A Guide to Treating Anterior Discolorations: A Hands-on Experience

Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 9AM to 2:30PM


Once you start looking for it, you would be surprised how many patients have surface and sub-surface enamel discolorations. If you can offer treatment options for these patients that are more conservative than veneers or composite bonding, there are many patients who would love to have these discolorations treated. There are two conservative options for treating these discolorations, microabrasion and resin infiltration. Microabrasion is a technique which removes up to 100 microns of the outer layer of enamel. Resin infiltration is a new technique which removes some of the outer layer of enamel and then infiltrates an unfilled resin into the space. Although these techniques are pretty easy to perform, there are some tips and tricks for successfully diagnosing lesions and treating them optimally.



This course will focus on resin infiltration. We will provide 2 hours of lecture content to explain how to diagnose and treat these lesions. Then we will have a small group hands-on experience to go over the material and practice techniques for isolating the teeth prior to treatment (this can be the hardest part until you become comfortable doing it). And then we will have an over the shoulder treatment experience on a live patient. Finally, we will leave you with a starter kit with all the tools you will need to perform your first case (part of course tuition). Our goal is to have you ready to treat your first case as soon as you finish the course.



Course Objectives:

1. Learn how to diagnose which enamel discolorations can be treated with these microinvasive treatments

2. Become comfortable in isolating the teeth prior to resin infiltration


3. Learn the steps for performing resin infiltration




Dr. Nathaniel Lawson received his DMD from UAB School of Dentistry and his PhD from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UAB. He is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the UAB School of Dentistry and the Program Director for the Biomaterials Residency Program. His research interests include the clinical and laboratory evaluation of dental ceramics and composites.



Dr. Augusto Robles graduated from “Cayetano Heredia” University in Peru in 1992. After having taking several mini-residencies in Esthetics, Occlusion and All-ceramics in Peru, Dr Robles trained at The University of Michigan receiving the Advanced Specialty Education in Restorative Dentistry Certificate and a Master's of Science degree also in Restorative Dentistry. Dr Robles currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences. He is currently the Director of Operative Dentistry. Dr Robles focuses in restorative procedures, adhesive dentistry and digital impressions


Registration open through 6/25/2021 3:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


$500 Per Person

Continuing Education

5 Hours of Hands-On CE

UAB School of Dentistry

1919 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294

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