Photography Workshop - Dr. J. A. Reynolds

Dr. J.A. Reynolds

Is it time to learn the correct way to take consistent intra-oral photos?

Come prepared to learn Cosmetic Intra oral Photography and practice in a hands on group with a knowledgeable team. Cameras and supplies will be provided for you. Bring a jump drive, so that you can take your photos home. An AACD Guide to Accreditation Photography will be provided to each participant.

Also, a bonus presentation will be given on Portrait Photography.

Mastering the Art of Complex Dentistry and Case Presentation

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

This interactive lecture will present a systemized approach to treatment planning and case presentation. This comprehensive approach covers the areas of esthetics, function and health. We will look at the decision points and data necessary to plan for success in all three areas. Participants will get to put the system into practice by actively treatment planning multiple cases during the program, and discussing them with peers, then seeing how the cases were ultimately managed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Treatment Planning System
  • Esthetic and Functional Exam & Diagnosis
  • Creating a case presentation
  • Interactive Treatment Planning
  • Patient Communication

Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator and writer. Her practice experience has been rich and varied. She has worked in a variety of practice models from small fee-for-service offices to large insurance-dependent practices, as an associate and as a practice owner. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Brady held the positions of Resident Faculty and Clinical Director for The Pankey Institute. In 2008, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to join Dr. Frank Spear in the formation of Spear Education and the expansion of his curriculum. She served as Executive VP of Clinical Education until June 2011. As Director of Education and President of Lee Ann Brady LLC, she launched her website offering clinical and practice content daily as well as innovative online and live education programs.

Indirect Restorative Update-Labs Birds-Eye View

David French

A fast past, no non-sense look at what’s hot and what’s worth adding to your restorative tool belt.

  • Current trends in materials
  • Creative tips to get the best balance of esthetics and reliability
  • A labs perspective on what works best in each situation
  • What are the big guns saying: A survey of Quotes, comments, and research results from dental industry leaders and KOLs.
  • How to handle each material clinically

David grew-up in a dental family. David has worked in Dentistry in a variety of capacities for over 35 years: In-House Technician, Supply Sales, Senior Technical Advisor and currently Vice President of Marketing and for Burbank Dental Laboratory.

His educational background is in Psychology, Business and advanced education in Strategy. of Marketing. Additional training includes: Completion of the entire Dental BootKamp continuum – including mentoring for over 2 years in that program, Advanced S.P.I.N. selling through Apple Corp. training programs.

David has publish a variety of articles on in Dental Economics, Compendium, Inside Dentistry, Dental Town, and others. Topics include: How to improve communication with your dental lab, Indirect restorative materials, and other lab related articles.
Achieving and communicating Excellence is his passion. Satisfied clients is not enough, his mission is to create raving fans nothing less.


Scott Addishian, DDS

The digital work-flow is rapidly moving beyond the early adopter phase and is beginning to main-stream into the early majority phase. This innovative technology has become a practical clinical tool for everyday dentistry with many applications for esthetic cases. This program will cover:

  • The realities of virtual impression systems, and the applications in everyday dentistry with an emphasis uses in cosmetic cases.
  • Tips and Techniques to get the most out of the technology
  • Avoiding bad choices and potential challenges
  • What works well
  • What takes some finesse and awareness
  • What does not work just yet
  • Best material choices for case categories that complement digital work-flow

SPECIALTY: Prosthodontics with emphasis on all aspects of restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Adishian collaborates with general dentists or dental specialists involved from the initiation of a patient’s treatment. With a team approach, everyone involved, including the patient, contributes in defining the goals and expectations of the treatment plan.

EDUCATION: B.S., Biology, U.S.C.; Doctor of Dental Surgery; Specialty Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics, U.S.C. School of Dentistry.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Asst. Professor of Restorative Dentistry, (Full-time 5 years); U.S.C. School of Dentistry; Clinical Asst. Professor of Restorative Dentistry, (Part-time 21 years), U.S.C. School of Dentistry; Past president of the Part-time Faculty Assoc.; President U.S.C. Dental Alumni Assoc.; Member of the Board of Directors of several support groups at U.S.C. as well as the Board of Counselors at the U.S.C. School of Dentistry, an advisory group appointed by the Dean.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Director of various courses at U.S.C. School Dentistry, including the pre-clinical crown and bridge and ceramic courses and an implant selective for senior students. Other teaching responsibilities have included: Co-Director: Inland Implant Study Club, Director of Prosthodontic Associates Seminars. Instructor for Post Graduate Courses offered in the U.S.A. and Internationally: Ceramic Restorations, Options for Implant Retained Prostheses, Periodontal Considerations in Restorative Dentistry.

