Interim Therapeutic Restoration Certification Program

December 8, 2018 from 8:30AM - 5:00 PM. 

The registration period has closed for this event.



The goal of this program is to provide information, techniques,and clinical training to prepare RDHs, RDHAPs, and RDAEFs to perform the Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR) procedures and to prepare dentists on treatment planning and evaluation of ITRs.

Our Interim Therapeutic Restoration Certification program is a 20-unit continuing education program for RDHs, RDHAPs, and RDAEFs. Directed by Dr. Paul Glassman, this blended course incorporates online, home study and in-person clinical training.


Upon completion of the training program, allied dental professionals and dentists will be able to:

  • Discuss the history and legal environment for the duties authorized by AB1174
  • Discuss the science behind partial caries, removal and minimally invasive dentistry
  • Identify appropriate patients and teeth for placement of ITRs
  • Demonstrate effective placement of ITRs on typodonts and patients
  • Describe considerations following ITR placement including protocols for identifying and responding to adverse outcomes


Program Structure


Participants must register as a team with one dentist and one allied dental professional. All participants must complete all portions of the program. Allied dental professionals and dentists will complete 8 hours of online modules and complete quizzes, 2-hour webinar on November 20th from 6-8pm, laboratory assignment on a typodont in advance of December 8th and live clinical experience at the in-person session on December 8th.


The online lectures can be viewed at the participant's own time. To successfully complete this program, allied dental professionals will be required to perform ITRs on at least 10 teeth on a typodont and at least 10 teeth (not 10 patients) on live patients at the in-person training. Participants are required to identify their own patients for the clinical portion of the training (additional information will be provided). Upon completion of the course, DHCC and/or DBC will be notified of participant's attendance and course completion. An allied dental professional may not perform this function until he or she has received their certificate from DHCC or DBC.




Upon registration: Participants will receive program instructions and access to online didactic modules.


Tuesday, November 20th from 6-8pm: Participants will participate in a 2-hour live webinar.


Friday, December 7th: Participants must complete the following prior to the in-person, clinical portion of the program:


  • Review 8 online didactic modules on own by December 8th
  • Independent preparation through laboratory training (allied dental professional and dentist will follow instructions to complete 10 ITRs on a typodont)
  • Recruit patients with a minimum of 10 appropriate lesions for ITRs for clinical training


Saturday, December 8th: Attend ITR in-person clinical training at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Participants will:


  • Review didactic modules and turn in laboratory assignment
  • Hands-on clinical training and demonstration of clinical competence*


*Attendees must recruit their own patients for this portion of the training.


For individuals who do not complete the clinical portion of the training on December 8th, they will be required to complete a make-up day at an additional fee.


Blended Course Details


  • Online, home study & hands-on, in-person clinical training
  • Tuesday, November 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM LIVE webinar
  • Saturday, December 8th from 8:30 - 5:00 PM in-person clinical training
  • Dental Hygiene Committee of California and Dental Board of California Approved Course


Patient Recruitment

After reviewing the online modules, each team is required to identify a minimum of 10 ITRs on live patients for the clinical training portion on Saturday, December 8th. Participants are responsible for making arrangements and communicating with their patient(s). Additional information regarding patient recruitment will be provided by November 20th. Copies of all patient health histories, consent forms and treatment plans are due before in-person training.



Participants will need to supply the majority of the instruments and supplies for this course. A complete list of items will be provided upon registration.


Insurance Coverage

Each dentist and dental hygienist is required to provide proof of professional liability insurance for the duration of the program since they will be working on patients. A copy of the liability insurance certificate must be submitted to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry before November 23rd. The minimum coverage of $1,000,000 per claim and $3,000,000 annual aggregate must be clearly noted on the copy of the insurance.


Logistics for In-Person Training

The in-person training will take place on Saturday, December 8th at the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. It will be a full day training. Participants must complete online didactic training and pre-in-person laboratory training prior to participation at the in-person training. Further details will be available in Canvas, the online learning management system.


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.



Registration closes on November 19, 2018.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 20

This activity is designated for 20 units of continuing education credit. Both the dentist and the allied dental professional will each receive 20 units of CE.

Course Fees

Regular Tuition: $1,995* for a team (must include 1 dentist and 1 allied dental professional)

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA  is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and is Vice-Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He received his graduate degree in Anatomy from UCLA, and his dental degree from UCSF. Dr. Budenz has taught Anatomy courses at the University of the Pacific since 1984, and has extensive experience in head and neck anatomy, dissection, and nerve tract identification with particular emphasis on dental local anesthesia, and has lectured nationally and internationally on local anesthesia, anatomy, oral medicine/oral diagnosis, and cariology topics. Dr. Budenz has over thirty-five years of general practice experience in San Francisco, has served as clinical Group Practice Administrator, and as Chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Emergency Services, and as a general dentistry clinical instructor at Pacific. Due to his background, Dr. Budenz is well qualified to combine basic anatomical instruction with practical clinical application for dentists and hygienists alike, and for thirteen consecutive years, from 2005 – present, has been recognized as an Annual Leader in Continuing Education by "Dentistry Today".

Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, is a professor in the Department of Dental Practice, director of Community Oral Health and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is also director of the California Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People with Disabilities and Aging Californians. He has served on many national panels including the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Oral Health Access to Services which produced the IOM report on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations and the Board of Directors of the DentaQuest Institute.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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