Academy Annual Meeting 2018
Say Goodbye to Crowns, Goodbye to Inflammation & Hello to a Healthier Form of Dentistry … A Visual Experience!
More than just presentations, see live demonstrations by each educator for maximum learning.
Friday, December 7th, 2018 in San Francisco, California
Research in medicine is clear; chronic inflammation is a major contributor to disease and aging. Traditional dental crowns and fillings with subgingival margins, contribute to chronic inflammation, as does failing root canals and restorative materials which cause allergic hypersensitivity. Supra-gingival Healthy Dentistry provides healthier alternatives. Understanding and using modern dental materials, and a supra-gingival protocol with the intentional effort to avoid sub-gingival margins, dentists can provide patients with healthier restorative dentistry, with less chances of root canals and less negative side effects. Additionally, dentists benefit with this techniques because supra-gingival dentistry is faster, easier and more predictable than traditional dentistry.
Using the Los Angeles Institute’s cutting edge AV technology, the faculty of the LA Institute, as well as highly respected guest educators, will lecture and demonstrate some of the most cutting edge techniques in supra-gingival dentistry and adhesive dentistry. The demonstrations will include, but are not limited to, the following: margin enamel preservation & reinforcement, margin elevation, bonded bridge preparation, incremental cavity filling, temporization, complex onlay preparation, and much more.
Supra-gingival Dentistry is healthier than traditional forms of restorative dentistry; supra-gingival techniques protect tooth structure, the pulp and the periodontium, but the benefits go far beyond just the mouth. Learn how Supra-gingival Dentistry protects overall health and helps minimize inflammation.
Traditional crown preparations remove over 70% of tooth structure, so what happens when these techniques are done on severely broken down or worn teeth? Root canals. When dealing with very little working tooth structure, often a root canal is done either because the amount of tooth structure removed causes sensitivity, or the tooth needs better retention to hold a crown so a post and core is placed. Preserving the vitality of teeth can extend the life of a tooth, and your patients will be happy they don’t need a root canal! By applying the supra-gingival techniques, your preps will not only be easier and more predictable, they will save teeth from a potential root canal, or worse – losing the tooth.
Unlike “Maryland Bridges” which had limited service life, metal backed adhesion bridges with the Yamashita design have proven to be highly successful. Now the all-ceramic, zirconia backed, adhesion bridge has evolved to become a very reliable treatment option. It provides outstanding esthetics with minimal invasion. Excellent clinical success in 10 year trials confirms their expected longevity. With caries-free abutment teeth, anterior tooth replacement with single retainer (yes, cantilevered!) all-ceramic adhesion bridges provides a minimally invasive alternative to single implants or other conventional treatment methods.
Join Dr Steven Lynch in reviewing his journey of transforming his typical dental practice into a supra-gingival practice using occlusal and bonding procedures. Join him as he discusses the steps necessary to introduce occlusal and bonding techniques into your dental practice including a ‘step-by-step’ look at a large esthetic case. This presentation will show dentists and staff alike how Dr. Lynch gained the confidence to treat supra-gingival and bonding cases without fear of failure.
Supra-gingival Dentistry is not just healthier, predictable and practical; it is also good business. Witness the launch of the “Supra-gingival Healthy Dentistry Marketing Kit” and learn how to create patient loyalty and how to differentiate your practice by offering this healthier form of dentistry.
Every dentist says “I would stay Supra-gingival if I could!” Learn the techniques that prevent subgingival margins and that support the Supra-gingival protocol. In this live demonstration, Dr. Ruiz will explain and demonstrate how to preserve original tooth structure and keep Supra-gingival.
Cases involving severe wear, acid erosion, unstable occlusion, and/or missing teeth often involve alteration of the vertical dimension of occlusion and long-term provisionalization. Over the past ten years, supra-gingival bonding techniques have been developed that facilitate this process to make it more predictable for clinicians and more beneficial for patients. Dr. McDonald will discuss his contemporary approach to complex cases and the development of his present supra-gingival philosophy based on 35 years of clinical experience. A clinical demonstration will demonstrate techniques to accurately transfer diagnostic and esthetic information from the laboratory to the mouth.
It is common to hear dentists say “I would do more partial coverage restorations like veneers and onlays, but insurance companies don’t pay for them. Plus, it is hard to make temporaries.” Dr. Ryan will put an end to these myths, including a live demonstration.