Continuing Dental Education

Methods, Materials and Madness & The Stuff that Matters

Michael Fling, DDS

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Registration open now through Seattle King County Dental Society.

Morning Topic: Methods, Materials and Madness

Various materials and impression techniques are available to the restorative dentist. This presentation looks at the choices of prep design and material selection that are becoming mainstream. It evaluates popular restorative materials, preparation design and impression techniques to expose if their use is founded in fact or fiction. You will be exposed to bonding techniques and have an understanding for determining what is best for a given clinical situation.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this portion of the course you will:

  • Understand the literature regarding popular materials for veneers and full coverage crowns
  • Review which generation of bonding materials is best
  • Indication for emax vs. zirconia vs. metal
  • Condition of the laboratory technician industry
  • Digital impressions and milled models vs. in office-milled restorations
  • Understand the madness in reality vs. expectation for given materials

Afternoon Topic: The Stuff that Matters – Tipping Point Changes that Motivate Change and Identify Meaning in Your Business and in Your Life

This is one of the most dynamic and motivational seminars offered for the entire team. You will laugh, bend your mind, think deep and be refreshed. Participants will have insight into the “stuff” that gives the practitioner focus to improve the culture of your business. Dr. Fling’s intense energy and passion will allow you to:

  • Learn the 3 factors that every doctor must identify for practice success
  • Understand how having clarity can elevate you to realize your dreams
  • Understand how a “blind” clarity can destroy your dream and your team
  • Is talent really necessary for success?
  • Systems run our business and people run our systems- which is most important?
  • Recognize the difference between cost and value of the treatment we provide
  • Learn the two primary reasons people do what they do
  • Why it is important to understand that “it is not in the knowing, it is in the doing?”
  • Learn the one secret that can motivate you to change
  • Understand the factors that contribute to practice and employee stability


Michael Fling is a dentist, educator, author and an artist. He says that the secret to his success is “bridging the gap between knowing and doing.” He began his career in dentistry in 1976 as a laboratory technician. While maintaining a private practice with an emphasis on aesthetic and restorative dentistry, he has served as Course Director and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the O.U. College of Dentistry. He now serves as an Associate Professor and the Director in the Department of Advanced Restorative Dentistry. He is the founder of Fling Seminars, delivering advanced dental education and motivation to dental teams and technicians around the world. He has been named by Dentistry Today as one of the “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education” every year since 2005. He serves at the L.D. Pankey Institute as an Essentials Director and is a “Pankey Scholar.” He also serves as a member of their Board of Advisors. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. His passion is motivating change to improve the quality of life for those with whom he comes into contact.


  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, March 9, 2018

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

This course is designed for the whole dental team.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (Registration available now).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until October 31, 2017

November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

February 1, 2018 – March 9, 2018

CREDITS: 7 hours

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.