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CE
The Art and Science of Modern Bulk Composite
Presenter: Dr. David Clark
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/10/14
  This CE webinar will deliver practical “Monday Morning” tips to eliminate voids, poor contacts, marginal ridge fracturing, and post-operative sensitivity. Dr. Clark will explain the dramatically expanded role of bulk fill in a modern practice committed to both excellence and profitability.

CE
Building Your Aesthetic Restorative Practice
Presenter: Dr. Steve Cutbirth
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/25/14
  Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will have learned about
1. anterior crown and bridge cases
2. ideal tooth preparation and periodontal tissue management techniques
3. important cementation guidelines
4. fabricating esthetic and durable provisional crowns
5. case cost analysis and financing

CE
Clear Aligner Digital Workflow for Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. John F. Weston
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/20/14
  This CE webinar will focus on how to use digital impression technology to get an accurate impression every time as well as how to take that information and access a totally new “trusted” digital workflow for aligner fabrication.

CE
Bulk Filling Innovations: The Truths, Myths and Science Behind the Products
Presenter: Joe Oxman
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/12/14
  This CE webinar will highlight the truths and myths of current bulk fill materials and the science behind a new bulk fill/curing solution.

CE
Veneers, Veneers, Veneers!
Presenter: Dr. Steve Cutbirth
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/11/14
  Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will learn:
1. Treatment planning and restoring complex veneer cases, including crowded and displaced teeth
2. Veneer tooth preparation techniques, including when and how to prepare through the interproximal contact
3. Defining the ideal incisal plane position of anterior teeth and how to reestablish that position when it has been lost through bruxism, an accident, inaccurate dental restorations, etc.
4. Blending the incisal plane with the occlusal plane
5. Using the patient’s lip position to establish the ideal incisal edge position
6. Cementation of veneers: higher vs. lower viscosity luting composites, precise veneer luting techniques
7. What to do with a single anterior tooth requiring restoration
8. The very best impression technique
9. Optimum communication with patients so they wish to proceed with needed veneer restoration

CE
Mini Dental Implants in Partial Denture Applications
Presenter: Dr. Raymond Choi
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/14/14
  In this informative CE webinar, Dr. Choi will review how easily and effectively you can treat your partial denture patients with minis. It is for any dentist who wants to incorporate minis for their partial denture patients and see immediate patient satisfaction and increased practice profitability.

CE
Restoring Deep Caries - Bulk Fill, Liners and Dentin Bonding
Presenter: Dr. David Clark
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/3/14
  Recently there has been a flurry of new products and interest in the direct restorative/bulk fill/therapeutic materials arena. In this CE webinar, Dr. David Clark will give an update of the art and science of caries removal, pulp capping and therapeutic restorative filling materials.

CE
Restoring Complex Aesthetic Cases
Presenter: Dr. Steve Cutbirth
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/18/14
  Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will have reviewed:
1. restoring crowded cases with porcelain veneers
2. correcting gingival line and diastema problems
3. restoring missing anterior teeth, full mouth reconstructions, including increasing vertical dimension in severe wear cases

CE
Same-Day Crowns Utilizing Digital Impressioning and Chairside Milling
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Fox
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 1/27/14
  Follow the workflow process of a single-unit, CAD/CAM produced, resin nano ceramic crown from an in-office mill – all done without a traditional impression. As a new user of digital scanning and in-office milling, in this CE webinar, Dr. Fox discusses the benefits and efficiency these technologies have brought to his practice and demonstrates via clinical case examples.

CE
Direct Posterior Composite Restorations
Presenter: Gary Alex, D.M.D.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/21/13
  Predictable placement of posterior composites requires proper management of the adhesive interface and a precise clinical protocol. Upon completion of this CE webinar, students will:
1. Learn how to improve efficiency for placement of direct posterior composites based on the very latest research and materials.

CE
Excellence in Everyday Direct Composite Restorations
Presenter: Dr. John F. Weston
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/20/13
  If you are not offering direct restorative options to your patients, you are missing out. Current economic conditions demand that we provide affordable cosmetic oriented options. This course will show simplified techniques for predictable outcomes when performing direct restorative procedures.

