Composite Bonding or Ceramic Veneers: Which is better?
Clinically, when and how do you decide between doing direct verses indirect restorations in the Esthetic Zone? How does the patient's expectations play into the decision making process? In the minimally invasive dentistry concept, how does outcome based dentistry factor in. Are veneers always better and composite always less invasive? Experience the rivalry between artistic bonding and master technician's ceramics.
• What are the indications for direct composite restorations and indirect all-ceramic restorations?
• Observe esthetic dentistry from a truly 3D concept of contour and color
• How do the patient's expectations and longevity of the restoration play into the smile makeover decision making process?
Dr. Brian P. LeSage graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, Balti- more College of Dental Surgery in 1983. Dr. LeSage has actively integrated academic pursuits with a private practice, for the last 24 years in Beverly Hills, California, empha- sizing aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry.
Dr. LeSage is one of 350 accredited cosmetic dentists in the worldwide American Acade- my of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In 1995, he was appointed a Consultant and Exam- iner for the AACD accreditation process. He was awarded the status of Fellow in the AACD, in 2002, and was acting Fellowship Chair for the academy for ten years. He was awarded the Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Education Award by the academy in 2009, and was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry also in 2009. He was awarded fellowship in 2014 with The AAED.
Dr. LeSage is the founder and director of the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Aesthetic Continuum Levels I and II, he is also the director of The Beverly Hills Insti- tute of Dental Esthetics. The institute o ers small study clubs and mentoring.