Increasing quality and profitability of your restorative work IMMEDIATELY!

May 20-21, 2022

The Westin Sarasota Howard M. Chasolen, D.M.D. , Daniel J. Melker, D.D.S.


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Course Details

What to Expect

  • Approaches to all types of restorative case
  • How to deal with aging and defective crowns in need of replacement when the patient has NO PERCEIVED PROBLEMS…
  • Implement a step by step protocol for correcting the foundational issues prior to completing the restorative dentistry
  • There will be open interaction between Dr. Melker and myself throughout, giving you the perfect perspective, from the Periodontist and the Prosthodontist.


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Day One

  • 7:15am

    Breakfast is included in your seminar tuition.

  • 8:00 - 10:00am (Chasolen)

    Without a complete understanding of the components necessary to formulate complete treatment plans and the ability to manage the co-factors responsible for success or failure, predictable, exquisite and long term successful restorative dentistry will remain elusive. I will review all the ingredients of a successful treatment plan and treatment plan presentation. 1. Gain a complete understanding of the influence that aesthetics has on the overall treatment plan. 2. Learn how correct incisal edge position drives all comprehensive plans and why you need to know this BEFORE you analyze the occlusion. 3. Learn how to decide when an old restoration should be replaced, whether it will need periodontal correction prior to an impression and how to discuss this with your patient BEFORE you begin the procedure. 4. Learn how to analyze the occlusion and vertical dimension and synergize the intended cosmetic outcome with an appropriate occlusal scheme. 5. Learn when to extract a tooth in favor of an implant and when to keep a tooth with a predictable periodontal /restorative protocol. 6. Decide what type of occlusal instrumentation is necessary for each and every case you treat. 7. Organize and classify existing conditions in order to formulate and phase the perfect treatment plan. 8. Become comfortable formulating and presenting a plan that your patient will understand and accept.

  • 10:00 - 10:15am

    Coffee & drinks available on break and all day.

  • 10:15 - 12:00pm (Chasolen)

    A core is the foundation for all restorative dentistry. It serves as the aesthetic and biologic template for the restorative process. And a core MUST be performed prior to any periodontal correction, or the perio-restorative interface may be incorrect. A step by step detailing of how to remove old dentistry, be certain all old restorative materials and caries are removed and the placement of an adhesive core and surgical provisional will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the exact protocol, materials and instrumentation used to produce predictable and perfect results. Without a core, effective perio-restorative treatment is not possible. 1. Learn how to remove old restorations, old restorative materials and complete caries removal. 2. Learn why a core buildup is the most foundational aspect of restorative dentistry. 3. Master a cookbook process of disinfecting and conditioning teeth to ensure a successful adhesive core. 4. Learn the current state of the art and science in adhesive philosophy. 5. Learn how to perform the perfect core even in a subgingival environment. 6. Understand how to refine the core buildup using the exact burs, instruments and finish lines required to facilitate periodontal correction if necessary. Provisional Restorations are the blueprint to successful biologic, aesthetic and functional relationships. A complete review of the techniques and materials will be presented. Provisional restorations are necessary for 360 degree access for successful periodontal correction and biologic shaping. Cementation protocols will be discussed that allow easy removal of provisional restorations by the periodontist. 1. Learn the available materials and techniques to make provisional restorations you can be proud of. 2. Make a provisional restoration that support cosmetics, occlusion and biology. 3. A review of direct and indirect techniques will be detailed as well as an in-depth discussion of methyl-methacrylate vs. Bis-GMA materials. 4. Finishing, polishing and cementing protocols are discussed in an easy to repeat cook-book fashion.

  • 12:00 - 1:00pm

    Lunch is included in your seminar tuition.

  • 1:00 - 4:00pm (Melker)

    Eliminating subgingival furcations, root concavities, root surface divots and defects is essential to long term periodontal/restorative health. Often, we blame patients poor hygiene as the cause for failure. Idealizing and correcting the subgingival environment with biologic shaping and soft tissue grafts ensures long term success with restorative treatment. Learn the principles of periodontal diagnosis from biologic width to attached tissue. You will gain a complete understanding of the relation between existing periodontal findings and their implications on restorative dentistry as well as the predicting the stability of cosmetic dentistry. Learn furcation management with BIOLOGIC SHAPING. Incorporate soft tissue grafting to ensure the long term success of your restorative work and minimize unsightly recession and soft tissue breakdown. Understand why root concavities can destroy a beautiful case by harboring calculus and how to correct this problem.

  • 4:15-4:30
    • Session details are not available.

Day Two



Dr. Howard Chasolen graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1991. He earned a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics and a fellowship certificate in Implant Prosthodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine from 1991 to 1994. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is a Past President of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Florida Prosthodontic Association and The Sarasota County Dental Association as well as being appointed to the faculty at the University of Florida in the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency Program. He has restored over 20,000 units of crown and bridge, 1000 full arches, and 9,000 implants. His practice is limited to Prosthodontics and is located in Sarasota, Florida.


Dr. Daniel Melker was educated at the University of Florida 1966 to 1969; Emory University 1969 to 1973; Boston University School of Dentistry 1973 to 1975 completing his Specialty training in Periodontics. Dr. Melker currently lectures to the University of Florida Periodontic and Prosthodontic graduate programs on the Periodontic-Restorative relationship and has also lectured at Baylor University, University of Houston, UAB, as well as LSU Graduate Periodontal Program and many others. Dr. Melker’s lectures include the Florida Society of Periodontics, the Pankey Institute, American Academy of Periodontology and the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The highlight of Dr. Melker’s presentations occurred when he spoke to the Illinois Academy of Periodontics. Each Periodontist was able to bring his or her referrals which truly made it a TEAM concept presentation. In April 2011 Dr. Melker had the pleasure to speak at the FEDI meeting at the University of Missouri.


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Our Mission

The Chasolen Education & Research Center’s mission is to educate the dental professional, and provide the dental professional with the opportunity to attain the highest level of mastery in the evaluation, diagnosis, planning, delivery of treatment, and after-care management in the discipline of restorative dentistry. Through his three custom-designed programs, Dr. Chasolen strives to develop a critical-thinking process that allows the dental professional to achieve a mastery level treatmentoutcome through analysis of clinical presentation, application of state-of-the-art scientific information and technology, and understanding of evidence-based and clinically tested philosophies and treatment protocols.