CE
Cementation for the Everyday Practice
Presenter: Dr. Rob Ritter, DMD
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/19/13
  In today's busy dental practice we have many options for cementation of laboratory and chairside manufactured restorations. Whether they be made of gold, PFM, lithium disilicate or zirconia, dentists need a predictable and reproducible way to permanently cement crowns, bridges, onlays and veneers. This will be a fast moving and informative webinar that addresses concerns for practitioners every day.

CE
Making Better Impressions: A Path to Predictability and Precision
Presenter: Dr. James Braun
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/18/13
  An important factor for a successful indirect restoration is the quality of the final impression. The choice of impression materials and procedure can positively impact office productivity and patient comfort through reduced crown adjustment and seating time.

CE
Motivational Interviewing: A New Approach to Communicating Prevention Needs to Your Patients
Presenter: Michelle Hurlbutt, RDH, MSDH
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/30/13
  The average dental clinician may perform as many as 60,000 patient encounters during a career. Until recently, the relationship of communication skills to important outcomes was not well known. New communication approaches have been developed that will increase the likelihood of patient adherence to preventive and therapeutic recommendations. This CE webinar is designed to introduce the dental professional to effective communication strategies that will ultimately lead to increased patient adherence as well as to elicit positive patient behavior change.

CE
Building Up Teeth with Fiber Posts - Appearance and Strength
Presenter: Dr. James Braun
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/15/13
  This CE webinar will review the physical characteristics of fiber posts and the bonding potential with specific adhesive resin cements. Not only are we able to create very esthetic post/cores on endodontic teeth, which will also impart a much stronger structure. All clinical steps and cases will be presented as they relate to all ceramic crowns.


CE
Immediate Placement and Provisionalization of Implants in the Esthetic Zone
Presenter: Dr. Robert Margeas, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/20/13
  This CE webinar will teach you how to provisionalize immediately following implant placement. Screw retained and cement retained restorations will be shown step by step for maximum learning.

CE
Curing Dental Composites Faster than the Speed of Light
Presenter: Joe Oxman
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/20/13
  What are the potential clinical implications of light curing larger composite increments for shorter times with higher intensity lights? What are some of the practical strategies that can ensure an effective and reproducible clinical outcome? This CE webinar will provide you with some surprising and useful clinical guidance on enhancing your photocuring success.

CE
Successful Chairside Milling and Integration with Open Digital Impression System
Presenter: Brent Fredrickson, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/6/13
  Discover how Dr. Fredrickson successfully integrated digital impression technology with his chairside system to produce esthetic same-day restorations utilizing a trusted connection. In this webinar he will demonstrate how an open and accurate digital impression system can positively impact your ROI and help reduce stress in your office.

CE
Achieving Predictable, Clinical Outcomes with Digital Impressions
Presenter: Dr. John F. Weston
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/12/12
  Digital impression technology provides wide-ranging benefits to both the dentist and patient, providing better predictable outcomes through better oral care, a better patient experience and improved productivity. In this presentation, you will view a case that illustrates the speed and full-arch accuracy of a digital scanner and how a digital impressioning system positively impacts Dr. Weston’s clinical practice on a daily basis.

CE
Today's Flowables - Far More than Just a Liner
Presenter: Dr. David Clark
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/5/12
  Years ago the difficulty of placing paste composite forced manufacturers to listen to the needs of practicing dentists. The first flowables were actually "home made" made by dentists, desperate for friendlier composite handling. Where are we today? In this timely CE webinar Dr. Clark will present the state of the science of flowable composites, packed with practical clinical tips.

CE
Marketing and Case Acceptance Strategies for the Mini Dental Implant
Presenter: Benjamin Oppenheimer, D.D.S. FICOI
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/15/12
  The growing success and versatility of small diameter implants has resulted in more clinicians implementing mini dental implants into their practice. In order to generate and preserve a healthy stream of new business, and increase placement success rate, reaching out to qualified prospective patients is a must for mini dental implant dentists.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to: Understand how mini dental implants can enhance your practice; understand cost-conscious and effective marketing strategies; understand case acceptance strategies for increasing success rates in mini dental implant placement.

