Continuing Education

2022 Prosthodontic Review Course


Webinars will be taking place Tuesdays 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
David Donatelli, DDS, FACP

Previous Webinars

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Artificial Intelligence in RPD Design and Beyond
Ahmed Mahrous, DDS, MS
University of Iowa

RPD design is riddled with controversy and subjectivity, which is primarily why many practitioners shy away from RPD treatment and many students and teachers dislike it. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved greatly in the past decade and is poised to solve many of the issues facing humanity in the present day, and RPD design is no exception.

In this lecture, we will demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence can be used to assist and standardize the RPD design process for the benefit of the prosthodontic student, practitioner, and patient.

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

  • Explain the definition of Artificial Intelligence, its history, and its applications in daily life, medicine, and dentistry.
  • Relate how AI can help standardize RPD design using algorithms that represent the most prominent RPD design philosophies.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the use of AI.

Biography: Dr. Ahmed Mahrous is an assistant professor of prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He received his DDS from Pharos University in Egypt and received his certificate in prosthodontics and master’s degree from the University of Iowa. As a prosthodontics resident, Dr. Mahrous received the ACPEF Research Fellowship Award. As faculty, he has received the UIOWA faculty of year award for 3 consecutive years. Dr. Mahrous is the subcommittee lead on the ACP Digital Dentistry workgroup. His research interests include the implementation of Artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) in dental practice and dental education. He has several publications and has co-developed patented applications including an online 3D dental library (dental-atlas), an AI powered RPD Designer (A.I-Dental) and a Digital Design studio (Merlin/Excalibur). 


Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Post-and-Core Restorations: Myth vs. Reality
Steven M. Morgano, DMD
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

The topic of posts-and-cores is complex, and because it's complex it is controversial. This presentation will review the currently available evidence on this topic to provide meaningful guidelines for the dentist when restoring pulpless teeth.

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

  • Choose the best approach to restoring a pulpless tooth with a post-and-core.
  • Describe the role of the ferrule effect on a restored pulpless tooth.
  • Describe the best method for cementing a post-and-core.

Biography: Dr. Steven M. Morgano received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed a General Practice Residency program at Philadelphia General Hospital and received his specialty certificate in prosthodontics from the Hines Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Morgano is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics at Rutgers. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and former Professor and Director of the Division of Postdoctoral Prosthodontics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.


Tuesday, June 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Removable Complete Denture (RCD): Anatomy-Based Mandibular Impression
Hiroshi Hirayama, DDS, DMD, MS, FACP
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Removable complete denture is a fundamental treatment in prosthodontics. Implant-assisted RCD (IRCD) has been a standard of care in dentistry, however, there is a portion of the population that cannot go through IRCD treatment and needs to seek conventional RCD treatment. One of the challenges the dentist and the prosthodontist encounter during RCD treatment, is the patient’s satisfaction with their mandibular RCD retention. A common misunderstanding is the depth of the floor of the mouth, which is the most mishandled area when it comes to making impressions. This lecture covers anatomy-based impression philosophy, which focuses on mandibular anatomy. Through this presentation the participant can receive proper knowledge of mandibular anatomy and impression making.

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

  • Identify the proper knowledge of mandibular anatomy.
  • Model the correct procedure for impression making.
  • Express the challenges related to patient’s satisfaction with the mandibular RCD retention during RCD treatment.

Biography: Dr. Hiroshi Hirayama is currently Clinical Professor and Director Division of Postdoctoral Prosthodontics in Department Restorative Sciences and Biomaterials at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He graduated from Kyushu Dental College with his DDS in 1977.

Under his supervision over 45 past graduates successfully completed board examinations and became Diplomates of American Board of Prosthodontics. He is the recipient of 2014 American College of Prosthodontists Educator of the Year Award. He received his master’s degree and a certificate in prosthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He lectures nationally and internationally and published extensively on peer review journals. He also maintains his private practices in Boston Massachusetts.


Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Updated 10 Keys Checklist for Immediate Implant Placement at Maxillary Incisor Sites
Robert A. Levine, DDS 
University of Pennsylvania

This presentation will describe and identify 10 essential keys for performing immediate single tooth replacement of a hopeless maxillary central incisor. This treatment is considered a complex procedure and a team approach is suggested as the maxillary central incisor is seen as having the most esthetic zone failures resulting in unhappy patients. Once this occurs, restoring the lost hard and soft tissues to their original pre-surgical levels is near impossible. The updated 10 Keys checklist, if strictly followed, will provide high predictability in preventing esthetic complications and offers guidelines to ensure high success based on published studies by Dr. Levine and his clinical research group which confirm the use of the 10 Keys protocol.

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

  • Recognize the human factors that are the primary causes of technical and environmental complications in implant dentistry due to the lack of checklists.
  • Describe the 10 Keys team approach and its use as a diagnostic, surgical, and prosthetic sequential checklist to avoid esthetic zone complications.
  • Explain the importance of phenotype modification as part of the surgical protocol with use of autogenous soft tissue grafting or a volume stable collagen matrix.

