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Doctor inFusion | Day One

INTRODUCTION, LEADERSHIP, AND CARE CYCLE
Day one of Doctor inFusion is introduced with a leadership session from our NADG Co-Founder and moves on to provide an overview of our Care Cycle and Patient Experience.

The rest of the day includes sessions focusing on the following:
– Hygiene Based Staging and Grading
– A New Perio App
– Imaging & Diagnosis

Faculty
– Andrew Matta, DMD Founding Partner and CMO
– Kelly Louthain, Director, Clinical Services
– George Bruder III, DMD and Chief Research & Strategies Officer

Doctor inFusion | Day Two

A RESTORATIVELY DRIVEN PATH TO ENDODONTIC EXCELLENCE
While the principals remain unchanged, there are many new tools and techniques associated with nonsurgical root canal therapy. Choosing among the numerous options can be overwhelming to many clinicians.

In this hands-on session, the attendee will be provided with a definite roadmap towards successfully navigating and creating a good glidepath, imparting an appropriate final shape to the canals, and then three dimensionally obturating those cleaned and shaped canals in an efficient and effective manner. Also, new motor technology will provide a unique opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of torque and its implications on the instruments being employed. Reciprocating files with extraordinary metallurgical properties that can help the clinician achieve the desired goals will be featured.

Faculty 
George Bruder III, DMD and Chief Research & Strategies Officer

Doctor inFusion | Day Three

THE KEYS TO EFFICIENTLY CREATING FUNCTIONAL, ESTHETIC AND LONG-LASTING COMPOSITE RESTORATIONS
Direct composite restorations are among the most frequently performed restorative procedures, yet dentists often struggle with placement techniques, options for consistently generating ideal interproximal contact and postoperative sensitivity. There are several key elements that will determine the success of direct composite restorations including tooth preparation, material choice, as well as both placement technique and curing method.

This presentation will discuss how each element will play a critical role in the professional’s decision-making process when determining which materials, systems and techniques are best to utilize when placing direct composite restorations. This program will review modern preparation design and how best to approach adhesion based on clinical circumstances. Focus will include quadrant-based efficiency, generating consistently tight interproximal contacts and what is most important during light curing. Additional topics will include proper composite selection and placement techniques, anatomical contouring, finishing and polishing, all of which are essential clinical components to achieving long lasting esthetic restorations.

Faculty 
Nicholas R. Conte Jr. DMD, MBA

Doctor inFusion | Day Four

INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL IMPLANTS AND SOCKET GRAFTING

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the reasons for adding dental implants to the practitioner’s scope of practice. The doctor should be able to go back to their office and teach their team why dental implants are important and how to get team members on board and excited with this modality. Also, all participants will gain an understanding of how to obtain a proper medical and dental history and the implications that this has with their treatment planning.

Attendees will understand the proper diagnostic protocols for evaluation and determining the appropriate treatment plan. Techniques for extraction, suturing and socket grafting will be reviewed and discussed. Finally, participants will learn how to take impressions with traditional impression materials and scan bodies.

Faculty 
Adam Folek, DMD

North American Dental Group
Pittsburgh: 125 Enterprise Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
New Castle: 11 S Mill Street, New Castle, PA 16101
www.nadentalgroup.com

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Doctor inFusion | Day Two

A RESTORATIVELY DRIVEN PATH TO ENDODONTIC EXCELLENCE
While the principals remain unchanged, there are many new tools and techniques associated with nonsurgical root canal therapy. Choosing among the numerous options can be overwhelming to many clinicians.

In this hands-on session, the attendee will be provided with a definite roadmap towards successfully navigating and creating a good glidepath, imparting an appropriate final shape to the canals, and then three dimensionally obturating those cleaned and shaped canals in an efficient and effective manner. Also, new motor technology will provide a unique opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of torque and its implications on the instruments being employed. Reciprocating files with extraordinary metallurgical properties that can help the clinician achieve the desired goals will be featured.

Faculty
George Bruder III, DMD and Chief Research & Strategies Officer

After this course, the attendee will:
Be able to describe the benefits of new imaging technologies and their impact on assessment, diagnosis, case planning and workflows.
Understand the basics of operating an electric motor
Be able to follow a simplified system-based approach for creating a glide path and a final shape using advanced, reciprocating instruments.
Be able to describe the process for imparting a 3-dimensional fill using a warm, gutta-percha carrier based obturation.
Be able to utilize restorative materials that assist clinicians and team members.

The attendee will benefit from learning how to:
Obtain a diagnostic database for successful endodontic treatment planning.
Recognize the benefits of 3D imaging for endodontic diagnosis and treatment.
Obtain straight line access while maintaining tooth structure.
Modify coronal access to facilitate the formation of a glide path.
Use rotary files with confidence.
Incorporate modern irrigation principles into your endodontic treatment protocols.
Utilize new obturation materials and techniques.
Create minimally invasive post space preparations.
Place direct restorations determine when to crown the endodontically treated tooth.

Doctor inFusion | Day Three

THE KEYS TO EFFICIENTLY CREATING FUNCTIONAL, ESTHETIC AND LONG-LASTING COMPOSITE RESTORATIONS
Direct composite restorations are among the most frequently performed restorative procedures, yet dentists often struggle with placement techniques, options for consistently generating ideal interproximal contact and postoperative sensitivity. There are several key elements that will determine the success of direct composite restorations including tooth preparation, material choice, as well as both placement technique and curing method.

This presentation will discuss how each element will play a critical role in the professional’s decision-making process when determining which materials, systems and techniques are best to utilize when placing direct composite restorations. This program will review modern preparation design and how best to approach adhesion based on clinical circumstances. Focus will include quadrant-based efficiency, generating consistently tight interproximal contacts and what is most important during light curing. Additional topics will include proper composite selection and placement techniques, anatomical contouring, finishing and polishing, all of which are essential clinical components to achieving long lasting esthetic restorations.

Faculty
Nicholas R. Conte Jr. DMD, MBA

Course Objectives
The latest techniques on conservative preparation design
Indications for direct composites restorations
Technique tips for efficient isolation and generating ideal anatomic interproximal contacts
Understanding of adhesion, current products and their function in modern day dentistry
Insight into light curing and importance of operator variability
Techniques tips for handling and placement of modern composites
Polishing and sealing techniques for long term durability

Doctor inFusion | Day Four

INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL IMPLANTS AND SOCKET GRAFTING
The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the reasons for adding dental implants to the practitioner’s scope of practice. The doctor should be able to go back to their office and teach their team why dental implants are important and how to get team members on board and excited with this modality. Also, all participants will gain an understanding of how to obtain a proper medical and dental history and the implications that this has with their treatment planning.

Attendees will understand the proper diagnostic protocols for evaluation and determining the appropriate treatment plan. Techniques for extraction, suturing and socket grafting will be reviewed and discussed. Finally, participants will learn how to take impressions with traditional impression materials and scan bodies.

Faculty
Adam Folek, DMD

Course Objectives
Understand the importance and relevance of dental implants
Perform patient workups that follows the principles of the Patient Care Cycle
Understand principles of bone grafting and the materials
Learn how to extract teeth while preserving the socket
Learn suturing techniques including interrupted, continuous and figure eight
Be able to determine when, why and how to socket graft
Be able to describe and take analog and digital Impressions