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2023 Continuing Education Courses by Zest Dental Solutions at Zest Academy2023 Continuing Education Courses by Zest Dental Solutions at Zest Academy

 

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

Feb 17-18, 2023 Learn Denture Fundamentals & Step-by-Step Implant Dentures Joseph J. Massad, DDS
Samuel Strong, DDS
Len Conner, CDT
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV 

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Mar 3-4, 2023 Cosmetic Dentistry: Success in Both Anterior and Posterior Restorations
Step-by-Step Demonstration & Hands-on
Troy Schmedding, DDS
Ray Bertolotti, DDS
Dr. Maltrud
Joyce
Bassett, DDS
Patrick Roetzer, DDS
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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March 10-11, 2023 Zest Dental Solutions Mastership Certification Course Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS
Joseph J. Massad, DDS
Xavier Saab, DDS, MS
Ho-Young Chung, DDS
Kelly Olsen, DDS
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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Mar 24-25, 2023 Full-Arch Implant Surgery Fundamentals - Fixed & Removable Ho-Young Chung, DDS
Xavier Saab, DDS, MS
12 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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March 31 - April 1, 2023 Leaders in Implantology Symposium - Includes Restorative & Surgical Breakout Sessions Olajumoke Adedoyin, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP 
Emmanuelle Zennie, DMD, MS 
Theresa Wang, DDS, MS 
Effrat (Effie) Habsha, DDS, MSc 
Roya Zandparsa, DDS, MSc, DMD
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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April 14-15, 2023 Fundamentals of FIXED Full-Arch Implantology Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS
Joseph J. Massad, DDS
John Orfanidis, CDT
Len Conner, CDT
David Little, DDS
Miles Cone, DMD, CDT
Luigi Massa, DDS
14 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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April 21-23, 2023 Digital Overdentures and Full-Arch FIXED Featuring Hands-on with Intraoral Scanning, Software and CAD-CAM Dr. Scherer
Dr. Muraoka
14 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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June 2-3, 2023 ZestMasters 

Dr. Scherer
Dr. Massad
Dr. Olsen

13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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July 28-29, 2023 Full-Arch Implant Surgery - Fixed & Removable Dr. Chung 
Dr. Saab 
12 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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August 25-26, 2023 Fundamentals of Fixed Full-Arch Implantology Dr. Poovey
Dr. Wilcox
14 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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September 8-9, 2023 ZestMasters  Dr. Scherer
Dr. Massad
Dr. Saab
Dr. Chung
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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September 15-17, 2023 Learn Denture Fundamentals & Step-by-Step Implant Dentures Dr. Massad
Dr. Strong
Dr. Cone
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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October 13-14, 2023 Cosmetic Dentistry: Success in Both Anterior and Posterior Restorations   13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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October 20-21, 2023 ZestMasters  Dr. Scherer
Dr. Massad
Dr. Saab
Dr. Chung
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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November 3-4, 2023 Fundamentals of Fixed Full-Arch Implantology Dr. Poovey
Dr. Wilcox
14 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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December 1-2, 2023 ZestMasters  Dr. Scherer
Dr. Massad
Dr. Chung
Dr. Olsen
13 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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December 16-17, 2023 Digital Overdentures and Full-Arch FIXED Featuring Hands-on with Intraoral Scanning, Software and CAD-CAM Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS 
Eric Muraoka, DMD 
Len Conner, CDT, MICOI, MAAIP / Kacey Ikegami, RDA
14 Credits

Las Vegas, NV

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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 11/1/2021 to 10/31/2025. Provider ID# 372776