Dr. Mark Kleive Photography, Bite Splints Black Mountain, NC


*Registration opens December 6, 2022.
  • Private practice
  • Director, Business Systems for The Pankey Institute 
  • Member, American College of Dentistry 

Thursday Courses
Th104 - Bite Splints in Restorative Practice
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $355.00  Other Fee: $355.00

Bite splint therapy is a valuable diagnostic, therapeutic and patient management tool for use in the restorative dental practice. Bite splints are used routinely as part of a treatment protocol for patients experiencing facial pain, but they are also an invaluable procedure to create predictable restorative results. This course will cover the steps involved in evaluation and diagnosis and clarify which of the different bite splint designs are the most bene?cial.

Vr611 - Utilizing 3D Printing and Other Digital Integration in General Dentistry
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Type: Virtual    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $35.00  Other Fee: $50.00

The opportunities for 3D printing and scanning and integration of digital technologies into dental office systems 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

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 2022

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2023

Date Removed: May 31, 2023

 

Th112 - Mastering Dental Photography with Your Smartphone
Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $315.00  Other Fee: $315.00

In this fun and lively hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice taking the images that have the greatest impact in communication with the patient and the dental team using a smartphone and special accessories. All clinical intra and extra-oral views will be demonstrated and emphasis will be placed on integration of the photographs with increased improvement in case presentation.

A limited number of smartphone attachments, mirrors and retractors will be made available but participants are asked to bring sterile supplies (if they own them) to maximize the learning experience.

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.
 

Fr116 - Mastering Dental Photography with Your Smartphone
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $315.00  Other Fee: $315.00

In this fun and lively hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice taking the images that have the greatest impact in communication with the patient and the dental team using a smartphone and special accessories. All clinical intra and extra-oral views will be demonstrated and emphasis will be placed on integration of the photographs with increased improvement in case presentation.

A limited number of smartphone attachments, mirrors and retractors will be made available but participants are asked to bring sterile supplies (if they own them) to maximize the learning experience.

Saturday Courses
Sa354 - Wealth Accumulation for Every Stage of Your Dental Career
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Understanding the stages of a dentist’s financial life cycle and how to prepare for them is an important part of being smart with your money. Almost every dentist begins their career with significant debt, which makes it very challenging to think about - let alone plan for - saving and ultimate financial independence. What if you look at your dental practice as the economic engine that drives the personal financial success for you and your team? Understanding this economic engine and certain performance indicators will influence your path to prosperity. Understand debt and its true cost for your advantage. Recognize the benefits of using low-cost index funds as diversified investment vehicles. Learn how to provide a low-cost retirement plan for you and your dental team.