Understanding the Materials and Techniques for Clinical Success
MasterPath Course 5
A RARE three-day lecture and hands-on experience!
Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD
This course provides dentists with a comprehensive review of Posterior Ceramic Restorations. The topics will include: diagnosis, indicationsd and contraindications, dental materials, isolation techniques, bases and liners, preparation designs, imnpressioning, porovisionalization, laboratory communication, cements, adhesion, cementation, finshing and polishing, occlusal adjustment, and post-oiperaitve instructions and care, variations, and troubleshooting. The lecture portion of the course will stress the adherence of proven well-documented techniques based on clincal studies, and the hands-on portion will take the particapnt rhough numeorus scenarios of preparation design, temporization techniques and cementation. Each particpant will prepare at least 6 teeth during the course on a typodont and one natural tooth, which will be scanned and manufactured with CAD/CAM technology, and then cemented, finshed and polished on the tooth which was prepared.
- 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
- Methods for decreasing post-operative sensitivity
- Controversies in cement use and how to improve long term results with adhesive techniques
- How to minimize ceramic fractures by ubnderstanding the materials and occlusion
March 6-8, 2020: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 5 pm at the SDS Learning Center in San Dimas, CA
21 Course hours (Approved by the Dental Board of California for 21 units)
Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Provided
Course limited to 12 participants