Mastering Indirect

Restorations Residency

Type:  Lecture | Hands-on | Web Clinic

Starts Oct. 17th, 2024

Residency Program Details

Credits: 106 CE Lecture/Hands-On/Clinic


The purpose of the “Mastering Indirect Restorative Residency” is to provide a comprehensive curriculum that focuses exclusively on indirect restorative procedures, diagnosis, materials, occlusion, and techniques.  All indirect esthetic restorative procedures will be presented in detail for the beginner as well as advanced clinicians. Periodontal procedures that enhance restorative dentistry will be covered as well as implant provisionals, and solving difficult esthetic restorative challenges.

10 days lectures, hands-on and clinic
5 webinars




Session 1 Dates: October 17-19th, 2024

Session 2 Dates:  January 20-31 & February 1st, 2025

Session 3: April 10-12th, 2025

Final Clinic: April 25th, 2025


Session 2 Dates: February 1st-3rd, 2024

Session 3 Dates: April 11th-13th, 2024 (clinic on the 13th)

Final Clinic: April 26th


  • Tuition :  $8,900 (with early bird discount on $7,400, see below)
  • $1500 early bird discount. 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 .Inquire Group Discounts (10-25%)

**See Incentives Section


A notebook, syllabus, all expendable materials, models, and clinical equipment will be supplied. 


CURRENT 2023-2024 & UPCOMING 2024-2025

Session One: “Building a Solid Practice Foundation” 

Day 1:  

  • “Course introductions and overview
  • “Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment Planning”
  • “Getting Patients to Say YES” (Lecture/Demo)
  • “Verbal Skills”  (Scott Stewart
  • ‘Bonding Update” (Dr. Edmond Hewlett)
  • “Articulation: Facebow, Interocclusal Registration, —   -Digital Impressions, Photos” (Demo/hands-on) for use on Friday  (Dr. Bruce Crispin)

Day 1 Topics

  • Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Getting Patients to Say YES
  • Communication and Case Acceptance
  • Working Up and Planning Complex Esthetic Cases
  • Digital Impressions
  • Interocclusal Registration
  • Facebows and Articulators (How and Why?)
  • Update on Bonding Materials and techniques

Hands-on exercise, demo

  • Esthetically driven facebow and articulation
  • Computer Image Manipulation
  • Digital Impressions
  • Interocclusal Registration


Day 2: 

  • “Comprehensive Esthetic Analysis & Techniques for Smile Design” (Lecture/Hands-on)
  • “Practical Occlusal Concepts for Success: Avoiding Failures” (Lecture/Hands-on)”
  • “Quick Splint: Why and When?” (Lecture/Hands-on)”

(Drs. Kristi and Bruce Crispin)

Day 2 Topics

  • Esthetic Principles You Must Know
  • Esthetic Diagnostic Procedures
  • Simplifying Esthetic Design
  • Useful Aids for Optimal Esthetic Design


  • Smile analysis
  • Design and digital computer image manipulation
  • Establishing Anterior Guidance
  • Quick Splint


Day 3: 

  • Digital Photography and Imaging Workshop: Intra-oral and Portrait Photography” (Team Program) (Lecture/Hands-on) “(Dr. Bernie Villadiego)
  • Digital 35mm Photography Workshop (Intra-Oral and Portraits)
  • Digital 3D Impressions used to Communicate
  • Intra-oral Cameras
  • What to use, when and how


  • Intra-oral 35mm photography (AACD Series)
  • Digital impression techniques

Homework: Webinar #2A, 2B

“Adhesion and Materials Update: What to Use When, How and Why”,  “ Bonding agents, Bases, Liners, Cements, Bioactive Materials”

(5.5 CEU) (Dr. Hewlett and guests

Session 2: “Indirect Restorations I: Anterior & Posterior”

Day 4:

  • “Minimally Invasive Posterior Indirect Restorative Options: Inlays, Onlays, Bridges, Materials, Provisionals” (Lecture/Hands-on)
  • “Direct/Indirect Option for Large Composites” (Lecture/Demo/Hands-on)
  • Staining Ceramic Restorations” (Demo/Hands-on)

(Dr. Bruce Crispin)


Clinical Day 1:

One Appointment Posterior Indirect Restorations (Bring Patient)

(Dr. Bruce Crispin)


