HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Systematic Treatment Planning for Predictability and Confidence

Saturday, April 23

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

About the Course

A systematic approach of using the face to determine the proper position of the teeth is the cornerstone of a process that can have a very profound positive impact on restorative dentists, specialists and team members. The process can increase productivity and profitability, and make every patient’s treatment more predictable and reduce daily and overall anxiety, and result in more personal satisfaction for the practitioner and the team.

This session will enable participants to:
• Understand the systematic steps to treatment plan every patient
• Use photographs provided by Dr. Kwiecien to begin treatment planning several patients
• Use models provided by Dr. Kwiecien to experience the systematic process of using wax or composite with intention to create optimal function and esthetics
• Have the opportunity to treatment plan a current patient if photos are provided by participant


Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS

Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in health care administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia. Before joining Spear Education as a full-time faculty member from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry, where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, director of patient admissions, and director of the urgent care clinic, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co-course director of advanced restorative concepts for third- and fourth-year students.

As a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Kwiecien served as director of Spear Online, responsible for creating and overseeing digital clinical content. He taught several of the hands-on workshops and practiced as a member of the Spear faculty practice. He has more than a decade of national and international lecturing and workshops, with topics ranging from dental team building to dental practice systems, leadership, comprehensive digital dentistry, dental sleep medicine, appliance therapy, systematic treatment planning, occlusion in the restorative practice and many more.

Dr. Kwiecien’s appreciation for and dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank
Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He belonged for several years to a Tucker Gold Study Club and has many additional accomplishments, including a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, where he also served as President of the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry.

He also maintains memberships in several organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, American Equilibration Society and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Kwiecien is a faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute and dedicates the majority of his time as the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, promoting long-term health for the practice, team and patient.

Conflict of Interest: Affiliation: Ksquared Facilitation and Dental Education

Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS