2016 Midwinter Speakers

Thursday Evening - January 14th

Dianne Testa RDA, RDH, BS
Ethics & Jurisprudence - 2CE

Dianne Testa is a Registered Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist and received her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota. 

Dianne’s background includes: clinical practice, director of a dental hygiene program, a clinical instructor, educator, a public speaker, and a consultant.

She currently speaks through out the country on many topics from OSHA and infection control, radiation safety, local anesthesia, Ethics and Jurisprudence and radiographic techniques.  Dianne’s lectures and customized trainings range in the areas of ultrasonic scaling and periodontal debridement, the use and placement of periodontal adjuncts, How to get your patients to health, treatment planning and case presentation and many more.  Dianne  works for GC America as their District Sales manager for Minnesota and North Dakota.

Dianne has been published in the Illinois Dental News on her work in Infection Control, RDH magazine, Dental IQ, and Practical Dental Hygiene on her work with enzyme suppressing drugs used in periodontal therapy.

Dianne has received awards for Minnesota’s Outstanding Hygienist 2000, and the faculty Innovation Award 2001.  She is listed in Who’s Who Among American’s Teachers.

Her 30+ years in dentistry shows in the excitement she brings to each and every one of her lectures and training seminars.  Each and every participant leaves with valuable knowledge and the understanding of her love for dental hygiene.  Her enthusiasm is contagious and keeps the audience interested and entertained.

Friday, January 15th

"Everyday Dentistry - More than Everyday Esthetic Results" - 6 CE
Speaker: Robert C. Margeas DDS

Course Description:
This LECTURE is designed for today’s esthetically minded, real world dentist and staff.  Dr. Margeas will review dozens of direct and indirect clinical cases, step-by-step that are done in real time on an everyday basis.  These include:  porcelain veneers from preparation, provisionalization, and cementation.  Direct composite resin veneers, class IV restorations, diastema closure, peg laterals, and porcelain repair.  Learn how to create perfect ovate pontic sites following extraction. Simplified implant techniques and coordinating treatment with your surgeon for immediate extraction, placement, and provisionalization using the patient’s natural tooth.  Treating the worn dentition will be explained with different treatment options.  The techniques learned can be incorporated into your practice immediately for increased profitability.

Learning Objectives: 

  • You will learn how to properly layer and finish composite resins that mimic nature 
  • Provisionalize immediately following implant placement 
  • Learn how to provisionalize if the implant is not stable with a fixed appliance 
  • Porcelain veneers- from preparation to cementation 
  • Learn how to diagnose and treat the worn dentition
  • Know when to bond restorations vs. cementation