Making Better Temporaries: A Hands-On Workshop for Dental Assistants

Event Title: Making Better Temporaries: A Hands-On Workshop for Dental Assistants
Event Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Event Time: 8:00 am to 1:15 pm
CE Hours: 5.25
Course Fee: $159 Click Here to Register
Audience: Dental Assistants
Speakers: Tatiyana Trowbridge, D.D.S
(Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Faculty)
Conflict of Interest The listed speaker does not have conflicts of interest
Location: Glendale Hall, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Course Description:

This course is designed to teach, demonstrate, and apply hands-on temporization in dentistry. 
Lecture will include multiple methods of temporization, as well as, options available in replacement of a missing tooth with an interim removable prosthetic appliance so that patients are able to leave the office with a confident esthetic appearance.  

Participants will receive presentations on various provisional materials and techniques currently in use. The hands-on section will include the proper method of fabricating custom temporaries.  Each participant will construct a minimum of one single unit provisional and one multi-unit bridge provisional.  

Learning Objectives: After completion of this course the participant will be better able to:

  1. Comprehend various techniques employed in the construction of a single unit provisional restorations, multi-unit bridge provisional restorations and interim removable appliances
  2. Determine which dental materials are used to accomplish temporary restorations and interim appliances.
  3. Evaluate the fit of the different types of temporization

Course Schedule: Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Lecture - Intro to Provisionals
9:00am Hands-on demo of single unit provisional
9:15am Hands-on activity-single unit provisional tooth #4
10:30 am Break
11:00am Lecture - Missing Tooth Replacement Options
11:30am Hands-On Activity - 3 unit bridge fabrication #4 to #6
1:15 pm Turn in Post-Course Evaluations and pick up Attendance Verification

Contact Person:

Martha C. Clements, Med, Continuing Education Specialist
Office Phone: 623-572-3870

Presenter Biographies:

Tatiyana Trowbridge, D.D.S.:  Dr. Tatiyana Trowbridge is an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (MWU CDMA).  She graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2001 and prior to joining the MWU CDMA faculty she owned and operated her private family dental practice in North Scottsdale.  Dr. Trowbridge also served as an adjunct faculty at Phoenix College Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs where she helped train future RDH's and DA's.  Dr. Trowbridge believes that an expanded duty assistant is essential for a successful dental practice.



There are three ways to register for our continuing education programs:

  1. Online click here: submit completed online registration form and payment process per directions
  2. By mail:   if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to:
    Dr. James Pashayan , College of Dental Medicine-AZ Midwestern University,  Office of Continuing Dental Education,  19555 N 59 th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308
  3. By email:  scan completed registration form and emailto, providing payment information. Please call 623-572-3870 if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc.  (click to download registration form)

    Payment Methods: We accept checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa. All checks should be made payable to:  Midwestern University.

Cancellations and Refunds: The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) office reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the MWUCDM-AZ CDE finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration. Full tuition refunds are issued if the participant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded tuition minus a late cancellation fee of $75. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.


ADA Cerp

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona desiginates this activity for 5.25 continuing education credits.


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