Continuing Dental Education

CE1687 All-Ceramic Restorations

Clinical Considerations

Nasser Barghi, DDS, MA

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Course Description

Innovations in digital dentistry and high-strength all-ceramic systems in conjunction with advanced CAD/CAM technology provide us with more opportunity to offer esthetic and function not only in the esthetic zone, but also in high stress posterior occlusion. Each system requires specific tooth preparation, laboratory communication, surface conditioning for luting. Current ceramic primers and luting cements have made these a reality.

All-Ceramic Restorations in 2017 is an in-depth look at concepts, procedures and products to enhance the durability of these restorations.

Course Objective

This course is designed to provide participants with practical information on indications, selection, tooth preparation, laboratory communication and bonding of current types of all ceramic restorations in light of current scientific and clinical information. Failures of esthetic restorations and steps for intra-oral repairs will be discussed.

Course Topics

  • All ceramic restorations in 2017
  • Porcelain veneers; 35 years observations; What we did ? What we do?
  • Clinical considerations of zirconia and IPS e.max lithium disilicate restorations
  • Minimal invasive procedures with CAD/CAM zirconia restorations
  • Bonding and cementing zirconia restorations in light of current scientific information
  • Intra-oral repair of aesthetic restorations


Nasser BarghiNasser Barghi is professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, at San Antonio, Texas. He received his post-doctoral certificate in prosthodontics from Temple University. He has presented more than 800 didactic and hands-on clinic courses in over 35 countries. Dr. Barghi is the author and the co-author of numerous articles and abstracts and has completed a great amount of research on bonding new esthetic materials and etched porcelain bonded restorations.

Dr. Barghi is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the International Association for Dental Research. He is past president of the American Equilibration Society.


  • Dr. Barghi has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, May 19, 2017

Washington State History Museum
Mount Tahoma Auditorium

1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

This course is designed for dentists.

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

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

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Early Bird until April 7, 2017
$225.90/Current Dental Alumni Member

Until May 17, 2017(after, $25 more)
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.
** This course is eligible for an “Early Bird Discount” if you register six weeks or more before the course.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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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.