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December 13 Lecture-Recipes for Predictable Anterior Esthetics- Dr. Gerard J. Chiche and Aram Manoukian MDC

This presentation will discuss the key areas for efficient esthetic diagnosis and treatment planning. Topics to be covered include: 1. Focus on the key esthetic factors that make a real difference for the patient. 2. Smile design: how to approach effective diagnostic and mock-up techniques for conservative treatment 3. How to identify and manage occlusal red flags during esthetic treatment.

December 13 Guest Speaker-Dr. Gerard J. Chiche

Dr. Chiche is the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine in Augusta, GA. He has given numerous programs nationally and internationally and he is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is respectively with Alain Pinault and Hitoshi Aoshima the author of the textbooks: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations, and Smile Design - A guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient both published by Quintessence Pub. Co. He is the recipient of the 2003 LSU Alumni Award, the 2003 Seattle Study Club Award for best dental educator of the year and the 2007 Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He became in 2009 the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

11/01/18 Lecture- Dr. Joan Pi. Anfruns-The Revolution of Zirconia Implants: New Opportunities for Practice Differentiation

Esthetic cases can be challenging. What options do you have if patients with a thin gingiva type request an esthetic treatment? How well equipped are you for treating patients who ask for a metal-free treatment? In dentistry today, ceramic materials are widely accepted in prosthetic reconstruction. Contrary to this, implants made from Zirconium-dioxide are not yet part of the standard treatment but can be an attractive alternative to titanium. This lecture will cover the scientific evidence and clinical applications of zirconia implants and will review the indications and contraindications for their use.

November 1st Guest Lecturer: Dr. Joan Pi-Anfruns

Dr. Joan Pi-Anfruns was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2004 from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Implant Program, Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, New York University (2005- 2007). He joined the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2007 where he completed a Fellowship in Surgical Implant Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Pi-Anfruns is a full time Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Dental Implant Center, Divisions of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences and Restorative Dentistry and a Visiting Professor at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

10/04/2018 Lecturer Info: Dr. Joel B. Henriod

Dr. Joel Henriod is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodonology since 2010. He received his bachelor's degree in Arts in American Studies from Brigham Young University in 2002. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2006 from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Henriod did his Periodontics Residency and received a Masters of Health Science (2006- 2009) from Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology since 2010. His research focuses on clinical study of new techniques for root coverage, enzyme systems involved in oral carcinogenesis, etc. He has numerous publications, honors and awards. Dr. Henriod is fluent in Portuguese and semi-fluent in Spanish. Life at home for Dr. Henriod involves hiking, biking, surfing, skiing, reading and spending time with his wife and four children .

10/04/2018-Dr. Joel B. Henriod - Perio-Prosthodontic Principles in Contemporary Dentistry

This seminar will review the biologic principles that govern perio-prosthodontic case success. We will cover biotype, biologic width, periodontal prognosis, crown lengthening options, long term provisional use in complex cases, and how prosthetically-driven periodontal treatment allows the best outcomes through coordination. We will also review the new disease classification system proposed by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Message from the President

I appreciate the opportunity to serve as the President of the Glendale Academy of Dentists.

For the last two years Dr. Nishan Odabashian has done a remarkable job running the academy. On behalf of myself and the members of the academy, I’d like to extend my sincerest appreciation for his dedication and hard work. I’d like us all to collectively invite other practicing dentists in Glendale to join us in an effort to promote the future prosperity of the academy. Through your support and the support of additional members, the academy would invite exceptional speakers for future years. As Dr. Odabashian mentioned in his last Memo, your invitation to the other colleagues practicing in Glendale will be a valuable asset to our academy.

I have organized a series of lectures by highly distinguished speakers for the upcoming year. I hope through your support I will be able to fulfill the position of President of the Academy with utmost success.

With gratitude,

Dr. Vahik Paul Meserkhani