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Chairside Live – Case of the Week Compendium 24: Meeting the Needs of the Modern Dental Practice

Case of the Week Compendium 24: Meeting the needs of the modern dental practice
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Course Objectives (4 CE Credits)

Neil Park, DMD; David Schwab, Ph.D.; Will Schmidt, RDA; Siamak Abai, DDS, MMedSc; Justin Chi, DDS, CDT; Anamaria Muresan, DMD, ME, CDT; Gary Pritchard, J.D.; Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD; Samira Houshiar, DDS

In an age where patients seek expediency and comfort when seeing their dentists, it’s crucial for doctors to meet these needs to maintain solvency. These attributes can be gained in-office through CAD/CAM technologies, which can provide strong and esthetic restorations to patients with minimal waiting required.

Healthy practices also should consider emplacing procedures that prevent and handle cases of sexual harassment between employees, which will help maintain a professional atmosphere for patients and staff alike.

In addition, an assortment of dental techniques is demonstrated, showing how common case types can be made more efficient for patient satisfaction.

Participants who view this presentation will acquire useful clinical and practical information on various related topics, including:

  • The critical communication components for presenting dental implants to patients
  • The steps necessary for digitally capturing dentition to fabricate restorations
  • Ensuring esthetic results during in-office CAD/CAM procedures
  • Special considerations involved in placing an implant in the lower anterior
  • Necessary concerns for preventing sexual harassment in dental practices
  • Explaining the procedure of caring for a patient with a fractured anterior PFM bridge
  • Discussing bone grafting and immediate implant placement in the anterior
  • Instructions for safely extracting an anterior tooth in preparation for implant placement
  • Precautions and tips for successfully installing temporaries in the anterior
  • Successful techniques for placing veneers
  • Changing demographics in the dental industry
  • Comparing the positives and negatives of arbitration agreements in dental practices
  • The core fundamentals of implant placement
  • Accurately assessing the correct shade for restorations
  • Treatment planning for replacing an anterior bridge with screw-retained crowns
  • How to use social media and commercial ads to find and keep new patients


Today’s dental professionals can stand to benefit by creating a practice environment that accommodates the varying needs of patients, with the adoption of new chairside techniques, technologies and communication strategies. While learning these skills can be time consuming, doing so is a pathway to staying competitive in modern dentistry. In this presentation, various professionals break down the ways they treat patients with advanced techniques and communicate treatment effectively to ensure they return for many years to come.

CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.


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