Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA
Date: October 3-5, 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. Willardsen has comprehensive experience in advanced neuromuscular, biomimetic and cosmetic dentistry, including unique expertise in occlusion. He’s a graduate of LLU, the Las Vegas Institute, Arrowhead International and Occlusion Connections programs, as well as a certified instructor through the Alleman-Deliperi Centers for Biomimetic Dentistry. A popular teacher and author, Dr. Willardsen has been featured in numerous news and talk shows and national publications.
Build the foundation for your transformative experience by mastering the techniques of selective caries removal. Engage in hands-on activities and learn to preserve healthy tooth structure, the Compression Dome technique, and integrating the latest ADA guidelines for selective caries removal of moderate and deep caries. Explore the Minimally Invasive Restoration technique, gaining proficiency in methods applicable to both anterior and posterior teeth. Delve into the six fracture modes of teeth and understand the ideal treatment approaches, ensuring preservation of natural tooth structure.
Take a deep dive into advanced adhesion dentistry. Explore the intricacies of Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS) and Resin Coating techniques, understand their impact on tooth structure, pulp preservation and eliminating postoperative sensitivity. Uncover the historical evolution and research behind IDS and Resin Coating. Engage in a hands-on session, mastering the layering technique for Class II Composite restorations. Identify layering techniques that reduce stress and significantly boost bond strengths. Learn to avoid common pitfalls in dentin bonding, gaining insights from long-term clinical research.
Shift your focus to the modern landscape of ceramics. Delve into material updates, trending ceramics, and understand how to properly clean restorations after try-in. Explore and practice proper bonding techniques for optimal adhesion and superior clinical outcomes when working with lithium silicates, disilicates, and Zirconia. Engage in a comprehensive discussion on Zirconia, including differences, ideal usage, proper handling, and the steps for successful long-term bonding. New adhesive technologies and techniques will be reviewed, demonstrated and practiced.
Delight in discovery at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Indian Wells. The resort in Palm Springs, California, is set within Coachella Valley, minutes from tennis courts, two championship golf courses, Indio and Coachella festival grounds and Palm Springs shops. This unique setting features all-new guest rooms with private balconies and scenic views.
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa is a luxurious destination with plenty of amenities at a special CDA room block rate of only $309 per night + a $20 resort fee. Once registered, you’ll receive instructions on how to book your stay.
On-site self-parking is $23 overnight or $10 per day; valet service is $39 overnight or $15 short-term.
Dress is business casual.
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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.