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Mastertrack Presents: Fundamentals of Fixed & Implant Prosthodontics: The Methods, Materials, and Mindset for Achieving Successful Patient Outcomes

Friday, October 25 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, October 26 @ 5:00 pm

Free - 1075.00$


Fundamentals of Fixed & Implant Prosthodontics: The Methods, Materials, and Mindset for Achieving Successful Patient Outcomes

Presented by  Miles R. Cone DMD, MS, CDT, FACP

Friday-Saturday, October 26-27, 2024


Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three-year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr. Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, Maine and his role as a Key Opinion Leader. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found traveling the world looking for adventure, or relaxing at home with his wife, four children, and English Bulldog.

Course Description:

Day 1 -This full-day session will focus on the treatment planning, laboratory communication, material selection, fabrication, and delivery of indirect fixed prosthetics –including porcelain laminate veneers, full-coverage crowns, bridges, and full-arch implant restorations for the edentulous patient. Steps will include diagnostic casts/intraoral scans, communication between the technician/specialists, shade taking, wax-ups, provisional, impression techniques, final delivery, and the importance of photographic case documentation.

Day 2 -This full-day session will focus specifically on the treatment of difficult cases in the anterior aesthetic zone. Pre-treatment tooth bleaching protocols, tips and tricks for shade matching using a tooth shade colorimeter, crossed-polarized light photography, staining + glazing custom shade tabs, and effective ways of communicating with the ceramist will be covered. Additional time will be dedicated to outlining the equipment and techniques used by
the clinician and technician for digital dental photography and collaboration. The hands-on portion will involve the fabrication of a single central provisional crown and the subsequent trimming, contouring, staining, and glazing of the provisional restoration for use as a fully-customized shade tab for the ceramist.

Course Objectives:

Following this presentation, dentists will:

1. Review various treatment planning principles found in the field of contemporary fixed prosthetics for both traditional indirect restorations and implant prosthetics
2. Analyze many of the current materials available to the clinician and dental technician that can be utilized in the restoration of implants, and fixed crown and bridge treatments.
3. Determine the chairside/benchtop protocols that will ensure the highest level of quality and efficacy that will augment successful patient outcomes in the final product at delivery.
4. Apply new concepts and techniques within the dental clinic and dental laboratory.

Who Should Attend?

These hands-on programs were created for AGD Fellows aspiring to be AGD Masters, but we’ve discovered that they may benefit all dentists, from new graduates to seasoned practitioners.

CE Credit:

16 hours of participation credit for those who attend the 2 days of lecture and hands-on. 34 total hours of participation credit to those who attend the 2 days of lecture and hands-on, complete the assigned protocol in their office, and return to document the protocol assignment.


Friday & Saturday, October 25-26, 2024

8:00AM – 12:00PM Lecture and/or Hands on

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM – 5:00PM Lecture and/or Hands-on

Program Site:

GC America Inc

3737 W 127th St,

Alsip, IL 60803 708-371-7300


The total tuition for Premasters for this course, which includes the reporting session is $975. MAGD’s receive a $100.00 discount and pay $875. Non-AGD member is $1075. Tuition includes continental breakfast and lunch Friday & Saturday, and a banquet on Friday evening at 5:30PM. Please indicate on your registration whether you will be attending the banquet. Thank you. Friday night dinner is at Zachary’s Grill Located in: Westgate Valley Commons Address: 13415 S Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Time: 5:30pm A shuttle can be arranged to Zachary’s Grill if needed with notice.

 Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Alsip Address: 5000 W 127th St, Alsip, IL 60803 Phone: 800-222-8733 Rate: $121 + Tax

Shuttle from Midway Airport to the Hotel; 10 miles approximately 30 minutes. Reservations can be made online at www.ChicagoAlsip.DoubleTree.com, or by calling 800-222-8733, and referencing DE4 to obtain the discounted rate of $121 plus tax per room per night. Guests must make reservations by the cutoff date of 9/26/24(When you go to the website-put in your dates and then click on Special Rates and put in DE4 and it will go right to your room with the correct rate of $121. If you have Hilton points be sure to login in first.) If guest will be making the reservation after the cutoff date for each block indicated above, then they must click on this link and the corporate code of 0560081829 should automatically populate the discounted rate assuming the hotel has rooms available to book. *Guestroom reservations must be cancelled 48 hrs. prior to arrival or your credit card will be billed.

**Dr. Gibbs can arrange a Shuttle for the doctors from the Hotel to GC America at 7:15 am Friday and 7:30 am Saturday. A shuttle can be arranged to take people back to the hotel as well and to dinner on Friday.  Please email Dr. Jessica Gibbs at [email protected] if you will require Shuttle service

GC America is 1.7 miles and approximately 8 minutes from the DoubleTree Hotel.

 Protocols-Note Protocols will be on Zoom until further notice.

The Illinois Academy of General Dentistry and the Wisconsin Academy of General Dentistry are pleased to present this program leading to Mastership certification in the Academy. To complete the Mastership Program, candidates must enroll for 600 hours of continuing education, 400 of which must be of participatory nature.

Protocol Reporting Session via Zoom
Please RSVP to Dr. Jessica Gibbs at [email protected] by October 10, 2024 to present protocol reports on Thursday, September 26, 2024 at 6:00pm.
A Zoom link will be emailed to you.

NEW DENTISTS!!! Three (3) full Scholarships will be made available at each program to AGD member dentists who have graduated less than 3 years ago! For more information contact: Dr. Jessica Gibbs at [email protected] or Maureen Kugel @ [email protected].


Friday, October 25 @ 8:00 am
Saturday, October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Free - 1075.00$
Event Category:


GC America
3737 West 127th Street
Alsip, IL 60803 United States


Dr. Jessica Gibbs


Type of Event
Lecture & Participation


Pre-Master Dentist-MT-Prosthodontics-10/25-26/24$975.00

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MAGD Dentist-MT-Prosthodontics-10/25-26/24$875.00

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Non-AGD Dentist-MT-Prosthodontics-10/25-26/24$1,075.00

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Region 17 Dentist-MT-Prosthodontics-10/25-26/24$682.00

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