Selfie Ready? A New Generation for Cosmetic Dentistry: Elective Procedures Post-COVID-19
Virtual Classroom
05 Nov 2020, 14:00 - 18:00 Online Event Area of interest: Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry


Immediately post COVID-19, we will undoubtedly see a drop in people seeking elective cosmetic treatment except for our younger patients. Appearance and self-esteem have long been intertwined. So, as our social media and selfie culture continues to grow, it’s no surprise that more and more young people and adolescents are seeking out cosmetic dentistry, actually in record numbers, as a way to enhance their appearances. While parents may postpone their own elective procedures, they will seek treatment for their children. We need to respond with conservative ways to satisfy our younger patient’s desires for ideal smiles. This course will look at cosmetic dental issues that are of particular concern to our teenage and young adult patients:  tooth color and staining issues, post orthodontic refinement of smiles, spacing and crowding, misshapen teeth, and soft tissue considerations. Conservative options and step by step treatment will be discussed for direct composite bonding, direct composite veneers, and minimal prep indirect veneers. Boost their confidence and boost your bottom line.

Learning Objectives

  • will help the dentist gain an awareness of conservative treatment options for teenager and young adult patients who desire enhancement to their smiles. 
  • will show how utilizing global smile design principles can enhance treatment options and offer better outcomes
  • the dentist and team will learn how to dialogue with these patients and their parents.
  • gives step by step directions for completing conservative cosmetic treatments: direct bonding, direct composite veneers, minimal prep indirect veneers
  • drive post-covid rapid recovery with elective procedures

Download the brochure here: 05.11.2020_Dr Susan McMahon_Brochure.pdf


14:00 – 16:00 1. Enamel enhancements: Visible White Lesion (VWL) removal, Brown staining removal, Whitening and Whitening Combination treatments
2. Direct composite bonding.Finishing techniques for beautiful surface texture and anatomy. Diastema Closure. Additive finessing of the smile. Easy Direct Composite Veneers.  
3. Gingival sculpting for framing the smile.  
4. Applied Smile Design. Combining individual tooth, gingival and global smile treatments
16:00 – 18:00 Indirect restorations: Minimal preparation veneers. Ceramic Choices. Multiple case studies. Step by step from diagnosing to planning to prepping to lab communication to provisionalization to insertion for minimal prep veneer case. Building on Part 1 Applied Smile Design combine gingival sculpting, whitening, direct restorations, and veneers. Trauma restoration.