The Digital Smile Design Concept

Christian Coachman, CDT, DDS

Dr. Christian Coachman taught attendees how to design a smile that fits the patient’s functional, esthetic, and emotional needs by improving the team’s communication and creating a real interdisciplinary treatment plan.  Dr. Coachman described how to increase case acceptance by utilizing visual communication, balancing the patients’ expectations, and increasing motivation. Modern techniques and materials can be useless if the final outcome does not exceed the patient’s esthetic desires. He emphasized digital methods to understand and enhance and facilitate the Dentist/Ceramist/Specialist/Team interaction with the patient.

Dr. Christian Coachman graduated with degrees in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2002. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy and the Society of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Coachman attended the Ceramic Specialization Program at the Ceramoart Training Centre, where he has also served as an instructor. He began his work as a ceramist in 1996 at the Institute Keyes-Coachman and has been a consultant of the Ceramic-Willi Geller Creation. In 2004, Dr. Coachman was invited by Drs. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama of Team Atlanta to become head ceramist for their laboratory, a position that he held for the next 4 years.  He currently consults and develops products for companies internationally. He has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics, and implants.

Maximize Your Internal Marketing

Xaña Winans, Golden Proportions Marketing

If you want to increase your new patient numbers and motivate your existing patients to complete planned care, this course is for you – and especially for your team. Internal marketing is one of the most powerful, profitable ways to grow your practice. Most dental practices have a brochure and have some clinical photos to help sell their services. But there’s so much more that can be done.

This information-packed course will detail all the available ways to market your practice using your own patients and other professional referral sources. Featured topics include:

  • Brand Identity: What does your brand tell patients about your value?
  • Internal Communications: Do your patients know all that you do? And what it can do for them?
  • Photography: How to use lifestyle images to turn patients into raving fans.
  • Patient Referrals: Ask and you shall receive.
  • Professional Referrals: Build a network; build your reputation.
  • Websites: How to build a site that converts visitors into appointments.
  • Social Media: Are you talking at your fans? Or are you engaging in conversation?

Xaña works directly with doctors as well as corporate clients, and oversees all strategic planning and creative output in the agency. Renowned as an expert in the dental marketing industry, she will be presenting at the 2013 AACD National Convention and has developed a new marketing course for The Pankey Institute. She has also presented at the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, LVI, Pankey, the ACT Marketing Think Tank and more, offering a range of topics related to successful marketing for the dental practice. Doctors and teams will leave with dozens of actionable marketing ideas to grow their practice. You can reach Xaña at 1.866.590.4476 or visit

Smile Design / Esthetic and Occlusal Techniques

Dr. Gerard Chiche

This presentation presented key points formulated into a systematic step-by-step approach to resolve esthetic problems with predictable results and improved laboratory support. This presentation also covered critical details of all-ceramic crown techniques in terms of system selection, cement and adhesive selection and bonding sequence. Occlusal management of esthetic cases was a strong focus to minimize porcelain fractures and complications.

Dr. Chiche is the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at MCG School of Dentistry in Augusta, GA. He has given numerous programs nationally and internationally and holds membership in the American College of Dentists, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and is also, 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 serves as adjunct faculty at the Pankey Institute, he is the recipient of the 2003 LSU Alumni Award, the 2003 Educational Community Achievement Award of the Seattle Study Club for best dental educator of the year, and the 2007 Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. In 2009, he became in 2009 the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

A Photography Workshop from Beginning to End

Dr. Bern Villadiego

Dr. Bern Villadiego, one of California’s finest Cosmetic Dentists, presented a workshop addressing a wide angle view of dental photography, from getting started to using advanced portraiture in promoting your practice. Bern has the clinical background as an accredited member of the AACD, the educational background as a mentor for Frank Spear’s Scottsdale Center, and the photography background by his many photos in various publications.

As a bonus, we had members review a few of their clinical cases. These often provide some of the best learning opportunities from the discussions that ensue.

An Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bern Villadiego is considered one of California’s best cosmetic dentists, having appeared on numerous television and news related programs, including commercials for Colgate. An expert in our field, he mentors dentists for Spear Education at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. He is a clinical instructor for the Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion residency programs at the Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center of California. Education Continuums have been completed at both the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dawson Center for Advanced dental study. For the last five years, he has lectured at the AACD National Meetings and Professional groups all across the nation. As an individual, he has awards too numerous to mention.

