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Minimally Invasive Tooth Preparation Techniques A to Z

Instructor: Galip Gürel, DMD, MsC (Turkey)


Course Overview:

This 3-day, hands-on course focuses on the aesthetic value of crafting a smile that is uniquely perfect for each patient, and honing the skill to do this using focused treatment planning and team work. You will gain understanding in treating complex cases through the evaluation of aesthetics, occlusion and phonetics, in addition to practicing effective communication and providing all-inclusive treatment planning. A beautiful smile seems to reflect a certain living style. And facial beauty enhancements is one of the primary goals patients are seeking from elective dental care. The lower one-third of the face has a major impact on the perception of facial aesthetics, and the role of a beautiful smile design not only changes the smile, but also the overall facial appearance. Creating the precession in terms of the preparation, fit and the aesthetic final outcome needs serious treatment planning which is different for each case. Designing a new smile consists of many steps which are very important and if followed correctly, produces predictable success. These days, the success of dental aesthetic outcome depends on interdisciplinary team work. Every member of the team, including the specialists, lab technicians and the patient, should be aware of the treatment planning process as well as the aesthetic outcome even before commencing a case. The success of this "A to Z treatment planning process" is dependent on excellent communication between dentist, patient and the laboratory and will be the essence of the overall course to participants.


Learning Objectives - Lecture:
  • Minimally Invasive tooth preparation technique A to Z
  • Treating complex cases 1
  • Aesthetic dentistry in digital era; Connection & Communication
  • Smile Design vs. DSD

Learning Objectives - Hands-On:
  • Tooth Preparation by Dr. Gurel
  • Designing the smile
  • Interactive Treatment Planning; APT technique for the posterior region, handling Tetracycline cases
  • Preparing translucent silicon impression through the wax up model
  • Modifying the translucent silicon impression for the provisionals
  • Aesthetic Pre-recontouring - APR
  • Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries - APT

Course Hours:

7:00am - 5:00pm Daily


Adjunct Course Welcome Reception:

Thursday Evening
5:00pm-6:30pm
Following the first night of the course, attendees are invited to join a “Welcome Reception” where they can better acquaint themselves with other classmates and course instructors.


CE Credits:

This course provides 27 continuing education credit hours and includes lecture and hands-on participation.