Course Information

FEE: $3999 (e-mail [email protected] for payment options)           DATES:  11/8/24 – 11/9/24

CE Units: 24 CE Total – 16 CE In Person 8 CE Online

In the last 40 years, dentistry has benefited from many advances in adhesives, composites, and ceramics that have allowed the profession to segue from a mechanical restorative goal to a biologic one. These materials provide clinicians with the ability to restore teeth in a minimally invasive manner and close to their original biomechanical function. Unfortunately, these materials are not often used to their full potential and are employed with only slight variations to more invasive traditional preparation designs. Why choose to do Direct Composite Restorations? Direct Composites allow for the most minimally invasive restorative treatment: only the decayed and/or damaged tissue is removed. Direct composites can last and serve our patients for decades as supported by the published evidence. That said, most dentists struggle with early failures such as: fractures, leakage, post-operative sensitivity, pulpal failure, recurrent caries, & marginal staining. In fact, the expectation from dental insurances is that Direct Composite Restorations only last 2 years. In this course Dr. Schiffenhaus will review advanced adhesive techniques, material science, biomechanics, diagnosis, & preparation design to ensure that minimally invasive Direct Composite Restorations can last for our patients for the long term.

This course provides both didactic & hands on training. In order to make more time for hands on training at the live course many of the didactic lectures have been moved to online which can be watched before and up to 6 months after the course. Therefore the “total CE” for the course is a combination of both the online & in person coursework.

Course Objectives

Techniques learned in this course

Cavity Preparation Design

Students will learn to how to design cavity preparations for various defects & damage to optimize placement and longevity of direct composites

Advanced Adhesive Techniques

Students will learn how to create long lasting bonds to dentin that will prevent leakage, gap formation, post-operative sensitivity, pulpal failure, and/or fracture of their composite restorations

Rubber Dam Isolation

Students will learn how to place rubber dams easily and predictably which will simplify procedures and decrease stress allowing them to maximize their results

Various Matrixing Solutions for more Heavily Damaged Teeth

Students will learn how to restore difficult Class II, Class III, & Class IV restorations

2024 Course Date



March 8th-9th & November 8th-9th

Limited Seats Available

Dr. Schiffenhaus DMD
1496 N Higley Rd. STE 104
Gilbert, AZ 85234


(Cancellation Accepted Up to 90 days before course date otherwise tuition is held and can be credited towards future course)


Dr. Schiffenhaus received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Arizona State University where he conducted undergraduate and graduate research on biomarkers for a cancer vaccine. Dr. Schiffenhaus completed a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences & Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree at Midwestern University. Dr. Schiffenhaus owns a private practice in Gilbert, Arizona where he practices Adhesive Dentistry with a Biomimetic Philosophy. Dr. Schiffenhaus is the creator of the Biomimetic Advanced Adhesive Restorative Dentistry (BAARD) institute in 2020. He is a key opinion leader and speaker for many companies including Kurrary Noritake, Bien Air, Meisinger, Ivoclar, Zeiss, & others….. Dr. Schiffenhaus is married to Sara Schiffenhaus with 2 children, James & Margot, and lives in Gilbert, AZ.

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement 10/01/2021 – 09/30/2023 AGD provider ID #402344