Modern Restorations

Modern Restorations for Teeth and Dental Implants (MRST1)

Short Course: 7 ADA CERP/AGD PACE Credits (PRD 04/15/20, EXP 04/14/23) for CE/CPD (Code 250) or 10 for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE) for CE/CPD Credits

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

Modern Restorations, Series 1 (MRST1) Topics Include: History of Materials for Veneers, Common Complications, Ceramic Fixed Partial Denture Designs, Digital Technology, Overcoming Challenges in Function and Design, and more.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Matilda Dhima DMD, MS

Matilda Dhima obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is a prosthodontist and maxillofacial prosthodontist trained at the Mayo Clinic where she also obtained a Master’s degree in biomedical science with a focus on ceramic materials. During her time at the Mayo Clinic, she was recognized for her contributions to patient care, education and research with an appointment as Assistant Professor.Dr. Dhima has been recognized with several international awards for her contributions to the science and teaching of prosthodontics. She has written several articles on modern ceramic materials and restoration design research which has been supported by several international organizations and recognized with several awards. She is an expert in ceramic material selections and designs focusing on predictable treatment outcomes and bridging bench studies with clinical applications. Dr. Dhima’s clinical and research work also focuses on her expertise on quality-of-life improvement and treatment outcomes for patients with acquired and congenital head and neck defects. She has published several landmark articles on modern multidisciplinary management of head and neck defects including several book chapters on novel and modern treatments for head and neck cancer patients. Her work and collaborations continue to change how dentistry and medicine integrate to improve patients’ lives. She lectures on these topics in national and international venues.She is a member of several international organizations and an editorial board member of, among others, the Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.Dr. Dhima has received several honors including the Tylman Research Award and the Colgate Research Award. She also has been awarded research grants from the Academy of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding and working knowledge of:
  1. Modern materials for restorations of teeth and dental implants in partially dentate and edentulous patients.
  2. Research and practice based evidence available for decision making in clinical care.
  3. Events, risks, complications and their impact on prognosis for treatment of partially dentate and edentulous patients.
  4. Review and discussion of actual patient cases.
  5. Specific focus is dedicated to modern restorations and designs for esthetic zone, veneer preparation designs, digital technology, cementation/luting agents, abutment designs and latest high level evidence in literature.


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.


Because each individual agency/academy/state has specific requirements, it is necessary that you consult with the appropriate agency/academy/state regarding final approval of continuing education credits.

Produced:  12/31/2017      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 12/30/2020

Additional Information

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

Other courses of interest may include:  Foundations in Pediatric DentistryConquering Difficult CasesHead 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.