Boyne Highlands Participation Course

Date: September 20 - 21, 2019
Location:  Show map Boyne Highlands Resorts
600 Boyne Highlands Drive
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Contact: Dr. Mike OwenPhone: 2484656310

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Let's Be Direct: Using Technology to Diagnose and Perfect Tooth Colored Restorations

Overview:

Minimally invasive treatment has become the standard in healthcare.  Detecting decay at its earliest onset and preserving the maximum amount of tooth structure help teeth last a lifetime.  Technology allows us to diagnose decay sooner and direct restorations are the most conservative.  Patients are demanding esthetic direct restorations which can be difficult, unpredictable and frustrating.  Even the most beautiful looking composites can be plagued with post-operative sensitivity.   Communication, knowledge of available materials and skills and experience are paramount to satisfying our patients. 

Learn how to select the best materials to use in different situations and when to layer and when to bulk-fill.  Make decisions based on the translucency /opacity and polishability of the material.  Understand how to significantly reduce sensitive restorations using universal bonding agents and bioactive materials.  Practice placing restorations which are esthetic and predictable.  Additional timely topics may be discussed.  Increase your confidence in routinely placing esthetic, comfortable and long-lasting tooth-colored restorations.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use technology to more effectively diagnose decay
  • Select and use universal bonding agents and universal composites
  • Utilize matrices and layering techniques for life-like anterior restorations
  • Achieve consistent ideal contacts in Class II restorations
  • Produce strong posterior restorations using bulk-fill composites
  • Stabilize rampant caries with bioactive material

 

 

Get your Hands on This: Digital Dental Photography Workshop

Overview:

Patients need to see it to believe it.   Being able to take and view pictures chair-side are powerful communication tools.  Photos are invaluable in smile analysis and design.  Cameras specifically designed or calibrated for Dentistry help achieve professional results.

Specially designed digital dental cameras can simplify the process and allow all members of the dental team to easily use them.  Learn how to setup and use a digital dental camera to take a complete series of dental photographs. This course is for beginners to experienced.  If you have wanted to learn how to incorporate digital dental photography into your practice this course is for you. Participants will practice taking photographs with several different digital cameras.  Cameras may be brought to the course, but cameras will be provided for the hands-on sessions.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the uses of digital photography in the dental office
  • Use photographs in smile design
  • Set up a digital camera for dental photography
  • Select and purchase a digital dental camera
  • Utilize the 5 Steps to taking a good digital photo
  • Take a standardized series of high-quality pictures