Conquering Difficult Cases

Conquering Difficult Cases (CDC1)

Full Course: 8 ADA CERP/AGD PACE Credits (EXPIRES 1/31/20) for CE/CPD (Code 770) or 14 for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE) for CD/CPD Credits

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 1 (CDC1) Topics Include: Surmounting Challenges, Severe Wear, Right Materials and Cements New Products and Pearls, Life-Changing Cases, and more.

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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


Surmounting Challenges and Finding Passion in Dentistry

1- This introduction presents the challenges that dentists face and a series of steps to make dentistry more interesting, while phasing out the negative parts.
2- In this section, a comprehensive exam is presented that goes beyond the teeth and gums, which leads to creating beautiful dentistry that is built to last.

Why Didn't They Teach It This Way in Dental School?: Occlusion and Severe Wear Made Easy

1- Does centric relation matter anymore? Aren't facebows a waste of time? Videos demonstrate how both can be recorded in less than 3 minutes.
2- Step by step: A severe wear case review.
3- Simple ways to phase treatment for any bankbook; working with waxups; the best
provisionals; smile design; bite-raising concepts 2017.

The Right Materials and Cements, and Why Sleep Dentistry Can Re-Vitalize Your Practice

1- This newly updated section discusses the rise of e.Max and Zirconia. The best materials
and best cements are summarized for each kind of case.
2- Step by step: A life-changing case using these concepts.
3- Informed consent for makeover cases.
4- Why treating sleep disorder patients is an easy decision for a dental office.

New Products and Pearls: Better and Less Expensive

1- Learn about dozens of new products and old standbys that make cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry much easier.

2 Problems: 2 Approaches and Adding Deprogrammer Therapy-A New Profit Center

1- This This section creates a step by step approach to treating the difficult cosmetic issues associated with eating disorder cases. It also focuses on creating a comfortable environment for these patients.
2- Learn the best deprogrammer for each kind of case.

More Life-changing Cases and Great Ways to Grow Referrals

1- This section presents practice management tips to grow cosmetic referrals and increase case acceptance.
2- Also discussed are two types of short-term orthodontics that make cosmetic dentistry easier and require no orthodontic

Stressless Cementation; More Cases; and Ways to Give Back and Enjoy Your Dream Dental Life More

1- This section illustrates multiple cases using the techniques discussed previously as well as ways to make cementation of these cases easier with minimal cleanup.
2- Great ways to give back and how you can change your dental world in positive ways.


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


California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE)

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider for the California Board of Dental Examiners, License# 2068, Original Issuance Date:  01/27/88; Expiration Date:  01/31/20. Credits satisfy California Dental Education Requirements, as well as most State and Dental Academy requirements.

Produced: 2/01/2017      Expires for AGD Credit: 1/31/2020

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.