Simplicity with Anterior & Posterior Direct Restorations
Hands-on Courses
02 Jul 2020, 14:00 – 18:00 Online Live Demonstration Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry


The quality of direct restorations has improved hugely over the last 15 years. However many of the techniques routinely taught at postgraduate level can be hard to incorporate into a daily workflow, due to time and money constraints. Ian will present rapid, simple, reproducible techniques that can be used in all types of practice settings to improve the quality, longevity, and aesthetics of your day to day work. He will cover the entire workflow from choosing the right composite, understanding shade, shape, translucency, and surface texture correctly, how to prepare the tooth, dentine bonding concepts, simplified instrumentation, the use of putty matrices, sectional matrix use, and finally finishing and polishing techniques in detail. Dr Ian will show cases from his Central London Private Practice, and share his experience from over 25 years as a dentist. The course will introduce the practical solutions to everyday problems and show how applying the theory can lead to clinical success. Ian is Course Director of DENTER, Dental Education Resources,, whose motto is “Excellence through Simplicity”.

Learning objectives

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to: 

  1. Have a thorough practical approach to Shade, Translucency, Shape & Surface texture in dentistry.
  2. Techniques for Creating 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Anatomy 
  3. Understand when to use a sectional matrix system 
  4. Select the correct composite system for their patients 
  5. Understand the classification of Dentine Bonding Agents 
  6. Understand the concept of the Deep Margin Elevation technique


14:00 – 15:00
  • Understanding Colour, Translucency, Shape, Surface texture Composite layering systems
  • Modern Flowables vs Paste Composites
  • Simplicity vs Complexity
15:00 – 16:00
  • Class V & the use of flowable composites
  • The Class IV
  • Creation of the Putty Matrix
  • Advanced Layering: Use of Colour tints
  • Simplified Layering: Effects systems
  • Finishing & Polishing in detail
16:00 – 17:00
  • Use of Sectional Matrices 
  • Bulk-fil vs Paste Composite 
  • How to Choose a Dentine Bonding System 
  • How to create correct anatomy quickly 
  • Tips & tricks for difficult cases
17:00 – 17:45
  • The “Stamp” technique 
  • Use of Sectional matrices 
  • Use of Bulk-fill composite 
  • Simplified instrumentation to produce correct anatomy 
  • Deep Margin Elevation technique 
17:45 – 18:00 Discussion & End of the Programme