A Beautiful Smile in Today's Economy!

About The Presenter

As a resident in northeastern Indianapolis, Dr. George E. Kirtley practices Cosmetic and Family Dentistry close to home. The George E. Kirtley DDS, LLC dentistry practice and the Midwest Center for Advanced Dental Education located at 7465 E. 82nd Street are where beautiful smiles are created and hours of continuing education take place. Beginning his private practice in Indiana over 30 years ago, Dr. Kirtley continues to treat patients and educate dentists at the Midwest Center for Advanced Dental Education as well as all over the world.

George Kirtley, DDS, received his degree from Indiana University in 1978. He is a graduate of the Midwest Institute of Implantology, 1987. Dr. Kirtley is Faculty for the Externship Program for Indiana University School of Dentistry and Senior Clinical Instructor for the New York, London and Palm Beach Aesthetic Advantage since 1996. He has presented lectures and hands-on workshops in 7 countries other than the U.S. where he has demonstrated his expertise in Smile Design and Envision A Smile Cosmetic Imaging Software.

Dr. Kirtley is presently one of only two dentists in the world who have been Accredited by both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He received Reality Publishing's 4 Star Award for developing Envision A Smile Cosmetic Imaging Software in 2010. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry presented Dr. Kirtley with special recognition for Envision A Smile because he advanced the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kirtley has been featured in several dental journals and publications for his work and continuing education.

February 18, 2012
9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Memphis

Cost and Location Specifics

Early Bird Special: $179 per Dentist and $109 per Auxiliary. Registration after January 20th is $199 per Dentist and $129 per Auxiliary / Registration at the door is an additional $25. Lunch will be provided. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus. Humphreys General Education Building located on the corner of Dunlap & Madison. Please park in the garage located at 869 Madison. Parking is $5 per day.

Course Description

The initial focus of this lecture appeals to the artistic aspect of what we do through understanding the interrelationship between the face and the smile/teeth in designing a smile. This takes into consideration Facial Reference lines, Golden Proportion, Natural Reoccurring Proportion, Shade selection, Physical Beauty and our interpretation of it, tooth design and its impact on the overall smile, variations of preparation design to accommodate arch length inadequacy and arch length redundancy, the concepts of perception and illusion and how they are used in esthetic smile design, use of the art form of cosmetic digital imaging in establishing smile design and in laboratory communication and the use of TEK-SCAN analysis to finish our cases.

Case Acceptance is paramount in enabling us to utilize the clinical skills we have acquired through our committed efforts to become good at what we do. In addition to the above, this lecture entails the preoperative analysis of a patients smile through the use of digital photography and the use of cosmetic smile imaging using Envsionasmile cosmetic imaging software. It addresses the successful methods and techniques used in consultations to present the possibilities to the inquiring patient and how to make case presentations relaxed, rewarding and well received.

Additionally, this lecture will take into consideration the challenging economic times and the esthetic procedures we can still provide. Our focus on the upper/lower arch esthetic case often times blinds us to the significant amount of esthetic dentistry that is available to us on a more conservative level. Awareness of these opportunities enables us to provide a less costly alternative to our inquiring patients who cannot afford the ideal full arch case. Examples of esthetic denture design, gingival contouring, esthetic tooth contouring and even adjunctive procedures such as Botox and Dermal Fillers will be presented to address the economic challenge.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits.