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Continuing Education

Prosthodontic Review Course

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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.

Free for ACP members, each webinar is worth 1 CE credit.

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

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

  • Recognize and apply principles of diagnosis, planning, and treatment for completely edentulous, partially edentulous, and dentate patients.
  • Discuss traditional methods and assess the evidence behind new ideas and approaches.
  • Review current clinical applications and future directions of dental materials and digital technology in patient care.

View the upcoming webinar schedule and the previous webinars available on demand.

Program Chair
Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSc
New York University, College of Dentistry

Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, September 10 - 2:00 P.M. CST
Are We Experiencing a Paradigm Shift. How Many Implants Do We Really Need?
Frank J. Tuminelli, DMD, FACP
Manhattan Veterans Administration, New York, NY

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

  • Discuss the magnitude of edentulism and its impact on QOL.
  • Explain the expedited care delivery utilizing less implants and immediate loading.
  • Describe the zygomatic solution and the Trefoil solution.

The discussion will revolve around treatment alternatives for completely edentulous arch. The surgical and restorative options that represent a paradigm shift in the number and position of implants will be reviewed. The rationale for providing immediate loaded implant restorations, while treating our most challenged patients with comprehensive care, literature supported protocols, and the utilization of oral and facial skeleton for implant anchorage will be highlighted.

Biography: Dr. Tuminelli is a Diplomate and Director-elect of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Program Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the Manhattan Veterans Administration, and a past President of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is the ACP Commissioner to the National Commission on Specialty Recognition. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally, and the recipient of the 2017 ACP Educator of the Year award. He maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics in New York.

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Previous Webinars

Wednesday, July 8 - 2:00 P.M. CST
Clinical Protocols for Complete Arch Fixed Implant Supported Prostheses 
Avinash S. Bidra, DDS, MS, FACP
University of Connecticut Health Center

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

  • Differentiate various types of patients seeking implant-supported fixed prosthesis.
  • Management of gummy smile patients for fixed prostheses.
  • Recall the best biomaterials available for full arch fixed prostheses.

Fixed implant-supported prostheses have gained tremendous popularity over the years. It is necessary to treat each patient uniquely and avoid using a generic or a similar design of fixed prosthesis for all patients. This presentation will focus on a systematic method of diagnosis and treatment planning that helps to categorize patients seeking fixed prostheses into 4 classes based on the amount of tissue loss, position of anterior teeth in relation to residual ridge, type of smile, need for lip support and need for gingival prosthesis. Additional practical considerations related to surgeries, choice of biomaterial, treatment cost, practice overheads, professional and at-home maintenance will be presented.

Biography: Dr. Bidra is a board certified maxillofacial prosthodontist and Director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program at UCONN School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a part time private practice restricted to Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics in Meriden, CT. Dr. Bidra was the recipient of ACP's Distinguished Clinician Award in 2019 and has published extensively in scientific literature.

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Wednesday, July 15 - 1 P.M. CST
Developing a Philosophy of Restorative Dentistry
Vincent Celenza, DMD, FACP

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

  • Formulate a deeper appreciation for real teeth and develop criteria for when to keep and when to lose them.
  • Establish skill sets and objectives for tooth preparation and impressioning.
  • Demonstrate a firm understanding for the importance of documentation in our work.

Dentists today are confronted with many technological advances brought to us by manufacturers and colleagues whose claim is to be “cutting edge”. Exposure to many newer therapies oftentimes overlooks, bypasses, or just misses, some of the more basic and fundamental requirements of what dentists are supposed to be accomplishing with their treatments. This presentation hopes to highlight some of the goals of dental therapy with emphasis on trying to put into perspective what the main goals of dental therapy, especially from a prosthodontist’s point of view.

Biography: Dr. Vincent Celenza is a board-certified prosthodontist since 1988 and received his graduate training from Boston University in 1979. He has taught at New York University and Columbia Dental School and has presented nationally and internationally on prosthodontics and how it relates to other specialties. He is currently in full-time private practice in New York City.

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Wednesday, July 22 - 1 P.M CST
The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Dentures
Brian J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, FACP
Loma Linda University

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

  • Discuss the benefits of digital dentures.
  • Utilize intraoral scanners to streamline digital denture workflows.
  • Compare 3D printed and milled denture properties.

