215-545-3111 alanatlasdmd@gmail.com

Presentations

Dr. Atlas is an internationally recognized lecturer whose unique academic and private practice perspective is focused on applying scientific based protocols to general and advanced clinical dentistry. His presentations span worldwide including China, Africa, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea and Europe.

All academic institutions, national, international dental societies/associations study groups/clubs and local dental societies can schedule Dr. Atlas for presentations by contacting him directly at (215) 545-3111 or by email at amatlasdmd@gmail.com

Full day presentations on any topic can be customized to half day, evening, or two day presentations with or without hands-on workshops.

Full Day Presentation

FULL DAY DIRECT AND INDIRECT RESTORATIVE LECTURE

MASTERING RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, A TO Z: ADHESION TO ZIRCONIA

There are key fundamental concepts that will determine the long-term favorable outcome of composite and ceramic restorations. This interactive presentation will provide treatment planning guidelines with scientific updates of adhesive systems and esthetic materials.  Evidenced-based step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement and finishing techniques to achieve precise margins and eliminate post-operative sensitivity will be demonstrated with the Dental Microscope HD Video.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the optimal adhesives and materials for specific cavity preparations
  2. Utilize simplified protocols for preparation, placement and finishing for posterior composites restorations
  3. Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post operative sensitivity
  4. Demonstrate clinical protocols for anterior and posterior ceramic based restorations from preparation to cementation.
  5. Demonstrate step by step preparation techniques with the Dental Microscope HD video using specific diamonds for perfect finish lines for all ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays
  6. Describe methods to improve efficiency and profitability for single crown procedures.
  7. Describe innovative ceramic options for crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers
  8. Describe scientific and clinical differences between intra-oral scanning/chairside milling versus conventional impressions and lab directed scanning and milling
  9. Describe how to communicate more effectively, avoid lawsuits and encourage patients to better oral health and acceptance of elective dental procedures
  10. Utilize simple and predictable smile design methods for proper treatment planning of esthetic anterior restorations including veneers and full mouth reconstruction.

HALF DAY LECTURE OPTIONS

CAN BE COMBINED WITH HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

Good to Great: Mastering Adhesion and Posterior Composites

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the optimal adhesives and materials for specific cavity preparations
  2. Utilize simplified protocols for preparation, placement and finishing
  3. Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post operative sensitivity

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

There are key fundamental concepts that will determine the long-term favorable outcome of direct composite resin restorations. This course will provide a current scientific update of adhesive systems and direct esthetic materials with indication of which systems and composite materials to utilize for specific cavity preparations. Evidenced-based step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement and finishing techniques to achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post-operative sensitivity will be demonstrated with the Dental Microscope HD Video.

Ceramics A TO Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Demonstrate clinical protocols for anterior and posterior ceramic based restorations from preparation to cementation.
  2. Describe methods to improve efficiency and profitability for single crown procedures.
  3. Describe intra-oral scanning and milling versus conventional impressions

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will demonstrate concise step-by-step treatment planning guidelines that fulfill esthetic demands and integrates current adhesive restorative materials with digital technology as well as conventional clinical protocols. Procedures and techniques for esthetic and functional success with high strength ceramics and CAD/CAM technology will be reviewed and demonstrated with the Dental Microscope HD Video, based on the most current scientific evidence, to assess what factors most influence clinical outcomes for ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers.

The Digital Workflow Starts with the Preparation!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Implement Digital technologies to achieve better dentistry
  2. Demonstrate how precise preparation can improve scanning and milling procedures as well as conventional impressions
  3. Describe innovative ceramic options for crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

With the advent of CAD-CAM technology precision crown preparation is critical for success. This visual presentation utilizing HD Video projection with a microscope will offer compelling evidence that the Dental Microscope will enable the dental practitioner to achieve improved clinical outcomes in all phases of restorative dentistry. Step by step preparation techniques demonstrated with the Dental Microscope using specific diamonds for perfect finish lines for all ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays

