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Continuing Dental Education

“Occlusion” to Know for Your Practice – a live webinar

Sang J. Lee, DMD, MMSc

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Occlusion plays a crucial role in achieving long-term success of dental treatments. One of the major clinical challenges is to understand and apply occlusal concepts depending on the planned prosthesis and various functional and esthetic elements. This lecture will present fundamental occlusal concepts in removable, fixed and implant restorations. The lecture will also address the diagnostic analysis, the decision-making process, treatment planning and prosthodontic treatment of the fixed prosthodontic rehabilitation. Finally, useful clinical tips will be shared to overcome common clinical challenges related to occlusion.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you should be able to:

  • Describe foundational occlusal concepts applied in removable, fixed and implant restorations
  • Outline the clinical guidelines of optimal occlusion and its applications in clinical situations
  • Perform occlusal adjustments (ex. occlusal appliance)


Sang J. LeeSang J. Lee is Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and serves in the role of Medical Director of the Harvard Dental Center (HDC). He practices in Longwood and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He directs all student- and patient-related clinical activities in the Harvard Dental Center Teaching Practices and oversees daily clinical operations to ensure the highest excellence in standards of care and quality assurance. Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Lee served as Director of Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) at HSDM, where he was responsible for overseeing 14 advanced graduate training programs and leading the Committee on Advanced Graduate Education (CAGE). He was also the Director of the AGE Prosthodontics program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and serves as Fellow of many organizations including the American College of Prosthodontists, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and the American Academy of Dental Science. He has served as a site visitor for the Advanced Dental Program in the Committee on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and as a Review Committee member for the Advanced Dental Program in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Lee received his BS from Bucknell University and his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He completed his advanced graduate training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, receiving a Masters of Medical Science (MMSc) degree in oral biology, a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Certificate in Implant Dentistry.


  • Dr. Lee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

8:00am – 9:00am Pacific Standard time


1 hour


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 37 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Saturday, May 18, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.