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Webinar: Case Closed

Take home a process to know what your patients want and what matters most to them.

Zig Ziglar once shared, "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want". Friends, setting our clinical bar to the highest level is clearly our foundation for long-term success. That said, what does your average patient understand more? What you know they need? Or what they know they want? Join us and learn HOW TO know what your patients want, as well as, HOW TO connect what you know matters to what matters most to them.

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Webinar: 3D Printing for Complete Dentistry

3D printing for dentistry and how it fits in the digital dentistry world.

This presentation will show the fundamentals of 3D printing for dentistry and how it fits in the digital dentistry world. Attendees will get the principle steps to use Meshmixer, a free 3D modeling application, to construct dental models and a COVID face cover.

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Webinar: Management of the Emergency Patient Post COVID and Beyond

Once we resume to business as usual in our dental offices after the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will have an onslaught of emergency patients that have been backlogged and need treatment. This webinar will discuss how to manage the emergency visit from a clinical outcome standpoint, and how to plan for definitive care.

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Webinar: The Transition to Digital - Part II

As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication.

The utilization of new digital technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team, while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dental technician and dentist.
These advancements are not something that will “eventually” emerge in the market, they are realities that are currently being released to further revolutionize the quality of dental care that is being delivered in modern restorative dentistry.

The progressive digital laboratory will have the potential to become the ultimate facilitator of design and communication between all specialties of restorative dentistry involved in patient care, as we now have the ability to diagnosis, treatment plan and restore on a virtual patient with multiple combined data sets.

Aspects to be covered:

  • Learn how to create the virtual patient: with CT, IOS, Facial scanning, and digital facebow and articulation.
  • Explore new ways to achieve optimal Dentist/Surgeon/Technician teamwork, using digital communication and design, and new-shared responsibilities, with Technical-Dentist, Clinical-Technician and Restorative-Surgeon designations.
  • Understand the Restorative services that the Digital laboratory can offer, from simple restorations, Digital Dentures, Orthodontics, to complex Implant and Maxillofacial surgery.
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Webinar: Digital Shade Calibration & The Virtual Try-In

Harmonizing shades for indirect or direct restoration of limited treatment in the esthetic zone requires a mastery of understanding color, the optics of teeth and communication with photography. By determination of specific color coordinates of a shade, restoration materials can be selected that greatly reduce the need for interpolation by both the clinician and the laboratory technician.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding the objective determination of color coordinates in selecting a shade
  • Understanding the eLab protocols in image capture
  • Understanding the value of the calibration of images clinically with images recorded on the lab bench to facilitate a virtual try in

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