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DENTURES AND PARTIALS:
MASTERING THE FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

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WHY ATTEND

Attend the Glidewell Symposium for two days of clinical education in removable prosthodontics. On the first day, attend the general session with main podium lectures where top experts demonstrate step-by-step clinical procedures, and on the second day, participate in hands-on workshops to learn proper anterior esthetics and how to capture the perfect bite registration.

  • Discover the latest clinical information, tools and techniques for your denture cases.
  • Gain insights from experts in prosthetic dentistry.
  • Earn twelve CE hours.
  • Acquire new clinical skills to expand your services and treat more patients in your practice.
  • Tour the world’s largest and most innovative dental laboratory.

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Each Paid Tuition Includes 2 Hotel Nights
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DAY

1

Friday, April 12, 2024

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Earn 6 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, campus tour, and a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell

Participate in a full day of fast-paced presentations designed to help you achieve success in treatment planning, creating and delivering complete dentures. Using a concise, powerful format, these inspiring and practical presentations will cover an array of topics, such as assessing, treatment planning and impression taking; protocol for reestablishing natural tooth position; and clinical requirements for overdentures. In addition, a live patient demonstration will detail the simplified clinical procedures for achieving optimal results.

The curriculum is crafted to provide fresh information for clinicians at any stage of their careers — from dentists just starting out to those experienced in prosthetic dentistry.

Welcome Remarks

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Neil Park, DMD | Jim Glidewell, CDT | Stephenie Goddard, M.S.

Getting Started

8:45–9:30 a.m.

Taylor Manalili, DDS, DICOI

Learn the beginning steps of assessing, treatment planning and impression taking.

The Setup

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

Define where teeth go in space: wax rim, deprogramming and bite registration.

Delivery Day

10:45–11:30 a.m.

Raymond Choi, DDS, M.S.

Understand the techniques for adjusting, polishing and attachment pick-up.

Removable Partial Dentures

11:30–12:15 p.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

Explore contemporary options for planning and designing removable partial dentures.

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Live Patient Demonstration — Complete Denture, from Initial Impressions to Delivery

2:15–3:30 p.m.

Presenters: All Morning and Afternoon Speakers

The symposium faculty demonstrates simplified clinical procedures while taking a patient through the key steps of denture fabrication — with live Q&A during the demonstration.

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Continued: Live Patient Demonstration — Complete Denture, from Initial Impressions to Delivery

4–5 p.m.​

Presenters: All Morning and Afternoon Speakers

The symposium faculty demonstrates simplified clinical procedures while taking a patient through the key steps of denture fabrication — with live Q&A during the demonstration.

Hosted Cocktail Party and Dinner at Mesa Manor

5:30–7:30 p.m.​

Join us at the home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell for dinner and cocktails.

DAY

2

Saturday, April 13, 2024

8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.

ATTEND A WORKSHOP FROM EACH SESSION

Earn 6 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Build your knowledge with the latest clinical information, tools and techniques in prosthetic dentistry. Participate in a hands-on workshop from each of the two sessions.

Welcome Remarks

8:15–8:30 a.m.

Neil Park, DMD | Robert Brenneise

Keynote Lecture: Making My Life Really Matter

8:30–10 a.m.

Sree Koka, DDS, Ph.D. | Elizabeth Carr, DHA, MDA, RDH

Find out what you can change in your life to have a truly meaningful impact.

SESSION 1: 10:30 A.M.–1:45 P.M.
(lunch provided at 11:45 a.m.)

Setting Up Anterior Esthetics

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS | Taylor Manalili, DDS, DICOI

Learn how to shape wax rims to provide optimal anterior esthetics in the complete denture, and transfer this information to the laboratory.

Overdentures

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Raymond Choi, DDS

Review implant placement for overdenture cases, including chairside pickup of attachment housings in a complete denture.

A Simplified Technique for Complete Denture Impressions

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Sree Koka, DDS, Ph.D

Learn a simple and predictable technique for taking complete denture impressions using alginate in a stock tray.

Partial Denture Workshop

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Danielle Brown, DDS | Steven Laguna, CDT

Receive valuable insight into partial dentures, including the treatment planning, designing and adjusting processes, accompanied by a special scanning demonstration.

Session 2: 2:15–4:30 p.m.

Setting Up Anterior Esthetics

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS | Taylor Manalili, DDS, DICOI

Learn how to shape wax rims to provide optimal anterior esthetics in the complete denture, and transfer this information to the laboratory.

Overdentures

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Raymond Choi, DDS

Review implant placement for overdenture cases, including chairside pickup of attachment housings in a complete denture.

A Simplified Technique for Complete Denture Impressions

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Sree Koka, DDS, Ph.D.

Learn a simple and predictable technique for taking complete denture impressions using alginate in a stock tray.

Partial Denture Workshop

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Danielle Brown, DDS | Steven Laguna, CDT

Receive valuable insight into partial dentures, including the treatment planning, designing and adjusting processes, accompanied by a special scanning demonstration.

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Happy Hour

4:30–5 p.m.

