A Continuing Dental Education (CDE) program is being jointly organized on February 25, 2018, by the International College of Dentists-India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka Section, Indian Academy of Gold Foil Operators (Division of American Academy of Gold Foil Operators) & IDA Madras Branch at the state of art conference hall at Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai.
Gold was the first material to be used to restore teeth and restorations done with gold are amongst the most durable and long lasting ones. Gold restorations are however technique sensitive and not widely practiced. The purpose of the CDE that is being conducted by experts in gold restorations is to hone the skills and introduce new techniques that have been developed around the world to those who are interested in pursuing a career in gold restorations. This is a CDE program where certificates will be given to the participants at the completion of the program.
The faculty for the CDE program is headed by Dr. Alfred W. Foltz, DMD who was the president of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators in 2016. He has always been an outstanding academician who has won many accolades in his illustrious career. He has been the recipient of the “Commissioned Officer Award for Superior Service” by the USA Public Health Services. He has also been awarded the “Clinician of the Year Award” by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators. He was the co-organizing chairman of the first ever World Summit on Gold Restorations that was held in Chennai in 2017 and also conducted an advanced course on gold foil restorations and lecture at that summit.
Dr. Foltz will be delivering a lecture on direct gold foil restorations in the morning session of the CDE program. He will be conducting a table demonstration of a direct gold filling in the afternoon session. At the completion of the CDE, the participants will personally receive certificates for attending the program from Dr. Alfred Foltz.