Modern Ceramic Concepts – Minimally Invasive Solutions For Anterior Teeth


Broken down, discolored and, structurally compromised teeth are conventionally restored with indirect full coverage ceramic crowns with horizontal chamfer or shoulder margins. This approach is well based in the literature and has been successful over time. However, it often requires significant preparation of the remaining tooth structure, which may result in pulp necrosis, root fractures and periodontal problems.

Dr. Smithson’s class aims to illustrate a more contemporary minimally invasive approach with ceramic veneers to retain tooth structure and extend the overall lifespan of the tooth.

2 CE credit hour AGD code 780

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

12:00pm ET

We will host this on Zoom.

$60.00 $21.00

Modern Ceramic Concepts - Minimally Invasive Solutions For Anterior Teeth

This will be an On demand Event, Sunday, May 23rd at 12:00pm ET that will be held on Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

  • When are feldspathic veneers optimal and when might you consider lithium disilicate.
  • Which ingot is best for which situation?
  • A simple rapid and accurate preparation protocol
  • How to place amazing provisionals efficiently to test drive the aesthetics of your case.
  • How to avoid the “black scuzz” beneath your temporaries
  • Cementation and conditioning the ceramic: silane and HF etching

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Jason Smithson

Qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1995; achieving a number of awards including The Constance Klein Memorial, The Stafford Millar, and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholarships, The American Association of Endodontics Prize and the Overall Award for Clinical Dentistry. After spending 3 years in oral surgery residency in London and a further year practicing restorative dentistry in London’s Harley Street Medical District, he relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England. Jason practices at Revitalise Dental Centre, Cornwall, UK where his main focus is microscope enhanced adhesive dentistry. His specific interest is direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all ceramic restorations.

He is a Post-Graduate Clinical Lecturer in both the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Plymouth Foundation Dental Practitioners Schemes. He has given hands on programs in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada and USA on behalf of GC, Ivoclar, Kerr, Hereaus, Optident, Micerium, Carl Zeiss, Global, Velopex and Triodent. He is a UK “Opinion Leader” for Cosmedent, A European“Key Opinion Leader” for Kulzer and is a member of the European Restorative Advisory Board for GC Europe. Jason is Resident Faculty at The Centre for Esthetic Excellence, Chicago, USA. He is an Accredited International Trainer for Carl Zeiss Dental Academy.

Jason has achieved Diplomat Status in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). He is on the Editorial Board of The Russian Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and has published numerous articles on adhesive and aesthetic dentistry in both the UK and abroad. He is joint author of “Vertical Margin Finish Lines In Fixed Prosthodontics” (Elsvier, In print).

Dr. Jason Smithson