These workshops run continuously throughout the day:
Breaking Free from the Assembly Line Removable Denture (approved for 1 Scientific credit per session): Dennis Purinton, CDT, shows how to manipulate variations of denture tooth setups with non-symmetrical arrangements, and develop a knack for waxing natural anatomy and cervical tissue contours to enhance your workmanship.
Color Blending with Full Contour Zirconia (approved for 1 Scientific credit per session): Digital software makes designing full contour zirconia restorations efficient and yields anatomically correct contour and precise anatomy. However, without understanding how to manipulate and control translucency and color, even posterior shade mismatches can undermine your quality. Vanik Jinoian, MDT, shows how to use coloring liquids to pre-shade zirconia and how to manipulate shade using powder stains and body sprays.
Fine Tuning Your Casework with Character: Your fixed casework is complete, you’re wrapping up to deliver the case to your client and during the process you see that the shade just doesn’t look right. What can you do to check the shade and correct the color if necessary? Bobby Williams provides methods on how to introduce a quick QC process into your everyday routine. Dynamic layering for esthetics is also demonstrated.
Shade Taking and Taking It to the Next Level: A client contacts you to take a custom shade for a difficult case. Your pulse rate increases and you become anxious to ensure a proper presentation in front of your client as well as the patient. You go over your checklist on what you know: bring the proper lighting needed for natural light, which shade guide should be considered, skin tone influences, and all the other environmental conditions that shade affect assessment. Are you missing anything?
Solving Shade Issues from the Inside Out: John Park helps develop your skills in manipulating intrinsic colors to match even the most difficult case. Learn about and use Interno porcelain powders that will help even the ordinary build-up technique stand out.
The Work Around for Difficult Fixed Cases (approved for 1 Scientific credit per session): PFMs and all ceramics often have the same issues: shallow margins and lack of lack of clearance, facial space and information to create a restoration. In this hands-on demonstration, Bill Mrazek, CDT, gives you tips and tricks on how to manipulate layered porcelains from the framework tinting/opaque stage through the characterization of the final glaze.