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SKULPTING SKOOL 102: The Guide to Ultimate Aesthetics in Class IV and Composite Veneer Situations | New Plymouth

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SKULPTING SKOOL 102: The Guide to Ultimate Aesthetics in Class IV and Composite Veneer Situations | New Plymouth

Hands On Workshop

Event Host by NZDA, Course code #1360513

Fri, 20th Sep 2024 | 8:30AM – 5PM NZST | Registration at 8am

Location:Millennium Hotel New Plymouth Waterfront, 1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth

Speaker: Dr Clarence Tam

The modern management and conservative treatment of dental traumatic injuries is a skill underpinned by the clinician’s knowledge and skill at placing well-sealed, biomimetic, invisible resin restorations.


The concept of responsible aesthetics is echoed in this course through a review of preparation design through to occlusal control for long-lasting performance. The course will progress from restoration of a Class IV using a stratified approach with Voco Amaris through to the placement of composite veneers with maverick effects in the afternoon.

There will be an opportunity for delegates to learn how to mask a dark tooth during the course of placing a composite veneer.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess how and where to prepare to maximise adhesive longevity and aesthetic outcome in both Class IV and composite veneer cases.
  2. Learn the concept behind creating custom shade tabs and the shade button technique.
  3. Learn two various methods to block out and neutralise a dark tooth in composite veneer situations.
  4. Learn both putty-matrix guided and Mylar-freehand techniques in building aesthetic restorations.
  5. Work with the various shade recipes to predictably reflect persons of varying ages.
  6. Learn how and where to incorporate tinting to create maverick effects in the final direct restoration.
  7. Review contouring protocols to achieve primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy before finishing and polishing to perfection.


Speaker: Dr Clarence Tam


Dr Clarence Tam is originally from Toronto,Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively. Clarence’s practice has a focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and she strives to provide consistently exceptional care with each patient. She is well-published in both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing submissions, and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures internationally.


Clarence has multi-faceted dentistry experience that extends across multiple tiers of leadership. She is the immediate past Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is one of merely two dentists in Australasia who are Board-Certified Accredited Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Moreover, Clarence maintains Fellowship status with the International Academy for DentoFacial Esthetics. She sits on the Advisory Board for Dental Asia, and is part of the Restorative Advisory Panel for Henry Schein Dental New Zealand. Aside from the professional organisations she belongs to, Clarence is a Key Opinion leader for an array of global dental companies, including Triodent, Coltene, Kuraray Noritake, Hu-Friedy, J Morita Corp, Henry Schein, Ivoclar Vivadent, Kerr, GC Australasia, SDI, and DentsplySirona. Moreover, she is the sole Voco Fellow in New Zealand and Australia.


Clarence participates in a number of charitable endeavors and takes great pride in achieving beautiful smiles for patients in and around her community. She sits on the board of Smiles For the Pacific, an educational trust and charity that aims to expand professional dentistry services across the entire South Pacific region. She is involved with Delta Gamma Sorority and aims to spearhead projects harmonious with Service for Sight in the South Pacific.

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