Simplified Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Define endodontic versus Implant options. Save the tooth or extract?
  2. Describe strategies for placement of posts and core materials
  3. Demonstrate integrating the Dental Microscope for endodontic and restorative treatment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This interactive presentation will cover the spectrum of treatment options for the restoration of the compromised endodontically treated tooth. The participant will learn risk assessment criteria necessary to determine the clinical requirements for successful tooth preservation. Step by step simplified clinical protocols for post selection, post and core placement and tooth preparation for the compromised tooth will be visualized with HD video from the microscope. Treatment planning discussion with case presentations will be highlighted using interactive audience participation.

 

Hands-On Workshops

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

UTILIZING THE DENTAL MICROSCOPE FOR HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO PROJECTION

Select combination of lecture and hands-on workshop for a 1, 2, or 3-day comprehensive presentation.

1. Good to Great: Mastering Adhesion and Posterior Composites
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will provide techniques for successful direct posterior Class I and II composite resins and Class V restorations based on the scientific evidence provided in the lecture.  Emphasis will be on techniques to eliminate postoperative sensitivity, marginal discoloration and deterioration, all of which are predictors of early failure of adhesive restorations.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe and demonstrate the restoration of class 1 and 2 direct posterior composites with different materials, and placement techniques utilized and compared
  • Describe and demonstrate the restoration of class 5 composites.
  • Describe step by step preparation techniques with specific diamonds and rationale for perfect finish lines for composite restorations
  • Demonstrate how to get precise and consistent contacts and excellent long term results
  • Utilize finishing and polishing techniques to preserve tooth structure and restoration integrity

2. CERAMICS A TO Z: ADHESION TO ZIRCONIA
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will demonstrate step-by-step concise restorative treatment planning guidelines that fulfill today’s esthetic demands and integrates current restorative materials and protocols. Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will provide protocols for successful treatment planning, preparation and placement of all ceramic and CAD-CAM restorations based on the scientific evidence provided in the lecture. Emphasis will be on techniques to improve esthetics and function for long term success. Each participant will prepare, impress, temporize and cement indirect restorations.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe and utilize rational treatment planning concepts for indirect esthetic restorations based on scientific evidence and integration of new technologies
  • Demonstrate step by step preparation techniques demonstrated with the Dental Microscope utilizing specific diamonds and technique for precise margins for high strength ceramic restorations including veneers
  • Demonstrate impression, temporization and cementation techniques for ceramic and CAD-CAM restorations

3. MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION! INTEGRATING – INTRAORAL SCANNING AND MILLING
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will provide each participant the ability to integrate intra-oral scanning with either chairside milling or lab-directed milling into their practice.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Demonstrate step by step preparation techniques demonstrated with the Dental Microscope utilizing specific diamonds and technique for precise margins of high strength ceramic restorations including veneers
  • Demonstrate and understand when to implement intra-oral digital and conventional impression techniques for ceramic and CAD-CAM restorations
  • Describe how precise crown preparation for CAD-CAM restorations is critical for success and how the Dental Microscope can improve outcomes with chairside scanning and milling technologies

4. COMPLICATIONS, FAILURES AND SOLUTIONS: Simplified Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Utilizing the Dental Microscope and HD video projection, this hands-on workshop will cover the spectrum of treatment options for the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth. The participant will learn to assess the remaining tooth structure and then apply sound biomechanical principles to select the most appropriate treatment option. This workshop will use manikin teeth to give the participant hands-on experience with a variety of currently available direct and indirect post and cementation systems as well as adhesives and core materials required for long term successful outcomes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Utilize step-by-step techniques for post space preparation and radicular dentin bonding for luting posts and placement of composite core build-up materials
  • Utilize protocols for post selection, post placement and tooth preparation for the endodontically treated tooth

