Making Temporaries - A Hands-On Course for Auxiliary

Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9am - 4pm 


Provisionalization of a prepared tooth is an essential step during various stages of prosthodontic treatment. A well-adapted margin of a provisional crown is critical to maintain gingival health and to protect the tooth from injuries (physical, chemical, bacterial, and thermal) as well as to provide esthetic appearance. Provisional restorations for fixed prostheses are usually made in a hurry and often take more time than the tooth preparation. Quality can easily be improved for patients with cost and timesaving techniques.

This one day course provides current information in fabricating the provisional restoration for dental auxiliaries. Single anterior and posterior provisional restorations utilizing prefabricated crowns and matrix techniques will be reviewed. More advanced techniques such as multiple unit and veneer provisional restorations will be covered in lecture and in the technical, hands-on portion. Casts and several provisional materials will be provided for hands-on practice. Cementation and removal of provisional restorations will also be taught.

Educational Objectives:
This one-day course is designed so that, upon completion, the participant will have:
1. The knowledge of material and techniques for making provisional restorations.
2. Practical experience necessary to fabricate a variety of provisional restorations.
3. The ability to properly contour the provisional restorations.
Program Prerequisites:
1. This program is designed to teach all aspects in making temporaries. Dental assistants and hygienists who do not have previous experience are welcomed
Participants must bring their own:
(1) High and low speed (straight and contra angle) 4-hole Midwest type handpieces
(2) Acrylic burs (e.g., Brasseler E cutters)
(3) Diamond disc (e.g., Brasseler #936-220)
(4) Explorer
(5) Curved Hemostat (Kelly - 5.5”)
(6) Curved Crown scissors
(7) Hollenback carver.


Dr. Perng-Ru Liu is a 1985 graduate of Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan. He received his Prosthodontic Certificate (1991), MS Degree (1992) and DMD Degree (1999) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Currently, he is Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at UAB School of Dentistry where he also served as Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry (2000 to 2009), Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics (2009 to 2012) and Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences (2012-2019). In September, 2014, he was named the inaugural holder of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting Endowed Professorship in Comprehensive Dentistry.

Dr. Liu has been very actively involved in several grant supported clinical dental implant research projects at the UAB School of Dentistry. His research interests have been focused on clinical research of the restorative phases of several dental implant systems and in·vivo evaluations of the various esthetic restorative systems. Dr. Liu is a member of the American Dental Association, the International Association for Dental Research, the American College of Prosthodontists and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honorary Dental Fraternity. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Liu has published numerous scientific abstracts and articles in refereed journals. He has also lectured nationally and internationally on computer generated ceramic restorations, esthetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. Dr. Liu was the recipient of the 1997 and 2005 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest university-wide honor for teaching excellence, in the School of Dentistry.

Continuing Education

6 Hours CE


Tuition: Dentist - $275

Auxiliary - $225

Early bird registration ends Friday, September 18th. After September 18th tuition increases by $25.


Registration open through 9/25/2020 10:59 PM EST

UAB School of Dentistry

1919 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294

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