Mastering Posterior Composites: It’s all about the Details - Hands-on Workshop

Theresa Groody, M.Ed., EFDA, CDA


Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Code: F21 Cost: $60/$70 after Sept. 30

This course is SOLD OUT.

Recommended for: Dental Assistants, EFDAs | Subject: Restorative/Dental Assistants
CE Credits: 3

Note: Limited to 25 attendees.

Course Description:

Direct composite restorations are among the most frequently performed restorative procedures, yet clinicians often struggle with placement techniques, options for consistently generating ideal inter-proximal contact and preventing post-operative sensitivity. This interactive program will involve discussions with participants sharing their best practice tips on components of a successful direct restoration from proper isolation techniques to current polishing methods. Open to dental assistants of all levels, novice, as well as seasoned DA/EFDAs, will all benefit from review and/or learning something new regarding basic adhesion, when and where to use “total-etch”, “selective-etch” and “self-etch” adhesive systems, various matrix systems, steps of composite placement, anatomical contouring, finishing, and polishing. Placement of matrix systems and wedges will be practiced in the hands-on portion followed by each step of the restorative process, acknowledging that if not permitted in specific state scopes, the exercise will be for the informational practice to enhance skills.

Course Objectives:

  • Define adhesion and compare/contrast generations of dental adhesive systems.
  • Discuss choices of matrices, materials, and suggested techniques for placing, curing, finishing, and polishing composites.
  • Demonstrate sectional matrix/wedge placement and subsequent composite placement, finishing, and polishing steps.
  • Recognize and share some common areas of composite failure.
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