How to Achieve Predictable Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry (NEW)


Instructor: Mike Malone, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

Dr. Mike Malone graduated with a Master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and received his dental degree from the LSU School of Dentistry in 1976. He then served three years in the Air Force Dental Corps before returning to Louisiana to establish a private general practice.

Dr. Malone’s commitment to excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry started early with extensive continuing education with his primary mentors: L. D. Pankey, Pete Dawson, Alvin Fillastre, and Mike Schuster. He received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1988 and is a member of the ADA, American Equilibration Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Pankey Alumni Association. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1988, and was accredited in 1992. In 1995, Dr. Malone was asked to become a member of the Accreditation Board of Examiners of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and went on to become an Appeals Examiner for the A.B.O.E. After serving six years on the Board of Directors of the AACD, Dr. Malone served as President for 2003-04. He is also on the staff of LSU as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics.

He is a published author in leading journals and speaks internationally on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Malone maintains a full-time dental practice limited to cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in Lafayette, LA.


Dr. Mike Malone has combined the occlusion and restorative teachings of L. D. Pankey, Alvin Fillastre, Pete Dawson, etc., with a passion for learning from the best and brightest in cosmetic dentistry. He has developed systems for combining predictable restorative techniques with ideal cosmetic procedures.

This full-day lecture will highlight the systems he uses to achieve predictable excellence in cosmetic restorative procedures in his practice in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Part 1: Getting Your Patients to Say Yes to Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

This session will highlight those key areas that guided Dr. Malone in developing a highly successful cosmetic-oriented, fee-for-service practice in a blue-collar, middle-class community. He will discuss techniques he uses to get most patients to schedule, to look forward to, and to rave about their comprehensive new patient examination. He will go over his step-by-step process (utilizing advanced digital photography and presentations) for achieving predictable case acceptance for optimum dentistry. He will also present his Dental Health Program, a preventive periodontal program that produces predictable results in any size practice.

Part 2: Predictable Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Dentists often find that crown and bridge insertion appointments turn into “try-in” appointments. When the margin is open, the occlusion is high, or the bridge will not seat, who is responsible, the dentist or the technician? With the growing popularity of all ceramic veneers, crowns and bridges, predictability becomes even more important. This presentation will review techniques designed to reduce the stress of cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a general or prosthodontic practice.

Part 3: Smile Design and Advanced Provisional Fabrication

High quality provisional restorations are essential in a dental practice dedicated to comprehensive restorative dentistry. Cosmetic reconstruction is much more predictable when using superbly made provisionals to serve as a blueprint for the final restoration. This presentation will provide the details of a technique used to fabricate multilayered composite provisional restorations for porcelain veneers and complex full-arch cases.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Follow a comprehensive examination protocol
  • Achieve predictable case acceptance at any level
  • Use a periodontal program to initiate patient care
  • Complete the preparation phase faster and with more control
  • Manage soft tissue and take ideal impressions every time
  • Complete and seat finished restorations with predictability
  • Understand the principles of smile design to be used to develop an ideal diagnostic wax-up
  • Understand how to transfer the information in the diagnostic wax-up into a completed provisional that rivals the final restoration
  • Manage systems to help communicate the results of the completed prototype to your technician so you can deliver a predictably ideal restoration

Teaching Method: Lecture

Recommended for: General dentists and specialists

Additional Information: Breakfast, lunch and free parking will be provided.

Date Friday, November 16, 2018
Time 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price $395
CEUs 7
AGD code 780