Thu Dec 15, 8:00 AM - Fri Dec 16, 5:00 PM
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Ivoclar Academy - Santa Fe Springs

10349 Heritage Park Drive, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Community: Cupertino


Join us for this course at our Santa Fe Springs, CA Training Center!

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For many technicians there are few things more daunting and at the same time more rewarding than the fabrication of a cosmetic smile makeover. In addition to the heightened esthetic demand and high patient expectations, the myriad of material choices available to the Dental Technician today has made this task increasingly more complex. This two day IPS e.max® workshop focuses on the principles and procedures for creating natural esthetics for the smile design case using the press or CAD/CAM system. Special emphasis will be placed on the shade concepts required for blending the esthetics of layered and monolithic restorations using lithium disilicate, zirconia and translucent zirconia. Following well-established principles of smile design, attendees will learn the techniques for creating beautiful tooth contours and proportions as well as detailed anatomy and surface texture. Additionally, this course provides advanced anatomy, staining, cutback and layering concepts for those ready to take their artistry to the next level.

Participants will apply learned techniques and work with the instructor to fabricate an 8-unit smile design case. Both crowns and veneers will be restored using a combination of lithium disilicate and zirconia. Beautiful esthetic restorations will be achieved using esthetic layering techniques and a variety of IPS e.max® Ceram materials

In this course, you will learn more about the following themes:

Indications and material science for lithium disilicate, zirconia and translucent zirconia
Smile design principles for both conventional and digital processing techniques
How to maximize function and esthetics
Shade selection criteria for lithium disilicate and zirconia based restorations
Technique tips and tricks for processing all-ceramic restorations
Cutback design for layering ceramics
Esthetic layering with IPS e.max® ceramic materials
Creating natural contours and surface texture
Advanced staining and glazing techniques with IPS Ivocolor
Preparation for cementation and cement recommendations
Refund Policy: The last day to request a refund is December 1, 2022. Any Eventbrite fees will NOT be refunded.

Instructor: Jeff Smith, CDT

Jeff Smith, CDT has over 41 years' experience as a dental laboratory technician, manager and educator. He received his training in the United States Air Force and earned a degree in Occupational Education from the Community College of the Air Force. Prior to joining Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., Jeff taught Dental Laboratory Technology at the Department of Defense Dental Laboratory School at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, where he served as the Course Director. He is currently Director of Technical and Digital Services Department at Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. His primary responsibilities include Education, Product Support/Troubleshooting, and Research and Development. Jeff has given numerous presentations to laboratory groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Japan.

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