August 1–3, 2024

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Bringing renowned lecturers and dental experts from all over the world to Napa, California, the 2024 West Coast Ultradent Summit promises three days of unforgettable, practice-enhancing enlightenment. Come join our Ultradent family at this exciting location for our annual West Coast Summit.

To register call 800.520.6640

$699 per person (DOCTORS ONLY)*

16 CE Credits

Napa, ca | silverado resort

Creating a Thriving Restorative Practice – Tips, Tricks, Materials, Technologies, and Methods for Success.

This fast-paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new philosophies, materials, and techniques in preventive and restorative dentistry designed to simplify clinical practice and yield predictable clinical outcomes and problem-free restorations. Various clinical tips and techniques designed to eliminate commons problems associated with routine clinical procedures will be introduced. They will include: diagnosing and managing caries, periodontal disease and occlusion, ridge preservation, and techniques to bring your direct and indirect restorations to the next level.

We will cover the following:

  • How to enhance disease management strategies
  • Which materials and techniques are critical for restorative success
  • New technologies specifically designed to enhance clinical results and simplify inventory
  • The importance of diode lasers in restorative dentistry
  • Ridge preservation techniques designed to enhance clinical outcomes and esthetics
  • Clinical tips and tricks designed to make the practice of direct and indirect dentistry more predictable and reliable
Dr. Marc Geissberger

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.

White Right Now: Current Tooth Whitening Techniques. Why it’s more important than ever to offer our patients professional tooth whitening options.

Tooth whitening continues to be the number one cosmetic procedure requested by patients of all ages. Americans are spending over 1.4 billion annually on OTC tooth whitening products. Professional tooth whitening is safe, effective, desired by our patients, and the most conservative cosmetic treatment we can offer. Don’t lose your patients to social media influencers.

We will cover the following:

  • An overview of tooth whitening chemistry and mechanisms
  • A review of current whitening techniques, including over-the-counter products, professional in-office procedures, and professionally dispensed products for home use
  • An easy protocol to identify patients who desire whitening (just about everyone) and then an easy protocol to incorporate whitening into your practice
  • A look at how offering professional tooth whitening will affect your bottom line
  • Other conservative treatments like microabrasion and resin infiltration that can be coupled with whitening for treatment of hypocalcification and VWLs
  • Whitening as an addition to other cosmetic treatment
Dr. Susan Mcmahon

Dr. Susan Mcmahon

Dr. Susan McMahon has enjoyed a successful career for over 25 years in the dental industry. Susan is an accomplished cosmetic dentist, national Key Opinion Leader in the dental industry, educator, and author.

Restorative Revolution

Join Dr. Hakim in this dynamic program encompassing both seminar and hands-on elements. The primary goal of this lecture is to elevate the knowledge base, technical skills, and evidence-driven approach for all participants. Dr. Hakim will assign special focus towards efficiency and predictability of outcomes.

We will cover the following:

  • Principals of adhesion
  • Modern composite restorations (from prep to finish)
  • A viscosity-based approach to delivery
  • Indirect restorations with modern ceramics
  • A substrate, occlusion, and esthetics-based approach to material selection
  • All aspects of indirect restorative delivery including preparation, impression/digital capture, and decisions of cementation vs. bonding
  • Ancillary equipment and technologies, including curing lights and lasers
Dr. Foroud Hakim

Dr. Foroud Hakim

Dr. Foroud Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 30 years. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimal and conservative single tooth restoration. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at University of the Pacific and served as course director for Occlusion, TMJ and Advanced Restorative Concepts.

The Foundation of Every practice. How Solid is Yours?

All adhesives on the market claim high bond strengths. How does a practicing dentist even know what that means? You will see how adhesives 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!

We will cover the following:

  • 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
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.

To register call 800.520.6640

$699 per person (DOCTORS ONLY)*

16 CE Credits

Silverado Resort Hotel

Silverado Resort

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa Valley, CA 94558

Room Block Available

Silverado Resort Silverado Resort Closest Airport - 55 Minutes from Hotel

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Closest Airport - 70 miles away from Hotel

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Rental Cars Available through Enterprise, Hertz, and Avis

Things to Do

On-site golf course

Wine Tours

Experience the best of what Napa Valley has to offer with your very own wine tour. Visit their website to Learn More >
Golf at Silverrado

Golf at Silverado

Get exclusive access to the Silverado Resort’s golf courses. Visit their website to Learn More >
Spa at Silverado

Spa at Silverado

Indulge your senses right at the Silverado Resort. Visit their website to Learn More >
Downtown Napa

Downtown Napa

Visit downtown Napa for the best in shopping and dining. Visit their website to learn more >

To register call 800.520.6640

$699 per person (DOCTORS ONLY)*

16 CE Credits

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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

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