"The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry will teach you how to develop a simple systematic way to treat complex restorative cases. Steve has the ability to teach you to break down the most complex cases into simple treatment sequences, so that you will have a definitive and precise plan for treating the most difficult cases and communicating that plan in a way that is very easy for the patient to understand.
At the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, you will learn to deliver the finest dental treatment. The most priceless benefits you will reap from the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry are the camaraderie and relationships developed with colleagues that have a true desire to provide excellent dental treatment for their patients."
Dr. Bill Gray, Sherman, Texas
“Because of the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry series, I am more excited about going to the office: I feel like I’m running my practice instead of it running me!”
Dr. Susan Baker, Glen Rose, Texas
"It is rare in our profession to find a master technical dentist who also possesses exemplary skills in practice systems that lead to high profitability in a dental practice. Steve Cutbirth symbiotically blends both areas to allow each attendee of this seminar to vastly improve her/his level of success. I strongly recommend that dentists at all stages of their practice attend this seminar."
Tom McDougal, D.D.S., Richardson, Texas
"Dr. Steven Cutbirth has provided for me an "extreme makeover" for my attitude toward my profession of dentistry. Through five individual courses over the span of one year, I have come to realize what dentistry can provide in the way of contentment, prosperity and self respect.
Dr. Cutbirth has a love and enthusiasm for dentistry that is no less than contagious. He delivers a rock solid foundation of time-tested technique and philosophy, with a dose of Texas charm. There is no fluff, no ego and no guru demeanor. Just extremely helpful knowledge to use on Monday morning.
He practices full time with the same challenges that we all have. But he practices from a perspective of what is possible and life enhancing for his patients. If you want to know what it means to be a true professional, Dr. Cutbirth can show you. He is there for dentists who want to be great, not just ok."
Eddie Pruitt, D.D.S., Houston, Texas
“After over 20 years in practice and tons of CE including six of the courses at the Pankey Institute, I enrolled in the CARD series with Dr. Steve Cutbirth. The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry series is my best CE experience ever, with efficient, in-depth, and logical presentation of each topic. The courses are excellent preparation for enhancing one’s ability to provide advanced restorative and cosmetic services to patients with confidence and with systems designed to produce predictable results. The CARD experience will empower you to achieve any level of restorative, cosmetic, and pain management dentistry you desire to provide in your practice.”
Jeff Kosoris, D.D.S., Waxahachie, Texas
“I have learned so much in the first two courses that it really has changed my life and the ways I want to finish my days practicing dentistry....I must comment on how impressive your knowledge is on all these subjects. Your way with words is truly amazing. Your humility and "good old boy" Texas charm serves you well."
Gene Allen, D.D.S., Prescott, Arizona
"I would recommend these series of courses to anyone wanting to take their practice and their abilities to a level far above and beyond what you think you are capable of doing.
I made the decision to take these courses because I wanted to change the way I practice. I was tired of seeing 30 patients a day doing one procedure on each one. I could not keep things straight in my head going from patient to patient. Since taking the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses, I have increased my productivity by $15,000 to $20,000 a month but working on fewer patients. I only see one or 2 patients every morning and have long cases. We really accomplish things practicing this way. If it was not for Steve Cutbirth and his style of teaching and these courses I would not have been able to do this. I did not have the direction needed and the tools needed and Steve provided me with these.
I recommend these courses highly. They have taught me new techniques that make dentistry easy, fun and predictable.
Thanks to Steve, Catherine and the rest of the Cutbirth family for making the sacrifice to come to Dallas and give these courses. Thank you for helping me become a better dentist."
Greg Ellis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
“I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful learning experience that you and your organization have provided for me and other dentists. The education I have garnered from the continuums has been practice-changing for me. Even after 23 years of practicing dentistry, my confidence in my abilities as a dentist has dramatically increased. I feel my dental skills and attitude are much better as I have learned an improved way to practice. My production and collections have increased drastically by applying the techniques learned at CARD. I have developed a renewed enthusiasm for my profession. I feel lucky to have been referred to you by one of your former students, and I will not hesitate to recommend this great learning opportunity to any other dentist. I look forward to the Masters Courses to take me and my practice to an even higher level. Once again, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience."
