Spear Education: Restorative Design

Dec 12-14, 2013

Preparing teeth – many teeth – is the three-day exercise of the Restorative Design workshop. 28 teeth give you the experience of multiple preps for multiple materials and designs. Crowns, minimal-conventional-and extensive-reduction veneers, veneerlays, inlays, onlays – each has unique requirements. Learn how to know if you should extend your margins to the lingual, place them just facial to the contact or carry them lingual to the contact. Discuss the concepts and DO the preps.

This is the course that you don’t have to take home to start using. It will have IMMEDIATE impact on what you do every day.


  • Prep design in the 21st century
  • Magnification as a tool in perfecting margins
  • Instrumentation that guides successful reduction
  • Full coverage preparations
  • Partial coverage anterior preparations
  • Partial Coverage posterior restorations
  • Anterior ceramic materials
  • Diagnosing and planning for material success
  • Clinical case discussions and examples
  • Preps – LOTS of preps


  • To create preparations based on the outcome desired
  • How to use a system of preparation that increases efficiency and accuracy
  • To LOVE what you see on the CAD-CAM screen or in your impression
  • How to be fluent in the language of materials so you can converse with your technicians
  • To look forward to seating restorations because they FIT!


Robert Winter
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Gary Dewood
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