Course information

*This schedule is tentative and more courses will be added soon.

Wednesday, September 27

Implant and Attachment Tips & Tricks
Chris Bormes, MICOI
Sponsored by: Preat Corp.
Keynote Session
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (2 CE hrs)

This course will cover the most common technical pitfalls to avoid, how to identify and service older systems, and tips and tricks to successfully provide the patient with the best prosthesis possible. 

Digital Denturist – Dawn of a New Era
Dan McArthur and Mitchell Jenkins 
Sponsored by: Aurum
General Session
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m 

From your scan or scan of your cast, 3D dentures and partials are digitally designed, then produced using the most advanced materials, printers, and mills. Using the latest technology in SLA printing, if a chrome partial is prescribed, or precision milled if the partial is to be fabricated in titanium, the Aurum Group has the perfect solution for your patient. These dentures and partial frameworks are a marvel of modern digital technology that offers you a precision fit, beautiful natural aesthetics along with the convenience of fewer trips to the office for your patients, less chair-time for you and a digital record is provided for fast replacement.

The Road to the Perfect Implant Bar Solution for Your Patients
Andreas Klie, RDT
Sponsored by: Panthera
General Session
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (1 CE hr)

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the demanding challenges of optimal implant retained dental solutions and look at solutions available for some of those challenging cases.
• Discuss how the introduction of CAD/CAM has impacted restorative options
• Review implant bar solutions; including function, aesthetics, and hygiene.

Thursday, September 28

Simplifying Your Digital Denture Journey with Ivotion
Luke LaRoque Walker, DD and Paul Imperius, RDT
Sponsored by: Ivoclar
General Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (2 CE hrs)

Want to make the switch to digital dentures? Luke LaRocque-Walker and Paul Imperius offer a practical, step-by-step look at how CAD/CAM technologies can improve efficiency without losing the quality achieved by analog workflows. This lecture will focus on the Ivotion Digital Denture and its wide range of workflow options to cover every denture type. The clinical and laboratory procedures for each workflow will be briefly presented from data acquisition to manufacturing with emphasis on the many advantages of digital design features that can directly enhance the clinical outcome.

Discover the Future of Denture Design: A Hands-On 3Shape Demonstration
Ram Rehm, RDT
Sponsored by: Argen Canada & 3Shape
General Session
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (1.5 CE hrs)

In this dynamic session, industry experts from True North Denture & Implant Clinic will kickstart your journey with an inspiring lecture. Gain exclusive insights from the team who has been at the forefront of integrating technology into their practice. They will share their expertise and reveal the remarkable benefits of embracing digital solutions in the dental industry. But we won’t stop there. We believe in the power of hands-on learning to truly grasp the potential of groundbreaking tools. That’s why we have invited Argen Canada’s Technical Specialist Pam Rehm, a Registered Dental Technologist and a trailblazer in digital workflows, to guide you through a captivating 3Shape demonstration. During this immersive experience, you will have the opportunity to play with the software yourself, exploring its features and functionalities firsthand. Pam will be there every step of the way, providing expert guidance and sharing her invaluable tips and tricks acquired through years of experience. Join us and discover how to seamlessly integrate digital workflows into your denture clinic, optimize your processes, and provide enhanced care for your patients.

Knowledge is Key with Swiss School of Prosthetics
Alexander Ewert
Sponsored by: Candulor
Concurrent Session
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (1 CE hr)

We live in an increasingly digital world. Craftsmanship is also being digitized. However, it doesn’t matter which way you take to create dentures. It is important to know how to create dentures. In the increasing digitalization, however, one thing is being lost: knowledge.

 

Subject areas are being reduced in courses at universities or in job trainings. Removable topics are less and less covered in courses and at universities and are increasingly focused on implantology and basically digital content. The Knowledge of removable prosthetics falls behind. It is precisely this knowledge that is decisive for the quality and success of the patient’s treatment.

 

 

Teaching basic knowledge is a decisive factor of the Swiss School of Prosthetics. It is not about the application of products. No. It is about learning, understanding, and applying the knowledge. Education and years of practical experience remain the key to treatment success. Discover the school concept «SSOP» in this lecture.

Keeping Up with Digital Dentures 2023: Latest Update on Technology and Materials
Gene Peterson, CDT
Sponsored by: Sterngold
Concurrent Session
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (1 CE hr)

Digital Dentures technology is evolving ever so quickly and understanding the options is crucial for understanding where to be in the digital denture revolution. Get up to speed on the latest software and the and workflows of how to create an accurate complete digital denture design. Materials are improving daily, and you will understand better how to make the best choice for your laboratory. For those who haven’t made the change, bridging the gap between conventional and digital can be straight forward and you will learn how easy it can be.

