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Date(s) - June 1, 2018
8:00 am - 1:30 pm


SDDS Classroom
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 200

Event Details

7th Annual Pearls in the Backyard – Digital Dentistry

5 CEU, Core • $199 Member Price

From all aspects of dentistry, this CE course gathers together four SDDS member dentists who will present digital pearls for the general practitioner as well as specialists.

The Art of CBCT
Craig Dial, DDI (Radiology)

Acquiring excellent CBCT data for accurate diagnosis is always important, but when the DICOM is used in modeling, planning, and surgical guides, it is imperative that precise scanning techniques is applied to achieve the best results. One must be proficient in diagnostic scanning, appreciate and comprehend the science, technology, capabilities, and limitations of CBCT scanners. This course will discuss the skills and tools needed to keep CBCT machines tuned for optimum capability, and know what proper scan protocol can be chosen based on the radiographic need of the clinical question that is being asked of the exam.

Digital Orthodontics: the New Standard of Practice
P. Scott Favero, DMD, MS (Orthodontics)

Digital advances such as CBCT, scanners and 3D printers have allowed development of applications that use various approaches to visualize patient records in 3 dimensions, perform virtual 3D treatment for tooth movement and surgical treatment and directly apply that virtual treatment accurately to the patient through various treatment modalities – labial and lingual bracket systems, robotically bent arch wires, bracket placement accuracy, and “in house” aligner fabrication. This presentation will review some of the latest digital orthodontic advances.

Digital prosthodontics – Don’t be left in the stone ages
Brock Hinton, DDS (Prosthodontics)

Digital Dentistry is here to stay. Bunsen burners, waxing instruments, casting, dental x-ray film, paper charts, pouring up models and PFM’s have all become dinosaurs. CAD/CAM , CBCT and other digital advancements offer improved quality, improved cost and time efficiency, improved communication and an improved patient experience. Come find out what’s happening in Prosthodontics.

Virtual Surgery Guided Execution – Orthognathic Surgery
Richard Jackson, DDS (Orthognathic)

The Virtually Dynamic patient specific models have multiple therapeutic uses in dentistry today. They are used for orthodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic, and implantology cases. This part of the lecture will focus on virtual dynamic patient specific models for corrective jaw surgery, including data acquisition and the construction of the use of the virtual models for treatment planning of the face, airway, bite, smile and joint. Also presented will be the production of custom plates, marking and cutting guides that are utilized in a state of the art guided surgery.

Craig Dial, DDI:

Craig Dial earned his license as a Dental Radiographic Technologist in 1981 through UC Berkeley and is currently part owner and chief technologist of Diagnostic Digital Imaging. He works closely with many doctors to continue to improve the standard of maxillofacial imaging available in our community and throughout the world. Craig has served several years as the president of the American Association of Dental Maxillofacial Radiographic Technicians (AADMRT), and several more as a member of the board. Craig is internationally known and respected for his imaging expertise, and is often consulted about his technical skills and knowledge about oral radiography.

P. Scott Favero, DMD, MS:

Dr. Favero has a B.S. from Brigham Young University, a D.M.D. from Washington University and an M.S. from St. Louis University. He has been specializing in Orthodontics, in the Greater Sacramento area since 1986. Dr. Favero practiced general dentistry in Sacramento from 1981 to 1984. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists and Pacific Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Associaition, California Dental Association and Sacramento District Dental Society. Dr. Favero’s son, Christian, is finishing his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas, Houston in August and will be joining him in his practice then.

Brock Hinton, DDS:

Brock Hinton is a prosthodontist with 30 years of experience in a group specialty practice treating complex dental problems. His practice includes all phases of prosthodontics including full mouth rehabilitation, dental implant reconstruction, cosmetics, TMJ and sleep disorders.

Richard Jackson, DDS:

Dr. Richard F. Jackson is a Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been in the practice of oral maxillofacial surgery in Sacramento, California for the past 30 years. He limits his practice to surgically facilitated orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.

This class has been postponed, date TBA.

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