09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Keeping Your Restorations and Reputation Intact
Failure visits dental practices in many forms and on many materials. In this program, Dr. Melkers will explore factors that jeopardize success and strategies that practitioners might use to solve them.
Occlusion. It can be one of the driest and most confusing subjects. It is however one of the most, if not the most, critical aspects of diagnosis and treatment planning when it comes to the longevity of restorative dentistry we provide our patients. During this interactive lecture, Dr. Melkers will lead a conversation and exploration of our profession’s history, current state of knowledge regarding occlusion and unsolved mysteries. During the program, real-world case applications will be used to reinforce concepts and theories. This is the first time this course will be presented in the Bay Area.
You Will Learn
- To recognize critical parafunctional red flags and why they matter
- To appreciate the balance between function, parafunction and aesthetics
- To manage destructive forces in restorative dentistry
- To examine case applications from single-tooth to full-mouth rehabilitation
Who Should Attend
This informative program is intended for general practitioners and allied dental professionals.
Tuition: $325 Dentists; $215 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.
Program includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.
Michael J. Melkers, DDS, is a 1994 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and currently serves as a visiting faculty member at The Pankey Institute. He also serves as the director of educator development for RIPEGlobal. Dr. Melkers is a master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and maintains a private clinical practice in Hanover, New Hampshire, with a focus on comprehensive adult restorative care.