The What, How, & Why on Adhesion and Posterior Composites

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 415RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 254 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Alan Atlas, DMD is a clinical professor in the department of preventive and restorative sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice located in Philadelphia, PA.

The scientific evidence indicates amalgam restorations are outperforming posterior composites at an alarming rate. Operator error, material selection, and patient compliance will determine the long-term favorable outcome of direct composite resin restorations. This course will provide a current scientific update of which adhesive systems and direct esthetic materials to utilize for improving results. Evidenced-based step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement, and finishing techniques to achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post-operative sensitivity will be demonstrated with video provided by dental microscope HD video.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Examine the scientific evidence about how, when, and why adhesively placed posterior composites fail
  • Describe the optimal adhesives and materials for specific cavity preparations
  • Utilize simplified and innovative clinical protocols to optimize restorative procedures in favorable and challenging clinical situations
  • Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post-operative sensitivity
  • Understand what scientific evidence reveals in terms of efficacy of "bio-active" restorative materials as high strength reparative self-adhesive load-bearing permanent restorations
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist