Dentistry Courses

Advanced Restorative Series (ARS)
Call 888.271.7774 or 254.855.4090 to register for all classes.

All courses are designed by Dr. Steven Cutbirth. The format of the courses is morning lecture with PowerPoint and slides followed by afternoon hands-on. Each of these courses has been specifically created by Dr. Cutbirth to include the essential pieces of a top tier dental practice.

These courses are taught as continuums: each course building on the previous courses.

Whether just opening a new practice or looking to streamline a pre-existing one, dentists attending Dr. Cutbirth's courses can expect to elevate their understanding of comprehensive advanced dental concepts resulting in dramatically increased case acceptance and practice profitability.

The goal of the courses is 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
  • Function
  • 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

 

ARS Series: Part 1 - Veneers! Veneers! Veneers!

CREDIT: 16 hours
Call 888.271.7774 or 254.855.4090 to register.

What you will learn:

  • Veneer tooth preparation techniques, including when and how to prepare through the interproximal contact
  • Treatment planning complex veneer cases, including crowded and displaced teeth
  • Defining the ideal incisal plane position of anterior teeth and how to reestablish that position when it has been lost through bruxism, an accident, inaccurate dental restorations, etc.
  • Blending the incisal plane with the occlusal plane
  • Using lip position of the patient to establish the ideal incisal edge position
  • Components of the ideal smile
  • Burr selection for veneer preparation
  • Fast, easy, esthetic and durable veneers
  • Cementation of veneers: selecting appropriate luting composite viscosity
  • Single anterior tooth requiring restoration
  • Extremely accurate, simple and durable impression technique
  • Optimum communication with patients so they wish to proceed with the restoration
  • Charging for veneer cases including financing
  • Veneer maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Literature review of studies surrounding veneers
  • Most effective methods of working with long distance dental technicians
  • Ideal veneer restoration of dark teeth, including tetracycline stains
  • Producing restored veneer cases that look natural or better
  • Literature review of pertinent articles

ARS Series: Part 2 - Anterior Crowns/Bridges

CREDIT: 16 hours
Call 888.271.7774 or 254.855.4090 to register.

What you will learn:

  • Ideal tooth preparation and periodontal tissue management techniques
    An incredibly accurate, stable and simple impression method
  • Periodontal pontic site development
  • Burr selection
  • Retraction cord technique
  • All porcelain vs porcelain-to-metal crowns
  • Important cementation methods
  • Establishing ideal incisal edge position
  • Fast, easy, esthetic and durable provisional crowns and bridges
  • Understanding of the different porcelain systems
  • Optimum communication with patients so they proceed with needed anterior crown and bridge treatment
  • Anterior crown and bridge maintenance
  • Charging for anterior crown and bridge cases including financing
  • Most effective methods of working with long distance dental technician
  • Producing restored anterior crown and bridge cases that are natural or more attractive
  • Literature review of pertinent articles

ARS Series: Part 3 - Function/Treatment of Facial Pain

CREDIT: 16 hours
Call 888.271.7774 or 254.855.4090 to register.

What you will learn:

  • The differential diagnosis and treatment of facial pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Intra-articular (TMJ) pain
  • Trigeminalneuralgia
  • Reading and using MRIs and aid in TMJ diagnosis
  • Diagnosing and treating anterior disc displacement with reduction
  • Occlusal equilibration and splint therapy for restorative and facial pain patients
  • The prognosis of these facial pain problems with specific treatment methods
  • Adjunctive therapy for facial pain treatment
  • Literature review of pertinent articles
  • Centric relation manipulation

ARS Series: Part 4 - Treatment of Complex Restorative Cases

CREDIT: 16 hours
Call 888.271.7774 or 254.855.4090 to register.

What you will learn:

  • Treatment planning the most complex cases, including severe wear
    Sequence of restoration
  • When and how to increase vertical dimension
  • How to attain space and retention for restorations in severe wear cases
  • How to restore ideal incisal planes, occlusal planes, vertical dimension, esthetics and function
  • How to create ideal function
  • Long term maintenance
  • Soft tissue, facial muscle and TMJ health during and following complex restorations
  • Examination/consultation
  • Effective patient communication so they proceed with needed complex restoration
  • Case cost analysis/financing
  • Literature review of pertinent articles

ARS Series: Part 5 - Secrets of the low overhead, highest quality, low volume, $2,000,000++++ Dental Practice

CREDIT: 16 hours
Call 888.271.7774 or 254.855.4090 to register.

What you will learn:

  • A magical new patient exam and consultation
  • Optimum scheduling
  • Critical communication points with patients
  • How to assemble, motivate and work with staff
  • How to move away from high volume, low production, managed care to low volume, high production, fee-for-service practice without going broke or giving up income in the process
  • How to use photography and the Before & After Books to double, triple, even quadruple your case acceptance and practice production
  • Professional, tasteful marketing techniques
  • Simple things your staff can do to add qualified new patients to your practice
  • How to financially prepare for retirement

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.

Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry

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