About 3D University

Dental 3D University brings together a phenomenal group of world-class speakers and will offer you an opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts, while earning up to 11 CE credits. This two-day course will cover topics such as: successfully incorporating 3D into your practice and maximizing its investment, implant planning with 3D and surgical guides, reading 3D scans, and more.

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Lou Shuman


Lou Shuman, DMD CAGS

Dr. Shuman is personally known for his expertise in internet strategy, emerging technologies, e-learning applications, and digital marketing methods. Highly respected in the dental corporate and education community, he is the President and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group with clients including a number of KaVo Kerr Group (KKG) companies, Oracare, WEO Media, ZQuiet, HR for Health, MMG Fusion, and Vanguard Dental Partners. He is the Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board at WEO Media, a Venturer in Residence at Harvard’s Innovation Lab, and on the Clinical Advisory and Editorial Boards at Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Dental Products Report, Dental Practice Report, Orthodontic Practice US, The Progressive Dentist, and Seattle Sleep Education LLC. He is the Managing Editor of Dental Sleep Practice and Orthodontic Practice US Journals, and the only dentist who has been selected both as a "Top CE Leader in Dentistry" and a "Leader in Dental Consulting" by Dentistry Today magazine. Dr. Shuman served as President of Pride Institute for six years and Vice President of Clinical Education and Strategic Relations at Align Technology for seven years. Dr. Gordon Christensen cited him as "one of the most influential dentists in the country today."

The greatest impact to the dental practice recently has not been a new dental procedure, nor a new product, but the impact the internet is having on dentistry. In dentistry alone in 2015, 314,000,000 consumers searched for dental knowledge and dental practice selections.

In this course you will learn how to use the newest and most effective search engine tools to maximize visibility; key features to maintain your website as the hub of your online presence; and the importance of mobile.

Lou Graham

Lou Graham, DDS

Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals, and a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Dental Association. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School and the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry. He enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago, IL - Hyde Park.

There is no "one type" of dental practice today and this course will highlight the pathways to choosing what criteria are used in the selection process for the right CBCT system for your practice. The course will continue with a transition process of learning and collaborating with both your patients and specialists.

Kaveh Ghaboussi

Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD

Dr. Ghaboussi is one of the few dentists in the country who has qualified for, and been awarded with a Mastership in the American Dental Implant Association, and a Diplomate from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation for his excellence and clinical abilities in sedation, and implant dentistry. To better serve his patients, he is an active member in the American Dental Association, Dental Organization For Conscious Sedation, Reconstructive Dentistry Institute, as well as the American Dental Implant Association. Dr. Ghaboussi has helped dentists from across the United States in implementing new procedures in their offices, such as: CAD/CAM, cosmetic dentistry, photography, and dental implants. He has been a featured speaker for many public groups and events on topics such as growth and development, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and oral health.

Implant placement is a large part of Dr. Ghaboussi's practice. He will describe how CBCT has changed his treatment plans and made a significant difference in patient acceptance. He will also discuss how he was able to gain staff acceptance and create excitement over use of CBCT in his practice.

Lisa Koenig

Lisa Koenig, BChD, DDS, MS

Dr. Koenig currently serves as Professor and Program Director of Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received the Marquette University School of Dentistry Full-time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and the Marquette University Rev. John P. Raynor Teaching Excellence Award in 2010.

Dr. Koenig has been Board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology since 1996 and is Past-President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. She completed an oral and maxillofacial imaging text-book “Diagnostic Imaging: Oral and Maxillofacial” which was published in 2011 and contributed to a text on implants: “Specialty Imaging: Dental Implants” which was published in 2014. She also contributed to a text on the TMJ which was published in June 2016 and is currently working on the second edition of the Diagnostic Imaging book.

Dr. Koenig will review radiographic anatomy as seen on CBCT images from the cranial base to the suprahyoid neck. The radiographic presentation of common odontogenic lesions including periapical and pericoronal pathology, and common non-odontogenic pathology will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the description of radiographic features and the formulation of differential diagnoses.

