Anterior Provisional Restorations Hands-on Workshop

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA


Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Code: F21 Cost: $80/$105 after Sept. 28 Date: Friday

CE Credits: 3 Hour Participation |  Subject: Dental Assisting/Restorative |  Recommended for: Dental Assistants 

This session will present a philosophy of esthetics centered on the concept of natural beauty created from research in art and science. Esthetic success depends on creating a beautiful smile and ensuring optimal function and health. Bringing together the concepts of form and function, we will examine how smile design and anterior guidance come together to ensure patient comfort and predictability. Finally, we will talk about how our provisionals create the blueprint for what works and allow an exact transfer of this information into porcelain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn a step-by-step approach to creating life-like provisional restorations.
  • Develop provisionalization methods to minimize problems and preserve tissue health.
  • Determine fabrication techniques for all types of restorations from veneers to bridges.
  • Understand which burs to utilize for efficiency.

About the Speaker:

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA. She is an active member of the AACD, was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors, and was awarded the AACD Rising Star Award. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was also selected as Dental Products Report’s 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s dental assisting educator of the year. She has written more than 300 articles about clinical applications and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for team evaluations of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants in partnership with Schein Dental called Side by Side. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting. Financial Relationship – none reported.

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