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March 30 & 31, 2018


Friday: Bridges, Implants and Replacing Missing Teeth in the Aesthetic Zone 
Dr. Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS - Director, Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry

What you will learn:

  • Ideal tooth preparation and periodontal tissue management techniques
    An incredibly accurate, stable and simple impression method

  • Periodontal pontic site development

  • Burr selection

  • Retraction cord technique

  • All porcelain vs porcelain-to-metal crowns

  • Important cementation methods

  • Establishing ideal incisal edge position

  • Fast, easy, esthetic and durable provisional crowns and bridges

  • Understanding of the different porcelain systems

  • Optimum communication with patients so they proceed with needed anterior crown and bridge treatment

  • Anterior crown and bridge maintenance

  • Charging for anterior crown and bridge cases including financing

  • Most effective methods of working with long distance dental technician

  • Producing restored anterior crown and bridge cases that are natural or more attractive

  • Literature review of pertinent articles

Additional discussion will be had on face bow/articulator utilization, followed by a review of the fine points of centric relation manipulation, how to take patient centric relation records and mount cases in centric relation.

Participants will review the fine points of tooth preparation, cord placement, tissue management and impression technique discussed in the prior course on the topics of Aesthetics and Veneers. 

Saturday: Differentiating your Practice with Digital Implant dentistry Workflows and Soft Tissue Esthetics
Guest Speaker –
Farhad E. Boltchi, 
DMD, MS, Periodontist 


The digital revolution in dentistry is progressing rapidly. The translation of digital technologies into the clinical field of implant dentistry has resulted in new treatment modalities at the surgical and restorative level. This course will focus on the application of digital technologies in surgical and restorative implant dentistry, including digital scanners and cone beam CT scanners, and how the merging of CAD/CAM and CBCT data will culminate in a guided implant surgery technique and digital implant restorative techniques that can ultimately lead to an increased predictability and efficiency in dental implant therapy. In addition, this course will demonstrate how the application of periodontal plastic surgical procedures can enhance the esthetic results in standard, complex, and compromised dental implant cases.



Course Objectives:


  1. Demonstrate the benefits of a digital implant dentistry workflow

  2. Understand the advantages of guided implant surgery over current freehand techniques

  3. Outline a fully integrated digital workflow including digital implant planning, digital surgical guide fabrication, digital impressions via intraoral scanning, and digital fabrication of CAD/CAM implant restorations

  4. Understand how to enhance the soft tissue esthetic outcome around dental implants

Farhad E. Boltchi
DMD, MS, Periodontist 

Dr. Farhad Boltchi grew up in Bonn, Germany. He loves to travel all over the world and speaks four languages. He loves to spend time with his wife, Fasi, and daughter, Valentina. They spend their time skiing in the mountains of Colorado and Utah. Dr. Boltchi also loves to hike and go mountain biking. Because of his passion for technology, he is always looking at new ways of introducing the latest advancements for his practice, and more importantly, his patients.

  • Medical University of Hannover, Germany

    • D.M.D. degree (1984-1990)

    • Postgraduate training in Periodontics, Implant and Restorative Dentistry (1990-1994)

  • Baylor College of Dentistry; Dallas, Texas:

    • Postgraduate training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

    • Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontics (1994-1997)

Professional Appointments and Working Experience:

  • Department of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Medical University of Hannover, Germany, Assistant professor and full-time faculty member (1991-1994)

  • Department of Graduate Periodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry; Dallas, Texas (Since 1997)

  • Associate in Private Periodontal Practice; Dallas, Texas (1998-2001)

  • Full-time Private Periodontal Practice; Arlington, Texas (2002-current)

Professional Licenses and Board Certification:

  • German Dental License

  • Texas Dental License, Texas Sedation/Anesthesia Permit

  • Board Certified American Board of Periodontology

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