Lights, Camera, Anterior Composites: A Hands-on Workshop

Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   



Today's contemporary direct composite systems enable clinicians to truly be artists by conservatively and aesthetically creating restorations that are so life-like they 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 live, 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.


You Will Learn

  • Photography skills to enhance your clinical outcome
  • Composite characteristics to help you mimic natural tooth structure
  • Layering strategies to increase your predictability in achieving beautiful restorations
  • Finishing and polishing techniques to help create the 'wow' factor


Who Should Attend

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

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.



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This course is limited to 30 participants.


As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course material, and other timely information. Registration will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $445 Dentists; $345 Allied Dental Professionals (for registrations received by September 9, 2021)


Regular Tuition: $495 Dentists; $395 Allied Dental Professionals


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


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.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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