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Style Italiano: The Complete Composite Course

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Course Description



Mr Style Italiano himself, the founder Walter Devoto, comes to Australia for the first time with Dental ED. Style Italiano is a worldwide movement centred on simplifying the creation of beautiful composite restorations. Rather than focusing on complicated layering techniques and multiple colours. The Style Italiano philosophy involves using simple recipes of just two shades to create beautiful restorations, for both anterior and posterior dentitions which can be reproduced by dentists at all skill levels. The main objective of this hands-on course is to illustrate the properties and use of composite materials in today’s contemporary restorative dentistry concepts. Step-by-step procedures of simple techniques used in conservative restorations of the vital and nonvital teeth will also be reviewed.

The founder of the worldwide popular “Style Italiano”, Walter Devoto, will teach participants, at all skill levels, to create the most beautiful composite restorations in clinical practice. For the first time, this course teaches participants to manage multiple case scenarios in both anterior and posterior restorations, including direct and indirect restorations. This course is an extensive one providing multiple excercise of common clinical scenarios and then using simplified Style Italiano techniques to get amazing quick results.

Day 1: THEORY - JULY 24

During this lecture, some of the most innovative techniques will be showed to reach aesthetic success, while respecting periodontal and dental tissues.

Topics covered include but not be limited to:

  • Aesthetic concepts.
  • Style Italiano philosophy.
  • Colour parameters.
  • Shade selection.
  • Layering: - Two-layers vs multi-layers. - Characterisations.
  • Finishing.
  • Polishing.
  • Cavity preparation.
  • Adhesion and post-op sensitivity.
  • Shrinkage.
  • C factor.
  • Contact point and emergence profile.
  • Anatomical layering.
  • Finishing and polishing.
  • Restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
  • Maintenance.

Day 2: HANDS ON - JULY 25

Hands-on for the described anterior direct techniques:

The “my shade guide” and vita shade live fabrication of silicone stent 2.

Sound and cut tooth with and without taking impression and creating wax up.

Layering technique of anterior teeth.

Following Style Italiano recipes.

Opalescence, intensives and characterizations. (Including incisal halos, chromatic spots, fissures and crack/craze lines).

Finishing texture and polishing.


Hands On Exercise

Preparation of class 4 cavity.

Build-up of class 4 restoration.

Incorporation of opalescence, intensives and characterisations.




Completion of Class for Hands-on

Demonstration and Hands on Style Italiano techniques and concepts in everyday challenges.

Diastema closures.

Direct resin veneers – inclusion masking and opaquing techniques for discoloured teeth substrate.

Large class 3 restorations.

Direct cervical (class 5) restorations.


Hands-on Excercise

Prep and restore direct resin veneer and diastema closure.

Prep and restore through and through class 3 restoration

Day 3: HANDS ON - JULY 26

Hands-on for the described posterior direct and indirect techniques:

Bulk filling.

Bulk and Stains.

Simultaneous modelling technique (bulk and body).

Posterior direct restorations techniques for: - Class 1 and Class 2 cavities.

Contact point and emergence profile in class 2 restorations.

Staining and characterisation.

Finishing and polishing procedures.


Hands On Exercise

Prep and restore Class 2 posterior restorations with the use of sectional matrix/circumferential matrix.



Minimal invasive dentistry.

Preparation guidelines for inlays and onlays.

Cementation with flowable, pre-heated composites and regular resin cement.

Finishing and polishing procedures.


Completion of Class for Hands-on

Boundary from direct to indirect restorations.

Preparation guidelines for onlays and overlays.

Cementation with flowable, preheated composites and regular resin cement.

Finishing and polishing procedures.


Hands-on Exercise

Preparation for onlay and overlay.

Cementation of restoration (utilising temp restoration fabricated from Bis GMA temp material and silicone stent).

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