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. This program is intended for General Dentists.

Course Objectives

Course Dates



FEB 19-20th


APRIL 23-24Th


October 1st-2nd

(13 Seats Left)

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

Weekend with BAARD

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2021

I wanted a live hands on experience with specific detailed training on the overlay design, with the Alleman BRD influence. This course delivered all that, and then some! Steve’s presentations were packed with evidence based, well organized knowledge that he explained superbly. Both days had a great blend of instruction and prep time complete with loupe assisted prep critiques by Steve and other mentors. Trying out a 3D scope, electric handpiece, the venue, meeting other Dentists in the BRD network and Saturday night at the range made it a well rounded, very educational and enjoyable weekend!

Chelsea Harris

Critical Knowledge for Adhesive Dentistry

Rated 5 out of 5
April 26, 2021

Steve’s course was an incredible source of info and protocols which have changed the way I practice dentistry. He presents adhesive dentistry in a straightforward, scientifically-driven manner which can be implemented immediately when you return to your office. I really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with Steve and the incredible mentors before, during, and after the course – truly first-class clinicians, and educators who are passionate about BRD!

Jake Sladky

A course you can implement right away!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 26, 2021

I have been learning a bit about Biomimetic Dentistry from Steve through his online platform, and was excited to see what the hands-on course was all about. I learned a lot of information over the two day course, and it really helped boost my confidence to the point where I felt I could use techniques and improve my dentistry day one, once back in the office. The whole team at Baard was helpful and approachable, and the course had a great mix of lecture, Q and A, and hands-on time. It was nice to learn much more about biomimetics, and feel more comfortable with prep design and instrumentation. The small class size made it feel like you had access to as much one-on-one time as you needed, and I would definitely recommend to dental colleagues to check out Baard in the future!

Jennifer O'Connor

Dentistry of today, not yesterday

Rated 5 out of 5
April 26, 2021

Study & scientific based dentistry that is NOT your grandparents’ dentistry. We must all do the very best we can for our patients, and this is it! Informative, welcoming, supportive instructor/support team/course….oh, and, also entertaining, not boring! Steven, along with his colleagues, are not only the future of dentistry…he is the NOW of dentistry. Don’t snooze on learning from him…you, and your patients, will regret it.

Virginia Sharpe

Worth It!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 26, 2021

Dr. Schiffenhaus is a great lecturer and gives helpful feedback during the hands on portion. I’m not the best at paying attention during an evidence based lecture, but he kept us engaged and provided good analogies to help us retain the information. Most of all, I appreciated the cases he showed us from his office and how he was humble enough to show us some of his mistakes too and how he applied the principles from the lecture to achieve the best results. I’ll be coming back to learn more!

Christine Manning Stiernberg

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