Tips and Tricks to Making Lifelike Restorations.

Dr. Varsha Rao, Tips and Tricks to Making Lifelike Restorations.
Speaker: Dr. Varsha Rao
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
This CE course discusses how to make daily restorative work predictable using composites. Emphasis is on tips and trick to make life like restorations in anterior teeth as well as newer and convention...more
  • 4.3 (4 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 1/18/2017
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.

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


The material discussed in this CE course is easy to learn and a big part of daily dentistry, This CE course is divided into 3 sections: 1) Inventory for making lifelike restorations. 2) Tips and tricks to make life life restorations on anterior teeth. 3) Newer and conventional methods to make direct restorations in the posterior teeth. In the first section, materials such as caries indicating dyes,bonding agents, etchants etc. are discussed. In the second section, parameters that are important for shade selection such as hue, value, chroma and tips for good shade matching are discussed. In the final section, dealing with post op sensitivity, and unconventional ways of making a Class 1 or Class 2 type restorations are discussed.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Use dental photography to improve quality of work
  • Know inventory required to make lifelike direct restorations
  • Choose the appropriate bonding agent according to the substrate they are bonding
  • Know Various composites available for different clinical situations
  • Use minimal(dual) shades to layer composites for class 4 buildup
  • Learn newer techniques to make posterior restorations
Description of Speaker:
Dr.Varsha Rao has been in clinical practice for more than 16 years and had received extensive training in implant and aesthetic dentistry. She is passionate about restorative dentistry and speaks on the topic of simplifying composites in day to day practice.
She is a fellow of the ISOI(Indian SOCIETY OF ORAL IMPLANTOLOGISTS)and ICOI(the INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ORAL IMPLANTOLOGISTS.).She has a Case report on the Microbrush stamp technique published with Dentaltown,Usa in 2015.Has received a Certificate of merit from NEW YORK UNIVERSITY OF DENTISTRY in IMPLANTS AND ORAL REHABILITATION. She has a Certificate in aesthetic dentistry and is trained in composites(initial) with the Style Italiano philosophy.
She is Key opinion leader for the direct restorative line for 3M, India.

The speaker declares that neither she nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course.

CE Reviews


4.3  (4 Total Reviews)
 3 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Very basic, broad, not much depth
User: furrycreek
Date: 12/16/2023
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Covered a wide range of material at a very shallow depth. Not much that most dentists wouldn't already know.
User: Frabi
Date: 2/23/2020
User: Allysondds
Date: 3/19/2017
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: lbridges
Date: 2/3/2017
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