Continuing Dental Education

CE1671 Restorative Update 2017

Materials and Clinical Techniques

Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS

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This course is offered in partnership with the CDE at the University of British Columbia and registration will be made through their office.

Course Description

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

Course Topics

  • What the clinical research tells us about bonding
  • 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
  • Surgical Caries management
  • Pulp capping and managing pulp exposures
  • Developing an occlusal functional diagnosis
  • Preventing restoration fractures using a 5-step system
  • Impression materials and techniques
  • Provisional restorations
  • Implant abutment designs
  • Implant impressioning
  • Implant delivery considerations

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

Richard Stevenson III, DDS, is a Professor of Clinical Dentistry, and Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Stevenson was the Director of Professional Program for International Dentists and the Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He was awarded Faculty of the Year by his students 4 times and was UCLA’s distinguished alumnus in 2011. Dr. Stevenson is Board Certified in Operative Dentistry and a Mentor of two Tucker Study Clubs.


  • Dr. Stevenson has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington and University of British Columbia Offices of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mount Baker Theatre
Walton Theatre

104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225

This course is designed for the entire dental team.

Register Online with the University of British Columbia.
Register by phone: (604) 822-6156 or toll-free (877) 328-7744

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

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Early Bird until February 24, 2017 (prices are in Canadian dollars followed by US equivalent as of 11/9/2016
$310CAD/Dentist (approximately $232USD)
$195CAD/Staff (approximately $145USD)

February 25, 2017 and after
$340CAD/Dentist (approximately $254USD)
$215CAD/Dentist (approximately $160USD)

7 hours

Cancellation Policy:
Fee in full must accompany registration. The tuition fee is deductible for Canadian Income Tax purposes. Limited Enrollment Courses require a minimum of 21 days notice for a full refund less $50.00 administration fee. Cancellations made between 21 and 14 days prior to the first day of the program will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be granted for cancellations made less 14 days prior to the first day of the program.

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The University of Washington and University of British Columbia are ADA CERP Recognized Providers.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington and University of British Columbia are members of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington and University of British Columbia designate this activity for 7 continuing education credits.