Course Description

This course will help each dentist leave with confidence in their ability to perform direct resin restorations with excellence from the preparation to the final polish. We will review the importance of a complete examination, smile design, and balanced occlusion whether bonding a single tooth or doing a complete resin rehabilitation. Case presentation and profitability will also be reviewed.

Attendees will learn the color theory for tooth restoration, and how to opaque and mask dark stained teeth. Each practitioner will leave with greater expertise and skill to complete an invisible class IV composite, and do an additive equilibration or “bite opening.” Participants will perform 6 direct resin veneers in a single appointment in combination with the additive equilibration. We will review the technique of using a diagnostic wax-up and vinyl matrix in order to complete these procedures with efficiency and consistency. In addition, we will show how the matrix can be used to create an intraoral mock-up for increased case acceptance.

Join us and gain confidence in perfecting the occlusion of direct resin restorations for longevity and discuss warranty and maintenance of these cases. This course will give each dentist the skill and ability to phase treatment with direct resin without compromising esthetics or function.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives

  • Review the importance of a complete exam, smile design, and balanced occlusion when using composite resin for a single tooth or resin rehabilitation.
  • Learn effective isolation, preparation, adhesion, finishing and polishing protocols for direct resin.
  • Learn and perform the skill of masking a single discolored tooth with composite resin.
  • Review and practice the technique to deliver an invisible class IV composite.
  • Discuss and execute an effective technique to complete 6 composite resin veneers and an additive equilibration or “bite opening” in one appointment.

Course Instructors

Dr. Javier Quirós

Dr. Quirós is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica School of Dentistry and holds an Advanced Education in General Dentistry with a Fellowship in Cosmetic Dentistry. He concluded a Graduate Prosthodontics Program from the Texas A & M., Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Quirós teaches at Odontopolis Dental Training Institute, the Costa Rica Dental Association, and the Graduate Prosthodontics Department from the University of Costa Rica. He has presented numerous “hands on” courses, internationally and has a successful private practice, in San Jose, Costa Rica, which concentrates in Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Angie Gribble Hedlund

Dr. Angie Gribble HedlundDr. Hedlund is an associate faculty member of the Dawson Academy.  She has received her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor held by fewer than 2% of dentists in the country.

At the Dawson Academy Angie teaches dentists all across the world the essential principles and skills for complete care with concentrations in dental occlusion, temporomandibular joints, and esthetic restorative dentistry. In addition, she serves on the Dental Advisory Council for the Christian Medical Dental Associations, which educates and equips Christian healthcare professionals to serve in the cause of Christ in the world.

Dr. Hedlund has published articles in the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and the Journal of the American Dental Association. She has served as a contributing editor to the Dental Study Club Journal, which contains reviews from leading clinicians on articles from over seventy-five international dental journals. She also lectures on the subjects of restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Course Dates & Locations

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.

Course Information

Target Audience: General & Restorative Dentists

CE Credits: 18

CE Codes:
110 Dental Materials- 1L 1P
180 Occlusion- 3L 1P
250 Direct Restorations- 1.5 L 3P
370 Orthodontics- 0.5L
610 Full mouth Reconstruction- 1 L 1.5P
780 Esthetics- 1L 3.5 P

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

Tuition: $5,595

Recommended Prerequisite: A strong desire to be an even better dentist!