Treating Common Esthetic Challenges with Composite Resins

dental student working with SIM

Course Description

This will be a course designed for the general practitioner that would like to update their concepts and refine their skills in esthetic dentistry. This course will entail esthetic principles, esthetic resolutions with composite resins, and how to use layering and tint modifiers in order to obtain biomimetic anterior restorations. In addition, it will teach the clinician on how to lute indirect restorations with heated composites, simplifying the luting procedure. By being a full time faculty in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences and Program Director of the Graduate Program in Operative Dentistry, she is constantly in contact with the most up to date materials and techniques. This course will be comprise of theory and laboratory hands-on portions.

Course Objectives

  • Learn about the different shades in a composite system and how to use them in an anterior restoration
  • Perform composite resin restorations with predictability
  • Perform ‘invisible’ restorations
  • Learn how layer composites
  • Learn how to use the tint modifiers
  • Learn how to lute indirect restorations with heated composite resin


Dr. Patricia Pereira received her DDS degree from the University of the Planalto Central, Brasilia, Brazil, a and PhD degree in Operative Dentistry from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan. She also spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the same department at TMDU. Dr. Pereira has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and is currently a clinical associate professor and graduate program director at the University of Florida.

Dr. Pereira is actively involved in dental materials research, in the area of adhesive and esthetic dentistry, involving direct and indirect adhesive procedures. She also maintains an intramural faculty practice.

Dr. Pereira is a member of various professional national and international organizations, and serves on editorial boards of international journals. She has also published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented many scientific papers and continuing education courses, both nationally and internationally.

Continuing Education Units

  • 7 contact hours. Lecture


  • UF CDE – Gainesville, FL


  • Dentist Fee: $399 (Early Bird) / $449 (Regular Fee)
  • Auxiliary Fee: $199 (Early Bird) / $249 (Regular Fee)
  • Breakfast and Networking lunch are included.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Team Discount available Team Discount Available
Dates Location Course # AGD
March 2, 2019 Gainesville, FL 190156 250

***NOTE: New cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019


Continuing Dental Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to Tokuyama Dental America for unrestricted educational grants, which helped to make this course possible.