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Posterior Ceramics: Predictable and Efficient Techniques for Success

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, April 29, 2017 9 am to 5 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry View map Early Bird Tuition: $495* (for registrations received by March 29); Regular Tuition: $545* (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning); morning lecture only: $195

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

View map Early Bird Tuition: $495* (for registrations received by March 29); Regular Tuition: $545* (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning); morning lecture only: $195 Add to calendar

This program will provide dentists with evidenced-based practical clinical techniques and protocols to provide predictable posterior bonded ceramic restorations.

The Posterior Ceramics all-day workshop is full to capacity.  However, we are still accepting online registrations at for the Posterior Ceramics morning lecture program.

The lecture portion of this course will include an in-depth review of the latest ceramic options for restoring the posterior dentition, including material characteristics and options, diagnostic criteria, preparation design, impressioning, shade selection, temporization techniques, cementation, occlusal adjustment and polishing steps from start to finish.  

The hands-on portion will take you through the steps for inlays and onlays including a quadrant of preparations with the techniques for the most conservative inlays through onlays and full coverage bonded ceramic restorations, including "table top" restorations. During this workshop, each participant will also cement an actual e.max onlay restoration on a natural tooth using the latest bonding cementation protocols which have been shown to reduce the chance of postoperative sensitivity.  

The course will focus on predictable and efficient techniques for clinical predictability and long-term success.  

You Will Learn

  • Step-by-step techniques to fabricate posterior milled and pressed ceramic inlays, onlays and crowns 
  • What materials to use-when and where 
  • How preparation designs are critical to success and how to avoid fractures and postoperative sensitivity 
  • How to treat the dentin during the procedure: liners vs. immediate dentin sealing 
  • How to adjust the occlusion and polish the final restorations for long-term success and patient comfort  

Who Should Attend

This course is open to all dentists who are involved with providing dental restorations for their patients.  

Morning Lecture Only                  
Credits: This activity is designated for 3 units of continuing education credit.  

All-Day Program
Morning Lecture and Afternoon Workshop  
 This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.  

*All-day program, which includes the hands-on workshop, is limited to 24 participants.  


Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, is chair of the section of Restorative Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Lecturer Award from UCLA.  He is the secretary of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and has been inducted into the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is an expert on cast gold restorations and has published articles in Operative Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, and has also co-authored a chapter on cast gold restorations in the 4th edition of Summitt's Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry.    

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