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The Ultimate Laser Course for Dentists and Hygienists

2 days (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

Includes the Academy of Laser Dentistry's Standard Proficiency Course below.

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Standard Proficiency Dental Laser

Approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry
12 hours (Dr. Fred S. Margolis)*

*NOTE: After April 1, 2007 the ALD will be administering the the written test for the Standard Proficiency Course on-line with a separate fee charged by the ALD.

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Introductory Course in Laser Dentistry

1-6 hour course (Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

Behavior Modification Techniques for the Pediatric Dental Patient

1 to 2½ hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

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Esthetic Dentistry for Tots and Teens

2½ to 4 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

NOTE: A hands-on participation program can be included with this lecture

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Traumatic Injuries of the Primary and Permanent Dentition

1½ to 2 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

NOTE: A hands-on participation program can be included with this lecture

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Practice Management and Marketing Techniques

1 to 5 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

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Interceptive and Minor Orthodontics

1 to 5 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

NOTE: A hands-on participation program can be included with this lecture

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Dentistry for the Specially Challenged Patient

2 ½ to 5 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

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"Lasers: The 'Star Wars' of Dentistry"

1 to 5 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

NOTE: A hands-on participation program can be included with this lecture

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Update in Pediatric Dentistry

3 to 6 hours (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

NOTE: A hands-on participation program can be included with this lecture

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Pediatric Oral Pathology: The "Red, White and Blue"

1 hour (by Dr. Fred S. Margolis)

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LASER ASSISTED COSMETIC AND PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

8 hours (by Drs. Bob Lowe and Fred Margolis)

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JEWELS YOU CAN USE ON MONDAY

1 hour webcast (by Dr. Marc M. Gottlieb)

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Course Summaries

THE ULTIMATE LASER COURSE

This Course is an approved Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Course by the Academy of Laser Dentistry - AGD Credits 12 hours*

Dr. MargolisTHE FUTURE OF DENTISTRY IS IN YOUR HANDS: LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES TODAY THAT YOU CAN USE TOMORROW!

2015/2016 Dates

March 27,28 2015 (Erbium Only)
November 4,5 2016 (Diode Only)

About the Course

This 12 hour educationally packed course in laser dentistry will teach you the best ways to maximize the value of your investment in laser technology. You will learn by modern educational methods of combining seminars with hands-on education. You will watch by closed-circuit television live laser dentistry performed by experienced laser users. Our goal is to teach you how laser dentistry will allow you to have less stress and be more productive.

Who is this Laser Training Program for?

This course is for the new laser owner who desires to quick-start his/her laser practice AND the laser dentist or Hygienist who wants to increase their knowledge and expertise on various aspects of hard and soft tissue laser dentistry. This course includes the Standard Certification Course of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). Dr. Margolis has Educator Status with the ALD and is proud to offer this certification to the attendees.

This two day laser course will give you:

  • Laser Training for the new laser owner and hygienist.
  • Laser Training for the laser owner and his/her team that wants to learn additional clinical skills, practice implementation and patient treatment enrollment.
  • The knowledge in how to make your investment in laser dentistry advantageous for you, your patient's health and wellness, and your practice's production.
  • Marketing programs will be illustrated -- how to market your laser dentistry and differentiate your practice.

This interactive course will provide you with knowledge of laser physics and laser safety. You will learn how you can use your laser every day for working smarter and being more productive.

Learn how to use the Erbium and Diode lasers for performing restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal surgical techniques and laser assisted hygiene.

The didactic portion of the course will include educational and entertaining slides and videos in a multi-media presentation.

Live patient demonstrations will allow you to see how master laser instructors perform laser restorations and surgical procedures.

FREE Educational DVD's to take home and review for many of the procedures!

Hard tissue laser dentistry:

Class I thru VI cavity preparations will be illustrated. "Conditioning" or "Numbing" the teeth with the laser will be taught so you learn how to provide NO ANESTHESIA dentistry in 90+% of the time.

