Instructor Arthur Volker, DDS, MSEd, FAGD
AGD SUBJECT CODE: 254
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
There are a number of variables that must be mastered and implemented in order to achieve an esthetic result. This course will provide attendees with the foundation necessary to objectively evaluate dental esthetics and immediately implement these principles in daily practice utilizing direct composite resin.
- Apply principles of smile design and analysis of proportions.
- Understand the impact of polish and texture on tooth form.
- Utilize hue, value, and chroma to determine color for anterior restorations.
- Understand the components of the polychromatic incisal edge.
- Properly utilize tints and opaquers in the anterior.
- Repair the fractured incisal edge.
- Correct the “non-esthetic” smile with direct composite resin veneers.
Day 1 Class Schedule/Overview
- Applying principles of smile design and analysis of proportions
- Examination of anterior morphology
- Importance of the mid-line “Critical Zone”
- Material selection – which composites to choose and where to use them
- Single-shade composite veneers
- Understanding the components of the polychromatic incisal edge
- Utilizing hue, value, and chroma to determine color
- The application of the palatal stent
- Using tints and opaquers to mimic nature
Day 2 Class Schedule/Overview
- Opacity vs. translucency – the what and the when
- Effectively masking fracture lines
- Color theory continued
- Polychromatic Class IV 2 ways
- Finishing and polishing techniques
- Discussion of texture and its impact on shape
** If you are interested in a payment plan or have questions about the course, please contact Erika Heier at (800)-837-2321 or email [email protected]