Past Meetings & Events

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October 24, 2014
Featured Speaker:
Dr. Bob Margeas
8 CE Credit Hours
Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry and lectures and presents hands-on courses on those subjects. He serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Esthetics and is a contributing editor to Dentistry Today and Oral Health in Canada. Dr. Margeas maintains a private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

1001 Summit Boulevard

Atlanta, GA 30319

Continental breakfast and lunch is included.

8 CE Credit Hours

8:00am - 8:30am Registration/Breakfast
8:30am - 5:00pm Course
5:00pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception

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February 20, 2015 to February 21, 2015
Featured Speaker:
Newton Fahl, DDS, MS
Dr. Newton Fahl Jr. received his DDS degree from Londrina State University, Brazil, in 1987. In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. After returning to Brazil, he settled in Curitiba, where he maintains a private practice emphasizing esthetic and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), and founding member and past-president of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (BSAD). He is a MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow. Dr. Fahl is the recipient of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry 2008 President´s Award for Best Teacher and the recipient of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2011 Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Education Award. Dr. Fahl has published several enlightening articles on direct and indirect bonding techniques. He is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed jornals, and is an active consultant for several manufacturers in the development and refinement of new materials and techniques.

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM AT THE SPECIAL GACD RATE
$119 / night - NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 7TH, 2015!

Featured Speaker: Newton Fahl, DDS, MS

Mastering Anterior Composites - From Why to How
Feb. 20, 2015 - LECTURE ONLY
Anterior composites are a proven method for providing minimally invasive, cost-effective, and artistic restorations to patients. State-of-the-art restorative systems allow the clinician to perform restorations that capture the essence of what is needed in the anterior segment to achieve natural-looking and strong restorations. Understanding the physical and optical properties necessary is crucial for restoring from minor to the most challenges clinical scenarios. In this lecture, Dr. Fahl will teach the participants from the fundamental to advanced levels to implement artistically beautiful and physiologically sound composite restorations. With the aid of slides and clinical videos, the audience will the taken through a didactic journey from why to how direct composited can and should be part of any practice's  treatment options, including Class IV, Direct and Direct-Indirect Veneers, Diastema Closure, Treatment of NCCL's, among others.
Limited Seating!
 

Hands on Workshop: The Invisible Class IV Restoration (morning) / The Polychromatic Natural Direct Veneer (afternoon)
Feb. 21, 2015 - HANDS ON ONLY
Only 10 Seats Left!

The Invisible Class IV Restoration (morning).

Achieving a seamless transition between the restoration and tooth structure in Class IV defect is a challenging procedure that requires the understanding of proper tooth preparation, knowledge of physical and optical properties of the restorative composites, and meticulous attention to layering strategies. This hands-on will teach the participant how to select dentin and enamel shades and layer them so as to render the restoration inconspicuous. Techniques and tips for achieving a physiological proximal contact and natural surface morphology, including replicating natural enamel gloss, will be introduced.

The Polychromatic Natural Direct Veneer

 

Direct veneering with composites is a conservative and more cost-effective means for providing a restorative alternative to porcelain veneers. However, understanding preparation design and layering protocols is paramount for achieving a natural-looking, long-lasting result. This hands-on will teach the participant how to select and implement enamel and dentin shades, along with tints and opaquers, in making nature-mimicking direct veneers. Methodical finishing will take the participant through correct line angle, point angle and embrasure establishment, along with techniques for attaining real-looking surface morphology.

 

At the end of the workshop the participants will have performed a Class IV and a direct veneer on two central incisors according to principles of color and form that will defy detection. This will bring them a great sense of satisfaction for doing artistic work while providing conservative, beautiful, and long lasting restorations to their patients.
 

Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP
October 23, 2015
Featured Speaker:
Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP
7 Credit Hours
Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP, is a world-class leader in dental education. As a comprehensive, restorative dentist and acclaimed educator for over twenty-five years, he is known for his innovative and practical approach to dentistry. He has authored the best-selling books Dentists: An Endangered Species; Isn’t it Wonderful When Patients Say “Yes!”; Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes!”; Just Because You’re Leading… Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow, and Just Because You’re An Expert… Doesn’t Make You Interesting. Paul also created and wrote the on-line curriculum and iTunes app Case Acceptance for Everyday Dentistry and co-created the iTunes app DDS GP YES.

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM AT THE SPECIAL GACD RATE
$129 / night - NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 2ND, 2015!

Morning Lecture:

Making It Easy for Patients to Say ‘Yes’

The workshop is designed to coach you through each step of the new patient process from the initial phone call through financial arrangements. Special emphasis is placed on each member of the dental team being able to advance the case acceptance process. This workshop enjoys excellent instructional design making the content easy and fun to learn and immediately applicable in your practice. It’s highly recommended the entire dental team attend.

