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Day One - Posterior Direct Resin Artistry - Friday 21st April 2017
Posterior direct composite resins have become a common day to day treatment modality in the 21st century. However, many treatment protocols require complex polychromatic layering techniques which are technically demanding and require multiple shades of resin and a plethora of instruments. These techniques are unpredictable in all but the most skilled hands, and require lengthy appointments. The philosophy of the course is to introduce a more simple technique resulting in aesthetic restorations with firm proximal contacts which require little occlusal adjustment. The technique uses instruments common to all dental offices and minimal shades of composite and is suitable for all dentists who place posterior resins... both beginner and master alike.
Key Learning Objectives
- To understand the potential failure modalities of direct posterior resin restorations
- To understand the Occlusal Compass: a simple technique to reduce occlusal adjustment
- To understand the importance of sectional matrices in the class 2 situation
- To effectively place a class 1 restoration with anatomically correct occlusal morphology
- To effectively place a class 2 restoration which requires little or no rotary finishing
Day Two - Anterior Direct Resin Artistry - Saturday 22nd April 2017
Direct resins in the anterior dentition have become a common, day to day treatment modality, and can produce functional, highly aesthetic, long lasting restorations which are conservative of tooth structure.
However, with the rise of aesthetic dentistry in the media, the public as consumers are becoming increasingly discerning: they demand and expect the best.
Jason aims to unravel and de-mystify concepts such as shade selection and micro and macro-anatomy and pull them together with a simple step by step protocol which includes treatment planning, fee setting, diagnostics, preparation, composite placement and finishing, allowing the average practitioner to achieve outstanding results on a consistent basis...time and time again.
Dr Jason Smithson - Case Study
What You Will Learn
- Case assessment, time allocation and setting fees. Reduce your stress and get paid for what you are worth.
- Shade Selection: De-mystifying the science and use it as a practical day to day tool.
- A simple, rapid, yet novel concept to make incisal edge shade and anatomy obvious and effortless.
- How to harness anatomy to create optical illusions which result in restorations which are invisible to the human eye.
- Preparation design and instrumentation.
- How to produce a rapid, inexpensive indirect mock up and silicone index to precisely determine lingual contours and incisal edge position.
- How to handle class 4s, direct resin veneers, discoloured teeth and diastema closure: all illustrated with step by step clinical cases in a “cookbook” approach.
- How to layer resin to achieve lifelike incisal halos and effects such as crack lines and opacities.
- A simple, effective finishing protocol to allow composite resin to mimic natural enamel.
The “Hands on” Practical Class
The practical class is a natural partner to the presentation: all aspects of the presentation will be covered on typodont models in a user friendly manner which is applicable to the General Practitioner and Specialist alike. Each exercise will be carried out in a stage by stage “Follow my Leader” fashion with close support by Jason throughout.
The approach is casual and delegates are encouraged to ask questions as they work.
What You Will Learn
- The Class 4 Restoration
- Direct Resin Veneer
About The Speaker
Dr Jason Smithson qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1995; achieving a number of awards including The Constance Klein Memorial, The Stafford Millar, and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholarships, The American Association of Endodontics Prize and the Overall Award for Clinical Dentistry.
After spending 3 years in oral surgery residency in London, he relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England. Jason practices at Pure Dental Health and Wellbeing, Cornwall, UK and 38, Devonshire Street in London’s Harley Street Medical District.
His specific interest is direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all ceramic restorations and he has presented to dentists locally, nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe) on this topic. He is a clinical lecturer to final year students at The Peninsula Dental School, Cornwall, UK and is involved in postgraduate dental teaching in both the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Plymouth Foundation Dental Practitioners Schemes.
He recently presented at the 2010 World Aesthetics Congress in London, UK and is an invited speaker to the BACD Annual Conference 2011.
He has given hands on programs in the UK, Europe, Canada and USA on behalf of GCUK, GCAmerica, Optident and Triodent. He is a UK “Opinion Leader” for Cosmedent (Enlighten Smiles) and Ivoclar-Vivadent and is a member of the European Restorative Advisory Board for GC Europe.
Jason recently achieved Diplomat Status in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England).
He is a past Chairman of The Cornwall Independent Practitioner’s Group: one of the largest independent study groups in the UK.
In 2009, he was awarded the Pankey Scholarship and in 2011 was voted in the “Top 20 Most Influential Dentists” by Dentistry Magazine.
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