Porcelain Veneers from A to Z
April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6 CE Credits
Porcelain veneers offer our patients immediate enhancement of their smile. Improvements to the colour, shape and alignment of teeth can be readily achieved with porcelain veneers. To achieve ideal results, the clinician must appropriately select cases and implement specific clinical protocols. Failure to properly treatment plan and execute tooth preparation, impression, temporization, and cementation can result in catastrophic outcomes.
The focus of this hands-on program is to provide the general practitioner with key insights in achieving predictable esthetic outcomes with porcelain veneers. In the first part of the session, we will review prosthodontic treatment planning as well as indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers. A systematic approach to tooth preparation, impression, temporization, and cementation will follow. Clinical examples of porcelain veneers will be presented. The hands-on component will recap the didactic session, giving course participants the opportunity to prepare, impress and temporize the maxillary anteriors on a typodont.
- To review the indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers.
- To review appropriate treatment planning for porcelain veneers.
- To review the clinical protocol for veneer fabrication including tooth preparation, temporization, impression, and veneer cementation.
- Hands-on opportunity to fabricate a silicone matrix, prepare, impress, and temporize a maxillary typodont for porcelain veneers.
Dr. Effrat Habsha
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Dr. Habsha received her Bachelor of Science degree and earned her DDS degree from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, she completed a one year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON. Dr. Habsha received her Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner in Prosthodontics for the RCDC. Dr. Habsha is also a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy and Academy of Dentistry International. She is a member of The Association of Prosthodontist of Canada, The Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario, The Ontario Dental Association, the American Prosthodontic Society, the Canadian Dental Association and the American Prosthodontic Society.
Dr. Habsha’s work in Prosthodontics extends beyond her private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Toronto. Dr. Habsha has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T. Dr. Habsha is a Staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she teaches the dental residents. She is a Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and is the On-staff Prosthodontist at MedCan clinic in Toronto. Dr. Habsha has been awarded the Harold Keith Box Prize and received the A.A.P. Senior Student Award. She has published numerous articles on topics including tooth wear, dental implants, porcelain veneers, partial denture attachments, and other prosthodontic related topics. Dr. Habsha lectures and provides continuing education programs regionally and nationally on various topics related to Prosthodontics.