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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Minimally Invasive Adhesive & Esthetic Dentistry: A Review Of Available Treatment Options & Materials (LECTURE)

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Overview / Abstract:

Nowadays, patients are better informed and more demanding than ever. This is due to advances in material science, industry-driven marketing and advertising, media’s influence in forming public opinion regarding esthetics, and information available on the internet. A successful dental practice must have a thorough understanding of the available materials and treatment options in all areas of interest to its patients, otherwise the office risks the loss of market share in “want-based dentistry.”

The purpose of this clinically designed course is to provide participants with creative solutions to enhance patient’s esthetics through the use of minimally invasive dental products and procedures. All treatment options to enhance the patient’s smiles (except indirect procedures) will be reviewed in details.

In addition to extensive technique demonstration, a useful approach on how to incorporate these products and proceduresinto daily practice will be discussed.


Thoroughly diagnose all esthetic cases and establish a conservative treatment plan.
Perform smile analysis and apply smile design principles that mimic nature.
Sequence, determine a treatment plan, and present to patients for ideal esthetic outcomes.
Understand the esthetic and biological benefits of re-mineralization.
Know the advantages of at-home bleaching.
Offer options to manage most issues associated with bleaching sensitivity.
Perform safe and effective non-vital tooth whitening.
Understand the different bonding systems that exist in the market, their advantages, disadvantages and indications for use.
Properly select cases that are ideal for direct composite veneering versus indirect porcelain veneers.
Fabricate silicone matrices to aid and simplify composite application.
Perform simple layering for beautiful optical effects that rival natural teeth.
Texturize and polish composite resin to mimic the natural tooth.
Perform composite repair and refurbishment.
Develop a fee structure to make direct restorations as profitable as indirect procedures.


This course is intended for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and those who are interested in providing
conservative esthetic dentistry. This course may be of particular interest to dentists of all levels who want to have a deeper level of understanding about the adhesive protocols and who want to increase the number of direct bonded restorations and thus increase their enjoyment of practicing dentistry. We recommend this course for dentists that want to offer direct bonded composite veneers as an alternative to costly porcelain veneers.


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

After March 1, 2019:
Dentist: $355
Auxiliary: $310


Apr 06, 2019


Dental CDE

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Abdi Sameni, DDS, FACD

Keywords / Search Terms

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Free CE CME

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