Frequently Asked Questions
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Which course should I take first?
At what level are the courses given?
The Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics Residency is appropriate for any general dentist. The focus of this program is to teach residents how to diagnose, organize and treat advanced reconstructive cases. The key elements in this program will be to segment, simplify and teach residents how to successfully complete complex cases. It is recommended to take the Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Residency before taking the Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics Residency.
The Periodontal Surgery and Implant Placement Residency is designed as a series of modules for any dentist that wants to expand their knowledge in the science, art and practice of periodontal procedures from simple treatments to surgery, implant placement and grafting.
The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Mini-Residency is designed to expand your practice and save lives. Every practice has many patients that suffer from sleep apnea and are unaware they exist. This program is designed to teach the entire team how to both treat sleep apnea and how to get reimbursed via medical insurance.
Multiple day and one day courses are all at an intermediate to advanced level. Please inquire if you have specific questions.
Is there actual patient care?
Does Esthetic Professionals provide Clinic Patients?
What are the patient payment options?
* Can up charge
- Charge your patient thru your office.*
- Have the patient pay Esthetic Professionals directly
- Have your patient apply for Springstone Financing online to receive funding.
I am an associate, how do I find patients?
Also, family members and staff are the best source for patients!
When should I start looking for patients?
What if I do not have a patient?
What are the clinic fees?
Is a California license required?
If I do not have a California license, can I still take the course?
What if I have to miss a particular weekend in the residency program?
Is there any preparation for Esthetic Professionals hands-on programs?
For the Implant Placement mini-course you are encouraged to find a patient. Contact us for details.
For the Comprehensive Esthetic Residency you will need patients but not until April.
What if I sign up with a colleague?
Can my assistants take the residency with me?
Are references available for former residents?
What follow up programs exist?
Esthetic Professionals prides itself as a servant to the dental community. Dr. Kristi Crispin and Bruce Crispin are available and often contacted by former residents or laboratory clients for additional information.
New courses are also currently being developed to serve the dental community.
If I take the Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Residency can I call myself a cosmetic dentist?
Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a dental specialty and we do not issue any credentialing. Accreditation in cosmetic dentistry can be obtained through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). As a member of the AACD’s Private Education Advisory Council (PEAC), Esthetic Professionals offers programs, including the Comprehensive Esthetic and Restorative Residency, which can help prepare you for accreditation.
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.