Join us May 5–6, 2023 for an Exciting
Ultradent Destination Retreat!

Learn from leaders in the industry while enjoying the best of what Scottsdale has to offer.

To register call 800.520.6640
$399 per person (DOCTORS ONLY)*

scottsdale, Arizona | Westin Kierland Resort & Spa**

*Lodging and transportation are not included in the cost of the retreat
**Ultradent room rates available until April 6, 2023 (only applicable for dates of retreat)

Course Info


All adhesives on the market claim “High Bond Strengths.” How does a practicing dentist even know what that means? You will see how they perform relative to one another when tested on both dentin and enamel. You will also learn how the application of adhesives can be dramatically impacted by you, the practitioner. What we do matters! Learn how curing lights impact this process and get past the marketing hype. Cementation of an indirect prosthesis can be a maze of materials and techniques. We will unravel the confusion with regards to cementing or bonding Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate, and others.

Learning Objectives:

  • How various adhesives compare
  • How to maximize the strength of adhesive
  • Choosing a curing light
  • How to maximize a curing light's potential
  • Cementation of Lithium Disilicate, Zirconia, etc.
Dr. Shea Bess

Dr. Shea Bess

Dr. Shea Bess graduated from the University of Utah in 1998 in Medical Biology, and received his DDS from Loma Linda University in 2002. Dr. Bess lectures all over the United States on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.



This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials and techniques in restorative dentistry designed to simplify clinical practice and yield predictable, problem free restorations. Various clinical tips and techniques will be introduced designed to eliminate common problems associated with routine clinical procedures. They will include: creating perfect Class II restorations, mastering flawless crown and bridge impressions, enhancing esthetics in anterior direct bonding cases, and proper adhesion and curing protocols. Additionally, techniques to improve clinical outcomes with conventional crown and bridge procedures will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the steps involved in creating the perfect Class II composite restoration
  • Master appropriate bonding and curing protocols
  • Review appropriate layering techniques to enhance esthetics of anterior bonding cases
  • Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material
  • Develop a better understanding of the indications and contraindications of each material
  • Learn predictable techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted
  • Improve clinical outcomes of conventional crown and bridge through the use of modern, predictable techniques and materials
DR. Marc Geissberger


Dr. Marc Geissberger is a former full professor and past Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and esthetic dentistry.

To register call 800.520.6640
$399 per person (DOCTORS ONLY)

Venue Info

westin kierland resort
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Hotel Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Closest Airport - 25 Minutes from Hotel

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Uber and Lyft are available

Things to Do

The mystique of the desert meets the convenience of nightlife. Dine in luxury and play a few rounds, then watch the sunset only found in the silhouette of cacti.

Westin Kierland Golf

Westin Kierland Golf Club

On-site Visit their website to Learn More >
Westin Kierland Spa

Westin Kierland Spa

On-site Visit their website to Learn More >
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

2 Hours from Hotel Visit their website to Learn More >
hiking biking trails

Hiking & Biking Trails

Distance varies Visit to Learn More >

To register call 800.520.6640
$399 per person (DOCTORS ONLY)

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
4/1/2021 to 3/31/27. Provider ID# 209016

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Ultradent Seminars is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals 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. Ultradent Seminars designates this activity for 10 continuing education credits.

A $199.00 cancellation fee will be applied to any registration canceled five (5) business days or less prior to the meeting date.​​