Pacific's prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program. He has lectured internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, CAD/CAM technology, fixed prosthodontics, treatment planning, erosion, and diagnostic technologies. He is a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Elite, the dental industry's premier speaker's bureau. Throughout his time in academia, he has maintained a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his wife and fellow Pacific alum, Dr. Charity Duncan. He believes his continual involvement in providing patient care as well as a role in academia has given him a unique balance that allows him to blend the best of both worlds.
BRIAN NOVY, DDS
Brian Novy, DDS, is the Director of Practice Improvement at the DentaQuest Institute and an adjunct associate professor of restorative dentistry. He serves on the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs, acts as the chair of the CAMBRA coalition, is a member of the AGD and a clinical evaluator for the Catapult Group. The California Dental Association Foundation presented him with the Dugoni Award for "Outstanding Contributions To Dental Education," and in 2009, the American Dental Association awarded Dr. Novy and his office the title, "Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year."