Continuing Education

2019 Digital Dentistry Symposium

Digital Dentistry Symposium

Feb. 19-20 | Chicago


ACP_DD_2019_BrochureTake the next step in mastering advanced dental technology at the ACP's Digital Dentistry Symposium in Chicago, Feb. 19-20.

The latest digital systems can deliver astonishing efficiency and predictability with extraordinary clinical and esthetic results. Whether you are thinking about investing in new technology or would like to do more with the systems you have in place, this symposium will help you unlock the incredible potential that lies within the digital landscape.

With four new hands-on workshops and breakout sessions for new and experienced users, there is no better chance to transform your practice with state-of-the-art digital solutions than this innovative two-day symposium.

Review the brochure and register online to join us for a meeting packed with valuable knowledge and hands-on experience.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand how to integrate digital systems into practice.
  • Discuss best practices for the use of digital technology from individual tooth restoration to complex rehabilitation.
  • Describe optimal clinical workflows for digital treatments in patient care.

Target Audience
Prosthodontists, residents, dental students, dental laboratory technicians, and dental professionals with an interest in digital technology.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Loews Hotel Chicago

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration and Refreshments with Sponsors

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Our Digital Footprint
Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD, FACP

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Full Digital Integration: Where Art Meets Efficiency
Lee Culp, CDT

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break with Sponsors

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Wand or the Wizard: Intraoral Scanning and Chairside Milling Explored
Wally Renne, DMD

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Loews Hotel Chicago

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Sponsors

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
3D Printing in Dentistry: The Game Changer
Paul Zhivago, DDS

9:05 – 10:05 a.m.
Digital Dentures: Making Your Own Workflow
Valerie Cooper, DDS, MS

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break with Sponsors

Breakout Sessions
Participants should attend the track that best matches their level of expertise.

Tracks Novice Intermediate/Advanced
10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Connecting Technologies: The Key to Digital Workflows​
Bryan Limmer, DMD, MS
sponsored by
New Tools in Digital Treatment Planning: From Virtual to Reality
Jonathan A. Ng, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros., FRCD(C)
sponsored by

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Sponsors

Breakout Sessions
Participants should attend the track that best matches their level of expertise.

Tracks Novice Intermediate/Advanced
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. New Tools in Digital Treatment Planning: From Virtual to Reality
Jonathan A. Ng, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros., FRCD(C)
sponsored by
Connecting Technologies: The Key to Digital Workflows​
Bryan Limmer, DMD, MS
sponsored by

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break with Sponsors

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Navigated Implant Placement for Planned Precision with Real Time Surgical Flexibility
Kenneth D. Parrish, DMD, PhD

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Integration of Digital Technology for the Full-Arch and Complex Prosthodontic Cases
Stephanie Zeller, DDS, MS

New! Hands-On Workshops
Tuesday, Feb. 19

Gleacher Center

Hands-on workshops sponsored by the following companies will be available for $125 each. Workshops have limited seating and will be first-come, first-served. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.



Hands-On Digital Training Workshop

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop

Dr. Alan Jurim, DDS
Dr. Barbara Jurim, DDS

Sponsor description:
During this interactive hands-on course, the presenters will show you and your team how to integrate your practice to today’s new technology. You will see and feel the opportunity for your dental practice to move to the next level focusing on occlusion, virtual smile design, and optimal use of unique tools available with today’s digital workflow. Learn how to bend your traditional techniques with new digital integrations for enhanced case acceptance, staff exuberance, and increased predictability for incredible outcomes.

For the teams who have been successfully using intraoral scanning in the office, now experience hands-on techniques creating new workflows and expanding your digital dentistry. This hands-on workshop is ideal for the intermediate digital team members looking to expand and add new digital services in the office.


- How to establish an efficient office protocol for obtaining all the digital records needed for digital treatment planning.
- Learn and practice the most predictable and efficient digital intraoral scanning workflows.
- See how digital workflows improve esthetic case outcomes and patient experience.
- See the incorporation of 3D printing in the office environment.
- Learn what to scan for simple restorative workflows with predictable outcomes.
- Learn how to create digital orders and efficiently communicate with your lab using the cloud while remaining HIPAA compliant.
- Gain valuable tips and tricks from experienced digital dentists for highly predictable model-free restorations.
- Learn techniques to improve full arch bite registrations for complex case success.
- Learn how to efficiently scan for digital bite splints, Invisalign, and Implant planning.

Topics will include:

Understanding the “digital order” and Dental Desktop
Scenarios Demonstrated
1. Order types and order workflows (smile design, implants, complex rehabilitations)
2. Scan streams and order management
3. Enhancing the patient experience

Hands-On: Working with Dental Desktop

Workshop: Scan strategies for simple workflows
Scenarios Demonstrated
1. Study Models scanning protocol
2. Pre-preparation scanning protocol

Hands-On: Scanning for simple workflows

Workshop: Digital Bite Registrations
Scenarios Demonstrated
1. Optimal bite registration for simple workflows (pre-prep bite scanning)
2. Techniques for full arch bite registrations
3. Digital facebow registrations

Hands-On: Scanning complex bite registrations



Digital Denture: Horizon 20/20

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop

Valerie Cooper DDS, MS
Andrew C. Johnson DDS, MDS, CDT
Maj. James Bryan Mclaughlin DMD, MPH
Sundeep Rawal, DMD

Sponsor description:
Come learn from leading prosthodontists about the 20/20 Vision for the future of removable prosthetics. AvaDent’s leading-edge technologies, now offered in both milling and printing, will bring to you and your patients solutions ranging from digital RPD’s and monolithic-hybrids, all available using one seamless and easy-to-use workflow and digital denture design in-the-cloud! Additionally, the introduction and integration of the AvaDent Digital Positioning Technology (DPT) can only be described as game-changing; with its incredible accuracy and efficiency, users will be able to exceed their own expectations when offering the AvaDent Monolithic Hybrid Digital Denture to patients. Four dental industry leaders and subject matter experts will present on AvaDent work flow topics that will be sure to keep you engaged, eager to learn, and ready to implement and deliver the AvaDent Digital Denture in your own professional specialty.

