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.
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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