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Designing Esthetic Restorations for Functional Durability

Brasseler USA

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Designing Esthetic Restorations for Functional Durabili...

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Session and Hands-On Workshop
Includes admission to the morning General Session as well as the afternoon Hands-On Workshop. You do NOT need to purchase a separate General Session ticket. This ticket includes 4 CEUs for the the morning General Session, plus 3 CEUs for the afternoon Hands-On Workshop, for a total of 7 CEUs.
Sold Out Ended $99.00 $0.00
General Session Only
Includes admission to the morning General Session only. This ticket includes 4 CEUs for the morning General Session.
54 Registrations Ended $49.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Online ticket sales have ended. Morning Session tickets will be available at the door. 

Course Overview:

A well-done esthetic dental restoration can make your patients look and feel great. But to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly and that the restoration lasts for years, it is important to be trained in the latest techniques.


This continuing education course, specifically designed for dentists and taught by Robert R. Winter, DDS, will help you:


  • Increase the predictability of the esthetic outcome of your patient treatment
  • Understand the effect of proper material selection in producing a long-term outcome
  • Have a clear concept of the preparation design before you put a bur to the tooth. This will lead to less stress on cementation day, with restorations that have better fit, occlusion, and esthetics
  • Produce more predictable preparations in 25-30% less time
  • Keep your laboratory team happy, as they will have the room they need for esthetics and strength


A morning General Session will cover key principles, and a smaller, optional afternoon session will allow you to practice the techniques in a hands-on environment.


General Session:

The keys to restorative long-term durability are designing the occlusal scheme, appropriate tooth preparation design and reduction, and choosing the appropriate restorative material.  If a failure in the ceramic such as a fracture or chipping occurs, the cause of the failure may be the preparation design and lack of occlusal or circumferential reduction, resulting in inadequate material thickness.   In addition, the lack of reduction can negatively impact the anatomical form, occlusal morphology, and overall esthetic outcome. 

A systematic process will be presented which allows the dentist and technician to choose the appropriate material for cases including those simple or complex, and design the preparation to ensure long-term success.

General Session: 4 CE Units, Seating Limited to 250

Hands-On Workshop:

This workshop will allow the participant to:

  • Appropriately prepare bi-layered teeth (simulating enamel and dentin) based on a systematic approach to ensure the proper restoration thickness to achieve the desired functional and esthetic outcome.
  • Practice preparation designs including 3 types of veneers, veneer-lay, and crown restorations.
  • Implement a ceramic adjusting and polishing protocol to assure a smooth and highly polished surface on all types of ceramic including IPS e.max and zirconia.

Hands-On workshop: 3 CE Units (for 7 total, including the General Session), Seating Limited to 25

The Instructor: Robert R. Winter, DDS

Dr. Winter graduated in 1981 from Marquette University School of Dentistry, and in 1983 completed his Prosthodontic Specialty Residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the VA Medical Center. For the past 30 years he has maintained a private practice limited to Prosthodontics, and taught clinical and technical courses. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Winter is currently on staff at Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a partner in the Winter Laboratory located in Laguna Beach, California. Dr. Winter is a member of the graduate prosthodontics faculty at the University of Washington and the University of Southern California, and is on faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona.

Having taught more than 500 didactic, clinical, and technical courses in over 40 countries, Dr. Winter is recognized around the world as a premier clinician and master ceramist. This unique blending of disciplines and talent continues to keep him in high demand as an educator and speaker. Dr. Winter sits on the advisory boards for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry. He is involved in research and product development pertaining to new dental materials, and was a co-developer of d.SIGN® dental ceramic. In 1991, he was the second recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award for Excellence in Restorative Education, and in 2005, Dr. Winter was named Marquette University School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni of the Year.


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - General Session

  • Outcome-based Preparation Design Concepts
  • The Clinician-Technician Interdependence

10:00 AM - Break

10:15 AM - General Session (cont'd.)

  • Anterior and Posterior Preparation Design
  • Restorative Material Selection: Esthetics vs. Strength
  • Ceramic Adjusting and Polishing: Instrumentation and Techniques

12 Noon - Lunch, provided for all attendees

1:00 PM - Hands-On Workshop (Demonstration and Participation)

  • 3 Anterior Veneer Preparations
    • Minimal, Conventional, and Extensive Reduction

2:30 PM - Break

2:45 PM - Hands-On Workshop (cont'd.)

  • Partial-coverage Posterior Preparation Design
  • Full-coverage Preparation Design
  • Adjusting and Polishing Ceramic Restorations
    • IPS Empress, IPS e.max, Zirconia
4:00 PM - Conclusion

CE Provider:


Approved PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board
of dentistry or AGD endorsement
1/1/2013 to 12/31/2015
Provider ID# 304396

Have questions about Designing Esthetic Restorations for Functional Durability? Contact Brasseler USA

When & Where

Drury Lane Theatre & Convention
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Friday, March 14, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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