Mastering the Class IV Restoration
Instructor: Dr. Bob Margeas, DDS | Course Code: BM101
Course Description: BM101
2 HOURS | 2 CE CREDITS
AGD Subject Code:250
The Class IV fracture often presents itself as a challenge to the dentist who strives to match the shade, opacity and the varying levels of translucencies that exist between the surrounding dentition as well as within the tooth itself. When composite is the restorative material utilized, the choice of a highly esthetic composite with a range of opacities, and a layering placement technique are the only means of matching the shade, opacity and degrees of translucency of the adjacent tooth structure. In this course, Dr. Margeas will guide participants, step-by-step, through his layering technique and rationale for the selection of opacities and translucent composite. In addition, participants will learn efficient polishing and surface texturizing techniques to ensure a natural esthetic result.
Who Should Attend This Course:
- General Esthetic Dentists
- RRDH (Dental Hygienists with a designation to perform Restorative procedures)
Course Outcomes & Hands-On Learning Objectives
- How to create a lingual matrix and use it to replace a Class IV lingual shelf;
- How and where to place Dentin, Incisal, Enamel and Specialty Enamel shades;
- How to create life-like restorations;
- How to create enamel texture to mimic real teeth;
- A polishing technique that is fast and predictable.
Course Technique Kit:
Anterior Six Tooth Esthetic model; Matrix Impression Material; Dental Adhesive; Universal Restorative Composite (various shades); Composite blending resin; Diamond Bur F8888; Composite Brush; Composite Instrument; All Surface Access Polishers; Mandrel; Finishing and Polishing Discs; Impression mixing tips; Dappen Dish; Microbrush; Mylar Strips.
Required Materials (not included):
This course requires the following materials be available in your operatory and are not supplied in the Hands-OnLine Technique Kit: Impression Gun (1:1 DS 50), Compule Dispenser, X-plorer, High Speed Handpiece, Slow Speed Handpiece, Air/Water Syringe, Curing Light, Scalpel #15, Gauze, Alcohol, Tapered Chamfer Bur.
Hands-OnLine Technique Kits will be sent the day after registration closes.
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4/1/2023 to 3/31/2026. Provider ID #401651
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