Soft tissue laser dentistry:

You will learn how to perform the following procedures with your Erbium and Diode laser:

  • Labial Frenectomy
  • Lingual Frenectomy
  • Operculectomy
  • Excision of Gingiva over Unerupted Teeth
  • Fibrotomy
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Aphthous Ulcer and Herpes Labialis Treatment
  • Pulpotomy
  • Direct Pulp Capping
  • Root Canal Cleansing
  • Hygiene Laser Periodontal Therapy and Periodontal Recare Management protocols**

**The clinical, hands-on segment of this presentation is offered to facilitate the implementation of lasers into a functioning soft tissue management program.

This course is fully accredited with the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Attendees will have completed requirements for Standard Proficiency Status with the Academy of Laser Dentistry. A written on-line test from the ALD will be needed for Standard Proficiency Certification.

Course Location

Marriott  Courtyard Hotel
1505 Lake Cook Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-831-3338

ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Dr. Fred Margolis, Course Director, received his B.S. and D.D.S. from The Ohio State University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Margolis is a Clinical Instructor at Loyola University's Oral Health Center and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He has lectured for over 30 years and is a nationally recognized speaker on pediatric dentistry, laser dentistry and dentistry for the disabled patient. Fred has received Mastership in laser dentistry from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Margolis has had articles published in both lay and professional journals. His book, Beautiful Smiles for Special People, is a course manual for dental personnel interested in working with disabled individuals. He is co-author of Pediatric Laser Dentistry will be published by Quintessence in 2010. Dr. Margolis has recently been selected as a "top CE lecturer for 2010-2011" by the Dentistry Today Journal. Dr. Margolis is in full-time private practice of pediatric dentistry in Highland Park, Illinois, USA.

COURSE PRICING

Erbium Laser Course Registration Fees: $2500
2nd doctor from same practice: $2300
One team member may attend per practice for $695

Diode Laser Course Registration Fees: $795

Please fax completed form to Fred Margolis, DDS IADE, Ltd. Director: Fax # 847-433-7945 Phone #847-525-7945
Questions: Call Fred Margolis, DDS at 847-525-7945 or by email at kidzdr@comcast.net

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Standard Proficiency Dental Laser course

