Preparation for Modern Porcelain Veneers: How to Make Minimal Invasive thin Veneers, Partial and the Modified Non-prep Veneers
Hands-on course
08 Nov 2019 Dubai | UAE | InterContinental Hotel | DFC Area of interest: General Dentistry

Course Outline

The course will start with a lecture that will cover the biological backround necessary to make appropriate tooth preparations for all-ceramic restorations, specifically porcelain veneers. Different ceramics will be classified, in order to asses the properties of different materials and their indications. Advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. Classic preparations will be shown and compared with modern options. Afterwards several clinical cases fully documented in high resolution will be presented showing a wide array of preparation techniques and cementation materials and protocols. A comparison between the needs for CAD-CAM and non CAD-CAM restorations will be given.

The hands-on section will start at the end of the morning session. First, preparation guides will be made and several tips for the orientation during preparation will be given.

In the afternoon session, the biological preparation for a labial veneers with different finishing lines will be made. Then the proximal contact will be broken and a ¾ veneer performed. At the end of the session, an all/ceramic restoration will be cemented as a demonstration. Different cementation materials and techniques will be presented.


Course Objectives 

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

  1. Understand the biological principles of tooth preparations 
  2. Indicate the right type of preparation depending from the patient needs 
  3. Understand the advantages of certain materials for each indication 
  4. Prepare for inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers, based on the limitations and advantages of CAD-CAM and non CAD-CAM technology. 
  5. Understand the geometry necessary for improvements of fit and duration of all-ceramic CAD-CAM and non CAD-CAM restorations.

Important Note 

The course is designed and planned for CAD-CAM users as well as non CAD-CAM users 


09:00 - 10:30
  • Biological background.
  • Properties of enamel and dentin
  • Burs, turbines, micromotors, oscillating instruments, reciprocating instruments
  • Preparation techniques
  • Biomechanics
  • Pulp protection
  • Preparation rules for thin veneers, labial veneers, ¾, full and partial veneers
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:30
  • Basic science of ceramic materials.
  • Classification
  • Advantages and limitations of milled materials and CAD-CAM machines
  • Clinical cases discussion, preparation rules for the different type of materials and indications
  • Cementation techniques (short overview)
  • Preparation guides will be done and tips and tricks for orientation during preparation will be given
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
  • Preparation of a labial veneer. Feather edge, butt joint, palatal chamfer.
  • ¾ veneers, full veneers
16:00 - 16:15
Coffee Break (Whoever needs to rest can take the break, otherwise we will continue doing the preparations in the room)
16:15 - 17:30
  • Modern modifications: inlays and veneers
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