Hot Topics in Aesthetics, Dental Ceramics and Adhesives. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting!

Townie Meeting 2014 Lecture Series
This course is part of Townie Meeting 2014 Lecture Series
Series View Cost: $225
Course Count: 16
Series Credit Cost: +$225
Total Credits: 32
Dr. Edward McLaren, Hot Topics in Aesthetics, Dental Ceramics and Adhesives. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting!
Speaker: Dr. Edward McLaren
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
The presentation will cover current all ceramic systems from selection criteria to their application in veneer, inlay, onlay, crown and implant application. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014!
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 10/6/2014
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 612.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The fee to view the entire series is $225. There is an additional fee of $225 to take all exams and claim CE credits for this series.


This presentation covers current all ceramic systems from selection criteria to their application in veneer, inlay, onlay, crown and implant application. Current issues on how to simplify digital smile design to communicate with the patient and new materials for aesthetic prototypes (mock-ups) is introduced. A simple three-step system (the shade trilogy) is detailed that greatly minimizes remakes because of shade mismatches. New and past adhesives are compared and issues and research with new adhesives are featured. Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2014!

Description of Speaker:
Dr. McLaren is a prosthodontist, professor and director of post-graduate aesthetic dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a full time didactic and clinical program for graduate dentists. He is also the founder and director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. The residency program is a full-time master ceramist program for dental technicians featuring extensive experience with the newest aesthetic restorative systems. Dr. McLaren maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry in which he does all of his own ceramics. Dr. McLaren is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored over 80 articles. He is performing ongoing clinical research on various restorative systems. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and aesthetics across the nation and internationally. He recently published a book, on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places.”

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Treatment planning all-ceramics for anterior cases: which system for which case
  • When to use feldspathic, vs. glass ceramics, vs. zirconia
  • Simple Photoshop Smile Design that can be done in two to three minutes to show the patient
  • New materials and techniques for aesthetic prototypes (EP for short) - formally called “mock-ups”
  • The “Shade Trilogy” photography, computers and Photoshop for shade analysis
  • When to inlay, when to onlay, and when to crown and material selection
  • New glass ceramics and hybrid materials
  • Current State of the art for zirconia in dentistry
  • Past and current adhesives for immediate dental sealing and final cementation of indirect restorations

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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