Continuing Education

2021 Prosthodontic Review Course


Webinars will be taking place Wednesdays at 6 p.m. CT in June, July, and August.

The Prosthodontic Review Course Webinars are designed to give an update on comprehensive prosthodontics, including an overview of the latest developments in dental materials, digital workflows, current trends, and more.

Each webinar is worth 1 CE credit and available at no cost to ACP members, $35 for nonmembers.

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or getting ready to start your career, the Prosthodontic Review Course Webinars will provide a fresh perspective and new applications for the innovations that are driving the specialty forward.

Program Chair
John Ball, DDS, FACP
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

Previous Webinars

Wednesday, June 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Digital Workflow for CAD/CAM One-Day Dentistry
Sompop Bencharit, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP
Virginia Commonwealth University

Recent advances in intraoral scanning, prosthetic software, and in-office milling technologies allow clinicians to make digital impressions as well as design and fabricate single unit fixed dental prostheses in their office. This presentation reviews the current technology, in particular the intraoral scanners as well as the digital workflow essential for CAD/CAM one-day dentistry. We also discuss indications/contraindications for CAD/CAM one-day dentistry, an ideal digital dentistry team, and necessary equipment and setups.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Comprehend, analyze, and critique appropriate workflow for CAD/CAM one-day dentistry.
  • Explain and extrapolate indications and contraindications for CAD/CAM one-day dentistry.
  • Integrate knowledge of current technologies and necessary staff members for CAD/CAM one-day dentistry.

Biography: Dr. Sompop Bencharit is an Associate Professor, Founding Director of Digital Dentistry Technologies and Director of Clinical Research at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles in prosthodontics, implant dentistry, salivary biomarkers, as well as protein structural biology. He currently serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics.


Wednesday, June 16, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Practical Occlusal Concepts for Routine Clinical Practice
Baldwin W. Marchack, DDS
Pasadena, CA

The question of whether excessive occlusal forces in implant restorations cause crestal bone loss continues to be a topic for debate among dental professionals. What constitutes implant overload? What is the ideal occlusal scheme for implants? How should we confirm the occlusion when we deliver implant restorations? Should the occlusion on removable implant assisted overdentures be different from the occlusion on fixed implant supported complete dentures?  Many restorations for natural teeth and implants are being made by utilizing CAD/CAM systems, with many restorations designed digitally using virtual wax-ups selected from a digital library of teeth that are stretched or condensed to fit your particular patient’s situation. What is the best way to check the occlusion on CAD/CAM implant restorations?

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the biomechanics of teeth and implants.
  • Apply a practical method of adjusting the occlusion of CAD/CAM restorations.
  • Demonstrate how to design the occlusion of full arch fixed and removable implant restorations.

Biography: Dr. Baldwin Marchack graduated from USC in 1971. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He has served in the leadership and membership of many dental organizations. Dr. Marchack is a former Examiner for the California State Board of Dental Examiners, and he is an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is Chair Emeritus of the Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and he maintains a private practice in Pasadena, California.


Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Management of Peri-implantitis: Evidence and Possible Interventions
Pierluigi Balice, DDS, MDSc
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

Peri-implantitis is a frequent encounter in the clinical practice for specialties across the board. The goal of this presentation is to analyze the available scientific literature and the possible clinical applications for peri-implantitis cases.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the limitations of the available literature about the topic.
  • Apply the best clinical decision based on the clinical scenario.
  • Manage and prevent peri-implantitis.

Biography: Dr. Pierluigi Balice is a Clinical Assistant Professor in periodontics and implant dentistry at UMKC School of Dentistry. He obtained his DDS degree summa cum laude from the University of Bari, Italy. Dr. Balice completed his three-year specialty training at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, receiving a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Dental Science degree. He is an active member of several dental organizations and has lectured internationally.


Wednesday, July 7, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Material Selection and Complications on Implant Fixed Complete Dentures
Konstantinos Chochlidakis, DDS, MS, FACP
University of Rochester

Technical and biologic complications of implant-supported fixed complete dentures are unfortunately quite common. Major and minor complications are significant factors affecting the success of our treatment and negatively affect the longevity of these prostheses. The association between prosthodontic factors (number of implants, prosthetic material, cantilever length, bruxism, occlusion, and others) and the survival of these prostheses will be studied. Clinical recommendations for material selection and conclusions will be drawn for predictable long-term outcomes.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Assess the available materials for full-arch prostheses (metal-resin vs metal-ceramic vs zirconia) as well as the factors that are correlated to biologic and mechanical complications for different prosthetic materials.
  • Identify the prosthetic and surgical factors for successful outcomes with full-arch prostheses (esthetic factors, prosthetic space, loading protocols, number of implants, etc).
  • Describe clinical recommendations for predictable long-term outcomes with full-arch prostheses.

Biography: Konstantinos Chochlidakis, DDS, MS, FACP is currently an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Prosthodontic Postgraduate Training Program at Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH), University of Rochester. Dr. Chochlidakis received his prosthodontic certificate from EIOH in 2013 and his Master of Clinical and Translational Science certificate in 2019. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and is an active member of several other dental organizations.


Wednesday, July 14, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Maxillofacial Prosthetics: Head and Neck Cancer Trends and Treatment
James A. Kelly, DDS, MS, MBA, MPH
Creighton University

This lecture will focus on head and neck cancer trends and treatments. It will discuss various treatment options and the rehabilitation of defects of the head and neck. Intra oral and extra oral prosthetics will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize the incidence and survivorship of head and neck cancer.
  • Gain a further understanding of various treatments for head and neck cancer.
  • Describe about various prosthetic rehabilitations of patients needing maxillofacial prosthetics.

Biography: Dr. James Kelly received his DDS from Creighton University. He attended the UCLA advanced prosthodontics residency and received his Master’s in Oral Biology before completing a Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Oncologic Dentistry at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He directed programs in maxillofacial prosthetics at UCLA and Mayo Clinic. He is currently an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Chair of Creighton University’s Prosthodontic Department. Dr. Kelly is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics


Wednesday, July 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Emerging Trend from a Laboratory Perspective
Taylor Manalili, DDS
Irvine, CA

This webinar will provide a review of the latest prosthodontic trends as seen from the laboratory perspective. The relationship between the clinician and the laboratory is a key element in successful patient care. Recognize the impact digital technology has had on the dental laboratory in helping to deliver faster, more predictable results.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain the influence digitization has had on the laboratory.
  • Describe the fabrication methods utilized in the lab today.  
  • Identify the latest material trends prescribed by clinicians.

Biography: Dr. Taylor Manalili joined Glidewell in 2018, where she helps to enhance laboratory protocols, conducted clinical research, and performed advanced restorative work, including implant placement, chairside restorations and full mouth rehabilitations. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University, where she also obtained a certificate in prosthodontics and digital technologies.


Wednesday, July 28 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Surgery Considerations for Prosthodontics Rehabilitation
David H. Yang, DDS, FRCD(C)
University of British Columbia

Prosthodontics and oral surgery are two fields with immense overlap, especially in the context of full arch reconstructions. Through an oral surgery lens, we explore several aspects of the collaborative process with a focus on full-arch treatment planning.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Analyze surgical considerations for predictable full-arch implant restoration.
  • Explain soft tissue changes in graftless solutions and its impact on restorative success.
  • Identify vestibular anatomy considerations during the digital workflow.

Biography: Dr. David Yang is the Provincial Practice Leader in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for BC Cancer, and Clinical Associate Professor for University of British Columbia. He has professional interest in jaw necrosis, post-cancer jaw reconstruction.


Wednesday, August 4, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Increasing Occlusal Vertical Dimension: How to be predictable
Van Ramos, DDS, FACP
University of Washington

The restoration of the worn dentition often requires an increase to the existing occlusal vertical dimension. This presentation will cover the pertinent literature relative to changes in OVD and develop a treatment protocol based on 6 specific diagnostic criteria.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe and apply an appropriate occlusal philosophy for wear patients.
  • Explain the single factor that controls the increase in OVD.
  • Illustrate the process used to replicate intraorally what was done on the articulator.

