Advanced Restorative Continuum: “The Ultimate Super-Dentist Boot Camp”

Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

More dates through November 24, 2019

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This three-weekend, 48-hour intensive program features numerous topics and exercises in the broad realm of restorative dentistry, aimed at taking you and your practice to the next level. Each weekend module will focus on a different general area of restorative dentistry and will include lecture, lab and hands-on training. This is a practical course geared for general dentists looking to advance their restorative skills and patient care with foresight, compassion, ethics and integrity.

Module I: The Diagnostic Diamond
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 – 29, 2019

During the first module, you will be introduced to the “Diagnostic Diamond,” a formulized system to integrate patient data in a clear and organized manner leading to a risk-based, sequential treatment plan. In the hands-on portion, dentists will learn the necessary steps to take accurate, aesthetically derived facebow records, the indications for and delivery of deprogrammers, centric relations records, equilibration and occlusal guards. You will be able to better understand the comprehensive diagnostic process and formulate predictable and affordable treatment plans for your patients with options, and the risks and benefits of each.

You Will Learn

  • To understand the power of mastering a comprehensive diagnosis
  • How to take an accurate CR record and know when it’s indicated
  • When to restore VDO and when to leave it alone!
  • To be able to plan like a prosthodontist but execute within your comfort zone
  • How to integrate digital planning into your case presentations
  • How to synthesize restorative dentistry into a meaningful, risk-based treatment plan
  • How dental critical thinking is fun, profitable and filled with possibilities
  • How to phase the most complex treatment with a simplified approach
  • Module II: Materials and Methods – Direct Restorations

Saturday and Sunday, October 26 – 27, 2019

During this module, you will learn about the latest dental materials to restore the anterior and posterior dentition with direct materials. The hands-on portion will take you through the steps to prepare teeth conservatively with a systems-based, predictable approach. You will understand which direct materials to use where and when, including longevity estimates, preventing post-operative sensitivity and preventing premature restoration failure.

You Will Learn

  • The latest in caries management: surgical and non-surgical
  • How to manage direct and indirect pulp caps and pulp exposures with the highest success rates
  • How to restore posterior teeth with composite to create lifelike, long-lasting restorations
  • How to use direct composite to restore teeth with direct composite onlays
  • How to use putty guides and layered composite in class IVs, diastema closure and facial veneer restorations

Module III: Materials and Methods – Indirect Restorations
Saturday and Sunday, November 23 – 24, 2019

In the third module, you will learn about the latest dental materials to restore the anterior and posterior dentition with indirect materials. During the hands-on portion, you will go through the steps to prepare teeth conservatively with a predictable and clinically practical approach. You will leave this course able to understand which materials to use where and when, including longevity estimates, preventing postoperative sensitivity and preventing premature restoration failure.

You Will Learn

  • The latest in build-up and block-out techniques
  • How to disassemble a tooth and develop a dynamic diagnosis
  • How to manage the vast array of aesthetic materials with confidence
  • How to incorporate digital dentistry into your practice
  • How to adjust occlusion and maintain occlusal stability

Early Bird Tuition: $4,495 (for registration received by August 28)
Regular Tuition: $4,795
Deposit: $1,000 (non-refundable)
Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 7:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco
Credits: This activity is designated for 48 units of continuing education credit.

Program is limited to 30 participants; includes continental breakfast and lunch each day.


Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, is a professor emeritus of clinical dentistry and former chair of the Section of Restorative Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is the secretary of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is a Digital Smile Design (DSD) member and has been performing CAD/CAM digital dentistry for more than 25 years.  He is an expert in cast gold restorations and has published articles in Operative Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, and has also authored a chapter on restorative dentistry in Avoiding and Treating Dental Complications: Best Practices in Dentistry. He is the director of education at Stevenson Dental Solutions in San Dimas, California, and maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.

Cristina D. Lopez, DMD, is a 1991 graduate of the University of the East. After practicing general dentistry in the Philippines, she immigrated to the United States and obtained her dental license.  She was hired at UCLA School of Dentistry as a lecturer in restorative dentistry in 2007, where she has served in several roles, including assistant to the chair in both the fixed prosthodontics and operative dentistry courses.  She has given presentations and table clinics throughout the U.S. and Asia in the area of cast gold, veneers and dental materials.  She is a member of the Los Angeles Advanced Restorative Study Club, is a highly sought after clinician in the UCLA Faculty Group Practice and has taught with Dr. Stevenson since 2008. She is also a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry where she serves on the Rising Star Committee and the Executive Council.

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