Holistic Dental Education Series 2023
7 sessions to learn the aspects of a holistic dental practice
$2295 per session. All sessions held at 235 S. 400 E Bountiful, UT, 84010. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
During SESSION ONE, we explore how to diagnose, treatment plan, and communicate using testing and questioning that help us understand the patient. We must first understand before we seek to be understood. Participants take each other from start to finish in a new patient exam. Each doc experiences what the patient experiences.
SESSION TWO involves reviewing anatomy and physiology so we can understand the WHY of session one. Craniofacial pain and dysfunction diagnoses and treatments are covered in depth. How to take and read a CBCT image is taught and practiced. Participants learn and practice injection techniques to relieve pain and help patients HEAL. Participants design and fabricate orthotic and nighttime appliances for each other. A dozen other treatment modalities to relieve pain and dysfunction are taught and practiced.
Jul 24-27th, 2024
SESSION FOUR is the most extensive HANDS-ON laser course that I have yet to see. From caries to biostim to snoring treatment, the Fotona laser can do it ALL! After a brief, but adequate, review of laser physics, every aspect of laser dentistry is explained and demonstrated in depth. “See one, do one, teach one” is the mantra of session four. Alumni are invited to return to present a case study, highlighting things they learned that have helped patients to heal.
NOTE: HDES4 now includes the option of SDS-specific zirconia implant training. This training has been specifically requested by Dr. Ulrich Volz in order to standardize SDS implant placement in the US. SDS-specific training happens on Wednesday. The general session happens on Friday and Saturday.
SESSION FIVE covers everything OZONE. Ozone is likely the MOST beneficial treatment modality in dentistry! Anatomy and physiology are reviewed. Injection techniques are reviewed and practiced. Many simple therapies are taught and practiced that can be used “Monday morning.” Promolife ozone machine setup and use are covered.
One of the most critical components of dentistry is the AIRWAY. SESSION SIX consists of reviewing the anatomy and physiology of the human airway, and how we, as dentists, can intervene at different times in patients’ lives to improve their access to the one drug they cannot live without: oxygen! Arch development, orthodontic treatment and oral sleep appliance therapies are covered in depth. Laser treatment for snoring (Nightlase) is taught, and participants practice on each other. One of the highlights of this course is making (and drinking!) fresh apple cider at my home on Friday night.
Nov 7-9th, 2024
SESSION SEVEN involves everything digital: digital impressions, 3d printing, digital crown and bridge design, CAD/CAM (including systems that are FAR less expensive and more comprehensive than CEREC). Principles of restoration are taught through case studies and published articles. Participants digitally impress each other and test drive CAD/CAM systems in crown design.
NOTE: HDES7 now includes the option of SDS-specific zirconia implant training. This training has been specifically requested by Dr. Ulrich Volz in order to standardize SDS implant placement in the US. SDS-specific training happens on Thursday. The general session happens on Friday and Saturday.