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State of the ART: Composite Dentistry Answers, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Peter Auster   Release Date: 9/18/2019   Expiration Date: 9/18/2022  CE Credits: 1

The “golden age of composite dentistry is NOW!” We practice dentistry in a new era where a single shade of the composite can match virtually every tooth shade. Amazing new matrix systems give us broad natural contacts virtually every time. New bulk flow flowable composites allow us to phase large cases beautifully and economically. This webinar shows how well these new products work and how they can change your dental day in many ways.

Shade Matching & Composite Selection: From simple to complex

Presenter: Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz   Release Date: 8/26/2020   Expiration Date: 8/26/2023  CE Credits: 1

Selecting the right composite for every clinical indication doesn’t always have to be complicated and time consuming. This webcast will describe the technology behind a single-shade composite compared to composites with multiple shade options. The various classifications of composites will be described and techniques to achieve predictable aesthetic restorations will be demonstrated.

Delivering Simple, Cost-Effective Implant Treatment to Fully Edentulous Patients

Presenter: Dr. Ara Nazarian   Release Date: 9/16/2020   Expiration Date: 9/16/2023  CE Credits: 1

Learn the techniques that will help patients with terminal dentitions and watch your practice achieve immediate growth. Participants will learn how Dr. Nazarian extracts, levels bone, grafts and places dental implants for overdenture treatment. During this CE webinar, you will see case examples taking patients from point A-Z.

During this CE webinar, participants will learn
• atraumatic and efficient extraction techniques that preserve bone and shorten surgery time in preparation for an immediate denture or overdenture
• how to achieve predictable grafting results including an overview of what materials to use, when and why
• the proper armamentarium for leveling bone and grafting predictably in preparation for an immediate denture
• how to effectively soft reline that reduces post operative discomfort
• proven patient communication techniques to explain the procedures to your patients to ensure patient acceptance of your treatment plans
• proven business and marketing tips on how to make your office more profitable and efficient related to extractions, grafting and overdentures

Simplifying Adhesion and the Placement of Direct Composite Restorations

Presenter: Dr. Bob Lowe   Release Date: 4/8/2020   Expiration Date: 1/18/2024  CE Credits: 1

In this information filled CE webinar, Dr. Lowe will discuss and demonstrate techniques to simplify the adhesion process and placement of direct composite restorations. Traditionally the steps required to create optimal adhesion are numerous and very technique sensitive. Also, composite placement using layering techniques can be tedious and time consuming, yet still yield inconsistent results. Learn how material science has helped to decrease the difficulty of creating clinically excellent composite restorations by saving chair time and increasing consistency in the placement of these “bread and butter” dental restorations.

The objectives of this CE webinar are:
• To show how to simplify technique and increase the level of consistency in the adhesive process
• To demonstrate the use of bulk fill composite materials to decrease layering and increase placement efficiency
• Taking shade “out of the equation” when placing anterior composites
• Finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflection

Anterior Interproximal Space: Why and How to Pull it Off With Composite (AACD members only)

Presenter: Dr. Brian LeSage   Release Date: 9/22/2020   Expiration Date: 9/22/2023  CE Credits: 1

Replacing tooth structure with composite is ideal when holding to the principles of biomimetic dentistry. Our objective as cosmetic dentists is to replace missing, defective, or decayed teeth in the most conservative fashion. Composite is incredibly versatile but cannot serve in every clinical situation.

