Past Monthly Meetings


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The DCDS offers regular, complimentary CE programming to its members each year between September and May. Monthly meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month (depending on holidays and other events). In addition to learning the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry from world-renowned speakers from across the country, DCDS monthly meetings give attendees an opportunity to share ideas, information and network with one another. Nonmembers may attend DCDS monthly meetings for a small fee.

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​Past Monthly Meetings

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September CE Event: Monolithic Materials Masterclass Working With Lithium Disilicate and Zirconia (Clinical)

  • Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | 5:00 PM - Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 2350 M St. NW, Washington, DC

Location: Westin Georgtown
Address: 2350 M St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Directions
Contact: ​Andres Bachelet
Email: info@dcdental.org
Phone: (202) 367-1163

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

6pm to 7:30pm Session 1
7:45pm to 8:45pm Session 2

Please note pricing:

  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $110

 You may register for one session or both. 

Topic:  Monolithic Materials Masterclass: Working With Lithium Disilicate and Zircona & Beautiful Crown Preps and Impressions Made Easy

Instructor: Dr. Mike DiTolla
Disclaimer: TBA

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Course Description: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The September DC Dental Society monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, September 10 at the Westin Georgetown and will feature two presentations by Dr.Mike DiTolla: “Monolithic Materials Masterclass: Working With Lithium Disilicate and Zircona” and “Beautiful Crown Preps and Impressions Made Easy.”

Session 1—Monolithic Materials Masterclass: Working With Lithium Disilicate and Zircona
 PFM’s now make up only 10% of the crowns fabricated by the largest dental lab in the U.S., having been largely replaced by solid zirconia and lithium disilicate. These monolithic restorations are high-strength, cementable, all-ceramic restorations behave differently than traditional restorations, and this session focuses on how to prep, adjust, de-contaminate, cement/bond, and cut off these new restorations when necessary. Perhaps most impressively, the fracture rates for these monolithic restorations are second only to cast gold.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of monolithic and bi-layered restorations, especially including indications, contraindications and prep design.
  • Learn the different types of zirconia oxide restorations and their indications, and why polished zirconia is preferable to glazed zirconia; and understand why leaving temporary crowns in for 2 weeks leads to frequent fit issues, and how 3-day crowns eliminate these issues; be prepared to de-contaminate these restorations, select the correct primers, and determine the most appropriate cement.
  • Learn how to adjust contacts and occlusion, learn the safest way to cut off these restorations, and be familiar with the specialty burs and polishers for these restorations; understand which monolithic materials are more appropriate as a veneer material and understand the relationship between flexural strength and esthetics.

Session 2—Beautiful Crown Preps and Impressions Made Easy
Tooth preparation with adequate reduction in the proper areas has more to do with producing esthetic anterior restorations than selecting the correct shade. Techniques will be presented to ensure that dentists give their laboratory technicians the best chance to fabricate a beautiful restoration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to select specific burs based on the chosen restorative material to ensure adequate reduction where needed.
  • Understand how under-reduction of tooth preparations leads to anterior restorations that are clearly fake.
  • Learn to use a logical, scientific shade guide to help ensure highly acceptable esthetic results. 

The DC Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The DC Dental Society designates this presentation for 2.5 CE.


About the Speaker: Dr. Mike DiTolla
Dr. Mike DiTolla

A 1988 graduate of University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. DiTolla was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD in 1995. Mike was in private practice for 15 years before becoming Director of Clinical Education for Glidewell Labs for the next 15 years, giving him an intimate knowledge of American dentists and their crown and bridge habits.  In 2011 he received the "Most Effective Dentist Educator" award in a nationwide survey of dentists. In 2015 he became the Director of Clinical Affairs for Sirona, and in 2017 he became the VP of Clinical Affairs for AEGIS Communications.

 

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