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May CE Event: “Bonding Dental Ceramics & Materials and Techniques to Improve Class II Composites” (Clinical)

  • Mon, May 17, 2021 | 5:45 PM - Mon, May 17, 2021 | 8:45 PM
  • Address: Webinar, Washington, DC

Location: TBD
Address:  TBD
Contact: Andres Bachelet
Email: info@dcdental.org
Phone: (202) 367-1163

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.

Monday, May 17, 2021

5:45pm to 6:00pm Business Meeting
6:00pm to 7:30pm Session 1
7:45pm to 8:45pm Session 2

Please note pricing:

  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $75

 You may register for one session or both. 

Topic: “Bonding Dental Ceramics & Materials and Techniques to Improve Class II Composites”

Instructor: Nathaniel Lawson, DMD PhD
Disclosures: None

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Course Description: Monday, May 17, 2021

Part One: Bonding Dental Ceramics 


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:

1. Review the indications for bonding dental ceramics
2. Classify dental ceramics based on their appropriate bonding protocol
3. Describe the available methods to clean ceramics prior to bonding
4. Present a protocol for preparing the surface of ceramic crowns (ie etching or sandblasting)
5. Review the primers used on ceramic restorations
6. Classify the types of cements used for adhesive bonding

Part Two: Materials and Techniques to Improve Class II Composites

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

1. Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints.
2. Discover materials and techniques to promote a long lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration.
3. Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact.

The DC Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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. The DC Dental Society designates this presentation for 2.5 CE.


About the Speaker: Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD 
Nathaniel Lawson

Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on over 50 clinical and laboratory research grants, and published over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 3M Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association.  He serves on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.

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