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Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Residency

Type: Lecture | Demonstration | Hands-on | Clinical Experience
Course Duration: September 15, 2017 through June 29, 2018
Credits: 196 CE
Instructed by: Dr. Bruce Crispin, Dr. Kristi Crispin, Dr. Edmond Hewlett, Dr. Bernie Villadiego, Dr. James Peyton, Dr. Joseph Kan, and Special Guests


original_inline-aacd-memberEsthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Tarzana California is proud to present America’s longest running and most comprehensive residency program that covers all areas of contemporary esthetic restorative dentistry. This unique residency program was founded and is directed by Dr. Bruce J. Crispin who has taught hands-on programs in esthetic restorative dentistry for over 40 years. He has carefully selected a group of premier lecturers that are experts in their respective fields to share their knowledge and experience.

Since the late 1980s, this unique residency program has changed the lives of hundreds of dentists. At Esthetic Professionals, it provides the foundation for all of our other residency programs. The primary objective and focus for this program is to educate, expose and train each resident in the vast range of techniques, materials and therapies related to contemporary dentistry.

This comprehensive program covers all areas of contemporary esthetic and restorative dentistry. It starts with practice structure, communication and photographic skills, and provides an in-depth education in the full range of esthetic therapies and treatment design. It will expose residents to the latest equipment, materials, techniques, and provide an in-depth hands-on experience and training in all the latest treatment options and modalities.

This residency is our most established program and has three distinct components with all phases being proctored by faculty members. The first component is the lecture series, which includes literature reviews and individual case reviews. Each session will begin the class with reviewing pre-assigned published articles and individual cases, followed by a related lecture presented either by faculty or guest speakers.

The second component will be hands-on laboratory projects, which are related to the lecture series of that session.
The third component is a comprehensive clinical experience, where the skills and knowledge acquired through the lectures, literature review, and lab projects are applied on actual patients. Residents are encouraged to try the new techniques and materials. During this phase, residents are able to achieve a “comfort zone” for expanding treatment in your office.

Each resident will be given a list of requirements to be completed during the year, in order to obtain a graduation certificate.
Our ultimate goal of this residency is to insure that each resident leaves the program with an elevated level of confidence, knowledge, and esthetic restorative practice skills that can be used immediately to provide patients with state of the art contemporary esthetic and restorative dentistry, and provide residents with an increased practice enjoyment and an enhanced bottom line.

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.


The Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Residency program will consist of 8 hour sessions held on Fridays & Saturdays approximately once a month for a total of 24.5 days (196 hours). Each session allows for in-depth coverage of topics. Sessions will be divided into components that will:

  • Cover the pertinent literature
  • Present didactic information (Lectures)
  • Include symposium style discussions
  • Provide laboratory exposure and experience with materials and techniques
  • Require patient treatment experiences based upon individual interests & course requirements.*
  • *Please note: Patients treated during clinical sessions will be required to pay a clinical fee for services performed. In general they are 1/3-1/2 private practice fees, to encourage participation.


Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

  • Function analysis, articulators selection and use
  • Esthetic diagnosis and design

Creating a High Performance Team and Practice

  • Visual communication, computer imaging, intra oral videos, lasers, networking computer images and information, magnification, interactive video, staff coordination, and more

Communication Techniques

  • To patients, laboratories, specialists (diagnostic to completion)
  • Intra and extra oral photography (35 mm, digital, video)

Esthetic Diagnosis, Design, and Communication: The Foundation for Optimal Case Acceptance and Success

  • Diagnosis: The Key to Practice Success
  • The Psychology of Practice Success
  • Success also means treating the patients attitudes correctly

Periodontal Plastic Surgery

  • Esthetic soft tissue techniques
  • Total esthetic results through tissue modification

Ceramic Veneer Series

  • Partial and full coverage veneers
  • Materials and techniques (preparation to final polish)
  • Provisionals made easy, fast, achievable, and healthy!
  • Advanced P.V. reconstruction techniques
  • Color control and modification, tints to ceramic stains
  • Correcting misalignment, instant orthodontics made predictable and easy

Ceramic and Composite Posterior Indirect Restorations

  • Inlays, onlays, or crowns? (fixing teeth not destroying them)
  • Ceramic and composite alternatives analysis
  • Today’s techniques and materials
  • Cost analysis, insurance, and patient acceptance
  • Computer Generated Ceramic Inlays
  • Cerec II CAD CIM one appointment inlay-onlay veneer system
  • Other available systems

Non-restorative Modification of Teeth

  • Esthetic tooth contouring: esthetic and functional modifications

Anterior Implants

  • Meeting the Esthetic Challenge

All Ceramic Analysis and Design

  • Crowns and fixed partial dentures
  • Materials and esthetic analysis
  • What to use, when, and why

Conservative Fixed Partial Denture Alternatives

  • Contemporary esthetic FPDs, indirect composite over metal inlay retained FPDs
  • Adhesive, conservative, and esthetic

Anterior Direct Composite Bonding Series

  • Anterior direct bonding workshop
  • Materials and technique analysis
  • Instant esthetics made achievable

Posterior Composite Restorations and Systems

  • Posterior direct systems
  • Materials and technique analysis
  • Matrix systems and contact aids
  • Sensitivity?

