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​A day with Pascal Magne

Update on posterior bonded restorations

Mastering direct, semi-(in)direct and indirect techniques

  Friday 8 November 2019  |   London



Dr Pascal Magne

Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry,
University of Southern California,
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry                                 


This course will be an intense lecture program for all practitioners wishing to update their skills in anterior bonded restorations using direct and semi-(in)direct composite resins and indirect porcelain veneers.


Although bonded ceramics seem to represent the ultimate biologic, functional, mechanical and aesthetic restoration for compromised anterior teeth, the number of ultraconservative treatment strategies and materials continues to grow. The practitioner is faced with many aesthetic treatment modalities and products.

The major disadvantage of this evolution is that it becomes increasingly difficult to make the appropriate choices in a given clinical situation. On the other hand, the availability of various treatment alternatives often allows for selection of an approach that conserves the maximum amount of intact tissue and which complies with the biomimetic principle - Bio-emulationTM.

Treatment options should always first include the simplest procedures such as chemical treatments and freehand composites and then progress toward more sophisticated approaches such as CAD/CAM semi-(in)direct or indirect porcelain veneers.

For every patient in need of major morphologic changes of their smile, the strategy should always include careful planning of the treatment using diagnostic additive waxup and acrylic diagnostic mock-ups to simulate the anticipated result. Such a strategy, which will also be used in planning periodontal surgery, applies to direct, semi-(in)direct and indirect approached. Step-by-step delivery procedures and strict adhesive protocols, including IDS (immediate dentin sealing technique), will be presented based on scientific evidence but also supported by ca. 25 years of experience by the author.

Learning content and objectives

  • Understand the philosophy and science of minimally invasive biomimetic restorative dentistry
  • Update your knowledge about the best materials to use (including CAD/CAM) and when to use it
  • How to conserve intact tissue complying with the biomimetic principle - Bio-emulationTM
  • Learn predictable, aesthetic anterior composite techniques for long-lasting composite resins
  • Discover state-of-the art in minimally-invasive concepts for direct, CAD/CAM semi-(in)direct and indirect techniques in composite resins and ceramics
  • Learn careful treatment planning using diagnostic waxups and mock-ups for maximum predictability
  • Learn strict adhesive protocols such as IDS, based on scientific evidence and experience.


Early-bird prices (available until Monday 1 July 2019):
BDA members: £245
Non-members: £345
DCPs: £145

Standard prices: 
BDA members: £295
Non-members: £395
DCPs: £195

How to book

Online using your BDA login
​Call 020 7563 4590
(Monday - Friday 9.00 - 16.00)
​Fill in the booking form and email to:


​Registration, refreshments and exhibition
​Introduction of biomimetic principle and research
  • Latest research projects / No-post no-crown approach
    Science, common sense, experience
  • Ultraconservative approaches, chemical treatments
  • Fragment reattachment
  • Direct composite resin layering.
Morning refreshments and exhibition
​Semi-(in)direct approaches
  • Minimal preparation approach
  • Technology meets handcrafting
  • Sandwich technique for customization of the incisal edge
  • Waxup, mock-up with Biocopy mode for CAD/CAM design
  • Surgical cases.
Lunch and exhibition
​Indirect porcelain veneers
  • Treatment planning, waxup and high-end mock-up
  • Mock-up-driven tooth preparation
  • Checklist for ideal tooth preparations
  • Long-term follow-up cases
  • Minimally invasive approach to tight bites (deep bite or edge-to-edge)
  • Dahl principle.
​Afternoon refreshments and exhibition
Delivery/luting procedures and immediate dentin sealing
  • Isolation and choice of luting composite resin
  • Step-by-step delivery
  • IDS (immediate dentin sealing) – 20+ reasons to do it!
​Close of seminar


Read what past delegates have thought of BDA's previous aesthetic seminar with Dr Pascal Magne:

"Excellent speaker, covered a fantastic range of topics beautifully presented – inspiring!"

Dr R Dixon, Dentist, Warwickshire

"Great speaker, good delivery, extremely practical points which can be applied in practice straight away."

Dr S Harris, Associate Dentist, Lincolnshire

“Pascal has an incredible approach to restorative dentistry. His presentation was honest and entertaining and will make me relook at aspects of my own adhesive dentistry”
Dr A Collins, Dentist, Southend-on-Sea

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