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Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers | New York, NY

by Dr. Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS

Porcelain veneers within reason allow for the alteration of tooth position, shape, size and color. They require a minimal amount of tooth preparation – in this case reduction (approximately 0.5 mm of surface enamel) – and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than a crown, which requires significant removal of sound tooth structure. Although not the only alternative for all esthetic abnormalities, they are truly a remarkable restoration when they are the treatment of choice.

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Aesthetic Advantage has state of the art educational facilities that can help you take your career to the next level, call us at (212) 794.3552 for more information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

The Hands-on Aesthetic Continuum | New York, NY

Dental Continuum

Here is your chance to observe over-the-shoulder or participate hands-on with a patient. Our 4-day program is spread over two weekends with a focus on comprehensive aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Through our lecture series, participating doctors are able to listen to lectures on step-by-step prep techniques, smile design principles, impression and cementation techniques, patient management, treatment planning, material selection, lab communication for a more predictable result, and more.

On our first clinic day, participants may bring a patient and prep a live case or participate without a patient and observe over the shoulder up to 10 to15 cases being prepped and temporized. One month later, participants will return, and through our lecture series, listen to lectures on cementation, occlusion, advanced cases, and marketing.

The following day, they will seat their cases in clinic. Participants who chose to observe will watch over the shoulder 10 to 15 cases being inserted.

It has been shown that the graduates of our long-running aesthetic/ restorative programs have seen their practices grow and flourish even in these challenging economic times. Let us infuse your practice with a new philosophy and fine-tune your skills to become more confident and passionate about the practice of aesthetic dentistry, setting yourself apart from others in your community!

CE Credits: 30

For tuition information, please contact us at 212.794.3552 (Mention code #495 and save upon enrollment)

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Single Visit Fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate | New York, NY

Everyone wants a great smile. With daily dental hygiene and regular dental visits, you will generally have a good chance of maintaining a bright healthy smile. But what happens when life happens, and it affects your smile? For most of us, it can be a big deal. You may have a tooth or teeth damaged, or even worse knocked completely out. Now it’s time to make a dental appointment to have a look and to make sure no further damage is happening in your mouth. Depending on your case, everything can be rectified within a few procedures. Luckily when a tooth is lost, there are a few options available in order to repair the damage. Your dental professional will come up with a dental plan that will be sure to renew your smile.

Porcelain laminate veneers can be fabricated using different techniques. All require an impression of the prepared tooth & the opposing arch, preparation of casts, and lengthy laboratory time. However, due to technological advances in dentistry, a dental restoration can be placed in just one single visit. The purpose of CAD/CAM technology is to design restorations within the dental office in a timely, more predictable manner. Not only are the results more predictable, the fatigue resistance and tensile strength of CAD/CAM materials have been shown to be quite excellent.

Computer-assisted design and computer-assisted milling (CAD/CAM) technology has been shown to be a sufficient dental treatment in patients’ cases. Click here to read the full article “Single Visit Fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate Veneer with CAD/CAM Technology: a Clinical Report”.

If you are interested in porcelain laminate options, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. Dean Vafiadis

Dean VafiadisAesthetic Advantage is extremely proud to have Dr. Dean Vafiadis, a highly successful aesthetic dentist, as one of the many senior clinical instructors leading our Aesthetic Continuing Education Courses.

Dr. Dean Vafiadis received his dental degree and prosthodontic specialty training at the New York University College of Dentistry, and is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at New York University (NYU). Dr. Vafiadis is a lecturer and senior clinical instructor at the Aesthetic Advantage Course in the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry. He also lectures nationally and abroad for New York University’s Continuing Education department. He’s instructed over 7,000 dentists with over 500 programs over the past 14 years.

One of his many accomplishments includes being the founder of the New York Smile Institute in New York. New York Smile Institute is an educational center, full-service laboratory and learning facility, as well as a private location for a multi-specialty practice for aesthetic and implant dentistry. He’s currently the Program Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE program at NYUCD, and also lectures the Continuing Education program there.

Dr. Dean Vafiadis is a proud member of the:

  • ACP
  • AO
  • AAID
  • AACD
  • ADA

Most of Dr. Dean Vafiadis’ patient base includes celebrities, sport figures, fortune 500 company executives, producers, writers and directors in the film industry, executives in the fashion industry and world-renowned chefs & restaurant owners.

For information on enrollment in the longest running and most respected hands-on seminar of its kind, contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552 today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about our clinical instructors.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston Rhode Island, California, North Carolina, South Carolina and surrounding areas.