Heraeus seminars Midwinter

Jan. 10, 2012
Courses intended to help dental practices make sense of new products and techniques available to them.

SOUTH BEND, Indiana—Heraeus Kulzer, a leader in dental esthetics, has announced the sponsorship of four seminars at the 2012 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, Ill.

The four seminars, along with accompanying descriptions, are:

A Class IV Workshop: Great Cosmetic Results With Nanotechnology Composite
Feb. 23, 2012, 9 a.m. to noon
Speakers: Frank Milnar, DDS, and Shannon Pace-Brinker, CDA

This workshop provides hands-on experience with an advanced and improved nanotechnology restorative system. The Venus Diamond system addresses the functional requirements of demanding posterior restorations and delivers beauty and lasting polish-ability for anterior restorations.

Course objectives:
• Layering implications and how to create a natural Class IV restoration
• Create restorations from a simple to a more complex polychromatic technique
• Material handling techniques to help maximize efficient use of treatment time
• How to finish and polish composite to resemble natural enamel surface/gloss

Glass Ionomer Workshop: Reducing Tooth Sensitivity Incorporating Dentin Substitution
Feb. 23, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Speakers: Frank Milnar, DDS, and Shannon Pace-Brinker, CDA

Developing treatment strategies for restoring teeth and eliminating sensitivity can be challenging. Dental treatments today are guided by principles of minimal intervention and bio-modification. According to these principles, the goal is to limit the repeat restorative cycle and conserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible while removing as little tooth structure as possible. Attendees will develop a better understanding of when to use glass ionomer products and how to reduce tooth sensitivity, and learn about a new flowable composite as a dentin substitute.

What Is It? How Do I Use It?
Two options: Feb. 23, 1:30 to 4:40 p.m., or Feb. 24, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Tricia Osuna, RDH

Today's dental sessions require an exhaustive knowledge of what products, instruments, and equipment are available, as well as how to use them. Attendees will learn about contemporary treatment options, implementation of the procedures, and how to evaluate what is or is not working.

Course objectives:
• Identify products in the marketplace
• Recognize how to implement new strategies to successfully prepare for patient conditions/therapies
• Design programs that enhance patient treatment and successful outcomes

Create a Successful Contemporary Practice
Feb. 24, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Frank Milnar, DDS, and Shannon Pace-Brinker, CDA

Today's successful practice requires a dental team that is knowledgeable about minimally invasive dentistry. The myriad of new materials and techniques available for patients makes it challenging for the dentist and assistant to develop new proficiencies while delivering optimal patient care. This requires an understanding of new evidence-based models that result in "responsible esthetics" and have a higher level of combined communication with the dental team and patients.

Heraeus dental symposium presentations encourage outside-the-box thinking

“We are very pleased to be able to sponsor these seminars and help dental professionals sort through and make sense of the plethora of new products and techniques now available to them,” said Sonny Serreno, Heraeus’ director of Scientific & Clinical Affairs. “Attendees are sure to enjoy these wonderful speakers and find these courses to be both educational and beneficial to their practices.”

For more information, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.

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