Complete Composites: Anterior Essentials with Dr Sam Koh & Dr Aodhan Docherty (Brisbane)

202131jul8:10 am5:30 pmComplete Composites: Anterior Essentials with Dr Sam Koh & Dr Aodhan Docherty (Brisbane)8:10 am - 5:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByKaVo Kerr AustraliaDisciplineAesthetic Dentistry,General RestorativeFormatHands-on,In-Person

Event Details

Course outline:

Achieving realistic and aesthetic anterior composite resin restorations can be a challenge even for the best general dental practitioner. This is often due to a number of barriers throughout the clinical process. This course aims to address these in a practical way which dentists can then use in their everyday scenarios.

We aim to enhance our delegates understanding of the shape and morphology of the anterior dentition, the various methods of shade selection, instrument selection and tips on an easy, predictable use, provide a step-by-step approach to contouring and polishing, as well as using a layering technique to mimic the natural dentition.

A majority of the day will be dedicated to hands-on exercises on extracted teeth, learning the concepts behind building a natural anterior restoration, maximizing the aesthetics of the composite resin using various techniques including the traditional putty key technique as well as various novel emergency appointment style approaches to anterior restorations that dentists can use in ‘every day’ situations.

What is needed: Loupes & headlight, at least 2 extracted anterior teeth (preferably mounted in putty side by side and in contact). Note: if delegates cannot collect 2 extracted anterior teeth then typodonts will be provided. However, extracted teeth will allow participants to best get the most out of their learning experience at the course.

Learning Objectives

• Understanding the shape and morphology of anterior teeth and how to replicate this clinically.

• Understanding the various methods for selecting the correct shade for anterior composite restorations.

• Introducing a polychromatic layering technique using everyday vita-based composites that most dental practices will have access to.

• Discussing the importance of instrument selection and providing tips on an easy and predictable use.

• Repair of defects and bubbles.

• Providing step by step contouring and polishing techniques for achieving life-like anatomy and appearance.

Hands on

Participants will complete 2 anterior restorations by the end of the course, one of which done via the traditional putty key method, and the other using a variety of techniques to simulate the “emergency style” or “limited time” approach.

This course is limited to 20 participants, with access to both speakers throughout the


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Aodhan

    Dr Aodhan

    Docherty BMed SCI (Sydney), BDent (Hons) (Sydney), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Implants) (Sydney)

    Dr Docherty is a graduate of the University of Sydney Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Dentistry, completing his studies with honours and a University Medal. He has engrossed himself in postgraduate education becoming alumni of the Fahl Cosmetic Academy, the Kois Academy, completing a two-year orthodontic mini-residency through EODO and the City of London Dental School and a postgraduate diploma in clinical dentistry in the field of Dental Implants at the University of Sydney. Dr Docherty lectures domestically and internationally and is actively involved in mentoring and teaching recent graduates. He is currently in private practice in Sydney enjoying the mix of general dentistry and his passion for cosmetic work.

    Docherty BMed SCI (Sydney), BDent (Hons) (Sydney), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Implants) (Sydney)

  • Dr Sam Koh

    Dr Sam Koh

    BDSc Melb (Hons), FICCDE (GP Ortho), FIADFE (New York), FPFA (London)

    Dr Sam Koh is a Melbourne-based dentist, graduating from The University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. As the principal dentist of Orions Dental Taylors Lakes, his special interests are in Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics.

    Following a personal recommendation from world-renown Orthodontist Dr Derek Mahony, Dr Koh has been awarded with a prestigious fellowship from the International Academy of DentoFacial Esthetics in New York, and also holds a fellowship in GP orthodontics as well as a fellowship from the Pierre Fauchard Academy in London.

    Dr Koh is the co-founder of the Young Dentist Hub, which has over the last few years been at the forefront of dental education events in Australia for young dentists and students alike, both of which he is highly enthusiastic and devoted to mentoring. Further to this, he is also a KOL for ClearCorrect, One Visit Crown as well as several other dental companies.

    BDSc Melb (Hons), FICCDE (GP Ortho), FIADFE (New York), FPFA (London)


KaVo Kerr Australia

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Unit 6 12 Mars Road Lane Cove West NSW 2066 AUSTRALIA

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(Saturday) 8:10 am - 5:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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AUD$800 (inc GST)

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