Science-Based Innovations in Adhesion Dentistry
Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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 aesthetic and durable restorations.
A key component to this paradigm shift is to fully utilize adhesion for all hard surfaces. Adhesion replaces mechanical retention. Improved bonding options, combined with current advances in restorative materials and techniques, allow us to come closer to reproducing nature’s designs than ever before. The final outcome of this presentation is to learn to utilize and trust adhesion to replace virtually all mechanical retention. Preservation of tooth structure is top priority. Participants will leave with an understanding of why they should never cut a new full crown prep again and to never restore a posterior endodontically treated tooth with a full crown.
Many misconceptions remain relative to bonding agent efficacy and bonding agent sealing of dentin, the causes of postoperative 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.
You Will Learn
- Why full crown preparations too often lead to endodontic treatment
- Why to never restore a posterior endodontically treated tooth with a full crown
- How to bond 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
- 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 reattach a fractured tooth fragment without using composite
- How to utilize adhesion to replace mechanical retention in many applications
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for general practitioners as well as prosthodontists.
$275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals (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.
Raymond L. Bertolotti, DDS, PhD, received his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco, after working as a PhD metallurgical and ceramic engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. He is a clinical professor in biomaterials science at the University of California and maintains a private practice in San Leandro. He is perhaps best known for bringing “total etch” to North America and has introduced several other innovations in the field. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dental Materials, American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy, and an accredited member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a renowned international lecturer, having presented lectures in more than 30 countries.
This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Delta Dental of California for their generous support for this program.