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Crown Preparation 101: From Analog to Digital with Dr. Timothy Hess

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

$75.00 – $450.00
Dr. Timothy Hess


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Instructor: Timothy Hess, DDS, MAGD

Location: Washington AGD Educational Center, 19415 International Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 98188
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Lunch is Provided

  • $75 UWSOD AGD Members
  • $95 Non-UWSOD AGD Students
  • $290 AGD Member Dentists
  • $450 Non-AGD Dentist

Credit Hours: 7 Subject Code: 610 Pros


Course Description:

Crown Preparation 101: From Analog to Digital is a hands-on course that attempts to create a logical workflow from seating the patient through buildup, preparation, impression/scan, provisional and finally releasing the patient. By developing a systematic approach, we create efficiency which will turn the four visit crown preparation & final seat, into a comfortable two visits!


1) Introduce the student or “newer” dentist to a logical crown preparation workflow for both traditional impressions and digital scanning.
2) Teach evaluation of the “big picture”; what are the parameters we need to consider when planning a buildup and crown.
3) Streamline crown preparation times with guidelines and efficient rotary instrumentation including the use of electric handpieces.
4) Introduction of sonic instrumentation to create ideal draw and glass smooth margins.
5) Illustrate tissue management protocols from packing cord, retraction paste and laser.
6) Digital workflow to obtain ideal margins and clearance.
7) Provisionalization options and guidelines.

Target Audience:

This course is targeted towards 2nd, 3rd and 4th year dental students and the “newer” graduate. This course is based on years of clinical experience and observation of students. The discussion will include patient management strategies.

Experienced clinicians may find this course “too basic” for them, but very appropriate for their young associate.

Participants will perform at least one posterior and one anterior crown preparations. Other topics including dental materials and sonic instrumentation will be presented as time and the will of the group allows.


Instructor Qualifications

Dr. Timothy HessDr. Hess is a general dentist that graduated from the University of Washington in 1994 and practices in Auburn, WA. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor Restorative Dentistry, Affiliate Faculty Oral Medicine and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the University of Washington. Dr. Hess lectures on implant failures, fixed removable restorations and dental materials including zirconia. He presents hands-on courses in Washington State for Botulinum toxin-A and Dermal filler therapies. Dr. Hess has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Decisions in Dentistry, and Operative Dentistry. He has lectured at the ADA Annual Meeting, the AGD Annual Meeting, IAG Congress and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He is a Master and has his Life Long Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry, Member of the Academy of Richard V Tucker Study Clubs, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Fellow in the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Honour Society, American College of Dentists, SKCDS Forensic Team, WSDA, ADA, DOCS Sedation, and Spear Faculty Club.


May 20
9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
$75.00 – $450.00


Washington Academy of General Dentistry
(206) 212-4969
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Washington AGD Global Educational Center
19415 International Blvd, #410
SeaTac, WA 98188 United States
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19415 International Blvd Ste 410
SeaTac, WA 98188-5366
AGD Provider ID # 219331
(206) 212-4969

Nationally Approved From 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2024
Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

The Washington AGD Continuing Dental Education Committee gratefully acknowledges corporate partners of our programs for their generous support. CE program providers and instructors will disclose to participants any monetary or other special interest the program provider may have with any corporate partners products they are discussing in CE activities. Disclosure will be made in publicity materials and at the beginning of the presentation itself in accordance with our PACE Commerical Support Guidelines.