• Villa Marbella

Emulation of Nature with Direct Composites with Javier Tapia

      • September 28, 2023
      • -
      • September 29, 2023
      • Marbella
  • Workshop
  • Networking

The Marbella Experience

  • LEARN during the day and PLAY after...

  • For this training, we have an exceptional place for the perfect teaching and relaxing setting.

    This lovely Spanish villa has a touch of Missoni and it was built in an stunning location surrounded by nature and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a 180-degree sea view, stretching from Gibraltar on the right to the port of Estepona on the left completely .

    The program will start in the morning and end early afternoon where we’ll be able to enjoy the sun-drenched Costa del Sol town of Marbella. Weather you would like to go for a walk at the Promenade or a stroll through the Old Town or to play a Padel match at its birth place; join us for this Spanish adventure!

  • The Bio-Emulation approach as written in structural analysis and visual synthesis defined the new bases to consider for replication of natural tooth structures with composite resin. The penta_laminar concept represents the ultimate implementation of this philosophy: analysing different ageing stages to build a dynamic shade concept that adapts to nature. However, feasibility of application of this concept is compromised by it’s intrinsic complexity, not accesible to all clinical conditions.

    By analysing the key factors of natural structure’s ageing process and applying this knowledge to the material selection, it is possible to simplify techniques to make them approachable in all situations. From a bi-laminar technique to the penta_laminar technique we can learn to adapt our work in order to optimise the clinical outcome achieving cost-effective treatments to cover our patients needs and expectations.

  • Theoretical Program with Javier

    Mastering Color:

    • Basic color parameters: hue, chroma y value
    • Translucency as value modulator
    • Texture as value modulator
    • Opalescence and fluorescence:myths and legend

    Bio-Emulation: a new approach to color in dentistry:

    • Optical properties of dental structures
    • 3D anatomy: enamel vs dentin
    • Understanding dental tissues ageing process
    • Photography as shade analysis tool: advanced photo protocol overview
    • The penta_laminar concept: a dynamic layering approach
    • Practical Implementation: is it possible to simplify?
    • Emulating nature with a limited amount of shades. Simplification criteria.
    • Clinical application

    Practical Program with Javier

    • Demo Class IV restoration with simplified technique (young tooth):
      • Preparation
      • Bonding
      • Layering
      • Finishing and polishing
    • Hands-on by participants
    • Demo Direct Veneer on discolored tooth with simplified technique:
      • Preparation
      • Bonding
      • Layering
      • Finishing and polishing
    • Hands-on by participants

    Theoretical Lecture with Bruno

    Invited guest Bruno Pereira from Marbella, Spain will join the program and talk about 'Facial Flow the Organic Orofacial Analysis', a concept that introduces a more natural approach to the orofacial analysis, respecting the imperfect and asymmetric nature of the human face.

    His lecture will introduce a simple but comprehensive method of facial analysis that will help identify those facial imbalances that can either jeopardize or complement our aesthetic designs. By diagnosing and working with these facial asymmetries, our smile designs can get even closer to a truly seamless integration with each patient's face.

    • Javier Tapia Guadix
      Javier Tapia Guadix (ES)
    • Bruno Pereira da Silva
      Bruno Pereira da Silva (ES)
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      Javier Tapia Guadix was born in 1978 in Madrid, Spain. He finished dental school at the European University of Madrid in 2003. In 2005 he started his career as professional computer graphics artist, focused on illustration, animation and application development in the dental field. He received the Collegiate Merit Award by the Spanish College of Dentists from the 1st Region in 2005, for his collaboration in the commission of new technologies.

      In 2011 he founded together with Panaghiotis Bazos and Gianfranco Politano the Bio-Emulation group. He actively collaborates with several universities across Europe in their post-graduate programs and is member of the GC Restorative Advisory Board. In 2017 he became official reviewer for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry.

      Javier works in private practice in Madrid, focused on adhesive dentistry and aesthetics. He is an international lecturer with participation in more than 300 congress, hands-on courses and live courses. He published several articles in restorative dentistry, dental photography and computers in dentistry.


      Bruno Pereira da Silva got is DMD degree at Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. He is a clinical associate professor in the department of Periodontology and Prosthodontics at the University of Seville School of Dentistry, where he also completed his PhD degree. Additionally, he is a visiting professor at several Spanish Universities (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Internacional de Andalucia) and at New York University College of Dentistry.

      Bruno is currently an associate fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Pereira da Silva is key opinion leader for Digital Smile Design®, works as scientific consultant for Viax technologies, he has published several articles and presented several lectures on aesthetics and restorative dentistry.

      He maintains a private practice in fixed prosthodontics, aesthetics and restorative dentistry, in Marbella, Spain.


      The villa is located in Estepona, which is about 20 minutes from Marbella.

      The recommended airport to fly in is the Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP).

      The course will be in English.

      RIZIV and KRT accreditation requested (for Belgium and Dutch dentists).


      Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa (5-stars / 3 km from the villa)

      Estepona Hotel & Spa Resort (4-stars / 4 km from the villa)

      Hotel Silken El Pilar (4-stars / 5,5 km from the villa)

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