Today and Into the Future with Direct and Indirect Restoratives

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Today and Into the Future with Direct and Indirect Restoratives

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AGD Member: $1950.00

Non-AGD Members: $2495.00

Friday Lecture Only AGD Member: $395.00

Friday Lecture Only Non-AGD Member: $445.00

Students call 503-228-6266 to inquire about attending


Drs. Marc Geissberger and Foroud Hakim

Date and Time:

Friday, Jan 11, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Case Presentations: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Portland, Oregon

CE Credit:

32 Participation Credit Hours

8 Lecture Hours

Course Overview:

This program will help you sort out details of restorative products and techniques available today for direct and indirect procedures. We will explore related literature and look into the future for what’s to come. The use of composite resins as a direct restorative has dramatically increased in the marketplace. With self-etching technology emerging as a viable alternative to traditional techniques and the development of new technology for bulk-fill techniques, it is easy to get confused and fall behind. This course will help you find your way! We will also discuss tips and tricks for new indirect restorative dentistry materials and cover the latest development in porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology. Finally, correct preparation design for each type of ceramic crown material and Lithium Disilicate and Zirconia in both monolithic and layered design will be addressed. Hands-on sessions will first focus on proper preparation, design, adhesive principles, placement techniques and polishing protocols for direct restorations and veneers, inlays and onlays, all designed to produce long-lasting results. A special focus will be placed on creating perfectly blended restorations with harmonious esthetic results. During this hands on session, participants will also include provisional fabrication, delivery and bonding and proper adhesive principles for ceramic crowns.

*Participant Note: Participants should bring loupes and any specialty item they require.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to reproduce natural tooth characteristics using composite resin.

  • Understand how to control post-op sensitivity and the mechanisms of bonding systems

  • Learn predictable techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted.

  • Select appropriate materials and know how to place them for functional needs and esthetics.

  • Work effectively with laboratory support team to achieve lasting, esthetic results

  • Fine-tune preparation skills for specific materials and fabrications processes

  • Practice ceramic crown preparation, fabrication, flawless impression, provisional and bonding techniques

About the Clinician:

Dr. Geissberger is an Adjunct Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, ceramic, fixed prosthodontics and treatment planning. Dr. Geissberger has been awarded Fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He serves as a consultant for many dental materials companies and helps guide product development.


Dr. Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 27 years. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimal and conservative single tooth restoration. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at University of the Pacific and served as course director for “Occlusion, TMJ & Advanced Restorative Concepts”. He served as a director in the “Esthetic and Complex Care Clinic” at Pacific. Dr. Hakim has lectured nationally on topics ranging from technology, esthetic dentistry, occlusion, smile design, CAD/CAM, photography, and adhesive and composite dentistry. Dr. Hakim has several publications and has authored chapters in the 2010 text, “Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice” from Blackwell Publishing. Dr. Hakim earned his DDS in 1991 from Pacific and later went on to complete an MBA. He is also a fellow and graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2007.


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