Dr. Mike DiTolla DDS addresses an epidemic that was published* in 2018, the presence of cervical caries that 43% of clinicians were seeing in patients due to the curing light not being able penetrate the composite past a certain thickness. Mike uses the Monet to prevent this issue in his practice. Mike will address the Monet in: applications, intensities, applicable clinical setting to use the device and put the 3-second cure to the test.
*Clinicians Report June 2018, Volume 11, Issue 6
Dr. DiTolla Bio:
As a dentist who practices within the largest lab in the U.S., Dr. DiTolla has access to tens of thousands of doctor’s preps and impressions on a monthly basis. As a result, he has an intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists getting the best restorative results. As a self-proclaimed “average dentist”, he has developed techniques that provide exceptional restorative results with a very average set of hands. His mission is to share these techniques with dentists to help them improve their preps, impressions and restorations. When dentists perform better restorative dentistry they are happier, more profitable, and most importantly, the patient receives excellent restorative dentistry.
Dr. DiTolla graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1988. He was awarded his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995. He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is also a clinical evaluator for CRA. From 2001 – 2006, he was an Instructor for PAC-Live’s Live Patient Hands-on Veneer Course. In 2001, he became Director of Clinical Research and Education at Glidewell Labs.
While writing for several journals, Dr. DiTolla has a monthly column on restorative dentistry in Dental Economics and is a contributing editor for Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice. Dr. DiTolla helped launch Chairside Magazine and is the Clinical Editor of this quarterly publication that frequently presents his own clinical case studies.
Referred to as one of dentistry’s most entertaining speakers, Dr. DiTolla’s blend of humor and entertainment keeps attendees awake and helps a day of education become much more pleasant. He uses live clinical video in his presentations to reinforce the learning and increase retention of the techniques.