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The Ultimate Esthetics Course: Anterior Composite Compositions 

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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. 

  • How to build restorations to preserve healthy tooth structure
  • Learn and practice a simple layering technique to create natural incisal translucency and color blending. 
  • Use a simple hands-on technique to create smooth margins, ideal interproximal contacts, and a surface that resists staining.

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)
  • How to 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.
Upcoming Dates - live virtual course

November 4-5, 2021

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

Schedule Day 1:
  • Introduction and comparison of materials, their properties, and indications
  • Hands-on exercise
  • Sequential steps of the layering technique, how to utilize a template to save time and increase accuracy, creating an ideal proximal surface and contact with the Mylar pull technique, color blending and how to achieve an invisible margin
  • Hands-on exercise - fabricate a template (putty index)
  • One-on-one sessions with Dr. Corky Willhite
  • Prep design to conserve tooth structure, contouring principles, how to achieve an incredible stain-resistant polish
  • Hands-on exercise
  • Advanced surface techniques
  • One-on-one sessions with Dr. Corky Willhite


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