Continuing Education

2020 Digital Dentistry Symposium


Solutions & Strategies for Success

Feb. 18-19 | Chicago


Advance registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the Loews Hotel beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 a.m. for the hands-on workshops; and at 12 p.m. for the symposium. For questions, email education@prosthodontics.org.

Thank you for attending the 2020 Digital Dentistry Symposium. 

We will update this page as additional resources become available. If you have any questions or need anything else, please contact education@prosthodontics.org.

ACP-2020-DDSymp-Flyer-FinalThis is more than a symposium.

It's the key to a more rewarding practice.

There is no better opportunity to unlock new possibilities and advanced workflows than the Digital Dentistry Symposium, Feb. 18-19 in Chicago.

Today’s digital systems are designed for accuracy, efficiency, and predictability. The simplicity is as beautiful as the restorative outcomes. You could be spending less time chairside with each patient and delivering better care than ever before.

Led by Program Chair Dr. Mark Ludlow, speakers who helped develop the technology will show you how they use it. You’ll see workflows that can help you achieve exceptional patient outcomes – and accelerate the success of your practice.

You'll gain essential insights into topics such as:

  • Practice Integration
  • Hybrid Design & Workflow
  • Printing & Milling
  • Surgical Integration
  • Single Visit Chairside
  • Full Arch Implant
  • Digital Dentures

It has never been easier to integrate digital solutions into your practice – or more essential.

Register today online or with this form and we'll see you in Chicago!

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how to integrate digital technology in a new or existing practice.
  • Assess innovations in restorative materials and manufacturing techniques.
  • Identify advantages offered by digital vs. conventional workflows in patient care.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 18

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop 
Limited seating. See below for more information.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration & Buffet Lunch with Sponsors

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Stephen Hudis, DDS, FACP
Mark Ludlow, DDS, MS

1:05 – 2:15 p.m.
Digital Innovations in Full Arch Fixed Implant Prosthetics
Sundeep Rawal, DMD

2:15 – 3:25 p.m.
Digital Dentures - The Future is Now!
Eric Kukucka, DD

3:25 – 3:55 p.m.
Refreshment Break with Sponsors

3:55 – 5:05 p.m.
Advanced Single Visit Chairside Dentistry
Mike Skramstad, DDS

5:05 – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 19

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

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
The Digital Approach to Full Arch Implant Dentistry
Martin Wanendeya, BDS, DipImpDent

9:05 – 10:05 a.m.
Practice Management/Integration to Digital Dentistry
Graziano Giglio, DDS, FACP

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

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Para-Digital Prosthodontics: Practical CAD/CAM Implant Prosthetics from Virtual to Reality
Andrew Johnson, DDS, MDS, CDT, FACP
Sponsored by:   AvaDent_Web

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Digital Implant Dentistry in the Prosthodontist Practice: From Bytes to Bites
Luiz Gonzaga, DDS, MS
Sponsored by:  StraumannLogo

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch with Sponsors

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
New Frontiers in Digital Prosthodontics: Synergy of Modern Materials & Technology
John A. Sorensen, DMD, PhD, FACP
Sponsored by:  Ivoclar

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

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Advances and Obsolescence From the Dental Laboratory
Jack Marrano, CDT

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Case-Based Workflow Discussion
Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS
Robert W. Berg, DMD

Pre-Conference Workshops

Limited seating is available for both workshops. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. 


Digital Solutions: Innovations in Single Tooth Replacement
Martin Wanendeya, BDS, DipImpDent

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Registration & Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Sponsor description:
In today's world, patients and clinicians want things to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. For single-tooth replacement, this can be accomplished by utilizing the latest digital tools to help us treatment plan and execute both surgical and prosthetic implant treatment. This course will review how a new solution can streamline the implant workflow in single-tooth replacement cases. Additionally, a review and comparison of the conventional implant restorative workflow to one that implements digital technology will be explored.

Please join us to learn about the efficiency and simplicity of placing and restoring implants utilizing the latest digital innovations.


  1. Discuss how implementing digital solutions can decrease patient visits and reduce chair-time.
  2. Identify how to place single-tooth implants safely and predictably and analyze the advantages of prefabricated custom healing abutments and temporaries.
  3. Recall how a new single-tooth replacement concept can reduce the need for costly implant, instrument, and material inventory.

Limited seating is available for both workshops. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Hands-On Guided Surgery Training: 3D Diagnosis, Planning & Clinical Success in the Esthetic Zone and Full-Arch Cases
Jason Kim, DDS

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Registration & Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Sponsor description:
Patients with debilitated or missing dentition often seek rehabilitation to quickly regain masticatory function, esthetics, and quality of life. Clinicians can now predictably offer treatment solutions for both single-tooth and immediate full-arch restorations to meet patient demands and expectations.

This course has been designed to explore 3D diagnosis, planning, and clinical success. There will be emphasis on planning in the esthetic zone, single unit, and full arch immediate restorations. Posterior guided surgery in the mandible will also be covered. Full hands-on with software and actual guides will be part of the hands-on exercise, along with a discussion of how to anticipate and avoid complications and pitfalls


  1. Discuss CBCT Analysis and 3D Treatment Planning and Diagnosis.
  2. Plan and Implement for Single Unit and Full Arch Immediate Restorations.
  3. Describe hands-on Guided Surgery with 3D Planning Anticipate and Avoid Complications and Pitfalls.


















Program Chair

Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS

Vice Chair

Robert W. Berg, DMD


Lino P. Calvani, MD, DDS, MSc, FACP
Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD, FACP
Antoanela Garbacea, DDS, MDS
David G. Gratton, DDS, MS
Gerald T. Grant, DMD, MS, FACP
Ahmad M. Kutkut, DDS, MS
Ryan R. Sheridan, DMD, MS, FACP
Paul Zhivago, DDS, FACP

Registration & Meeting Information

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

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

Pre-Conference Workshop: $125

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

Please contact the Loews Reservations Center at 877-237-0587 to reserve your room. Be sure to reference the American College of Prosthodontists Digital Dentistry Symposium in order to take advantage of the room block rate of $135 plus taxes per night. Rooms will be available until January 27, 2020 or until the room block is full.

Dress Code
Business Casual

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

ADA_CERP_Logo_CMYK    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.

agd-pace-logo American College of Prosthodontists (Nationally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 11/1/18 to 10/31/2021 Provider ID# 214690

CDT_NADLThe American College of Prosthodontists is a National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) approved continuing education provider for dental technicians. Continuing education credit awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s) and submit the form provided by the ACP to receive credit.

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.

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