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GREATER LONG ISLAND DENTAL MEETING

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Gary Alex, DMD 203A

 Wednesday, April 26
MORNING SESSION

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by
3M + BISCO DENTAL PRODUCTS

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“Direct Composites, Adhesives, Liners and Bases, Pulp Capping Materials, Light Polymerizaton and More!

Materials and Techniques that will Allow you to do Better, More Predictable and More Profitable Dentistry!               

 Direct composites and other bonded 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 program will share with you very specific techniques and guidelines based on the latest research, materials and adhesives that will make placing composite and other restorations more predictable and profitable. Many of the controversies and confusion surrounding adhesive and composite dentistry will 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 predicitable interproximal contacts.
  • Understanding different placement techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Resin modified glass ionomers, flowable composites, “bioactive materials…Do you need them? If so what do you use where?
  • Bulk Cure composites… good or bad?
  • “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?

 

Gary Alex, DMD

Dr. Alex has researched and lectured internationally on adhesive and cosmetic dentistry, dental materials, comprehensive dentistry, and occlusion. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and past President of the AACD New York Chapter. With a background in chemistry and adhesive technology, he is a consultant for numerous dental manufacturers and member of the IADR (Int’l Association of Dental Research). Dr. Alex has published numerous articles and papers and regularly conducts and participates in scientific studies on materials and adhesives. He has studied occlusion extensively with Dr. Peter Dawson, and the late Dr. Bob Lee and is a member of the AES (American Equilibration Society). He has been the Director of “PAC Live Ultimate Occlusion” and “Aesthetic Advantage Occlusion for Advanced Dentistry” programs. Dr. Alex is on the editorial board of Inside Dentistry, Compendium, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Alex maintains a busy fee for service practice in Huntington, NY.

 

 

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