What’s New? Materials and Tech that Expedite Excellence


SPEAKER: Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd – 8:30 am to 11:30 am 


Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

On main stages at major conferences across the industry, Dr. Joshua Austin’s presentations deliver practical, applicable education that inspires and entertains attendees while also offering sound fundamentals that make a difference in dental practice success. His keynote performances, from Dentsply Sirona World to Seattle Study Club Symposiums, are met with rave reviews from audiences and conference organizers alike. Joshua incorporates his trademark comedic style in his lectures across the country on topics such as mental wellness, new products/materials review, and online reputation management. As editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics focusing on dental products and technology (Pearls for Your Practice), he offers a fresh approach in today’s commercial driven dental journalism. When you read a ‘Pearl’, you are getting an honest evaluation of a product which was used by Joshua in clinical practice on a patient. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, Joshua served five years post-graduation as faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Today he maintains a full-time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas. Joshua has been honored with several awards during his dental career. In 2009, the Texas Dental Association names him Young Dentist of the Year. In 2010, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry named him New Dentist of the Year. Joshua has earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, Joshua was awarded with a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists for his outstanding commitment to ethics in patient care.

Course Description

“What’s New? Materials and Tech that Expedite Excellence: Focused on Digital Technology and Indirect Restorations”

With a constant stream of new products that claim to be bigger, better, faster flooding the industry, it is challenging to know which are effective and efficient. This presentation will focus on indirect restorations covering digital scanners, 3D printing, crown preparations and cements so that you can decipher which new materials and technologies are right for your practice.

Learning Objectives:

• Explore the impact of new products/technologies have on the practice’s bottom line

• Review current cements and identify which classes are superior

• Discuss when luting is an appropriate choice instead of bonding

• Explore the benefits of intraoral scanning and digital dentistry on our restorative dentistry and our bottom line!

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by