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This study club designed specifically for new dental graduates provides a quality educational environment to encourage development of new skills and understanding, promote personal and professional growth, and facilitate collaboration. Contact Dr. Chanel Stohrer for more information and to join this club.

Led by Dr. Chanel Stohrer and hosted by Inter-Chrome Dental Lab in our Training Center, The Forum, the club meets the last Tuesday of each month. Note our new location at 2117 Smith Ave., Suite A, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Click on the image below to download our list of 2024 meeting dates, speakers and topics.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, September 26th for our next New Graduate Study Club
TOPIC: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Worn Dentition: Utilizing Analog & Digital Workflows
SPEAKER: Dr. John C. Cranham DDS

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Dinner
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Q&A Wrap-Up

Our study clubs will now be held at our new location:
Inter-Chrome Dental Lab, 2117 Smith Ave., Suite A, Chesapeake, VA 23320

What to Expect

The aging baby boomer population presents itself with many unique challenges. Unlike their parents, they expect to keep their teeth in health and function for their entire life. They also will be living longer in a world with increased stresses, making occlusal wear/occlusal disease one of the greatest threats to their dentition. These same groups of people are also spending billions of dollars to stay healthy and look their very best. Being able to design comprehensive treatment plans that will address occlusal, aesthetic, and biologic along with the correct material selection will be essential to the successful restorative practice. Dr. John Cranham will teach each participant how to diagnose the cause of a variety of wear problems, along with the clinical work pearls to ensure success. Special emphasis will be placed on both analog and digital workflows that can be used to obtain success.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize the cause of various wear problems along with the “clinical pearls” to utilize to predictably solve the problem.
  • A step-by-step programmed approach to optimum treatment planning.
  • What essential data you will need to gather to comprehensively diagnosis and plan a complex wear case.
  • How and when to safely open the vertical dimension of occlusion.
  • Why photography plays an important role in case analysis.
  • How to choose the correct restorative material to solve functional and aesthetic problems.

About Our Speaker:

Dr. John Cranham resides in Chesapeake with his wife of 32 years, Kim. He practices with his daughter Kaitlyn and focuses on esthetic dentistry, implant dentistry, occlusal reconstruction, TMJ/Facial Pain, and solving complex problems with an interdisciplinary focus.

John has been an active educator since 1995. In 2004 he began lecturing at the The Dawson Academy with his mentor Pete Dawson, which led to the merging of Cranham Dental Seminars with The Dawson Academy in 2007. He became a 1/3 partner and its acting Clinical Director and held that position until September of 2020. To date, he has presented over 1650 full days (over 8000 hours) of continuing education all over the world. Today he has partnered with Lee Culp CDT and their focus is on integrating sound occlusal, esthetic, and sound restorative principles into efficient digital workflows. He does this under the new umbrella of Cranham Culp Digital Dental.

Dr. Cranham has published numerous articles on restorative dentistry and in 2018 released a book “The Complete Dentist” he co-authored with Pete Dawson. In 2020 he published a book entitled “The Cornell Effect-A Families Journey Toward Happiness, Fulfillment and Peace”. It is an up from the ashes story about his adopted son, who overcame incredible odds, and ultimately inspired the entire family to be better. John’s book climbed to #5 on the Amazon best-seller list in Nov. 2022 in its category, and to date has sold over 100,000 copies. Of all the things he has done, he believes getting this story down on paper is having the greatest impact.

AUGUST 29, 2023

TOPIC: BIOLASE WebinarThe Elevated Operatory: How to Enhance Patient Care with Diode Lasers
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Dinner
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Webinar
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Wrap-Up

This study club was held at our new location:
Inter-Chrome Dental Lab, 2117 Smith Ave., Suite A, Chesapeake, VA 23320

2023 Calendar of Events

1/31/23:   Q&A for labs and dentists with Inter-Chrome Dental Lab

2/28/23:   Building a Successful Implant Practice – Dr. Mark Reichley & Nobel Biocare

3/28/23:   Comprehensive case Planning – Dr. John Cranham

4/25/23: Implant SkillZ Overdenture Therapy – Chadd Ladd, ZimVie Lab/Digital Rep.  Each participant will receive a locator tool to take with them and a locator model for patient education to practice on. 4 CE credits.

