Generously Co-Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona with an unrestricted educational grant
CDHBC QAP Competency – NA
Direct composite restorations are among the most frequently performed restorative procedures, yet dentists often struggle with placement techniques, options for consistently generating ideal inter-proximal contact and post-operative sensitivity. There are several key elements that will determine the success of direct aesthetic restorations including tooth preparation, material choice, placement technique, and curing method. This presentation will discuss how each element will play a critical role in the professional’s decision making process when determining which materials, systems and techniques are best to utilize when doing direct composite restorations. This program will review aesthetic principles, modern preparation design and when and where to use “total-etch” and “self-etch” adhesive systems. Additional topics will include proper composite selection and placement techniques, the importance of light curing, anatomical contouring, and finishing and polishing; all of which are essential clinical components to achieving long lasting aesthetic restorations.
1. Review current state of dentistry
2. Indications for anterior and posterior direct composites
3. The latest on preparation design
4. Understanding of adhesion, current products and their function in modern day dentistry
5. Techniques tips for handling and placement of modern composites
6. Technique tips for generating ideal anatomic interproximal contacts
7. Polishing and sealing techniques for long term durability
Dr. Timothy M. Bizga, is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.