4th Annual Alumni CE Program

Event Date(s): Friday and Saturday, January 18-19, 2019
Event Time(s):

Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 5:15 pm - Alumni and Guest Reception
Saturday: 8:00 am - Noon - Two Options:
     - Invisalign Fundamentals and Certification
     - Addressing CAD/CAM Challenges (Hands-on)

Total CE Hours: 12 Credit Hours
Course Fee: $99 Click Here to Register
Audience: CDMA Alumni
Course Speakers:

Oral Surgery Topics: Daniel G. Pompa, D.D.S.
Addressing CAD/CAM Challenges: Dennis Cufone, D.D.S. and
Robert Kramer, D.M.D.

Invisalign Fundamentals and Certification: David Gates, D.D.S.

Conflict of Interest:

The listed speakers do not have any conflicts of interest.

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

Course Description

Friday:  Morning Session
The Single Tooth Implant: The Ultimate Esthetic Challenge
The past few years have brought a paradigm shift, as guidelines for the surgical and restorative approach have changed dramatically. Fine tune your workup to create a result that is as close to a natural replacement as possible. We will focus on the latest advances incorporating evidence-based data. Participants will review a unique sequential treatment planning approach which can result in successful outcomes.

Emphasis will be given to the use of 3D treatment planning as it relates to the diagnostic workup and the use of computer guided surgery. * Multiple provisional options and/or interim Hawley prosthesis appliances will be reviewed to attain ideal esthetic results. Long term follow-up will be shown as it relates to these approaches.

Learning Objectives:

Friday:  Afternoon Session
To Pull or Not to Pull  (Course description forthcoming)

Saturday Options:  Invisalign Certification/Refresher and Addressing CAD/CAM Challenges

First Option:  Addressing CAD/CAM Challenges (Hands-On)
This course will discuss four topics in the four-hour time frame:

  1. Making CAD/CAM work for you! Improve your skills, expand your services and get a positive ROI from your investment.
  2. To scan or not to scan, that is the question! We will review popular CAD/CAM systems (Planmeca's Planscan, 3Shape, and Sirona's CEREC), compare scanners (Emerald, Trios, and Omnicam),  in-office milling units (PlanMill, Ivoclar's PrograMill One, and CEREC  X), and furnaces (Ivoclar Vivodent Programat CS4 and CEREC Speedfire)
  3. Lions and Tigers and Zirconia...Oh, My! Confused with the myriad choices in CAD/CAM restorative materials. Let us simplify your life. We will discuss their advantages and disadvantages, proper intaglio surface preparation and delivery of indirect materials. 
  4. Hands on CAD/CAM preparation workshop. Minimal designs with long term success! We will provide typodonts, Bien-Air electric handpieces and the MWU bur selections for milled restorations.  If time allows participants can scan their restorations and have a personal evaluation from our experts. 

Second Option:  Invisalign® Fundamentals
Invisalign Fundamentals is an introductory program for new Invisalign GP providers.  This half-day course provides participants with the clinical and operational education necessary to begin treating a broad range of Invisalign patients.    You will be Invisalign certified at the end of the four hour presentation. At the conclusion of the program the participants will understand how to: 

Course will include:

Event Schedule:

Friday, January 18, 2019

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Opening remarks from Dean Smith
Dr Pompa's Presentation Begins
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Dr. Pompa's Presentation
11:40 am Lunch
1:10 pm Dr. Pompa's Presentation Resumes
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Dr. Pompa's Presentation Resumes
5:00 pm End of presentation with question and answers
5:15 pm Reception in Foyer of Glendale Hall Main Entrance

Saturday, January 19, 2019 ** Note Earlier Start Time

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks from Dean Smith
Presentation Begins
10:00 am Midmorning Break
Noon End of Presentations and Alumni Weekend
Complete Evaluations & Pickup Verification of Attendance

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

Presenter Biographies:

