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WRDE: Beauty or the Beast: Can you have it all with ceramics? Making the best choice for beauty and strength

Susan McMahon
3 CEUs
$150 Non-Member Price
$150  $75 Member Price

Course Description:

With ever increasing options, choosing the best indirect esthetic restorative material is often confusing and sometimes daunting. This course will outline the functional and esthetic attributes for popular materials and their best uses. Case selection, tooth preparation, material choice and then proper bonding techniques will be presented in a practical manner for predictable results. Criteria for cement choice will be covered. When are all ceramic restorations the best choice?

Smile Design principles will be covered including rational for new principles that are both practical and result in pleasing natural-looking smiles. Many cosmetic cases will be presented for a variety of techniques using indirect restorations. We will go from treatment planning all the way through insertion with step by step instruction for conservative and more complex cases.

Recognizing patient&39;s desires for natural-looking dentistry and for improving their smiles is paramount to a successful practice. Throughout the course, communication skills and techniques for identifying cosmetic patients in your practice and motivating those patients to treatment will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
• The dentist will gain an understanding of functional properties of popular indirect esthetic restorative options. What works where?
• Learn how to communicate to get the most out of your lab.
• The dentist will have a step by step understanding of preparing and placing indirect esthetic restorations. Material specific preparation guidelines will be provided.
• Through case presentations, the dentist will see multiple everyday esthetic concerns from patients and the treatments used for correction of these issues.

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