You'll Say “Yes” to the Benefits!

  • Boost practice profitability
  • Do more of the dentistry you love
  • Create a successful case presentation process
  • Enjoy greater confidence
  • Never sound or feel like a salesman

For complete workshop description visit www.paulhomoly.com/workshops2.asp

Afternoon Lecture:

Just Because You’re an Expert…Doesn’t Make You Interesting

If you’re a professional who wants your clients, team members, juries, investors, patients, employees, or customers to act on your recommendations, then you'll love Just Because You’re an Expert... Doesn’t Make You Interesting™.  This workshop is all about making you an Interesting Expert; one who is more likely to influence people than typical experts who can overwhelm, confuse, or bore listeners.

If you’ve taken the time and made the commitment to become an expert, then take the time and make the commitment to become an Interesting Expert.

  • The Benefits Speak For Themselves!
  • Help the people you influence make good decisions.
  • Stronger leadership skills.
  • Grow your business / practice / company.
  • Eliminate stage fright.
  • Develop staff skills.

For complete workshop description visit www.theinterestingexpert.com

February 5, 2016
Featured Speaker:
Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D.
7.5 CE Credit Hours
Dr Mitrani received his DDS degree from the UNITEC University of México City; he then obtained a certificate in Prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, where he served as the Graduate Prosthodontics program’s assistant director during the year of 2001. He currently holds academic affiliations at the University of Washington, and UNAM (National University of Mexico). He is a member of several organizations including: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the International College of Dentist. He also serves as a member on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD), Compendium (of continuing education in dentistry), Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD), Dental Press (Brazilian Journal) Dr Mitrani has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in text books in the fields of Implant Prosthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry. He lectures worldwide, (has given over 400 lectures-courses, in over 26 countries around the world.)

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM AT THE SPECIAL GACD RATE
$129 / night - NOW THROUGH JANUARY 22ND, 2016!

Part 1): The Orthodontic-Periodontal-Restorative Interface

Part 2): Restoring Form and Function in Complex Implant Rehabilitation

Objectives:

  • Discuss interdisciplinary communication, particularly pertaining to the role orthodontic therapy should play in contemporary restorative dentistry.
  • Address the key elements in determining what is the best implant supported alternative for a given situation.

With the ever increasing popularity of implant dentistry, there has been both great success and also unfounded and ill- advised decision-making in the treatment planning and execution of these cases.

This presentation will take a close look at the planning phase of those patients who are missing multiple teeth and seek therapy while presenting the following conditions:

  • Partially edentulous.
  • Terminal full arch dentition. (Pre-extraction condition)
  • Already fully edentulous.

The presentation will focus an intricate systematic approach, communication tools and therapy sequencing that allow the treating team to delineate a roadmap for successful results, based ultimately on customized treatment designs that are intended to be versatile while incorporating contingency measurements that may become paramount for long term success.
Further Reading - https://wwww.dentalaegis.com/special-issues/2014/09/contingency-priority-and-risk-cpr-protocol-a-roadmap-for-designing-successful-and-long-lasting-implant-therapy

October 28, 2016
Featured Speaker:
Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD, Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD, Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

DATE: 10/28/16
MEETING SCHEDULE
TBD

HOTEL:  Attendees needing a room on October 27th can now receive a reduced rate of $159 if booked by Thursday, October 6th.  To make a reservation at the discounted rate please call the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina, 404.303.7700, and mention GACD meeting.  Reservations made after the cutoff date will have an increased nightly rate.

COST

  • GACD Members (Doctors/Lab Techs) - $349.00
  • Non Members (Doctors/Lab Techs) - $429.00
  • Team Members (GACD Members) - $199.00

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Spear Institute's Top Clinicians, Here For You In Atlanta!

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Meeting Description
Achieving esthetic excellence in the debilitated dental patient is one of the most challenging tasks dentists undertake. These patients often require dental treatment to correct specific anterior esthetic and functional discrepancies.  Unfortunately, many also present with treatment challenges such as missing teeth, severely worn incisors, esthetic concerns, and/or loss of periodontal attachment.  Therefore, planning treatment is difficult and requires coordination of care between multiple clinicians to achieve an optimal functional and esthetic outcome. This lecture will illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary interaction between the restorative dentist, orthodontist, and periodontist. It is designed to provide a systematic approach to diagnosing and treatment planning multiple esthetic dilemmas that are encountered in practice every day, while providing the tools and techniques needed to complete treatment. A special emphasis will be placed treatment planning, communication and sequencing.

Featured Speakers
Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD,  Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD,  Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

Learning Objectives
Attendees will:

  • Learn to utilize the interdisciplinary team when diagnosing and treatment planning significant ortho/perio/restorative problems
  • Learn to appropriately sequence treatment when managing complex patients with an interdisciplinary approach

Speaker Bios

Vince Kokich, Jr., DMD, MSD

Dr. Kokich Jr. received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1996 and completed a general practice residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1997.  He remained at the University of Washington for his orthodontic training where he obtained his Masters in Orthodontics in 1999.  Since then he has remained on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics as an Affiliate Assistant Professor while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.  He has received the Charles L. Pincus Research Award for Clinical Research from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and his current research and publications are primarily involved with esthetic, interdisciplinary dentistry.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and a member of both the Angle Society and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  He has written or co-written four book chapters as well as numerous scientific and review articles.  Dr. Kokich Jr. lectures nationally and internationally on interdisciplinary dentistry and dental esthetics emphasizing comprehensive treatment planning and the importance of properly sequencing orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative treatment.

 

Jim Janakievski, DDS, MSD

Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency.  After several years in general practice, he completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics. He continues to teach as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology and has been invited to present at national and international conferences. Dr. Janakievski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. 

He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of dental implants and tooth autotransplantation. Dr. Janakievski maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.

 

Gregg Kinzer, DDS, MSD

Greggory Kinzer received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1995, and an M.S.D. and certificate in Prosthodontics in 1998.  Committed to advancing the art and science of restorative dentistry, Dr. Kinzer is an internationally recognized speaker and serves as a faculty member for Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ.  In addition, Dr. Kinzer has written numerous articles and chapters and serves on the editorial review board for various dental publications. 

Dr. Kinzer is a gifted academician and clinician. His interdisciplinary approach to dentistry is founded in empirical based research and clinical experience. Dr. Kinzer’s unique ability to impart complex clinical processes in a logical, systematic and clear methodology differentiates him from other dental educators of our time. He maintains a private practice in Seattle limited to comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry.

 

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February 10, 2017 to February 11, 2017
Featured Speaker:
Edward A. McLaren, D.D.S., M.D.C.
Dr. McLaren is a Prosthodontist, Professor and director of Post Graduate Esthetic Dentistry at the UCLA school of Dentistry. He is the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a full time didactic and clinical program for graduate dentists. He is also the founder and director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. The residency program is a full time master ceramist program for dental technicians featuring extensive experience with the newest esthetic restorative systems. Dr. McLaren maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he does all of his own ceramics. Dr. McLaren is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored over 80 articles. He is performing ongoing clinical research on various restorative systems. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and esthetics across the nation and internationally. He recently published a book, on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places.”

HOTEL:  Attendees needing a room for this meeting at the Westin Atlanta, can now receive a reduced rate of $159 if booked by Friday, January 20, 2017.  To make a reservation at the discounted rate please click here.  Reservations made after the cutoff date will have an increased nightly rate.

DAY ONE: PRESENTATION/LECTURE

DAY TWO: HANDS ON

This presentation will cover many of the current “hot topics” in esthetics, dental ceramics, adhesion, and digital dentistry. The lecture will go into how I treatment analysis, design, and plan an esthetic case. It will also clarify the most appropriate clinical situations and restorative requirements of the various ceramic systems from conventional feldspathic glass systems, glass ceramic systems, to solid sintered mono-phase Zirconia based systems, both layered and the used of the newer higher translucent “monolithic” higher CUBIC PHASE zirconia materials.  Clinical and esthetic guidelines for using these ceramic systems will be covered. This presentation will focus on specific clinical indications and contraindications for the use of the various ceramic systems, specifically for no-prep, minimal prep, and normal prep veneers, inlay/onlay, “vonlay (combination of veneer and onlay), and crown clinical indications.

  1. Treatment planning and case set-up
  2. The materials and clinical indications for use of conservative (minimal or no-preparation) techniques for anterior bonded porcelain restorations.
  3. Clinical indications for normal and more aggressive porcelain veneer situations where mostly dentin is exposed.
  4. Clinical indications, materials, and techniques for Inlays, Onlay’s, and Vonlay’s
  5. New Glass ceramics: Lithium Disilicates and Zirconia Reinforced Lithium Silicates
  6. Clinical situations and materials when a crown is indicated.
  7. Layered Zirconia based ceramics- problem solving porcelain chipping
  8. Higher “Cubic” Phase Zirconia Monolithic systems.
  9. Digital impressions, Chair Side Cad-Cam, and the DDT “digital dental team” concept
  10. State of the art Adhesion, Cements and cementation
  11. Integrating visual and digital shade taking and how this applies to ceramic layering techniques

This presentation discusses the most effective use of computerized shade taking systems and will present data comparing the efficacy of computerized systems to visual shade taking.

