Meet the Faculty & Guest Instructors

Hands-OnLine LIVE instructors are world-renowned dentists, lecturers and advisors.

Dr. Bob Margeas DDS, AEGD, AGD

Dr. Bob Margeas

DDS, FAACD

Dr. David K. Chan DMD, AAACD

Dr. David Chan

DMD, AAACD

DR. Marc Geissberger DDS, MA

Dr. Marc Geissberger

DDS, MA

Dr. Marcos Vargas BDB, DDS, MS

Dr. Marcos Vargas

BDB, DDS, MS

Dr. Newton Fahl DDS, MS

Dr. Newton Fahl

DDS, MS

Guest Instructors

Dr. Taras Konanec

Dr. Taras Konanec

DDS

Dr. Ron Kaminer

Dr. Ron Kaminer

DDS

Dr. Friedman

Dr. Manfred Friedman

BDS, BChD

Dr. Bob Margeas

Dr. Bob Margeas, DDS, FAACD

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Inside Dentistry, on the Editorial Board of Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Oral Health in Canada. His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

Follow on Instagram: @drbobmargeas

Mastering the Class IV restoration with Dr. Bob Margeas: live or on-demand

Mastering the Class IV Restoration

Instructor: Dr. Bob Margeas

In this course, Dr. Margeas will guide participants, step-by-step, through his layering technique and rationale for the selection of opacities and translucent composite. In addition, participants will learn efficient polishing and surface texturizing techniques to ensure a natural esthetic result.

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: BM101

Freehand Diastema Closure: Live with Dr. Bob Margeas

Freehand Diastema Closure

Instructor: Dr. Bob Margeas

This live, step-by-by step hands-on course focuses on Dr. Margeas’s simplified technique that quickly establishes ideal width, proximal contact and contour without removing any tooth structure and requiring minimal finishing. Learn polishing and surface texturing that will produce natural-looking long term restorations.

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: BM102

 

Restoring the Discolored Central: Live with Dr. Bob Margeas

Restoring the Discolored Central Incisor

Instructor: Dr. Bob Margeas

This hands-on course will teach you how to use opaquers to raise the value of the tooth, without creating too bright of a tooth. You will also learn the use of tints to create incisal translucency. These techniques can be incorporated immediately into your practice for profitability.

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: BM103

Dr. David Chan

Dr. David Chan, DMD, AAACD

David Chan earned his DMD degree in 1989 from the Oregon Health Sciences University located in Portland, Oregon. He maintains a full-time practice focused on cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry located in Ridgefield, Washington.

David currently serves as Vice-President for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as director at the Center for Dental Artistry and a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington.

He is an Accredited member of the AACD and has been published widely in peer reviewed dental articles, including several articles in the prestigious “Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry”.

In addition, David travels nationally/internationally giving lectures/hands-on courses to dentists on comprehensive esthetic dental care and serves as a key opinion leader for many dental products companies.

Follow on Instagram: @david_k._chan

Simple Concepts to Shape and Polish Anterior Composites to Rival Porcelain: Live with Dr. David K. Chan

Simple Concepts to Shape and Polish Anterior Composites to Rival Porcelain

Instructor: Dr. David Chan

This online course provides the participants with many priceless pearls to predictably shape and polish anterior composite restorations to the level that they can rival the beauty of the most esthetic porcelain restorations every single time.

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: DC301

Dr. Marc Geissberger

Dr. Marc Geissberger, DDS, MA

Dr. Geissberger graduated from University of the Pacific in 1991 obtaining his dental degree and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon as a student. He immediately returned to the school and has taught for 27 years. He later obtained a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from University of the Pacific. From 2000 – 2015 he served as Department Chair of Restorative Dentistry. Currently he is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific. He directed the University’s Aesthetic and Complex Care Clinic and teaches many hands-on CE courses in Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Geissberger has served as President of the National Chapter of Omicron Kappa and has numerous publications including a textbook entitled Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice for Wiley-Blackwell. He has presented over 400 continuing education courses both nationally and internationally. He maintains a private practice focused on reconstructive and esthetic dentistry in Greenbrae, CA.

Follow on Instagram: @marindentist

Mastering the Class II Restoration

Instructor: Dr. Marc Geissberger

Through this hands-on, live-streamed course, participants will be guided through the technique of producing predictable, beautiful life-like Class II restorations mimicking the natural tooth in every way. In addition to demonstrating how to achieve zero post-op sensitivity and natural proximal contacts every time, this restorative technique produces ideal occlusal anatomy and contacts prior to final light-curing!

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: MG201

 

Dr. Marcos Vargas

Dr. Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS

Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York.  Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Master Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lecture and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally. Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 25 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Operative Dentistry with an emphasis on esthetic dentistry.

Follow on Instagram: @marcosvargas999

Esthetic Peg Lateral & Class III Direct Restorations

Instructor: Dr. Marcos Vargas

This in-your-office, hands-on exercise will teach you to build up peg laterals and large Class III restorations. You will be guided step-by-step through shade selection, tooth preparation, bonding, matrix adaptation, creating proximal contacts, layering, contouring and polishing to conservatively, predictably and successfully build up peg laterals and large Class III preparations utilizing direct resin composite.

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: MV401

Bulk Fill Posterior Resin Composite Restorations Made Easy

Bulk Fill Posterior Resin Composite Restorations Made Easy

Instructor: Dr. Marcos Vargas

Live Demonstration Webinar

This Live Demonstration Webinar will guide you, step-by-step, through the restoration of adjacent Class II restorations, providing the knowledge to select the proper matrix, wedge and ring to use.  In addition, by providing you with the critical information on bulk fill, flowable and conventional composite materials, you will gain the knowledge to maximize your technique efficiency while improving the predictability and profitability of your posterior composite restorations.

