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8:00 AM  Registration

8:30 AM   Dr. Bob Margeas
“Composite Resin - A Most Versatile Material” 
Composite resin can be used in a multiple of different situations in the everyday practice. Sometimes you need to think outside the box in order to find all the uses. The conservative nature of the material makes it ideal for restoring missing tooth structure. It can be used to alter vertical dimension, create resin retained bridges and for non-orthodontic restorations, to just name a few. This lecture will show many step clinical cases from an everyday practicing dentist for profit. The procedures can be incorporated immediately in your practice.
Participants should be able to:

  • Create resin bonded bridges for missing anterior teeth.
  • Alter the vertical dimension for worn cases.
  • Understand clinical techniques for missing tooth structure.

10:00 AM   Break

10:15 AM   Dr. Ed Swift
Contemporary Approaches to Bonding and Curing
This presentation will review the state of the art in adhesion of resin-based materials to tooth structure. It will explain the three
fundamental steps required for bonding resins to tooth structure, and briefly describe the four current strategies for employing these
fundamental steps, with an emphasis on current universal adhesives. The presentation will cover contemporary concepts of visible light-curing, an under-appreciated but extremely important aspect of restorative dentistry.
Participants should be able to:

  • Understand the three fundamental steps required to bond resins to dentin.
  • Learn more about "universal" adhesives.
  • Know the best practices to ensure optimal polymerization of resin-based materials.

12:00 NOON   Lunch

1:00 PM  Dr. Rodrigo Rocha Maia
Minimally Invasive Dentistry Based on Cariology and Direct Bonding Restorations: Daily Clinical Applications
The purpose of this lecture is to present direct bonding restorative options based on a minimally invasive approach. Principles, materials and clinical techniques will be outlined to help the clinician achieve excellent esthetics, function and affordable solutions while preserving natural tooth structure.
Participants should be able to:

  • Understand minimally invasive concepts and cariology.
  • Incorporate new concepts of shade selection and shade reproduction using dental composites.
  • Select and apply the best adhesive and direct restorative materials and techniques in anterior teeth to produce longlasting esthetic and functional restorations.

2:45 PM   Break

3:00 PM   Dr. Newton Fahl
“Composite Resins in the Anterior Dentition: From Why to How”
Composite resins are an essential part of any practice that endeavors to provide their patients with state-of-the-art restorative alternatives. The minimally invasive nature of the procedures and the artistry associated with them, still makes composite resins the primary material to provide esthetic, functional, and long-lasting results. In this presentation, Dr. Fahl will share his knowledge and passion of over 30 years of clinical success using composites on a day-to-day basis. Through the use of clinical slides and videos, he will didactically teach step-by-step protocols on how to effectively and artistically restore Class IV’s, close diastemas, veneer discolored teeth, restore non-carious cervical lesions, among other clinical challenges.
Participants should be able to:

  • Indicate and select the right composite resins for restoring the anterior dentition with confidence.
  • Implement the many tips presented in the solution of several anterior clinical challenges with science and artistry.
  • Be inspired to take one’s restorative skills to the next level.

5:00 PM   Adjourn

5:15 PM   Reception



AM session 8:30 am – 12:00 pm OR PM session 1:00 – 4:30 pm Dr. Newton Fahl  
Class IV Restorations Two Ways Workshop (Hands-On)
(Sponsored by Tokuyama)
This hands-on program will focus on two contiguous Class IV restorations on upper central incisors. One central will be restored through a simpler layering technique, while the other will require a more polychromatic approach. Shade selection and material application for each tooth will be discussed and realized according to each specific indication.
Participants should be able to:

  • Learn how to complete simple and more elaborate layering to achieve equally great esthetic results.
  • Learn how to deal with color and anatomical challenges: finishing a Class IV to blend in seamlessly.
  • Complete finishing and polishing techniques on two Class IVs to achieve natural symmetry.