Designing Smiles Can Be Fun
Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry in the 21st Century
1 CE CreditCredits
December 12, 2022Released
December 12, 2025Expires
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Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a novelty as it was in the 1980’s; it is serious business. Patient expectations are growing, and 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 extraordinary results that are predictable and profitable for the practice, and often affordable for patients.
- Learn critical factors in smile design that help you create natural looking beauty
- See how veneer cases can be easy with 4 critical steps
- Consider how laser technology can improve your bottom line, even 2 months faster in complex cases
- Discover how laser technology can make your cases esthetically beautiful and biologically healthy, promoting healing
- Course Fee: Free
- Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
- Method: Self-Instructional
- Audience: General Dentist
- AGD Subject Code: 780
Meet the instructor
Hugh Flax, DDS
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, and 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. In 2003, he was WSB-TV.com’s expert on Cosmetic Dentistry as well as appearing on FOX News demonstrating the miraculous benefits of laser dentistry. He has been the expert dentist on the “Meet the Products” television show, H2O Magazine, and Best Self. He and his practice have been featured in many magazines such as Cosmo, Allure, and Good Housekeeping as well as The Wall Street Journal, Dear Doctor, 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 his consumer book 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.
Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/20 to 5/31/24. Provider ID 306446.
Catapult Education receives funding from GC America for this program. Dr. Hugh Flax received an honorarium from GC America for the time involved in delivery and preparing this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.
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