FEE: $3999 (e-mail [email protected] for payment options) DATES: 3/8/24 – 3/9/24
CE Units: 24 CE Total – 16 CE In Person 8 CE Online
In the last 40 years, dentistry has benefited from many advances in adhesives, composites, and ceramics that have allowed the profession to segue from a mechanical restorative goal to a biologic one. These materials provide clinicians with the ability to restore teeth in a minimally invasive manner and close to their original biomechanical function. Unfortunately, these materials are not often used to their full potential and are employed with only slight variations to more invasive traditional preparation designs. Why choose to do Direct Composite Restorations? Direct Composites allow for the most minimally invasive restorative treatment: only the decayed and/or damaged tissue is removed. Direct composites can last and serve our patients for decades as supported by the published evidence. That said, most dentists struggle with early failures such as: fractures, leakage, post-operative sensitivity, pulpal failure, recurrent caries, & marginal staining. In fact, the expectation from dental insurances is that Direct Composite Restorations only last 2 years. In this course Dr. Schiffenhaus will review advanced adhesive techniques, material science, biomechanics, diagnosis, & preparation design to ensure that minimally invasive Direct Composite Restorations can last for our patients for the long term.
This course provides both didactic & hands on training. In order to make more time for hands on training at the live course many of the didactic lectures have been moved to online which can be watched before and up to 6 months after the course. Therefore the “total CE” for the course is a combination of both the online & in person coursework.
Learn the BAARD Approach to Restorative Dentistry
Understand indications for direct composites & evidence behind decades of longevity
Understand important principles of Engineering, Biomechanics, Tooth Structure, & Restorative Materials
Material Selection for long lasting composite restorations – including Fiber Reinforced Composites
Learn proper adhesive protocols to eliminate post-operative sensitivity & improve pulpal outcomes for deep restorations
Learn ceramic preparation fundamentals & the BAARD Overlay & Onlay Preparation Protocol (Hands-On Training)
Understand Deep Caries Removal: evidence & workflows & why Liners & Bases are bad new for your restorations
Learn how to successfully & easily place rubber dams to improve outcomes & decrease stress during adhesive procedures
Hands-On training for posterior & anterior direct composites: Class I, Class II, Class III, & Class IV Composites as well as Rubber Dam Placement