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“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations Premium Member Content

“Finally” - Predictable Indirect Conservative Posterior Restorations
Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. New technologies for the enamel-dentin adhesion and the continuous evolution of more sophisticated esthetic materials (composite resins and porcelains) allow the effective reaching of verifiable and predictable results. Technologies and materials have to follow an operative approach that strictly involves operative steps which have been carefully codified referring to the materials typology used for time to time. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines for obtaining predictable indirect posterior restorations through the evaluation of a correct biomechanical approach rather than giving just a “trendy” adhesive approach.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique Premium Member Content

Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique
The aim of this presentation is to present an individual three-dimensional layering technique with contemporary composites. This novel procedure is indicated in moderate to extensive crown fractures and is considered predictable after eliminating the parameter of thickness while layering restorative materials.

Presented By:: Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Clinical Specialty in Operative Dentistry
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth Premium Member Content

Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth
This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in indirect techniques for esthetic restorations using composite resins in order to reach a correct and standardized final clinical result when restoring both vital and not-vital posterior teeth.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 2 of 2
The presented Concept of Restorative Volume is based on structural, optical and periodontal factors. Each of these factors will influence the short and long-term behavior of restorations in terms of esthetics, biology and function.

Presented By:: Jorge André Pinto Cardoso, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends Premium Member Content

Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends
Nowadays the maintenance of “a nice smiling” represents the main desire of our patients and the request for tooth colored restorations is very high. Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. New technologies for the enamel-dentinal adhesion and the continuous evolution of more sophisticated esthetic materials as composite and porcelains allow the effective reaching of verifiable and predictable results. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in both direct and indirect techniques for esthetic restorations through the evaluation of techniques and materials in order to reach correct, standardized and long lasting evidence based clinical results.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Evidence-Based Recommendations For The Use of Dental Adhesives Premium Member Content

Evidence-Based Recommendations For The Use of Dental Adhesives
Dentists often rely on extrapolation from laboratory to clinical findings to predict the clinical behavior of dental adhesives. This lecture will give an overview of current adhesion strategies, respective advantages and disadvantages, and recommendations to optimize the application of recent universal adhesives. An evidence-based approach will highlight the myths and facts related to the interpretation of data from systematic reviews of clinical studies and a few laboratory studies.

Presented By:: Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty Premium Member Content

Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty
This presentation will be very different from programs in color matching, communication and reproduction of natural teeth that you may have attended in the past. The didactic part will emphasize the nature, principles and fundamentals of color, and tools that are essential to master a plan for successful color matching in both office and dental laboratory, together with step-by-step instructions. Examples and practical suggestions will be provided, including the latest changes recommended by the presenter. Dental Color Matcher, a color education and training program for esthetic dentistry authored by the presenter and used by dental professionals and students in 100+ countries, will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Rade D Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Correction of Tooth Defects and Discolored Teeth Using Direct Composite Resin Premium Member Content

Correction of Tooth Defects and Discolored Teeth Using Direct Composite Resin
For over 50 years dentists have been making instant esthetic transformations using direct composite resin. That technology has been enhanced by the latest nano composite materials. Although the past decade has seen greater use of ceramic materials in esthetic dentistry, direct bonding with these new composites is still a highly valuable procedure. This video will deal with correction of severe tooth discoloration using nano composites. Immediate composite resin bonding can act as either the ideal correction or as an extended trial smile so patients can live with their new smile as long as necessary.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment Premium Member Content

Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment
Smile enhancement therapy has become an important facet of the everyday aesthetic practice. Aesthetic evaluation utilizing facial aesthetic design to diagnose tooth position demands effective communication between the periodontal-restorative team. This presentation will review innovative sequencing techniques for interdisciplinary cases which require aesthetic crown lengthening for the treatment of excessive gingival display, and for gingival augmentation for root coverage, and the correction of poor gingival quality. Immediate implant placement with immediate non–loaded provisional fabrication will also be reviewed.

Presented By:: Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC;Brian Chadroff, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations Premium Member Content

Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. It is very important to have a synergy between the clinician, the dental technician and the patient and to make the right use of the protocols and a flow chart to address all patient needs. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2
The management of the hopeless tooth or an edentulous span in the Estheitc Zone is amongst the most clinically demanding procedures in tooth replacement do to the demands of tissue preservation and patient management during the healing phase. As important as the implant surgical process in these areas is the role of the immediate provisional restoration. Tissue support, emergence profile and The provisional restoration phase of implant therapy has become one of the most critical steps in immediate or delayed placement for several reasons including the following...

