Special Symposium with Fifth District Dental Society of Kansas
Special Location at Sheraton Overland Park
- Many vendors displaying their products and services!
- Fun social event on Thursday, September 17 with giveaways!
- More details coming!
Practice Management Lecture
Kirk Behrendt is an international speaker, acclaimed author, and the visionary CEO of ACT Dental. He has invested his entire professional life in studying the elite practices in dentistry and the leadership that guides them. Kirk founded ACT Dental over 20 years ago with the goal of providing personalized solutions for dentists around the world. After seeing so many talented dentists struggle to run a predictable, profitable business, he made it his mission to assemble a team of leadership and practice management experts to help dentists solve their biggest problems. The ACT Dental platform is a transformational resource that provides the foundation for dental practices to thrive in any environment. His philosophy is simple - your amazing career in dentistry is worth nothing if you can’t enjoy your life outside the office as well. Dentistry Today has recognized Kirk as one of the Leaders in Dental Consulting for eight years running. He is also on the board of advisors for the Pankey Institute, an adjunct professor for the Dawson Academy, and has been chosen as one of 12 featured speakers at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in 2019. Dr. Peter Dawson has referred to Kirk as “THE best motivator I have ever heard.”
The 4 Keys to Master Treatment Acceptance
Bring your team to this incredibly valuable lecture to see the PROVEN ways patients are saying “YES” in the current economy. This high-energy lecture will give you and your team a simple treatment plan to start on Monday to change your practice immediately. Come to this seminar to see the 4 ways great dental teams are adapting to the ever-changing world make these relationships “POWER-full” to keep treatment acceptance and production numbers up. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Learn the 4 step process behind a highly productive practice that gives patients more confidence to say yes consistently.
- Apply 3 easy changes to your schedule that can double your production in the next
- Learn the 6 best power phrases you could ever say to a patient to increase the new patient flow in case acceptance percentage.
- See the critical steps to establishing and implementing an elegant handoff with
- Learn how to remove the obstacles to help patients “pay in full” or “pay in full” to
eliminate your Accounts Receivable.
- See the 4 most powerful questions to ask a patient and how to use them.
Cosmetic Restorations Lecture
Joyce Bassett, DDS practices comprehensive restorative and aesthetic dentistry in
Scottsdale, Ariz. She is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic
Dentistry and President 2015-2016. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of
Aesthetic Dentistry, an Associate member of the American Academy of Esthetic
Dentistry, a KOIS Clinical Instructor, an active member in the Academy of Fixed
Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the AGD. Dr. Bassett is adjunct faculty, where she has
taught the aesthetic continuum at the Arizona School of Dentistry. She is a member
of the Catapult Group speakers bureau and evaluates new dental materials for them.
She was voted top 5 female CE educators, an international lecturer, published author
and is a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed publications. The
cases presented in her lecturers are all published in peer review journals. She is a recipient of the Lucy Hobbs award for Clinical Expertise, Volunteer Dentist of the
Year award for Arizona CASS dental clinic and has received the Give Back a Smile volunteer service award twice.
Morning Session Lecture:
Cutting Edge Technology with Digital Design and Real World Cosmetic Dentistry; Faults, Failures and Fixes
Failures in dentistry are frequently blamed on materials, but in reality, many times operator error is the culprit. This innovative and fast-paced course will focus on aesthetics that are BUILT TO LAST. Clear, concise and systemized techniques will be presented to treat every aspect from simple to complex cases involving veneers, crowns and implant restorations. These protocols will increase profitability by preventing failures that occur day-to-day in your office.
Cutting edge preparation techniques that will simplify difficult space management cases will be presented, along with how to handle shade challenges and when preparation modifications may be necessary. You will understand how to integrate flowable composite on the provisional and communicate the final patient approved shapes. State of the art digital smile design linking 3D prosthetic planning with fundamental principles and real-time communication that decreases dentist chair time and ceramist re-work.
The relationship of form and function precludes treating anterior teeth as cosmetic challenges alone. Aesthetic and functional parameters of incisor position and morphology, dental facial treatment planning, determination of vertical dimension, and bite force management will be presented as components that allow comprehensive restorative treatment. Occlusal guidance must be understood so the final designs
of the restoration can accommodate the intra-oral forces assuring longevity and predictability of the prosthesis.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Integrate sound occlusal principles to create synergy between form and function
- Identify which adhesives and restorative materials work the best for maximum predictability and learn matricing techniques and bulk-fill technology for mastering posterior composite.
Afternoon Session Lab:
COMPOSITE ARTISTRY: Mastering Posterior and Anterior Techniques for Direct Composite and Creating Undetectable Restorations
There will be an additional lab fee for those participating in this afternoon session.
Direct aesthetic restorations are the most requested performed procedures in any dental practice today. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technology allows us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. A clinical update on adhesive technology will be presented. She will clear the confusion of bonding agents and techniques ranging from incremental layering to bulk fill technology
in the posterior.
Techniques to create morphologically precise direct anterior and posterior composite restorations will be discussed and demonstrated.
This course will train your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. You will develop artistic capabilities by training your eyes to see the different dimensions of color, when evaluating an anterior tooth. You will then learn which opacities and thickness to use in each area to be reconstructed and make a fracture line disappear.
Subsequently, your eye will see the reflective surfaces and facial anatomy and learn step-by-step finishing and polishing technique to mimic the contralateral tooth and create a morphologically precise undetectable restoration. Learn when and how to use pink composite to mimic gingiva.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Train your eyes to see color, line angles, reflective surface, shape, and form in the adjacent tooth that is being replicated
- Learn how to achieve a predictable composite restoration following the stratification of opacities and achieve undetectable restorations
- Learn how to layer the different opacities of composite, opaquing, tinting, finishing and surface texture to create natural light reflection and make a fracture line disappear
Ivoclar is a partial sponsor of this event.