Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry for the General Practitioner

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry for the General Practitioner

 Module 1

  • Simplifying Esthetically Guided Treatment Planning
  • Face bow and Bite registration records – techniques
  • Importance of Wax-up
  • Photography and Smile Design

Make a Lucia’s jig and take a centric relation bite records

Take a face bow

Photography Demonstration

Principles of Wax-Up


Module 2

  • Indications and benefits for direct Composites
  • The perfect Class 2 and the C-Factor
  • Understanding the layering technique for Class IV
  • Bonding Protocols
  • Improving the aesthetics and longevity of direct composites

Build-up of a fractured central incisor using the layering technique

Build up of a tooth in Composite

Class 2 Restorations on Premolars & Molars


Module 3

  • Indirect Restorations Composite & Ceramics
  • Inlays, Overlays & Endocrowns
  • Treatment of Wear in Dentistry

Build-up and Preparation for Indirect Composite Restorations

Build up and Preparation for Emax and Gold Inlays& Overlays

Temporization & Cementation Protocol for Indirect restorations


Module 4

  • Modern Day Ceramics
  • Principles of Crown & Bridges
  • The ovoid Pontic and Soft tissue Management
  • Basics of CAD CAM Dentistry
  • Impression Techniques

Preparation of Anterior & Posterior Crowns

Preparation of 3 unit Crown & Bridges

Impressions with 2 card technique

Temporization and Cementation sequence


Module 5

  • Porcelain Laminate Veneers
  • Minimally Invasive Preparation
  • Immediate Dentin Sealing
  • Direct Composite Veneers
  • Internal & External Bleaching Techniques

Preparation of 2 veneers for PLV

Cementation & Temporization Protocols

Preparation of 2 Veneers for Direct Composite Veneers

Bleaching Protocols



 All materials like burs instruments materials and teeth will be provided. You are requested to bring your own hand-pieces and Micro Motors (contra angle). If you want to do more than prescribed work you can bring more Extracted teeth mounted.


Per Module: Rs 10,000

Each Module will be  2 days in duration. Buffet Lunch will be provided on all days along with tea and Snacks.

Complete Course (5 modules):

Normal Registration: Rs 50,000

Early Bird Registration: Rs. 45,000  (Until July 26, 2015)

50% advance payment can be made to avail the early bird offer.


Payment Options

Bank Transfer

In Favor of Jonathan Eric Rao

A/c No. 17591000014417,

HDFC Bank, Banaswadi Branch |  IFSC code: HDFC0001759


Register Today!

Hurry! Register by July 25, 2015 to book your seat. Only 5 seats available per batch. Hurry to be part of a personalized approach to Dentistry.

Workshop: Direct Composites – Revisited (Bangalore)

We are proud to present a comprehensive two day course to teach you a systematic method of achieving predictable success with anterior composite restorations.

Course Objectives:
– Learn to achieve predictable success with anterior composites
– Make freehanded composite veneers look as good as porcelain veneers.
– Make Class III, IV, and V restorations look totally invisible.
– Practice a step-by-step layering technique, for predictable shade and incisal translucency.
– Achieve a long lasting, natural and stain resistant polish every time.

Day 1
Theory: Introduction to direct composites, Indications and Contraindications, C-factor, Bonding Techniques, Stratification and Layering techniques made easy, Shade Matching
Hands on: Class 1V restoration on Natural teeth.
Day 2
Theory: Direct Composites Veneers , Polishing and finishing 101
Hands on:Making a central incisor with composite , 2 Direct composite veneers on Central incisors

August 31 – September 1, 2014

Hotel Chancery, 10/6 Lavelle Road, Bangalore

Dr. Mercedes Elena Forero, Associate Professor: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Jonathan Eric Rao, Visiting Faculty, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


Early Bird Registration-July 15,2014:

Regular Registration-July 31,2014

Late Registration- August 15,2014

Lunch and Snacks are included.

