This program will review current restorative materials and the rationale for selection and clinical use of the most appropriate material in varying clinical situations. The confusion between marketing and evidence-based dentistry will be made clear. Aspects to be discussed include: selection of adhesive systems; microfill, hybrid and nanofilled composites; glass ionomers, resin modified glass ionomers and compomers as liners, luting agents and restoratives; bleaching; direct pulp capping with calcium hydroxide or adhesive agents; biocompatibility of tooth colored restorations; esthetic alternatives such as indirect composite, porcelain inlays/onlays/crowns and their clinical techniques. The application of color in dentistry, principles of smile design and clinical restoration of cosmetic cases for the general dentist will be described and illustrated in detail. Updated information on bisphosphonates in dentistry will be presented.
This session will enable the participant to confidently and accurately determine shades and accomplish simple and complex restorations using composite resin. The hands-on session will allow participants to restore Class I and Class II posterior composites with dentin and enamel replacement, occlusal groove resin tints and the optimal matrix system. In addition, a Class IV and anterior facial composite veneer will be restored with lifelike translucency, dentin and enamel replacement, enamel craze lines and characterization. Finishing and polishing techniques will be refined to ensure maximum esthetics and longevity of the restorations.
Check-in: 8:00 AM Program time: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
KDR Recipient: $234.00
(The School of Dentistry thanks Kerr for its unrestricted educational grants in support of this continuing education series.)