1 HOUR | 1 CE CREDIT

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Dr. Newton Fahl

Dr. Newton Fahl, DDS, MS

Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. received his DDS degree from Londrina State University, Brazil, in 1987. In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), founding member and past president of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (BSAD), and past-president of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD). He is an MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow. Dr. Fahl is the recipient of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) 2008 President’s Award for Best Teacher and the 2011 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award. Dr. Fahl is an Adjunct Professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Has published extensively on direct and indirect bonding techniques. He is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Fahl lives in Curitiba, Brazil, where he maintains a private practice emphasizing esthetic dentistry. He is executive director of the Fahl Center in Curitiba, Brazil where he conducts hands-on courses on direct and indirect adhesive restorations.

Follow on Instagram (@fahlcentre) and Facebook.

 

Direct-Indirect Composite Resin Veneer: with Dr. Newton Fahl live from Brazil

The Direct-Indirect Composite Resin Veneer

Instructor: Dr. Newton Fahl

This hands-on online course will introduce and discuss the use of composite resins for addressing anterior esthetic challenges through a direct-indirect approach, in which restorations are directly sculpted and indirectly bonded. The technique congregates the artistry and the layering concepts of direct composites with the advantages of indirect protocols. 

2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS

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Course Code: NF501

 

Guest Instructors

Dr. Marcos Vargas

Dr. Taras Konanec, DDS

Dr. Taras Konanec, DDS’97, co-owner of the Drummond Dental Group in downtown Montreal is in his 21st year of teaching as a part-time faculty lecturer at McGill University in the Department of Operative Dentistry, and in the Graduate Practice Management
Course. He is the 2018 recipient of the McGill Faculty of Dentistry’s Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award. Dr. Konanec’s passions lie in minimally invasive dentistry techniques and in microscope-enhanced dentistry. He focuses on the use of the Bioclear Method to restore anterior teeth and cast gold to restore posterior teeth. He practices daily using a dental operating microscope to enhance attention to detail. Dr. Konanec is a member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs, Spear Study Club, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Predictable Treatment Technique for Solving the Black Triangle Dilemma

Guest Instructor: Dr. Taras Konanec

Experience a unique approach to modern resin dentistry during this free Live Demonstration webinar.
Learn how to use injection molding to create ideal margins, rounded emergence profiles and mirror-smooth restorations. Anatomic Bioclear™ matrices are one of the main advancements in anterior composite dentistry in recent years – and the technique keeps evolving! 

1 HOUR | 1 CE CREDIT

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Predictable Diastema Closures Using the Bioclear Method

Predictable Diastema Closures Using the Bioclear Method

Guest Instructor: Dr. Taras Konanec

Injection molding warmed composite resin allows us to create monolithic restorations directly in the mouth. This technique of composite placement eradicates the issues of layering and hand manipulation that result in the formation of seams and voids. Participants will learn how the 3-step injection molding process can provide a predictable system for solving anterior esthetic dilemmas such as the closure of an anterior diastema. Pairing the anatomical Bioclear matrix with the “Rock Star Polish” allows the clinician to perform conservative, additive only dentistry resulting in strength, durability and esthetics.

1 HOUR | 1 CE CREDIT

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Dr. Ron Kaminer

Dr. Ron Kaminer, DDS

Dr. Ron Kaminer is a 1990 graduate of the State of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He has always been passionate about technology and was one of the first 100 dentists in the USA to include a hard tissue dental laser into his practice. Over the years Dr. Kaminer has taught dental lasers, technology and minimally invasive dentistry to thousands of dentists worldwide. He sits on the Board of Catalpult Education, is a frequent contributor to Mentor magazine, sits of the editorial board of

Dental Product Shopper and acts as a clinical consultant to numerous dental manufacturers. While doing all of the above, Dr. Kaminer practices full time in both his offices in Hewlett and Oceanside, NY focusing on minimally invasive and digital dentistry. He is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry, member of The American Dental Association, and member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Teach Me to Be a Laser Dentist: A Crash Course on Diode Lasers and Restorative Dentistry

Guest Instructor: Dr. Ron Kaminer

In this Live Demonstration Webinar, join us as we simplify laser science, and show you a variety of situations where using a diode laser helps improve the final outcome. A step-by-step approach for complicated Class II restorations and a simplified approach to crown and bridge impressions and scans will leave you energized and ready to incorporate lasers into your practice.

1 HOUR | 1 CE CREDIT

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Dr. Manfred Friedman

Dr. Manfred Friedman, BDS, BChD

Dr. Manfred Friedman graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg in 1971 and then obtained his B.Ch.D. Honours at the University of Pretoria in 1980. He immigrated to Canada in 1987 where he took up a full-time position at the University of Western Ontario and was appointed as Director of Dentistry at The Southwestern Regional Centre for developmentally Challenged Adults from 1987 to 1994. Dr. Friedman was also the Director of the Undergrad Endo Program from 1997 to 2002. He currently has a practice in London, ON restricting his practice to Endodontics, and is a major part-time Adjunct Professor at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western where he directs the Endodontic Lab course as well as acts as a clinical instructor. Dr. Friedman has given numerous courses on Endodontics since joining dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, with particular interests in rotary instrumentation, endodontic materials, Apex locators, and restoring the endodontically treated tooth.

4-minute Post & Core

Guest Instructor: Dr. Manfred Friedman

The success or failure of endodontically treated teeth often depends more on the quality of the restoration than the endo itself.   This Live Demonstration Webinar will walk participants through the principles that will ensure a quality restoration and long term success when a fiber post and core are used.

1 HOUR | 1 CE CREDIT

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AGD PACE Accreditation

Clinical Research Dental/Clinician’s Choice/Hands-OnLine LIVE is an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and Membership Maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2022 and the Provider ID # is 208086.

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