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Continuing Dental Education

Simplifying Adhesive Dentistry – a live webinar

Rafael Pacheco, DDS

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Adhesive Dentistry has completely modified the treatment planning and procedural steps of modern dentistry. The use of adhesive systems and polymeric materials, such as resin composites, and the association with ceramics has allowed clinicians to preserve more sound dental structures during restorative procedures, reaching outstanding esthetic results with good mechanical strength and longevity. However, the high technique sensitivity of such procedures can lead to problems such as the presence of marginal gaps, color alteration, marginal staining, reduced mechanical strength, de-bonding, reduced longevity, post-op sensitivity and others. The proper use of technique and indication of the materials is essential for a successful restorative procedure. The aim of this course is to provide evidence-based information to the clinician, explaining how to apply complex concepts to clinical practice, in a simple way.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe the different types of adhesive techniques and most recent dental materials (adhesive systems, resin composites, resin cements, and ceramics).
  • Select appropriate restorative system (ceramic/metal/composite, adhesive system, resin cement) for each substrate and clinical situation.
  • Identify the problems and limitations of current adhesive techniques and materials.
  • Use guidelines to minimize the errors and increase longevity of adhesive restorations.


Dr. Rafael PachecoDr. Rafael Pacheco is an Associate Professor and Division Director of Clinical Essentials and Simulation at the University of Detroit Mercy. He teaches dental materials and clinical foundations to dental students, graduate and dental hygiene students, as well as guest lectures for multiple courses. Dr. Pacheco holds a D.D.S., M.Sc. (Dental Materials) and Ph.D. (Dental Materials). He is the author/co-author of multiple peer reviewed journal articles, four book chapters and his research is focused on Dental materials used in Restorative Dentistry (Polymerization, Dental ceramics, Resin Composites and Adhesive Systems). Dr. Pacheco joined the university in 2015.

Course Logistics

Friday, July 22, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

8:00am – 9:30am Pacific Standard time


1.5 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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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.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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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 1.5 continuing education credits.