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Speakers,  PCSP annual meeting 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Enrico Steger

enrico_steger.jpgEnrico Steger, MDT is the founder and owner of Zirkonzahn, an international firm located in Italian Alps and strongly related to its homeland values of trust, responsibility, discipline and perseverance. Well-known in the dental sector for the invention of several innovative dental solutions, including the Prettau® Bridge.

High-End Dental Culture from the Italian Alps

Zirkonzahn founder – Enrico Steger MDT – illuminates cutting-edge digital workflows strengthening interdisciplinary collaboration within the treatment team for more predictable and customized patient care outcomes. Highlighting the advent of CAD/CAM as a catalyst for the transformation of traditional craftsmanship, Steger emphasizes the crucial role of continued education to harness the power of a complete digital workflow inside the dental practice.

Providing innovative working methods from implant planning to 3D virtual patient diagnostics, the visionary will analyze clinical cases and discuss the myriad digital treatment solutions that differentiate the modern in-office laboratory.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. Share step-by-step working methods for a complete digital workflow for full arch rehabilitation
  2. Outline importance of continued education as means of implementing an in-office digital workflow for premium patient care outcomes
  3. Analyze various treatment paths – from workflows to restorative materials – made possible through CAD/CAM technology

Petra Gierthmuehlen-Guess

 CAD/CAM B Complex Cases; Predictable Outcomes



Stephanie Zeller

  - prospective member

StephanieZeller.jpgStephanie Zeller, DDS MS is an infinitely curious prosthodontist, researcher, writer, speaker, podcaster, and instagrammer. She currently resides and practices in Seattle, WA and actually loves rain. She is the founder of the group xxdentalcollective, a group of female dentists and specialists, as well as the podcast Dental Outliers, where she interviews industry thought leaders and challengers to status quo. Her writing includes scientific journals, articles, online forums discussing industry and was recently featured in the book ‘Titans of Dentistry’. Her lectures range from prosthodontic principles, to guided surgery, digital dentistry, and creativity. She aims to explore, push the envelope, provide a platform for agents of progress and change, and to connect and learn from everyone. Join her and share adventures on Instagram, @stephaniezellerdds.

The Digital Dentistry Mindset: Creativity Unbounded 

Although many have said that dentistry is a blend of art and science, few dentists have truly explored their artistic nature and creativity. As Stephen Pressfield said, “Creative work is not a selfish act or bid for attention… it’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” The disruption of technology in the world of dentistry has created a space for personal and industry change. Let us seize this moment and allow the excitement and pull of progress ignite our creativity.

Presentation Objectives

  1. Growth vs static mindset and the challenge of saying “yes”
  2. The tipping point of digital technology in dentistry & the possibilities with digital dentistry today
  3. How to lean in to the pull of progress and say yes to your creativity

Antoanela Garbacea

- prospective member
 Garbacea.jpgAntoanela Garbacea DDS, MSD, completed certificate programs in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry and earned her Master of Science in Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Currently she is Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry Department in Loma Linda UniversitySchool of Dentistry. Dr. Garbacea has published numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed dental journals and chapters in books related to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Garbacea has a private practice in Laguna Hills, California.

Maxillary Arch Implant Rehabilitation: A Restorative Perspective

Synopsis: Prosthetic reconstruction of the edentulous maxilla is recognized to be challenging and requires detailed data collection and planning. Understanding the esthetic and structural risk factors based on lip dynamics and prosthetic space availability will improve favorable outcome predictability in complex situations. This presentation will identify the optimal prosthetic design and will provide a patient specific assessment guide regarding treatment planning of the edentulous maxilla for fixed or removable implant supported prostheses. The interdisciplinary team will be provided specific guidelines in identifying the patient condition and the potential solutions.

The presentation is tailored for the attendees to:

  1. understand significance of preoperative evaluation of the patient’s existing condition prior to planning comprehensive treatment.
  2. choose conservative treatment options based on the patient’s specific anatomical characteristics, bone resorption pattern, optimal prosthetic emergence profile, and the significance of the prosthesis for facial and dental esthetics.
  3. recognize the esthetic, biological and structural limitations that can lead to irreversible failure.

