This fast moving “bottom line” course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.
The hottest aspects in the following topics will be included in the planned program depending on the interests of the participants in your group, the popularity of topics at the time of your program, and the time available.
The following are potential topics, all of which may not be included in a specific course depending on time availability, and audience interest.
- State of the Profession
- Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Esthetic Dentistry
- Implant Dentistry
- Infection Control
- Laboratory Technology
- Operative Dentistry
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Practice Management
- Preventive Dentistry
- Prosthodontics Fixed
- Prosthodontics Removable
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
- List the most important and useful new techniques in the general topics selected by your group.
- List the most important and useful materials discussed in the general topics selected by your group.
- List the most important and useful new concepts discussed in this course.
- Implement those aspects of the course most applicable to your practice.
Audience: Dentists, hygienists, assistants
About the Speaker:
GORDON CHRISTENSEN, DDS, MSD, PhD
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named 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; and two honorary doctorates.
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry. Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely.
Gordon and Rella’s sons are both dentists. William is a prosthodontist, and Michael is a general dentist. Their daughter, Carlene, is a teacher.
Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.
(Dr. Christensen has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this presentation.)