The New Nuts and Bolts of Direct Composite Artistry

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.



This course will provide the dental professional with the steps needed to place beautiful, direct composite resin restorations using the latest generation composite resin adhesive, unique nano-composite direct resin restoratives, together with a variety of matrix systems and finishing techniques.
A review of different composite brands and types will be covered, as well as various preparation designs.


During the hands-on, attendees will get to use specific composite materials, matrix systems and finishing kits. These demonstrations and exercises will include the restoration of all classes of posterior and anterior cavity preparations, matrix systems and new aesthetic anterior matrix forms as well as adjusting the dreaded 'occlusion.'


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dentists involved in providing dental restorations for their patients.



You Will Learn

  • To identify the class type cavity preparations for composite restorations
  • Recognize the type of matrix needed to achieve the goal of a proper contact
  • To understand the steps required to complete the direct composite restoration
  • The properties of aesthetic composite resin
  • To have the ability to restore anterior teeth in a rapid, precise manner


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Tokuyama Dental America Inc. for their generous support of this program.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



Course is limited to 30 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 8

This activity is designated for 8 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $545* (for registrations received by March 13)

Regular Tuition: $595*

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


Ian E. Shuman, DDS, maintains a general dental practice in Pasadena, Maryland and is the Editorial Director of Continuing Education for PennWell Publishing’s Dental Academy of Continuing Education. He served as clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and since 2005, Dentistry Today named Dr. Shuman one of the “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education”.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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