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Simplifying Aesthetic Anterior Composite Resins – FULLY BOOKED

October 25 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Achieving Excellent Aesthetic and Functional Results

Beginning with a lecture covering the relevant physical properties required of composites to be used for restoring anterior teeth, this one-day course 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 opacities of composites will be demonstrated, together with simplified techniques for build-up, finishing and polishing. The practical exercises in this course will give participants the opportunity to restore typodont teeth utilising a multi-shaded, aesthetic composite system and the layering techniques presented in the lecture.

Course Topics:

  • 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.

At the completion of the course, attendees should have a greater understanding of the newer composite technologies available to achieve excellent aesthetic and functional results when restoring anterior teeth.

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October 25
8:45 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Dr Michael Mandikos
About Presenter
Dr Michael Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines. Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a reviewer for several Journals including the Australian Dental Journal and Quintessence International and is a product evaluator for several dental companies. Michael has presented continuing education programs at dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA and maintains a private practice limited to implant and restorative dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s inner west.


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Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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