Catapult Education™ Speakers Bureau

Peter Auster, DMD

General Dentist
 New York, USA

Lecture Topics
  • AI
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Technology
  • Prosthodontics
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Wellness and Self Improvement

An Answer to the Gray Screw-Hole Conundrum

"Gray! That confounding color has betrayed dentists for years as we have attempted to cover screw holes and post holes. It seemed that regardless of what we used, be they opaquers, dentin shade composites, or a multiple shade technique, we ended up with an unfortunate gray cast surrounding the hole. Now we finally have an answer! ..."

Evolution and Revolution: Groundbreaking Changes in Composite Dentistry

"Every so often, the world of restorative dentistry changes markedly, and 2019 will go down in dental history as a year of revolution rather than evolution in composite technology. ..."

Meet Your Next Big Dental Speaker

About Dr. Auster

Dr. Peter Auster strives for his seminars to be “uplifting, inspiring, and educational” - as a recent testimonial summarized. He combines the latest technology, materials, and techniques in a free-moving, collaborative day, where attendee participation is embraced, and the tailored needs of the audience are honored.

Dr. Auster continues thirty-five years of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in his private practice in Pomona, NY. He has lectured from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and internationally.

Dr. Auster has written dozens of articles for major dental publications. His article, “Groundbreaking Composite Dentistry” was the cover story of Dentistry Today Magazine in February 2019, and he was named the cover story again in April 2022. Dr. Auster is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Auster has spent twelve years in leadership positions at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), including the 2022 chair of their Professional Education Committee. He also founded their New York affiliate, the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (GNYACD). Dr. Auster is a speaker for Catapult Education’s Speakers Bureau. He takes great pride in twelve years of volunteer dentistry abroad and an ADA award for international voluntary service.
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Honors and Achievements

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Board Member
Humanitarian of the Year

American College of Dentists

American Dental Association
Certificate of International Voluntary Service
Catapult Education
Speaker Bureau Member

Hudson Valley Magazine
Top Dentist

International College of Dentists


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AI and More…Growing Trends in Dentistry  NEW! 

Dr. Peter Auster charts new ground in today’s dentistry from artificial intelligence, heating your composites, injection molding, electronic anesthesia, laser curing lights and today’s newest and best products to defy dental inflation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Experience Dental AI programs which will pick up your dentistry AND your bottom line
  • Learn about a NEW answer to stop decay in its tracks in 5 minutes
  • Discover excellent products that cost LESS than what you use today, as inflation is reducing our practice bottom line
  • Implement Injection Molding: the best way to get treatment started NOW
  • Learn about the first product created to be used EXCLUSIVELY when heated
  • The BEST retraction pastes, the BEST pulp capping agents, the coolest new lasers, the finest cements and curing lights were released recently. What makes them different?
  • Discover a new electronic anesthesia system that makes palatal injections painless
  • What separates today's digital scanners from others on the market?
  • Learn about new techniques to create 6 beautiful composite veneers simply and in less than 2 hours!

Newer than New, 2024: Surprising Changes and Dental Inflation Busters  NEW! 

Dental companies are leapfrogging over each other to introduce the next great product. Some are outright exciting; some are just ways to charge higher fees for tweaked products. Dr. Auster will help you decide which direction to go when adding better, more intuitive technologies and products to your dental world. Also, start to love dentistry: understanding and confronting “Dental Imposter Syndrome” and “Dental Burnout”.

Learning Objectives:
  • Dive deeply into inflation-busting products that drastically DECREASE your costs
  • AI in Dentistry: the future is now, and it's amazing!
  • Discover dozens of brand-new products that beat what you use: single shade composites, zirconia cements, temp cements, a MUCH better retraction paste; desensitizers; bulk fills; better bite materials; diode lasers; curing lights, scanners
  • Learn how injection molding and new “pressure molding” can fill your chairs and end down-time in your practice
  • Should you buy that scanner or 3D printer now? A veteran’s report. What your lab should be telling you about scans.
  • Learn how to beat imposter syndrome and start truly enjoying dentistry

Is Dentistry All You Want it to Be?