Henry Schein


Digital Scanning for the OMS and Using the Digital Scanner for Full Service Implant Therapy

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop

Wally Renne, DMD

Sponsor description:
Digital impressions of implant scan bodies simplify the implant treatment process while improving the patient experience. Imagine an intuitive chairside digital capture of teeth and scan bodies incorporating dentate and/ or edentulous mouths. View and manipulate what is scanned in real time at 10-plus times magnification on a flat-screen monitor. Create virtual implant guides and/or treatment plans, and then transfer the data to a restorative, surgical or laboratory partner. With the implementation of an intraoral scanner, the surgical team can provide consistent esthetic outcomes that patients expect and offer a great service to referrals, while also encouraging incremental patient referrals. The IOS patient experience can differentiate a practitioner from others and give him or her access to laboratories that other referral sources may not have. Layer in 3D printing, CAD/CAM and/or a CBCT with IOS and introduce digital workflows to procure surgical guides, implant abutments and/or restorations. This hands-on course will allow surgeons to determine if an IOS strategy can become an important marketing tool for their practice and how to implement the strategy.


- Discuss the benefits and limitations of different IOS systems.
- Perform clinical procedures associated with IOS.
- Identify the potential advantages of making digital impressions at the implant surgical release instead of a referral making conventional impressions at a separate appointment.
- Describe the use of multiple digital workflows, which all begin with IOS to empower referral base.
- Examine the potential of combining IOS and CBCT technology to create virtual treatment plans and printing surgical guides.

Ivoclar Vivadent


Transformational Dentistry: The Synergy between Clinician and Technician

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop

Lee Culp, CDT

Sponsor description:
As dentistry continually evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology provides more efficient methods of communication and fabrication. Dental technicians today are able to receive far more information from the patient than ever before. The benefits include the standardization of working steps, an increase in material quality and reproducible restorations.

At the same time, the number of all-ceramic restorative options continues to increase in the marketplace. Understanding the difference in these materials, their limitations and the effect varying workflows and processing has on the material has become vital to successful restorative placement and esthetic outcome.

Digitalization of removable procedures has also revolutionized the fabrication of prosthesis. Using the communication, software and other tools, digital dentures and other prosthesis have become predictable, reproducible and esthetic.


- Understand the esthetic and physical differences between zirconia materials.
- Know the latest techniques for scanning, designing and manufacturing restorative materials.
- Understand the process for fabricating digital dentures, using both milled and 3D printing technologies.
- Learn the differences in milling and 3D resins for Removable Prosthetics.





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Registration & Meeting Information

Meeting Location
Loews Hotel Chicago
455 N Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Hands-On Workshops
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

ACP Members: $650
Dental Technicians: $395
Residents/Graduate Students: $395
Non-Members: $850

Hands-On Workshops: $125 each

Hotel Accommodations
Loews Hotel Chicago
455 N Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Room Rate: $129 single/double exclusive of applicable taxes/fees.

Reserve your room online or call the Loews Reservation Center at 877-868-8232 by Jan. 28, 2019. 

Please note that the ACP holds rooms for attendees based on past attendance history. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as early as possible. The ACP cannot guarantee that the block will not sell out.

Dress Code
Business Casual

Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided. If you have any special dietary restrictions or require Kosher or Vegan meals, please contact education@prosthodontics.org and a staff member will confirm your needs with you.

Additional Resources
The ACP has developed digital dentistry resources which you may wish to review before the course, including a white paper, abstract compilation, and glossary of digital dental terms.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Full refunds for registration minus the $50 processing fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. A 50% refund will be given if written notice is after 30 days, up until one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to a course; therefore “no shows” will not be eligible for a refund. Notice of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the ACP by email to education@prosthodontics.org or fax to (312) 573-1257.

All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation because of scheduling conflicts, low registration, and/or circumstances beyond the control of the ACP. The ACP is not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances. In the event of a cancellation by the ACP, all registrants will receive a full refund of any registration fees paid. By attending the course, attendees agree to allow photographing, videotaping, audio-taping, or webcasting and for their image to be used by the ACP in association publications, on the ACP’s website, and in marketing and promotional materials.

Continuing Education Credit
The American College of Prosthodontists is an ADA-CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American College of Prosthodontists designates this activity for 10.5 continuing education credits.

The American College of Prosthodontists is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 11/1/2018 to 10/31/2021. Provider ID# 214690

The American College of Prosthodontists is a National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) approved continuing education provider for dental technicians.

ACP Meetings Code of Conduct Policy
The ACP is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free, and inclusive meeting experience for all participants. Participants in ACP meetings include members, registrants, guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and Board members. The ACP does not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Any violations will be taken seriously.

Harassment includes offensive comments or gestures related to gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentation, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment can occur in real or virtual space, including social media related to the meeting.

ACP reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, whether any behavior at any meeting is unacceptable and in violation of this Code of Conduct. In the event that it is determined that an individual has violated this Code of Conduct or has otherwise engaged in conduct that is deemed to be improper, prejudicial, or detrimental, the ACP reserves the right to (1) remove any such individual from an event or meeting, (2) bar any individual from attending future ACP meetings, and/or (3) suspend any such individual's membership or expel such individual from ACP.