Direct Posterior Composite Restorations

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An Intensive Full-Day Course  – Hands-on, Class Size Limited

Paul C. Belvedere, D.D.S. helped create and is Co-Director of the Postgraduate Program in Esthetics and Contemporary Dentistry and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is also an Associate Professor at State University of New York at Buffalo, NY.   His practice was a general and cosmetic practice in Edina, MN.

Direct composites have been made too difficult and it doesn’t have to be that way!

Since 1978, Dr. Paul Belvedere has pioneered the development of simple, practical, time-saving direct composite techniques. He uses a “common sense” approach for the practical clarification of the various and sometimes confusing techniques and materials presently found in print and at lecture venues for the placement of direct resin-based composites.

In one day, the participants will benefit from a morning lecture with live TV demonstrations of technique, and an afternoon workshop on prepared, upper quadrant models.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand preparation designs that influence the speed of placement, mechanically strengthening remaining tooth structure and longevity of natural teeth.
  • Review multiple techniques for gaining “anatomically functioning” tight contact surfaces.
  • Explain wedging techniques when a custom shaped wedge is indicated.
  • Discuss advanced uses of curing lights for “Selective Polymerization”.
  • Describe bulk placement: when, where, and how to do it correctly.
  • Review geriatric Dentistry: flowables and direct composites for the older or compromised patient.
  • Understand how  to become more efficient when choosing resin-based composite as a replacement for amalgam
  • Understand posterior direct composite, in post-amalgam preparations. They do not all need crowns.

Models, instruments, and composite materials will be supplied. Please bring your loupes.

The most effective seminar for the use of direct posterior composite restorations.

Today’s most effective seminar for the use of direct posterior composite restorations!