Preparation for modern porcelain veneers: How to make minimal invasive thin veneers, partial and the modified non-prep veneers
Hands-on / Online
28 Nov 2021, 09:00 - 18:00 | UAE Timezone (GST) CAPP Training Institute | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry


Face-to-Face Training CAPP Training Institute Dubai (full day) Online Theory & Online Live Demonstration (full day)


The course will start with a lecture that will cover the biological background necessary to make appropriate tooth preparations for all-ceramic restorations, specifically porcelain veneers. Different ceramics will be classified, in order to assess the properties of different materials and their indications. Advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. Classic preparations will be shown and compared with modern options. Afterwards, several clinical cases fully documented in high resolution will be presented showing a wide array of preparation techniques and cementation materials and protocols. A comparison between the needs for CAD-CAM and non-CAD-CAM restorations will be given.

The hands-on section will start at the end of the morning session. First, preparation guides will be made and several tips for the orientation during preparation will be given.

In the afternoon session, the biological preparation for a labial veneer with different finishing lines will be made. Then the proximal contact will be broken and a ¾ veneer performed. At the end of the session, an all/ceramic restoration will be cemented as a demonstration. Different cementation materials and techniques will be presented.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand the biological principles of tooth preparations 
  2. Indicate the right type of preparation depending on the patient needs 
  3. Understand the advantages of certain materials for each indication 
  4. Prepare for inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers, based on the limitations and advantages of CAD-CAM and non-CAD-CAM technology. 
  5. Understand the geometry necessary for improvements of fit and duration of all-ceramic CAD-CAM and non-CAD-CAM restorations.

Important Note 

The course is designed and planned for CAD-CAM users as well as non-CAD-CAM users 


08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Pre Test
09:00 – 10:30
  • Biological background
  • Properties of enamel and dentin
  • Burs, turbines, micromotors, oscillating instruments, reciprocating instruments
  • Preparation techniques
  • Biomechanics
  • Preparation rules for veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays/overlays, conventional and adhesive preparations
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
  • The basic science of ceramic materials
  • Advantages and limitations of milled materials and CAD/CAM machines
  • Clinical cases discussion, preparation rules for the different type of materials (PFM, All-ceramics, composites
  • Cementation techniques (short overview)
  • Preparation guides will be done and tips and tricks for orientation during preparation will be given
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation of an Inlay
  • Preparation of an Overlay
16:00 – 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45
  • Preparation of a premolar crown
  • Preparation of an anterior crown
  • Adhesive cementation of All-ceramic restoration
17:45 – 18:00
18:00 – 18:10
Post Test
18:10 – 18:20