Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics Residency

Type:  Lecture | Demonstration | Hands-on | Clinically Treat Comprehensive

Starts September 27-28th, 2024

Residency Program Details

Credits: 140CE


Bruce J. Crispin DDS, MS, founder and director of Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Tarzana, California has developed a program that is near and dear to his heart. Dr. Crispin, a board certified fixed prosthodontics and an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for years dreamed of providing a program to teach general dentists the many techniques and tricks that he has learned over the past 40 years.

The primary goal of this residency program is to show every dentist how to be successful in diagnosing, staging, and completing the comprehensive restorative cases that every practice contains. Is it time you stop neglecting lucrative complex cases because of a lack of knowledge or because you did not know how to plan treatment stages the average patient can afford?

Mastering the many procedures, techniques, and materials required for treating complex fixed prosthodontic reconstruction cases requires far more that just multiplying a single unit by many times. Special but easily learned skills are required that far exceed what is needed to treat simple fixed cases.

This residency program is designed for dentists that do not feel qualified or capable when treating complex reconstruction cases. The purpose of the residency is to show how to master the procedures necessary and then organize them into the easy to understand steps that are required to treat complex cases. Treating complex cases does not require a “super dentist” but requires a dentist to be “super organized”. Every complex case is treated with a logical series of simple steps. Organizing and understanding these steps will be a primary focus of this residency.

Enrollment in the program is strictly limited in order to assure a high level of interaction between participants and the faculty. The first applications received that qualify for entrance will be accepted into the program. Early application is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Dr. Bruce Crispin DDS, MS & Dr. Kristi Crispin DMD

Resident Case


(Fridays and Saturdays) 140 CE and AGD Credits

The program meets approximately every four weeks, unless otherwise indicated. Any optional dates, or changes in dates, will be arranged with the course participants after the program begins.



  • September 27-28, 2024
  • October 25-26, 2024
  • November 15-16, 2024
  • December 13-14, 2024
  • January 17-18, 2025
  • February 14-15, 2025
  • March 14-15, 2025
  • April 18-19, 2025
  •  (extra clinics dates TBA as needed)

CURRENT SESSIONS:  2023-2024 Academic Year

  • September 22-23, 2023
  • October 20-21, 2023
  • November 17-18, 2023
  • December 15-16, 2023
  • January 19-20, 2024
  • February 16-17, 2024
  • March 15th-16th, 2024
  • April 19-20, 2024

Demystifying and applying occlusal and philosophies

  • Overview of different occlusal reconstruction philosophies
  • Restorative VS natural occlusal approaches
  • Anterior Deprogrammers
  • Diagnostic interocclusal registrations
  • Simplifying articulators, facebows and how to use them
  • Fundamentals of occlusion necessary to do full mouth reconstructions
  • Staying out of trouble

Jaw recording techniques that anyone can master

  • Programming articulators
  • Selecting the “right” articulator

Integrating Digital Technology

Diagnosis and planning: the “Key” to practice success

  • Patient examination
  • What diagnostic materials do you need before you start?
  • Evaluating patient cooperation and relationship building

Material Analysis Selection

  • Monolithic vs layered, ceramic vs zirconia, ceramometal?, hybrids
  • Cementation vs bonding

Pre-treatment therapy using bonded and removable appliances

  • “Super Splints”
  • Pre-restorative occlusal therapy
  • Pre-restorative esthetic analysis
  • Pre-restorative patient cooperation evaluation

Choreographing the Treatment Sequence

  • Treatment planning VS “plan of treatment”
  • Keeping errors small and correctable
  • Learning the “baby steps” so anyone can do it
  • Learn different approaches for different material and restoration types

Soft Tissue Management and Tissue Preparation

  • Mastering tissue control and simplifying impression making
  • Fundamentals of radiosurgery and lasers

Provisional Restorations

  • Provisionals, the foundation for success
  • Selection an optimal material for reconstructions
  • Provisionals that are esthetic and functional
  • Creating a “prototype” for the final restoration
  • Ensuring tooth and tissue stability
  • Finalizing treatment decisions

Tooth Preparation

  • Maintaining points of reference
  • Variations for different restoration choices
  • Esthetic vs metallic prefabricated posts
  • Custom esthetic posts

Laboratory Steps for Optimal Success with No Remakes

  • Minimizing post delivery adjustments
  • Sequencing to minimize chair time and errors
  • Laboratory communications for optimal results

Optimizing Esthetic Results

  • Optimal materials selection
  • Chairside ceramic color modification

Contemporary Adhesive VS Traditional Cemented Restorations

  • Using Attachments to Create Contingencies and Segmenting Options

Laboratory Hands-On Practice

  • Hands-on practice precede clinical treatment

Clinically Treat a Complex Reconstruction as Part of the Residency*

Note that a significant part of this residency program is dedicated to clinically treating a complex reconstruction case. Residents can work individually or share a patient. Please contact EP for questions regarding patient selection. It is also ok to observe patient treatment but not advised if an optimal experience is to be achieved.

*All participants will need to provide Esthetic Professionals with a copy of dental license, dental degree, CPR certificate and proof of malpractice Insurance prior to the start of the clinical sessions. Clinical fees are separate from the tuition.


A complex reconstruction case should be selected by each participant and treated as a parallel part of the residency program.

The Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics Residency program will consist of 8 hour sessions held on Fridays & Saturdays approximately every 4 weeks for a total of 18 days (140 hours). Each session allows for in-depth coverage of topics. Sessions will be divided into components that will:

  • Present didactic information (Lectures)
  • Includes symposium style discussions
  • Provide laboratory exposure and experience with materials and techniques
  • Require patient treatment experiences based upon individual interests and course requirements.*
    • $9,499 (with early bird discount: $7,999, see below)
    • Early Registration Tuition : $1,500 off tuition price. Early Registration at least 40 days prior to mentorship start date
    • Inquire Group Discounts (10-25%)
    • 50% off tuition for Dentist repeating the mentorship.

    Note: Tuition does not include patient clinic fees. 


    A notebook, syllabus, copies of review articles,  expendable materials, models, and equipment will be supplied.

    • Early bird discoun tuition: $7,999 ($1500 discount) (see Tuition section), 
    • 0% Financing Options Available
    • Comprehensive Esthetic & Restorative Mentorship alumni discount: $500
    • Group Discounts (10-25%)
    • EP Elite Membership Inluded with Tuition

    Tuition Includes

    1. Tuition
    2. Equipment and materials kit ($1,700 value)
    3.  Full access to EP on-line courses ($3000 value)
    4. 10% EP Lab discount for 2 years (value unlimited)
    5. Breakfast and lunch daily
    6. Free parking
    7.  Discounts on EP equipment and technology sales
    8. Unlimited case consultations
    9. Memory stick with all lecture materials
    10. Storage locker
    11. Non-dentist staff can attend at no charge



    Esthetic Professionals is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. ID# 218987


    Call 818-654-7102 or 877-374-3371

    If you have difficulty accessing the registration form, or any additional questions, you may request it by email at or by phone (877) 374-3371 .

    Meet Our Faculty

    The Faculty at Esthetic Professionals is truly a world class group of educators.  They are highly regarded in dental education as the leaders in progressive, cutting edge education. 

    Many of our faculty have taught at major universities, lectured nationally and internationally, while maintaining private practices. This practical experience allows them to provide true hands-on, clinical expertise in today's dental environment. 

    Each of our faculty takes pride in working with every student and making them the best dentist they can be.