Dr. Gerard Kugel Veneers/Esthetics Boston, MA

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  • Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Compendium and Inside Dentistry
  • Private group practice, Trinity Dental Boston

Thursday Courses
Th220 - The Future of Dentistry: It's Digital and 3D Printing!
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Do you understand 3D printing? Considering going completely digital? Are you making your own surgical guides or orthodontic appliances? This course will introduce what you need to know about 3-D printing. We’ll cover the basics to advanced-level methods of using intraoral and optical scanning techniques. 3D printing techniques and methods for fabricating surgical guides will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on relatively inexpensive desktop grade 3D printers and fabricating dental models for pennies! In addition, the future of 3D printing and digital dentistry will be discussed. Topics covered will include the pros and cons of digital dentistry, which materials work best in which circumstances for restorations, models, guards and stents.

Friday Courses
Fr265 - Direct Adhesive Restorative and Bioactive Dentistry
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

 A plethora of bonding agents and composites are available on the market. This program reviews new materials and techniques in an effort to improve treatment outcomes while highlighting bioactive/biomimetic materials. We will review techniques and tools to enhance the long-term maintenance of your patients’ dentition and help prevent the need for future restoration. Questions are arising as to the longevity and appropriateness of our current resin material systems and the new generation of bonding agents. Researchers have begun to develop advanced acid-base restorative alternatives to help with the limitations we see with our restorative and luting needs. We will discuss these new materials and how they can help us produce more long-lasting bioactive and protective restorations as well as improve our bonding results.

Saturday Courses
Sa273 - The Dos and Don'ts of Porcelain Laminate Veneers
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Make porcelain veneers a more predictable part of your daily practice. This course will focus on treatment planning and case selection, preparation and cementation pitfalls and the most common problems encountered. A step-by- step review of preparation, temporization and cementation, along with techniques for long-term maintenance of veneers will be presented.


Note: This course is a prerequisite for course Sa153.

Sa153 - The Dos and Don'ts of Porcelain Laminate Veneers Workshop
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Participation    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $425.00  Other Fee: $425.00

This hands on workshop is a continuation of the lecture course (The Do's & Don'ts of Porcelain Laminate Veneers). The session will include three different patient indications, the fabrication of temporary restorations, and proper techniques for cementation. This course will provide a comprehensive and practical demonstration of how to execute porcelain laminate veneers, including the most common problems and how to avoid these mistakes.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review tooth preparation options and when they are indicated for use. 
  • Fabricate veneer preparation reduction guide along with silicone temporary shells.
  • Create a temporary restoration on a prepared tooth.
  • Review proper cementation techniques.


Note: Course Sa273 is prerequisite to this course.