Sincerely and respectfully,
Larry Rains, D.D.S., Wichita Falls, Texas
I was burned out and tired of the way I was practicing dentistry (high volume and lots of stress). the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry gave me the motivation, technical skills and systems that work to take my practice to the next level. I now have confidence in my work and enjoy providing high quality and comprehensive care to my patients. Dr. Cutbirth, his family and my Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry colleagues have become my second family. The only thing I regret is not being a part of C.A.R.D. earlier.
Ana Maldonado, D.D.S., San Antonio, Texas
"We are fortunate to have in Dallas such an honest, humble, supremely knowledgeable, kind, and "wet-gloved" practicing dentist teaching this unique Cosmetic Dentistry course with the ever-important emphasis on Occlusion and TMJ disorders. I highly recommend this Continuum..."
Mark A. Venincasa, D.D.S., Dallas, Texas
"Dr. Cutbirth is an excellent teacher and does not waste time. I enthusiastically give my highest recommendation for this total package and learning experience."
Kelly Lucas, D.D.S., Wasilla, Alaska
"This Continuum has done wonders for my professional growth. In addition to the extremely valuable clinical knowledge, I have gained great confidence in taking on very difficult cases. The hands-on experience made the information immediately applicable..."
Joey deGraffenried, D.D.S., Kilgore, Texas
"The keys to success were all discussed in this course, but the main ingredient was the connection you make with the patient to find the best way they want to be treated."
Deborah Sprott, D.D.S., Houston, Texas
"In my opinion, The Aesthetic Restorative Continuum is the best kept secret in continuing education. After taking these courses, my practice is a different place!"
Jerry Herrington, D.D.S., Conroe, Texas
"Dr. Steve Cutbirth's Continuum was a practical, useful and enjoyable opportunity to review, experience and enhance my understanding of the entirety of restorative procedures. His inclusion of preparation techniques, incisal edge placement, centric relation and TMJ were among many integrated topics to improve our practices."
Peter R. Barnett, D.M.D., Plano, Texas
"Dr. Cutbirth's series is a must for any dentist seeking a ‘top tier’ practice. His courses really helped ‘fill in the gaps’ when it comes to complex restorative cases, i.e., occlusion, changing vertical and facial pain. If you seek excellence, as Steve most certainly does, in the quality of your work and the way you run your office than I highly recommend this continuum.”
Mark Sivley, D.D.S., Abilene, Texas
“Before taking the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry continuum I did not have a clear understanding of how to establish anterior aesthetics and communicate what I wanted. Also, I really did not know what to do with a patient who had TMJ. I would usually refer them to a specialist expecting the specialist to be the expert. After attending the continuum, I gained new understanding. Steve Cutbirth taught me how to think like a doctor of dentistry and not a tooth filler. His method of teaching along with the hands-on part of the courses were very helpful. I can confidently establish aesthetics and communicate what I want to my dental technician. I finally understand TMJ and actually perform treatment that really helps the patient. Thanks to Steve Cutbirth, I feel like I can meet my patients’ needs whether they are great or small more adequately.”
Derek Ford, D.D.S., Gentry, Arkansas
“I am a CE junkie having practiced for 24 years and taken thousands of hours of CE. I resolved that if I picked up one pearl of information the course was worthwhile. That all changed after attending Steve Cutbirth’s courses. Dr. Cutbirth has a gift for organizing information and for teaching. I have attended each course more than once because there is so much useful content.”
Jimmie Brown, D.D.S., Temple, Texas
“I had a great experience coming to grips with a whole new way of thinking in dentistry. I learned many techniques and lessons that were valuable to me Monday morning.”
Asim Sundrani, D.D.S., Cypress, Texas
“To take your dentistry to the next level, this is the clearest and most concise presentation of advanced aesthetic restorative studies that you’ll find! I am now, confidently and successfully, doing the dentistry that, just two years ago, I thought was relegated to ‘those guys’ on the lecture circuit. Dr. Cutbirth is truly gifted in his ability to demystify the seemingly daunting cases. In plain-spoken language he is able to intelligently convey the ‘ESSENTIALS’ needed to deliver you success!”
Darren K. Dickson, D.D.S., Plano, Texas
“I was very glad to find Steve Cutbirth’s series of courses where you can get the ‘meat and potatoes’ of treating complex reconstruction cases and TMD treatment without the cost and time involved in similar programs. I highly recommend all of the CARD courses.”
Carlos Wiesse, D.D.S., Grand Prairie, Texas
“The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses had the most effect on me and my practice than any other courses I have taken in my 32 years of practice.
The courses provide an intense, in depth vision and direction of what you should be doing for your patients and the confidence to get it implemented.
Ron Bosher, D.D.S., Garland, Texas
“Steve, you have been a tremendous blessing to me, my family and my career. I am so appreciative that you followed your heart and vision to create the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.
When I began this journey three years ago, I had no idea it would have such a profound effect on the direction of my career. It is nothing more than amazing to realize that I am truly practicing at the highest level of my profession. My skill, talent, communication ability and confidence have been remarkably refined to the point that patients often are amazed to know I have been practicing for only six years. It feels so great to provide only the best and the finest dentistry and be richly rewarded for it. You have been an amazing teacher and mentor and I am looking forward to continuing to be your student.”
Jonathan James, D.D.S., Dallas, Texas
“Like many other dentists whom I know, I had worked very hard, treated as many patients as the appointment book allowed, expecting to make a good living and have a good life. In fact, I made more than I expected; however, I often found myself TIRED and UNHAPPY at the end of the day. My PASSION for dentistry was gone. To solve the problem, I took many C.E. courses, just to find myself working harder, not smarter.
Fortunately, I took the first course offered by Dr. Steve Cutbirth and his wonderful staff. I was hooked from day one. The techniques, skill and knowledge that I absorbed from Dr. Cutbirth's courses have completely changed the way I practice dentistry. Thank you Dr. Cutbirth, your family and your staff for bringing back the PASSION which I thought I had lost forever.”
Tien Ngo, D.D.S., Dallas, Texas
“I felt snake-bit before taking C.A.R.D. I was frustrated because I was not making what I thought to be a satisfactory living. I was not making a living commensurate with the amount of work and dedication that I was putting in. C.A.R.D. got me on track. Now I make a great living and work ‘human’ hours, as well as have a fulfilling life besides work.”
Darren Dickson, 38, from Plano, Texas heard about C.A.R.D. through Baylor College of Education. “Baylor sent out a mailer, and the dentist that I was buying my practice from said I had to take Dr. Cutbirth’s course if he was going to sell me his practice. He told me Steve Cutbirth is the guy to teach you how to do advanced, cosmetic, restorative dentistry; if you want to have a greater likelihood of success, take his courses.” Like Dr. Cutbirth, the dentist that sold Dr. Dickson his practice studied at the Pankey Institute. He knew of Dr. Cutbirth’s work and was very impressed with his complex, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. “I knew I wanted to practice dentistry in this same way, so I was highly motivated to take Dr. Cutbirth’s courses.
Before I attended the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, I was a provider for seven different insurance plans, and after about a year and a half in the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry., I whittled it down to three, and now I have no insurance plans at all.
I used to have a much bigger workload, which made time management difficult. After adopting the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry philosophy of low volume, low overhead, and high productivity, the number of patients I see has drastically diminished and my revenue has risen substantially.”
After attending the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Dickson’s practice has doubled in revenue in four years. Since then, it has increased ten percent from 2005 to 2006. “We are quickly approaching the 1,000,000 dollar mark which is really exciting.”
When asked about his overhead, Dr. Dickson remarks, “Dr. Cutbirth was the spearhead to me restructuring my debt. Because of him, my overhead has gone down ten percent.
Before attending the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Dickson took many other continuing education courses. “The depth and intensity of the information that is presented at C.A.R.D. is so drastic. It is on so much more of a heightened level. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry is really incomparable to other courses that I have taken.
The one on one involvement, the hands on involvement, the didactic information presentation is completely different than other hands on seminars that I have attended. The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry has been an indispensable part of my practice.
I would be ten steps behind where I am now if it wasn’t for C.A.R.D. Dr. Cutbirth strips it down and covers every aspect of your practice. I have seen the change immeasurably that the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry has made for me.”
