Education

Zest Dental Solutions’ commitment to excellence continues to grow by offering scientifically sound continuing education programs to the dental professional. Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the clinician so they can provide the highest quality treatment to their patients. Zest also strives to provide dental professionals with effective and value-added continuing dental education that can be applied successfully in the dental practice.

Zest Courses


Date Course Name Course Description Speaker Location Resources
October 9-10, 2020 Simple Methods for Narrow Ridge Diameter Implants and Restoring Implant-Retained Overdentures This course will provide an overview of treatment options for denture patients that are faced with narrow-ridges or financial limitations for treatment with conventional two-piece implant systems. It will also cover different alternatives to treat the complete and partially edentulous patient with removable prosthetics. Starting with traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions, and progressing through more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures. This program will focus on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician utilizing the gold standard of attachment systems. This presentation covers: diagnosis and treatment planning of the patient with a failing or terminal dentition, advantages provided by implant-retained overdentures, patient selection, component selection, processes, and techniques. Including advantages and disadvantages of different retention modalities along with clinical cases. Dr. Xavier Saab Houston, TX

December 18 - 19, 2020 LIVE SURGERY Simple Methods for Narrow Ridge Diameter Implants and Restoring Implant-Retained Overdentures This course will provide an overview of treatment options for denture patients that are faced with narrow-ridges or financial limitations for treatment with conventional two-piece implant systems. It will also cover different alternatives to treat the complete and partially edentulous patient with removable prosthetics. Starting with traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions, and progressing through more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures. This program will focus on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician utilizing the gold standard of attachment systems. This presentation covers: diagnosis and treatment planning of the patient with a failing or terminal dentition, advantages provided by implant-retained overdentures, patient selection, component selection, processes, and techniques. Including advantages and disadvantages of different retention modalities along with clinical cases. Dr. Xavier Saab Houston, TX

Partner Courses


Date Course Name Course Description Speaker Location Resources
August 28-29, 2020 Christensen Restorative Dentistry 1 - Restorative/Esthetic/Preventive Practical, easily implemented esthetic procedures remain in demand! Patients are actually more interested in moderate-cost esthetic procedures than they were in the past. This course will help you increase your expertise in all phases of esthetic restorative dentistry and show you how to be more profitable in your everyday dental procedures. Gordon Christensen Online

September 18-19, 2020 Christensen Implant Surgery Level 1 Course Integrating implant surgery into your practice is not difficult or threatening, and it will certainly be a positive and profitable change in your professional life. You undoubtedly already have implant prosthodontics in your practice, and this course will update and enhance your prosthodontic skills. Primarily, the course emphasizes surgically placing small-diameter implants (1.8 to 2.9 mm in diameter) in edentulous and partially edentulous patients and placing conventional-diameter implants (3mm and larger in diameter) in healthy patients who do not require bone grafting. Gordon Christensen Online

October 2-3, 2020 Christensen Restorative Dentistry 2 - Fixed Prosthodontics Our goal is to help you make fixed prosthodontic procedures faster, easier, and more predictable! 30% of your practice revenue is fixed prosthodontics. You cannot find a more practical, immediately useful course than this one. Join Gordon for this popular “bread and butter” hands-on course and increase your quality and quantity in fixed prosthodontic procedures. Many participants report that after attending this course, they have enhanced their fixed prosthodontic quality, doubled their fixed prosthodontic activity and increased practice enjoyment. Gordon Christensen Online

October 10, 2020 Paradigm Changes in the Profession 2020 Five Speakers, One Information-Packed Day at the Mirage Las Vegas! Participants will enjoy detailed information about the most pertinent advancements of the year. Experts will provide education in their various fields, with Gordon as the moderator. Along with the broad education offered, the day will end with a Q&A panel — a participant favorite! Gordon Christensen Las Vegas, NV

November 5-8, 2020 Dental Implants and a Texas Trophy Hunt Experience Course will include lectures on restorative implant dentistry, bone grafting, simple implant placement, immediate implant placement, guided implant placement, overdentures, and full arch fixed cases. We will look at both analog and digital solutions and focus on techniques you can use to make implant dentistry everyday dentistry. Dr. Luigi Massa New Braunfels, TX

November 6-7, 2020 Full-Arch Rehab Witness the synergy of guided surgery and pre-treatment prosthetic planning. Take your implant practice to the top with our exclusive full-arch rehab protocols. This two-day course will review full arch treatment options, sequencing, treatment fee, and demonstrate two clinical cases - one fixed and one removable. Between group discussions, live cases and hands on simulations, you will be prepared for complex full-arch rehab. No prerequisite.

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P.K. Clark, DMD and Paul Clark, DMD, MD Heber City

December 5, 2020 Las Vegs AAID Maxicourse in Dental Implantology The Las Vegas Maxicourse is a 300-hour AAID course. The program is designed to give a thorough understanding of diagnostic and treatment modalities necessary to properly treat patients with dental implants. The Maxicourse utilizes case-based learning methods that will include lectures, demonstrations, interactive seminars, cadaver dissection laboratories and hands-on sessions, patient treatment, and relevant reviews of literature emphasizing evidence-based learning. The LV Maxicourse is designed to prepare you to take the AAID Associate Fellow/Fellow membership examination and become AAID credentialed. Michael Scherer / AAID Maxi-Course Las Vegas, NV

December 18, 2020 New York AAID Maxicourse in Dental Implantology The New York AAID Maxicourse is a 300-hour AAID course. The program is designed to give a thorough understanding of diagnostic and treatment modalities necessary to properly treat patients with dental implants by utilizing case-based and hands-on learning methods, including interactive seminars, patient treatment, and cadaver dissection. The NY Maxicourse is designed to prepare you to take the AAID Associate Fellow/Fellow membership examination and become AAID credentialed. Michael Scherer / AAID Maxi-Course New York, NY

Zest Dental Solutions is designated as 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 rnembership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends frorn 11/1/2017 to 10/31/2021. Provider ID# 372776