Essay Program - Grand Ballroom


Thursday – 21 FEB 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

"Treating the Wear Patient

One of dentistry’s most complex issues"

Dr. J. William Robbins, Dr. Jeff Rouse, Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Tito Norris and Dr. Brad Beckel 

During the full day course, attendees will hear the experience of 5 experts as they share their perspectives on the wear patient.  Drs. Bill Robbins, Jeff Rouse, Gregg Kinzer, Tito Norris and Brad Beckel will discuss the wear patient from diagnosis to final treatment.  This will be a non-stop fast moving interactive lecture which will include a panel discussion and question and answer session at the end of the day.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Current thoughts on the etiology of wear
  2. Multidisciplinary approaches to treatment
  3. Blending Global Diagnosis with Digital Smile Design to improve esthetic outcomes
  4. Benefits of Pre-Orthodontic Bonding 


robins rouse kinzer norris beckle



Friday – 22 FEB 2019 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

The 2019 Richard V. Tucker Lecture of Excellence

"At Closer Look at the Science Behind Three Aspects of Restorative Dentistry"

Dr. Patrick Naylor

When objectively assessing the results achieved in either the dental laboratory or in a clinical setting, we are more apt to achieve our intended outcomes when dental ART is successfully combined with dental SCIENCE. This presentation will provide a different focus on three aspects of restorative dentistry: achieving predictability in the casting process, the intraoral behavior of cast restorations, and metal-ceramic technology’s place in esthetic dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The attendee will learn how predictability can be achieved in the casting process.
  2. The attendee will discover that certain cast restorations are not inert in the oral cavity.
  3. The attendee will learn if metal-ceramic technology still has a place in restorative dentistry. 




Friday – 22 FEB 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM


"Solving the Toothache Diagnostic Puzzle… And Communication of Findings"

Dr. Mark Camp, DDS, MS

While the etiology of odontogenic pain can usually be easily identified, a systematic approach to diagnosis will allow the practitioner to give an accurate diagnosis on a more repeatable basis. Since patients have a limi ted knowledge of the reason(s) for given pain and rationale for treatment, it is also beneficial for them to have a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of their problems. The purpose of this lecture is to give the general practitioner a systematic process for diagnosing toothaches , to increase their understanding of the etiology of different types of pain, and to improve their communication with patients about the reasons and remedies of their pain.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand strategies for developing diagnostic information from the patient’s chief complaint.
  2. Develop an understanding of the different clinical presentations for pulpal and periapical pain.
  3. Learn methods of communicating endodontic diagnoses to patients.

Dr. Mark Camp graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 1996. Mark then served in the US Navy Dental Corp as a general dentist in South Carolina, then aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon release from the Navy, Mark returned to New Orleans and completed a 3-year residency in Endodontics, earning his Certificate in Endodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology. After finishing his Endodontic program, Mark moved to Longview, Texas where he has practiced for 15 years

Mark Camp

 Dr. Camp reports no proprietary, financial or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service and or company that will be presented.



10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Break

11:00AM - 12:00 PM 39th Buonocore Memorial Lecture

Speaker and Topic To Be Announced

Luncheon/Award of Excellence 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Projected Table Clinics