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Smile Design

HARMONIZING AN ESTHETIC SMILE REQUIRES A PERFECT INTEGRATION OF FACIAL 
COMPOSITION AND DENTAL COMPOSITION......

The road map to all the clinical procedures to be done and the basis for treatment planning is the smile design. Modern smile design techniques and materials give dentists tools that do not exist in any other forms of plastic surgery. This course will introduce you to the keys to achieving a predictable smile on the first attempt for patient

Smile Design

How to know what to order? This course comes as a booklet with the course and test all in one so you are only paying to take the test.  If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the booklet/test then choose our PDF email option! Would you rather receive a hard copy in the mail? Then choose the book/test option. Email courses will take their test online while those that choose the hard copy can either mail their test back in the envelop we provide for grading OR take your test right online for immediate grading.

Smile Design

Smile Design
(book and test) Hardcopy course delivered by UPS or US mail Traditional Hardcopy

3 Hours     $30.00

Smile Design
(PDF and test) PDF course delivered by email Online Only

3 Hours     $30.00

Last Reviewed: November 1, 2016 
Expiration: November 1, 2019

Smile Design

About the Authors

Dr. George Freedman is a founder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry. His most recent textbook, "Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry" is published by Elsevier and he is Visiting Professor, Universita di Firenze, Florence Italy. Dr Freedman was recently awarded the Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry presented by NYU College of Dentistry. He is a past director of CE programs in Esthetic Dentistry at the Universities of California at San Francisco, Florida, SUNY Buffalo, UMKC, Minnesota, Baylor College and Case Western Reserve, Tufts, Eastman Dental Center (Rochester and London), Catholic University in Seoul, South Korea and was the founding Associate Director of the Esthetic Dentistry Education Center at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Freedman is the author or co-author of 12 textbooks, more than 700 dental articles, and numerous webinars, CDs, videos and audios and is a Team Member of REALITY. He has been listed as one of the leaders in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today every year since 1997. Dr Freedman is the Materials Editor for Dentistry Today, Editor in Chief for Dental Tribune International, and is on the Editorial Board of Oral Health and Dental Asia. A Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, he lectures internationally on dental esthetics, adhesion, desensitization, composites, impression materials and porcelain veneers and has been a featured / keynote speaker at many major national and international dental conferences. Dr. Freedman maintains a private practice limited to Esthetic Dentistry in Toronto, Canada.

Smile Design

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. The key to achieving a predictable smile design on the first attempt.
  2. Artistic elements of smile design.
  3. Recommended steps for the consultation and planning stages of smile design.
  4. Procedures aimed at minimal tooth preparation and tissue disruption.
  5. Esthetic try-in (ETI) characteristics and information gathering procedures.

Smile Design

Table of Contents

Smile Design ............................................................. 99
Relevance ................................................................... 99
History ....................................................................... 100
Function and Esthetics ............................................... 101
Clinical Considerations .............................................. 102
The Diagnostic Wax Up ............................................ 102
Making the Provisional Restoration .......................... 103
Thinking Outside the Box .......................................... 105
Artistic Elements ....................................................... 106
Treatment Planning .................................................... 107
Treatment Considerations .......................................... 108
Evidence-Based Principles ........................................ 108
Clinical Conservation Concepts ................................ 109
Maintenance of the Temporary Restoration .............. 109
The Esthetic Try-In ................................................. 110
Relating Function and Esthetics ................................ 111
Clinical Considerations .............................................. 116
Material Options ........................................................ 117
Innovative Elements .................................................. 119
Artistic Elements ....................................................... 119
Treatment Planning .................................................... 120
Treatment Considerations .......................................... 120
Clinical Conservation Concepts ................................ 124
Controversies ............................................................. 130
Near Future Developments ........................................ 130

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