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POWERlooking: Strengthening the Dental Eye: A Guide to Assessing Esthetic Smiles


December 3-4, 2020


Class Summary

There are a number of variables that must be mastered and implemented in order to achieve an esthetic result. This introductory level course will provide attendees with the foundation necessary to objectively evaluate dental esthetics and immediately implement these principles to daily practice utilizing direct composite resin.

Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1


  1. Applying principles of smile design and analysis of proportions
  2. Examination of anterior morphology
  3. Importance of the mid-line "Critical Zone"
  4. Material selection – which composites to choose and where to use them
  5. Utilizing hue, value and chroma to determine color
  6. The application of the palatal stent
  7. Finishing and polishing techniques

  1. Direct mock-up and the simplified composite veneer

Day 2


  1. Understanding the components of the polychromatic incisal edge
  2. Opacity vs translucency - the what and the when
  3. "Blank Canvas Technique" to simplify the incisal edge
  4. Color theory continued
  5. Discussion of texture and its impact on shape
  6. Cervical restorations - strategies and techniques

  1. Polychromatic Class IV two way


  • Q & A and attendee cases
Upcoming Dates - Live Virtual Course

December 3-4, 2020

Course Fee

$1,900 includes  materials and live presentation

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. 


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

Exclusive one-on-one sessions to follow the course each day. 

Register Online

9 CE hours

Contact the CEE


401 N. Michigan, Ave., Chicago IL


Additional Information

Course Objectives
  • Apply principles of smile design and analysis of proportions.
  • Integrate mathematical algorithms of dental esthetics to smile design.
  • Understand the impact of polish and texture on tooth form.
  • Utilize hue, value and chroma to determine color for anterior restorations.
  • Understand the components of the polychromatic incisal edge.
  • Properly utilize tints and opaquers in the anterior.
  • Repair the fractured incisal edge.
  • Correct the “non-esthetic” smile with direct composite resin veneers.

Arhtur Volker Website Bio
Dr. Volker graduated from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is the Chairman of the New Dentist Committee and a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Volker is a Diplomate of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. He was a clinical attending at the Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island, and is in private practice in New York, with an emphasis on cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. Volker has published articles and lectures nationally and internationally on such topics as cosmetic dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials and dental implants.