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Date(s) - April 5, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm


SDDS Classroom
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 200

Event Details

Evidence Based Restorative Materials Update: Separating Fact from Fiction

5 CEU, Core • $199

This program will look at a broad spectrum of restorative materials available today. Over the course of the last 5 years there has been an explosion in the number of restorative materials that are available to the practitioner. Years ago the practitioner was simply asked to pick between amalgam, ceramo-metal restorations and gold. Today’s practitioner must consider the various generations of bonding agents, composites, ceramics, cements, etc. The course will allow the practitioner to sift through the confusing maze of materials and decide which materials are most appropriate for a multitude or restorative situations. Specific materials that will be covered include, self-etch adhesives, low shrinkage bulk fill resins, advancements in flowable composites, and understanding the various ceramic options we have today. (Direct and Indirect)

At the conclusion of the course participants will:

  • Understand the clinical rational of various adhesives systems
  • Be able to separate fact from fiction with relation to new composite resins
  • Be given a clinical rational for material selection with respect to indirect restorations
  • Understand proper cementation selection with regards the type of restorative material chosen as well as the individual patient’s intraoral environment

Parag Kachalia, DDS:

Dr. Kachalia is the former vice chairman of simulation, technology, and research, at the University of the Pacific. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Kachalia is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. In addition, he is a researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management.

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