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Restorative Dentistry Course

June 9 and 10, 2023, Valladolid, Spain
The participants will learn:

It has been said that “success is a poor teacher”. In this presentation I will show failures of my cases and lessons that I have learned in the past 50 years. I will discuss 17 areas with possible solutions to the failures that I have experienced.

We obviously can’t cover all of these areas in a one day lecture. Therefore, please rank all of the subjects starting with your top choice being #1. We will then be able to create an educational experience tailored to the needs of your group.

1. Personality styles and communication with patient (case presentation) and staff

2. Communication with the orthodontist (pre-orthodontic bonding)

3. The power of DSD (digital smile design)

4. Implants in the anterior maxilla

5. Treatment options for the worn lower incisor

6. Reasons for tissue rebound after Esthetic Crown Lengthening Surgery

7. Red ring around my crowns! Supracrestal Attachment (Biologic Width)

8. Difficulty in treating the adult airway patient

9. Childhood Oral Dysfunction

10. Myofunctional Therapy and childhood orofacial dysfunction

11. Restoring subgingival margins in anterior and posterior teeth

12. Difficulties in dentin bonding

13. Ovate pontics

14. The “Ortho Holiday” – sequencing gingival surgery and orthodontic treatment

15. Post and Cores – In 2022?

16. Managing the difficult dental patient

17. Facebow necessity – Fact or Fiction?

With the increased emphasis on interdisciplinary treatment in recent years, the deficiencies associated with traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment planning have become more evident and problematic.

Historically, the treatment plan was primarily dictated by information provided by study casts which were mounted on a sophisticated articulator in centric relation.

At that time in history, the primary tools available for treating the complex restorative patient were functional crown lengthening surgery and increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion. The treatment plan was simply based on restorative space, anterior tooth coupling and resistance and retention form of the final preparations, with no focus on placing the teeth in the correct position in the face. Practitioners did not have access to advanced periodontal, orthodontic, orthognathic surgery and plastic surgery tools that are currently available.

With the advent and common usage of these new treatment modalities, the historical method of diagnosis and treatment planning is no longer adequately serving our profession. It is the purpose of this course to provide a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment planning the complex interdisciplinary dental patient with a common language that may be used by the orthodontist, periodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, as well as the restorative dentist. The four Global Diagnoses which dictate all interdisciplinary treatment planning will be defined. A set of questions will then be presented which will aid the interdisciplinary team in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the complex dental patient.

Global Diagnosis

  • Communication with specialists
  • Principles of Esthetics
  • A systematic approach to facial, esthetic, and functional diagnoses

Global Diagnoses

  • Diagnoses
  • Short, Long, or Hyperactive Maxillary Lip
  • Altered Passive Eruption
  • Dentoalveolar Extrusion
  • Skeletal Deficiency Combination

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1. Describe 4 Global Diagnoses

2. Describe the “5 CORE Questions” with their corresponding treatment options

3. Communicate with the interdisciplinary team

Registration Fee

€ 1200 full course

€ 1000 Galván Lobo Formación former students

€ 800 postgraduate students

Registration fee includes: coffee breaks, lunch, simultaneus translation and meeting documents

Maximum participants number: 30

How to reach the venue

Hotel Gareus

Calle Colmerares 2 – esquina calle Gamazo, 8 47004 Valladolid
GPS for navigator coordinates:
41º38’49.07″ North, 4º43’34.20″ West

Valladolid is 200 kilometers (125 miles) north-west of Madrid. Its central location in Spain makes it easy to get to.

Getting to Valladolid by plane

The best way to get to Valladolid from abroad is by plane. Valladolid has its own airport although most international flights come into Madrid-Barajas airport.

1)Valladolid-Villanubla Airport

 Valladolid Airport is small and is located near a village called Villanubla. It forms part of the National Airport and Air Navigation Network AENA.

Companies operating to and from the airport include Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Ryanair, Vueling, etc. WIFI is available throughout the terminal.

Once you land in Valladolid, you can take a taxi or bus to the city centre. You can also hire a car.

The approximate taxi fare to Valladolid is 24 €. Saturday evenings, Sundays, and official holidays there is a night rate which is 26.50 €. You can order a taxi by phoning 983 291 411 or 983 207 755. You should dial +34 when phoning from outside Spain.

