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Direct Composite Veneers: The Art of Creating Smiles


Direct Composite Veneers: The Art of Creating Smiles

April 11-12, 2024
Live In Person
Chicago, IL
16 Credits

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Course Overview

Instructor Klécio de Andrade Alves DDS, UFPE, SOEPE

AGD Codes: 250, 780
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

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

This two-day course focuses on achieving aesthetic excellence in anterior teeth restorations. The class focuses on practical content, including simulating daily challenges and learning to “replicate nature.” Dr. Alves will share his daily clinical routine and demonstrate how to transform smiles in most cases without wear, just additions.

Day 1 Lecture

  1. Anatomy of anterior teeth – morphology (transitional and incisal line angles, embrasures, developmental grooves, light-reflected areas, and light-deflected areas)
  2. Important factors for the longevity of composite veneers
  3. Finishing and Polishing protocol (macrotexture and microtexture)
  4. Optical and mechanical principles of composite resins
  5. Planning our cases
  6. Color selection, light, opacity, and translucency
  7. Masking dark substrates
  8. Use of opaques and tints

Day 1 Hands-on

  1. The direct veneer on a worn incisor – upper central incisor (reproducing halos, translucency, incisal effects, lifelike results)
  2. Direct Veneer on a dark tooth – (using opaques and tints to create depth and details)

Day 2 Lecture

  1. Advanced clinical cases
  2. Closing diastemas and peg laterals
  3. Cervical management to achieve periodontal health
  4. Maintaining the shine and smoothness of composite resins
  5. Importance of canine guidance

Day 2 Hands-on

  • Restoring a peg lateral tooth – reproducing nature
  • The direct veneer on an upper canine – occlusion considerations

** If you are interested in a payment plan or have questions about the course, please contact Erika Heier at (800)-837-2321 or email



  • Dr. Klécio Alves graduated 14 years ago at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, wherein 2010, he completed a Master’s degree in Dentistry (Integrated Clinic). His specialization is in Implantology and Prosthodontics, with postgraduate courses in Periodontics and Occlusion. He

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The course was fantastic and a MUST for anyone wanting to take their cosmetic dentistry seriously. Dr Alves is hugely knowledgeable and incredibly talented. He listens and is very approachable when asking for advice. I’ve taken so much from this course into my daily practice which has helped massively. The staff at Cosmedent are great, always there to help. Chicago is also a beautiful city, so there is no reason to not give this course a go 👍🏻.


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