A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Esthetic Dentistry: Materials and Techniques

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time: Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $175 DDS / $125 AUX

Lunch: Will NOT be provided

Location: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry – Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

Credit: 7 hours of CDE credit

AGD code: 780

Dr. Gerard Kugel

Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD

Associate Dean for Research
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


As dentists we must not only rely on the materials but on our own ability to treatment plan and diagnose based on a multi-factorial situation. We must be careful in our preparation, design, and be meticulous in our bonding techniques. Failures in dentistry are frequently blamed on the materials. In reality, “user error” is often the culprit.

This seminar will highlight the latest information and evidence on a variety of esthetic dentistry-related topics and clinical procedures. Aimed at dentists and their staff, this course will provide relevant clinical information to assist dentists in their everyday practice.

Participants will learn:

  • A comprehensive review of core principles of esthetic dentistry related to tooth form and function – tooth position, occlusal function. Most important, what you need to know to stay out of trouble.
  • Why esthetics is secondary to proper function!
  • All-ceramic options for indirect anterior and posterior restorations: What to do and when to use them.
  • Digital impression-making and chairside CAD/CAM has it’s time finally come?
  • Advances in adhesive dentistry and cementation. Are the new generations all they are claimed to be?
  • Esthetic case maintenance.

You will get practical and cost effective information that you can use immediately in your practice.


  1. Learn the limitations of materials and what the best options for different clinical situations are.
  2. Learn the importance of understanding occlusion as it relates to their choice of materials.
  3. Learn the evidence as it related to new bonding systems.

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