Materials and Techniques to Improve Class II Composites
Friday, January 11 fom 9AM to 4PM
Class II composite restorations remain the bread and butter procedure of many general dentists. Although this procedure may seem trivial, there are many clinical factors which lead to a long-lasting restoration, including diagnosis, isolation, caries removal, cavity preparation, use of liner, matrix and wedge placement, bonding technique, composite placement, and finishing and polishing. This course aims to review the techniques for each of these steps based on current evidence.
1. Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints.
2. Discover materials and techniques to promote a long lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration.
3. Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact.
Materials List - Please bring the following items with you to the hands-on portion of the course:
High speed FG handpiece (electric or air-driven)
Treating Anterior Discolorations: Microbrasion, Resin Infiltration and Bleaching
Friday, February 28 fom 10AM to 12PM
The aim of this course is to help the clinician determine which treatment is suited for different types of lesions, make the clinician familiar with the different products available, and show the clinician the tips and pitfalls of each procedure.
Teach the diagnosis of different types of tooth discolorations
Describe the products available
Present a step-by-step method for each treatment