Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry 2013

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Contiinuing Education course


Enroll in individual weekend sessions or the entire series - attend three or more sessions to receive 5% discount. This series is open to all dental professionals.

Date & Time

Saturdays 9am-5pm & Sundays 9am-12pm
January 19, 2012 through May 20, 2013

(Enroll in individual weekend sessions)

Location Columbia University Medical Center

Tuition $590 per weekend

Columbia University CDM designates this activity CE Credits 10 per weekend


Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Associate Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, College of Dental Medicine; Private Practice in Implant & Esthetic Dentistry


Mark L. Pitel, DMD

Associate Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, College of Dental Medicine; Private Practice in Implant & Esthetic Dentistry

Course Description
A comprehensive didactic overview -- from theory to diagnosis and treatment -- presented in a by a select group of nationally recognized experts who will help you enrich your understanding of esthetic dentistry so your work can reach a new level of confidence and predictability. Attend individual session or the entire series. Each session is lecture format,

This unique course will provide you with the detailed knowledge and clinical insights needed to successfully incorporate esthetic dentistry into your practice.

Course Educational Objectives
This course will enable you to

  • Understand and accurately diagnose the complex interaction of developmental, dental, periodontal, and occlusal factors that lead to esthetic deficiencies in patients.
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plans to consistently and predictably meet the esthetic goals of patients and the restorative treatment plan.
  • Integrate traditional as well as emerging technologies and new dental materials into the modern restorative and cosmetic based general practice.
  • Understand the importance of and how to utilize orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and other adjunctive dental services to deliver the ultimate esthetic restorations that also provide comfortable function to the patient and preserve dental health.


*Participants may enroll in the entire course at a discounted rate or sign up for individual weekend sessions. Participants attending 3 or more weekends receive a 5% discount.


JANUARY 19-20  Dr. Dennis Tarnow SAT / Dr. Daniel Royzman SUN

SAT: Esthetic Management of Single and Multiple Anterior Implants;

The Interdental Papilla Dilemma; Perio Implants

SUN: Perio Plastic Surgery

FEBRUARY 16-17  Dr. Mark Pitel SAT & SUN

The Art & Science of Direct Anterior and Posterior Restorations

MARCH 23-24  Dr. Michael Apa SAT / Adrian Jurim, MDT SUN

SAT: Current Concepts in Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry; SUN: Porcelain Laminate Veneers - 2013

APRIL 20-21   Dr. Stephen Chu SAT / Adam Mieleszko, CDT SUN

SAT: Differential Diagnosis of Short Teeth;

- Biometric Crown Lengthening & the Role of the Biologic Width;

- Restorative Space Management vs. Instant Makeovers

SUN: Color Theory & Shade Management

MAY 18-19   Dr. Peter Gardell SAT & SUN  Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Digital Dentistry

Digital Dentistry and its Increasing Role in Quality Patient Care;

Sunday morning hands-on session includes fabrication of a cad cam restoration from image, design, mill and finish restoration.


Payment Details

Full payment at time of registration is appreciated. Individual weekend sessions must be paid in full two weeks prior to the session date. To enroll in the full series, a minimum deposit of $1,000 is required. Remaining balance must be paid in full prior to the first session or with written agreement in two equal installments due by January 7, 2013 and Friday, March 8, 2013. Participants attending 3 or more sessions receive a 5% discount.

Columbia CDM Alumni, Faculty & Residents: All CDM alumni receive 10% off listed tuition; those graduating after 2008 can deduct 20%. CDM faculty and residents receive a 50% discount.

Non-Columbia Graduates/Residents: Those graduating after 2010 receive 5% off listed tuition. Current residents receive a 10% discount. Proof of graduation or current student/resident ID is required.

View details from the 2011-2012 course

LOCATION  Courses are held at Columbia University Medical Center on West 168th Street unless otherwise listed. Room details will be sent to confirmed registrants. Parking is not provided for most courses.

REGISTRATION  Sign up for courses online or submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS   Refunds are granted only if notification is received at least 3 weeks prior to start of course. Cancellation after this time will result in a processing fee. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

CE CREDIT   Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/09-12/2013 and a Dental Board of California registered provider #3954. 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. Columbia University College of Dental Medicine designates this activity 10 CE credits per weekend.

Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

COLLEGE POLICY   Sponsorship of a course by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy of the College or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty at any time.