Blending Technique & Technology – Digitizing Bio-Aesthetics and Function with Semi-direct and Indirect Restorations


Dentistry has come a long way since Dr. GV Black introduced his principles of mechanical retention. One aspect that has undeniably transformed modern dentistry is bonding. Material science has made significant advancements over the past few decades, and adhesive dentistry has become an integral part of daily clinical practice. Achieving predictable and long-term results requires a harmonious blend of material science, understanding the physiology of the stomatognathic system, and applying minimally invasive bio-mechanical procedures. Integrating modern digital technology can lead to outcomes that truly harmonize with the aesthetics of biology.

Utilizing material science that closely mimics natural dentition while allowing ease and accuracy of work can optimize the quality of practice, as well as enhance efficiency in terms of time and cost. Laser-sintered hybrid glass, semi-direct techniques, and CADCAM technology provide a straightforward yet comprehensive bio-aesthetic solution for various clinical needs.


Following the lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, participants will be able to:

  1. Skilfully execute semi-direct and indirect restorative philosophies using hybrid glass materials.
  2. Achieve highly precise and clinically reliable aesthetic results in their daily dental practice.
  3. Comprehend the science behind cementing, bonding, and luting protocols for semi-direct and CAD CAM-based restorations.
  4. Learn to characterize restorations using coloured composites and resin stains.
  5. Tailor need-based treatments to individual patient requirements in a minimally invasive and maximally effective manner.
  6. Attain both bio-aesthetics and function in a single appointment.


  1. Introduction to tooth-coloured dentistry.
  2. Addressing challenges in direct composites and indirect ceramic procedures.
  3. Evolution of Edelweiss Dentistry: From semi-direct to CAD CAM.
  4. Brief showcase of semi-direct veneers, occlusion VDs, post and core, and paediatric crowns and veneers.
  5. In-depth discussion on the science and technology of CAD CAM blocks, covering indications, preparation, bonding protocols, characterization, and finishing and polishing procedures.


  1. Hands-on practice with semi-direct veneers and occlusion VDs on typodont models.
  2. Preparing, characterizing/staining hybrid glass restorations, and learning their cementation protocols.


  1. Lecture: 90 minutes
  2. Break: 30 minutes
  3. Demonstration: 45 minutes
  4. Hands-on: 60 minutes
  5. CAD/CAM: 15 minutes


Dr. Nikhil Bahuguna

  • MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Diplomate – American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Accredited Member and Board of Director – Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry
  • President Elect – Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fellow – International College of Continuing Dental Education
  • Key Opinion leader – Edelweiss Dentistry(Austria), Dentsply Sirona(Switzerland and Germany), Dentapreg (Czech Republic), and Pulpdent(USA)
  • Certified Light Speed, Edelweiss, and Maillifer instructor
  • International Smylist Master Trainer, Budapest, Hungary
  • Accredited Smylist Dentist from Budapest, Hungary
  • Professor and Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics – Kalka Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Life Member of –
  • Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry.
  • Society of Oral Laser Applications in India.
  • Indian Endodontic Society.
  • Faculty – Associate Fellowship of WCLI for India ( World Clinical Laser Institute, USA).
  • Has the rare honor to be the only Asian till now, to be invited for the Rising Star Oration at the Annual Conference of American Society for Dental Aesthetics in 2022, at Palm Springs, Los Angeles.
  • Director and Chief Dentist- Demystifying Smiles, Noida.
  • Founder and faculty- Eduart Delhi and Demystifying Smiles- Dental Study Design, Noida.


3.5 CPD Points


Session 1: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 2: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Care Dental Academy, Shop 2 , 63A Archer Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067

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May 11 2024


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


CARE Dental Academy Shop 2 63a Archer Street Chatswood NSW 2067


Edelweiss Dentistry

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