Dr. Newton Fahl, DDS, MS


Dr. Newton Fahl Jr. received his DDS degree from the Londrina State University, Brazil, in 1987. In 1989 he received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Fahl is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), founding member and past president of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (BSAD) and past president of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD). He is an MCG-Hinman Foundation fellow.

His passion and dedication to education have led Dr. Fahl to be the recipient of the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) 2008 President’s Award for Best Teacher and the 2011 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award. Dr. Fahl is an Adjunct Professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Fahl has extensively published on direct and indirect bonding techniques and is the author of the book Composite Resin Veneers – The Direct-Indirect Technique (2020). He is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.


The direct layering technique allows the incremental application and the reconstitution of the optical and mechanical characteristics of the natural anterior teeth. The advantages of the direct method include preservation of the dental remnant and selective addition of dentin and enamel color layers in varying thicknesses to provide the desired aesthetics. 

As another restorative option, the direct-indirect technique brings together operative advantages that allow for better marginal finishing and polishing, color proofing through try-in pastes, and improved mechanical properties. This lecture will discuss both techniques and will present protocols for their clinical application.

3 learning objectives:

1) Layering protocols for contact lens, veneers, class IV and peg laterals.

2) Composite selection, color proofing and adhesive protocol for cementation of direct-indirect restorations

3) Finishing and polishing techniques to achieve excellent marginal adaptation and surface texture


Direct and Direct-Indirect Anterior Composites: How to Indicate


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