Adhesive Bonding & Direct Composites Made Easy
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD
This course will review new materials and techniques in an effort to improve treatment outcomes. As new generations of bonding agents are introduced, the questions become: Are the new bonding agents better than the older products? What are the limitations of self-etch bonding agents? What is a bioactive filling material, and do I need it? How do I best protect the pulp? Finally, composite layering techniques for anterior and posterior composite restorations will be discussed. The hands-on portion of this course will include the placement of bioactive liners and restoratives, pulp-capping options, the layering of anterior composites to maximize esthetics, avoiding postoperative sensitivity, and the layering of three-step anterior and two-step posterior composite restorations.
- Learn to improve bonding techniques.
- Learn to improve composite esthetics.
- Become familiar with recent bonding data.