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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

The Artistic Dentist: Excellence In Direct Anterior And Posterior Composites (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

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Overview / Abstract:

This course will review the new paradigm in tooth preparation for adhesively retained direct bonded composite restorations, using Supra-gingival principles. The principles and technique necessary to achieve predictable bond to enamel and dentin while minimizing post-operatory sensitivity will be described. In addition, a technique for placement and finishing highly esthetic layered polychromatic anterior and posterior composite restorations will be discussed. Dr. Ruiz will address the latest concepts on composite materials and the principles of smile design, color, shade-matching, and use of tints to achieve natural exquisite looking restorations. Participants in this hands-on course will have the opportunity to apply principles discussed during the lectures, and be able to work in USC’s famous “Sim-lab,” one of the most modern and realistic simulator facilities in California. Participants will prepare and finish posterior direct composite restorations, perform polychromatic layered, highly esthetic anterior restorations, as well as Class IV and full direct composite veneers. At the end of the course, participants can take home, bonding materials, composites, polishing supplies, and other supplies.


Perform a Class II in 15 minutes with predictability, simplicity and no post operative complication using supra-gingival principles learned.
Understand and apply the latest developments in composite resins & adhesives.
Incorporate state-of-the-art composite and bonding techniques to their practice.
Perform diastema closures and full direct composite veneers with predictable and esthetic results.
Prepare several teeth using principles specially design for direct adhesively retained composites restoration.
Understand and apply the principles of smile design, color and color-matching for optimum results.


The lectures are designed for any member of the dental team. Workshop courses are designed and intended for dentists only.


Before July 1, 2019
Dentist: $1,425
Auxiliary: $1,185

After July 1, 2019
Dentist: $1,525
Auxiliary: $1,270


Aug 02, 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 Free CE CME

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