Oct 14 CE Program: Margins and Provisionals

Creating Workable Margins and Making Durable Provisionals

Dentist and Staff Welcome!

 Join Catapult Education speaker Dr. Richard Lipscomb Jr., a general dentist from Mitchellville, Maryland, as he discusses two very important crown and bridge topics on Friday, Oct. 14th at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Program runs 8:30 am -3:30 pm with registration and breakfast starting at 8. Lunch will also be served.

Better Preps, Less Stress… Creating Readable, Workable C+B Margins

Videos and slides will show you what prepped tooth margins should look like, and how to create them. This course will help the team become more efficient in prepping teeth, making impressions and fabricating provisional restorations. The key to predictable, functional and esthetically pleasing crown and bridge cases is producing margins that everyone can see (the lab technician, the dental assistant and the dentist). This allows your lab to build upon a great foundation, the impression-making is more predictable, and the provisional process becomes faster.

Course objectives:

  • Digital scanned preps and impressions, what the labs want to see
  • Learn what crown and bridge labs are looking for in the preps and impressions that you send them
  • Show how visible margins are created
  • Learn options to manage soft tissue for better access to margins
  • Review techniques on making impressions
  • Learn how to be more efficient in making provisional restorations


Making Efficient, Durable Provisional Chairside Crowns and Bridges

During the temporization program, participants will discuss common problems of provisional restorations, and will learn practical solutions utilizing advanced materials and techniques. Through discussion and/or a hands-on approach, individuals will learn to improve their temporization technique, achieve excellent esthetic results, reduce chairtime and improve overall patient satisfaction.

Course Objectives:

  • Reviewing past and current techniques of fabricating provisional crowns and bridges
  • Learning how to make provisional crowns quickly
  • Troubleshooting provisional crowns and bridges that have gone wrong



8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30-11:30 am Morning Program
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Program


Wilderness Resort
Grand Canyon Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI


6 hours



About the Speaker

Richard Lipscomb Jr., General Dentist, is a Restorative Materials and Mini Dental Implant National Speaker. He also runs a private practice in Mitchellville, Maryland, near Annapolis. He has been performing restorative procedures (Composites, Crown and Bridge Restorations, and Provisional Restorations) for the past 20 years, and has been placing mini dental implants since 2006. During that time, he has overseen hundreds of MDI cases, and has gained the experience to train other doctors on placing mini dental implants and restorative procedures. Dr. Lipscomb has also written many articles, conducted seminars, and given hands-on training on numerous restorative materials.