SDB: Restorative Techniques, Smile Transformations and When Patients Are Too Scared to Get in the Chair


In this presentation, attendees will learn how to treatment plan an anterior implant case from both a functional and cosmetic perspective. Clinical approaches will be shared in how to develop predictable results.

Excellent restorative dentistry requires mastery and control of many factors. But as we advance our operative techniques, restorative materials, and high tech gadgets, we must also work to minimize our patients’ fear and anxiety.

Whether you are preparing an onlay, excavating carries, placing a rubber dam or applying bonding agents, anxiety and fear make every restorative technique much more difficult. They are the unpredictable elements that can derail our procedures, or even prevent the patient from accepting treatment in the first place. And of course, an anxious patient makes us anxious also, leading to added stress for the dentist.

Dr. Rubinstein will share some of the lessons he’s learned from his own successes and failures with nervous patients from his (almost) 30 years in clinical practice.

3 CE credit


Restorative Techniques, Smile Transformations and When Patients Are Too Scared to Get in the Chair

with Dr. Todd Fleischman and Dr. Mitchell Rubinstein

3 CE credit | AGD Code: 250 | Restorative

Educational Objectives:

  • Review the challenges in restoring teeth lost due to trauma
  • Discuss a treatment planning system to max patient satisfaction
  • Evaluate treatment limitations with respect to aesthetic challenges and hard tissue availability
  • Celebrate restorative outcomes when working as a team
  • Show the benefits of dental photog to improve clinical outcomes and communication with all involved
  • Achieve excellent clinical results by minimizing your patient’s anxiety
  • Learn the skills needed to prevent the fearful patient from ruining your restorative plan
  • Identify restorative techniques to decrease your own stress and improve patient outcomes
  • Dealing with their fear of the dreaded NEEDLE

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Todd Fleischman

Dr. Todd Fleischman

Dr. Todd Fleischman received his undergraduate education from NYU with a degree in psychology followed by his doctoral dental degree at Temple University. He completed a post-graduate AEGD residency program with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Fleischman is an advocate for continuing education and has studied numerous dental curriculums including SPEAR Education in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. Since September of 2010 he has run a fee-for-service, general dental practice in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City Philadelphia focusing on comprehensive and cosmetic care.

Dr. Mitchell Rubinstein

Dr. Mitchell Rubinstein

Mitchell Rubinstein is a general dentist practicing in New York City. He is the Education Director for the New York County Dental Society, and chairs the Technology Committee for the New York State Dental Association. He also serves on the Standards Committee for the A.D.A.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1992, followed by a 2 year GPR at Montefiore Medical Center. From 1994-1998, he served as the dental director for the PSCH Clinic in Queens, NY providing dental care to people with developmental disabilities and Autism. In 1998, he went into practice full time with his father and mentor, Dr. Walter Rubinstein, and they practiced together until the senior Dr. Rubinstein’s retirement in 2015.


How do I access this course?

After purchasing, you will have access to a video recording of a live event.

Do I get CE credit for watching the video?

Yes, after watching this course you will take a quiz through CEZoom which will qualify you for CE credit.