Darren K. Dickson, D.D.S., Plano, Texas
“Because of the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, I now know how I want my practice to look, feel and function. There is no going back, but the road ahead is definitely less traveled. I will never forget Steve (Steve who?) saying ‘you want it to be hard. If it were easy then everybody could do it.’”
Micheal Scott, 33, from Lubbock, Texas signed up for C.A.R.D. because he wanted to gain more confidence with cosmetic and complex cases. After attending the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses, Dr. Scott said, “Increased confidence has been the most significant result from attending the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry Now I have no problem with patients coming in with complex cases. I know what to do. I know how to diagnose the case and how to communicate it to them.”
Directly out of Dental School, Dr. Scott knew he wanted more complex and restorative training. Before discovering C.A.R.D., he went to other continuing education courses. Dr. Scott was frustrated; “I was not pleased with what I learned or the philosophy they instilled.”
After receiving a brochure in the mail about the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Scott was interested, and called Dr. Cutbirth to learn more. “The course description appeared to be more of what I was looking for but I wanted to make sure. I still remember that call. Steve called me back and we probably talked for 15-20 minutes. I was impressed that he took the time to call me back and answer all my questions. I knew that Steve and the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry would be what I was looking for.”
Five years ago, Micheal Scott started his practice from scratch. He is thankful that he learned the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistrysystem and technique so early on in his career, thus preventing him from ever entering into a high volume practice.
When asked about his overall Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry experience, Dr. Scott remarks, “the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistryhas been a pivotal point in my career thus far. My patients, my team, my family and myself have all benefited because of my experiences at the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. The Masters courses allowed me to get together with a small group of dentists on the same “path” and share valuable experiences. I feel honored to be on the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistrteaching faculty.”
Michael W. Scott, D.D.S., Lubbock, Texas
In 2003, 33 year old Jonathan James, from Dallas, Texas received a flyer about Dr. Cutbirth’s “Million Dollar Practice.” The next fall, Dr. James started the C.A.R.D. courses. “I was interested in obtaining my own million dollar practice and learning how to be one of the top producing dental practices in the nation, like Dr. Cutbirth. The first Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course I attended was the ‘systems’ course. Dr. Cutbirth showed cases he had completed and explained the way he ran his practice. I realized, ‘hey, I’m not doing that!’ I wanted to do his type of cases. Seeing the quality and complexity of dentistry that Dr. Cutbirth was doing, in addition to how he was running his practice made me want to learn the C.A.R.D. system.” Dr. James began the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry thinking the knowledge he would obtain would strictly be technical. “I got so much more than technical expertise. I wanted to be able to perform the highest quality of dentistry possible. Once I got into it, I also learned how to live a better life.”
The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry’s philosophy of low volume, low overhead, and high productivity influenced Dr. James to reevaluate the way he ran his practice. “The volume of patients that I see now, after attending C.A.R.D. is much smaller than before. I am doing more difficult and complex cases and I am able to look at things abstractly. C.A.R.D. gave me the technical skill and know-how to understand and treat complex cases. Before the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, I was at a place where I knew what I was practicing was not ‘it.’ I kind of knew what I wanted, but at this point I was only three years out of dental school. I had just bought a practice and I knew that a high volume practice, going from operatory to operatory didn’t feel right to me, but I did not know how create a practice of low volume and high productivity. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry opened my eyes to the realization that it is possible to have a high profitable practice, seeing fewer patients, doing harder work but not working as much. The part of dentistry that I most enjoy is the creative side where I am challenged to use my mind. I get bored without a challenge. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistrygave me the skills, technique and ability to solve tough cases. It gives me a great feeling.”
Dr. James has attended several other continuing education courses. He feels there is no comparison to the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry “To me, C.A.R.D. is not a continuing education course. It’s an institute of higher learning. Other courses just touch on one piece of dentistry. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry is comprehensive and covers it all. If you go through all of the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses, you graduate feeling like you have a complete package with business, technical, and clinical skills. You leave the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry with everything you need to take your practice to a whole new level, verses one little piece that another CE course might give you. I feel that the only way to do good dentistry is to be able to evaluate and analyze things comprehensively. Even if I don’t do a full mouth reconstruction on every patient, I understand how everything I do affects the system comprehensively. Confidence is one of the biggest things I have gotten from the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry I stand behind everything Dr. Cutbirth has taught me. I believe in it, I practice it everyday and I have pictures to show that it works.”
