From left to right PGY1 residents Drs. Paola Kesman, Claudia Arias, Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. Ricardo Verne and Dr. Tomas Baez
On February 13th, 2015 our PGY1 dental AEGD residents had the opportunity to attend Dr. Gordon Christensen’s course held in Coral Springs, Florida.
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Senior Consultant for Clinicians Report (CR) in Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products.
Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.
Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington.
Dr. Christensen lecturing to the audience at the Dentistry Update Course in Coral Springs, Florida.
During this course our residents were able to learn the latest trends, proven techniques, materials, devices, and new concepts in dentistry including the following topics:
- Cementing zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations and cutting them off
- Tissue management that actually works. Do lasers work for periodontal disease?
- Endodontically treated teeth vs. implants with restorations
- Ten suturing techniques for all oral needs
- Best methods to treat cracked teeth
- Best composite, bonding materials, curing lights, and finishing techniques
- 3D printing, milling, and selected laser melting (SLM)
- Advances in all diameters of root form implant surgery and prosthodontics, including measuring implant stability
- Update on treating snoring, sleep apnea, and bruxism -Decreasing the time for orthodontic treatment
- Making more adequate impressions: conventional and digital -Eliminating clasps on RPDs with implants or flexible materials
- Because of recent advancements, is in-office CAD/CAM for you?
- Using extracted teeth as grafting material -Selecting the most appropriate drugs for oral needs
- Are bioactive materials really better? Does remineralization work?
- Evaluation of the best technologies in dentistry