University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Bench Testing Preparatory Course in Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry

 

Includes:

Structured Curriculum:   Saturday, October 16, 2021 -   Sunday, October 17, 2021

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, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19, 2021)


Registration

Online Registration

 

Enrollment will be limited to twenty-four participants.

Registration Deadline: October 09, 2021

 

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.

 

 

Refunds will be issued in full if it is necessary for the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine to cancel the course.

 

Policies and General Information

 

 

All in-person courses are subject to the precautionary mitigation measures established by the University. These guidelines are to be adhered to without exception by all participants. The protocols may evolve as warranted and can be accessed for the most current update via the following link: www.coronavirus.pitt.edu


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. Participants will work with faculty from the Restorative and Prosthodontic Departments on preclinical exercises utilizing 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) consistent with CDCA
  • 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, October 16, 2021:

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 not completed previously)

Sunday, October 17, 2021:

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, October 18, 2021:

9am-noon and 1pm - 4pm Optional unstructured practice time in Advanced General Dentistry Clinic

Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

9am-noon and 1pm - 4pm Optional unstructured practice time in Advanced General Dentistry Clinic

Enrollment will be limited to twenty-four participants.


Presenter(s)

 

Course Faculty:

 

Michael Dobos, BS, DMD, FAGD

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

 

Katie Ryan Eddens, DMD, FAGD

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

 

Sarah Grafton, DMD

Interim Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

 

Robert Nerone, DMD, FAGD, MAGD

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

 

Pamela L. Tisot, DMD

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

 

William H Young, BS, DMD

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

 

 

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

 


Details

 

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time:

8:00 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 #: 61221P
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.