Cementation of Ceramic Anterior and Posterior Restorations
Hands-on course
07 Nov 2018, 09:00 - 18:00 InterContinental Hotel |Dubai Festival City | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry

Course Fee: 2,200AED (598.97$)

Course Description

Having successfully negotiated the planning, preparation, and prescription of your indirect restoration, the cementation stage represents the culmination of all your efforts, like a climber reaching the top of the mountain. This stage is not difficult, but a successful outcome need as much care as the preceding stages, especially with all-ceramics materials. Once a restoration is cemented there is no chance for modification or repeat. You have to get it right from the very first time.

Resin cements have been available to the dental profession for three decades, but the number of clinical steps involved and their technique sensitivity have made resin cementation a complex process. On the other hand, the clinical and physical properties of resin cements are far superior to phosphate, polycarboxylate and glass-ionomer cements. At this point of the history is more or less obvious. Around 10-14 years ago, self-adhesive resin cements were launched to the market promising a much faster and easier process… but can we use them for all the indications… do we really have an advantage using them?

The course will present:

  • History and the different types of cements
  • Problems associated with cementation
  • Indications for the different materials
  • Preparation techniques and step by step procedures
  • Typical mistakes during cementation
  • Light curing techniques
  • Tips and tricks for different indications

Course Objectives

The participants will learn:

  • About the advantages and disadvantages of the different dental materials for indirect restorations
  • To understand why to remove the excess before or after curing depending from the indication
  • How to cement in detail all type of ceramic restorations
  • How thin ceramic restorations can be depending from the cement material
  • To pre-cure and tack veneers and inlay

Agenda

09:00 - 10:30
Lecture:
  • Ceramic materials, their chemical properties and how they interact with dental cements
  • Communication between the laboratory and the clinic
  • How to choose the right ceramic depending from each case
  • Hybrid ceramics: The new trend
  • How thin can we go?
  • The jungle of cements and how to choose them
  • Classification, guidelines for their choice
  • Adhesive cementation, tips and tricks
  • How to properly cement a veneer, crown, inlay-onlay and a bridge
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00
Interactive Session:
  • Clinical cases discussion, comparison of different materials will be done (PFM, Zirconium oxide, glass ceramics) and how to pretreat them. Cementation techniques (overview). Several fully documented, step by step clinical cases will be presented and discussed.
12:00 - 13:00
Interactive Session:
  • The value concept: Comparison of the real importance
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 15:00
Hands-on:
  • Comparison and demonstration of different cements
15:00 - 16:00
Hands-on:
  • Cementation of a posterior crown and an Inlay-Onlay.
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30
Hands-on:
  • Cementation of a veneer and an anterior crown with different techniques.
17:30
Discussion
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