A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Managing Restorative Materials: The Path to Beautiful Dentistry

Managing Restorative Materials: The Path to Beautiful Dentistry

DATE: Sunday, February 4, 2018

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 750

Portrait of Charles W. Wakefield, DDS, MAGD, ABGD
Charles W. Wakefield, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Private Practice
Lewisville, Texas

Synopsis

This full day lecture will review the current confusing array of restorative materials and clarify the rationale for the selection and clinical use of the most appropriate material in varying clinical situations. The confusion between marketing and evidence-based dentistry will be made clear. Review and updates on composites, bulk cure technique, core materials, light curing, adhesives, glass ionomers, xerostomia and biocompatibility of materials will be discussed in detail. Clinical use in geriatrics, cancer, dry mouth, bisphosphonate use and normal situations will be expanded and illustrated with clinical cases.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand dental needs of aging baby boomers and modifications necessary due to medical conditions
  • Select the appropriate materials to stock in each practice based on unique patient population
  • Select the best light curing equipment and curing methods for restorative materials
  • Understand the clinical needs of different populations in each practice to customize treatment planning, care and maintenance
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of each restorative material, including new concepts such as bioactivity, bulk placement and treatment of xerostomia

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