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Continuing Dental Education

Anterior Aesthetics: Minimally Invasive for Maximum Impact

Greg Gillespie, DDS, and Kevin Brown, DDS

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This course is offered in partnership with Seattle King County (SKCDS) and Snohomish County Dental Societies. Please register through SKCDS - a link is on the course website.


This course is offered in partnership between the University of Washington, Seattle King County and Snohomish County Dental Societies.

Course Description

The Annual Partnership Seminar between the Snohomish County Dental Society, the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and Seattle-King County Dental Society is back! Join Drs. Greg Gillespie and Kevin Brown at this all-day program at the Lynnwood Events Center.

Anterior Aesthetics is an ever-evolving landscape of different ways to approach proper treatment planning and workflow. Digital technology has greatly advanced the options for planning capabilities between patients, doctors, and laboratories. Drs. Brown and Gillespie will highlight how to maximize these digital tools to enhance treatment planning options to make esthetic restorations as minimally invasive as possible, including the incorporation of clear aligner therapy. They will discuss intraoral scanning, digital photography, simulated outcomes, digitally printed models, imaging and software options as well as how to put all these pieces together to make your final outcomes more predictable. Restorative material selection will be covered including when to choose composite resin, lithium disilicate, zirconia, or feldspathic porcelain in esthetic cases.

The live demonstration portion will allow participants to observe step by step an anterior resin workflow. A simplified color layering technique will be taught and displayed. Emphasis will be on proper finishing and polishing restorations to make them lifelike and long lasting without margins resurfacing or discoloration over time. This provides an immediate enhancement to an office digital workflow that will give additional esthetic options for doctors and patients in an easy, cost-effective way.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the possibility of digital design in esthetic cases.
  • Learn the potential of clear aligner therapy to improve minimally invasive restorative options.
  • Understand when to use different esthetic restorative materials including composite resin, feldspathic, lithium disilicate, and zirconia porcelains.
  • Improve communication between laboratory and clinician using digital tools and scans.
  • Learn how to use color shifting resin composite and finishing techniques to enhance esthetic restorations.


Dr. Greg GillespieGreg Gillespie received his dental training at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Dr. Greg follows a progressive yet conservative approach and has received advanced training in cosmetic and implant dentistry as well as IV sedation and surgical procedures. Dr. Greg is passionate about education and frequently travels around the nation, educating other dentists about several aspects of dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Greg can be found chasing his four children in the park, waterskiing, or jamming on his mandolin or fiddle.

Dr. Kevin BrownKevin Brown graduated in 2006 from the University of Washington with recognition in aesthetic/restorative dentistry. He enjoys keeping up on the most advanced materials and techniques through continuing education with the most recognized dental organizations.

He has a passion for learning and perfecting the art of restorative dentistry. In 2010 he achieved accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and is one of only a handful in Washington to do so.

Dr. Brown enjoys digital photography and documents much of his dentistry to use for educational purposes to teach other dentists, publish in articles, and for patient education. His work has been published in numerous dental journals and featured on the front cover of the prestigious Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry many times.

Dr. Brown is recognized for conservative approach to cosmetic and restorative dentistry using the best materials and most current advancements in instrumentation and technology. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, Seattle King County Dental Society, and the Greater Eastside Study Club.


  • Dr. Greg Gillespie has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Kevin Brown discloses that he has received financial support in the past 12 months from Tokuyama Dental Corporation.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, March 1, 2024

Lynnwood Event Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Dental Professionals

8:30am – 4:30pm Pacific time

TUITION: – price includes lunch
$180/Retired Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff

7 hours


Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this in person lecture, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, February 23, 2024. Registration will remain open until Wednesday, February 28, 2024 – however we will accept walk-in registrations the day of the class, Friday, March 1, 2024 with an additional $25 late fee. NO REFUNDS will be accepted after Friday, February 23, 2024. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.