Schedule 2018

LECTURE-Less Stress Dentistry: Evidence-based Protocols for Efficiency and Proficiency in Adhesion and Posterior Composites

About this Seminar

Course Description:

Technique errors, incorrect material selection and poor patient compliance will expedite failure of posterior composite restorations. This course will provide a current scientific update of adhesives and materials to use to improve expertise and productivity. Step-by-step protocols for preparation, placement and finishing to achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post-operative sensitivity will be demonstrated with video provided by Dental Microscope HD Video. Based on the scientific evidence assessed in the lecture, the hands-on workshop will enable attendees to deliver simplified techniques for successful Class I, II and Class V restorations. All participants will receive a material and preparation kit for the workshop and bringing loupes is recommended.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the scientific evidence about how, when and why adhesively placed posterior composites fail
2. Describe the optimal adhesives and materials for specific cavity preparations
3. Utilize simplified and innovative clinical protocols from preparation to finishing to optimize restorative outcomes and reduce "issues".
4. Achieve precise margins, consistent contacts and eliminate post-operative sensitivity.
5. Attain more profitability using time efficient techniques by eliminating materials that aren't needed nor perform well based on the evidence.
6. Understand how to help patients understand their role in extending the survival of their restorations using effective communicative skills to align patient expectations and prevent unnecessary stress

***PLEASE NOTE*** This course runs until 4:30 pm. It is a pre-requisite to the HANDS ON portion***


Dr. Alan Atlas

About Dr. Alan Atlas

Dr. Alan Atlas maintains a full time private practice dedicated to esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Atlas received his D.M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and currently holds a dual appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Endodontics and the Department of Preventive/Restorative Sciences. He is Director of Restorative Microscopy at Penn Dental Medicine teaching the only curriculum-based course in any dental school worldwide dedicated to training students to perform precision dentistry and improve chairside ergonomics using the dental microscope. Dr. Atlas is an internationally recognized lecturer and researcher whose unique academic and private practice perspective is focused on applying scientific based protocols to general and advanced clinical dentistry. His presentations span worldwide including Japan, Africa, Australia, Middle East, China, South Korea, Europe and all major meetings in the United States.
  • Location Salon EFG
  • Date 2023 June 09
  • Start time 1:00 pm
  • End time 4:30 pm
  • Category 1
  • Credit hours 3
  • Sponsor: Dentsply and Henry Schein
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