Adhesive Dentistry and Direct Composites Made Easy

Hands-on Course, Enrollment Limited

  • Date: Saturday., Dec. 6, 2014
  • Times: 9am – 3pm
  • Tuition: $295 (Doctor); $150 (Staff)
  • Credit: 5 Hours – Participation
  • AGD Code: 255
  • Course #: H23

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GERARD KUGEL, D.M.D, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Editor of Inside Dentistry

CHAD ANDERSON, D.M.D, M.S. Private Practice in Cosmetic Dentistry, Fresno, California


This lecture will review new materials and techniques in the field of adhesive and composite dentistry in an effort to improve your treatment outcomes. New generations of bonding agents continue to be produced, but are these new products really better than previous ones?

Drs. Kugel and Anderson will investigate the answer to this question, as well as other questions like: What are the limitations of the self etch bonding agents? What is a bioactive filling material and do you need it?

As part of this hands-on course composite layering techniques for anterior and posterior composite restorations will be demonstrated in detail.

This course will demonstrate methods for maximizing anterior esthetics using a simplified technique for composite placement.

Course participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Create a composite veneer
  • Perform a Class IV restoration
  • Practice easy and reliable methods to restore posterior teeth

Lecture topics include:

  • Advantages & disadvantages of the different generations of bonding
  • Self-etch and enamel bonds
  • Actual testing of the bond strength using you own dental adhesive
  • Avoiding post-operative sensitivity
  • A review of current steps to decrease composite failure
  • 6th and 7th generation bonding – are they really better?
  • Bioactive direct restoratives
  • 3 Step anterior and 2 step posterior composite layering
  • Shaping, finishing and polishing techniques to achieve optimal color, surface texture and biomimetic results

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to improve bonding techniques
  • Learn to improve composite esthetics
  • Review recent bonding data