Course Details

Diagnostically Driven Dentistry: What’s the reasonable thing to do?

Lou Graham, DDS


Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am Code: Cost: $0 | $0 after 9/28 Date: Thursday, Oct 24

Subject:  Diagnosis |  Audience: All Attendees  |  CE Credits: 3 hours Lecture

Course Description:

Today’s standard of care diagnostics dates back 100 years with low sensitivity and yet, dentists are hesitant to change. This course is all about taking out the often occurring and dreaded, “dental surprise”! You extract an upper molar and there’s the sinus, you’ve begun a root canal and your files aren’t going as planned, you remove an old class 1 composite and find proximal caries, or you have been watching unrestored teeth that when treated, present far more issues than thought, these are just a few of the surprises that modern-day diagnostics can help prevent and guide us into more predictable procedures and outcomes. This course will take attendees into modern-day general dentistry diagnostics and demonstrate why the GP must be in control of how they integrate these into their treatment planning and clinical procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding why traditional diagnostics continue to fail us daily.
  • How 2D AI “ups” our game within seconds of taking an x-ray.
  • Why CBCT’s are NOT just from specialists but even more for general dentists.
  • Why the future of the FMX is in danger and it should be!
  • Maximizing additional diagnostics for occlusion, white spots, and diving into the next generation of diagnostics.
  • Today’s recall exam, why it becomes the health of your practice.
  • Today’s initial exam and the flow to success.
  • Clinical casework throughout the presentation.

About the Speaker: For the past 35+ years, Dr. Graham has practiced dentistry in Chicago, Illinois. As dentistry evolved throughout his career, he remained at the cutting edge and incorporated many of these changes into both his multi-group specialty practice and his clinical courses. Dr. Graham’s course offerings incorporate the latest diagnostic technologies into everyday treatment planning and clinical care to ensure the best options and treatments are presented to each and every patient. Throughout his career, his goal has always been to get teeth to their 75th birthday. With such, Dr. Graham’s emphasis has always been based on trust with the patient and conservative dentistry. His courses highlight many of the restorative options in dentistry today along with an emphasis on customized approaches to periodontal care, implants, laser dentistry and treatment for the ever-expanding geriatric population. Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, now composed of 30+ speakers including clinical evaluators of the latest dental products and technologies with over 35,000 education subscribers. Dr. Graham is a published author and is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry.

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