Clinical Series: Direct Resins

Live CE Webcast, •May 21, 2021 • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Repairing carious lesions or traumatized teeth with direct composite resin restorations remains one of the core areas of dentistry. With the evolution from silicate cements and acrylics to amalgam to composites, treatment options have continued to improve. Understanding the newest formulations and the instruments used in applying them is essential in providing high-quality treatment. Join Robert C. Margeas, DDS, as he and a panel of experts explore the clinical indications, applications, and best practices for flowables, bulk fills, and nano and universal composites, as well as for polishers, instruments, and handpieces.


Location/Venue
Online • Live CE Webcast • Friday, May 21, 2021

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Program Agenda
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM ET 
Welcoming Remarks 
Robert C. Margeas, DDS 

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM ET 
The What, When, and Why of Flowable Composites
Thomas Dudney, DMD 
Flowable composite have undergone beneficial changes to improve their clinical performance since they were first introduced. This 45-minute webinar will discuss the science behind these changes and illustrate these materials’ use in a variety of clinical procedures.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM ET 
Bulk Fill Composites
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD 
Bulk fill composites allow curing in up to 4-mm increments. This increased depth of cure allows more efficient filling protocols with larger increments of composite or a margin of safety with conventional layering techniques. Prior to using bulk fill composites, the clinician should identify if the depth of cure of the composite is adequate and understand the effects of materials and techniques on the ensuing shrinkage stress. This lecture will provide an overview of different bulk fill composites, research related to their physical and mechanical properties, and clinical applications for these materials.

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM ET
The Art & Science of Composite Artistry
Adamo Notarantonio, DDS 
This lecture will focus on materials, armamentarium and techniques that allow one to achieve excellence in anterior composite restorations.

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM ET 
Creating Natural Esthetics Through Contouring & Polishing, Instruments and Techniques 
Marcos Vargas, BDS, DDS, MS 
Direct resin composite restorations are the most common restorative procedure in dentistry. Proper contouring and polishing result in nature mimicking esthetic resin composite restorations. A step-by-step protocol will be presented to achieve high esthetics with direct restorations. Furthermore, instrumentation and the use of electric handpieces for contouring and polishing will be discussed.

3:25 PM - 3:30 PM ET 
Closing Remarks 
Robert C. Margeas, DDS 


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Speaker Information

MODERATOR: Robert C. Margeas, DDS

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He is board certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI). He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Inside Dentistry, on the Editorial Board of Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Oral Health in Canada. His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.


Thomas Dudney, DMD;

Dr. Thomas E. Dudney is a 1977 graduate of University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry and maintains a private practice in Alabaster, Alabama. He has served as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage hands-on programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London as well as the clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) live patient hands-on programs taught in the US, Canada, and the UK. Presently he is the clinical director for the newly formed Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) hands-on programs. In addition to teaching hands-on programs, he has presented workshops and lectures at dental meetings and has authored many articles on aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also an accredited member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.


Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; 

Dr. Lawson is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program and the interim director of the Advanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on over 50 research grants, published 50 peer reviewed articles, four book chapters, over 25 articles in trade journals, and 75 research abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 3M Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials, and also works today as a general dentist in the UAB faculty practice. 


Adamo Notarantonio, DDS;

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio, is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He was Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 2011, and recently received his Fellowship in the AACD. He is the 80th person worldwide to achieve this honor. In 2016, Dr. Notarantonio was awarded the AACD’s  Rising Star Award.  Dr. Adamo has been re-elected to serve on the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® (ABCD), is the most recent past chairman of the ABCD, and has recently been appointed the Accreditation Chairman of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Adamo is a graduate of the Kois Center and has completed The Dawson Academy Core Curriculum. He has been published in multiple dental journals and lectures nationally and internationally is the co-founder, along with Amanda Seay, DDS, of the imPRES Lecture series in Charleston, SC.


Marcos Vargas, BDS, DDS; 

Dr. Vargas received his DDS from the Peruvian University School of Dentistry in 1985 and completed a two-year advanced education residency in general dentistry at The Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, in 1992. He received his Master of Science degree and certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1994. Dr. Vargas is an associate professor in the department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He has contributed to several texts, is on the editorial boards of several journals, publishes extensively and is the Operative Dentistry section editor for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Vargas lectures nationally and internationally on cosmetic dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the International Association for Dental Research. In addition, he maintains a part-time private practice at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Learning Objectives
  • Review the indications and applications for flowable and bulk-fill composites
  • Discuss the benefits of nano and universal composite resins
  • Describe the various options available for polishers, instruments, and handpieces
Target Audiences
Dentists, Dental Assistants, and Laboratory Technicians 

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