Online CE & Webinars

CE – Everybody needs it and here is a fast and convenient way to pick some up.  We’re working with some big names in dentistry to provide you with relevant restorative techniques that will help you fulfill your CE requirements.  And, the best part is that they’re offered at little or no cost to you!  Also, you will find informative webinars to help improve your technique.  Bookmark this page and check back often to see new courses.

CE & Webinars

Lunch with Kevin

Garrison Dental Solutions

Schedule a live streaming video session with Kevin, one of our top product specialists!

If you have technique questions on Garrison products like:

  • How to do back-to-back Class II restorations
  • Tips and tricks for easier ring placement
  • Improving contacts with Tofflemire-style matrices

Or, if you want to see a new Garrison product demonstrated such as:

  • Interproximal finishing and IPR with FitStrips
  • Easy wide preps with the new Composi-Tight 3D Fusion Wide Prep ring
  • Simplified composite finishing and polishing with Rally

We call it "Lunch with Kevin" and you can certainly schedule a virtual session at your lunchtime, but that's up to you. These sessions can be scheduled for anytime you have a half hour available in your schedule. Just be sure to schedule your session a couple of days in advance.

To schedule your Lunch with Kevin, simply email him at kwalburg@garrisondental.com or call him at 888-437-0032 extension 259.

Esthetic and Functional Class II Composite Restorations in the Pediatric Patient

Dr. Joshua Solomon

Webinar link: Coming soon...

Are you still using T-Bands or pre-sized metal rings for placing Class II composites in primary teeth? Do you struggle with achieving natural contacts and rounded marginal ridges with primary or permanent molars? Do you struggle with placing proximal composites in permanent first molars that don't have contact with an adjacent tooth? If you answered yes to any of the above, you should join our webinar.

This live webinar will be presented in a slideshow format with ample photos and radiographs. Various styles of sectional matrix systems will be shown with an emphasis on selecting the appropriate materials for specific cases. Ample time will be allotted for answering your questions at the end of the session.

Objectives

At the end of the course, the clinician will understand:

  • The anatomical differences between primary vs. permanent posterior teeth
  • Ways to present treatment to parents so they understand the necessity of restoring primary teeth
  • Proper selection of the correct matrix band, wedge, and ring for Class II composites in primary molars
  • Simple but effective techniques to quickly prepare and restore primary and permanent molars while minimizing the risk of leakage or recurrent decay
  • Techniques to easily restore proximal decay on posterior teeth when there is no contact with an adjacent tooth
  • Techniques to place matrices so you can produce biomimetic contacts and marginal ridges

Details

When: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, 8:00pm EST

One (1) hour of CE lecture credit will be provided upon successful completion of the course. This includes the live webinar lecture session, a course evaluation, and a learning objectives quiz.

This course is free, but you are required to register in advance.*

AGD subject code 250

No required prerequisites

Your Instructor

Joshua Solomon, DDS, MS, is a second-generation pediatric dentist, a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Solomon completed dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco and his Pediatric Dental residency and Master's Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His Master's thesis was earned working with the Department of Oral Biomaterials studying the bond strength of pit and fissure sealants. His practices are located in Stanford Health Care--ValleyCare Medical Center in Livermore and Tracy, California. He strives to teach others to create biomimetic restorations in primary teeth with simple, yet effective techniques.

This program is provided by Garrison Dental Solutions and presented by Joshua Solomon, DDS, MS.

 

*Garrison Dental Solutions cancellation and refund policy: if for any reason you need to cancel your registration, you may do so at any time before the event's scheduled date and time following the instructions on your registration confirmation email. Free CE credit courses are not eligible for refunds.

 

Quick Start Guide for Class II Sectional Matrix Systems - CE webinar

Garrison Dental Solutions with Kevin Walburg

Webinar link: coming soon...

Improve your composite restorations without a steep learning curve.

Are you looking to change from traditional Tofflemire-style matrices to sectional matrices for your Class II posterior composites?  Maybe you purchased a sectional matrix system and have had trouble using it--or even worse, haven’t even taken it out of the drawer yet.  This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to comfortably make the switch and achieve the fantastic contour and contact that a sectional matrix can provide.

Example case slides will be presented, however, the majority of time will be spent with live streaming video demonstration.  Various styles of sectional matrix systems will be shown with the emphasis focused on selecting the appropriate materials for specific cases.  Placement tips and tricks will be demonstrated, and ample time will be allotted for questions at the end of the session.

Objectives

At the end of the course, the clinician will understand:

  • How a sectional matrix achieves superior interproximal contacts and contours
  • How to select the appropriate first few cases for sectional matrix use
  • Choosing the correct matrix band, wedge, and separator ring for a case
  • Proper technique for the application of various sectional matrix systems

Details

When: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, 8:00pm EST

One (1) hour of CE lecture credit will be provided upon successful completion of the course. This includes the live online webinar session, a course evaluation, and a learning objectives quiz.

This course is free, but you are required to register in advance.  

AGD subject code 250

No required prerequisites

Your Instructor

Kevin Walburg is a 19-year veteran of the dental industry.  He has held numerous positions over those years and has been instrumental in the continued advancement of sectional matrix systems.  Kevin has traveled extensively providing hands-on training regarding these systems to thousands of clinicians in the United States and Europe.  He is currently employed by Garrison Dental Solutions where he serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator and a key member of the management team.  Kevin resides in Grand Haven, Michigan.

*Garrison Dental Solutions cancellation and refund policy: if for any reason you need to cancel your registration, you may do so at any time before the event's scheduled date and time following the instructions on your registration confirmation email. Free CE credit courses are not eligible for refunds.

How to Ace the Class II Section of Your Board Exam

Garrison Dental Solutions

When: January 30th, 2018 at 8:00pm EST and May 1st, 2018 at 8:00pm EST

How to Ace the Class II Section of Your Board Exam" is an informal, one-hour webinar demonstrating each component contained in Garrison's Student Board Kit. The kit is designed to provide a simple and effective technique to restore a Class II preparation with excellent contact and contour. Live streaming video demonstration and ample time for questions will ensure that attendees are comfortable with and ready to use their Garrison kit.

Topics we will cover:

  • Simplifying the preparation process
  • Selecting the correct matrix band, wedge, and ring
  • Important placement tips
  • Q & A

Register Here: How to Ace the Class II Section of Your Board Exam

Maximize your auxiliaries to maximize your practice

Garrison Dental Solutions with Deb Kaser, EFDA, RDA, BS

This webinar provided by Garrison Dental Solutions titled, “Maximize your auxiliaries to maximize your practice” is an informal, non-CE, hour long event intended to help clinicians and assistants identify procedures and processes they can adopt to improve efficiency.  Ample time will be allotted for the attendees to ask questions.

Our guest presenter, Deb Kaser, EFDA, RDA, BS, was the EDFA Program Coordinator at Start State College in Ohio and an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College.  In addition, her 20 years in private practice has given her a wealth of real-world experience in improving practice efficiency.

Topics Covered:
•    Engaged auxiliaries = A happy office!
•    Streamlining is the name of the game
•    Quick demo of Garrison products that your auxiliaries could be using
•    Increasing production!

This event is recommended for clinicians and expanded function dental assistants.

Webinar link: Maximize your auxiliaries to maximize your practice

Alternatives to Sectional Matrices for More Advanced Cases

Garrison Dental Solutions

This webinar provided by Garrison Dental Solutions titled, “Alternatives to Sectional Matrices for More Advanced Cases” is an informal, non-CE, hour long event intended to help clinicians and assistants tackle more challenging cases. Slides and live typodont demonstration combining various Tofflemire-style matrices will be used. These materials will be used in unique combinations to increase chairside efficiency while maintaining excellent results. Ample time will be allotted for the attendees to ask questions.

This event is recommended for clinicians and expanded duty dental assistants.

Topics that will be covered include:
• Retainerless Tofflemire alternatives
• Combining retainerless matrices AND sectionals for better results
• Placement tips and tricks for greater success

Webinar link: Alternatives to Sectional Matrices for More Advanced Cases

Advanced Sectional Matrix Techniques with Dr. Derek Draft

Garrison Dental Solutions with Dr. Derek Draft

This webinar provided by Garrison Dental Solutions titled, “Advanced Sectional Matrix Techniques with Dr. Derek Draft” is an informal, non-CE, hour long event intended to help clinicians and assistants tackle more challenging cases. A combination of slides and live typodont demonstrations utilizing the ALL NEW Garrison Composi-Tight 3D Fusion Sectional Matrix System will be used. Ample time will be allotted for the attendees to ask questions.

This event is recommended for clinicians or expanded duty dental assistants who are currently using a sectional matrix system and are ready to restore more challenging cases.

Topics that will be covered include:
• MOD’s
• Wide preps
• Back-to-back restorations
• Multiple restorations

Webinar link: Advanced Sectional Matrix Techniques with Dr. Derek Draft

Ask Garrison! Live Garrison Q & A

Garrison Dental Solutions

If you have any question regarding any Garrison product, now’s the time to ask! Send in your questions before or ask them live. We’ll have Garrison’s complete line-up of products and will answer your questions via live video stream demonstration.

Maybe you want to know…
• What do I do if my contact is too tight?
• What’s the difference between my old blue 3DXR rings and the new blue Composi-Tight 3D Fusion rings?
• What are some ways to avoid overhangs in my Class II’s?

If you’ve got a question about something, chances are, someone else has that same question so speak up and let us know. If your question is potentially technically challenging please email it to us, or include it on the registration page beforehand so we can be sure to get you the best possible answer. Then tune in live to be part of the discussion!

Webinar link: Ask Garrison! Live Q & A

Adjust and Polish Zirconia and Lithium Disilicate the eZr Way

Garrison Dental Solutions

This webinar titled, “Adjust and Polish Zirconia and Lithium Disilicate the eZr Way” provided by Garrison Dental Solutions is an informal, non-CE, 45 minute event intended to help clinicians understand the basic principles of adjusting and polishing these super-hard materials. The presentation will be a mix of slides and live demonstration utilizing the Garrison eZr™ Adjusting and Polishing Kit. Ample time will be allotted for the attendees to ask questions. If time allows, the Rally™ composite mini polishers will also be demonstrated.

This event is recommended for clinicians who would like a simple technique to achieve the best possible long-term results for their patients receiving these types of restorations.
 

Webinar link: Adjust and Polish Zirconia and Lithium Disilicate the eZr Way and Rally for Composite

Basic Sectional Matrix Technique

Garrison Dental Solutions

This webinar titled, “Basic Sectional Matrix Technique” provided by Garrison Dental Solutions is an informal, non-CE, hour long event intended to help clinicians understand the basic principles of using a sectional matrix system. The presentation will be a mix of slides and live typodont demonstration utilizing the Garrison Composi-Tight 3D Fusion Sectional Matrix System. Ample time will be allotted for the attendees to ask questions.

This event is recommended for clinicians or expanded duty dental assistants who are new to sectional matrix use or struggling with their current sectional matrix system.

Topics that will be covered include:
• Selecting a good case for your first sectional matrix restoration
• Selecting the correct matrix band
• Matrix band placement tips
• Separator ring do’s and don’ts
• How to avoid common pitfalls

Webinar link: Basic Sectional Matrix Technique

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