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Smile Reconstruction Using Porcelain Veneers

Smile Reconstruction Using Porcelain Veneers

February 15, 2014 - February 16, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS FULL. Please call 415.929.6486 to be added to the waiting list.
The aesthetic standards for veneers have been raised. Restoring anterior teeth without advanced techniques is no longer acceptable. However, dentists are challenged to stay current with a multitude of improved procedures and materials. In this two-day, hands-on course, you will learn how to show your patients exactly what their new smile will look like through the advanced case presentation techniques and to deliver beautiful restorations. These skills will give you an increased feeling of confidence and pride with your veneer cases. 

You will learn:

Lectures and Demonstrations

Aesthetic Photography: Review the necessary photographs for a complete aesthetic exam. Digital and conventional camera systems will be evaluated and compared. Techniques for taking photographs will be demonstrated.

Smile Design: The art and science of re-envisioning, reinventing and re-creating smiles from the ordinary to the extraordinary will be reviewed. Learn the principles and concepts of Golden Proportions, incisal edge position, buccal corridor and other aspects that allow for a realistic approach to smile design.

Preparation Design: Standard preparation guidelines usually do not apply to veneer cases. Often teeth need to be lengthened or rotation corrected, and preparation designs need to be modified accordingly. Veneer preparation schemes for different types of cases will be reviewed.

Laboratory Communications: In order to achieve success, the doctor must be able to envision the goals of final results and be able to communicate this to the laboratory technician and patient. The necessary photos, diagnostic models, stick bite, face bow and porcelain material selection will be evaluated.

Temporary Fabrication: Temporaries should serve as a preview of the final results, so that aesthetics, occlusion and patient feedback can be evaluated prior to cementation.

Cementation of Veneers: The final placement of veneers is a technique sensitive procedure. The protocol for adhesion, cementation and clean-up will be reviewed. In this session, all the principles from the past will come together for achieving long-term aesthetic results.

Hands-on Workshops

Photo Analysis: Apply smile design principles to actual patient cases. Schematics and ideal tooth position will be drawn onto photos.

Preparations: Maxillary premolar to premolar veneer preparation on a model with non-aligned teeth representing a realistic patient.

Temporary Fabrication: Each participant will fabricate a set of temporary veneers on a typodont.

Veneer Cementation: Step-by-step final cementation of four veneers on a typodont. 

Who Should Attend:

This is an intermediate-level, porcelain veneer course designed for participants who have limited experience/success with large veneer cases. 

Tuition: Early bird rate $1,095*; regular rate $1,205*  (limited to 14 participants; includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Deposit: $365 (non-refundable)
Program: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Check-in: 7:30 am Saturday
Credits: This activity is designated for 16 units of continuing education credit

*Participants need to bring a crown/veneer prep bur kit from any manufacturer. All other supplies and materials will be provided by Pacific. 

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Dino S. Javaheri, DMD, has been course director of the Aesthetic Revolution and Smile Reconstruction programs at Pacific for the past 16 years. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and past assistant professor for Pacific's AEGD program, he has published numerous articles in dental journals and maintains an aesthetic-restorative practice in Danville, CA.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 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. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates this activity for 16 continuing education credits.