Aki Yoshida Course

From Layering to Full Contour Zirconia: Achieving Esthetics in Digital Era

Lector: Aki Yoshida (Gnathos Dental Studio, Boston, USA)

Date: April 13-14th, 2018

Venue: „Crowne Plaza“ Conference centre, Vilnius

Language: English

Organizator: UAB „ProDentum”


About lector

Aki Yoshida is Master Ceramist with many years of experience in all aspects of Dental Technology. His passion and the talent that brings to the industry has been widely recognized. Aki is the owner-operator of Gnathos Dental Studio in Weston, Massachusetts, USA. The laboratory, originally founded by Dr. Lloyd L. Miller, is an innovative, quality driven dental lab consistently producing the highest level of dental restorations.

Aki graduated from the Dental Technician School of Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan.

He is a technical instructor at Tufts University, Dept. of Post-Graduate Prosthodontics, in Boston, where he has participated in Post-Doctoral Courses for both dentists and technicians. He is also a Lecturer at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

He is a Fellow member of the AAED (American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry). Also, he is an Executive Board member of SCAD (Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry) He is also an instructor for Kuraray Noritake Dental Supply.

Aki has presented numerous hands-on courses and lectures throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. He is a four-time masterpiece Technician in the Japanese Quintessence of Dental Technology, and he has published several articles on anterior esthetic restoration in the Quintessence of Dental Technology.



April 13th, 2018 (Friday). THEORY COURSE.

Communication between the dentist, technician and patient for an esthetic result

As the importance of an esthetic outcome in restorative dentistry increases, the establishment of an improved interdisciplinary communication system is becoming more essential than ever. To ensure a highly esthetic and successful restorative result, it is imperative that key elements of a case be thoroughly and effectively communicated among the dentist, patient, and technician.

Esthetic considerations include: shade communication, camera settings, selection of newest  translucent zirconia, layering vs monolithic difference clinical situations, digital email design, and digital implant design and fabrication. This lecture will explain how to efficiently utilize digital technology and combine analog techniques to make best possible results.


 April 14th, 2018 (Saturday). HANDS-ON COURSE.

New translucent zirconia.  How to achieve both esthetics and maximum strength at the same time

Color reproduction of anterior natural teeth requires advanced laboratory techniques, talent and artistic skills. Accurate determination, interpretation, monitoring and verification of tooth color in ceramic work are important steps in achieving ideal color reproduction. The use of instruments for color measurement has the potential to eliminate subjective variables. However, the integration of color science based on spectrophotometric measurements and actual ceramic work has not yet been established.

In this hands-on course you will learn to use the new multi-layered translucent Kuraray/Noritake zirconia to achieve highly esthetics and maximum strength at the same time, and will learn how to select different translucency in each clinical situation.

Hands-on will include step-by-step porcelain build up technique, controlling opacity and translucency, internal stain technique to mimic all natural characterization, creating lifelike surface texture in harmony with adjacent teeth.


IMPORTANT: each participant needs to bring their own porcelain build-up brushes, instruments and finishing burs. Casts, zirconia frameworks, layering ceramic (Noritake, Kuraray), ceramic ovens and micromotors will be provided by the organizers.


Course Fee (eur):


Before 3/25/2018

After 3/26/2018








First day







Both days








Additional information:

Registration open until 4/09/2018.

Number of attendees for the second day is limited up to 15!


E-mail: mokymai@prodentum.lt
Phone: +370 657 62986





Registration is done via bank transfer:

UAB „ProDentum“, company code 301097592, IBAN LT027044060006129104, AB SEB bankas.

Please provide in the payment purpose the following:

  • full name of the participant (if the participant is not performing the payment),
  • phone number,
  • e-mail,
  • 4/13-14/2018 course.

Example: John Smith, +1-xxx-xxxxx, john.smith@email.com, 4/13-14/2018 course.


Šeimyniškių g. 44, Vilnius

+370 657 77747



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