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Navigating Crown & Bridge in Today's Contemporary Esthetic Practice

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MicroDental California Laboratory

7475 Southfront Road

Livermore, CA 94551

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Based on the most important clinical factors, learn how to select the right all-ceramic material when prescribing indirect restorations.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Long gone are the days where full gold and PFM’s were our primary material choices. For the contemporary restorative practitioner, there is an ever-growing menu of material options when prescribing indirect restorations. With the explosion in all-ceramic options and the substitution of digital workflow over traditional analogue fabrication, it is more critical than ever before for a doctor to be fully updated on all aspects of delivery related to crown and bridge practices.

This dynamic course will cover the following subjects

  • This dynamic course will cover the following subjects
  • Ceramic material updates.
  • Prescribing the right material based on the 3 most important clinical factors – “esthetic demand, occlusion demand, & remaining substrate.”
  • The most critical factor in success – “laboratory communication and collaboration.”
  • Shade selection.
  • All aspects related to delivery from preparation through impression (traditional & digital) and provisionalization.
  • “To bond or cement?” – one of the biggest topics demystified.
  • Specialty topics like complex post & core build-ups and highly broken- down teeth…”to save vs. extract & implant?”
  • Itero Elements digital capture demonstration – going beyond simple digital impressions towards a diagnostic tool that will redefine the way you practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • A thoughtful and evidence-based rubric for material prescription.
  • Treatment planning for optimal survival and success.
  • Effective tools and techniques for laboratory technician communication.
  • Techniques to improve efficiency and reliability to optimize practice productivity while improving patient care and satisfaction.
  • Understanding how digital diagnostics can improve outcomes and patient care.

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6 CE Credits (Issued by MicroDental Laboratories)

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Course Schedule:

Registration, Breakfast, & Lab Tour: 9:30am - 10:00am

Lecture: 10:00am – 12:00pm (CE)

Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lecture: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (CE)

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Dr. Foroud Hakim

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 27 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimally conservative, single tooth restoration. He is former Vice Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific and has been a Director in the Esthetics, Implant and Complex Care Clinic at Pacific. Dr. Hakim has lectured nationally and internationally in many venues including seminars, continuums and hands-on workshops on topics ranging from technology, esthetic dentistry, occlusion, smile design, CAD/CAM, photography, and adhesive and composite dentistry. Dr. Hakim has several publications and has authored two chapters in the 2010 text, Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice from Blackwell Publishing. Dr. Hakim earned his DDS in 1991 from University of the Pacific and later earned an MBA from his alma mater. He is a member of OKU dental honor society and past president of the Delta Chapter. He is also a fellow and graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2007 and is a member of Catapult Education. the dental industry’s premier speakers bureau. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Mana, two kids Ash and Tara, traveling, golf, fishing and competitive team sports.

Dr. Hakim offers half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, including customized courses and hands-on workshops.

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MicroDental Laboratories is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www. ada.org/cerp. CE program is intended for continuing education activities for participants only and is separate from MicroDental’s company interest to promote products and services.

MicroDental Laboratories designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits. ADACERP Provider Contact: Tin Nguyen Email:tnguyen@microdental.com // Phone: 925-495-6168

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REFUND POLICY: Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the course date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received 13 days or fewer before the course date will not receive a refund. Call 800.229.0936 if you wish to speak with us directly.

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