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals of Lasers
    1. Production of laser light
      1. Quantum Theory of Matter and Radiation
        2. Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission
        3. LASER
    2. Electromagnetic Spectrum
      1. Regions and Boundaries
        1. Ultraviolet
        2. Visible
        3. Infrared
      2. Laser Wavelengths
    3. Characteristics of Laser Light
      1. Spatial and temporal beam coherency
      2. Monochromaticity
      3. Collimation
    4. Laser requirements, delivery systems and emission modes
      1. Laser cavity
        1. Active medium
        2. Pumping mechanism
        3. Optical resonator
      2. Delivery System
        1. Fixed Lens and mirror
        2. Articulated arm
        3. Waveguide
        4. Optical fiber
      3. Emission mode
        1. Continuous
        2. Chopped or gated
        3. Pulsed
    5. Summary of laser effects on tissue
      1. Reflection, scattering, transmission, absorption
      2. Photothermal effects
        1. Warming
        2. Coagulation, tissue shrinkage, hemostasis
        3. Vaporization, ablation
        4. Carbonization
      3. Photoacoustic effect
        1. Disruption
      4. Photochemical effects
        1. Stimulation of chemical reactions
        2. Breaking of molecular bonds
      5. Fluorescence
      6. Biostimulation
        1. Photodynamic therapy
  3. Review of Laser types, device characteristics, and clinical applications in dentistry
    1. Laser types
      1. Argon laser
      2. CO2 laser
      3. Diode laser
      4. Erbium laser
      5. Holmium laser
      6. Neodymium laser
      7. Other lasers
    2. Device characteristics
      1. Wavelength
      2. Beam diameter (spot size)
      3. Power
      4. Energy density
      5. Repetition rate
      6. Exposure duration
      7. Total Energy
    3. Clinical applications
      1. Intraoral soft tissue surgery
      2. Treatment of apthous ulcers
      3. Sulcular debridement (soft tissue curettage)
      4. Composite curing
      5. Tooth shade lightening
      6. Caries removal
      7. Cavity preparation
      8. Enamel modification
      9. Illumination for caries detection
      10. Illumination for endodontic orifice detection
      11. Removal of coronal pulp
      12. Experimental applications
  4. Laser safety
    1. Standards organizations and regulatory requirements
      1. U.S. FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
      2. American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
      3. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
      4. State and local regulatory agencies
    2. Laser safety officer
    3. Laser safety mechanisms
    4. Adverse effects reporting mechanism
    5. Eye and tissue protection
    6. Environment
      1. Proper warning sign posted
      2. Limited access
      3. Reflective surfaces minimized
    7. High volume evacuation present
    8. Laser external cooling system (if applicable)
    9. Electrical components (cords and footswitches)
    10. Gases
    11. Training
    12. Laser Use Documentation
  5. Clinical Simulation (specific hands-on demonstration)
    1. Laser instrumentation set-up and operation
      1. Delivery system
        1. Type
        2. Assembly
        3. Inspection
        4. Maintenance
        5. Sterilization standards and protocol
    2. Infection control
      1. Identification and disposal of biologic hazards
      2. Plume hazards and precautions
      3. Sterilization
    3. Treatment objective and surgical technique simulation on bovine tissues or other suitable biological tissues or inanimate objects
      1. Indications and contraindications of laser use in dentistry
      2. Alternate methods of treatment
    4. Discussion of treatment sequence, patient management, postoperative instructions
    5. Management of complications
    6. Surgical and healing assessments
  6. Practice Management
    1. Practice organization and management, staff training and patient education
    2. Financial and insurance considerations
    3. Malpractice considerations, jurisprudence, ethics
    4. Record keeping, adverse effects reporting mechanism, informed consent
  7. Laser Bibliography
    1. General bibliography for lasers in dentistry
    2. Subject bibliography for specific dental applications
  8. Current research and future developments
  9. Conclusion
    1. Written post-test
    2. Post-test clinical simulation
    3. Course evaluation
    4. Certificate of attendance

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BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE PEDIATRIC DENTAL PATIENT

About the Course

Behavior Modification Techniques - Pediatric Dental PatientUtilizing slides, real-life anecdotes, and videotapes the participant will learn how to utilize various techniques to teach the patient that dentistry does not have to be fearful and can even be fun! The welcome letter and a computer-generated personalized book about going to the dentist are great beginnings for the first time patients. When to have parents in the operatory and how to utilize familiar objects will be illustrated. How to assess the child's potential behavior will be taught. Radiographic techniques will be covered. Vocal intonation, mouthprops, body wraps, and rubber dam techniques will be reviewed. Various techniques for giving "painless" injections will be illustrated. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic techniques will be discussed, including nitrous oxide sedation.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Behavior Modification Techniques - Pediatric Dental PatientAudiocassette player, wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Introduction:
    1. Slide/Audio Introduction
    2. Introduction and Objectives of the Course
  2. Behavior Modification Techniques - Pediatric Dental PatientThe Welcome Packet
  3. Assessing Patient Behavior
  4. Parents In/Out of the Operatory
  5. Tell-Show-Do Technique
  6. Modeling
  7. X-Ray Techniques
  8. Local Anesthesia Techniques
  9. Positive Reinforcement
  10. Physical Restraints
  11. The Rubber Dam
  12. Pre-Medications
  13. Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  14. General Anesthesia

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ESTHETIC DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Esthetic DentistryAbout the Course

