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Adhesive & Esthetic Dentistry: A 2014 Update

Adhesive & Esthetic Dentistry: A 2014 Update

Friday, October 17, 2014

Are universal adhesives really universal? Which composite resin do you need in your practice? What’s the latest on one-visit indirect composite veneers? What is the most predictable method for bleaching tetracycline stained teeth? Do all endodontically treated teeth need a fiber post? Is monolithic ceramic the best material?

At this timely course, you will learn the evidence behind the answers to these questions and more. Dr. Jorge Perdigão, one of the leading researchers in adhesive dentistry, will share practical tips based on his extensive clinical experience. You will be shown specific materials and techniques to enhance your clinical success with: 1) dental adhesives, 2) composite resins, 3) dental whitening, 4) ceramic restorations, and 5) restoring endodontically treated teeth. You will leave this program with a clearer understanding of the adhesion mechanisms behind the new bonding materials, their specific clinical limitations, and ways to improve the durability of your bonded restorations.

This program is funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Coltene.


Join us for this clinically focused continuing dental education course and discover how to:

  • determine the best adhesive strategy for your clinical practice.
  • select adhesive materials backed by the latest evidence.
  • recognize when a post is needed to restore endodontically-treated teeth.
  • perform whitening treatments extensively backed by clinical research.
  • select the appropriate resin cement for the clinical situation.
Who Should Attend

Dentists who are looking for an evidence-based update on new materials and techniques used in adhesive dentistry. Dental Assistants who wish to improve their handling of new resin-based dental materials.

Educational Method

Illustrated lecture and discussion


Jorge Perdigão, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Perdigão is actively involved in research of new dental materials, mainly in the area of dentin bonding and new composite resins. His research has involved clinical trials of dentin adhesives, posterior composites and dental whitening. He has delivered over 150 lectures in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America and has published over 100 scientific articles in international journals. He is also author of four book chapters on Dental Adhesion, including the latest edition of Sturdevant's Art and Science of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Perdigão is Associate Editor of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Section Editor of Operative Dentistry in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He has been a consultant for several manufacturers worldwide in the development of new adhesive dental materials. In addition, Dr. Perdigão has served as a consultant to the ADA Committee for Scientific Affairs since 1999 and to the FDA since 2006. He has received research support from Coltene, 3M ESPE and FGM/Dentscare.



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