|COURSE # 2 8:30 am - 4:30 pm|
Friday, March 3, 2017
Uncommon Common Sense: What YOU Need to Know NOW About Restorative Dentistry and Materials
Modern dentistry is ever changing with the introduction of new materials and techniques. Long held beliefs may not always be accurate and it is difficult to decide which to implement. Sometimes No “one size fits all” material exists, so the practitioner must have a broad knowledge of many protocols. With the aging demographics of our population it is important to use age-appropriate restorative materials. Composites with optimized nano-filler particles and non-bis-GMA resins decrease wear, polymerization shrinkage stress and improve optical qualities. Glass Ionomer restorative materials can serve as a therapeutic restorative material, reducing post-operative sensitivity and potential recurrent decay. Predictable class II restorations require specific skills and techniques to achieve reliable success. Selecting and implementing the latest all-ceramic crowns requires knowledge regarding the patient’s esthetic expectations, tooth preparation, laboratory fabrication and cementation protocols. Innovative smile design concepts help to predictably produce esthetic smile outcomes. These subjects and some you may have never heard about will be presented. This course is an excellent way to update your skills using the latest restorative materials with a common sense approach.
• Review the development of dentin bonding agents and understand the challenges including post-operative sensitivity, MMPs, cathepsins and hydrolyzation
• Become familiar with the latest universal dentin bonding agents
• Review the improvements in composite restorative materials including pre-polymerized fillers, glass ionomer fillers, spherical fillers, nanofillers and new resin polymers
• Understand the mechanisms which allow the use of new bulk fill composites and
• Understand how and when to use today’s bioactive glass ionomer materials
• Update your pulp capping protocols
• Become acquainted with new innovative products that improve patient care such as anesthesia buffering solutions, and sonically activated composite systems
• Review the latest all-porcelain crowns, their indications and cementation protocols
• Learn how to use proportional smile design when creating smiles
Daniel Ward, DDS
Dr. Daniel H Ward has been in private practice in Columbus, Ohio for 37 years and was an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University for 13 years. He has lectured and served as the chief examiner at the University of Minnesota Post-Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry for 20 years. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of General Dentistry and an associate member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is a clinical evaluator for Catapult. He chaired the Ohio Dental Association Annual Meeting in 2014 and has chaired the American Society for Dental Aesthetics annual meeting for 11 years.
Dr. Ward has lectured throughout the world. He has presented at the annual meetings of the AGD, ADA, Chicago Midwinter, Yankee Dental Congress, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the California Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Aesthetic Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, and the UNAM International Congress in Mexico City. He has lectured in India, Poland, Korea, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.
Dr. Ward has published articles in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Dental Clinics of North America, Compendium, Collaborative, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Oral Health, and Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice. He is a member and evaluator of Catapult Group and a reviewer for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Ward has developed a computerized method of smile design called the RED Proportion. An
innovative pioneer, Dr. Ward combines theory with practical real world experience.
Please note: This course is held in conjunction with the Third District. For proper credit, please register with your district.