Since the introduction of digital dentures, many aspects have improved. Such improvements include streamlined workflows, easy to use software, and new and improved manufacturing techniques. With the widespread use of intraoral scanners, capturing the edentulous soft tissue as well as digitizing traditional records, have changed the way we fabricate dentures. This presentation will demonstrate the clinical workflows and discuss the pros and cons of using these emerging techniques. Additionally, it is widely known that 3D printed complete dentures are becoming a viable option, but how do they compare to milled dentures? This lecture will compare the physical properties of milled and printed complete dentures to help determine their best applications.

Biography: Dr. Brian J. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013. He completed a four-and-a-half-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2017, earning an MSD degree. He is a board-certified prosthodontist and serves as an assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Goodacre lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to digital dentistry, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry.

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Wednesday, July 29 – 3:00 P.M.
Attachments for the Prosthodontic Practice 
Chris Bormes, MICOI
PREATCorporation, Santa Maria, CA

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

  • Learn different options for treating partially and fully edentulous patients.
  • Rationale in choosing the proper precision attachment for each patient.
  • High-level technical tricks and tips for different attachment systems.

This course will cover the most common attachment connectors seen in the prosthodontic practice as well as indications and contraindications for various attachment systems. Technical tips, troubleshooting, and common questions will be covered. Partial denture options will include stress breakers, sagittal and lingual connectors, intracoronal, and extracoronal attachments based upon Kennedy classifcation and attachment function desired. Overdenture studs will include Locator, Balls, O-rings, and Magnets and when to utilize each particular option. Overdenture bars will include direct retainers such as Hader and Dolder, off-set retainers like Plungers and Sagital Balls, and vertical retainers like Clix and Locator. Common servicing and troubleshooting issues will be addressed.

Biography: Chris Bormes, MICOI graduated from Gonzaga University prior to attending the Dental Laboratory Technology program at City College of San Francisco. Chris has earned both ICOI Fellowship and Mastership in Dental Technology; wrote the PREAT Corporation Technical Manual, and has invented 8 different attachments and implant components. Chris joined PREAT Corporation in 1997 and was named President in 2010.

This session is sponsored by: preat
 

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Wednesday, August 12 - 3:00 P.M. CST
Long-term Performance of Monolithic and Minimally Veneered Zirconia in Clinical Practice
Michael Moscovitch, DDS, CAGS
Montreal, QC

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

  • Identify the clinical and biologic properties of zirconia.
  • Review the complexities of the production of zirconia restorations.
  • Recognize and appreciate the importance of the use of provisionals and prototypes.

Presentation of 11.5 years of data of a continuing consecutive case series monitoring performance, damage and wear of monolithic and minimally veneered zirconia in the restoration of teeth and implants (in preparation for publication as a continuum from previous publication in 2015 at 68 months.) Clinical and laboratory analog-digital workflow as well as observations and outcomes will be illustrated and discussed.

Biography: Dr. Michael Moscovitch received his D.D.S. from McGill University and his prosthodontic training at Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Presently he is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Restorative Sciences, at Boston University, and Clinical Instructor, McGill University Residency program and maintains a private practice in Montreal. He holds memberships and fellowships in numerous dental organizations. Dr. Moscovitch is a reviewer of two peer-reviewed dental journals, lectures and publishes internationally.

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Wednesday, August 19 - 2:00 P.M. CST
Practical Management of Maxillomandibular Relationship in Fixed Rehabilitation
Mijin Choi, DDS, MS, MBA
New York University College of Dentistry

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

  • Describe the significance of centric relation treatment position.
  • Discuss the indications for alternative maxillomandibular treatment positions.
  • Identify the techniques for establishing maxillomandibular treatment positions.

Maxillomandibular treatment positions for full mouth rehabilitation have been controversial for decades. Since the 1950s, the definitions of the centric relation position were revised many times. The centric relation treatment position is preferred maxillomandibular relationship because it allows for repeatable verification of the established reconstructive position. However, in the management of some class 2 malocclusion reconstructions posed challenges to clinicians due to its ‘relatively wide’ range of mandibular movements. In the presentation, the selection of alternative maxillomandibular treatment positions.

