Dr. Alan Budenz Local Anesthesia, Anatomy & Cariology Paso Robles, CA


*Registration opens December 6, 2022.
  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Member, Board of Managers, California Dental Association Presents

Thursday Courses
Th225 - Numb, Number, Numbest: Updates on Local Anesthesia
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A wide range of techniques will be presented, including the Gow-Gates mandibular block and methods for addressing hot teeth situations. Alternative anesthesia modalities, including compounded topical formulations, anesthetic buffering and reversal agents, and more will be discussed! This course combines the latest innovations in local anesthesia with the best newer techniques for delivery. Practitioners will return to their practices with greater confidence in their ability to deliver comfortable and efficient local anesthetic injections.

Friday Courses
Fr237 - Clinician Fast Track
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $185.00  Other Fee: $110.00

Dr. William Bruce, III

Treatment Planning "SIMPLIFIED": 3 Easy Steps to Success

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Why are some cases easy to treatment plan and others complex? Is there a system to make esthetic treatment planning simple? The answer is 'YES.' It is imperative that we provide beautiful esthetics with predictability for all our patients. Discover a simple and complete way of designing any case that combines great function with beauty. Utilizing a functional smile design checklist, you will find yourself much better equipped to plan your next case easily.

 

Dr. Alan Budenz

Wait! I Still Feel That! The Anatomy of Local Anesthesia Techniques

9:30 - 11 a.m.

A wide range of maxillary and mandibular injection techniques will be emphasized, including discussion of the Gow-Gates and the Vazirani-Akinosi complete mandibular block techniques, and a complete maxillary quadrant nerve block technique. Techniques for recognizing and anesthetizing accessory nerve pathways will be presented along with a comprehensive review of anatomical landmarks and structures pertinent to the delivery of successful dental local anesthesia. Attendees will improve their ability to resolve anesthesia difficulties that invariably occur in daily dental practice.

 

Lunch is on your own from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Dr. Mark Kleive

Utilizing 3D Printing Technology in General Dentistry

12 - 1:30 p.m. 

The opportunities for 3D printing and scanning and integration into other dental office systems like Cone Beam CT imaging is expanding at an alarming rate. This course will discuss the practical ways to incorporate this technology into the general dental office and the tremendous potential that it has for Return on Investment (ROI). Topics will include 3D printed study models, surgical guides, in-office aligners and occlusal guards. Particular emphasis will be placed on the workflow that team members can support.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current printing technology and choose the best option for your practice
  • Explore opportunities for 3D printing in general dentistry
  • Create a printing workflow that has a strong ROI
  • Utilize the skills of your team to perform digital tasks

 

Dr. Shahrokh Bagheri

Major Complications of Minor Oral Surgery

1:30 - 3 p.m.

The purpose of this lecture is to share with dental professionals and staff, irrespective of their background, the plethora of complications that can occur even in routine surgery. A detailed preoperative assessment, hopefully, can help the clinician avoid poor outcomes and complications. However, the clinician must continue to strive for ideal outcomes by continuing education, optimizing treatment plans, surgical techniques, knowledge of the anatomy and  medicine, proper  patient selection, and detailed maintenance. Despite all the above, complications can occur. Equally important is the early recognition and management. The potential to limit further morbidity may be dependent on early and interceptive diagnoses and surgical management. It is imperative to avoid exacerbation of a complication, such as, under treatment or estimation of a local infection resulting in a more serious complication such as osteomyelitis or an early neuropraxia leading into a chronic pain syndrome. Failures to recognize, diagnose and treat the initial problem can lead to subsequent clinical, psychological and medico-legal issues for patients and clinicians. 
 
This course will increase the clinician's knowledge and awareness of  the board spectrum of complications; ranging from the initial work-up to the actual surgery and post-operative period. The lecture will outline the diagnosis and management of several categories of complications.
 

Fr131 - X Marks the Spot: Local Anesthesia Techniques Simulation Hands-On Workshop
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $380.00  Other Fee: $380.00

This workshop is an opportunity to develop and practice clinical techniques with special emphasis on the mandible, including the Gow-Gates , the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular division block technique, tips and tricks for conventional IA regional nerve blocks, and single tooth anesthesia without a nerve block injection. A complete maxillary division block will also be presented. Short lecture segments present the anatomical landmarks and discuss the steps of individual nerve block techniques, followed by a clinical demonstration of the technique.  The participants will pair up to practice locating the landmarks and walking through the technique on each other (no actual injections are given). Additional techniques will be discussed by participant request.

Tuesday Courses
Vr602 - Prevention and Minimally-Invasive Dentistry: Diminishing the Role of the Dental Drill
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $35.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Tremendous progress has been made in our understanding of caries disease resulting in better assessment and management tools for this most fundamental of dental diseases. This lecture is for all dental personnel who wish to review, update, and further their knowledge of diagnosis and optimal management of caries. Presentation of the most current protocols for caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) and caries prevention/management tools (SDF, fluoride pastes and rinses, etc.), and options for minimally invasive comprehensive restoration of carious lesions.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • The science of caries disease prevalence and the practicality of various methods proposed for eradicating, or at least controlling, caries disease
  • Protocols for assessing and managing different levels of active caries disease and risk for future disease, from mild to extreme
  • Descriptions of treatment options, both chemical and mechanical, for different levels of caries disease and risk
  • Where the future of caries disease prevention and restorative options are likely to lead us


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Date Available: December 6, 2022

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2023

Date Removed: May 31, 2023

Saturday Courses
Sa138 - X Marks the Spot: Local Anesthesia Techniques Simulation Hands-On Workshop
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $380.00  Other Fee: $380.00

This workshop is an opportunity to develop and practice clinical techniques with special emphasis on the mandible, including the Gow-Gates , the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular division block technique, tips and tricks for conventional IA regional nerve blocks, and single tooth anesthesia without a nerve block injection. A complete maxillary division block will also be presented. Short lecture segments present the anatomical landmarks and discuss the steps of individual nerve block techniques, followed by a clinical demonstration of the technique.  The participants will pair up to practice locating the landmarks and walking through the technique on each other (no actual injections are given). Additional techniques will be discussed by participant request.