October 13, 2023

Protocols for Excellence in Esthetic Dentistry with Indirect Ceramic Restorations

Dr. Federico Ferraris, DDS

Seminar Schedule:

Registration & Breakfast

Lecture begins

Mid-Morning Break

Lecture resumes

12:00pm - 1:00pm:

1:00pm - 3:30pm:
Lecture (no break)

3:30pm - 3:45pm:
Questions & Answers

Course breakdown

How damaging is it to a dental practice when a patient's esthetic needs are not satisfied? How important is a harmonious smile in one's social life? What are the thought processes that help guide a patient to choose and accept an esthetic rehabilitation? These questions represent of the some of the current fundamental principles of esthetic rehabilitation. In this seminar, esthetic criteria and proper case treatment planning with Digital Smile Design will be analyzed to evaluate the most effective communication with patients. Indirect ceramic veneers are an important option in current esthetic dentistry and protocols for excellence are needed to have a predicable result. Several steps must be reviewed: digital planning, mock-up, pre-visualization, preparation with different designs for buccal, incisal and proximal areas. The try-in phase is a strategic step in preventing problems during final bonding. An accurate analysis of adhesive cementation options is an element that guarantees an excellent prognosis with more fragile materials. All these aspects are essential to achieve success and provide full patient satisfaction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ceramic veneers as an instrument of esthetic rehabilitation and change of self image. Why do patients often not accept rehabilitations with veneers? What protocols should be followed for effective communication in esthetic dentistry?
  • Planning with Digital Smile Design. The 4 goals of esthetic planning and how to use this powerful tool at its best. Step by steps of smile planning.
  • The Mock-up. The secrets to realize it correctly and how to optimize its effect. The importance of pre-visualization in communication. The steps for correct planning with the lab and realization for the patient.
  • The 4 preparation designs for veneer adhesthetics. How to choose a preparation design adequate to the specific clinical situation. Step by steps of preparation for veneers.
  • The interproximal preparation for veneers. Indications and clinical strategies to choose and realize the interproximal preparation adequate to the clinical situation. Step by steps of preparation for veneers.
  • Taking the impression. Step by steps of several types impressions. The mistakes to avoid and the details that makes the difference.
  • The steps for a correct try-in of veneers. The 5 phases of veneer try-in that defines a successful result without inconveniences.
  • The adhesive cementation of veneers, a fundamental key for success. Step by steps of state of the art adhesive cementation for a long lasting and reliable result.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ferraris is a DDS graduate, class of 1999, from Genoa University. He is the founder of ADHESTHETICS and has a dental practice in Alessandria, Italy, which focuses on Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) since 2014 and an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) since 2006. He was also the President for the Biennium 2022-2023 of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD), a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD) since 2021, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences in the School of Dental Medicine of UPEN University in Philadelphia since January 2020.