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Continuing Dental Education

Digital Technology and the Pursuit of Dental Implant Excellence- Live Surgical Demonstration

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Date: Friday - Saturday, September 12 - 13, 2014
Time: See Below
Credit: 12 hours
Location: UNC School of Dentistry
Cost: $825.00 Dentist
$299.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Prosthodontics


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Course Fee
Dentists $825
Team Members $299
Group Discount* $600 per person
*Group discount is for 3 or more dentists / must register together

Course Description
This 12 hour course is intended to inform participants of the recent advances in digital dental technology and implant therapy. By way of patient demonstrations involving immediate loading of dental implants, both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant therapy will be revealed. The instructors will demonstrate the use of planning software, surgical guides, patient-specific abutments and milled reconstructions in the process of treating the dental implant patient. Different clinical scenarios, ranging from single tooth to full arch restorations will be demonstrated during the course.

Participants will
- Improve their general understanding of planning, treatment and restoration of their dental implant patients
- Gain knowledge regarding the digital technologies (imaging, planning, restoration design, provisional and definitive restoration) available to aid in treatment planning, surgery and restoration of the dental implant placement.
- Recognize the current advantages and limitations of existing digital technologies used in the treatment of the dental implant patient
- Appreciate the importance of work flow in the deployment of digital technologies in the treatment of the dental implant patient
- Be able to select a digital work flow for dental implant therapy involving one or multiple missing teeth

Friday, September 12, 2014
12:30  1:00pm Registration
1:00 - 5:00pm Lecture, Case Review
5:00 - 5:30pm Questions and Answers

Saturday, September 13, 2014
8:00am - 5:00pm Live Surgical Demonstration and Optional Hands-on Training

The UNC School of Dentistry designates this activity for up to 12 hours of continuing education credits.

About the Faculty

Dr. Lyndon Cooper serves as a professor of the UNC School of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics. He also has an adjunct appointment at the UNC School of Medicine and is a member of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He is the director of the Bone Biology and Implant Therapy Laboratory, director of the graduate prosthodontics program and actively participates in the UNC Dental Faculty Practice. In 1996, Dr. Cooper became a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. A recipient of University, corporate and NIH funding, Dr. Cooper and his colleagues continue to investigate the cellular basis of bone formation. His clinical interests focus on the development of cell based tissue engineering for clinical bone formation and the immediate loading of dental implants. Dr. Cooper received his D.D.S. degree in 1983 from NYU and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester before earning his prosthodontics certificate from Eastman Dental Center in 1990. He then completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Md.

- Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Rochester, 1990
- M.S., Biochemistry, University of Rochester, 1987
- D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery, New York University, 1983

Dr. Matthew Hopfensperger is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at UNC. He received his DDS in 1986 and MS in Prosthodontics in 1991 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Hopfensperger serves as the Director of the UNC Predoctoral Dental Implant Program.

- M.S., Prosthodontics, University of Michigan, 1991
- D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Michigan, 1986
- B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1981

Dr. Glenn Reside is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department. He earned a BS degree in Chemistry at Illinois College, a MS degree in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois, and a DMD degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Immediately after college he entered military service and became a Special Forces Officer assigned to Vietnam. Upon return to the United States, he went to graduate school and dental school and then completed a General Practice Residency at Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC and an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. During his military career he served as the Chief, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at army hospitals in Germany, Virginia, Kansas, and North Carolina. His last assignment was as the Program Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency training program and Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC. After retiring from the military he became the Section Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Doctor Reside and his wife Karin, have two children. Doctor Reside joined the faculty in July 2003. He is the Director of Dental Student Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery education and the primary faculty for dental implantology in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency training program. His other interests include dentoalveolar surgery, outpatient anesthesia, and the treatment of pathology and trauma to the facial bones. Doctor Reside was the recipient of the 2006 Richard F. Hunt Memorial Award recognizing his excellence in pre-doctoral teaching.

- DMD, Dental Surgery, Washington University, 1977
- MS, Biochemistry, University of Illinois, 1974
- BS, Chemistry, Illinois College, 1968

Cancellations and Refunds
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by August 29, 2014. No refunds will be issued after August 29, 2014. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date.

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.

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics. 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

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.

As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

ADA Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, or sexual orientation. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education activity, please call 919-537-3400 no later than August 29, 2014.

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