ACDE Webinar Series


 Key Points to Achieve Natural Looking Restorations Using Dental Composite


Friday, March 10, 2023

11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET


A joint live webinar series

Course Details


Providing patients with excellence in direct esthetic restorations can be quite challenging and time consuming in clinical practice. The purpose of this course is to present direct esthetic restorative options based on a minimally invasive approach. Principles, materials and clinical techniques will be outlined to help the dentist achieve excellent esthetics, function, and affordable solutions while preserving natural tooth structures.



At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:


  1. Understand minimally invasive concepts and their influence in esthetic dentistry.
  2. Provide an update about Light Curing in dentistry & Dental Composites.
  3. Present evidence-based concepts of shade selection & shade reproduction for direct restorative procedures.


Audience: All dental professionals


 Rodrigo R. Maia, DDS, MS, PhD is a clinical associate professor and the discipline coordinator in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Maia holds a certificate in Operative Dentistry and in Periodontology from the Brazilian Air Force. He earned an MS and PhD in Restorative Dentistry from the Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil and completed his postdoctoral training at the UIOWA - Dows Institute of Dental Research. He served as a co-director of the Advanced Education Program in Operative Dentistry at the UIOWA from 2015-2020.
As a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Maia's research goal is to blend basic science and cutting-edge technology to expand interdisciplinary collaborations aiming to enhance the knowledge in the area of light interaction in dental tissues/biomaterials and seek for new standards to allow clinicians to achieve restorations with light properties that closely replicate the natural appearance of dental tissues.


Conflict of Interest: In accordance with ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

About this Series

Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)


The ACDE, of which the University of Louisville School of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Education (ULSD CE) is a member, brings together individuals who represent university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.


The ACDE and 35 of its member schools are jointly providing this series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.


Each lecture will be presented by a different member school's faculty member. By registering through this page, ULSD CE will provide your verification of attendance document. Similar to our other CE offerings, we will maintain a record of your attendance in our database, which you may always access through your personal ULSD CE account.


CE staff of participating schools declare that neither they nor any member of their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do they have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) the speaker will discuss in the presentation, within the last 12 months that are relevant to this educational activity.


Registration open through 3/10/2023 10:30 AM ET

Continuing Education

Lecture: CEU(s) - 1.5

Education Method: Online, Live Interactive Presentation

Course Tuition

Webinar Fee: $59.00


American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA only.


Please note there are no discounts for the ACDE webinar series.



Cancellation Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel, modify course date, revise course content, and revise program faculty and activities. Registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded.

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy. This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A 30% processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.


Live Interactive Webinar: Zoom


Technical assistance: Please be in touch with the ULSD CE office at 502-852-5077 or



This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the schools listed here.

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry 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.


The University of Louisville School of Dentistry designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.