2014 End of Summer Meeting: Hot Topics at the Beach

Featured Speakers

Dr. Jeffrey Brooks photo
Dr. Jeffrey Brooks

Dr. James M. Christian  photo
Dr. James M. Christian

Dr. James Simon  photo
Dr. James Simon

Dr. Larry Weeda, Jr.  photo
Dr. Larry Weeda, Jr.

Dates and Times

  • September 1-5, 2014
  • 8:00 a.m. – Noon (CST) each day

Location and Parking

Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Blvd., South, Destin, Florida 32550
Please check hotel reader board for meeting room location.

Tuition and Course Credit

16 lecture + 4 hands-on hours
A total of 20 hours may be earned by attending all lecture days and hands-on day.

Tuition includes a continental breakfast each morning.


  • Early Bird Registration Fee (before July 15) $ 449.00
  • Standard Registration Fee (after July 15) $ 499.00
  • Late Registration Fees (after August 15) $ 524.00


  • Early Bird Registration Fee (before July 15) $ 349.00
  • Standard Registration Fee (after July 15) $ 399.00
  • Late Registration Fees (after August 15) $ 424.00


Call (901) 448-5386 to register for the course.

Hotel Accommodations

Contact the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort at (800) 367-1271 and ask for the discounted UT rate or go online at sandestinbeachhilton.com and use the group code: UTD. Rates start at $189 per night.

Hotel Room Reservation Deadline: July 30, 2014.

Course Description

Digital Technologies in Dentistry Today

Today, innovative digital technology is at the forefront for providing new procedures that improve efficiency, quality of care, and patient satisfaction in all facets of dentistry. This course will familiarize participants with the most current of these technologies. Information presented will be functional, practical, and will enhance your practice.

Day 1: "Advanced Imaging Techniques for Implant Planning and Guided Implantology"

Dr. Jeffrey Brooks

Digital dentistry is presently one of the most exciting areas in the field of dental science. 3D Volumetric Imaging in the dental practice is rapidly changing the approach to implant planning and placement. This technology provides substantial improvements in diagnosis and understanding of the implant recipient site prior to implant placement. This technology has also allowed for the evolution of advanced guided surgical implant placement. Guided implantology is gaining interest and acceptance at an exponential rate among all disciplines of dentistry. This presentation will review advance techniques for evaluating the potential implant site using volumetric CBCT imaging with an emphasis on utilizing various surgical guide systems to enhance implant placement.

Day 2: "New Technologies for Diagnosing and Treating Maxillofacial Trauma and Pathology"

Dr. Larry Weeda

As in other medical and dental specialties, oral and maxillofacial surgery is experiencing an ever evolving landscape of digital technological advances that provide improved diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical treatment. This presentation will provide insight into the technologies presently available for treating maxillofacial pathology and trauma.

Day 3: "Virtual Planning for Orthognathic Surgery"

Dr. James Christian

Using current computer technology, an orthognathic surgical case can now be planned digitally. There are several advantages to employing these virtual techniques:

  1. Creating intermediate and final splints using CAD/CAM technology, eliminating the need for traditional model surgery
  2. Easily analyzing discrepancies in anatomy three-dimensionally
  3. Recognizing how occlusal movements affect surrounding bony anatomy
  4. Simulating bony and soft tissue changes for patient education
  5. Allowing for alternative surgical approaches if necessary
  6. Reducing planning time for the surgeon

Cases will be presented to demonstrate how this technology can be utilized to reflect the above advantages.

Day 4: "Introduction to CAD/CAM Dentistry" (Lecture)

Dr. James Simon

Day 5: "Introduction to CAD/CAM Dentistry" (Hands-on)

Dr. James Simon

Two, half-day courses covering the use of CAD/CAM technology for the construction of all-ceramic restorations for both the anterior and posterior. Topics to be covered will be preparation principles for an all-ceramic milled restoration, picture taking, computer design principles for construction of the restoration, material selection for the restoration, milling the restoration, and the eventual bonding of the restoration. These principles hold true whether the restoration is fabricated in the office or by the laboratory. Participants will also have the opportunity to design an all-ceramic restoration during the course.

Course Presenters: Dr. Jeffrey Brooks, Dr. James Christian, Dr. James Simon, and Dr. Larry Weeda

About The Presenters

Dr. Jeffrey Brooks

Dr. Jeffrey Brooks is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with 20 years of private practice experience. He received his residency training from the University of Tennessee College Of Dentistry and maintains a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Director of 3D Imaging. He has a special interest in technology and holds multiple technology certifications including Comptia A+ and Network+ certificates. Dr. Brooks has been involved with Cone Beam CT technology since 2004.

Dr. Brooks lectures nationally on CBCT, 3rd party DICOM software utilization, and 3D Guided Implantology. He has performed CBCT lectures and has provided advanced CBCT training seminars for the last 10 years. He was formerly the CEO/President of a technology company - DDSi - focused on assisting dentists in integrating all aspects of technology into their practice including network design, network installation/maintenance, transition to digital radiology, and software practice management solutions. Dr. Brooks recently held the position of Vice President of Clinical Affairs/PLM with Carestream Dental and continues clinical research in areas of 3D imaging and Guided Implantology at the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry.
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Dr. James M. Christian

Dr. James M. Christian is an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Christian received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1972 and his D.D.S. degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1978.

Dr. Christian was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served as Director of the Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology. He has an extensive background in academics and research and served on the medical staffs of several hospitals.

Dr. Christian is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a 1983 diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
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Dr. James Simon

Dr. James Simon is a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN where he is Director of the Division of Esthetic Dentistry. A 1969 Graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, he served two years in the United States Navy (1969-1971) and was in private practice in Orlando, FL, until 1979. Prior to his present appointment UT, he served on the faculty of Louisiana State University College of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, as well as the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, where he was appointed Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry in 1989. Dr. Simon is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the International Association of Dental Research.
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Dr. Larry Weeda, Jr.

Dr. Larry Weeda Jr. is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and recently served as past Director of the Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery both at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Dentistry. He received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain in 1998 after 27 years of service.

Dr. Weeda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists. He was chosen the outstanding instructor by the 1998 senior dental class, the 2010 junior dental class, and the 2012 sophomore dental class. He received the Student Government Association Executive Council Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. Dr. Weeda was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, the Dental College’s highest teaching award, in 2006.
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