Dr. Samer Abi Nader

The presence of vertical deficiencies in the anterior zone represent considerable esthetic challenges for both the surgical and restorative teams.

Especially today, with patients seeking more and more fixed restorative solutions.  The objective of this course is to provide the clinician with a predictable and systematic approach that is essential in securing a successful restorative treatment when facing these challenging clinical situations.

This course will elaborate the planning strategies and prosthetic design features of these compound reconstructions with an emphasis on establishing principles and guidelines for anterior restorations. The calculated planning when using pink porcelain will be discussed and highlighted as well as the importance of the various digital and material innovations and their impact on managing these cases in todays practice.


  1. Fundamental principles in designing anterior restorations.
  2. Management strategies for restoring anterior cases with vertical bone deficiencies.
  3. Strategic design principles of restorations with adjunct pink porcelain.
  4. The advantages of using Zirconia in managing these challenging clinical situations.

Bio: Dr. Abi Nader is a dental specialist in Prosthodontics and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He attended McGill University where he earned a Degree in Physiology before completing his Dental Degree at the University of Montreal. After a one-year multidisciplinary residency program at the Jewish General Hospital, he completed his training in Prosthodontics at the University of Montreal.

He is currently the Assistant Dean and Director of the Division of Restorative Dentistry. His research interest is mainly concentrated on implant dentistry. He has authored and co-authored a variety of articles in peer reviewed dental journals. In addition to his academic position, He has lectured both locally and international on a variety of topics for both General Dentist and Dental specialist. Dr. Abi Nader currently holds a part time practice in downtown Montreal and Moncton New Brunswick.