UW School of Dentistry

CE1773 Anterior Esthetics: Layering Composite that Rivals Porcelain

Greg Gillespie, DDS and Kevin Brown, DDS

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This class will be presented in Centralia, WA. Register through Oregon Health Sciences University.

This course is offered in partnership with Oregon Health Sciences University Office of Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University gratefully acknowledge
WAGD and Kavo-Kerr
for the educational grant and equipment provided for this course.

Course Description

Resin composite chemistry is becoming more and more advanced. Proper use of these new composites can be so esthetic that they rival porcelain restorations. The questions are, “How do I do it?” “How many layers do I need?” “Are they worth it?” Drs. Brown and Gillespie will review several products and techniques from the latest composite systems and guide you in a personal hands-on setting to teach you to replicate tooth structure. Attendees will leave feeling more educated about the latest products to hit the market and confident in their ability to make anterior restorations look amazing.

Course Objectives

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

  • Clarify use of anterior layering nano-hybrid composites.
  • Discuss the impact of universal bonding agent systems on direct dentistry.
  • Demonstrate proper finishing techniques with various handpieces and polishing burs.
  • Replicate proper tooth structure with class III-V fillings.


Dr. BrownKevin Brown graduated from the UW School of Dentistry in 2006 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.

Dr. Brown is an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, Seattle King County Dental Society, and the Greater Eastside Study Club.

He has a passion for learning and perfecting the art of restorative dentistry. In 2010 he achieved his accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Dr Brown enjoys digital photography and documents much of his dentistry to use for educational purposes to teach other dentists, write articles, and 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’s passion is centered in the conservative approach to cosmetic and restorative dentistry using the best materials and most current advancements in instrumentation and technology.

Dr. GillespieAs a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Greg Gillespie approaches dentistry in a progressive, yet conservative manner. His success in dentistry stems from the clarity and effectiveness of communication with colleagues, staff, and patients. Dr. Gillespie maintains a full time practice in Vancouver, WA, focusing on general dentistry with an emphasis on implant dentistry. His vision of comprehensive dentistry focuses on effective treatment planning and utilizing the best dental materials available. He is involved in ongoing evaluations of the latest materials and techniques in dentistry. Dr. Gillespie holds a strong passion for continuing education, devoting hours to furthering his own knowledge in esthetics, implants, and dental materials. He is known for his personal and approachable style, with an enthusiasm for dentistry that is contagious.


  • Drs. Brown and Gillespie have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99 SW
Centralia, WA 98531

This course is designed for dentists.

Registration for this class will be through the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Office of Continuing Dental Education – click here to register online or call 503-494-8857.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Lecture: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Workshop: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Lecture only:
$90/Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office staff

Lecture/workshop combo:

CREDITS: 3.5 hours for lecture only; 7 hours for lecture and workshop

The workshop portion of this class is limited to 30 participants.

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The University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University are ADA CERP Recognized Providers.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University are members of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University designate this activity for 3.5 continuing education credits for the lecture only, and 7 continuing education credits for the lecture/workshop combination.