Dennis Cufone, DDS - Assistant Professor Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-AZ
Dr. Cufone earned his DDS from The University of Southern California (USC) in 1989. He returned to Arizona and established a private practice in Central Phoenix for 10 years. He moved his practice to North Scottsdale in 1999 and primarily focused on cosmetic dentistry, implant supported restorations, and CAD/CAM E4D restorations. Dr. Cufone has lectured nationally for 3M ceramic restorations and Astra implant restorations. He was the President of The Phoenix Esthetic Study Club, voted a top dentist in Phoenix Magazine, and one of the best run businesses by Ranking Arizona. He is an active member of The ADA and AACD. Dr. Cufone began his career at Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine as a part-time Adjunct in 2011, and transitioned to a full-time Assistant Professor in 2014.

Robert T. Kramer, DMD - Associate Professor Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-AZ
Dr. Kramer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College in 1986 with a self-designed major in Medical Illustration.  His interest in comparative anatomy, studio arts and physical anthropology led him to pursue a D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1991, where he participated in the Advanced Study in Anatomy Program, the Conscious Sedation Anesthesia Program and the Special Needs Clinic.  Upon graduation, Dr. Kramer purchased a private in practice in his hometown of Harrisburg, PA and developed a group practice that still thrives.  He was awarded the Central Penn Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders Award and was the Founding Director of the Dental Check Up Center (a non-profit volunteer clinic in an underserved area.)  He has served organized dentistry as Vice President of the PA Dental Association, President of the Harrisburg Area Dental Society, ICD Regent and Delegate to the ADA House.  His teaching experience started in his senior year of dental school, as a CPR Instructor and Preventive Dentistry Mentor.  He served as a clinical instructor from 1991-2008 at the Harrisburg Area Community College Dental Hygiene Program and EFDA Program.  Dr. Kramer joined the Midwestern University CDM faculty as an Adjunct Professor in 2009 after selling his practice and relocating to Phoenix.  He became a full time Assistant Professor in 2010 and a Preclinical Team Leader in 2013. Currently, Dr. Kramer is the Director of Preclinical Faculty. He also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the American Student Dental Association.  He was selected as Preclinical Faculty Member of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Dr. Kramer holds Fellowships in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and is a 2013 Costin Scholar.  He is a member of the ADA, AzDA, PDA, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

Dr. Pompa is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.  He is a Fellow in both the American Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeons and the International Congress of Oral Implanto-logists.  He has been a guest speaker at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry. Dan is now a guest speaker at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine,   University of Maryland School of Dentistry, University of Pitts-burgh School of Dental Medicine and will soon be   presenting at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona and the University of Tennessee College of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Pompa is an author with four courses on-line and has pub-lished in journals such as: The Journal of  the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and the New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been featured as a Seminar Series Speaker/Consultant for the American Dental As-sociation. Dr. Pompa is now a Colgate Speaker and has a course "Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice" on the Colgate Website. In the December 2017 issue of Dentistry Today, Dr. Pompa was cited as a "Leader in Continuing  Education for 2018".  He has presented over 500 lectures both Nationally and Internationally. 

Dr. Pompa practiced for over 30 years in New York and now lectures full-time. He has organized several Charity Golf Tournaments to raise money for our Veterans at the Northport VA Hospital and is now the host of the "New York Classic Film Club" which is in its fifth year and meets at the Port Washington Public Library on Long Island, New York.

He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT Guided Surgery in Dental Implantology. His patent (U.S. Patent #5,320,529) is  cited today by over 250 patents.  Website: www.APS4DDS.com   (All articles and U.S. Patent on the website)

Registration Information:

Course Fee $99

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:

Dr James Pashayan, College of Dental Medicine-AZ
Office of Continuing Dental Education
Midwestern University
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ  85308

3.  By email:  scan completed registration form and email to azdentalce@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:
Cancellations and Refunds: 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.


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine- Arizona is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.

The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019. Provider ID Number 342319.