"The Modern Restorative Practice" with Dr. Michael DiTolla
Valley District Dental Society
DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
PLACE: New Venue-The Starting Gate, at 128 Wilbraham Rd,
Hampden, MA. The Starting Gate is just past the club house
(The Great Horse), where there is valet parking.
General Registration: 8:00 A.M.
Meeting: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 7 CEU Lecture
“The Modern Restorative Practice”
Speaker: Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD
Course description: Several new all-ceramic restorations have made
serious in-roads into the number of PFM’s being done every year. CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory has helped to make these restorations more consistent in terms of fit, contact and occlusion. Full contour zirconia restorations have already made large inroads into the industry, and their use will be discussed, as well as the proper cementation/bonding protocol for these restorations. Digital shade taking has improved to the point where in addition to dentists using it, many labs QC their restorations with it as well. A prep technique will also be demonstrated that ensures adequate
reduction, nearly perfect margins with relatively little effort.
After completing this program, the dental professional should be able to:
1. Recognize the shift from PFM's to monolithic materials that allow the clinician to use high strength materials while satisfying patients esthetic desires.
2. Understand the use of a prep technique that will impress your lab by
improving the quality of your preps and impressions.
3. Be familiar with full contour zirconia and the pros and cons of using this structural ceramic material as a crown and bridge material, and be familiar with the cementation protocol.
4. Be familiar with the new class of cementable all-ceramic restorations such as lithium disilicate, and understand how the CAD/CAM milling process can improve consistency and quality.
5 Understand why the shade guide many dentists use today are inadequate and what shade guide can cut your shade remakes in half.
The Speaker: Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD
A 1988 graduate of university of pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. DiTolla was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD in 1995. Mike was in private 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 2011he received the "Most Effective Dentist Educator" award in a nationwide survey of dentist. From 2012-2015 he lectured on behalf of CR presenting their iconic "Dentistry Update" lectures, the longest running CE program in dentistry. In 215 he became Director of Clinical affairs for Dentsply Sirona
and Director of Dentsply Sirona World, the company's annual education and and entertainment festival.
Financial disclosure: Dr. Michael DiTolla works and has financial connections as the Director of Clinical Affairs of Dentsply Sirona.
Recommended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Hygienist, & Dental Assistants.
ADA C.E.RP./Continuing Education
*The Valley District is an ADA CERP recognized provider, approved by the Massachusetts Dental Society.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality
providers for 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. Concerns or complaints about
CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.
*Valley District Dental Society is designated an approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of
General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by
AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from
8/25/2013 to 8/24/2017. AGD ID is 212267 and the subject code 780.
DETACH AND RETURN WITH PAYMENT BY April 26th. --- FAX THE BOTTOM PORTION ONLY. REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AFTER April 27, 2017
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Coffee and Continental Breakfast in the Morning.
Romaine and Red Leaf Salad, Chicken Picatta, Jasmine Rice, Seasonal
Vegetables and Penn Pasta with Pesto.
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