A New Generation for Cosmetic Dentistry:  Delivering the Smile for Teenagers and Young Adults – Conservative Treatment with Big Results.

Susan McMahon DMD AAACD

Appearance and self-esteem have long been intertwined. So, as our social media and selfie culture continues to grow, it’s no surprise that more and more young people and adolescents are seeking out cosmetic dentistry as a way to enhance their appearances.  The dental world has taken notice and we need to respond with conservative ways to satisfy our younger patient’s desires for ideal smiles.   This 3 part course will cover all treatments from ultraconservative enamel enhancements through minimal preparation veneers.  Discover the secrets to identifying patient’s cosmetic desires and learn effective yet sensitive dialogue for case acceptance.  Boost their confidence and Boost your Bottomline. 

Part 1:   

Enamel enhancements : Visible White Lesion (VWL) removal,  Brown staining removal, Whitening and Whitening Combination treatments. 

Direct composite bonding.   Finishing techniques for beautiful surface texture and anatomy.  Diastema Closure.  Additive finessing of the smile.  Easy Direct Composite Veneers. 

Gingival sculpting for framing the smile. 

Applied Smile Design.   Combining individual tooth, gingival and global smile treatments.

Part 2:   

Indirect restorations:  Minimal preparation veneers.  Ceramic Choices.  Multiple case studies.   Step by step from diagnosing to planning to prepping to lab communication to provisionalization to insertion for minimal prep veneer case.   Building on Part 1 Applied Smile Design combine gingival sculpting, whitening, direct restorations, and veneers. 

Attaining the look the patients desire while achieving beautiful natural looking smiles.

Part 3:    

Trauma restoration:  Emergency evaluation, preparation, record taking, provisionalization and cosmetic restoration of the fractured anterior tooth. We are all presented with emergency patients from sports injuries, car accidents, falls, fights, etcetera. When these emergency patients call, we want to accommodate the patient’s needs and but not have our schedules sent into a tailspin.

Objectives for dentist:

  • Give confidence to recognize and assess cosmetic desires on younger patients 
  • Develop clinical skills for comprehensively diagnosing and conservatively enhancing younger smiles
  • Attain step by step protocol for applied smile design combination treatment

Dr. Susan McMahon is a clinician, educator and author with a practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her DMD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989, and Accredited American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2005. In 2018 Dr. McMahon was named TopDentist in the USA by Pittsburg Magazine. She was also named one of America’s Top Dentists for Cosmetic Dentistry by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. McMahon is the winner of numerous awards including the 2007 Gold Medal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 13th Annual Smile Gallery Competition. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of West Virginia School of Dentistry, and was a clinical instructor in Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. McMahon has served on the Clinical Advisory Board for Dentsply International and has been active in the Professional Dental Alliance.

She has lectured extensively throughout the US and has published numerous case studies. Dr. McMahon is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; an Inducted Member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics; a member of the Professional Dental Alliance; a Fellow with the American Society for Laser Medicine; a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics; a member of the Catapult Group of Key Opinion Leaders; American Association of Women Dentists; and Academy of General Dentistry. She serves on charitable boards such as MuSic for MS, Roots Music Festival Founding Board Member, National MS Society. Dr. McMahon also owns the Bakn Restaurant Group of Pittsburgh.


Hand, Heart, and Brain –
The Triad for a Successful Periodontal and  Implant Therapy in an Interdisciplinary Team.

Dr. Med. Dent. Önder Solakoglu, MCD, MSc

Part 1

Diagnosis, treatment planning and interdisciplinary therapy

  • Thorough diagnosis and individual risk assessment represents the basis of a successful periodontal and implant therapy.
  • Identification of co-factors for periodontal risk in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Therapy of periodontal and periimplant diseases
      • Infection control
      • Initial therapy of periodontal and periimplant diseases
      • Perio and systemic diseases
      • Perio – Endo – Interface
      • Perio – Restorative – Interface
      • Perio – Ortho – Interface

Part 2 

Periodontal and periimplant plastic surgery

  • Etiology and classification of mucogingival defects
  • Therapy of gingival recession defects
  • Connective tissue grafts
  • Free gingival grafts
  • Dermal matrix and enemal matrix derivates
  • Crown lengthening procedures
  • Pre-prosthetic crown lengthening
  • Esthetic crown lengthening
  • Diagnosis and treatment of gummysmile
  • Soft tissue management around teeth and implants
  • Significance of gingival biotype and zone of keratinized tissue

Part 3

Guided Bone and tissue regeneration procedures

  • Basics of bone augmentation and the choice of material and technique
    • Biology of bone grafting materials
    • Stem Cells
    • Periodontal and periimplant regeneration
      • Possibilities and limitations of periodontal regeneration
      • Possibilities and limitations of periimplant regeneration

Step-by-step documentation of all surgical procedures using photo-and video documentation. 

Course objectives:

This course is designed for the General practitioner as well as for the dental specialist. Periodontal health represents the foundation for all other types of dental therapy including prosthetic rehabilitation, esthetic dentistry, orthodontics and implant therapy. Therefore, the identification for periodontal treatment needs with regard to the overall medical status of the individual patient (BRAIN) becomes an important factor in the interdisciplinary treatment approach. The delivery of the appropriate treatment with the necessary skills and passion (HAND & HEART) will lead to long-term success and predictable treatment outcomes as well as the maintanence of these results and should be the goal of interdisciplinary dental therapy.

  • Identifying periodontal risk
  • Identifying co-factors for periodontal risk
  • Learning different surgical techniques through step-by-step photo and video documentation.
  • Enhancing confidence in treatment planning skills for:
    • Crown-lengthening procedures
    • Periodontal plastic surgery
    • Implant therapy
Onder Solakoglu

Dr. Solakoglu is a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology, who practiced for 5 years in a periodontal practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2009 he moved back to Germany and started the FPI-Hamburg, a specialty practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Solakoglu is the founder and Director of the Seattle Study Club-Hamburg, the Prophylaxis Study Club-Hamburg and the ITI Study Club-Hamburg. He is a Fellow of The International Team for Implantology, ITI; Diplomate of The American Board of Implantology, AAID; and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dental Department of The University Hospital Hamburg.

He studied dentistry at the University of Hamburg, received his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology from the University of London, and attended the International Program of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants at The University of North Carolina. He holds a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics as well.

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