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COMPLETE DENTURES:
MASTERING THE FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

The Future of Removables in the Dental Practice

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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 nine 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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Friday, July 28, 2023

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Earn 6 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well as a 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

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

The Setup

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

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

Delivery Day

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Sree Koka, DDS, PH.D.

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

Room for Improvement?

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Raymond Choi, DDS, M.S.

Learn about overdentures, including bar and stud options, as well as space requirements.

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

2:30-3:30 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

4:00–5:00 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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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.

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

ATTEND A WORKSHOP FROM EACH SESSION

Earn 3 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.

Session 1: 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Setting Up Anterior Esthetics

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS | Taylor Manalili, DDS

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

Capturing the Perfect Bite Registration

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Sree Koka, DDS, PH.D. | Raymond Choi, DDS

Using prefabricated base plates, learn how to create occlusal records that place the patient in a comfortable and repeatable position.

Session 2: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Setting Up Anterior Esthetics

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS | Taylor Manalili, DDS

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

Capturing the Perfect Bite Registration

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Sree Koka, DDS, PH.D. | Raymond Choi, DDS

Using prefabricated base plates, learn how to create occlusal records that place the patient in a comfortable and repeatable position.

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Glidewell Education Center designates this two-day activity for nine continuing education credits.

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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.

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.