Jenine Arab Omalley Header Image

Composite Artistry- Its Versatility, Its Practicality, Its Remarkable Natural Beauty


Class Summary

Composite resin restorations, traditionally considered a secondary treatment to porcelain, are emerging as a preferred treatment option in the anterior region. When well executed, this artistic and highly versatile treatment option provides patients with a minimally invasively, esthetically pleasing and time efficient treatment alternative.

This 2 days, predominately hands on, composite artistry course will provide you with a working knowledge of material properties, an intimate appreciation of smile design principles and teach you the art of layering and polishing composite to achieve remarkable restorations which harmonize invisibly into the surrounding dentition.

Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1

  • Lecture:
  1. Demonstration of composite resin’s varied application- versatility, practicality, accessibility
  2. Demonstration of composite application to stabilize occlusal disease – from the restoration of incisal wear to cervical abfractions
  3. Review of importance of managing etiological factors
  4. Composite resin maintenance- polishing, repair and prevention
  • Hands-on:
  1. Restoring incisal wear
  2. Class V restorations


  • Lecture:
  1. Review of material properties- understanding what composite to use where to optimize esthetic and function
  2. Understanding the application of tints and opaquers - learn proper technique for masking, blending and characterization
  • Hands-on
  1. Masking a Discolored tooth

Day 2

  • Lecture:
  1. Resin Layering Technique - Polychromatic Approach- building in color and incisal translucent effects
  2. Resin Layering Technique - Simplified Approach- painting on color and incisal translucent effects
  • Hands-on:
  1. Direct veneer and diastema closure – using composite artistry Simplified Approach to recreate esthetics and incisal effects
  • Lecture:
  1. Appreciation for Smile Design Principles
  2. Global esthetic- managing canted midlines, smile line, incisal edge position
  3. Macro esthetics- managing cervical and incisal embrasures, labial planes, proximal line angles
  4. Micro esthetics –understanding shade selection, color mapping, creating incisal translucency and characterization
  5. Pink esthetics- managing black triangles
  • Hands-on:
  1. Restoring Class IV – Polychromatic Approach with putty matrix to restore contours and esthetic


  • Lecture:
  1. The Art of Finishing and Polishing
  2. Creating Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Anatomy
  3. Polishing – achieve correct luster and reflectivity that blend restoration seamlessly
  4. Understanding how to use the correct armamentarium
  • Hands-on:
  1. Step by step approach for finishing and polishing to yield ultimate esthetics and long term predictability
Upcoming Dates

TBD. 2020

Course Fee

$3,295 includes breakfast, lunch and materials


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


16 CE hours



Quick Links

Jenine Arab Omalley bioDr. Jenine Arab O’Malley is a graduate of Dalhouise University, and owner of Halifax Dental Studio in Nova Scotia. With a natural gift for artistic dentistry, she is distinguished as Atlantic Canada’s first AACD accredited dentist and recognized by Dental Products Report as One of The Top Women in Dentistry. The recipient of the Progress Club Women of Excellence Award, Dr. Arab O’Malley is recognized as a leader in her field for implementing composite artistry in the restorative rehabilitation of esthetics and wear. She has lectured internationally at the AACD.

Dr, Arab O’Malley has launched "Give Back a Smile Program" to restore the smiles and confidence of those in need and outside her office, she supports humanitarian aid and has escorted University students, through Global Brigades, on a mission to Honduras, providing dental aid for needy communities.

A mother of four, Dr. Arab O’Malley expresses her artistic creativity in many facets of her life enjoying interior decorating, sewing, gourmet cooking and zumba dancing.

agd Center for Esthetic Excellence (CEE) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2020. Provider # 208378.
ada cerp logo
Center For Esthetic Excellence is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at Center For Esthetic Excellence current term of approval extends from May. 2016 to June, 2020.