September 20, 2019

Achieving Predictable Esthetics Through Design and Materials

Scott Finlay DDS, FAGD, FAACD

Break Down

The magic to restorative and esthetic success lies in the timeless protocols of the "Concepts of Complete Dentistry." At this advanced level of treatment planning, esthetics can only be a mirror of the relative health of the system. Synergizing our understanding of this sophisticated system with the advancements in modern materials and technology enables us to predictably create treatment options that emulate nature.

In this program, through the use of clinical cases and video, we will discuss the protocols of the Functional Esthetic Matrix through the modulation of the Smile Design Matrix related to Global, Macro and Micro Esthetics. The mastery of this Dental Blue Print requires an effective treatment planning protocol that is quantitative, progressive and dynamic; to insure comfortable, durable and beautiful results with minimal invasion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the critical relationship between function and esthetics
  • Learn the four key steps to creating predictable anterior restorations
  • Designing exquisite provisional prototypes and understanding their importance in creating predictable ceramic restorations
  • Understanding the key elements in lab communication
  • Comparing the myriad of dental ceramics available today and understanding the properties inherent to each that will help us choose the best materials to insure our success
  • Understanding proper preparation designs and when to use a veneer and when not to
  • Understanding the utilization of "no prep" veneers – should we or shouldn't we, and when?
  • Understanding the elements of Smile Design relative to Global, Macro and Micro criteria
  • Understanding the critical steps in delivering beautiful esthetic restorations

About the Speaker

Having completed both his dental degree at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland and post-graduate GPR program in Advanced General Dentistry at Prince George's General Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland, Dr.Finlay began a private practice of his own in Annapolis, Maryland with a special interest in comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dentistry. You can learn more about his practice at

During his career, Dr.Finlay was elected to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry, the credentialing of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He was also a contributing editor for the "Examiners Perspective" for the Journal. Finlay has achieved remarkable awards during his career. He is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr.Finlay is also a senior faculty at Dawson Academy.