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58th Annual Colonel Allyn D. Burke Memorial Dental Symposium

June 09, 2023 08:30 am
- 04:30 pm
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Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10, 2023

Day 1 — Friday, June 9

Designing Smiles Can Be Fun: Predictable and Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry in the 21st Century
Hugh Flax, DDS

Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a novelty as it was in the 1980s; it is a serious business. Patient expectations are high, and therefore dental professionals must learn to master the art and science of cosmetic dentistry both in the front and back of the mouth. Dr. Flax will discuss innovations in technology and materials, and the confluence of smile design. These advances have made it possible for dentists and their teams to work in tandem with patients, labs and specialists to create extraordinary results that are predictable, profitable and often affordable for patients.

You Will Learn

  • To identify critical factors in smile design that can help you create beautiful and naturally looking smiles
  • To integrate four critical steps to help simplify treatment in your veneer cases
  • To utilize technology to help patients visualize, collaborate and test-drive their new smiles to increase satisfaction and acceptance
  • To understand how laser technology can enhance your cases' aesthetics, biological health, promote healing and improve your bottom line, even by two months or more in complex cases

Day 2 — Saturday, June 10                               

TMD: The Basics and State-of-the-Art
Kevin Mangelson, DMD

TMD can affect occlusion, jaw function and bite. In this lecture, Dr. Mangelson will review the basics of TMD anatomy and diagnosis. He will discuss the tools you need to treat straightforward TMD right in your practice. Dr. Mangelson will also present on regenerative TMD treatment and the future of TMD therapy.

You Will Learn

  • To identify the anatomy of TMD and common dysfunctions
  • To diagnose and implement simple treatment for common TMD patients
  • To understand the future of TMD treatment with regenerative TMD

Five Ways to Avoid Oral Appliance Failure
Kevin Mangelson, DMD

Dentists play a key role in the management of sleep apnea by fabricating custom-fitted oral appliances to help patients maintain an open airway during sleep. During this lecture, you will learn essential information necessary to effectively treat and manage sleep apnea patients with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Mangelson will provide you with the vital tools needed to increase the success of oral appliance therapy in your practice.

You Will Learn

  • To understand the common mistakes that dentists make when treating sleep apnea patients
  • To implement best practices when treating sleep apnea with a mandibular advancement device
  • How to avoid side effects and common problems with oral appliance therapy

Who Should Attend

This informative program is designed for dentists, specialists and all members of the dental team.

Program: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
Check-in: 7:30 am
Location: Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA
Credits: This activity is designated for 14 units of continuing education credit.

*Symposium includes continental breakfast and lunch each day.


Hugh Flax, DDS, is internationally renowned for his leadership in cosmetic dentistry. An accredited member and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has lectured and authored articles in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States on lasers, smile design and advanced restorative techniques to enhance the skills of dental teams in providing world-class care for their patients. Dr. Flax practices 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.

Kevin Mangelson, DMD, is a graduate of Boise State University and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has been working with TMJ disorders and dental sleep medicine patients since 2008. During that time, he spent three and a half years in active duty service for the United States Army as a general dentist. CPT Mangelson spent much of his time treating members of our Armed Forces for TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. He lectures throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of TMJ disorders and dental sleep medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

Travel Information

Enjoy Monterey by staying at the Marriott Monterey next to the Monterey Conference Center. There is a limited room block with our group rate starting at $289 per night. To take advantage of this special rate, visit dental.pacific.edu/Burke23 to make an online reservation or call (877) 901-6632 and mention the Burke Dental Symposium.

Hotel reservation deadline is May 17, 2023.
All rooms are based on availability and may sell out prior to the deadline.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank BISCO, Garrison Dental Solutions, GC America, Orascoptic and Shofu Dental Corporation for their generous support of the symposium.

$495 Dentists; $325 Allied Dental Professionals
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