Location: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA
Date: September 26-28, 2024
Format: Three-day, hands-on intensive
C.E.: 17 C.E. units
Cost: $2,995 for CDA members; $4,495 for non-members
Dr. Kachalia maintains a private practice in San Ramon, CA, and is the chief clinical officer for the Seattle Study Club. He’s also the former vice chair of simulation, technology and research at the University of the Pacific. In 2021, 2022 and 2023, he was selected as one of the 32 most influential people in dentistry.
Day 1 builds the foundation for effective treatment planning and formulating a blueprint for treatment. Participants will learn to assess various cases and tailor treatment plans to meet individual patient needs. Digital smile design will be presented as an aid in evaluating patient’s aesthetic goals and formulating a positive treatment plan. A portion of the program will focus on utilizing orthodontic aligners to conserve tooth structure while improving aesthetic and functional outcomes. Participants will be introduced to cutting-edge adhesives, cements, and restorative materials to provide knowledge of their applications and benefits. Attendees will gain practical experience working directly with new materials to hone their skills for real-world application.
Day 2 dives into direct adhesive aesthetic dentistry, addressing the common challenges faced in achieving natural and appealing results. The program focuses on the implementation of direct composite veneers and matrix systems providing tips and tricks to improve traditional techniques. Detailed instruction on placement, contouring and polishing resin composites will demonstrate how to achieve life-like restorations. Participants will have ample time to practice placement of direct resin veneers and Class IV restorations. We will also explore indirect veneers to give a comprehensive view of material, preparation, design, and provisionalization. Participants will engage in hands-on activities and apply demonstrated techniques to simulate cases, all to elevate their capability to transform smiles.
The final day of the workshop is dedicated to partial coverage indirect posterior restorations. Attendees will explore various aspects of these restorations, including design, preparation, armamentarium, material selection and placement techniques. A rationale of when and how to bond or cement these restorations will be discussed and practiced by participants. Future dental disease prevention and maintenance education is the final critical segment to equip dental professionals with strategies and best practices to ensure the long-term success and health of their restorative work. This important session will equip dental professionals with strategies and best practices to ensure the long-term success and health of their restorative work.
Tucked inside a Spanish Mission-style property north of San Diego, 400-acre Omni La Costa Resort & Spa welcomes guests with championship golf courses, eight sparkling resort pools, an award-winning and a host of dining options. Their 607 guest rooms, suites and villas offer welcoming retreats to unwind following resort activities or days exploring San Diego’s popular attractions including Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a luxurious destination with plenty of amenities at a special CDA room block rate of only $329 per night + a $25 resort fee. Once registered, you’ll receive instructions on how to book your stay.
On-site self-parking is discounted to $30 per day for workshop attendees; valet service is $48 per day.
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CDA designates each activity for a specified number of C.E. units. These courses meet the Dental Board of California requirements for continuing education units.