Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Duplantis received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1999.

He continued with Post doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000. He has also applied for, and been confirmed for his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry this coming July. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Duplantis is a member of Catapult Educations Speakers Bureau and has been a member of several Aesthetic and Restorative Continuums, most recently the Spear Education Study Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in “high-tech” dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM technology in his practice since 2004. Formerly a CEREC user, he is now a user of the 3M TrueDefinition Oral Scanner, the iTero Intraoral Scanner, and the Glidewell Laboratories fastdesign.io mill. Dr. Duplantis has also written several articles regarding digital dentistry for various dental publications. He has helped 3M and Glidewell on various projects regarding the scanner an mills, and is a member of the panel of experts on the website TrueDefDoctors.com. He is also a clinical consultant for Glidewell Laboratories.

Dr. Duplantis resides in Keller, Texas with his wife, Ellen, and his children, Austin and Ava. He is an avid cyclist, enjoys shooting sporting clays, and loves to be outdoors.

Courses Offered

Chad C. Duplantis, DDS is an accomplished speaker available to speak at your event for half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, custom courses, and hands-on workshops.

Are You Making a Good Impression: A Real World Perspective on Digital Dentistry

This course is designed for the entire dental team.  This is really a half day course, but could be transformed into a full day course with hands on for the second half of the day.  We all know that a good impression is paramount for quality restorative dentistry.  In this course, we’ll discuss both traditional and digital impressioning.  We’ll look at the rights and wrongs of each, and what it takes to eliminate the wrongs to make the “perfect” impression.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conventional impressions have withstood the test of time, but what are the causes of failures?
  • What it takes to successfully overcome the failures of impressioning, whether it be conventional or digital.
  • Breaking down the true meaning of digital dentistry.
  • The history of CADCAM and the changes that have made it the future of dentistry.
  • The digital workflow, and how it differs from the conventional workflow.
  • What are the essential questions one must ask to support the change to digital dentistry?
  • Differentiate the current scanning systems and how they work.
  • How this digital landscape looks through real life clinical cases treated using digital means.
  • What is the role of the dental laboratory in this everchanging digital world.
  • How you can use digital dentistry to improve your dentistry.
Digitizing Dentistry: Clinical Updates in CAD/CAM Dentistry

This course is designed for the entire dental team as well.  There have been so many changes in CAD/CAM dentistry that it’s hard to keep up with them all.  When faced with the choice of providing same day restorations, the choices can be overwhelming to the dental team.  Throughout this course, we will discuss the factors that matter the most in this decision.  By the end of the course, the dental team should be armed with all of the knowledge needed to make an informed decision to better their practice.  This can be a half or full day course.  It is best to have a hands on portion for the full day course.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Current State of CAD/CAM Dentistry, and how it's evolved from a technological and practical standpoint.
  • What have been the main changes in dentistry that are steering us to a digital environment in the practice and in the laboratory, and why.
  • The use of a chairside mill, and why it makes sense. What are the mills available, and what are the differences.
  • Materials used in the chairside setting.
  • How can I make this technology work in my Practice, and is it for me?
  • Digital Scanner and Milling System Comparisons, and how they work together
  • Digital dental cases performed in a restorative practice, and why they work.
  • How will this improve my productivity and make me a better dentist?
Implants Made Easy: Mastering the Digital Implant Workflow

This course is designed for the dental team, and any specialists whom treat or place dental implants.  This course will be beneficial to those that haven’t even gone digital in their practices yet. 

Many of us have entered the realm of digital dentistry, yet we haven’t quite unleashed the potential.  Having gone digital with impressioning and milling in 2004, I didn’t realize the value of the digital implant workflow for many years.  Once I realized the potential, my practice has changed for the better.  Implants are one of our best tools in our practices, and digital dentistry makes so much sense in every aspect of implant dentistry.  This course will show the practice how to succeed by combining the power of digital dentistry with implant dentistry. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The Digital Shift of (Implant) Dentistry, and how it affects your practice.
  • The importance of a full Team Collaboration – The Pyramid of Implant Success involving the dentist, the surgeon, and the laboratory
  • Co-diagnostic software, what it does, and how it can be useful in preventing common mistakes.
  • Digital Implant Restorative Options and Considerations
    • Stock vs. custom abutments: why, when, and where
    • Screw vs. cement retained restorations: why, when, and where
  • How to properly utilize digital methods to treat implant cases in your practice.
  • How digital implant workflows can improve your practice, and is this right for you?
The Dummy Guide to Bonding and Cementation: Tips Tricks, and Trends for Success

Our restorations are only as successful as the “glue” we use to put them in with.  This course will transform the way that you look at adhesive dentistry.  We’ll walk through time to see why we use and when we use it.  By the end of this course, you should be well informed of what’s out there and why.

