Dr. William Bruce II Esthetics & Occlusion Simpsonville, SC

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  • Private practice 
  • Adjunct Professor, Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th218 - Occlusion "SIMPLIFIED": Making Everyday Occlusion Easy and Predictable
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Room: Omni, Sycamore
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 180

Why are second molars the most challenging teeth to treat in dentistry? Why do crowns on these teeth often end up with poor contacts and pack food? We will answer these questions and many others. The must know principles of occlusion will be laid out in a simple and understandable way. You will also be able to distinguish between healthy and dangerous TMD conditions.

Friday Courses
Fr237 - Clinician Fast Track
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, A401
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $185.00  Other Fee: $110.00
AGD Code: 148

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.

Fr135 - Veneer Prep "BLUEPRINT" Workshop – From Prep to Provisionals
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, B402
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $445.00  Other Fee: $445.00
AGD Code: 780

Participants will have the opportunity to use some of the latest proven materials and learn the functional rules of esthetics. Learn to organize and formulate an anterior case both aesthetically and functionally. Understand how to create the perfect mock-up and use innovative materials to create guides for the perfect prep and amazing temporaries. We will walk through an anterior case in a step-by-step demonstration.

Saturday Courses
Sa137 - Composite "STREAMLINED" for Anterior & Posterior Restorations-Workshop
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC, B402
Type: Participation    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $445.00  Other Fee: $445.00
AGD Code: 250

Is multiple layering of different composites on anterior teeth necessary to achieve a great result? Why is it so difficult to get consistent contacts, marginal seals and contours on class 2 posterior composites? In this course you will practice the techniques necessary to: • Utilize no more than two shades to attain beautiful, natural results • Place, shape and polish peg lateral composite restorations • Achieve excellence with posterior class 2 composites.