In this one day, hands-on program, Michael will provide an update on what is new in posterior composites (including the indiocations 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.
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 - 1st August 2019 - 3rd August 2019
Module 2 - 5th September 2019 - 7th September 2019
Module 3 - 28th november 2019 - 30th november 2019
Presenters: Dr Tony Rotondo, Dr Michael Mandikos and Dr Markijan Hupalo
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.
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 opacities 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 technique presented in the lecture
Our patients frequently present with molar teeth exhibiting old restorations with fracture lines clearly visible in the remaining enamel. Sometimes these teeth have symptoms, but other times they do not. the clinical question is: "Should we be intervening and restoring these teeth now before something happens?" Is there any evidence to support such a decision, or is it just overtreatment? Should we leave these teeth or just restore them?
This unique two day hands on program will answer all of these questions and more!