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1. Nuts & Bolts of Direct Anterior Aesthetic Restoration 2. Centric Illusion: A breath-by-breath guide to engineering dental emotion

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



In the full day lecture Clarence will cover two topics.

  1.  The Nuts & Bolts of Direct Anterior Aesthetic Restorations

Direct anterior restorations play a key part in any modern restorative practice.  Learn the ‘why’, ‘when’ and ‘how to’ behind predictability from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint when using direct resin to reconstruct anterior teeth.  Topics ranging from incisor hypomineralization, masking a dark tooth to tried and true modalities for building invisible Class IV and composite veneer restorations will be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To learn predictable protocols to rebuild the primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy of anterior teeth via a direct approach.
  •  Be able to review where and when to use what composite material, based on optical qualities ranging from opalescence and fluorescence through to opacity.
  • Gain confidence in treating anterior teeth via both a digitally-driven approach and also a freehand approach for practicality.
  • Learn how to use specific bonding protocols for specific situations.
  • Review the finishing and polishing protocol with luster.


  1. CentricIllusion: A Breath-by-Breath Guide to Engineering Dental Emotion

This presentation focuses on how to establish an outline form as the first step in rebuilding multi’€surface, complex posterior dental anatomy, highlighting various techniques to demonstrate lobe morphology, placement and integration with adjacent anatomy to achieve a naturomimetic result, when and how much to stain for depth and character. Treatment sequencing and familiarisation with the materials and modern techniques used for Transitional Bonding in complex reconstruction cases will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn how to establish outline form as the first step in rebuilding multi-surface, complex dental anatomy.
  • Learn various techniques demonstrating lobe morphology, placement and integration with adjacent anatomy to achieve a naturomimetic result.
  •  Become familiar with occlusal staining manner described to reinforce the techniques described.


May 11
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Dr Clarence Tam
About Presenter
Dr Tam is originally from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto. Clarence's practice is mostly limited to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Clarence lectures internationally as well as publishing in local and international dental press. She reviews developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry and is an Opinion Leader for many multinational dental companies. Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is currently one of only two dentists in Australasia to hold Board-Certified Accredited Member Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Australasia.
Dr Jenny Ball


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