Digital Mastery Series from Planmeca

Complimentary one-hour courses from dental industry thought leaders. Learn a new skill or deepen your understanding of a clinical topic.

About our Hosts

Dr. Michael Young, DDS
Clint Stevens, DDS

 

An early adopter of digital dentistry, Dr. Michael Young, operates a private practice in Sterling Heights , MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is a mentor for the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Learning and is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Detroit District Dental Association, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.

Dr. Clint Stevens graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio, and completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Michigan.  He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a member of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Stevens maintains a full-time private practice that emphasizes the use of modern, evidence-based materials in providing the highest level of comprehensive dental care.

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You sure can. The sessions are complimentary for existing customers and new friends.

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It’s all good. You can download the recording to watch at a later time.

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Yes, we will record the webinar; you can download them from  planmeca.com/training 

Can I ask questions?

Absolutely! These sessions are for you. Bring your questions and participate during Q&A.

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Dr. Shea Tolbert, DDS
Dr. Donnie Murry III, DMD

Dr. Tolbert is a graduate of Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, and the University of Florida Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program. Dr. Tolbert currently serves as an Affiliate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine and as an Adjunct Professor at Clemson University Department of Science. He has also served in numerous leadership roles with Department of Sports Medicine at Clemson University and the American Dental Association at both the State and Local Levels. Dr. Tolbert is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Tolbert is CEO and Co-founder of Launch Digital Dentistry, an educational company focused on implementing digital dentistry workflows to better your practice. He currently practices full-time in a distinguished private practice in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Don Murry III is the president of a multi-location general dental practice in Richmond, VA. Besides managing 9 dentists and 50+ employees, Dr. Murry is passionate about digital CAD/CAM dentistry and dental implantology. In 2017, he founded Are You Numb Yet? LLC as a way to share that message with doctors from all over the world. His vision is to redefine dentistry through a reimagination of the dental continuing education experience.

Past Webinars

Dr. Jay Burton, DMD

Jay B. Burton, DMD, MBA, completed his undergraduate education at Bethel University and earned an MBA from The University of Tennessee at Martin, before achieving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Louisville. While in dental school, Dr. Burton served as class president and conducted dental mission work in Belize and the Philippines. Dr. Burton subsequently completed his Orthodontic Residency at the prestigious New York University (NYU) in Manhattan before achieving certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. Aside from his passion for making healthy smiles, Dr. Burton enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Nora, Baker, and Charlotte.

Dr. Peter Green, DMD

Dr. Peter Green is an oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Raleigh, NC. He works in private practice and is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and upon graduation was awarded membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He went on to pursue an additional three years of residency training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his MS degree and certificate in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Dr. Green is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Planmeca University - E4D Technologies (Formerly D4D  Technologies LLC) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 4/1/2018-3/31/2021 Provider ID# 322731

Planmeca Digital Academy is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the designated number of hours by boards of dentistry. Planmeca University designates this activity for the continuing education credits.

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Michael Cowen

Michael Cowen is the Founder/ CEO of Awaken2Sleep and Co-Founder of SleepHeroNetwork.com. With over a decade and a half of experience in the medical and dental sleep industry, both as a sleep technician and business leader, Mr. Cowen shares his unique perspective on the business aspects of sleep in the dental practice, emerging industry trends and insights on successful program implementation.

Lisa Smith has over 10 years of experience as the Director of Downtown Dental in Nashville, TN. During that time she has worked to create and execute a practice vision that delivers exceptional patient care, provides generous compensation to the owner and team, and inspires passion for the future of dentistry. Her work has increased practice revenue by 250%, improved profit margins, and helped patients improve quality of life through advanced dental care.

Lisa Smith, MBA
Crystal May

Crystal is dedicated to helping dental practices be successful in dental sleep medicine and medical billing. With over 17 years of medical billing experience, 10 with an emphasis on dentistry, she is a leading educator on these topics. Having owned and managed multiple dental practices, she mastered the process of efficient implementation. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with dental practices throughout the country. 

