Esthetics in function: Integrating the occlusion into the smile design

Course objectives

Present a systematic approach to confidently and consistently treatment plan cases with different degrees of complexity, optimizing the esthetic, functional, structural, and biological outcomes.

Provide scientific foundation to clinical decision-making and quality control of the cases.

Review state-of-the-art equipment, techniques and materials to consistently obtain the highest quality results.

Introduce the digital workflow into daily practice, understanding its benefits and limitations.

Enable participants to recognize the presence of occlusal pathologies that need treatment and how to perform their cases according to risk analysis criteria.

Define in an uncomplicated and practical way relevant topics of Occlusion such as maxillomandibular relationships, functional guidance, OVD and occlusal plane.

Discuss the indications and fabrication methods of Lucia jig, leaf gauge, Therapeutic Deprogrammer and Interocclusal Splint


Day 1

Introduction and Course Objectives

Pre-clinical interview: obtaining rapport and fine tuning the patient’s needs, wishes and expectations

The pragmatic evaluation: what is really meaningful? Relevant aspects of Esthetic Evaluation

Esthetics in Function: integrating the principles of occlusion into the smile design

The Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: how to elaborate and present the plan

The Stomatognathic System: Physiologic versus Pathologic state

Maxillomandibular relationships, Intermaxillary records and Semiadjustable articulators

Demonstrative Activity: Functional Examination; Mounting the models in the Semi-adjustable articulator; Intermaxillary records with leaf gauge Therapeutic Deprogrammer


Day 2

Hands-On Exercises Adjusting the therapeutical deprogrammer

Hands-On Exercises Mounting the upper cast in the semi adjustable articulator with face bow

Demystifying the Functional Guidances and the Occlusal Vertical Dimension

Full mouth rehabilitations: putting all the pieces together


Day 3

Hands-On Exercises Intermaxillary records: leaf gauge and therapeutical deprogrammer; documenting the first point of contact Mounting the lower cast in the semi-adjustable articulator

Practical Activity: Verifying the accuracy of the mounting; Occlusal analysis and occlusal adjustment decisions on the articulator

The impact of occlusal equilibration for the treatment longevity: step-by-step with recommended materials and straightforward techniques; Interocclusal splints

Hands-On Exercises Intraoral adjustment of the stabilization splint

Final remarks Delivery of certificates


Prof. Dr. Marcelo CALAMITA

DDS; MS; PhD Bio

Marcelo Calamita graduated in 1988 from the University of Sao Paulo, where he also obtained his certificate, MS, and PhD in prosthodontics. He is Visiting professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of Florida and worked as Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at University Braz Cubas and University of Guarulhos in Sao Paulo. Marcelo Calamita is the former president of the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Dentistry and the Brazilian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He was editor-in-chief of the Dental Press Brazilian Journal of Esthetics and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, besides International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Brazilian editions. In addition, he has lectured nationally and internationally, written numerous scientific publications and the book Esthetics in Function on treatment planning and occlusion. He also maintains a private practice in Sao Paulo focusing on comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry.


September 20th to 22nd, 2023

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Lecture and Hands-on


American Dental Institute, Orlando, Florida

U$ 3.,350


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