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Virginia AGD

VAGD Fall MasterTrack

October 22, 2021 8:30 AM - October 23, 2021 5:00 PM (EST)

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Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday and Saturday: 16 Participation Credits, Code 780

FRIDAY ONLY: 8 Lecture Credits, Code 780

YM Dental Lab, Chantilly VA

Course Descriptions and Objectives: 

Friday, October 22

"Cutting Edge Technology with Digital Design and Real-World Cosmetic Dentistry; Faults, Failures and Fixes"

Failures in dentistry are frequently blamed on materials. Many times, operator error is the culprit. This innovative and fast-paced course will focus on aesthetics that are BUILT TO LAST. Clear, concise and systemized techniques will be presented to treat every aspect from simple to complex cases involving veneers, crowns and implant restorations. These protocols will increase profitability by preventing failures that occur day-to-day in your office.

Cutting edge preparation techniques that will simplify difficult space management cases will be presented, along with how to handle shade challenges and when preparation modifications may be necessary. You will understand how to integrate flowable composite on the provisional and communicate the final patient approved shapes. State of the art digital smile design linking 3D prosthetic planning with fundamental principles and real-time communication that decreases dentist chair time and ceramist re-work.

Learn to turn a complicated camera into a point and shoot device and master digital photography. A clinical update on adhesive technology and ceramics will be presented so the team knows what systems to use and their limitations along with specific verbiage to control patient expectations. Dr. Bassett will clear the confusion of products and techniques ranging from incremental layering to bulk fill technology in the posterior. Dimensions of color and anatomic stratification of anterior composite to attain a polychromatic imperceptible result will be shown.

The relationship of form and function precludes treating anterior teeth as cosmetic challenges alone. Aesthetic and functional parameters of incisor position and morphology, dental facial treatment planning, determination of vertical dimension, and bite force management will be presented as components that allow comprehensive restorative treatment. Occlusal guidance must be understood so the final designs of the restoration can accommodate the intra-oral forces assuring longevity and predictability of the prosthesis.

The cases presented have been published in national peer reviewed journals. There is something for everyone to learn! You will leave the course with the proven step-by-step approach from simple to difficult clinical situations.


• Integrate sound occlusal principles to create synergy between form and function

• Own the knowledge and ability to confidently prepare a difficult space management case

• Identify which adhesives and restorative materials work the best for maximum predictability and learn matricing techniques and bulkfill technology for mastering posterior composite

• Learn how to achieve a predictable anterior composite restoration following the stratification of opacities to achieve life like undetectable restorations

Saturday, October 23rd

COMPOSITE ARTISTRY. Mastering Posterior and Anterior Techniques for Direct Composite and Creating Undetectable Restorations

Direct aesthetic restorations are the most requested performed procedures in any dental practice today. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technology allows us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. A clinical update on adhesive technology will be presented. She will clear the confusion of bonding agents and techniques ranging from incremental layering to bulk fill technology in the posterior.

 Techniques to create morphologically precise direct anterior and posterior composite restorations will be discussed and demonstrated. This course will train your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. You will develop artistic capabilities by training your eyes to see the different dimensions of color when evaluating an anterior tooth. You will then learn which opacities and thickness to use in each area to be reconstructed and make a fracture line disappear. 

Subsequently, your eye will see the reflective surfaces and facial anatomy and learn step by step finishing and polishing technique to mimic the contralateral tooth and create a morphologically precise undetectable restoration. Learn when and how to use pink composite to mimic gingiva.



• Train your eyes to see color, line angles, reflective surface, shape, and form in the adjacent tooth that is being replicated

• Learn how to achieve a predictable composite restoration following the stratification of opacities and achieve undetectable restorations

• Learn how to layer the different opacities of composite, opaquing, tinting, finishing and surface texture to create natural light reflection and make a fracture line disappear

• Review current composite materials, bonding systems, c factors, and techniques necessary to achieve predictable outcomes, while minimizing post operatory sensitivity

• Master the techniques of posterior composite placement with bulk fill technology and matricing techniques

Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Bassett practices comprehensive restorative and aesthetic dentistry in Scottsdale, Ariz. She is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and President 2015-2016. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, an Associate member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a KOIS Clinical Instructor, an active member in the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the AGD. Dr. Bassett is adjunct faculty, where she has taught the aesthetic continuum at the Arizona School of Dentistry. She is a member of the Catapult Group speakers bureau and evaluates new dental materials for them. She was voted top 5 female CE educators, an international lecturer, published author and is a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed publications. The cases presented in her lecturers are all published in peer review journals. She is a recipient of the Lucy Hobbs award for Clinical Expertise, Volunteer Dentist of the Year award for Arizona CASS dental clinic and has received the Give Back a Smile volunteer service award twice.

Event Details:

The YM Education Center is a new, state-of-the-art educational facility in Chantilly, VA and home to YM Dental Lab. The venue is conveniently located 25 miles from Washington DC, with fully equipped, spacious educational areas designed to easily seat up to 40 attendees, socially distanced. You can tour the lab and education facility, here. 

There is ample, free parking in front of the facility.

Registration opens at 8:00 am, course to begin promptly at 8:30 am.

Coffee, soft drinks and water will be available throughout the day, and a boxed lunch will be provided each day. 

To read more about MasterTrack Program Guidelines regarding Case Presentations and Protocols and/or to reserve your spot for a Case Presentation, please visit

A room block has been reserved at the Westfield Marriott. Please book here before September 24, 2021.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

The Virginia AGD is excited to welcome attendees back in-person this Fall. We will be following the current mandates as directed by the state of Virginia to ensure the safety of all who are participating. Our expectations will be consistent with CDC guidelines which encourage frequent hand washing and face coverings for anyone who is not vaccinated. At this time, our event venue additionally requests that all individuals wear a face mask in indoor settings when you cannot socially distance.  

Attendees will find hand sanitizer stations set up throughout the event venue, extra masks available at any time, and weather permitting we will have tables and chairs set up outside for meals and sitting down with colleagues.    

We ask that anyone who is not feeling well leading up to the events please stay home out of consideration for all who are attending.    

Event Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will only be given up to 30 days before the course. If a refund is requested within 30 days of the course, a credit will be applied to the registrants account for use toward a future VAGD program.  


Virginia AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2023. Provider ID# 219330

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