The Art and Science of Direct Esthetic Restorations

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We welcome you to join Dr. Cathia Bergeron for a full-day live seminar on The Art and Science of Direct Esthetic Restorations

Locations & Dates

Toronto, Jan 19, 2019


CE Credits: 6

Delivery Method: Lecture

AGD Subject Code: 250

Cost: $950+ applicable taxes

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Seminar Topic: The Art and Science of Direct Esthetic Restorations

Speaker: Dr. Cathia Bergeron

Course Description:

Direct composite restorations on anterior and posterior teeth have become very desirable treatment options for clinicians motivated to offer their patients conservative, functional, long-lasting and esthetic solutions. The quality and longevity of composite restorations have improved significantly over the past decades because of enhancements in composite physical and optical properties along with developments in adhesive technology. With proper techniques and state-of-the-art composite systems, clinicians can create beautiful restorations that mimic natural tooth structure. This course is intended to improve your knowledge and your skills when performing direct composite procedures, based on scientifically valid information. The main goal is to share with practitioners a clinically conservative and predictable approach applicable in daily practice. The program will discuss posterior restorations with step-by-step clinical examples to demonstrate how to place well-sealed, long-lasting posterior composites replicating natural morphology. Anterior restorations will also be discussed with a strong emphasis on understanding polychromatic shading. Clinicians will learn how to create natural looking restorations based on optical properties of composite materials and tooth structure.

Audience: Dentists

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Identify factors involved in post-operative sensitivity and prevent their occurrence.
  • Use minimally invasive preparation designs.
  • Reduce gingival margin leakage by using a flowable resin in a snowplow technique.
  • Obtain anatomically correct interproximal morphology and tight contacts.
  • Form beautiful occlusal anatomy and reduce finishing time.
  • Understand color parameters and choose composite shades to obtain the best possible color match.
  • Prepare anterior teeth conservatively to facilitate blending of composite into enamel.
  • Place and layer multiple composite resin shades with a lingual index.
  • Create effects in the incisal third to mimic polychromatic structure.
  • Replicate in composite the subtleties of contour, anatomy, texture and surface finish found in natural dentition.

Cancellation Policy (subject to change)

Registrants may cancel before 10 am EST, 7 calendar days prior to the course to receive a full refund. While no refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline, fees can be applied toward any future course offering. Please contact

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