Featured Speaker: Newton Fahl, DDS, MS
Mastering Anterior Composites - From Why to How
Feb. 20, 2015 - LECTURE ONLY
Anterior composites are a proven method for providing minimally invasive, cost-effective, and artistic restorations to patients. State-of-the-art restorative systems allow the clinician to perform restorations that capture the essence of what is needed in the anterior segment to achieve natural-looking and strong restorations. Understanding the physical and optical properties necessary is crucial for restoring from minor to the most challenges clinical scenarios. In this lecture, Dr. Fahl will teach the participants from the fundamental to advanced levels to implement artistically beautiful and physiologically sound composite restorations. With the aid of slides and clinical videos, the audience will the taken through a didactic journey from why to how direct composited can and should be part of any practice's treatment options, including Class IV, Direct and Direct-Indirect Veneers, Diastema Closure, Treatment of NCCL's, among others.
Hands on Workshop: The Invisible Class IV Restoration (morning) / The Polychromatic Natural Direct Veneer (afternoon)
Feb. 21, 2015 - HANDS ON ONLY
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The Invisible Class IV Restoration (morning).
Achieving a seamless transition between the restoration and tooth structure in Class IV defect is a challenging procedure that requires the understanding of proper tooth preparation, knowledge of physical and optical properties of the restorative composites, and meticulous attention to layering strategies. This hands-on will teach the participant how to select dentin and enamel shades and layer them so as to render the restoration inconspicuous. Techniques and tips for achieving a physiological proximal contact and natural surface morphology, including replicating natural enamel gloss, will be introduced.
The Polychromatic Natural Direct Veneer
Direct veneering with composites is a conservative and more cost-effective means for providing a restorative alternative to porcelain veneers. However, understanding preparation design and layering protocols is paramount for achieving a natural-looking, long-lasting result. This hands-on will teach the participant how to select and implement enamel and dentin shades, along with tints and opaquers, in making nature-mimicking direct veneers. Methodical finishing will take the participant through correct line angle, point angle and embrasure establishment, along with techniques for attaining real-looking surface morphology.
At the end of the workshop the participants will have performed a Class IV and a direct veneer on two central incisors according to principles of color and form that will defy detection. This will bring them a great sense of satisfaction for doing artistic work while providing conservative, beautiful, and long lasting restorations to their patients.