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Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
Provider ID# 216789

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APRIL 12–13, 2024

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Neil Park, DMD

Dr. Neil Park is scientific chair of the Glidewell Symposium and Glidewell’s vice president of clinical affairs. After receiving his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry, he practiced dentistry for 12 years before beginning his career in the dental implant field. Dr. Park has held top leadership positions at companies such as Nobel Biocare and Henry Schein, and he is recognized for his work in the creation and management of innovative programs designed to bring new technology to private practitioners. He joined Glidewell in 2016, where he oversees clinical research & development, as well as training and education programs in implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry. In addition, he serves as editor-in-chief of Chairside® magazine. He is a Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Jim Glidewell, CDT

Jim Glidewell, CDT

Jim Glidewell is the founder and president of Glidewell, the world’s largest privately owned provider of restorative dental solutions. In 1970, Mr. Glidewell officially opened his lab to the public. Although his company initially started on his kitchen table, Jim applied a unique combination of technical knowledge, business principles, and marketing philosophies to quickly grow Glidewell into the recognized dental industry leader that it is today.

Still driven by his mission to make restorative dentistry affordable to all, Mr. Glidewell employs a diverse team of over 5,000 employees. Joined in his pursuits are certified technicians, engineers, scientists, clinicians and support personnel, who all believe in his mission of advancing high-quality, cost-efficient materials. In addition to his work in driving change in dentistry, he also serves as an advocate for continued education. Glidewell currently supports numerous free education platforms, instructional courses and programs, which assist in providing enhanced knowledge to practicing dentists.

Stephenie Goddard

Stephenie Goddard, M.S.

Glidewell CEO Stephenie Goddard is an executive leader with multidisciplinary experience in organizational development, business strategy, change management, customer experience and digital transformation. She joined Glidewell in 2006 as vice president of human resources, establishing various programs that have served to augment the company’s relentless expansion. In 2019, she established the Guiding Leaders program to empower women dentists throughout the United States in all facets of business and leadership, and the following year she received the Mentor Award from The Lucy Hobbs Project® (Benco Dental Supply Co.; Pittston, Pa.).
Dr. Manalili

Taylor Manalili, DDS, DICOI

Dr. Taylor Manalili is director of clinical prosthodontics at Glidewell. In the onsite dental clinic at Glidewell, Dr. Manalili helps to enhance laboratory protocols, conduct clinical research, and perform advanced restorative work — including implant placement, chairside restorations and full-mouth rehabilitations. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University, where she also obtained an advanced certificate in prosthodontics and digital technologies. Dr. Manalili completed her fellowship and diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She joined the Resnik International Implant Institute as a prosthodontic faculty member and has over ten years of teaching experience in diverse education settings. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2019.

Patricia Swanson

Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

Dr. Patricia Swanson is the director of predoctoral prosthodontics at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. She earned her DDS from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and then earned her certificate in the advanced specialty of prosthodontics from Stony Brook University. Dr. Swanson has performed research in dental cements and implants, and she has a special interest in removable prosthodontics. She maintains a faculty practice in prosthodontics in Stony Brook, New York, and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Raymond Choi, DDS, M.S.

Dr. Raymond Choi holds a DDS and a master’s degree in geriatric dentistry from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where he is currently serving as an adjunct assistant professor. He has extensive experience in both surgical and restorative aspects of implant overdentures and has been teaching implants for over 20 years.

Rob Brenneise

Rob brenneise

Robert Brenneise is the Chief Growth Officer at Glidewell. He has more than 25 years of experience in the implementation and development of sales strategy for some of the most well-known brands in the dental industry. His new initiatives at the company include leading its approach to elevating same-day dentistry through the glidewell.io™ In-Office Solution.

Sree Koka

Sree Koka, DDS, PH.D.

Dr. Sreenivas “Sree” Koka is the dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. After receiving a DDS and M.S. in prosthodontics from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. A Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Academy of Prosthodontics, Dr. Koka has received numerous Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards and the Margaret L.A. MacVicar Award from the MIT Alumni Association. He has given more than 180 invited presentations at national and international dentistry meetings, and is the author or coauthor of 105 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.

Elizabeth Carr

ELIZABETH CARR, DHA, MDA, RDH

Elizabeth Carr is chair of dental hygiene and director of the Population Oral Health Collaborative at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Dentistry. She earned both a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene and a doctorate degree in health administration from the UMMC School of Dentistry, as well as a master’s degree in dental hygiene from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A native of the Mississippi Delta, Carr worked in private practice as a registered dental hygienist before joining the UMMC School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene department as a full-time instructor in 2006.

Danielle Brown

DANIELLE BROWN, DDS

Dr. Danielle Brown joined Glidewell in 2024 after seven years in private practice, where she focused on esthetic dentistry. She graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2016. Dr. Brown served five years on the board of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society and earned the “Top 40 Under 40” award from the National Dental Association in 2023. She has also worked in low-income communities and is currently on the New Dentist Committee, where she champions the integration of technology to enhance careers and streamline daily practices. Dr. Brown graduated Guiding Leaders in 2023.

Steven Laguna

Steven Laguna, CDT

Steven Laguna, a USAF veteran, has worked at Glidewell for 23 years and is currently the general manager of the combo and partial denture department. He has personally finished more than 60,000 partial dentures and overseen quality control of more than 300,000 combo and partial cases. He manages a removables team of 100 technicians and is highly experienced in all aspects of denture production.