Expanding the Bounds of Adhesion Dentistry

Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Many misconceptions remain relative to bonding agent efficacy and bonding agent sealing of dentin, the causes of post-operative sensitivity, the long-term efficacy of fluoride release, and composite resin adaptation in cavity preparations. This course will provide scientific guidance to correct these misconceptions.

Advances in our understanding of how a tooth functions at the biomechanical level have led to significant changes in how we prepare and restore teeth. Historically the emphasis has been on creating a strong restoration without regard to preserving tooth structure, too often leading to catastrophic tooth loss.Biomimetic designs now focus on how to protect vital biomechanical components of tooth structure while providing esthetic and durable restorations.

A key component to this paradigm shift is to fully utilize adhesion to all hard surfaces. Adhesion replaces mechanical retention. Improved bonding options combined with current advances in restorative materials and techniques allows us to come closer to reproducing Mother Nature's designs than ever before.

This course presents a paradigm shift away from traditional dentistry where the emphasis is on strong restoration but not on preservation of the natural teeth.

You Will Learn:

  • Why full crown preparations too often lead to endodontic treatment
  • How ceramic margins can be kept both supragingival and aesthetic
  • Why to never restore a posterior endodontically treated tooth with a full crown
  • How to bond both any metal and any ceramic easily and with the same adhesive
  • Why many popular self-etching cements should never be used
  • How to avoid bond failure when using CAD-CAM
  • Why elevation of margins with composite is superior to extending restorations subgingivally
  • How to bond a "flat" prep with retention approaching 1000 pounds on a molar
  • Why mechanical retention leads to post-op bite pressure sensitivity
  • How to bond zirconia by several methods
  • Why direct composite can result in sensitivity and the correction to this problem
  • How to re-attach a fractured tooth fragment without using composite
  • How to utilize adhesion to replace mechanical retention in many applications

Who Should Attend
This program is designed for dental practitioners and prosthodontists.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry wishes to acknowledge and thank Kuraray  and Premier Dental Products for their generous support of this program.

Tuition: $295 Dentists; $195 Allied Dental Professionals
*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits:  This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.