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Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr. presents Composite Artistry

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Composite Artistry.Dr. Fahl  Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr.: Mastering Composite Artistry

Course Description

This course focuses on introducing a philosophy of how to conservatively, effectively and artistically perform esthetic direct anterior composite restorations based on principles of emulating proper form, color and function. Aspects related to the diagnosis, treatment planning and execution of such restorations are thoroughly addressed. A step-by-step procedural approach to solving day-to-day anterior direct restorative challenges, which include shade selection, color mapping, color mock-up, tooth preparation, composite resin selection and artistic implementation, is presented.

In his presentation, Dr. Fahl didactically brings composite restorations to an art form, from invisible IV restorations, direct veneers and diastema closure to the non-orthodontic correction of misaligned teeth. An in-depth discussion of the predictable application of smile design concepts to the esthetic and functional rehabilitation of the anterior dentition with direct composite restorations is included. Interdisciplinary approaches involving orthodontics and minor periodontal esthetic surgery to enhance anterior direct restorative procedures are introduced. Aspects of clinical relevance, such as how to create seamless transitions from tooth substance to the synthetic composite restoratives by correct finishing and polishing techniques, are thoroughly reviewed. The necessary armamentarium, from instruments to restorative materials, for the predictable and stress-free realization of such restorations are introduced as clinical cases are meticulously discussed. The lecture concludes with a live demonstration of a Class IV restoration on a typodont.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss treatment alternatives to anterior ceramic restorations to elicit superbly esthetic and long-lasting results
  • Teach the polychromatic layering technique to mimic the natural dentition
  • Introduce and discuss ideal physical and color properties of esthetic composite restorative systems to allow the clinician to be able to select a composite that meets his/her needs
  • Utilize esthetic principles of composite resin shade matching and placement techniques to improve esthetics and placement time with composite resin restorations
  • Discuss finishing and polishing techniques for achieving proper anatomy, function and an enamel-like appearance
  • Introduce and discuss the criteria for selecting suitable composite restoratives and their multi-faceted utilization in direct procedure
  • Present interdisciplinary approaches and form-function treatment planning for enhancing anterior esthetics with composite resins
  • Present the rationale for enhancing operative effectiveness and practice income through direct composite procedures



Phillips Performing Arts Center



Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

315 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

Continuing Education Units

6.5 contact hours. Lecture.


Continuing Dental Education at UFCD expresses appreciation to Delta Dental Insurance Company, Practicon and Tokuyama Dental America for unrestricted educational grants that helped make this course possible.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts the University of Florida and NOVA Southeastern University.

Team Discount available Team Discount Available
  •   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  •   Networking Lunch included
Participant Delta Dental Member Preferred Fee Regular Fee               Early Bird Fee
                               (Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $175 $349                          $299
Auxiliaries $99 $199                          $149
Dates Location Course # AGD #
March 29, 2014 (Saturday)

Gainesville 140458 610