Dr. Daron Clark received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Mississippi College. He went to receive his DMD from University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Dentistry in 2007. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. His passion for continuing his education and. His continual search for more advanced dental technologies has led him to progressive training in laser dentistry and an associate fellowship with the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Daron Clark
Anne O. Rice

Anne O. Rice RDH, BS, CDP is a trusted expert in oral-systemic link research and education with a focus on cognitive health and sleep hygiene. With over 30 years of clinical dental hygiene practice, she has witnessed the impact of periodontal inflammation on a wide range of diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s Disease.  This expertise led her to found Oral Systemic Seminars to inform colleagues and the general public through coaching and speaking and to pursue study to be certified as a Dementia Practitioner. Ms Rice is a graduate of Wichita State University, and finished her bachelor’s in Oral Health Promotion, and is a graduate of the Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Healthcare Practitioners.

Born and raised in a dental office with over 45 years of experience in dentistry, Judy Bendit RDH is a well-known speaker, author, and clinician. Ms Bendit is on the faculty at Penn Dental Medicine, on the Alumni board member at The University of Pennsylvania Dental School, President of the University of Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Alumni and on the advisory board member at Palm Beach State College.
Ms Bendit is a member of the CAMBRA coalition, American Academy of Cariology, and American Academy of Pediatrics- Section on Oral Health as well as a longstanding member of ADHA and Distinguished Academy member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association. Ms Bendit has been listed in Dentistry Today as a top speaker for over a decade and serves as a volunteer clinician both locally and abroad.

Judy Bendit
Cindy Purdy

Understand the most current standard of dental care from a seasoned expert in teledentistry. Cindy Purdy, RDH and certified Telehealth facilitator offers the steps required to provide teledentistry. Learn the challenges, opportunities, and critical choices of practicing dentistry beyond the traditional dental office walls. Discover the alternative services that can improve patient outcomes and eliminate disparity of care in underserved communities. This premier webinar is vital for dentists and team members in private practices of all sizes, as well as the public health arena. Dental hygienists will find valuable information on expanding career opportunities.

Dr. Cotant graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry program, fulfilling a long-standing desire to help people through dentistry. After graduating with honors, Dr. Cotant and his wife Becky took over a private practice in Buffalo, Wyoming.  

Dr. Cotant is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Wyoming Dental Association, where he is currently serving as President. He is passionate about giving back to the community and is serving on the Johnson County Board of Health. Dr. Cotant is passionate about providing his patients with the best dental care possible and is guided by deep faith.

Brian Cotant
Erin Marcum

Erin Marcum-Diggs graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Sales with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has been in the dental industry for over 9 years and has presented at national forums and coached hundreds of dental offices on the subject of CAD/CAM, Digital Impressioning, and 2D/3D Imaging.  Erin has also been a Certified Integration Specialist for Planmeca and 3Shape digital systems. 

Dr. David Edelson

Dr. Edelson graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has been awarded both Fellowship and Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Edelson is also a member of the Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of Orthodontics, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Chad Wooters

Chad Wooters, Executive Sleep Coach of Awaken2Sleep and Co-Founder of Sleep Hero Network, started his journey in education and business development that would eventually lead to the dental space. Having worked with dentists across the US over the last two years as a Sleep Coach, he is the architect behind the online academy of Sleep Hero Network and uses his experience to coach dental practices through building a successful Dental Sleep Medicine program. Having been successfully treated from OSA, Chad has a passion for working with individuals to grow awareness of the presence and the severity of the epidemic of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chad is a national speaker whose mission is to equip dental and healthcare providers with the tools they need to be the hero in their patient’s story!

Dr. Gregory Manning

Dr. Gregory Manning was born and raised in the small town of Hooper, Utah, and is fluent in Spanish. After earning his Bachelor of Science in microbiology at Weber State University in Ogden, UT, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Ohio State University in 2006. He has been practicing dentistry in our area since 1999 and vigorously pursues continuing his education in dental technology and sleep apnea treatment; he also teaches courses in sleep apnea to other dental professionals. He is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Arizona Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. As a dentist, Dr. Manning focuses on helping patients understand their dental needs and achieve their goals.

Dr. Anthony Mennito 

Dr. Anthony Mennito (Tony) is an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine.  He is the Division Director for digital dentistry, teaches pre-clinical CAD/CAM training and runs the CAD/CAM and Esthetic clinics at the University.  Dr. Mennito was on the team that helped develop and test the E4D Compare computer assisted learning software and is the Chief Operations Officer for CuRE Innovations, a biotech startup that he co-founded aimed at improving dental restoration longevity.  He is an experienced user on digital systems made by Planmeca, Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape.  He lectures nationally and internationally and currently has 13 published papers on the topic of digital dentistry. Dr. Mennito maintains a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina with an emphasis on CAD/CAM and esthetic restorations.    

