24th Island Dental Colloquium

Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Online registration is closed, but you may register on-site.

University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry and University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, invite you to join us for the 24th Annual Island Dental Colloquium. We are offering an outstanding educational opportunity featuring three excellent faculty speakers. Course sessions run from 7:30-11:30 a.m. each day. Take advantage of this unbeatable travel education program combined with the beauty and excitement of the island of Maui.


Kjeld Aamodt, DDS, MS, is a UCSF-trained orthodontist specializing in clear straightener treatment. He is the predoctoral orthodontic director at UCSF and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Healthline about adult orthodontics. Dr. Aamodt has co-authored peer-reviewed publications and abstracts on global oral health and has presented at the European Association of Dental Public Health, the International Association of Dntal Research and the World Federation of Orthodontics meetings. He sees patients at UCSF and at his practice Uniform Teeth in San Francisco.

Daniel Ramos, DDS, MS, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at UCSF School of Dentistry. He is the current director of the Oral Medicine Clinical Center and faculty director of the UCSF Interprofessional Health Postbaccalaureate program. He is also a diplomate of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and his area of research is oral cancer invasion and metastasis, with a specific interest in cell adhesion. Dr. Ramos obtained his dental degree, specialty training in oral medicine and PhD from UCSF.

Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has conducted clinical research in oral surgery and implant dentistry, and has published more than 35 articles in peer-review journals and is editor of two books on bone augmentation in implant dentistry. He speaks nationally and internationally and teaches at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry.


Getting Clear on Clear Aligners
Kjeld Aamodt, DDS, MS

Diagnosis is arguably the most important part of orthodontics, making aligner cases more predictable and with shorter treatment time. Grasping the techniques to efficiently treat clear aligner cases is the key to a successful outcome. This lecture will cover treatment planning, specific tips on how to minimize refinements and reduce treatment time and how to treat the most common cases that you may encounter. Complex cases will be reviewed so that you will be aware of potentially untapped opportunities for improving patient outcomes with clear aligners.

You Will Learn:

  • To establish core knowledge of clear aligners
  • To verify comprehension of the aspects of case complexity
  • How to treatment plan cases together
  • How to analyze what factors lead to treatment success
  • How to synthesize alternative treatment options using clear aligners
  • To evaluate outcomes of treated clear aligner cases

Identification and Management of Non-Periodontal Soft Tissue Lesions by the General Dentist
Daniel Ramos, DDS, MS, PhD

This purpose of this lecture is to update and expand the practitioners’ knowledge of diseases affecting the oral soft tissues and jaw. A primary goal is to improve and reinforce your skills in diagnosis and clinical decision-making and the course will help you understand how to develop appropriate differential diagnoses and then how to further select appropriate diagnostic tests, treatment or possible referral. You will also learn how to prepare, document and submit soft tissue biopsies; and when to request specific staining to ascertain a firm diagnosis. Case presentations will encourage interactive participation.

You Will Learn:

  • To confidently identify common inflammatory lesions and manage them safely using pharmacological approaches
  • How to perform a comprehensive head and neck cancer examination
  • To understand the current risk factors and changes in etiology of the disease
  • To learn when and how to perform a basic soft tissue biopsy in the general dentist office
  • Dos and don’ts of treating head and neck cancer patients

From Perfect Extraction to a Perfect Implant: Evolution of Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry
Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMS

For the last 30 years, implant restorations have become part of comprehensive dentistry. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, overdentures and fixed prostheses require exactly that — a hard tissue support, bone foundation that provides endosseous bone loading of implant restorations. Therefore, for general dentists and dental specialists, knowledge and practice of modern dentistry necessitates developing a bone conscious mentality from the early stage of tooth removal to a final stage of an osseointegrated implant loading. We will discuss these steps of implant reconstruction and, in the process, learn the magic of alveolar bone augmentation.

You Will Learn:

  • Atraumatic tooth removal to facilitate bone preservation
  • Key components of alveolar ridge requiring long-term implant health
  • Systemic and local factors that contribute to success or failure of dental implants
  • Implant complications and peri-implantitis
  • Modern methods of horizontal and vertical, 2D and 3D alveolar bone preservation and augmentation and the future of implant dentistry


This activity is designated for 20 coursework units of continuing education credit.


$729/Dentist - Past Participant (offer valid until 10/31/17) requires discount code
$529/Auxiliaries - Past Participant (offer valid until 10/31/17) requires discount code

Past participants who register by Oct. 31, 2017, will receive $100 off the regular tuition for dentists; auxiliaries will receive $50 off.

Course Cancellation

Full refunds will be granted for cancellations made 30 days prior to the program less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made from 29 to seven days prior to the course will be assessed a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven days prior to the first day of the program.

For travel accommodations please visit www.islanddentalhawaii.com.

For more information or if you have questions, please call our CDE office at 415.514.0778.

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