Ceramic Veneers: A Comprehensive 2-Day Workshop From Smile Design and Diagnosis Through Delivery and Finishing, Clinical Concepts & Pearls with Dr. Mark Pitel & Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler (Hands-On)

Original price was: $2,250.00.Current price is: $1,850.00.

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Presenter: Mark L. Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FADFE and Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AACD
Date: Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2024
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661
CE Credits: 14
AGD Code: 250/780
Subject: Operative Restorative Dentistry, Esthetics/ Cosmetic Dentistry
Sponsor: DMG America, Ultradent, Premier Dental and HuFriedy
*Light breakfast & boxed lunch included

This course is for you:

  • If you are currently not offering ceramic veneers in your practice, have done only a few cases or do not feel especially comfortable placing them.
  • If you already do ceramic veneers on a regular basis and just want to hone your skills, learn how to treat more demanding cases, or pick up a few pearls, this program is full of material selected just for you.

This updated and comprehensive course will guide you through the entire process involved in placing esthetic veneers from case selectionsmile design and treatment planningworkflow and preparations to their cementation and final finishing.   Necessary adjunctive procedures such as clinical documentationmaterial selectionlab communicationimpression techniquesphotography, shade selection and emerging digital techniques will also be covered.

Topics covered include:

  • Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Smile Design
  • Preclinical and Clinical Workflow of veneer cases
  • Diagnostic waxups and mockups – how to use them to greatest advantage.
  • Choices in ceramic veneering materials – advantages, disadvantages of each
  • Silicone prep guides – labial and incisal, clear provisional templates
  • Detailed discussion of tooth preparations for every clinical situation
  • Margin placement – subgingival, equigingival or supragingival
  • Vertipreps vs. Horizontal prep margins
  • Veneering posterior, previously restored and mandibular teeth
  • How to handle contacts – when to and how to break them
  • Managing tissue issues – retraction, hemostasis and biologic width
  • 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 – which is ideal?
  • Ceramic primers – which one is right, which one works best?
  • Cases involving:
  • an alteration in Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
  • worn dentitions
  • trauma
  • bleaching /whitening
  • The importance of Ferrule design – what is it and why is it important?
  • No prep veneers – how to, when to and when not to do them
  • Handing tetracycline staining and discolored teeth
  • The “zirconia veneer” – Are they really possible? Can they really be bonded?
  • The APC technique – what is it and how well does it work?
  • New digital interfaces for smile design and predictable outcomes
  • How to remove defective veneer and crowns
  • Plus many more topics . . .

Workshop Exercises:

To be completed by participants on typodonts

  • 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 (normal arch form)
  • Preparing laminates on irregular arch forms
  • Preparing a semi-permanent immediate crown with self-cured composite
  • Taking a perfect full arch VPS impression without missing any critical preps
  • Taking a Stick bite/centric relation record (optional – participant volunteer required)
  • Provisional Techniques for Laminate Veneers

Clinical and video demonstrations

  • Examination of patient and proper photographic record documentation – clinical
  • Preparing VPS prep guides and provisional templates – typodont
  • Shade Matching – clinical
  • Putty wash master impression technique
  • Stickbite centric relation bite registration technique
  • Veneer preparations – typodont
  • Shrinkwrap provisional techniques – typodont
  • Failed Veneer and Crown Removal– reversible and irreversible removal using Er YAG laser (video)

Registration for this workshop is limited so that all participants will receive generous amounts of presenter time and personalized attention during all aspects of the program.  Attendees are encouraged to bring records of previous or current cases to be reviewed and discussed by the presenters and group.


Dr. Mark Pitel

Dr. Mark Pitel is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the former Course Director of Predoctoral Esthetics.   A 3rd generation dentist, he has over 39 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 has been an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 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, dental materials, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry. He has authored or co-authored over 50 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 patents and awards for journalism in dentistry.

Dr. Kenneth Feiler

Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Dr. Feiler has been creating beautiful smiles for over 37 years, including those of celebrities from sports, film, television, and Broadway. As a graduate of Rutgers University as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write on all aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers a variety of health education courses for dental professionals. In early 1980s Dr Feiler created a cosmetically motivated dental practice within his group practice, creating full cosmetic smile makeovers as well as innovative partial makeovers. Dr. Feiler presently has a large multi-specialty, multi-location group practice where he still practices cosmetically motivated dentist as well as preventive, surgical and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Feiler was the first general dentist in New Jersey to become an Elite Provider of Invisalign. Dr. Feiler has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) since 1988. He obtained his AACD accreditation in 1991 and s one of less than 400 AACD accredited dentists worldwide. 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.



Early Registration: $1,850 by August 31

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“The course was well organized by NJHPD and was highly informative and presented very professionally.” Dr. Robert Romeo, Erie, PA

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