Location: La Playa Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Date: November 14-16, 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. Vargas is a professor in the department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He’s published extensively on the topics of dental adhesion and resin composites for the past 24 years and is involved nationally and internationally with hands-on seminars on resin composites. He also maintains a private practice limited to operative dentistry with emphasis in aesthetic 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.
Newly restored – following an extensive $15 million renovation – this historic 75-room artist’s home-turned-hotel offers a modern luxury experience intertwined with historic charm and romance. Located in one of California’s most prestigious neighborhoods, La Playa Hotel is just steps from the sugared white sands of the Pacific coastline and the renowned shops, galleries, and restaurants of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Guests of this landmark hotel are treated to informal elegance with premium amenities — all amidst a stunning backdrop composed of bohemian gardens, timeless turn-of-the-century architecture, and expansive seascape views.
La Playa Hotel is a landmark destination with plenty of amenities at a special CDA room block rate of only $329 per night + a $45 amenity fee. Once registered, you’ll receive instructions on how to book your stay.
Parking is included in the room rate for hotel guests.
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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.