Anterior Implant (Advanced): Predicting Esthetics

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The Anterior Implant (advanced): Predicting Esthetics & Provisionalization Workshop

Type: Lecture | Hands-on
Course Duration: TBA
Credits: 8CE
Instructed by: Dr. Joseph Kan, Dr. Bruce Crispin


We are honored to have Dr. Kan present at Esthetic Professional Dental Education Center in Tarzana, CA. He is a world renowned expert in the Anterior Implant. Implant restorations present a unique challenge compared to natural teeth. Over the past decade, one of the biggest challenges in implant dentistry has been the development of peri-implant gingival esthetics, particularly in the anterior maxillary region. Peri-implant esthetics is defined as the presence of harmonious gingival architecture around the implant restoration and the surrounding dentition. This day program will teach participants how to diagnose, predict and provide optimal implant results in the esthetic zone.

Implant restorations in the esthetic zone can be compromised if the tissues surrounding them are not ideal. The esthetic implant provisional is a critical component for evaluating and modifying the tissues surrounding an implant. The purpose of this portion of the session will be to present implant provisional techniques and allow participants to make an anterior implant provisional.


  • Success by design not by chance
  • Diagnosing esthetic outcomes before you start.
  • Factors that compromise esthetic results.
  • Understanding and applying the research clinically.
  • Understanding how periodontal tissues effect esthetic results.
  • Techniques for improving esthetic outcomes.
  • Implant selection
  • Abutment selection
  • Impression technique tips
  • The anterior esthetic provisional
  • Extensive case presentations and analysis


  • Anterior implant provisional exercise


max_width_extra_small (3)Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Dr. Joseph Kan completed his Prosthodontics training and the Master degree in Implant Dentistry from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in 1995. His honors include the 1997 Best Research Award from the Academy of Osseointegration and the 2003 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Kan served as the clinical director for the Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, LLUSD from 1996 to 1998. He is currently Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the coordinator for the Pre-doctoral Implant Program at LLUSD. He also maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery.Dr. Kan is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He is also one of the Section Editor of Periodontology/Implantology for the Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Kan has lectured worldwide and had published numerous articles on refereed journals and chapters in textbooks. Dr. Kan is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and an Associate member of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists.

max_width_extra_small (5)Dr. Bruce J. Crispin
Bruce J. Crispin, DDS, MS, received a DDS in 1972 and an MS in 1975 (Fixed Prosthodontics) from the University of Michigan. He has the unique combination of being a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Professor Emeritus at UCLA and an alumni member of Omicron Happa Upsilon. He founded the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry (first in the US) in 1987, in which he started one of the first “Esthetic Mini Mentorship Programs” (continuum) for practicing dentists. He is also the founder and current director of “Esthetic Professionals,” a state of the art hands-on and clinical dental education, patient care, and laboratory facility in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Crispin has published over 45 research and professionals publications, including the textbook “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry: Practice Fundamentals,” which has been translated into five languages. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally for the past 40 years. The focus and scope of Dr. Crispin’s practice is on Esthetic Restorative Dentistry, from Conservative Treatments to Reconstructions and Implants. His many hands-on programs are in great demand and provide great value to the dental practitioner.

Tuition and Incentives

  • $495.00 for dentist.
  • 50% off (base tuition) if repeating the course.
  • Group (2 or more dentists) 25% discount each.

To Register

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

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 until 2020. Provider ID# 218987


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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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