CDE:[Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] New Trends in Direct Anterior Restorations

Jul, 2020
05:00 PM-06:30 PM

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans.
Register here»
CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits


The guidelines of modern restorative dentistry are adhesion and minimum invasiveness.

Composite materials are now leading on the market as a permanent and universal restoration solution: there is no treatment planning which does not include the use of composite materials as for sealing, anterior or posterior restoration or prosthetic crown support.

The perfect knowledge of the advantages and limits of these materials is fundamental for all dentists: a superficial approach to the use of composites may lead to failure and very long chair-work times.

Rules changed with new materials and finally we have the possibility to do difficult things in a very simple way.
“Simplexity” is the new trend .

To know composite materials, nowadays more than ever, means to understand their practical application, to choose the ideal material on the market under the mechanical and aesthetic point of view, to understand when to choose indirect rather than direct technique, to evaluate the use of composites not only in the conservative field, but also in the prosthetic one, both for provisional and permanent solutions.

Therefore, clinicians now have the possibility of optimising to the maximum the advantages which these materials bring to the profession..


  • Understand learn how to manage color in direct restorations
  • Understand how to manage shape
  • Understand how to choose the right material , the most appropriate technique for the cases shown and boundaries between direct and indirect restorations with composite and ceramic materials


Dr. Angelo Putignano, after completing his M.D., Prof. Angelo Putignano received a postgraduate certificate for Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Ancona in Italy. Following this, he became the professor in Restorative Dentistry for Marche Polytechnic University’s School of Dentistry. And concurrently, he is the head of the Operative Dentistry and Endodontics department, and Dean for the School of Dental Hygiene at Marche Polytechnic University. Being an active member of both the Italian Society of Operative Dentistry and the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Prof. Putignano has continued to demonstrate excellence within multiple fields of dentistry. He is also the founding member of the Italian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Prof. Putignano has brought his knowledge to multiple publications, co-authoring such textbooks as Adhesive Dentistry: The Key to Success and Indirect Conservative Restoration of Posterior Teeth. When not lecturing on adhesive and aesthetic restorations or contributing to dental literature, he runs his own private practice limited to Restorative Dentistry in Ancona, Italy.

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 1.5 continuing education credits.