Biography: Dr. Robert A. Levine graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry, received his post-graduate certificate in periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania and is presently a Clinical Professor in postgraduate periodontics and dental implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, and on faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill and at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry at Chicago.

He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and has or presently serves on the editorial boards of numerous international scientific dental journals and has authored close to 90 publications and 4 book chapters. He presently leads a clinical research team with Dr. Mauricio Araujo from University of Maringa, Brazil on a series of retrospective studies on immediate implant placement in the maxillary central incisor region.


Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Esthetics & Function of Ceramic Restorations
Chris C.L. Wyatt, DMD, MSc
University of British Columbia

The successful selection of ceramic materials for the restoration of teeth is based upon esthetics and function. This presentation will explore the selection of ceramics from aspects of biological compatibility, occlusion, and patient acceptance. Cases demonstrating success and failure of various ceramic materials will be presented.

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

  • Choose appropriate ceramic materials to restore teeth based upon esthetics and function.
  • Compare and contrast the various ceramic restoration manufacturing techniques.  
  • Select appropriate luting material and techniques for each ceramic material.

Biography: Dr. Chris Wyatt is Professor and Chair of the Division of Prosthodontics & Dental Geriatrics in the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Wyatt graduated with a DMD degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986, a diploma in prosthodontics in 1995, and an MSc in dentistry in 1996 from the University of Toronto.


Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT 
3D Printing in My Office: What do I Need to Know?
Gerald T. Grant, DMD, MS, FACP
University of Louisville School of Dentistry

3D Printing is becoming popular as an addition to the in-office lab for fabricating, custom trays, models, occlusal splints, and surgical guides. In many instances, these are sold as 'plug and play' systems. This presentation will review the current printing technologies available for in-office use to include a realistic discussion about the use and maintenance of the equipment, materials available, shelf-life of the technology, validation of products, and some suggestions of which technologies perform best for a particular use.

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

  • Describe the differences in the fabrication technology of different 3D printers for office use.
  • Understand how software and 3D printers interact for calibration.
  • Develop a workflow to validate your software to print process.
  • Determine realistic expectations of the performance and general workflow for purchasing and using a 3D printer.

Biography: Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Grant is currently a Professor of Prosthodontics and Assistant Dean, Advanced Digital Technologies and Innovation, University of Louisville school of Dentistry and Assistant Director of the Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST) at the Speed School of Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in use of digital technology in dentistry and medicine, additive manufacturing of medical devices, and imaging. He has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed papers, book chapters, and is a national and international speaker.


Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Planning for Restorative Success in the Anterior Esthetic Zone
Konstantinos Michalakis, DDS, CAGS, MSc, PhD, FACP
Boston University

This presentation will focus on key factors for a predictable and successful outcome when restoring the anterior region, where the esthetics are of outmost importance. During treatment planning, the restorative dentist should assess all critical parameters that are important in decision making. These involve the biology (periodontal and endodontic status of the teeth to be restored), the structure (structural integrity and color of the teeth to be restored), the function (phonetics, incisal guidance, envelope of function) and esthetics (position, form, size, PES/WES). The optical behavior of the natural teeth, as well as the metal-ceramic and all-ceramic restorations will be also reviewed. Finally, the parameters for consideration, when choosing a restorative material for the anterior esthetic region will be presented. These include the patient's esthetic demands, occlusion, tooth preparation, gingival biotype, condition of the prepared tooth, and cements that will be used.

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

  • Identify the critical parameters in decision-making when treatment planning for anterior restorations.
  • Choose the right treatment plan for each case.
  • Select the right restorative material for each case.

Biography: Dr. Konstantinos Michalakis graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry. He completed his residency in prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He holds a PhD in Dental Materials/Biomaterials from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Prosthodontics, an MSc degree in Applied Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde Department of Bioengineering, Glasgow, UK, an MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics from the University of Oxford Department of Oncology, Oxford, UK.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He was a tenured Professor and the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Division of Graduate and Postgraduate Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has lectured extensively at both national and international meetings, and he has published numerous articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and he has collaborated extensively with clinicians and researchers from around the world


Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:00 -7:00 p.m. CT
Speech, Palatopharyngeal Function and Cleft Palate: Prosthodontic Concerns and Treatment
Stephen Shae Cherrington, DDS, FACP, LTC(P), DC, Prosthodontic Consultant to the Surgeon General
Colorado Springs, CO

This presentation will review the etiology of maxillary and palatal defects, including the prosthetic management. We will review components of speech, mastication, and deglutition, along with prosthetic management of resulting deficiencies.

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

  • Recognize common causes of maxillary defects.
  • Describe the six components of speech.
  • Identify prosthetic treatment modalities for maxillary defects and speech deficiencies.

