Delivering the Selfie Ready Smile: A New Generation for Cosmetic Dentistry





Course Type

Appearance and self-esteem have long been intertwined. So, as our social media and selfie culture continues to grow, it’s no surprise that more and more young people and adolescents are seeking out cosmetic dentistry as a way to enhance their appearances. The dental world has taken notice and we need to respond with conservative ways to satisfy our younger patient’s desires for ideal smiles. This three part course will cover all treatments from ultraconservative enamel enhancements through minimal preparation veneers. Discover the secrets to identifying patient’s cosmetic desires and learn effective yet sensitive dialogue for case acceptance. Boost their confidence and boost your bottomline.

Part 1:

  • Enamel enhancements: Visible White Lesion (VWL) removal, brown staining removal, whitening and whitening combination treatments.
  • Direct composite bonding: Finishing techniques for beautiful surface texture and anatomy. Diastema Closure.
  • Additive finessing of the smile: Easy Direct Composite Veneers.
  • Gingival sculpting for framing the smile.
  • Applied Smile Design: Combining individual tooth, gingival and global smile treatments.

Part 2:

  • Indirect restorations: Minimal preparation veneers and ceramic choices.
  • Step-by-step from diagnosing to planning to prepping to lab communication to provisionalization to insertion for minimal prep veneer case.
  • Building on Part 1 Applied Smile Design combine gingival sculpting, whitening, direct restorations, and veneers.
  • Attaining the look the patients desire while achieving beautiful natural looking smiles.

Part 3:
Trauma restoration: Emergency evaluation, preparation, record taking, provisionalization and cosmetic restoration of the fractured anterior tooth. We are all presented with emergency patients from sports injuries, car accidents, falls, fights, etc. When these emergency patients call, we want to accommodate the patient’s needs and but not have our schedules sent into a tailspin.

Overall Objectives:

  • Give confidence to recognize and assess cosmetic desires on younger patients
  • Develop clinical skills for comprehensively diagnosing and conservatively enhancing younger smiles
  • Attain step-by-step protocol for applied smile design combination treatment

Connect members receive 50% off tuition to this course which is automatically applied at check out. 

5 Lecture CE Credits | AGD Subject Code: 780 | Management Code: MEC10292021


Management Education Center – Michigan State University
Lecture Room: Amphitheater

811 West Square Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098


Friday, October 29, 2021

(In Eastern Time)

  • 8:30am – 9:00am
    Breakfast & Registration
    Arrive early to check in for the course and grab some breakfast before we get started with the education for the day.
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm 
    Lecture – Amphitheather
    Attendees will be given breaks throughout the morning.
    Speaker: Dr. Susan McMahon
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Catered Lunch
    Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided for attendees.
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Lecture – Amphitheater
    Attendees will be given breaks throughout the afternoon. CE Certificates will be distributed at the conclusion of the course.
    Speaker: Dr. Susan McMahon

Dr. Susan McMahon was recently featured on the cover of Dentristry Today presenting an article on how social media has affected cosmetic treatment choices for the younger patients that you treat in your practice.

Dr. McMahon will discuss this topic and more at our course in Detroit on October 29, 2021. To read more click here to view her article.

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