Occlusion Part 1: What You Need To Know To Stay Out Of Trouble

(Bonus: Posterior Composite Update)

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Occlusion Part 1: What You Need To Know To Stay Out Of Trouble (Bonus: Posterior Composite Update)

Type: Lecture | Hands-on | Demos
Course Duration: November 3, 2018
Credits: 8 CE
Instructed by: Dr. Brad Eli & Dr. Bruce Crispin


AM-PM “Occlusion”: what does it really mean? Is it limited to how teeth come together and function or is it more complex? This course will provide the foundation for a logical understanding of “occlusion”. The majority of the day will be devoted to understanding the neuromuscular physiology of the stomatognathic system and how to avoid common dental related injuries. Avoiding common injuries is the key but when injuries occur, it is essential to know how to treat and deal with them. Occlusion part 1 will provide the foundation necessary for the future study of occlusion.

Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Tarzana California is pleased to have Dr. Brad Eli, a nationally recognized leader in pain management and sleep disorders treatment. In addition, simple restorative techniques will be presented by Dr. Bruce Crispin that he has used to manage and control symptomatic patients.

PM- The afternoon bonus lecture/hands-on session presented by Dr. Bruce Crispin, is the finale of Esthetic Professionals “Direct Restorative Series”. This bonus lecture is designed to update attendees on the broad spectrum of contemporary materials and techniques that are available for use when placing posterior composites.  This bonus program is designed as an easy way to update or validate your posterior composite techniques.

AM-PM Topics

  • TM joint and associated muscles (physiology/avoiding injury)
  • Pretreatment Evaluation (head and neck structures)
  • Treatment-avoiding injury
  • Common injuries during treatment
  • Treating TMJ and muscle injury
  • Review terminology (JAMSS, SAFE, Speed to Treat)
  • Specific medication and non-medication
  • Single appointment splints
  • Retraction device that minimizes patient discomfort
  • Additive occlusal adjustments

PM Topics

Composite update (bulk fill VS. layered VS. dual cured) liners, matrix systems, instruments update,


Brad Eli, DMD, MS, is a nationally recognized leader in pain management and sleep disorders treatment. He has developed a multi-disciplinary approach to treat acute and chronic orofacial pain. He earned a post-doctoral master’s Degree at UCLA where he received advanced training in the field of orofacial pain and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. He is a member of and teaches for numerous professional associations including the American Headache Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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 Residency 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.


  • $495 for part 1
  • $895 for parts 1&2 (Part 2 is scheduled for April 5th)
  • 50% off (base tuition) if repeating the course.
  • Group (2 or more dentists) 5% 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 education@estheticprofessionals.com 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.

“An individual course which displays the AACD Recommended Private Education Course logo has a curriculum recommended by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. It may prove helpful in gaining knowledge necessary for the Academy’s Accreditation credential. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee Accreditation. Additional information about the Accreditation credentialing process is available by contacting the AACD at 800-543-9220 or www.aacd.com.”


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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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