March 2020 »

Past webinars from July are listed below on this page, for older webinars please check our archive pages linked here.

April 2020 »
Brent Garvin

Brent Garvin is the Senior Product Manager of imaging for Planmeca USA.  He serves as an Associate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology,  American Association of Dental Maxillofacial Radiographic Technicians, and member of the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology.  He has over 20 years of software and imaging experience.  He is knowledgeable in x-rays, CBCT, sensors, imaging and cosmetic software. Prior to working in the dental industry, he was the National Accounts Manager for e-Commerce for the McGraw-Hill Companies specializing in design, specification and e-procurement software.

Becki Cole has over 17 years of experience as a clinical dental hygienist in a general dental practice, with the last 6 years working in a periodontal office.  Additionally, she worked as a business manager with responsibilities including marketing, customer service, staff management, customer education, and organizing continuing education courses.  Over the past 5 years worked as a program coordinator for Anatomy and Dental Implant Cadaver course, and international educator and current CEO of US Dental Express. Entrepreneurship skills include product developing, manufacturing, marketing dental product and sales.

Becki Cole

Dr. Renne is a 2003 graduate of the College of Charleston and a 2008 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He is active in undergraduate dental education and holds a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Digital Dentistry. His special interests in patient treatment include advances in material sciences that improve patient quality outcomes.  


Dr. Wally Renne  
Dr. Mansur Ahmad

Dr. Mansur Ahmad graduated from Patna Dental College & Hospital in India in 1987 and went on to receive his PhD at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Oral Biology. He currently holds a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology form the University of Connecticut Health Center and is acting President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Ahmad’s research interests include tissue engineering, mineralization of hard tissues, angiogenesis, radiation biology, and temporomandibular joint imaging. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences: Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology at University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Dr. Matthew Lanz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in May 2004. After graduating dental school, Dr. Lanz completed a general practice residency in Youngstown, OH; his residency training included cosmetic dentistry, implant placement and restoration, advanced oral surgery, endodontics, medical emergencies, and pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Lanz has served as a University of Pittsburgh professor and furthers his knowledge by attending classes on the latest in dental technology and techniques. He has studied at the Misch Institute for Dental Implantology and has received fellowships at the Misch Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Lanz currently practices at Lanz Associates in Dentistry in Mt. Lebanon, PA.

Dr. Matthew Lanz
Kristin Hartung, RDH

Kristin Hartung is a dental hygienist who has been with Spring Dental Group in Racine, WI for the last 26 years. She graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Basic Science and Dental Hygiene and has been active in the dental field for over 30 years. She strives to provide the best care and support for patients and enjoys helping them achieve a beautiful healthy smile.

Annie Roy

After completing her bachelor’s degree in Industrial design at University of Montreal, Annie Roy started her career in the Dental industry in 1999 at Triangle Furniture Systems Inc, now a division of Planmeca group. First as R&D project Manager, then Director, she joined the Planmeca’s University team in 2008 and became General manager of the Triangle division in 2017. She was nominated product Manager for Core equipment in North America in 2019. Annie’s focus has always been to create dental environment that are helping the clinical staff to implement efficient workflows using aseptic techniques and protocols based on infection control guidelines and recommendations.

Doug Braendle has been in the Dental Business since 1975. While going to Indiana State University, worked for an SS White retail branch part time. Worked for Buffalo Dental ( The dealer not the Mfg. ) and then on to Healthco out of Pittsburgh, Pa. Doug has worked for SciCan for 26 years as a field rep and as a sales trainer, product manager and Infection Control trainer and teacher. Doug also had a long run as a board member at OSAP and currently works on the CDA and AAO exhibitor advisory boards.

Doug Braendle
May 2020 »

Peri-implantitis: Top 3 Major Issues from a Professional & At Home Maintenance Standpoint 

90% of all dental implant complications are caused by a range of surgical and restorative errors such as poor implant planning, poor skills, and the use of conventional techniques. Although the dental hygiene profession is not responsible for the placement or restoring of dental implants, complications can also be the result of poor or inadequate professional hygiene care and/or recommendations. Ironically, while implant maintenance continues to be acknowledged as the most important aspect of implant health and success, the dental hygiene profession has yet to establish a definitive dental implant process of care.

