BD Seminars/Dawson Academy: Restoring Anterior Teeth , Wirral, UK

2 & ½ Day Lecture and Hands On

6-8 mars 2014

Course Description

This hands on programme will teach each participant to perform anterior restorative procedures at the highest level. All direct and indirect options for the restoration of anterior teeth will be discussed in this programme. Through PowerPoint, pre-recorded patient video, and hands on exercises, each participant will gain mastery with anterior direct resin veneers, stacked and pressed ceramic veneers, pressed ceramic crowns, anterior zirconia crowns and bridges, and porcelain fused to metal. Additionally, the attending dentists will learn which material should be considered for each individual patient circumstance. Each participant will learn to utilise digital photographs in conjunction with the mounted diagnostic models to visualise the necessary functional and aesthetic changes, and create a diagnostic wax-up. They will learn how to create preparation reduction guides, and provisional matrixes to guide them through the preparation appointment. Special emphasis will be placed on contouring the provisional restoration, and why this is key to long-term functional and aesthetic success. Finally, cementation and adhesive options will be understood and discussed in detail so that the proper delivery option is matched with each material.

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Learning Objectives

  • Choose the correct vertical and horizontal incisal edge position for any maxillary esthetic restoration that will be in harmony with esthetics, phonetics and function.
  • Choose the correct mandibular incisal position. Why this is the functional starting point, and why this is one of the most critical decisions we make!
  • Fabricate preparation reduction guides to insure optimum reduction with every anterior preparation.
  • Prepare teeth for a variety of materials when utilizing veneers and crowns.
  • Compare how to easily fabricate exquisite provisional restorations for both veneers and crowns, and how to contour them to insure optimum esthetics, phonetics, and function. This may be THE most important step in the restorative process to insure long-term success.
  • Choose and communicate shade and contour to the dental laboratory.
  • Evaluate the options to manage the gummy smile: when a gingivectomy or osseous surgery is optimal when changing the free gingival margins, and how to perform these procedures.
  • Make optimal final impressions.
  • Choose the correct cement/adhesive for each material covered in the course.


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