Continuing Education

Bonding to Li-Disilicate & Zirconia: Understand the Science. Eliminate the Guesswork.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Shanto Dental Ceramics
1445 Charles Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2S7

  • Registration Fee: $55.00
  • Meal & refreshments provided
  • Bonus: Register before March 15, 2020, and receive a credit of $50 offered by Bisco Canada toward any Bisco product. PLUS, a credit of $50 offered by Shanto Dental Ceramics, which can be applied to any final, Zirconia restoration, case.

Program Outline & Objectives:

Several different “recipes” are available from different sources claiming a “quick and easy” type of procedure when bonding Li-Disilicate or Zirconia prosthesis. The best practice, however, points to understanding the differences in the structure of these materials and how they react to fabrication and pre-delivery procedures; and how that affects the subsequent bonding and clinical success of prostheses.

A great deal of successful bonding depends on the procedures executed in the dental laboratory, hence the clinical success depends on the best communication practice between the clinician and the technician. The program will discuss current clinical practice for bonding Li-Disilicate and Zirconia prostheses and present evidences of what is currently supported by good science. The goal is to provide participants with the scientific tools to make their own decisions for best practice when bonding these ceramic materials and improve communication with their labs.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Rick Carvalho is a Professor in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Division of Biomaterials; and former Director of the Frontier Clinical Research Centre at the University of British Columbia - UBC. He is trained in Restorative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics and has taught both disciplines at universities in Brazil, USA and Japan. He has published over 200 articles in the field of Dental Materials with focus in adhesion and how to translate science to clinical applications. Dr. Carvalho has lectured worldwide with focus on translating scientific evidence to clinical practice. He is a fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and currently serves on the Chair of Membership committee, and is the immediate Past-President of the Dental Materials Group (DMG-IADR).


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