Anaheim convention is the pre-eminent C.E. event for dentists in 2019

Program includes restorative and live dentistry, new cadaver workshop

Dentists will have more than the usual number of opportunities to learn about restorative materials, processes and techniques at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry May 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. With its educational focus on restorative dentistry, the convention will offer more than 16 lectures and workshops, including an engaging panel discussion featuring leaders in the field.

“Restorative courses are generally well-received by our attendees, so we decided to up the ante a little bit for the Anaheim program,” said James Van Sicklen, DDS, a member of the CDA Presents Board of Managers.

Courses are scheduled each day of the convention and will cover, among other topics, new choices in adhesives when considering direct restorative treatment; clinically effective bonding procedures and indications for bonding; restoration of endodontically treated teeth; and advanced techniques for performing minimally invasive dentistry.

Additionally, four workshops will provide hands-on learning in the areas of esthetic and restorative dentistry, while a panel discussion will detail choices in materials and techniques and provide guidance based on science as well as the panelists’ own clinical observations.

Dr. Van Sicklen called the panel “the highlight of the program” and said the discussion promises to be lively. Nationally recognized speakers and current or past faculty members will “bring a very high level of clean science to the panel but also have strong opinions about how restorative processes work,” Van Sicklen said. “We hope attendees will walk away with a clearer understanding of current concepts in restorative dentistry.”

Read more about the panel and other courses on restorative dentistry in the February Update.

Live-dentistry demonstrations

Another unique learning opportunity is the live-dentistry demonstration, and CDA Presents has partnered with Glidewell Dental to offer two demos Saturday, May 18, in Anaheim.

In a morning session, Justin Chi, DDS, CDT, will provide in-depth exposure to the entire clinical workflow for a chairside CAD/CAM restorative process. Specifically, attendees will learn how to restore various indications using a digital workflow, how to select materials from a range of choices based on their indications and how to create quality restorations using a chairside mill.

A second live demonstration will provide an introduction to guided implant placement. Taylor Manalili, DDS, will focus on the latest technology and techniques to help attendees understand proper case selection and CBCT diagnosis as well as the digital treatment planning process and treatment considerations.

New cadaver workshop

New to CDA Presents is a two-day workshop that will offer the hands-on experience necessary to advance in implant dentistry.

“Cadaveric Hands-On Implant Placement and Bone-Grafting” will provide education on diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical and restorative techniques through lecture sessions and critical cadaveric hands-on training. Because the workshop is designed for both beginning and advanced dentists, attendees may select the difficulty level of procedures during the hands-on session.

Specific learning outcomes include:

  • Perform socket grafting, flap manipulation and suturing on cadavers
  • Learn and perform dental implant placement and immediate placement on cadavers
  • Learn and perform bone-manipulation, bone-grafting, sinus-grafting and ridge-split procedures on cadavers

CDA Presents will resume biannual schedule in 2020

With the ADA holding its annual continuing education meeting in San Francisco in September 2019, CDA Presents — typically a biannual convention — will take a break from hosting a convention in fall 2019 and will instead return to Anaheim in spring 2020.

While CDA Presents lectures are free and seating is first-come, first-served,allworkshops and live demonstrations are ticketed events. To ensure the best pricing and secure seats for these courses, attendees are encouraged to register early.

Register for CDA Presents or learn more about courses at cdapresents.com/anaheim2019.

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As a member benefit, CDA provides an online continuing education course calendar that includes pages of course offerings — currently more than 250 — for dentists who want to enhance their practice and professional development or simply need credits for license renewal. The calendar pulls from sources throughout the state, including CDA, local components and dental schools.