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Continuing Dental Education

Key Points to Achieve Natural Looking Restoration Using Dental Composite: a live webinar

Rodrigo Maia, DDS, MS, PhD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Providing patients with excellence in direct esthetic restorations can be quite challenging and time consuming in clinical practice. The purpose of this course is to present direct esthetic restorative options based on a minimally invasive approach. Principles, materials and clinical techniques will be outlined to help the dentist achieve excellent esthetics, function and affordable solutions while preserving natural tooth structures.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand minimally invasive concepts and their influence in esthetic dentistry
  • Provide an update about Light Curing in dentistry & Dental Composites
  • Present evidence-based concepts of shade selection & shade reproduction for direct restorative procedures


Dr. Rodrigo MaiaDr. Rodrigo Maia is a clinical associate professor and the discipline coordinator in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He holds a Certificate in Operative Dentistry and in Periodontology from the Brazilian Air Force. He earned an MS and PhDin Restorative Dentistry from the Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil and completed his postdoctoral training at the UIOWA – Dows Institute of Dental Research. He served as a Co-Director of the Advanced Education Program in Operative Dentistry at the UIOWA from 2015-2020. As a clinician and a scientist his research goal is to blend basic science and cutting-edge technology to expand interdisciplinary collaborations aiming to enhance the knowledge in the area of light interaction in dental tissues/biomaterials and seek for new standards to allow clinicians to achieve restorations with light properties that closely replicate the natural appearance of dental tissues.

Course Logistics

Friday, March 10, 2023

Online Webinar

The dental professional

8:00am – 9:30am Pacific Standard time


1.5 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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 is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.