Clinical Masters™ Program Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Milan: Sept. 13-16, 2018, Geneva: TBA, Athens: Nov. 8-11, 2018
lectures + hands-on + online learning

Three on location sessions with hands on practice plus online learning under the Masters’ supervision.

Learn from the very best:

Michalis Diomataris

Michalis Diomataris received his DDS in 2009 from the University of Athens Dental School, Greece. In 2017 he received his…

Domenico Massironi

Dr. Domenico Massironi graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pavia and specialized in Dentistry at…

Ed McLaren

Dr. Ed McLaren is a prosthodontist and ceramist, he has written over 80 articles and one book on his techniques…

Panos Bazos

Dr. Bazos received his DDS from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 2000. He served as an…

Stavros Pelekanos

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos received his D.D.S. in 1991 from the University of Athens, Greece. In 1993, he obtained his doctoral…

Didier Dietschi

Received his degree in Dentistry in 1984, a Doctoral thesis in 1989, a PhD degree in 2003 and Privat-Docent degree…

Milan Session

Milan: Sept. 13-16, 2018

Domenico Massironi

Stavros Pelekanos


Our approach in Prosthesis:

  • Work flow Predictability
  • Magnification Instruments: concepts and effects on the operator and what we need to know about it.
  • Microscope in Prosthesis
  • Minimally invasive preparation concepts on dental and periodontal structures
  • Finish line designs. Investigation and analysis of the different ad/disadvantages
  • Modified Chamfer finish line: Massironi’s approach and philosophy for esthetics and functional reasons, and with different restoration materials
  • Technologies related to Modified chamfer: rotating oscillating and rounded chisel instruments
  • Phase one approach
  • Phase two approach: Deflection, Repositioning and Finishing
    • The use of cords in relation to the different Periodontium biotypes
    • Timing-Technique
  • Impression
    • Individual custom Tray for natural teeth and Implants
    • Different Impression Materials Characteristics and approach
  • Restoration Materials and Cementation and new approach in prostheses
    • Frame work Try-in, from the Model Master to oral cavity.
  • Esthetics Concepts and Communication to the patients our digital smile design approach
  • Veneers and Additional Veneers
    • Indications and different implementations of mini-invasive techniques
    • Design, Preparation, Provisional, and Cementation phases
    • Materials and Timings of the work flow for Laminate Veneers (PLV) and Additional Veneers

Hands-on practice

  • Setting position with Microscope or Loupe in different working step and sextants
  • Preparation phase for complete crown in anterior and posterior area
  • Use of oscillating instruments in repositioning phase
  • Use of the rounded chisel
  • Preparation phase for laminate veneers (window and incisal edge reduction)
  • Different design preparation: butt join-mini-chamfer-
  • Different preparation for different indications and aim
  • Individual custom try construction for complete crown & laminate veneers
  • Impression phase and analysis

Full mouth rehabilitation – what has changed? Treatment steps and sequencing.

Basic prosthodontic procedures haven’t changed through the years regarding the occlusal registration techniques (centric relation, maximum intercuspation) and defining the vertical dimension of occlusion. What has changed is the introduction of new materials (Zirconia, Lithium disilicate) and latest technology (CAD CAM) in conjunction with simplified methods that enable the clinician to perform the treatment workflow in the everyday practice.

All the treatment steps starting from analyzing a prosthodontic case to the smile design and final reconstruction will be presented in this course.

