Duluth Weekend 2024

Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is the crown jewel of Minnesota tourism. This lakeshore city is a favorite source for the wild outdoors, outstanding food, and first-class entertainment. From kayaking to waterfall hikes to lift bridge ship gazing - this is a perfect location for romance or family fun. Plus, you'll love the accommodations at Fitger's Inn, Duluth's historic lakefront hotel. Join us for two days of leading-edge continuing dental education presented by Donna Hecker, DDS, MS, addressing a potpourri of prosthodontic principles.

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July 13, 2024 7:30 am - July 14, 2024 10:45 am

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

Spirit of the North Theater
Fitger's Brewery Complex
Duluth, Minnesota

Course Number: CF4520



Our annual summer weekend continuing dental education program returns to Fitger's Inn. This unique lakefront hotel, located in the heart of Duluth, Minnesota, features individually styled rooms and suites, many featuring spectacular views of Lake Superior. The historic 1885 venue is on the National Register of Historic Places.

For your convenience, a block of rooms is available at Fitger's, offering a 10% discount on your accommodations. Make your room reservations early, as our Continuing Dental Education room block sells out quickly. Please make your reservations directly with:

Fitger's Inn
600 East Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 722-8826
(800) 726-2982

Our room block covers Friday and Saturday nights, July 12-13, 2024.

Continuing Education Program

Treatment Planning for the Edentulous (or about to be) Patient

  • Understand the difference between conventional dentures vs snap-on implant dentures vs fixed hybrid dentures vs. fixed crown/bridgework.

  • Understand how to evaluate a patient for implant restorations.

  • Understand which patients are and are not candidates for implant retained/supported dentures.

  • Getting the patient “in the game” and help them understand the commitment to implant restorations.

When Good Implants Go Bad

  • Understand how to choose the correct dental implant for the job.

  • Understand the role of occlusion in restoring dental implants.

  • Understand the role of the patient’s health in dental implant health.

A Day in the Life of a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

  • A clinical review of a variety (potpourri) of medical conditions that result in the need for a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Presentation will include:

    • cleft lip and palate

    • oral cancer

    • gunshot wounds

    • full mouth reconstruction

    • consideration of patient medications

    • and more!!

Training Methods

Lecture, discussion, case studies