CE
Impressive Impressions: Keys to a Successful Final Restoration
Presenter: Ronald Perry, D.M.D., M.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/11/12
  One of the keys to a successful indirect restoration is the quality of the final impression. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to: Understand the basics of prep design, proper tissue retraction, syringing, timing, and tips on how to make a perfect "first impression"; understand the monetary impact of impressioning; be familiar with the differences between traditional impression technique and digital impressions

CE
CAMBRA Strategies - Successful Integration into Your Practice
Presenter: Mark Kleive, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/20/12
  While CAMBRA has sound research to support its use, many general dental practices struggle to incorporate an efficient system in their offices. This CE webinar will highlight some simple communication methods that can be utilized by any team member in the office to support successful CAMBRA use.

CE
Nano-Ceramics with a Novel Approach to Adhesion Dentistry
Presenter: Daniel Poticny, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/30/12
  Restorative materials for indirect applications have rapidly evolved over the last ten years, and this is only the beginning. While the trend to stiffer and stronger materials is apparent and more widely accepted, it is not without its challenges including appropriateness of application, placement, and finishing. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to understand various dental materials provide predictable outcomes in a wide range of applications with a structured and evidence-based approach

CE
The Power of Prevention (for Seattle Study Club only)
Presenter: Andrea Wiseman, RDH
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/24/12
  Please note: This webinar is for Seattle Study Club members ONLY.

Preventive Dentistry is one of the fastest growing trends in the dental industry. Caries Management By Risk Assessment, or CAMBRA, represents a shift from simply treating caries to proactive prevention and treatment. Through learning about CAMBRA, and implementing the recommendations and protocols, dental clinicians have a valuable opportunity to help patients take charge of their oral health.

CE
Optimal Treatment of the 'Dreaded Black Triangle' with Direct Composite
Presenter: Dr. David Clark
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/23/12
  “Black triangles” are a surprisingly common esthetic and functional dilemma. Many of the treatments in the past were unpredictable, overly aggressive, or damaging to the long term health of the tooth and the peridontium. Composite treatments of the past often turned brown, had marginal stain, and occasionally simply fell off. Find out why patients are flying from all over the world to Dr. Clark’s office in Tacoma WA and how he can provide a 10 year warranty without worry.

CE
Provisional Restorations for Today's Restorative Practice
Presenter: Dr. Tom McDonald
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/10/12
  The ability to efficiently fabricate precise, esthetic provisional restorations can take a restorative practice to another level. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to: identify the latest techniques and materials for all areas of restorative dentistry; understand the application for these materials for single and multiple tooth restorations; be familiar with provisional techniques for bonded final restorations,

CE
Adhesive Cementation - A Practical Approach
Presenter: Dr. Rob Ritter, DMD
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/26/12
  Today's cements provide the ability to seal, protect, prevent post operative sensitivity and provide long term stability for the restoration. Unfortunately, we have so many cements available it can be difficult to choose the correct cement for the ceramic and the clinical situation. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to understand the many adhesive options and classes of cements that provide the best long term results.

CE
The End of Generations: A Novel Approach to Adhesion Dentistry
Presenter: Daniel Poticny, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/7/11
  Since the discovery of adhesion to tooth substrate some 55 years ago, many approaches have been taken to meet the challenges every clinician faces. Bond strengths, durability, and technique have been defined as product generations that have evolved to efficient, simplified techniques albeit with the loss of tensile bond strengths characteristic of more complicated to use "gold standard" systems.

This CE webinar will discuss the necessity for a system that meets every challenge with a no compromise solution with a new product class that may "re-define" how every clinician will practice adhesive dentistry.

CE
Why-When-How to Use Glass Ionomers in Primary Teeth and for Special Needs Patients
Presenter: Dr. Clive Friedman
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/21/11
  Glass ionomers can change your concept of restorative dentistry in children and young adults. This CE webinar will give you an overview of glass ionomers and discuss their applications in a pediatric practice. This is a "recommended presentation" for those interested in learning about the use of glass ionomers in various clinical applications.

CE
CAMBRA: Communication, Documentation & Profitability (3 of a 3-part series)
Presenter: Pamela Maragliano and Dona Roberts
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/13/11
  This webinar is the conclusion of a 3 part series.  This webinar will tie-in all of the information presented at the previous webinars to demonstrate how to assess caries risk, assign a patient to a risk category, minimize risk, effectively communicate to the patient and document our findings and recommendations.  We will utilize case studies to demonstrate our use of CAMBRA and will discuss our improvements in profitability, referrals, staff and our clinical research findings.