Vincent Celenza

celenza.jpgDr. Vincent Celenza is a Board Certified Prosthodontist since 1988 and received his graduate training from Boston University in 1979.  He has taught at New York University and Columbia  dental schools and has presented nationally and internationally on Prosthodontics and how it relates to other specialties.  He is currently in full-time private practice in New York City.

Christine, his wife of 35 years, works as a hygienist part time in their office.  They have two children: Frankie, 32, recently married, and Luke, 27.

Vinny plays tennis every week, is an avid  mountain biker (no more road riding), and puts time in on a mat each morning. He loves music especially jazz and plays drums whenever there’s time.

A Journey From Analog to Digital

Many of us are creatures of habit and as such, very reluctant to try different ways of accomplishing things we can already accomplish with modalities we have been continually refining over the years. New technologies need to have clear and compelling advantages before major shifts are made. Digital technologies are exciting, and ever-changing.  Getting on the wave in an effort to be brought up to speed is a daunting challenge for many of us. This presentation will highlight some of the difficulties, advantages and disadvantages in making a shift from analog to digital. We will highlight this move by presenting clinical cases that require restoration of implants and also cases requiring restoration of teeth.


Michael Sherer

 - prospective member

 Sherer.jpgDr. Michael Scherer is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, has published articles, DVD training series, and in‐person and online courses related to implant dentistry, clinical prosthodontics,  and  digital  technology  with  a  special  emphasis  on  full‐arch  reconstruction.  As an avid technology  &  computer  hobbyist,  Dr.  Scherer’s involvement in digital implant dentistry has led him to develop and utilize new technology with CAD/CAM surgical systems, implement interactive CBCT implant planning, and outside of the box radiographic imaging concepts.

Modern Prosthodontics Practice Workflows with 3D Printing

Synopsis: 3D printing is changing everything… without needing to change our Prosthodontic goals and standards. This presentation is aimed at a critical evaluation of 3D printing and how it integrates with clinical practice. Various printers, technology, and systems will be reviewed and advantages and disadvantages to each reviewed in an evidence-based approach. Additionally, clinical cases will be demonstrated including a thoughtful review of Prosthodontic workflows.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. Understanding 3D printing technology at in-depth level,
  2. Recognize evidence-based analysis of additive manufacturing,
  3. Review clinical workflows related to 3D printing

Suresh Nayar

 Suresh.jpgDr Nayar is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and Maxillofacial Prosthodontist at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Canada since July 2013.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.

His current research interest includes patient support, improving quality and methods to reduce the effects of radiotherapy on head and neck cancer patients, development of a digital impression technique, among others.

The Digital Design Process of Patient Specific Surgical Guides in Head and Neck Reconstruction

Bone containing microvascular free flaps have significantly improved jaw reconstruction in head and neck oncology.   The use of osseointegrated implants in these flaps and in head and neck reconstruction (HNR) has changed the nature of rehabilitation for these patients.  But achieving optimal insertion of implants and accurate osteotomies and positioning of the bone flaps is a challenge.  The introduction of advanced digital technologies has allowed planning and execution of HNR to attain new levels of precision and accuracy.   This presentation will share with the society members the use of digital technologies in the design process.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. Advent of digital technologies has revolutionized patient management in head and neck reconstruction and facial prosthetics.
  2. Key members of the team are vital in the digital realm; however, it is a multidisciplinary team effort.
  3. Introduction of surgical design and simulation has brought about reduction in oral rehabilitation times in head and neck oncology.

Friday, June 21, 2019

David Brown

Brown.jpgDavid Cifford Brown received his BDS from Newcastle upon Tyne England in 1988, and MDS in Operative Dentistry in 1992.  He completed the specialist program in Endodontics, and obtained a Masters in Endodontics, from Indiana University, USA, in 1994.  He worked in private Endodontic Practice in London, England, between 1994-1996.  Currently David is Assistant Professor in Endodontics at the University of Pacific in San Francisco, and in private practice limited to Endodontics in San Francisco.   He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  He has contributed to the 7th and 8th editions of The Pathways of the Pulp Endodontic textbook, and has lectured widely in the UK and USA.

