New course in Pankey Masters Experience Series announced

May 29, 2008
"Composite Artistry: Mastering Anterior Restorations" with Dr. Newton Fahl Jr. will be presented May 18-21, 2009, at The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Fla.

The Pankey Institute has announced a new course in its Pankey Masters Experience Series.

Dr. Newton Fahl Jr. will present a four-day course on Composite Artistry: Mastering Anterior Restorations. The course will be taught May 18-21, 2009, at The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Fla.

This course has no prerequisites and fulfills 32 AGD lecture and participation hours. The course will be limited to 24 participants. Tuition is $6,500 inclusive of lodging in The Pankey Lodge.

Although conservative composite restorations can frequently be performed on same-day appointments, ultimate esthetic and functional results often require effective diagnosis, treatment planning, and execution of restorations. A thorough comprehension of nature's role modeling is essential to achieve a combination of longevity and beauty.

A step-by-step procedural approach to solving day-to-day anterior direct restorative challenges will be presented. Dr. Fahl's in-depth lecture will provide new insight in direct composite resin restorations and discuss elaborate techniques and improved materials that provide long-lasting, life-like results. He will share how to bring composite restorations to an art form by emulating proper form, color and function in a systematic and pleasurable way.

Dr. Fahl will cover the necessary armamentarium, from instruments to restorative materials, for the predictable and stress-free realization of composite restorations. He will teach how to treat a complex anterior case with Composite Artistry through a hands-on experience that comprises the realization of seamless IV restorations, direct veneers, diastema closure, peg lateral build-ups, and rotated teeth.

Participants will learn:

* conservative treatment alternatives to anterior ceramic restorations,
* the polychromatic layering technique to artistically mimic the natural dentition,
* about several aesthetic composite restorative systems and their multi-faceted utilization in direct composite procedures,
* interdisciplinary approaches and form-function treatment planning for enhancing anterior aesthetics with composite resins, and
* finishing and polishing techniques for achieving proper anatomy, function and an enamel-like appearance.

In addition, the course will present the rationale for enhancing operative effectiveness and practice income through direct composite procedures.
Dr. Newton Fahl Jr. received his DDS degree from Londrina State University, Brazil, in 1987.

In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. After returning to Brazil, he settled in Curitiba, where he maintains a private practice emphasizing esthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Fahl is a member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and founding member and past- president of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is a MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow.

Dr. Fahl has published several enlightening articles on direct and indirect bonding techniques. He is on editorial board of REALITY, Contemporary Esthetics, and of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry-PPA&D, and has been editor of the New Product Review section of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Journal. He is a consultant for several manufacturers in the development and refinement of new materials and techniques.

Since 1990, Dr. Fahl has dedicated himself to teaching esthetic restorative dentistry at a post-graduate level and has accumulated much experience in the art and science of teaching from extensively lecturing internationally.

Dr. Fahl has helped numerous colleagues from all over the globe envision a broader clinical perspective through teaching practical, attainable techniques in adhesive and cosmetic dentistry. He is director of the Fahl Art & Science in Aesthetic Dentistry Institute in Curitiba, Brazil where he conducts hands-on and courses on direct and indirect adhesive restorations.

Among his many areas of interest, Dr. Fahl takes the greatest pleasure in direct adhesive aesthetic Dentistry. He feels this is an area frequently underestimated in its applications due to lack of familiarity with more elaborate techniques and improved materials, whose proper implementation should elicit long-lasting and life-like aesthetic results. Composite Artistry accounts for a significant percentage of Dr. Fahl's practice income, and he is eager to share his passion and knowledge about this subject with those who attend his courses.

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