Stanley Sharples, DDS

 Stanley Sharples, DDS

Stanley Sharples, DDS

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch break from 11 am - 1:30 pm)
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
6 CE Credits
ODA Course
 
 
 
 

 

It’s Not Your Parent's Dentist: An Overview of New Technology

This course will consist of four different topics: The first two hours will be spent on the topic of Lasers. It will consist of an overview of the science of Laser principles that are the basis of dental laser usage. A summary of the types of lasers available and the procedures each can be utilized for will be presented with represented list of lasers available in each category of laser. The next hour will be an overview of digital impression technology with its applications, advantages, disadvantages, and a review of available systems. The next two hours will be a review of CAD/CAM technology with its indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, and a review of available systems. It will also include a review of the materials available and their recommended usage in restorations. The fourth hour will be a review of other technology available to integrate cone beam technology, magnification, caries management, and other technology to integrate into a private practice to enable the practitioners to deliver the best dentistry in the least stressful manner to their patients.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand basic laser principles and safety rules that will enable them determine what type of laser they would need each type of procedure
  • Have the ability to determine which type of laser would be best suited to the procedures they perform in their practice
  • Have a working knowledge of the lasers that are available to be purchased to be used for the procedures that they perform in their practice
  • Understand the use of digital impressions in the dental office
  • Understand the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of digital impression systems
  • Know the available digital impression systems available with their strengths and weaknesses
  • Have a working knowledge of the use of CAD/CAM technology in the dental practice, its indications, contraindications, advantages, and limitations
  • Know the available CAD/CAM systems and have a basic knowledge of the fabrication of a restoration using this technology
  • Have a working knowledge of the types of restorations that can be fabricated using CAD/CAM technology and the various materials available for this fabrication
  • Have a working knowledge of technology available to enable the practitioner to provide better dentistry in a less stressful manner to a wider patient base
  • Have a working knowledge of technology available to more accurately evaluate the caries risk assessment of their patient population and develop a treatment plan to reduce that risk

 

Dr. Sharples is a native of Ohio having grown up in a small town in eastern Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West point with a BS in Engineering. He later received an MS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. After teaching at West Point for four year, he realized his childhood dream of attending dental school. He earned his DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1983 and was in private practice for 20 years. He started teaching at OSU part time in 1998 and became fulltime faculty in 2003. His passions are technology, cariology, college sports and his six grandchildren.