The presentation will cover a broad range of ceramic systems and their application in veneer, inlay, onlay, vonlay and crown. Specifically high strength glass ceramic and solid sintered Zirconia based ceramic systems will be detailed from prep to cementation along with laboratory guidelines to minimize or eliminate the widely discussed porcelain chipping problem. Current cutting edge concepts and issues and research with cements and cementation both adhesive and non-adhesive will be featured.

September 15, 2017
Featured Speaker:
Steven J. Anderson
Steven J. Anderson is the founder and president of the Total Patient Service Institute that specializes in implementing the highest level of patient service and communication skills in dental practices. Over the last twenty-five years he has spoken at every major dental meeting in North America, conducted hundreds of seminars all over the English speaking world, worked with thousands of dental practices to increase their productivity through patient communication, written over 100 articles for dental industry publications, authored 5 books, and produced dozens of audio and video learning programs. In 1995, he co-founded the Crown Council, a continent wide association of over 1,000 leading dental practices. Through the Crown Council, he co-founded the Smiles for Life Foundation, which has raised over $37 million dollars in the last fifteen years for children’s charities worldwide. He has been named “Dental Businessman of the Year” by Excellence in Dentistry. He is a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization, Past President and Founder of the San Antonio Chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization and a past Finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year contest. Steve and Cheryl Anderson are the parents of seven children and live in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area.

And what your team can do to create repeat and referral patients who accept treatment and tell everyone about you!

An extraordinary day of dental team education with Steven J. Anderson

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if all your patients walked into your practice knowing exactly what they wanted, were ready to get started, and could afford it all? Providing quality care is a process, not an event. Knowing how to take patients from where they are to where they need to be is a science, not an accident. Do you and your team have the process of patient progression mapped out for daily success?

Patients are getting older, wiser and more demanding as consumers. They expect more. What you used to do yesterday is not going to be enough tomorrow. Do you know what they really want, or are you just telling them what you think they need?

Today, it starts with a philosophy of care; a philosophy of patient service that takes care of not just their clinical needs, but of their total needs. Come discover the new standard for patient service and patient communication that will have a dramatic impact on your patients, your production, and your teamwork.

Here’s just some of what you and your team will discover:

  • The 2 personal obstacles that every dentist and team member must fight and win to achieve long term success.

  • Critical adjustments you must make to the changing market.

  • The 4 generations of patient care. Where are you today? Where can you be tomorrow? And what it will do for your practice.

  • Introducing a guide to the personal touch for customized service that will save you hours of chair-side time and create dramatic improvements in patient acceptance.

  • How to create quality patient care that people rave about.

  • How to become “THE” recognized practice in your town.

  • What is Total Patient Service and what can you do to make it happen.

  • A revolutionary way to determine the unique direction to take with each patient.

  • The 4 essential factors you must consider before making any treatment recommendation.

  • Why you should never ask a patient what they want until you do this first.

  • How every team member can adjust “in the moment” to patient needs, wants and desires.

  • The greatest missed opportunity in patient care.

  • The most important practice characteristic patients look for, but will rarely tell you that they notice.

  • The secret of creating and maintaining team harmony.

  • How to increase your quality new patient flow without spending any more money.

  • Why patients are flocking to a new type of dentist and what you can do about it.

  • The most overlooked patient care resource that will transform your practice.

  • Why you can’t build a practice on satisfied patients.

  • The “invisible” things your patients are looking for that may determine if they return. And much more.

    Come learn, grow and set a new vision for your practice as you set new standards for patient service.

 

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Christian Coachman
February 16, 2018
Featured Speaker:
Christian Coachman, CDT DDS
Dr. Christian Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of São Paulo/Brazil in 2002. He is a member of the Brazilian and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Moreover, Dr. Coachman attended the Ceramic Specialization Program at the Ceramoart Training Center, where he also became an instructor. In 2004, Dr. Coachman was invited by Dr. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over 4 years. Dr. Coachman worked with many leading dentists around the world as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel), Ricci (Italy) and Calamita (Brazil). Currently divides his time between his family Dental Clinic in Sao Paulo- Brasil, together with his father, and the DSD Global HQ in Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of the DSD Residency program with continuing education courses for dental professionals from all over the world. Also works as a consultant for Dental companies and offices, developing products and implementing concepts and has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics and implants. He is the developer of techniques as the Pink Hybrid Implant Restoration, the Digital Smile Design, the Virtual Lab and Digital Smile Donator concepts.

How to implement a fully digital, facially driven workflow in interdisciplinary cases, increasing esthetics, precision and efficiency.
This lecture will present pragmatic step-by-step of how to digitally design smiles in harmony with faces and how to utilize an interdisciplinary software platform to simulate treatments, improve the decision making process and increase case acceptance.

Learning Objectives:

  • The facially driven interdisciplinary software platform.
  • Esthetic Natural Anterior and Functional Posterior Restorations with CAD/CAM.
  • The Restorative and Orthodontic Digital link