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:

Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic disease oral health professionals are likely to encounter. When a patient has both hypertension and diabetes, which is a common combination, their risk for cardiovascular disease doubles. Oral health screening tests in the dental practice can be the latest weapon in identifying persons at risk. Oral-systemic links can put patients in jeopardy for a dental of ce emergency. Risk assessment for caries infections, periodontal disease, oral cancer and medical emergencies is our best prevention. 

DATE: March 6, 2020 | RSVP: Friday, February 29, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Patients often come to our dental practice in need of extensive reconstruction and esthetic restorations. This can pose a significant financial hurdle for some. This presentation and discussion will show how to utilize a composite concept and technique that may provide them a solution to help stage their treatment until they can afford the ideal outcome.

DATE: March 10, 2020 | RSVP: March 1, 2020 | LOCATION: Meridian, ID
There are many materials available to us and it can be difficult to decide when to select specific materials for various clinical situations. This is a hands-on course that combines aesthetic composite restorations and functional restorations using glass ionomer-based restorative materials.

The morning lecture will discuss proper selection of materials to provide long-lasting restorations and describe the many ways to use glass ionomers.

The afternoon workshop will put all the information learned in the morning session into practice.

DATE: March 20, 2020 | RSVP: March 6, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
We brought together a trio of experts who have pioneered minimally invasive techniques to share how to optimize materials and techniques for the modern clinical practice. In a combination lecture and hands-on experience, participants through a tour of the mechanisms with supporting evidence underlying this revolution in dentistry. The major focus will be on material advancements.

DATE: March 28, 2020 | RSVP: Friday, March 6, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Does your photography truly market your practice, grab your patient’s attention, or measure up to social media posts? In this program you will learn, and practice, the numerous ways to make your clinical photographs work for you and why they work. By understanding the importance of camera angles, patient set up, ash control, and proper framing you will have proper clinical documentation and photographs available to use for your events calendar and social media posts. Everyone in this class is to bring their own camera with cheek retractors and mirrors. This way team members can fine tune the skills of proper clinical photography.

DATE: April 3, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
For dentists that are having difficulty with direct bonding of multiple composite restorations this presentation changes the game. We will review a novel indirect/direct injection technique that adds a new dimension to the restorative process. This inverse injection composite layering technique provides a precise and predictable method for translating a diagnostic was-up or a pre-existing diagnostic model into composite restorations by mixing various hues and opacities of highly filled flowable materials. There are a myriad of applications for this technique using and Adhesive Design Concept. Pre-Requisite—strongly suggested that participants review Chapter 8: Provisionalization of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection & Technique (third edition) and Restoring with Flowables.

DATE: April 3, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
The complexity of implant supported restorations have grown more common. For many of us it is a struggle to follow implant supported protocols. Over last few years, with the help of many friends and colleagues, I have put together the steps to increase implant restoration success chairside. Novice to pro, everyone will leave with additional techniques.

*Attendees will need to bring composite tray and instruments

DATE: April 24, 2020- April 25, 2020 | RSVP: April 14, 2020 | LOCATION: Lakewood, CO
This Event is Sold Out
Everyone ages. As dental professionals we often aren’t aware of how best to support those we are caring for as they move into Elderhood.
This beautiful population brings so much to our practices. It is essential that dental team members, and the dental office space, are ready to meet these patient’s needs. While offices are typically set up to care for the needs of children, elder’s needs are often overlooked.
This course will provide many ideas to step up the care your office provides your elder patients. Join Angie as she takes you on a journey with elders that is dear to her heart. You will be glad you did!

DATE: May 1, 2020 | RSVP: April 16, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL

According to the ADA, thirty percent of the income in the typical general practice today comes from seniors. This percentage is increasing rapidly as the number of these patients double to over 79 million over the next few years. Providing dental care for older patients is very rewarding but also challenging due to complex dental and medical conditions that become more common with age. In this entertaining and informative presentation, solutions to common everyday problems in older patients are clearly explained to give you increased confidence when treating seniors. Catch the Age Wave and prepare your practice for a successful present and future!    

DATE: May 1, 2020 | RSVP: April 16, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL

This course will cover the latest pulp therapy techniques in primary teeth and the use of new dental restorative materials in Pediatric Dentistry. The topic of pulp therapy will include Biodentine pulpotomies, Cvek pulpotomies for dental trauma, indirect pulp caps with GIC, and the Hall Technique. The restorative component will discuss new composites and their use in the Slot Prep, SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride), and when to use SDF for SMART (Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique).

DATE: May 3, 2020 | RSVP: April 17, 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 nano-microhybrid 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 aesthetic result with a high success rate and predictable outcome can be achieved.

DATE: June 13, 2020 | RSVP: Thursday June 5, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
Discover the truly untapped role of a Treatment Coordinator. The main goal is to understand the “Art” of being prepared for the new patient and why it matters. Making a Connection: Learn to communicate with consistency so the patient earns trust and buys-in before they walk through the door. Becoming comfortable explaining the value of the doctor / treatment plan / and being part of the journey to a beautiful smile. The Nitty Gritty: Discuss and review paperwork – The Down and Dirty: Learn how to prepare for finances from every angle: Patient, Insurance, Practice.

DATE: July 17, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL
From contracts and insurance verification to submitting claims and effectively tracking accounts. Understanding the art of proper financial documentation will help simplify the deal you made and maintain a consistent story with your patients. You will be able to: understand the 30, 60, and 90-day cycle of the patient and insurance; learn how and why sequence financial letters is important; and address claim rejections head-on. Healthy Account Receivables: When and why reports are necessary and the role they play in maintaining a steady stream of income for the practice. Collect the Deal: Discuss the natural verbiage used to collect monies owed to the practice.

DATE: October 30, 2020 | LOCATION: Alsip, IL