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol Premium Member Content

Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol
Restorative margins ending subgingival are considered “normal” and out of the control of the restorative dentist, but in reality subgingival margins are mostly avoidable and preventable! We have the technique and materials to be able to consider all of the above part of the history of dentistry.

Presented By:: Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Selecting the Right Composite for the Anterior Segment Premium Member Content

Selecting the Right Composite for the Anterior Segment
In this presentation, Dr. Fahl will introduce the necessary concepts for the general practitioner to implement direct composite restorations in the anterior segment. A systematic approach for solving day-to-day challenges will be introduced based on the physical and color properties of current restorative systems. The selection of appropriate materials for distinct areas of the anterior dentition will be discussed and presented within the realm of its clinical significance. Dr. Fahl will include tips and tricks for achieving seamless, long-lasting artistic composite restorations.

Presented By:: Newton Fahl, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Smile Transformations Through Composite Restorations Premium Member Content

Smile Transformations Through Composite Restorations
In today’s esthetic conscious society, to obtain ideal results, the dentist must have a thorough understanding of the patient’s desires, economic concerns, and esthetic expectations. The objective of this course is to help the practitioner successfully select and combine different treatment modalities and materials to achieve outstanding esthetic and functional results without committing the patient to the high biologic and financial cost of indirect porcelain restorations. Multiple clinical cases will be used to demonstrate the versatility of today’s composite materials and their advantages over porcelain restorations in both anterior and posterior situations.

Presented By:: Abdi Sameni, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Smile Design and The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP) Premium Member Content

Smile Design and The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP)
The lecture will cover some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance a smile digitally to present to the patient and motivate them to accept treatment. This lecture will mainly focus on the the step-by-step process of how to turn the 2-dimensional Photoshop smile design into a 3D Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototypes (BFEP’s) the patient wears to verify esthetic and functional acceptance. A very efficient technique using a new highly flowable but highly filled micro-hybrid that uses an injection molding tray technique will be demonstrated. A full arch composite bonding can be done in one hour with this technique. This BFEP technique can be used for “trial smiles” for pre-treatment esthetic and functional evaluation by the patient and the treatment team. It can also be used for long-term functional temporization for years if necessary. The BFEP will then be used as the final guide for preparations for Anterior Etched Ceramic restorations (porcelain veneers and glass ceramics.

Presented By:: Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Predictable Esthetic Success Using Direct Anterior Composite Bonding Premium Member Content

Predictable Esthetic Success Using Direct Anterior Composite Bonding
This presentation will show you a step-by-step process to fabricate conservative, esthetic and functional restorations for anterior teeth that conserve tooth structure and look incredible.

Presented By:: John F. Weston, DDS, FAACD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Esthetic Case Design and Minimally Invasive Tooth Preparation: The Role of Magnification Premium Member Content

Esthetic Case Design and Minimally Invasive Tooth Preparation: The Role of Magnification
In this webinar, esthetic case planning and a new complete protocol of tooth preparation for full crowns will be highlighted utilizing modified enamel chisels and the dental microscope. Multimedia will be utilized for optimal visual learning using magnification photography and videos to focus on specific details required to improve your dental skills. The important role of magnification in dentistry will be further discussed.

Presented By:: Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Clinical Tips for Posterior Composites Premium Member Content

Clinical Tips for Posterior Composites
Despite the popularity of posterior composites, it is a topic that still creates questions and frustrations for many clinicians. Our goal is to place these restorations with ease and success to create long lasting results. We will discuss preparation design, material selection, matrices, and placement techniques. One of the most common questions I get is about predictably creating tight contacts, and we will look at several techniques to ensure this happens.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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3 C's of Composite: Contour, Color and Creativity Premium Member Content

3 C's of Composite: Contour, Color and Creativity
Mastering composite artistry is the most challenging tooth replacement procedure clinicians are asked to preform. It requires the clinician to understand the optical, physical, handling and mechanical properties of a resin filled with quartz, silica and glass. Combining these attributes to reproduce the natural dentition three dimensionally in contour and color is our goal. Adding a bit of imagination, the clinician can create restorations that are brilliant and ultimately seamless and undetectable.

Presented By:: Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Customize Your Composites For Your Patients Premium Member Content

Customize Your Composites For Your Patients
Today's composite resins have truly evolved to the point where you can several 'best' choice for any restorative situation. Using various case studies, this course will demonstrate the use of a family of low-shrinkage composites and proven techniques to provide many examples of the applications of different types of composites to provide excellent results. Additionally, we will discuss how to use the photography of these cases to create awareness to current, new, and potential patients through various marketing techniques.