Composites, Models, Curing lights, Instruments and Burs will be provided. You are requested to bring your Micromotors and hand pieces.

Limited seats available, register today to book your place.

Payment Options

Demand Draft

DD must be made in Favor of “Jonathan Eric Rao” payable at “Bangalore”
Address: #201 Rosedale Apts.15 Hutchins Road, Cooke Town Bangalore 560005

Bank Transfer

A/c Holder’s Name: Jonathan Eric Rao
A/c No.: 17591000014417
Branch: Banaswadi
Address: 4AC-116, 4th Main, Palvotti Church Street,
OMBR Layout, Banaswadi Bangalore- 560043.
IFSC code: HDFC0001759

Or Deposit your cheque at the closest HDFC bank to the following account

We thank you for your time and look forward to your participation.

Please share this with any of your friends who might be interested in attending.

Jonathan Rao
ExthetiX 32 Dental Studio
Mobile:+91 9741565240

Course on Indirect Composite Restorations

06-2014-One Day


Payment Options

Amount: Rs. 4,500

Demand Draft

DD must be made in Favour of Jonathan Eric Rao payable at Bangalore
Address: #201 Rosedale Apts.15 Hutchins Road, Cooke Town Bangalore 560005

Bank Transfer

A/c No.: 17591000014417
Bank: HDFC Bank,
Branch: Banaswadi
Address: 4AC-116, 4th Main, Palvotti Church Street, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi Bangalore- 560043.
IFSC code: HDFC0001759


What is Esthetic Dentistry?

I still remember the day I joined my masters program and my boss called me to his office and said remember You are an esthetic dentist not a cosmetic dentist and you will soon know what i mean”.  As I thought about what he said, the days of working at the university taught me what he mean.

So what is Esthetic Dentistry? It is dentistry where the final outcome mimics nature as far as humanly possible within the biological frame work or as Dr. Pascal Magne simply puts it ‘Biomimetically emulating Nature”. In the opening pages of his classic, Magne talks about how nature  cannot  be humanly inspired but divinely designed and our job is to faithfully emulate it.

For too long the ‘ Hollywood Smile” has been the envy of young and old alike, those bleached A1 shaded teeth  sparkling in the sun has captured everyone’s imagination. But le’ts have a reality check –  do all of us want to have the same bleached smile? Or should age appropriate shades be chosen? Yes, in the end it is the patient’s decision but it is also our responsibility to give him the best, conservative and esthetically pleasing option.

Take for example a patient who was 55 came to me with a request for whiter and longer teeth but with the request that it should be age appropriate.


A conservative approach of using Feldspathic Ceramic Veneers  from tooth 15-22 was the solution we used in this case after two weeks of home bleaching with 10 % Carbamide Peroxide.


03 04The case was not perfect but the patient was happy with the final outcome because it suited her expectation. Now did all this come about in one day? No, It took various stages of planning to reach the final outcome, and here is where I point out that the treatment planning in a case is the most important step to gain an acceptable, biologically sound & esthetic result.

Take a look at this photograph. Can you spot the implant restoration supported here? Probably not. It is not easy to spot since it achieved the Bio-emulation that we strove for.



Here was a patient who had a tooth that was mobile and periodontally unsound in the anterior sector, his only request was that we replace the tooth and match it to his other teeth, looking at his teeth it was quite the challenge, but with sound treatment planning and implementation, and of course a gifted technician we were able to achieve a good result.


06Taking the Pre-op photograph into consideration I think we achieved considerable success. However, the greatest satisfaction was when the patient told us, that his son who lived in another city came home and asked him what all the fuss of going to the dentist so often was all about – when there were no visible changes. To me and my team it was the best of compliments. (The tooth was 11 for those of you who couldn’t spot it).

I hope this post helps you understand better what Esthetic Dentistry is all about. May this inspire us to follow the divine design that our Creator so marvellously designed.

“I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, wonderful are your works and my soul knows it very well”. Psalms 139:14