Corky before after transitional bonding

Adding Length and Building Anterior Guidance with Composite: Design to Longevity

LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE
July 22-23

DR. CORKY WILLHITE
(full bio)

 
AGD SUBJECT CODES:
254, 780
 

CHOOSE YOUR REGISTRATION OPTION

  1. VIRTUAL COURSE & HANDS-ON MATERIALS KIT 
$1,900 - Practice alongside Dr.  Willhite using the same model and materials. Includes 3-week access to a recording of the live sessions. 


 
 
  1. VIRTUAL COURSE ONLY
$1,500  - Attend Dr. Corky Willhite's virtual course and 3-week access to a recording of the live sessions. 

Class Summary

Not every patient can afford porcelain, and most people don't want their teeth "drilled-down." Composite provides fully functional restorations, adding length to teeth that have worn down or are congenitally too small. This course focuses on exactly how to build restorations to preserve healthy tooth structure with transitional bonding, including designing the smile and the occlusion so the patient looks great and the treatment lasts for many years.

This virtual hands-on course will prepare you to immediately be able to help more patients with simple or severe problems. You will even learn why composite is an easier and better option for bruxers and non-compliant patients. 
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Design the "best smile" for each patient and create a treatment plan using a practical system based on calculations rather than artistic talent.
  • Learn the critical tooth contours to master the most natural look.
  • Use a simple hands-on technique to create smooth margins, ideal interproximal contacts, and a surface that resists stains. 

Hands-on exercises 
  • A large Class IV to learn adaptation of composite, utilizing a template, creating an ideal proximal surface and contact with the Mylar pull technique, and contouring. (Viade 6-tooth model with nonesthetic - natural teeth)
  • Making and trimming a template (putty index or matrix) 
  • Adding length to worn teeth including anterior guidance on incisors and canines; understand how to check and adjust occlusion for longevity with normal function (upper stone model)

schedule Day 1:
  • Introduction and rationale for composite vs. porcelain, why composite is more ideal in many ways than porcelain for restoring wear and building anterior guidance for long-term function
  • Prep design for conserving tooth structure and creating invisible margins
  • Hands-on exercise - a very conservative prep, using the template (putty index) properly, efficient handling of composite, contouring and polishing
  • Design the "best possible smile" for any patient using the Esthetic Zone Rations (EZR) Method.
  • Hands-on exercise - fabricate a template for our Day 2 exercise
  • One-on-one sessions

SCHEDULE DAY 2:
  • Critical tooth contours so anterior teeth never look like chicklets
  • Clinical guidance for setting up a functional occlusion and how to build anterior guidance intraorally to protect posterior teeth
  • Hands-on exercise - a very conservative prep, using the template fabricated on Day 1, efficient step-by-step technique to restore wear and build length, contouring and polishing
  • Promoting value to patients, how to communicate the wax-up to the lab to maximize esthetics and efficiency of treatment
  • One-on-one sessions
Upcoming Dates - live virtual course

July 22-23, 2021

Can't make it to the live event? 
Each registrant will receive private access to a recording of the live event for 3 weeks so that you have time to review and practice what you learn. 
 

Course Fee

$1,900 -Includes live presentation, mateirals bundle, model, and three week access to course recording. 

$1,500 - Live presentation and three week access to course recording. 

SCHEDULE

Day 1 - 9am to 1pm 
Day 2 - 9am to 1pm 

One-on-one sessions will take place immediately following the course. 

8 CE hours
 

Need Equipment?

We can loan you an electric motor, high-speed attachments, and a curing light upon request. 

If interested, please email Erika Heier at Erika@cosmedent.com for details.

 




CONTACT us

1-312-656-2171
cee@cosmedent.com

 
 
 

Dr. Corky Willhite, D.D.S, F.A.A.C.D

CorkyDr. Corky Willhite has had a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry since this rapidly progressing field was first being recognized. After graduating from the LSU School of Dentistry in 1979, he continued his education, taking time out of his private practice with a goal: to provide state-of-the-art cosmetic dental care. A growing reputation for excellence led to his being asked to share his expertise with colleagues. Now he lectures frequently to dental professionals across the country and internationally.


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