Key points to achieve a natural looking restoration using dental composite
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

Providing patients with excellence in direct esthetic restorations can be quite challenging and time consuming in clinical practice. The purpose of this course is to present direct esthetic restorative options based on a minimally invasive approach. Principles, materials and clinical techniques will be outlined to help the dentist achieve excellent esthetics, function and affordable solutions while preserving natural tooth structures.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand minimally invasive concepts and their influence in esthetic dentistry
  2. Provide an update about Light Curing in dentistry & Dental Composites
  3. Present evidence-based concepts of shade selection & shade reproduction for direct restorative procedures

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Rodrigo R. Maia

Dr. Maia is a clinical associate professor and the discipline coordinator in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He holds a Certificate in Operative Dentistry and in Periodontology from the Brazilian Air Force. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D in Restorative Dentistry from the Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil and completed his postdoctoral training at the UIOWA – Dows Institute of Dental Research. He served as a Co-Director of the Advanced Education Program in Operative Dentistry at the UIOWA from 2015-2020. As a clinician and a scientist his research goal is to blend basic science and cutting-edge technology to expand interdisciplinary collaborations aiming to enhance the knowledge in the area of light interaction in dental tissues/biomaterials and seek for new standards to allow clinicians to achieve restorations with light properties that closely replicate the natural appearance of dental tissues.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.5 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $59

Hosting University

  • University of Florida Continuing Dental Education
  • CE contact name & email: Angela Debono,
  • Speaker name & contact info: Dr. Rodrigo R.

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to