5/30/23:   Plan + Simple: Business Secrets to Success – Darren Lemke (Approach Management)

6/27/23:   ORTHO Case Study presentation – Dr. Ross Savage

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August 30, 2022

Topic: Dental Photography

Dr. Chanel von Schlichting will be presenting a clinical case on treatment planning, designing, and delivering full arch crowns using Digital Smile Design. Inter-Chrome Dental Lab’s lead ceramist, Juan Escobar, will be accompanying her to explain Digital Smile Design and how it helps the esthetics design process.

Watch for these upcoming events:

2022 Calendar of Events

– September 2022: Information coming soon

– October 7, 2022: Dr. Leonard Hess – Contemporary Splints and Treating TMJ: More than A Nightguard

– November: Information coming soon

– December: Holiday Party Social: Information coming soon

Previous Events in 2022
– February 22, 2022: Dentures 101 with Dr. Chanel von Schlichting and Eddi von Schlichting CDT

– March 29, 2022: Dr. Roxanne Amos on Composite Bonding

– April 26, 2022: Dr. Ken Cavallari on Dental Implants accompanied by Nobel Biocare

– May 31, 2022: Jesse DeSanto from 3M presenting on Bioclear Composite System

– June 28, 2022: Financial Advisor, Owen Van Syckle

– July 25, 2022: Break for the Summer

April 26, 2022

Topic: Dental Photography

Dr. Chanel von Schlichting and Dr. Christian Mullin led the group in a discussion on best practices and techniques for dental photography.

March 29, 2022

The Gift of Phasing Optimal Care with Transitional Bonding
Presented by Dr. Roxzanne Amos, DMD

Thank you to all who attended on March 29th as Dr. Amos presented multiple ways to use composite resin to stage dentistry for patients so that quality can be the constant and only time is the variable.

February 22, 2022

Dentures 101 with Dr. Chanel von Schlichting and Eddi von Schlichting
CDT. Thank you to all who attended!

January 25, 2022

This event included Q&A with Inter-Chrome Lab technicians, Eddi von Schlichting CDT and Juan Escobar CDT, AACD. “What makes for a good partnership with your lab and a successful case?” Photos coming soon.

November 30, 2021

Topic: LIfe After Dental School Series – Part 2

This CE lecture, “Life after Dental School”, is a complimentary, two-part webinar series. During this series, you will have the opportunity to learn from experts on how to plan for and succeed in opening a dental practice.
Opening your own dental practice does not come without its challenges. Not to mention, the idea of owning a business can be quite daunting.

Join us in this unique opportunity to learn from experts who can help you plan next steps and prepare you with necessary knowledge to succeed on your journey to opening a successful dental practice. This session will also offer the chance to learn from real dental professionals’ personal experiences.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

-Understand Pros and Cons of dental practice acquisition and startup.
-Learn next steps after an Associateship.
-Identify a reasonable marketing timeline and cost for opening a new dental practice.
-Learn practice naming and logo design principles to avoid expensive mistakes.
-Understand what branding and rebranding really means in dentistry.
-Learn how to evaluate website and SEO offers from marketing companies.
-Define industry standards of Business Operation Systems.
-Learn from other dental professional’s successes and mistakes (fellow practice owners sharing their experiences via recorded messages).

October 26, 2021 – Part 1 of Life after Dental School Series
6pm – 6:30pm – Peer Socialization
6:30pm -7:30pm – Webinar Presentation
7:30pm – 8pm – Q&A
Location: Inter-Chrome Dental Lab: The Form Training Center
Food and drinks will be served throughout the evening.

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