What Are Metro West Seminars?

In 2010, two partners founded Metro West Seminars to provide quality advanced continuing education to improve treatment, communication, and clinical experience for dentists from Nebraska and throughout the globe. For years, Dr. Kim and Dr. Miyamoto have assisted dentists in learning implant treatment planning, procedures, orthodontics care, and comprehensive restorative dentistry.

Dr. Taera Kim and Dr. Takanari Miyamoto, founders of the Metro West Seminars, are still actively involved in study club and clinical research as well as continuing education directors, participants, and educators. To find out more information about their academic and professional background and current interests, please visit the Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics website at https://metrowestorthoperio.com.

Metro West Dental Seminars is now offering educational opportunities for dentists to advance the quality of multidisciplinary comprehensive dental therapy, patient care, and doctor satisfaction. These courses, incorporating surgical and prosthetic hands-on experiences, are designed for the discerning professional interested in dedicating several days to expand his/her clinical acumen and skills.

Please email for registration information or call at 402.614.7022.

More about the 2018 Metro West Seminars

Metro West Seminars 2018

Where: West River Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Aug. 23, 2017, 6-8 PM

Topic: IT Security and Compliance (Tom Terronez, Medix Dental)

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites – 12331 Southport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128

Course Description: Tom Terronez, Founder and CEO of Medix Dental, leads a {0 CE’s} course on how to better navigate IT HIPAA guidelines and keeping your practice and patients protected. Technology is an often overwhelming industry for dentists and their practices, so this course is designed to help you efficiently navigate and understand your options in the simplest terms.

Who should attend?: Dentists, office managers and staff welcome.

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Sept. 20, 2017, 6-8 PM

Topic: Practical Application of Botulism Toxin in General Dental Practice (Karry Whitten, DDS)

Who should attend?: Dentists and DH

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Sept. 27, 2017, 6 PM – Spear Study Club

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 1-5 PM

Topic: Management of Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dry Mouth in Dental Practice (Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, BDS, MS, PhD

Who should attend?: Dentists and DH

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Oct. 25, 2017, 6 PM – Spear Study Club

Nov. 8, 2017, 6-8 PM

Topic: Periodontal Maintenance of Dental Implants by Dr. Lang

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Nov. 29, 2017, 6 PM – Spear Study Club

Jan. 17, 2018, 6-7 PM
Topic: How to Steal From a Dentist by David Harris, CPA

Feb. 21, 2018, 6 PM
Topic: Anticoagulant Medication Management in Dental Office by Kalin Johnson, PharmD

March 28, 2018, 6 PM
Topic: Guided Surgery, Why, When and How by Bret Royal, Implant Concierge, CEO

April 18, 2018, 6PM

Topic: Direct Composite Restorations by Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Direct posterior composite restorations are among the most frequently performed restorative procedures, yet dentists often struggle with placement techniques, options for consistently generating ideal inter-proximal contact and post-operative sensitivity. There are several key elements that will determine the success of direct esthetic restorations including tooth preparation, material choice, placement technique, and curing method. This presentation will review and update clinicians on how each element can play a critical role in the creation of a consistently successful restoration.

This program will also review current concepts on adhesive dentistry with a focus on the Universal Adhesives. These new products allow clinicians to choose how and when to use phosphoric acid which may help create a strong and durable bond and help mitigate post-operative sensitivity.

Additional topics will include proper composite selection and placement techniques, the importance of light curing, anatomical contouring, and finishing and polishing; all of which are essential clinical components to achieving long lasting esthetic restorations.

• Review of resin composite material properties
• A Then and Now discussion of composite characteristics
• Understanding of adhesion, current products and their function in modern day dentistry
• Techniques tips for handling and placement of modern adhesives and composites
• Technique tips for generating ideal anatomic interproximal contacts
• Polishing and sealing techniques for long term durability

Dr. Jason H. Goodchild is the Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Creighton University School of Dentistry (Omaha, NE), and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Newark, NJ). He is a Clinical Education Manager in the Clinical Affairs Department at Dentsply Sirona Restorative

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May 23, 2018, 6 PM
Topic: Periodontal Risk Assessment for DH Practice by Ruth Thompson RDH, Director: IWCC DH Program

Sept. 19, 2018, 4 PM
Topic: Dr. Douglas Benn: Use of Cone Beam CT for General Practice

Oct. 12, 2018, 1 PM
Topic: Periodontal Considerations to Successful Dental Implant Therapy by PERRY R. KLOKKEVOLD, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.D.
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director (Periodontics)

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