October 26, 2018

Lecture/Participation Course
Customized Direct Composite Techniques

Charles W. Wakefield, D.D.S.

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. This 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.

CHARLES W. WAKEFIELD, D.D.S., received his dental degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 1971. During his career in the United States Army Dental Corps, he completed a two-year Advanced General Dentistry Residency at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is currently a Tenured Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at the Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A & M Health Science Center at Dallas, Texas. In addition to his academic appointments and research, he is also a Consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation with the American Dental Association.

Prior to joining the Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Wakefield served as the Director of Advanced Education in the General Dentistry Residency Program and Director of the Division of Operative Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, from 1993 to 1995.

Check-in: TBD, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Dentist: $260.00

AGD Code: 250 Hours: 7

The Dental School thanks Kerr for its unrestricted educational grant in support of this continuing education program.

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