Advances in Composite Dentistry: A Blend of Artistry, Materials, and Technique

Course Details

  • Date: Thur., November 6, 2014
  • Times: 9:00am–4:00pm
  • Tuition: $199 (Doctor); $99 (Staff)
  • Credit:6 Hours – Lecture
  • AGD Code: 250
  • Course #: H14

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Dr. LoweROBERT A. LOWE, D.D.S. received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982, where he graduated magna cum laude. Received postgraduate training in different areas of dental care, including restorative and rehabilitative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and sedation dentistry, completing a rotation in surgical anesthesia. Served for 10 years in a full- and part-time capacity as Associate Clinical Professor of Restorative and Rehabilitative Dentistry at Loyola University School of Dentistry. Dr. Lowe is a nationally-renowned speaker on the subject of composite dentistry.


Today’s composite resins allow the aesthetic dentist limitless creativity in recreating human dentate form. At the core of every aesthetic dental restoration is tooth morphology: nature’s combination of elevations, depressions, opacities, and translucencies that collectively produce functional and aesthetic beauty.

In this course, Dr. Lowe will discuss techniques to create morphologically precise direct anterior and posterior composite restorations. A simple “histologic” layering technique will be taught with the use of composite tints to create life-like direct composite restorations. The challenges of placing Class II direct composites (proximal contact and contour) and soft tissue management will also be discussed. Advances in composite technology such as bulk fill, sonic placement, low shrinkage, and other types of dentin replacements that are “biologically active” give the dentist a wide range of restorative solutions for patients. The use of different aesthetic materials in combination with finishing techniques will enable simple, yet world class placement of state of the art restorations for your patients tomorrow!

Learning Objectives

  • Simple, reproducible technique for creating accurate and aesthetic tooth morphology in composite resin for anterior and posterior teeth
  • How sectional matrix can accurately reproduce contact and contour for proximal surfaces
  • How to manage soft tissue problems when placing Class II composite resins
  • New innovations in materials science technology

This course sponsored by: AMD, GC America, Kerr, SDI, Shofu, SS White, Solution Reach