iCAT 3D Congress 2017
Special VIP Invitations Available – Very Limited Supply!
3 Day Conference at Four Season Hotel
Learn from the Experts!
For Current iCAT Users and Doctors looking into CBCT
A Privileged Moment for Change | Dr. Cynthia K. Brattesani
The speed of developing technology in the modern world is accelerating all around us, and this change raises the bar for competitive requirements. Dr. Brattesani’s implementation of in-o ce CBCT imaging helped to raise the capabilities of
her practice on that competitive bar and also allowed her to di erentiate her brand with patients. In this presentation, Dr. Brattesani will share the ways 3D technology has helped her to respect her patients beyond the Golden Rule. She will review examples of researched scienti c methods for ethical patient persuasion and show how these methods have improved her patients’ experiences by motivating and empowering them to make optimal dental health choices.
Beyond Straight Teeth | Dr. Sean Carlson and Dr. Juan-Carlos Quintero
Simply focusing on straightening teeth is underutilizing the power of orthodontics to transform your patient’s lives. Join this group of esteemed orthodontists as they share with you their journey from 2D to 3D. Learn how their new modern approach to orthodontics focuses not only on great bites and smiles but also helps to address sleep-disordered breathing. You will understand how CBCT technology is giving orthodontists information that helps them to dramatically improve airway health, treatment e ciency, and patient communication. Better yet, you’ll understand why 3D technology is the inevitable future
of our specialty. Learn from these experts as they share years of painful mistakes and practice-changing pearls that will help you make the transition to 3D. This game-changing full-day Orthodontic Summit is sure to forever change the way you practice and see your patients.
Success with Surgical Guides | Dr. Doug Chenin
In this lecture Dr. Douglas Chenin will introduce the various surgical guide types and classify them according to the available “levels of control” that surgical guides can o er, and the associated instruments needed for these various capabilities. He will also discuss surgical-guide digital-work ow considerations and surgical-guide protocols. This lecture will also explore the associated digital CAD/CAM capabilities and advanced options that can be used in conjunction with guided technologies. This lecture is perfect for anybody interested in using surgical guides, either on their own or to facilitate case planning and collaboration with colleagues.
CBCT, A Legal Sword or a Shield: The law, cases, and tips for compliance with the Standard of Care 3D imaging | Mr. Art Curley
According to expert witnesses and as evidenced by recent jury verdicts, CBCT has become a standard of care in some aspects of dentistry. Claims against dentists have involved failure to employ CBCT, document ndings and storage. At the same time, patients are using CBCT data to support claims against dentists. This course will provide the legal foundation for practitioners considering, documenting and using CBCT in their practice, responding to complications, and claims of malpractice. Tips on reducing exposure to liability and increasing patient compliance will be discussed.
Is 3D Really a Game Changer? | Dr. Stuart Frost
3D cone beam computed tomography use has simpli ed diagnosis and treatment planning in orthodontics, and those that have embraced this technology have not only reinvigorated their practices, they have found new ways to use this technology to help change lives and make their patients healthier. Airway-centered orthodontic practices have become a reality, and orthodontists are using these new treatment modalities to grow their practices and lead their communities in new and innovative ways. Once a dental colleague in your community is educated about what you are doing in your practice with 3D, especially with airway, you will have a new referral source and increase your patient base.
The Foolishness, Folly, and Fantasy of Conventional Radiography | Dr. John Graham
Once upon a time, 3D imaging with cone beam scanning technology was fascinating, overwhelming, and expensive; however today, we orthodontists nd ourselves in a time where the experience of thousands of practitioners has shown our profession how handicapped we are when relying on two-dimensional data to make diagnostic and treatment decisions. Times and technology have changed, and the risk-bene t scales have tipped in favor of 3D CBCT as the gold standard of dental radiography. In this fast-paced, clinically oriented and entertaining presentation, Dr. Graham makes the case that routinely relying on two-dimensional radiography is not only unfair to patients, but may expose practitioners to signi cant legal liability.
The Role of CBCT in Implant and Craniofacial Surgery in the Dental Practice | Dr. Steven A. Guttenberg
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) o ers dentists a digital three-dimensional view of the teeth, maxilla and mandible, and beyond, and has been highly accepted by our profession and patients alike. It is o ce-based and cost-e ective, and can be further partnered with other technology to create 3D CAD/CAM models and surgical- guide templates for implant placement and jaw reconstruction. This presentation will focus on how the cone beam volumetric computed tomography has been successfully utilized for nearly all aspects of a full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. The presenter will utilize more than a decade of data and evaluation of thousandsof images to demonstrate the usefulness of this technology in the performance of routine dentoalveolar surgery, evaluation and treatment of pathology, trauma, orthognathic surgery, TMJ, and airway disorders.
How to Be Con dent in What You See in The Data | Dr. Bruce W. Howerton, Jr.
Dr. Howerton will review radiological and anatomical terminology, a stepwise fashion to review data sets, and common findings/pathology within multiplanar reconstructed images. To best demonstrate these methods and techniques, this lecture will be executed using 3D planning software in real time.
How To Succeed With CBCT in Ortho, TMD, and Sleep | Dr. Daniel Klauer
Dr. Klauer is a full-time practicing dentist in South Bend, IN who limited his practice to TMD and Sleep Dentistry in 2013. In this lecture he will walk you through his journey into the CBCT world, which started at the 3D Congress Meeting in 2012. The presenter will share his experiences and be an open book for all the attendees. The TMD and sleep therapy area of dentistry is now experiencing exponential growth. Dr. Klauer will cover topics such as reading images, billing for images, new-patient generation, case acceptance, team development, utilization of CBCT for ortho, TMD, and sleep therapy, plus how to realize the cost savings to both patients and the practice. If you’re considering purchasing a CBCT or recently have done so, this lecture is a good opportunity to learn how CBCT transformed Dr. Klauer’s career nearly overnight.
