Form, Color, and Anterior Composites - It's All About Details


September 18-19, 2020
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Class Summary

In two days, you will learn how to break down the form and color of a central incisor, lateral incisor, and canine in a systematic way. You will learn how to seamlessly restore a Class IV, build up a peg lateral, and direct veneer a canine. After taking this course you will have learned how to:

  • Color map and select the correct composite type and shade for artistic layering.
  • Properly reproduce line angles, point angles, embrasures, macro and micro surface texture.
  • Compose a natural morphological and chromatic depiction of the most important teeth in the smile frame.


Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1

  • Lecture:
  1. Learning to see tooth anatomy three-dimensionally.
  2. Breaking down the smile frame - Learning landmarks that matter for composite sculpturing.
  3. The Class IV Restoration - Histomorphological considerations, material selection and layering.
  • Hands-on:
  1. Restoring an Upper Central Incisor - The Class IV Restoration


  • Hands-on continued:
  1. Restoring an Upper Central Incisor - The Class IV Restoration
  • Lecture:
  1. Pre-restorative orthodontic considerations for optimal anterior esthetic results when closing diastemas and building up peg laterals.
  2. The Peg Lateral Build-Up - Histomorphological considerations, material selection and layering.

Day 2

  • Hands-on:
  1. The Peg Lateral Build-Up - A Polychromatic Approach
  • Lecture:
  1. Restoring an Upper Canine - Histomorphological and occlusion considerations, material selection and layering.
  2. The Direct-Indirect Veneer Technique


  • Hands-on:
  1. Restoring an Upper Canine - The Direct-Indirect Veneer
  • Hands-on:
  1. Detailed finishing and polishing of Central Incisor, Lateral Incisor, and Canine.
  2. Achieving ideal a) Width-length ratios, b) Incisal edge position, c) Point angles, d) Line angles, e) Macrotexture, and f) Microtexture.
  3. Polishing restorations to an enamel-like appearance.
Upcoming Dates

September 18-19, 2020

Course Fee

$4,295 includes breakfast, lunch and materials


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

16 CE hours

Dr. Newton Fahl

newtonDr. Newton Fahl Jr. received his DDS degree from Londrina State University, Brazil, in 1987. In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. After returning to Brazil, he settled in Curitiba, where he maintains a private practice emphasizing esthetic and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Fahl is the scientific director of the FAHL CENTER, where he conducts courses on Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), and founding member and past-president of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (BSAD). He is a MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow. Dr. Fahl is the recipient of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry 2008 President's Award for Best Teacher and the recipient of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2011 Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Education Award. He is President of SCAD (Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry).

Dr. Fahl has published several enlightening articles on direct and indirect bonding techniques. He is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals, and is an active consultant for several manufacturers in the development and refinement of new materials and techniques.

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.
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