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Achieving excellent aesthetic and functional results when restoring anterior teeth. Beginning with a lecture covering the relevant physical properties required of composites to be used for restoring anterior teeth, this one-day course explores the concepts of colour as they relate to tooth shade selection. As there are presently so many options on the market, the importance of opacity/translucency as distinct from colour alone will be explained to assist participants in selecting composite systems for use in their practices. Finally, the multi-layered approach to restoring anterior teeth using varying opacity of composites will be demonstrated together with simplified techniques for build-up, finishing and polishing. The practical exercises in this course will allow participants to restore typodont teeth utilising a multi-shaded, aesthetic composite system and the layering techniques presented in the lecture. After the course, attendees should have a greater understanding of the newer composite technologies available to achieve excellent aesthetic and functional results when restoring anterior teeth.

Learning outcomes

Current composite resin technologies and systems designed for aesthetic, single and multi-layered build-up techniques Shade selection - understanding colour and teeth A simplified approach to multi-layered anterior composite restorations Finishing and polishing techniques for microfill, microhybrid, and nanocomposites Can composite resins restore adequate function and aesthetics? Indications for choosing between composite and ceramics Are composite restorations cost-effective for the patient and the dentist? Clinical examples to illustrate techniques for easier practice

Further information 

Dr Michael Mandikos

Dr. Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with First Class Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year Residency Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines. Michael has been a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a Reviewer for three dental Journals and is a product evaluator for several dental companies. Michael has presented continuing education programs at dental meetings throughout Australia and Southeast Asia, and also in Greece, Antarctica and the USA. He maintains a Private Practice limited to Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s Inner West, and also teaches at the Australian Dental Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

Simplifying Aesthetic Anterior Composite Resins

Dr Michael Mandikos
Friday 25th Oct 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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