Chronic Bruxism Elucidated using 3D Imaging with Cone Beam CT | Dr. James Mah
Three-dimensional imaging has allowed researchers and clinicians to better understand and treat challenging problems in dentistry. One of the most vexing problems is chronic bruxism with an unestablished etiology and pathogenesis.
The clinical signs are diverse ranging from more established dental ndings such as tooth wear and fracture to
more widespread comprehensive signs such as facial changes, dry mouth, halitosis, and caries. Many of the more comprehensive ndings are made possible with cone beam CT imaging. This presentation will introduce and review these signs to aid in understanding and diagnosis of chronic bruxism. Further, the e cacy of occlusal guard treatments vs. neuromodulators will be discussed.
Social Media & Online Marketing | Dr. Lou Shuman
The greatest impact to the dental practice recently has not been a new dental procedure, nor a new product, but the impact the internet is having on dentistry. In dentistry alone in 2016, over 300 million consumers searched for dental knowledge and dental practice selections. In this course, Dr. Shuman will lend education and guidance in utilizing the latest tools to improve and increase your online presence
Systematic Approach to Planning and Placing Implants for Maximum Prosthetic Outcome Based on CBCT Data and 3D Planning Software | Dr. Peter Wöhrle
Recent advances in digital applications for implant dentistry have focused on the integration of the diagnostic phase, surgical implant placement, and prosthetic reconstruction. Three-dimensional (DICOM) data is collected prior to treatment initiation that can be useful throughout the course of treatment by fusing digital data capture of the intra-oral situation and the patient’s anatomic structure. By doing this, crucial information is available to formulate a treatment plan that is based on achieving a predetermined prosthetics outcome. Subsequent planning can be executed without the need for additional CBCT scanning. This approach is bene cial not only for traditional sequencing of treatment but also for immediate function. Digital implant planning and placement is here to stay as it can deliver more e cient care with consistently better outcomes, especially in the partially edentulous patient. Placing an implant that is “restorable” is no longer the aspiration. With today’s technology, one can do better. Properly executed guided surgery combined with proper treatment planning can elevate the level of excellence while increasing e ciency and patient safety.
3D Analysis (3D Cephalometrics) for the Clinical Support Team | Dr. Doug Chenin
The 3D Analysis software module gives you the ability to perform 3D cephalometric tracing and analysis on your CBCT scans. This orthodontic module can provide you with a wealth of information to help you make your diagnosis and treatment plan options. This course is a basic level introduction to this module and 3D cephalometrics in general. In this course, Dr. Chenin will demonstrate the use of the 3D Analysis Module for 3D cephalometrics. This course is ideal for orthodontic sta members that use the 3D software to create images from patient data.
Implant Planning and Case Work-up for the Clinical Support Team | Dr. Doug Chenin
Implants comprise a signi cant part of dental procedures today. 3D cone beam o ers the most comprehensive imaging modality currently available for the capture of the full anatomy of the implant area. 3D planning software allows the dentist to create a detailed plan from the placement of the implant through the restoration. In this lecture, Dr. Chenin will demonstrate how this entire process works within the planning software. This course is appropriate for the entire dental support team.
CBCT Image Interpretation: Outside the Oral Cavity | Ms. Laura Howerton
Geared towards the interests of dental hygienists and assistants, this presentation will cover the basics of radiation
and cone beam computer tomography imaging. Topics to be discussed include: radiation facts, physics and biology; overview of CBCT including advantages and disadvantages; radiographic interpretation of normal anatomy and common pathologies that occur outside the oral cavity; patient education opportunities.
Why Your Doctor Invested in CBCT Technology | Dr. Robert Kaspers
This lecture is designed to o er dental support sta information on the bene ts of CBCT in-o ce, using i-CAT as an example. Sta will learn how to take a 3D image, and also how to understand the information related to the doctor’s ndings so that they can better communicate with patients.
How You Can be a Hero to Your Patients! | Ms. Christine Taxin
Learning how to utilize a CBCT scan can help you better diagnose patients and help increase case acceptance. Since 1971,
CT scan information has assisted clinicians to o er treatments that have helped patients live longer and function better. You can be a “hero” by using this technology to show your patients why they need certain types of treatment. Compared to 2D radiographs, 3D scans can o er the most comprehensive information so you can meet your goal to render exceptional patient care. Proper coding of claims for this type of imaging can be an added bene t for your patients. In the process, you will let your patients know how much they matter to you.
Emotional Involvement Marketing: Identifying and Overcoming the “Elephant in the Room” to Provide a Better Patient Dental Experience | Mr. Keith Watson
Marketing in today’s dental industry is fueled by innovative technology and the need to change the dental patient experience. To grow your dental practice, you must overcome the culture of fear and public perception that better dental experiences are unattainable, unaffordable, and unnecessary. In this session, you will learn ways to o er a better patient experience, craft the stories that connect patients with your practice, and ensure you’re nurturing every patient relationship with the goal of turning each one into an advocate for your practice. Also this lecture will help you discover the benefits of Emotional Involvement marketing including overcoming barriers to new patient acquisition, optimizing an online presence.