Adhesive Dentistry, Direct Composites and Bioactive Dental Materials

Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD


Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: T23 Cost: $45/$60 after Sept. 28 Date: Thursday, October 26

CE Credits: 3 hour lecture | Subject: Restorative/Bioactive Dental Materials | Recommended for: Dentists

This course will review new materials and techniques in an effort to improve treatment outcomes. As new generations of composite and bonding agents are discussed, the questions become: Are the new bonding agents better than the older products? What are the limitations of self-etch bonding agents? What is a bioactive filling material, and do I need it? How do I best protect the pulp? Finally, composite layering techniques for anterior and posterior composite restorations will be discussed. We’ll discuss the placement of bioactive liners and restoratives, pulp-capping options, the layering of anterior composites to maximize esthetics, avoiding postoperative sensitivity, and the use of shade-changing composite materials.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn to improve bonding techniques.
  • Understand how to improve composite esthetics.
  • Become familiar with recent bonding data.
  • Discover bioactive dental materials and understand advantages of bioactivity.

About the Speaker:

Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD, Past Associate Dean for Research and Professor Emeritus at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. With an expertise in Clinical Research and Esthetic Dentistry, he is a reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, JADA, The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and the Clinicians Report. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Compendium and Inside Dentistry, where his is Editor Emeritus. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. Dr. Kugel has his PhD in Dental Materials. He earned his Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Dr. Kugel has published more than 160 articles and more than 400 abstracts in the field of restorative materials and techniques. He has given more than 400 lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kugel is part of a group practice, the Trinity Dental in Boston, MA. Financial Relationship – Tufts Research: Schein, Hu-Friedy, Ivoclar, Kerr, Shofu, SprintRay; Consultant: Philips, Ivoclar; Course materials & equipment: Henry Schein, Ivoclar, SprintRay.

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