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


Mark Camp

Dr. Mark Camp

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

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

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


Dr. Markus Blatz

"An Update on Bonded Ceramic Restorations"

The recent evolution in ceramic and CAD/CAM technologies is breathtaking but leaves many open questions in restorative dentistry. Most of them are circling around proper cementation and adhesive bonding protocols for the variety of ceramic materials available. This presentation will answer such questions in an unbiased manner and provide a scientific and clinical update on esthetic, less invasive, and long-term functional treatment options with bonded ceramics based on decades of research and the latest scientific evidence.

Learning objectives

  • Differentiate modern ceramic and hybrid materials and their indications
  • Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its applications for ceramic restorations
  • Comprehend current adhesive bonding and cementation protocols

Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and, most recently, Professorship from the same University.

Dr. Blatz is co-founder and President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). He is a Board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous recognized scientific dental journals and is Associate Editor of Quintessence International as well as coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”.

Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry.


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

1:45 PM - 4:45 PM  Projected Table Clinics