How happy are you with your career? Has unfulfillment followed you since dental school or is it a “middle-age dental crisis”? Dental Imposter Syndrome? We all have had doubts about our chosen field and our role in it. Dr. Auster helps you through those moments with compassion and a clear focus on making our dental world more fun and enjoyable in an eye-opening seminar.

Learning Objectives:
  • Steps to take if you don’t love what you do
  • What is dental imposter syndrome and how to confront it
  • When to start planning for retirement and how (even if you are 30 years old)
  • Suggestions to make your dental day a better one: sleep apnea; digital/laser options, more challenging products; AI?

Join the Single Shade Revolution

A huge paradigm shift has rocked the world of composite dentistry. Prior to the pandemic, most composite systems included 25-40 shades. In many cases, that number has been reduced to 5, 3 or even 1 shade and the results are BETTER! Dr. Auster, who was in on the beginning of this change, will guide you on a fun journey from 40 shades to ONE. Which products work best? What techniques lead to an invisible margin? Learn why this is truly the GOLDEN AGE OF COMPOSITE DENTISTRY!

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how single shade systems can save you LOTS of money
  • Identify the best new composite for every type of restoration
  • How to create the Screw Hole/Post Hole Miracle (step by step)
  • Surprising techniques that help speed up everything
  • Learn about great BRAND-NEW bonding agents, better etchants, great new pulp caps, bulk-fills, flowables, Bioactive options, and white spot cures that make great restorations predictable.

On to 2024! Great New Options to Improve Your Dental World

Dentistry is changing...really fast! This rapid-moving info-driven presentation will send attendees home with LOTS of pearls: new techniques; ways AI can inflation-proof your practice; fabulous new products, great new Indirect and Direct materials, and tips to make your dental world happier. They all come together in a fun, interactive afternoon.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn when and how to use great new translucent zirconias
  • Learn to incorporate 30 better, more economical products into your practice
  • Why you should throw out your old cements and use brand-new options
  • How to get on the exciting train of AI-assisted dentistry
  • Introducing: 1 second light-curing!
  • Concrete ways to change your negative mindset to excitement about dentistry

Take the “Dents” out of Dentistry

Imagine a “jump-start” to revitalize your dentistry and your life. This fun presentation provides concrete tips to make every dental day better via new techniques, practice management tips, and great new products. Expect a lot of “gems” and solid information to use on Monday morning.

Learning Objectives:
  • How to take charge of your dental world, eliminate the negative, and add what makes you smile
  • Thirty better, brand-new, more economical products to use on Monday Morning
  • Learn about the latest esthetic zirconias...what are 3Y/4Ys and 3Y/5Ys? When to use each
  • Cementation 2023: Learn why it’s time to throw out ALL pre-pandemic cements and get newer, better ones
  • Learn why it’s time to adapt AI dentistry in every office - yes, NOW!
  • Why most of us left dental schools with “dental imposter syndrome and how to triumph over it

New World Composite Dentistry, 2024

What is my best material choice for that case? The options are many...and the answers come in this interactive hands-on presentation. Each year, manufacturers bring us great new alternatives. Learn what works best NOW for Class 1Vs, diastemas, tough posterior contacts, and abfractions. Participants will learn to master some of the newest product offerings, experience new age translucency matching, and handle bold new materials that just may change how you think and practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • New materials, are we experiencing a paradigm shift?
  • Learn when and how to use bulk-fill flowables
  • How to create perfect posterior contacts every time - you’ll do it today!
  • From Concise and Adaptic to today - a crazy composite history
  • Silicone Stent to enamel shell to beautiful class 1V TODAY
  • Fabulous rapid polishing - the key to great cases

Course Format:

Be Your Own Prosthodontist: Keep Big Cases in House

We face difficult cases every day in our offices. We must determine where we “want to go” and how to reach that goal. A long-time Academy leader shares the tips and pathways to becoming the dentist you always dreamed you would be. Gain confidence today as we review multiple cases.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn a systematic way to simplify and treat ANY case
  • How to phase cases for any budget with injection molding
  • How to determine which indirect material to use for each case
  • When to use deprogrammers as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool
  • How to attract more cosmetic patients and get your staff excited to encourage them
  • Appropriate uses for today’s new Zirconias and brand-new cements

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