Conquering Difficult Cases


Short Course: 8 Credits for CE/CPD ~ California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE), ADA CERP, or AGD PACE (AGD Code 780) (PRD 6/08/20, EXP 6/07/23)

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Conquering Difficult Cases, Series 2 (CDC2) Topics Include: Equipment for Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Design, Zirconia and Cementation, Bulimia Cases, Stressless Cementation, and more. This course is strictly DOWNLOAD ONLY.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted to the day testing was completed.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Peter Auster, DMD

Dr. Peter Auster has thirty years of experience in high-quality dentistry in his private practice in Pomona, N.Y. Dr. Auster is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. He was named a “2017 Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine. Dr. Auster recently completed his second term on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry was selected as the AACD 2015 Humanitarian of the Year. He is founder and immediate past-president of the New York Affiliate of the AACD, the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His seminars include “How to be Thrilled in Dentistry, (for the First Time?)” (summarized in an October, 2015 article in Dental Economics), “Tackling Complicated Cases” and “100 Cosmetic Products and Pearls”. He recently became a Dawson Scholar and received a Concept of Complete Dentistry Award from the Dawson Academy. Dr. Auster’s volunteer work includes annual volunteer dentistry in Jamaica; Give Back a Smile; ADA Donated Dental Services; and Smiles for Life. He has received a Certificate for International Voluntary Service from the ADA.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:   Honorarium Ivoclar Vivadent


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Course Objectives

  1. Learn an examination approach that not only includes teeth and gums but also muscles, joints and AIRWAY!
  2. Focus on the provisional restoration as the MOST important part of the treatment regimen.
  3. Discuss occlusion simply and understandably.
  4. Utilize minimally-invasive dentistry as a rule, not an exception.
  5. Learn to break down cases by adapting composite onlay phasing to fit any budget.
  6. Learn about 40 great products that are better and/or less expensive than the ones you are using.
  7. Learn about hybrid, Y3, and Y5 Zirconia and the best cementation technique for each.
  8. Manage your best… and worst employees.
  9. Focus on humanitarian efforts that can change your patient… and yourself.


American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

Produced: 06/08/2020      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 06/07/2023


Additional Information

Additional Dental Continuing Education (CE/CPD) options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Foundations in Pediatric Dentistry, Modern RestorationsHead and Neck Cancer and Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder

For up-coming courses, please visit: Dental Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses that are soon to be released.