9th Annual Alumni CE Program

Event Dates: Friday and Saturday, January 12-13, 2024
Event Time(s):

Friday’s Continental Breakfast, Coffee & Tea: 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Friday's Presentation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CDMA Alumni and Friends dinner and Reception: 5:00 pm
Saturday's Hot Breakfast - 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Saturday’s Presentation: 8:00 am – Noon

All locations will be announced shortly and in confirmation emails.

Total CE Hours: 12 Credit Hours
(8 hours Friday, 4 hours Saturday)
Course Fee:
Audience: CDMA/CDMI Alumni and MWU CDM Faculty
Course Speakers & Topics:

Friday: January 12, 2024

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Hot Teas
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM - Dean Brownstein’s Welcome and Updates
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM - James C. Down, D.M.D., Head Instructor, Dr. Dick Barnes Group, Salt Lake City, Utah
Morning: “Part I: Reconstructive Excellence:  Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations Simplified”

Noon - 1:15 PM  Lunch - Lunch Provided

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM -  “Part II Reconstructive Excellence: Material consideration, Bonding for Success and Case Presenting”

5:00 – Dental Alumni and Friends Reception and Dinner

Saturday: January 13, 2024  (Location to be announced)

7:30 am - 8:00 AM Hot Buffett Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Dean Brownstein’s Welcome and Updates
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM -  Igor Borisov, D.M.D., Maricopa Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, Tempe, Arizona
“Digital Precision in Surgical Implant Dentistry”

Conflict of Interest:

Dr. Downs has a financial interest or affiliation with Arrowhead Dental Lab. He is the Clinical Head Instructor.

Dr. Igor Borisov’s Conflict of Interest Statement is not available currently.


All events held on Glendale Campus Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Contact Person:

Martha C Clements, MEd, Continuing Dental Education Specialist
Email:  mcleme@midwestern.edu | Office Phone: 623-572-3870

PLEASE READ: Details of this event are subject to change based on future COVID - 19 conditions. Please make travel arrangements accordingly.

Course Descriptions:

Friday, January 12 - 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

  • James C. Down, D.M.D., Head Instructor
  • Dr. Dick Barnes Group, Salt Lake City, Utah

Part 1: Reconstructive Excellence:  Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations Simplified

Dr. Down’s will present a simplified approach to diagnosis and occlusal theory for everyday dentistry. He will go through when to do an additive or reductive approach in treatment understanding.  He will then move to case designing for predictable results through large case and comprehensive treatment.  This discussion will include tissue framing, 3D tooth preparing with a structure that works, to temporization, and lab communication that dials in cases every time. 

Part 2: Reconstructive Excellence: Material Consideration, Bonding for Success and Case Presentation

Dr. Down’s will discuss materials and bonding/cementation of these restorations that will simplify seat time. In addition to simplifying seat time, he will go through techniques that will minimize clean-up.   Increasing case longevity through testing timing and force of occlusion will be reviewed with tools and equipment.  Lastly, effectively dealing with patient objections and presenting cases to help patients understand value will leave dentists with helpful tools to get patients to say YES to this type of dentistry every time. 

Saturday: January 13 - 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM       

Igor Borisov, D.M.D. (CDMA 2017)   
Implant Pathway, Tempe, Arizona

Digital Precision in Surgical Implant Dentistry – Course description on its way!

Meet the Speakers:  Dr. James Downs and Dr. Igor Borisov

 James Downs, D.M.D.

Dr. James C. Downs received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  His post-dental education includes numerous prestigious institutes in advance restorative fields, such as dental implants, temporomandibular dysfunction and occlusion, full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, lasers, office management, and leadership training/mentorship.

After years of investigation and experience, Dr. Downs has adopted an occlusion philosophy that combines both centric relation (C.R.) principles and neuromuscular/myocentric (N.M.) principles. He has placed more than a thousand implants since 1989 and has restored numerous full mouth cases. Dr. Downs’s extensive knowledge includes many modalities of dentistry, and he intertweaves such principles with a down-to-earth, caring sensibility in his everyday practice.

Dr. Downs has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and has published many articles on dentistry. He is currently the clinical head instructor for the Dr. Dick Barnes Group in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Downs is a member of the Metro Denver Dental Society, the Colorado Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He maintains an aesthetic family-orientated practice with Dr. Nickie Lê, his wife, in Denver, Colorado.

Igor Borisov, D.M.D. (CDMA 2017)

Dr. Igor Borisov was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and spent his formative years in Baltimore, Maryland before pursuing his passion for dentistry at Midwestern University in Arizona. With a focus on digital approaches to implant surgery, Dr. Borisov utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide his patients with the most accurate and effective treatments available. He is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advances in his field by attending and teaching continuing education courses and remaining an active member of the dental community.

Dr. Borisov is dedicated to providing his patients with a comfortable and positive dental experience, and he believes that technology plays a vital role in achieving this goal. His emphasis on digital workflows and 3D printing allows for precise, prosthetically driven planning and placement of dental implants, resulting in better outcomes for his patients.

Location: All events held on Glendale Campus, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Contact Person: 

Martha C Clements, MEd, Continuing Dental Education Specialist
Email:  mcleme@midwestern.edu | Office Phone  623-572-3870

Course Fees & Registration Information

Registration Information

There are three ways to register for our continuing education programs:

  1. Online: see above
  2. By regular mail:   if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, download and fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to:

    Ms. Martha Clements
    College of Dental Medicine-AZ Midwestern University
    Office of Continuing Dental Education
    19555 North 59th Avenue
    Glendale, AZ  85308

  3. By email:  scan completed registration form (from #2 above) and email to mcleme@midwestern.edu, providing payment information. Please call 623-572-3870 if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc.  

Payment Methods: We accept checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa. All checks should be made payable to: Midwestern University.

Cancellation and Refund Information

The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) office reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the MWUCDM-AZ CDE finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued.

No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration. Full tuition refunds are issued if the participant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded tuition minus a late cancellation fee of $75.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona 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.

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona designates this activity for 12 continuing education credits.


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