Biography: Dr. Ramos is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Washington. He recently retired after 30 years of active-duty service with the United States Army Dental Corps where he was the Prosthodontic Residency Program Director and the Prosthodontic Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists.


Wednesday, August 11 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
A Hard Pill to Swallow? Medication’s Influence on Implant Success
Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Currently, predictable treatments for peri-implant diseases have not been fully described. Given the difficulty in treating peri-implant diseases, the primary prevention of peri-implant conditions through careful treatment planning is essential to achieving optimal outcomes. Understanding the risks associated with common medications on implant failure and peri-implant disease development is a critical component to a comprehensive approach to dental implant treatment planning. This course seeks to review the current literature evaluating the associations and underlying mechanism that lead to increased rates of implant failure in individuals taking common medications and potential strategies to reduce this risks during clinical implant care.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • List the prevalence and risk factors for implant failure and peri-implantitis.
  • Understand the underlying mechanisms associated with the actions of various drugs and the ways they influence implant outcomes.
  • Explain personalized treatment options to achieve optimal implant treatment outcomes in individuals taking medications who require oral constructive implant therapies.

Biography: Dr. Mia L. Geisinger is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in Biology from Duke University, her DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her MS and Certificate in Periodontology and Implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Geisinger is an active member of several dental organizations, has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has lectured nationally and internationally.

This session is sponsored by: 


Wednesday, August 18, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Considerations for Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations
Alejandro Lanis, DDS, MS
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Ceramic restorations are one of the most popular esthetic dental treatments nowadays. The evolution of dental materials and the incorporation of digital technology into our profession are making this type of procedures to be less invasive and more predictable than ever before.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the diagnosis and planning process for oral rehabilitation based on minimally invasive ceramic restorations.  
  • Analyze the rationale behind the selection of the clinical procedure for a minimally invasive therapy.
  • Recognize the clinical steps for oral reconstruction based on minimally invasive ceramic restorations.

Biography: Dr. Alejandro Lanis graduated from University of Valparaiso in 2008 and followed a 3-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology at University of Chile in Santiago. In 2013 he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and participated as an ITI Scholar at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Health Administration and Medical Education from the University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile respectively. Currently he practices in Santiago, Chile, is an active member of several dental organizations, and participates as a Clinical Visiting Professor in the Prosthodontics Department at Indiana University of Dentistry.


Wednesday, August 25, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Full Arch Implant Prosthodontics
Thomas J. Salinas, DDS
Rochester, MN

The current state of providing edentulous patients with full arch prosthodontics has been an evolution of technology and patient-based information. The techniques that have been used on a specific patient demographic have likewise transformed and require review. It is the aim of this presentation to review the current state of the art restorative therapy for patients requiring full arch tooth replacement.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify treatment planning the edentulous patient.
  • Understand appropriate materials for treating edentulous patients.
  • Comprehend clinical outcomes of edentulous patients.

Biography: Tom Salinas is a professor and chair of Dental Specialties at the Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include dental materials and clinical outcome studies. He has authored 85 scientific peer-reviewed publications primarily focusing on restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.

This session is sponsored by: 






Registration & Webinar Information

The 2021 Prosthodontic Review Course Webinars will take place on Wednesdays in June, July, and August at 6 p.m. CT. 


Each webinar is available at no cost to ACP members.

Each webinar is $35 for non-members. 

Continuing Education Credit

ADA_CERP_Logo_CMYK    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.

agd-pace-logo American College of Prosthodontists (Nationally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 11/1/18 to 10/31/2021 Provider ID# 214690

CDT_NADLThe American College of Prosthodontists is a National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) approved continuing education provider for dental technicians. Continuing education credit awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s) and submit the form provided by the ACP to receive credit.

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