Course Details

The Highly Esthetic Direct Restorative Practice Hands-on Workshop

Mario F. Romero, DDS


Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code: F28 Cost: $300 | $350 after 9/26 Date: Friday, Oct. 25

Subject:  Restorative/Esthetics |  Audience: Dentists  |  CE Credits: 3 hours Participation

Pre-requisite: Dr. Romero’s AM lecture is required to attend this workshop.

Limited to: 15 Attendees

Course Description:

This hands-on workshop aims to update general practitioners about a specific technique called the “four stumps” layering technique that will help clinicians achieve immediate great results on their direct composite veneers and large Class IVs. Participants will be able to differentiate dentin and enamel shades, identify color intensifiers, re-create natural texture, and perform the finishing process to produce the ideal shape and width of teeth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to select the ideal case for a single shade or when to use multiple opacities.
  • Perform enamel bevels base of the esthetic demands of the case.
  • Understand the Mylar pull technique for ideal line angles.
  • Differentiate dentin and enamel shades as well as identify color intensifiers.
  • Understand the “four stumps” layering technique: cervical/gingival, mesial, distal, and facial and how they can help you get to the “ideal” restoration faster.
  • Learn how the finishing process should be performed regarding the line angles for ideal shape and visual width of teeth.
  • Learn how to re-create natural texture.

About the Speaker: Dr. Mario Romero is a 1995 graduate from the University of Guayaquil School of Dentistry in his native country of Ecuador. He completed a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health where he was granted the Handleman Award for Excellence. More recently, Dr. Romero spent nine years at the Dental College of Georgia, where he was the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program Director. While in this role Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the American College of Dentists Outstanding Faculty award for his achievements in scholarly, research and service; the Excellence in Dental Education Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy; and the Teaching Excellence Award from the Dental College of Georgia which is the highest recognition for a faculty within the dental school. He has over 50 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively on topics related to direct and indirect restorative dentistry. Currently he is the owner of Dentistry180, a comprehensive restorative practice in beautiful Sarasota Florida.

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