Dr. Brian P. LeSage is the founder and director of the University of

California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Aesthetic Continuum Levels II. This

course teaches practicing dentists the art and science of cosmetic

dentistry.  He is also the director of the Beverly Hills Institute of

Dental Esthetics that offers small study clubs and mentoring.  Dr.

LeSage has actively integrated academic pursuits with a private

practice, first in Washington D.C and for the last 25 years in Beverly

Hills, California.  His private practice emphasizes aesthetic and

reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. LeSage is one of 345 accredited cosmetic dentists in the

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and in 2009 he

was awarded the Excellence in Cosmetic Dental Education Award

by the academy.  In 2002, he was awarded the status Fellow in the AACD and served as the Fellowship Chair for the academy for over ten years.  He was previously appointed (1995)

as a consultant and examiner for the AACD accreditation process.  Also in 2009, he was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) and was awarded fellowship status with the AAED in 2014.  

Dr. LeSage graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1983 with the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society award. 

Composite and All Ceramic Restorations: The Gap Narrows

Synopsis: Learn in detail what techniques and skills are necessary to create ideal composites that are seamless, have polychromicity, non-sensitive, and the appropriate luster and polish. Further explore preparation design for all-ceramic restorations, color selection and cementation techniques.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the four parameters necessary for composite artistry

- Understand the importance and principle of adhesive dentistry for everyday esthetic dentistry - no prep to minimal pre-design will be covered in detail

- Finishing and polishing of composite and porcelain: simply stated there should be very little difference in the outcome!

Dr. Brian LeSage