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August 2nd - 3rd
Oral Design Center Monterey · Monterey, CA
Course VII: Advanced Ceramic for Functional Esthetics, Part 1 covers the first buildup of the six-unit anterior PFM or PFZ case designed in Course VI, with a focus on designing shade progression and value control, pre-margin correction and internal stain technique.
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A ceramist and professional photographer, Mr. Aiba graduated from the Dental Technology Program at the Dental School of Aichi Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, in 1982. He completed the postgraduate...See more ceramics course at the Tokai Dental Technicians School in 1986. He received the "Young Speaker of the Year Award" presented by Dr. John McLean, OBE, of the International Society for Dental Ceramics in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Willi Geller selected Mr. Aiba to be a member of Oral Design. He has lectured, conducted handson courses, and published in more than 30 countries on ceramics, dental photography, and dentistlaboratory communications. He has published and exhibited his photographs around the world. Mr. Aiba currently serves as a member of the editorial board for Quintessence Dental Technology (QDT) and the AACD Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD), and as a technical advisory board member of the MontereyBay Salinas Study Club. He maintains his laboratory, Science Art, Inc., in Monterey, California. He is the founder of the Oral Design Center Monterey, where he offers the DENTSCAPE Continuum, the comprehensive twoyear ceramic handson program, designed for experienced dental technicians.
Course VIII: Advanced Ceramic for Functional Esthetics, Part 2 completes the six-unit anterior case started in...See more Courses VI and VII and focuses on designing cervical contour, designing esthetics without compromising function, contouring, texturing, glazing and polishing.
Course I: Back to the Basic: Learning from Nature covers morphology, ceramic tooth carving and basic porcelain...See more buildup techniques for fabricating single anterior and posterior PFM restorations.
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