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Hands-on Composite Workshops

Master the artistry of composite restorations.

Spear Education's new hands-on Composite Workshops focused on both anterior and posterior restorations will help you learn how to create lasting and artistic esthetic results one smile at a time. 

Choose to attend one or both workshops with convenient back-to-back dates available. 

14 CEs available per workshop.

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Exceptional Direct Anterior Restorations Workshop

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Discover the artistry of composite resin in this engaging two-day in-person workshop. Unlock the secrets of translucency, opacity, and opalescence to achieve exceptional outcomes in your direct anterior restorations. After attending, you'll feel empowered to confidently embrace straightforward and intuitive finishing protocols, resulting in polished restorations that authentically mimic natural enamel.

What you'll learn:

  •  Demystify shade selection: a practical everyday tool.
  • Composite resin variations: translucency, opacity, opalescence differences.
  • Effortless incisal edge shade with a rapid concept.
  • Inexpensive mock-ups, precise palatal indices for edge position.
  • Margins invisible: preparation design for durable resin restorations.
  • Opaque dentin shades: when and where to use.
  • Intuitive finishing: produce polished restorations, mimic natural enamel.
  • Layer resin for lifelike incisal halos, crack lines, opacities.

Elevate your composite resin proficiency and revolutionize your approach to direct anterior restorations.

Available Dates:

  • Oct. 8-9, 2024 

Posterior Direct Mastery Workshop

This two-day workshop is tailored for modern dentists eager to excel in direct composite resin restorations. After attending you'll be equipped with the skills and confidence to create stunning Class I and Class II direct composite restorations through a straightforward and reliable approach. 

What you'll learn:  

  • Enhancing predictability in direct posterior composite resins.
  • Minimizing risks of voids, bond failure, and sensitivity.
  • Exploring the application of high-tech tools, including abrasion and sonic tips.
  • Utilizing flowable composite as a liner: understanding when, where, and how.
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of photo-thermal polymerization and heating techniques.
  • Mastering the "C-Factor" through effective build-ups and pulse activation protocols.
  • Conducting preoperative occlusal assessments for minimal adjustments.
  • Navigating matrix systems: choosing the best fit for your practice.
  • Perfecting the stratification technique for creating lifelike resin restorations.
  • Exploring layering techniques, including mono, bi, polychromatic, and tints.
  • Harnessing the advantages of rubber dam and effective isolation tips in various clinical scenarios. 

By the end of this workshop, you'll leave with a comprehensive skill set and a renewed sense of confidence, ready to elevate your proficiency in direct composite resin restorations.  

Available Dates:

  • June 23-24, 2024
  • Oct. 6-7, 2024

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Learn From the Best



Jason Smithson, BDS (Lond), DipRestDentRCS (Eng) 

After spending three years in oral surgery residency in London and a year practicing restorative dentistry in London's Harley Street Medical District, Dr. Smithson relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England.

Dr. Smithson has a specific interest in direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive ceramic restorations and has presented on these topics locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, he has provided 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.