EVOLVE OR DIE - Seven Ways to Help Revitalize Your Practice

Robin Crow

The TNACD presented a phenomenal educational and motivational performance by Nashville’s own Robin Crow. He is a major national speaker with over 2000 presentations and owner of Dark Horse Recording studio for the stars of Country Music, including Taylor Swift, Keith Urbane, Tim McGraw and many others. Robin has one of the most unique and memorable approaches ever seen in delivering to you the steps in revitalizing your practice in the most challenging of time and providing to you the motivation to get there.

A Beautiful Smile in Today’s Economy

Dr. George E. Kirtley

This lecture entailed the preoperative analysis of a patient’s smile through the use of digital photography and the use of Envision a Smile cosmetic imaging software. It addressed the successful methods and techniques used in consultations to present the possibilities of cosmetic dental procedures to the inquiring patient, and how to make relaxed, rewarding presentations to the patient.

George E. Kirtley, DDS, started his practice in Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Indianapolis, Ind., more than 30 years ago. He received his degree from Indiana University in 1978 and in 1987 graduated from the Midwest Institute of Implantology. Dr. Kirtley continues to treat patients and educate dentists at the Midwest Center for Advanced Dental Education as well as internationally.

Dr. Kirtley is presently one of only two dentists in the world who have been accredited by both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He received Reality Publishing’s Four-Star Award for developing Envision a Smile cosmetic imaging software in 2010. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry presented Dr. Kirtley with special recognition for Envision a Smile for advancing the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. He has presented lectures and hands-on workshops in eight countries including the United States. Dr. Kirtley has been featured in several dental journals and publications for his work and continuing education.

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry: Combining Sound Esthetics with Minimally Invasive Restorative Dentistry Principles.

Dr. Brian LaSage

What does the dental professional need to be aware of and what does the dental literature manifest that can guide us to predictable esthetic results? Have you ever thought about the nuances of smile design that you use every day, without even thinking about it?

Dr. Brian P. LeSage graduated magna cum laude with the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1983. Dr. LeSage has actively integrated academic pursuits with a private practice, first in Washington D.C., and now for the last 20 years in Beverly Hills, California, emphasizing esthetic and reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. LeSage is one of 303 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) accredited cosmetic dentists in the world. In 1995, he was appointed a Consultant and Examiner for the AACD accreditation process. He was awarded the status of Fellow in the AACD, in 2002. He is presently the Fellowship Chair for the academy. He was awarded the Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Education Award by the academy in 2009, and was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry also in 2009.

Esthetic and Implant Dentistry Controversies and Innovations

Dr. Dennis Tarnow

Implant dentistry is evolving into a more predictable form of therapy, and new techniques, when appropriately selected and applied, allow for even greater esthetic results. At the same time, these new techniques continue to raise questions that demand considerable knowledge of the variables regarding their use. The choices are there but do not come easy.

This program addressed and answered those controversial issues as they relate to papillary maintenance, early loading, membranes, grafting, immediate utilization and more. The enhanced knowledge of these techniques, added to the already advanced knowledge of cosmetics, will make a great esthetic restorative combination for you, and better and more predictably satisfying outcomes for your patients.

Dr. Tarnow is currently clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia school of Dental Medicine and is the former chairman of the Dept. of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at NYU, and has a wing named after him at New York University. A diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and Teacher of the year award from NYU are but a few of his career achievements. Dr. Tarnow maintains a private practice in Manhattan while continuing to publish articles, co-author texts ( Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, 2008 ) and lecture extensively in the US and internationally in over 30 countries.

Bonded Restorations in the Anterior Dentition

Dr. Pascal Magne

Dr. Pascal Magne is an Associate Professor with Tenure and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Chair of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Primary Oral Health Care, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry (USCSD), Los Angeles.

Dr. Magne graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med. Dent. He obtained his Doctorate in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics, and was a lecturer at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997. From 1997-1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Dr. Magne returned to University of Geneva Dental School and assumed the position of Senior Lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until his departure for USCSD in February 2004.

Dr. Magne is a recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation, the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, and was the recipient of the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research. He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics. Furthermore, Dr. Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach, which has been translated into eight languages and is considered one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry.

The Cosmetic-Occlusal Connection

Dr. John Cranham

This program was designed to help the general practitioner take his or her dentistry to the next level. Through PowerPoint and video demonstration, each participant learned to apply the timeless principles of the Dawson Center’s Concept of Complete Dentistry series and to map out and sequence an appropriate course of treatment. Dr. John C. Cranham has a contemporary dental practice in Chesapeake, Virginia, focusing on cosmetic, restorative and implant services. He is the Clinical Director of The Dawson Academy where he is involved with many of the lecture and hands-on courses within the curriculum. Dr. Cranham is an internationally recognized speaker on the Esthetic Principles of Smile Design, Contemporary Occlusal Concepts, Treatment Planning, Restoration Selection, Digital Photography, Laboratory Communication, and Happiness and Fulfillment in Dentistry.

