The Best of the Best... A 2022 Update on Restorative Materials & Techniques
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Overview & Learning Objectives
The focus of this course is dental advances and reality dentistry. This clinically oriented rapid paced discussion compares traditional techniques with the success of newly developed dental restorative materials and techniques. Learn about which adhesives, composites, and bioactive and ceramic materials work successfully and demonstrate techniques to handle many everyday clinical problems. In a step-by-step sequence, attendees will learn how to apply universal adhesives that will help improve clinical success and eliminate post-operative sensitivity. Learn how to place bioactive materials and bulk fillings, utilizing curing techniques in class situations. Determine if bioactive materials are effective and if they should be used. The presentation provides a review of new ceramic materials and gives steps for bonding or cementing esthetic restorations. The course will end with restoring endodontically treated teeth. Learn how to overcome endodontic post failures with a successful bonding system. This fast-paced course will improve dental practices and provide information you can use the following clinic day.
After attending this lecture, participants should be able to better understand five objectives:
1. Treating the High Caries Risk Patients
- know how to use selective caries removal and its effectiveness
- learn three aggressive and effective treatments for three types of high caries risk adult patients
- use caries risk assessment to classify patients into three types of high caries adults
- learn four treatments (fluoride, ACP, pH elevators, and xylitol) to treat caries prone patients effectively
- use silver diamine fluoride and see its effectiveness and limitations in high caries situations
- determine which adhesives are most effective with ceramic and resin restorations and how to apply them in a step-by-step sequence to improve clinical success
- know whether universal adhesives are effective and how to learn which ones are effective
- discover the limits of total and self-etching materials, what happens when they are contaminated, and how to correct these problems
- identify cold sensitive teeth after restorative procedures and how to eliminate this problem
3. Using Posterior Composite Resins Effectively
- select the proper composite resin for posterior bulk fill and cure applications
- utilize practical solutions for selecting and maintaining your curing light
- determine where flowable resins can be used effectively and what you learn may surprise you!
4. Ceramic and Cement Solutions
- select the proper adhesive material and technique to avoid sensitivity
- visualize and apply step-by-step bonding procedures for ceramic cementation
- choose the proper cementation technique and materials to avoid sensitivity
- know and utilize the cement that is best in every application
- differentiate between self-etching, self-adhesive, and total etch resin cements and which materials can be used most successfully in each clinical situation
5. Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth
- describe the most frequent failures of endodontically treated teeth
- illustrate how to effectively bond a fiber post
- designate posts that can be used with any resin cement - yes, even those light-cured
- determine those restorations that should be utilized for posterior cuspal coverage
John O. Burgess, DDS, MS is currently a Professor at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, received his DDS from Emory University School of Dentistry, an MS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and completed a one-year and two-year General Practice Residency. As a well-known researcher, Dr. Burgess has authored more than 400 articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a member of the advisory board for the Dental Advisor and on the editorial board for Inside Dentistry.
Amir H. Nejat, DDS, MS, MDS, CDT is Assistant Professor at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and maintains a part-time private practice limited to prosthodontics. Dr. Nejat received his DDS from Mashhad University of Medical Services in Iran and completed his Masters in Dental Materials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then started his residency in Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. His passion and respect for lab technicians motivated him to become a certified lab technician. His research focuses on dental materials and their application in prosthodontics.
Early Bird Registration
BY 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 10/07/22
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $200
Dental Assistant: $115
BY 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 11/11/22
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $215
Dental Assistant: $130
AFTER 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 11/11/22
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $240
Dental Assistant: $155
Sign-in and continental breakfast: 7:30 am to 8:30 am (CST)
Online Sign-in from 7:45 am to 8:20 am (CST)
Live in-person course and video conferencing course begin at 8:30 am (CST)
This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.
Experience New Orleans
New Orleans is a unique city bursting with over 200 years of history and culture. It remains America's most unique, authentic, and enthralling destination. Find out all that will be going on in New Orleans while you are in town by visiting www.neworleans.com or calling 1.800.672.6124, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Central Time.
Please make your own airline and hotel reservations as soon as possible because New Orleans is busy with many events and conventions at this time of year. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi from both downtown New Orleans and LSU School of Dentistry. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.
For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.
NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.
LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.