5. PRECISION AND PRESERVATION – ACHIEVING EXQUISITE RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY USING THE DENTAL MICROSCOPE
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This workshop will enable all clinicians to integrate microscopy into their operatory immediately.  Training on a dentoform to prepare anterior and posterior teeth for crowns, veneers and basic restorations will offer compelling evidence that utilization of the Dental Microscope will enable the dental practitioner to achieve improved clinical outcomes in all phases of restorative dentistry

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn the principles of dental microscopy including calibration, patient and mirror positioning for restorative dentistry
  • Describe how to integrate the Dental Microscope for both endodontic and restorative treatment
  • Describe how precise crown preparation for CAD-CAM restorations is critical for success and how the Dental Microscope can improve outcomes with chairside scanning and milling technologies
  • Describe how using the Dental Microscope will improve ergonomics and increase the ability to practice longer and more comfortably
  • Demonstrate how the Dental Microscope enhances the ability to perform complete patient examinations and adhesive procedures from basic restorations to cementation of ceramic restorations

 

2017 Lecture Invitations

January 13, 2017: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii Dental Association Annual Convention – Evidenced-Based Treatment Planning and Protocols for Enhanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

January 24 & 25, 2017: Boston, Massachusetts
Yankee Dental Congress – Evidenced-Based Treatment Planning and Protocols for Enhanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia. Lecture and Hands-on utilizing the Dental Microscope

March 4, 2017: Rochester, New York
Eastman Institute for Oral Health – Evidenced-Based Treatment Planning and Protocols for Enhanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia. Lecture and Hands-on utilizing the Dental Microscope

March 9-11, 2017: Vancouver, British Columbia
Pacific Dental Conference – Eliminating Fractures, Failures and Frustration from Your Practice: Conquering Adhesion Dentistry and The Direct Posterior Composite Esthetic Restoration. Lecture and Hands-on workshop utilizing the Dental Microscope

May 04, 2017: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Endodontics Limited Study Club – The Compromised Tooth: Risk Assessment Criteria for Tooth Retention and Protocols for Successful Reconstruction

May 06, 2017: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NEXT LEVEL ENDODONTICS – Complications, Failures and Solutions: The Reconstruction and Esthetic Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth – Lecture and Hands-on Workshop with the Dental Microscope. www.nextlevelendodontics.com

May 28, 2017: Montreal, Canada
Journées Dentaires Internationales du Québec (JDIQ) – Fractures, Failures and Solutions: Conquering Adhesion Dentistry. Lecture/Hands-on workshop with the Dental Microscope

June 24, 2017: Orlando, Florida
Florida Dental Association Annual Convention – Eliminating Fractures, Failures and Frustration from Your Practice: Conquering Adhesion Dentistry and The Direct Posterior Composite Esthetic Restoration. Lecture and Hands-on workshop utilizing the Dental Microscope

August 4, 2017: Anchorage Alaska
Elmendorf Air Force Base Federal Services Meeting – Ceramics A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

September 14, 2017: Las Vegas, Nevada
DENTSPLY-SIRONA WORLD – The Class 2 Review – Solutions For Mastering Posterior Composites

September 16, 2017: Hot Springs, Virginia
Virginia Dental Association – 2017 Virginia Meeting – Mastering Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

October 20 – 22, 2017: Tokyo, Japan
Dental Arts Academy – Mastering Restorative Dentistry from A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia – Lecture/hands-on workshop with the Dental Microscope and Digital Intra-Oral Scanner

November 11, 2017: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NEXT LEVEL ENDODONTICS – Complications, Failures and Solutions: The Reconstruction and Esthetic Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth –  Lecture and Hands-on Workshop with the Dental Microscope. www.nextlevelendodontics.com

November 17, 2017: Ellicott City, Maryland
Mastering Restorative Dentistry from A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

2016 Lecture Invitations

January 6 & 13, 2016: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Continuum for The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry – Adhesion Dentistry and the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: Treatment Planning and Protocols for Success

January 22, 2016: Denver, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia. Lecture and Hands-on utilizing the Dental Microscope

February 5 2016: Baltimore Maryland
Maryland Academy of General Dentistry – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia.

