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

Type: Lecture | Hands-on
Course Duration: October 7, 2011
Credits: 8CE AGD Credits
Instructed by: Dr. Kristi A. Crispin, Dr. Bruce J. Crispin


Optimal success in esthetic dentistry requires first that the patient accept treatment and secondly that they are satisfied with the results. This process requires careful diagnosis, patient analysis, an understanding of esthetic goals, individual esthetic design, communication and finally implementation. The purpose of this lecture-demo-hands-on program is to provide the protocol necessary for comprehensive work up and planning for esthetic enhancement patients. A hands-on exercises in smile analysis and computer image manipulation will be completed.


  1. Esthetic Diagnostic Procedures
  2. Facebows and Articulators (How and Why?)
  3. Esthetic Principles You Must Know
  4. Simplifying Esthetic Design
  5. Useful Aids for Optimal Esthetic Design
  6. Computer Image Manipulation for optimal Communication and Case Acceptance
  7. Working Up and Planning Complex Esthetic Case


  1. Using an esthetically driven facebow and articulator
  2. Computer image manipulation (computer training center)


profile_02Kristi A. Crispin, DMD, earned her dental degree from Tufts University of Dental Medicine in Boston. Upon graduation she completed extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.

In addition to patient care, she is committed to advanced education and staying at the forefront of dental technology. She is on the faculty of Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center, a Sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a member of several other dental societies.

Dr. Crispin’s practice is a dedicated to providing general, family and cosmetic dentistry. She is married and has two young children.

profile_01Bruce J. Crispin, DDS MS, received a DDS in 1972 and an MS in 1975 (Fixed Prosthodontics) from the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Professor emeritus from UCLA and an alumni member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

He founded the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry as well as “Esthetic Professionals”, an educational, patient care, and laboratory facility in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Crispin has published over 45 research and professional publications including the textbook “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry: Practice Fundamentals”. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally for the past 30 years.

The focus and scope of Dr. Crispin’s practice is on Esthetic Restorative Dentistry and Conservative Treatments to Reconstructions and Implants. His esthetic hands-on programs are in great demand and have widely imbued great value to the dental practitioner.


$395.00 for Dentist. Additional dentist 25% discount

$250.00 for Non-dentist staff. 25% discount for staff attending with dentist

To Register

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

Registration form submitted to Esthetic Professionals must be clear, legible, and on good quality 8.5-inch by 11-inch white paper.

If you have difficulty downloading or printing the registration form, you may also request it by mail 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.


October 7, 2011 – 8 CE and AGD Credits


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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