Saturday, May 2nd 27th, 2020
Program: 9:00am - 4:30pm, Registration: 8:30am
Shanto Dental Ceramics
Prosthetic dentistry is a specialty in crisis. Peer-reviewed publications, industry advertisements, over-the-counter/do-it-yourself remedies and social media outlets are currently dictating the cosmetic narrative for our patients that “faster, whiter, and, straighter” teeth are the true testaments to personal beauty and optimal oral health. This race to the bottom is juxtaposed against a recent resurgence of clinicians and dental technicians endeavoring to facilitate collaborative techniques utilizing advanced dental ceramics, high-end dental photography, customized intraoral shade analysis, and predictable chairside and benchtop protocols. This challenge to the status quo has significantly augmented the dental professional’s ability to exceed the soaring expectations of our patients, achieve uncommon successful treatment outcomes, and ultimately redefine the standards of contemporary natural aesthetics and hyper-real prosthetics in the fields of fixed, implant and removable dentistry.
Course participants will be shown several case studies from the private practice of a board-certified prosthodontist/certified laboratory technician ranging from the aesthetically demanding single central crown and the non-traditional complete denture, to technically demanding porcelain veneers and the challenging full-mouth implant rehabilitation. Patient selection, treatment planning, material options, clinical steps and laboratory communication protocols will be explained in detail for each case. Numerous pearls, anecdotes, tips and tricks, as well as philosophical points of view will be discussed in detail for each case. Participants will also be walked through the step-by-step methods and gear used to obtain high-end dental photographs and clinical/laboratory case documentation. At the end of the lecture, a 2-hour hands on dental photography component will be included as an adjunct to the lecture to familiarize attendees with the cameras, lenses, and lighting set-ups used to capture each image shown in the presentation.
*All equipment will be provided by the course instructors.
Dr. Miles Cone + Cornelia Cone
- Dr. Miles Reed Cone, DMD, Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
- Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics
- Certified Dental Technician
- Co-Owner, Nuance Dental Specialists, Portland, ME
Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army before being honorably discharged as a field grade officer in the rank of Major. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, ME, and his role as Editor in Chief of the American College of Prosthodontists quarterly publication, The Messenger. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found lecturing on the international circuit, publishing extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as a Key Opinion Leader for GC America, Amann Girrbach, Smile Line, VP Innovato Holdings, and Garrison Dental Solutions.