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In the modern age of patients demanding more aesthetic and natural-looking restorations, this two-day course covers the use of ceramic restorations (porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns) from treatment planning to preparation and cementation. A thorough clinical assessment with comprehensive planning of the patient will be emphasised with the use of diagnostic wax-ups in the workup of anterior restorations. Understanding the principles of smile design and communicating with patients will be emphasised and allow the practitioner the confidence to plan cases predictably. The myriad of different ceramics available will be discussed with their indications and alternative approaches to their implementation. Preparation and provisionalistion techniques will be practiced within an intensive hands-on workshop and participants will be expected to complete multiple preparations of porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns. The evolution of different ceramics, has made the area of cementation somewhat confusing with questions being asked… “do I need to cement this or should I bond this?” Different cementation techniques from conventional, self-adhesive to adhesive bonding will be explained and simplified with an outline when each technique is indicated. Participants will practice what is sometimes a stressful procedure, the adhesive cementation of veneers, with useful tips and hints that will make this less nerve-wracking!

Learning outcomes

Know the indications and contra-indications to the all-ceramic restoration usage Perform a clinical examination and treatment plan for porcelain restorations Be familiar with different aesthetic materials Principles of smile design Understand shade selection, optical properties of the different materials, and influence of stump shades on the final aesthetic outcomes The influence of the soft tissue aesthetics and the influence of gingival symmetry and harmony Preparation guidelines for indirect aesthetic materials and different methods of gauging preparation depth Provisional techniques as a preview to the final outcomes Undertake cementation procedures, from try in of the ceramics to treating the fitting surfaces for adhesion Finish and polish the restorations with the careful adjustment for occlusion and final aesthetics Care, maintenance and management of any complications

Further information 

Dr Christopher Ho

Dr Christopher Ho is a Specialist Prosthodontist who received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney. He completed postgraduate studies in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Implants at the University of Sydney, a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics with Distinction from the University of London and Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Sydney. He is Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Special Field Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr Ho lectures extensively on aesthetic and implant dentistry both nationally and internationally. He is a visiting lecturer to the postgraduate programs at the University of Sydney, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at University of Puthisastra, Faculty member of the Global Institute for Dental Education and Visiting Lecturer at Kings College London, United Kingdom. He is Head of School of Postgraduate Dentistry at the Australasian College of Dental Practitioners. He is author of numerous publications, as well as Editor of the Wiley textbook “Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry' and “Practical Procedures in Implant Dentistry'.

Dr Christopher Ho 

All-Ceramic Crowns and Veneers in the Aesthetic Practice

Dr Christopher Ho
Wednesday 29th May 2024 - Thursday 30th May 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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