Gy Yatros

Gy Yatros, DMD

Dr. Gy Yatros has been practicing dental sleep medicine for over 15 years and is a well-respected international lecturer in the field of sleep-disordered breathing and dental sleep medicine. Through his pragmatic and energetic teaching approach he has earned visiting faculty positons at the nationally esteemed Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and Pankey Institute. He has offices in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa, Florida devoted exclusively to the treatment of sleep disordered breathing and TMD. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), past president of the Manatee Dental Society and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine with the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. He is a Co-Founder of the Dental Sleep Solutions system for successfully implementing dental sleep medicine in dental practices.

Airway analysis using CBCT can provide valuable insights into the role of CBCT as it relates to airway evaluation. Many of our patients have obstructed airways and garnering a comprehensive view of them can guide dentists to more predictable treatment outcomes. What we can't see can hurt our patients. We'll review the landmarks important to airway analysis while discussing how it impacts treatment planning.

Laura Howerton

Laura Howerton, RDH, MS

Laura Jansen Howerton has spent 30 years in academia: currently as an Instructor at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from 1998-2007, and Clinical Associate Professor at The Ohio State University from 1987-1998. In addition to teaching, she currently works developing patient studies with computer software in three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). She has also participated in numerous editing and test bank production assignments with Elsevier Health Sciences for many years.

Laura is the co-author of two textbooks: Radiographic Interpretation for the Dental Hygienist and Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, both published by Elsevier Health Sciences, as well as a chapter in Mosby's Dental Hygiene: Concepts, Cases, and Competencies by Daniel et al. She also served on the editorial board of Mosby's Dental Dictionary, 3E.

This presentation will cover what you and your patients need to know about 3D imaging; the basics of radiation and cone beam computer tomography imaging, geared towards the interests of dental hygienists and assistants. Topics to be discussed include: radiation facts, physics and biology; adult doses and risks; radiation protection; overview of CBCT including advantages and disadvantages, radiographic interpretation of normal anatomy and common pathologies; patient education opportunities.

Douglas Chenin

Douglas Chenin, DDS

Douglas Chenin, DDS is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Chenin worked directly with Anatomage for five years as the Director of Clinical Affairs where he helped in the development of the Invivo5 CBCT Imaging software and the Anatomage Surgical Guide system. He also worked in conjunction with BeamReaders Inc for several years directing the implant planning consultations and surgical guide facilitation services.

He has earned a reputation of a CBCT technology expert with his extensive participation in study clubs, seminars, conferences, and his numerous professional publications about CBCT imaging for various dental specialities.

Dr. Chenin also founded his own CBCT Consulting and education company called Clinically Correct Inc which focuses specifically on teaching CBCT imaging technology.

In this lecture Dr. Chenin will introduce the various surgical guide types and classify them according to the available "levels of control" that surgical guides can offer, and the associated instruments needed for these various capabilities. He will also discuss surgical guide digital workflow considerations and surgical guide protocols. This lecture will also explore the associated digital CAD/CAM capabilities and advanced options that can be used in conjunction with guided technologies. This lecture is perfect for anybody interested in using surgical guides, either on their own or to facilitate case planning and collaboration with colleagues.

Terry Work

Terry Work, DMD

Dr. Work earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Oregon before continuing on to dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University. After joining the US Navy, he and served as a Navy Dental Officer for four years before setting up his private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has more than 20 years of experience as a practicing dentist and is an Ambassador of Education for Instadent, a global provider of dental implantology and tooth restoration solutions. He also lectures on implant placement and bone grafting techniques. Dr. Work is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona State Dental Association, the Flying Dentists Association, and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Work will discuss a brief history of CBCT and the uses of CBCT in a General dental office. He will discuss how patients benefit from the technology being available in a general dental office. With CBCT a practitioner can improve their ability to diagnose and increase their profitability.

