Friday, February 28, 2020
8:00am – 3:30pm
Sheraton Wall Centre
Leakage, breakage, lost restorations, sensitivity, staining……oh my! It’s a confusing dental world out there. If it failed was it the prep, impression, the lab, or the dentist? Cement or bond, layer or monolithic, etch or no-etch, dry or moist, light or chemical cure......? Let’s stop the madness. Ever had a patient say “Doc, that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it”? Advances in durable tooth colored restorative materials means changes in preparation and cementation techniques and it seems every day there is a new “gotta have” material. Our goal is to end the uncertainty with these newer materials and learn how to have the ultimate success with today’s indirect materials from planning to preparation to placement.
We will discuss the trendy durable indirect esthetic materials featuring zirconia and lithium disilicate while focusing on clinical efficiency and long-term success by discussing the prep, cementation, bonding, and adjustments. We will evaluate the different classes of luting materials and emphasize the protocol for cases needing maximum strength and the time for regenerative materials. “Universal”bonding agents will be discussed and when to use them in the luting protocol for long term durability.
With a myriad of newer restorative materials and seemingly endless choices in luting materials and bonding systems we will simplify things for predictable clinical success with the most durable indirect esthetic materials EVER. We will learn how to do it right the first time and to make the practice more enjoyable and efficient.
The more durable indirect esthetic indirect materials…monolithic, maximum strength, acceptable esthetics, minimum effort, great preparations, and long-term clinical success.
- The classifications of luting materials, benefits to each and when to use…retention and restoration strengthening.
- Simplifying cementation choices – when to bond, when to cement, when to cure, what to use with focus on regenerative materials when the prep is good and maximum adhesion when needed.
- The basics of dentistry done more efficiently: isolation, prep, burs, handpieces, impression techniques, and how not to mistreat the enamel and dentin.
- The backbone of the restorative practice with posterior restorations and how to apply those techniques for the best, most durable anterior aesthetic cases, veneers, implants, and bridges.
Jack D. Griffin, Jr.,
Dr. Griffin runs a practice in St Louis County where he and his staff have maintained a 50-55% overhead since 1988. His Smile Center emphasizes cosmetics while doing all phases of general dentistry.
Dr. Griffin is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Griffin’s unique educational philosophy focuses on improving clinical and financial outcomes while making practice more fun and rewarding. His course topics include office efficiency, digital photography, current bonding and cementation techniques, great everyday esthetics and CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Griffin has been the MasterTrack/CE chair for the Missouri AGD, a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Education, the dental industry’s premier speakers bureau, and is a clinical director for the Pacific Esthetic Continuum (PAC). He has also been a clinical evaluator for Reality Esthetics and served on the Council for Scientific Affairs for the Greater St Louis Dental Society.