Minimal Intervention, Maximal Outcomes: The use of minimally-invasive dentistry to maximize esthetic and functional outcomes:

"Minimally-invasive dentistry" is a hot topic in dentistry. It's very easy to talk about taking away less tooth structure, but it is more difficult to apply this concept to achieve predictable esthetic and functional results. This course aims to give clinicians the tools needed to successfully and immediately expand the use of minimally-invasive dentistry in daily practice.

Learning Objectives
• Understand and apply principles of smile design and analysis of proportions
• Gain familiarity with several minimally-invasive direct and indirect restorative treatments, techniques and materials
• Learn how to best utilize transitional composite restorations
• Understand and implement marginal refinement techniques for indirect restorations
• Gain familiarity with orthodontic options, including treatment for periodontally compromised patients
• Understand how to apply the protocol of combining orthodontics and restorative modalities for esthetic improvement while minimizing tooth reduction

Arthur Volker

Arthur Volker, DDS, MSEd

Dr. Volker graduated from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is the Chairman of the New Dentist Committee and a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. He was a clinical attending at the Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island, and is in private practice in New York, with an emphasis on cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. Volker has published articles and lectures on various topics, including cosmetic dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, and dental implants. Dr. Volker is a Key Opinion Leader for several dental manufacturers, and has been involved in the testing and development of dental products and materials. He has also served as a consultant to dental laboratories. Additionally, Dr. Volker is involved in dental materials research, particularly in the field of ceramics and dental implants. •

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