Events & Meetings

February 8, 2023

C.E./ Site Visit /Business Meeting Held at the Mobile Country Club 6:00 pm

The Dental Society will host a Business/Site Meeting at the Mobile Country Club at 6:00 pm. President Dr. Adolphus Jackson, DMD and Associate Executive Director Michele Huebner, from ALDA will attend.  We will also have a 1.5 Credit CE Course presented by Dr. Lauren Metzger, DMD, MSD. Dr. Metzger will present on laser assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) Bone grafting and discuss alternative treatment options for periodontal disease and peri-implants.  The Cost of meeting and CE is $75.00 for members and $85.00 for non-members. Dinner will be served. Please send check to MADS P.O. Box 82017 Mobile, AL 36689

Dr. Lauren Metzger is a native of Mobile. She works with Coastal Periodontics here is Mobile. Metzger is a cum laude graduate of Birmingham-Southern College. She attended and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, she completed her residency in Periodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Master of Science in Dentistry.

May 19, 2023

Spring C.E. Course May 19, 2023 for all doctors and staff with Dr. Nathaniel Lawson, DMD PhD. This course will be held at the Mobile Country Club 8:00 am-3:00 pm. In this course, Dr. Lawson will give two lectures. The morning lecture will focus on updates to dental materials, The afternoon lecture will focus on materials and techniques to improve posterior composites.

Cost: Early registration before May 1, 2023
(members/staff) $225.00/75.00
(non-members/staff) $250.00/$85.00
after May 2, 2023
(members/staff $250.00/$85.00)
(non-members/staff) $275.00/$100.00)

Please send a check for your registration fee to MADS P.O. Box 82017 Mobile, AL 36689.

Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on over 50 clinical and laboratory research grants, and published over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 3M Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association.  He serves on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.

Morning:  An update to dental ceramics (3.5 hours)

90% of crowns and bridges are now fabricated from a ceramic material according to a report from one of the largest US dental laboratories.  Ceramic materials do not handle the same as metal-based restorations and improper selection or handling can lead to premature failure.  This course will teach you how to select and handle different types of ceramic materials that are currently used in dentistry that will be much less confusing than typical marketing rhetoric.  The ability to bond these dental ceramics allows the practitioner to perform more conservation tooth preparations.  As there are many different types of dental ceramics available (zirconia, lithium, disilicate, porcelain, processed composite, etc.) determining the correct protocol for each type of ceramic can be confusing. This lecture aims to simplify the process of bonding ceramics and provide the clinician with a protocol that can be used to bond any type of dental ceramic.  In this course, we will review the best clinical practices based on research studies conducted at the UAB School of Dentistry and provide pearls for you to take back to the office.

Course Objectives:

  1. Review the different types of dental ceramic materials
  2. Choosing a ceramic material for anterior restorations
  3. Preparation and design considerations for posterior crowns and bridges
  4. Strategies to adjust, polish and cut off ceramic crowns
  5. Review the indications for bonding dental ceramics
  6. Present a protocol for preparing the surface of ceramic crowns (ie etching, sandblasting, priming, cleaning)
  7. Classify the types of cements used for adhesive bonding

Afternoon:  Materials and techniques to improve posterior composites (3.5 hours)

Posterior composite restorations remain the bread-and-butter procedure of many general Dentists. Although this procedure may seem trivial, there are many clinical factors which lead to a long-lasting restoration, including diagnosis, isolation, caries removal, cavity preparation, use of liner, matrix and wedge placement, bonding techniques, composite placement, and finishing and polishing. This course aims to review the techniques for each of these steps based on current evidence.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints.
  2. Discover materials and techniques to promote a long lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration.
  3. Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact.

Registration for C.E. Courses

February 8, 2023 Cost:
$75.00 for members and $85.00 for non-members.

May 19, 2023 Cost:
Early registration before May 1, 2023
(members/staff) $225.00/75.00
(non-members/staff) $250.00/$85.00
after May 2, 2023
(members/staff $250.00/$85.00)
(non-members/staff) $275.00/$100.00)

Please mail to MADS P.O. BOX 82017 Mobile, AL 36689 or call Ashley Braden 251-604-0383

Continuing Education Registration Form

Other doctors or staff wanting to attend.

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