GARY ALEX DDS
Wednesday, April 3rd – 8:30 am to 11:30 am
COURSE CODE: 202A
3 CE CREDIT HOURS
FEE: ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $125
NEW DENTIST: $100
LAB TECHNICIAN: $75
NON-ADA MEMBER: $150
ATTEND TWO HALF-DAY OR ONE FULL DAY COURSE ON WEDNESDAY AND SELECT ANY EVENING LECTURE FOR FREE (EXCLUDES CPR)
“Materials Update 2019”
Composites, Adhesives, Liners and Bases, “Bio-Active Materials”, Pulp Capping, Zirconia, Light Polymerization and Much More! Materials and Practical Clinical
Techniques that will Allow You to do Better, More Predictable and
More Profitable Dentistry!
This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by Bisco Dental Products
Direct composites and other bonded and cemented direct and indirect restorations are the “bread and butter” of the majority of general dental practices. The successful placement of these restorations requires an understanding of the materials being utilized, the substrate being bonded to and a logical and precise clinical protocol. This fast-paced program will share with you very specific techniques and guidelines based on the latest research, materials, and adhesives that will make placing these restorations more predictable and profitable.
Topics to be discussed:
Understanding the dynamics of composite polymerization… how do you minimize polymerization shrinkage stress?
Understanding different adhesive systems and how to optimize their performance.
How to achieve predictable interproximal contacts with direct composite.
Understanding different placement techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Bases and liners…Do you need them? If so, what do you use where?
“Bioactive” materials… what’s all the hype?
“Bulk Cure” composites… good or bad idea?
“Sonic”fill systems…what’s the story?
Minimizing post-operative sensitivity.
Bonding lights… your best friend or your worst enemy?
Fast or slow polymerization… does it really matter?
MMP inhibition…the next adhesive paradigm?
When are you better off with an indirect restoration?
Zirconia…the future of full coverage?