ESTHETIC / RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Updates in Direct and Indirect Restorative Dentistry:
Mastering Today’s Materials for Your Practice
Updates in Direct Restorative Dentistry:
With life expectancies now approaching 80-95 years of age, it becomes our responsibility as oral health care providers to approach our patients with the most conservative restorations to maximize tooth structure. This topic is about how to create long lasting direct composite restorations and the essential steps that MUST be incorporated into the process. Changes in materials have been profound and this topic will present casework for all classes of restorations.
Updates in Indirect Restorative Dentistry:
Advancements in fixed prosthetics continue to advance at lighting speeds. Gone are the days of traditional PFM's and Gold (unfortunately) and now we have fantastic options in ALL- CERAMIC restorations that truly maximize strength and esthetics. Understanding these materials allows us to treatment plan every preparation individually on what is best for the long-term. This topic will cover a step-by-step approach to diagnosis and treatment plan.
Topics to be covered:
- Lights, their value and hidden secrets of what you need to know for proper curing.
- Total-etching. Selective Etching. Self-etching.
- Are new universal bonding agents the “next” generation of bonding agents?
- How do new low stress composites make our lives easier? Are they worth it?
- New age of Biomemetic liners and bases and why they are so valuable and unique.
- Conservative caries removal: Incorporating a selective caries removal approach.
- Mastering the latest in Class 2 matrix systems.
- Latest in universal flowables and why they are essential in your practice.
- Class 5's: Step-by-step case examples.
- Geriatric dentistry and custom approaches to care.
- Caries diagnostics and implementing a sealant program along with ultra-conservative restorations.
- Advancements in interproximal sealants and white spot removal.
- Endodontic access restorations and proper sequences to long-term seals.
- Enhanced presentation tools to get the “yes.”
- Socket Grafting – choosing what to use, when and where in order to optimize soft tissue.
- Long-term temporization techniques for complex periodontal-prosthodontic casework.
LOU GRAHAM, DDS
DR. GRAHAM is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through conservative dentistry. He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and Laser dentistry.
Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques. Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois Dental Association. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago's Department of Dentistry. He enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group, University Dental Professionals in Chicago, Illinois.
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