Weekend in the Wine Country: Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants


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Friday, May 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, Welcome Reception

Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, CE Lecture

Sunday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, CE Lecture



Join us for a rejuvenating weekend program at the refined Silverado Resort. The weekend begins with a complimentary welcome reception on Friday evening. David Ehsan, MD, DDS, and Patrick Roetzer, DDS, will present lectures on Saturday and Sunday morning, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy the golf courses, tennis courts, spa and pools at the Silverado and the multitude of wineries in the valley.




Dental Implant Complications and Failures

David Ehsan, MD, DDS


Participants will obtain useful clinical and biological knowledge to diagnose and manage dental implant failure. Participants will learn how to treatment plan and understand surgical versus restorative complications, as well as strategies to minimize poor outcomes and unhappy implant patients.


You Will Learn:

  • The criteria for successful and failed implants
  • How to avoid implant failure
  • How to enhance implant cosmetics with implant provisional and final restorations
  • How to select the most appropriate implant abutment
  • How to manage implant mobility
  • How to cement implant crowns


Reconstruction of the Endodontically Treated Tooth: Current Concepts

Patrick Roetzer, DDS


Are you confident in your endodontic post/core treatments? When faced with a great root system and great endodontic condition, but badly compromised coronal portion, do you restore or extract? This lecture will help you shorten the time for reconstructions and produce excellent, evidence-based results.


You Will Learn:

  • Indications for posts
  • Available posts; strengths and weaknesses
  • Adhesives and their applications
  • Surface preparations for adhesives
  • Core materials
  • Techniques to assure bubble free intra-canal core application
  • Post removal
  • Endocrowns
  • CAD/CAM applications
  • Ferrules, dimensions, and locations


Composite Advances: Universal, Bulk Fill, Bioactive Materials and their Applications

Patrick Roetzer, DDS


Would you like to be able to complete difficult posterior composites in less time than you did large amalgams? Do certain situations tempt you to place alloy over composite: dry versus wet field? Are your anterior composites as good as they can be? This lecture will provide clear information on the most recent materials and techniques to use in your practice.


You Will Learn:

  • Indications for each category
  • Demystifying the constituents of composite
  • Particle size: how does it affect performance
  • Adhesives: light cure; auto-cure; dual cure
  • Matricing for perfection
  • Additive versus subtractive techniques
  • Proper shaping and polishing techniques
  • In-office methodology for confirming depth of cure; beyond radiometers
  • Direct versus indirect techniques
  • Rapid VDO increase with composites


Who Should Attend
This program is designed for all dentists and allied dental professionals.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Nobel Biocare and Zest Dental Solutions for their generous support of this program.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

This activity is designated for 8 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $495 Dentists; $395 Allied Dental Professionals for registrations received by March 31, 2018.

Regular Tuition: $525 Dentist; $425 Allied Dental Professionals


David Ehsan, MD, DDS, is a graduate of Dugoni School of Dentistry and University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a licensed physician/surgeon and dentist. He is dual board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental anesthesiology. He is past president of the San Francisco Dental Society and has lectured throughout the United States. He is an oral maxillofacial and implant surgeon in private practice and the surgical director of San Francisco Implant Institute.

Patrick Roetzer, DDS, is a 1974 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. An assistant professor and director of operative dentistry at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. Roetzer is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He also holds U.S. patents on restorative devices and materials.



Silverado Resort and Spa

Our initial group room block at the Silverado Resort & Spa has sold out. We have an additional room block at the Silverado with rooms at $329 plus taxes and fees. Book online or call (800) 532-0500 and mention the 'Dugoni School' to take advantage of our group rate. The group rate expires on Monday, April 9 at 5:00 pm (Pacific time) and is subject to availability. Please note that the group rate could sell out prior to the Monday deadline.

There may also be condos at the Silverado Resort available through private vacation rental websites. Rooms are also available at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, only 4.3 miles away from the Silverado Resort and Spa.


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