February 24, 2016: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine – Treatment Planning the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

February 26, 2016: Toronto, Canada
Ontario Academy of General Dentistry – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia.

March 17, 2016: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Webinar for Aegis Publications – Material Selection and Placement Protocol for Direct Posterior Composite Restorations

April 12, 2016: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Center City Study Club – The Compromised Tooth: Risk Assessment Criteria for Tooth Retention and Protocols for Successful Reconstruction

April 14, 2016: Bethesda, Maryland
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Naval Post Graduate Dental Division – Enhancing he Esthetics and Function of High Strength All- Ceramic Restorations

May 4 & 11, 2016: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Continuing Education for Dental Excellence – Precision and Preservation – Achieving Exquisite Restorative Dentistry Using the Dental Microscope

May 20, 2016: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dental Association Annual Session –Etiologies of Failure for Adhesive Restorations and Guidelines for Successful Outcomes

May 28, 2016: Montreal, Canada
Journées Dentaires Internationales du Québec (JDIQ) – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia – Lecture and hands-on workshop with the Dental Microscope.

June 10, 2016: Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara Dental Society – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

July 29, 2016: Anchorage Alaska
Elmendorf Air Force Base Federal Services Meeting- Adhesion Dentistry and the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: Treatment Planning and Protocols for Success

August 11, 2016: Dallas, Texas
Southwest Dental Conference – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

August 13, 2016: Orlando, Florida
SIROWORLD – Material Selection and Placement Protocol for Direct Posterior Composite Restorations with the Dental Microscope

September 16, 2016: Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Dental Association Annual Session – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia. Lecture and Hands-on workshop utilizing the Dental Microscope

October 14, 2016:  Wilmington Delaware
Delaware State Dental Association – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

October 22, 2016: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NEXT LEVEL ENDODONTICS – Complications, Failures and Solutions: The Reconstruction and Esthetic Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth –  Lecture and Hands-on Workshop with the Dental Microscope.   www.nextlevelendodontics.com

October 28 – 30, 2016: Tokyo, Japan
Dental Arts Academy – Comprehensive Diagnostically Driven Risk Assessment Based Treatment Planning for Esthetic Dentistry – Lecture/hands-on workshop with the Dental Microscope and Digital Intra-Oral Scanner

November 18, 2016: Grand Rapids Michigan
Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia.

2015 Lecture Invitations

January 7 & 20, 2015: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Continuum for The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry – Adhesion Dentistry and the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: Treatment Planning and Protocols for Success

January 9, 2015: Oakbrook, Illinois
Guidelines for Better Dentistry From A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

January 12, 2015: Overland Park, Kansas
5th District Dental Society – Guidelines For Better Dentistry From A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

January 15, 2015: San Diego, California
United States Navy Dental Corps – Conquering Adhesion Dentistry and the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: Treatment Planning and Protocols for Success – Lecture and Hands-on Workshop

February 21, 2015: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TEC ENDODONTICS – Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth Lecture and Hands-on Workshop with the Dental Microscope

February 25, 2015: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine – Treatment Planning the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

March 28 & 29, 2015: Seoul, South Korea
Penn Dental Medicine, Seoul National University School of Dentistry Global Symposium – Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth and Dental Implant. Failures and Solutions – Lecture and Hands-on workshop

April 9, 2015: Portland, Oregon
Oregon Dental Association Annual Session – Guidelines For Better Dentistry From A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

April 22, 2015: Edison, New Jersey
Seattle Study Club – Guidelines For Better Dentistry From A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

May 2, 2015: Princeton, New Jersey
New Jersey Dental Association Annual Session – Conquering Adhesion Dentistry and the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: Treatment Planning and Protocols for Success – Lecture and Hands-on Workshop

May 15, 2015: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Samuel I and Hilda B Shames Lecture Series Penn Dental Medicine – Guidelines for Better Dentistry: Treatment Planning and Placement of Esthetic High Strength Ceramic Restorations

June 3, 2015: New York City, New York
New York County Dental Society – Guidelines for Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia – Lecture and hands-on workshop.

