Advanced Composite Restorations: A Hands-on Program

Advanced Composite Restorations

Friday-Sunday, January 11-13, 2019

Bolster your clinical skills and add range to your practice with this advanced workshop featuring 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.

Learn How 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

Training Methods

Illustrated presentations, case studies, simulated patient demonstrations, hands-on exercises, journal article presentations, discussion

Meet our Experts

Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASDA, FASD, ABAD, 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 for 15 consecutive years. He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers.

Paul S. Olin, DDS, MS, Director, Dental Implant Program, Division of Prosthodontics; Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences; Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin maintains an active faculty practice. He has extensive clinical experience with implants, digital dentures and esthetic dental procedures. His research, which has included several clinical trials, is focused on implant dentistry.

Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS, Professor, Department of Family Dentistry, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Vargas teaches restorative dentistry to graduate and undergraduate students. His areas of expertise include adhesion, direct and indirect restorations, and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas has published extensively in these areas and he lectures nationally and internationally.


  • Final registration will begin at 12:00 PM Friday.
  • Light refreshments will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 12:30 PM to 8:45 PM on Friday; from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM on Saturday; and from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM on Sunday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Dinner is included Friday; lunch is included on Saturday.

Course details

Special instructions

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the second floor (the Washington Avenue entrance located below street level) or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) before the course. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program, $595 will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Enrollment is limited to 22.


$1,895 dentist or dental therapist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due on or before December 14, 2018.

Tuition includes food, parking, materials and supplies.


25 hours*

*5 credits will be earned through extended coursework in the dental office

Minnesota Credits
24 fundamental
1 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in esthetics, operative dentistry, radiology & oral diagnosis and special patient care.


12:30 PM to 8:45 PM (Friday)
8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (Saturday)
8:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Sunday)


6-410 Moos HS Tower
(Lynda J. Young Conference Room)
Minneapolis Campus

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