Getting the Basics Right
In this one day, hands-on program, Michael will provide an update on what is new in posterior composites (including the indications and use of bulk placement techniques), Impression Materials, All-Ceramic Restorations, Provisional Materials and Cements. Specifically, he will address the common problems of post-operative sensitivity in posterior composites and how newer materials can assist to prevent this. Michael will demonstrate a technique for fabrication of quality provisional in those last few moments of the prep appointment, and also how to ensure you get your impressions right, every time. There will also be content on bonding and cementation systems and case examples of the different techniques for cementing various all-ceramic restorations.
This full day program will alternate between lectures and hands-on exercises, ensuring all attendees are well versed in these new materials and techniques by the end of the course.
The Indirect-Composite Restoration
A patient presents to your practice requiring urgent attention for a fractured molar. Secretly, you hope that the tooth will require a crown, but instead find that the tooth is largely intact and perhaps should be treated with a large direct composite. Disheartened at not being able to do a more complex and profitable procedure, you resign yourself to the mundane of a “533”.
Whilst this is of course being a little cheeky with the reality of such a situation, it is true that larger composites are very hard to do, and you would prefer to do a crown. But when your clinical judgment tells you that the tooth does not really need a full coverage crown, what is the alternative?
Too often this is the thought process we go through when in fact the present technologies and techniques available to us make this an exciting opportunity to practice minimal intervention, bio-mimetic dentistry. And with no laboratory fee, these procedures are profitable! This tooth does not require a filling, it is crying out for an adhesive, reinforcing, aesthetic reconstruction in composite resin!
During this lecture program, you will learn about the latest advancements in dentine bonding agents and ultra-low shrinkage composite resins. See how these materials can be implemented into your practice, bringing with them the benefits of lower polymerisation shrinkage and decreased stresses to the tooth. Post-operative sensitivity can be resigned to the past and these technologies will help to further improve the prognosis of the tooth and the longevity of these conservative restorations. In this presentation, you will see how these principles can be applied to anterior and posterior restorations.
Module 1 - 6th August 2019 - 8th August 2019
Module 2 - 17th September 2019 - 19th September 2019
Module 3 - 12th November 2019 - 14th November 2019
Presenters: Dr Michael Mandikos and Dr Tony Rotondo
Join Michael for this five day conference on achieving excellence in restorative dentistry.
The conference will focus on topics relating to direct and indirect restorations with an emphasis on case selection and adhesive procedures for each. Michael will present the hints, tips and techniques used by specialists to achieve the best possible outcomes. All this in the idyllic surrounds of picturesque Kastellorizo, the gem of the Mediterranean.
This course will address the main causes of postoperative sensitivity with posterior composites, and present techniques that can be predictably employed by the clinician to prevent it occurring. This will include a discussion on cavity design and restorative material placement as well as the role of self-etching dentine bonding systems, glass ionomers and flowable resins.
During hands-on exercises, participants will have the opportunity to practice composite placement in typodont teeth using the materials and techniques discussed.
Beginning with a lecture covering the relevant physical properties required of composites to be used for restoring anterior teeth, this
one-day course explores the concepts of colour as they relate to tooth shade selection. As there are presently so many options on the
market, the importance of opacity/translucency as distinct from colour alone will be explained to assist participants in selecting composite systems for use in their own practices.
Finally, the multi-layered approach to restoring anterior teeth using varying opacitie of composites will be demonstrated together with simplified techniques for build-up, finishing and polishing.
The practical exercises in this course will give participants the opportunity to restore typodont teeth utilising a multi-shaded, aesthetic composite system and the layering techniques presented in the lecture.
At the completion of the course, attendees should have a greater understanding of the newer composite technologies available to achieve excellent aesthetic and functional results when restoring anterior teeth.
Specifically, the course is designed to teach the finer points of some common restorative procedures:
- Tips for predictable Anterior and Posterior composites
- Crown preparations
- Impression techniques
- Which materials, instruments and burs are indispensable and worth buying
- Treatment Planning basics and how to present the plans to patients