Dr Michael Mandikos Workshop

Aesthetic Anterior Composites

Friday 7th Feb 2020 8:30am - 5:00pm

6.0 CPD Hours

Next Hotel Brisbane

72 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000


Achieving excellent aesthetic and functional results when restoring anterior teeth


Beginning with a lecture covering the relevant physical properties required of composites to be used for restoring anterior teeth, this one-day program explores the concepts of colour as they relate to tooth shade selection. As there are presently so many options on the market, the importance of opacity/translucency as distinct from colour alone will be explained to assist participants in selecting composite systems for use in their own practices.

Finally, the multi-layered approach to restoring anterior teeth using varying opacitie of composites will be demonstrated together with simplified techniques for build-up, finishing and polishing. The practical exercises in this program will give participants the opportunity to restore typodont teeth utilising a multi-shaded, aesthetic composite system and the layering techniques presented in the lecture. At the completion of the program, attendees should have a greater understanding of the newer composite technologies available to achieve excellent aesthetic and functional results when restoring anterior teeth.

Workshop Objectives


  • Current composite resin technologies and systems designed for aesthetic, single and multi-layered build-up techniques

  • Shade selection - understanding colour and teeth 

  • A simplified approach to multi-layered anterior composite restorations 

  • Finishing and polishing techniques for microfill, microhybrid, and nanocomposites 

  • Can composite resins restore adequate function and aesthetics? 

  • Indications for choosing between composite and ceramics

  • Are composite restorations cost-effective for the patient and the dentist? 

  • Clinical examples to illustrate techniques for easier practice


Proudly sponsored by Kerr

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