Jack D Griffin, Jr DMD MAGD
Half day lecture or Half day workshop or both
Doctors, clinical staff
(Often combined with “Let’s Grow Tooth” or “Let’s Stick Together” to make a full day course)
Leakage, breakage, lost restorations, sensitivity, staining……oh my! It’s a confusing dental world out there. If it failed was it the prep, impression, the lab, or the dentist? Cement or bond, layer or monolithic, etch or no-etch, dry or moist, light or chemical cure……? Let’s stop the madness. Ever had a patient say “Doc, that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it”? Advances in durable tooth colored restorative materials means changes in preparation and cementation techniques and it seems every day there is a new “gotta have” material. Our goal is to end the uncertainty with these newer materials and learn how to have the ultimate success with today’s indirect materials from planning to preparation to placement.
We will discuss the trendy durable indirect esthetic materials featuring zirconia and lithium disilicate while focusing on clinical efficiency and long-term success by discussing the prep, cementation, bonding, and adjustments. We will evaluate the different classes of luting materials and emphasize the protocol for cases needing maximum strength and the time for regenerative materials. “Universal” bonding agents will be discussed and when to use them in the luting protocol for long term durability. With a myriad of newer restorative materials and seemingly endless choices in luting materials and bonding systems we will simplify things for predictable clinical success with the most durable indirect esthetic materials EVER. We will learn how to do it right the first time and to make the practice more enjoyable and efficient.
- The more durable indirect esthetic indirect materials…monolithic, maximum strength, acceptable esthetics, minimum effort, great preparations, and long-term clinical success.
- The classifications of luting materials, benefits to each and when to use…retention and restoration strengthening.
- Simplifying cementation choices – when to bond, when to cement, when to cure, what to use with focus on regenerative materials when the prep is good and maximum adhesion when needed.
- Review of digital impression techniques and the role of CAD/CAM dentistry. Does it fit your practice?
- The backbone of the restorative practice with posterior restorations and how to apply those techniques for the best, most durable anterior aesthetic cases, veneers, implants, and bridges.