Ceramic Veneers: Preparation Techniques & Clinical Concepts with Dr. Mark Pitel & Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler (Hands-On)


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Presenter: Mark L. Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FADFE
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661
CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 250
Subject: Operative Restorative Dentistry
Sponsor: Ultradent, DMG
*Boxed lunch included 
Course Description:

Introduced in the early 1980's, the ceramic laminate veneer is now recognized as high clinical art and has become synonymous with aesthetic and restorative dentistry. The real beauty of veneers is that they are prized by patients and can also be successfully and predictably placed by any dentist that is willing to learn the basic concepts and procedures. The materials and adhesive techniques that have been developed for veneers allow us to provide this ultimate in esthetic restorations with a minimum sacrifice of tooth structure.

If you are currently not providing ceramic veneers in your practice have done only a few cases or do not feel especially comfortable placing them, you are missing out on the enjoyment and economic advantages they can bring to your practice. This course will provide you with all the essential knowledge and skills necessary to gain that confidence.

If you already do ceramic veneers on a regular basis and want to hone your skills, learn how to treat more demanding cases, or pick up a few pearls, this program is also for you. The course offers participants a comprehensive review of ceramic materials, diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation techniques, tissue management, impression taking, provisionalization and cementation. Participants will receive a half day of lecture material followed by a half day guided workshop covering all aspects of veneer placement.

Partial Listing of Topics Covered in Lecture:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Diagnostic Waxups and mockups
  • Choices in ceramic veneering materials - advantages, disadvantages of each
  • Silicone prep guides - labial and incisal
  • Tooth preparations for every clinical situation
  • Martin placement - when subgingival, equigingival, or supragingival?
  • Veneering posterior, previously restored and mandibular teeth
  • How to handle contacts - when to and how to break them
  • Managing tissue issues
  • Impression taking - Getting it right the first time, every time
  • Provisionalization (3 different techniques)
  • Preparing veneers properly for try in and seating
  • Adhesives and luting cements
  • Cases involving an alteration in Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
  • The importance of Ferrule design
  • No prep veneers - how to, when to, and when not to do them
  • Handing tetracycline staining and discolored teeth
  • The "oxide ceramic" veneer
  • Partial adhesive cementation - MDP and Tribochemical cementation methods
  • Many more...

Hands On Portion:

  • Performed on typodont models:
    • Preparation of VPS Lingual/Incisal and a Labial Prep Guides
    • Fabricating and using a clear prep/provisional template
    • Preparing a complete laminate case with multiple prep designs
    • Laminate Provisional Techniques

About the Speakers


Dr. Mark Pitel

Dr. Mark Pitel was an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Director of Predoctoral and CDE Esthetics. He also maintains a private practice in Poughkeepsie, New York. A 3rd generation dentist, he has over 33 years experience owning and operating private general practices with an “emphasis on Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry” in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California and New York.​

A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel is an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has received his fellowship from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics, holds Level II certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized by Who's Who in Dentistry.

Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry. He has authored numerous scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and is the author of a textbook on dental impression taking. A former editor of the NJ AGD Journal, he has received several awards for journalism in dentistry.

Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AAACD

Kenneth N. Feiler

Dr. Feiler has been caring for and creating beautiful smiles for 40 years, including those of celebrities from sports, film, television, and Broadway.A graduate of Rutgers University as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he taught oral diagnosis and prosthodontics, he has written and taught in many aspects of dentistry around the country as well as NJHPDI.​

This has expanded into founding, directing,and teaching at the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers and creates a variety of 60 to 100 health education courses each year for a total of over 10,000 dental professionals from 45 states and 23 countries.

Dr. Feiler started his dental practice as a solo general practitioner with a special interest in bonded composite cosmetic makeovers where he personally developed a boutique cosmetic practice. Presently Dr. Feiler has a multi-specialty, multi-location, comprehensive care group practice where he still practices all phases of comprehensive oral healthcare including cosmetic smile makeovers, reconstructive, surgical, orofacial medicine, and the treatment of sleep apnea. He practices with a wonderful group of dental professionals.

Among Dr. Feiler’s other achievements are fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland, being a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) since 1988 and obtaining his AACD accreditation in 1991, becoming the first general dentist in New Jersey to become an Invisalign ELITE provider, continuous support of community projects and most importantly having three wonderful children and 3 spectacular grandchildren.


Dentist $1,100

Early Registration $875 Valid Through April 15, 2023

Register for both Shade Matching on June 9, 2023 and this course for an extra 10% discount on both

*limited to 24 attendees

"Super good tips on diagnosing occlusal related issues and solution - case presentations were excellent. "Great speaker, very passionate about dentistry. Great content and great sponsors."  

-Dr. Ashumi Dave, River Edge, NJ

"Great TMJ information."

-Dr. Stacey Barkauskas, Montoursville, PA

"Very informative."

-Dr. Maria Gonzalez, Clark, NJ

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