In this course, Shavonne Healy will discuss the top 3 major issues from a professional and at home maintenance standpoint making known how the dental hygiene profession is contributing to the rise of dental implant complications.

Hosted by PLANMECA

Fri, Jul 31st

10 AM PDT

12 PM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize professional and at home maintenance as the end point goal of dental implant treatment 
  • Understand the difference between peri-implant and periodontal tissues
  • Discuss the history of dental hygiene as it relates to the history of dental implants
  • Learn about innovations in dental hygiene diagnostic, maintenance, and treatment modalities for the prevention and management of peri-implant disease

Speaker:

Shavonne R. Healy
See detailed bio below

Protective Scaling Techniques and Ergonomics for Career Longevity

This course will provide participants with a virtual hands-on scaling experience to learn reinforced periodontal instrumentation techniques. Ideal ergonomic postures will also be discussed and applied through voluntary audience participation during the webinar. The importance of incorporating larger muscle groups, and ideal fulcrum rests to enhance lateral pressure for improved scaling will be emphasized. Injury prevention will be highlighted as well throughout the webinar.

Hosted by PLANMECA

Fri, Jul 10th

3 PM PDT

5 PM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate reinforced periodontal instrumentation techniques and ideal fulcrum rests by utilizing both hands
  • The importance in utilizing the larger muscle groups in the arms while scaling to enhance scaling efficacy
  • Identify newer strategies to prevent harmful postural habits and repetitive motion injuries

Speaker:

Diane Millar

Diane's career in dental hygiene for 38 years has embraced working in private practice coupled with leadership roles that include being an international speaker, business owner, author, educator and clinician.  She graduated from West Los Angeles College in 1981, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at CSU Long Beach in Health Science: Health Care in 1995, and completed a Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine in 1999.  Diane has held faculty positions at USC, Cerritos College and currently teaches at West Coast University and works in private practice in Newport Beach. In 2007 she became a published author of a dental hygiene manual entitled, Reinforced Periodontal Instrumentation and Ergonomics for the Dental Care Provider.  She is also a California Dental Board CE provider. Diane's passion is to help dental hygienists learn about new innovative instruments and techniques to enhance career longevity.

An Hour with an Expert:  Panoramic Techniques and Common Errors

Inconsistent panoramic imaging is a common result with 2D extraoral panoramic imaging.  In this CE, you will understand the technical aspects of panoramic imaging to help identify common errors and how to correctly fix them.  As a result, this course will help reduce and eliminate most errors so a successful diagnose can be obtained.

This interactive CE course will be taught by an industry expert and Associate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Hosted by PLANMECA

Wed, Jul 8th

4 PM PDT

6 PM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of how panoramic imaging is developed and influenced by the tubehead movement.
  • Identify the categories of panoramic errors – preparation, positioning, patient.
  • Correctly identify common panoramic errors.
  • Successfully correct, reduce and possibly eliminate future panoramic errors.
  • Obtain a comprehensive, step by step method to achieve repeatable diagnostic panoramic images.

Speaker:

Steven A. Gold

Dr. Steven Gold has over 25 years experience as a general dentist.  After 16 years of full-time private practice in Southern California, he transitioned to academics and currently serves as assistant professor and Coordinator of Digital Dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California.  His academic career has involved teaching restorative dentistry in the clinical and pre-clinical settings and conducting research in the areas of CAD/CAM and all-ceramic restorations.  His original research in these areas has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has spoken both nationally and internationally on the topic of CAD/CAM dentistry.  Dr. Gold received his dental training from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and holds fellowships in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  In addition, he has been active in organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels.

Tooth Preparation for Conservative CAD/CAM Restorations

Thanks to CAD/CAM technology, high quality bonded indirect restorations can be fabricated in-office in one patient visit.  For many clinical situations, full coverage crowns are no longer the best choice for treating posterior teeth.  This webinar will present a clinical protocol for conservative posterior tooth preparations that lead to better clinical outcomes, and are, hands down, more fun to do!

