5 Lessons in Creating a Better Aesthetic Restoration

Dhaval Patel, DDS, PDS®-supported owner dentist and PDS Institute® faculty member, authored the article Shape Matters: What Should a Lateral Incisor Look Like? that was published in the Q4 2016 issue of In his article, Dr. Patel discussed five lessons he’s learned over the years that have help him achieve the optimal aesthetics when restoring lateral incisors with CAD/CAM technology.

While reviewing these 5 lessons, Dr. Patel references two specific of his cases where #10 has been restored with a CEREC® restoration. By displaying the results of both cases, you will see the progress made by applying these 5 lessons.

To access the online article, click here.

Dhavel Patel, DDS

About Dr. Dhaval Patel

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a multiple-office owner dentist supported by Pacific Dental Services®. In his 10+ years of practice experience, Dr. Patel has been recognized as a subject matter expert in anterior and posterior CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry. He has had numerous speaking engagements, published articles, and more. To learn more about Dr. Patel, visit

About Pacific Dental Services

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