Smile Reconstruction Using Porcelain Veneers

The aesthetic standards for veneers have been raised. Restoring anterior teeth without advanced techniques is no longer acceptable. However, dentists are challenged to stay current with a multitude of improved procedures and materials. In this two-day, hands-on course, you will learn how to show your patients exactly what their new smile will look like through advanced case presentation techniques and to deliver beautiful restorations. These skills will give you an increased feeling of confidence and pride with your veneer cases. 

You Will Learn

Lectures and Demonstrations

Aesthetic Photography 

Review the necessary photographs for a complete aesthetic exam. Digital and conventional camera systems will be evaluated and compared. Techniques for taking photographs will be demonstrated.  

Smile Design 

The art and science of re-envisioning, reinventing and re-creating smiles from the ordinary to the extraordinary will be reviewed. Learn the principles and concepts of Golden Proportions, incisal edge position, buccal corridor and other aspects that allow for a realistic approach to smile design.

Preparation Design 

Standard preparation guidelines usually do not apply to veneer cases. Often teeth need to be lengthened or rotation corrected, and preparation designs need to be modified accordingly.

Veneer preparation schemes for different types of cases will be reviewed.

Laboratory Communications  

In order to achieve success, the dentist must be able to envision the goals of final results and be able to communicate this to the laboratory technician and patient. The necessary photos, diagnostic models, stick bite, face bow and porcelain material selection will be evaluated.

Temporary Fabrication 

Temporaries should serve as a preview of the final results, so that aesthetics, occlusion and patient feedback   can be evaluated prior to cementation. 

Cementation of Veneers 

The final placement of veneers is a technique-sensitive procedure. The protocol for adhesion, cementation and clean-up will be reviewed. In this session, all the principles from the past will come together for achieving long-term aesthetic results.

Hands-on Workshops 

Photo Analysis 

Apply smile design principles to actual patient cases. Schematics and ideal tooth position will be drawn onto photos. 


Maxillary premolar to premolar veneer preparation on a model with non-aligned teeth representing a realistic patient. 

Temporary Fabrication 

Each participant will fabricate a set of temporary veneers on a typodont. 

Veneer Cementation 

Step-by-step final cementation of four veneers on a typodont.

Who Should Attend

This is an intermediate-level, porcelain veneer course designed for participants who have limited experience/success with large veneer cases. 

Early Bird Tuition: $1,195 (for registrations received by January 2) 
Regular Tuition: 
Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 7:30 am Saturday
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF               
Credits: This activity is designated for 16 units of continuing education credit.

This course is limited to 14 participants and includes continental breakfast and lunch each day. Participants need to bring a crown/veneer prep bur kit from any manufacturer. All other supplies and materials will be provided by the Dugoni School of Dentistry.


Dino S. Javaheri, DMD, is a well-known expert in the field of aesthetic dentistry.  A sought-after speaker, he has been recognized as a leader in continuing education for the past 20 years. He is the course director for several aesthetic and implant programs at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Dr. Javaheri has written numerous articles for leading dental journals.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

More dates through January 28, 2018

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.