Continuing Education

2023 ACP Prosthodontic Webinars


ACP Prosthodontic Webinars
(formerly known as the Prosthodontic Review Course)

Webinars will take place on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. CT in June, July, and August.

The ACP Prosthodontic 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. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or getting ready to start your career, the ACP Prosthodontic Webinars will provide a fresh take on the fundamentals and an informed perspective on the innovations that are driving the specialty forward.

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 ACP Prosthodontic 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 13, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Implant Occlusion – Making a Difference
Amerian D. Sones, DMD, MS, FACP
Texas A&M University

This webinar will review the importance of occlusion for implant prosthodontics and identify successful occlusal schemes, which enhance long term success. Knowledge of record acquisition both digital and analog for the partially and fully edentulous patient will improve skills and patient outcomes. Whether a full arch restoration, multiple units for a partially edentulous patient, or a single tooth implant, recording the correct centric relation position at the correct vertical dimension of occlusion is a skill acquired through experience utilizing proven techniques. Use of a central bearing device will be reviewed to emphasize a neuromuscular approach. Materials selection, personalized for occlusal function, may transform common dental implant restorations into legendary rehabilitations.

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

  • Identify the factors which influence occlusion.
  • Recognize the strategies for insuring accurate jaw recording.
  • Describe the technique of the central bearing device or gothic arch tracing.
  • Demonstrate the desired occlusion for the single, partially, and fully edentulous patient.

Biography: Dr. Amerian D. Sones is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Sones is the Executive Director of Continuing Education and the Director of Dental Oncology for the Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. She serves on the prosthodontic faculty in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry for the Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency Program and is the Course Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics for postgraduate prosthodontics.

Dr. Sones graduated from Tufts University school of Dental Medicine in 1979, she served the U.S. Public Health Service from 1979-1981 as Chief Dental Officer for the Tohono O'odham Tribe in Sells, AZ. She attended UCLA School of Dentistry, postgraduate prosthodontics from 1981-1983, and maxillofacial prosthodontics also at UCLA, in 1984 She has owned, operated, and sold two solo private prosthodontic practices in California and continues to provide complex prosthodontic dental oncology and dental implant therapy for patients in the Dallas, TX metroplex. She is a Fellow of the ACP, a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, is involved with and has received awards from several other dental organizations.


Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Current Digital Applications in Dental Implantology
Mohammad Reza Iranmanesh, DMD, MSD

This webinar aims to deliver a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future workflow possibilities in implant dentistry, with a particular focus on digital applications. Attendees will have the opportunity to understand how various digital workflows are evolving and being implemented in implant dentistry in a private practice setting through a case presentation. As a result of the session, participants will have a deeper understanding of the evolution of digital workflows and their potential impact on implant dentistry.

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

  • Understand the historical progression of digital dentistry.
  • Describe the differences between digital workflows and their value in achieving predictable outcomes.
  • Adopt a digital workflow in day-to-day implant dentistry.

Biography: Dr. Mohammad Reza Iranmanesh graduated from Boston University (BU) with a master’s degree in fixed and removable prosthodontics and has practiced in Tampa, FL since 1989. Dr. Iranmanesh held a part time position as the courtesy clinical professor at the University of Florida and he has taught in the GPR program at University of Florida in Tampa. Currently he lectures annually for post-doctoral classes on digital dentistry at BU. He has had articles published and has presented lectures at the national level. He is an active member and has held leadership positions in various esteemed dental organizations.


Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Guided Surgery and Immediate Loading for Full-Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthesis: Achieving Success
Chao-Chieh Yang, DDS, MSD, FACP
Indiana University

This presentation will provide practical insights into the digital workflow and guided surgery for immediate loading of full-arch implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis. Participants will learn the essential steps involved in treatment planning, surgical guide design, and material selection to achieve successful outcomes. The presentation will also cover methods for minimizing errors and improving accuracy in guided implant surgery, as well as an evaluation of the status of digital fabrication in full-arch implant prostheses.

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

  • Apply the digital workflow and guided surgery for immediate loading of full-arch implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis.
  • Evaluate the role of treatment planning, intraoral scan, and material selection in achieving successful outcomes.
  • Develop and apply strategies for minimizing errors and improving accuracy in guided implant surgery.

Biography: Dr. Chao-Chieh Yang is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, and serves as a faculty member of the Center for Implant, Esthetic, and Innovative Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received a DDS in 2008 from Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan and received a certificate in prosthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2016. Dr. Yang completed his board certification in prosthodontics in 2019.


Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Pterygoid Implants for Rehabilitation of the Atrophic Edentulous Maxilla
Akanksha Srivastava, BDS, MSc, MDSc, FACP, FRCD(C), FAAMP
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Atrophic posterior maxilla and sinus pneumatization are challenging factors in the rehabilitation of edentulous maxillae. Pterygoid implants provide a graftless approach to maximizing anteroposterior spread of implants and avoiding distal cantilevers. Successful pterygoid implant-based rehabilitation involves technique sensitive surgical protocols and requires a thorough understanding of the pterygomaxillary anatomy. This webinar will provide an overview of the advantages, anatomic challenges, and surgical and prosthetic treatment planning for placement of pterygoid implants.

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

  • Summarize the rationale and benefits of pterygoid implants in rehabilitation of the atrophic edentulous maxilla.
  • Describe the pterygomaxillary anatomy and potential surgical complications.
  • Apply surgical and prosthetic principles of treatment planning for pterygoid implant cases.

Biography: Dr. Akanksha Srivastava is a maxillofacial prosthodontist at the University of Illinois Health Craniofacial Center in Chicago. She is a dual board-certified prosthodontist by the American Board of Prosthodontics and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She specializes in craniofacial implants and works with a multidisciplinary team to provide care to children and adults with reconstructive needs, including head and neck cancer, craniofacial trauma, and other congenital and acquired orofacial conditions.


Registration & Webinar Information

The 2023 ACP Prosthodontic Webinars will take place on Tuesdays in June, July, and August at 6:00 p.m.


Each webinar is available at no cost to ACP members.

Each webinar is $35 for non-members.

ACP Prosthodontic Webinars Committee

Dr. David Donatelli, Chair
Dr. Despina Bompolaki – CPE Committee Chair
Dr. Mohammad Dashti
Dr. Wainscott Hollis
Dr. Young S. Kang
Dr. Wei-Shao Lin
Dr. Valerie McMillan
Dr. Moamen Sheba

Continuing Education Credit

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