CE
CAMBRA: Implementation & Products for the Private Practice (2 of a 3-part series)
Presenter: Pamela Maragliano and Dona Roberts
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/9/11
  This webinar will detail our approach as we minimize and manage risk factors for each caries risk category.  We will introduce our methods of educating patients and our rationale for product choices.  The audience will learn our mode of staff utilization as this program is implemented into the practice.  In addition, we will discuss various considerations for the dentist when treatment planning.

CE
Caries Management (CAMBRA) Refined for the Private Practice (1 of a 3-part series)
Presenter: Pamela Maragliano and Dona Roberts
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/9/11
  Presented by Dr. Pamela Maragliano and Dona Roberts, winners of the ADA 2010 Adult Prevention Practice of the Year award, this webinar will introduce the audience to the premise of CAMBRA and the challenges we faced as we integrated it into private practice. We will also introduce our modifications and chart documentation as we refined CAMBRA and tailored it to private practice. We will discuss our approach to patient care, using oral health related quality of life indicators and risk assessment. This webinar will segue into a series of 3 webinars that will specifically detail our practices, including implementation, communication, documentation and our increase in profitability.

CE
Implant Dentistry - Enhancing Diagnosis, Case Acceptance, and Outcomes
Presenter: Dr. David Little, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 1/11/11
  Implant dentistry can enhance the quality of our patients’ lives. Whether replacing a single tooth or an entire edentulous arch, advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software, and CAD-CAM allow us to virtually develop a restorative driven treatment plan that produces predictable results.

CE
De-Mystifying Modern Cement Selection for Indirect Restorations
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Blank, D.M.D.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/16/10
  This one hour webinar will outline the various cements available for cementation of indirect restorations, discern the clinical criteria that dictate cement selection, and demonstrate the appropriate clinical protocol for use of selected cements. Proper surface treatments for both the tooth substrate and the ceramic bonding surface will be covered in detail.

CE
How to Consistently Capture Accurate Impressions
Presenter: Dr. Don Erickson
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/7/10
  This presentation will use clinical cases that demonstrate repeatable techniques to obtain crystal clear margins in the impression, including those placed subgingivally. It is rare to come across a procedure that will both increase profitability and lower stress. This is the opportunity to see and hear how it is done without investing in expensive, seldom-used equipment. Specific topics to be discussed are: soft tissue management during preparation, tissue retraction and isolation.

CE
Recession Proof Dentistry - The Mouth Body Connection
Presenter: Dr. Michael Varallo
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/26/10
  Digital impression technology is rapidly gaining acceptance as a more productive alternative to the traditional process for both doctors and labs. In this presentation you will have the opportunity to view a case from one of our Lava™ C.O.S. clinical experts, learn how digital impressions have positively impacted both him and his lab and have a discussion on his clinical experiences. Directly following the presentation there will be time for questions and answers with Dr. Varallo.

CE
The Injection Molding Technique for Composite Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. David Clark
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/20/10
  Direct composite restorations are under-promoted and under-appreciated in today’s world of implants and computer assisted ceramics. Yet direct composites can be the least invasive, most biomimetic and wonderfully esthetic of all restorations. The challenge is that we must rely on our own hands to create that magic.
Dr. Clark will present creative solutions to overcome the major clinical impediments to modern resin dentistry.

CE
Using Adhesives Effectively
Presenter: Dr. John Burgess
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/29/10
  This CE webinar will discuss the clinically most effective bonding agents and their application using techniques that will improve clinical success. Each generation of bonding agent will be presented as well as clinical trials which demonstrate their proven success. A discussion of wet bonding, the hybrid layer and sclerotic dentin management will be shown.

CE
Retrospective on Zirconia Based Restorations
Presenter: Dr. Ariel Raigrodski, DMD, MS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/15/10
  A look at the last 8 years of clinical usage of zirconia supported restorations, with an update of completed and ongoing research.

CE
Cut Out Stress in your Indirect Restorative Procedures
Presenter: Dr. James Grant
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/26/10
  Dr. James C. Grant will walk participants through the digital impression workflow with the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. from 3M ESPE, to discuss how digital impressions have cut out stress in his impression procedures and allowed him to receive better fitting quality restorations. Dr. Grant will be addressing the benefits he’s seen with real cases, and share his results, including final seating photographs and radiographs that highlight the marginal fit. He will also share an unedited video, which shows him walking through a digital impression scan from start to finish. This course is recommended for dentists.

