Esthetic Continuum 2015

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Esthetic Continuum



September 11 - 12, 2015

Presented by Augusta University Dental College of Georgia and Division of Professional and Community Education at the Augusta University Dental College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.

This program will present a systematic step-by-step approach to resolve esthetic problems with predictable results and improved laboratory support. It will cover critical details of porcelain veneers and all ceramic crown techniques in terms of system selection, cement and  adhesive selection, and bonding sequence. It will also cover the occlusal management of esthetic cases in order to minimize porcelain fractures and complications. The participant will have the opportunity to apply what has been demonstrated via a hands-on exercise in our state-of-the art simulation laboratory. Additional relevant topics will be discussed to assist the practitioner in developing a well-rounded approach to diagnosis and treatment planning of complex esthetic and functional cases.

This program is designed for dentists and specialists.

Following completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize the key esthetic determinants essential to developing a successful esthetic outcome
• Describe the key factors for treatment planning of anterior all-ceramic restorations
• Recognize occlusal warning signs (risk factors) and plan occlusion for best protection of ceramic restorations
• Discuss essential strategies for communication with the dental laboratory
• Select the appropriate ceramic system based on the esthetics and functional needs of the case
• Recognize and implement the proper preparation design for porcelain veneers and all-ceramic crowns
• Select the cementation/bonding materials and protocol for the restoration type (porcelain veneers vs. crowns), ceramic system, and clinical demands
• Recognize precautionary measures essential to maximize the longevity of all-ceramic restorations

“I attended the Esthetics Continuum at Augusta University and was very impressed by the course and instruction we received. The material was well presented and backed by current dental research. The faculty encouraged questions and dialogue with all of the participants which made for a very comfortable and educational environment. Additionally, the course was held at Augusta University with state-of-the art facilities that enhanced the hands-on component of the course. I would enthusiastically recommend this course!”
– Dr. S.S.
Charleston, SC

We gratefully acknowledge support from Ivoclar Vivadent and Brasseler USA.
Friday, September 11, 2015 (Breaks at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
8:00 a.m. Welcome to Course and Introductions to Faculty – Dr. Hammond
8:15 a.m. Esthetics and Occlusion Workshop – Dr. Chiche
Key elements of smile design and occlusion for esthetic success will be discussed.  Treatment planning in small groups with selected cases will be used to emphasize key points and the importance of treatment planning including when an “Interdisciplinary team” approach is needed. Occlusal strategies for optimal protection and maximum predictability will be emphasized for the complex esthetic rehabilitation case.
12:00 noon Lunch (provided)
 12:45 p.m. Dental Photography – Aram Torosian
Use of dental photography in Esthetic dentistry is essential. Techniques for effective  dentist-laboratory communication will be illustrated to increase the predictability for a successful esthetic outcome.
1:45 p.m. Periodontal Considerations for Esthetic Dentistry – Dr. Stern
Diagnostic surgical techniques will be discussed to enable the general practitioner to treatment plan and evaluate outcomes of periodontal esthetic procedures.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Adhesive Bonding Protocol for Porcelain Veneers and All-Ceramic Crowns – Dr. Chiche
A systematic approach to materials selection and the adhesive bonding process will be discussed in detail. Participants will learn criteria for cement selection and bonding protocol based on ceramic system being used and the clinical demands put upon it.
4:50-5:00 p.m. Closing Day remarks, Q & A
Saturday, September 12, 2015 (Breaks at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
8:00 a.m. Hands-on preparation for Porcelain Veneers and All-Ceramic Crowns (Hinman  Simulation Lab) – Dr. Chiche
This all-ceramic preparation workshop will focus on different preparation designs according to the clinical situations (ex. diastema closure, pre-existing restorations, etc.). Ceramic selection and cementation protocols will be reviewed as the preparations are executed on typodont models in a systematic fashion using dedicated kits designed by Dr. Chiche. The preparations will include: Porcelain veneer preparation on a maxillary central incisor, Porcelain veneer preparation on a lateral incisor, Porcelain ¾ veneer preparations on maxillary canine and premolar, All-ceramic crown preparations on a maxillary central incisor and premolar.
12:00 noon Lunch
12:45 - 5:00 p.m. Various Faculty Presentations (60 minutes each)
Additional topics relevant to esthetic success for the more complex cases scenarios will be discussed. These topics are intended to assist the practitioner in developing a wellrounded approach to diagnosis and treatment planning for these more complex and often “Inter-disciplinary” cases.
12:45 p.m. Interdisciplinary Considerations for Esthetic Dentistry – Dr. Kim
1:45 p.m. Orthodontic Considerations in Esthetic Dentistry – Dr. DeLeon
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Implant Esthetic Considerations – Dr. Londono
4:00 p.m. Vertical Dimension – Dr. Hammond
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn – Dr. Hammond


Augusta University FACULTY
Dr. ChicheGerard Chiche, DDS
, Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at Augusta University Dental College of Georgia. He has given numerous programs nationally and internationally and holds memberships in numerous dental organizations. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and is also, respectively with Alain Pinault and Hitoshi Aoshima the author of the textbooks: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations, and Smile Design – A Guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient. He is the recipient of the 2003 LSU Alumni Award, the 2003 Educational Community Achievement Award of the Seattle Study Club for best dental educator of the year and the 2007 Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. In 2009, he became the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

Barry D. Hammond, DMD, Course Director and Director of Dental Continuing Education for the Dental College of Georgia.

Eladio DeLeon, DMD
Jae Seon Kim, DDS
Jimmy Londono, DDS
J. Kobe Stern, DMD, MSc
Aram Torosian, MDC CDT


The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.ADACERP

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.ACDE

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this activity for 15.0 continuing education credits.
01/01/14 – 12/31/17

The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 01/01/14 – 12/31/17.

On Friday, September 11, 2015 the course will be held on the Augusta University Health Sciences Campus (location TBA). On Saturday, September 12, 2015 the location will be in the Dental College of Georgia Simulation Lab room GC-3070.

The registration fee will be $695 before August 11 and $795 after August 11 which includes breaks and lunch. After August 28 there will be no refunds for cancellations.


  • Mail the REGISTRATION FORM>>  with payment to: Division of Professional and Community Education, Augusta University, 919 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912
  • Fax the   REGISTRATION FORM>>  with credit card payment to 706-721-4642.
  • Call the Division of Professional and Community Education at 706-721-3967 or 1- 800-221-6437


The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

Although every effort will be made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize that everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.