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The Levin Group Practice Performance Matrix™ - The Scientific Method for Growing your Practice in the New Dental Economy Premium Member Content

The Levin Group Practice Performance Matrix™ - The Scientific Method for Growing your Practice in the New Dental Economy
Dr. Levin will share with attendees the Practice Performance Matrix™, an interactive diagnostic tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their management and marketing systems. By consistently monitoring performance in key areas, practices are immediately alerted to deficiencies and can make adjustments that will have the greatest impact on practice growth. To succeed in the new dental economy, dentists need the most effective business tools available for increasing efficiency, referrals and production.

Presented By:: Roger P. Levin, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity Premium Member Content

Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity
Digital technology provides tools to improve planning, clinical execution, prosthetic design, manufacturing, maintenance, and cost of care. Dental professionals need to understand the value of individual technologies as well as the benefit derived from linking them together. During this presentation, a business model and clinical cases will be used to illustrate how a number of digital technologies can impact outcomes and productivity.

Presented By:: Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA
Presentation Style: Video
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CBCT Planning and Guided Implant Surgery - Surgical and Restorative State-of-the-Art Premium Member Content

CBCT Planning and Guided Implant Surgery - Surgical and Restorative State-of-the-Art
Implant treatment is one of the most exciting areas of dental therapy. Within the last 30 years, we have been able to develop and discover new techniques, instruments, software and equipment that have made this therapy more secure and predictable, such as the CBCT and the guided surgery, today with the guided systems we are able to have our implants “in the right” place considering the bone, the prosthesis, the biomechanics and the esthetic…this lecture will show you step by step how to reach awesome results in complex full arch cases in a secure and simple way even with immediate extraction and immediate implant placement.

Presented By:: Orlando Alvarez Del C., DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
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CBCT-Guided Implantology- Improving the Accuracy and Success of Tooth Replacement

CBCT-Guided Implantology- Improving the Accuracy and Success of Tooth Replacement
The integration of cone beam technology and 3D imaging has advanced the practice of digital dentistry. CT-guided implant planning combined with the use of a Computer Guided Surgery (CGS) implant placement kit leads to increased precision, accuracy and efficiency of implant placement. To realize the full advantages of CT guided surgery, it is important to have a thorough understanding of software and workflow, as well as the specific components of the Guided Surgery kit and their use. This session will demonstrate how the merging of implant planning software, CAD/CAM technology and CGS is enabling surgeons and restorative dentists to leverage the benefits of digital dentistry.

Presented By:: Jay B. Reznick, DMD, MD
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Oral Soft Tissue Laser Ablative and Coagulative Efficiencies Spectra

Oral Soft Tissue Laser Ablative and Coagulative Efficiencies Spectra
The key to the success of soft tissue lasers is their ability to cut and coagulate the soft tissue at the same time. Present work is aimed to derive the wavelength-dependent differences in photo-thermal ablation and coagulation efficiencies for oral soft tissue pulsed dental Near-IR Diode, Mid-IR Erbium and IR CO2 lasers. Even though the soft tissue photothermal ablation has been extensively studied, there remains a discrepancy between (a) the widely proliferated notion about efficient Near-IR 800-1,100 nm laser ablation of the oral soft tissue, and (b) studies reporting the inefficient soft tissue Near-IR absorption/ablation. Indeed, the notions about “the key to the usefulness of the Nd:YAG is that this wavelength is highly absorbed in oral soft tissue”, and “all currently available dental laser instruments and their emission wavelengths have indications for use for incising, excising... oral soft tissue surgery”, contradict an observation illustrated here...

Author(s): Peter Vitruk, PhD
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An Expression of Your Vision: High-Quality Photography

An Expression of Your Vision: High-Quality Photography
Digital photography is common in many of today’s dental practices, and high-quality dental images are paramount for laboratory communication and marketing dentistry. The purpose of this article is to define what a high-quality dental image is, and to give an overview of what these images are used for. In this article I will briefly go over all the steps involved in making these images and review in detail the equipment, camera settings, techniques, and post-production workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Author(s): Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
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DentalXP Patient Exam Form

DentalXP Patient Exam Form
This patient exam form is one compiled from several clinicians and teachers like Drs. Leonard Abrams, John Kois, David Garber and Henry Salama

Author(s): Henry Salama, DMD
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ProTaper Universal - Whatever You Thought, Think Again

ProTaper Universal - Whatever You Thought, Think Again
In 1995, the opportunity was present to develop an improved set of NiTi files. The goal was to create a simple set of easy-to-use files that would significantly improve the benchmark for safety and efficiency. In collaboration with the engineers from Maillefer, Drs. Pierre Machtou, John West and I agreed to develop a set of files that would precisely duplicate the Schilder shaping concept.

Author(s): Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS
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General Courses
Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity Premium Member Content

Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity
Digital technology provides tools to improve planning, clinical execution, prosthetic design, manufacturing, maintenance, and cost of care. Dental professionals need to understand the value of individual technologies as well as the benefit derived from linking them together. During this presentation, a business model and clinical cases will be used to illustrate how a number of digital technologies can impact outcomes and productivity.

Presented By:: Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition Premium Member Content

Esthetic Rehabilitation for Severe Worn Dentition
This presentation covers the importance of differential analysis of the worn dentition, treatment plan and treatment sequence of the esthetic rehabilitation in severely worn dentition patients. Speakers will also explain how to harmonize the smile design of anterior restorations with the functional occlusion of posterior restorations, including the relation of temporomandibular component and the anterior guidance design with all-ceramic restorations as the material of choice.

Presented By:: Gerard J. Chiche, DDS;Somkiat Aimplee, DDS, MSc, FACP
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Photo/Video Documentation in Dentistry: The MicroVision Approach Premium Member Content

Photo/Video Documentation in Dentistry: The MicroVision Approach
In this webinar I will speak about correct choice of equipment, settings and protocol of photo/video documentation in every day practice of a dentist. Also we will describe benefits of using microscope for documentation goals.

Presented By:: Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design Premium Member Content

The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design
This webinar is designed for the clinician who desires to learn and use digital acquisition scanners. This is the future of any dental practice and it all starts by sitting at the computer and designing your crowns and veneers. This course will help the beginner and advanced digital clinician. The aspects of preparation design, aesthetics and occlusion will be demonstrated. If you own a digital scanner or thought of purchasing one, this is the course that will show you the real utilization of this million dollar technology and increase your bottom line for your practice.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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