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Pink and White Composites

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9 am to 4 pm

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Exploring the Dark Side of Black Triangles: The Art of Pink and White Composites

When done properly, direct bonding is truly the most creative dental treatment that today’s dentists can render. For clinicians, there can be difficulties that make material selection a stressful experience. Without proper shade selection or preparation, the results can be unpredictable at best and aesthetically unacceptable at worst.

Developing treatment strategies for minimally invasive anterior restorations can be challenging. Materials used for these restorations must be easy to handle, exhibit beautiful aesthetics and have the ability to reproduce missing tooth structure or gingival tissue. Participants will learn how to enhance their skills and gain confidence using pink bioactive composites that utilize minimally invasive concepts. Pink is an important component of smile design and Dr. Milnar will discuss how to create artificial gingiva with pink composite.

You will apply concepts learned in the lecture to the hands-on workshop on Saturday. The workshop module includes restoring multiple gingival recessions with sulcus reproduction and surface characterizations. Dr. Milnar will explore two new treatment modalities for mitigating negative space: injection molding of heated composite into specialized matrices to eliminate black triangles with concomitant restoratively driven papilla regeneration and pink composite therapy for aesthetic root coverage and sulcus reproduction. This workshop teaches injection molding techniques with Bioclear matrices.

This program is designed for clinicians seeking to improve their skills in order to confidently restore composite cases, from simple to complex. Techniques taught in the course will enable you to create life-like, aesthetically pleasing restorations. Polishing and finishing techniques will be reviewed in detail and a step-by-step procedural approach to solving daily anterior challenges will be presented.

You Will Learn

  • Layering techniques required to produce natural aesthetics
  • Various finishing and polishing techniques for creating natural aesthetics
  • The four visual dimensions of restoration aesthetics: color, hue, chroma and translucency
  • How to use a composite system properly, employing different opacities and translucencies
  • A new generation of pink bioactive materials that will allow you to create “pink prosthetics”
  • Understand the mechanics of building teeth from the inside out using a new generation of pink flowable and paste nano-hybrid composites
  • The proper sequence for proper preparation, adhesion, placement, finishing and polishing pink composites
  • The art of “sulcus reproduction” including gingival micro-texture
  • How to choose proper anatomic matrix and enhance the contact areas for injection molding and thermally liquefied composite
  • The five essentials of injection molding to mitigate unfamiliar negative space

Who Should Attend

This informative workshop is designed for dentists interesting in enhancing their aesthetic skills.

Early Bird Tuition: $795 (for registrations received by September 1)
Regular Tuition: $845
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Check-in: 8:30 am on Friday
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 12 units of continuing education credit.

This hands-on workshop is limited to 30 participants; includes lunch and coffee/tea service each day.


Frank J. Milnar, DDS, graduated from University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 1976. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, board examiner for accreditation and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. He maintains a full-time practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, emphasizing minimally invasive dentistry. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and serves on editorial review boards for dental journals. Dr. Milnar is co-founder of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has lectured extensively. He has been selected as “Top Dentist” and voted into the “Top Dentist Hall of Fame” for the last five years by his peers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. He has been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top 100 dentists contributing to dental education. He is a visiting faculty member for the Bioclear Learning Center and received the Mastership award from Bioclear.

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