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April 12-17, 2021

April 12-17, 2021

Hands OnLine Live Session

On-Demand Courses

What is On-Demand?

When you take an On-Demand course, you access world-class continuing education courses which include a comprehensive hands-on exercise and the opportunity to learn at your own pace. Once you’ve registered and received your course Technique Kit, you can access your course on your own schedule and you can pause and rewatch the course at any time. All On-Demand courses include 30-day access with unlimited viewing.

Mastering the Class IV Restoration

The Class IV fracture often presents itself as a challenge to the dentist who strives to match the shade, opacity and the varying levels of translucencies that exist between the surrounding dentition as well as within the tooth itself.  When composite is the restorative material utilized, the choice of a highly esthetic composite with a range of opacities, and a layering placement technique are the only means of matching the shade, opacity and degrees of translucency of the adjacent tooth structure. In this course, Dr. Margeas will guide participants, step-by-step, through his layering technique and rationale for the selection of opacities and translucent composite.  In addition, participants will learn efficient polishing and surface texturizing techniques to ensure a natural esthetic result.

Who Should Attend This Course:

  • General Esthetic Dentists
  • RRDH (Dental Hygienists with a designation to perform Restorative procedures)

Course Outcomes & Hands-On Learning Objectives:

  • How to create a lingual matrix and use it to replace a Class IV lingual shelf;
  • How and where to place Dentin, Incisal, Enamel and Specialty Enamel shades;
  • How to create life-like restorations;
  • How to create enamel texture to mimic real teeth;
  • A polishing technique that is fast and predictable.

Course Technique Kit:

Anterior Six Tooth Esthetic model; Matrix Impression Material; Dental Adhesive; Universal Restorative Composite (various shades); Composite blending resin; Diamond Bur F8888; Composite Brush; Composite Instrument; All Surface Access Polishers; Mandrel; Finishing and Polishing Discs; Impression mixing tips; Dappen Dish; Microbrush; Mylar Strips.

Required Materials (not included):

This course requires the following materials be available in your operatory and are not supplied in the Hands-OnLine Technique Kit: Impression Gun (1:1 DS 50), Compule Dispenser, X-plorer, High Speed Handpiece, Slow Speed Handpiece, Air/Water Syringe, Curing Light, Scalpel #15, Gauze, Alcohol, Tapered Chamfer Bur.

Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you for attending the convention!

Dr. Bob Margeas DDS, FAACD

Biography

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Inside Dentistry, on the Editorial Board of Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Oral Health in Canada. His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

Freehand Diastema Closure

Closing midline diastemas with composite can be a challenge with achieving proper width, marginal staining, gingival emergence profiles and overhangs.  Matrix bands can produce long flat contacts and wedges may lead to unsightly black triangles. This live, step-by-by step interactive webinar focuses on Dr. Margeas’s simplified technique that quickly establishes ideal width, proximal contact and contour without removing any tooth structure and requiring minimal finishing.  Participants will also learn and perform polishing and surface texturing that will further produce predictably natural-looking long term restorations.

Who Should Attend This Course:

  • General Esthetic Dentists
  • RRDH (Dental Hygienists with a designation to perform Restorative procedures)

Course Outcomes & Hands-On Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use the pull-through technique for tight diastema contacts;
  • Finishing and polishing technique to prevent white lines;
  • Learn the ideal technique for shade selection.

Course Technique Kit:

Six Tooth Anterior Diastema Closure Model; Matrix Impression Material; Dental Adhesive; Universal Restorative Composite; Composite Blending; Composite Brush; Composite Instrument; All Surface Access Polishers Polishers (Pre-Polisher, Large and Final High Shine Polisher, Large); 1/2” Finishing and Polishing Discs; 1 x Polishing Paste (in unit dose); Dappen Dish; Microbrush; Mylar Strips, 1 x Mandrel

Required Materials (not included):

Each participant should have the following items available for the Freehand Diastema Closure course: Slow Speed Handpiece, High Speed Handpiece, Compule Dispenser, Air/Water Syringe, Curing Light, Gauze, Alcohol, Loupes, Fine Football Diamond, Pencil.

Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you for attending the convention!

Dr. Bob Margeas DDS, FAACD

Biography

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Inside Dentistry, on the Editorial Board of Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Oral Health in Canada. His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.

Simple Concepts to Shape & Polish Anterior Composites to Rival Porcelain

This online course provides the participants with many priceless pearls to predictably shape and polish anterior composite restorations to the level that they can rival the beauty of the most esthetic porcelain restorations every single time.

A common challenge for most dentists is the ability to shape anterior composite restorations whether they are direct composite veneers, class IV or class III restorations to the degree that they so beautifully blend into the remaining dentition and thereby undetectably become one.

Dr. Chan will discuss and demonstrate in detail the predictable techniques to develop the primary, secondary, tertiary tooth anatomy in composite restorations for any tooth shape imaginable utilizing a few simple tools and seamlessly polish those restorations within a few minutes.

In this course, the participants will learn and witness in front of their very own eyes how simple it is to recreate natural tooth morphology and finish anterior composites to conservatively and esthetically restore natural teeth.

Who Should Attend This Course:

  • General Esthetic Dentists
  • RRDH (Dental Hygienists with a designation to perform Restorative procedures)

Course Outcomes & Hands-On Learning Objectives

  • Learn simple systematic contouring and polishing techniques to create exceptional anterior composite restorations that can match the best porcelain restorations or the beauty of natural teeth.
  • The participants will witness these simple step by step processes demonstrated live on how these amazing results with composite resin can be obtainable by anyone.
  • How to predictably create the correct primary anatomy with anterior composites.
  • How to predictably create secondary anatomy with anterior composites.
  • How to predictably create tertiary anatomy with anterior composites.
  • How to predictably achieve a truly amazing polish with anterior composite.

Course Technique Kit:

Six Tooth Anterior Dentaform; Matrix Impression Material; Dental Adhesive; Universal Composite Compules in various shades; Composite Blending Resin; Esthetic Contouring Instrument; Composite Brush; Mylar Strips; Coarse Anatomy Trimmers; Diamond Finishing Burs; Diamond Finishing Wheels; Finishing Discs; Mandrel; Composite Polishing Paste; Cotton Polishing Wheel; Accessories.

Required Materials (not included):

This course requires the following materials to be available in your operatory and are not supplied in the Hands-OnLine Technique Kit: Slow Speed Handpiece, High speed Handpiece, Curing light, Compule Dispenser, Loupes, Air/Water Syringe, Alcohol and Gauze, X-plorer, Pencil, Scalpel.

Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you for attending the convention!

Dr. David Chan DMD, AAACD

Biography

David Chan earned his DMD degree in 1989 from the Oregon Health Sciences University located in Portland, Oregon. He maintains a full-time practice focused on cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry located in Ridgefield, Washington.

David currently serves as Vice-President for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as director at the Center for Dental Artistry and a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington.

He is an Accredited member of the AACD and has been published widely in peer reviewed dental articles, including several articles in the prestigious “Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry”.

In addition, David travels nationally/internationally giving lectures/hands-on courses to dentists on comprehensive esthetic dental care and serves as a key opinion leader for many dental products companies.