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Online Self-Study Continuing Education (CE) Course

The Use of Composite Resin in Esthetic Dentistry The Use of Composite Resin in Esthetic Dentistry

Continuing Education Credits:
1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

Course Presenter(s):
Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD
Wynn H. Okuda, DMD
Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
Ronald Goldstein, DDS


Date Added:
04/22/2008

Course Description:

A course of 5 lectures with related multiple choice questions ranging from the decision making process of whether or not to employ the use of composite resin through its use in veneer cementation and the methods used to produce an esthetically excellent direct restoration.

Learning Objectives:

  • To educate the clinician on the planning, placement, and production of the ultimate esthetic composite restoration.
  • To be able to make logical choices in deciding whether to use a direct or indirect posterior restoration.
  • To be able to choose a direct bonded composite resin material and obtain an invisable color blend to the natural tooth.
  • To properly manage the darkly stained tooth with both tooth preparation and direct bonded composite resin placement and finishing techniques.

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 Posterior Restoration: Direct vs. Indirect
Dr. LeSage discusses the decision making parameters for choosing Direct vs. Indirect restorative dentistry in the posterior dentition. Remaining tooth structure, preparation design and dental materials are coordinated to achieve highly functional, durable as well as esthetic restorations.
2 Minimal Intervention in Cosmetic Dentistry
Past President of the AACD, Dr. Wynn Okuda presents a lecture on the topic of minimal intervention and why he considers it the "wave of the future".
3 The Invisible Posterior Composite Restoration Pt 1
Posterior teeth in need of treatment can be restored conservatively and esthetically while bringing back some of the lost strength with current bonding materials. Step by step description on how to achieve the desired results.
4 The Invisible Posterior Composite Restoration Pt 2
Posterior teeth in need of treatment can be restored conservatively and esthetically while bringing back some of the lost strength with current bonding materials. Step by step description on how to achieve the desired results.
5 Invisible Margin
Part of an online course worth 1 CEU
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