Online Dental Ceramics, a complete guide for the clinician on how to choose the correct material

This is a self-paced online CE course.


Course Description:

The current developments in dental materials and especially dental ceramics have provided a large range of options in terms of what restorative material to choose for an indirect restoration. However these same developments have created confusion within clinicians on what material to choose based in certain conditions like : strength, amount of tooth left, color, location in the mouth of the restoration or the possibility to bond or cement. This course will explain the key differences among the most popular materials that we are using today and also describe how the material can be use obtaining the best possible aesthetic and functional results.


Course Learning Objectives:


  • Name the key differences among the ceramic materials we use in dentistry
  • Know which materials can be bonded and which can be cemented
  • Know what are the strategies to bond and enhance the bond strength of a ceramic restoration

  • Be able to decide which ceramic material to use for a indirect restoration



Dr. Garaicoa is a full-time assistant professor in the Restorative Dentistry department at OHSU, where he runs the Esthetic and All ceramic restorations courses. He completed his Prosthodontics residency and Master in Science at the University of Iowa. In addition, Dr. Garaicoa holds a certificate in Advance Education in General Dentistry from the University of Rochester Medical Center Eastman Institute for Oral Health. A native of Ecuador , Dr. Garaicoa received his Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil where he was a part-time assistant professor until he moved to the US. He is a member of the American Academy of Prosthodontics and the American Prosthodontics Society. Dr. Garaicoa lectures extensively nationally and internationally.

Oregon Health & Science University 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.




Target Audience

This course is designed for any dental healthcare professional

Continuing Education

Online: Hours - 1.5

How To Attend

You can join this self-paced program from anywhere using a computer with a high-speed internet connection. You may also access this course on a mobile device with high-speed internet. We recommend Google Chrome browsers.


Once you register and pay you will be sent a link to the online course. You can view the course video at your own pace. Once you have viewed the entire video you will be prompted to take the exam.


The exam will instantly let you know if you passed or failed the test.


Upon completion of the course and a passing grade, you will be sent a course evaluation and a CE verification.



Course Expiration

This course is valid 5/18/2020 through 5/18/2022, per ADA CERP standards.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or are having technical difficulties please contact the Continuing Dental Education Department for more information:

If you have specific questions for the course instructor you can send him an email at

  • Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the OHSU Dental School Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.