In response to an increasing demand for more clinical participation courses the School of Dentistry launched its first offering in the newly established North Carolina Academy for Advance Clinical Dentistry. A hands-on continuum in conservative esthetic dentistry was held at the School, August 23 – 24 focusing on dentin adhesives, bonding to porcelain and metal, and clinical techniques for porcelain veneers, ceramic inlays/onlays and all- porcelain bonded bridges. Seventeen practitioners participated in the two-day program and were extremely pleased with the hands-on opportunities. Course faculty included Drs. Ed Swift, Harald Heymann and Andre Ritter all from the Department of Operative Dentistry.