Dr. Michael DiTolla Crown & Bridge Newport Beach, CA
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  • Director of Clinical Education, Glidewell Labs
  • Contributor, Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice and Dental Economics

Thursday Courses
TH219 - A New Approach to Crown Preparation
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Room: Omni, OMNI MAGNOLIA
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Most dentists learn a traditional method for preparing teeth for fixed prostheses in dental school. Surprisingly, a quick walk through a large dental laboratory will reveal that many of these preparations are inadequate. Sometimes the crown preps taught in schools are based more on subjective designs rather than objective reduction. This course presents a method to standardize preparations for nearly all teeth and meet all the functional and aesthetic requirements for materials used to fabricate dental crowns. 

Friday Courses
FR331 - The Monolithic Revolution
Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B403
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

In the past eight years, there has been a stunning change from Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) crowns to high-strength all-ceramic crowns. CAD/CAM technology has ushered in a new generation of digital impressions and high strength cementable restorations that have changed the face of dentistry. Indications and contraindications of lithium disilicate, and all types of solid zirconia restorations will be discussed.

FR279 - A New Approach to Crown Preparation
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B406B
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Most dentists learn a traditional method for preparing teeth for fixed prostheses in dental school. Surprisingly, a quick walk through a large dental laboratory will reveal that many of these preparations are inadequate. Sometimes the crown preps taught in schools are based more on subjective designs rather than objective reduction. This course presents a method to standardize preparations for nearly all teeth and meet all the functional and aesthetic requirements for materials used to fabricate dental crowns. 


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses