Program 

On Your Mark, Get Set, PRO! Pearls, Nuggets, and Anecdotes From the Clinical Practice of a Dual-Certified Prosthodontist / Lab Technician

Miles R. Cone

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics
  • Certified Dental Technician
  • Co-owner, Nuance Dental Specialists

Day 1

  • TITLE: EXPOSED: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF EMOTIVE CLINICAL AND DENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • FORMAT: LECTURE + HANDS-ON
  • DURATION: 3 HOURS
  • SYNOPSIS: Dental photography serves as an effective tool for communication with colleagues, and as an emotional means of marketing to patients and clients regarding our clinical services and laboratory products. This presentation will discuss the philosophy, equipment, and resources necessary for intraoral shade analysis, portraits, bench-top photography, and publishing outstanding high-end results with low-end consumer cost to enhance personal professional development, boost social media engagement, and for publication in scientific peer-review. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. List the marketing tactics and techniques that can be used with dental photography to attract high-end dentists and clients.
  2. Compare the final results of various photographs made with both professional grade and consumer level equipment.
  3. Improve current skills through demonstrated dental photography exercises.
  4. Create a portfolio of case studies to share with colleagues that will showcase newly acquired abilities to document dental photography.
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Day 2

  • TITLE: CARTE BLANCHE: HYPER-REALIST REMOVABLES IN THE AGE OF COMETIC CLICHÉ
  • FORMAT: LECTURE
  • DURATION: 3 HOURS
  • SYNOPSIS: Restorative and prosthetic dentistry is in a state of crisis. Social media, corporate advertising, and even the most reputable dental symposiums all place a heavy emphasis on fixed anterior treatments (i.e., cosmetic dentistry). There is a new wave of clinicians and technicians that are well aware of the necessity for education and training of complete dentures and are pushing the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics with hyper-real prosthetics in a bold effort to rekindle the love affair with the removable oral rehabilitations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Establish the parameters of complete dentures that are coincident with contemporary fixed prosthetics and how they apply to treatment planning.
  2. Review many of the current shortcomings that exist with all phases of removable complete dentures prosthetics.
  3. Develop a case-specific armamentarium based on aesthetic and functional demands for each patient.
  4. Apply new concepts and techniques to current patient base.
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Day 3

  • TITLE: CARTE BLANCHE: HYPER-REALIST REMOVABLES IN THE AGE OF COMETIC CLICHÉ.
  • FORMAT: LECTURE
  • DURATION: 3 HOURS
  • SYNOPSIS: The mandate on today’s dental professionals to deliver predictable high-strength and highly aesthetic restorations is continually increasing. Lines of communication between the clinician and the dental technician, however, are often marked by antagonism and derision and carry potential untoward negative ramifications to the patients being treated. This presentation aims to elucidate straightforward step-by-step protocols for achieving uncommon results while illustrating the inner workings of an efficacious and amicable collaboration between colleagues endeavoring to promote and maintain the oral health of others.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Review the roadblocks and hurdles that currently exist between the clinician and technician that may hinder the successful treatment of each patient. 
  2. Determine the chairside/benchtop communication protocols and current materials available to the ceramist and dental professional that can be utilized in the restoration of fixed, implant, and removable restorative treatment plans that will ensure the highest quality final product at delivery.
  3. Develop systems of communication to facilitate aspects of shade analysis, occlusion, tooth position, and overall facila aesthetics.
  4. Apply new concepts and techniques with the dental clinic and laboratory.
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Day 4

  • TITLE: BLEACHING BONANZA: TOOTH WHITENING MARKETING, MATERIALS, METHODS AND MYTHS
  • FORMAT: LECTURE
  • DURATION: 3 HOURS
  • SYNOPSIS: With the move toward minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatments and the ever-expanding variety of tooth whitening products on the market today, internal, and external bleaching options are now able to afford the clinician with a predictable, safe, and effective means to lighten and bright a patient’s natural dentition. Many of these products, such as low concentration carbamide peroxide, have additional revenue generating potential as an oral hygiene adjunct which can greatly assist many patients who are not necessarily interested in aesthetic enhancement. This presentation will outline the most up-to-date materials, procedures, and protocols, dispel the myths, and reveal many outside-the-box marketing strategies that exist for the contemporary dental practice. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify the most common etiological causes of tooth discoloration and the treatment options available to patients for treatment with these conditions. 
  2. Review the factors which contribute to the efficacy and predictability of the various tooth whitening protocols in the treatment of discolored natural dentition.
  3. Investigate many of the widely held dogmas and myths surrounding current tooth whitening techniques and clinical recommendations. 
  4. Establish evidence-based protocols utilizing various materials and methods for in-office and take-home tooth whitening strategies to improve successful aesthetic/hygienic dental outcomes for existing patient base.
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Day 5

  • TITLE: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: AN INTERACTIVE DENTAL EXPERIENCE
  • FORMAT: INTERACTIVE LECTURE
  • DURATION: 3 HOURS
  • SYNOPSIS: This presentation will involve audience participation in the selection of cases ranging from the highly aesthetic single central restoration to the complex full-mouth rehabilitation. Clinical pearls for each case as well as technique tips and tricks in the field of contemporary restorative dentistry will be covered. This course aims to provide an up-tempo and off-the-cuff lecture format that explores the daily grind in the life of a dual-certiifed Prosthodontist and Dental Technician.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Recognize appropriate case selection criteria to ensure long-term success for all-ceramic and zirconia-based veneers, crowns, bridges, and implant restorations.
  2. Improve all phases of treatment from pre-operative care to lab communication to delivery of definitive restorations.
  3. Develop a case-specific armamentarium based on treatment needs and goals for each patient case/situation.
  4. Apply course concepts and techniques to current patient base.

 

Please note the order of this program on Saint Barth could be different than the order here.

Miles R. Cone, DMD

About our Speaker 

Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three-year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the co-owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, ME and serving as a Key Opinion Leader. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found lecturing on the international circuit, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and relaxing at home with his wife and four children in Maine.