Smile Reconstruction Using Porcelain Veneers

Sunday, January 28 at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

This program is currently full to capacity.  If you would like to join the wait list, visit

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.


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: $1,295*                 
Program: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm             
Check-in: 7:30 am Saturday                  
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, has been course director of the several aesthetic programs at the Dugoni School of Dentistry for the past 19 years. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and past assistant professor for the Dugoni School of Dentistry's AEGD program, he has published numerous articles in dental journals and maintains an aesthetic-restorative private practice in Danville, CA.  

Dr. Javaheri is a knowledgeable and approachable instructor. This is the best CE course I have taken!                                            
 -Jacinta Watkins, DDS, Sacramento, CA

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