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Corky Willhite, DDS, FAACD
Dr. Corky Willhite - Instructor
Sep 26-27 2024
16 CE Credits
Live In Person
Chicago, IL - Exact location TBD

Approach Smile Makeovers with Composite

Transitional Bonding: The Formula for Solving Complex Cases with Composite

Learn step-by-step techniques perfect for one-tooth cases or full-mouth rehabilitation.

Understand why porcelain is not always the best material for full mouth rehabs (even for bruxers and non-compliant patients).

Course Objectives

  • Conserve enamel – accomplish smile makeovers and major occlusal changes with virtually NO tooth reduction.
  • Diagnose, create the treatment plan, and restore a complex case with composite – the course includes a very effective hands-on to treat a common problem: worn teeth.
  • Understand tooth topography to create the most natural look.
  • Conduct treatment planning using a practical system that quickly determines the ‘best smile possible for each patient. Rebuild incisal and canine guidance and open vertical dimension to create a great esthetic result with ideal occlusion.
  • Take home a comprehensive 15-page handout with live patient photographs and an esthetic zone ratio worksheet to guide you step-by-step for every patient that walks through your door – you’ll be amazed by how many patients can benefit from this type of dentistry.
  • This superb handout gives you a tool to analyze patients’ smiles and also serves as a communication tool for enhanced patient acceptance.
Hands-on Exercises

  • Introduction and comparison of materials, their properties, and indications
  • Hands-on exercise – three preps, three 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 would like Dr. Willhite to review.

This course changed the way I look at cases. Very excited to try this.

Course Participant

This was “the best” course I have taken. The content directly reflected the technique and concepts that I wanted to learn. I would not change anything.

Course Participant

This course is going to change the way I practice.

Course Participant

This course was very good; it challenged how I look at cases. I’m very excited to try this. This course was very easy to listen to and follow, even though I don’t have advanced education in this, I didn’t feel overwhelmed.

Lina AlbitarDDS
Corky Willhite, DDS, FAACD

Meet the Instructor

Corky Willhite, DDS, FAACD

Dr. Corky Willhite has achieved Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is one of less than 100 Accredited Fellows in the AACD worldwide. He has served on their Board of Governors (currently the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry) and spent years as an Examiner for Accreditation. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at L.S.U. School of Dentistry. He is on the faculty of the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago. He has been published and feels honored to have so many opportunities to lecture nationally and internationally. Over the years, his private practice in suburban New Orleans—The Smile Design Center—has become limited to Cosmetic Dentistry. His experience is based on a dedication to the belief that “excellence” and “esthetics” are not only compatible but can take dentistry to a new level of satisfaction and success