Hands On Course – Class Size Limited
DAVID N. BARDWELL, D.M.D., M.S. Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
SIMONE DELIPERI, D.D.S. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and private practice, Cagliari (Italy)
PETER ARSENAULT, D.M.D., M.S. Clinical Associate Professor, Prosthodontics and Operative, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
OLYMPIA KARACOSTA, D.M.D. Assistant Professor, Diagnosis and Health Promotion, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine
A smile is one of the most powerful of all human expressions and therefore clinicians are continuously asked to provide esthetic treatments. Modification of an anterior tooth form, position, and color through porcelain restorations can generate significant improvement in a patient’s smile. Porcelain laminate veneers represent a conservative restorative treatment option. The key to a clinician achieving a pleasing esthetic result is adequate diagnosis and an evidence-based treatment plan. Preparation design, ceramic selection, and close communication between the patient, clinician, and the laboratory technician is paramount to achieving
long-term clinical success and patient satisfaction.
The use of a silicone matrix obtained from the simulation allows the clinician to predictably calibrate the amount of tooth tissue removed during the preparation. In this way, minimally-invasive preparations can also be performed.
The course will include a hands-on component in the afternoon. Each participant will have the opportunity to prepare, temporize, and utilize the impression techniques covered in the morning presentation.
A temporary restoration will be constructed using a combination of the latest generation bis-acrylic and flowable composite resins.
- Perform a step-by-step diagnostic sequence using both wax-up and direct and indirect mock-up techniques
- Understand the pro’s and con’s of using porcelain veneers
- Understand how to utilize a conservative tooth preparation, appropriate temporization, impression and cementation techniques for the long-term success of porcelain veneers