This 4-hour course provides dentists with a comprehensive review of Posterior Ceramic Restorations. The topics will include diagnosis, indications and contraindications, dental materials, isolation techniques, bases and liners, preparation designs, impressioning, provisionalization, laboratory communication, cements, adhesion, cementation, finishing and polishing, occlusal adjustment, and post-operative instructions and care, variations, and troubleshooting. Dr. Stevenson will stress the adherence of proven well-documented techniques based on clinical studies and will take the participant through scenarios of preparation design, temporization techniques, and cementation. Participants will be able to ask questions through the four-hour 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.
- Diagnosis and treatment planning for ceramics
- Isolation techniques
- Assessing the tooth structure for the most conservative option
- Liners and Block-outs
- Impression techniques
- Variations in preparation design: inlays, onlays, vonlays, crowneers, 3/4 crowns, ACCs
- Laboratory communication
- Material choices: what to use when and where
- Cementation procedures
- Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS)
- Cements: choices and shades
- Silanating techniques
- Adjusting occlusion and polishing
- What materials are best in which situations: glass-ceramic vs. zirconia
- How to properly prepare a tooth for an all-ceramic inlay, onlay and full coverage restoration
- How to integrate CAD/CAM technology (Cerec) into your workflow
- Innovative tooth dictated preparation designs
- Methods for decreasing post-operative sensitivity
- Controversies in cement use and how to improve long term results with adhesive techniques
- How to minimize marginal staining long term
- How to minimize ceramic fractures by understanding the materials and occlusion
- How to finish and polish ceramics with luster and gloss
ADA CERP Certified CE Provider
None of the faculty teaching at Stevenson Dental Solutions has any conflicts of interest to report. We never accept monetary support from any outside entity and all of our lecture materials, demonstrations, and teaching materials are subject to approval from our CE Committee which upholds the best evidence and most appropriate approaches to knowledge dissemination. Stevenson Dental Solutions, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.