Restoring posterior teeth – A comprehensive approach – Dr. Jason Smithson
We have the pleasure of Dr. Jason Smithson in May 2019. There will be a whole day of theory Friday and two different hands-on courses Saturday.
Whole day theory course
Day 1: Restoring posterior teeth – A comprehensive approach
When dismantling and restoring broken down posterior teeth, have you ever considered:
- Should I do this indirect or can I get away with direct?
- Is cuspal coverage necessary?
- What material should I use- composite resin or ceramic?
- Would an indirect onlay be more conservative or should I use a full crown?
These and many other similar questions go through the mind of the busy general practitioner many times every day. This comprehensive, evidence-based class offers clear, easily understandable protocols to simplify the decision-making process and compliments this with end-to-end workflows to rapidly restore posterior teeth with direct and indirect composite resin, ceramic onlays and crowns.
Day 1: Theoretical lecture
You will learn:
- When direct posterior composite resins are predictable and when they are not.
- Modern concepts of caries diagnosis and management: when to intervene and when to monitor and implement a preventative program.
- Biomechanics – The “Peripheral Rim Theory” and the importance of Rainey’s Ridge and Web in preparation design. Minimally invasive cavity preparations. Why preservation of tooth structure is critical to long-term success. Marginal ridge preservation and tunnel preps.
- Preparation design and a protocol to reduce the risk of voids, bond failure and sensitivity.
- Discussion of a direct stratification technique using simplified instrumentation to achieve lifelike resin restorations, which require minimal finishing.
- Immediate Dentin Sealing and Gingival Margin Elevation: new concepts for the 21st century.
- Preparation designs and instrumentation for partial coverage adhesive restorations.
- Horizontal vs. vertical- which approach is best for full crowns and when.
- Instrumentation – an armamentarium to optimize your workflow.
- Tissue management and provisionalisation– not just a “temporary”.
And much, much more
2 x 1/2 day hands-on course
Day 2: Restore 4 teeth
The classes are intended to be informal with questions taken “on the hoof” throughout the day. Dr Smithson demonstrates each case in its entirety via overhead projection: the participants then have the opportunity to ask questions before completing the exercise themselves with close support from Jason.
Day 2: Hands-on – Morning
The class 1 direct resin restoration.
The class 2 direct resin restoration.
Day 2: Hands-on – Afternoon
Partial Coverage Onlay with IDS and Margin Elevation (Molar)
Prepare an upper molar for a crown with vertical margins.