Stress-Free Smile Designs: Contemporary Tissue Artistry with Predictable Results


Original Release Date: May 17, 2023

Expiration Date: May 17, 2024

VDA Members
- $20
Be sure to use the promo code DESIGN to receive your member discount (membership verification required)

Non-Members - $60
Credits: 2

Course Description (Lecture Style Webinar)
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a novelty as it was in the 1980’ is serious business. Patient expectations are growing so that you must learn to master the art and science not only in the front but the back of the mouth. Fortunately, advancements in technology and materials have allowed dentists and their teams to be on the same page with the patient, lab, and specialist that help you create extra-ordinary results that are predictable and profitable for the practice and often affordable for patients.

1. Learn critical factors in smile design that help you create beauty and “keep it real”.
2. See how veneer cases can be easy to do by always doing four critical steps.
3. Discover how laser technology can make your cases esthetically beautiful, biologically healthy that promote healing and improve your bottom line –even two months faster in complex cases.
4. Learn a system of building digital technology that gives your business more ROI.
5. Realize techniques to engage and excite your patients for more case collaboration and acceptance.

Instructor(s): Dr. Hugh Flax
Dr. Hugh Flax is internationally known for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry. An Accredited member and Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has lectured and authored in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States on lasers, smile design, and advanced restorative techniques to enhance the skills of dental teams in making their care world class for their patients.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has also been the Chairperson of many AACD meetings, as well as the founder of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a 15-year member of Catapult Education Speakers Group, a certified Fellow with World Clinical Laser Institute. In addition, he is a Master with the ICOI, an Associate Fellow of the AAID, a Diplomate of the ABAD, and a Kois Center graduate. Lastly, he is visiting faculty at the Dental School of Georgia.

Dr. Flax practices full time in Atlanta, Georgia focusing on functional-appearance related conditions and advanced laser dentistry as well as writing and lecturing on how to help others do the same for their own practices. He and his practice have been featured in many women’s magazines such as Cosmo, Allure, and Good Housekeeping as well as The Wall Street Journal, Dear Doctor, and Productive Dentist Magazine (cover story), The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jezebel, Atlanta Magazine, In Style, and New Beauty magazine. In 2022, he became the Official Dentist of the Miss Georgia USA and Miss Teen Georgia USA.

Recently, Dr. Flax published a consumer book called “A Smile is Always in Style” to help those looking for a better smile and dental wellness to be more educated and savvier with their choices for their best results. Proceeds from the book go to educational scholarships.

Financial Disclosure: The speaker(s) and the VDA Team do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations to disclose relating to the content of this presentation.

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