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April 12, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

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The goal of a responsible clinician is to provide his or her patients with functional, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing anterior and posterior restorations, in the most conservative and biocompatible fashion. Direct composite restorations fulfill these ideal requirements. For some practitioners, direct anterior and posterior composites can be technique sensitive, difficult, time consuming and often financially unrewarding procedures. This may be due, in large part, to the incorrect use of new materials which require a new approach.

Dr. Ruiz will present a completely new, scientifically-based approach to executing the most widely performed procedures in dentistry-direct composites. Additionally, highly aesthetic direct composite restorations provide an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers. These restorations require less tooth reduction, often less gingival involvement and can be completed in one visit. With the help of today's excellent aesthetic composite materials, direct composite restorations can compete in beauty with porcelain. You will learn the latest techniques, materials and the principles necessary to perform exquisite, predictable and simple direct anterior and posterior composite restorations.  

You Will Learn 

  • Predictable techniques for posterior composite restoration placement 
  • To identify the different types of composite resins and their appropriate use
  • To identify the latest in bonding systems 
  • To recognize when to use opaquers, modifiers and tints

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dentists and allied dental professionals interested in anterior and posterior composite restorations.

Tuition: $245 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals  (includes continental breakfast)
Program: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco Credits:

This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credit.

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Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS is the director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry and former director of the University of Southern California's Esthetic Dentistry Continuum. He is an associate instructor with Dr. Gordon Christensen and an independent evaluator of dental products for CRA. Dr. Ruiz was named one of the leaders in continuing education by Dentistry Today and lectures nationally and internationally.