Why Digital? Why Now?

Friday, June 14, 2019


AM Session: Registration is Limited to UTSD Faculty only (Space is Limited)

A Dive into the Motor Theory of Learning and Fully Integrated Digital Curriculum

This clinical faculty focused lecture is designed to review basic current digital technology emphasizing digital printing, pre-clinical and clinical integration, scanning techniques, and design techniques, which can easily be accomplished in the office environment.  



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the limitations and best use of computer-aided assessment software
  • Identify the motor theory of learning
  • Fully integrate digital curriculum lessons learned and mistakes made
  • Define objective structured practical examination (OSPE) and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) with an emphasis on real-world scenarios
  • Determine whether dental students can really prep, scan, design, mill, fire and deliver a restoration in a single visit without faculty intervention
  • Plan posterior design in Romexis: the inlay, only, cownlay and crown
  • Discuss the most accurate complete arch scan pattern.


PM Session: OPEN to UTSD Alumni and Faculty (Space is Limited)

Why Digital? Why Now?

This lecture is for dental faculty and the private-practice audience and will focus on the move into digital dentistry and how it changes the practice of dentistry. Topics will include: 


·         Digital dentistry trends

·         An overview of all the scanners on the market

·         Smile-design software and facially driven treatment planning

·         Conservative, adhesive ceramic restorations

·         Adhesion bridges

·         Inlay, onlay, and crownlay

·         Bonding principles

·         Implant surgical guides

·         3D printing

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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.

Tuition | Course Fee

Complimentary registration for UTSD Faculty and Alumni

We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About the Presenter(s)



Walter G. Renne, DMD, graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2008, where he is currently an associate professor and assistant dean of innovation and digital dentistry. He is active in undergraduate dental education, holding a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, and serves as director for CAD/CAM technologies and runs the CAD/CAM and Aesthetic Clinic. He has been instrumental in integrating computerized assessment software (E4D Compare) into the curriculum, which has been a critical component in courses on dental morphology and fixed prosthodontics.

For their continued support and participation in our sponsored programs, UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston gratefully acknowledges:





Credit Hours

AM Session:
3 Lecture | 2.5 Participation

PM Session:

1.5 Lecture
1.5 Participation


UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is an 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 activities or instructors, nor dose it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center designates this activity for continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.



The current of acceptance extends from November 1, 2015 - December 31, 2019. UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The formal continuing education course are accepted by Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit by the Academy of General Dentistry.


Time and Location

AM Session:
Check-in & Breakfast:
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

Presentation (includes working lunch session):
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM


PM Session:
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Reception | Networking |Vendors:

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037

Email: PACE@uth.tmc.edu