2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Dr. Foroud Hakim

This Is Not Your Mother’s PFM Anymore

Friday October 21, 2022 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm


With the explosion in modern ceramics, the restorative material options seems to be growing constantly.  Keeping up with the latest “all ceramic options”, and knowing when and where to prescribe a certain type of crown can be very challenging for the general practitioner in daily practice.

This course aims to demystify this area and provide sound rationale for crown and bridge material selection.  In addition, many useful protocol and procedural variations that come with delivery of all ceramic indirect restorations will be presented including impressing, temporization, bonding vs. cementation, and removal.

Attendees will learn….

  • The gamut of modern all ceramic options for indirect restoration (crowns, bridges, veneers, partial coverage & implant supported).
  • The rubric to making the best material choice for a given clinical circumstance.
  • Tips and techniques for all adjunctive and delivery protocols surrounding the topic of indirect ceramic restorations including:
    • Preparation design
    • Tissue management and impression
    • Delivery (isolation, try-in, cementation vs. bonding rationale)
    • Adjustment, finish & polish
  • Service, protection and removal.
  • Ancillary products that make every step listed above easier, more predictable and efficient.

CDHBC QAP Competency – NA

Dr. Foroud Hakim

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Dr. Foroud Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 21 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimal and conservative single tooth restoration. He is Vice Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at University of the Pacific and is course director for “Occlusion, TMJ & Advanced Restorative Concepts”. He is also a director in the “Esthetic and Complex Care Clinic” at Pacific.

Dr. Hakim has lectured nationally in many venues including seminars, continuums and hands-on-workshops on topics ranging from technology, esthetic dentistry, occlusion, smile design, CAD/CAM, photography, and adhesive and composite dentistry. Dr. Hakim has several publications and has authored two chapters in the 2010 text, “Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice” from Blackwell Publishing.

Dr. Hakim earned his DDS in 1991 from Pacific and later went on to complete an MBA from his alma mater. He is a member of OKU dental honor society and past president of the Delta Delta Chapter. He is also a fellow and graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2007. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Mana and two kids Ash and Tara, traveling, golf, fishing and competitive team sports.

2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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