37th Annual Dental Day
“Digital Dentistry, What a Dentist Should Know.”
David Kachelmeyer D.D.S., M.S., C.D.T. and William J. O’Brien, D.D.S., F.A.C.P., C.D.T., Board-Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
Saturday , March 3, 2018
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Viterbo University Nursing Center
800 10th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
Advanced digital technology is changing what is possible in oral health, function, and beauty. Dentists incorporating digital solutions into their practices are finding significantly improved workflow efficiency and ease of collaboration with laboratories. Patients treated with digital solutions are benefitting from the combination of efficient processes, accurate high-strength materials, and beautiful esthetics. This course provides a systematic approach to learn about incorporating digital systems and CAD/CAM technology into your practice. We will discuss digital technique for CAD/CAM restorations, materials selection, and selecting the proper luting agent. The focus of this program is to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these digital technologies and how digital dentistry can be brought into your practice.
Following the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe the current state of dental technology education in the United States, and the impact it may have on the way dentists practice in the future.
- Understand how CAD/CAM technology is rapidly changing the field of dental laboratory technology, and the way dental prostheses are being fabricated.
- Have an understanding of the different dental materials compatible with modern CAD/CAM technology.
- Understand the steps of pre-sinter staining and post-sinter finishing and staining.
- Know the differences in cementation techniques between lithium disilicate and zirconia restorations.
- Become familiar with the technology that is available and how it can be applied in clinical practice
- Understand how to integrate digital workflows to optimize patient care.
- Discuss best practices for the use of digital technology from individual restorations to complex rehabilitations.
- 8 a.m. — Registration
- 8:25 a.m. — Welcome: Joseph Kruse, Regional Chair of Administration, Mayo Clinic Health System
- 8:30 a.m. — Digital Dentistry Workflows, Equipment and Treatment Protocols (Dr. O’Brien)
- 10 a.m. — Break
- 10:15 a.m. — Current state of dental technology education in the United States (Dr. Kachelmeyer)
- 11:45 p.m. — Lunch
- 12:45 p.m. — Dental Materials compatible with modern CAD/CAM technology (Dr. Kachelmeyer)
- 2:15 p.m. — Break
- 2:30 p.m. — Digital Workflows for Full-Mouth Prosthodontics Rehabilitation to single unit restorations; Treatment presentations (Dr. O’Brien)
- 4 p.m. — Questions and Evaluations
Dr. David Kachelmeyer received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, and graduated with honors from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2006. Following dental school, Dr. Kachelmeyer continued on at Marquette to complete a three-year prosthodontic graduate residency program, and earned a Master of Science and Certificate in Prosthodontics. Upon graduation, Dr. Kachelmeyer purchased a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and practiced for over seven years. In 2015, Dr. Kachelmeyer transitioned full time to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Dental Service, where he currently treats veterans with severe dental needs, and participates in the VA AEGD and graduate prosthodontic residency programs. Dr. Kachelmeyer continues to work part time in private practice, serves as an adjunct assistant clinical professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, and co-owns and operates a dental laboratory as a Certified Dental Technician.
Dr. William O’Brien is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who has been practicing for the last 20 years in the Milwaukee area. Dr. O’Brien is one of the only board-certified prosthodontist who also is a Certified Dental Laboratory Technician. He completed his General Practice and Prosthodontics Residency’s at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee after graduation from Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. O’Brien completed his Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. O’Brien is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
- Deadline for Registration is Friday, February 21, 2018
- Dentists and Physicians: $130 ($140 after deadline)
- All Others $65. ($75 after deadline)
Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate for 6.0 contact hours.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, please list any accommodations you will need in order to participate in the program.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds or cancellations will be given (with the exception of $25.00 processing fee) up to February 28. Cancellations after February 28 will not be refunded.
Questions and Additional Information:
Mayo Clinic Health System
700 West Avenue South
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601