26th Annual Island Dental Colloquium

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, HI

Online Register is closed - Please contact our office to register 415-514-0778

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 26th 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.


Jeff Brucia, DDS, is a graduate of the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He is practicing aesthetic and restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco. He is the co-director of the FACE Occlusion Study Club where he chairs the Department of Esthetics and Adhesive Material Science. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award. In 2010, Dr. Brucia was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and presently serves as academy secretary. He has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education.

David C. Brown, BDS, MDS, MSD, is in private endodontic practice in San Francisco. He has taught endodontics at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for 20 years and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Endodontics. Dr. Brown is also a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists.

Linda Centore, PhD, ANP, is a clinical professor, licensed psychologist, and board-certified primary care nurse practitioner in the School of Dentistry, at the University of California, San Francisco. She teaches patient evaluation with oral surgery colleagues and provides med-psych consults to patients in the student dental clinic. In her private practice, she collaborates with physicians and dentists in co-treating patients with new or worsening health conditions to promote resilience, coping, and improved quality of life.


Mastering Restorative Materials & Techniques 2020
Jeff Brucia, DDS

This lecture will provide an overview of the restorative options you should be considering today as well as a comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of dentinal adhesives. Dr. Brucia has lectured internationally on this subject and will guide you through the collection of materials and techniques available today for providing both direct and indirect single, multiple unit and implant-supported restorations that will meet your patients’ expectations for quality dental care. This is a must-see program for all wet fingered restorative dentists.

You Will Learn:

  • The options available in adhesive systems including the new advancements in glass ionomers and light curing units
  • Techniques and material selection for direct restorations and how to work with deep inter-proximal extensions, near or direct pulp exposures
  • Techniques for the preparation, impressions, temporization, lab communication, material selection and cementation of indirect restorations including margin elevation, fiber re-enforcement and when to seal the prep
  • Techniques and materials for repairing porcelain fractures

Endodontics for the General Practitioner
David C. Brown, BDS, MDS, MSD

Dr. Brown will cover the principles to provide your patients with successful endodontic treatment. Diagnosis and treatment planning will be discussed together with emergency pain management protocols. Dr. Brown will detail access cavity preparation, tips for negotiating canals, instrument selection and shaping the root canal. Recent advances in irrigation will also be highlighted. Obturation and a guide to restore the endodontically treated tooth will be made.

You Will Learn:

  • How to make a correct diagnosis of the pulpal and periapical status
  • How to safely shape root canals
  • How to establish clean root canals
  • How best to restore the endodontically treated tooth

Medically Complex Patients: What Dentists Want to Know
Linda Centore, PhD, NP

Dr. Centore will review the patient evaluation through didactic material and case illustrations. Relevant follow-up questions for common chronic conditions will be discussed. Cognitive ability and emotional stability may impact realistic expectations and the capacity for a good faith relationship. Early identification of medical and/or psychiatric conditions impacting comprehension, consent and cooperation is essential to a successful clinical outcome.

You Will Learn:

  • To identify key questions to assess patients to determine whether they are stable to treat
  • How to compare and contrast assessment strategies through peer to peer interaction
  • To apply knowledge to determine the need for a medical consult or modifications to treatment


Monday, Feb. 10 - Dr. Brucia
Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Dr. Brucia
Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Dr. Brown
Thursday, Feb. 13 (7:30am - 9:30am) - Dr. Brown
Thursday, Feb. 13 (9:30am - 11:30am) - Dr. Centore
Friday, Feb. 14 - Dr. Centore


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


$799/Dentist - Past Participant (offer valid until 10/31/19) requires discount code
$599/Auxiliaries - Past Participant (offer valid until 10/31/19) requires discount code

Past participants who register by Oct. 31, 2019, 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.

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