Dr. Gordon Christensen Prosthodontics Provo, UT

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  • CEO, Clinicians Report Foundation (CR)
  • Founder and CEO, Gordon J. Christensen Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah School of Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th205 - The Christensen Bottom Line 2023
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom D
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 149

This fast-moving course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change this year.  Easily understood, with numerous summaries,  this course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers, and it is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner. Some of the topics to be included in a typical course are: • New techniques for pulp capping. • Tooth removal and grafting. • State of the profession. • The future is still bright for private practice. • What are the best crowns? • Are scanners better than conventional impressions? • Do all endo treated teeth need posts and cores? • Is resin cement better than resin-modified glass ionomer? • Why do mandibular “flange dentures” stay in place?   Upon the completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. List the most important and useful new techniques, materials and concepts discussed.

Th226 - Esthetic Dentistry - 2023
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, A314
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 780

ESTHETIC PROCEDURES STIMULATE PATIENT EXCITEMENT, SATISFACTION, AND PRACTICE GROWTH , all of which were calmed by the “great recession” and Covid. Only patient education is needed to re-excite patients about what is available in modern dentistry: Whitening teeth; Botox; Diastema closure; Adult ortho; Ceramic crowns compared; Ceramic partial tooth restorations; Ceramic Veneers; Direct resin crowns & veneers; and Others. RE-MOTIVATE PATIENTS TO THESE DESIRABLE PROCEDURES! On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:1. 1. List and describe the major dental esthetic procedures 2. Decide with your team how to re-motivate your patients to these procedures 3. Decide which of the above should be in your practice 4. Update the procedures you desire and include them in your practice

Vr604 - Getting Prepared for Future Dentistry
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: No
In-Person Attendee Fee: $35.00  Virtual Attendee Fee: $50.00
AGD Code: 149

This program provides predictions for the future of the profession based on research and current trends. It is oriented toward young dentists. The following topics will be discussed:


·       Private practice

·       Dental office workflow

·       Third party payers

·       Productivity increasing concepts

·       Expanded functions

·       Continuing education

·       Dental staff

·       Preventive procedures and new concepts

·       Technologies

·       And numerous other topics requested by the audience


On completion of this program participants should be able to:

1.    Identify the potential upcoming events in the profession

2.    Determine if these changes are those they want to incorporate into their professional lives

3.    Make plans to become knowledgeable in the changing profession


Technology Recommendations

When viewing a live or pre-recorded course, we suggest the following:

Close all other applications and programs on your device
Consider limiting the streaming on other devices in your viewing location
Optimal viewing is on a computer or tablet
A minimum 5MB connection is recommendation, but please note that a 15-20MB connection is optimal
The best way to prevent or stop buffering when streaming is to reduce anything that impedes the stream.


Date Available: December 20, 2022

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2023

Date Removed: May 31, 2023

Friday Courses
Fr239 - Dr. Christensen's Most Frequent Failures and How to Avoid Them
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom E
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 148

Gordon discusses many failures and demonstrates solutions he uses in his own personal practice—based on many years of clinical experience and research. Learn to recognize and avoid those situations, materials, techniques, and technologies that have high failure probability. Also learn the best substitutes and solutions for those clinical failure situations. Save you and your patients’ time, effort, energy, and money by avoiding and/or treating these problematic situations! At the completion of this course attendees should be able to: 1. Recognize and list the most important treatment failures and how to avoid them. 2. Decide what changes need to be made in YOUR practice. 3. Discuss with your team how to implement these changes. 4. Implement the appropriate changes.