February 18, 2005 - Dr. Michael K. McGuire
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Macroesthetic Elements of Smile Design (Contemporary periodontal plastic surgery and its role in cosmetic dentistry).

Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most rewarding and rapidly growing segments of our profession. This clinically-orientated course featuring lecture and video format will blend diagnostic guidelines, patient management skills, and step-by-step techniques to provide a well rounded understanding of contemporary oral plastic surgery and its role in increasing the number of cosmetic dentistry cases performed in your practice. This course will cover such topics as: macro esthetic guidelines for proper diagnosis, crown lengthening, ridge preservation/augmentation, ovate pontics, root coverage grafts, resolution of the open interproximal space, and treatment of the previously restored case.

Dr. McGuire graduated for Baylor University and received his DDS and Certificate of Periodontics form Emory University. He maintains a full time private practice limited to periodontics in Houston, Texas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics at both the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. McGuire is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He participates in clinical research and has published many papers in prestigious journals as well as contributed chapters to textbooks. In 1997, the AAP presented Dr. McGuire the Clinical Research Award recognizing a series of his papers as the most clinically relevant periodontal research published that year. Dr. McGuire serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. McGuire has given many continuing education programs throughout the United States and abroad.

May 6, 2005 - Dr. Michael A. Pikos
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Advanced Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting (specializing in sinus augmentation and monocortical bone grafting).

Autogenous block grafts must be integrated into treatment planning by today's implant surgeon to effectively treat patients with compromised implant sites. This clinically oriented lecture will draw from the author's experience with more than 500 block autografts over a twelve-year time frame. The indications, contraindications, surgical protocol, histology and complications from this database will be analyzed to feature the art and science of autogenous block grafting. Both symphysis and ramus buccal shelf donor sites will be featured in detail. Comprehensive case studies will highlight the advantages and predictability of this surgical technique that will also include sinus grafting and the use of platelet rich plasma and soft tissue grafting.

Dr. Pikos graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio State University. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Montefiore Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Diplomate of the American Society of Osseointegration. Dr. Pikos is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of OMFS, at the following Institutions: University of Miami, Ohio State University, Nova Southeastern University. He also is a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, at the University of Florida. Dr. Pikos is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute, member of the Academy of Osseointegration and Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Pikos has placed more than 9,000 implants and has performed numerous hard and soft tissue graft procedures. He is well published and has lectured in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. He has been teaching an advanced bone grafting course with more then 1300 alumni that have come from all 50 states and 24 countries. Dr. Pikos maintains a private practice in Palm Harbor, Florida which is limited to implant surgery.

October 28, 2005 - Dr. David P. Mathews
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Periodontic, Prosthodontic and Orthodontic Interdisciplinary Treatment or Implants in the esthetic zone

Restorative Dentistry in the esthetic zone has become an important part of our every day dental practices. Our patients are asking, and at times demanding, cosmetic procedures for whiter, straighter and more natural looking front teeth. When planning for implants or esthetic restorations one must take into consideration the alveolar bone height and gingival position. This lecture will address maxillary anterior esthetic dilemmas. Such topics as soft tissue ridge augmentation for esthetic pontics, immediate implant placement and restoration and treatment of the congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisor, will be discussed.

Dr. Mathews received his D.D.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Washington. He has a part-time faculty appointment at the University of Washington's Department of Periodontics and currently has a private periodontal practice in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Mathews is a member of: The American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Peirce County Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, Washington State Society of Periodontics, Periodontal Study Club of Seattle, Northwest Network for Dental Excellence, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and President Washington State Society of Periodontists. He has received the following honors: Deans List, UCLA; Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Alpha Omega Award, UCLA Prosthetic Student Award, UCLA Regents Scholarship and a Bronze Star for military service in Vietnam. Dr. Mathews has numerous clinical publications that include topics such as: Diagnosis and Treatment of Gingival Recession, Periodontal and Orthodontic treatment, Soft tissue procedures around dental implants and Interdisciplinary treatment with Orthodontics and Prosthodontics. Has co-authored articles, lectures and works closely with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. V.G. Kokich.

Meetings for 2006:
March 24, 2006 - Implant Esthetics, Presented by Hom-Lay Wang, DDS MS
April 28, 2006 - Updated Pharmacology for Dentistry, Presented by Karen Baker, MS
October 13, 2006 - TMJ Disorders, Presented by Jeffery Okeeson, DMD