Dr. Mike Malone

Dr. Mike Malone maintains a full-time dental practice limited to cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry in Lafayette, LA.  He is also on the staff of LSU School of Dentistry as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics.  He is a Past President (2003-2004) of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, having previously served for six years on its Board of Directors.  He has been a member of the AACD since 1988 and was accredited in 1992.  Dr. Malone was asked to become a member of the Accreditation Board of Examiners of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and went on to become an Appeals Examiner for the A.B.O.E.


He received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in

1988 and is a member of the ADA, The Catapult Group, American

Equilibration Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Pankey Alumni Association.  

He is a published author in leading journals and speaks internationally on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  


 

Lecture 1: Cosmetic Dentistry: What, When, Where, How?  

Synopsis: In the history of the dental profession, there has never been such a rapid change in dental materials and their uses. How do you decided what to use, where, when and how to use it.  


Learning Objectives:

- What restorative materials to use in different situations

- Where to use veneers or onlays instead of full crowns

- When to use direct composite resin instead of porcelain

- How to design preparations for different materials


Lecture 2: Minimal Preparation = Maximum Longevity

Synopsis: This lecture will highlight the systems used to achieve predictable excellence in cosmetic restorative procedures including a review of these systems and how to use minimal preparation for maximum strength with all-ceramic adhesively retained restorations.


Learning Objectives:

- Preparation guidelines for minimum reduction with more strength

- Managing soft tissue and taking ideal impressions every time

- Complete and seal finished restorations with predictability