Presented By:: Gary M. Radz, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The State of the "UNION" - Bonding Protocols for 2012 Premium Member Content

The State of the "UNION" - Bonding Protocols for 2012
This webinar will discuss bonding and desensitization protocols for several generations of materials.

Presented By:: Gary DeWood, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Trouble-Free Highly Esthetic Composite Restorations Premium Member Content

Trouble-Free Highly Esthetic Composite Restorations
During this webinar we will discuss through pictures and HD videos, a methodological approach on how to consistently succeed highly esthetic trouble-free and durable composite restorations.

Presented By:: Nassib Fares, DDS;Elie Fares, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Direct Restorative Dentistry Updates Premium Member Content

Direct Restorative Dentistry Updates
This webinar challenges the audience to understanding how to achieve long term restorative success in adhesion dentistry today.

Presented By:: Lou Graham, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Composite - The Ultimate Material for Minimally Invasive Dentistry Premium Member Content

Composite - The Ultimate Material for Minimally Invasive Dentistry
This program will include pearls from a clinician who has relied on adhesive dentistry and composite materials for over 25 years.

Presented By:: Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Flowable Composite Versatility in Every Day Practice Premium Member Content

Flowable Composite Versatility in Every Day Practice
Dr. Irvani will give an outline of both conventional and unconventional clinical applications of low shrink flowable composites in creating esthetic and durable restorations.

Presented By:: Aria Irvani, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Managing Discolored Preps in the Age of All-Ceramic Restorations: Materials & Techniques Premium Member Content

Managing Discolored Preps in the Age of All-Ceramic Restorations: Materials & Techniques
This program will look at how we balance prep color, material and tooth preparation to achieve the final result.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Anterior Composite Restorations - The Reality of Making it Real Premium Member Content

Anterior Composite Restorations - The Reality of Making it Real
Learn finishing and polishing techniques to create realism in your direct composites and these undetectable additions to enhance one’s patients smile.

Presented By:: Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units)
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Composites in the 3D World - Ease, Strength and Beauty Premium Member Content

Composites in the 3D World - Ease, Strength and Beauty
Revisit skills in direct composite restorations such as layering with the aid of a matrix, which allows for a more ideal 3D undetectable restoration. Custom characterization and finishing and polishing will also be included.

Presented By:: Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units)
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Transitional Bonding - Major Esthetic & Occlusal Changes in One Visit Using Composite Premium Member Content

Transitional Bonding - Major Esthetic & Occlusal Changes in One Visit Using Composite
This live patient presentation will change the way you treatment plan and restore many patients by providing you with a practical system to confidently deal with bigger and more complex cases.

Presented By:: Corky Willhite, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 2 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bonding of Posterior Partial Coverage Ceramic Restorations Premium Member Content

Bonding of Posterior Partial Coverage Ceramic Restorations
This webinar segment will focus on bonding partial coverage posterior porcelain restorations.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Correction of Tooth Defects and Discolored Teeth Using Direct Composite Resin Premium Member Content

Correction of Tooth Defects and Discolored Teeth Using Direct Composite Resin
This video will deal with correction of severe tooth discoloration using nano composites. Immediate composite resin bonding can act as either the ideal correction or as an extended trial smile so patients can live with their new smile as long as necessary.

Presented By:: Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Success and Simplicity with Posterior Direct Composite Restorations Using the Bulk Filling Technique Premium Member Content

Success and Simplicity with Posterior Direct Composite Restorations Using the Bulk Filling Technique
In this practical webinar Dr. Ruiz presents a modern approach to the traditional direct posterior restoration, which includes a time saving technique which is a real improvement in restorative dentistry, using a new material, Venus Bulk Fill (Heraeus) a material that allows for predictable bulk filling, with out voids or the consequences of shrinkage.

Presented By:: Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Anterior Esthetics Premium Member Content

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Anterior Esthetics
Dr. Mike Koczarski demonstrates composite techniques that will increase speed of placement for maximum quality and optimal esthetics.

Presented By:: Michael Koczarski, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units)
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Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Replicating Nature, When Nature Has Been Compromised Premium Member Content

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Replicating Nature, When Nature Has Been Compromised
Drs. Cherilyn Sheets and Jacinthe Paquett discuss the understanding of the art and science of dentistry to create restorations that duplicate nature.

Presented By:: Dr. Cherilyn Sheets
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 3.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units)
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The Use of Composite Resin in Esthetic Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Use of Composite Resin in Esthetic Dentistry
By completing this course you will receive 1 CEU.

Presented By:: Wynn H. Okuda, DMD;Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD;Ronald Goldstein, DDS;Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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