Miniresidency in Prosthodontics: Advances and Innovations in Restorative and Implant Dentistry

Miniresidency in Prosthodontics

Thursday-Sunday, August 8-11, 2019

General practitioners are restorative dentists.  A significant amount of clinical procedures performed on a daily basis revolve around crown and bridge, dentures, and dental implants. Many dentists and dental teams see rapid advances in the way restorative procedures are performed, particularly in the areas of digital dentistry and technology-enhanced treatment protocols. Keeping up to date with these innovations in restorative dentistry has become a valuable investment to sustain a vibrant, modern-day practice.

In this four-day program you will be provided with current information and treatment modalities in the restoration of patients needing crowns, veneers, dentures, and implants. Technology-driven treatment protocols will also be analyzed including the use of digital dentures, intra oral scanning, CBCT-based surgical-guided implant restorations and other advances in prosthodontics. A significant component of this program will be hands-on workshop activities that will equip you with the knowledge and skills applicable in a day-to-day general practice.

Note: This program will be updated as new technology and research become available throughout 2019.

Learn How To

  • Assess current advancements in removable dentures and fixed prosthodontics
  • Evaluate dental implants and rehabilitation of edentulous arches
  • Systematize treatment planning and case selection
  • Organize clinical and laboratory procedures
  • Set up workflow of digital dentures in clinical practice
  • Develop tray selection and impression techniques  
  • Establish Smile Design parameters
  • Clinical procedures
  • Practice esthetic veneer teeth preparation, impression and restoration
  • Complete scanning procedures for crowns and bridges
  • Utilize scanning procedures for dental implants and use of scan bodies
  • Set up digital workflow from clinical procedures to laboratory steps to final restorations
  • Complete All-on-4 Treatment Concept® and nSequence® Guided Surgery and Prosthesis
  • Examine Trefoil® 3-Implant Fixed Restoration
  • Manipulate implant components
  • Complete immediate provisionalization techniques and procedures  

Training Methods

Presentations, table-based activities, videos, hands-on clinical activities

Meet Our Experts

This course is directed by Drs. Rainier Adarve, Heather Conrad, and Lisa James.

Ranier M. Adarve, DMD, MS, MHPE, prosthodontist; Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Adarve maintains a part-time private practice in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Heather J. Conrad, DMD, MS, prosthodontist; Associate Professor and Director, Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Conrad maintains a practice in the School of Dentistry Faculty Practice. She is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Lisa A. James, DDS, prosthodontist; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. James maintains a private practice in Plymouth, Minnesota.


  • Final registration will begin at 11:30 AM on Thursday.
  • Light refreshments will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 12:00 to 4:15 PM on Thursday; from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday; and from 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday.
  • There will be a 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included on Friday and Saturday.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

Special instructions

Please bring magnification loupes with you to the course if you use them in practice.

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the Washington Avenue entrance or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) before the program. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program $695 will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Push the button on the stationary box to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Enrollment is limited to 30.


$2,395 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by July 11, 2019.


24 hours

Minnesota Credits
20 fundamental
4 core (Diagnosis and Treatment Planning)

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in removable & fixed prosthodontics and implants.


12:00 PM to 4:15 PM (Thursday)
7:45 AM to 5:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)
7:45 AM to 12:00 PM (Sunday)


Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus 

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