Southern Illinois University-School of Dental Medicine CE Melodies of the Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen: July 19 - 26, 2019
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The Immediate Full Arch Rehabilitation
of Patients with Dental Implants

7-Night Melodies of The Danube CDE River Cruise
from Budapest to Vilshofen
PLUS 2 Night Hotel in Prague
July 19 - 28, 2019

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8 CE Units

Course Fees:
$400 for Doctors/Dentists and $175 for Dental Personnel

Cruise Bookings prior to October 1, 2018 qualify for a $150 per person discount

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Dentists, allied dental personnel.
Program Purpose / Objectives

The Immediate Full Arch Rehabilitation of Patients with Dental Implants
Dr. Steven J. LoCascio



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Since its accidental discovery in 1952 by Dr. P.I. Brånemark, and subsequent introduction to dentistry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, osseointegration has revolutionized how dentists treat patients. It can be safely stated that the endosseous dental implant is the single greatest advance that dentistry has seen in the last century.

Utilization of endosseous implants can significantly improve a patient's quality of life by replacing missing teeth, restoring a smile and facilitating the ability to chew and function without experiencing pain and embarrassment.

Many patients with hopeless dentitions expect their transition from teeth to full arch implants to be seamless. A clinician's understanding of basic treatment principles along with current trends and technology, will help facilitate optimal outcomes that meet patient expectations of treatment experience, function and aesthetics. This lecture will focus on how to predictably transition patients with debilitated dentitions to full arch implant restorations. Prosthetic principles that are critical to achieve enhanced aesthetic and functional results will be reviewed. Multiple clinical cases will be illustrated.

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the aesthetic and biomechanical challenges associated with transitioning patients from teeth to dental implants.
  2. Understand the various methods of transitioning patients with comprehensive dental needs from teeth to implants.
  3. Identify patients that are candidates for immediate full arch loading of dental implants.
  4. Understand the step by step sequencing of treatment procedures with both immediate provisionalization and case completion.
  5. Explain the clinical differences with immediate occlusal loading of the maxilla compared to the mandible.
  6. Be able to detail how to restoratively begin any rehabilitation case.
  7. Understand how the use of specialty implants and surgical guidance can enhance treatment results.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Dr. Steven J. LoCascioSteven J. LoCascio, BS, DDS

Dr. LoCascio received his dental degree from Louisiana State University and completed a General Practice Residency at the Medical Center of Louisiana. He earned specialty certificates in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics from LSU and is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Dentists, the ADA, the TDA and the Second District Dental Society.

Dr. LoCascio is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to his university teaching responsibilities, Dr. LoCascio is and educational mentor to many clinicians and participates in the ongoing training of dentists nationwide.

Dr. LoCascio maintains a full-time private practice, limited to prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife Christl and his two sons, Steven, Jr. and Brandon.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider.


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Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Activities
July 19, 2019 Arrival Budapest - Embark AmaLea

During the evening you will be treated to a special Illuminations Cruise around Budapest's famed Parliament Building. The city virtually glistens since these special landmarks are
awash in light. (B, D)
July 20, 2019 Budapest Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill, and Heroes' Square, Budapest offers and unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river (B)
July 21, 2019 Bratislava, Slovakia Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title of "Coronation City of Kings" as you'll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L, D).
July 22, 2019 Vienna, Austria The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing the regal splendor of the city, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visit St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or, for a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour.
(B,L,D).
July 23, 2019 Weissenkirchen - Grein After reaching Weissenkirchen in the heart of the Wachau Valley, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Discover the best of both Durnstein and Melk with a walking tour in Durnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. You can also opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by a visit to the Abbey. For those preferring a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour of Durnstein and then be treated to a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner as well as a visit to a local boutique where you will enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. Prefer more active adventures? Join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, set sail through the scenic Strudengau Valley to the medieval town of Grein. Be treated to an exclusive visit to the more than 500 - year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally above the village. While here, enjoy a folklore show along with a wine reception. (B,L,D).
July 24, 2019 Linz The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. You may opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you will tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in the "Sound of Music". Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House, or go on a guided bike tour along the city's'Culture Mile' and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more excursion options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Cesky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border (B,L,D).
July 25, 2019 Passau, Germany - Vilshofen Discover the 2,000-year-old-city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. Later, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer, Bavarian folk music and dancing-an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D).
July 26, 2019 Vilshofen Vilshofen - Disembarkation and scenic transfer to Prague . Check into your hotel for a two-night stay Balance of the day on your own at leisure. (B)

July 27, 2019 Prague "Golden City of a Hundred Spires" tour is included this morning and a Czech beer tasting is yours to enjoy(B)

July 28, 2019 Depart for U.S.A. After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)


