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

Upcoming Webinars

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.


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.


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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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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