Today's parents demand the restoration of their children and teen’s teeth for function and esthetics. Self-image of our patients is very important. Glass ionomers, resinomers, composites, and various types of crowns will be illustrated on children and adolescents. Esthetic facings for stainless steel crowns will be illustrated and chairside/laboratory steps necessary will be given. Treatment planning of these restorations will be taught, as well as the proper tooth preparation and steps necessary for esthetic, long-lasting restorations. Esthetic space maintainers will be shown and the participant will learn the ease with which these can be fabricated. Use of various matrices for interproximal restorations will be discussed. Enamel microabrasion, direct-bonded and porcelain veneers will be shown for esthetics for our teenage patients. Both traditional and Erbium Laser preparations will be illustrated. Utilizing slides and videos, step-by-step procedures will be shown.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Open-faced Stainless Steel Crowns
  2. Porcelain to Stainless Steel Crowns (pre-fabricated)
  3. Porcelain to Stainless Steel Crowns (lab. fabricated)
  4. Composite to Stainless Steel Crowns
  5. Celluloid Strip Crowns (step-by-step fabrication)
  6. Glass Ionomers
  7. Compomers
  8. Composites
  9. Esthetic Space Maintainers
  10. Enamel Hypoplasia
  11. Ankylosed Primary Molars
  12. Bruxism
  13. Sealants
  14. Enamel Microabrasion
  15. Direct-bonded composite veneers
  16. Porcelain veneer preparation, impressions, and seating
  17. Use of various matrices for interproximal restorations

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TRAUMATIC INJURIES OF THE PRIMARY AND PERMANENT DENTITION

About the Course

Using patient's photos, radiographs, and case histories, various types of traumatic injuries and their treatment will be reviewed. Invulsions, dislocations, avulsions and the Ellis Classification of traumatic injuries will be discussed. Various radiographic techniques for hard and soft tissue injuries will be illustrated. The protocol for reimplantation of permanent incisors, including various splinting mechanisms will be covered. The dark primary incisor and treatment of trauma to primary teeth will be discussed. Pulp therapies of traumatically injured teeth will also be reviewed.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

COURSE OUTLINE

Traumatic Injuries of Primary TeethTraumatic Injuries of Primary Teeth
  1. Prevention of Traumatic Injuries
    1. Mouthguards
    2. Face Shields
  2. Evaluation of the Patient
  3. Invulsion
  4. Dislocation
  5. Avulsion
  6. The Dark Primary Incisor
  7. Pulp Treatment:
    1. Vital Pulpotomy Technique
    2. Non-Vital Pulpotomy Technique
Traumatic Injuries of Permanent Teeth
  1. Traumatic Injuries of Permanent TeethEllis Classification of Traumatic Injuries
  2. Evaluation of the Patient
  3. Invulsion
  4. Dislocation
  5. Concussion
  6. Avulsion
  7. Pulp Treatment
  8. Reimplantation
  9. Splinting
  10. Prevention - Mouthguards

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING TECHNIQUES

About the Course

Practice Management and Marketing TechniquesThe purpose of this course is to provide the dentist with knowledge of the different modalities of private practice. The pros and cons of solo, group, and solo-group practice will be explained and illustrated. Recall systems, hiring and firing, how to keep your staff happy, and bonus systems will be discussed. Various marketing techniques will be shown giving the dentist the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Internal and external marketing will be discussed which includes newsletters, yellow page ads, and direct mail ads. Public relations programs will also be covered in this presentation.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

Course Outline

  1. Solo Practice
  2. Group Practice
  3. Solo-Group Practice
  4. Recall Systems
  5. Hiring
  6. Firing
  7. Associates
  8. Bonus Systems
  9. Marketing
    1. Internal Marketing
    2. External Marketing
    3. Logos
    4. Newspaper Ads
    5. Community Service
    6. Lectures to Professionals
    7. Lectures to Lay Groups
    8. Yellow Page Ads
    9. Newsletters

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INTERCEPTIVE AND MINOR ORTHODONTICS

About The Course

Interceptive and Minor OrthodonticsIn this course the participant will learn the rationale behind early interceptive and minor orthodontic treatment. The participant will learn how to diagnose and treat orthodontic problems in the early mixed dentition stage of development. The hands-on portion will review "Mixed Dentition Analysis" and teach orthodontic band selection, seating, cementation, and removal. Interceptive and minor orthodontic treatment will be taught in a step-by-step approach so that the participant will be able to utilize the practical knowledge. Utilizing slides, models, and videotapes, the participant will learn how to diagnose, treat, prescribe to the laboratory, and adjust both removable and fixed orthodontic appliances.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Overhead Projector, blank transparencies, colored markers. Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

