Weekend in the Wine Country: Immediate Implant Placement & Restorative Materials

The registration period has closed for this event.Friday, April 26 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Welcome Wine Reception

Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, CE Lecture

Sunday, April 28 from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, CE Lecture



Join us for a rejuvenating weekend program at the refined Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. The weekend begins with a complimentary welcome reception on Friday evening. Edmond Bedrossian, DDS; Armand Bedrossian, DDS, MSD; and Jeff Brucia, DDS will present lectures on Saturday and Sunday morning, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy the spa and pools at the Fairmont, local restaurants, and the multitude of wineries in the valley.




Immediate Implant Placement in the Aesthetic Zone

Edmond Bedrossian, DDS, and E. Armand Bedrossian, DDS, MSD


This presentation will take the audience through the journey of treatment planning and the surgical placement of dental implants in the esthetic zone. The design as well as the biological factors including insertion torque for a predictable outcome will be presented. Screw vs. Cement retained implant trajectories will be discussed using 3-D imaging. Fabrication of a provisional prosthesis to allow the preservation of the soft tissue contours will also be discussed. Digital vs. intraoral-direct fabrication of immediate provisionals will be presented. The post operative instructions for the care and the maintenance of the implant and the provisional will also be outlined. After osseointegration of the implants, the fabrication of the final prosthesis will be presented. The various impression taking techniques and customization for the final crown to achieve the optimal aesthetics possible will also be presented.


You Will Learn

  1. The fundamentals of treatment planning for an immediate implant
  2. To understand the principles for placement of an immediate implant
  3. The key concepts for the fabrication of an immediate provisional
  4. The various techniques for fabrication of final single implant prosthesis


Adhesive and Restorative Materials Simplified

Jeff Brucia, DDS


The numerous choices in restorative materials has confused the clinician as to what is best indicated in a given situation. The continuous evolution in adhesive materials and techniques, combined with the ever-increasing demands for predictable and long lasting aesthetic restorations, requires continuous learning in the areas of material science and restorative technique. This lecture course provides an overview of the restorative options you should be considering today as well as a comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of dentinal adhesives. Dr. Brucia will guide you through the collection of materials and techniques available today for providing both direct and indirect restorations that will meet your patients' expectations for quality dental care. The presentation will finish up with the chemistry and procedures for a predictable and long lasting repair of the “clinically feared” fractured restoration. This is a must see program for all wet fingered restorative dentist


You Will Learn:

  1. Review the options available in adhesive systems including the new advancements in Glass Ionomers and light curing units.
  2. Eliminate the frustration of post-operative sensitivity and restorative failure.
  3. Discuss the materials and techniques for direct composite restorations.
  4. Techniques and material selection for near or direct pulp exposures.
  5. Techniques for the preparation, impressions, temporization, lab communication, material selection and cementation of indirect restorations including margin elevation and when to seal the prep.
  6. Techniques and materials for repairing porcelain fractures.


Who Should Attend
This program is designed for all dentists and allied dental professionals.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

This activity is designated for 8 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Regular Tuition: $595 Dentists; $495 Allied Dental Professionals *

*Course includes the Friday wine reception and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.


Past participants of Weekend in Wine Country program, please contact the CDE office for your discount code.


Armand Bedrossian, DDS, MSD is a Prosthodontist and currently practices in his hometown of San Francisco. He received his DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2015 and completed the advanced prosthodontic residency program and received his master’s degree at the University of Washington, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. David Wands Award. He co-founded D365; a social media application providing a networking platform for dental students, residents and dental practitioners to share their knowledge, connect with colleagues and learn daily from the palm of their hands. He is also very active on social media, documenting and sharing his daily work and personal growth throughout his residency and now professional dental career.

Edmond Bedrossian, DDS received his DDS degree from the University of the Pacific, and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Residency at Alameda Medical Center.  Dr. Bedrossian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also A Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a Professor at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry combining private practices with academics as the director of implant surgical training at University of the Pacific’s Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery.  He has authored multiple articles and chapters on the various uses of the Zygomatic implant, bone grafting and treatment planning implant dentistry. He has also authored the textbook;”Implant treatment planning for the edentulous patient”, Forewarded by Professor Brånemark.  Dr. Bedrossian is an Examiner for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery as well as the Content Expert for the implant division of the ABOMS.

Jeff J. Brucia, DDS is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Practice.   He is practicing Esthetic and Restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Brucia is the Co-Director of the FACE occlusion study club where he chairs the department of Esthetics and Adhesive Material Science. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award.  In 2010, Dr. Brucia was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and presently serves as Academy Secretary. He has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education today.



Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

100 Boyes Blvd.
Sonoma, CA 95476


Our group room block at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has rooms starting at $329 plus taxes and fees and includes free self parking and a complimentary resort fee (a $35 value). Book online or call 1-800-441-1414 and mention 'Dugoni School Wine Country CE Program' to take advantage of our group rates. The group rates are available through Monday, April 8 (11:59 pm PST) and are subject to availability. Please note that the group rates sold out last year in advance of the deadline.


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