Hands-On Workshop: “Zirconia REINVENTED”

We didn’t invent pediatric zirconia crowns. We did something better: 

Only our NuSmile ZR Zirconia Crown System gives you a complete zirconia solution incorporating unsurpassed esthetics, durability and bioactivity along with a guarantee of ZERO risk of saliva/blood contamination. What else would you expect from the world leader in esthetic pediatric crowns?

It’s only fitting that we also reinvented pediatric zirconia crown workshops. NuSmile ZR workshops place an unmatched emphasis on hands-on training and one-on-one attention from the world's leading independent pediatric dentists. You won't just listen and watch; you'll roll up your sleeves and master our Express Prep technique for predictable and fast (4 minute) crown placement for every primary tooth position. You’ll also learn all you need to know about diagnosis, treatment planning, common errors, troubleshooting and more. The result: you'll be equipped to start implementing what you learn the minute you return to your practice.


Friday, November 3rd / 7:30am - 5:00pm

7:30-8:00am Registration and breakfast

8:00-12:30 Presentation, interactive discussion and Hands-On training placing 6 anterior crowns

12:30-1:15pm Lunch

1:15-5:00pm Continuation of presentation, interactive discussion and one-on-one instruction placing 6 posterior crowns

5:30-7:00pm Cocktail reception


Acre upon acre of sun-soaked vineyards. Lavish accommodations paired with extravagant amenities. Award-winning cuisine celebrating the finest of Napa Valley’s bounty. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. The Meritage Resort and Spa perfectly blends world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley resort experience. Nine acres of stunning vineyards with hiking trails adorn the hillside behind our resort with paths leading to Napa’s Grape Crusher Statue. Swimming pools and whirlpools provide refreshing recreation, while private poolside cabanas and outdoor seating around fireplaces offer idyllic settings for repose. Also included in our array of amenities is our state-of-the-art fitness center and Our Lady of Grapes Chapel. Should you decide to explore more of California’s Wine Country, The Meritage Resort and Spa offers convenient guest transportation to downtown Napa and Oxbow Public Market on our deluxe 27 passenger shuttle.

Explore Napa Valley

Situated on agricultural land that is perfectly suited for vineyards, Napa Valley is famous for its beautiful nature in wine making. Ride the famous Napa Valley Wine Train, stroll through Downtown St Helena, see a performance at the theater and go on a fun tour that will let you get to know this beautiful destination. Click here for more information.





Independent Instructor

Dr. David Salar
West Boca Dentistry For Children  |  Boca Raton, FL

"I was one of the very first users of the first Pediatric Zirconia crowns on the market. Having been frustrated by the poor fit, shape and esthetics, I was thrilled when I found NuSmile and their complete system with Try-In crowns and BioCem Cement. They really did their research by listening to what Pediatric Dentists need to be successful. It’s worked great for me! I now teach the NuSmile ZR system and look forward to helping you at an upcoming NuSmile workshop."

Dr. David Salar is a board certified pediatric dentist who believes in providing dental care in a gentle and compassionate manner. After graduating from Oregon Health and Sciences University with a DMD degree, Dr. Salar initially worked as a general dentist in the greater Seattle area. He soon discovered the challenges that parents were facing in finding a pediatric dentist that would treat their children in a gentle, atraumatic manner. During his tenure there, he worked on dental materials research that was later published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Salar firmly believes that children deserve to have esthetic dental restorations and he continues to work diligently to help make this a reality.

What you get

  • In-depth experience with a COMPLETE zirconia crown system
  • Expert, individual hands-on training for EVERY tooth position in the primary dentition – 12+ zirconia crowns
  • DETAILED instructional materials and clinical videos
  • Express Prep technique for predictable and fast (4 MINUTE) crown placement
  • Preparation Guide block showing IDEAL preparations for each primary tooth
  • 8 CE credit hours
  • Marketing materials to PROMOTE your practice
  • Substantial DISCOUNT to get started with NuSmile ZR zirconia crowns


Full-time university faculty and residents contact Nikki Ruck to register at 713.568.1023 or nruck@nusmile.com 


The Meritage Resort & Spa

875 Bordeaux Way Napa, California 94558

48 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

55 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

60 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

3 miles from Napa County Airport (KAPC)

Phone: 707.251.1900


Book online or call the hotel directly at 707.251.1900 and reference code “Zirconia REINVENTED



The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 11/1/2016 to 10/31/2018 – Provider ID#372779