Howard Memorial and Student Competition: Minimally Invasive Adhesive and Esthetic Dentistry

Howard Memorial and Student Competition: Minimally Invasive Adhesive and Esthetic Dentistry

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 Non_AGD_Member: $445.00


Abdi Sameni Dr.

Date and Location:

Saturday, Mar 02, 2019: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oregon Medical Association OMEF Event Center

CE Credit:

7 Lecture Credit Hours

Course Overview:

The young and intact natural tooth displays an intimate interplay between enamel, a rigid “crystal” like structures, and dentin, a flexible “plastic” like structure. As patients get older, decay, erosion, fractures and frictional wear are the primary diseases that disturb and destroy this delicate balance. Once this balance is compromised, the integrity of the natural tooth is adversely affected, often to the point of requiring restorative or esthetic treatments. Until fairly recently, all available restorative techniques and materials, required further tooth removal as part of the treatment. Direct restorations required mechanical retention via retentive undercuts and indirect restorations required healthy tooth removal for fixed restorations. In many instances, the cure resulted in further damage; loss of pulp vitality, cuspal fractures, and periodontal inflammatory diseases secondary to subgingival restorative crown margins are some examples. The objective of this course is to review and present different treatment options that are available to restore the damaged tooth with minimal or no further reduction of the remaining healthy tooth structure using adhesive concepts and materials. A biomimetic approach will be discussed and demonstrated through various clinical cases. At the conclusion of this thought provoking presentation, the participants will become familiar with concepts that will challenge traditional concepts for restorative care. This paradigm shift will ultimately result in safer, more conservative therapies, which respect and reproduce the natural tooth’s biomechanical, functional and esthetic properties more closely than ever before

Course Objectives:

• Learn biologically respectful treatment planning; the biomimetic principles • Learn smile design principles from nature not formulas • Learn principles of intervention; the medical model for dentistry • Learn the many uses and applications and techniques for composite resins • Learn to combine composite and porcelain restorations to preserve and protect the intact tooth • Learn new approaches and applications for bonded porcelain restorations

About the Clinician:

Dr. Abdi Sameni is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry and a 1991 graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He has been a member of the USC clinical faculty since 1998. He is a former faculty for the esthetic selective which emphasizes a biomimetic approach to restorative and esthetic care. He was the original director of the USC Advanced Esthetic Dentistry Continuum for the portion relating to indirect porcelain veneers. He is the chairman and developer of the USC International Restorative Dentistry Symposium for the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. Dr. Sameni lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to interdisciplinary dentistry, digital photography and its applications for dentistry, and various aspects of biomimetic and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Sameni serves on the Board of Governors for the USC Alumni Association and he is currently the co-chair of the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC Scholarship Selection Committee. He maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, where he emphasizes comprehensive restorative dentistry, including implant reconstruction and esthetic dentistry.
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