AACD agenda features top speakers
SAN DIEGO, Calif., USA: The professional education committee for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific session has scheduled two headlining educators for the academy’s 2019 meeting: Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT, and Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD.
This year’s meeting, taking place from April 24 to 27 at the San Diego Convention Center, features more than 50 speakers presenting more than 25 lectures and 30 workshops.
Chu will present “Immediate Tooth Replacement Therapy in the Esthetic Zone” on Thursday, April 25, from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Chu will present a method for the immediate provisional restoration of immediate implants placed into healed [delayed] or augmented sites. Additionally, his lecture will address the clinical diagnosis and management of type 1-3 extraction sockets as well as present current techniques, clinical research, histologic evidence and innovations in immediate implant placement and provisional restoration treatment and how they can enhance time and clinical outcomes for greater patient comfort, care and satisfaction. Attendees can expect to gain a greater understanding of the prosthetic and biologic impact on hard tissue buccal contour change and pre-implant soft-tissue thickness; potential complications associated with immediate implants; how to identify impression-making and cementation techniques; and strategies for managing treatment of type 1-3 sockets. Attendees will also learn the treatment time and survival rates associated with immediate protocols.
Chu received his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984 and his master’s degree in restorative dentistry and certificate in post-graduate fixed prosthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1986. He then obtained his dental technician certification in dental ceramics in 1996 and ASMDT status in 1998 at New York University College of Dentistry. Chu maintains a dual academic appointment as a clinical associate professor in the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He is the creator of Chu’s Aesthetic Gauges, manufactured by Hu-Friedy Co., and he maintains a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, esthetic and implant dentistry in New York City.
Magne will present “Crescendo of Techniques for Anterior Bonded Restorations” on Saturday, April 27, from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Attendees will learn how to evaluate treatment options beginning with the simplest procedures such as chemical treatments and freehand composites and then more sophisticated approaches such as laminate veneers. The comprehensive lecture program is for all practitioners wishing to update their skills in anterior bonded restorations using direct composite resins and indirect porcelain veneers. Magne will review the latest scientific discoveries about no-post no-crown restorations; identify the core values of biomimetic restorative dentistry; explain ultraconservative approaches; identify important procedures to improve the success of direct composite resin restorations; and define the keys to the success of indirect ceramic restorations. Practitioners facing ever-growing choices in esthetic treatment modalities and products will leave better able to make the appropriate choices in a given clinical situation — with the goal of conserving the maximum amount of intact tissue and complying with guiding biomimetic principles.
Magne graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med.Dent. He obtained his doctorate in 1992 and his PhD degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics. From 1997 to 1999, he was a visiting associate professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Magne returned to University of Geneva Dental School and held the position of senior lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion. He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics. Magne wrote the book “Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition — A Biomimetic Approach,” which has been translated into eight languages and is considered one of the industry’s most respected guides in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry.
The overall lecture schedule at AACD 2019 is designed to optimize the amount of time attendees have with these and other noted educators. There are three additional anchor courses on Wednesday: “Generational Diversity Adaptation,” “The Value of a Cosmetic Practice” and “Prelude to a Transition: What Buyers and Sellers Should Consider Before Transitioning.”
The number of sponsored lectures has been reduced based on attendee feedback. Also, the Member Pearl lectures are being increased and are moved from the exhibit hall to an online forum, the AACD Virtual Campus. The exhibit hall is going to feature some new experiences, which will complement the high-value education being provided in the lecture and workshop rooms.
As always at the AACD annual scientific session, all lectures and hands-on workshops are part of attendees’ all-inclusive tuition.
You can access all of the details and register online at https://www.aacdconference.com/.