Artistic Principles Necessary for AACD Accreditation Case Type IV & V


AGD CODE 254, 121

Class Summary

Bonding with Composite for Maximum Esthetics will explore the 3D Characterized Layering Technique. Attendees will learn the importance of a "mock-up" and the use of a putty matrix, understand the steps necessary to build in polychromicity and maverick coloring, and learn how to finish and polish to gain a seamless and appropriate luster to our composite restorations. Come learn at the level of AACD Accreditation!

Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1

  • Hands-on:
  1. Drawing exercise
  2. 3D drawing exercise
  3. Smile design exercise
  • Lecture:
  1. Crucial Smile Design Principles- see teeth differently
  2. AACD Criteria Guide overview & Fault system, Accreditation tips & pearls
  • Hands-on:
  1. 3D create a tooth
  2. CL-IV fracture
  • Lecture:
  1. Four Parameters to create seamless composite restorations


  • Hands-on:
  1. CL-IV fracture
  2. Polishing exercises
  • Lecture:
  1. AACD Accreditation case previews
  2. Color Mapping
  3. Video demonstrations of composite artistry

Day 2

  • Hands-on:
  1. Smile design exercise
  2. Dark tooth exercise
  • Lecture:
  1. Crucial Smile Design Principles- see teeth differently
  2. AACD Accreditation case preview


  • Hands-on:
  1. Special model recreation of contour and color for #6-8
  • Lecture:
  1. Overview of principles to Composite Artisty
  2. Encourage AACD Accreditation pursuit
Upcoming Dates

June 28-29, 2019

Course Fee



Day 1 - 8am to 5pm
Day 2 - 8am to 5pm


Additional Information


As part of the AACD Continuum series, this course is designed to have a direct influence on your AACD Accreditation goal and on enhancing your clinical performance so that you can offer your patients better and more predictable results.


Dr. Brian LeSage

Brian LeSageDr. LeSage practices in Beverly Hills, CA and is the founder and director of UCLA Aesthetic Continuum as well as the founder and director of the Beverly Hills Institute of Dental Esthetics. He is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and presided as the AACD Fellowship Chair from 2004-2013. Dr. LeSage is also a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Pre-Clinical Director of CAD/CAM at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

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