At the end of the course all the participants will know:

  • To select and analyze a case regarding the smile design, diagnostic wax up and transferring the information to the patients mouth
  • To be able to choose and perform correctly occlusal registration techniques (maximum intercuspation, centric relation)
  • To be acquainted with semi-adjustable articulators and Facebow registration
  • To understand the properties of the latest ceramic materials and technology and incorporate the minimal invasive procedures in the every day clinical dentistry. To fabricate in an easy way stabilization occlusal appliances
  • 9:00-10:30 Starting with a prosthodontic patient (case analysis)
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-13:00 Treatment positions and registration techniques
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-15:30 Techniques for centric relation and facebow registration (demo and hands on)
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00-17:30 Fabrication of a stabilization appliance. A simplified method. (demo and hands on)

Single implants in the aesthetic zone – surgical and prosthetic approach to achieve optimum aesthetics

  • Treatment concepts with implants in the esthetic zone – How can we achieve a natural looking implant crown? (Part 1)
  • Treatment concepts with implants in the esthetic zone – How can we achieve a natural looking implant crown? (Part 2)
  • Hands on – Implant placement using surgical stent in the esthetic zone and soft tissue management (Part 1)
  • Hands on – Implant placement using surgical stent in the esthetic zone and soft tissue management (Part 2)

Athens Session

Athens: Nov. 8-11, 2018

Michalis Diomataris

Ed McLaren

Panos Bazos

Stavros Pelekanos

Minimally invasive procedures on ceramic veneers
– Mock up, preparation techniques, provisionalization and cementation procedures

Ceramic veneers often present a challenging treatment modality in the area of esthetics. The treatment planning, preparation design and accurate execution of the cementation procedure are of utmost importance to ensure a predictable and successful outcome. During the theoretical part, a wide range of clinical cases will be presented in order to thoroughly analyze the treatment planning steps, types of rotary and oscillated instruments used for preparation, impression techniques, and the bonding procedures.

In the ensuing practical component, participants will analyze a case presented in special models with front teeth in malposition. The objectives of the hands on course are:

  • To fabricate 3 different silicon indexes on the duplicated wax up model, which will guide the clinical procedure
  • To be able to transfer accurately the wax up to the model- “patient” (mock up)
  • To differentiate, select and execute the proper preparation design according to the given tooth position and desired outcome (diastema closure, tooth overlapping, color and shape changing)
  • To become acquainted with different types of provisional restorations and cementation procedures
  • Finally, the application of different isolation techniques with rubber dam will be demonstrated by the instructors and then executed by the participants.

Demystifying Dental Photography

Course Description:

What does it take in order to create world-class emotionally inspiring, compelling digital images that when used with the latest technology create “digital stories” enabling you to connect and appeal to audiences in a more visceral, visual, emotional…and real way?

This course comprises of exciting groundbreaking lecture material followed by hands on participation that aims to demystify the “studio magic” behind the visual elements of a successful presentation, whether it is a challenging keynote speech at a dental symposium, or a daily treatment plan presentation to your patient.

Predictable Results Standardized

An accurate electronic image is a powerful and versatile resource, whether it’s being used to build a medical record, form the basis for a diagnosis, provide a legal backup or simply to help clarify communication with the laboratory.

The Lecture will focus on Advanced Photographic Techniques (specular, diffuse, fluorescent, transillumination and polarized illumination) that aid in shade estimation and communication between the dental team members.

Learn how to be focus specific on your images and maximize the visual data with consistency and proficiency via controlled light management.

Additionally proper composition is something that anyone can learn – you don’t have to have any special artistic talent, just apply the basic rules and if you already have a good eye for an image, we’ll show you how you can become even more creative.

Hands-on detailed content:

  • Studio, Intra-Oral and Object photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Image Normalization & Numerical Analysis
  • Keynote presentation software

Digital storytelling is more than a technique. In fact, it’s become a passionate form of expression among both dental artists and practitioners.

