Announcing – Dr. Duggan has now launched a partnership with Cornerstone Training Institute as Duggan Oral Design, LLC.  He no longer has a relationship with Duggan Institute of Dentistry.  All of his restorative classes will be taught at the CTI venue in Irvine, California after December 8, 2023.

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Restorative Dentistry Program (CAAPID bench test)

Note:

  1. Students will work with Kilgore or Acadental typodonts you are welcome to bring your own typodont or purchase it from our store.
  2. You will be required to purchase the teeth and burs kit which range between $250 to $350.  
  3. All instruments and handpieces are provided free of charge included in your tuition.   
  4. Break area equipped with full kitchen, coffee, tea and snack bars.
  5. Irvine is one of the safest cities in California with many affordable hotels.
  6. Only 10 min away from John Wayne Airport, Orange County.       

The RD10 - 10Day - Developed for CAAPID Advanced Standing Exam Prep - Basics plus the Masterclass! Recommended - Course price: $5,000

It is the most comprehensive course for dental schools' bench tests.

This course marks the landmark evolution of the course Dr. Duggan has taught for over 15 years. It is designed to meet the basic needs for typical exam preparations, and then take the design concepts and skill level to a much higher level in the second week.

Each day starts at 7:00 am with a lecture/discussion of the principles of the work to be done that day – followed by a demonstration, and then Dr. Duggan helping each student individually with assigned preparations until the class ends at 2:00. Homework is assigned for the afternoon session from 2:30 to 5:30. Dr. Duggan or another of the teaching staff will review each student’s written evaluation of their own preparations, and plan for improvement, throughout this session. Emphasis is on each preparation avoiding errors made for the previous one. Homework will be evaluated and modified to be more successful each morning. A workbook is assigned for each evening at home which will emphasize 3D visualization and strategies for preparation evaluation.

All work is done in a manikin, so that the patient geometry is duplicated. In this way what you do to help with exams also is critically helpful in preparing to work on patients!

Week One

Day 1: Class II Amalgam and Composite – maxillary arch. Mechanical versus adhesive retention to enamel.
Day 2: Class II Amalgam and Composite – both arches – molars and premolars.
Day 3: PFM and Full Ceramic Preparations – anterior and premolars. Mechanical versus adhesive retention to dentin and ceramics. All quadrants.
Day 4: Molar full gold crown preparations – all quadrants. Fitting the opposing teeth. Equilibrating typodont for exam next day.
Day 5: Practical Exam with four graded preparations. Students will modify their preparations after grading to achieve clinical acceptability.

Homework to be assigned individually and done on day 5 afternoon and over the intervening weekend, for five hours on Saturday. Specific methods to achieve mastery will be discussed on Day 5.

The Second Week Masterclass:

Day 6: Class II restorations with amalgam and composite. Emphasis on how the preparation design determines the success of the restoration.
Day 7. FPD preparations with full gold crowns, PFMs and full zirconia frameworks.
Day 8. The use of grooves and boxes in indirect restorations – esthetic gold crowns and onlays. Ceramic onlays. Preparing teeth for restorations that have clinically relevant destruction.
Day 9: Class II Slot Preparations for amalgam and composite in all four quadrants. Also, class III preparations. Enhancing skills for box formation in direct restorations. Equilibrating typodont for exam the next day.
Day 10: Practical exam with five preparations – with grading and modifications for clinical success.

Contact Us

949-482-3262

Course Dates (RD10)

  • January 8 – 19 (Special inaugural course)
  • February 5 – 16
  • February 19 – March 1
  • March 18 – 29
  • April 8 – 19
  • May 6 – 17
  • May 20 – 31
  • June 17 – 28
  • July 15 – 26
  • August 5 – 16
  • August 19 – 30
  • Sept 16 – 27
  • October 7 – 18
  • November 4 – 15
  • Nov 18 – 29

The RD5 - 5-Day - The Basic Course for CAAPID Advanced Standing Exams. Course price: $3,000

It is recommended if you can't attend the 10-day course. It is the first week of the 10-day course.

Each day starts at 7:00 am with a lecture/discussion of the principles of the work to be done that day – followed by a demonstration, and then Dr. Duggan helping each student individually with assigned preparations until the class ends at 2:00. Homework is assigned for the afternoon session from 2:30 to 5:30. Dr. Duggan or another of the teaching staff will review each student’s written evaluation of their own preparations, and plan for improvement, throughout this session. Emphasis is on each preparation avoiding errors made for the previous one. Homework will be evaluated and modified to be more successful each morning. A workbook is assigned for each evening at home which will emphasize 3D visualization and strategies for preparation evaluation.

Day 1: Class II Amalgam and Composite – maxillary arch. Mechanical versus adhesive retention to enamel.
Day 2: Class II Amalgam and Composite – both arches – molars and premolars.
Day 3: PFM and Full Ceramic Preparations – anterior and premolars. Mechanical versus adhesive retention to dentin and ceramics. All quadrants.
Day 4: Molar full gold crown preparations – all quadrants. Fitting the opposing teeth. Equilibrating typodont for exam next day.
Day 5: Practical Exam with four graded preparations. Students will modify their preparations after grading to achieve clinical acceptability.

Course Dates (RD5)​

  • January 22 – 26
  • March 11 – 15
  • April 22 – 26
  • May 6-10
  • May 20-24
  • June 10 – 14
  • June 17-21
  • July 8 – 12
  • July 15-19
  • September 9 – 13
  • October 21 – 25
  • December 9 – 13

Note that any of these weeks MAY be used for a Faculty Mentorship Program, depending on enrollment and demand.

Note: That the minimum class size is 3 students and there is a maximum of ten. To ensure that you will have the most flexibility in scheduling your course, plan ahead and schedule early! Keep in contact with us and we will help you find the optimum class for you. Don’t wait until the last minute! Don’t wait until you get the invitation to interview! Updating your resume with the fact that you have studied here is the best way to guarantee an invitation, and preparing early is the best way to do well.

“Dr. Duggan has completed 14 Volumes of his Restorative Dentistry Online Textbook, and will make them available to YOU when you have registered for either the RD5 or RD10 courses, for no charge.  This Online Textbook is in PDF format – for your use with no time limit.  There are over 1500 lecture slides and hundreds of original drawings done by Dr. Duggan.  There are 10 more Volumes now being prepared in this format, including RPD, Treatment Planning, and Implantology.  These will be made available to you as well when they are ready!  This Online Textbook represents many years of Dr. Duggan’s experience, expertise, dedication and work in your behalf and will NOT be available to ANYONE other than Dr. Duggan’s students starting in 2024!”
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Faculty Mentorship Program

It is possible that the Faculty Mentorship Workshop will be substituted for any of the dates for the RD5 Program, but will be offered especially often during the Winter months.