Ports of Call
Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet).
Budapest, Hungary - Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Sites includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world.
Linz, Austria - Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 km (19 mi) south of the Czech border, on both sides of the river Danube. Linz is largely an industrial student town; however it has many historical buildings and numerous churches. Visitors can view many splendid town residences, chapter houses and the little lanes of the old town which lie directly at the foot of the castle. The large, baroque main square is also worth a visit.
Passau, Germany - Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as the Dreiflüssestadt or "City of Three Rivers," because the Danube is joined at Passau by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north.
Vienna, Austria - Vienna is a unique blend of the historic and the modern with a wealth of architecture and artistic and musical heritage. Many of the world’s most important composers, including Beethoven and Mozart, have lived and performed behind Vienna’s Baroque façades. In addition to this Baroque splendor, there are excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture .
Vilshofen, Germany - Vilshofen is a town in the German district of Passau. It is known as the Three River City and is situated on the southern edge of the Bavarian forest between the Danube and Vils. Attractions in Vilshofen include the Benedictine Abbey Schweiklberg which houses an African museum, the town square and town hall, the city tower and the church of St.John. The town plays host to a variety of festivals, including the yearly Folk Festival. The fireworks display over the Danube, held on the second weekend in July, is one of the grandest in the region.
Weissenkirchen-Grein, Austria - Meaning simply "white church" in German, the tiny Austrian village of Weissenkirchen is named after its fortified 14th-century Gothic-style church. The church did double duty as both the town's place of worship and as a stronghold to protect villagers from incursions by the Ottoman Empire's Turkish armies. The church's imposing defensive tower was added in 1531. Like Durnstein and other small villages in Austria's Wachau Valley, the port of Weissenkirchen is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While Weissenkirchen might, at first glance, appear to be just another quaint little European town, in the UN's words, its architecture and the cultural landscape in which it sits "showcase many intact and visible traces of its continuous, organic evolution since prehistoric times." In short, it's a beautiful little town surrounded by ancient vineyards.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing
COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered to the general public directly by the cruise line at the time of booking. In addition, we can offer the Cruise Line's lower non-refundable deposit rates.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment
Cruise Lines

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Suite
(Violin Deck)
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 350 sq. ft..
$6,788
Category (AA) French Balcony & Outside Balcony
(Violin Deck)
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
$5,698
Category (AB) French Balcony & Outside Balcony
(Cello Deck)
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
$5,558
Category (BA) French Balcony & Outside Balcony
(Violin Deck)
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
$5,358
(BB) French Balcony & Outside Balcony
(Cello Deck )
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
$5,158
Category (CA) French Balcony
(Violin & Cello Deck)
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony: 170 sq. ft.
$4,718
Category (CB) French Balcony
(Violin Deck)
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony: 155 sq. ft.
$4,458
Category (D)
(Piano Deck) Fixed Windows
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony: 160 sq. ft.
$4,168
Category (E)
(Piano Deck) Fixed Windows
COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM FEATURES:
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
French Balcony: 160 sq. ft.
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Deck Plan

Cruise Bookings prior to October 1, 2018 qualify for a $150 per person discount

Deposits:
  • $500 per person at the time of booking
  • An additional $500 per person deposit is due by September 15, 2018
Final Payment: Due by March 15, 2019

Cancellation charges: The initial deposit is 50% non-refundable from time of booking.

Cancellation days prior to departure:
  • 119-90 days - 35% of cruise and land price
  • 89-60 days - 50% of cruise and land price
  • 59-30 days - 80% of cruise and land price
  • 29-10 days - 90% of cruise and land price
  • 9 days-100% of cruise and land price
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges $182 per person are additional
Transfers are additional at $60 per person

INCLUDED:
  • 2 Night post cruise hotel (First Class) in Prague
  • Transfer from AmaLea to the hotel in Prague
  • Accommodation during the cruise
  • All gourmet meals onboard (Early Riser Coffee and Croissants, a Rich Buffet Breakfast, a Festive Lunch Buffet, Afternoon Tea & Coffee with Cake, Cookies & Sandwiches and a Multi-Course Dinner
  • Free Flowing Red and White Wine from the local regions, Beer or Soft Drinks for lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary Happy Hour each night before dinner
  • Choice of dining options at no additional cost including the main dining salon and an intimate Chef's Table Restaurant where the Chef prepares the meal in person
  • Free Coffee, Tea, Ice-Water and Ice-Tea are included all day. Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals! Complimentary coffee & tea station available 24 hours.
  • Captain's Welcome Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner and Captains Farewell Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner plus several Theme Dinners
  • Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge in each cabin
  • Use of the Hot Tub on the Sun Deck and the Wellness Center inside including Fitness equipment (free of charge)
  • Use of the Bicycles and helmets onboard free of charge
  • Complimentary use of the internet onboard (via flat-screen TV & keyboard in each stateroom and wireless in our two lounges)
  • Complimentary In Cabin Movies
  • Elevator on board operating between 4 different levels: Restaurant (Level 1), Staterooms (Level 2), Lobby and Panorama Lounge (Level 3) and Staterooms (Level 4); (elevator does not go to the lowest deck or Sun deck)
  • Nightly Piano Music and also during tea and coffee
  • Our daily shore excursion program during the cruise with English speaking guides. Use of our Quiet vox headsets is also included at no additional cost.
  • Services of our professional English Speaking Cruise Director
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers and pre or post land arrangements
  • Optional shore excursions that may be offered in addition to the daily included excursions
  • All other beverages except of the ones mentioned above
  • Gratuities are additional at USD$130 per person (paid onboard).
  • Telephone usage
  • Use of the Telephone in each cabin
  • Items purchased in the Gift Shop
  • Port charges of $182 per person
  • Optional shore excursions that might be offered in addition to our daily included shore excursion program
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.