SCDA Calendar of Events

Central District Spring Meeting

  • Fri, Feb 16, 2024 | 7:00 PM - Fri, Feb 16, 2024 | 7:00 PM


Thinking Outside the Box: Utilizing Mockups to Increase your Patient Acceptance-Lecture

February 16, 2024

Check in: 8:00am-8:30am
Session: 8:30am-12:30pm
Lunch and Business Meeting: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Hands-on Workshop: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Andi J. Miro

Cost: Free for Central District Members/$150.00 fee to participate in Hands-on Workshop

**There are only 28 spots for the Hands-on Workshop so sign up TODAY! Fee paid via check to SCDA Central District, 120 Stonemark Lane, Columbia SC 29210.

Location: Cooperative Conference Center

Session Description:

The demand for cosmetic dentistry has increased, requiring dentists to possess efficient and precise diagnostic skills to ensure patient satisfaction and a thriving practice. Taking on cosmetic cases can be challenging, but a strong intake protocol for new patients, a comprehensive photography protocol, and the use of digital scans and mockups can guarantee success. Simulation of a patient's smile is an essential tool for a dentist, and using a variety of mockup methods can create an emotional attachment to treatment allowing us to increase our case acceptance.

Session Objectives:

  • By utilizing direct mockups, traditional wax-ups, and digital tools, dentists can verify the design of a smile before preparing the teeth, resulting in minimal preparation.
  • This lecture will provide a step-by-step guide to mastering the four types of mockups, enabling dentists to execute any case successfully.
  • Gaining an understanding of facial aesthetics in relation to smile design and facially-driven treatment planning.
  • Dentists will learn about mockup techniques that drive minimally invasive preparation design
  • Participants will also learn how to use flowable composite to design a smile from start to finish while driving minimal preparation.

Number of Credit Hours:          4