Posterior Ceramic Restorations

MasterPath Course 5

Questions? Call 310-868-1838, Text 626-252-2207 or Email for further details.

Refund Policy

Course fees are transferable but NOT refundable.

Lab Location

570 E Arrow Hwy #B, San Dimas (15 miles away from Ontario Airport).

Daily Schedule

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lecture & Hands-on Training

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Lecture & Hands-on Training

Course Description

Posterior Ceramic Restorations
MasterPath Course 4

This three-day course provides dentists with a comprehensive review of Posterior Ceramic Restorations.  The topics will include diagnosis, indications and contraindications, dental materials, isolation techniques, bases and liners, preparation designs, impressioning, porovisionalization, laboratory communication, cements, adhesion, cementation, finishing and polishing, occlusal adjustment, and post-operative instructions and care, variations, and troubleshooting.  The lecture portion of the course will stress the adherence of proven well-documented techniques based on clinical studies, and the hands-on portion will take the participant through numerous scenarios of preparation design, temporization techniques, and cementation.  Each participant will prepare at least 6 teeth during the course on a typodont and one natural tooth, which will be scanned and manufactured with CAD/CAM technology, and then cemented, finished and polished on the tooth which was prepared.

Course Instructor

Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD
Click HERE for Dr. Stevenson’s CV
NOTE: Dr. Stevenson reports no conflicts of interest with any manufacturers or suppliers that would in any way bias his presentation.  All material presented will be based on the latest science and evidence available to the best of his ability.


  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for ceramics
  • Isolation techniques
  • Assessing the tooth structure for the most conservative option
  • Liners and Block-outs
  • Impression techniques
  • Variations in preparation design: inlays, onlays, vonlays, crowneers, 3/4 crowns, ACCs
  • Laboratory communication
  • Material choices: what to use when and where
  • Cementation procedures
  • Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS)
  • Cements: choises and shades
  • Silanating techniques
  • Adjusting occlusion and polishing

Learning Objectives

  • What materials are best in which situations: glass-ceramic vs. zirconia
  • How to properly prepare a tooth for an all-ceramic inlay, onlay and full coverage restoration
  • How to integrate CAD/CAM technology (Cerec) into your workflow
  • Innovative tooth dictated preparation designs
  • Methods for decreasing post-operative sensitivity
  • Controversies in cement use and how to improve long term results with adhesive techniques
  • How to minimize marginal staining long term
  • How to minimize ceramic fractures by understanding the materials and occlusion
  • How to finish and polish ceramics with luster and gloss

Course Fee Includes

  • Handpieces (loaned during course)
  • Hand Instrument Cassette (loaned during course)
  • Continental Breakfasts, snacks and beverages all-day
  • Fresh Delicious Lunches

Course Fee Does NOT Include

  • Webinar Recordings
  • Post-course consultations
  • Loupes
  • Dinner
  • Lodging