CDE: [Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Optimizing Aesthetic Dentistry by Using Digital Systems

Jun, 2020
05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


CAD software that specializes in serving dentistry already has the necessary prerequisites to design and plan aesthetic restorations with a level of satisfaction to its users that can level up or be higher than that achieved by most elements produced analogically, with the differential of being more standardized and more accurate, providing a quality that does not depend so much on human skills.

Creating a dental morphology has always been an Achilles’ heel for any technician in all professional history, requiring knowledge, skills, and a lot of training. However, with digital processes, just copy the natural teeth and use them in any situation that is most needed.Creating a new smile requires the use of facial, skeletal, and dental references. The most advanced software already has tools that allow the inclusion of 2D photos, 3D faces, Volumetric tomographies and libraries of natural teeth, associated with the alignment, interpolation tools, overlay and transparencies. It allows you to create a simulated model closer to what the patient will receive.

In addition, these possibilities grant a three-dimensional view of the patient, improving diagnoses, and a more multidisciplinary study.


  • Applications of the digital systems on daily clinic
  • How to improve the aesthetic dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry by copying the natural morphology


Dr. Paulo Kano is the founder of Paulo Kano Education Center, a dental institute located in São Paulo, Brazil. During his 37 years as a teacher, he has taught dentists and dental technicians all over the world. He’s started his career lecturing about sculpture and occlusion (1990-2007) and as a result of this work, he has published a book called Challenging Nature with worldwide editions.

For over 15 years he has taught restorative dentistry at his institute and as visiting Professor of the Graduate School in the Restorative Dentistry Department of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and at Paulista Association of Dental Surgeons (Associação Paulista de Cirurgiões Dentistas – APCD). He has also taught full mouth rehabilitation in a clinical hands-on course for 3 years. During the last 20 years, he has been developing techniques to achieve excellence in aesthetic dentistry by copping the naturalness of the teeth. In 2005 he started courses about aesthetic dentistry. In 2010, to enhance the workflow and make it more simple, predictable and with high quality, he started using the most advanced dental technologies
applied to aesthetics.

Nowadays, his courses are based on the Cllones method, which is a concept that enables to recreate the dental morphology with naturalness and predictability, cloning the natural teeth morphologies, using virtual tooth libraries, and physical anatomy. He teaches about mockups, photo, video, digital planning, flapless surgery, dental preparation, scanning, staining, bonding, occlusal adjustment, dental implants, and oral rehabilitation. All to give the patient a personalized aesthetic.

He is the president of the Brazilian Society of Digital Dentistry (SBODigital), in which he has been leading to improve the technological and scientific advancements so that more dentists are able to use quality equipment and materials every day and give their patients excellent treatments.

Dr. Paulo Kano has graduated from the University of Santo Amaro in 1988 and holds a master’s degree in Implantology from the Sao Leopoldo Mandic University. He is also certified as a dental technician by the Sao Paulo Department of Education since 1982. During his professional years, he has published national and international articles, translated into several languages. He has participated as co-author of the book Odontologia Estética (“Aesthetic Dentistry”) and was a collaborator of the book Odontologia Restauradora (Restorative Dentistry) – Fundamentals and Possibilities both with Professor Luiz Narciso Baratieri.

Dr. Paulo Kano keeps increasing his techniques doing researches and learning with each new technology that is introduced every year. He shares his knowledge with passion because he believes that every dentist should be able to achieve greatness in quality and aesthetics.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.