September 20, 2019

Achieving Predictable Esthetics Through Design and Materials

Scott Finlay DDS, FAGD, FAACD

Break Down

The magic to restorative and esthetic success lies in the timeless protocols of the "Concepts of Complete Dentistry." At this advanced level of treatment planning, esthetics can only be a mirror of the relative health of the system. Synergizing our understanding of this sophisticated system with the advancements in modern materials and technology enables us to predictably create treatment options that emulate nature.

In this program, through the use of clinical cases and video, we will discuss the protocols of the Functional Esthetic Matrix through the modulation of the Smile Design Matrix related to Global, Macro and Micro Esthetics. The mastery of this Dental Blue Print requires an effective treatment planning protocol that is quantitative, progressive and dynamic; to insure comfortable, durable and beautiful results with minimal invasion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the critical relationship between function and esthetics
  • Learn the four key steps to creating predictable anterior restorations
  • Designing exquisite provisional prototypes and understanding their importance in creating predictable ceramic restorations
  • Understanding the key elements in lab communication
  • Comparing the myriad of dental ceramics available today and understanding the properties inherent to each that will help us choose the best materials to insure our success
  • Understanding proper preparation designs and when to use a veneer and when not to
  • Understanding the utilization of "no prep" veneers – should we or shouldn't we, and when?
  • Understanding the elements of Smile Design relative to Global, Macro and Micro criteria
  • Understanding the critical steps in delivering beautiful esthetic restorations

About the Speaker

Dr. Finlay received his dental degree with honors from University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and completed a GPR program at a Washington DC Area Trauma Hospital. He practices in Annapolis, Maryland with a special interest in functional esthetics.

He is one of only 70 dentists in the world that has earned the credential of Fellow by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He currently serves as an Examiner for the AACD and was elected to a term on the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is the credentialing body for Accreditation within the AACD. He is also the author of "Contemporary Concepts in Smile Design" which serves as the go to reference for criteria evaluation for Accreditation. He currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Finlay has authored dozens of articles related to prosthetic reconstruction and dental esthetics. He has been honored with the recognition of receiving 2 Evy Awards from the AACD for his contributions to Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Finlay is a Senior Faculty and Resident Expert for Dental Esthetics for the Dawson Academy, where he teaches contemporary functional concepts related to esthetics in the US, Japan, the UK, Spain, India, China and Poland.

Dr. Finlay lives bicoastally in California and in Maryland. He enjoys boating, competitive sailing, golf and skiing.