Making sense of technology and how to thrive with it in today’s clinical practice!

Date:  November 10, 2023

Venue:  Bogey Hills Country Club

Address:  1120 Country Club Road, St. Charles, MO 63303

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Breakfast & Registration – 8:00 a.m.
  • Event – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch – 12:00-1:00pm
  • Dismissal – 3:00 p.m.

Tuition:  AIDA members: $149 per person (50% Discount).  General Admission: $299 per person

CE:  5 Lecture CE Credits


AGD Subject Code:  780

Live or Webinar:  Live

Prerequisites:  None

Registration Openings:

  • Feb 6 for AIDA Members
  • Apr 3 for General Admission

Course Description

The fast-paced digital world has taken a hold of dentistry.  Our profession is beyond the ‘want’ phase and has entered the ‘need’ phase when it comes to incorporating digital technology into clinical practice.  From the front to the back of the clinical setting, digital tools are a must for predictability, productivity and ultimately profitability.  We will touch upon VOIP phones, intraoral scanning, CBCT, milling, 3D printing and much more.

Course Objectives

  • How to properly integrate digital technology into their everyday clinical practice for the entire team.
  • Benefits of the multi-functional technology and its role in dentistry.
  • The use of various technology in the diagnostic examination and throughout the lifecycle of the patient in the practice.
  • Getting your team excited about integrating new technology
  • The do’s & don’ts regarding integration of new technologies into your practice

Meet the Instructor

Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Duplantis ​received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1999. He then continued with Post-doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2000. He has also received his Fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry. 

He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. 

Dr. Duplantis has been a member of several Aesthetic and Restorative Continuums over the years he has been in practice.  He is currently an ambassador for the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in “high-tech” dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM and digital technology in his practice since 2004. Dr. Duplantis has written and published several articles regarding digital dentistry and workflows for various dental publications. In addition to technology, Dr. Duplantis has a keen interest in restorative implantology, CBCT, impressioning, adhesion and materials, and he is also published in these regards. He has helped various manufacturers on numerous projects and evaluations regarding different aspects of clinical dentistry and serves as a Key Opinion Leader for several dental corporations.  Recently, he co-founded “Dentists IN the Know” which is a social media group to help inform and educate dentists and dental team members.

Dr. Duplantis resides in Keller, Texas with his wife, Ellen, and his children, Austin and Ava. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, is an avid golfer and enjoys many other outdoor activities.