This program will emphasize diastema closure, the most difficult additive procedure on anterior teeth, as well as laying out step-by-step approach to create the emergence profile and then develop the outline form. In the process of developing the 3D contour of the tooth, we must create 3D color parameters. Finally, finishing while creating the appropriate texture and luster to the composite will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Define situations when composite is the ideal restorative material
Learn clinical tips for diastema closure
Attain seamless restorations in color and contour

Technique Guide to Basic Layering with an Omnichromatic Universal Composite

Presenter: Dr. Michael Teitlebaum   Release Date: 6/29/2020   Expiration Date: 6/29/2023  CE Credits: 2

For decades, dentistry has recognized the need to block out (cosmetically mask) deep stains and lingual deficiencies in tooth structure to prevent unsightly show-through. This paper describes past and present concepts in composite resin in general and blocking out in particular. In addition, the paper reviews both the historic and current literature regarding shade selection and multiple shade composite resin systems are described. Use of an omnichromatic composite is detailed, with case reports focusing on its use with its associated blocker. We conclude that in many instances in cosmetic restorative dentistry it is possible to eliminate multiple shades of composite, replacing them with just one omnichromatic shade and, when needed, its associated blocker.

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
• Discuss how and when to use an omnichromatic composite
• Explain the importance and uses of block out with traditional and omnichromatic composite
• Describe the traditional concepts of composite shade selection.

Totally Simplified Color Matching – Single Shade Direct Composite

Presenter: Dr. Bob Lowe   Release Date: 10/15/2019   Expiration Date: 10/15/2022  CE Credits: 1

Creating aesthetic direct composite restorations that precisely match existing tooth color is a clinical challenge that can be difficult for even the most experienced clinician. Shades for most composite materials rely upon 1950’s technology – the VITA Lumin Shade Guide. Clinical reality is that many composites do not precisely match the VITA Shade Guide let alone each other! This can be extremely frustrating for the clinician, especially for a patient that is “picky” about aesthetic matching. Having a universal, single-shade composite system that can take the “guesswork” and frustration out of shade selection and match a majority of clinical situations, is something that restorative dentists will welcome! In this CE webinar, you will be introduced to the first of its kind…a truly universal single-shade composite system.

The New Nuts and Bolts of Fixed Restorative

Presenter: Dr. Ian Shuman   Release Date: 9/3/2019   Expiration Date: 9/3/2022  CE Credits: 1

Cementation of fixed restorative restorations requires new bonding techniques to be effective. When dealing with a crown or bridge, many techniques must be mastered to gain ideal strength and longevity. This includes bonding to various substrates in tooth and lab fabricated restorations of varying types and materials. This CE webinar describes and illustrates the steps needed to bond fixed restorative units.

At the conclusion of this CE webinar participants will be able to:
• Discuss the importance of bonding an indirect restoration.
• Describe the materials and steps needed to bond an indirect restoration.
• Understand the importance of bonding vs. traditional “cementation”.

Flowable Composite Resins: A Truly “Universal” Restorative Material

Presenter: Dr. Bob Lowe   Release Date: 4/19/2019   Expiration Date: 4/19/2022  CE Credits: 1

Flowable composite resins have been around since the mid 1990’s and today are found in most restorative dental practices. Early uses were limited as cavity liners and small cavity preparations in “non-stress” bearing areas. Through advances in science these materials have become much more versatile, and now have a wide range of clinical applications. This CE webinar will explore some of the many uses for this “universal” restorative material and discuss some of the latest innovations and improvements in this class of composite resins.

During this CE webinar, participants will learn:
• How advances in technology have expanded the use of flowable composites in dental practice.
• Unique clinical applications and indications for use of flowable composite resins.
• How early caries detection, micro invasive tooth preparation and universal flowable composite resins are changing the way we look at traditional operative dentistry.

Simplify Your Routine: Become More Efficient & More Profitable With Your Restorative Dentistry

Presenter: Dr. Joshua Austin   Release Date: 3/12/2019   Expiration Date: 3/12/2022  CE Credits: 1

Our lives are growing more and more complex. Our practices are growing more and more complex. We are continually being asked to do more and more while reimbursements are staying flat. We must work to remain efficient with our everyday workflows. This CE webinar will demonstrate opportunities to simplify our everyday restorative dentistry while maintaining excellent results!

During this CE webinar, the participant will:
• Discuss three placement techniques for posterior composites that can enhance speed and results with posterior resin composites
• Review the science behind bonding and bulk fill restorative materials
• Discuss a new restorative material and how it can impact a practice’s efficiency and results