MIKE DITOLLA, DDS, FAGD
As a dentist who practiced within the largest lab in the U.S., Dr. DiTolla has had access to tens of thousands of doctor’s preps and impressions on a monthly basis. As a result, he has an intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists getting the best restorative results. As a self-proclaimed “average dentist”, he has developed techniques that provide exceptional restorative results with a very average set of hands. His mission is to share these techniques with dentists to help them improve their preps, impressions and restorations. When dentists perform better restorative dentistry they are happier, more profitable, and most importantly, the patient receives excellent restorative dentistry.
Dr. DiTolla graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1988. He was awarded his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995. He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is also a clinical evaluator for CRA. From 2001 – 2006, he was an Instructor for PAC-Live’s Live Patient Hands-on Veneer Course. In 2001, he became Director of Clinical Research and Education at Glidewell Labs.
While writing for several journals, Dr. DiTolla has a monthly column on restorative dentistry in Dental Economics and is a contributing editor for Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice. Dr. DiTolla helped launch Chairside Magazine and is the Clinical Editor of this quarterly publication that frequently presents his own clinical case studies.
Referred to as one of dentistry’s most entertaining speakers, Dr. DiTolla has over 20 years of experience with various digital impression and CAD/CAM systems. Presently, he is the Director of Clinical Affairs at DentsplySirona.