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Definitive Anterior /Posterior Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

June 15 - 22, 2019
14.0 CE Credits

Course Fees:

$795 for Dentists
$650 for Dental Staff

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Steve P. Weinberg, BS, DMD

Steve P. Weinberg, BS, DMD
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Department of Restorative Dentistry
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Adjunct Instructor
The Department of Restorative Dentistry
Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University Dr. Steven Weinberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at the Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University. 

He has also been on the faculty of 5 other dental schools for their post-graduate esthetic programs. He received a Certificate of Proficiency in Esthetic Dentistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Weinberg opened his private practice in New Jersey in 1978 with an emphasis on esthetic restorative dentistry. He has been lecturing nationally and internationally on esthetic and restorative dentistry for over 35 years.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Dentists, Dental Staff, Spouses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Goals
  • Attendees should leave the course feeling better about themselves, their patients and their staff.
  • They will have a better understanding of the psychology of dentists.
  • They will learn how esthetic dental procedures can change the landscape of their practice.
  • The entire dental team will learn techniques to motivate patients to accept suggested dental procedures, keep them happy and improve their self-esteem.
  • Attendees will learn about a variety of anterior and posterior esthetic restorative procedures including helping hints to make these procedures easier, faster and predictably successful
  • They will learn how to correct extremely challenging cases including:
    • Severely discolored teeth
    • Severe worn dentition cases
    • Misalignment cases ("instant orthodontics")
    • Post-op problems with posterior composites


Stress Reduction Stress Reduction
  1. Why dentists think, act and react the way they do
  2. Stress-free patient relations
  3. Effective patient communication techniques for doctors and team members
  4. Recovering the excitement, enthusiasm and satisfaction of being a dentist
Practice Management
  1. Creating your "image" for a successful dental practice
  2. Effective team-patient communication techniques
  3. Successful doctor-patient communication and motivation
  4. Changing phobic patients into happy and trusting patients
  5. The importance of the dental team
  6. Internal and external marketing plans
  7. Fool-proof methods to motivate patients to desire and accept esthetic dental procedures
  8. How to address the issue of dental insurance and esthetic/restorative procedure fees
  9. Procedures that will make your practice grow exponentially
Clinical Dentistry
  1. Revelations in the newest and current multiple surface bonding and luting systems
  2. Porcelain laminate veneers - clinical applications, preparation options, easy placement and finishing procedures
  3. Indirect resin laminate veneers
  4. Minimizing post-op problems after placement of direct filled posterior composites by modifying basic placement techniques
  5. Porcelain inlays and onlays
Insightful concepts
  1. Restoring the worn dentition with bonded porcelain
  2. A simplified and logical approach to occlusion
  3. Color theory and its application in dental procedures
    • Easiest ways to accurately shade match
    • High tech shade matching
    • Role of opaquers and shade modifiers for the correction of even the most severely discolored teeth
Dentists find themselves living with daily stresses specific to our profession. Particularly, members of the baby boomer generation were not treated very well by their dental school faculty. Surviving the pressures of dental school and constantly being told that their work was never good enough, many dentists graduated with very low self-esteem.

Once in practice, they found that their patients feared and/or disliked the dentist. This deep-seated self-esteem issue plus the stresses of building a successful practice, managing a staff, insurance issues, laboratory problems, financial concerns and the daily pressures of attempting to please everyone including themselves, have created many physical and emotional problems for many dentists.

Performing esthetic dental procedures can be a positive life change for the patient as well as dramatically life changing for the dentist as well.

From the basic principles of smile design and smile development to the fabrication and application of indirect bonded anterior full and partial coverage(veneers) will be explained.

New developments in bonding agents and adhesive materials, including cementation options, are changing the beliefs and principles that have guided our techniques for many years. An enlightening and eye-opening discussion of these changes is included.

The scientific principles of light and color and their integration and application for shade matching and the correction of mild to moderate to severe tooth discoloration will be presented.

Many anterior esthetic problems and issues will be shown. A variety of treatment options from 'no-prep' veneers to full ceramic coverage and the logic for making those choices are to be discussed.

The detailed step by step procedures for every part of the esthetic transformation process is clearly and understandably reviewed.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Jun 15 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jun 16 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 18 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jun 19 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jun 20 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 22 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Silhouette Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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