Continuing education at LVI is designed by Drs. Bill and Heidi Dickerson to dramatically improve patients’ lives and enhance professional satisfaction for dentists.
At LVI, dentists are taught to treat the patient as a whole. Dentists learn about physiologic treatment for complex cases including coronoplasty, orthotic therapy, orthodontics, full-mouth rehabilitation, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), perio and dentures, to name a few. LVI offers more than 25 different courses.
From the beginning, clinicians who attend LVI are encouraged to treat the teeth as if they were their own. It is an advantage to preserve as much tooth structure as possible and, fortunately, adhesive dentistry does exactly that. Dentists who learn the materials and techniques in our core programs will prepare less tooth structure away because they have the knowledge necessary to select the most conservative approach.
LVI continually investigates the most advanced technologies, materials and protocols in dentistry. Along the way, LVI dentists learn how to use lasers, virtual impression technology, EMG and jaw tracking diagnostic equipment, digital occlusal scanning systems and cone beam technology. They also learn when and where these technologies fit into their practice.
LVI attendees have the opportunity to use techniques, technologies and materials in a hands-on, live patient treatment setting. This gives clinicians the opportunity to learn many techniques as experienced mentors guide them.