About Dr. Cutbirth

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When young Steve Cutbirth broke his two front teeth sliding into second base, little did he realize that he would spend his adult life helping others who met similar fates.  The art and science of aesthetic restorative dentistry became his passion, one that has continued to expand during the past quarter-century.

Today, Dr. Cutbirth maintains a full-time practice in Waco, Texas, that is in the top 1% of practices in the country based on production with an overhead of 40%; but he doesn’t stop there. 

As Director of the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Cutbirth shares his patient-first philosophy and commitment to state-of-the-art excellence with like-minded colleagues. 

Dentists from throughout the nation as well as abroad attend the Advanced Restorative Series, which is a five-weekend course dealing with advanced restorative techniques, differential diagnosis and treatment of facial pain (TMJ), functional/occlusal problems, and practice systems.  Hands-on training and lectures by world-class specialists distinguish the program.

Dr. Cutbirth says the endeavor is his calling, and an outgrowth of the excellent training he had.  “It’s been such a rewarding venture.  The teaching center is set up the way I’ve always wanted advanced dental education for myself.”

Masters’ Courses limited to 12 restorative series alumni, expand the program and provide future teaching faculty.  “I sincerely believe that Dr. Cutbirth wants you to have a life in dentistry uncommon to those comfortable with mediocrity,” says Eddie Pruitt, D.D.S., Houston.  “He has an invaluable base of technical knowledge that he distills and presents to you on a platter.”

Dr. Cutbirth also conducts and annual update/review course on the latest studies and techniques.  Participants, who laud his informal, conversational style, “hold my feet to the fire.  There’s so much knowledge in the group,” Dr. Cutbirth says.  He’s convinced that the “toothache dentistry” mandated by healthcare systems is misguided; patients deserve the time it takes to provide them with a comprehensive examination and treatment options.  Only then can dentist and patient work together to achieve the optimal result.

His mentees concur.  “The techniques, skills and knowledge that I absorbed from Dr. Cutbirth’s courses have completely changed the way I practice dentistry,” says Tien Ngo, D.D.S., Dallas.  “Thank you Dr. Cutbirth and staff, for bringing back the passion for excellent dentistry, which I thought I had lost forever.”

Format and Location

All Courses are held at City Place Conference Center in Dallas, Texas.

City Place Conference Center
2711 N. Haskell
Dallas, Texas 75204

Each course is a two-day course, on Friday and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., combining a comprehensive presentation in conjunction with hands-on training and interactive demonstrations.

Included each day is a continental breakfast at 7:30 am and a lunch at noon.

paceThe Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry is approved by the Academy of General Dentistry as a PACE Continuing Education provider. At the end of each course on Saturday you will receive 16 hours of CE credit.

Upon completion of all five courses of the Advanced Restorative Series, you will receive a mounted plaque at our Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry Banquet in May.

Course Goals

To Teach Dentists:

  • All aspects of highest level technical Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
  • Differential diagnosis and treatment of facial pain
  • Case planning and treatment of complex restorative cases, including severe wear
  • How to significantly increase bottom line practice productivity
  • How to have fewer and longer highly productive patient appointments
  • How to develop a comprehensive practice vs. a "toothache" practice
  • A practice system that enables the dentist to deliver the highest quality service in the most productive, patient appreciative manner

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