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HKUx: Fundamentals of Aesthetic Dentistry

Embark on a captivating journey through the realm of aesthetic treatments with our dynamic online lecture and demonstration series. This trio of MOOCs offers a comprehensive exploration of aesthetic dentistry, from core concepts (MOOC 1) to cutting-edge, minimally invasive methods (MOOC 2) and advanced techniques (MOOC 3). Delivered by a stellar lineup of global and local industry pioneers, our courses bring you the freshest insights and trends in aesthetic dentistry.

4 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

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Starts Apr 12
Ends Dec 31

About this course

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Aesthetic dentistry has become increasingly important in contemporary dental practice as patients worldwide seek a visually attractive smile. Social media has played a significant role in shaping people’s perceptions of beauty, and dental practitioners are now under more pressure than ever to deliver invisible restorations using minimally invasive approaches that preserve natural, sound tooth structure.

Discover a world of aesthetic treatment approaches with our exciting series of online lectures and demonstrations. Divided into three MOOCs, our courses cover everything from fundamental knowledge (MOOC 1) to minimally invasive approaches (MOOC 2) and advanced approaches in aesthetic dentistry (MOOC 3). Our lectures are presented by internationally and locally renowned experts in their fields, providing you with the latest techniques and trends in aesthetic dentistry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in this exciting and rapidly evolving field!

In this MOOC, we will delve into various topics related to the fundamentals of aesthetic dentistry, including macro-aesthetics, micro-aesthetics, occlusion, color theory, and advanced techniques in shade analysis and matching. You will gain an overview of dental photography in aesthetic dentistry, learn how to adjust your camera settings, communicate with labs using dental photography, and shoot like a pro. Designing smiles and creating treatment plans for your patients will also be covered. Last but not least, we have an exciting panel discussion on treating aesthetically compromised dentition.

There are many more exciting lecture topics and assessments to be explored in the present MOOC. Join the HKU global dental campus on the edX platform and become part of the world’s largest learning community, presented by the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from experts in the field and take your skills in aesthetic dentistry to the next level.

Aesthetic Dentistry MOOC 2 and MOOC 3 will be available in 2024.

At a glance

  • Institution: HKUx
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Cosmetic Dentistry, Lecturing, Aesthetics, Natural Sounds, Demonstration Skills, Dentistry, Treatment Planning, Color Theory, Photography

What you'll learn

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By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Comprehensively analyze and apply the principles, concepts, and functional roles in anterior dental aesthetics, encompassing macro, micro, and gingival aspects.
  2. Explore and implement the fundamental concepts of color, light, and shade in aesthetic dentistry, utilizing contemporary shade guides and effective clinical techniques for predictable shade matching.
  3. Develop expertise in digital dental photography, focusing on its importance, protocols, settings, and clinical applications in aesthetic dentistry.
  4. Integrate smile design, various treatment approaches, digital dentistry, evidence-based planning, and case selection for comprehensive and effective aesthetic dentistry solutions.

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