Mastering the Direct Resin Restoration and The Esthetic Ceramic Restoration

Friday, August 6, 2021


Mastering the Direct Resin Restoration (AM Session)


This session will explore how to produce the optimal composite resin restoration in both anterior and posterior teeth. Particular focus will be placed on proper preparation design, adhesive principles, placement techniques and polishing protocols, all designed to produce long-lasting and beautiful techniques. With anterior restorations particular emphasis will be placed on creating perfectly blended restorations that harmoniously achieve esthetic results. For posterior restorations we will focus on conservative techniques and proper bonding protocols that produce predictable results.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe self-etching principles and how they are applied to composite resins
  • Explain how to reproduce natural tooth characteristics using composite resins
  • Explain how to improve the appearance and longevity of composite resins
  • Recognize what is required of materials to be utilized for bulk-fill and know how to place them correctly 
  • Identify proper placement techniques that maximize clinical outcomes and esthetics
  • Discuss how to control postop sensitivity.



The Esthetic Ceramic Restoration (PM Session)


This session will focus on ceramic restorations including with emphasis on veneers and ceramic crowns. Preparation techniques will be explored in depth. Additionally, particular focus will be placed on case design, provisional restoration fabrication and proper delivery and bonding techniques. By the end of this session, practitioners should be well versed in ceramic restorations.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Increase your knowledge of proper preparation design and placement techniques
  • Learn how to efficiently make provisional restorations
  • Apply appropriate bonding protocols for veneers and crowns.


Participants will need to bring the following for the hands-on sessions:
    -  Protective eye wear


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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.

Tuition | Course Fee

$385 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
$295 - Dentist or Dental Hygienist | UTHealth-Houston New Alumni | Limited Space

Course fee is due at time of registration.

We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About Our Speaker


Marc Geissberger, DDS, MA, CPT received his dental degree from the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry in 1991. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and served as Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry for 15 years. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Geissberger has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, fixed prosthodontics and treatment planning. During his 25+ years in academia he has also maintained a private practice geared towards restorative dentistry in Greenbrae, California.

For their continued support and participation in our sponsored programs UTHealth School of Dentistry gratefully acknowledges


Credit Hours

780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry - Participation: Hours - 6


In-person Schedule


Registration | 7:30 AM (CST)

Introduction | 7:50 AM (CST)

Presentation | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

All campus visitors are required to complete a health questionnaire, temperature check and follow facial mask and social distance guidelines. Complete the health questionnaire on your phone, upon entering the School of Dentistry. Shortlink:

UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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UTHealth School of Dentistry

PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028

Fax: 713-486-4037