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Esthetics:
Creating Beautiful Smiles

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WHY ATTEND

Attend the Glidewell Symposium for two days of clinical education in esthetic dentistry. On the first day, experience fast-paced podium presentations, and on the second day, choose from five workshops, for a total of 11.5 CE hours.

  • Discover cutting-edge clinical techniques for your esthetic cases.
  • Gain insights from experts in esthetic dentistry.
  • Earn 11.5 CE hours.
  • Explore the latest clinical techniques to grow your restorative 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, August 16, 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 the ultimate esthetic improvements for your patients. Using a concise, powerful format, these inspiring and practical presentations will cover an array of topics, such as materials and technical advancements in dental esthetics, techniques for developing simplified esthetic makeovers, and restorative options for achieving success with complex cases.

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 esthetic dentistry.

Welcome Remarks

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Neil Park, DMD | Jim Glidewell, CDT | Rob Brenneise

Fundamentals of Dental Esthetics

8:45–9:30 a.m.

Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

Understand the esthetic principles that guide facial and dental esthetics.

Clinical Protocol for Smile Makeovers

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Taylor Manalili, DDS

Develop a system for smile analysis and communicating with your patient and lab.

Restorative Material Options for Esthetic Cases

10:45–11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Justin Chi, DDS, CDT

New restorative materials have enabled us to provide life-like esthetics with the strength to last the patient’s lifetime. Understand when to use each of these materials.

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Q&A: Panel Discussion

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Presenters: All Morning Speakers

Looking at More Complex Cases

2–2:30 p.m.

Danielle Brown, DDS

Learn how to use an assortment of restorative techniques to achieve success with complex esthetic problems.

Clinical Photography Made Simple

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Paresh B. Patel, DDS

Learn how to take great photographs for websites, marketing and social media.

The Finishing Touch: Neuromodulators in Esthetic Dentistry

3:45–4:15 p.m.

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH

Understand how your esthetic cases can benefit from the use of neurotoxins.

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Q&A: Panel Discussion

4:15–5 p.m.

Presenters: All Afternoon Speakers

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, August 17, 2024

8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.

CHOOSE A WORKSHOP FROM EACH SESSION

Earn 5.5 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Build your knowledge with the latest clinical information, tools and techniques in esthetic dentistry. Choose a workshop from each of the two sessions.

NOTE: Space is limited. Select your courses and enroll early to reserve your seat.

Welcome Remarks

8:15–8:30 a.m.

Neil Park, DMD | Robert Brenneise

Keynote Lecture

8:30–10 a.m.

Roger P. Levin, DDS

Session 1: 10:30–1:45 P.m.
(Lunch Provided at 11:45 A.M.)

Tooth Preparation for Esthetic Restorations: Hands-on Workshop

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Taylor Manalili, DDS | Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

Learn simplified protocols for esthetic tooth preparation.

Finishing, Polishing, and Cementing Zirconia and Lithium Silicate Crowns

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Jinny Bender, DMD

Practice a straightforward protocol for adjusting and cementing monolithic ceramic crowns.

Increasing Productivity with the Digital Workflow: From Diagnosis to Restoration

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Justin Chi, DDS, CDT | Danielle Brown, DDS

Understand the techniques and benefits of the digital workflow.

Photography Workshop

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Paresh B. Patel, DDS

Learn simplified methods for taking intraoral and portrait photographs without expensive equipment.

Placing Lab-Fabricated Provisionals

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Wilson Schmidt, RDAEF2, OMSA

Understand the techniques to fit lab-fabricated provisional restorations.

The Finishing Touch: Neurotoxins and More

10:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH

Understand how your esthetic cases can benefit from the use of neurotoxins and other techniques.

Session 2: 2:15–4:30 p.m.

Tooth Preparation for Esthetic Restorations: Hands-on Workshop

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Taylor Manalili, DDS | Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP

Learn simplified protocols for esthetic tooth preparation.

Finishing, Polishing, and Cementing Zirconia and Lithium Silicate Crowns

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Jinny Bender, DMD

Practice a straightforward protocol for adjusting and cementing monolithic ceramic crowns.

Increasing Productivity with the Digital Workflow: From Diagnosis to Restoration

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Justin Chi, DDS, CDT | Danielle Brown, DDS

Understand the techniques and benefits of the digital workflow.

Photography Workshop

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Paresh B. Patel, DDS

Learn simplified methods for taking intraoral and portrait photographs without expensive equipment.

Placing Lab-Fabricated Provisionals

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Wilson Schmidt, RDAEF2, OMSA

Understand the techniques to fit lab-fabricated provisional restorations.

The Finishing Touch: Neurotoxins and More

2:15–4:30 p.m.

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH

Understand how your esthetic cases can benefit from the use of neurotoxins and other techniques.

Accent Squares

Happy Hour

4:30–5 p.m.

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Glidewell Education Center
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3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
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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.

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.

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.

Dr. Manalili

Taylor Manalili, DDS

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.

Justin Chi

Justin Chi, DDS, CDT

Dr. Justin Chi is director of clinical technologies at Glidewell. He joined Glidewell as a clinical research associate in 2015 after earning his DDS from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Chi received his Bachelor of Science degree in dental laboratory technology from the LSU School of Dentistry, and earned his CDT in crown & bridge in 2007.

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.

Paresh B. Patel

Paresh B. Patel, DDS

Dr. Paresh Patel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry MaxiCourse® held at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. A clinical instructor who has placed more than 5,000 implants, Dr. Patel has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and has worked extensively as a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics for several companies. He also maintains a private practice in Lenoir, Norh Carolina.
Mary Shields

Mary K. Shields, DMD, MPH

Dr. Mary Shields owns a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, focused on family and cosmetic care. She is an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, where she provides forensic services ranging from the identification of human remains to legal consultations. Dr. Shields is also in the process of finalizing the requirements for board certification by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2019.

Roger P. Levin, DDS

Roger P. Levin, DDS

Dr. Roger Levin is the CEO of Levin Group, Inc., a leading dental management consulting firm. Founded in 1985, Levin Group has worked with more than 30,000 dental practices. Dr. Levin is one of the most sought-after speakers in dentistry and is a leading authority on dental practice success and sustainable growth. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and has authored 65 books and more than 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing.

Jinny Bender

Jinny Bender, DMD

Dr. Jinny Bender is a clinical dentist at Glidewell. After earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, she practiced general dentistry for 27 years before joining Glidewell in 2022. Dr. Bender is a member of the ADA, CDA and Orange County Dental Society.

Wilson Schmidt, RDA

WILSON SCHMIDT, RDAEF2, OMSA

Will Schmidt brings more than 22 years of dental experience, including 20 as a registered and extended functions dental assistant, to his role at Glidewell. He has worked in multiple settings, from private practice and group organizations, to oral surgery in a field trauma center. Prior to the dental industry, Will served as a U.S. Marine, an experience that he credits for honing his fine appreciation for detail.