AFG: annual modeling course.
The annual course of anatomy and dental modeling with the AFG technique is a complete program to definitively learn the natural human dental shape, once and for all, in its natural morpho-functional aspects.
The course is suitable for dentists and technicians, beginners and experts. It is not necessary to have any knowledge because the course starts from the simplest (and at the same time profound) bases of human anatomy, quickly leading the student to achieve excellent results.
AFG is an innovative school of thought that provides a didactic and a teaching method based on objective geometries and numbers, which allow students to create with their hands (through a brush, spatula, or mouse) the tooth that his mind dreams of making, without needing to have an innate talent. The course takes place in 6 meetings for a total of 13 days, passing from wax to ceramics, up to composites. AFG is a system for both analogue and digital modeling.
In short: AFG is a system for the design, modeling, and communication of dental anatomy that intervenes from the patient’s first visit, passes through the construction of the tooth itself, and influences the whole process, from the estimate to the subsequent word of mouth.
ANNUAL AFG COURSE PROGRAM
13-day course (6 phases):
AFG modeling of posterior and anterior (wax – ceramic or composite)
Design, model and communicate dental anatomy
History of dental modeling, the mistakes of the past
Objective numerical and geometric criteria to identify the invisible (design) foundations of form
• AFG modeling criteria comparable to sartorial, pictorial, sculptural and archaeological work
• Embryological elements on tooth development
• The patterns that characterize the human tooth
• The AFG numerical codes
• Point-line-triangle and alternation of curves for the construction of the tooth shape in 4 phases
• Triangulation of the basic shape of the tooth
• Function implicit in the form
• Construction of grids for the identification of the transition lines
• Tooth torsion and its functional significance
• Numerical criteria to identify the alternation between concavity and convexity
• The invisible underlay as a guide for modeling and finishing tools
• AFG finishing techniques with direct vision and rational selection of the cutters
• Real tooth contact points
• Additive and subtractive contact points with the SPOC system
• Revolution in the AFG medical-technical-patient communication system, implications and influence in the economy and marketing of the practice and laboratory
• Practical session: Wax up – 6 posterior elements and 3 anterior elements. Ceramic or composite: 3 posterior elements and 3 anterior elements.
AFG: Color and layering
The color module is an AFG course can be attended by anyone, dental technician or dentist, who wants to go deeper into an ancient – but at the same time current – subject. It is particularly suitable for those who have already learned the shape with the AFG system.
No approach to color makes sense without a profound knowledge of light and its fundamental laws.
A modern, very lively and emotional, scientific explanation of the light-color phenomenon will lead students to understand how to behave in the face of different materials and techniques.
AFG always leads to schematic approaches that are easy to understand and replicate, both during color picking and reproduction.
Be it surface layering or coloring, the knowledge bases are the same.
The different techniques are reduced through AFG to easy-to-reproduce schemes. The finished tooth must appear real, vital, and vibrant. This is the final goal, to which must be added the emotion of manipulating the magic of colors in a state of deep mental and inner involvement that generates satisfaction and fulfillment.
AFG COLOR COURSE PROGRAM
• Stratification and coloring of the incisors
• Elements and introduction to the AFG
• Light experience and basic physics
• The human eye
• Science of color: vibration
• Subtractive, additive and partitive system
• Light – pigment ratio
• Combination of colors
• The great masters
• The Impressionists and the stratification
• Commercial and individual samples
• Lighting and light conflicts
• AFG: color maps and measurements
• AFG color card
• AFG schemes for layering with horizontal and vertical segmentation
• The secret of the brush: humidity
• Base masses, pigments and application schemes
• Vibration masses
• Deep and superficial contrasts
• Translucency: vitality
• Opalescence, fluorescence
• Internal and external characterization
• Light on the surface
• Finishing in direct vision
• Surface texture, polish and reflected light