Christine Taxin

Christine Taxin, Founder and President, Links2Success

Christine Taxin is a vision-driven person finding strength and direction from her inner convictions. Her energetic, thought-provoking and successful program development shines a bright light for others to preview the future and find their place in it. She is the founder and president of Links2Success, which delivers continuing education seminars for dental and medical professionals, and she serves as an adjunct professor at the New York University (NYU) Dental School and Resident Programs for New York City Programs. Christine Taxin has been awarded “Leader in Consulting” for the past three years in Dentistry Today’s List. As a provider of continuing dental education, Ms. Taxin has been a guest speaker for many meetings. Christine Taxin has been asked back to the Greater New York meeting two years in a row, along with many other meetings across the country. The AGD has approved her company Links2Success as a national provider of PACE continuing education credits. Ms. Taxin’s new book “Codelyology” is the first of its kind within the Dental Industry and will be in the pockets of every dental professional.

Learning about the CBCT scans and the many procedures that you can add to your office is great, but learning how to earn the extra income from the CBCT scans is fun. Imagine gaining the patients’ trust just letting them know the back story and being able to maximize their insurance! Ms. Taxin knows the ins and outs and secrets, of dental insurance and will help you learn how to navigate dental benefits so that your office produces, and collects, all it can.

Kevin AminZadeh

Kevin AminZadeh, BSc (Pharmacy), DDS, MS, FRCD (C)

Dr. AminZadeh pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Western University, graduating in 2001. Following a successful decade long practice, he returned to study at the University of Michigan dental school, where he received his Masters of Science in Prosthodontics. His education in the field of implant dentistry was supplemented by a Master Clinician certificate from gIDE institute and Loma Linda University in 2014. Dr. AminZadeh is an international speaker and a key opinion leader in the field of digital dentistry, implantology, and microscope enhanced dentistry. He has built his practice upon digital treatment planning of complex oral rehabilitations. He is a consultant for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and general dentists. In 2015 Dr. AminZadeh founded Implant Genius, an implant treatment planning company based in Vancouver. He is an expert in digital workflow stages from digital record taking, implant treatment planning using implant planning software, implant placement using surgical guides, and custom prosthodontic restorations.

Are you striving for predictable results in less time and aiming to increase efficiency throughout the entire implant treatment process? Dr. Kevin AminZadeh will show how a digital workflow’s integrated approach allows the functional and esthetic outcome to be pre-planned. This digital workflow provides a treatment delivered to the patient in a predictable manner, avoiding any surprises. It also helps clinicians better estimate the full treatment cost in advance. Connecting each step with the integrated workflow offers reliable results in less time. From clinical diagnostics to implant placement, each step is seamlessly linked. Just select the steps you need for a successful treatment.

Thursday, October 6

Arriving in Boston a little early? Join us for the pre-event welcome reception on Thursday, October 6. Take this opportunity to network with peers and industry experts while enjoying some hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The pre-event welcome reception kicks-off at 6:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Early Registration Early Registration
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Pre-Event Welcome Reception Pre-Event Welcome Reception

Friday, October 7

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7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration / Breakfast Registration / Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Kick-off Kick-off
8:10 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome
| Lou Shuman, DMD CAGS
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Impact of 3D on My Practice (Endodontics)
| Lou Graham, DDS
Clinical Education and Recertification
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break Break
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. How 3D and Implants Accelerated My Practice Transformation
| Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD
Clinical Education and Recertification
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Anatomy and Pathology Review
| Lisa Koenig, BChd, DDS, MS
Clinical Education and Recertification
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 3D Airway Analysis
| Gy Yatros, DMD
YOU, ME & CBCT with Safety and Anatomy
| Laura Howerton, RDH, MS
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Success with Surgical Guides
| Douglas Chenin, DDS
Airway — a Clinical Perspective
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Break Break
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Reception / Dinner Reception / Dinner

Saturday, October 8

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7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Making Implant Planning Simple and Predictable
| Terry Work, DMD
CBCT Features & Benefits and Patient Positioning
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break Break
10:30 - Noon Billing and Insurance Reimbursement
| Christine Taxin, Founder and President, Links2Success
Software (Invivo) Symposium
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Social Media & Online Marketing
| Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS
Software (Invivo) Symposium
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Growing Your Practice Using the Digital Workflow
| Kevin AminZadeh, BSc (Pharmacy), DDS, MS, FRCD (C)
Building a CBCT Dream Team
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break Break
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Q&A with Speaker Panel Q&A with Speaker Panel
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Reception Reception

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