Fabrication of Provisional Crowns and Bridges

Saturday, June 10, 2017

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM




Audience: Experienced Dental Assistants (not appropriate for inexperienced Dental Assistants, Hygienists or Office Staff)

Format: Lecture, Skill Demonstration, Laboratory Session

CE Credits: Lecture - 2.00; Participation - 2.00

Prerequisites: Due to the hand skills and knowledge base required, this course is not appropriate for inexperienced dental assistants, hygienists, or office staff. Be sure you have 'working knowledge and hand skills' with both high-speed and low-speed handpieces. This is imperative for being able to participate in the lab activity.


Course Description:
This course is designed to deliver didactic information and enhance practical skills related to fabricating functional and esthetic provisionals. Participants will be engaged in a case based lecture, followed by a hands-on simulation lab in which each individual will demonstrate the skills learned. The patient case is fictitious and is used to demonstrate a scenario in which multiple methods of provisional fabrication are employed. Material covered during the lecture will include single-unit provisional crowns (Acrylic and Bisacryl), relining polycarbonate crowns, and three-unit provisional bridges (including traditional and bullet-shaped pontics). Simulation lab activity will allow participants to make a single-unit provisional crown and a three-unit provisional bridge. Provisional crown cementation and cement removal will also be discussed during the lecture, and then demonstrated by participants in the lab activity. This is a condensed course and requires participants to be experienced dental assistants with sufficient training in impression taking, dental materials, and use of low speed handpieces (extraorally).


Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

• Understand the theoretical knowledge required to fabricate a variety of provisional crowns and bridges.
• Develop mechanical skills necessary for fabricating provisionals (focus will be placed on safety and efficiency).
• Recognize the appropriate dental materials and instruments needed for various methods of provisional fabrication.
• Demonstrate skills by completing the following tasks: fabricate a single-unit provisional crown and a three-unit provisional bridge; cement provisionals with temporary cement and remove excess cement.

VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 4.00 continuing education credits.


Lori Turner, CDA, BSHA/HM is the Director of the DAU Clinical Rotation and Clinical Instructor for fourth-year VCU SOD dental students. Her focus is on collaborating with faculty dentists and teaching students the fundamentals of four-handed dentistry. Lori is a Certified Dental Assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) with over 20 years of clinical experience. Lori is a graduate of Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with a permit in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Health Administration with a concentration on Health Management (BSHA/HM) from the University of Phoenix and is currently earning her Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) through Penn State University.

After 12 years within a private practice in Pennsylvania, Lori relocated to Richmond, VA and began at VCU School of Dentistry in 2006 as a dental/surgical assistant in Faculty Practice. She then transitioned to the General Practice department within the predoc clinics and began the newly restructured DAU clinical rotation in 2012. Outside of dentistry, she is an avid yoga practitioner and is passionate about writing.

Conflict of Interest

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.

As a continuing education provider, the VCU School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. We are also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Remaining Spaces: 14

Registration Ends: 6/9/2017 10:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE: All participants must provide their unique e-mail address (ashley@dentistoffice.com) during registration. To ensure your ability to participate in all aspects of this course, do not use generic office addresses that are shared by multiple recipients (frontdesk@dentistoffice.com).


Registration Fee

Registration includes CE program and course materials

Early Registration Fee: $179 (ends Saturday, May 20th)

Regular Registration Fee: $229

Register for both this course and Perfect Impressions - The Value of Consistency, lunch is included!

Cancellations and Refunds

The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the Office of Continuing Education finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration.

Full registration refunds are issued if the registrant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded registration minus a late cancellation fee of $75. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. These policies will be listed in the print materials (brochures, fliers, etc.) and on the individual course Web page.

A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.

VCU School of Dentistry - Woolwine Lab

520 N 12th Street
PO Box 980566
Richmond, VA 23298

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