CE
Zirconia Restorations: What's all the controversy about?
Presenter: Dr. Robert Stevenson
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/18/10
  --Will Zirconia replace PFM Crowns?
--Why Zirconia?
--What is the controversy surrounding All ceramic restorations?

Critical points in preparation design and case selection will be discussed and long term results of research from The Dental Advisor will be reviewed.

CE
New Avenues for Esthetic Composite Restorations
Presenter: Dr. Silas Duarte
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/29/10
  With a conservative approach in mind, the restorative team should be able to provide patients with minimally invasive, highly esthetic, and long-lasting solutions. This lecture focus on key principles and the effect of light dynamics have on various direct composite materials as a foundation to create imperceptible composite restorations. In addition, this presentation provides a systematic and scientific approach for selecting esthetic treatment modalities based on original research data with special emphasis on techniques and new materials design and selection.

CE
All Ceramic and Digital Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. Gerard Kugel
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/28/10
  This lecture will review all ceramic materials including both lab processed and chairside CAD/CAM crowns, digital impressioning options along with data on accuracy will be presented.

-- What materials work best and in which circumstances?
-- What are the pros & cons of digital dentistry?
-- What cements should I use?

An emphasis will be placed on clinical applications including indications, and preparation design.

CE
Primary Tooth Pulp Therapy
Presenter: Dr. Greg Psaltis
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/23/10
  Dentists who want to bring the highest level of care to their pediatric patients must be well-versed in all aspects of primary tooth pulp therapy. In this program, we will discuss diagnosis, treatment planning and all aspects of both pulpotomies and pulpectomies. Several techniques and materials will be discussed so that the students will be ready to perform these critical procedures with confidence.

CE
Digital Dental Impressions: The New Frontier
Presenter: Dr. Fred Peck, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/22/10
  The Lava™ Precision Solutions Team is pleased to announce a one-hour live presentation with Dr. Fred Peck.

In this course, which focuses on real clinical cases that Dr. Peck has treated, attendees will learn how Lava™ C.O.S. can be integrated into a solution for every day dentistry. Dr. Peck will overview the step-by-step procedure, from retraction and prep design to impression capture. Attendees will not only learn about the indications for digital impressions, but a new technique for consistent impression capture.

CE
Don’t Let Your Provisionals Look Temporary
Presenter: Mrs. Niki Henson, RDA
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/27/10
  Mrs. Niki Henson, RDA, is a well-respected national speaker focusing on clinically relevant dental assisting topics. In this live webinar, Mrs. Henson will review the purpose of provisional restorations—including tissue conditioning, space retention, and esthetics. In addition, you will learn about materials available, steps to fabricating and troubleshooting, as well as tips to making great provisional restorations. This webinar is an invaluable learning experience for the entire office staff.

CE
Successful Implant Impressions and Impression Materials
Presenter: Dr. Izchak Barzilay
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/27/10
  This program will present a comparison of impression materials and relate them to the specific needs of prosthodontics and implant therapy. Methods or making impressions will be discussed as will the properties of impression materials that best suit this clinical modality. Recommendations will be made as to which materials to use for implant procedures.

CE
The Art and Science of Digital Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. Paul Gamber, DMD
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/9/10
  In a recent industry survey, dentists indicated that digital impression systems are going to gain the most market share of all new technologies in the next five years. They are rapidly becoming a mainstream technology in dental offices today. You will learn how the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. has revolutionized the impression taking procedure and how it is successfully integrated it into Dr. Gamber’s office. Learn about the precise marginal fit possible with the Lava C.O.S. and how it can increase productivity, reduce seating times, reduce remakes and increase patient comfort.

CE
CAMBRA: Putting the Paradigm Shift into Action
Presenter: Ms. Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/16/10
  Dental caries affects almost everyone. If left untreated, it can impact an individual’s ability to eat, sleep, attend school and even work. Currently, most dental practices treat the symptoms rather than the cause of this bacterial infection. Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) seeks to alter the caries balance and change the course of the disease.