Etched Ceramic Restorations Course (Part I)

  • LECTURE 1: Material Selection Guidelines and The Bonded Functional esthetic prototype (BFEP’s): Technique
  • DEMO: STEP-BY-STEP fabrication of (1) Coe-putty tray relief matrix on cast provided, (2) Clear Triad Tray (3) Clear VPS matrix of cast of wax up, (4) BFEP’s on Typodont using composite with clear matrix a BFEP’s (bonded mock-up)
  • HANDS-ON: Participants fabricate (1) Coe-putty tray relief matrix on cast provided, (2) Clear Triad Tray (3) Clear VPS matrix of cast of wax up, (4) BFEP’s on Typodont using composite with clear matrix
  • LECTURE 2: ECR anterior preparations: standard preparations, preparations for Diasthema closure, preparations based on final shading requirements, mini- veneer preparations, and no-preparation clinical indications.
  • DEMO: Esthetic Ceramic Restoration preparations for teeth #5-#11 (standard veneer #5, veneer with lingual offset # 6, pegged lateral #7, veneer incorporating mesial fracture #8, standard veneer prep #9, mini veneer prep #9, standard veneer prep #10, standard veneer prep #11)
  • HANDS-ON: Esthetic Ceramic Restoration preparations for teeth #5-#11

Etched Ceramic Restorations Course (Part II)

  • LECTURE 3: Posterior ECR preparations (inlay, onlay, Vonlay), Conventional and Chairside CADCAM fabrication technology
  • DEMO: Preparation of an Inlay #2, onlay #3, and Vonlay #4, Demo Block out and margin elevation
  • HANDS- ON: Participants complete Inlay #2, Onlay, and Vonlay #4 preparation on Typodont, blockout and margin elevation #3
  • LECTURE 4: Bonding (resin cementation) ECR’S- ADHESION AND CEMENTS
  • DEMO: Step-by-Step Demonstration of cementing an Anterior and Posterior ECR restoration on a Typodont
  • HANDS-ON: Participants cement 1 anterior ECR on a specially prepared Typodont following the technique demonstrated.

Geneva Session

Geneva: TBA

Didier Dietschi

bio-ESTHETICS & FUNCTION in synergy

Direct restorations (with update on simplified filling techniques)


  • General indications for adhesive tooth-colored posterior restorations
  • Bio-mechanical & functional tooth status: understanding material boundaries
  • Simplified fillings protocols (do we need bulk-filling systems?)
  • Lining & bases: material choice & application
  • Evidenced based, gold-standard in direct class I & II techniques


  • Direct class I & II: horizontal & 3-site techniques
  • Direct class I & II: oblique layering
  • Lining & base techniques
  • Advanced bio-anatomy sculpting technique

bio-ESTHETICS & FUNCTION in synergy

Semi-and Indirect techniques


  • Rationale & indications for semi-& in-direct techniques
  • Material choice: composite & ceramics, when and why!
  • Semi & In-direct techniques: clinical protocols “ a to z ”


  • Semi-and in-direct technique: cavity preparation
  • Liner & bases: the COD & CMR techniques
  • Intra-oral technique: keys to optimal in/onlayquality
  • Advanced cementation technique

bio-ESTHETICS & FUNCTION in synergy

Polychromatic restorations


  • Bio-esthetics: a global treatment rational
  • Indications for direct bonding in the smile frame
  • Estheticanalysis: Dento-gingival components
  • DSD technique applied to direct bonding techniques
  • Mock-up, wax-up & indexes The Natural Layering Concept (NLC)


  • Advanced rubber-dam placement
  • Matrix selection
  • Class III (centripetal approach)
  • Class V: the “bi-laminar” flow technique
  • Class IV (part I)

bio-ESTHETICS & FUNCTION in synergy

Advanced techniques in free-hand bonding


  • Preparation and margin design for optimal esthetic transition
  • Shade selection
  • Normo-chromatic & poly-chromatic restorations
  • Matrices: options & selection, the “pull through” technique
  • Advanced finishing & polishing protocols


  • Class IV bucco-lingual
  • Normo-chromatic free-hand technique (veneering & form corrections)
  • Advanced finishing & polishing
100 CE Credits

Milan: Sept. 13-16, 2018, Geneva: TBA, Athens: Nov. 8-11, 2018
lectures + hands-on + online learning

Tel: +32 486 920 435 (WhatsApp) / Email:

Course fee:
€3,000 per session
€9,000 for the full program

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