Friday, May 17 2019
8:00 am Registration and breakfast
9:00 am-4:00 am Lecture and lunch server
TOPIC: The Magic of Laser Assisted Cosmetic and Conservative Dentistry & Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry.
VENUE: Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave, Edina
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a novelty as it was in the 1980’s it is serious business. Patient expectations are growing so that you must learn to master the art and science not only in the front but the back of the mouth. Fortunately, advancements in technology have allowed dentists and their teams to be on the same page with the patient, lab, and specialist that help you create extra-ordinary
results that are predictable and profitable.
In medicine, as well as, oral care, laser technology has become a rising star in the evolution of appearance enhancements. Dentistry has seen a huge breakthrough with the introduction of a combination hard-soft tissue Erbium and Diode wavelengths. The conservative nature of this modality has created a firm footing in the anti-aging trend that is spanning the globe. Among the many benefits of less invasive care and quicker healing responses, Dr. Flax has helped pioneer the “closed flap technique” that, in many cases, puts control of gingival and osseous contours into the hands of the cosmetic restorative dentist. Improved artistry has greatly reduced treatment times, enhanced income, and allowed patient satisfaction to soar better than ever.
Lastly, the road to your patient’s esthetic success can be mapped by you the restorative dentist-not the
specialist. Dr. Flax will help show you the way.
– Learn critical factors in smile design that help you create beauty and “keep it real”
– Discover a way to plan and “transition” challenging full mouth cases.
– See how veneer cases can be easy to do by always doing 4 critical steps.
– Find out how having the ability to efficiently and effectively design smiles with composite is not a “lost art” using minimally invasive preparation design and properly layering composite resin with simple layering of opacity, translucency and color to achieve the beautiful and believable results.
– Discover how laser technology can make your cases esthetically beautiful, biologically healthy and improve your bottom line —even 2-3 months faster in complex cases.
– Find out newer techniques in posterior composites.
– Learn the basics in esthetic implantology.
Hugh D. Flax received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1983 following undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honors. While doing a residency he did Posterior Composites research at LSU Dental School in 1984-1985. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994 and became Accredited in 1997. He was President of the Atlanta Chapter of the AACD (1996-1998) and founded the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. Dr.
Flax served for two years as Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for 2003 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Practical Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has been the Chairperson of the AACD Private Education Advisory Council, the 2008 AACD Meeting, the 2010 AACD European Meeting, and was a member of the AACD Board of Directors for over 8 years. Outside of the AACD, Dr Flax is a member of the AAED, ADA, AGD, ALD, AAID, ICOI, Catapult Elite, and the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association. He is also a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute. Lastly, he is a Fellow of both the International Academy of Dentofacial Therapeutics, Master in the ICOI, Associate Fellow of the AAID, Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry and a graduate of the world renowned Kois Center.
Dr. Flax practices full time in Atlanta, Georgia focusing on functional-appearance related conditions and advanced laser dentistry as well as writing and lecturing on how to help others do the same for their own practices. For 4 years in a row, his website has been rated one of the best by Dental Economics magazine. In 2003, he was WSBTV.com’s expert on Cosmetic Dentistry as well as appearing on FOX News demonstrating the miraculous benefits of laser dentistry. He has been the expert dentist on the “Meet the Products” television show, H2O Magazine, and Best Self. Lastly, he and his practice have been featured in many women’s magazines such as Cosmo, Allure, and Good Housekeeping as well as The Wall Street Journal, Dear Doctor, and Productive Dentist Magazine (cover story), The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jezebel, Atlanta Magazine, In Style, and New Beauty magazine.