Esthetics in Function: Integrating the Occlusion into the Smile Design

Course Description:

An approach that integrates the best scientific evidence available, clinical skills, technician expertise, team communication, and patient preferences is required in order to achieve high-quality results for every treatment. Excellence will become more predictable and consistent with the establishment of a methodical approach that integrates functional and biological parameters into the esthetic project.

Based on the scientific-based/ clinically relevant binomial, it will be discussed how to integrate traditional analog prosthodontic principles with state-of-the-art digital tools, from the treatment planning until the final equilibration. Critical aspects of occlusion will be pragmatically reviewed in order to provide parameters for the decision-making process and streamline the treatment sequence. Also, it will be discussed the key elements of strategically invasive tooth preparations and soft tissue management in order to surpass the patient’s esthetic expectations, and provide effective function and long-term stability.

Learning Objectives:

Introduce a systematic approach to confidently and consistently treatment plan cases with different degrees of complexity, optimizing the esthetic, functional, structural, and biological outcomes.

Provide a scientific foundation to clinical decision-making and quality control,

Introduce and review state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for best results.

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Marcelo Calamita

Dr. Marcelo Calamita graduated in 1988 from the University of São Paulo and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in prosthodontics. He worked as a clinical instructor in the Department of Prosthodontics of the same university for 17 years. He was an associate professor of prosthodontics at the University Braz Cubas and the University of Guarulhos in São Paulo. Marcelo is the former president of the Brazilian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and is currently president of the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Dentistry. He was editor-in-chief of the Dental Press ‘Brazilian Journal of Esthetics and currently serves on the editorial board of the Brazilian editions of the ‘International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry’ and The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. In addition, Marcelo has lectured nationally and internationally, writing numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters on treatment planning, implants, and esthetic dentistry. He also maintains a private practice in São Paulo, focusing on comprehensive restorative, esthetic and prosthetic implant dentistry.

Registration Information


Check-in 7:30AM


Dentist: $129.00
Dental Team: $99.00
Course proceeds will support the Masters in Operative and Esthetic Dentistry


Contact Hours: 8 CEU Lecture & Participation