CE
Stress Free Predictable Restorations
Presenter: Dr. George Warga, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/2/10
  Dr. Warga will introduce the product, the unique technology behind the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. and how it has benefitted his practice. He will discuss the advantages for the “single crown” dentist and will then proceed to discuss the use of the Lava C.O.S. on multiple prep restorations. Dr. Warga will share clinical case photos, and how he integrates the Lava C.O.S. into his other processes to produce consistently accurate and sophisticated restorations.

CE
Understanding Caries Risk Assessment
Presenter: Ms. Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/26/10
  There is a strong belief that risk assessment is the foundation of good evidence based dentistry. As dental professionals, we have the opportunity to provide excellent preventive dental care using an individualized patient approach. By identifying each patient's risk for oral disease, and using appropriate protocols and therapeutic treatments, we can quickly intervene to help our patients maintain optimal oral health.

Great Scanning in Challenging Situations
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Candio, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 0 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/15/09
  The Lava™ Precision Solutions Team is pleased to announce a one-hour live presentation with Dr. Stephen Candio. The first 100 registrants will be able to participate in the live webcast, and will have the opportunity to e-mail questions directly to Dr. Candio during the webcast. Dr. Candio will be introducing the Lava™ C.O.S., how the technology is different and why he chose to integrate it into his practice. In addition, Dr. Candio will discuss how digital impression technology has allowed him to offer his patients a unique customer experience that delivers them high quality restorative work. He will be showcasing clinical photos and reviewing cases that focus on complex, non-textbook cases, including difficult preps.

CE
Simplifying the Pediatric Anterior Strip Crown Procedure
Presenter: Dr. Greg Psaltis
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/10/09
  Not many procedures can match the esthetic and emotional impact of a well-placed anterior strip crown. The satisfaction to the dentist is magnified by the parents’ gratitude for turning a badly decayed primary incisor into a beautifully restored tooth. Learn to diagnose and treat these teeth with a straightforward, uncomplicated technique that is the closest thing to cosmetic dentistry that pediatric dentists do.

CE
Fundamental Excellence - “Achieving Gold Medal Restorative Care”
Presenter: Dr. Gabriel Sing, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/16/09
  The Lava™ Precision Solutions Team is pleased to announce a one-hour live presentation with Dr. Gabriel Don Sing. Dr. Gabe Don Sing’s presentation will highlight the fundamental elements that lead to restorative dental excellence. The primary emphasis will be on creating the optimal platform for the lab to produce exceptional restorations.

CE
Stainless Steel Crowns Are a Snap
Presenter: Dr. Greg Psaltis
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/12/09
  Stainless steel crowns are the most durable restoration in pediatric dentistry. The technique for their placement is remarkably simple. Adding this skill to any dental practice will enhance the quality of care for the children who are patients. This course will cover the diagnosis, treatment planning and the restorative steps to properly care for a broken down primary molar. Once you have mastered this, you will eliminate the re-treatment of posterior teeth in your pediatric dental population.

CE
Creating Exceptional Direct Composite Restorations Using Practical Techniques
Presenter: Dr. John F. Weston
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/4/09
  This webcast will focus on the clinical techniques to predictably replicate dentin and enamel as well as how to create the realistic surface characteristics found in natural teeth. Whether you are pursuing AACE accreditation or you simply want to enhance your clinical skills for direct restorative cosmetic results, you will enjoy this webcast and improve the range of services offered to your patients.

CE
Ouch…That Hurts! Root Causes and Effective Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
Presenter: Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/2/09
  Dentinal hypersensitivity is complex; patients often suffer needlessly from sensitivity, a problem that profoundly affects quality of life and creates enormous clinical challenges. Clinicians often struggle with trying to find effective treatments for this perplexing problem. This course provides diagnostic tools as well as a wide range of professional therapies and homecare strategies that provide relief.

CE
Digital Replication - A fundamental change in restorative dentistry
Presenter: Dr. Brian Schroder, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/8/09
  The Lava™ Precision Solutions Team is pleased to announce a one-hour live presentation with Dr. Brian Schroder.

Digital alternatives to elastomeric impression materials have recently been introduced to the dental profession for the fabrication of indirect fixed restorations. Dr. Schroder will briefly discuss the systems currently available, how they work, and present clinical cases of indirect restorations that have been fabricated from digital replications using the Lava COS. Included in the presentation will be techniques for preparation and isolation of teeth which will enable dentists to obtain excellent impressions, be they digital or conventional.

