Objectives

1. Discuss treatment alternatives to anterior ceramic restorations that can elicit superbly esthetic and long-lasting results.

2. Teach the polychromatic layering technique to mimic the natural dentition.

3. Introduce and discuss ideal physical and color properties of aesthetic composite restorative systems to allow the clinician to be able to select a composite that meets his/her needs.

4. Utilize esthetic principles of composite resin shade matching and placement techniques to improve esthetics and placement time with composite resin restorations.

5. Discuss finishing and polishing techniques for achieving proper anatomy, function and an enamel-like appearance.

6. Introduce and discuss the criteria for selecting suitable composite restoratives and their multi-faceted utilization in direct procedures.

7. Present interdisciplinary approaches and form-function treatment planning for enhancing anterior aesthetics with composite resins.

8. Present the rationale for enhancing operative effectiveness and practice income through direct composite procedures.

Bio

Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. received his DDS degree from Londrina State University,Brazil, in 1987. In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), and founding member and past-president of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (BSAD). He is a MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow.
Dr. Fahl is the recipient of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) 2008 President´s Award for Best Teacher and the 2011American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award. Dr. Fahl has published extensively on direct and indirect bonding techniques. He is on editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Fahl lives in Curitiba, Brazil, where he maintains a private practice emphasizing esthetic dentistry. He is director of the Fahl Center in Curitiba, Brazil where he conducts hands-on courses on direct and indirect adhesive restorations.

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