Artistic Smile Design: Facial Changes through Dental Temporization

Dr. Elliot Mechanic

Techniques and the restorative process from impression taking to insertion of case were addressed. Elliot Mechanic, BSC, D.D.S. practices esthetic dentistry in Montreal, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science (1975) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (1979) degrees from McGill University. Dr Mechanic is the esthetic editor of Canada’s “Oral Health” dental journal and is on the editorial board of Dentistry Today. He also is the co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, Program coordinator of the University of Toronto Advanced Restorative Continuum, and is recognized as a leader in continuing dental education.

Hot Topics in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry

David S. Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD

Dr. David Hornbrook discussed our options for aesthetic, metal-free dentistry for our patients in applications including smile design, posterior restorative, bridge applications, and full mouth rehabilitation. The session included updates of dentinal adhesion, ideal cementation of the new materials using the new resin cements, and addressing the role function plays in our decision making.

Dr. Hornbrook graduated from UCLA School of dentistry and currently practices in San Diego, CA. He has been a guest faculty member of the post-graduate programs in Cosmetic Dentistry at Baylor, Tufts, SUNY at Buffalo, UMKC, and the UCLA Center of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has consulted with numerous manufacturers in product development and refinement and is on the editorial board of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry, Contemporary Esthetics, Signature, and is the past editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also the current clinical editor of the Dental Practice Report, as well as a member of the Esthetic Dentistry Research Group, which publishes REALITY and REALITY NOW. He is an accredited member and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He was the founder and past director of P.A.C. Live, and is now the director of “The Hornbrook Group Aesthetic Seminars”. He has lectured internationally on all facets of aesthetic dentistry and has published articles in most of the leading dental journals.

No Longer a Diamond in the Rough - The Many Facets of Chairside CAD/CAM

Dr. Rich Masek

Dr. Rich Masek is a 1992 Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is the CE Director and Founding Faculty Member of Dentistry by Design, Inc., established in 1993 to provide all levels of training for high tech continuing dental education, CEREC and CAD/CAM technologies to the professional community. Dr. Masek is the President of the Academy Of CAD/CAM Dentistry and Vice President of the International Society of Computerized Dentistry. He is certified as a trainer by the International Society for Computerized Dentistry (ISCD) and is a world recognized authority on the CEREC system, presenting seminars locally and internationally for hands-on CAD/CAM & Cosmetic dentistry.

The course covered the benefits of chairside CAD/CAM, an overview of the entire CEREC process, discussion of various CEREC Myths. Handling of specific clinical situations and techniques involved with prep design, tissue management, optical impressions, design steps, the milling process materials, characterization and cementation round out the presentation. Case selection, preparation guidelines, material selection and esthetic modification were covered through case presentations.

Prepless Veneers

Dr. Dennis Wells

Dr. Dennis J. Wells, an internationally respected cosmetic dentist and educator and one of our own, was our guest speaker at the January 2009 meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Wells has served as an examiner in the accreditation process of the AACD and was the founding president of our Tennessee chapter.

Dr. Wells shared his specific skills, techniques and insights of the prepless DURAthin veneer technique. His pioneering efforts with DURAthin veneers were recognized by the AACD in 2008 where he was presented with the Award for Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Larry Rosenthal

Dr. Larry Rosenthal, operating out of his practice in New York City, has built an international reputation for his expertise in cosmetic dentistry. He is an accredited member of the AACD, Director of the Aesthetic Continuum at the Rosenthal Institute and the Eastman Dental College in London.

His knowledge has landed him on the advisory board of numerous companies, the assistant editor for the AACD Journal, the editorial board of Compendium’s CERP, and many others. He is also the director of Aesthetic Advantage, a company devoted to hands-on education and dental education products. Dr. Rosenthal’s claim to fame rests on his ability to relate his philosophy, experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to the general public. He is indeed one of the faces of cosmetic dentistry.

Direct Composite Veneers

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb

Direct composite application in anterior cases is the training ground and the ultimate final ground in conservative aesthetics. This meeting was located at the Cool Springs Embassy Suites in Cool Springs, Tennessee. Please click on the image above to view before and after pictures from Dr. Hartlieb.