Course Outline

  1. Interceptive and Minor OrthodonticsIntroduction
  2. Rationale Behind Early Treatment
  3. Record Taking
  4. Eruption Sequence and Timing
  5. Premature Loss of Teeth
  6. Over-retained Primary Teeth
  7. Ectopic Eruption of Permanent Teeth
  8. Angle's Classification of Occlusion
  9. Primary Spacing
  10. Oral Habits
  11. Space Maintenance
  12. Space Regaining
  13. Study Model Analysis
  14. Mixed Dentition Analysis*
  15. Anterior Crossbites
  16. Posterior Crossbites
  17. Band Selection and Seating*
  18. Removable Appliance Adjustment

NOTE: *Denotes hands-on portion of course

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DENTISTRY FOR THE SPECIALLY CHALLENGED PATIENT

About the Course

Dentistry for the Specially Challenged PatientThis multi-media presentation is to inform dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, who have an interest in treating the disabled and/or elderly patient, how the practice of dentistry can be modified to provide for the needs of these patients. This course will enable the dental team to better serve a population that desperately needs our help. Techniques for working with cognitively impaired patients will be discussed. Definitions and demographics of various types of disabilities will also be discussed.

During the discussion there will be three main areas of concern addressed. The first will be on treatment modifications for the special and geriatric patient. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of behavior modification will be illustrated and discussed. The second area will be preventive techniques. The participants will learn how to practice and teach preventive dentistry for the disabled and geriatric patients. The third area of concern is oral habits related to the disabled and geriatric patients.

Dentistry for the Specially Challenged PatientAUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Overhead Projector, blank transparencies, colored markers. Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction:
    1. Slide/Audio Introduction
    2. Introduction and Objectives of the Course
  2. The Welcome Packet
  3. Assessing Patient Behavior
  4. Parents In/Out of the Operatory
  5. Tell-Show-Do Technique
  6. Modeling
  7. X-Ray Techniques
  8. Local Anesthesia Techniques
  9. Positive Reinforcement
  10. Physical Restraints
  11. The Rubber Dam
  12. Pre-Medications
  13. Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  14. General Anesthesia
  15. Preventive Dentistry for the Disabled
    1. Children with Disabilities
    2. At-Home Dental Care
    3. Toothbrushing
    4. Flossing
    5. Positioning the Patient
    6. Common Dental Emergencies Affecting the Disabled
    7. Checklist for Finding the Right Dental Office
    8. The Dental Visit
    9. Growth and Development
    10. Professional Dental Care
    11. Support Groups
  16. Special Patient Care:
    1. Using Portable Dental Equipment
    2. Transfer Techniques for Geriatric and Disabled Patients
    3. Oral Hygiene Techniques for the Disabled
    4. Oral Hygiene and Denture Care
    5. Some Children Need Special Care
  17. Oral Habits
    1. Thumb-sucking
    2. Finger-Sucking
    3. Pacifiers and Bottle Nipples
    4. Lip Biting
    5. Nail Biting
    6. Tongue Sucking
    7. Tongue Thrusting
    8. Mouth Breathing
    9. Ankyloglossia
    10. Bruxism
    11. Drooling
  18. Volunteer Programs for Dentists and Dental Team

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"LASERS: THE 'STAR WARS' OF DENTISTRY"

About the Course

This course will teach the participant how lasers work and the different types of lasers. Clinical cases will be shown to compare the differences in hard tissue laser procedures versus the high-speed handpiece and air abrasion. Soft tissue cutting and cauterization techniques will be illustrated. Class I through V cavity preparations will be shown. The research on lasers in dentistry will be reviewed. Purchasing a laser, marketing, and return on investment will be discussed. A highlight of this course is the use of videotapes to illustrate the various hard and soft tissue surgical procedures.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Overhead Projector, blank transparencies, colored markers. Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

