David Chan


Dr. Chan earned his DMD degree in 1989 from Oregon Health Sciences University. He maintains a full-time practice focused on cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry located in Ridgefield, Washington. 

He currently serves as the immediate past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), as Director at the Center for Dental Artistry and as a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. He is an Accredited Member of the AACD and has been published widely, including several articles in the prestigious Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Chan travels nationally and internationally presenting lectures/hands-on courses to dentists on comprehensive esthetic dental care.

Course Schedule

Demystifying How to Create Amazing Anterior Composite Restorations

This course will help participants achieve a higher level of composite artistry with results that can seamlessly emulate natural teeth or rival the beauty of a porcelain restoration, by learning the concepts of both anterior composites and advanced restorative applications.

Dr. Chan will cover the fundamentals in a composite system, including the physical and optical properties of resins including strength, translucency, predictable shade selection, tooth morphology and polishing techniques. The nuances that make a restoration average or exceptional such as colour theory and composite selection based on the restorative goal, will be presented in detail. This course will discuss the polychromatic nature of natural human teeth and how composite resins can be used to emulate that polychromatic appearance effortlessly and predictably every time.

In the hands-on session, participants will have the opportunity to watch Dr. Chan demonstrate each skill step-by-step while the participants follow along with their own models to create a composite veneer. This will include using putty matrices to practice simple techniques.

Dr. Chan will demonstrate these skills with photographic examples of actual patient before and after composite cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best method of shade matching
  • Learn the fundamental properties of composite systems (optical, physical, and handling properties)
  • Learn the details of shade selection, tints and opaquers plus other pearls that ensure consistent results
  • Learn how to create polychromatic composite restorations that emulate nature and rival porcelain
  • Learn how to create proper anatomical contour with consistency and ease
  • Learn the secrets of finishing and polishing composites as well as how to develop a natural surface texture that rival porcelain


  • Early Bird Special: $749.25 - Expires July 31, 2023
  • Dentists & Associates: $999
  • Bring a staff member for: $250*
    (* One staff member per registered dentist.)

Dates and Locations:

September 29, 2023 | Vancouver, BC 

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2023 Speakers


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In-Office CE

Bring group training directly to your office! Mini Clinics are free, high-energy, interactive in-office sessions with your CRD Clinical Advisor. Mini Clinic courses provide you and your staff a refresher on dental best practices, techniques and procedures. You'll earn 1 CE credit per topic in the convenience of your office.

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Clinical Research Dental/Clinician’s Choice is an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and Membership Maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026 and the Provider ID # is 208086.