Linecar is a coach company operating between Valladolid airport and the city centre. Coach times and reservations T4 Barajas to Valladolid.

2) Madrid-Barajas Airport

If you cannot get a direct flight to Valladolid, Madrid-Barajas airport offers far more possibilities

  • TRAIN from Barajas terminal 4 (T4) to Chamartín train station

The Spanish railway company RENFE, connects Madrid with the Madrid Barajas airport through the local train network service “Cercanías” C1 line.  The train station is on the terminal T4 floor -1, and is called Aeropuerto T4.

If you arrive in a different terminal you can move to the other terminal in a free shuttle bus service connecting the terminals.

The estimated travel time from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to Estación de Chamartín is 11 minutes. The single ticket tariff is 2,60 €, valid for one journey in the two hours after it is issued. For passengers with AVE tickets (high-speed train) connecting with a flight, this service is free.  See timetable in Renfe Cercanías

Once you get to Chamartín train station, you can purchase your ticket at the Renfe ticket windows or in the machines. We recommend you book and buy your ticket over the Internet on Renfe´s webpage

You can catch a regional train which takes about three hours and is relatively inexpensive or a high-speed AVE, ALVIA or AVANT train which only takes around an hour.

  • Direct COACH from Terminal 4 at Barajas

The ALSA coach runs directly from T 4 to Valladolid. This is a good option if you are carrying luggage. The coach leaves from platforms 1 and 2 on the ground floor, T4 arrivals.

You can purchase your ticket from a machine located on the ground floor of T4 arrivals.

There are several coaches each day. The journey time is about 2 hours 40 minutes. We recommend you purchase your ticket over the Internet prior to your arrival.

  • Coach from Méndez Álvaro coach station

Take the metro from the airport by buying your ticket for 1.5€ + 1€ airport charge. At the end of the line at “Nuevos Ministerios” station, you then have to change to Line 6 (circular) towards “Méndez Álvaro”. The journey time on the metro is about 50 to 60 minutes. At Méndez Álvaro coach station, you can purchase your ticket at the ALSA ticket office window. Coaches run every hour and the journey time is about 2 hours 30 minutes.

You can also get to Méndez Álvaro by taking the commuter train (cercanías) on Line C-1.  This takes about 25 minutes and you don’t need to change trains. Trains run each 30 minutes. For further information, see the commuter trains page Renfe Cercanías

Getting to Valladolid by train

You can also get to Valladolid from certain European countries by train with Renfe Internacional. Visit their webpage and choose the option which best suits you. If you are coming from Paris, don’t forget you have a connection to Valladolid.

General Information


MD and DDS



Galván Lobo Formación

Acera de Recoletos, 12, 1º A – 47004 Valladolid

tel. 34 983 371 267


Registration fee

€ 1200 full course

€ 1000 Galván Lobo Formación former students

€ 800 postgraduate students

Registration fee includes: coffee breaks, lunch, simultaneus translation and meeting documents


Hotel Gareus

Calle Colmenares, 2 – esquina calle Gamazo, 8

47004 Valladolid

tel. 34 983 214 333

Cancellation Policy 

All registration cancellations must be in writing (by Mail) to:

You will receive a total reimbursement of the fees paid if the cancellation will be made up and including June 1.


J. William Robbins, D.D.S., M.A.

J. William Robbins, D.D.S., M.A., maintains a full-time private practice and is Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. 

He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in l973. 

He completed a rotating internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas and a 2-year General Practice Residency at the V. A. Hospital in San Diego, California. 

Dr. Robbins has published over 80 articles, abstracts, and chapters on a wide range of dental subjects and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Middle East, China, and Africa.  He coauthored a textbook, Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry – A Contemporary Approach, which is published by Quintessence, and is in its 4th  edition. 

He recently co-authored a new textbook, Global Diagnosis – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, which is also published by Quintessence. 

He has won several awards including the Presidential Teaching Award at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the 2002 Texas Dentist of the Year Award, the 2003 Honorary Thaddeus V. Weclew Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, the 2010 Saul Schluger Award given by the Seattle Study Club, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry 2015 President’s Award, and the 2016 Academy of Operative Dentistry Award of Excellence. 

He is a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. He is past president of the American Board of General Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.  

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