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Restorative Dentistry Course
January 25-28, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Combined Lecture for Oral Surgeons and Restorative Dentists

7:00 - 9:00 am
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Develop Your Implant Team;Surgical and Restorative Considerations  to Maximize Treatment Outcomes
Dr. Brent Ludens and Dr. Kirk Fridrich

Implant dentistry still requires the use of multiple team members, and requires the team to work closely together to ensure a streamlined process that leads to predictable results.  Drs. Fridrich and Ludens will share their collaborative efforts over the last 30 years for their own successful team approach to implant dentistry.  Using their shared cases, they will discuss the planning, surgical, and restorative process for both straightforward and more challenging implant patients, so that each attendee can learn and understand the factors that lead to success or failure.  CBCT interpretation and analysis, treatment planning and surgical guide fabrication in the digital and non-digital realm, pre-prosthetic techniques to provide an acceptable implant site, along with precise implant placement and restoration all come together to create a long-lasting successful restoration for the implant patient.  Surgical and restorative steps that add to this success will be highlighted. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn to develop their personal and professional implant team

  • Surgeons and restorative dentists will learn how to collaborate together effectively in both the digital and non-digital phases of implant dentistry.

  • Skills necessary to be actively involved in the implant process will be discussed

  • Surgical and restorative steps and processes that increase success will be demonstrated

  • Precautions will be given that can impact success

  • Attendees will be able to immediately implement these techniques and ideas into their implant practice.

6:00 pm ​

Course Reception - Cucina Restaurant 
Course participants and families welcome

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 am

Digital Smile Design (hands-on)   
Dr. David Gratton

Clinical dentistry is embracing the application of digital technologies to replace the analog techniques with which we are so comfortable. While this is especially true in the realm of impression making procedures and chair side prosthesis manufacturing, processes can be digitized at each phase of restorative and implant treatment, resulting in the virtualization of the patient from diagnosis through prosthesis delivery. The morning session will focus on the diagnostic application of these technologies, specifically as they apply to smile analysis and design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight the role of the intraoral scanner for diagnostic impressions

  • Demonstrate the use of 3D extra-oral scanning

  • Complete 3Shape Trios digital impressions, along with static and dynamic occlusal registration

  • Complete the fusion of intraoral scan data with extra-oral scan data and clinical photographs to assist in prosthetically driven smile analysis and design

  • Use software to complete a patient smile design

4:30 - 6:30 pm

In-Office Prosthesis Fabrication (hands-on)
Dr. David Gratton

The afternoon session will build on the morning activities focusing on the in-office workflow for the fabrication of indirect prostheses. Attendees will use intra-oral scanners for the master impression of indirect preparations, use specific CAD software designed for in-office applications, output the final prosthesis design, and finally produce the prosthesis utilizing both additive and subtractive methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the application of chairside milling

  • Appraise the utility of additive manufacturing – 3D printing

  • Apply scanning techniques for indirect restorations

  • Practice the digital workflow for the fabrication of both interim and definitive single unit restorations

  • Experience additional diagnostic apps, such as Patient Monitoring, for the monitoring of restoration/tooth wear

Thursday, January 27, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 am

Contemporary Dental Ceramics
Dr. Nathaniel Lawson​

New ceramic materials have changed the way we practice dentistry by offering a strong, esthetic and affordable restorative option for our patients. But ceramic materials do not handle the same as metal-based restorations and improper selection or handling can lead to premature failure. This course will teach you how to select and handle different types of ceramic materials that are currently used in dentistry that will be much less confusing than typical marketing rhetoric. We will review the best clinical practices based on research studies conducted at the UAB School of Dentistry and provide pearls for you to take back to the office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the different types of dental ceramic materials

  • Choosing a ceramic material for anterior restorations

  • Preparation and design considerations for posterior crowns and bridges

  • Strategies to adjust, polish and cut off ceramic crowns

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Bonding Dental Ceramics
Dr. Nathaniel Lawson

The ability to bond dental ceramics allows the practitioner to perform more conservative tooth preparations. As there are many different types of dental ceramics available (zirconia, lithium disilicate, porcelain, processed composite, etc.), determining the correct protocol for each type of ceramic can be confusing. This lecture aims to simplify the process of bonding ceramics and provide the clinician with a protocol that can be used to bond any type of dental ceramic. Each detail of the bonding procedure is based on research performed at the UAB School of Dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the indications for bonding dental ceramics

  • Classify dental ceramics based on their appropriate bonding protocol

  • Describe the available methods to clean ceramics prior to bonding

  • Present a protocol for preparing the surface of ceramic crowns (ie etching or sandblasting)

  • Review the primers used on ceramic restorations

  • Classify the types of cements used for adhesive bonding

Friday, January 28, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 am

Materials and Techniques to Improve Class II Composites
Dr. Nathaniel Lawson

Class II composite restorations remain the bread and butter procedure of many general dentists.  Although this procedure may seem trivial, there are many clinical factors which lead to a long-lasting restoration, including diagnosis, isolation, caries removal, cavity preparation, use of liner, matrix and wedge placement, bonding technique, composite placement, and finishing and polishing.  This course aims to review the techniques for each of these steps based on current evidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints.

  • Discover materials and techniques to promote a long lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration.

  • Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact.

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Treatment of Anterior Discolorations
Dr. Nathaniel Lawson

Anterior enamel discolorations typically occur due to caries-mediated white spot lesions or developmental dysmineralizations. Either type of lesion may be esthetically displeasing to patients. Operative treatment of these discolorations with composite or indirect restorations removes additional tooth structure and creates a restoration/tooth interface that must be maintained. More conservative treatment options, such as resin infiltration, microabrasion, and bleaching may treat these lesions without the need to put a drill to the tooth. The challenge with these treatments is knowing which lesions will respond well and the steps to complete these treatments. This lecture will review these techniques and present clinical cases with their use.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose which anterior discolorations will be successfully treated with conservative non-operative treatment

  • Review the steps for microabrasion

  • Review the steps for resin infiltration

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

CEU verification will be provided (by email following the program) only for those individuals completing sign in sheets at each session. Credit will be appropriately adjusted for those individuals who do not attend the entire program. All attendees are encouraged to sign in at every session they attend as this will ensure that a letter documenting appropriate attendance will be sent 4 to 6 weeks following the program. The University of Iowa College of Dentistry designates this activity for 16 hours continuing education credit (16 CEU).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brenda Colbert in advance at 319-335-6994.

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