Mimicking Natural Teeth With Composite Resin From A to Z

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Dental Composite Resins: Selection & Execution for Natural Looking Outcomes

Module 1: Advanced Concepts of Adhesion Dentistry

I. Advanced Concepts of Adhesion Dentistry

A. Nomenclature and History

a. Terminology

b. History and Classifications of Dental Adhesives

B. Enamel and dentin bonding

a. Enamel Bonding

i. Phosphoric Acid

ii. Adhesives

iii. Known Concerns

b. Dentin Bonding

i. Types of Dentin

ii. Phosphoric Acid

iii. Dentin Primers

iv. Known Concerns

      C. Dentin bonding agents

a. General Needs and Concerns

b. Requirements for Dentin Bonding Agents

c. Chemical Composition

i. Monomers

ii. Solvents

iii. Initiators and Inhibitors

d. Classifications

i. Methods

ii. Mechanisms of Smear Layer Removal

iii. Generations

     D. The Ideal Adhesive

a, Requirements

Module 2: Advanced Concepts of Dental Resin-Based Composites

II. Advanced Concepts of Dental Resin-Based Composites

  A. History and Chemical Composition

      a. Product origins and evolution

      b. Currently Common Types

      c. Chemical Composition

           i. General Constituents

           ii. Monomers

           iii. Fillers

  B. Polymerization and Mechanical Properties

      a. History and how polymerization works

      b. Photopolymerization

           i. Curing Efficiency

           ii. Determinants of Polymerization Efficiency

           iii. Curing Lights

      c. Clinical considerations

           i. Polymerization shrinkage

           ii. Elution of constituents

      d. Mechanical properties

           i. Causes of failure

           ii. Wear

           iii. Strength

 C. Optical Properties

       a. Color

       b. Lighting

       c. Polishability

D. Clinical Relevance/Concluding Remarks

Module 3: Hands-On: Basics of Biomimicry (2-color build-a-tooth)

III. Hands-On: Basics of Biomimicry (2-color build-a-tooth)

    A. Color in Teeth

        a. Concepts of color perception

        b. Environmental Factors

        c. Operator Factors

        d. Patient Factors

        e. Determinants of Tooth Color

    B. Color in Composite Resins

        a. Optical Properties

        b. Fluorescence

        c. Textures

    C. Achieving Synchrony

        a. Direct shade matching

        b. Chameleon Blending

        c. Contours

        d. Texture

    D. Hands-on exercise video

        a. DIY Shade Tabs

        b. Build-a-tooth

Module 4: Hands-On: Intermediate Biomimicry (4-color build-a-tooth)

 A. Shade and Layering

         a. Overview of color perception

         b. Composite shade matching

              i. Digital methods

              ii. Conventional method (My Method)

B. Overview of armamentarium

C. Progressive hands-on walk through discussing:

  • Thickness
  • Layering
  • Textures
  • Methods to assess yourself along the way

D. Hands-on exercise video

Module 5: Hand in High Resolution Photos of Your Work Ahead of Time, Then We Can Organize a Date to Interact.

Send in a high resolution photo of your work ahead of scheduled time and we will organize a date for direct interaction with the lecturer to re-evaluate your work

Module 6: Class 4 Aesthetic Layering Technique, Diastema, Anterior Direct Veneer, Anterior Direct Crown, Anterior Direct Bridge, and Posterior Direct Bridge

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The organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date and time of the course should unforeseen circumstances occur. In the event the course is unable to proceed and the organizer cancels the course for any reason whatsoever, fees paid for the course shall be fully refunded. The organizer shall not be liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to such cancellation, including, but not limited to, airfare, hotel expenses, cancellation penalties and any other private expenses.

Should the participant cancel his/her registration/participation in the course or is unable to attend the course due to any unforeseen circumstances, the following shall apply subject to the participant’s notification of such cancellation to the organizer in writing: If notification of cancellation is given more than 6 months prior to the start of the course, fees paid for the course shall be fully refunded, subject to a deduction of SGD100 for administration and bank charges.

  • If notification of cancellation is given 4 - 6 months prior to the start of the course, 75% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded.
  • If notification of cancellation is given 2 – 4 months prior to the start of the course, 50% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded.
  • If notification of cancellation is given 1 - 2 months prior to the start of the course, 25% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded.
  • If notification of cancellation is given less than 1 month prior to the start of the course, there shall be no refund of any fees/money paid for the course.

The organizer reserves the right to amend or substitute any of the above from time to time as they deem fit.

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Dr. Stephanie Yeung

Dr. Stephanie Yeung is a prosthodontist who provides a compassionate, practical, and esthetic approach to her patients’ dental needs. Her areas of expertise include dental implants, aesthetic dentistry, and customized treatment planning. Her approaches to individualized patient needs has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. She also lectures for continuing education courses to teach contemporary dental procedures to other dentists.

Dr. Yeung was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she earned her B.A. in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. She then moved to Los Angeles to attend the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, where she earned her DDS with honors and completed a three-year full-time residency in Advanced Prosthodontics. During her time at USC, she was awarded for her clinical skills in dental morphology and implant dentistry.

When not in the office, Dr. Yeung enjoys spending time with her husband and creating new recipes from local farmers’ market finds.

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Dr. Hirofumi Tashiro

A very sought after presenter and creator of the 'JT Concept'

Dr. Hirofumi Tashiro obtained his DDS from the prestigious Tokyo Medical Dental University in 1999. He then continued to further pursue his passion in dentistry and obtained his PHD in 2003 from the same prestigious university. His passion in the study of composite resin material and the management of its behaviour, is evident from the numerous publications and presentations cum lectures that he has done throughout Japan. His dedication to the study, perfection and handling of composite resin has been further reflected in the publication of his books on the topic, the most recent one in 2015 titled “Basics and Trends of Composite Resin”. Concurrent with his hectic academic program, he is also currently the President of Direct Restoration Academy of Composite Resin since 2013 and holds the position of Assistant Professor of the Tokyo Medical Dental University and Fukuoka Dental University since 2007 and 2015 respectively. Dr. Tashiro has also been conducting successful Masterclass courses within Japan, promoting his creation of the ‘JT Concept’ in which the popularity of his course has seen it continue to its 6th installment. His ability to impart his knowledge on a subject that he is so passionate about has made him a very sought after presenter and also a spokesperson for Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc and Tokuyama Dental Corporation.

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