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Date(s) - September 30, 2016
8:00 am - 1:30 pm


SDDS Classroom
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 200

Event Details

NOT a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Course!
5 CEU, core • $199 Member Price

Every practice has 5% to 15% of patients who are missing multiple teeth and need full mouth rehabilitation but cannot afford it, and we see them suffer and deteriorate feeling helpless. An even larger number of our patients would greatly benefit by opening their Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) to restore their worn-out dentition. They need help!

In this practical lecture Dr. Ruiz will offer a more real world approach to treating these patients using direct composite, adhesive dentistry and limited implants. Even partial mouth rehabilitation cases are like remodeling a beautiful building, meticulous designed and diagnosis must be done before the first scoop of dirt is ever removed, (or before a hand piece touches the tooth). This fast pace course will cover, techniques for full mouth composite restorations, implant supported PRD using narrow and short implants and occlusal considerations, as well as research and many clinical cases.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn a practical technique to treat larges cases in multiple stages, making it affordable to almost every patient.
  • Learning techniques for proper adhesion and full composite rehabilitations.
  • Understand how to record patients’ unique esthetic perspective and goals and how to blend it with our own.
  • How to implement occlusal treatment into an overall oral treatment.
  • When to use a semi-adjustable articulator and why it has great importance.
  • When to use a CR bite.
  • How to educate patients about occlusal disease, for excellent treatment acceptance.
  • How to choose between regular, narrow & mini implants to help us open VDO.
  • Step by step techniques, and much, much more…

Presented by: Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Ruiz is the Director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Course Director of numerous CE Courses at University of Southern California (USC). He is Honorary Clinical Professor at Warwick University in England and member of the editorial board for Dentistry Today. He is also and Associate Instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen PCC in Utah & independent evaluator of dental products for CR (CRA). Dr Ruiz has been named as one of the “Leaders in CE 2006-2015” by Dentistry Today.

Dr. Ruiz has published several research papers as well as many clinical articles on adhesive dentistry, occlusion and esthetic dentistry. He regularly lectures at all major dental meetings, nationally and internationally
Dr. Ruiz has been practicing in the studio district of Los Angeles for over 20 years and enjoys a clientele of many stars and entertainers. His focus is on treating complex Cosmetic, Rehabilitation, and Implant cases.

Dr. Ruiz has made numerous television appearances highlighting his Esthetic Dental makeovers, including NBC Channel 4 News, ABC’s News, Good Morning America & Vista La, VH1 and Channel 52’s Telemundo and 34 Univision.

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