Incorporating Porcelain Veneers in Esthetic treatment

Porcelain veneers can be utilized very often to create highly esthetic results. This hands-on workshop aids in the esthetic diagnosis and treatment process. A series of illustrations are used to delineate both macro and micro aspects of smile design. These principles of esthetic diagnosis can be then utilized to formulate a wax-up to demonstrate to the patient the potentials of treatment. A brief discussion of Digital Smile Design (DSD) provides another technique to help formulate treatment. Learn and practice veneer preparation and cementation for both a diastema and conventional preparation.



  • to understand smile design and different preparations design
  • proper case selection
  • to form putty matrices to guide preparation
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Dr. Richard Trushkowsky

Dr. Trushkowsky is a clinical assistant professor of the CDE Advanced Aesthetic Program and Associate Director of International Aesthetics, New York University College of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Staten Island, NY. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Dental Materials, both the International and American College of Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a lecturer in the ADA Seminar Series. He is an evaluator for CRA and a senior consultant for the dental advisor He wrote a chapter on direct composites in Mosby’s Esthetic Dentistry and a chapter on indirect restorations in Dental Clinics of North America. He has patents on 2 instruments for achieving contacts and curing posterior composites.