July 17, 2015: Houston, Texas
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston – Guidelines For Better Dentistry From A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

August 21, 2015: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Guidelines For Better Dentistry From A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

October 9 – 12, 2015: Tokyo, Japan
Dental Arts Academy – Guidelines For Better Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia – Lecture/hands-on workshop with the Dental Microscope

November 18 2015: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental MedicineCementation Protocols for Implant Crown and Bridge Restorations

2014 Lecture Invitations

January 7 & 14, 2014: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine – Continuum for The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry: Adhesion Dentistry and the Direct Posterior Composite Restoration: Treatment Planning and Protocols for Success

January 14 & 28, 2014: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Continuing Education for Dental Excellence (CEDE) – Restorative Dentistry Update 2014 – Protocols for BetterDentistry

January 31, 2014: Independence, Ohio
Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

February 15, 2014: Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha Dental Association – Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

February 25, 2014: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine – Treatment Planning the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

March 14, 2104: St. Louis, Missouri
Greater St. Louis Dental Society – Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

March 27, 2014: Madison, Wisconsin
Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

May 1, 2014: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
South Carolina Dental Association Annual Meeting – Mastering Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

May 10, 2014: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Next Level Endodontics, Dr. Martin Trope Director – Treatment Planning the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

May 30, 2014: Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry – Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

July 18, 2014: Fresno, California
University of California San Francisco, Fresno Campus – Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

August 9, 2014: Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry – Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

September 19, 2014: Ocean City, Maryland
Chesapeake Dental Conference – Mastering Esthetic Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

October 3, 2014: Abilene, Texas
17th District Dental Society Mastering Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia

October 25 & 26, 2014: Tokyo, Japan
Dental Arts Academy – Mastering Restorative Dentistry A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconia – Lecture/hands-on workshop

December 5, 2014: Vienna, Austria
Penn Endo Global Symposium – Restoration and Prosthetics of Non Vital Teeth

My name is Ted Wong and am a practicing prosthodontics here in Honolulu. I attended your presentations three years ago and emailed you then to commend you on your excellent and refreshing literature based courses. I also applaud you on this year’s 2017 Hawaii Dental Associations presentations! Thank you for your time and effort in sifting through the literature and sharing your “literature reviews.” Again, thank you for another excellent presentation. I will recommend to the program chair to invite you back again in the upcoming years.  I share your philosophy and passion for dentistry! Ted Wong

Prosthodontist in Honolulu, HI for over 30 years

I really like and admire and respect passion and energy and competence and integrity in another practitioner. It makes me proud of “us”. Lots of people were talking about how they felt that your lecture was wonderful and inspiring. I love your speaking “style”. Keep up the good work and keep up the enthusiasm and high standards that you set for yourself, students and colleagues. Hope you had a good time in Hawaii. Come back to give another class. Aloha! Clinton Cho

DDS UOP 1979

I was fortunate enough to hear your presentations on Thursday am and pm at the 2017 Pacific Dental Conference. I have been in practice since 1981 and I can’t tell you the tremendous impact you have made. I learned more in your 2.5-hour lecture Thursday morning than I have in the last 15 years regarding direct composite class 2 restorations. Your energy enthusiasm and commitment to what you do and how you do it have truly re-energized me like no one else I’ve heard. Thank you so very much for giving me the keys to the kingdom” that I can use Monday morning. You have made me better!

Scott Soutat

Dr. Atlas, I took your 2 lectures on January 27 in Boston at the 2017 Yankee Dental Congress. It was refreshing to attend lectures that provided literature to support the techniques being taught. It happens all too many times that lecturers present procedures right out of the manufacturers brochures. I found the lectures to be the perfect mix of proof and technique to keep my attention. I will be introducing the techniques to my assistants immediately to become familiar with it.

Bob Pantera