“The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry has been a blessing. Dr. Cutbirth’s life is an example to me. I believe without a shadow of a doubt that somebody upstairs knew what I needed and wanted, and sent the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry my way. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry reminds me that I have the freedom to choose my life and the way that I want to practice. If you come out of the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistryand you really get it, you realize that you have the freedom to choose. And that, to me, is a life lesson period. Now, go make it happen.”
Jonathan James, D.D.S., Dallas, Texas
“Whenever I would hear Dr. Cutbirth’s name mentioned among my colleagues, I could always feel a sense of professional jealousy. Now, these dentists were fairly accomplished themselves, so I knew the mountaintop had to be in Waco. And I was right.” Dr. Eddie Pruitt, 52, from Houston, Texas, first heard about Dr. Cutbirth through friends with whom he had attended the Pankey Dental Institute. “I had received some mailings from Baylor about the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses, and once I put it together that this was ‘the guy’ my friends were so impressed with, I signed up. I wanted to compare notes to see how adequate my previous Continuing Education courses had been over the years and how a practice of Dr. Cutbirth’s quality was managed. I was curious to know how a guy with similar training could be so productive in a relatively small town like Waco. I knew Dr. Cutbirth was considered a ‘world-class dentist;’ I wanted to see how a supposedly world class dentist operated!”
Before completing the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry courses, Dr. Pruitt was seeing four or five patients a day, not including hygiene. For years he had been pursuing the less is more concept that Pankey promotes. “the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry taught me how to schedule more productively. I now see one patient all morning, instead of two or three. My production has increased thirty percent since attending the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry This is due partly to an increase in fees, but it is mainly due to adopting the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry new patient exam and consultation system. I don’t panic when the book is not full anymore. I understand now that being busy is not being productive. I think busyness is addictive and a lot of dentists are running ragged trying to be all things to all people. The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry philosophy of longer appointments on fewer patients is a much more efficient way to practice. Now I am working on complex cases, increasing my production, and decreasing my overhead.”
When asked if his confidence has been affected since attending the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Pruitt replied, “my confidence as a clinician has never been higher. When a person is immersed in a two year learning experience at the highest technical level, with like-minded dentists, one tends to try harder. When you try harder things turn out better. When things turn out as planned, confidence builds. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistryis a system that works. I think too many dentists are letting dentistry beat them down because of lack of knowledge.”
The Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry approach to dentistry has been very successful with Dr. Pruitt’s patients. “My patients of record are aware that I am not as willing to help them supervise their neglect. Some long time patients are now getting needed work done that they have put off for years. New patients are less of a challenge due to the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry approach to the new patient exam and consultation. Case acceptance is up and stressing patients about treatment is out!”
Dr. Pruitt explains that life in general has always been good; it’s dentistry that has always been a mixed bag. “When people ask me why I became a dentist I tell them because air traffic controller school was full! Seriously, dentistry will never be easy to those who want to be the best in their field. the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistryhas shown me how to be more productive and it has expanded my technical knowledge immensely. Dentistry is hard. That’s exactly why it can be so lucrative. Things that are easy don’t pay much, if you haven’t noticed.”
Dr. Pruitt has taken several other Continuing Education courses. To him, none compare to C.A.R.D. “C.A.R.D. is like family. It is inspirational. It is fun! C.A.R.D. is informal and the courses are more conversational in format. All of us have an equal voice. We learn from each other. There is no judgment or competition going on. Egos are left at the door. Dr. Cutbirth brings current cases from his own practice. It’s comforting to know that your leader is home every day dealing with the same challenges as the rest of us. I think there are too many lecture-circuit gurus out there trying to recruit dentists to their courses so they can pay for their learning centers. C.A.R.D. is about being the best one can possibly be clinically.”
Eddie Pruitt, D.D.S., Houston, Texas