The essential skills and protocols to create beautiful anterior restorations.


Course Description

This Dawson Academy continuing education esthetics course is a hands-on program that will assist the cosmetic dentist in taking those critical steps in accomplishing anterior restorative procedures at their highest level. Restoring anterior teeth and managing dental esthetics with predictability, truly represents the culmination of our understanding of how this intricate system is designed as we attempt to emulate what nature has originally created. Through the use of lecture, clinical videos, and hands-on exercises the restorative dentist will develop the confidence in diagnosis, material selection, preparation design and the creation of key indices to insure predictability in delivering exquisite anterior restorations.

The clinician will have the opportunity to transition the knowledge gained in the “2D” treatment planning mode into a “3D” dental blue print through the use of mounted diagnostic models and the minimal wax technique. The modulation and understanding of Smile Design in an advanced level of dental treatment planning affords the ability to begin with the end in mind, creating an esthetic result that reflects a functionally sound design and insures durability.

The critical information obtained in creating this dental blue print will allow for the fabrication of reduction guides and provisional matrixes to increase your efficiency, productivity and accuracy chairside. We also provide some key concepts in the single most important step in insuring predictability in indirect restoration, creating exquisite prototypes. Special emphasis will be placed on contouring the provisional restoration, and why this is key to long-term functional and esthetic success in every case you perform. Finally, we will discuss with you in detail the cementation and adhesive options so that the proper course of action is matched with each material.

The prime focus of this program is to provide the essential skills and protocols to enhance the clinicians’ ability to create beautiful anterior restorations. (Limited to 20 dentists)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key concepts of Smile Design relative to Global, Macro and Micro criteria and their assessment related to function and phonetics
  • Develop the skill in creating a “Dental Blue” that will enable the production of key indices and stents that will facilitate preparation and provisonalization
  • Understand the fluid concepts of preparation design as it relates to functional needs, esthetics and the parameters of new materials.
  • Learn an effective and efficient Provisionalization technique
  • Understand the key elements related to the assessment of the prototypes to insure predictability in the final restorations
  • Learn the key elements in laboratory communication to insure a predictable result
  • Understanding the concepts of adhesion and the clinical protocol in the luting of final restorations

Course Dates

  1. October 18 - October 20

    Denver, CO (Mountain West Dental Institute)

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  2. November 29 - December 1

    Chesapeake, VA (Mid Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies))

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  3. January 24, 2019 - January 26, 2019

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  4. February 7, 2019 - February 9, 2019

    Denver, CO (Mountain West Dental Institute)

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  5. April 1, 2019 - April 3, 2019

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  6. October 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  7. November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019

    Chesapeake, VA (Mid Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies))

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Course Information

Tuition: $4,800* per doctor or technician
*Tuition increases to $5,395 after Sept. 30, 2018

CE Credits: 20

Class Hours: Day 1 & 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

Recommended Prerequisites: Functional Occlusion- From TMJ to Smile Design, Examination and RecordsTreatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence,  Achieving Predictable Esthetic ResultsThe Art and Science of Equilibration

Hear What Past Attendees Say About This Course

You need to take [this course]. It will change your views about esthetics and how to go about it.

Dr. Saimon Ramos

This course is the single best comprehensive course I have ever taken.

Dr. Bilu Mathew

Cancellation Policy:

Requests to cancel or transfer registration in a Dawson Academy course, lecture, or event will be accommodated until 60 DAYS PRIOR to start date. Upon request a refund will be provided minus a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, or a one-time course, lecture, or event transfer, which remains valid for 12 months. Less than 60 days prior to course, no refunds or transfers will be issued.

*Students who finance tuition through the Lending Club financing program are subject to special terms and conditions.

Please contact The Dawson Academy at 1.800.952.2178 for full details.


The Dawson Academy is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Dawson Academy designates this activity for 20 credit hours continuing education credits.