Technique Video

Polychromatic Veneer Technique by Dr. Newton Fahl

Achieving a natural looking veneer with composites requires correct selection and proper layering of shades. In this tip of the month, Dr. Newton Fahl shares a step-by-step protocol for getting the best out of microfills, microhybrids, tints and opaquers.

Newton Fahl, Jr., DDS, MS
About the AuthorDr. Newton Fahl

Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. received his DDS degree from Londrina State University, Brazil, in 1987. In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Fahl is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) ), an MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow, and an adjunct professor at UNC. He is the recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) 2008 President’s Award for Best Teacher and the 2011American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award.

In addition to being on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Fahl has published extensively on direct and indirect bonding techniques. He is proud to be the author of the book “Composite Veneers – the Direct-Indirect Technique.” His composite layering approach – The Polychromatic Technique (1995) – has helped thousands of dentists globally achieve the highest levels of restorative excellence. Dr. Fahl lives in Curitiba, Brazil, where he maintains a private practice emphasizing esthetic dentistry at the Fahl Center and conducts hands-on courses on direct and indirect adhesive restorations.