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The Ultimate Esthetics Course: Anterior Composite Compositions 

MARCH 17-18, 2022 or
OCTOBER 6-7, 2022
Chicago. IL

Dr. Corky Willhite

250, 780
Class Summary

Every patient can't afford porcelain, and most people don't want their teeth "drilled down." Composite provides fully functional restorations whether it's a Class IV, diastema closure, shade change, adding length, or many other changes. This course focuses on a practical and predictable layering technique that can make all of these look beautifully natural. Included will be exactly how to create advanced surface effects like craze lines and hypocalcified spots. 

This hands-on course will prepare you to immediately be able to create better composite restorations of all types, so they look more real and last for years.

  • Step-by-step procedure for individual tooth changes (color change, Class IV’s, and more)
  • How to provide solutions for common problems (worn teeth, diastemas, and more)
  • Layering—understand when and why to use each material including tints and opaquers
  • Dramatic Smile Makeovers—why porcelain is not always the best option
  • Verbal skills that will gain patient interest and increase patient acceptance
  • Practical occlusal principles for maximizing longevity
  • Contouring and polishing technique for an incredibly natural finish
  • Maintenance for many years of happy smiles!
Hands-on Excercises 
  • 3 restorations on a single tooth to understand the different handling properties of the 3 types of composite, utilizing a template, creating an ideal proximal surface and contact with the Mylar pull technique, and learning the differences of each composite's surface luster after contouring and polishing
  • Making and trimming a template (putty index or matrix)
  • Class IV from start to finish - Prep to remove the minimal amount of tooth structure for a large Class IV, use the template to facilitate layering and create a natural incisal translucency and color blending for an invisible margin even in the middle of the facial surface, as well as efficient contouring and polishing for a long-lasting and stain-resistant finish.
  • Full composite veneer to brighten a dark tooth—prep requirements to
    accomplish desired shade change, use of opaquers to create a natural
    brightness, develop internal lobes and incisal translucency, develop facial
    anatomy, create advanced surface effects.
Schedule Day 1:
  • Introduction and comparison of materials, their properties, and indications
  • Hands-on exercise - 3 preps, 3 materials
  • Sequential steps of the layering technique, how to utilize a template to save time and increase accuracy, creating an ideal proximal surface and contact using the Mylar pull technique, color blending and how to achieve an invisible margin
  • Hands-on exercise - fabricate a template (putty index) and a large Class IV
  • How to apply this layering technique to Class III, IV, and V restorations
  • Optional case review with Dr. Willhite - Please bring any cases you woud like Dr. Willhite to review.
  • Prep design to conserve tooth structure, contouring principles, how to achieve an incredible stain-resistant polish;
    how to apply this layering technique to diastema closure, full veneer, and shade change restorations
  • Hands-on exercise - Make a dark tooth bright.
  • Advanced surface techniques
  • One-on-one sessions with Dr. Corky Willhite
Upcoming Dates

March 17-18, 2022 or October 6-7, 2022

Course Fee

$4,295 - Includes breakfast, lunch, and materials


Day 1 - 8am to 4pm
Day 2 - 8am to 4pm

16 CE hours
AGD Codes: 250 and 780

Register March 17-18

RegisteR OCTOBER 6-7


401 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2500
Chicago, IL 60611



About the Instructor 

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