Advanced Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry

Contact Us

Connie Daino, Clinic Manager
(310) 825-4736
cdaino@dentistry.ucla.edu

You can also email 
postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu
for any questions or for more information.


Program Overview

Yair Whiteman, D.M.D.
Program Director

 The Advanced Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry one-year Preceptorship is designed to offer comprehensive training in all aspects of esthetic and contemporary restorative dentistry. Experience given in the program includes review of esthetic and related literature, didactic presentations, and laboratory and extensive clinical observation. The goal of the curriculum is to provide dentists with a scientifically-based rationale for all diagnostic, treatment planning, and patient care decisions. This includes esthetic dental techniques, use of articulators, and training in other instrumentation, as well as the dental materials used in all aspects of esthetics and contemporary restorative dentistry.

The didactic format will include lecture, laboratory time, literature review, and video review. The trainees will have the opportunity to observe patient care experiences. The curriculum includes topics such as treatment planning and smile design (including occlusion), ceramic veneers, ceramic posterior restorations, esthetic metal ceramics, all-ceramic systems, computer-generated ceramic restorations, composites (direct and indirect restorations), contemporary esthetic materials, periodontal esthetics, and esthetic considerations in implants.

Upon arrival, you will immediately start to attend our Aesthetic Continuum, which is our top continuing education course in esthetics that we give to local dentists in the US. Each participant will also be able to go to selected esthetic courses that we offer through the Office of Continuing Dental Education for free.

A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time international postgraduates in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Length of Program: 1 year (starting Summer quarter)

Number of Positions: 4

Tuition: $8,300 per quarter (subject to change)*

Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200

*Full tuition is due two weeks prior to the first day of the academic quarter.