Restorative Update: Indirect Restorations

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Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD 
Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Chair, Division of Restorative Dentistry

Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS, FACD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Restorative Dentistry
Director, Continuing Dental Education Program


Come learn about the latest developments in techniques and materials for indirect restorations from a rare combination of unbiased university faculty who are also deeply engaged in day-to-day patient care. This fast paced program will address porcelain crown selection, cements, implant restorations, Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS), occlusion, minimally invasive dentistry (MID) and more. The information and conclusions in this course are based on the strongest scientific evidence available and “wet-fingered” clinical experience.

Each topic is presented succinctly and concluded with the “UCLA Restorative Recommendations” to provide clear guidelines when evaluating the newest materials and techniques.

Learning Objectives
  • Aesthetic crown materials
    • Zirconia  crowns (i.e. bruxzir)
    • Lithium disilicate (i.e. e.max)
    • Lithium monosilicate
    • Leucite reinforced ceramics (i.e. Empress)
  • Cements
    • Self-adhesive resin cements 
    • Glass Ionomer cements
    • Indications for use 
    • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Implant restorations
    • Abutment selection 
    • Implant impressions
    • Implant crown selection
    • Cement vs. screw retained 
  • Occlusion
    • Update on occlusion in the restorative practice 
    • How to minimize and prevent crowns and veneers from breaking
    • Learn the 5 essential steps in harmonizing restoration occlusion
  • Minimally invasive dentistry
    • No prep veneers and super veneers
    • Cingulum preserving crown preps
    • Porcelain inlays/onlays
    • Gold inlays revisited
  • Immediate dentin sealing 
    • How to significantly increase dentin bonds with indirect restorations
    • Minimize post-operative sensitivity
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest and greatest in indirect restorations. The information is provided in a fast paced format and ready to implement immediately. The course matieral is updated every year. 

speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice