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 CE Credits Location Resources
  February 22, 2022 Excellence in Overdenture Course This program will provide an overview of the benefits and protocols to successfully treat partially and fully edentulous patients with implant-retained, tissue-supported removable options that will increase success and hygienic maintenance. Best indications and contraindications for using the latest technology in removable attachment systems will be reviewed. Design, benefits, and processing tips will also be discussed. Gary Burton, CDT 2 Credits Houston, TX

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  March 4, 2022 2-Day Implant Placement and Restorative Techniques  This course is a comprehensive 2-day hands-on course for implant dentistry featuring experienced “wet-fingered” clinicians who extensively work with implant overdentures on a day-to-day basis. This course includes fundamental diagnosis and treatment planning skills, surgical anatomy review, surgical step-by-step procedures, and step-by-step restorative protocols for implant overdentures. This 2-day in-person program is designed for clinicians that would like to both treatment plan and treat implant-retained removable overdentures. This course provides hands-on training for the successful treatment of the edentulous patient implant-retained, tissue-supported treatment options. Clinical experience will be presented with a step-by-step simplified approach from surgical to restorative techniques. Michael D. Scherer, DMD and Xavier E. Saab, DDS, MS 10 Credits Sacramento, CA

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  March 11, 2022 Advanced Methods of Overdenture Success  This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients. From traditional methods to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures. This program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Joseph Massad, DDS 6.5 Credits Tulsa, OK

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  March 25-26, 2022 Zest Mastership Program - March The ZestMasters Overdenture Program is geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians with best-in-class education led by renowned speakers. The Mastership Program will require clinicians to attend high-level interactive hands-on webinar courses and a two-day Live in-person event in order to achieve recognition as a preferred Zest Overdenture Mastership Certified Specialist. By completing the certification, clinicians build upon their education demonstrating a level of proficiency beyond other dentists in their field and potentially elevating case acceptance due to increased credibility and knowledge. Michael D. Scherer, DMD 14 Credits Las Vegas, NV

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  April 1-2, 2022 Success with Overdentures and Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials  This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Xavier E. Saab, DDS, MS 12 Credits  Southlake, TX

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  June 3-4, 2022 Zest Mastership Program - June The ZestMasters Overdenture Program is geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians with best-in-class education led by renowned speakers. The Mastership Program will require clinicians to attend high-level interactive hands-on webinar courses and a two-day Live in-person event in order to achieve recognition as a preferred Zest Overdenture Mastership Certified Specialist. By completing the certification, clinicians build upon their education demonstrating a level of proficiency beyond other dentists in their field and potentially elevating case acceptance due to increased credibility and knowledge. Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS 14 Credits Las Vegas, NV

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  September 9-10, 2022 Zest Mastership Program - September The ZestMasters Overdenture Program is geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians with best-in-class education led by renowned speakers. The Mastership Program will require clinicians to attend high level interactive hands-on webinar courses and a two-day Live in person event in order to achieve recognition as a preferred Zest Overdenture Mastership Certified Specialist. By completing the certification, clinicians build upon their education demonstrating a level of proficiency beyond other dentists in their field and potentially elevating case acceptance due to increased credibility and knowledge. Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS 14 Credits Las Vegas, NV

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  November 4-5, 2022 Zest Mastership Program - November The ZestMasters Overdenture Program is geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians with best-in-class education led by renowned speakers. The Mastership Program will require clinicians to attend high level interactive hands-on webinar courses and a two-day Live in person event in order to achieve recognition as a preferred Zest Overdenture Mastership Certified Specialist. By completing the certification, clinicians build upon their education demonstrating a level of proficiency beyond other dentists in their field and potentially elevating case acceptance due to increased credibility and knowledge. Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS 14 Credits Las Vegas, NV

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Partner Courses

 
Date Course Name

Course Description  

Speaker CE Credits Location Resources
January 15-16, 2022 NYC Maxicourse 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 D. Scherer, DMD, MS TBD New York, NY

