GC America Events

GC America’s brand-new state-of-the-art education center boasts a lecture hall that fits over 100 attendees, as well as a training lab with 16 fully equipped working stations and an instructor station. We host top educators in the dental industry so that all attendees can improve their knowledge and skills.

Please review the list below to see our latest operatory and laboratory seminars and courses at our New Education Center:

Dane Barlow will start this two-day course with case selection and planning, and then doctor and lab communication. Attendees will go through the design process as a group. They will design a case while Dane explains his digital workflow from Print to Press. Dane will discuss with course participants the common difficulties faced on the computer screen and the needed doctor information for analog to covert to the digital screen correctly. Participants will address the changes necessary for delivering a superior digital product for smile design cases. A checklist of potential pitfalls will be provided to participants so they can review their cases in the lab and check for these common unforeseen issues. Attendees will then cut back a 3-unit anterior case. 

The second day will include layering and texturing the 3-unit case. Dane will discuss material science and aesthetics. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he will also share his opinion on selection and methodology for cases he would submit for review by mentors in the academy to properly understand and manage expectations regarding cosmetic cases.


DATE: October 25 and October 26, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Embrace your Practice Consulting Services will discuss the importance of proper communication and enhanced customer service. Understanding the art of welcoming patients is the key to differentiating your practice. Increase case acceptance, track treatment progress and the WOW factor behind simple compliments. Attendees will be offered the opportunity to role play and experience what a difference the WOW factor can make.


DATE: October 25, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
When you think about OSHA, what comes to mind? Is it primarily the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard? But did you know that OSHA has many more regulations that apply to a dental practice? Most dental professionals equate OSHA with annual training and having a manual on the office shelf. However, the OSHA requirements are much more comprehensive. This interactive session discusses common pitfalls and overlooked requirements of four OSHA Standards applicable to dental practices: the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Hazard Communication Standard, Fire Safety, and Exit Routes. Examples of OSHA citations in dentistry will also be discussed. Employers and employees alike have an obligation to follow OSHA regulations as well as office policies. Don’t miss this engaging and enlightening session.


DATE: November 5, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Today’s restorative dentists need to enhance their cosmetic skills in order to achieve growth and profitability in their practices. This combination lecture and hands-on workshop will demonstrate a simplified method of restoring the fractured maxillary anterior central incisor with composite resin using the intraoral composite mock-up technique. Additionally, as a result of the latest nanomicrohybrid injectable composite technology, dentists can now quickly, easily and predictably treat posterior teeth, cervical (abfraction) lesions and incisal wear with beauty, strength and function beyond patient expectations. Improvements in composite polymerization shrinkage, reduction of internal stress and occlusal wear, have made low-wear injectable composite a great aesthetic option. This program will also demonstrate, in a step-by-step fashion, how to place sensitivity-free posterior composites quickly and easily, so that an esthetic result with a high success rate and predictable outcome can be achieved.


DATE: November 9, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Glass ionomers have come a long way over the years: it began a few decades ago as a short-term pediatric restoration and now it has a wide array of indications, including luting agents, sealants, bases and final restorations, just to name a few. This course will describe the mechanism of action of glass ionomers and glass-hybrid restorative materials and the many ways we can use them in our dental practices. The hands-on portion of this course will provide participants an opportunity to place glass ionomer-based sealants and restorations, including using the open and closed sandwich techniques. Glass ionomers provide many options for a variety of clinical situations and this course will describe them all!

DATE: November 15, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
This course will introduce a simplified approach to caries management for dental professionals. Risk factors that contribute to caries will be identified. Risk management protocols (including the use of silver diamine fluoride and recommendations for long term success of dental restorations), documentation and clinical results will be discussed. By the end of this lecture, attendees will obtain tools that can be implemented immediately.


DATE: November 15, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Intraoral scanning and CAD/CAM technologies are no longer dreams for the futuristic dental practice…they are here! The recent introduction of new scanners into the marketplace has made it easier and more affordable for most dental practices to consider incorporating this incredible new technology into their daily routines. Having a roadmap to implement this new investment is the key. Choosing to offer 1 day fabrication of crowns to your patients or sending the digital data to your favorite dental laboratory are just some of the choices you will need to consider depending on your practice and personal preferences. This course is designed to allow the dentist and assistant to gain insight into the workflow of digital scanning. We will discuss strategies of implementing scanning into your office so that maximum efficiency and reliability are achieved and a rapid return on investment is realized.

DATE: November 16, 2019 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL