Continuing Dental Education

CE1723 Problems in Adhesive Dentistry

John Kanca, DMD

lecture icon Lecture

This course will be offered in Tacoma, WA.

Ultradent Logo
The University of Washington gratefully acknowledges Ultradent for their generous educational grant in support of this program.

Course Description

This course will cover the topics which most frequently challenge dentists using adhesive restorative materials. Among the topics covered are current adhesives, how to leave a properly wet surface for bonding, effective drying, restoring deep cavities, how to handle near exposures, when to place a base, how to diagnose and treat sensitivity, when to bond crowns and when to just cement them and the different types of ceramics available.

Course Objectives

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

  • Explain how to diagnose and treat sensitivity.
  • Place resin restorations without sensitivity.
  • Decide when and why to leave caries-affected dentin in place.
  • Know what to look for in post-op ortho patients.
  • Discuss caries vulnerability.


Dr. KancaJohn Kanca is one of the real pioneers in dentistry. Dr. Kanca provided the validation of acid etching dentin and made it an everyday possibility. He discovered the concepts of wet bonding and pulse activation and was the first to regularly seal dentin under crown preparations. Dr. Kanca also created the fourth generation of bonding systems and went on to create or co-create a number of bonding systems. He has published over 70 articles and abstracts and has lectured at major meetings all over the world. Dr. Kanca is a fellow of the Academies of General Dentistry, Dental Materials and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He was a founder of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as its fourth president. Dr. Kanca is the recipient of the Gordon Christensen Award from the Chicago Dental Society, the Alfred Knab award from AGD, the Larry Pearson award from the CSDA and the William Gies award from the First District Dental Society of New York. He holds several patents and is recognized worldwide as an authority on bonding.


  • Dr. Kanca discloses that within the last year he has received financial or material support from Simplicity-Apex.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, November 17, 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:
Until November 15, 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.

ada cerp logo

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

acde logo

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.