NDA is offering a Clinical Track and a Management Track depending on your team’s needs this year! Click on the schedule to see the various sessions being offered during our two and a half day conference. There’s something for every member of your office.

Scroll down to learn more about our sessions and course objectives.

Wednesday, October 12

Jimmy Stegall, CDT, BA, MPA
3 Appointment Digital Dentures
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 2 hours
General Session
Sponsored by: 
Dentsply Sirona

At the completion of this program, participants will understand: clinical records / what is needed for success, and how to obtain them/ denture impressions / where we are today /a simple systematic approach to a 3 appoint digital denture / denture fabrication methods and how current Cad-Cam technologies have improved them. As well as the latest 3D printed denture materials that are stronger than anything ever used-Utilizing a functional Try-in, and why it’s better. This session will include removable clinical tips & tricks for a less stressful experience and result.

Markus Fischer, RD, RDT, PID
The Benefits of Measuring Occlusal Forces
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session – Clinical Track
Sponsored by: 
Kube Innovation

Course description coming soon.

Dean Fenwick
Digital Marketing and Business Management for Denturists

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session – Management Track
Sponsored by: 
DOMx – Specialized Office Systems

There have been recent significant changes in how to optimally manage your online presence today! This course will go over tangible “must haves” on your web presence and how optimize your profitability and return on investment for all marketing campaigns. Denturists will walk away from this course inspired to improve their business. Along with the new “Must Have” tips for 2022 online presence, attendees will learn the “Best Practices” tips for practice management techniques to maximize profitability and efficiency. Some specifics will be shown in the DOMx software but most off the concepts are applicable regardless of the specific software tools.

Mathew Viens
Dial in a Productive Digital Denture Workflow with Trusana

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – 1 hour
General Session
Sponsored by: Zahn Dental

Please join Matt Viens as he demonstrates how to successfully traverse through the latest options in the 3D printed digital denture workflow from seamless design features like incorporating your wash impression to nesting orientation. He will detail several key feature to help increase the accuracy, speed and quality of manufacturing high quality dentures, while avoiding common challenges in tooth placement and support processes.

Thursday, October 13

Finlay Sutton, BDS, DGDP (UK), MSc, MFDS RCS Ed, MRD RCS Ed, PhD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS Ed
The 7 Pillars of Denture Wisdom
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 2 hours
Opening Keynote Session
Sponsored by: 
Schottlander & Wren Dental

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Have improved understanding of modern complete denture, partial denture and implant supported removable denture construction.
  2. Have a greater understanding that well-made removable dentures can be a valid alternative to implant supported restorations.
  3. Make RPDs which function like removable “resin bonded” bridges – the Scandinavian approach.
  4. The use of RPDs in the heavily restored and failing dentition
  5. Have increased understanding of impression techniques and accurate recording of centric relation with gothic arch tracing.
  6. Be able to give patients’ dentures that look like age appropriate, beautiful, natural teeth
  7. Learn how to use attachments such as Locators® in the best way.
  8. Have better patient outcomes through improved communication.

Chris Bormes, MICOI
Implant Supported and Retained Full Arch Removable Treatment Options
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – 1.5 hours
General Session
Sponsored by: 
Preat Corp.

How, where, when, and why different treatment options are chosen for the edentulous patient.  Treatment options covered will be Overdenture Bars, such as Hader, Plunger Loc, Sagix, and Locator as well as Overdenture Studs, such as RT-x, Clix, Locator, O-Rings, and Magnets.

Gene Royzengurt, LD, BTSc
Implant Supported Restorations: Solutions for Problematic Cases
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session
Sponsored by: 
VITA North America

In a perfect world of implant retained removable prosthetics would always be done by the book with no need for creative solutions and daily problem solving. Unfortunately, that perfect world is not the one we tend to practice in. Divergent implants, lack of restorative space due to inadequate bone reduction and the never-ending battle between different implant systems are some of the issues we are faced with daily. In my lecture I will show you real every day cases and problem-solving techniques and corrections that we have dealt with over the years.

