Continuing Education

Creative Problem Solving – Economic Solutions That Don’t Compromise the Quality of Restorative Care

Date/Time: Friday, March 20, 2020
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Montreal Airport
6600 Chemin de la Cote-de-Liesse
Montreal, QC H4T 1E3


Contact Quebec AGD
Tel: 1 (514) 733-8160


Often, we are presented with challenges to provide quality care for our patients in the form of rampant caries control, emergency fractures or even the need for a restoration that has to be done that day. Couple these challenges with the patients budget restrictions, and you find yourself thinking hard about how to provide services that will accomplish a satisfactory resolution. This lecture will present a technique of using a Nanohybrid heat and pressure cured composite crown shell to rapidly fabricate a quality long term restoration. By having this procedure in your little bag of tricks, many of the day to day issues that you deal with in your practice, can have a simple solution that fits any patients economic situation. This very inexpensive technique, which can be mostly delegated to your team members and fabricated in your office lab, will help solve these day-to-day issues. Using subtle variations of techniques, that our assistants are currently trained on to fabricate temporary restorations, enables these same team members to create a more permanent restoration.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participants will be introduced to a new concept of fabrication of an in office laboratory composite resin crown that their team can accomplish in a very short period of time.
  • The participants will understand the many situations where the composite resin crown can help them provide their patients with a very viable lower cost alternative to their current crown techniques.
  • The economic viability of a resin crown will be discussed as to how it can be a better alternative, in many instances, over a CAD/CAM restoration.
  • The participants will understand the entire process from diagnosis to fabrication. They will be able to return to their practice tomorrow, ready to work with their team and delegate the creation of new solutions for their patients.
  • Hands-on participants will actually have an opportunity to fabricate a crown from a prepared tooth on special models so that they will get the full experience of the process.


Speaker Bio:
Dr. Malterud is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and practices General and Family dentistry in St. Paul along with being an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education Department. His commitment to dental education not only as a student but also as an educator has him personally attending well over 100 hours of dental continuing education each year. Dr. Malterud’s practice focuses on comprehensive cosmetic dentistry incorporating Minimally Invasive Dental Procedures. His passions in these areas have allowed him to lecture locally, nationally and internationally. He has trained at the L.D. Pankey Institute and completed the entire curriculum of their educational continuums on comprehensive dentistry and has attained the level of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2008 he was awarded a Life Long Learning and Service Recognition Award by the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Malterud is an active member of the American Dental Association, and its state and local components along with the Academy of General Dentistry (where he just finished a 6-year term as the Trustee for Region 10. He is a Past Minnesota AGD President and currently serves on the MN AGD Board along with Chairing some AGD task forces). He belongs to various local and national dental societies and study club groups. As an early user of the NTI splint he has had an opportunity to help with creating refinements for the designs and uses of the splint. Dr. Malterud also consults with various other dental manufacturers on product development and testing and is a proud member of Catapult Education.