Indirect Composite Restorations

  • What and why
  • Single units
  • Fixed partial dentures

Color Perfection of Ceramic Restoration Chair side

  • Color, light, and shade perception and perfection
  • Extrinsic porcelain staining techniques
  • Mediocrity to believability
  • Eliminating laboratory returns for color correction (taking control!)

Laboratory Communications

  • Lab results are what we are judged upon
  • How to establish a team relationship
  • Communication techniques, electronic shade selection
  • Color mapping, prescriptions, digital communications

Contemporary Materials uses in Esthetic Dentistry

  • Bonding to enamel, dentin, metals, ceramics, and polymers
  • Repairs made predictable
  • Glass ionomers, compomers
  • Resin Cements
  • Bells and whistles for success
  • Ceramics, composites, polymer glasses, fibers, and occasionally even metals
  • Contemporary equipment, lights, lasers, computers, etc.

Esthetic Periodontal Procedure for the GP

  • Plasty, elongation, grafting, and augmentation

Clinical Sessions 1

  • Individual case treatment planning sessions
  • Patient treatment sessions
  • Participant selects case type and has responsibility for patient acquisition
  • Esthetic professionals will also assist in finding patients for each resident
  • Note: Patient clinic fees are 1/3 to 1/2 most practice fees.
  • 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.


  • The Residency program faculty will include guest lectures by world-renowned clinicians, technicians, and manufacturers representatives. The goal of the program will be to bring in presenters from various sources to ensure an expert perspective in every subject covered.
  • Bruce J. Crispin DDS – Program Director*, MS: Course Director, is a Fixed Prosthodontist and Diplomat, American Board of Prosthodontics, Accredited Member of the AACD, Professor Emeritus UCLA, and has practiced and taught since 1972.
  • Kristi Crispin DMD – Associate Program Director*, William McKibben DDS, Dr. Steven Greenman DDS and Warren Kaufman DDS – Program Instructors and organizers, are all successful esthetic and restorative dentists with many years of clinical teaching experience with Dr. Crispin.

Materials and Equipment

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

Note: Certain equipment and materials (to be announced at session one) are required and must be purchased by participant. Special discounts will be offered on these essential esthetic dentistry materials and equipment.

Participants will be able to leave this program with the tools necessary to have a successful “Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Practice”. You will be able to pay for some of your tuition using these savings alone. In addition, many free samples are provided throughout the course, to make it a great deal.


$11,865 (base tuition) – 0% Financing Options Available


  • Early bird discount:

         Save $2000 register by June 1, 2017

         Save $1500 register by July 15, 2017

         Save$1000 if registered by August 1, 2017

  • Group (2 or more dentists) 5% discount each
  • Save $500, for Advanced Fixed Residency alumni only
  • Save 50% off (base tuition) if repeating the course.
  • Lab client discount available. Please inquire.

Note: Tuition does not include patient clinic fees or materials and equipment required for the course. Financing options will be available to accommodate individual doctors needs.

Financing Options Available
1st payment due with registration

In the event the payment is not received on the due date, a late charge processing fee per month shall be imposed.


100% Financing for up to 7 years.

Lending Club makes it easy to say YES to continuing education.

To Register

Download the registration form. This form is available in PDF format and is best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

If you have difficulty downloading or printing the registration form, you may also request it by email at or by phone (877) EP4-DDS1 (374-3371).

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, signed, and are dated when received at Esthetic Professionals. If cancellations are made 30-60 days before the start of the program, 25% of the total tuition must still be paid. 100% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year with no penalties. If cancellations are made 0-30 days before the start of the program, 50% of the total tuition must still be paid. 75% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. If cancellations are made after the start of the program, 100% of the total tuition must still be paid. 50% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. Esthetic Professionals reserves the right to cancel any program seven days prior to the starting date. 100% refunds will be given or transferred to another program.


(Fridays and Saturdays) 196 CE and AGD Credits

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

Dates Subject To Change

  • September 15-16, 2017
  • October 6-7, 2017
  • November 3-4, 2017
  • December 1-2, 2017
  • January 5-6 (Saturday Clinic Day), 2018
  • February 2-3 (Saturday Clinic Day), 2018
  • March 2-3, 2018
  • March 30-31, 2018
  • April 27-28, 2018
  • May 11 (Clinic), 2018
  • May 25 (Clinic), 2018
  • June 1 (Lecture), 2018
  • June 8 (Clinic), 2018
  • June 15 (Clinic), 2018
  • June 22 (Clinic), 2018
  • June 29 Final Case Presentation & Graduation Certificate Presentation, 2018

max_width_extra_small_agdEsthetic 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. The current term of approval extends from 3/1/2016 to 2/28/2018. Provider ID# 218987



Esthetic Professionals, located in Tarzana, California, is a unique dental practice. In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments for the benefit of our patients, we provide fellow dentists with hands-on education and laboratory services. With 30 employees, over 18 faculty members, and a 16,000 square foot facility, we are well-equipped to offer patients and professionals alike unparalleled service and care. Esthetic Professionals serves Los Angeles, California and the surrounding communities.


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