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Continuing Education

L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education - Continua (Levels 1 through 6) and Dawson Master's Forum

  • Key Biscayne, FL
  • (7) week-long courses over 7 years earning more than 400 hours of Continuing Education

Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Restorative Therapy for Osseointegrated Dental Implants

  • Sponsored by 3i Implant Innovations
  • Northside Children's Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. George Priest
  • Total hours for course - 32

Advanced Cosmetic Continua at LSU Dental School, Levels 1 and 2

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Drs. Eubank, Morley, et al
  • 2 year course including 7 trips to New Orleans for a total of 150 hours of course work

San Francisco Institute for Advanced Dental Learning

  • San Francisco, California
  • Dr. Jeff Morley, co-founder of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 3 courses over 2 years:

o   Advanced Smile Design - Macroesthetics

o   Advanced Smile Design - Microesthetics

o   Advanced Treatment Planning

Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education

  • Seattle, Washington and Orlando, Florida
  • Dr. Frank Spear       

o   4 lecture courses over 3 years:

o   State of the Art Esthetics

o   Esthetic Techniques and Materials

o   Occlusion in Clinical Practice

o   Advanced Esthetic and Restorative Management 

  • 7 Mastery Level Courses over 4 years

o   Facially Generated Treatment Planning

o   Occlusion in Clinical Practice

o   Advanced Occlusion

o   Restorative Connection – Crowns and Veneers

o   Restorative Connection - Bridges and Implants

o   Mastery Level of Treatment Planning - Restoration of the worn dentition

Spear Education

  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Drs Frank Spear, Greg Kinzer, Gary DeWood, Bob Winter
  • More than 28 courses and workshops attended as a student or serving as Visiting Faculty over the last 7 years representing over 600 hours of continuing education
  • Dr. Merriman serves as an advisor for the last 5 years for monthly meetings of the Atlanta Spear Study Club

Dallas Dental Solutions

  • Dallas, Texas
  • Dr. Greg Luke
  • At least 8 courses and workshops attended over 10 years to include:

o   The Digital Patient Consultation and Power Point for Dental Speakers

o   Advanced Digital Dental Photography

Fahl Center

  • Curitiba, Brazil and various other locations
  • Dr. Newton Fahl
  • More than 7 lectures, workshops, and instructive sessions over 5 years representing at least 100 hours of coursework in the use of direct resin in cosmetic and restorative dentistry

Kois Center

  • Seattle, WA
  • Dr. John Kois
  • 9 Levels of Coursework covering all aspects of advanced dentistry taken over 5 years involving over 200 hours of education

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - Annual Convention and Scientific Session

  • Boston, MA – May 2001
  • Orlando, FL – May 2003
  • Nashville, TN – April 2005
  • San Diego, CA – May 2006

o   Dr Merriman was awarded Accredited Member status andearned a gold medal honor

  • Atlanta, GA - May 2007

o   Dr Merriman was awarded two gold medal honors

  • New Orleans – May 2008
  • Honolulu, HI – May 2009
  • Dallas, TX – April 2010
  • Boston, MA – May 2011
  • Washington, DC – May 2012
  • Seattle, WA – April 2013
  • Orlando, FL – May 2014
  • San Francisco, CA – May 2015

o   Dr Merriman was awarded Accredited Fellow status