Dr. Miguel Ortiz
Adhesion Theory (105 min)
An in depth and state of the art scientific session covering the latest research and understanding of dental adhesion. From tooth embryology and development to the adhesion generations.
- Understanding the process of dentin and enamel formation to the molecular level
- Reviewing the history of dental adhesion
- Recognizing that there is a superior adhesion protocol based on scientific research.
- Learning the different ways an adhesive protocol can be improved.
- Choosing the different improvements to add to your protocol.
- Discussing the Scientific truth behind the use of rubber dam.
The Neuroscience of Dentistry
A new and different lecture and approach on the color theory and color communication with the laboratory. A way to understand how the human mind collects and process information.
- Understanding the process of information gathering by the human system.
- Find the limitations of information gathering and the nature of reality
- Recognizing that color perception and communication requires other methods than the ones being thought today.
CAD-CAM Dental Materials
During this session we will classify, test and differentiate among all of the CAD-CAM dental materials on the market. Even if you don’t have a milling unit in the office your laboratory does and they are milling everything. This is why CAD-CAM dental materials are the most important materials in dentistry today. We will cover everything you need to know about them and we will discover that there is enough DentLit to support the choice of one vs the other.
- To categorize all CAM-CAM dental materials.
- To Understand their composition and testing methods.
- To select the 4 materials that are scientifically superior to others for clinical use.
Fundamentals of Dental Photography (75 min)
During this lecture we will have an introduction to the fundamentals of photography. Aperture, Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, ISO, white balance, histograms and more. Once the fundamentals have been covered, we will turn into the accessories that are needed in dental photography. Cameras, lenses, lighting, mirrors, etc. It is recommended that you have your camera with you while listening to this lecture. If you don’t have it you will be ok. But if you do it will be a better experience.
- Understand the fundamentals of photography
- Review the Big 5 concepts of photography
- Compare photographic equipment, lighting, lenses.
Dr. Miguel A. Ortiz began working in the dental industry as a Dental Technician in 2002 after graduating from one of the only two year ADA accredited programs in California State. During the next 8 years he both worked and studied full time in Los Angeles, receiving a B.S. Biochemistry with Honors from California State University. He was recruited to Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he won the Leo Talkoy Award for excellence in clinical dentistry and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, (DMD). Dr. Ortiz went on to become a Prosthodontist at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. During his training he mastered the art and science of aesthetic and implant dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation and bone regeneration.
Today, Dr. Miguel A. Ortiz is pleased to treat patient daily at Lit Dental Esthetics & Implant Center in Wayland, MA. This is a beautiful clinic Dr. Ortiz runs together with his wife Colleen Ortiz and an amazing team of highly trained Hygienists and Dental Assistants. His status as a surgically trained prosthodontist allows him to deliver high quality care in a wide range of treatments. Dr. Ortiz is a passionate advocate for excellence in Prosthodontics, implant, cosmetics and reconstructive dentistry.
As a student Dr. Miguel A. Ortiz used his skills as a professional photographer to highlight his restorative work and share it with others on social media. He offered photography tutorials to his classmates and colleagues. He discovered a thirst in the industry for this type of knowledge. Online posts and stories were going out to hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, spreading to millions of dental professionals.
In the year 2017 Dr. Miguel A. Ortiz Dental Photography Courses were born. Sold-out courses in dozens of cities throughout North America and the world give attendees the most hands-on one-day course in existence. This success led to LIT, a book published by Quintessence in the summer of 2019.
His passion for teaching and advancing dental education led Dr. Ortiz to found The DentLit Academy, an organization dedicated to highlighting best practices where the art and science of dentistry intersect. The DentLit Academy is a place where evidence based dentistry truly flourishes, allowing users to find answers to common dental questions. We believe that you must always follow the DentLit, not the dentist.
Dr. Ortiz also leads several annual conferences and runs dental related courses all over the world. The Adhesive Reconstruction and Tooth Preparations Course has been repeatedly sold out a year in advance. Other courses include hands on experiences on occlusion, provisionalization, impression techniques, adhesive principles, dental materials, etc. He offers courses live as well as online.
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