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Posterior Composite Masterclass with Dr Jason Smithson
Thu 4 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 MST
Direct composite resin restorations in the posterior dentition have become a common day-to-day treatment modality for the majority of dental practitioners in the 21st Century however, many retrospective studies show that the majority of composite resins placed in a General Practice setting perform poorly in comparison with silver amalgam: sensitivity, marginal staining and secondary caries are common and recurrent problems. The vast majority of these failures are a result of simple operator errors, which occur at the time of placement of the restoration: in essence, many restorations have failed before the patient even gets up from the chair.
Jason’s one-day program offers a simple, easy and predictable strategy to allow the busy dental practitioner to place beautiful, aesthetic lifelike class I and II direct composite restorations using only minimal shades of composite resin and instrumentation which is common to all dental offices. All of this within a realistic timeframe with technically uncomplicated protocols.
A popular, best-selling course which is practical and intuitive with good literature support.
6.5 hours CPD.
What you will learn
o When direct posterior composite resins are predictable and when they are not
o Preparation design and a protocol to reduce the risk of voids, bond failure and sensitivity.
o How to implement modern high tech instrumentation such as particle abrasion and sonic activated preparation tips.
o Flowable composite as a liner: when, where and how? With supporting research.
o Photo-thermal polymerization: heating composite resin, the pros and cons.
o “C-Factor”: horizontal, vertical and oblique build-ups. Pulse activation protocols.
o How to assess the occlusal scheme preoperatively and accurately build up your restoration so that little if any occlusal adjustment is necessary.
o An overview of matrix systems: choosing the best for each situation.
o Discussion of a stratification technique using simplified instrumentation to achieve lifelike resin restorations, which require minimal finishing.
The class is intended to be informal with questions taken “on the hoof” throughout the day. Dr Smithson demonstrates each case in its entirety via overhead projection: the participants then have the opportunity to ask questions before completing the exercise themselves with close support from Jason.
Dr Jason Smithson
Dr Jason Smithson qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1995; achieving a number of awards including The Constance Klein Memorial, The Stafford Millar, and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholarships, The American Association of Endodontics Prize and the Overall Award for Clinical Dentistry.
After spending 3 years in oral surgery residency in London and a further year practicing restorative dentistry in London’s Harley Street Medical District, he relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England. Jason practices at Pure Dental Health and Wellbeing, Cornwall, UK where his main focus is microscope enhanced adhesive dentistry.
His specific interest is direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all ceramic restorations and he has presented to dentists locally, nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe) on this topic. He is a Post-Graduate Clinical Lecturer in both the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Plymouth Foundation Dental Practitioners Schemes.
He has given hands on programs in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada and USA on behalf of many leading Dental companies. Jason is Resident Faculty at The Centre for Esthetic Excellence, Chicago, USA. He is an Accredited International Trainer for Carl Zeiss Dental Academy.
Jason has achieved Diplomat Status in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England).
He is on the Editorial Board of The Russian Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and has published numerous articles on adhesive and aesthetic dentistry in both the UK and abroad. He is joint author of “Vertical Margin Finish Lines In Fixed Prosthodontics” (Elsvier, In print).