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January 28, 2022 Maximizing Patient Acceptance and Simplifying Surgery for Implant Retained Dentures Attendees will learn how to present treatment plans to maximize overdenture case acceptance within their practice. In addition to getting more patients to say YES! to treatment, you will leave with the confidence to place overdenture implants by following Dr. Olsens simple surgical protocols. To complete the course you will practice restorative techniques to send your patient home with a beautiful new smile the same day of surgery. Kelly Olsen, DDS 3 Credits Lakewood, CO

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February 4-5, 2022 Seminar in the Sun - Full Arch Reconstruction Full Arch reconstruction utilizing the fixed detachable “All on X” concept has demonstrated the greatest growth in implant dentistry. The patient driven, esthetic and natural prosthesis should be a treatment alternative in all general practices. This program will thoroughly focus on clinical evaluation, CBCT analysis as well as surgical and prosthetic protocols. Treatment shortfalls, decision trees and complications will be discussed to develop thought provoking treatment plans. Surgical and prosthetic protocols will be discussed by a step by step “cookbook” method in order for clinicians to start treatment at the completion of the program. Extensive case presentations will be presented to reinforce all concepts
described in the program.
Brian J. Jackson, DDS
12 Credits West Palm Beach, FL

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February 8, 2022 Catapult - Onondaga County Dental Society - Carte Blanche: Aesthetic and Functional Foundations for the Complete Denture
Restorative and prosthetic dentistry is in a state of crisis. Social media, corporate advertising, and even the most reputable dental symposiums all place a heavy emphasis on fixed anterior treatments (i.e. cosmetic dentistry). There is a new wave of clinicians and technicians that are well aware of the necessity for education and training of complete dentures and are pushing the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics with hyper-real removable prosthetics in a bold effort to rekindle the love affair with the original full arch/mouth rehabilitation.
Miles Cone, DMD, MS, CDT, FACP TBD Syracuse, NY

 

February 18, 2022 Dr. Gordon J. Christensen: Implant Surgery Level 1 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 J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD 15 Credits Provo, UT

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March 12, 2022

Michigan AGD - Implant Overdenture: Patient Selection, Treatment Planning & Management

  Samer Shamoon, DDS   Troy, MI

 

March 18-19, 2022 AGD Master Track   David Little, DDS, Joseph J. Massad, DDS   Kansas City, MO

 

March 25-26, 2022 Dr. Gordon J. Christensen: Restorative 1 Course Practical, easily implemented esthetic procedures remain in demand! Patients are actually more interested in moderate-cost esthetic procedures than they were in the past. Gordon 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. This practical course is guaranteed to make your esthetic restorative procedures enjoyable, gratifying, and profitable. Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD 15 Credits Provo, UT

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April 9-10, 2022 Immediate Loading with Implant Overdentures - A Surgical and Restorative Workshop Dr. Ho-Young Chung is leading authority on implant overdentures and devotes a large portion of his clinical practice to the surgical placement of dental implants and immediate loading of implant overdentures. This course provides a step-by-step approach for implant placement and immediate loading of overdenture restorations based upon an extensive surgical and restorative experience in clinical practice. The lecture and hands-on components will include the foundation knowledge, treatment planning, and practical skills and allow the participants to apply immediate overdenture therapy to their everyday GP and specialist practice. The goal of this course is for participants to confidently apply these skills to treat both the partially dentate and edentulous mandibular arches, however, the treatment of maxilla arches will be covered including the benefits and risks of treatment, case workup, and step-by-step clinical instruction. Also included is two unique hands-on experiences including: essential and guided surgical step-by-step procedures, restorative attachment pick-up exercise, and a soft-tissue and suturing workshop on pigjaws. Ho-Young Chung, DDS 13 Credits Las Vegas, NV

 

April 28-30, 2022 Star of the North Meeting - Advanced Treatment Planning, Comprehensive Dentistry Four total lectures of 2.5-3 hours each
Removeable solutions soup to nuts
Upgradeable dentistry fixed removeable and restorative solutions
General dentistry as a specialty
Fixed implant and restorative solutions
Rick Winter, DDS Various St. Paul, MN

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May 13-14, 2022 Dr. Gordon J. Christensen: Restorative 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 J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD 15 Credits Provo, UT

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June 2022 Step-by-Step Implant Overdenture Solutions: Surgical & Restorative Hands-On Participants will attend a LIVE hands-on course that encompasses evidence and clinical-based lecture theory with a hands-on workshop with full-arch dental implant diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical procedures. This one-and-a-half-day in-person program is designed for clinicians that would like to both treatment plan and treat implant-retained removable and fixed prosthodontics. This course emphasizes didactic and hands-on training for the successful treatment of the edentulous patient utilizing contemporary implant-retained, tissue-supported treatment options. Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS 10 Credits Jupiter, FL

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August 26-27, 2022 Dr. Gordon J. Christensen: Restorative 1 Course Practical, easily implemented esthetic procedures remain in demand! Patients are actually more interested in moderate-cost esthetic procedures than they were in the past. Gordon 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. This practical course is guaranteed to make your esthetic restorative procedures enjoyable, gratifying, and profitable. Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD 15 Credits Provo, UT

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September 16-17. 2022 Dr. Gordon J. Christensen: Implant Surgery Level 1 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 J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD 15 Credits Provo, UT

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October 21-22, 2022 Dr. Gordon J. Christensen: Restorative 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 J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD 15 Credits Provo, UT

Register Here

November 19-20, 2022 Immediate Loading with Implant Overdentures - A Surgical and Restorative Workshop Dr. Ho-Young Chung is leading authority on implant overdentures and devotes a large portion of his clinical practice to the surgical placement of dental implants and immediate loading of implant overdentures. This course provides a step-by-step approach for implant placement and immediate loading of overdenture restorations based upon an extensive surgical and restorative experience in clinical practice. The lecture and hands-on components will include the foundation knowledge, treatment planning, and practical skills and allow the participants to apply immediate overdenture therapy to their everyday GP and specialist practice. The goal of this course is for participants to confidently apply these skills to treat both the partially dentate and edentulous mandibular arches, however, the treatment of maxilla arches will be covered including the benefits and risks of treatment, case workup, and step-by-step clinical instruction. Also included is two unique hands-on experiences including: essential and guided surgical step-by-step procedures, restorative attachment pick-up exercise, and a soft-tissue and suturing workshop on pigjaws. Ho-Young Chung, DDS 13 Credits Las Vegas, NV

 

Zest Courses

 
Date Course Name Course Description Speaker CE Credits Location Resources
March 26-27, 2021 Success with Overdentures & Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials LIVE SURGERY! This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Xavier Saab 14 Credits Houston, TX

 

April 15, 2021 Excellence in Removable Overdentures This program will provide an overview of the benefits and protocols to successfully treat edentulous patients with implant-retained, tissue-supported removable overdentures. Best indications and contraindications for using the latest technology in removable attachment systems will be reviewed. Design, benefits and processing tips will also be discussed.. Brian D. Young, CDT, TE 2 Credits Aurora, CO

 

May 14-15, 2021 Success with Overdentures & Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials LIVE SURGERY! This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Thomas Bilski 14 Credits Independence, OH

 

June 4-5, 2021 Success with Overdentures & Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials LIVE SURGERY! This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Xavier Saab 14 Credits Houston, TX

 




Partner Courses

 
Date Course Name Course Description Speaker CE Credits Location Resources
February 5, 2021 Creating Predictable Results When Opportunity Happens Stimulate your creativity as we examine how to handle situations, from minor to complex, that develop during routine treatment. Learn how to turn potential failures into successes as we delve into all aspects of patient care from diagnostics to advanced restorative care. Let my 35 years of screw ups and learning from them help guide you to more successful strategies in patient care. Mark Malterud 2 Credits Online

 

February 5, 2021 Carte Blanche: Aesthetic and Functional Foundations for the Complete Denture Restorative and prosthetic dentistry is in a state of crisis. Social media, corporate advertising, and even the most reputable dental symposiums all place a heavy emphasis on fixed anterior treatments (i.e. cosmetic dentistry). There is a new wave of clinicians and technicians that are well aware of the necessity for education and training of complete dentures and are pushing the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics with hyper-real removable prosthetics in a bold effort to rekindle the love affair with the original full arch/mouth rehabilitation. Miles Cone 2 Credits Online

 

February 5-6, 2021 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 12 Credits Online

 

February 27-28, 2021 Interactive 2-Day Tutorial and Hands-on Cadaver and Anatomic Model Workshop Introducing an Innovative Minimally-Invasive Surgical Technique with Minimum Flap Reflection and Precision Implant Placement. Gain the Skills and Confidence to Perform Successful ZYGOMA & PTERYGOID Implants.

• Zygoma, pterygoid, nasal is implant placement
• Treatment options in cases of severe atrophic jaws
• Rethinking oral rehabilitation of severe atrophic jaw
• Overview of intra and extra maxillary techniques
• Case selection and presentations
• Head and neck anatomy
• Hands-On fresh frozen cadaver surgery zygoma, pterygoid and nasalis, and lateral nerve repositioning)
• Hands-On maxilla & mandibular model surgery
• Anatomical CT-scans interpretation of cadaver specimens
• Two participants per cadaver
• Fitting of the immediate and final prosthesis
Dennis Smiler / Dan Rosen TBD Long Beach, CA

 

March 26, 2021 Treating Patients for Life - The Role of Dental Implants in an Uncertain Post-Pandemic World COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our dental practices, how do we pivot and thrive in a post-pandemic clinical practice? In this presentation, the focus is on how to improve the quality of life of your patients and improve practice growth using dental implants. Emphasis will be placed on focusing on a broad range of dental implant options using affordable and low cost strategies to treat patents to get patients to say yes to treatment even when the world is going crazy! Michael Scherer 2 Credits Online

 

March 26-27, 2021 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. Gordon 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. This practical course is guaranteed to make your esthetic restorative procedures enjoyable, gratifying, and profitable. Gordon Christensen 12 Credits Online

 

May 14-15, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

 

August 27-28, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

 

September 24-25, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

 

October 8, 2021 Updates in Digital Dentistry – What Works in Everyday Clinical Practice? Dr. Scherer covers the latest updates in digital dentistry technology from scanners, 3D printers, milling machines, and much more. This program aims to be a review of digital workflows and technologies focusing on what works and what is still considered emerging technology. Dr. Scherer aim’s to dispel fact from fiction and emphasis is placed on clinical applications and “real-world everyday practice” workflows that work well in the author’s clinical practice and strategies for what every dentist can do to implement the latest technologies.! Michael Scherer 5 Credits Sacramento, CA

 

October 15-16, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

 

December 2021 (TBD) Las Vegas 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 TBD Las Vegas, NV

 

December 2021 (TBD) 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 TBD New York, NY

 

Zest Courses

 
Date Course Name Course Description Speaker CE Credits Location Resources
March 26-27, 2021 Success with Overdentures & Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials LIVE SURGERY! This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Xavier Saab 14 Credits Houston, TX

April 15, 2021 Excellence in Removable Overdentures This program will provide an overview of the benefits and protocols to successfully treat edentulous patients with implant-retained, tissue-supported removable overdentures. Best indications and contraindications for using the latest technology in removable attachment systems will be reviewed. Design, benefits and processing tips will also be discussed.. Brian D. Young, CDT, TE 2 Credits Aurora, CO

May 14-15, 2021 Success with Overdentures & Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials LIVE SURGERY! This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Thomas Bilski 14 Credits Independence, OH

June 4-5, 2021 Success with Overdentures & Partials: The Science, Techniques, and Materials LIVE SURGERY! This course will provide an overview of treatment options for partial to fully edentulous patients and patients with narrow ridges using removable prosthetics. From traditional methods utilizing natural tooth-supported solutions to more advanced applications for removable implant-retained overdentures, this program focuses on the additional benefits for both the patient and clinician when using the gold standard of attachment systems. Topics discussed include diagnosis and treatment planning with failing or terminal dentition, patient and component selection, processes, techniques, and views on different retention modalities with clinical cases. Xavier Saab 14 Credits Houston, TX




Partner Courses

 
Date Course Name Course Description Speaker CE Credits Location Resources
February 5, 2021 Creating Predictable Results When Opportunity Happens Stimulate your creativity as we examine how to handle situations, from minor to complex, that develop during routine treatment. Learn how to turn potential failures into successes as we delve into all aspects of patient care from diagnostics to advanced restorative care. Let my 35 years of screw ups and learning from them help guide you to more successful strategies in patient care. Mark Malterud 2 Credits Online

February 5, 2021 Carte Blanche: Aesthetic and Functional Foundations for the Complete Denture Restorative and prosthetic dentistry is in a state of crisis. Social media, corporate advertising, and even the most reputable dental symposiums all place a heavy emphasis on fixed anterior treatments (i.e. cosmetic dentistry). There is a new wave of clinicians and technicians that are well aware of the necessity for education and training of complete dentures and are pushing the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics with hyper-real removable prosthetics in a bold effort to rekindle the love affair with the original full arch/mouth rehabilitation. Miles Cone 2 Credits Online

February 5-6, 2021 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 12 Credits Online

February 27-28, 2021 Interactive 2-Day Tutorial and Hands-on Cadaver and Anatomic Model Workshop Introducing an Innovative Minimally-Invasive Surgical Technique with Minimum Flap Reflection and Precision Implant Placement. Gain the Skills and Confidence to Perform Successful ZYGOMA & PTERYGOID Implants.

• Zygoma, pterygoid, nasal is implant placement
• Treatment options in cases of severe atrophic jaws
• Rethinking oral rehabilitation of severe atrophic jaw
• Overview of intra and extra maxillary techniques
• Case selection and presentations
• Head and neck anatomy
• Hands-On fresh frozen cadaver surgery zygoma, pterygoid and nasalis, and lateral nerve repositioning)
• Hands-On maxilla & mandibular model surgery
• Anatomical CT-scans interpretation of cadaver specimens
• Two participants per cadaver
• Fitting of the immediate and final prosthesis
Dennis Smiler / Dan Rosen TBD Long Beach, CA

March 26, 2021 Treating Patients for Life - The Role of Dental Implants in an Uncertain Post-Pandemic World COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our dental practices, how do we pivot and thrive in a post-pandemic clinical practice? In this presentation, the focus is on how to improve the quality of life of your patients and improve practice growth using dental implants. Emphasis will be placed on focusing on a broad range of dental implant options using affordable and low cost strategies to treat patents to get patients to say yes to treatment even when the world is going crazy! Michael Scherer 2 Credits Online

March 26-27, 2021 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. Gordon 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. This practical course is guaranteed to make your esthetic restorative procedures enjoyable, gratifying, and profitable. Gordon Christensen 12 Credits Online

May 14-15, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

August 27-28, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

September 24-25, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

October 8, 2021 Updates in Digital Dentistry – What Works in Everyday Clinical Practice? Dr. Scherer covers the latest updates in digital dentistry technology from scanners, 3D printers, milling machines, and much more. This program aims to be a review of digital workflows and technologies focusing on what works and what is still considered emerging technology. Dr. Scherer aim’s to dispel fact from fiction and emphasis is placed on clinical applications and “real-world everyday practice” workflows that work well in the author’s clinical practice and strategies for what every dentist can do to implement the latest technologies.! Michael Scherer 5 Credits Sacramento, CA

October 15-16, 2021 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 15 Credits Utah

December 2021 (TBD) Las Vegas 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 TBD Las Vegas, NV

December 2021 (TBD) 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 TBD 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