Biography: Dr. Stephen Shae Cherrington is a graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2005, the Army Prosthodontic Residency Program in 2009, and the Air Force Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship Program. He joined the Army after dental school and is currently serving as the Prosthodontic Consultant to The Surgeon General and is the Prosthodontic Mentor for the FT Carson 1yrAEGD residency program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.


Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6:00 -7:00 p.m. CT
The Confusing World of Cements and Crowns: How to Match material to Substrate for Optimum Results
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Havertown, PA

All indirect dental restorations must be cemented for final delivery into the patient’s mouth. The question arises, is the cementation of the indirect restoration the final step in the procedure or is it just the beginning of the restoration’s clinical life? Because of this question, clinicians must remember that with a variety of all-ceramic materials available in today’s clinical practice, it is vital to understand what type of cement will provide the best opportunity for a positive long-term outcome. Currently, there are four major cement categories: glass ionomer cement, resin-modified glass ionomer cement, self-adhesive resin cement, and adhesive resin cement. Selecting the right permanent cement can often be confusing for clinicians given that multiple factors must be considered, including the preparation design, required bond strength, restorative material (substrate), ability to isolate the field, and esthetics.

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

  • Understand how to match cement to crown material for optimum results.
  • Compare the four major categories of final cements.
  • Identify clinical techniques that make cementation of indirect restorations simpler and more predictable.

Biography: Dr. Jason H. Goodchild received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He went on to receive his dental training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is currently the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Premier Dental Products Company involved in developing innovative new products and educating clinicians to improve clinical practice. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Goodchild maintains a private general dental practice in Havertown, PA.


Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Driving Results with Digital Diagnostics
Andrew C. Johnson, DDS, MDS, CDT
Fayetteville, AR

Digital dentures are both increasingly appealing and ever evolving. Yet, in the pursuit of better products from the lab, we in the clinic seem to have settled for less in terms of clinical protocols and patient management. Why are we waiting until the later stages of the clinical workflow to leverage this technology? How many new problems do we create while solving old ones? What if we had a digital means to a digital end, a process that made everything better for the lab, the clinic, and the patient alike? In this presentation, Dr. Johnson proposes a shift in the procedural paradigm, and demonstrates how to use commonplace technologies to enhance consistency, efficiency, and value at every stage of the treatment cycle.

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

  • Compare traditional denture processes compare with digital advancements.
  • Repurpose existing technologies and techniques to suit the digital age.
  • Appreciate the impact of digital clinical practice on the traditional treatment flow.

Biography: Dr. Andrew C. Johnson completed his general dental and prosthodontic training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and now practices in Northwest Arkansas. Along with his specialist certificate, Dr. Johnson earned a post-doctoral master’s degree in dental science researching CAD/CAM restorative techniques and emerging digital dental materials. As a board-certified prosthodontist and digital denture technician, his expertise centers around complex dental implant and prosthetic reconstruction. However, his broader professional interests include process scaling, provider calibration, and dental mindset disruption.


Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Digital Workflows in Full-Arch Implant Prosthodontics
Brian A. Brodine, DDS, MDS, FACP
Rochester, NY

During this presentation, participants will learn how to effectively implement digital technologies including IO scanning, photogrammetry, and 3D printing/milling to fabricate full arch implant restorations. Participants will learn various entry points to a digital workflow, while verifying each step with physical proof in the path towards the fabrication of a definitive prosthesis. Emphasis will be put on fundamental prosthodontic principles applied to a digital workflow development. Materials and methods presented are based on limited available supporting scientific literature and user experience, user discretion is advised before implementing any new material and/or technique. All techniques described require a highly skilled and coordinated clinical and laboratory team with advanced skill in digital design of implant supported restorations.

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

  • Name and describe methods for making full-arch implant and abutment level impressions.
  • Communicate diagnostic information to the dental laboratory necessary for digital design of a try-in or provisional prosthesis.
  • Express the methods for manufacturing a digitally designed try-in or provisional prosthesis.

Biography: Dr. Brian Brodine is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. As a native Rochesterian Dr. Brodine attended Rochester Institute of Technology obtaining a Bachelor of Science in both health information science and biomedical science in 2014. Following college, he attended dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center graduating in 2018 with the Deans Award in clinical dentistry. In 2021, Dr. Brodine completed a master of dental science program and was awarded a certificate in advanced prosthodontics from the University of Tennessee Graduate Heath Science program.. Dr. Brodine completed his board certification in prosthodontics in 2022.


Registration & Webinar Information

The 2022 Prosthodontic Review Course Webinars will take place on Tuesdays 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. 

Prosthodontic Review Course Committee

Dr. David Donatelli, Chair
Dr. Mohammad Dashti
Dr. Wainscott Hollis
Dr. Young S. Kang
Dr. Wei-Shao Lin
Dr. Valerie McMillan
Dr. Caroline Nguyen
Dr. Moamen Sheba

Continuing Education Credit

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