Bench Testing Preparatory Course in Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry

 

Saturday, August 8, 2020 -   Tuesday, August 11, 2020

 

 

Includes:

Structured Curriculum:   Saturday, August 8, 2020 -   Sunday, August 9, 2020

16 credit hours of hands-on participation continuing education will be provided. 

 

(plus up to 12 hours optional additional individualized unstructured practice time, under faculty supervision, in the simulation clinic Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11, 2020)


Registration

Online Registration

 

Enrollment will be limited to twenty-four participants.

Registration Deadline: August 3, 2020

 

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, less a $500 cancellation fee, will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing no later than 14 business days prior to the start date of the program. No refund of any fees will be made after this date.

 

Policies and General Information


Course Description

 

Please Note: This course is not a prerequisite for, and does not guarantee admission into, any dental school program.


Overview:

This course is ideal for International Dentists in preparation for the admissions process at U.S. and Canadian dental schools, as well as for clinicians who want to practice for CDCA (Commission on Dental Competency Assessments).

This 2-day structured course provides an extensive review of fixed and operative hands-on skills, consistent with admissions processes and licensing exams. The course will include brief didactic reviews, followed by hands-on practice sessions, with participants working with faculty from the Restorative and Prosthodontic Departments on preclinical exercises with typodonts.

Objectives:

    • Operative Dentistry (typodont exercises)
      • Amalgam preparations and restorations consistent with CDCA (Commission on Dental Competency Assessments).
      • Composite preparation exercises (Class II and Class III)
    • Fixed Prosthodontics (typodont exercises.)
      • Perform preparations on a posterior tooth for a full cast metal crown and a porcelain fused to metal full crown.
      • Perform preparations on an anterior tooth for a full ceramic crown.
    • Optional access to the simulation clinic for additional unstructured practice time for up to 6 hours each of the following 2 days.

 

NOTE: Tuition covers all equipment and materials needed (typodonts, handpieces, instruments, burs. teeth)

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, August 8, 2020:

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 am Amalgam review (didactic)

9:15 – 9:45 am Orientation to Simulation Lab

9:45 – noon Hands-on amalgam preparations (restore, if time allows)

Noon – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 pm Composite review (didactic)

1:30 – 5:00 pm Hands-on composite preparations (restore amalgam, if time needed)

 

Sunday, August 9, 2020:

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 am Full cast metal and porcelain fused to metal crown preparation review (didactic)

9:30 – noon Hands-on cast metal and porcelain fused to metal crown preparations

Noon – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 pm Full ceramic crown review (didactic)

1:30 – 5:00 pm Hands-on Full ceramic crown preparations

 

Monday, August 10, 2020:

9am-noon and 1pm - 4pm Optional unstructured practice time in sim clinic

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020:

9am-noon and 1pm - 4pm Optional unstructured practice time in sim clinic

 

Enrollment will be limited to twenty-four participants.

 


Presenter(s)

 

Course Faculty:

Michael Dobos, BS, DMD,FAGD

Assistant Professor/Chair,Department of Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

full bio

 

Ronald J DeAngelis, BS, DMD

Assistant Professor/Vice Chair,Department of Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

full bio

 

William H Young, BS, DMD

Clinical Assistant Professor,Department of Prosthodontics, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

full bio

 

 

Additional Faculty will be added to maintain a 6:1 student:faculty ratio.

 


Details

 

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Additional practice sessions Monday and Tuesday 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm

Location:

 

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Edward J. Forrest Center for Continuing Dental Education, 2148 Salk Hall

 

Tuition:

Dentists: $2,895

Tuition covers all equipment and materials needed (typodonts, handpieces, instruments, burs. teeth)

Credit: Hands-On Participation: Credit Hours - 16
Course #: 52720P
Hotel Information:

Local Hotel Information

 

 

 

 


Location

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Edward J. Forrest Center for Continuing Dental Education


3501 Terrace St
2148 Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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Accreditation

The University of Pittsburgh 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.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.