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COURSE TWO: Advanced Composite Restorations

Advanced Composite Restorations: Course Two

Friday-Sunday, January 13-15, 2017

Would you like to expand your practice through wider application of direct composite techniques? Would you like to master time and stress-saving techniques with composite restorations? 

This hands-on program will give you the background and experience to use direct composite resins in all areas of the mouth. You will gain skills in contour strip isolation, preparation design, bulk placement and polymerization of composites, as well as finishing and polishing techniques. In addition, you will learn how to fabricate fiber-reinforced composite bridges. You will benefit from over-the-shoulder mentoring from top clinicians in composite dentistry today during the patient simulation experiences.


You will take away from Course Two the capacity to:

  • utilize the contour strip for isolation, gingival contouring and bonding advantages.
  • manage shrinkage and patient sensitivity with composites.
  • prepare, place, polymerize and finish complex anterior restorations including diastema closure, peg lateral build-ups and restoration of fractured teeth with composites.
  • prepare, place, polymerize and finish complex posterior restorations including techniques for amalgam removal, distal slot preparation and restoration of a cusp with composites.
  • integrate fiber-reinforced composite bridges into your practice.
  • creatively use composite materials for geriatric problem-solving, traumatic injuries and post-endodontic treatment.
Who Should Attend

This continuing dental education course is open to any dentist who wants more practical experience with the application of advanced direct composite techniques. 

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, live patient demonstration, hands-on exercises, patient simulation, journal article presentations and discussion.

Course Instructors

This course is under the direction of Dr. Paul Belvedere, Dr. Doug Lambert and Dr. Paul Olin; with mentorship from Dr. Michael Spencer, Dr. Steven Flinn and Dr. Michael Flinn. Dr. Olin is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Paul Belvedere

Paul Belvedere, D.D.S., Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. Dr. Belvedere is an internationally renowned teacher, lecturer, author, inventor and innovator in composite dentistry. He maintained a full-time general and cosmetic dental practice in Edina, Minnesota, for 56 years and has been a featured speaker for the ADA, ASDA, AACD, AGD, state and local dental societies, dental schools and universities worldwide. Dr. Belvedere is considered the "father of posterior composites" by his peers. He has authored numerous articles in the United States and abroad, a chapter in Dental Clinics of North America, and is a consultant to many dental manufacturers. 

Doug Lambert

Douglas L. Lambert, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.A.S.D.A., F.A.S.D., A.B.A.D, Diplomate, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lambert is senior partner in an esthetic-based practice in Edina, Minnesota, emphasizing cosmetic, comprehensive and sports dentistry. He has authored and co-authored several articles on cosmetic and aesthetic topics and has presented numerous lectures and hands-on seminars nationally and internationally for dental organizations, universities and study clubs. Dr. Lambert has been recognized by Dentistry Today as one of the top educators in continuing education today for 13 consecutive years. He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers.

Paul Olin

Paul S. Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Director, Dental Implant Program; Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin practices part-time in the faculty practice at the School of Dentistry. He has extensive clinical experience with porcelain veneers and several other areas of esthetic dentistry. Dr. Olin is the Director of Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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