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Restorative Dentistry Course​ 
January 29 - February 1, 2019

2019 Course Schedule

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 am     Digital Dentistry for Everyday Practice
                             Dr. David Gratton

4:30 - 6:30 pm    Team Treatment Planning
                             Dr. David Gratton, Dr. Kyle Stein

6:30 pm               Course Reception - Cucina Restaurant 
                             Course participants and families welcome

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 am     Adhesives
​                             Dr. Marcos Vargas

4:00 - 6:00 pm     Anterior and Posterior Composites  
                             Dr. Marcos Vargas 

Thursday, January 29, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 am      Glass Ionomers
                              Dr. Marcos Vargas 

4:30 - 6:30 pm      Predictable Implant Esthetics and Soft Tissue Management           
                              Dr. Brent Ludens

Friday, February 1, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 am      Advanced Implant Esthetics; Single and Multiple Implant
Dr. Brent Ludens

4:30 - 6:30 pm      Complications - Recognition, Treatment and Prevention
                              Dr. Brent Ludens

Course Summary and Goals

  • Trace the integration of digital dentistry into the everyday restorative practice
  • Treatment planning session will establish various diagnoses and subsequent treatment approaches, encompassing the spectrum of simple, advanced, and complex
  • Introduction to soft tissue management of the dental implant
  • Treatment planning and proper implant position to maximize esthetic success
  • Real cases that demonstrate the techniques and their outcomes
  • Delayed and immediate provisional fabrication will be presented
  • Biological and mechanical principles when utilizing multiple implants
  • Discussion of the restoration:implant interface with multiple implants
  • Identify the differences between the single vs the multiple implant restoration
  • Real cases that demonstrate the techniques and their outcomes
  • Complications; their cause
  • Complications; their prevention
  • Real cases that demonstrate the causes of our failures; the normal, the unexpected, and the self-inflicted complication.



No two subjects have impacted the general practitioner in the last two decades more than esthetic and implant dentistry. Dentistry has witnessed tremendous advancement in both disciplines. Advancement in dental materials, technology, clinical techniques, surgical protocols, implant designs, and laboratory support has created realistic patient care that often exceeds most expectations. The increased level of sophistication, however, has brought with it a significant responsibility for dentists to acquire the necessary knowledge to deliver esthetic and implant treatment at the highest level.

This program is not only designed to reinforce the basic concepts of esthetic and implant dentistry, but more importantly it is intended to expand on the next level of treatment sophistication. The real world of clinical practice too often presents the clinician with cases that are not ideal esthetic or implant cases. Many cases require multiple modalities. Some present challenges in failed or re-treatment needs. Decisions in prosthetic design and material selection can cause confusion, and interdisciplinary care is often necessary in a significant number of situations. Hence more often than not, the clinical needs of patients - whether esthetic, mechanical, functional or financial - require a greater degree of information than most esthetic or implant programs deliver.

Utilizing real case studies, this course delivers a detailed approach to diagnosing, treatment planning, case presentation, professional communication, material selection, and delivery of treatment.

Technology is deeply engrained in our personal and social lives, but what about our professional lives as dentists? Clinical dentistry (well, at least the dental laboratory industry) is embracing the application of digital technologies to replace the analog techniques with which we are so comfortable. While this is especially true in the realm of impression making procedures and chairside prosthesis manufacturing, processes can be digitized at each phase of restorative and implant treatment, resulting in the virtualization of the patient from diagnosis through prosthesis delivery.

These digital dentistry technologies will be explored to generate familiarity with their capabilities, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations. With the adoption of these technologies, the roster of the care team may change, the role of some players may be enhanced, while others may be minimized, and ultimately new members may be recruited. Are these technologies jeopardizing the role of the dental technologist as a member of the team?

Critically, the clinician is correct to ask: Does the scientific evidence support the routine clinical use of these emerging technologies for the evolving virtual dental patient? And what impact does the adoption of digital dentistry have on patient care? These clinical outcomes should always be a primary consideration.

This course will trace the integration of digital dentistry into the everyday restorative practice.


Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Highlight the role of the intraoral scanner in the general practice environment 
  2. Appraise the evidence pertaining to digital restorative dentistry
  3. Demonstrate the integration of intraoral scan data with CBCT data to assist in prosthetically driven implant planning
  4. Experience digital impression making, hands-on
  5. Employ a team approach topatient diagnosis and treatment planning
  6. Apply classification systems to assist in the establishment of diagnoses and treatment plans
  7. Identify current and emerging technologies for patient diagnosis and treatment planning
  9. Understand soft tissue management and its key role in determining success or failure of an esthetic implant restoration. Treatment planning, proper implant position, and using healing abutments or provisional restorations to maximize and then shape soft tissue will give each attendee predictable goals for success. Each attendee will also understand these concepts when using immediate or delayed implant placement as well as with immediate or delayed provisional restorations.
  10. Practical clinical cases for delayed and immediate implant placement as well as delayed and immediate provisional fabrication will build on the morning program to further enhance the attendees understanding of the esthetic dental implant. Multiple implant restorations require an understanding of the restoration to implant connection, and each attendee will learn what to do as well as what NOT to do when there are multiple missing teeth that are restored with dental implants.
  11. Attendees will be presented with numerous cases where there were patient complications. Attendees will understand the contributing factors to the successful implant restoration, whether the factors be from patient behaviors, as well as a misunderstanding of or misuse of restorative components. Attendees will have a better understanding of the components and proper selection of materials to try and maximize success while minimizing complications in implant dentistry. Oral hygiene and implant maintenance will also be discussed.

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.

CEU verification will be provided (by email following the program) only for those individuals completing sign in sheets at each session. Credit will be appropriately adjusted for those individuals who do not attend the entire program. All attendees are encouraged to sign in at every session they attend as this will ensure that a letter documenting appropriate attendance will be sent following the program. The University of Iowa College of Dentistry designates this activity for 16 hours continuing education credit (16 CEU).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brenda Colbert in advance at 319-335-6994.

The University of Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement
The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335- 0705 (voice) and (319) 335-0697 (text), 202 Jessup Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316.


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