What a Prosthodontist needs to know about Endodontics

Quality endodontics remains the cornerstone of modern dentistry.   Endodontic treatment is a predictable treatment modality to maintain pulpally involved teeth.  This presentation will investigate the factors that affect the success rate of endodontic treatment with particular attention to those under the control of the Prosthodontist.  When should endodontic treatment be undertaken, when should retreatment be considered and when and how should the endodontically treated tooth be restored?

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  • What is the success rate of Endodontic treatment
  • Recent trends in endodontics treatment aimed at improving tooth survival
  • When to consider extraction, an endodontist perspective

Bas Wafelbakker

BasWaffelbakker.jpgDr. Wafelbakker graduated from the University of Amsterdam Dental School in 1983. In 1985 he received his certificate in Orthodontics from Temple University. He has been in private practice since 1988. Since 2010, he has studied closely with Professor Sato from Japan. He see's orthodontics as an opportunity to do full mouth reconstruction based on the principles of Professor Rudolf  Slavicek. 

Post Orthodontic Malocclusion

In this presentation the causes of post orthodontic malocclusion will be discussed as well as proposals on how to prevent them from occurring.

  1. Most important causes of a post orthodontic malocclusion
  2. Proposals to prevent post orthodontic malocclusion
  3. The importance of the occlusal plane

Mike Racich

Racich.jpgDr. Racich practices in Vancouver BC, emphasizing comprehensive restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, TMD/orofacial pain. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists, and a Diplomate: American Board of Orofacial Pain and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Racich has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and lectured nationally and internationally on subjects relating to patient comfort, function and appearance.

Occlusion, TMD, Orofacial Pain – Relationships Distilled …

Occlusion is defined by the Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms as “The static relationship between the incising or masticating surfaces of the maxillary or mandibular teeth or tooth analogues.” while gnathology is defined as “The study of the biology of the masticatory mechanism.” Patients present to dental offices for three main reasons: appearance, function and comfort. Today’s dental teams are more capable than ever to facilitate enhancement in all three of these areas for patients seeking care. This evidence-based presentation will explore the relationship of the stomatognathic system gnathologically re: TMD/orofacial pain. Practical recommendations for clinical care will be offered.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. basic pathophysiologic considerations
  2. occlusion: what it is and is not
  3. treatment considerations

Ziv Simon

 Challenges & Complications with upper central implants

Todd Scheyer

 Perio Pros treatment and  hard tissue grafting

HP Weber

 Surgical Prosthodontics

Ryan Evans

 The wine history and community of Napa


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Dr. John B. Brunski


John B. Brunski is currently Senior Research Engineer in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.   For 32 years prior to that he was Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.  He is has authored over 30 textbook chapters plus over 125 papers on dental implants.  He has also won a number of awards in teaching and research.

The Mechanobiology of Immediate loading in 50 min 

At every major conference on dental implants, immediate loading and implant stability are major topics of discussion.  This talk will focus on the basic biology and biomechanics of implant stability.  It should become clear that a solid understanding of the basic biology and mechanics underlying implant stability will assist the clinician’s efforts to obtain the best possible outcomes with implant treatment.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. accurately define primary implant stability
  2. describe clinical factors that affect primary stability
  3. list key biological and biomechanical issues that underpin the clinical factors in item 2 above

Dr. Larry Wolinsky

WolinskyLarry.jpgDr. Wolinsky holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He obtained his D.M.D. (1980) at Tufts University School of Dentistry and a certificate in periodontology from UCLA (1986). He served on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry from 1980-2011. He currently is Dean of the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Wolinsky currently serving a four-year term as a Commissioner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation

Status Update on Dental Education

In 2017 a distinguished group of dental educators published their findings from Section 1 of the “Advancing Dental Education in the 21st Century” project in the Journal of Dental Education. The findings in this report identified critical challenges to dental education in the following six areas: 1) dental school finances and student debt, 2) number of dental school graduates, 3) dental schools and universities, 4) pre- and postdoctoral education programs, 4) un­derrepresented minority students, 5) dental schools as safety net providers, and 6) number and qualifications of faculty members. A 2019 status update of the findings will be presented.  