Hosted by PLANMECA

Wed, Jul 22nd

4 PM PDT

6 PM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how conservative tooth preparations can lead to better restorations and long-term tooth health 
  • Synthesize a tooth preparation process to yield the most conservative restoration for a given tooth condition 
  • Explain how adhesive dentistry procedures can enhance tooth preparations for better clinical outcomes 
  • Discuss how a CAD/CAM design system can be used as a quality check for conservative tooth preparations

Speaker:

Shavonne R. Healy 

Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP is a graduate of University of Bridgeport: Fones School of Dental Hygiene and founder of A Higher Learning, LLC. She is a member of the National Dental Hygienists’ Association, Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, serves as a delegate for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Immediate Past President of the District of Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association.  She is the Founder of A Higher Learning. LCC, co-founder of RDH Innovations, LLC and Dental Implants Uncovered Facebook Study Group. Shavonne was recently celebrated as one of Dimension of Dental Hygiene’s Top 6 Dental Hygienists You Should Know for Clinical Practice. With a background as Implant Care Practitioner in Oral Surgery, Shavonne has cultivated a pathway for dental hygienists to work intraprofessional alongside Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

 Awaken2Sleep - Team on Fire 

In this webinar, we will discuss how to build the basic structure for a sleep program and equip your dental team to understand the path of treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea. We will first connect with what OSA is and the prevalence of the condition in the practice, then how to screen, and finally a simple protocol to increase case acceptance of a home sleep study. If you are in a state that does not permit the dental involvement of providing home sleep studies this webinar can help you learn a system for referring those patients to the appropriate provider. If you are just starting or looking to take your sleep program to the next level, this webinar is for you!

Hosted by PLANMECA

Fri, Aug 7th

8 AM PDT

10 AM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understanding the Presence of OSA in our Dental Patients 
  • Defining "Dental Sleep Medicine" and the Role of Dentists in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
  • Exploring Screening for OSA from "The Mouth Out" 
  • Building a Simple Workflow for Case Acceptance of a Home Sleep Study to Diagnose Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

Speaker:

Joy D. Void-Holmes

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH is the founder Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner. She has been in the dental field for over 27 years, twenty of those as a highly engaged and well-known RDH in the Washington Metropolitan area.
As a native Washingtonian, Joy graduated from Howard University in 1997 as President of her class. She immediately went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland, Dental School, a Masters of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science, and a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a focus in education in health care.
She is currently a part-time faculty member at Fortis College in Landover, MD, where she teaches preclinical instrumentation, nutrition, and biochemistry, community health, and process of care.

June 2020 »

Digital Smile Design – the Perfect Combination of Mathematics and Art

Achieving the highest level of aesthetics in restorative work is equal part talent and equal part training. In this webinar with global thought leader, Dr. Wally Renne, will share his secrets to creating perfect smiles using Planmeca Romexis® Smile Design software.

Hosted by PLANMECA

Fri, Aug 14th

10 AM PDT

12 PM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to make facial measurements and to diagnose using digital smile design software 
  • Learn how to merge 2D smile design to a 3D addative waxup 
  • Understand common measurements critical for smile analysis

Speaker:

Smart Scaling Techniques – Exploring New Evidence-Based Treatments

In the absence of ultrasonic instrumentation, dental health care practitioners (DHCP) will need to provide non-surgical periodontal treatment using hand instruments. Over the past decade, the dental hygiene instrumentation market has exploded with new,  innovative designs that change the way we teach and practice. This course is packed with everything today’s dental health care practitioner needs to know about the latest, most cutting-edge instruments and the manufacturers behind them. An in-depth review of basic instrumentation techniques will occur with a focus on ergonomic benefits, advanced treatment options, and conservation of tooth structure. A brief review of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease progression and the shift from scaling and root planning to root surface debridement will occur. Upon completion of this course the DHCP will walk away with increased knowledge and confidence in their hand scaling techniques.

Hosted by PLANMECA

Fri, Aug 7th

4 PM PDT

6 PM CDT

Duration: 1 hours

CE Credit: 1

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the paradigm shift from scaling and root planning to root surface debridement.
  • Identify the objectives of periodontal debridement         
  • Reduce the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder 
  • Implement proper use of hand instruments for effective removal of calculus deposits and plaque biofilm 
  • Describe how innovative instrument design features impact the delivery of dental hygiene therapy. 
  • Design budget friendly hygiene setups that contain instruments that ensure the best treatment outcomes

Speaker:

Joy D. Void-Holmes
See detailed bio below