Posterior Indirect Topics

  • Material alternatives; ceramic vs. composite
  • Preparation for single units and fixed partial dentures
  • Provisionals
  • Direct/Indirect Option
  • Adhesion, bases, liners, cements, wet vs. dry
  • Post-operative sensitivity and how to control it.
  • Cementation, Finishing and Polishing; what to use and when.
  • Esthetic results made easy “THE DISAPPEARING INLAY”
  • Incorporating these new restorations into your practice
  • Increasing profit & practice enjoyment
  • Insurance issue
  • CAD-CAM options
  • Same day lab restorations
  • Digital Impressions
  • Chair side ceramic staining

Posterior Indirect Hands-on

  • Preparations/Provisionals
  • Conservative bridge preparations

Anterior Indirect Topics

  • Esthetic analysis and diagnosis: hard and soft tissues
  • Soft tissue management
  • Clinical techniques A-Z
  • Simplified tooth preparation
  • Esthetic Provisionals to be proud of
  • Conservative fixed partial denture alternatives
  • Dealing with discolored teeth
  • Ceramic alternatives and selection
  • Anterior esthetic implant pearls
  • Esthetic Implant Abutments
  • Anterior Implant Provisionals

Anterior Indirect Hands-on

  • Simplifying Anterior Preparations
  • Provisionals to be proud of


  • Fabricate and seat one day posterior indirect restoration of choice

Homework: Webinar #4

“Ceramic Veneers Part I: Indications, Diagnostic Work-up, Treatment planning, Patient Consultation, Basic Preparations” (2 CEU) (Dr. Bruce Crispin)


Session 3: “Indirect Restorations II: Ceramic Veneers”

Day 5:

  • “Ceramic Veneers Workshop A-Z
  • “Preparations, Simple to Complex”
  • “Preparing mal-positioned Teeth”

(Dr. Bruce Crispin)

Day 6: 

  • Veneer Provisionals Simplified”
  • “Veneer and Tooth Color Control”
  • “Matching Veneers and Crowns: Opacity and Color”
  • “Cementation Materials and Technique Options”
  • “Lab Communication for Success

(Dr. Bruce Crispin)

Clinic Day #2:

Veneer Preparation, Impressions, Provisionals and lab Communication (Bring Patient)

(Dr. Bruce Crispin)


  • Matching veneers to adjacent crowns
  • Treating teeth with different shades
  • Introduction to ceramic veneers
  • Avoiding failures and problems
  • Diagnosis, when to consider ceramic veneers
  • Patient communications and treatment planning
  • Pre-restorative esthetic analysis and treatment
  • Psychology of Success
  • Clinical techniques from A to Z
  • Fundamentals of tooth preparation
  • When to prepare and when not to
  • Advanced preparation techniques
  • “Full Veneers”
  • Non-orthodontic repositioning
  • Tissue management
  • Conservative alternatives
  • Esthetic analysis, control, and achievement
  • Color control, Ceramic-staining “Sub-Crowns”
  • Opacity control, the KEY to esthetic success
  • Dealing with problems: sensitivity and patients acceptance
  • Veneer try-in, chairside color and opacity modification
  • Provisionals made easy and healthy
  • Cementation, finishing and polishing
  • Impressions, 100% of the time
  • Laboratory fabrication and communication
  • Evaluation of ceramic alternatives – Selection criteria for esthetic material


  • extensive experience on most topics

Optional Clinic

Participants in this program are eligible to treat a patient in one of Esthetic Professionals 20 state-of-the-art clinical suites. Patients provided on a limited, first come, first have basis. California License required.

Homework: Webinar #5 :

“Periodontics Part I: Procedures that make Restorative Easier” (1.5 CEU) (Dr. Bruce Crispin)

Session 4: 

Clinic Day #3:

Veneer Try in and Delivery

Homework: Webinar #1

“Solving Difficult Esthetic and Restorative Challenges”

(4.5 CEU) (Dr. Bruce Crispin)

All EP Online Learning Programs Included with Tuition

  • Early Enrollment Tuition: $7,400 (40 Days prior to mentorship start date)
  • Group Discounts (10%-25%)
  • 0% Financing Options
  • All EP Online Learning Webinars included with Tuition
  • Advanced Esthetic Restorative and Occlusion Mentorship alumni discount: $500

    Included With Tuition

    • All EP Online Learning Webinars included with Tuition
    • Equipment and materials kit ($1,700 value)
    • Full access to EP on-line courses ($3000 value)
    • 10% EP Lab discount for 2 years (value unlimited)
    • Breakfast and lunch daily
    • Free parking
    • Discounts on EP equipment and technology sales
    • Unlimited case consultations
    • Memory stick with all lecture materials
    • Storage locker
    • 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


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    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.