Making It Happen: A Comprehensive Approach to Digital and Traditional Denture Integration into Your Workflow
Marc Wagenseil, LD
Sponsored by: VITA
General Session
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (1.5 CE hrs)

Traditional denture fabrication using carded teeth has been the gold standard for removables and fixed prosthetics. With the introduction of digital denture base and tooth fabrication, milled or printed, the ideal shade, esthetics, morphology, durability, and wear must also meet high standards. Using any processing workflow, the result should be indistinguishable as possible so that your level of service does not suffer. This lecture will touch on the latest denture techniques and materials available from a gold standard company that regardless of denture production, the result meets all functional and patient satisfaction requirements. The ease of integration into your clinic or laboratory services will be discussed along with having a systematic approach that blends nicely across any denture fabrication discipline due to quality control.

Friday, September 29

Basic RPD
Jeremiah Naas, LD, CDT
Sponsored by: Kettenbach, Preat, Bego, Renfert, Primotec
General Session
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (2 CE hrs)

Jeremiah will cover terminology, classifications, design elements, design theory, an interactive work sheet for design, a work flow of analog fabrication, and some thoughts on flexible “tissue supported” partials.

Getting the Edge on Removable Technology Pt 1
Dennis Urban, CDT
Sponsored by: Zubler USA/New Stetic USA
Breakout Session
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (1 CE hr)

This presentation will cover the successful procedures and case planning on traditional and digital full denture procedures, leading to less chair time and better patient acceptance. This webinar is a must for the denturist who wants to increase removable caseloads with higher profits, better aesthetics and functional excellence with predictable outcomes. The presentation will include comprehensive, proven methods on full denture technology:

Part 1.
• Case Planning
• Proper Workflow and Protocol-Analog vs. Digital
• Preliminary Denture Impressions
• Final Impression with Custom Tray and border molding
• Full Denture Bite Registration and Occlusal Records – Getting the correct information
• Anatomical landmarks to follow.
• Material Science and latest technologies
• Tooth Selection
• Occlusal Schemes
• Set-up for try-in
• Pour, press pack, injection and microwave processing
• Final Insertion
• Patient Follow up
• Problem Solving

Digital Modifications to Removable Prosthodontics Analog Workflow
Eugene Royzengurt, LD, BTSc
Sponsored by: Pac-Dent
Breakout Session
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (1 CE hr)

Everyday denture practice requires many clinical and laboratory aspects. Making them run smoothly is not an easy task. During this lecture we will talk about making things easier in your removable prosthetics practice by utilizing simple digital techniques that will help you in the long run achieve a much smoother workflow.

Jurisprudence/Legal Management
Mark Mulzet, RD, RDT
Sponsored by: South Hill Denture Clinic
Breakout Session
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (1 CE hr)

This session would be an open dialogue and document examples on how to protect yourself in the event a patient would like to sue you and or your practice. How simple documents can avoid this and how they will actually allow the College to act in a manner which seems as though they are protecting the practitioner vs the patient. How to represent yourself if you are actually defending in a legal action and how to end the cycle where some patients feel that all they have to say is I will “sue you” and the will get some or all their money back. Along with other common everyday legal and format style issues that arise in everyday Denturist practices. This lecture is applicable to many disciplines.

Future Business Forecasts, Challenges and Solutions for Denturists
Eugene Shmitsman, RD
Sponsored by: Shmitsman’s Denture Clinic
Breakout Session
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (1 CE hr)

Eugene shares future business forecasts for denturists, challenges and solutions.

1. Future market outlook for denturists
2. How to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive environment
3. Networking strategies
4. Advertising and marketing
5. Overhead challenges and solutions
6. Selecting the right candidates for your team
7. How to protect your business (ethics, litigation, etc.)

Getting the Edge on Removable Technology Pt 2
Dennis Urban, CDT
Sponsored by: Zubler USA/New Stetic USA
Closing Session
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1 CE hr)

This presentation will cover the successful procedures and case planning on traditional and digital full denture procedures, leading to less chair time and better patient acceptance. This webinar is a must for the denturist who wants to increase removable caseloads with higher profits, better aesthetics and functional excellence with predictable outcomes. The presentation will include comprehensive, proven methods on full denture technology:

Part 2:
• Digital Technology
• Merging Digital and Analog
• Intra-Oral Scanning
• Digital Case Design
• Milling vs. Printing
• Printed denture teeth vs.PMMA
• Bonding to the denture base
• Leveraging digital technology to increase patient loads
• Meeting patient expectations in a realistic way
• Effective communication and support with digital technology
• Q and A