Course Three

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Location: Century House, Latham, NY 
Tuition $225.00

"Restorative Dentistry Update - It's A Great time To Be A Dentist!"
Presented by 
Sibel Antonson, DDS, PhD, MBA

Dr. Sibel Antonson is the Director of Education and Professional Services at Ivoclar Vivadent, and she also is a Clinical Professor and the Director of Dental Biomaterials at SUNY at University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Antonson completed her dental and prosthodontic education in Turkey, and M.B.A. at Nova Southeastern University, Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  She has been involved with teaching, research and practice simultaneously,initially at the University of Florida, Department of Dental Biomaterials (1997-2000) and Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine (NSU/CDM) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2001-2008).  In 2000, she was appointed as the New Products Manager at Dentsply Caulk where she invented and launched PoGo, the first one-step composite finishing and polishing device. 

Prior to joining Ivoclar Vivadent, Dr. Antonson served as an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Department of Prosthodontics.  She was also the Director of Dental Biomaterials. 

 She was elected as the President for the International Association of Dental Research, Dental Materials Group in 2007-2008. Currently, she is serving as the Councilor for the same organization.

 She has authored book chapters and peer-reviewed publications, and lectured nationally and internationally on dental biomaterials, prosthodontics and restorative techniques. 

Course Description:

This presentation will review the concepts of the standard of care for minimally invasive and comprehensive direct and indirect restorations, treatment options, and minimally invasive techniques that can be utilized in everyday practice. These topics will include high-technology solutions to simplify direct restorative procedures and clinical techniques.  State-of-the-art ceramics will be reviewed comparatively concerning strength, esthetics, and clinical applications. Additionally, preparation and cementation techniques to maximize a successful clinical outcome, as well as predictable post-operative care will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be updated concerning:

  • Contemporary direct restorative materials for anterior and posterior restorations,
  • Components of the adhesive restoratives: Integral part for the success,
  • Proven clinical techniques for a successful outcome,
  • Common failures, reasons and solutions,
  • Advanced technologies impacting our daily practice: Is it safe to change?
  • How to enhance the long-term success of the direct restorations,
  • Standard-of-care fundamentals for single and multi-unit indirect restorations,
  • A comparative review of metal-free ceramics, focusing on strength, esthetics and clinical applications,
  • Treatment options and minimally invasive techniques,
  • The importance of lab-doctor communications,
  • Preparation and cementation techniques,
  • Implant abutment solutions,
  • Optimum post-operative care strategies,
  • New materials to maintain the health and integrity of the dentition and restorations.

Please note: this course is held in conjunction with the Third District. For proper credit, please register with your district.