Trends: The Inside Look with Dr. DiTolla and Friends

Live CE Webcast, •Wednesday, December 8, 2021 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

56% of GPs place implants and 69% perform endodontic procedures. 62% of dentists believe clear aligners should be handled only in-person. And while less than half of dentists are investing significant funds in new technology this year, adoption rates for certain technologies continue to rise. These statistics and more from Inside Dentistry’s annual Trends in Dentistry surveys will be discussed in this 2-hour CE event.

CE Credits: 2
Online • Live CE Webcast • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Program Agenda
6:00 PM - 6:05 PM ET
Introductory Remarks
Mike DiTolla, DDS

6:05 PM - 6:20 PM ET
Business Trends: State of the Profession
Roger P. Levin, DDS

6:20 PM - 6:30 PM ET
Q&A: Business Trends
Mike DiTolla, DDS, and Roger P. Levin, DDS

6:35 PM - 6:50 PM ET
Clinical Trends: Systems for Clinical Excellence and Efficiency
Amanda Seay, DDS

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM ET
Q&A: Clinical Trends
Mike DiTolla, DDS, and Amanda Seay, DDS

7:05 PM - 7:20 PM ET
Collaboration Trends: Working Effectively with Laboratories
Gregg Helvey, DDS, CDT

7:20 PM - 7:30 PM ET
Q&A: Collaboration Trends
Mike DiTolla, DDS, and Gregg Helvey, DDS, CDT

7:35 PM - 7:50 PM ET
Product Trends: The Impact of New Technologies
Chad Duplantis, DDS

7:50 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Q&A: Product Trends
Mike DiTolla, DDS, and Chad Duplantis, DDS
Speaker Information
MODERATOR: Michael DiTolla, DDS;

A 1988 graduate of University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. DiTolla was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD in 1995. Mike was in private practice for 15 years before becoming Director of Clinical Education for Glidewell Labs for the next 15 years, giving him an intimate knowledge of American dentists and their crown and bridge habits. In 2011 he received the "Most Effective Dentist Educator" award in a nationwide survey of dentists. In 2014 and 2015 he lectured on behalf of CR, presenting their iconic "Dentistry Update" lectures, the longest running CE program in dentistry. In 2015 he became Director of Clinical Affairs for Sirona and in 2018 he became the VP of Clinical Affairs and Communication for AEGIS Dental Network.

Chad Duplantis, DDS;

Chad Duplantis, DDS, has been in practice for the past 15 years in Northeast Tarrant County. Dr. Duplantis co-owns a cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice. Dr. Duplantis completed both the Advanced and Masters series at the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He also served as teaching faculty for the course for the past few years. Dr. Duplantis has also served as a consultant for 3M/Espe Dental for the past several years. In this capacity, Dr. Duplantis is privileged to stay ahead of the curve and learn about the latest developments in dentistry. Recently, Dr. Duplantis has been lecturing nationally on various aspects of Digital and CAD/CAM Dentistry. Dr. Duplantis is a participant in the Save-a-Smile dental program, a volunteer at Mission Arlington, and a volunteer for Christina's smile Dental Program. These programs all provide dental care to underprivileged children in Tarrant County.

Gregg Helvey, DDS, CDT;

Gregg Helvey, DDS, CDT is part of an elite group of dentists who are also certified dental technicians and skilled ceramists. This combination of experience as both a dentist and a dental laboratory technician has aided in the development of unique restorative and laboratory procedures, many of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Presently, he is the Restorative Section Editor for Inside Dentistry as well as serving on the editorial advisory board for Inside Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and Inside Dental Technology. In his in-office dental laboratory, Dr. Helvey artistically creates and fabricates crowns and veneers for his patients instead of sending their cases to an outside laboratory. He also uses the Cerec Computerized system for making single crowns. Patients can have their crown made at the same appointment through computer technology while eliminating impressions, temporary crowns and second appointments. In addition to his position as Adjunct Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Dr. Helvey teaches cosmetic dentistry in the AEGD residency program with an emphasis porcelain veneers. He received his dental degree from Georgetown University in 1976, and received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Helvey lectures nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice in Middleburg, Virginia.

Roger P. Levin, DDS;

Roger P. Levin, DDS, is the founder and CEO of Levin Group. a third-generation dentist, he built a successful practice reaching the top percentiles of all US practices. Levin Group was established with the goal of creating the most advanced dental consulting firm designed to bring the reality of the business world into dentistry. Dr. Levin is now one of the most highly recognized speakers in the areas of practice management and marketing systems and one of the most prolific writers on these critical subjects. Dr. Levin is a renowned authority on the business of dentistry and is a highly sought-after adviser to many industry and educational organizations. Dr. Levin serves on the advisory board of key professional organizations and dental corporations worldwide.

Amanda Seay, DDS;

Amanda Seay, DDS, maintains a full-time private practice in Charleston, South Carolina, that focuses on comprehensive restorative dentistry. She holds a Clinical Instructor position at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Seay is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Society of Dental Aesthetics and a Fellow Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She was named Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2012 by Dental Products Report. Dr. Seay was the recipient of the Lucy Hobbs 2015 award for The Woman to Watch in Dentistry. She serves as the Restorative Section Editor for Inside Dentistry. She was recently appointed as one of three directors for the Seattle Study Club..
Credit Information

AEGIS PUBLICATIONS, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Approved PACE Program Provider, FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement (01/01/2017 to 12/31/2022). Provider ID# 209722.
Cancellation Policy
AEGIS Publications, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment.
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss current business trends in the profession and how the pandemic has impacted them 
  • Explore how different types of technologies can positively impact a dental practice 
  • Describe the importance and impact of effective, high-level collaboration with the laboratory on complex and/or esthetic cases
Target Audiences
Dentists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists

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