 Attendees will gain an understanding of challenges facing dental education including:

  1. The impact of rising education costs and the financing dental education.
  2. The evolving changes in the pre- and postdoctoral dental curriculum
  3. The shrinking pool of qualified faculty

Dr. Mark Adams

MarkAdams.jpgMark Adams graduated from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, receiving his dental degree and subsequently a Masters degree in Prosthodontics. 

Dr. Adams maintained a solo private practice in prosthetic dentistry in Flint, Michigan for 23 years. He moved to Denver, CO in 2006 and was a member of the team that developed the immediate function, full-arch ClearChoice protocol and established the Denver Center as the company’s flagship and training center.  Currently there are nearly 50 ClearChoice locations throughout North America. 

Dr. Adams is currently Vice President of Clinical Affairs for ClearChoice Management Services.

The ClearChoice Story: The plight of the edentulous, a new model and data… lots of data

The ability to provide patients with a reliable, predictable and sustainable ‘third dentition’ is now a reality via the full-arch, immediate load, dental implant-supported dentition.  And yet, currently in the United States, 96% of patients that are edentulous or nearly edentulous receive a denture as their recommended treatment.  This presentation will discuss a new model that has targeted edentulism and a full-arch, immediate function protocol developed over the past twelve years that has predictably provided patients that are edentulous or nearly edentulous with an implant supported fixed/detachable prosthesis.  Data by an associated network of nearly 50 practices, which has delivered in excess of 60,000 full-arch restorations, will be presented.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. Understand the dynamics of the edentulous problem in the United States
  2. Understand the needs of the terminal dentition patient and the rationale for a new model of care
  3. Discuss the data associated with treatment of a vast edentulous population

Dr. Dene LeBeau

 DeneLebeau.jpgDene LeBeau maintains full time management of LeBeau Dental Laboratory in Renton, WA and is the inventor and CEO of Implant Bite Post (IBP) Dene is also the owner/manager of JKAD (John Kois Abutment Design). After training as a dental laboratory technician, Dene studied b

usiness at Green River community college and Bellevue College.  He is a member and recognized specialist at the John Kois Center in Seattle, Washington and Advisory Board member for Inside Dental Technology (IDT). Dene is also on the advisory board of Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington and was recently instrumental in adding digital dental laboratory technology to the course curriculum. a ​
Dene has published articles in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, LMT, Inside Dental Technology and other publications. LeBeau Dental Laboratory casework has been featured in many publications written by leading clinicians in America and Europe. Dene has also lectured throughout North America on a variety of topics and is the author of “The Dental Street Blog.” 

​- 2017 Kenneth D. Rudd Award Recipient 

Crown Seating Metrics and Why

  1. Contacts
  2. Fit
  3. Occlusion
  4. Margins
  5. Shade
  6. Value
  7. Color
  8. Time it took to seat case

This course will provide a chronologic metric system for evaluating seat times and quality of restorations immediately after placement. Find out how and why these metrics will increase the quality of your work, decrease the time it takes to seat crowns and open up positive communication with your laboratory!

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. lab communication
  2. crown evaluation
  3. decreased chair time

 Dr. Josh Manchester

Manchester.jpgDr. Joshua Manchester graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Minnesota, before returning to the University of Washington for his graduate studies. Dr. Manchester received his certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry degree from the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the UW School of Dentistry. He currently maintains a private prosthodontic practice in Olympia, WA.

Modernizing the cingulum rest seat, from past to present 

This lecture will review traditional and current treatment considerations for creating cingulum rest seats on canines and incisors as removable partial denture (RPD) abutments. With the popularity of all ceramic crowns outgrowing metal ceramic restorations, clinicians are faced with making decisions without evidence-based research to rely on for guiding their decisions for all ceramic crowns supporting RPD rests. As a clinician designs all ceramic surveyed abutment crowns, there is a need to work in both the analogue and digital worlds to have predictable outcomes. 

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to or have gained an understanding of:

  1. Discuss the evolution of restorative options for fabricating cingulum rest seats on natural teeth.
  2. Demonstrate the analogue and digital workflow to design all ceramic abutment crowns.
  3. Review the current research on ceramic selection and design of the cingulum rest seat contour.

