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Date(s) - March 22, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm


SDDS Classroom
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 200

Event Details

The Keys to Successful, Predictable and Direct Composite Restorations

Sponsored by Dentsply

5 CEU, Core • $199

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 esthetic 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 esthetic principles, modern preparation design and when and where to use “total-etch” and “selfetch” adhesive systems. Additional topics will include proper composite selection and placement techniques, anatomical contouring and finishing and polishing, all of which are essential clinical components to achieving long lasting esthetic restorations.

Course Objectives:

  • Review of esthetic principles
  • Indications for anterior and posterior direct composites
  • The latest on preparation design
  • Understanding of adhesion, current products and their function in modern day dentistry
  • Techniques tips for handling and placement of modern composites
  • Technique tips for generating ideal anatomic interproximal contacts
  • Polishing and sealing techniques for long term durability

Troy Schmedding, DDS:

Dr. Schmedding has been a practicing cosmetic and restorative dentist for the last 25 years. He is a 1993 honors graduate from The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni Schoolof Dentistry. He currently maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Schmedding is also approximately one of 470 dentists world wide to achieve accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also maintains a Diplomate status with the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Schmedding also works with numerous manufacture’s on implementation and testing of various restorative products being brought to market. He speaks and teaches nationally as well as internationally on both esthetic and restorative dentistry.

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