Understanding the Materials and Techniques for Clinical Success
MasterPath Course 2
A RARE two-day lecture and hands-on experience!
Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD
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.
- 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
January 18-19, 2020: Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 5 pm at the SDS Learning Center in San Dimas, CA
14 Course hours (Approved by the ADA/CERP and the Dental Board of California for 14 units)
Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Provided