The Art of Resin: Creating Beauty by Recreating Nature



be inpired. feel creative. recreate nature.

Learn how to create natural results

Create Natrural Esthetics

In this two day composite hands-on course you will be immediately led into a unique hands-on 3D dental anatomy exercise to encourage your creative spirit. Short impactful mini lectures will be coupled with a variety of hands-on exercises.

16 hours of hands-on

Dr. Thomas will demonstrate step-by-step simple and complex Class IVs,  a direct resin veneer, how to mask a discolored tooth and the steps for mastering finishing and polishing. You will be able to practice all the exercises live with Dr. Thomas and gain invaluable feedback as you work. There will also be pre-recorded instructional videos of each stage to ensure everyone is supported regardless of clinical speed.

Step by step handbook

HArdcover book

The course booklets include in-depth, step-by-step photography of each procedure alongside supporting research and top tips. Upon completion of the course you will also gain private access to a series of online instructional videos and a support group - so there is in fact ongoing encouragement after the course completion.


Clinical Cases


  • Maximum hands-on experience
  • Exclusive access to post course online training videos
  • Exclusive access to post course support group
  • Clinical exercises on at least 4 different teeth
  • Bespoke 200 page step-by-step book
  • Unique 3D anatomy learning
  • Full exploration into what we can achieve with the Renamel system


Where: The Center for Esthetic Excellence - 401 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.
When: May 14-15, 2020

Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1

  • Lecture:
  1. Creativity & Fulfillment in dentistry
  2. Nature and Morphology
  3. Color and Light
  • Hands-on:
  1. Unique 3D anatomical sculpture exercise
  • Lecture:
  1. Planning our cases
  2. Accurate shade selection
  3. Resin materials - the Renamel formula
  4. Invisible margin design
  5. Simple layering - the Renamel way
  • Hands-on:
  1. Simple Class IV - Simple layering, the ultimate finishing and polishing protocol, gloss & texture.


  • Lecture:
  1. How to use resin to truly recreate nature
  2. Advanced Clinical Cases
  • Hands-on:
  1. Complex Class IV - Halos, translucency, incisal intricacies, lifelike results. Using tints to create depth and detail

Day 2

  • Hands-on:
  1. Direct resin veneers - cervical control and contact points. Single Shade vs Multishade Approach. Mastering symmetry.


  • Lecture:
  1. Discolored tooth and the Resin Solution
  2. Clinical Case Considerations
  • Hands-on:
  1. Discolored tooth - Using tints/opaquers. Final Layering.
  • Lecture:
  1. Appreciating long term resin maintenance
  2. Final Thoughts
Upcoming Dates

May 14-15, 2020

Course Fee

$3,295 includes breakfast, lunch and materials


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

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16 CE hours

Contact the CEE


401 N. Michigan, Ave., Chicago IL

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Rhdri Thomas
Undeniably committed to his career, Rhodri believes it is his background as an artist that has spurred on his love of esthetic dentistry. As a landscape painter, his eye for color and composition transfers from the canvas into his dental work, recreating the natural landscapes of the mouth.

Rhodri lectures and teaches internationally on the subject of esthetics, presenting at conferences or running courses across the globe and publishes articles in leading dental magazines. He has gone on to be three times winner of Best Young Dentist at British Dentistry Awards alongside a national award for his research. He was the instructor for a worldwide online composite course and is now founder of ‘The Art of Dentistry’ courses and co-founder of ‘Art2aesthetics’ a new series of unique training programs and esthetic-based training courses for dentists. He believes every clinician has a natural creative ability inside of them and enjoys nothing more than helping to ignite it.

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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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.