25th Annual Island Dental Colloquium - Hawaii

Grand Hyatt Kauai

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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 25th 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 Kauai.


Troy Schmedding, DDS, has been a practicing cosmetic and restorative dentist for 25 years. He is a 1993 honors graduate from the Dugoni School of Dentistry and currently maintains a private practice. Dr. Schmedding holds accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as diplomate status with the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. He also works with numerous manufacturers on implementation and testing of various restorative products being brought to market. He speaks nationally and internationally on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Gaurav Setia, DDS, is a health sciences clinical associate professor in the UCSF Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences and directs the predoctoral prosthodontics courses. He maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant surgery at the UCSF Prosthodontic Group Practice. Dr. Setia received his prosthodontics degree from the New Jersey Dental School.

Douglas A. Young, DDS, MBA, MS, EDd is a professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he is an active and ardent educator in the field of minimally invasive dentistry and cariology. He was one of the founders of the CAMBRA (caries management by risk assessment) movement. Dr. Young has presented at congresses and universities around the world. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed dental journals and textbooks focusing on minimally invasive dentistry, silver fluoride, glass ionomer and CAMBRA.


Current Trends and Procedures in Today’s Restorative Practice
Troy Schmedding, DDS

Dentists are faced with many challenges when implementing adhesive dentistry into their day to day direct and indirect restorations. Dr. Schmedding’s lecture will include the most recent information on bonding agents as well as utilization of bulk fill materials to help achieve predictable results in a time-saving manner. Cementation protocols of non-metal based indirect restorations will be discussed to help alleviate the confusion that lies between silica-based ceramics and non-silica-based ceramics. Advanced adhesion techniques and materials that will help minimize the removal of healthy tooth structure will also be presented. Learn how these techniques can be implemented on a daily basis to help improve your outcomes and grow your confidence in minimally invasive dentistry.

You Will Learn:

  • The latest bulk fill products and the best utilization
  • An understanding of the world of today’s ceramics
  • The benefits of minimally invasive dentistry
  • Predicable adhesion techniques to take back to your practice
  • Temporization techniques for non-retentive preparations

Restorative and Surgical Implant Treatment Planning & Outcomes in Modern Dentistry
Gaurav Setia, DDS

Dr. Setia will present evidence-based, differential implant treatment planning that will address the common concerns of both clinicians and patients. He will lecture on various elements involved in creating an aesthetic dentition and will provide a wealth of material based on clinical cases, progressing from the simple to the complex. He will also discuss how to plan implant surgery and execute it from a restorative stand point, and will review newer technologies in the digital implant work flow. Dr. Setia will emphasize the challenges and precautions dentists already placing or wanting to place dental implants should consider. As a special feature, he will also have Dr. Vagan Tapaltsyan present on topics related to bone grafting.

You Will Learn:

  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning approaches
  • How to identify critical factors to consider before treatment begins
  • The success rates of competing and complementary procedures including root canal therapy, crown lengthening surgery, root resection surgery and bone grafting
  • The importance of patient compliance in creating successful treatment plans

New Advances in Caries Management: Risk Assessment,
Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement

Douglas A. Young, DDS, MBA, MS, EdD

In clinical practice today, dentists use scientifically sound, evidence-based approaches. There is a noticeable shift to the caries treatment paradigm by better preventing and managing caries as a disease. This lecture will include a scientific overview of caries management by risk assessment utilizing new tools such as the ADA Caries Classification System, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), partial caries removal and glass ionomer cement (GIC) to manage caries. Actual clinical cases will be used to illustrate these concepts. Dr. Young will provide an excellent update relevant to clinical applications for your practice.

You Will Learn:

  • To develop evidence-based treatment options to manage caries based on individual patient risk factors
  • How to use the ADA Caries Classification System to determine when non-surgical and surgical interventions are appropriate
  • When and how to use SDF, partial caries removal and GIC to treat caries chemically


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


$749/Dentist - Past Participant (offer valid until 10/31/18) requires discount code
$549/Auxiliaries - Past Participant (offer valid until 10/31/18) requires discount code

Past participants who register by Oct. 31, 2018, 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. Cancellations made from 29 to 14 days prior to the course will be assessed a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the first day of the program.

For travel accommodations please visit www.islanddentalhawaii.com.

November 29 Update: Due to unprecedented demand, our group rate rooms at the Grand Hyatt Kauai are now sold out. Please check back occasionally for cancellations. For alternate accommodations, we suggest checking Koloa Landing, a short drive from the Hyatt Kauai, as a quality alternative. Rooms are also available in Poipu or Koloa on Expedia at various hotels and condominiums.

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