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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

No More Anterior Crowns: Porcelain Veneers As Healthier & More Beautiful Substitutes Of Crowns (LECTURE)

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Overview / Abstract:

Porcelain veneers have become a popular procedure. However, without comprehensive and sequential esthetic evaluation, diagnosis, material selection, treatment plan and execution, the successful outcome is compromised. Supragingival dentistry techniques have made this procedure easier and more predictable than ever before. Dr. Ruiz will explain how correct preparation technique affects the selection of restorative porcelain material, based on specific case needs. He will also show how to achieve adequate balance of translucency and strength needed for excellent margin blending for supragingival or para-gingival margins. A logical approach for choosing the correct cement and bonding systems for predictable results will also be presented.

Additionally, to predictably achieve patient satisfaction, it is imperative to have excellent communication with the patients, understand their unique esthetic perspective and goals, and systematically blend it with the operator’s esthetic preferences and goals. Furthermore, before any case is initiated, it is imperative to properly diagnose the etiology of the condition requiring esthetic treatment. It is crucial to diagnose “occlusal disease” as it is often a major cause of a
shorter life span of restorations.

In this course, a practical clinical approach to implement smile design and occlusion to diagnosis and treatment planning of porcelain veneers will be presented.


Know how to safely restore severely worn out incisal edges
Recognize the importance of diagnosis of occlusal disease and its correlation with long lasting restorations
Understand supra-gingival veneer preparation techniques
Recognize the symptoms of occlusal disease and their relationship with longevity of porcelain veneers
Know how to choose the correct restorative porcelain material for each specific case
Understand what substrate is most suitable for long-term bonding stability and how to better bond to each substrate
Be able to select bonding systems and techniques yielding better long-term results
Know the 25 parameters of dento-facial of smile design


The course is intended for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants in the dental office.


Before March 1, 2019
Dentist: $295
Auxiliary: $255

After March 1, 2019
Dentist: $345
Auxiliary: $300

On-Site Registration
Dentist: $385
Auxiliary: $330


Mar 29, 2019


Dental CDE



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

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