Mastering Anterior Composites I & II

Dr. Luana Oliveira-Haas
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: UNMC College of Dentistry
Instructor: Dr. Luana Oliveira-Haas
Credits: 8 CE hours
Check-in:  7:45 a.m.
Class Time:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Classification: Dental, Auxiliary
Fees: Dentist: $649, $350 Auxiliary: $349, $200


Dr. Luana Oliveira-Haas, is acknowledged for her expertise and training in the areas of operative/esthetic dentistry, evidence-based dentistry, and research. Dr. Oliveira-Haas graduated from Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil and received her DDS degree in 1995. She also received a certificate in Advanced Studies in Esthetic Dentistry at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil and the following year she completed a Specialty Program in Operative Dentistry at Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil. Dr. Oliveira-Haas achieved a Master and PhD in Operative Dentistry at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil in 2004. Shortly there after, Dr. Oliveira-Haas relocated to the United States where she became a full time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL and worked  there for the past eleven years.  In March 2018, Dr. Oliveira-Haas joined the Adult Restorative Dentistry Department at UNMC, College of Dentistry, Lincoln Nebraska. A skilled clinician, Dr. Oliveira-Haas successfully instructs the students through comprehensive dental care and complex restorative procedures, ensuring that high quality care is provided. Dr. Oliveira-Haas is constantly learning new technologies and applying her knowledge to improve the oral health care of her patients.

Dr. Oliveira-Haas is actively involved in clinical research. She has been publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting in scientific meetings. When not working, she loves to spend time with her beloved husband, Steven Haas, and two children. Dr. Oliveira-Haas is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

No relevant financial relationships exist. 

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No relevant financial relationships exist.

Course Description: 

This intensive hands-on course focus on the latest direct anterior composite restoration protocols. This program will give you the knowledge and experience to perfect composite restorations. You will gain skills in layered composite and pull-through techniques for composite veneers and Class IV, stress-free isolation techniques, diagnostic mock up, and effective finishing and polishing techniques. You will be able to understand how to incorporate long lasting and tooth-like direct composite to your daily practice as a reliable alternative to ceramic while practicing minimally invasive. Drs. Oliveira-Haas and faculty will provide over-the-shoulder mentoring. This team of very skilled faculty members will provide guidance for an intensive patient simulation experience. Outstanding handouts with step-by-step for simulated practices will be provided, as well as classic literature articles. You will refine your composite resin skills and will learn the lasted techniques to immediately apply them to your patients and enhance your clinical performance.

Lecture Course Objectives:

 Hands On Course Objectives:

 Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion/hands on


Morning (Lectures)

7:45 – 8:00am  

Registration time


8:00 – 9:45am

Lecture I:

Introduction and Orientation

Keys to Master Anterior Composite Restorations

9:45 – 10:00am


10:00 – 12:00pm

Lecture II:

What is New in Adhesive Dentistry?                                       

Treatment Planning of Esthetic Cases and Smile Design

Simplified Layering Technique: Clinical Cases

12:00 – 1:00pm



Afternoon (Hands-On)

1:00 – 2:00pm  

 Hands-on I:

Fabrication of Silicone Index

2:00 – 2:45pm  

Hands-on II:

Tooth #8 Class IV Layering Technique

2:45 – 3:30pm

Hands-on III:

Tooth #9 Direct Composite Veneer

3:30 – 3:45pm


3:45 – 4:15pm

Mapping Facial Anatomy

Simplified Finishing and Polishing

Simplified Isolation Techniques - DEMO

4:15 – 5:00pm

Group Discussion

Interactive Section/Self-evaluation

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.