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Susan McMahon, DMD

Susan McMahon, DMD


Undetectable Anterior Composites with The 5 Minute Finish 

Friday, April 29   |   9:15 AM-11:45 AM

Two and a half (2.5) CE Hours  | Category B

Course Description

Achieving beautiful invisible restorations with direct anterior composite is a challenge for many clinicians.  Anterior composites often are visible due to lack of line angles, facial anatomy, and surface texture.   Many of us were taught to finish with discs and cups which obliterate most anatomy and make our restorations apparent and unsightly.   This course will give you the secrets to fast and predictable placement, anatomy, surface texture and finishing.  Your composites will look like you spent hours of chair time, but it will only take minutes. 

As a bonus, you will learn an easy black triangle fix with direct tooth colored composite and a second technique with pink gingiva colored composite.  Black triangles are the most common cosmetic complaint in post-clear aligner therapy for adults.   Use this technique give your patients the smiles they desire.  

Course Objectives

  • Learn an efficient technique for achieving beautiful anterior composites by restoring anatomy and surface texture in just minutes of chair time
  • Learn a simple black triangle closure with no flash or overhangs.   Revise and learn this technique with gingiva-colored composite for the big black triangles
  • Review central and lateral anatomy and gingival anatomy to have the confidence to achieve invisible restorations your patients will love

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Speaker Bio:

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. McMahon enjoys one of the largest cosmetic
dental practices in Western Pennsylvania. She is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and an
invited Fellow of the prestigious American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
An author and lecturer, Dr. McMahon has devoted her professional career to the pursuit of advanced technologies in
cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry. She is a past clinical instructor in Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at
the University of Pittsburgh. She has been the Director of New Product Evaluation and a Speaker for Catapult Education.
She frequently lectures across the United States on minimally invasive dentistry and conservative cosmetic dentistry for
teenagers and young adults. She had been honored as a Top Dentist over 20 times. She has also been voted by her peers
as a Top Pittsburgh Dentist every year for over two decades. Dr. McMahon is the founder of Smirkbox, a seasonal
subscription box for smile enthusiasts. Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Industry people and all Smile
Enthusiasts love the box filled with the newest dental, wellness, and beauty products to keep smiles looking their
best. Along with dentistry, Dr. McMahon developed and is an active partner in Bakn restaurants in Pittsburgh. Bakn, chef driven, funky brunch-all-day restaurants have been featured on The Food Network and Travel Channel. Very Active in charity work and fundraising, she is a founding board member of Music for MS. Music for MS, Roots Music Festival, is a daylong, family friendly, live music festival held annually at Hartwood Acres Bakn restaurants partner and fundraise for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. McMahon lives and raised her three children in Pittsburg