This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 3 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 612.
The fee to view this course is $36. There is an additional fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
This CE course teaches simple digital techniques to re-design a patient's smile as a motivational and patient education tool. The author's technique to convert the digital smile into an “esthetic prototype”, which is developed with special clear matrices and a functional flowable composite in the patient's mouth to test esthetics and function, will be reviewed in slide and video format. This presentation covers the current, all-ceramic systems available for use for natural teeth and implants, both for conventional and digital processing techniques. Specific clinical indications for these various materials is given based on the research and clinical evidence from ongoing clinical trials. Attention is given to preparation requirements for natural teeth, implant placement for ideal esthetic development, abutment selection and design. Note...this was recorded live and the lights were low so one cannot see the speaker in the video but one can hear him perfectly and can see the slides.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. McLaren is a prosthodontist, professor and director of post-graduate aesthetic dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a full time didactic and clinical program for graduate dentists. He is also the founder and director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. The residency program is a full-time master ceramist program for dental technicians featuring extensive experience with the newest aesthetic restorative systems. Dr. McLaren maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry in which he does all of his own ceramics.
Dr. McLaren is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored over 80 articles. He is performing ongoing clinical research on various restorative systems. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and aesthetics across the nation and internationally. He recently published a book, on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places.”
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Guidelines for determining when to place a veneer or crown
- What materials are indicated for fixed partial dentures and implant restorations
- Updates on current adhesives and techniques
The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.
Farran Media 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
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 3 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
State CE Requirements:
for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education