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Continuing Dental Education

Course Information

The 9th Annual Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Lecture: The Art, Science, and Simplicity of Direct Composites

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Friday, November 8, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: The William and Ida Friday Center
Cost: $295.00 Dentist
$165.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Operative Dentistry


Course Description

AM Session
Practical, Predictable Success

Posterior composite resin restorations have become main stream. These restorations seal teeth, reinforce remaining tooth structure, allow conservative preparations and satisfy patient desires for natural appearance. However, dentists complain that Class II composite restorations are tedious and time consuming to place and arent always predictable. In addition, dentists are sometimes confused by the vast choice of adhesives in the marketplace all claiming to be the best.

In this presentation, Dr. Jackson will show a greatly simplified and efficient procedure for placing these restorations based on new materials and technology. The predictable, standardized system of placement will clearly show a significant reduction in both time and effort when placing posterior composite resin restorations.

Additional topics covered include
- Where indicated  assuring success
- Matricing  achieving proper contacts every time
- Understanding Adhesives and Adhesion
- Total adaptation, total fill  in seconds
- Finishing and polishing  minimized

PM Session
Conservative, Versatile, Underused

The greatest impact of cosmetic or esthetic dentistry is providing patients with beautiful smiles that enhance self-esteem. However, materials and techniques have undergone significant evolution and dentists are challenged to keep current. In addition, esthetic standards have been raised and quality outcomes redefined by todays educated and demanding patient. Restoring anterior teeth with a single shade and single opacity is no longer acceptable.

Topics to be covered include
- Rationale of additive dentistry versus subtractive
- Materials and systems
- Opacity/Translucency, form, color, Characterizations, Texture, Contour
- Techniques: the invisible Class II, Class IV, diastema closure, veneers, etc.

- Review current adhesives and matricing techniques for placing class II composite restorations
- Appreciate the value and time savings of placing posterior restorations using bulk fill technology
- Determine the limitless versatility of direct resin in enhancing patients smiles
- Describe the essential features of a naturally shaded composite system
- Apply the principles of dental art without being artistic

About the Speaker

Dr. Ron Jackson is recognized authority on adhesive esthetic dentistry, and has published over 70 articles on adhesive dentistry and management of the successful esthetic practice.

Dr. Jackson is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute and a Diplomate in the American board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He was bestowed the Distinquished Alumni Award by the Board of Governors the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Jackson lectures nationally and internationally on adhesive esthetic dentistry. He is a consultant to a number of dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and clinical testing of materials. Dr. Jackson practices comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry in Middleburg, Virginia.

8:30 - 9:30am Registration
9:00 - 10:30am The Art, Science, and Simplicity of Direct Composites - Dr. Ron Jackson
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 12:15pm The Art, Science, and Simplicity of Direct Composites - Dr. Ron Jackson
12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:45pm The Art, Science, and Simplicity of Direct Composites - Dr. Ron Jackson
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 4:30pm The Art, Science, and Simplicity of Direct Composites - Dr. Ron Jackson

Refund Policy
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by November 1, 2013. The cancellation fee is necessary to cover materials and facilities costs incurred for each participant, which are non-refundable to us. No refunds will be issued after November 1, 2013.