Course Summary

This course is a comprehensive hand-ons workshop to enable doctors to execute  Biomimetic & Advanced Adhesive Overlay & Onlay designs immediately. The course will review the biomimetic and biomechanics rationale behind non-retentive partial coverage ceramic designs. Students will be given diagnosis and real world treatment planning education for partial coverage ceramic restorations. Preparation fundamentals with electric handpieces including bur selection and prep protocol will hands on portion of Day 1. Dr. Schiffenhaus will demo several overlay designs and prep principles and mentor students as the perform similar designs.

Day 2 will start with fundamentals of Onlay design followed by prep protocols and demos. Students will learn and perform various non-retentive & adhesive onlay designs. The second half of day 2 will focus on immediate dentin sealing. Immediate dentin sealing is the cornerstone to the non-retentive partial coverage approach. Fundamentals and protocol for immediate dentin sealing will be reviewed. Immediate dentin sealing will be demo’d by Dr. Schiffenhaus & students will perform IDS on their preparations. Last, students will be taught how to adhesively lute to IDS treated preps.

Course Objectives

Course Dates



FEB 19-20th


APRIL 23-24Th

(12 Seat Limit)

1800 S Santan Village Pkwy

Gilbert, AZ 85295


(Cancellation Accepted Up to 30 days)
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Dr. Schiffenhaus received his Doctoral degree at Midwestern College of Dental Medicine, Arizona as well as an MA in Biomedical Sciences. He received his BS in Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology and a MS in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Arizona State University. He returned to his alma mater in 2017 to teach dentistry as adjunct faculty for one year. Dr. Schiffenhaus practices with a Biomimetic philosophy utilizing advanced adhesion and CAD-CAM technology to restore teeth as minimally invasive as possible. In 2020, he completed a Master Level training & mentoring program in Biomimetics from Dr. David Alleman Sr. & Jr. whom continue to be close mentors. Dr. Schiffenhaus currently teaches and mentors advanced adhesion, biomimetic, and CAD-CAM online and via hands on workshops.

Continuing Education: 16 CE Units provided by Kuraray Noritake.
Limited to 12 Seat Attendees

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of (approved program provider) and (non-approved program provider). The (approved program provider) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement 06/01/2016 – 05/31/2019 AGD provider ID #118198

Kuraray America, 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.