Biography: Dr. Mijin Choi is a clinical associate professor at the New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics, where she is the director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 2004. Her areas of expertise are in complete oral rehabilitation.

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Wednesday, August 19 - 3:00 P.M. CST
Why Save Teeth? 
Roger N. Warren, DDS
New York University College of Dentistry

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

  • Describe when a tooth has a hopeless prognosis.
  • Identify what treatment options are available.
  • Recall the rationale for the use of periodontal therapy.

We spent the majority of our formative years in dentistry learning the value of teeth and how to restore them. Today's philosophy seems to be shifting to a model that any tooth with a questionable prognosis should be removed and replaced with a dental implant. However, implants are not always the ideal solution. Peri-implantitis has become an increasingly important area of concern for periodontists, restorative dentists and patients alike. New treatment algorithms continue to emerge proving that this is a challenging issue to treat. Therefore, why not extend the life of the dentition with predictable therapy?

Biography: Dr. Roger N. Warren received his D.D.S. from NYUCD in 1968 and his Certificate in Periodontics in 1973 after two years in the US Naval Dental Corps. He practiced in Clifton, NJ since 1974 and has placed Dental Implants since 1984. Dr. Warren is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an Examiner for the Oral Examination. He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at NYUCD. He is Vice President of the Northeast Society of Periodontists.

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Tuesday, August 25 - 3:00 P.M. CST
Principles and Innovations in Removable Partial Denture Therapy
Stephen D. Campbell, DDS, MMSc, FACP
University of Illinois at Chicago

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

  • Apply RPD principles based on conventional CoCr materials.
  • Identify and apply new technologies, materials and design principles to RPD Therapy.
  • Discuss and apply guidelines for best patient outcomes with Removable Partial Dentures.

The proportion of partially dentate adults is increasing, as a result of increased life expectancy, a rise in the number of aging individuals, and a shift from total tooth loss/total edentulism percentages towards partial edentulism. Approximately two-thirds of these are bound edentulous spaces and 1/3rd are unbound (distal extension). Removable Partial Dentures (RPD) remain a 1st choice therapy for many clinical situations. RPD clinical trials have demonstrated poor outcomes and satisfaction. RPD therapy has changed little over the past 90+ years, as it has been based largely on the properties of Cobalt Chrome frameworks and their fabrication processes. Recent advances in digital technology and materials have introduced game changing alternatives. This affects the accuracy/precision, materials, and core design principles that have existed for generations.

Biography: Dr. Stephen Campbell is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and served as Department Head from 1992 to 2018. Dr. Campbell is Past-President of the ACP and the American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Campbell served as Prosthodontic Commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation from 2013 thru 2017. He has extensive patient care and teaching experience and has received numerous national teaching and patient care awards.

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Friday, September 4 - 3:00 P.M. CST
Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
Louis DiPede, DMD, FACP
Temple University

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

  • Describe how an intracoronal restoration may affect the restored tooth.
  • Recall the various materials and techniques available for intracoronal restorations.
  • Identify aspects of tooth preparation affecting an endodontically treated tooth.

A wide variety of materials and techniques are used to provide intracoronal restorations for endodontically treated teeth. Core materials range from reinforced cements to cast metal alloys. Posts may be proprietary or custom-made from an equally wide array of materials and techniques. The physical form and properties of these materials can have an influence on the longevity of the restored tooth as well as affect the mode of failure. Proprietary posts in various shapes, sizes, surface designs and moduli of elasticity are currently on the market, each with its own supporting rationale for use. In order to decipher the existing diversity of opinion, an evidence-based review of the state of foundation restorations will be presented.

Biography: Louis DiPede, DMD, FACP received his DMD and AEGD certificate from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; certificate in Prosthodontics at UCLA; fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Engaged in full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics, before entering academics. He served as: director for multiple courses; Vice Department Chair; Interim Department Chair; and Program Director of Postgraduate Prosthodontics. Currently Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.

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Cancellation Policy & Program Disclaimer

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. 


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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.

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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.