The Minnesota Academy of General Dentistry Presents: 

Fundamentals of Fixed + Implant Prosthodontics: The Methods, Materials, and Mindset for Achieving Successful Patient Outcomes 

Day 1 Lecture Course Description: This full-day session will focus on the treatment planning, laboratory communication, material selection, fabrication, and delivery of indirect fixed prosthetics including porcelain laminate veneers, full-coverage crowns, bridges, and full-arch implant restorations for the edentulous patient. Steps will include diagnostic casts/intraoral scans, communication between the technician/specialists, shade taking, wax-ups, provisionals, impression techniques, final delivery, and the importance of photographic case documentation.

Day 2 Lecture/Hands On: This full-day session will focus specifically on the treatment of difficult cases in the anterior aesthetic zone. Pre-treatment tooth bleaching protocols, tips and tricks forshade matching using a tooth shade colorimeter, crossed-polarized light photography, staining + glazing custom shade tabs, and effective ways of communicating with the ceramist will be covered. Additional time will be dedicated to outlining the equipment and techniques used by the clinician and technician for digital dental photography and collaboration. The hands-on portion will involve the fabrication of a single central provisional crown and the subsequent trimming, contouring, staining, and glazing of the provisional restoration for use as a fully-customized shade tab for the ceramist.


 milesDr. 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 owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, Maine and his role 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 traveling the world looking for adventure, or relaxing at home with his wife, four children, and English Bulldog. 



Course Objectives
  • 1. Review various treatment planning principles found in the field of contemporary fixed prosthetics for both traditional indirect restorations and implant prosthetics
  • 2. Analyze many of the current materials available to the clinician and dental technician that can be utilized in the restoration of implants, and fixed crown and bridge treatments.
  • 3. Determine the chairside/benchtop protocols that will ensure the highest level of quality and efficacy that will augment successful patient outcomes in the final product at delivery.
  • 4. Apply new concepts and techniques within the dental clinic and dental laboratory. 


LOCATION & TIME Embassy Suites – Airport 7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425 Close to Mall of America Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm Saturday 8:00am – 4:30pm 

CREDITS 14 Fixed Proths participation credits Plus up to 18 participation credits if completing the clinical assignment

COST $895 New AGD Dentist (first 3 yrs) $1095 AGD or MACD Member -$1295 AGD Non-Member 

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