Posterior Composite Restorations
MasterPath Course 2
This two-day lecture and hands-on course will review the latest advancements in the broad realm of posterior composite restorations. The course has been designed to provide the clinician with a deep understanding of the entire restorative process from materials science and adhesion to the placement and adjustment of the finest composite restorations possible. Both the new practicianer and the experienced will find something valuable in this intensive course.
Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD
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NOTE: Dr. Stevenson reports no conflicts of interest with any manufacturers or suppliers that would in any way bias his presentation. All material presented will be based on the latest science and evidence available to the best of his ability.
- Step-by-step Protocol
- Isolation techniques
- Adhesive options – what generation is best?
- Liners and bases and Pulp Capping Materials – how to use them for predictable results
- Matrix systems – are they all the same?
- Light curing units and techniques
- Preparation designs
- Composite materials
- New super low-shrinkage resins
- Bulk fill vs incremental layering
- The “snow-plow” and the “wall and lobe” techniques
- Complex situations – deep lesions, and cusp coverage
- Polishing systems
- Occlusal adjustment
- Reducing post-operative sensitivity
- Efficiency, limitations, indications
- Understand the indications for placing liners to enhance composite longevity
- Be able to place pulp capping material (MTA) in a manner which improves outcomes
- Learn how to select and apply the best matrix to insure physiological contacts
- Learn how to build composites with the “Wall and Lobe” method
- Learn how to perform ideal occlusal adjustments and polishing
- How to minimize post-operative sensitivity
- Learn the technique for creating a direct composite onlay