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30th Annual Prosthodontics, Dental Implants and Endodontics for General Practitioners

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Monday - Saturday, July 21 - 26, 2014
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Credit: 26 hours
Location: Omni Hilton Head Resort
Cost: $995.00 Dentist
$525.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Prosthodontics

Course is closed for on-line registrations. Please call the CE Office at 919-537-3400 to register by phone.


This year marks the 30th anniversary of the annual UNC prosthodontic program on Hilton Head Island. This years program will focus on topics of interest to all practitioners as we continue the long standing tradition of excellence through a comprehensive program that provides insight on a wide variety of clinical paradigms ranging from treating patients with esthetic and prosthetic needs, to the diagnosis and management of dental caries, the management and restoration of endodontically treated teeth and surgical endodontics. New technologies and materials for dentures, implants, and various prosthodontics treatments will also be presented. This program is a "must see" for those who treat adult patients. Join guest speakers, Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, Dr. Carlos Moglianesi and Dr. Peter Tawil along with UNC Prosthodontics faculty and the large cadre of corporate exhibitors for our 30th consecutive year on "the Island." You will gain valuable clinical insights and techniques, while enjoying the wonderful amenities of the beautiful Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in exquisite Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! Register early, as this program will sell out!

The course will be held at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort located on Hilton Head Island, SC. Once you have registered for the course call: 1-843-842-8000 to make your room reservation. Mention the UNC School of Dentistry room block for the best room rates.

Hurry! Room block typically sells out early and expires on June 30, 2014. Rates are $239 per night for single or double occupancy standard rooms.

You can make your room reservations: Click Here.

Course Objectives
The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
1. Compare and contrast the contemporary techniques and materials utilized in prosthetic and dental implant therapy.
2. Diagnose and develop treatment plans for patients with prosthetic and esthetic needs.
3. Develop and evaluate treatment plans for various dental implant therapy scenarios.
4. Recognize the role of innovative digital technology and how it can improve the quality of various dental restorations and complete dentures.
5. Discuss the most recent information regarding the restoration of endondontically treated teeth.
6. Review and analyze the current concepts of surgical endodontics.
7. Discuss the contemporary diagnosis and management of dental caries.
8. Examine the contemporary concepts of Removable Partial Denture Treatment planning.

8:00-8:05 Welcome and Introductions - Ibrahim Duqum
8:05-10:00 Guided Placement for Dental Implants - Glenn Wolfinger
10:00-10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30-12:30 Periapical Microsurgery: An Update on Surgical Endodontics - Peter Tawil

8:00-9:00 Advanced Endodontic Access: Finding the Extra Canals with a Restorative Perspective - Peter Tawil
9:00-10:00 Restoring the Endodontically Treated Teeth: The Restorative Perspective-Part I - Thomas Ziemiecki
10:00-10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30-11:30 Restoring the Endodontically Treated Teeth: The Restorative Perspective-Part II - Thomas Ziemiecki
11:30-12:30 CAD/CAM Complete Dentures (CDs) vs. Conventional CDs: An Update - Robert Wright
Bonus Session
12:30-1:30 Teeth or Implants: An Evidence Based Approach to Treatment Planning - Ibrahim Duqum

8:00-10:00 Whats new in Endodontics? Key Updates from Access to Obturation - Peter Tawil
10:00-10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30-12:30 Treating the Atrophic Maxilla and Mandible - Glenn Wolfinger

8:00-10:00 CAMBRA in Restorative Dentistry - Thomas Ziemiecki
10:00-10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30-12:30 Treatment Planning for Survey Crowns and RPDs: Includes Hands On - Robert Wright
Bonus Session
12:30-1:30 Digital Design in Fixed Prosthodontics a Contemporary Approach - Ibrahim Duqum

8:00-10:00 Dental Implant Complications: Diagnosis and Management - Glenn Wolfinger
10:00-10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30-12:30 Dental Implant Esthetics: A Detailed Analysis and Execution - Carlos Moglianesi

8:00-10:00 Multidisciplinary Approach to Implant Dentistry - Carlos Moglianesi
10:00-10:30 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30-12:30 Single Tooth Implant In a Day - Glenn Wolfinger

About the Speakers
Dr. Glenn Wolfinger is a Board Certified Prosthodontist practicing at Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wolfinger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. He has served on committees within the Academy of Osseointegration and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Wolfinger graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and then completed a residency in combined Prosthodontics through the VA and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He is Co-Director of the Institute For Facial Esthetics. Dr. Wolfinger is a Past-President of the Pennsylvania Prosthodontic Association, and a member of numerous other dental organizations. He has participated in numerous research projects, has lectured internationally, and has had many articles published in refereed journals.

Dr. Carlos Moglianesi is a graduate of New Jersey Dental School (1985) and a 2 year mini residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Dysfunction. A Certifi cate of Advanced Prosthodontics training was awarded from Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, in Los Angeles. He has held an academic appointment at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and as a prosthodontic consultant at the Lyons New Jersey Veterans Administration Medical Center. He currently maintains academic appointments at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Rutgers Dental School in New Jersey. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has active membership in various professional organizations: American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, New Jersey Dental Association, and Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Moglianesi was the president of the New Jersey Section of the American College of Prosthodontists (2002).Dr. Moglianesi has lectured extensively on topics in the areas of esthetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and implant prosthetics in both English and Spanish. He maintains a private practice in New Providence, New Jersey, with a strong emphasis on implants, esthetics and reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. Peter Tawil received his DMD at the Université de Montréal in 2004. He continued his studies at the University of Rochester where he completed his degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2005. In 2008 he moved to Chapel Hill where completed his specialty training in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Masters in Endodontics. After completing his studies in Chapel Hill, Dr. Tawil worked as a specialist in private practice in Montreal while serving as an adjunct faculty member at McGill University. He also served as an endodontic expert witness for the quality inspection committee of the Quebec Dental Board. Dr. Tawil has lectured both nationally and internationally. He currently teaches at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, volunteers in Jamaica with the 1000 Smiles Dental Project, serves as a mentor for the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Endodontics and as an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Ibrahim Duqum is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at UNC School of Dentistry. He completed his DDS degree in dentistry from the School of Dentistry at the University of Jordan in 1997. Moreover, he completed a certifi cate and M.S. Degree in Prosthodontics at UNC in 2008 before becoming a full time faculty. Dr. Duqum is the director of preclinical fixed prosthodontics at UNC, a member of UNC dental implant team and a faculty at the Zimmer Institute. Dr. Duqum is board eligible of the American Board of Prosthodontics and lectures nationally and internationally about all aspects of implant and prosthetic dentistry. Dr. Duqum serves on multiple editorial review boards such as the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Robert Wright is Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry (07/01/13). He earned his B.S. degree with honors at the University of Memphis and his DDS at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He completed his GPR training at the V.A. Hospital/LSU in New Orleans, LA. Specialty training in prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, and the implant fellowship was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY in 1987. Dr. Wright previously served as Director of the Division of Prosthodontics at Columbia University (1992-2004) and Director of Advanced Graduate prosthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2004-2013).
Growing and building educational programs, research, scholarly activity, and mentoring programs at both Columbia and Harvard are among Dr. Wrights accomplishments. Dr. Wright is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and numerous other dental organizations. He serves as a site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and previously served on the Prosthodontics Review Committee for CODA. Currently, he serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Wright has published extensively in the medical and dental literature and has lectured extensively internationally. His research interest is maxillofacial prosthetics, implants, dental education, dental materials, and clinical trials.

Dr. Thomas Ziemiecki is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received both his DDS degree and MS in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan. His research interests have been in clinical evaluation of dental materials and prosthodontic procedures. He is a consultant examiner to the NorthEast Regional Board of Dental Examiners and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists.

The UNC School of Dentistry designates this activity for up to 26 hours of continuing education credits for attending the complete 6 day program. Up to 4 hours of continuing education credit per day, subject to regulation by individual state boards. This course will be held daily from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm with additional presentations on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30.

Registration and Fees
Register for the entire course and save! The full 6-day course fee is $995 for Dentists and $525 for Team Members. Single Day Rates are $295 for Dentists and $175 for Team Members. Course participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast from 7:00am  8:00am daily.

Refund Policy
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a tuition refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued no later than July 11, 2014. The cancellation fee is necessary to cover materials and facilities costs incurred for each participant, which are nonrefundable to us. No refunds can be issued after July 11, 2014.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels,airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

ADA CERP Recognized Provider
This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at