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Please join us at Nobel Biocare in Yorba Linda for our Quarterly Dinner Meetings.
Nobel Biocare
22715 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, CA 92887



June 7th, 2017 (Wednesday evening dinner seminar)


Treating and Avoiding Failures and Dental Compromises


The goal of this lecture will be to present common pitfalls and failures in any dental practice and how to either avoid them or minimize their significance. The two most frustrating problems that face practicing dentists are unhappy patients and failures. Both of these problems can lead to a third and more frustrating problem, the loss of income. Dentistry is a stressful and demanding profession and by minimizing the above problems it can be lot more enjoyable and rewarding. It does not take a great dentist to be happy, it takes a great organizer with a few tricks. Dr. Crispin will share with his peers some of the solutions he has learned from his 45 years of mistakes.

Course objectives:

      1. Improve diagnostic and communication procedures
      2. Master the “psychology of success”
      3. How not to be the “bad guy” when failures occur
      4. Learn simple chairside esthetic techniques to difficult problems
      5. Update on what technology is worth considering
      6. Open forum to discuss participant’s problems (bring in photos, x-rays, models)
      7. How to make a million dollars and only work 2 hours a week
        (just checking to see if you are actually reading this!)
      8. Keeping dentists awake after dinner!

We are honored to welcome:

Bruce J. Crispin, DDS, MS




Bruce J. Crispin, DDS, MS received a DDS in 1972 and an MS in 1975 (Fixed Prosthodontics) from the University of Michigan.

He has the unique combination of being a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Professor Emeritus at UCLA and an alumni member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

He founded the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry (first in the US) in 1987 in which he started one of the first “Esthetic Mini-Residency Programs” (continuum) for practicing dentists.  He is also the founder and current director of “Esthetic Professionals,” a state of the art hands-on and clinical dental education, patient care, and laboratory facility in Tarzana, CA.

Dr. Crispin has published over 45 research and professional publications including the textbook “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry: Practice Fundamentals” which has been translated into five languages.  He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally for the past 40 years.

The focus and scope of Dr. Crispin’s practice is on Esthetic Restorative Dentistry from Conservative Treatments to Reconstructions and Implants.  His many hands-on programs are in great demand and provide great value to the dental practitioner.


22715 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Light Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Continuing Education Meeting: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No charge to members
$150 for non-members
Become a Member - Over $200 Savings!
12 CE ~ $600 VALUE for Annual Membership Dues of $395
(Non Member Individual meeting Fee $150)

To reserve your seat click the link below to register online or
e-mail: or call: 714-818-7193
A light dinner will be served. Limited attendance, please reserve early.

OCACD Event Schedule
September 22, 2017 (All day meeting including continental breakfast & lunch)
Location: Benco Dental in Costa Mesa
"Technological Opportunities for the Contemporary Dentist" Join us for a day of lecture and hands-on in the areas of Digital Impressions, CAD/CAM, Cone Beam X-ray and Lasers

October 18, 2017 (Wednesday evening dinner seminar)
Location: Nobel Biocare in Yorba Linda
Speaker: Dr. Edmond Hewlett
"What's New & What's Not in Adhesive Restorative Materials"

Friday, May 12, 2017 10:am - 1:00pm
Phillips Dental Events Presents:
Lunch-and-learn for the whole team
"Strategies for Handling Chronic Broken Appointments" Speaker: Scott Stewart
Location: Zov's Bistro, 17440 17th Street, Tustin, CA 92780
Registration Link:
Save the Date!
October 6 - 8
Phillips Dental Events Presents:
Dental Business Conference
Location: Lake Tahoe
Registration Link:


Mentoring study workshops will be scheduled on a demand basis.
* Dates and speakers subject to change