Annual Alumni CE Program Event (Live Virtual)

Event Date(s): Friday, January 15, 2021
Event Time(s):

Friday 8:00 am - 3:15 pm (Arizona Time)

Total CE Hours: 6 Credit Hours
Course Fee: $59 Click Here to Register
Audience: CDMA and CDMI Alumni
Proposed Agenda:

First Speaker
Master the Skill and Science of Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry
David S. Alleman, D.D.S., Co-Director Alleman-Deliperi Centers for Biomimetic Dentistry, South Jordan, Utah and Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Co-Director Biomimetic Dentistry CE Beverly Hills, CA

Second Speaker
CBCT: Introduction to Applications and Interpretation

Vijay Parashar, B.D.S., D.D.S., MDSc, Professor, MWU CDMA, Dental Institute

Third Speaker
Methods Materials and Madness
Michael C. Fling, D.D.S.
Fling Seminars, Oklahoma City, OK

Conflict of Interest:

The listed speakers do not have conflicts of interest.


Live Virtual: To Be Announced (Webex or Zoom)

Course Descriptions:

First Speaker

Master the Skill and Science of Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry - Dr. David Alleman

Over the last 15 years, there has been a steady evolution in the restorative approach with a progression from mechanical retention to advanced adhesion. Collectively, the science, principles, and techniques of advanced adhesive dentistry is known as Biomimetic Dentistry. At its core, the biomimetic approach respects the simple philosophy that we must “mimic life” and understand the natural tooth in its entirety to adequately restore teeth.

Naturally, conserving more of the intact tooth is paramount to this approach, and pairs perfectly with adhesion. The need for mechanical retention, and excessive preparation for full coverage restorations is eliminated. Properly applied, adhesion is best able to preserve marginal integrity and prevent leakage and gaps. Additionally, the adhesively restored tooth is best able to handle and manage functional stresses similarly to the intact natural tooth. As a result, the biomimetically restored tooth eliminates gaps under restorations and cracks into dentin that develop as a result of deformation and stress concentrations. Post-operative pain and sensitivity are eliminated, and vitality is preserved as bacteria are not able to invade and kill the pulp.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be better able to:
     1. Employ the theory of biomimetic technology in restorative dentistry 
     2. Assess the benefits of using adhesive materials

About Dr. Alleman:
Dr. David Alleman has been practicing dentistry for 32 years since his graduation from the University of the Pacific in 1978. The first three were in the US navy and the last 29 years in Utah. In 1995, he started studying adhesive dentistry with Dr. Ray Bertolotti. In 1999, he started studying with Dr. John Kois.

These two mentors guided him through a 10- year/10,000 hour review of the literature on which advanced adhesive (Biomimetic) dentistry is based. Other mentors and collaborators are Dr. Gary Unterbrink, Dr. Didier Dietschi, Dr. Pascal Magne and Dr. Geoff Knight.

Second Speaker

CBCT: Introduction to Applications and Interpretation - Dr. Vijay Parashar

This CBCT presentation will discuss how Cone Beam CT imaging has revolutionized imaging of the maxillofacial region. Dentists who are current users, or who are considering using CBCT imaging and wish to strengthen their knowledge in the application and benefits of CBCT will gain helpful insights from this presentation.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be better able to:

     1. List various applications of CBCT imaging.
     2. Recognize advantages of CBCT vs. Intra Oral/Panoramic imaging.
     3. Understand capabilities of various FOVs - advantages and limitations.
     4. Identify radiographic anatomy and common variations of normal maxillofacial anatomy.
     5. Identify 3-D appearance of common pathology.

About Dr. Parashar:
Dr. Parashar, a Diplomat of American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology received D.D.S. from University of Detroit Mercy, Master of Dental Science and Certification in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology from University of Connecticut. He received Howard R. Raper Award and William H. Rollins Award for Research from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has served as Chair of Oral Radiology section of American Dental Education Association and ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Oral Radiology Review Committee. He is serving on National Dental Board Test Construction Committee, and is a CODA Site Visitor.

Third Speaker

Methods Materials and Madness - Dr. Michael Fling

Various materials, preparation and impression techniques are available to the restorative dentist. This presentation looks at the choices of prep design and material selection that are becoming mainstream. It evaluates popular restorative materials, preparation design and impression techniques to expose if their use is founded in fact or fiction. You will be exposed to bonding techniques and have an understanding for determining what is best for a given clinical situation.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be better able to:

       1. Understand the literature regarding popular materials for veneers and full coverage crowns
       2. Review which generation of bonding materials is best
       3. Indication for Emax vs zirconia vs metal
       4. Condition of the laboratory technician industry
       5. Digital impressions and milled models vs in office-milled restorations.
       6. Understand the madness in reality vs expectation for given materials
       7. The future in the fabrication of restorations

About Dr. Fling:
Dr. Michael Fling is a dentist, an educator, an author and an artist. He says that the secret to his success is “bridging the gap between knowing and doing”. He uses this secret to further the success of those around him by inspiring them to excellence.
He began his career in dentistry in 1976 as a laboratory technician. While maintaining a private practice with an emphasis on aesthetic and restorative dentistry, he has served as Course Director and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the O.U. College of Dentistry. He now serves as an Associate Professor and the Director in the Department of Advanced Restorative Dentistry. He is the founder and President of Fling Seminars, delivering stimulating advanced dental education and motivation to dental teams and technicians around the world. He has been named by Dentistry Today as one of the “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education” every year since 2005. He serves at the L.D. Pankey Institute as a Essentials Director and is part of a select handful that has completed the process to earn the distinction as a “Pankey Scholar”. He also serves as a member of their Board of Advisors. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. His passion is motivating change to improve the quality of life for those he touches.


 Annual Alumni Continuing Education
Live Virtual Event Agenda
Friday, January 15, 2021

CDMA Alumni Council Executive Officer’s- Committee Chair of Professional Development
Dr. Tyler Fix (2017) and Dr. Alexandra Sales (2017), will be the Event Facilitator and Manage Questions for the Speakers

7:45AM – 8:00AM Join the WebEx Meeting (logging-on)
8:00AM – 8:15AM Dean Smith’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15AM – 8:30AM Speaker Introductions & Disclosures/Virtual Rules – Drs. Fix and Sales
8:30AM – 9:30AM Dr. David Alleman Begins (60 minutes)
9:30AM – 9:35AM BREAK: Alumni Video #1
9:35AM – 10:35AM Dr. David Alleman completes lecture (60 minutes)
10:35AM – 10:55AM Questions for Dr. David Alleman
10:55AM – 11:00AM BREAK: Alumni Video #2
11:00AM – 12:00 Dr. Vijay Parashar (60 minutes)
12:00PM – 12:20PM Questions for Dr. Vijay Parashar (20 minutes)
12:20PM – 12:25PM BREAK: Alumni Video #3
12:25PM – 1:25PM Dr. Michael Fling Begins (60 minutes)
1:25PM – 1:30PM BREAK: Alumni Video #4
1:30PM – 2:30PM Dr. Michael Fling Finishes (60 minutes)
2:30PM – 2:50PM Questions for Dr. Michael Fling
2:50PM – 3:00PM Alumni Interaction
3:00PM – 3:15PM Dean Smith’s Closing Remarks

Contact Person: Martha C Clements, MEd, Continuing Dental Education Specialist
Email:    Office Phone  623-572-3870                             


Registration Information:

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

  1. Online click here:  submit completed online registration form and payment process per directions
  2. By mail:   if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to:

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

By email:  scan completed registration form and email to, 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 6 continuing education credits.

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