Dr. Ken Reed

ReedKen.jpgAfter completing college at the University of Arizona, Dr. Reed attended dental school at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. After completing dental school, Dr. Reed remained at OHSU where he received advanced training in anesthesia and also completed a residency in periodontology and later completed a CODA approved dental anesthesia residency at Lutheran Medical Center based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the Associate Program Director of the NYU Langone Dental Anesthesia Residency.

How to Stay Off the News Doing Sedation

Safe administration of sedation requires proper training. Foremost among this is selection of patients that are appropriate candidates for sedation. The majority of adverse outcomes seen in dental offices today may have been prevented by proper patient selection. It is important to understand both the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of agents used in sedation so. Appropriate drugs, their doses and timing will be reviewed. Finally, patient monitoring to include both devices and personnel will be discussed. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe proper patient selection for sedation in the dental office
  2. Identify appropriate sedative agents with doses and time limits
  3. Describe appropriate monitoring with respect to devices and personnel

Dr. Daisuke Sato

DaisukeSato.jpgDr. Daisuke Sato is an Assistant Professor at Department of Implant Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Dental School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2000. He received his PhD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2004. In 2011, he transferred to Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Showa University, as an Assistant Professor. He had researched with Dr. Jake Barralet as a Visiting Professor at McGill University from 2013 to 2015.

The Implant Treatment for Super-Aged Society

Japan has been a super-aged society and the elderly population is forecast to continue to grow in the future. The important point in implant treatment in elderly patients is to minimize morbidity. Mandibular overdentures that use two implants (2-IODs) are a low-invasive, cost-effective, and predictable treatment option. We have established surgical and prosthetic protocols for 2-IODs which involve immediate implant loading after computer-guided flapless surgery. Successful outcomes have been achieved since 2008. This presentation will give mainly our protocols of 2-IODs and what we should look out for in implant treatment for elderly patients in order to prevent problems.

Learning Objective: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to recognized important points of implant treatment for elderly patients and implant overdentures.


 Harel Simon

Simon.jpgDr. Harel Simon received his DMD degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and his specialty certificate in advanced prosthodontics from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Simon has conducted research, published and lectured nationally and internationally on esthetics and implant prosthodontics. He has been a featured speaker at the Academy of Osseointegration, Academy of Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Simon has co-authored the 2nd edition of the bestseller book Dental Implant Complications (Wiley-Blackwell). He currently serves on the editorial review board of various scientific publications including the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Quintessence International. Dr. Simon practices in Beverly Hills, California and is a clinical associate professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California.

The Loose Implant Restoration Syndrome - strategies for management

The introduction of dental implants has revolutionized dentistry. While every treatment modality may encounter some complications, implant prostheses are not different in this regard. One of the most challenging complications is a loose implant restoration. This condition could be a result of multiple different etiologies and may require completely different treatment approaches. This presentation will review this syndrome and suggest a step by step approach to manage it successfully.

Upon completion participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the different diagnoses responsible for loose implant restorations.
  2. Have a thorough understanding of conditions associated with loose implant restorations.
  3. Plan a successful treatment to resolve this complex situation.

Irena Sailer

SailerIrina.jpgProf. Dr. med. dent., Chair
Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (Head: Prof. Dr. M.B. Blatz)

Irena Sailer received her dental education and Dr. med. dent. degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany in 1997/ 1998. In 2003 Dr. Sailer received an Assistant Professorship at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich. From 2010 on she was an Associate Professor at the same clinic. In 2007 Dr. Sailer was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, Dental College, New York University, USA. Additionally, since 2009 she holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, USA.

Since September 2013 she is the Head of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.

Irena Sailer is a Specialist for Prosthodontics (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry), and holds a Certificate of focussed activities in Dental Implantology (WBA) of the Swiss Society for Dentistry.

She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry and of the Swiss Leadership Team of the ITI (International Team for Implantology). Furthermore, Irena Sailer serves the Scientific Boards of the European Association of Osseointegration and the Swiss Society of Implantology.

Irena Sailer is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the EAO, an Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and an Active Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

Irena Sailer is the author or co-author of more than 90 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, 6 book chapters and the monograph “Color in dentistry – a clinical guide to predictable esthetics” together with Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Rade Paravina and Mr. Adam Mieleszko (Quintessence publishing). She holds several patents on esthetic coatings of dental/ medical devices.

The Geneva Fixed Restorative Trechet concept