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GREATER LONG ISLAND DENTAL MEETING

GLIDM

Mike C. DiTolla, DDS 204A

Wednesday, April 26
MORNING SESSION

 

ATTEND TWO HALF-DAY COURSES ON WEDNESDAY AND SELECT ANY EVENING LECTURE FOR FREE

(EXCLUDES CPR). SEE REGISTRATION FOR DETAILS.

 

“Modern Crown and Bridge Materials and Techniques”

 

Several new all-ceramic restorations have made serious inroads into the number of PFM’s created every year. CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory has helped to make these restorations more consistent in terms of fit, contact and occlusion. Full contour zirconia restorations have already made large inroads into the industry, and their use will be discussed, as well as proper cementation/bonding protocol for these restorations. Digital shade taking has improved to the point where in addition to dentists using it, many labs QC their restorations with it as well. A prep technique will also be demonstrated that ensures adequate reduction, nearly perfect margins with relatively little effort.

 

Course Objectives:

After completing the program, the dental professional should be able to:

  1. Recognize the shift from PFM’s to monolithic materials that allow the clinician to use high strength    materials while satisfying patient’s esthetics desires.
  2. Understand the use of a prep technique that will impress our lab by improving the quality of your preps and protocol.
  3. Be familiar with full contour zirconia and the pros and cons of using this structural ceramic material as a crown and bridge material, and be familiar with the cementation protocol.
  4. Be familiar with the new class of cementable all-ceramic restorations such as lithium disilicate, and    understand how the CAD/CAM milling process can improve consistency and quality.
  5. Understand why the shade guides many dentists use today are inadequate, and what shade guide can    cut your shad remakes in half.

 

Mike C. DiTolla, DDS

Dr. Michael DiTolla was in private practice for 15 years before becoming Director of Clinical Education for Glidewell Labs. In 2011, he received the “Most Effective Dentist Educator” award in a nationwide survey of dentists. From 2012-2015, he lectured on behalf of CR, presenting their iconic “Dentistry Update” lectures, the longest running CE program in dentistry. In 2015, he became Director of Clinical Affairs and SIROWORLD for Dentsply Sirona.

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