Learning Objectives:

  • How has dental cement changed over the years, and what is the reasoning for constant
  • Learn the composition of the cements that are most frequently used.
  • What are the latest trends in dental cementation?
  • Indications and usage for each cements, and how when and where to use them. We will break down the different restorations commonly used and learn the most practical ways to ensure long term success.
  • Prior to cementing a restoration, what are the appropriate measures we must take in regards to both the tooth and the restoration?
  • The dreaded recementation. What's causing it and how do we overcome?
  • We will briefly touch upon bioactivity. We will discuss the current definition, and which cements fall into this new category.
  • Cementing implant restorations with different cements, why and how are they used. Is one cement better than the others for this type of restoration?
  • Why should a dentist consider change in current technique?
“Crossing that Bridge”: A look into the ever-changing world of dental implants for the general practitioner

As we all know, implants have become a mainstay of the dental practice over the past several years.  The success rate affords us many options when it comes to replacing missing teeth.  This course will help the dental team realize the many possibilities of implant dentistry.  We will discuss the failures of treatment in the past, and the successes with implants.  We will talk about the single implant restorations, but spend the majority of the time on treating full arches and complex implant cases.  We will also discuss the role of the entire team in this process.  By the end of the course, the dentist should feel confident that he or she can treatment plan these better.  The dentist and team will also realize the rewards of completing such cases.  This course is designed for all members of the dental team looking to expand their knowledge and confidence with dental implant restorations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • We will look at the timeline of implant usage in dentistry, and discuss the success rate over time.
  • We will not only look at failures in implant dentistry, but we will look at common failures that have led us to rethink our restorative process.
  • The individual dental implant - what factors must we look at for success? When should we treatment plan, and what are the options for the single space?
  • We will leave confident in our treatment planning options for single units and multiple units. We will also leave confident on restorative options for dental implants.
  • Clinical case evaluations for both single and multiple unit cases.
  • What is the role of digital dentistry in implant dentistry, and does it make sense for my practice.
  • Full arch options - how to decide what's best for your patients, and what options are available.
  • Restoring the full arch clinical case evaluations.
Millennial Dentistry: Elevating your restorative game

Technology is here to stay, and the clinical team must be on board to accept the new reality or be left behind. This course is designed to help the office run more efficiently, communicate better, and produce quality dentistry consistently. We will discuss various technological advancements and their impact on dentistry. Included in our discussions will be scanners, mills, advancements in indirect materials, and digital implant workflows. At the end of the day, many myths will be debunked and the team should leave with a new outlook on practicing quality dentistry. Although this course has a digital undertone to it, the whole team can benefit from the presentation. This is a full day course, and could include a hands on component for an additional half day.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is with all of the changes, and who’s benefiting the most?
  • Discuss the digital tools that your office needs for success, including scanners, mills, and 3D printers.
  • Learn in depth the digital workflow for both the dental team and the laboratory and why it leads to predictable outcomes.
  • Discuss many of the new indirect materials and when and how to use them, both chairside and laboratory fabricated.
  • Learn the benefits of an accurate digital smile design and ability to transform a 2D rendering into a fabulous smile.
  • Visualize the restorative driven digital implant workflow, including diagnosis, collaborative treatment planning, and final restorative outcome.
  • Discuss successes and how to avoid failures utilizing new technology.

Course Comments

"I just wanted you to know how well the course went and how much we all love Dr. Duplantis. Not only did I hear from the attendees how much they liked the course and the way he lectured, he was a dream to work with. First class. Thanks again for all your help with this program. Looking forward to our next program with you."

Amy Pozzi
Executive Director
Fifth District Dental Society



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