UW School of Dentistry


Success with Direct Restorative Dentistry

Direct Anterior and Posterior Composite Restorations by Implementing Occlusion Into Everyday Dentistry

Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, Washington

This course is designed for dentists.

Register through the Seattle-King County Dental Society – 206-448-6620
Registration Form (PDF)

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

TUITION price – includes lunch:
Until February 20, 2015 (after, $25 more)
$140/Retired Dentist and Staff
* There are no discounts for this program

CREDITS: 7 hours

Course Description

The goal of a responsible clinician is to provide patients with functional, long lasting, and esthetically pleasing anterior and posterior restorations in the most conservative and biocompatible fashion. For some, direct anterior and posterior composites can be technique sensitive, difficult, time consuming and often financially unrewarding procedures, which may be due in large part due to the incorrect use of new materials. Dr. Ruiz will present a completely new, scientifically-based approach to performing the most widely performed procedures in direct composites. Dr. Ruiz will address why it is so important to treat occlusal disease if we want our patients to keep their teeth for a lifetime, the symptoms of occlusal disease and how to implement its treatment into overall oral treatment, and much more. He will review the latest in techniques, materials, and the principles necessary to perform exquisite, predictable and simple direct anterior and posterior composite restorations.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe a predictable technique for posterior composite restoration placement.
  • Identify the different types of composites resins and their appropriate use.
  • Identify the different bonding systems by category and describe when and how to use them.
  • Identify the principle of form, texture and color necessary to perform beautiful composite restorations.
  • Describe the different matrix system and when to use them.
  • Discuss why and how to perform a full mouth composite rehabilitation.
  • Explain why it is so important to treat occlusal disease if you want your patients to keep their teeth for a lifetime.
  • Implement occlusal treatment into an overall oral treatment.
  • Discuss symptoms of occlusal disease.
  • Decide when to use a CR bite.
  • Educate patients about occlusal disease for excellent treatment acceptance.
  • Make occlusal treatment a profit center for a highly ethical practice.
  • And much more…


Dr. RuizDr. Jose-Luis Ruiz has a reputation as a talented dental artisan in Burbank and Los Angeles. For over 20 years, his skill as a premiere Burbank aesthetic dentist has created authentic, unique smiles for thousands of successful and discerning patients. Dr. Ruiz is a respected professor, researcher and educator in modern minimally invasive dentistry. He obtained his dental degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, Mexico. He completed esthetic dentistry and endodontic training at the UCLA School of Dentistry, as well as a two-year orthodontic training with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

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