Best Practices from DA Education to Put to Use Tomorrow

Theresa Groody, M.Ed., EFDA, CDA


Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: T11 Cost: $15/$25 after Sept. 30

Recommended for: Assistants | Subject: Restorative/Assisting | CE Credits: 3

Course Description:

Team members will leave this interactive hands-on program with tips to deliver better patient care.  Assistants can better understand procedures and/or why procedures may fail, while EFDAs will review restorative advances.  New sealant and coronal polishing materials, matrix options, advances in shading/layering of direct composite procedures, and temporization techniques will be presented.  Since the esthetic aspect of dentistry requires a commitment to life-long learning, resources will be reviewed to keep abreast of these advancements. Participants will be encouraged to share techniques for success from their own experiences.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss advancements of adhesive and composite materials including matrix systems and placement techniques using value-based materials and challenging preparations.
  • Review indications, procedures, and new materials for dental sealants and coronal polishing.
  • Review criteria for clinically acceptable provisionals and indirect mock-up techniques.
  • Describe what factors most affect successful or failed clinical results.
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