World-class speakers at CDA Presents offer courses in occlusion, restorative dentistry, oral pathology and more
CDA presents The Art and Science of Dentistry Returns to Anaheim May 12-14 with more than 200 in-person continuing education courses for dentists and their teams, plus an expansive exhibit hall offering opportunities to shop and save on the latest dental technologies.
CDA Night at the Grand Plaza also returns, and other special events are planned for the three days of the convention.
Keynote speakers will present courses in restorative dentistry, occlusion, forensic dentistry, implants, oral pathology, and prosthetic dentistry, while other courses will explore hot topics like green dentistry and dentistry. ‘ATM.
A workshop will feature a review of oral cancer and a unique mock trial led by experienced trial attorneys with dental expertise will illustrate how difficult it can be to defend against a charge of dental malpractice.
Welcome members, vendors, auxiliaries and friends
“CDA and the CDA Presents Board of Directors are thrilled to welcome back our members, vendors, auxiliaries and friends to our first in-person event in Anaheim since 2019!” said Valerie Harada, DDS, program chair for Anaheim 2022.
“The Board of Trustees has worked hard to put together an exciting lineup of courses for Anaheim, including many world-class speakers,” added Dr. Harada. “As always, we will have a wide variety of courses in the form of lectures and workshops allowing participants to refresh and deepen their knowledge. Plus, we look forward to seeing you at our social and networking events and in our attractive showroom where you can see all the new products that have been launched.
Most classes will be held in person at the Anaheim Convention Center, but CDA will livestream 12 classes for remote attendance. Detailed information on registration, course formats, COVID-19 safety protocols and more can be found in the Participant FAQs.
Overview of the headlining speakers
Read on to learn more about some of CDA Presents’ featured speakers and their courses in various disciplines. All courses require registration. The lectures are free. The workshops are chargeable.
Occlusion: live lectures, deep dives and panel presentation
Jeff Brucia, DDS, co-director of the FACE Occlusion Study Group, will present the “Deep Dive FACE: Centric Determination” live demonstration at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13. Dr. Brucia says this rare educational opportunity will show participants how to achieve and confirm a stable, fully seated condylar position “without the guesswork.”
Lee Ann Brady, DMD, along with Dr. Brucia, Frank Curry, DDS, and Leonard Hess, DDS, will co-present a panel presentation on occlusion allowing participants to learn, question, and compare teaching goals from Dawson Academy, the FACE Foundation and the Pankey Institute ― three of the oldest and most respected functionally directed programs in dentistry. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Also on Friday, an interactive lecture by Dr. Brady will present a systematic and comprehensive approach to treatment planning and case presentation covering the areas of aesthetics, function and health.
And in Dr. Hess’ one-on-one lecture “Deep Dive: Dawson Occlusion,” attendees will learn about the centric relationship, including how it influences clinical outcomes.
Brady, Brucia and Hess will also present courses on other topics, including restorative dentistry and provisional prostheses.
Restorative dentistry: practical workshops and live conferences
Restorative dentistry courses will also be strongly represented at CDA Presents with featured speaker Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS presenting three workshops and a lecture:
- “Mastering Posterior Composites Using Bulk Fillers” (Friday Workshop)
- “Resin Composite Posterior Restorations and Bulk Filling – Make it Easier” (Friday Workshop)
- “Predictable Anterior Aesthetic Composite Restorations” (Saturday May 14, conference)
- “Wow your patients with your resin composites in an easy, predictable and cost-effective way” (Saturday talk)
Brucia will also present two lectures on restorative dentistry on Saturday: “Conservative adhesive materials and techniques” and “Mastering the indirect adhesive interface”.
Implants: ONM, peri-implantitis, implant complications, implant facial gingival aesthetics
Star Tara Aghaloo, DDS, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry, will present three talks on implants on Thursday, May 12.
“Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: Updates for the Practicing Dentist and the Dental Team” is offered as an in-person and virtual lecture that will explain how to confidently diagnose and stage osteonecrosis of the jaws, as well as understand treatment guidelines of the ONJ, prevention and physiopathology.
Dr. Aghaloo says attendees will learn how to manage patients with ONJ in the office and understand when to refer patients for specialist care.
Aghaloo’s other two courses will explore peri-implantitis and implant complications.
Also on Thursday, two lectures by Joseph Kan, DDS, MS.
“How to Avoid Facial Gingival Recession for Aesthetic Implant Treatment” will cover all the variables the implanting surgeon and restorative dentist need to know to minimize facial implant recession, while
“How to Avoid Papilla Loss for Aesthetic Immediate Implant Treatment”, designed for general and specialist dentists, will explain the biology of the papilla and the concept of preservation versus reconstruction.
Dental materials: four lectures by Dr. Nathaniel Lawson
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD, director of the biomaterials division at the University of Alabama at the Birmingham School of Dentistry and director of the biomaterials residency program, teaches the following four courses, two of which are offered on Thursdays and Saturday :
- “Bonding of dental ceramics” (Thursday and Saturday)
- “Hot Topics in Restorative Dentistry and New Materials for Conservative Dentistry” (Thursday and Saturday)
- “Materials and Techniques for Improving Class II Composites” (Thursday only)
- “Prevention and non-surgical treatment of cavities” (Saturday only)
In his “hot topics” talk, Lawson, whose Instagram account Dentinal Tube (@dentinaltube) has more than 84,000 followers, will explore how new concepts in dental materials are enabling the practice of more conservative dentistry. It will provide evidence of these new materials, such as silver diamine fluoride, resin infiltration and microabrasion, as well as clinical protocols for their use.
Forensic and laser dentistry, oral pathology: presentation conference, live workshop
San Diego and Imperial Counties Chief Forensic Dentist Anthony Cardoza, DDS, will present a capstone course on crime scene forensic investigations and dispel the myth known as ” CSI effect” with regard to forensic odontology. Participants can expect to come away understanding the various roles of the forensic dentist, the forensic value of dental records and how to cooperate with the legal system. The course starts at 9 a.m. on Friday.
In a second lecture on Friday afternoon, Dr. Cardoza will explain how dental records are used during a mass disaster and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of physical abuse.
“As dental health professionals, you are required by law to report patients you suspect may be exhibiting signs or symptoms of physical abuse,” Cardoza says. “This course will familiarize you with the signs of abuse in children and adults.”
Cardoza will also present three sessions of its ever-popular “World of Lasers” on Saturday.
Oral Pathology: Recognition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lesions and Diagnostic Challenges
Known for his informative lectures with entertaining titles, John Svirsky, DDS, MEd, an oral and maxillofacial pathologist at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present four lectures in the area of oral pathology.
In his “Come and Catch It” review class on Friday morning, Dr. Svirsky will cover the 25 soft tissue injuries he says every dentist and hygienist should know how to recognize, diagnose and treat appropriately.
Svirsky’s new interactive course for 2022, “A patient can have as many diseases as he wants,” will feature interesting cases the speaker has seen or emailed to him over the past few years. Participants will “help him diagnose by playing the patient” and learn how to describe a lesion, develop a differential diagnosis and treat the disease. Class starts at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where to find details of all lecturers and their courses and other information
Find all CDA Presents speakers by last name and see the classes they will teach in Anaheim.
Use the schedule planner to plan your daily attendance with the conferences, workshops and events that interest you the most. If you haven’t already, sign up for CDA Presents and use your registered schedule planner when selecting your classes.
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