02/09/2016

Top industry speakers line up for CDA Presents


Dental professionals from around the world attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry to learn about the latest clinical and technological advances in the industry, earn C.E. and network.

In the process, they hear from some of dentistry's most captivating speakers, which will be the case at CDA Presents in Anaheim on May 12-14.

A series of cadaver dissection workshops will teach attendees about flaps versus laser technology with periodontal patients; the anatomy of the masticatory system; and the rationale for endodontic apical surgery.

In addition, there are other lectures and workshops that give both dentists and their staff an opportunity to learn new things about the profession.

Cadaver Workshops

Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd
Low is professor emeritus at the University of Florida, associate faculty at The Pankey Institute and past president of the American Academy of Periodontology. He will be leading a workshop on the various laser and flap therapies with attention to periodontitis patients.

Henry A. Gremillion, DDS
Gremillion served as director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He serves as dean of the dental school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Gremillion will be co-presenting a workshop on the anatomy of the masticatory system.

M. Franklin Dolwick, DMD, PhD
Dolwick is a world-renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of TMD and was a pioneer in the development of TMJ arthrography and surgical procedures for TMJ internal derangement. He will be co-presenting a workshop on the anatomy of the masticatory system.

Ralan Wong, DDS, MS
Wong maintains a private practice specializing in endodontics in San Francisco. He is also an associate clinical professor in endodontics at the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. He will be co-leading a workshop that includes hands-on training in the latest endodontic microsurgical techniques and instrumentation.

Nicole Shinbori, DDS
Shinbori practices in two endodontic specialty practices in Oakland and Pleasanton. She holds a position on the AAE Special Committee on Continuing Education Strategy. She will be co-leading a workshop that includes hands-on training in the latest endodontic microsurgical techniques and instrumentation.

Dental Materials

Harald O. Heymann, DDS, MEd
Heymann is the Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He is also the editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He will be leading a lecture on the clinical keys for adhesive and restorative success and conservative concepts for esthetic success.

Endodontics

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
Hargreaves is chair of Endodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has published 150 papers and edited two textbooks. He will be leading lectures on successful management of acute pain, differential diagnosis of orofacial pain and regenerative endodontics.

Ergonomics

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS
Caruso is a practicing physical therapist who has focused his professional expertise in the areas of manual therapy, orthopedics and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. He is going to be leading lectures on posture, pain and productivity in the dental practice.

Esthetic Dentistry

Brian LeSage, DDS
LeSage has a private practice in Beverly Hills that emphasizes minimally invasive esthetic dentistry. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and director of the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum. He is going to be leading a lecture on practical, fundamental, everyday composite restorations.

Finance

John McGill, JD, CPA, MBA
McGill serves as CEO of The McGill & Hill Group LLC in Charlotte, N.C. He is also president of John K. McGill & Co. He will be leading lectures on achieving financial independence, retirement and how to reduce debt.

Occlusion

Michael J. Melkers, DDS
Melkers maintains a private practice in Hanover, N.H., with an emphasis on comprehensive esthetic and restorative care. He will be leading lectures on the occlusion and treatment planning for the everyday practice and porcelain, plastics and parafunction.

Orthodontics

Bill G. Arnett, DDS
Arnett graduated with honors from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and UCLA School of Dentistry in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He will co-present on facial, airway and bite diagnosis and treatment planning.

Douglas Knight, DMD
Knight has been appointed director of the Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists for the United States and most recently started the new Full FACE course. He will co-present on facial, airway and bite diagnosis and treatment planning and lead a lecture on goal-directed treatment planning in orthodontics, facial and functional considerations. He will also lead a lecture on dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis.

Periodontics

Robert C. Fazio, BA, DMD
Fazio is an associate clinical professor of surgery at Yale Medical School. He trained at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for his DMD and fellowships in periodontology and oral medicine. He will lead a lecture on the principle drugs prescribed by the dentist in the context of the myriad medications prescribed by the patient's physician and the patient's medical diseases. Fazio will also lead a lecture on treating periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd
Low is professor emeritus at the University of Florida, associate faculty at The Pankey Institute and past president of the American Academy of Periodontology. Low will be leading lectures on managing dental conditions of a boomer generation and effective periodontal maintenance.

Prosthodontics

Joseph J. Massad, DDS
Massad practices privately in Tulsa, Okla. He holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He will lead a lecture on the diagnosis and prognosis of the implant and edentulous patient. Massad will also lead a lecture on contemporary application of the neutral zone in complete removable and implant prosthodontics.

For more information, visit cdapresents.com.



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