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MDA Scientific Sessions

Make the Michigan Dental Association your first choice for quality, convenient and affordable continuing education.

The MDA is holding three scientific sessions throughout the coming year: Summer Scientific Session, Winter Scientific Session and Spring Scientific Session. Each event combines weekend fun with great continuing education courses for dentists and staff alike.

Summer Scientific Session

Heads up! For the first time ever, the MDA’s Summer Scientific Session will take place in Chicago — the dates are Aug. 8-9, 2014, at the Westin Hotel right on Michigan Avenue.

The speaker for this special CE program will be Michael Morgan, DDS, with his two-day program, “Simplifying Steps to Direct Resin Success — Techniques for Predictability and Profitability in the New Economy.”

Friday Course

Simplifying Steps to Anterior Direct Resin Success—
Exceptional Results With Predictable Techniques

Speaker: Michael Morgan, DDS
When: Friday,Aug. 8, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Weekend Course Fee: $199/Dentists; $169/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists $139; $299/Non-member Dentists
Individual Course Fee: $129/Dentists (per session); $75/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists (per session); $229/per session Non-Member Dentists (per session)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Anterior direct resin pearls and composite gems gleaned from across the globe will be shared with attendees. Procedures discussed and demonstrated in this course will include simplifying Class IV and Class V composites, direct resin veneers and no-prep veneers with life-like esthetics. From those just starting to place anterior direct resins to clinicians seeking advanced European artistry, valuable and practical techniques will be available for all attendees, as well as marketing tips for attracting esthetic oriented patients. Subjects discussed will include case selection, predictable shade selection, simplified preparations, creating mockups and stents, natural layering, duo vs. multichromatic solutions, photography, and long term maintenance. Come discover new avenues to market your practice and attract an untapped cosmetic patient base and jump start your practice Monday morning!

Course objectives include:

  • discovering a simplified shade mapping system to efficiently choose the value, shade and surface characteristics of any resin restoration;
  • understanding techniques to simplify layering and achieve natural polychromicity in as little as two shades;
  • discovering the three methods to easily determine the lingual contour and incisal position of Class IV composites;
  • learning how to attract patients who desire this service and market to an untapped portion of the esthetic market.

Simplifying Steps to Posterior Direct Resin Success –
Techniques for Predictability, Esthetics and Profitability

Speaker: Michael J. Morgan, DDS
When: Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Weekend Course Fee: $199/Dentists; $169/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists $139; $299/Non-member Dentists
Individual Course Fee:  $129/Dentists (per session); $75/Staff and Life Member Retired Dentists (per session); $229/per session Non-Member Dentists (per session)
CE Credits: 3
Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Today’s composites are often perceived as being so complicated that many clinicians are apprehensive to incorporate them into mainstream practice. A new generation of posterior composite resins can be utilized with a simplified protocol to create amazing direct posterior restorations that rival the beauty and strength of porcelain. Subjects discussed will include practical techniques to predictably restore both Class I and posterior Class II composites, predictable shade selection, simplified preparations, natural mono, and duo and layering, multiple contact predictability and efficient finishing and polishing. Other topics will include preventing post-operative sensitivity, flowable resin use, mixed media cases, indirect restoration blockout, provisionalization, repairs/renewals, and advanced aesthetics.

Course objectives include:

  • learning how to efficiently and predictably restore multiple Class II posterior composites;
  • discovering how to determine the ideal marginal ridge height and occlusion of a Class II posterior composite before starting treatment;
  • learning multiple uses of flowable composite in everyday clinical dentistry;
  • understanding how to eliminate post-op sensitivity easily and predictably; and
  • decreasing the time needed to effectively restore posterior direct resins.

About the speaker ... Dr. Morgan has been a teacher and presenter for hands-on and live-patient treatment programs to teach other doctors around the world the latest treatment techniques. He has served as an instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, as well as co-director of the Advanced Posterior Esthetics Program at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, University of the Pacific, San Francisco, Calif. He maintains an esthetic-oriented, wellness centered practice in Hinsdale, Illinois.


This convenient location is within walking distance close to Millennium Park, shopping, restaurants and museums. To reserve a room at the Westin and receive MDA’s group rate, call 888-627-8385 or book your reservation online.

Reservations must be made by July 9, 2014 to obtain the MDA rate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Refund Policy: A 72-hour notice of cancellation is required for all CE programs. Refunds will be granted upon written request, less a $25 administration fee. An email is an acceptable notification. Questions? Call the MDA Continuing Education Department at (800) 589-2632, ext. 402.

Questions? Call the MDA Continuing Education Department at (800) 589-2632, ext. 401.


The MDA 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.

The MDA designates this activity for nine continuing education credits (both courses).

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