Course Description:

This course consists of 2 modules. You’ll earn 5 CE credits upon completion.

The quest for optimal esthetics coupled with the increased strength of all-ceramic materials has led to a significant increase in the clinical use of all-ceramic crowns and fixed partial dentures.

In this presentation, Dr. Goodacre will compare the two types of restorations – all-ceramic crowns or metal-ceramic crowns – based on the factors most important to dentists and their patients when determining which to use. He will also address the most common complications that occur with all-ceramic crowns and discuss ways to optimize their success.

Comparative Characteristics of All-Ceramic and Metal-Ceramic Crowns

Metal-ceramic crowns have been widely and successfully used for many decades, but today there are more all-ceramic restorations being placed. The first module of the course will compare the esthetic benefits and limitations of each type of crown, as well as veneered all-ceramic crowns versus monolithic designs. Other topics include:

  • The soft tissue response to both types of crowns
  • Biocompatibility considerations
  • Metal-ceramic crown survival data and veneer chipping
  • Metal-ceramic versus all-ceramic fixed partial dentures
  • Accuracy of fabrication and fit
  • Cost comparison

Optimizing Success with All-Ceramic Crowns

This module will discuss complications, diagnosis, and treatment planning for all-ceramic crowns. The tooth preparation factors required to optimize the CAD/CAM fabrication process are identified, and the material and cementation processes are described. Additional points covered include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning factors that minimize fracture
  • Comparison of the characteristics of zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns
  • Veneer chipping
  • Type of cement and crown survival
  • What do we know about ceramic onlays and inlays?
  • How to optimize the color of all-ceramic crowns
  • Video showing shade guide use and digital shade selection



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Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, a computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 5 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

NOTE: Many dental boards require that a specified portion of your CE credits be via in-person attendance at live courses. Check your state's rules!

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070 Endodontics (Restorative aspects of endodontics) - 3.00 hours



Charles J. Goodacre

Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
in 1971. He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental
Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree.
He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and from
1994 to 2013 served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He
currently teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda
University School of Dentistry and is a Distinguished Professor at that institution.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the
American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of
Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently
serves on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and is
Chair of the FOR Education Council.

He has made over 500 invited presentations and published over 200 articles, research
abstracts, textbooks, and textbook chapters. In addition, he has developed or helped to
develop 17 online CE courses, 11 electronic education programs, and 3 eBooks related to
a range of topics that includes implant dentistry, complete dentures, clinical
complications in prosthodontics, occlusion, tooth preparation, head and neck anatomy,
temporomandibular joint anatomy, oral cancer screening, and color and shade selection.

He has received several awards such as Educator of the Year, Distinguished Lecturer,
Distinguished Service Award, and Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award from the
American College of Prosthodontists; the George Moulton Award from the American
Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the William J. Gies Award from the American Dental
Education Association; Honorary Fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal
College of Surgeons in Ireland; the Golden Medallion Award from the American
Prosthodontic Society; the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of
Prosthodontics; the Jerome and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award and also the
Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.
He received the Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015 from the
Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Also in 2015, he was awarded a
Distinguished Professorship at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.

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