Advanced Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry

Currently, the program is not available.

Length of Program: 1 year

Number of Positions: 4

Program Director: Dr. Yair Whiteman

The preceptorship program in the Advanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry is a one-year* didactic, clinical simulation and observation program for dentists, is designed to offer comprehensive training in all aspects of esthetic and contemporary restorative dentistry. In addition to the CED pre-clinical work-shop experience, the program includes didactic presentations, review of esthetic and related literature, advanced occlusion and dental materials with the goal of providing dentists with a scientifically-based rationale for all diagnostic, treatment planning and patient care decisions.


Clinical simulation includes direct and indirect minimally invasive restorative techniques, integrative dental digital technology (CAD/CAM), implant planning, dental photography, digital smile design and more.

The mission for UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry is to educate and instill values for uncompromising patient care and innovation in advanced education for dentists who aspire to excel in cutting-edge, esthetic and restorative dental care.

*Optional quarterly-based preceptorship programs can be offered between one to four academic quarters.

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A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time international postgraduates in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Selection Process & Factors

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • Professional goals

Accepted candidates are notified by telephone or email. Decisions will be available in April. A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will be issued upon acceptance.

Program Fees

Fees: $9,950 per quarter (subject to change)*

Program fees do not include CED Dental kit, D-SLR Dental camera kit and MacBook computer. 

Certificate Fee: One-time payment of $200 (non-refundable)

Initial payment due

April 5, 50% of annual program fee

100% refund

10 weeks before July 1

50% refund

5 weeks before July 1


less than 5 weeks before July 1

Second payment due

Dec 15, 50% of annual program fee

100% refund

10 weeks before the start of Winter quarter

50% refund

5 weeks before Winter quarter


Less than 5 weeks into Winter quarter

Contact Us

Postgraduate Programs Officer
Phone: (310) 825-7478