Course Outline

  1. Laser Physics
  2. Introduction to Hard Tissue Lasers
    1. Laser Categories
    2. Worldwide Placement of Lasers
    3. Laser Wavelengths for Hard Tissue
    4. Erbium Mechanism of Action
  3. Clinical Cases Using the Erbium Laser
    1. Hard Tissue Procedures
    2. Advantages of the Laser vs. Air Abrasion vs. High Speed Handpieces
    3. Soft Tissue Cutting and Cauterization
    4. Clinical Cases: Class I through V Cavity Preparation
    5. Frenectomies with the Erbium Laser
  4. Scientific Studies of the Erbium Laser
    1. Evidence Based Dentistry and the Laser
    2. Medline Search
    3. Clinical Trials
    4. Anesthetic Regimen
    5. The Rubber Dam
    6. Sterilization of the Delivery System
    7. The Erbium Tips
  5. Purchasing a Laser, Marketing, and Return on Investment
    1. What to look for in buying a laser
    2. Buyers Guide to Lasers
    3. Dentists' Perceptions
    4. Public Perceptions
    5. Marketing your Laser
    6. Return on Investment
    7. Staff Perceptions
  6. Conclusions
  7. OPTIONAL: HANDS-ON PORTION

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UPDATE IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

"The Stainless Steel Crown Preparation Made Easy"

Stainless Steel Crowns are often utilized for the restoration of moderately to severely carious teeth. The step-by-step preparation of these teeth for stainless steel crowns will be illustrated. The modified Stainless Steel Crown: "Open-Face" technique will also be taught. The participant will have the opportunity to prepare a plastic primary molar for a stainless steel crown and learn how to adapt the crown to the prepared tooth. The cementation of stainless steel crowns will also discussed during the didactic portion of the course.

"Pulp Treatment and Techniques for Primary Teeth"

Pulpotomy and pulpectomy treatment can be used effectively for vital and non-vital anterior and posterior primary teeth. This course will teach when a pulpotomy vs. a pulpectomy is indicated. Step-by-step instructions will be taught concerning the diagnosis and treatment of primary teeth that have carious exposure vs. abscess. Simulation of the pulpotomy technique on a plastic primary molar with simulated pulp will be performed.

"The Celluloid Strip Crown: An Esthetic Technique for Primary Incisors"

This program will teach the diagnosis and treatment plan for celluloid strip crowns. The preparation of the primary incisor for the strip crown will be illustrated. The selection, preparation and placement of the strip crown will be shown. Included will be a discussion of when to use the "sandwich technique" with the strip crown for a more durable and lasting restoration. Each participant will have a model with a plastic tooth for the preparation and seating of the celluloid strip crown.

"Space Maintainers - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning"

This course will teach when a space maintainer is indicated. The proper choice of space maintainer will be taught. Various types of space maintainers including both removable and fixed will be illustrated. This course will include band seating, band removing and band cementation. A chart will be given to each participant which can be used for reference in deciding if a space maintainer is indicated for each stage in dental development. Each participant will have a model with a band for simulating band seating.

Instruments needed for Hands-on Course:

Mandatory: Band Pusher, Band Seater, Posterior Band Remover
Optional: Magnification Loops
NOTE: Models, Plastic Teeth, Burs, and Crowns will be given to each participant.

A Course Manual will be distributed to each participant.

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PEDIATRIC ORAL PATHOLOGY: THE "Red, White and Blue"

This program is a one hour presentation.

About the Course

Many oral lesions commonly seen in infants, children and teenagers can and should be diagnosed by the dentist. Hygienists and other allied health care professionals should be made aware of these pathological conditions. Some of these lesions are self-limiting and do not need treatment. Others can be treated symptomatically and still others require prescription medications. This presentation will also illustrate the use of the Erbium laser in treating some of the lesions and conditions.

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Overhead Projector, blank transparencies, colored markers. Wireless lavaliere microphone, Podium, Laser Pointer, LCD projector for PC Computer Power Point Presentation (minimal 1000 lumens), audio connector for PC to play audio over sound system available.

