Course Description

Building upon the concepts presented in Esthetic Foundations 1.0, this course focuses on the essential skills needed to provide beautiful esthetics with minimal invasion through the use of orthodontics, direct and indirect “non-prep” procedures.

Orthodontics can greatly impact the need for tooth preparation, and even minor tooth movement can significantly enhance the success of a case. Examples of techniques for moving teeth will be presented and illustrated with cases.

Direct restorations are one of the most valuable, conservative and cost-effective services a clinician can provide. Through hands-on exercises, participants will learn to predictably replace missing tooth structure so that it invisibility dissolves into the surrounding dentition. The advent of “non-prep” restorations is exciting, but an amazingly challenging process that requires a new skill set for both the clinician and the ceramist. In this program, through the use of case documentation and video, the key aspects in understanding this new protocol will be illustrated.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives
  • Demonstrate the skills of objective assessment of esthetic cases
  • Explore the opportunities in minimizing invasion of treatment with limited orthodontics
  • Recognize the science of adhesion and tooth whitening
  • Master the application of direct composites in the esthetic zone
  • Specify minimal invasion and preparation design
  • Outline the concepts of stratification
  • Choose a direct restorative system that will simplify the restoration process
  • Execute techniques in finish and polish of direct composites
  • Create texture indirect restorations u Repair composites
  • Apply the evolving protocol for the potential for minimal invasion indirect restorations
  • Complete prep design with minimal invasion techniques
  • Finish and polish ultra-thin ceramics intraorally
  • Identify if “non-prep” is really “no-prep,” and when is “no-prep” the right choice?
Course Details

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists

CE Credits: 16 (potentially up to 26 hours)

CE Codes: #138 (1L, .75P); 180 (1L, .5P); 250 (2.75L, 4.5P); 370 (.75L); 490 (1L); 550 (.75L); 780 (1.5L, 1.5P)

Class Hours: Day 1 and 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuition: $4,600

Instructor: Scott Finlay, DDS, FAGD, FAACD

Recommended Prerequisite: Esthetic Foundations 1 – Restoring Anterior Teeth

Course Dates

  1. June 18 - June 19

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  2. October 8 - October 9

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

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