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Lights, Camera, Anterior Composites

October 08, 2022 09:00 am
- 04:00 pm
anterior composites course

Hands-on Course

Today’s contemporary direct composite systems enable clinicians to truly be artists by conservatively and aesthetically creating life-like restorations that emulate the beauty of the natural tooth structure. However, rehabilitating or enhancing a smile with direct composite resins can be a challenge. The task not only requires an understanding of the intricacies of shade selection, but also a mastery of replicating the uniqueness of natural tooth morphology and luster of the restoration. In this hands-on workshop, Drs. Schmedding and Yang will demonstrate the key elements and methods for creating life-like restorations, which are critical for excellence in anterior composite resin restorations, and how to incorporate dental photography to enhance your outcome. You will receive guidance on consistent lighting, exposure, patient positioning, depth of field and all the necessary equipment and materials to create a consistent approach to your photography.

Photography retractors will be provided. We encourage dentists taking the course to bring a camera with a macro lens and ring flash and a memory card. If you do not have, this is a good opportunity to purchase one to bring or we will have a very limited number of cameras available on a first-come, first-served basis.

You Will Learn

  • To understand the necessary camera equipment and accessories needed to incorporate
  • basic dental photography into your practice for anterior composites
  • To incorporate dental photography techniques to help you gather diagnostic information such as shade, texture and shape of anterior teeth
  • To identify composite characteristics that mimic the natural tooth structure
  • To employ layering strategies to increase your predictability in achieving beautiful restorations
  • To perform finishing and polishing techniques to help create the “wow” factor

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for dental professionals looking to enhance their anterior composite skills and basic photography abilities to enhance aesthetic outcomes.

Early Bird Tuition: $545 Dentists; $435 Allied Dental Professionals (for registrations received by September 8)
Regular Tuition: $595 Dentists; $485 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.
Workshop is limited to 30 participants; includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.


Troy Schmedding, DDS, has been a practicing cosmetic and restorative dentist for 25 years. He is a 1993 honors graduate from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He currently maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Schmedding holds accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also works with numerous manufacturers on implementation and testing of various restorative products being brought to market. He lectures and teaches nationally, as well as internationally, on both aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Nathan Yang, DDS, served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences from 2007 to 2018 at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He received his DDS degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Yang teaches clinical dental photography and maintains a private practice in San Francisco.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Kuraray, Meisenger and PDT Instruments for their generous support of this program.

Early Bird Tuition: $545 Dentists; $435 Allied Dental Professionals (for registrations received by September 8); Regular Tuition: $595 Dentists; $485 Allied Dental Professionals
155 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry
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