In this very full, one-day lecture and hands-on course, Dr Mandikos will cover the options available for restoring anterior and posterior teeth with direct composite restorations.
The lecture content will address the relevant physical properties required of composites to be used for restoring anterior teeth aesthetically, and posterior teeth for longevity. Concepts of shade selection and layering will be introduced as well as the various techniques for finishing and polishing to achieve life-like anatomy and lustre.
With regards to posterior composites, the lecture will cover the main causes of post- operative sensitivity with posterior composites, and present techniques that can be predictably employed by the clinician to prevent it occurring. This will include a discussion on the role of self-etching dentine bonding systems, glass ionomers, flowable resins and the Bulk Fill materials.
During the hands-on exercises, attendees will then have the opportunity to practice composite placement in typodont teeth using the materials and techniques discussed. Emphasis will be on the multi-layered approach for anterior restorations and also on using techniques to create tight contacts and prevent post-operative sensitivity, marginal leakage, and white line formation around posterior restorations.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Apply the below techniques:
- Shade selection: understanding colour and teeth
- Simplified approach to multi-layered anterior composite restorations
- Simplified finishing and polishing techniques
- Placement techniques to prevent common post-operative problems with direct posterior composites
- Analyse and answer the below:
- Review of dentine bonding products and procedures
- Is there an advantage in switching to self-etching dentine bonding systems?
- Liners and bases - do we still need them in the age of adhesive dentistry?
- What is the role of Bulk Fill Composites? Are they the future?
Dr Michael Mandikos
BDSc (Hons), MS (New York), Cert Pros, FRACDS, FICD
Dr. Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics.
Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines.
He is a Reviewer for four dental Journals and is a product evaluator for several dental companies. Michael has presented continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, Greece, Antarctica and the USA and maintains a Private Practice limited to Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s Inner West.
ADA Member Dentist - $1100
Non-Member Dentist - $1400
6.5 Scientific hours
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