Restoring Posterior Dentition

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Through Direct & Indirect Analog & Digital Adhesive Solutions

Class 2 Direct Composite Restoration

The evolution of composite materials together with adhesive techniques are meeting the requests of patients, who ask less invasive therapies combined with highly esthetic results in posterior and anterior regions. The range of restorative options is getting wider, thanks to composite that can adequately respond to mechanical stress, offering natural aesthetics and an effective adhesion when treated with specific protocols. At the same time there are situation where ceramic is more indicated. The main goal of this course is to provide indications and protocol for direct and indirect (composite; ceramic; zirconia restorations) through analog plus digital CAD-CAM and 3D printed restorations. All the steps will be addressed with step-by-step photos and videos on patients.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

– Indications for direct and indirect adhesive restorations. Plus, different cavity preparations for direct, partial indirect, and full indirect restorations.
– Different adhesive options/protocols for direct restorations; Different adhesive and cementation options/protocols for indirect composite, ceramic and zirconia restorations.
– Analog and digital workflows for adhesive indirect restorations

Course Program

– Diagnosis and restorative evaluation – radiographs & photos
– Tools and how to use the dental dam
– The indications to treat direct adhesive composite restorations
– Cavity preparation
– The step-by-step protocols help choose & how to treat direct adhesive composite restorations
– Finishing, checking occlusion, and polishing
– The indications to treat partial indirect adhesive composite restorations (onlays, overlays)
– Cavity analysis, build up and different preparation options
– Relationships restorative – periodontal tissues. Crown lengthening vs deep margin elevation
– Analog and digital final impression
– Restoration try-in and cementation workflow, finishing, occlusal check and polishing (analog plus digital CAD-CAM and 3D printed restorations)
– The indications and protocols to treat indirect adhesive ceramic restorations
– Indications for full metal free crowns
– Abutment build up
– Analog and digital impression
– Different cementation options
– Occlusion check


Single and double occupancy available, starting at $290 per night. View accommodation options here: Accommodation

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