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LASER ASSISTED COSMETIC AND PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

How to incorporate laser dentistry into your practice for Fun and Profit!

   Dr. Margolis - Pediatric Dentist  
Lecture: Bob Lowe, D.D.S., Fred Margolis, D.D.S.
Hands-on Course: Bob Lowe, D.D.S., Fred Margolis, D.D.S.

About the course

Morning Lecture

In this presentation you will learn how to incorporate the erbium and diode lasers into their everyday practice.  The morning lecture will include using erbium lasers for laser analgesia “no shot” dentistry, restorative dentistry including cavity preparation of primary and permanent teeth, troughing for crown and bridge impressions, crown lengthening, and endodontic techniques.  Soft tissue laser dentistry will illustrate the use of erbium and diode lasers for gingivectomies, gingivoplasty, operculectomies, excision of gingival over unerupted teeth, and aphthous and herpetic laser “bandaids”.   Purchasing and marketing a laser will be discussed.  Techniques will be taught to allow the participant to create morphologically precise composite restorations.  The challenges of placing Class II direct composites (proximal contact and contour) and soft tissue management will also be discussed along with some of the latest advances in composite resins and bonding agents, including bulk fill flowables, “sonic” composite placement, “heavy bodied” flowables, and other dentin substitutes.

Afternoon hands-on session

Erbium and Diode lasers AND restorative materials will be available for each participate to work with the instructors and learn how they combine lasers and adhesive dentistry into their private practices.  The lecturers have presented this program nationally and internationally and have had sold-out courses. 

Course Location

Schein Headquarters
501 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-516-3490

Learning Objectives

  • To learn how to perform “laser analgesia” with the Erbium laser.
  • To learn how to perform troughing for crown and bridge-save time and money.
  • To learn how to perform laser pulp therapy for permanent teeth and vital and non-vital pulpotomies on primary teeth.
  • Learn how to perform soft tissue surgery with erbium and diode lasers.
  • Learn the most up-to-date adhesive dentistry.

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Jewels you can use on Monday

A colleague once told me the difference between a good dentist and a great dentist is a minute along with a few hours of good continuing education. Jewels you can use on Monday is a series of clinical techniques, used by key opinion leaders in dentistry, to streamline and make your practice more productive. This program is designed for everyone from the dental student to the veteran practitioner about to retire.

I will demonstrate how to incorporate Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) into your practice, restore the difficult class II posterior composite, obtain perfect impressions, and simplify the porcelain fused to metal crown repair process. You will learn how to restore the tooth with a large open box or missing cusp back to proper form and function. You will see there are no excuses for a less than perfect impression. Learn how to manage bleeding and saliva. We will cover all available digital systems as well as troubleshoot the common techniques used for fixed and removable partial dentures as well as explore your options for border molding without compound.

Upon completion of this course you will have a better understanding of what techniques and materials you can seamlessly incorporate into your practice. I will give you systems that allow you to work faster and more efficiently saving you thousands of dollars per year.

Course Location

Schein Headquarters
501 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-516-3490

Learning Objectives

  • Exposure to Evidence Based Dentistry to learn one or more new procedures you can use on Monday.
  • Understand how to use the ABC Wedge System and other techniques to restore the large posterior composite restoration.
  • Incorporate Tribochemical treatment of metals and zirconia into your bonding technique.
  • Determine the differences between the four major digital impression systems.

Dr. Marc M. Gottlieb

Dr. Marc M. Gottlieb was born and raised on Long Island, attended Union College in Schenectady New York and then shuffled off to Buffalo for Dental School. While at the University of Buffalo he received many academic scholarships, awards and fellowships.

After graduation from dental school Dr. Gottlieb went on to a two-year post-graduate residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center This unique opportunity provided advanced training in anesthesiology and all the specialties of dentistry.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently on staff at Stony Brook University Hospital and maintains a full time private practice. For the past three years made Dentistry Today’s list of top CE providers.

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