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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. Marcos Vargas
“Bulk Fill Posterior Resin Composites: Are We There Yet?”
A direct posterior resin composite restoration is one of the most demanding procedures in everyday dentistry. They require attention to detail from preparation, bonding and placement. Layering with increments of 2mm has been the technique of choice due to polymerization shrinkage and light polymerization. New materials with reduced shrinkage and increased depth of cure are now on the market and allow us to place posterior restoration in less number of increments. This presentation will discuss proper selection and utilization of these new materials to allow increased efficiency, time saving techniques, and how to obtain proper contacts and contours.
Participants should be able to:

  • Understand indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of bulk fill resins composites.
  • Produce ideal proximal contact in Class II restorations.
  • Restore deep cavity preparations by the concept of “margin elevation”.

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 light curing, dental adhesives and dental composites into their practice.
  • Select and apply the best adhesive and direct restorative materials and techniques in anterior teeth to produce long- lasting 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



8:30-4:30 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.