An Additive Approach to Restorative Care: Decoding Healthy Esthetics

  • Sun, Apr 23, 2023 | 9:00 AM - Sun, Apr 23, 2023 | 4:00 PM

Register for An Additive Approach to Restorative Care: Decoding Healthy Esthetics

April 23, 2023
Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm 
$159 for Members                                         
$299 Non-Members
$79 Retired Members
$99 Auxiliaries & Dental Students

Dr. Abdi Sameni 
Abdi Sameni, DDS, FACD  

Course Summary

Gone are the days where significant removal of healthy tooth structure was the prerequisite to esthetic restorative procedures and options. This full day lecture course will present multiple options to help the modern practitioner protect, preserve and restore their patient’s teeth while being conservative and profitable. Treatment options from early preventive product applications to complex comprehensive interdisciplinary adhesive reconstructions will be discussed and shared using meticulously documented clinical cases


-Understand the esthetic and biological benefits of re-mineralization.

-Know the advantages of at-home bleaching.

-Offer options to manage most issues associated with bleaching sensitivity.

-Perform safe and effective non-vital tooth whitening.

-Understand the different bonding systems that exist in the market, their advantages, disadvantages and indications for use.

-Understand the value of resin infiltration to reverse white spots and prevent the advancement of inter-proximal caries.

-Perform predictable fragment reattachment.

-Properly select cases that are ideal for direct composite veneering versus indirect porcelain veneers.

-Fabricate silicone matrices to aid and simplify composite application. • Perform simple layering for beautiful optical effects that rival natural teeth.

-Texturize and polish composite resin to mimic the natural tooth.

Perform composite repair and refurbishment.

-Develop a fee structure to make direct restorations as profitable as indirect procedures.  

Dr. Abdi Sameni, Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, is the president and developer of the International Restorative Dentistry Symposium of Los Angeles. He is a former faculty for the “esthetic selective” and the former director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers & former chairman of the “USC International Restorative Dentistry Symposium.” Dr. Sameni lectures nationally and internationally. He is a member of The American College of Dentists, OKU National Dental Honor Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Sameni maintains a practice limited to restorative dentistry in West Los Angeles, California.

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