Course Handouts

Dark Primary Incisor
Esthetic Space Maintainer
Matrix Bands for Primary and Permanent Class II Composite Restorations
Sandwich Techniques

FSM photo 12-'11

Fred S. Margolis, D.D.S.


Fred S. Margolis, D.D.S.

ABSTRACT: Today’s parents demand the restoration of their children and teen’s teeth for function and esthetics. Self-image of our patients is very important. Glass ionomers, resinomers, composites, and various types of crowns will be illustrated on children and adolescents. Esthetic facings for stainless steel crowns will be illustrated and chairside/laboratory steps necessary will be given. Treatment planning of these restorations will be taught, as well as the proper tooth preparation and steps necessary for esthetic, long-lasting restorations. Esthetic space maintainers will be shown and the participant will learn the ease with which these can be fabricated. Use of various matrices for interproximal restorations will be discussed. Enamel microabrasion, direct-bonded and porcelain veneers will be shown for esthetics for our teenage patients. Both traditional and Erbium Laser preparations will be illustrated. Utilizing slides and videos, step-by-step procedures will be shown.

Course Objectives

1)     To learn how to perform various types of esthetic crowns for primary teeth

2)     To learn how to perform microabrasion on permanent anterior teeth

3)     To learn cosmetic adhesive dentistry techniques for children

4)     To learn how to whiten discolored primary and permanent teeth

5)     To learn how, why and when to place sealants on primary and permanent molars


Sponsored by GC America, Inc


Fred S. Margolis, D.D.S.

Dr. Fred Margolis received his B.S. and D.D.S. from The Ohio State University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.  Dr. Margolis is a Clinical Instructor at Loyola University’s Oral Health Center and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.    Dr. Margolis is director of the Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Ltd. and on the faculty of the University of Genoa School of Dentistry.  He was recently selected by Dentistry Today Journal as a “top clinician in continuing education for 2013.”  He has lectured internationally and  is the author of Beautiful Smiles for Special People, a course manual for working with disabled patients.  He is co-author of Pediatric Laser Dentistry, which is published by Quintessence. Dr. Margolis is in the private practice of pediatric dentistry in Highland Park, Illinois.

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