The 2014 ODA Annual Meeting will offer two ODA Live! presentations on Saturday, April 26 in the Exhibit Hall.

Both presentations will happen LIVE using a patientand shown on large screens.

J. Sid NicholsonJ. Sid Nicholson, DDS
Functional, Esthetic Removable Prosthetics in Three Appointments
Three (3) Hours of CE Available
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lecture and Hands-on Format
Recommended for dentists, hygienists, assistants

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Course Objectives:
Come and learn how to provide your patients a simple, efficient, three-appointment denture. You will learn a simple and effective way to provide quality prostheses that function, and are esthetic and cost-effective for both patient and practitioner. Equipment and materials, as well as tips for avoiding problems, will be discussed. You will see all of the steps performed on a live patient, including delivery and adjustment.

Dr. James S. Nicholson, DDS graduated from Baylor Dental College in 1974. He participated in a year-long implant preceptorship, and continues to teach yearly at the anatomy lab for the University of Texas HSC Dental School in San Antonio, TX. Nicholson has served as President of the ODA and the Eastern Distric Dental Society. He was a distinguished editor of the ODA Journal and his outstanding work for the dental community has led him to receive the Leadership and Robert K Wynne Awards. Nicholson resides and practices in Muskogee, OK.

Dr. Nicholson's Course Evaluation


Paul Mullasserill, DDSPaul Mullasseril, DDS
The Use of Scanners for Denture Construction
Two (2) Hours of CE Available
Saturday, April 26, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Recommended for dentists, hygienists and assistants

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Course Synopsis:
Live demonstration on an edentulous patient, showing the process of making impressions and scanning them to fabricate a digitally manufactured denture. The process includes making final impressions, capturing the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) and centric relation, and using a computer program to digitally integrate them. Using this information, teeth will then be set virtually.  All data will be analyzed and processed prior to sending it to a milling machine for denture fabrication.

Course Objectives:

Understand the process of making a digital denture including: 

  1. Final impressions
  2. Vertical dimension of occlusion
  3. Obtaining centric relation
  4. Fabrication of  a digital denture                                
Paul Mullasseril, DDS, MS completed his residency in prosthodontics at the University of Oklahoma in 1994. He then completed a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1996. Dr. Mullasseril was the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of Oklahoma from 2002 to 2008, and then in 2008, he went to teach at Eastern Washington University until 2011. He is currently the chair of restorative dentistry at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Mullasseril has been a consultant for Park Dental Research and Global Dental Science since 2011. He also served as a consultant and key opinion leader for 3M and conducts CE courses internationally. Dr. Mullasseril was awarded an outstanding full time faculty member from the Student Council of OUHSC in 2000.

Dr. Mullasseril's Course Evaluation

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