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“Melting Tooth Syndrome”: Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Demineralization
Presenter: Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/17/09
  Dental professionals see the devastating effects of tooth demineralization every day, but the process starts long before the tooth is visibly damaged. Science has now provided us with effective tools to prevent, stop and reverse the process. Learn how to help patients rebuild damaged tooth structure at a microscopic level.

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Using a Chairside Oral Scanner for Full Arch Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. Jack Ringer, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/8/09
  The Lava™ Precision Solutions Team is pleased to announce a one-hour live presentation with Dr. Jack Ringer.

Dr. Ringer’s presentation will highlight the powerful software update for the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. which improves the ease of use, speed and full arch capture of this digital impression system. Learn how Dr. Ringer has successfully integrated Lava C.O.S. into his practice and see the results of some of his advanced casework.

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What's Happening to Our Teeth? Understanding the Epidemic of Demineralization and Hypersensitivity
Presenter: Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/18/09
  Millions of patients now keep their teeth for a lifetime. Today’s patients have complex lifestyles, compromising personal habits and diverse medical conditions, each of which can lead to significant tooth demineralization as well as dentinal hypersensitivity.

CE
Adhesive Update 2009 - Where we are, where we've come from and where we're going
Presenter: Dr. Rob Ritter, DMD
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/20/09
  This lecture will review briefly where we have come from, where we are now with adhesives and where we are going. A look at the currently available generations of adhesives will be covered as well as the use of desensitizers. Differences between carriers, dual cured adhesives, self etching primers, diffusion restriction, isolation, dentin vs. enamel bonding, shear bond test strengths and the effects of sclerotic dentin will be covered in this informative, concise presentation.

CE
Zirconia: Facts and Fiction
Presenter: Dr. Edward McLaren
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/5/09
  Everything you wanted to know about working with zirconia. Are different types important? How to prevent chipping issues? What type of preparations? What type of cements?

CE
Posterior Restorations Using Filtek LS
Presenter: Dr. Robert Margeas, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/6/08
  This online presentation addresses a new and innovative clinical technique and composite restorative that is designed to minimize polymerization shrinkage. Various curing light polymerization techniques are also discussed. This program is ideal for dentists and assistants.

CE
Anterior Composite Technique
Presenter: Dr. Marcos Vargas
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/6/07
  This CE module is presented by Dr. Marco Vargas, a recognized expert in operative dentistry from University of Iowa School of Dentistry. This clinically-based CE module, Anterior Composite Technique, demonstrates useful and relevant clinical techniques that will help you create beautiful anterior composites.

CE
Temporization Part 1
Presenter: Ms. Shannon Pace Brinker
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/29/07
  Shannon Pace is a dental assistant and Clinical Director for the Cranham Dental Seminars. This is part 1 of a two part series. This CE module addresses many relevant and useful clinical techniques related to temporization.

CE
Temporization Part 2
Presenter: Ms. Shannon Pace Brinker
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/29/07
  Shannon Pace is a dental assistant and Clinical Director for the Cranham Dental Seminars. This is part 1 of a two part series. This CE module addresses many relevant and useful clinical techniques related to temporization.

CE
Making Better Impressions
Presenter: Dr. Ariel Raigrodski, DMD, MS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/12/07
  Presented by Dr. Ariel Raigrodski, a leading clinician and speaker, this class will help you take successful impressions by addressing the following key factors:
1. Adequate soft tissue management
2. Master a retraction technique
3. Impression material and technique

CE
Glass Ionomers in Restorative Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. Joel Berg, DDS, MS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/17/07
  Dr. Berg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Berg is a world-leading expert on glass ionomers. The focus of this presentation is on the role of glass ionomers in restorative dentistry and their clinical applications.

CE
Sealants in Preventive Dentistry
Presenter: Ms. Linda Jorgensen, RDH
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/5/07
  Presented by Linda Jorgenson, RDH, a recognized clinician and lecturer on dental sealants, this CE class will teach you about dental sealants, their clinical applications and some new and innovative sealant products.

CE
A Troubleshooting Guide to Better Impressions
Presenter: 3M ESPE
CE Credits: 3 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/14/06
  This module (pdf format) will serve as an excellent troubleshooting guide toward achieving better impressions. Causes and solutions to common impression taking problems are clearly organized in an easy to understand table.
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