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Techniques to Improve the Esthetic Durability of Ceramic Restorations

September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$50.00 – $75.00

***FREE Member Benefit Event!!***  


 ***Limited Seating!!***

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

6:00pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Richard Stevenson III DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD

Location: VITA Bar & Grill, Pomona, CA

In-person only course, no livestream available

Dinner included!

CE: 2 lecture units

AGD Subject Code: 250 (Operative/Restorative Dentistry)



Reasonable and realistic goals of any bonded ceramic procedure include patient acceptance, patient comfort, and efficiency of delivery, however these objectives are just a portion of a successful service. Restoration longevity through the avoidance of stained margins, chipping and fractures are the long term and less predicable outcomes we face with bonded ceramics. In this lecture, Dr. Richard Stevenson will present techniques to improve the longevity of bonded ceramic restorations through the application of sound techniques with respect to materials, tooth structure, preparation design and occlusion, with the ultimate goal of Esthetic Durability.


  • Understand how to improve the long term marginal seal with bonded ceramics
  • Understand how to minimize restoration fractures through optimal preparation principles
  • Understand how to adjust occlusion on ceramic restorations to harmonize with the patient’s function
  • Understand the importance of finishing and polishing ceramics and the methods for each material


Doctor Stevenson earned his DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986. After practicing general dentistry for 7 years in Laguna Niguel, California, he accepted a full-time teaching position at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1993 where he served as Chair of the Section of Restorative Dentistry for 17 years. He has published dozens of articles on dental materials, the principles of evidence-based dentistry, and restorative techniques has written several textbook chapters and syllabi. He is the inventor of several unique dental instruments which are used in dental education and clinical practice.

Dr. Stevenson is Board Certified in Operative Dentistry. He practices dentistry in San Dimas, CA with a focus on Microscope, Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. Although he retired from UCLA in 2018 as Professor Emeritus of Clinical Dentistry, he says that he’s just getting started! After leaving UCLA he founded Stevenson Dental Solutions, a teaching institute dedicated to hands-on training where he serves as the Director of Education. Recently he established a non-profit corporation investigating best practices in dentistry and innovative methods of delivering quality care and pre-professional education to communities with the most need. He lives in La Verne, California with his wife Savi.


2 lecture units

AGD Subject Code:  250 (Operative/Restorative Dentistry)



  • $50 deposit will be fully refunded after the event, when you attend the lecture in its entirety.
  • No deposit refund will be issued for event after 9/01/2022.
  • Transfer of a registration to another person will not be accepted.




September 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50.00 – $75.00
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