Gold AM

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 8 am - 11 am 

3 Clinical Hours

Course Fee: Dentists: $68, Other: $28

AGD Codes: 615


Speaker: Dr. Steven Gold

Course Title: Prevent Enamel Cruelty: Tooth Preparation for Conservative CAD/CAM Restorations


Course Description:

For many clinical situations, full coverage crowns are no longer the best choice for treating posterior teeth. Thanks to CAD/CAM technology, high quality bonded indirect restorations can be fabricated in-office in one patient visit. This evidence-based course will present a protocol for conservative posterior tooth preparations that lead to better clinical outcomes for CAD/CAM restorations, are more fun to do and most importantly, hands down, more fun to do!


Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how conservative tooth preparations can lead to better restorations and long-term tooth health
  2. Synthesize a tooth preparation process to yield the most conservative restoration for a given tooth condition
  3. Discuss how a CAD/CAM design system can be used as a quality check for conservative tooth preparations

Gold picSpeaker Bio: 

Dr. Steven Gold has over 28 years experience as a general dentist.  After 16 years of full-time private practice in Southern California, he transitioned to academics and currently serves as assistant professor and Coordinator of Digital Dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California.  His academic career has involved teaching restorative dentistry in the clinical and pre-clinical settings and conducting research in the areas of CAD/CAM and all-ceramic restorations.  His original research in these areas has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has spoken both nationally and internationally on the topic of CAD/CAM dentistry.  Dr. Gold received his dental training from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and holds fellowships in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  He is a member of OKU and has been active in organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels.