Continuing Education

2018 Prosthodontic Review Course

Prosthodontic Review Course

Sept. 7-8 | Seattle

2018_PRC_BrochureAdvance registration is now closed. Please register on-site at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

This two-day course is designed to reinforce treatment approaches that meet esthetic and functional goals expected by patients and clinicians. Speakers will illustrate key concepts based on evidence and interweave diagnosis, planning, and treatment to achieve the objectives established for each patient.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the principles of comprehensive prosthodontic treatment for completely edentulous, partially edentulous, and dentate patients.
  • Discuss both traditional and innovative methods and materials for fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics.
  • Understand the current applications and future direction of advanced digital technology in patient care.
  • Appreciate the reported longevity, maintenance, and complications associated with therapies in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics.
  • Avoid implant complications, particularly related to esthetics, and improve understanding of related concepts  such as osseous and soft tissue volume.

Review the course brochure for an extraordinary value in continuing education.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for practitioners who would like to stay up to date on the latest trends as well as prosthodontists who want to become board-certified, residents who are taking the board exam, and dental professionals who are interested in the specialty.

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Friday, Sept. 7

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Welcome & Remarks 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
The Zygomatic Implant Approach: Have We Evolved to a Different First Choice?
Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP
Great Neck, NY

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Anatomic Considerations When Utilizing Non-Anatomic Implant Positioning
Thomas J. McGarry, DDS, FACP 
Oklahoma City

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:25 – 11:25 a.m.
Digital Dentistry: An Update
Radi M. Masri, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP
University of Maryland

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Digital Dentures: The State of the Art in 2018 
Stephen A. Wagner, DDS, FACP
Albuquerque, NM

12:25 – 1:35 p.m.
Buffet Lunch

1:35 – 2:35 p.m.
How to Encourage Incisal Migration of Soft Tissue Around Teeth and Implants Restored with Single Crowns
Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, FACP
Loma Linda University

2:35 – 3:35 p.m.  
Prosthetic Reconstruction Following Head and Neck Surgeries 
Caroline T. Nguyen, DMD, MS, FRCD(C), FACP
University of British Columbia

3:35 – 4:45 p.m.
The Impact of Zirconia on the Contemporary Restorative Dental Practice 
Ariel J. Raigrodski, MS, DMD, FACP
University of Washington

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8

7:00 – 7:55 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Regeneration of Large Osseous Defects: An Update 
Aladdin Al-Ardah, DDS, MS
Loma Linda University

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Spectrum of Implant Success and Failure as it Relates to Occlusal Overload
Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSc
New York University

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:25 – 11:25 a.m.
Oral Morbidities Associated with Radiation 
Richard C. Cardoso, DDS, FACP
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Short Implants: Definitions, Predictability, and Indications
Hans-Peter Weber, DMD, Dr.Med.Dent. 
Tufts University

12:25 – 1:35 p.m.
Buffet Lunch

1:35 – 2:35 p.m.
Common Misconceptions, Misunderstandings, and Oversights in Removable Partial Denture Therapy
Rodney D. Phoenix, DDS, MSD, FACP
San Antonio

2:35 – 3:35 p.m.
Progressive Trends in Contemporary Dentistry: A Dental Technician's Perspective
Alexander C. Wünsche, CDT, ZT

3:35 – 4:45 p.m.
Complications and Proposed Solutions for Implant Supported Fixed Complete Dentures‚Äč
Alvin G. Wee, DDS, MS, MPH, PhD
Creighton University 

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Information

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Room Rate: $215 single/double exclusive of applicable taxes/fees. Reserve your room online here.

Please note that the ACP holds rooms for attends based on past attendance history. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as early as possible. The ACP cannot guarantee that the block will not sell out. 

Registration Fees
Members: $895
Non-Members: $995
Residents/Graduate Students: $395

Dress Code
Business Casual

If you have any special dietary restrictions or require Kosher or Vegan meals, please contact education@prosthodontics.org and a staff member will confirm your needs with you.

Cancellation Policy & Program Disclaimer

All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Full refunds for registration minus the $50 processing fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. A 50% refund will be given if written notice is after 30 days, up until one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to a course; therefore “no shows” will not be eligible for a refund. Notice of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the ACP by email to education@prosthodontics.org or fax to (312) 573-1257.

All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation because of scheduling conflicts, low registration, and/or circumstances beyond the control of the ACP. The ACP is not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances. In the event of a cancellation by the ACP, all registrants will receive a full refund of any registration fees paid. By attending the course, attendees agree to allow photographing, videotaping, audio-taping, or webcasting and for their image to be used by the ACP in association publications, on the ACP’s website, and in marketing and promotional materials. 

ACP Meetings Code of Conduct Policy

The ACP is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free, and inclusive meeting experience for all participants. Participants in ACP meetings include members, registrants, guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and Board members. The ACP does not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Any violations will be taken seriously.

Harassment includes offensive comments or gestures related to gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentation, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment can occur in real or virtual space, including social media related to the meeting.

The ACP reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, whether any behavior at any meeting is unacceptable and in violation of this Code of Conduct. In the event that it is determined that an individual has violated this Code of Conduct or has otherwise engaged in conduct that is deemed to be improper, prejudicial, or detrimental, the ACP reserves the right to (1) remove any such individual from an event or meeting, (2) bar any individual from attending future ACP meetings, and/or (3) suspend any such individual's membership or expel such individual from the ACP.

Continuing Education Credit


The American College of Prosthodontists is an ADA-CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American College of Prosthodontists designates this activity for 15 continuing education credits.


The American College of Prosthodontists 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 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 11/1/2014 to 10/31/2018. Provider ID# 214690


The American College of Prosthodontists is a National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) approved continuing education provider for dental technicians.