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Sep 14-15 2023
16 CE Credits
Live In Person
Chicago, IL

Direct Composite Veneers: The Art of Creating Smiles

Direct Composite Veneers: The Art of Creating Smiles

This course is sold out. Seats are still available for April 11-12, 2024 and September 19-20, 2024.

Two Days of Workshops

This hands-on course will immerse attendees into the world of composite resins!

Day 1

  • Anatomy of anterior teeth – morphology (transitional and incisal line angles, embrasures, developmental grooves, light-reflected areas, and light-deflected areas)
  • Important factors for the longevity of composite veneers
  • Finishing and Polishing protocol (macrotexture and microtexture)
  • Optical and mechanical principles of composite resins
  • Planning our cases
  • Masking dark substrates
  • Use of opaques and tints
  • The direct veneer on a worn incisor – upper central incisor (reproducing halos, translucency, incisal effects, lifelike results)
  • Direct veneer on a dark tooth – (using opaques and tints to create depth and details)
Day 2

  • Advanced clinical cases
  • Closing diastemas and peg laterals
  • Cervical management to achieve periodontal health
  • Maintaining the shine and smoothness of composite resins
  • Importance of canine guidance
  • Restoring a peg lateral tooth – reproducing nature
  • The direct veneer on an upper canine – occlusion considerations
Klécio de Andrade Alves

Meet the Instructor

Klécio de Andrade Alves, DDS, MS

Dr. Klécio Alves graduated in 2008 from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, where in 2010, he received a Master of Science degree. His specialization is in Implantology and Prosthodontics, with postgraduate courses in Periodontics and Occlusion. He maintains his private clinic in Recife, Pernambuco, where he receives patients from all over Brazil and the world, working in oral rehabilitation and aesthetic treatments. In addition to being in constant clinical activity, Dr. Alves travels throughout Brazil and the world, teaching hands-on courses on direct composite veneers and adhesive restorations.