SLC, UT: Dentistry Rocks – Gary Takacs & Steve Down July 18, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UtahHilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, SLC, UT 84101
Event descriptionNo doubt, we are preaching to the choir, but Continuing Education courses, although necessary for your profession, sometimes end up being nothing more than fulfilling state required education hours for your practice with no real long term benefits. The Free Continuing Education Association is on a mission to change that and more.
FCEA is the nation’s leader in CE and we intend to prove it at each and every seminar we host. In essence, we bring you cutting edge topics presented by the most dynamic and influential presenters in the industry.
Gary Takacs, nationally known authority in dental practice management, will share his 6 hour CE course titled, “Dentistry ROCKS: Secrets of a Thriving Dental Practice.” Gary will show you exactly what you need to do to not only survive, but to THRIVE in your practice today and in the future. Become the “champion” of your practice in your community. Here are a few course highlights:
Register early for this must attend event to assure your spot as seating is limited. Lunch buffet will be served! Together, these two sought after speakers will “rock” your world.
Register SLC, UT: Dentistry Rocks – Gary Takacs & Steve Down Price: $35.00
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm
Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.academyofbiomimeticdent.org/for-dentists/events.html This link will get you straight to the registration page.
3rd annual conferenceLos Angeles, California
October 17-19, 2014Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
9620 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045.
The ABD is pleased to announce the featured speakers for the 2014 program to be held in Los Angeles, CA, USA:
Didier Dietschi- University of Geneva, Switzerland Pascal Magne- University of Southern California, USA Junji Tagami- Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan More Featured Speakers Charles Cox, David Alleman, Simone Deliperi
Early Registration - before May 31Current members - $1,095.00
New members - $1,295.00 (includes 2014 ABD dues)
Registration - after June 1 Non-members - $1,595, Members - $1,495
Students, Hygienists, Team members - $795
150 rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate of $115/night
Call 801-231-9433 to reserve your room at the discounted rate
ABD 3rd Annual conference LA 2014 Organizing CommitteeGeorgene Chase, Dave Alleman, Saul Pressner, Peggy Ames, Mike Haynie
Have you ever noticed that you never really felt like communicating with someone until you are stuck in the dentists chair and can't get your point across? And what is with the hygienists and assistants wanting to know all about you and your life after they have your mouth wide open? Hopefully these dental signs can help you get some help with communication next time you visit the dentist.
Pascal Magne: An expert on aesthetic dentistry and dental restoration techniques
Chair of Aesthetic Dentistry
Don & Sybil Harrington Professor of Aesthetic Dentistry Associate professor
Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Dr. Magne graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med.Dent. He obtained his doctorate in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics; he was a lecturer at the same university from 1989 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was a visiting associate professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Dr. Magne returned to University of Geneva Dental School and held the position of senior lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion.
Dr. Magne is a recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation and the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants. He was the recipient of the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research. He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles on aesthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics. Dr. Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition — A Biomimetic Approach, which has been translated into eight languages and is considered one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and aesthetic dentistry.
This Information on Pascal Magne was given by: http://www.simivalleysdentist.com/usc-biomimetic-esthetic-dentistry/
In the dental profession, time in the chair is money, the more people you can get in the chair the better. EXCEPT when they are repeat visits because your lab didn't get their work right. Take all your frustrations and wasted time and money and get ready for a change. I will walk you through, step by step, on how to take an impression that both you and your lab technician will have no issues with. Which means, more time open in that chair! Better get your receptionist ready and warmed up because you are going to have more appointment time available.
Ok, so first off, you know that you are going to need some alginate, some impression trays, gloves, etc.
Did you know that by fluffing or aerating the alginate powder will help you get a more accurate water/powder ratio. Kind of like sifting flours for your favorite chocolate chip cookies. Then if you will add the powder after you have put the water in the bowl, it makes it easier to mix, also like when you are making cookies. Don't forget to tap the scoop with powder and level off the top. This will cause too much powder into the mixture and will make your alginate too thick. Two scoops is generally the norm for a full arch impression, but be sure to always read the manufactures guidelines with each different kind of alginate before you begin.
Use cooler water to make the allow more working time. Hot water tends to set it up a little faster.
When mixing, I bet we all wish we could be using grandma's good old Kitchen Aid mixer. Go ahead and mix powder and water together and be sure to press the mixture against the side of the bowl as you rotate it in order to get all the extra air bubbles pressed out. Once again, after checking the materials guidelines; should be around one minute of mixing, make sure that your alginate mix is a soft creamy fusion that is smooth but also does not fall off of your spatula.
Now the race to get your "cookies" into the oven begins. You need to scoop the alginate from all sides of the bowl, but at the same time, try not to let any air bubbles back in. Then spread evenly in the tray. Set time for most manufacturers is three minutes from the start of mixing. Fast-set is two minutes.
Now time to open the oven and start the baking!