Mastering Posterior Composites: It’s all about the Details - Hands-on Workshop
Recommended for: Dental Assistants, EFDAs | Subject: Restorative/Dental Assistants
CE Credits: 3
Note: Limited to 25 attendees.
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.
- 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.