January 21, 2022


An Additive Approach to Restorative Care: Decoding Healthy Esthetics



ABDI SAMENI, DDS

Seminar Schedule:

8:15am - 9:45am:
 Introductory remarks & LECTURE
9:45am - 10:00am:
15 minute break
10:00am - 11:30am:
 LECTURE continues
11:30am - 11:45am:
 15 minute break
11:45am - 12:30pm:
 LECTURE continues
12:30pm - 1:30pm:
  Lunch break
1:30pm - 3:30pm:
 LECTURE continues
3:30pm - 4:00pm:
 Q & A

Break Down

Gone are the days where significant removal of healthy tooth structure was the prerequisite to esthetic restorative procedures and options. This full day lecture course will present multiple options to help the modern practioner protect, preserve and restore their patient's teeth while being conservative and profitable.

Treatment options from early preventive product applications to complex comprehensive interdisciplinary adhesive reconstructions will be discussed and shared using meticulously documented clinical cases.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the lecture the participant will:

  1. Understand the esthetic and biological benefits of re-mineralization
  2. Know the advantages of at-home bleaching
  3. Offer options to manage most issues associated with bleaching sensitivity
  4. Perform safe and effective non-vital tooth whitening
  5. Understand the different bonding systems that exist in the market, their advantages, disadvantages and indications for use.
  6. Understand the value of resin infiltration to reverse white spots and prevent the advancement of inter-proximal caries.
  7. Perform predictable fragment reattachment.
  8. Properly select cases that are ideal for direct composite veneering versus indirect porcelain veneers.
  9. Fabricate silicone matrices to aid and simplify composite application
  10. Perform simple layering for beautiful optical effects that rival natural tooth
  11. Texturize and polish composite resin to mimic the natural tooth
  12. Perform composite repair and refurbishment
  13. Develop a fee structure to make direct restorations as profitable as indirect procedures

About the Speaker

Dr. Abdi Sameni is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry and a 1991 graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He has been a member of the USC clinical faculty since 1998. He is a former faculty for the “esthetic selective” which emphasizes a “biomimetic approach” to restorative and esthetic care. He was the original director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers. He is the former chairman and developer of the “USC International Restorative Dentistry Symposium” for the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. In 2019 He founded the Los Angeles Dental Symposium.

Dr. Sameni lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to interdisciplinary dentistry, digital photography and its applications for dentistry, and various aspects of biomimetic and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Sameni is Past-President of the USC Dental Alumni Association, past-president of the USC Century Club, Former member if the Board of Directors of the Pan pacific Center for Continuing Oral Health Professional Education of USC CE and a member of the Board of Counselors for the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Sameni served for 6 years on the Board of Governors for the USC Alumni Association and he is a former co-chair of the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC Scholarship Selection Committee. Dr. Sameni is a member of numerous professional organizations and societies, which include The American College of Dentists, The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, OKU National Dental Honor Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, California