Porcelain Veneer and Minimal Layering of Zirconia Crown (2 Day Course)
This is a unique 2-day ceramic layering Course including Lectures, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Lab Sessions. Creating Minimalistic Feldspathic Layered veneers, Layering and Color development in minimal space on Cubic Zirconia, and building a “TISSUE TOOTH” with a root.
Lunch and snacks provided. ONLY 5 SEATS AVAILABLE.
This is a unique 2-DAY ceramic course FOR CERAMISTS (OR dentists that do ceramics). Each participant will have the opportunity to learn and apply a porcelain layering technique developed by Dr McLaren called the “Skeleton Build up Technique”. Participants will learn the porcelain techniques for, (1) 2 minimal prep veneers, micro-layer 2 CUZR crowns. Dr. McLaren will also Demo, and the participants will do his version of the “THE TISSUE” tooth, which is a complete tooth built up on a tissue. It is a great exercise in total tooth form and color. Also covered in great detail will be concepts of layering based on color development by a system called “The Contrast Zone System” to create lifelike ceramics. THE COURSE RUNS FROM 9AM TO 7PM both days TO GET IN ALL THE VALUABLE INFORMATION.
- Participants will fabricate two minimal prep veneers on 2 centrals
- Participants will fabricate 2 minimal layer crowns on CUZR
- Participants will fabricate a “TISSUE TOOTH”
- Layering techniques to maximize esthetics when minimal veneer thickness is available
- Individual characterization
- How to layer and achieve the correct color and ideal translucency
- Individual tooth form
- Finishing techniques, definitive shaping, staining, glazing, and final polishing.
Dr. Ed McLaren is a Prosthodontist and master ceramist, he has written over 90 articles and published one book on his techniques and research related topics. He was the founder and first director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry that provides a full-time residency in esthetic dentistry and also mini-residencies for practicing dentists. He was the founder and first director of the UCLA Master Dental ceramist program, which provides full-time and mini-residency programs for lab technicians. He is the founder and formally the director of similar programs at UAB school of dentistry. He now runs his own private institute called “ARTORAL AMERICA”. Model, master dies and refractory dies will be provided. Each participant will need to bring their own personal ceramic instruments, brushes, and favorite burs. A LIST OF SUGGESTED INSTRUMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED. MASTER CERAMIST 2-day Feldspathic Veneer and Crown
9:00-9:15 Demo: Sealing Dies with thin layer of porcelain wash
9:15-9:30 Hands-on: Sealing Dies with thin layer of porcelain wash
9:30-11:00 LECTURE: Skeleton build-up and Contrast Zone Color system for layering and developing correct color and translucency for Veneers and Crowns
11:15-12:15 DEMO: Skeleton Dentin FIRST BAKE Veneers (Noritake and Vita)
12:15-1:15 Hands-on: Skeleton Dentin FIRST BAKE CUZR crown
2:15-3:15 DEMO: Skeleton Dentin FIRST BAKE CUZR Crown
3:15-4:15 Hands-on: Skeleton Dentin FIRST BAKE CUZR Crown
4:30-5:00 Demo Dentin Correction, incisal frame, poor dentists mamilons, Veneers and CUZR Crown
5:00-5:45 Hands-on Dentin Correction, incisal frame, poor dentists mamilons, Veneers and CUZR Crown
5:45-6:15 Demo first bake “THE TISSUE TOOTH”
6:15-7:00 Hands-on First bake “THE TISSUE TOOTH”
9:00-10:00 DEMO: rich dentists mamilon’s and Skin build up Veneers and Crowns
10:00-11:00 HANDS-ON: mamilon’s and Skin build up Veneers and Crowns
11:15-12:00 Demo second bake “THE TISSUE TOOTH”
12:00-1:00 Hands-on second bake “THE TISSUE TOOTH”
2:00-2:30 DEMO: skin correction bake build up and bake
2:30-3:00 Hands-on: skin correction bake build up and bake
3:00-3:45 LECTURE: The Final Touch: contour, surface texture, micro-anatomy, applying colorants, glaze and polish
4:00-4:45 DEMO: contour, surface texture, and micro-anatomy applying colorants, micro porcelain additions,
4:45-5:45 hands-on: contour, surface texture, and micro-anatomy applying colorants, micro porcelain additions, glaze and polish
5:45-6:00 DEMO: final polish all restorations
6:00-6:30 Hands-on: final polish all restorations
6:30-7:00 Q and A, Final Photos, Certificates
Art Oral America’s lab is located in Park City, Utah at: 7294 Pinebrook Rd, Park City, UT 84098, USA
The closest hotel for accommodation is the AC Marriott which is only 1 mile away.
More info about reaching the location will be provided before the course.