Learning Objectives:
Identifying different prosthetic space requirements
Treatment plan modalities for divergent implant placement
Treatment plan modalities for insufficient restorative space
Customizing locator type abutments, combining acrylic and zirconia in a single restoration as well as utilizing  newer aspects of digital dentistry to achieve a more predictable outcome. 

John Marshall
A Framework for Making Important Decisions
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session
Sponsored by: Results Driven

It’s easy to make poor decisions. Some decisions are simple, while others are difficult. In this interactive presentation, you’re going to learn a framework for making important decisions. This includes how to create metrics, spot issues, and procrastinate less. This framework will help you understand what areas to focus on and why they’re important. You’ll discover how making the right decisions will improve your future.

Tessie Stansbury, DMD
A Potpourri of Oral Pathology
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – 2 hour
Keynote Session
Sponsored by: Sebrite Agency, Inc.

Lesions in the oral cavity are rare, but some can have severe consequences if not treated early enough. The importance of a thorough head and neck exam is key to identifying lesions at an early stage; minimizing the extent of treatment and co-morbidities of such treatments for the patient. It is important to also identify lesions properly to ensure the patient receives the appropriate treatment. A review of some entities that present in the oral cavity, including identification of common or worrisome oral lesions, will be discussed. Additionally, determination of when these lesions should be biopsied or referred for additional treatment will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
-Review the common lesions of the oral cavity
-Review of worrisome lesions of the oral cavity
-Understand when to biopsy or refer for examination of these lesions

Friday, October 14

Tessie Stansbury, DMD
Osteonecrosis: An Unfortunate Side Effect of Necessary Treatment
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 2 hour
Keynote Session
Sponsored by: Sebrite Agency, Inc.

Osteonecrosis of the jawbones is an unwanted side effect to cancer therapy, particularly radiation treatment. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in its presence due to treatments of other conditions with various kinds of medications, including the use of bisphosphonates. The importance of recognizing patients’ risks for developing this condition, as well as treating/managing it when it does appear,  is extremely important for providers. A review of the causes, risks, presentation, and management of osteonecrosis will be discussed. Additionally, a risk assessment and plan of prevention will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
-Review the causes of osteonecrosis of the jawbones
-Review the risks factors for the development of osteonecrosis of the jawbones
-Discuss the management and treatment options for patients with osteonecrosis of the jawbones
-Discuss a plan of prevention in high risk patients
-Understand when to refer some of these cases for further management

Jeremiah Naas, LD, CDT
Partials on a Different Level
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session – Clinical Track
Sponsored by: 
Preat Corp., Kettenbach and Primotec

Understanding how to deal with patients that gag and how to work with unfavorable situations. 

Nicole Rose Yen
Leveraging Patient Records to Identify Opportunity
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session – Management Track
Sponsored by: Breakaway Bookkeeping & Advising

It is helpful to review a clinic’s client lifetime value (CLV) to see if the practice is optimizing its existing patient care. The calculation requires answers to a few key questions, such as how long patients stay with the practice and the total amount produced per patient. The exercise itself can help you project what adding a patient does to a practice’s bottom line. Each aspect of CLV gives insight into how much each patient moves the financial needle as well as identify missed opportunities in a practice, such as collection efficacy and patient loyalty, and can provide insight to strategic decisions.

Examples of Opportunities: 
Retiring denturist is offering to sell his patient records –
What is it worth to you? Do you have capacity? Marketing dollars spent in acquiring new patients. What is the ROI?

Gene Peterson, BS, CDT
Keeping Up with Digital Dentures: Latest Techniques and Materials
2:45  p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – 1 hour
Concurrent Session – Clinical Track
Sponsored by: Sterngold Dental

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.

Megan Charron Mourfield
Roundtable Discussion – Industry Hot Topics

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – 1 hour
Concurren Session – Management Track

Course description coming soon!

Speaker TBD
Title TBD

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – 1 hour
General Session
Sponsored by: TBD

Course description coming soon!