Restorative Update: Understanding the Materials and Techniques for Predictability

Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Mountaineers Club
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105

This course is designed for dentists.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until September 10, 2014 (after, $25 more)
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

CREDITS: 7 hours

Course Description

Come hear the latest on restorative dental materials and techniques, and what you should include in your dental practice.  Topics will include:

  • What the clinical research tells us about bonding
  • The world class, class 5
  • Using glass ionomers to improve longevity of composites
  • Class II composite filling techniques
  • Blocking out to save tooth structure
  • Understanding the latest ceramic materials
  • Preparation designs for e.max and Zirconia
  • Veneer preparation variations
  • Cements – what to use where and how
  • Caries management – what to leave behind
  • Pulp capping and managing pulp exposures
  • Internal bleaching that’s safe and effective
  • Developing an occlusal functional diagnosis
  • Preventing restoration fractures using a 5 step system
  • Managing cracks
  • Impression materials and techniques
  • Provisional restorations

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine best practices for dental materials.
  • Differentiate methods to conserve tooth structure.
  • Examine clinical evidence for decision making.
  • Have predictable, clinically applicable techniques.
  • Understand glassionomers, pulp capping, liners and bases.


Richard Stevenson III, DDS, is a Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Division of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA. Previous to his current appointment, Dr. Stevenson was the Director of Professional Program for International Dentists and the Director of Advance Education in General Dentistry. He was awarded Faculty of the Year in 2010 and was UCLA’s distinguished alumnus in 2011. Dr. Stevenson has a number of fellowships, including ones from the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

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